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Lieut. Commander Rodney Responds to Wife's Suit for Divorce. ALSO PRESENTS A CROSS BILL Tells Story of His Marriage With Margaret Edith Owen. PART PLAYED BY TELEGRAM The marriage of Robert Burton Rodney, paymaster with the rank of lieutenant commander. United States navy, retired, and Margaret Edith Owen, occurred in St. Anne's Church. Dufferin street, Toronto, November 3, 1900. In his answer and cross bill to his wife's petition for divorce, which he placed >n record this afternoon. Lieut. Commander Rodney asserts that the mar riage was brought about through a tele gram from the petitioner, which lured him thereto, as follows: "Dear Robert: All trust and love. Come at once. Margaret." His reply was: "With whom do the mer maids flirt? With the swells of the ocean." Yet they soon hopelessly quarreled over her having brought along a Miss Cole, with whom, he says, his wife insisted on con stantly associating, not only all day, but all night, to the complete exclusion of the husband. ? How came he to marry her. anyhow?" sots forth the retired naval paymaster In his cross bill. "It was because of the union of the titled families of Owen and Rodney in England many years past; and he was influenced ?y the fascinating memo ries of his early youth there. But this Margaret Edtth Owen (see Burke's Peer age) came to 'Canada when a child, and was raised apart from the gentle condi tions of her ancestry." Lieutenant Commander Rodney declares to the court that his wife does not wish a divorce unless it carries alimony. "She has alimony on the brain." he con tends. "and she aa.vs, 'Were she ever to bear a girl infant she will have it christ ened Alimmia, to commemorate the tri umphs of her beauty and magnetism.' " Tlie Suit for Maintenance. It will be recalled that several months ago Mrs. Rodney filed suit against her hus band to compel him to provide for her maintenance. During the pendency of the suit he was required to pay her $45 a month. The proceedings were ultimately dismissed, however, at the Instance of Mrs. Rodney, the explanation being that the parties had reached an agreement out of court. The troubles of the pair were again called to the attention of the court the ,'JOth of last month, when Mrs. Rodney asked that she be granted an absolute divorce. She appealed for alimony pendente lite and after a hearing Justice Clabaugh of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, the loth instant, renewed her allowance of $45 a month. Additional Charges. Lieutenant Commander Rodney charges (hat his wife's utterances and practices have been and are that "a husband has no rights whatever and that a wife is always to be supported to the utmost expense possible, and without her having a thought of keep ing any vows or performing any dutiee or rendering any equivalent whatever. That is. marry a man, however kindly and lov ing and patient and virtuous, and then at once throw off the mask, shirk every wifely duty and do nothing but slander, plunder, betray and ruin him. All which extreme cruelty the plaintiff has wickedly done, and to her utmost opportunity." During the temporary alimony period, which ended April 15 last, so the defendant maintains, his wife expended on strangers the alimony wrung month by month, under alternative of the prison, from her "de serted. betrayed and outraged husband." It was cruelty in the extreme of baseness, he asserts. Furthermore. It Is stated, by her conduct sfce dared to deceive the court, the generosity and trustfulness of which had been so freely displayed toward her. According to Lieutenant Commander Rod ney. he was a martyr to his wife's deliber ate cruelty and heartlessness, and declares she said her only use for him was to sup ply her with money, and she strained mer ciless ingenuity and persistence of provo cation to snatch legal occasion against him. Make* General Denial. In his answer to Mrs. Rodney's petition for divorce, the defendant makes general denial pf her accusations of cruelty and failure to properly provide for her. The cross bill is filed, he says, to protect him self. He adds that he is a member of the church and opposed to divorce on prin ciple. and simply is acting under the ad vice of his attorney. "Briefly," says Lieut. Commander Rod ney, referring to his wife, "she is a beau tiful devil." He goes am to say. however, that it Is with sorrow ut,d despair that the cross bill is brought, f^r he dearly loves her. Still, he adds, she, "being possessed of an ungovernable and satanlc temper, and losing control of it at the least chance, and with out any provocation whatsoever, and with out fault on the part of this defendant, has been guilty of extreme cruelty In that, commencing immediately after their mar riage. she has always treated this defendant in said manner." The defendant points out that his wife's petition has to support it only two little loving letters of her husband. He charac terizes as "the very refinement of her cruelty, heartlesshess and shamelessness" the action of "a wife, the supreme cus todian of a husband's honor," who, "wan tonly, runs to lawyers and the court and the public with that husband's confidential love letters, relating to nothing else than his ardent love for her." Aliened Premium on Weakness. In concluding his cross bill. Lieutenant Commander Rodney takes occasion to state to the court "as a fact terribly pertinent hereto, that alimony is simply a standing premium the law offers for wifely weuk n? ss. treachery and worthlessness. But for its seductions, his beloved wife would not have fallen, nor have deserted him. He does not presume to say here that alimony is widely a demoralizer of matrimony; but this much is both certain and relevant? that it has wrecked and destroyed his own married life." Lieutenant Commander Rodney asks the court to grant him a divorce on the al leged ground of cruel treatment of him by his wife. He Is represented by Attorneys Dtwees & Deweee. At the instance of Attorney M. J. Colbert, of counsel for Mrs. Rodney, Justice Bar nard this aftern Kin signed an order di recting Lieut. Commander Rodney to show cause the 23d Instant why he should not be adjudged in contempt of court for hav ing failed to pay Ids wife an allowance of alimony due the Kith Instant. Sudden Death of a Boy. Malvin Burton, colored, aged thirteen years, died very suddenly In Cardozo's drug store, corner of 12th and R streets north west, about 1 o'clock this afternoon. The boy was taken Into the store by his par ents to get some medicine. He at once lay down on the Itoor and was supposed to be suffering with a fit. Ten minutes later he was dead. Coroner Nevltt was notified, after which the body was removed to the home of the lad's parents. No. 1200 R street northwest. Death From Blood Poisoning. Mrs. Anna M. Brooks, aged thirty-three years, who lived with her husband at No. I?04 6th street southeast, died this morning under such circumstances that the attend ing physician did not feel warranted in la suing the usual certificate. Coroner Nevltt, who was notified, had the body removed to the morgue, where an autopsy was made by Dr. Fisher, acting for Dr. Glasebrook. and which disclosed that death was caused by blood poisoning. Without Caste. The alarm from box 173. abouF noon to* day waa for a supposed fire In an allay near the corner of 14th and H streets aorthwest. but the call for help proved tb be without foundation. It was further stated that a man was run over by tha engine which responded to tha call, but this likewise proved to be untrue. PORTO RICANS IN HAWAII SUGAR PLANTERS SATISFIED WITH THEM AS LABORERS. They Will lie Engaged Hereafter in Preference to Other Classes of Foreigners. Washington officials who are cognizant of the shipments of laborers to Hawaii that have been going on for probably a year, state that the Hawaiian sugar planters have discovered that Porto Ricans are the best suited to work on the plantations, and will hereafter spend their money and efforts in securing this kind of labor. The Hawaiian sugar planters have been in sore straits for labor for several years, and the value of the plantations has de creased by reasons of the inability to pro cure sufficient labor. About a year ago the Sugar Planters' Association of the islands employed men to send labor to the Islands from this country- One of the principal employes was stationed in New York for the purpose of picking up Immigrants who had managed to gain admission to this country. In the course of a year this agent has sent to Hawaii 1,500 to 2,000 laborers, mostly Portuguese, of which there are many in the island. The trouble about Europeans, however, is that when they ar rive in Hawaii they find somebody else pay ing more than the Sugar Planters' Associa tion has agreed to pay and jump their agreements, notwithstanding they have been sent to the islands at immense ex pense. The total expense to the Sugar Planters' Association has been consider ably beyond $100 per head, all railroad, steamship and other expenses being paid from New York or wherever the laborers were secured. Will Be Given Preference. While the Portuguese, Italians and other classes have been procured in New York, the sugar planters have been steadily get ting Porto Ricans. The experience of the last year has taught the planters that the Porto Ricans are most satisfactory and will remain with more willingness at their positions. Hereafter none but Porto Ric ans are to be sent to Hawaii for work on the plantations. The climate there agrees with them, and as soon as they can be strengthened they become valuable. The trouble up to this time has been that star vation in Porto Rico among the poorest classes has left them In a sadly depleted condition, and for two or three months after arriving in Hawaii they are really unfit for work. The sugar planters, during that interval, feed them carefully and give them free mrdiral treatment. When they are able to do work and remain faithful to their agreements they prove satisfactory. DISTRICT PRISONERS. Warden of Moundsville Penitentiary Anxious* About Their Disposition. Senator Scott of West Virginia was at the Department of Justice today with War den Haddox of the Moundsville, W. Va., state prison. Warden Haddox came here to ascertain what the department intends to do about the disposition of District pris oners who are sent to the West Virginia penitentiary. The erection of the large fed eral prison at Atlanta was for the purpose of relieving the government as much as possible of the cost of maintaining fed eral prisoners in state prisons, but it is not known that the new prison will be able to accommodate all the prisoners now con fined in the various institutions. The Moundsville authorities want to find out If the District convicts are to be taken away and sent to Atlanta. Major Strong, who has charge of that kind of work for the Department of Justice, was not at his office today, being at home ill, and Warden Haddox could not find out anything. It is understood that no definite decision on the question has yet been reached. DIED IN PHILIPPINES. Late Mortuary Record of Soldiers Sent by General Chaffee. Under date of July 12, General Chaffee to day reported the following deaths in the Philippines: Dysentery?James Mitchell, private, B, 25th Infantry, Palaulg, Luzon, July 2, 1901; General Gandy, private, B, 25th Infantry, 1st Reserve Hospital, July 7, 1901; Carl Flick, first sergeant, 36th Company, Coast Artillery, Santa Rosa, Luzon, July 3, 1901; Frank Cypukoltls, private, A, 12th In fantry, Concepcion, Luzon, July 6, 1901; Curtis J. Chappell, private, D. 6th Infan try, Blnalbagan, Negros, June 17, 1901; Ed win H. Bartlett, private. A, 17th Infantry, Sual, Luzon, July 1, 15)01. Drowned (bodies recovered)?Osmond M. Whltmore, private. A, 1st Infantry, Catar man, Samar, June 1, 1901; Harry D. Goffs, private. F, 30th Infantry. Mavitad, Luzon, July 1. 1901; George Osborne, private, A, aoth Infantry, Candon, Luzon, June 2?$. 1901. Drowned (body not recovered)?Charles F. Miller, first sergeant. A, 1st Infantry, Catarman. Samar, June 1, 1901. Typhoid fever?Louis Huber, cook, I. 15th Infantry, San Jose de Lagonoy. Luzon, June 15, 1901; James W. Byrd, private, C, 3d Infantry, San Fernando, Luzon. June 28, 1901. Variola?Paul N. Blllman, private, H, 4th Cavalry, Currimao, Luzon, July 4, 1901; Gordon R. Owens, private, K, 26th Infantry, Guinobatan, Luzon, June 27, 1901. Malarial fever?Harry Q. Kramer, pri vate. K. 13th Infantry, Bautlsta, Luzon, July 0. 1001; Harry Shaw, corporal, H, 10th Infantry, Tuguegarao, Luzon, June 27. 1!HU. Tuberculosis?Martin Lacy, private, I, 2d Infantry, Sta. Mesa Hospital, Manila, July 7, 1901. Bubonic plague?John Ryer, cook, I, 4th Infantry. Naic, Luzon. July 1, 1901. Abscess of liver?John Posey, private, F. 24th Infantry. Dagupan, Luzon, July 2, 1901. Pneumonia?William H. Miller, musician, A, 23J Infantry, Coitabato, Mindanao, June 6, 1901. Empyema?Charles Strouther. late pri vate, G. 49th Infantry, Sta. Nesa Hospital, July 9. 1901. The body of Corporal Basil I. Baird, Company A. 2<)th Infantry, was recovered. Private John Powers, Company B, 15th In fantry, died June 11, instead of June 15. Personal Mention. Assistant Secretary Ailes, accompanied by Mrs. Ailes and children, has gone to the Buffalo exposition. Mr. L. Q. Washington of 1105 9th street, this city, has been a sufferer for two months past from the effects of heat pros tration. His health has been thereby great ly impaired. Mr. Frank W. Slgourney, secretary to the adjutan* general, District of Columbia militia, has returned to the city after a stay of several weeks in the Blue Ridge mountains. (apt. CraiBhlll at 'Frisco. Among the arrivals on the transport Sheridan yesterday at San Francisco was Captain Craighlll, in command of Company A, 1st Battalion Engineers. This command has been in the Philippines since the first expedition sailed for Manila. Gen. Greely's Movements. Colonel Dunwoody, acting chief signal officer, has received a cablegram from Gen eral Greely. in the Philippines, stating that cable communication has been established between Caiapan, on the northern coast of Mindoro, and Boac, near the west coast of the Island of Marinuque. The general stated that he will leave for Yokohama, Japan, tomorrow. Government Boat Iajared. The Quartermaster's department has re ceived a dispatch stating that the General French, a boat used by the government at. Pensaoola, was struck by a .lighter In that harbor during the storm and badly dam aged. The cost of her repairs Is estimated at $3,000. Rendezvous of Bsrspeas Squadron. The Navy Department announces that the European squadron of American war vessels will rendezvous at Genoa. Italy. The cruiser Chicago, now at Southampton, will proceed south to that poet, where ih? win meet the cruiser Albany and the gun-" boat Nashville, now at the BejrcbeUe Is lands. BASE ASSAULT CHARGED. The Police Searching tor mm likiowa Colored Mm. Strenuous efforts are being made by the police of the ninth precinct to apprehend a colored man who la wanted on a charge of having attempted a felonious assault on Mabel Hudlow, a ten-year-old white girl, today. The affair occurred on Cottage I Hill, near the northern boundary of the old Graceland xemetery. The little girl is the daughter of James Hudlow, a carpenter, living at 730 19th street northeast. She was on the hill with her younger brother, Charlie, when the colored man Invited her to the woods, telling her he would get her some peaches and pears. She objected to going, she says, but he threatened her life with a revolver if she did not accompany him. When they reached the woods, the girl and her little brother state, the man took Improper liberties with her, after dragging her a short distance Into the bushes. The colored man, the children declare, drew a revolver and when the girt screamed "Murder" he said he would kill her if she did not keep quiet. The boy started for assistance and the colored man soon after ward went away. The children then crossed the cemetery property and returned home, where they related to their mother the story of the assault. Report of the heinous offense was made to tlhe police and Precinct Detective Johnson and Police men Wilson and O'Dea called at the Hud low house and questioned Che girl. Prom her they obtained a partial description of her assailant. From what she stcuted It Is Inferred he is about five feet elgftit Inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He wore a white shirt and white straw hat. His description tallies with that of a man who has been causing some annoyance In the neighborhood of 15th and H streets northast by his Indecent conduct. An ar rest was made this afternoon by Policeman O'Dea, but the children said he was not the man who committed the crime. NO YACHT RACE TODAY. Ma.na.Kern Decided the Weather In the Sonnd Was Too Thick. LARCHMONT YACHT CLUB, N. Y., Au gust 19.?For the first time In nearly ten days there seemed a good prospect early thi^ morning of some fine racing between the Constitution and the Columbia In th^ir third contest of the Larchmont series. A strong twelve-kiot northeast wind was blowing straight up the sound, bringing with It a thick mist and roughing up the sea. At 8:30 o'clock the fog seemed to be get ting thicker, and while the wind still held true from the northeast and fully as strong, some of the yachts out near the entrance of the harbor could just be discerned in the mist. During the morning the weather cleared up occasionally, and although it thickened up again by 11:30, the Columbia came over from Glen Cove. Fifteen minutes later the Constitution hoisted her mainsail, and just before noon the committee left the club house for the start. The wind at this time was blowing almost a gale from the east northeast, and there were prospects of a fine race. A heavy sea was also rolling In eastward." After both yachts had been under sail about half an hour their managers decided at 1 o'clock that It was too hazardous to risk sailing a race in the sound in such thick weather. Both yachts then ran over under the lea of Long Island In Hempstead harbor, and at 1:30 dropped anchor off the yacht club station at Glen Cove. At 2 o'clock it was quite clear, although the gale still continued. There will be no more races at Larch mont and the next race of the Constitution and Columbia will be Oyster Bay, next Thursday, under the auspices of the Sea wanhaka Yacht Club. PRIVATE WATCHMAN KILLED. Shot by Supposed Burglar in Resi dence Part of Pittsburg. PITTSBURG. August 19.?Matthew Mc Bride, a private watchman, employed by residents of the fashionable Squirrel Hill district. In this city, was shot and killed by an unknown man about 1 o'clock this morning. McBrlde was patrolling his beat when he came across a suspicious-looking man and asked him his business. Without replying the man drew a revolver and fired direct Into the officer's face and then fled. McBrlde was still living when found, but died after relating the facts of the shoot ing. It is supposed the murderer was a burglar. The entire reserve force of the Oakland district and the city detectives are searching for him, but no trace has been found. DROWNING OF MISS FIN I FROCK. Coroner of Washington County, Md., Will Investigate Cane. Special IHspatcb to Tbe Evening Star. HAGBRSTOWN, Md., August 19?In viefw of the circumstances surrounding the death of Miss Mary Finifrock, the young lady who was drowned yesterday evening in Lake Royer, on top of the mountain, near Hagerstown, Md., State's Attorney Poffenberger has ordered an Inquest held as soon as the body is recovered. Miss Finifrock came to the mountain yes terday on an excursion from York, Pa. She was on the lake In a boat with Mrs. Louis Wecker and John E. Berkhelmer of York and Frank Rlnehart of near Hagers town. The boat upset as the result of be ing rocked. It Is alleged, by Hlnehart. The two men and Mrs. Wecker were rescued, but Miss Finifrock sank out of sight before aid could reach her. The lake Is being dragged today, but at noon the body had not been recovered. Rlnehart, Berkhelmer and Mrs. Wecker are being detained pend ing the inquest. Miss Finifrock was eigh teen years old. ? ? ? COREA FORBIDS RICE EXPORTS. Japan Wants to Know if the Measure is Justified. ST. PETERSBURG (Sunday), August 18. ?Dispatches received here from Seoul say that the Corean government has forbidden the exportation of rice, on account of the bad crops, and that the Japanese govern ment has instructed its minister at Seoul to inquire whether the measure Is Justi fiable. Japan has an agreement with Corea forbidding such action, except in the case of dire necessity. ? ? ? Proposed Statue to Gen. Law ton. Special Dispatch to Tbe Evening Star. RICHMOND, Ind., August 19.?There is a movement on in Indiana to have placed in Statuary Hall at Washington a statue of General Henry W. Lawton, who was a native of Indiana. This state Is entitled to two statues In that hall, and now has but one?that of Governor Oliver P. Morton. There are some who claim the second place should go to Thomas A. Hendricks, the democratic statesman, but others claim Morton and Lawton would be the best rep resentatives of the citizen and the soldier. The matter will come before the next legis lature. The Vsrlag Sails for the Paelflc. ST. PETERSBURG, August 19.?The cruiser Variag, recently built in the United States for the Russian government, sailed yesterday to reinforce the Russian squad ron In the Pacific. ? ? ? Orish Rifle Shots Coming. LONDON, August 19.?The Cunard line steamer Servla, which sails from Liverpool for New York August 20, will Jiave among her passengers the representatives of the Ulster Rifle Association who aro to com pete at Sea Girt, N. J., with a team repre senting the New Jersey State Rifle Asso ciation. Picnic Wagon Palls Forty Feet. ? LANSING, Ohio, August 19.?Ten persons in a picnic wagon, returning home early today, were thrown over a forty-foot em bankment into the creek below. - Not one of the party esoaped Injury. Henry Culp and his sister Minnie were seriously hurt. Douglas and Travis Scratch Mom. - NEW YORK, August 19.?The Metropoli tan Golf Association today made public its new handicap list, based on the changes In the public form at the players slnoe the list brought out In April. In the new list F. 8. Douglas and Walter J. Travis are both placed at scratch. In the former list Douglas received a stroke from Travis. POOR COR^CEOf AND STRIKES DO XjjfcT AFFECT IT. ?T ?& . Trade Oooi" ui on a 8abitutl?I Bula~Io^ni R^pnblteui Indorse Rotli Senator*. ai CO ? Mr. George E. Roberta, the director of the mint, has ret?fned <from a long official trip to San Franolsco hnd through the west. Of his observation^ In the We3t Mr. Rob erts said to a1 Star Reporter: "The corn crop has been hard hit, and It would be a very serious matter were It nbt that the west has so much money In Its wheat. It has the greatest wheat crop ever raised, and, with short crops abroad, it Is bringing a great deal of money. Kansas and Nebraska have done so well on wheat that they are in position to stand the loss on corn. Minnesota, and the Dakotas are better off than last year. But the loss on corn will be felt all through the great cat tle and hog-produclng states. It means dearer feed and more coa%y meats. The encouraging feature of the situation is the Si ^friul manner fn which it is accepted. Nobody seems discouraged. Improvements are going on, trade Is good and everybody 8w?ms aVle to stand it without making sac "ices- It is convincing proof of the fact tnat the farmers of the west are on easy street financially. 'Farm lands are everywhere advancing i an<* t^ere 18 an active movement in them. The country Is under such a tre m*'1~ous m?mentum of prosperity that neither the injury to corn nor the strikes seem to make any Impression on it. There 19 a crying demand for men everywhere, ana business seems to be in a thoroughly healthy condition. The activity is that of industry and legitimate trade. There Is little speculation, there Is no town booming, there is no great amount of railway build ing. There seems to be no good reason I why that kind of prosperity should not run on Indefinitely. ! Iowa Senators Indorsed. I "The republican convention In Iowa, by I unanimous action, indorsed both Senator Allison and Senator Dolllver for re-election next winter. It will be the sixth term for I Senator Allison, and for Senator Dolllver will complete the term which he is now serving under the governor's appointment. 'Mr. Cummins, the nominee for governor, I is an able and popular man, and will nave ( the usual majority. The platform dis tinctly indorsed the policy of reciprocity, and on the subject of trusts proposed two remedies: 'Amendments to the interstate commerce act to make more effectual its prohibition of discrimination In rate mak- I lng, and modifications of the tariff sched ules to prevent their becoming shelter for monopoly.'" j KWANG-HSIJ'S latest decree. Chinese Court to Re*vrn to Pekln September 6. PEKIN, August 19.?Emperor Kwang Hsu has Issued a decree postponing the re turn of the oourt to Pekin until September 0, because of reports by the provincial au thorities that the roads are impassable. It Is believed, however, that the continuance of the military 'occupation of the oapital Is the true reason fqf the postponement. SHANGHAI^, ^August 19.?An edict re cently issued announces that the court will leave for Slngan-Fu October 6. The gov ernor of Honftn has been ordered to pre pare a palace:^or temporary use at Kai feng. This palace will be occupied by the crtebratlons fn hortpr of the birthday of the empress dowatffer, November 20. Late report# "staple that quiet has been restored in M^ngolfy. Magistrates' along the route from Sln gan-Fu to Pekln complain that the sons of Prince Chirtg ot the imperial family, who was at the head of the Boxers, are oppressing them an4 demanding that they honor the remains j&f their father, who suf fered the death penalty for his connection with the Boxer movement. The British ? military authorities are ar ranging for the protection of the Pekin Shanhalkwan railway. The foreign police commissioners, speaking Chinese, each of whom will have under him 100 armed Chi nese police, will have charge of the posts along the line. It Is difficult to get suffi cient competent men to run the railway, though the line Is practically under British control. RIBBON WEAVERS TALK STRIKE. General Walk-Out Threatened la Mills at Pateraon, r, j. PATERSON, N. J., August 19.?It is ex pected that developments today and to morrow will decide the question whether there will be a general strike among the ribbon weavers employed in this city. Tonight there is to be a hearing in the city hall as to the final disposition to be made by the aldermen of the amendment making picketing lawful In this city. Tomorrow application will be made be fore Vice Chancellor Emery at Newark, to commit the strikers of Frank A Ehigan who were convicted before Vice Chancellor Pitney for contempt of court. Tomorrow night there Is to be a mass meeting in Paterson, when It is expected leading delegates of the United Ribbon Weavers will decide whether there shall be a general strike. PRESIDENT VISITS ZOAR. Ohio Community Formerly Conducted on Socialistic 1'la.n. CANTON, Ohio, August 19?President McKinley today visited Zoar, originally a :ommunistlc village, organized about eighty years ago. and conducted on the socialistic plan until two years ago, when a division of property was effected. I Mrs. McKinley, Col. and Mrs. Myron T. Herrick, their son Parmlee and a few Can- | ton relatives and friends accompanied the President. The trip was made in Colonel Herrick's private car, which was attached to a spe cial train. The party will return to Canton 1 late this afternoon. ? ? ?+? I i THE NEWPORT TENNIS TOURNEY. Prospect That Lamed and Wrlnht Will Meet In Flnnls. NEWPORT, R. J.> August 19.?An over- I cast sky and other conditions much the same as those nearly every day of last week, favored W. A. Lamed and R. D. Little today In the tennis semi-finals at the Casino courts. The sun was obscured throughout the forenoon. The only matches scheduled were those between Leo Ware and Lamed andLlme and Beals Wright. I The final str\i?gie will come tomorrow I The outlook this forenoon was that Lamed and Wright wcetid- b# the men to meet for 1 America's hlgl^t ^$nnls honor. I ?ii-i ?* IOWA lo*a SAIL TODAY. ? bru Battle Ship Has Taken on Coal and Animttnltiofa at 'Frisco. SAN FRANCTSCO, August 19.?The bat tle ship Iowa na? taken on coal and ammu nition and Is fJN^p^ed to sail today direct for Panama. Ranger is now en route to the same porV.fcut' ?j? account of her slow ness she will fgt reach Panama until after the Iowa arriyes tfypre. These vessels will protect America tftferests on the western side of the Is^^pu^ , W1LLE MSTfiD, Curacoa, August 19.? Senor Vellegas Pulido, formerly'president of the Venesuelan state\of Quarlco, and lately President Castro's minister of com merce. has been arrested in Caracas ?"?! also thirty-five other politicians. President Castro continues to encourage the Colombian insurrection. KRVGER DECLINES PRIVATEERS. Intisaates, However, That He May Em ploy Theaa Later On. BRUSSELS. August 19.?She Petit Bleu sirs Mr. Kruger has rejected the priva teering proposals recently to him; but resefras the right to have recourse to corsairs' M the British shoot Boer pris oners captutffed after September IS. The promoters, bf the privateering plan intend to W Mr. Kruger's refusal Ot their knights of labor outing. Pr off ram (? Bf Observed In Celeb ra tio* of Labor Day. In addition to the program arranged and already published for the observance of La bor day by labor organizations of this city, the Knights of Labor have adopted an or der of exercises which will be carried out at Marshall Hall. District Assembly, No. (56, the central body of the organization In this city, has been busy for some time in completing the details of the day's outing. The knights will spend the day at the pleasant resort mentioned, as has been their custom for years past, and, should the weather permit, a program more varied and In every re spect better, It is claimed, than those of preceding years will be presented for the amusement of the friends of the order. Athletic games of nearly every conceiv able description have been provided, and through the efforts of the committee in charge of this part of the program, the generosity of the business men of the city and the interest of the friends of the or ganization many valuable prizes will be distributed to the lucky competitors In the different events. Anticipating a large crowd the commit tees in charge of grounds and transporta tion have completed arrangements with the ferry company by which a number of ex tra boats will be at the command of the organization. This move was made be cause of the experience of past years and for the reason that a large majority of the pleasure seekers desire to stay until the last moment, which caused the boats last year to be crowded uncomfortably. It 18 the purpose of the committee to have a schedule affording every means of enjoy ment to those desiring to attend. The program will be ushered in with a game of base ball between teams organized by members of the paperhangers and paint ers' assemblies, respectively. The game will be called at 12 m. The concluding number will be an exhibition cake walk, to take place at 10 o'clock p.m. in the dancing pavilion. The program and tfVrardlng of prizes will be followed out as follows: Game of base ball, 12 m., each member of the contesting teams to receive a prize; chasing the greasy pig, 4 p.m., prize, the pig: wheelbarrow race, 4:30 p.m., one year's subscription to the Washington Times; swimming match, 5 p.m., a bathing suit; tub race, 3:30 p.m., prize, a sweater; sack race, 6 p.m., prize, a penknife; foot race for ladies. 6:30 p.m., prize, donated by W. H. Leech; foot race for men, 7 p.m., prize, a pair of shoes; rooster dance at the dancing pavilion at 8 p.m., the winning couples to be awarded roosters; prize waltz, the successful couple each to be awarded a gold medal. The winners in the exhibition cake walk con test will be awarded silver medals. The following committees will have charge of proceedings: General committee Charles T. Hickman, chairman; TTtomas O'Dea, J. F. O'Meara, Thomas Sheehan and W. A. Dion. Athletic games?J. F. O'Meara, C. R. Jones, H. W. Kline, A. W. Jordan, C. W. Slater and H. Heymos. Dancing Thomas Sheehan, R. C. Kelner. T. B. John son, William Childs, Edward Hopkins and J. F. Sweeney. Boats and comfort?W. A. Dion, E. C. Bissett, John F. O'Connor, William F. Duewart, C. A. Hewitt, Thomas Fey and H. Schultels. The program of events under the direc tion of the Central Labor Union at Glen Echo has already appeared In The Star. The organizations affiliated with the lo cal Building Trades Council and their friends will spend the day at River View. The committees In charge of the arrange ments for the observance of the day at that place have given care to the prepara tion of the program, and a general good time 1s promised. MAJOR WHITNEY'S FUNERAL. To Be Conducted Tomorrow by La fayette Post of New York. The funeral services and burial of Major Follett A. Whitney, 6th United States In fantry, whose remains have arrived from the Philippines, will take place at Arling ton national cemetery tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. The Grand Army ritual service will be rendered by his comrades of Lafayette Post, No. 140, of New York, who will ar rive at the Baltimore and Ohio station at 1:30 o'clock and proceed to the cemetery. The body will be placed upon a caisson and the funeral escort will assemble at the gate of the cemetery and form for the final march to the place of interment. A mili tary escort with band and firing party will be detailed from Fort Myer to do the mili tary honor. Commander Allan C. Bakewell of Lafay ette Post, with his staff and a detachment from the post, will leave New York early tomorrow morning to pay the tribute of respect due the deceased comrade, who was held In deep regard. This will be the second occasion when this post has come over from New York to bury at Arlington comrades whose death has resulted from the Spanish war, the first being in 1898, when Capt. Wlthevlll's body was brought from Santiago by this post to be placed among the soldelrs' graves in this hlstorlo cemetery. HANDLING LOCAL MAIL. An Attempt Will Be Made to Devla* Better Facilities. The Post Office Department will endeavor to devise some ulan by October 1 for the better handling of local mail on the postal cars that are now operated in this city. Mr. Shallenbarger, the second assistant post master general, has this matter under con sideration, and other officials will confer with him in regard to an improved plan. Because satisfactory results have not been secured under the system, as operated on the F and 9th street lines, Mr. Shallenbar ger some time ago ordered that the con tracts for postal cars on those lines, which have been running four years, be not re newed. The railroad company has indi cated its willingness to co-operate in secur ing a more perfect system, and It is thought the handling of the mall can be facilitated. It may be that a loop will be constructed by the Washington Traction and Electric Company by which its cars can run in the rear of the city post office building, for carrying and delivering malls directly to the trains stopping at the Pennsylvania railroad depot, at 6th and B streets. If possible it is desired to arrange a system by which mall collected In Georgetown, Columbia Heights or other outlying sec tions may be distributed en route, so that portions of It may be put off at depots and portions Intended for local delivery may either be left at the city post office or carried to Capitol Hill or to other sec tions where there are stations provided with carriers, who can make the delivery. BAY VIEW PLANT CLOSES. Strikers Notified to Call and Get *I*etr Money. MILWAUKEE, August 19.?The Illinois Steel Company today posted the following notice at the Bay View plant: "Owing to the deliberate action of the Amalgamated Assisclation to violating its contract, these mills will be closed Indefi nitely. Employes are Invited to call at the office and receive the wages due them." Strike leaders expressed the opinion that a settlement will be reached within a few days. No attempt has been made to picket the mills. Flffbt at Monessen. There was an exciting fight at Monessen today. Large crowds filled the street, and the police were ordered to clear them. A strike sympathizer named L. McMahon re fused to move on, and when the police tried to force him resisted. There was a lively but brief fight ending in the arrest of Mc Mahon. The strikers did not expect the company to bring men to the plant, and stand about staring at the columns of smoke ascending from the stacks. Assistant Secretary M. F. Tighe of the Amalgamated Association, who succeeded In winning the Jollet and Bay View mem bers of the organisation over to the strike after they had voted to work on, returned here today. He was given an enthusiastic welcome by his associates. He declined to talk until he makes his report to President Shaffer. There is no indication of what further aotlon will be taken as to the Chi cago men who have so far refused to strike. Closed on Aeoosnt of Strike. BUFFALO, N. Y., August 19.?The Buffa lo nut and bolt works at North Tonawanda closed Its shops today, throwing 400 em ployes out of employment, on account of the scarcity of steel, owing to the strike. Bnford nt Manila. General Chaffee i open is the arrival of the transport Buford at ManHa on Saturday* LOSSES IN PATENT OFFICE! MONEY HAS BEEN CONSTANTLY MISSED FOR MONTHS. Speculation Over Probable Coarse of Seeretary Hitchcock Regarding Mr. Shepard'a Aliened Theft. The question whether Edward V. Shep ard. chief clerk of the patent office, will be prosecuted for the alleged theft of $89.05 belonging to people throughout the coun try who could not be found, and which was in his custody, will be decided by the Secretary of the Interior when he returns. Mr. Hitchcock is expected to be in the city In about a week and it will be for him to determine whether the facts in Shepard's case will be laid before the Attorney Gen eral. If that is not done the Attorney General will have nothing to act upon and the matter will be dropped. Acting Secretary Ryan, In speaking to a Star reporter today, said that he had no further step to take and that the whole matter would be laid before Mr. Hitchcock upon his return. The patent office has nothing further to do, having completed its case. Mr. Charles M. Irelan has been act ing chief clerk since Mr. Shepard's "dis missal. The general opinion expressed by all those familiar with the Investigation which led to Mr. Shepard's dismissal is that the case has been so thoroughly established that if prosccuted there can be little doubt about Shepard's conviction. Other Iioisei. The case of the patent office rests entire ly on the alleged theft of the $8s>.05, though there are losses which have been occurring during the last three years and which have formed a mystery of the chief clerk's of fice. Complaints of lost money aggregate, since Shepard's installation in the chief clerkship, to quite a large sum, considera bly over $1,000, It is said, all of which was in small amounts belonging to people throughout the country. This is money that it is claimed has been sent to the pat ent office, and there Is no record of its re ceipt. It ranges from a fraction of a dol lar to as much as $20 or J25. and it was the large number of losses shown by these complaints that caused an investigation Into the affairs of the chief clerk and even tually his dismissal. But it is not believed that anyTesponsiblllty for these losses can be fixed on Mr. Shepard. Shepard Says Charge Is Absurd. Mr. Shepard has not made any confession to the officials of the Interior Department In relation to the charge on which he was dismissed. He has characterized the charge as absurd. Mr. Shepard is not at entire liberty. It is understood that some of his friends have advised him to leave the city and begin life anew somewhere else. Mr. Shepard is a graduate of the Boston Poly technic School, and Is a civil engineer. He is qulta familiar with the French language, and Is generally regarded as unusually bright. Considering: Tegreler's Release. It is expected that Mr. Hackett, acting secretary of the navy, will reach a con clusion within a day or two in the matter of the release from custody of Robert G. Tegeler, the coal passer in the navy, who was sentenced to imprisonment by a naval court-martial for having disobeyed orders given by Lieutenant Commander Sher burne G. liopkins of the District Naval ! Militia. Attorney Glassle. counsel for ; Tegeler, is preparing a brief on the case which he will submit to Mr. Hackett for consideration in connection with the ques- ( tion of the legality of the convicted man's ! release pending the decisions of the Court of Appeals, which will be asked to pass upon the Judgment of the lower court. Mr. Glassle will probably present this brief to Mr. Hackett tomorrow morning. Complaint Well Pounded. MaJ. Sylvester has made a report to Com missioner Ross regarding a household of alleged disorderly colored people living near the corner of 24th and P streets, which was made the subject of complaint recently by a woman living ?ear that place. The writer of the complaint states that there is a con stant fight going on in or near the house. The Investigation shows the complaint to have been founded on fact, but the officer making the investigation could get no one In the neighborhood to go to court and swear to the fact$. The police have been instructed to watch the premises carefully, so as to make a case themselves. The writer of the complaint begs to have her name withheld, as she says she Is afraid of the occupants of the house she has com plained of. Explanation of Extra Charge. Ellery J. Burtt of 803 7th street south west has written the Commissioners to know why an additional charge of $2 for four rooms is made in his water bill. A re ply has been indorsed, informing the writer that the regulations provide for a charge of B0 cents additional in water bills for each room actually sublet. The report in his case shows that there are four rooms sublet. . . Alleges Personal Injuries. Mary Tubman, through Attorney Edward G. Niles. today sued the Metropolitan Rail road Company to recover $10,000 damages for alleged personal Injuries. Mrs. Tub man says that the 21st of July, last, as she was about to take passage on one of the cars of the defendant company at East Capitol and 15th streets, she fell Into a depression where electrical connections are made, which resulted in the injuries speci fied. Personal Bonds Taken. Edward McLaughlin, Edward Kennedy, James H. Walker, Paul T. Griffith and Walter Schmttz, runaway boys from vari ous cities in the west, who was arrested here Saturday, were today arraigned In the Police Court as vagrants, and Judge Mills took their personal bonds to leave the city as soon as arrangements to do so can be made by Mr. C. A. IMassie, agent of the Prisoners' Aid Society. Baltimore Markets. BALTIMO&B, Md.. A.uguat 10.?Flour steady? western super, 2.46a2.SO; western extra, 2.60a3.05; western family, 3.30a3.45; winter wbeat patent, 8.70s3.95; spring wbeat patent, 3.85a4.10; spring wheat straight, S.75a3.85? receipts, 17,162 barrels; exports, 18,055 barrels. Wheat firm?spot, TRVsa 75Vi; the month, 75a75ft; September, 74fta75ft; October, 75fta75%; steamer No. 2 red, 71fta71ft? receipts, 201,836 bushels; exports, 578.664 bush els?southern by sample, 61a75%; southern on gride, 71fta75%. Cora Arm?mixed, spot, 61%a62; tbe month, 81%; steamer mixed, 60%a61?receipts, 5,951 bushels; exports, none?southern white corn, B5a66; southern yellow corn, 65. Oats steady ? No. 2 white, 4014 a 41; No. 2 mixed, 89a39ft?receipts, 27,187 bushels: exports, none. Rye steady?No. 2 nearby, 56fta57; No. 2 western 57fta58?receipts, 2,591 bushels; exports, 21.595 bushels. Bay dull and eaaj?No< 1 timothy, 16.50a 17.00. Grain freights very quiet?steam to Liver pool, per bushel, lftd., August; Cork, for orders, per quarter, 2s. 3d., August. Butter firm, un changed?fancy Imitation, 18al9; fancy creamery, 20a21; fancy ladle, 16al7; store packed, 12a 14. Eggs firm, unchanged? fresh, 16al6ft. Cheese firm, uncnanged?large, 10%; medium. 10ft; small, 10%. Sugar firm?fine and coarse granulated. 5.25. Government Bonds. Bid. Asked. 2 per cents, registered 107% 106ft 2 per cents, coupon 107% 108ft 8 per cents, registered, 1908-1828... 108',I 106. !per cents, coupon, 1906-1928 108ft 106 per cents, registered, 1907 113 113ft I per cents, coupon, 1907 118 113ft I pet cents, registered. 1925 187 188 I per cents, coupon, 1825-.... 137 138 S per cents, registered, 1904 107% 106ft ( per cents, coupon, 1604 107% 108ft * Grata, Provisions and Cottoa Markets. CHICAGO, August 16.?Grain: Open. High. Lav. Close. Wheat?Sept........ Tl TlVft ?0%-ft W Dec 73ft Oorn?Sept 58 Dee 60ft _ Oats-Sept 36% 36 36% 86ft Deb. 87 3Tft-ft 8?ft 87ft CHICAGO, August 19.?Provisions: Opes. High. Low. Close. Fork-Sept 14.45 14^6 14.45 14.46 Jan......... 15.50 15.72 16.50 18.72 Lard?Sept 8.86 8.96 &S6 8.96 Jan' 8.87 862 8.87 8.61 Bibs?Septs 882 8.82 8 82 8.32 ?? Jttr.V,V..-St.'. 8.10 8.10 8.10 8.10 NKW YOBK, August 16 ?Cotton: Open. High. Lew. Close. fB Tfc 7.22 T.25 T.81 J-84 T.26 T-* *.? ?;2 IS ?;2 FINANCE AND TRADE Bear Conditions Fail to Produoe a Selling Market OHLT DULLNESS RESULTED \ The Shorts Sought Cover Early in the Game. GENERAL MARKET REPORTS Special Dispatch to The Rrenlnjr Star. NEW YORK, Aufrust 19.?As the result of the unfavorable character of the strike news, opening prices this morning were generally lower than those of Saturday. London sent over a lower range of prices for all the active Issues aud was disposed to sell moderately on this side. The sell ing was not In sufficient volume to be sig nificant and all offerings found a good in quiry at the decline. After the selling had run its course traders bought back early sales and forced a rally In all parts of the list. The buying of 1,000 shares is more effect ive In Advancing prices than sales of dou ble the amount are in the opposite direc tion. A market which refuses to recede under bad news is difficult of comprehen sion, and Wall street is just now confront ed with a situation which nullities all the the time-worn arguments of the trad ing element. There is no public interest, and this being almost unanimously ad mitted, lower prices should be recorded. The steel strike spreads and a break is predicted. The bank reserve falls off and borrowers should expect a money flurry, but not one of the traditional conclusions has been accurate. Leading financiers In position to Judge say that stocks have gone into strong hands, and something out of the ordinary will be necessary to dislodge them. Such trading as the room indulges In causes no concern, for the ability to discipline the room exists, no matter how dormant It may be from motives of policy. The market being In no position to ad vance In view of the public indifference and the millionaire following being deter mined to prevent a material decline, Inac tion is the natural result. Today's trading was narrow and void of interest. The decline brought out no stock and short selling gave, way to a recovering movement. The rally was prompt, but no new business came in on it. All of the issues concerned in the com munity of ownership plan find a ready market, and there is no shaking the belief In future activity for such issues. Atchison and Rock Island are being kept In reserve by Pennsylvania to contest the Gould plan of extension to the eastern sea board. Meanwhile Wabash and Lacka wanna seem to be coming into closer re lations with the Gould transcontinental project. Southern railway Issues are being bought for reasons not wholly based on earnings, and Southern and Union Pacific, and even St. Paul, have splendid prospects for deals, based on their strategic value. With a steel strike In the way. the lead ers are concerned only with keeping theses far-reaching plans alive, and can do noth ing toward an aggressive consummation of them. Indications are that there will be ample time to buy before the grain move ment sets in. For the present the do-noth ing policy of the last fortnight seems likely to prevail. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. era Railway 90% 81% era Rallwav. ofd. 8V.4 M'i Pacific 41 Yt *iy* Coal hu<1 Iron 61% H ?V. New York Stork Market. Furnished by W. B. Hibbs ft Co.. banker* and brokers. 1419 F st., members New York stock exchange, correspondents Measra. La denburg, Thalmann A Co.. New York. Open, filch. Low. Cln? Amalgamated Copper.. llSV^ 115^4 llflH 116 Amer. Car A Foundry... 29 * 29 Am. Car A Foundry,pfd. 84% 84% American Sugar... .... 132 133^ 181?% American Tobacco. - Atchison. ? 73J-J 76% 78^ 76% Atchison, pfd . 94 95w 94 Baltimore & Ohio 97Vi 97^ 97% 97?4 Baltimore A Ohio. pfd.. .... . - ...... BrooklvnRapld Transit. 73% 74 7SK 74 Chesapeake * Ohio . 46% 47% 45l4 47Vi Chicago. B. a Q Chic, a Northwestern. - C.. M. and St Paul - 161!* 165 166 Cmcago. K. I.'a Pacific. i89'-i 141 139T* 141 Cnic.a (i. Western ....... 22% i22% 22 22 Col. Fuel and Iron__..._ - - . Consolidated Gas. ._. 221 228 221 228 Con. Tobacco. - - ....... Con. Tobacco, pfd.......... ...... ...... ...... ....... Delaware a Hudson. - ...... ...... Erie - 371* 38W 38^ Erie. 1st 65*4 65% General Electric ..... 268 268% 263 263 Illinois Central.^........ 144 144 144 144 Louisville a Nashville?. 102* 108% 102% 103% Metropolitan Traction.. 166% 166* 166% 166 Manhattan Elevated.... 117 117 117 117 Missouri Pacific 100'i 101% 100 Id M., K. a T.. pfd 54* 64% V*/K 45% National Lead Co _. - - New Jersey Central...? 160 160 160 160 New York Central. 153 158K 163 153* N Y.,Ontario?Western. 38!* 84% R3>4 84 Northern Pacific.......... ..... ....... ....... ...... Northern Pacific, pfd? .J? - Pacific Mall. -O? - Pennsylvania K. tt....... 144 145 148% 144% People's Gas. .. 112 112% 112 112% Phila. a Read inn, 1st 77* 77% 77* 77% Reading Com 41VJ 42 4Hi 42 Reading 2nds 52 52* 62 52^ Southern Pacific? "" "** "" e Southern Railway southern ~ Texas Pa ienu. Coal and iron 61% Lmon Pacific...... V64, Union Pacific pfd ... 89% U S Leather ld\Z n leather, pfd 80% U.S.Rubt>er ....... ....... ....... ....... U.S Steel- 42'* 43% 42U 43Vi U.S.SteeI,Dfd 91* 91% 91% 91% Wabash pfd_ 39 ??% 39 I\AZ Western UnionTel... 92% 93* 92% 93% Washington Stock Eichange. Sales?regular call, 12 o'clock m.?American Se curity and Trust Company, 10 at 220. Mergen thaler Linotype, 8 at 168. Lanston Monotype, 100 at 14, 26 at 14. After tall?American Grspbophone Company com., 18 at 9%. American Graphophone Company pfd., 2 at 11. Mergenthsler Linotype, 10 at 168%. 10 at 168. 6 at 160%, 5 at 16W%. American Graphophone Company com., 100 at 8(4. District of Columbia Bonds.?Funding currency 8.66s. 124 bid. Miscellaneous Bonds.?Capital Traction Railroad 4s I08W bid 108asked. Washington Traction and Electric coll. 4%s, 66 bid, 66 asked. Metro politan Ball road 5s, 116 bid. Metropolitan Rail road cert, lndebt., A. 103 bid. Metropolitan Rail road cert, lndebt., B, 103 bid. Columbia Railroad 3s, 116 bid. Columbia Railroad 2d mort. 6s, 106 bid, lu?4 asked. City and Suburban Railroad 6s, ?9 asked. Anacostla and Potomac 6s, 09 asked. Washington Gas Company 6s, ser. A, 107 bid, 110 asked. Washington Gas Company 6s. ser. B, 107 bid, 110 asked. United States Electric Light deb. Imp. 6s, 106 bid. United States Electric Light cert, lndebt. 6s, 106% bid. 106 asked. Chesapeake md Potomac Telephone 6s, 104 bid, 106 asked. American Security and Trust 4s, 100 bid. Wash ington Market Company 1st 6s, 110 bid. Washing ton Msrket Company imp. 6s, 110 bid. Washing ion Market Company ex ten. 6s, 110 bid. Masonic Hall Association 6s. 106 bid. American Grapho phone deb. 6s, 100 asked. . Safe Deposit and Trust Companies.-National Safe Deposit and Trust, 145 bid, ^53 a?k? I. TV"*"* Ington Loan and Trust, 171 bid, 178 asked. Amer ican Security and Trust. 2194 bid, 2204 arted. Wsshlngton Safe Deposit, 60 bid. Union Trust and Storage, 1064 bid. 100% *?ked. National Bank Stocks ?Bank of Washington. MO bid. Metropolitan, T28 bid. Central, 285 bd. Farmers and Mechanics' 2SB bid. Second. 166bld. 011liens', 185 bid. Columbia. 170 bid. Capital. 156 bid. 170 asked. West &id, 120 bid, 126 ssked. Traders', 131 bid. Lincoln. 120 bid. 125 as?d. Railroad Stocks.-Capital 102% bid. 102% asked. City and Suburban, ? '"insurance Stocks.?Firemen's. bW *74 asked. Franklin, 41 bid. Metropolitan. 75 bid. 80 asked. Corcoran. 63% bid. Potomac. ? vS' tT bid, 80 asked. German-American 22B bid. Na tional 'Union. 7% bid, 8% aaked. CWumbls, 10 Md, 11 asked. Rlggs, 7 bid, 8 ssked^ Peep* ?. ? b?. 8% asked. Commercial, 4 bid. 6 asked. Colonial, mHT?al4%'bid* sS^s'ked! b!ei WGas siSS^-Washington Gas. ?0 Md, ?1 asked. Georgetown Gas, 74 asked. ...... Mlscellsneous Stocks. ? Itergenthaler Linotype. m Md, 188 aaked. Lanstan M?K>^pe. Md. 14 asked. American Graphophone com., 8% bid, >% asked. American Orspej^boae pfd^ W4 bid, if ?ked Pneumatic Qan Carriage, .06 Md, .10 tsked. Washington Market. 14% bid. Norfolk and Washington Steamboat, 188 Md. ? ?? Gum at Pkilaialfkla Psstpese*. PHIL.ADBTLJ'HIA, Aujruat 1& ? Both American and National . Iiwmw nnM scheduled for today postponed on acoount 9i rain.