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J. Pierpont Morgan Recovers Some Lost Papers. WBT THE CAEMAN WAS HONEST Grand Jury Investigating a Rail road Tunnel. BOUT 4,000 YEARS OLD Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. NEW YORK. July 2?, 1001. It was J. Pierpont Morgan's busy day? not that all days are not busy ones, but that this particular day was too short In its scant twenty-four hours to permit him to do everything he had in his mind to do. It was last Friday, and he had In progress the great First National banking combina tion, when he lost papers of value almost Incalculable. He was undisturbed, how ever, and was going ahead with his usual unruffled confidence, when the papers were returned to him by a cabman who found them on the sidewalk. The financier hardly raised his eyebrows when the documents were laid before him, and did not even go over them to see that all were there In tact. Morgan dashed up to his office in a rather shabby cab, absent-mindedly ab stracted a bill from a package for the driver and in so doing dropped a package of papers on the sidewalk. The shabby cabby pounced on it. but Morgan had gone ?n into his office. The cabby tried to en ter Morgan's office. "Can't see him, said the Cerberus at the door. "I'll pay you. How much?" , , . The cabman protested that he had been paid, and said he wanted to return pi.ptrs Mr. Morgan had dropped. He didn't think it was of much value, as the banker hadn t thought it worth while to stop tor it, but there were signatures there that ought not to be blown around the street. "Lemme s?e It," said the guardian of the Inner house. *He started when he caught eight of a few lines of writing in a famil iar hand, and quickly passed into the large room where Mr. Morgan sat at his desk. "Something you dropped, sir," he said. The banker hardly raised his eyes when the papers having much to do with the vast financial combination forming were laid before him. "When the cabman got out into the street Detectice Powers looked at him with curi oslty. . , , "Give you anything?" he asked. "Nope." "Not even one of his good cigars? "Nope." Powers scratched his head reflectively. As the cabman clambered to his seat and woke his horse up with a cheerful chirrup he glanced back at the policeman. "That bill he gave me for driving him ten blocks was a twenty,"- he said. InventlaatlnK a Tunnel. Urged to action by the increasing num ber of complaints legarding the New York Central's tunnel under Park avenue, the grand Jury has be^un an investigation un der the direction of Assistant District At torney Le Barbler into the matter, to as certain whether or not it is a nuisance in law, and, if it be, to compel immediate steps for its abatement. Mr. Le Barbier announced that he would welcome all defi nite information which may be given him regarding the condition of the subpassage and will at once lay it before the grand jury. He particulnrly desires specific in formation regarding the sanitation of the tunnel and the manner in which the exist ing conditions may be changed. To this end he had summoned several sanitary and electrical engineers to appear before the grand jury as experts in the case. Fur thermore, the railroad company, which has. It is thought, procrastinated in the matter of effecting reforms, will be asked to ex plain its delay. That he may make the presentation of the inquisitors as strong as possible. Mr. Le Barbier has requested both the building and health departments to come to his assistance. The former is to make a report on the present condition of the tunnel, and the obstacles to over come in making changes. From the health department the assistant district attorney expects an opinion of the structure as a menace to health, from the smoke and dust and poisonous odors which fill it. Physi cians. Mr. I.e Barbier declared, have stated that the tunnel is an absolute danger to the thousands who travel through it daily. No Love for the Kaixer. With the arrival of the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse came an interesting story about the din ner which the new commander. Captain Hogemann, gave on last Monday evening, the last night at sea. At this dinner a toast to the kaiser was received so coldly that a German officer, Count Adalbert von Sternberg, whose traveling companions were Harry Lehr and his bride, was moved to rise up and rebuke the guests for what he termed "shameful and scandalous" con duct. His rebuke was not received meekly, and there were some hisses and many laughs from the Americans. Later there Ttas a call for three cheers for President McKinley, and the response was so hearty and spontaneous that the Count von Stern berg appeared more indignant than ever. Count von Sternberg was captured by the British in South Africa when with <;ronje. He promptly pr.Mluced a correspondent's credentials and the English soldiers gave him his liberty. Then he returned to Ger THE MAINE LAUNCHED LARUE CROWD WITNESSED TODAY'S CERE HOMES AT PHILADELPHIA. Mew Ye??el to Take the Place of the One Now In Havana'* Har bor Bottom. PHILADELPHIA. July 27.-The battle Ship Maine, designed to be bigger, strong er and faster than her namesake, whose Shapeless mass still lies in the harbor of Havana, was launched from the yards of the Wm. Cramp Ship and Engine Bui ding Company. The great hull's initial dip Into the waters of the Delaware river was a Buccess in every way. One of the largest crowds that has ever seen a warship leave the ways at Cramp's yard was on hand, and patriotism ran wild as the ship left her cradle. Launching of warships at Cramp's have been so frequent that, in late years, such events have lost much of th?lr attractive power. The presence of the immense crowd at today's crristening was largely due to the fact that the new ship bears the name of the ill-fated Maine. Kensington, the great industrial section, wherein the ship yard is located, touk a noliday and attend ed the launch. Thousands of persons from other parts of the city were on hand, and as the yard was thrown open to the public every vantage point in the confines of the place swarmed with humanity. The ?weather was beautiful. There was just enough cool brees? from the river to tenv? per the warm rays of the sun. -.lthough the number of invited guests was not as large as usual, there was a ^ood attendance oi naval and civilian offi many, where he wrote a book oalled "My Experience In the South African W|T This has been translated by Col. Hender son of the British army, the officer who has been ordered by the British government to write a history of the war in the Trans vaal. Von Sternberg expects to remain In this country* about two months, ard he will visit the Lehrs in Newport. The Laslent Man Dead. Joseph A. Bingham, who enjoyed the reput_tion of being the laziest man in Con necticut. is dead. Bingham was fifty years old and never in the memory of any ac quaintance had he done a stroke of work. Born of well-to-do parents, he was sup ported by their wealth as long as they lived, then a legacy was left him in trust, which the selectmen doled out to him. He boarded at Andover Inn for years, until his money was gone, then the scene shift ed to a little house provided by the select men. Here it was charged that he was too lazy to cut the wood given him, too lazy to draw water from the near-by well, too lazy to tie up his shoes. It was too much work to put on a collar, and as for cook ing a meal with material all given him? well, he would starve rather than do it. For the first time in twenty-five years he looked into a mirror on Friday last. What he saw there was his own reflection. He walked out and deliberately stood in front of an approaching train. It ended his life easily. No exertion on his part was need ed, as there would have been if he had used a pistol, rope or poison. A Boat 4,000 Years Old. Carefully wrapped in burlap and lashed securely to the forward deck of the Ger man steamer Hohenfels. which has just ar rived here, was a boat from Egypt said to be 4,000 years old. It was dug out from the thick mud at the bottom of the Nile, and was doubtless used as a transport for the soldiers who fought under the banner of one of the Pharaohs. It was shipped from Port Said and consigned to a New York man. The announcement that the ancient vessel was on her way here has caused a flutter of excitement among the good people of Staten Island. The rumor has been spread abroad that the stanch Egyptian boat is to take the place of the ill-fated ferryboat Northfleld, which sank in the harbor a short time ago. Friends of the ferry company, it is said, argue that many a boat on the ferry lines, plying about the Island of Manhattan is as old as the Egyptian vessel. They say: "Just you put a fresh coat of paint on the Pharaoh's Pride, throw a double-exhaust engine into her and get a permit from the inspectors to load her up to double her capacity, and, say?that's the ticket for you." But the Staten Islanders look across the bay with misgivings every morning when they come over to Manhattan. They fear the sight of the strange craft. GERMAN TARIFF LAW. Provisions of the Sew Regulation* Severely Criticised. The Berlin Reichzanzeiger yesterday pub lished, a draft of the new customs tariff law and the customs rates. Opinion in Berlin commercial circles, however, is that the agricultural schedules are monstrous, involving a great burden for Germany's industrial and commercial classes, together with a serious Injury to foreign trade, tariff wars and hindrances to commercial treaties. Americans in business in Berlin regard the bill as exceedingly bad for both Ger many and the United States, pointing out that the sharp agitation during the last few years against certain American prod ucts has borne fruit In the present bill. Besides the agricultural schedules, the Americans express keen disappointment at the heavy increases in machinery. The present duties, ranging from 2M? to 8 marks per hundredweight, are in many cases more than double. In the case of saws they are quadrupled. American woods are also hard hit. The measure shows a reclassification of articles and a much more minute division. Comparisons, therefore, are often difficult. The bill stipulates that in any new com mercial treaties entered into by Germany the duties shall not be lower than 5 marks on rye, marks on wheat. 3 marks on barley and 5 marks on oats. The duties on grain, provisions and cat tle are as published last week by the Stutt garter Beobachter. and already cabled from Berlin, with the exception of potatoes, which are exempt. Pnbllc Execution in Arkansas. Charles Anderson, colored, was publicly hanged at I.lttle Rock, Ark, yesterday for a criminal assault 011 a white woman one year ago. When the black can was placed over An derson's head scores of negro women be came frenzied with excitement and screamed as they r?-l!ed upon the lawn in the state house yard, near the place of exe cution. The recent legislature enacted a law re quiring men convicted of felonious assault to be publicly executed. Snow In Philadelphia. Flakes of snow fell for a few moments last night, says the Philadelphia Times, creating breathless astonishment In the vicinity of the 44th street entrance to Fair mount Park and contiguous neighborhoods. The flight of the tiny crystals was very brief. It was like a passing cloud of fine drift, but it was snow, just the same, fall ing in the middle of the hottest summer on record. The Other Side. From the Philadelphia Press. Mrs. Balrbacke?"I understand Rev. Dr. Purist preached last Sunday against "The Decollete Fashion." ? Mrs. Locutte?"Yes, and his remarks were I distinctly vulgar. He said such shockingly immodest things." cials. The state of Maine was officially represented by Gov. Hill and membe.s of his staff. From Washington came Rear Admirals Bradford, Melville and Walker, Lieutenant Commander Bailey, Capt. Lea ry, forme; governor of Guam and a num ber of bureau eh'.efs of the Navy Depart ment. President McKlnley. Secretary of the Navy L>ong, Admiral Dewey, Capt. Sl^sbee and other naval dignitaries, who received invitations, were unable to attend. It was the intention to have some of the survivors of the Maine witness the launching, but none was present. The honor of christening the ship was given to Miss Mary Preble Anderson of Portland. Me., a descendant of the Preble family that has added fame to the naval honors of the country. Next to the ship Itself, Miss Anderson was the center of In terest. and her every movement was close ly followed. At 10:25 o'clock Miss Ander 8on stepped upon the stand that had been erected at the bow cf the hull. Sho was escorted by Henry S. Cramp and *as ac companied by Governor Hill, his staff, her parents and several other members of her family. Before ohe arrived the knocking away of the blocks from under the great mass of steel had begun and all was ready when the tide slacked. Then the shoe piece, the last timber that held the ship, was sawed In twain and the vessel began to move. Before she had receded a foot Miss Anderson, true to custom, struck the bow of the Maine a blow with the bottle of champagne and formally christened her. As the vessel slid off the ways a great shout went up and every steam craft In the vicinity began the tooting of whistles. The Maine, after she reached mid-stream, was taken in tow by several tugs and brought to the shore. After the launch an Informal lunch was served in the mold loft of the ship yard. The Maine Is AC per cent finished. Her keel was laid in April, I860, and the ship will be ready for transfer to the govern ment in eighteen months or two years' time. This, however, will depend upon the rapidity with which armor plates will be delivered. OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO HAY FEVRR SUFFERERS. Batterers from bay ferer and rammer catarrh will be Interested to learn that there la a new. simple. Inexpensive bnt effective home treatment for this obstinate and baffling disease, and that a little booklet fully describing the treatment will be tnalled Iree to any one by addressing the F. A. Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich. Doubtless this statement of a cure and positive preventative of hay fever will be received with skepticism by the thousands who have found the only relief every year was a change of climate dur ing the summer months. But whether skeptical or not, it will cost noth ing to Investigate this new treatment. Simply send name and address on a postal card to F. A. Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich., for the booklet, which, be sides describing the treatment, contains a concise treatise on the cause and character of this peculiar disease. Jy23,25,27 ROCKYILLE AND VICINITY. Great Interest Taken In Today's Democratic Primary Election. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., July 27, 1901. The democratic primary election to nomi nate candidates for the state senate, house of delegates, county commissioners, sheriff and county surveyor, is being held in this county today. The unusual interest aroused by the contest for the nomination for the state senate, will, it is thought, have the effect of bringing out a heavy vote. The Crawford system, under which the people vote directly for the candidates, is in use In this county. The following is a complete list of the aspirants for the various nominations: State senate?Spencer C. Jones and Wm. Veirs Bouic. House of delegates?Edmund L. Amiss, H. Holland Beall, Henry R. Benson, E. Henning Etchison, J. Alby Henderson, Jas. H. Hilton, Walter A. Johnston, John S. McCeney, Clifford II. Robertson and John P. Sellman. Sheriff?John W. Collier, Alfred F. Fair all, William F. Gaither, Thomas L. Hays and John A. Selby. County commissioners (three to be named) ?George W. Day, G. Fenton Snouffer, Wm. H. Griffith, Eugene A. McAtee, Adam L. Bolinger, Philip B. Souder, Stephen B. Lyd dane, William T. Wheeler and Thomas G. Hardesty. County surveyor?Charles J. Maddox. Mr. C. M. Burdeite has been appointed principal of the public school at Spencer ville, vice Miss Conway Coles, resigned, and Miss Ethel Price, principal of the Buck Lodge School, vice Miss Eva Darby, re signed. A number of the young gentlemen of this town have rented a cottage at Ocean City, Md., and will leave here tomorrow for a sojourn of about three weeks. In the party will be Messrs. Roger Shaw, William Reading, Barnard Welsh, Walter Hender son, Somerville Dawson. Dr. William H. Trail, Dr. Frank Carr and Dr. Hackney. The republicans of Rockville district held a largely attended mass meeting last even ing and nominated a ticket, consisting of candidates for delegates to the county con vention and district committeemen, to be voted for at the primary election to be held August 4. The attendance was esti mated at about 125. The meeting was con trolled by the friends of Postmaster James P. B. Veirs. and Mr. Joseph Hicks was made presiding officer. It is understood that another ticket will be placed in the field, and a lively contest is anticipated. The board of county public school com missioners has awarded the contract for the erection of a school building at Dwy er's, in Wheaton district. Miss Lucy Cason o? near this town has gone to Colorado for the benefit of her health. Rev. J. A. Hopkins, pastor of the Rock ville Christian Church, has returned from a sojourn of several weeks at Millville, Del. The first of a series of dances to be given at the Woodlawn Hotel, at this place, was held last evening and proved a thoroughly eno.vable affair. In addition to the guests of the hotel, some of those present were Misses Bessie, Florence and Elsie Taylor. Mamie Bradley, Yirgie and Mary Brewer, Annabel Beard, Sarah Henderson. May Simpson. Noma Thompson, Mrs. Cluskey Cromwell. Mrs. Harry A. Dawson, Mrs. Helen Greer. Messrs. John and Russell Brewer. Walter Henderson, John Higglns, Somerville and Edward Dawson, Francis Owens, Mr. Sturdy -and others. Brotherhood of St. Andrew. The 1,500, delegates who were expected to attend the convention of the Brother hood of St. Andrew ;n Detroit, Mich., have dwindled to about 600. and there was plenty of room to spare in Light Guard Armory yesterday. What shall be done with the dead ninety chapters and the li2 dormant ones? was the question that occupied two hours In dis cussion, in which many of the delegates took part. Some were in favor of casting loose this deadwood. This idea met stub born Resistance from James L. Houerhtel ing of Chicago, the founder of the broth erhood, who considered such a procedure a sacrilege. The matter was finally left to the executive council. ? . Professor George C. Tilden. a noted min eralogist, and the author of many works on the subject, has been brought from San Salvador and placed in a sanitarium in California. He is in a state of mental col lapse, due to the strain of overwork and the trying climate of the Central American republic. FINANCIAL. CASH CAPITAL. $1,200,000. Ira the Banking Department ?of this company INTEREST IS PAID ON DEPOSITS, subject to check, at will. Money loaned on real estate and approved securities, investments made, incomes collected, estates managed, etc., etc. UNION TRUST & STORAGE CO., BANKING HOUSE AND VAULTS, 1414 F St. n.w. FIRE PROOF STORAGE BLDG., 1st & K sts. n.e. OFFICERS. EDWARD J. 8TELLW AG EN, President. JAMES G. PAYNE. 1st Vice President. GEORGE E. HAMILTON. 2d Vice President. . Attorney and Trust Officer. GEORGE E. FLEMING. Secretary. CHARLES S. BRADLEY, Treasurer. Jy27-50d INVEST NOW WHILE YOU CAN IN Telegraphy Before It Goes To Par. AMERICAN WIRELESS TELEPHONE AND TF.LBURAPII CO. The parent company of am erica. Thin Company has U. 8. Patent 3SU.2W). be In* the ART cr BASIC PATENT for transmission of Electrical Communication without wires. Issued October 5, 1886. an?l has eight other wlrelens pat ents; the inventions of the celebrated Americans, Profs. Dolbear. Collins, 8hoemaker and Plckard. A limited amount of stork Is now offered for public snt?crlptiun (par value $10, FULL PAID AND NON ASSESSABLE) at $6.00 Per Share. : PROMPT SUBSCRIBERS WILL IMMEDIATELY RECEIVE THE APPORTIONMENT SCRIP DIV IDENDS of 25 per cent each, declared by the Com pany May 7. May 28. Jane 19 and July 10, of the New England, Federal, Northwestern and Atlantic Snbcompauies. who have placed 25 per cent of their capital stock Into tte Parent Company's treasury, to be dlrlded among Its stockholders aa a 25 per cast scrip dividend. Make all subscriptions payable by check, draft, express or money order, registered letter, etc., to the order of tba Company. AMERICAN WIRELESS TELEPHONE AND TELE->RAP1I CO.. It* 19(5 ARCid ST.. PHILADELPHIA. PA. FINANCIAL. FINANCIAL. tale 11 Go OF CALIFORNIA. CAPITAL - - - $2,000,0i ONE MILLION SHARES. PAR VALUE $10.00. FULL PAID AND NON-ASSESSABLE. $1,000,000 Treasury. Stock, One-half of Total Capital. No Bonda or Preferred Stock. i(0) Eastern Offices - - - 11 Broadway, New York Western Offices, 66-67 Chronicle Bldg., San Francisco OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: H. Prentiss Taylor, Gen. Manager. Taylor & Co., Bankers, San Francisco. Edward. A. Barnes, Superintendent Bradatreet'a Mercantile Agency, San Francisco. H. W. Meek, S. Francisco. President Oakland and Haywards Electric Railroad. Vice President California Dried Fruit Association. Major J no. W. A. Off, Cashier State Bank and Trust Co., Los Angele*. Charles Hofit - ? President The Holt Manufacturing Co. (California Combined Harvesters), San Francisco and Stockton, Cal. Edward C. Denigan, Vice President. Thomas Denigan & Son, Wool Merchants, San Francisco. Thomas J. Finney ? ? Sec. Company's Eastern Office. Woodvilfie Flemming,Treas Company's Eastern Office. DEPOSITORY?First National Bank, San Francisco. GENERAL COUNSEL?Bishop, Wheeler & Hoeffler, San Francisco. REGISTRARS & TRANSFER AGENTS?North American Trust Co., New York. The Three Vital Requisites to Success in an indus trial enterprise are Production, Harket and Per manency of Both. PRODUCTION: The National Crude Oil Company, through Its ownership in the Kern River Oil Company, has a daily capacity of 6,000 bbla. from 31 wells (of which three are flowing wells), ranking amongst the largest producers in the. VERY HKART of the CELEBRATED KERN RIVER DISTRICT. In Sec. 4, T. 29 S., R. 28 E. Sec. 28. T. 28 S.. R. 28 E.; Sec. 19. T. 28 8., R. 28 E.. and Sec. 20, T. 28 S., R. 29 E. (see any map of Kern River District), having a total acre age in this district of 350 acres, and in the other principal oil-producing fields?McKittrlck, Mid way. Fresno and San Benito Districts, and Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, a total of 3,053 acres, much of which territory Is capable of practically unlimited production; and from the fact that Its oil sands are saturated for a depth of from 200 to 400 feet, assures an almost Inexhaust ible supply. MARKET: The undeniable natural advantage possessed by the CALIFORNIA OIL FIELDS In their rapidly Increasing home market as fuel to supplant high-priced coal imported from Australia and British Columbia (thereby giving It a far more remunerative value than It could find In fields where coal is abundant), gives it a great PERMANENT and MATERIAL advantage over ALL OTHER oil fields. An equally substantial advantage is its greatly closer contiguity to Oriental markets. When the supply shall have exhausted the home demand, the savings in freight over ALL COMPETITION in supplying trans-Pacific countries Is the equivalent alone of a permanent substantial profit. PERMANENCY OF BOTH (Production and Market): This point Is clearly established by facts already stated, viz: (As to PRODUCTION) the maximum depth of oil sands In the Kern River District and (as to MARKET) increasing HOME demand as fuel (It being remembered that Cali fornia lias practically no opal of itself now); the diminishing supply of other fields (notably East ern United States and Russia) and the closer proximity of the CALIFORNIA OIL 1'IELDS" to the Oriental market, an overtopping advantage of which this field can NEVER In- deprived. The "National Crude" thus obviously possesses these th-ee VITAL conditions to permanent profit-earning. We present for your consideration: 1st. A strong Company, offifered and directed by as good, substantial men as can be found on the Pacific Coast. 2d. The Company having acquired large acreage in the heart of California's richest oil fields, the large production of which is l?etng dally Increased by the o|ieratlon of six siandard rigs, which we know will attain desired results BECAUSE the entire territorv owned or operated by this Com pany is proven oil lands (not an acre of It being "wild cat"), 350 acres of It lieing in the heart of the great Kern field, -which during the past year baa produced more oil than the balance of the state combined. CRUDE OIL HAS BEEN THE FOUNDATION OF THE MOST COLLOSSAL FORTUNES OF MODERN TIMES. It Is desired to IMPRESS UPON THE INVESTOR that the National Crude Oil Company la NOT offering to pay Its subscribers a fabulous monthly dividend out of THEIR OWN MONEY, or asking them to depend upon EXPECTED DEVELOPMENT for their returns. A PRODUCING WELL In hand Is worth a DOZEN "gushers" In the prolific Imagination of an oil stock jobber. REFERENCES: AS TO THE NATIONAL CRUDE OIL CO.. CASHIER OF THE STATE BANK & TRUST CO. OF LOS ANGELES, CAL. A REFERENCE TO EITHER "DUN'S" OR "BRADSTREET'S" WILL SATISFY THE ENQUIRER OF THE HIGH CHARACTER OK THE DI RECTORATE OF THE COMPANY. The Bank of Bakersfield (four miles from the property) and banka In either San Francisco or Los Angeles can give corroborative testimony of the claim that the Kern IUver Oil Co. Is one of the foremost and largest producers In California's greatest oil fields, via: the Kern River District. These properties are largely !?. the very heart of thla field The closest investigation 18 courted. The Company offers 25,000 shares of Its Treasury Stock at 00% of par ($6.00 per rhare) to add to Its present holdings in the Kern River Oil Company, to increase Its capacity and output by flushing Its development, extending its pipe lines and tankage facilities, and by this means hasten ng the time of Its dlvidend-payt?g period. Subscriptions close W?dnesdAy. August 7. at 3 p.m. The right Is reserved to decline or reduce subscriptions. Apply for prospectuses, further Information, maps, etc., to National Crude 0S1 Co. 1 I Broadway it 9 New York. (SECOND FLOOR.) REPORT OF THE CONDITION Of the UNION TRUST AND STORAGE CO., At Washington, in the District of Columbia, at the close of business, July 15, 1901. RESOURCES. Loans an<l discounts f(181,102 18 U. S. bonds on hand 02,000 CO Premiums on U. S. bonds 6,988 75 Stocks, securities, &o 347,080 23 Vaults, furniture and fixtures 41,847 03 Other real estate owned 95,070 00 Due from national banks (not reserve agents) 81.588 32 Due from bankers and trust companies 86,310 74 Warehouses, and building accounts... 256,811 74 Internal revenue stamps 214 94 Checks and other cash items 1,070 92 Exchanges for clearing house 2,571 29 Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 8 59 Lawful money reserve In bank, vlr: Specie $48,938 45 Legal tender notes 20.000 00 68,938 45 Total $1,711,617 78 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $1,200,000 00 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid 4,155 40 Individual deposits subject to check.. 005,662 33 Certified checks 1,800 00 Total $1,711,617 73 State of Washington, D. C., ss: I, CHA8. S. BRADLEY, treasurer of the above named company, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. CHAS. S. BRADLEY, Treasurer. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of July. 1901. (Signed) ALBERT M. SIOUSSA, Notary Public. Correct?Attest: (Signed) JAS. O. PAYNE. MICHAEL J. COLBERT, J. MAURY DOVE, J. NOT A MeGILL. LYNN O. DE LASHMUTT, JAMES B. LAMB1E, JOSEPH S. CRAWFORD, It Director*. REPORT OF THE CONDITION Of the NATIONAL METROPOLITAN BANK, At Washington, D. C., at the close of business, July 15, 1901. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $1,713,823 40 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 321 74 U. S. bonds to secure circulation 800,000 00 U. 8. bonds to secure U. 8. deposits.. 240.000 00 Premiums on U. S. bonds 24,067 50 Stocks, securities, etc 610,911 87 Banking bouse, furniture and fixtures 65,000 00 Other real estate owned 88,170 82 Due from national banks (not reserve agents) 251,007 54 Due from state I ranks and bankers... 41.646 72 Due from approved reserve agents... 285.006 37 Internal revenue stamps 670 00 Checks and other cash Items 80.885 9fi Exchanges for clearing house . 18,100 11 Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 107 20 Lawful money reserve In hank, vtt: Specie .$133,841 45 Legal-tender notes 243,000 00 - r: 876,541 45 Redemption fund with U. v. treasurer (5% of circulation) 15,000 00 ? Total -.....$4,006,100 17 LIABILITIES. V Capital stock paid In $300,000 00 Surplus fund 400,000 00 Undivided profits, less expenses' and taxes paid 151,698 42 National bank notes outstanding <>1.... 294,580 00 Due to other national ? banks $122,148 67 Due to state banks and bankers t 3$,030 59 Due to trust companies and savings banks a 100,356 29 Due to approved reserve , agents ... J **** T4 Dividends unpaid '? $.884 00 Individual deposits sub ject to check 2,346.Ti.'S 38 Demand certificates of dc posit 16.1(H) 34 Certified checks L966 77 United States deposits.. 228.000 00 : 2.859.881 75 Total... $4,006,160 17 District of Columbia, ss: I. J. GALES MOORF.. csshler of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement la true to the he?t ef rav knowledge and belief. J. GALES MOORS. Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before roe this ?5*h day Of July. 1901. ALFRED R. BRIOOR Correct?Attest: Notary Public. K. SOUTHARD PARKER. J. B. WIMRU. JNO. JOY EDSON. H. HURT. HENRY K WILLARD; JOHN B. LARNER. Directed. THE REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND (NO 25) of TWO PER CENT win be paid on the PREFERRED CAPITAL STOCK of the AMERI CAN GRAPHOPHONB COMPANY AUGUSTI#. 1901. to stockholder* of record August 4. By or der of ths> board of director*. *. J. GODWIX, tecnttax7.EA8T^jyl?3^5)i HOME SAVINGS BANK 3 Receives Commercial Accounts, sub ject to check, and accepts savings deposits in sums of $1 and up. Savings accounts earn interest at the rate of Officers: B. F. Saul, Pres.; Anthony Gaegler, V. Pres.; Francis Miller, Treas.; Alex. S. Clarke, Sec. 7th and L Sts. Jy27-30d OFFICE OF THE CHESAPEAKE AND POTO MAC Telephone Company.? A dividend of $1 per share will be payable on the 2yth day of July, 1901, to the stockholder* of record at the close of business on the 19th day of July, 1901. at the office of the treasurer of the company, 619 14th street northwest. Washington, D. C. The transfer books will be closed from the 20th of July to the 29th if July, inclusive. JE.IKMIAH M. WILSON, Presi dent. CHARLES O. BEEBE, Treasurer. Washington, D. C.. July 11, 1901. jyl7,18,19.2u,22,2&.27.29 Washington Loan Tirust Co. OFFICE, COR. 8TH AND F STS. PAID-UP CAPITAL, *1,000,000. Loans in any amount made on approved real estate or collateral at reasonable rates. Interest paid upon deposits on monthly bal ances subject to check. This company acts as executor, admtnlstra tor, trustee, agent, treasurer, registrar and in all other fiduciary capacities. Boxes for rent in burglar and fireproof Vaults for safe deposit and storage of valn able packages. Real Estate Department Is prepared to as some the management of your real estate. Careful attention given to all details. JOHN JOY -EDSON President JOHN A. SWOPE .. Vice President ELLIS SPEAR Second Vice President ANDREW PARKER Treasurer BR1CE J. MOSES............Assistant Treasurer THOMAS BRADLEY Real Estate Officer Jyl-w*s-36tf "Determining the character and financial respon sibility of your broker is as important as the selec tion of right stocks." IMHTIFl ESTABLISHED |T" (TT) MAIN OFFICE: 1890. ly?lU/0 JJ 83 B"WAY* N- Y 402 Walnut St., Phila. Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Cotton. 86 State "St., Boston. BRANCHES 402 Walnut St., Philadelphia. 833 Fourth Ave., Pittsburg. WITH 340 Main St.. Worcester. 1428 F St. N.W. .Washington. PRIVATE Guardian Trust Bldg., Baltimore. Cuyahoga Bldg., Cleveland. WIRES: 132 Market St., Newark. I^nn. Portland, Providence. Commission orders solicited for large or small accounts, for cash or moderate margin. We beg to announce that we have opened, for the benefit of our friends and customers, an office directly on Atlantic City, N. J., 160 feet oat from the si tore, where we will be pleased .to welcome them. WE FURNISH PIER TICKETS TO OUR CUSTOMERS. jy6-s.4t.42 LAWYERS' TITLE AND GUARANTY INS. CO., 412 5th St N. W. J CD SON T. CCtX rmtM K. L. SCHMIDT ~ .Secretary 8AMTKL CROSS Treasurer Title* examined and insured. Jy2t-3in.il Conveyancing. OF BEAUMONT. INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWS OF TEXAS. Capital . . . $2,000,000 DIVIDED INTO 2,000.000 SHARES OK THE I'AR VALUE OF $1.00 EACH, FULL PAID AND KOX-ASSE8SABLB. President, Hon. Charles A. Townc Of New York City and Beaumont, Texas. THE EXPORT OIL AND PIPE LINE CO. does ?ot claim to present "the only opportunity In the whole Texas oil field," but It does claim that there U NONE BETTER. It baa good properties and good prospects, with good men to manage the former and make the Bioat of the latter. IT IS A BUSINESS MEN'S COMPANY, organised on business principles to do a commercial business In the production and sale of oil. ITS STATEMENTS AS TO ITS BUSINESS art backed by the reputation of aucb men aa lta pres ident, Hon. CHARLES A. TOWNE, Ex-Senator from Minnesota; Gov. BENTON McMILLIN of Tennessee (who la one of ita director* and largest shareholder); lta Vice President, STEPHEN M. SCOTT, who is one of the leading business men of Texas, and who has already made a large fortune In the Beaumont fields; and, in fact, by its entire board of directors, who are all successful business men of prominence and Integrity. Mr. JOHN P. WITHERS, one of ita Beaumont directors. Presi dent of the American National Bank of Beaumont and of the First National Bank of Howe, Texas, has steadily declined connection with all oil com panies until the organisation of the Export Com pany by Senator TOWNE, Messrs. JOSEPH E. BROUSSARD of Beaumont, GORDON S. ORME of New Orleans. H. J. HOPKINS of Buffalo, CHARLES C. ORTHWEIN of Kansas City and Col. R. H. HENRY of Jackson, Miss. (State Prin ter for the last twenty years), are men of means acquired in the successful operation of their re spective lines of business. All of them know the Texas oil fields and the Export Company's prop erties, and each of them has put bis own money into the enterprise, which will assuredly prove a success. With three wells already guaranteed it Is SURE OF A PRODUCT, and THE MARKET for the product IS EQUALLY CERTAIN. The guarantees of these three wells were made by three different meu on three -different tracts of the company's holdings, and all are PRACTICAL OIL MEN. who are IN THE OIL BUSINESS and KNOW OIL LANDS when they see them. On July 18 another gusher was added to the list of those surrounding the Export Company's Splntile Top Heights l&Dds?the Beatty No. 2, 145 ft. south west of where the Export Co. Is drilling. This new gusher has only been about sixty days in boring. Therefore it Is a fair expectation that the Export well may "come in" sooner than anticipat ed. When it does rtime in. Export Oil and Pipe Line Co. stock will not be purchasable at GROUND-FLOOR FIGURES as now. ONE 10.0UO The Camp Bird Extension mining Company Ouray, Colorado. Capital Stock, $2,500,000. Par Value of Shares One Dollar Each. Full Paid and Non-Assessable. A corporation owning the extension of the won derful veins for which THOMAS F. WALSH I1AS REFUSED SEVEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. Among the great mines of the world that have more than a Ucal reputation, there is i?erhaps none that has received a larger amount of gratuitous advertising of late than Thomas F. Walsh's Camp Bird Mine, situated at Ouray, in the state of Col orado. Tha statements that have been published regarding the offers of $7,000,000 and $15,000,000 for his mine, and bis refusal of these Immense sums, have attracted the attention of the mining public, not only In the United States, but in Lon don and Paris. It is an established fact that the vein of the great Camp Bird Mine, which is producing today on an average of $10,000 daily In gold bullion, passes directly on to the adjoining property owued and now being developed by the Camp Bird Ex tension Mining Company, upon which pay ore Is now being mined. THE CAMP BIRD EXTENSION COMPANY OWNS 246 ACRES OF GROUND ADJOINING THOMAS F. WALSH'S CAMP BIRD MINE. The officers of the company are: J. H. ROBIN, Banker, Silverton, Col., President, Treasurer and General Manager; F. W. 1SHAM, Colorado Springs, Vice President; C. F. POTTER, Denver. Col., At torney and Director of the company; Prof. II. W. Lamb, Colorado Springs, Mining Engineer, Secre tary and Director; NORMAN ALLEN, Assistant Secretary and Director. References are made to the Lake Shore Banking and Savings Company of Cleveland, Ohio, the First National Bank of Colorado Springs and the Colorado National Bank of Denver. A limited amount of the Treasury Stock of this company la now offered for sale at Twenty-five cents per share. Orders booked as received and stock delivered at once. Maps, Photographs, Prospectuses and full infor mation can be had by applying to fi~i. W. Coffin, GENERAL AGENT FOR THE COMPANY, Washington Loan and Tru6t building. Jy29&27-2t Washington, D. C. HONEY TO LOAN" 4% and 5% ON DISTRICT REAL ESTATE. " RATE OF INTEREST REGULATED BY CHAR ACTER OF SECURITY. R. O. Jfloltzman, Je22-14tf 10th and F sts. n w. SAVINGS DEPOSITS at the Union Savings Bank draw 3% Interest. Savings accounta can ba opened for from $1 up. Union Savings Bank, ?4th&N^*Av. fr26-30d MONEY AT and 5% Promptly loaned on real estate to the District of Columbia. LOWEST COMMISSIONS. Heiskelfi & McLeran, BolT-lOtf toon r St. a w. W. B. Hibbs & Co.. 1419 F Street. Owmwtuif ?C " LADENBURG. THALMAXX * CO, ltnrrel pusher will give the company an Income of $3,000 a day-50 |>er ceqt on tbe entire oapitallis tion of the company at par. Thin means to the purchaser of stock at the present price, 00c., divi dends of NO i*>r cent on hia investment. The actual averaire flow of the gushers la 50.000 barrels a day and the Export Co. haa ample room on Its Spindle Top pro|?ertlea for at leaat SIX wells. bet the reader flsrure up for hlmaelf tbe result. the selling price of oil ?t the wells being now 30c. a liarrel. These eatlniatea are not theoretical. They are baaed on the known product of the gushers, ami the caah market for the oil?on the bualneas act ually being done In tbe Beaumont tit-Ida. All thla Is without conslderaton of the company's oil lands outside of Spindle Top Heights, or of Its sulphur landa in Sulphur, La.; and sulphur, though the fact Is not generally known, is one of the most remunerative minerals In tbe world. In Its two sulphur tracts the company has an asset of Im mense possibilities. Both of these are in tbe same district from which the American Sulphur Ou. (Standard Oil Go.) has for many years been deriving a vast profit, but in such a quiet way that little baa been known of It. One tract dlrfctiy adjoins the American Sulphur Co.'s lands, and covers the con tinuation of tbe great sulphur vein thereon. It la a moderate computation that the Export Company's capital can be far more than recovered from this tract In sulphur slone, to say nothing of the oil underlying the sulphur stratum. The other tract also adjoins landa of the American Sulphur Co., and la in an especially favorable location as re gards oil production, the wells here yielding a fln? quality of lubricating oil (which haa ten times tbe value of fuel oil), and also a large amount of as phaltum?the latter a substance which has already built up some of the greatest fortunes in America. For the purpose of developing the properties of the company a limited amount of capital stock la offered at 6<Q)Co Per Share, p&r value $1.00, full paid and non-assessable. REMEMBER, that when the well "comes In" the stock gx>s out?that Is, tff the market. The only time to secure It at any price Is before oil Is struck; and the only time to secure this stock at 60 cts. Is IMMEDIATELY. Subscriptions should be sent either to tbe Company at Beaumont, TVxas. or to Its Fiscal Agents as below, with checks or drafts payable to the order of WALTER G. HUDSON & CO. Send for illustrated prospectus and latest Infor mation, mailed promptly on request. Walter G. Hudson <& Co., Fiscal Agents, 342 Stock Exchange Bldg., Boston, Mass., MEMBERS BEAUMONT OIL EXCHANGE AND It BOAKD OF TRADE. HOME BUILDING ASSOCIATION. Office of Treasurer. 1907 Pa. ave.; of Secretary, 2135 II at. n.w. Shares, $200 each. Monthly paymenta. $1.00 per share. Monthly meetings. 2d Tuesday evening of each month, at a.w. corner Pa. ave. and 10th at. a.w. $200 per share can he obtained as u loan. Monthly payment therefor. $1 per month. 0 per cent interest allowed on monthly payment* on stock, redeemed or cancelled In settlements, which may ho made at any time. Expenses for loans are at lowest possible figures. A large amount of funds on hand for those de siring loans. Applications for loans may be made at any time to either of tbe officers named below or at the monthly meetlugs aud be obtained without un necessary delay. ANSON 8. TAYLOR. President. 1212 F at. n.w. GEO. W. LINKINS, Vice Prealdent, cor. lUtb and H sts. n.w. W. H. WETZEL. Secietary. 2135 H at. B.W. EDWARD S. WESCOTT. Treasurer. 1&0T Pa. ave. n.w. DIRECTORS. JAMES H. BYRAM 2023 H at. ? w. SAM'L A. COOMBS 2214 H St. n.w. JOHN' B. GILFILLEN 1521 Columbia st. n.w. GEO. J. JOHNSON Cor. Pa. ave. and 9th n.w. CHAS. N. MOORE 1145 17th st. n.w. g. NORRI8 THORNE 933 23d *t. n.w. MADISON WHIPPLE 1914 H St. n.w. Je27-tf PMPEIIM Building Association. Established Twenty Years. Tbe Greatest Sav ings Institution In the City. Assets, $2,234. 178.08. Tbe accumulated profits from which We pay the Interest due to members now Stands at $104,671.23. We pay ont an aver aga of $10,000 Interest every month. Our Enormous business has been acquired by tbe Utmost liberality In our methods consistent With safety. We are accepting amounts from $1 to $5,000 at 4% per aunum. Interest paid Every three montha. Business accounts are Not desired, but we allow money to be with drawn twice In any one month. We advance $175 on each share, for ?vblch we charge $1.00 interest per motKb; six shares. $1,050, Inter est $6 monthly; ten shares. $1,750. Interest $10; 15 shares, .*2.625, Interest $15: 20 shares, $3,500, Interest $20. We allow the membeis To pay such sums as Is convenient to them, in Addition to the monthly interest. We are Quite satisfied so that they pay something Monthly on th? debt, but we are not partic ular as to the imount. Whenever the amount Of % share, vl*., $87.50. is pal?l in we settle The half share and reduce the Interest 50 Cents. In making building loana we charge Interest only >>n tbe money used, and not on The whole loan, until It Is nil taken ont. On Sums liorrowed below $1,500 we charge $10 Only for ex pens-s. On $1,500 or over we make No charge for expenses. Office, 506 11th at. C. C. DUNCANSON. Presdt. JOHN COOK. Secy. II. H. TWOMBLY. Asst. Secy. Jyl6-tf HAMILTON K. GRAY. Treasr. THE RIGGS NATIONAL BANK OF WASHINGTON. D. 0. I, Wjl SURPLUS $350,000 EXCHANGE ON ENGLAND, IRELAND. FRANCE AND GERMANY. Letters off Credit AVAILABLE IN ALL FOREIGN PARXS. BANK COLLECTIONS. ORDERS FOR INVESTMENTS. 8TOC \S AND BONDS ap22-28tf J. Overton Paine & Co., PANKERS AND BROKERS. 7 Wall at.. New York. BRANCH OFFICES: 1331 F St. N.W. Tel. Main 382. Central National Bank Building, 7th and Pa. Ave. Tel. East 600. Stocks. Bonds, Grain, Cotton On Margin or for Caah. Direct private wires. Dally market letter mailed rpon application. a JyH-tf.17 The National Safe Deposit, Savings and Trust Company, CORNER 15Tn ST. AND NEW YORK AYR Capital: One Million Dollars Pays Interest on depoalta. Rents Safes Inside Burglar-proof Vault*. Acta aa Administrator. Executor. Trustee, te fe6-20d 'Life Insurance and Annuities. Tbe Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. Largest, stiuwgaot laaoraurs com pa ay la tW world, a ad tW most> liberal policies. A aorta over $**.000.000.06 tacome la MOO over $60,000,000.00. . THOMAS P. MORGAN. MANAGER. District of Colombia Agescy. Tbaaa Mala UK. qpis-uscjl vmte at.*.*.