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Room 2. Curronn itullding.
WASHINGTON, It C . August T, IDiil.
Ucwihcd, by the Association <>f tin' Uldciit In
huhitnnts i>f the District of Columbia, in their
liar nionthlr meeting:
lhat we mourn with sincere affoption and deep
s?>rr.>\\ the death. August tl, 1!*>1, in his seventy
eighth year, <<t one of our must highly esteemed
associates, rapt. JOSEPH l'RATH Kit. It was
btit re, entiy. July 4. that severe ill health and
dei lining years <-ouii>e]l<-d him to forego a unani
mous re-election us our treasurer, an oSire which
be had long held with such conscientious fidelity
and anon)- as to call for our gratitude in a most
marked decree.
For more than sixty years a resident of this
city, his entire career wes that of an unblem
ished public and private life. He kept his soul
spotless and unstained, and so. now. all men who
knew hiiu weep. liis integrity was only equaled
by his devotion to duty, in all Its varied re
lations of life, as citizen, husband, father and
friend, and his memory and example will long
Is" cherished by all the members of this associa
tlon and perpetuated in our records.
I!es'?!ved. That a copy of these resolutions,
suitably engrossed. Ik? communicated by the cor
res|H>uding secretary to the family of the de
ceased. It
have Your Bcoks Ruled.
Bookkeeping is neater and clearer when the
books are ruled to order by
auft-tid HODGES. 511 ftth st. 'Phone 1393.
Biouseo wnters, Please Notice
? We're putting in elegant I"'Hil'tXAIN BATH
TT'HS at special summer prices, (irand chance to
have the work done right at small expense.
auM tid W. J. 11CTCHINSON. R2o loth street.
Only $6.50
For a pair off
EngMsh Worsted
Worth $110 and $12.
Hade to order.
JylO-lm-20 Tailor, 1208 F street.
Don't Let Wrinkles
Disfigure your face when our 2Tm\ MASSAGE CUP
will take them out in a very short time. You can
pav $1 elsewhere for the SAMK thing if you prefer.
Holmes & Co.? RUlSliER GUODS-511 ?th st. n.w.
Jy 13-7St.<?
many students and friends that hereafter we_will
Ik* in our new quarters, s.w. cor. 11th and N. Y.
ave. Shorthand, typewriting, telegraphy, book
keeping. arithmetic. English.
AflTSazes off Electric Fans .
for Homes, Offices, Business Houses and Stores.
All the new styles?standard makes. And we send
our expert electricians to install them properly.
ICOf course, our prices are lowest.
Nat'H Electrical Supply Co.,
an7-10d 1417 NEW YOKE AVE.
$11 46Foiiir=iin = Hands," 25c.
These are the kind of bargains we offer at this
closing-out sale of Men's Summer Needables. Reg
ular 5<>c. "Hat-wings" and "4-in-hands." 3 for $1.
ImjHirted GOI.F HOSE?worth $1.50?for 50c. All
STRAW HATS at half price.
Joseph Auerbaclhi,^tfluAe-r & uFu?er.
? We're selling A, B and C
Kitchen Dressers ffor $12,
$117.5(0) and $20 each.
One of these fine Dressers should be
In every kitchen in the city. Built
of the best lumber by skilled work
men In our mill in this city. Can be
set up ready for use without the aid
of a carpenter. Order at once. Prompt
delivery assured.
Thos. W. Smith,
Je7-3m-20 "Phone East 717.
Now is the Time
To formulate pluns for the coming season. Be
aggressive and obtain a better share of trade.
We've ideas that can be yours for the asking.
au7-14d 512 11th street.
?Nothing succeeds like
success. The "Manhat=
tan" Typewriter proved a
success from the start.
?A test will pro.-e its superiority to any $100
machine. Price only $5o.
Mammoth private railroad dump?20,000 tons
cai<a<-lty?cor. N. Cap. and G sts. Special figures
furnished business establishments and other large
consumers. All Information should be applied for
at Mate Offi'-e, cor. R. I. ave. and 11th st. n.w.
V. Baldwin Johnson.
Clin*. Petersen Claim* HI* Traveling
Companion Koltbed Him.
A New York woman known as "Mai jorie"
Is wanted by the police here to answer a
charge of grand larceny. She Is charged
under the alias "Marjorie Doe," In a war
rant Issued from the Police Court yester
day, with the theft of $130 In cash and a
silver toilet set valued at about $60, from
Charles Petersen. The complainant Is a
traveling salesman for a New York firm,
and he alleged that the woman robbed him
in a hotel on Pennsylvania avenue yester
day morning.
According to Peterson's statement, he
met two women at a fashionable hotel in
New York, and one of them suggested a
trip to this city. He was willing to accom
pany them, and they reached here Tuesday
night. Petersen said he registered under
his own name, and registered one of the
women as his wife. The other he registered
as "friend." The latter left the hotel about
7 o'clock, and after her departure he and
ths otl er woman had drinks. I,ater, while
h? was asleep, he alleges, his companion
took his valuables and disappeared. The
Mew York police have been notified of the
caso and requested to look out for the wo
Fifty-Dollar Blase.
A slight fire, causing a damage of $.10, oc
currcd between 11 and 12 o'clock this morn
ing on the roof of the house of Walter
"Wllliains. No. 15?> Francis street southeast.
The blaze was caused by a spark from a
fire pot used by some tinners who were re
pairing the roof.
| Can Keep |
I Cool I
If You Know How to
? &
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The selection of food for hot weather Is an im
portant question. We should avoid an excess of
fata, cut down the butter ration and Indulge more
freely in fruits and food easy of digestion. One
meat meal per day is sufficient during hot weather.
An ideal breakfast is Grape-Nuts, treated with a
little cream (which, by the way, supplies the
necessary fat in a very digestible form) a cup of
Postum Cereal Food Coffee, hot, or if cold, It
Should have a little lemon juice squeeted In; then
some fruit, either cooked or raw; also, perhaps,
two slices of entire wheat bread with a very thin
Spread of butter. A breakfast of this sort la so
perfectly adapted to the wanta of the system that
om goes through the heat of the day in comfort
aa compared with the sweaty, disagreeable condi
tion of one Improperly fed. Once put In practice
the plan will never be abandoned during the hot
days, for the difference In one's personal comfort
Is too great to be easily forgotten.
Bl'YS OVER f31.000.000 WORTH OF
Sella l'i Over 21 Per Cent of Her Ex
ports?Conn ul General Bel
lon*1 Report.
A most interesting report has been re
ceived at the State Department from
United States Consul General Bellows at
Yokohama, which covers the commerce of
Japan for 1900. and. aside from statistics,
gives a comprehensive insight into condi
tions in Japan other than those of trade.
The year 1900, says Mr. Bellows, was an
unfavorable one to commerce and manu
facture in Japan, but nevertheless statis
tics show an increase in the total trade of
the empire over 1891) and 1898. Japan s
total exports in 1900 aggregated In value
$101,806,137, and 21.9 per cent of this
amount came to the United States, or $20,
178,005 worth. The imports from the
I'nited States amounted to $31,205,075, mak
ing the entire volume of trade between the
two countries nearly $37,500,000. The
I'nited States takes each year three-fourths
of Japan's tea, nearly all her floor matting
and more than half her raw silk, and leads
as a purchaser in many other lines. O"
the other hand. Japan gets nearly one-half
of her raw cotton from the United States,
and most of her locomotives and other ma
chinery, leather, kerosene and other oils
and flour. , ,
Mr. Bellows says that constantly-filled
electric cars traverse the streets of Kyoto,
but are, in fact, so crowded by the work
ing classes that the wealthier people still
employ the picturesque jii;rikisha pending
better accommodations. An electric line
has been projected at Tokyo, and also at
Yokohama, but work has not yet begun.
One of the most hopeful features of the
situation in Japan, says the consul gen
eral is the recognition by her educated
classes of the fact that cheap labor can
not compete with machinery, and the agi
tation of questions of policy with regard
to labor, machinery and foreign capital is
expected to bring about beneficial changes
in the near future.
The import of sugar into Japan, which
fell off considerably in 1899, has increased
again to nearly the amount for 1898, when
the Philippine Islands were an important
source of supply, and Mr. Bellows states
that when these islands are pacified the
rehabilitation of the sugar trade with the
archipelago is hoped for. Mr. Bellows de
plores the lack of a single American bank
in Japan, and says that an American bank,
with good connections in New York and
San Francisco, skillfully managed, should
prove a paying investment, and would also
materially "aid in extending United States
commerce in the east. Mr. Bellows is
quite sanguine as to the financial condi
tion of the country, and says that, although
the commercial imports have exceeded ex
ports for the past five years, the general
result of the movement of specie during
that time has been to increase the coun
try's supply.
As to the new treaties which have now
been in force for nearly two years, Mr.
Bellows says they have proven generally
satisfactory, and i ery little complaint as
to their provisions has arisen.
Withdrawal by Mr*. Bellinger of Pro
?eedinKH for Habeas Corpus.
On petition of Attorney Andrew Wilson
of counsel for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dellin
ger, Justice Clabaugh of the Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia this afternoon
signed an order dismissing the proceedings
for habeas corpus recently instituted by
Mrs. Dellinger for the purpose of compel
ling her husband, Frank M. Dellinger, to re
store to her the Infant child of the couple.
In the petition the court was assured that
Mr. and Mrs. Dellinger have entered Into
an amicable settlement of their differences
outside of court.
In explanation of his alleged connection
with the trouble between Mr. and Mrs. Del
linger, Mr. George Rubcnacher informs The
Star that he has known Mrs. Dellinger for
the last four months, having met her
through the introduction of a-frlend. About
a week .after their acquaintance was formed
he asked her if she could furnish him with
breakfast at her house every morning, as
she kept a boarding house and his business
necessitated his arising very early. She
stated that she could, and from that time
on he usually took his breakfast there,
paying her for each meal at the time.
"Mrs. Dellinger told me her husband had
not been treating her well," he added, "and
asked me what she had better do. She
stated that she would like to leave the city,
ana asked me if I would assist her to do
so. I said I would. She asked me where
sne could dispose of her furniture, and I
told her of a place where she could sell it,
and arranged the sale between the party
who bought it and herself.
"That same afternoon Mrs. Dellinger left
the city and went to New Jersey, and I
went as far as Newark, N. J., with her,
providing her with a room there at a pri
vate boarding house. Leaving her there, I
took the following train to New York. Be
fore leaving Washington she wrote the note
to her husband which has been published
in the papers.
"On the following Sunday after her re
turn Mr. Dellinger came to my father's
house and offered me money to tell him
where his wife and child were. I declined
to accept it, but told him that I would do
all in my power to bring his wife and him
together again. Monday morning at 10
o'clock I met him and took him to where
his wife and child were sitting on a bench
in Armory Square. After I had seen him
the night before I had arranged with her
to be there, to meet her husband. After a
short conversation wiih him she came to
me and asked my advice about what to do.
I told her she had better go home to her
mother, which she did, after her husband
had left with the child.
"As far as I have known Mrs. Dellinger
she has always acted as a lady, and I have
always conducted myself a gentleman In
her company. I was not the cause of
breaking up her husband's home.
"I did not assault Mr. Cross last Satur
day ajs charged, and the only part I had in
the matter was to keep Mr. Cross from
committing a murderous assault on my
friend, Harry Cordoio."
Appointment of Receiver and an Ac
counting Also Desired.
Ernest H. Schmidt, through Attorney
Charles F. Benjamin, today filed suit In
equity against Joseph Sincell, asking an
injunction, the appointment of a receiver
and an accounting. It is explained that
the 25th of last June the complainant
agreed to sell the grocery business at 1700
17th street to the defendant for $1,000. By
the terms agreed upon, it is said, $500 was
payable In cash and the balance in monthly
installments.of $50 each, with approved se
Mr. Schmidt says he was induced to
make an Immediate delivery to Mr. Sinceil
of the store and business without Mr. Sin
cell delivering the promissory notes In
dorsed as he had agreed. Since then, it is
stated, the defendant has informed the
complainant that he can neither obtain nor
tender any indorser for the notes, nor offer
any other settlement or security than a
chattel deed of trust upon the stock. It is
pointed out that the chattel mortgage
would not be marketable, and its effect as
a security would be very doubtful. It is
further asserted that damage is accruing
to the business and good will by attempts
of the defendant to make sale of the same.
The court Is asked to restrain the de
fendant from selling the business or any
part of the stock, that a receiver be ap
pointed to conduct the business under au
thority of the court, and that mutual ac
counts be taken and stated.
Inquiry Into Mental Condition.
Frank Kachelskl, aged twenty-flve years,
whose home is said to be at No. 235 St.
Joseph street, Detroit, Mich., was this
afternoon taken Into custody at the direc
tion of Sanitary Officer Frank and locked
up in the first precinct station to await an
examination as to his mental condition. The
prisoner has, it Is said, been In St. Eliza
beth's Asylum once, but was recently re
leased because he was supposed to have
been cured of his malady. It Is said that
the unfortunate man was some years ago
kicked in the face by a horse and that this
resulted In hi* losing hi* mind.
RUlnK Te m perat a re Friday j Light
Northwesterly Winds.
Forecast till 8 p.m. Friday:
For the District of Columbia, Maryland
and Virginia, fair tonight and Friday; ris
ing temperature Friday; light ?northwest
erly winds.
Weather conditions and general forecast;
Fair weather prevails this morning la
practically all districts. Light showery fell
during the night In western New
Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and
western Texas.
The temperature changes have been few
and unimportant.
Fair weather with slowly rising tempera
ture is indicated for all portions of the
Washington forecast district.
Light west to northwest winds will pre
vail tonight along the middle and south
Atlantic coast, becoming variable Friday.
On the lower lakes the winds # ill be li<jht
to fresh west to northwest.
Steamers which depart today for Euro
pean ports will have fresh west ?.o south
winds and fafr weather to the Grand
The following heavy precipitation (in
Inches) has been reported during the past
twenty-four hours: Charleston, 1.22; Sa
vannah, 1.04; Port Eads, 3.64; Cap*j May,
Records for Twenty-Four Honrs.
The following were the readings of the
thermometer and barometer at the weather
bureau for the twenty-four hours beginning
at 2 p.m. yesterday:
Thermometer?August 7, 4 p.m. 84; 8 p.m..
76. 12 midnight, 70. August 8, 4 a.m., 67;
8 a.m., 71; 12 noon, 82; 2 p.m., 85.
Maximum, 85, at 2 p.m., August 8. Mini
mum, 64, at 6 a.m., August 8.
Barometer?August 7, 4 p.m., 29.09; 8 p.m.,
30.04; 12 midnight, 30.09. August 8, 4 a.m.,
30.09 ; 8 a.m., 30.11; noon, 30.12; 2 p.m.,
Mercury Reaches DO Mark.
The temperature registered by House &
Herrmann's standard thermometer was as
9 a.m., 78; 12 m., 87; 2 p.m., 90.
Condition of the Water.
Temperature and condition of wat^r at
8 a.m.: Great Falls, temperature, 76; con
dition, 9; receiving reservoir, temperature,
79; condition at north connection, 3; con
dition at south connection, 18; distributing
reservoir, temperature, 80; condition at in
fluent gate house, 36; effluent gate house,
I'p-RIver Water.
The B. and O. agent at Harper's Ferry
reported the Potomac river clear and the
Shenandoah river muddy today.
Tide Table.
Today?Low tide, 8:50 a.m. and 9 p.m.; I
high tide, 2:04 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Tomorrow?Low tide, 9:52 a.m. and 10:05
p.m.; high tide, 3:08 a.m. and 3:37 p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Today?Sun rises, 5:04 a.m.; sun sets,
7.07 p.m.
Moon rises 12:17 a.m. tomorrow.
Tomorrow?Sun rises, 5:05 a.m.
The City Lights.
The city lights and naphtha lamps all
lighted by thirty minutes after sunset; ex
tinguishing begun one hour before sunrise.
All arc and incandescent lamps lights fif
teen minutes after sunset and extinguished
forty-five minutes before sunriso.
Two District Convicts Die in the
Monndsvllle Penitentiary.
William H. Robinson and Eli Tolson, both
colored, died In the penitentiary at Mounds
ville, W. Va., where they were sent for
burglaries committed in this city. The
former was serving six and the latter five
years. Robinson was a prize fighter and
was known in sporting and police circles
as "Monk" Robinson. Prior to being sent
to the penitentiary he was frequently in
minor troubles. He had the dropsy.
Eli Tolson was better known to the police
as Eli ''Catfish," and it Is stated that he
had the consumption. Captain Boardman
received word of the deaths from the
warden of the penitentiary this morning,
and he notified relatives of the dead men in
order that they may get the bodies If they
so desire.
Hotel Arrivals.
Shoreham?B. S. Rodey, New Mexico; J.
M. Jones, Chicago; J. S. Skinner, Kansas
Willard's?C. R. McMullen, Philadelphia;
B. B. Dovener, Wheeling, W. Va.; J. T.
Park, Tampa, Fla.; S. W. Stone, Cincin
nati; J. S. Carman, Cripple Cree"k, Col.
Riggs?H. O. Winters, Philadelphia; C. A.
Benton, New York.
Ebbltt?George E. Ide, U. S. N.; James
H. Dent, Philadelphia; P. D. Maxwell,
Marlon, Ky.; George Wilcox, Los Angeles,
Cal.; L. F. Baldwin, Boston; P. D. Vroom,
U. S. A.
Raleigh?R. L. Forrest and wife, Virginia;
G. H. Kelly and wife, Omaha, Neb.; J. R.
Davis, Brooklyn, N. Y.; J. W. Cochrane,
Atlanta. Ga.; A. A. Thresher, Dayton,
Ohio; E. E. Walter, Chicago.
National?-C. H. Phillips, San Francisco;
L. B. Rice, Ashland, Va.; T. H. Haupt,
Findlay, Ohio; C. C. Manning, Arizona; R.
C. Cooley, Florida; T. A. Breeman, New
Metropolitan?A. S. Buford, Richmond,
Va.; W. H. Smith, Philadelphia; J. P. Pow
ell, New York; W. L. McDonald. Dallas,
Tex.; W. P. Harper, Seattle, Wash.; El
liott Spalding, St. Joseph, Mo.
St. James?J. C. Smith, New London,
Conn.; M. E. Walker, Cleveland; H. A.
Sayers, Montgomery, Ala.; Charles Kuster,
Wyoming: N. P. Wold, St. Paul; Lee Cant
well, Nashville, Tenn.; A- H. Smith, Pitts
Real Estate Transfers.
Florida avenue and I street northeast?
Eugene Carusl et al., trustees, to Amer
ican Security and Trust Company, part
square north of 1023; $1,600. American Se
curity and Trust Company to Bmllle M.
Darnellle, part square north of 1023; $2,000.
Thirty-sixth and P streets northwest
John J. Harrington et al. to Julia Sullivan,
part lots 104 and 105, square 1247; $850.
N street northwest between 1st and 3d
streets-Thomas W. Hungerford et al. to
Charles F. Nesblt, part original lot 5,
square 554; $10.
Tenth street northwest between R and S
streets?Hattie J. Mcintosh to William L.
Pollard, lot 19, square 335; $1<>.
No- 213 Seaton street northeast?Robert
R. Mahorney to Mary A. Repettl, lot 33,
square 5; $10.
First street southeast between C and D
streets?William H. Sorrell et al. to Sarah
E. R. Simpson and Julia F. Tubman, lot
15, square 692; $10.
Fourth street northwest between G and
H streets?Nellie Sullivan to Daniel J.,
Catharine T., John D., Anna M. and Nellie
L. Sullivan, lot 52, square 518; $10.
Marriage Licenses.
Marriage licenses have been issued to the
following: *
White?Ernest C. Wlnburn and Minnie B.
Chappell, both of Richmond, Va.; Edwin T.
Jones and Elsie Mitchell; Lawrence Mc
Whorter and Frances Jachowski; Dennis
R. Walsh of Austin, Texas, and Alice D.
Dalton of St. Louis, Mo.; Berkeley Inge of
this city and Lillian A. Gallaher of Falls
Church, Va.
Colored?Edward R. Boone and Alberta
Jackson; John Gordon and Alice Corbln;
Walter Hawkins and Ida Brown, both of
Charles county, Md.
Eleven Deaths In Twenty-Four Honrs.
The following deaths were reported to
the health office during the twenty-four
hours ending at noon today:
Tyler Sherwbbd, 71 years; Frank Helstng,
60 years; Peter Clark, 45 years; Francis
Melstead, 25 years; Charles Riley, 22 years;
Perry Powers, 10 years; Jesse E. Lowrey,
12 years; Jesse Bell, 2 years; Elizabeth
Connors, 1 month; Lonnle Lawrence Gross,
1 day; infant of Lillle James, 1 day.
Miss Kemp Recovering:.
Miss Loretta Kemp, who is a patient at
the Casualty Hospital suffering with hic
coughs, was reported this afternoon to be
in a greatly improved condition, and it
was thought she would soon recover en
Housebreaker Takes Nothing.
A report was today made to the detec
tive bureau that some time last night the
locomobile store of M. Kline, No. 1026 Con
necticut avenue, was broken into, but that
the intruder or intruders did not succeed
in carrying anything away.
Equity Court No. 1?Justice Clabaugh.
Purvis agt. Barbadoe-?; Wm. A. Meloy
appointed guardiarrad llfem. Johnson agt.
Danenhower; pro cpnfe&so against defend
ant Wm. H. Crawford. Bell agt. Bell et
al.; confirmation of auditor's report. Cart
ter agt. Coughlin; approval of loan made
by trustee. Walker agt. talker et al.; final
ratification of salf* Barron agt. Barron;
appearance of absent defendant ordered
and pro confesso.pgaingt certain defend
ants. Shields agt. Griffith; pro confesso
against certain defendants. Marceron agt.
Marceron; do. Lefevre agt. Beyer et al.;
do. Kuykendall a?t. Gage et al.; proof or
dered taken beforaJD. T. Hassan, examiner.
Sears agt. Sears; appearance of absent de
fendant ordered. Wilson agt. Wilson; order
of July 30. 1901, attended.' Easley agt. Eas
ley; proer ordered taken before A. Y. Brad
ley, examiner. Barker agt. Parker; rule
against defendant returnable August 20.
Circuit Court No. 2?Justice Clabaugh.
Tubman agt. B. and O. R. R. Co. et al.;
dismissed for want of prosecution. Hupt
ley agt. Church; motion to quash granted
and petition dismissed with costs. "Veirs
agt. Burford; affirmative set aside upon
payment of costs. United States agt. Mc
Intyre; commission ordered to issue.
Probate Court?Justice Clabaugh.
?In re Clyde E. Wheeler et al.; appraise
ment of annual rental value of ward's real
estate returned. Estate of Mary D. Fes
senden; account passed. Estate of L,aura
E. Brown; petition for probate of will filed.
Estate of Samuel C. Busey; account pass
ed. Estate of Jas. T. Young; commission
ordered to issue. Estate of John T. Saf
fell; petition for rule to show cause filed.
Estate of Chas. A. Schott; will partly
proved. Estate of Catherine Stanton; will*
dated July 9, 1000, filed. Estate of Chas;
Thomas; petition for letters of administra
tion filed. Estate of Edw. Blumxncr; will
fully proved. Estate of Alice E. Edmon
son; decree appointing Wm. H. Liverpool
receiver. Estate of Daura E. Brown;
guardian ad litem appointed and his an
swer filed. Estate of Annie M. Burley;
decree instructing executor and authoriz
ing the delivery of certain property. Es
tate of Annie E. Patterson; wi'.f admitted
to probate and letters testamentary grant
ed to Helen C. Clifford; bond, $30O. Es
tate of Jane L. Heard; letters of adminis
tration granted to Augustine Heard; bond,
$14,000. Estate of Patrick Dillon; petition
for authority to .dispose of certain prop
erty filed. In re Joseph A. Dillon; peti
tion for allowance filed. Estate of L.aura
E. Brown; will admitted to probate. Es
tate of Hiram Price; order of publication.
* _
Ground* for Discrediting tbe Report
of His Death.
The friends and relatives of Wines E.
Thornton, the young Washingtonian who
has been in the service of the King of Bel
gium at Boma, Africa, for the past five
years, and who was recently reported dead
by the postal authorities of that colony,
entertain strong hope that he still lives.
As stated in The Star several days ago,
Mrs. Pauline Thornton of 1418 Columbia
street, young Thornton's mother, has re
ceived three letters within the past year
which were returned by the African postal
service bearing an inscription in French
which when translated, means "deceased.
The return of these letters naturally led to
the belief that Thornton was dead, but ad
ditional facts in the case have arisen which
lead Mrs. Thornton and her son's friends
to believe that he yet lives.
I Mrs. Thornton recently communicated
wiin the foreign office of the Belgium gov
ernment at Brussels, and Mondaj receh ed
a letter from that bureau stating that
I young Thornton had sent in his resignation
to the government as the king's agent in
Africa, and that it had been accepted. Mrs.
Thornton, when seen today by a Star re
porter, was unable to give the date of the
resignation or of its acceptance, but she
averred that the information thus obtained
greatly encourage*? her in the belief that :
her son was alive and on his way home
from his far-off post.
In the meantime the State Department
here has been employed as an agency of
communication between this government
and the foreign office at Belgium with a
view to securing accurate and detailed in
formation on the subject. The department
has sent a letter of inquiry to Brussels
asking for all the available facts in the
It is stated that another man named
Thornton located near Boma died recently,
and it is suggested that the postal officials
may have mistaken this man- for the
Thornton from this city. It Is believed
that if W. E. Thornton were dead his ef
fects would have been forwarded here long
ago. The government of Belgium, it is
stated, has b^en very prompt in matters of
this kind in the past.
In speaking to a Star reporter today Mrs.
Thornton said: "I am encouraged to be
lieve that my son is still alive. Notwith
standing the unfavorable testimony of the
letters returned to me and marked In a
manner indicating his death, the other coit
siderations lead me to think there is gooa
ground for hope. The fact that Ed re
signed his post and that his resignation"
was accepted compels me to believe that he
is safe and alive. He may now be on his
way home, and I should not be surprised to
see him here in the city any day."
Proposed Movement for a Combine for
Mutual Benefit.
Several local wholesale dealers In gro
ceries have been approached lately by a
man who claims to be promoting what is
termed "The National Wholesale Grocery
Company," an organization whose object
is stated to be the formulation of plans
for the advancement of the interests of the
wholesale grocerymen of the country. The
proposition contemplates a membership
from all sections of the union, the en
trance fee being $25, and the projector of
the idea, who has been interviewing Wash
ington grocerymen on the subject, has in
his possession a list of dealers In New
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and other
cities of the east who have paid the re
quired sum and have signified their Inten
tion -of entering the combination. Among
those in Washington who have been ap
proached by the promoter of the scheme
is Mr. N. H. Shea, wholesale grocer at 632
Pennsylvania avenue, who gave the fol
lowing explanation of the subject to a Star
1 reporter today:
"So far as I was able to learn, the pro
jector of this company does not claim to
represent anybody in particular. He came
to me and stated that for the sum of $25
| he would place my name upon the list of
wholesale dealers willing to enter the pro
posed company. The idea is to secure a com
bination of the grocerymen and then to hold
a meeting in some city to outline plans for
their advancement. This contemplates the
placing on the market of certain classes of
i our goods, the sale of which may prove
I more profitable to us tl^an will brands
| of the same merchandise we are now sell
ing For instance, we now have for sale
a certain kind of breakfast food.
"This food ha* been tvery extensively ad
vertised lately arid consequently there is a
strong demand for It. The manufacturers,
realizing that d^nan^ are in position to
command very high prices from us. Those
prices ought to tye much lower than thfcy
are. According "to tne new scheme the
National Wholesale Grocery Company can
effect a plan whereby we can ignore this
class of goods and place upon the market
another class of oi% own choice, which
will be of Just afe good quality, but which
will not commafnd the same price at the
j factory. The man wh'tf called upon me said
he was a representative of the company,
but, so far as^I could see, there Js no
company actually In existence. The Inten
tion is to have the subscribers meet and
form the association, and then outline their
plans. I declined to enter into the pro
ject." >
So far as can be .{earned none of the
Washington wholesale grocers haa sub
scribed the $25 necessary to become mem
bers of the company.
Militia Post at Kartmi'kw Captured
With Considerable Loh. *
A dispatch from Simla* India says: Two
hupdred Mahsuds attacked a militia post at
Kashmlrkar August G, killed a sentry and
surprised the garrison, which sought
refuge In the barracks. The Mahsuds de
manded the rifles, threatening to bum the
post If the weapons were not given up.
The militiamen then surrendered their
"rifles. Seven of the men were killed and
an officer and thr^e men were wounded.
The Mahsuds then decamped with the
f rifles, ammunition, uniforms and kits of
| the garrison, without losing a nan.
National Aid to the Gaardiaca Gen
erally Approved?A Comparison
of Small Arms.
"While on a visit to Camp Ordway, at
Leesburg, this summer, where the District
militia had the most successful outing in
its history, I made it a point to talk with
many of the officers on the subject of Sec
retary's Root's proposed bill in behalf of
the militia of the entire country." sa-'d ?
retifed army officer to a Star reporter this
morning:. "All of the officers, *uid many of
the men. showed the liveliest interest in
the measure, and were a unit in their ex
pressions of approval of the plan. *1 was
surprised at the breadth of thought and
the intelligence with which some voiced
their views. The feeling seemed to be that
now was the time to make the start, and
that the outcome would be a gratifying
"One young captain, a veteran of the
Spanish war, who went through the entire
Cuban campaign, said that if all of the of
ficers of the National Guard throughout
the country felt as do the officers of the
District organization on the question, the
, measure would go through Congress with a
rush. Some of his ideas were based upon
hard, practical personal experience.
" 'The war with Spain,' he said to me,
'proved the serious consequences of having
small arms shooting ammunition of differ
ent caliber on our side, and the effective
ness of the Mauser on the other, if it did
nothing else. It also demonstrated the im
perative need of national co-operation with
^states in the training and maintenance of
the National Guard, from which so many
thousands of the soldiers of that war were
recruited. These men all went home with
the fixed idea that the militia of the United
States should be armed with the very lat
est improved rifle of fixed caliber; their
views have been disseminated throughout
the states and the effect of these opinions
is bound to be reflected in Congress when
such a measure comes up for considera
" 'There is one example of local interest,'
he told me, 'and It will serve for a hundred
other instances. At Leesburg the Loudoun
company is the local state organization of
the Virginia National Guard. It musters
forty-five men. but they are at present
drilling without uniforms, though uniforms
will soon be provided. Suppose these men
received national assistance, say, as to uni
forms and the latest Krag rifles, though the
mauner of the aid, whether in equipment
and arms or appropriations for that specific
purpose, is a matter of detail, the impetus
to organization and to maintain that or
ganization to the highest pitch of perfec
tion would be very great. The same holds
good whether in New York, Mississippi or
The Sonth Interested.
" *1 believe,' he continued, 'that the
southern members In Congress will be
found largely in favor of the bill, and if
not, they ought to be. The south has fine
material for militia making, but it does not
have the means nor the equipment, as has
the militia In some of the northern states,
especially In New York, Massachusetts and
Pennsylvania. The bill affects all sections
alike, and the organization and the main
tenance of companies will be greatly stimu
'Take the District National Guard, for
example. In point of material and fight
ing efficiency, it will compare with any of
the crack militia legiments in New York
or Pennsylvania, in fact, the District regi
ment in the Spanish war was a model in
this respect, and earned the honors be
stowed upon Jt. Its showing was splendid.
This camp is a model camp, and compares
favorably with the New York state camp
at Peekskill, and General Harries and his
officers well merit the praise they have re
ceived from the regular army officers an<f
others, who have visited us. Yet New
York will spend $2rH>,000 on an armory for
a single regiment of Its citizen soldiers.
Th^ quarters of the guard in Washington
are not befitting its importance, though
much better than In some cities. But the
District deserves the best, and perhaps
some day will have it. The Springfield
rifle is antiquated. The men should handle
and be drilled with the weapon that they
would be obliged to fire and carry in the
event of a real war. It takes months to
properly acquaint a body of men, even
though they are trained militiamen, with
the operating and the handling of a modern
small caliber, hard-shooting repeating rifle.
I have shot on the range with both arms,
and I personally appreciate the difference
and the difficulty in acquiring familiarity
with the new gun, a complex piece of
mechanism. If Secretary Root is the means
of arming the militia of the country with a
modern rifle, he will make for himself a
name that will never be forgotten In the
history of the militia.'
, Scheme of Development.
"I found that the idea of training, drill
ing and camping with regulars, as is pro
posed, was greeted with the greatest en
thusiasm by officers and men alike. It is
a great scheme of development and Im
provement. I do not think that the peace
at any price party will have much influ
ence In Congress. The unpreparedness of
the country is still too fresh in the minds
of the people. One officer thought that the
militia should effect some sort of organi
zation throughout the country to the end
that pressure might be brought to bear
upon representatives in Congress to foster
the bill, if it should be found that there
should develop any serious antagonism to
the measure. Such an organization, if ne
cessary, could easily be perfected through
the commanding generals in the different
states. In New York state the political in
fluence of the militia is courted and de
sired by both parties. It is very great and
powerful. The National Guard in that state
gets all it wants within reason from the
legislature. It is an exhilarating sight to
witness the enthusiasm and friendly feel
ing manifested along the line of march in
the streets of New York as one of Its reg
iments swings down town to the steamboat
to embark for Peekskill, or. having been
away their allotted time, kre returning to
its armory. Still, the same feeling exists
here In Washington. The District National
Guard is composed of our own boys, and
we are proud of them.
"However, be the result as it may, the
District National Guard this year has out
done itself. The sanitary features of the
camp, the discipline, the drilling, the
health of the men, and the splendid show
ing made in all respects 'vas admirable. It
was the result of lots of hard work and
preliminary training, and Gen. Harries and
his officers and men are to be congratulated
most heartily for their earnest efforts.
Was Conspicuous In the Trial of Lin
coln's Assassins.
General Levi A. Dodd, a Union veteran cf
the civil war, died Tuesday night at his
home in Baltimore. He was sixty-eight
years old. His death was due to a general
breaking down, brought on by the heat.
As a member of the staff of General
Hartranft he had charge of the prisoners
charged with conspiracy in the assassina
tion of President Lincoln. After the exe
cution of fbur of the alleged conspirators
he -conducted Dr. Mudd, who had set
Wilkes Booth's broken leg, to the Dry Tor
tugas. After being mustered out In July,
1805, General Dodd engaged in business In
Illinois. At one time he was c'.erk of the
circuit court. Later he moved to (Chicago
and was a resident of that city at the time
of the great Are, in which considerable of
his property was swept away. Since 1881
he had lived in Baltimore, looking after
the Interests of the Standard Oil Company.
General Dodd was a member of the Loyah
Legion and of Custer Post, Gnand Army of*
the Republic. He was also a Mason and a
trustee of the Twelfth Presbyterian Church
A widow, who was Miss Priscilla K. Chris
tie of Pennsylvania, survives him.
Arsenals Taming Out Rifles and
. Smokeless Powder.
A dispatch from London says: "An Amer
ican official named Brill, who recently re
turned from China, where he has been in the
government service, has been interviewed
here," says the Calcutta correspondent of
the Times, "and he asserts that there is
great activity in the arsenals and factories
in Pu-chau, Han-yang, Nan-kin and Chen
tu, which are turning out smokeless pow
der and hundreds of rifles daily. He de
clares also that the Ho-nanes army is being
drilled by Germans and Japanese."
roy"aT ^,-^Tt ooxDrnoN of thk
KnVl^rw! ASSURANCE of London.
i?!tod' h? ,tbf 1?l")e,h ot June, mil U
18&2 7 "ct <* I *wgre?a, approval July at.
Deposit capital $400.000 00
o.-h u .. - ASSETS.
. o? hand and In bankx 121 275 S7
^sr*4- ?" ???'- i? ?: IttBT0 M
1WI" 15.413 79
Tbtal asset*. ?.... $1,510.062 70
$200,000 00
I neamed premium reserve 620.777 6u
iiT"7if I unpaU1 l?*>?s and claims. 64!586 00
All other demauda 14.484 Wt
Net surplus 610,214 18
Total liabilities $1,510,062 70
ROBERT DICKSON, General Manager.
August 5. lHul.
Iy New Tork, state of Now York:
8nbscrlbed and sworn to before me this 5th dar
(Seal.) Notary Public for N. Y. County.
Resident Agent.
It No. 627 E 8T. N.W.
CASH CAPITAL, $1.200.(HX).
Opera a
Bank Account
?with this company and receive IN
ject to check at will.
IL/Seniritlei bought and sold. Investments made.
Incomes collected, estates mauaged etc
g^rgMg stss- ,T??k vt1
Deposit your savings with this
bank In sums of $1 and ud and
rvcelye Interest at the rate of
8 per cent. Commercial accounts
Officers: B. F. Saul, Pres.; Anthony Gaegler V.
|?es.; Francis Miller, Treas.; Alex. S. Clarke.
7th a rod L Sts.
Building Association.
Established Twenty Tears. The Greatest 8nv
jMHtnUon in the City. Assets. $2,234.
178.08. The accumulated profits from which
We nay the interest due to members now
Stands at $104,671.23. We pay out an aver
ags of $10,000 Interest every month. Our
Enormous business has been acquired by the
Utmost liberality in oar methods consistent
fwith safety. We aro accepting amounts from
1 to $5,000 at 4% per annum. Interest paid
.very three months. Business accounts sre
Rot desired, but we allow money to be with
drawn twice in any one month. We advance
$l<5 on each share, for <vhlch we charge $1.00
interest per month; six shares, $1,050. inter
im V. monthly; ten shares, $1,750, Interest
SivJl5 fhare8- '2.625. Interest $15; 20 shares,
$3,500, Interest $20. We allow the members
I 8uc:i suins as Is convenient to them, in
Addition to the monthly Interest. We are
*? Ji satisfied so that they pay something
Monthly on the debt, but we are not partlc
ular as to the imount. Whenever the amount
Of % share, vis., $87.50. Is paid In we settle
The half share and reduce the interest 50
Cents. In making building loans we charge
interest only on the money nsed, and not on
The whole loan, until It Is all taken out. On
Sums borrowed below $1,500 we charge $10
Only for expense. On $1,500 or over we make
NO charge for expenses. Office, 506 11th at.
O. C. DUNCANSON, Presdt.
Jyl6-tf HAMIL^X KBGRAY"8Trewf*
454 amid 5%
begulated ot chab.
R. O. Holtzman,
Je22-14tf 10th and F at*, n.w.
Nassau and Pine Sts., New York;
13 Congress Street, Boston.
Dealer* In
U. 5. Government Bonds
and other
Investment Securities.
Deposits Received and Interest Al
lowed on Balances subject to
draft at sight.
MONEY AT 4% and 5%
Promptly loaned on real estate In the
District of Columbia. LOWEST COMMISSIONS.
Heiskell & McLeran,
nol7-10tf 1008 F ?t. n.w.
ATTORNEYS ."'page 5
CITY ITEMS ? Page 12
deaths ;;Pa^
FINANCIAL .'.'.V.Page 3
FOR RENT (Flats) 4
FOR RENT (Houses) Page 4
FOR RENT (Offices) Pase 4
IX) 1! RENT (Rooms) Vage 4
FOR RENT (Stores) 4
FOR SALE (Houses) Page 4
FOR SALE (Lots)??????????????...?......,Page 4
FOR SALE (Miscellaneous) Page 4
LOST AND FOUND .... Page 4
MEDICAL .".'.'.'.Page 5
PERSONAL "page 4
RAILROADS : .! Page 12
ROOMS AND BOARD .. .. Page 4
WANTED (Help) ..... "paS 4
WANTED (Houaes) *pa?! 4
WANTED (Miscellaneous) .???, 4
WANTED (Rooms) ..Page 4
WANTED (Situational Pago 4
A horse attached to a buggy in which
Frank Johnson and his wife were seated
ran away near 5th and C streets north
west about 8 o'clock last night. Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson were thrown from the ve
hicle, but were not badly Injured. The
Johnsons live at 1430 33d street.
George Payne, ten years old, while play
ing base ball In front of*his home, the
Tremont House, corner of Indiana avenue
and 2d street northwest, this morning, was
accidentally struck across his chest with a
bat. A painful cut was Inflicted, which
the surgeons at the Casualty Hospital
George Pryor, a colored driver, was
struck on the head with a stone by an un
known colored man last night and received
a painful wound, which was dressed at the
Emergency Hospital.
The Camp Bird
Extension /lining Company
Ouray, Colorado.
Capital Stock, $2,500,000.
Par Value of Shares One
Dollar Each.
Full Paid and Non-Assessable.
? corporation owning the extension of ths woo
derfnl vein* for which THOMA8 F. WALSH HAS
Among the great mine* of the world that hare
more than a Iccal reputation, there la perhapa noos
that haa rrctlred a larger amount of gratuitous
advertising of late than Thomas F. Walah'a Camp
Bird Mine, altuated at Ouray, la the atate of Col
orado. The statements that have been publiahed
regarding the offers of $7,000,000 and *16.?nu.000
for hla mine, and hia refusal of these immense
suma. have attracted the attention of the mining
public, not only In the United Statea, but In Lon
don and Paris.
It ia an established fact that the vein of the
great Camp Bird Mine, which la producing today
on an average of $10,000 dally In gold Million,
panes directly on to the adjoining property owned
and now being developed by the Camp Bird Ex
tension Mining Company, upon which pay or* la
now being mined.
The offlecra of the company are: J. II. HOB!!*,
Banker. Silverton, Col., President, Treasurer ami
General Manager; P. W. 181] AM, Colorado Sprinffe,
Vice President; C. F. It PITER, Denver, Col., At
torney and Director of the company; Prof. H. W.
Lamb, Colorado Springs. Mining Engineer, Seort
tary and Director; NORMAN ALLEN. Aaaiatant
Secretary and Director.
References are made to the I.ake Shore Ranking
and Savlnga Company of Cleveland, Ohio, the
First National Bank of Colorado Sprlnga and tha
Colorado National Bank of Denver.
A limited amount of the Treasury Stock of this
company Is now offered for sole at Twenty-live
cents per share. Orders booked aa received and
stock delivered at once.
Maps, Photograph*. Prospectuses and full lnfor*
mation cau be had by applying to
H. W. Coffin,
Washington Loan and Truat building,
Washington, D. C.
an1. ~
Pays 3% Interest on
Savings Accounts.
Bond Blldg.,
& N. Y. Ave.
In General.
Savings Accounts Open
ed From $11 Up.
Capital, $500,000.
SURPLUS $350,000
Letters of Credit
J. Overton Paine & Co.,
7 Wall st.. New York.
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
upon application. Jy5-tf.1T
The National Safe Deposit,
Savings and Trust
Capital: One Million Dollars
Pays Interest on deposits.
Rents Safes Inside Burglar-proof Vsnlts.
Acts as Administrator, Executor, Trustee, Ac.
Life Insurance and Annuities.
The Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York.
Richard A. McCnrdy. President.
Largest, strongest life Insurance company ta ?hg
world, sod tha most liberal pollctss.
Assets over $S2B,000,000.00.
Income In 1000 over $00,000,000 00.
District of Columbia Agency. 'Phone Mala 11SA.
ap!3-812t.21 1M1 V at. S-W. ^
412 5th St. N. W.
Jl'DSON T. CULL President
E. L. SCHMIDT Secretary
Titles examined and Insured.
Jy26-3u.21 Conveyancing.
Office of Treasurer. 1807 Pa. are.; of Secretary,
2130 H st. n-w.
Shares, $300 each.
Monthly payments, $1.00 per share.
Monthly meetings. 2d Tuesday evsnlng of eaeS
month, at s.w. corner Pa. ere. and lftth st. a.w.
$200 per share can be obtained aa a loan.
Monthly payment therefor. $1 per month.
0 per cent interest allowed on monthly paymsato
oa stock, redeemed or cancelled In acttlsmantt.
which may be made at any time.
Expenaes for loana are at lowest possible flgOfN.
A Targe amount of funds oa band for those
siring loans. 1
Applications for loans may be made st any tins
to either Of the officers named below or at n|
monthly meetings - snd be obtained without affc
necessary delay. .
ANSON S. TAYLOR. President. 1*12 V St. a.w.
GEO. W. LINK INS, Vice President. cor. l?t%
and H sts. n.w.
W. H. WETZEL. Secretary. S18S H st. a._W.
EDWARD S. WE8COTT. Treasurer, 1B0T Pl|
sve. a.w. DIRECTORS.
JOHN B. GILFILLEN 1B21 Columbia St- a.Wi
GEO. J. JOHNSON. Cor. Pa. see. and 0th n.r
CHAS. N. MOORE 1MB lTth st. *4
^ W. B. Hibbs & Co.|
Members New York Stock Ftrhsns^ J J/
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