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SHOOT AT SEA GIRT
New Jersey and Irish Teams Shooting Special Match. IRISHMEN ARE III THE LEAD Two District Men Are With the Jerseymen. NO STREET PARADE HERE gpeelal Frmn a Staff Correspondent. RIFLE R.\NGE, SEA GIRT. N. J.. Sep tember rt.?The special challenge match be tween teams representing the Ulster Rifle Association of Belfast. Ireland, and the NVw Jersey State Kifle Association is in progress this afternoon on the Sea Girt range. The contest has attracted much at ti ntion. and is being followed with interest. The members of the District National Guard are shooting on the New Jersey t?am. The conditions are substantially the same as governed the match with the Ca nadians yesterday, except that special rifles are allowed. It is generally regarded a cer tainty that Ireland will win. the Ulster team having done almost perfect shooting in practice at the long ranges. At the conclusion of the firing at the S00 yard stage of the match Jersey was in the lead by two points. The individual and team totals at 800 yards were: New Jersey?Scott of the District, R8 out of a possible 75; Wether-aid of the District. 00; Hyde. 73; Hudson. t!N: Foulke, 78; Bull, 72; Tuttle. 72; Wittemore, ?!K. Total, 5?>>. Ireland?Caldwell, 7!l; Duncan. 07; Bralth waifce. 71; Richardson. 74; Sellars, 75; Mill ner. ?>4; Morgan. <>3; Henry, 71. Total, 558. Sellars of Ireland made fifteen consecutive bull's-eyes at SOU yards. A beautiful silver cup has been donat-.-d by one of the powder companies as the prize in this match. The cup is to be shot for annually. Xo 1'nltllc Demontitration Her*. There will be no public demonstration, no street parade and no red Are burned upon the occasion of the return of the victorious District of Columbia riflemen to Washing ton. Gen. Harries and MaJ. Bell conferred on the subject late last night, and decided to do away with the street parade and cel ebrate the victories through the medium of a reception In honor of the teams next Thursday evening at militia headquarters. This program was adopted in view of the fact that the District representatives will not return home in a body. The majority of them will leave here about noon Mon day. and will be in Washington early that evening, but Young. Cookson, Leizear, H. M. Bell, Farrow, Aldson and others are going to remain over for the competitions Monday afternoon and Tuesday, and Rob bins. Harvey and others have arranged to spend several additional days in this local ity on business In some instances and for recreation in others. Therefore not all the members of the brigade team proper will journey to Washington in a party Mon day, and public welcome and escort to them would not be an ovation to the entire detachment. In view of the state of affairs it has been thought beat to do away with the red fire and the street parade Monday, and have the welcome and congratulations extended Thursday evening In connection with the reception at militia headquarters. Canada Wins Pal ma Match. As was expected, Canada handily won the centennial trophy Palma match and with it the championship of the world. The match was concluded in the presence of an Immense throng of spectators early last evening. As the losers with all sincerity cheered the \ictors It was plain that never did a more pronounced spirit of friendliness exist In any competition ever held. The Canadians cheered for the Americans, and whenever the Dominion men appeared dur ing the evening they were roundly applaud ed. The visitors won the Falma match by a total of 1,522 out of a possible 1.800. America waS only 28 points behind with a total of 1.-&4. which Is considered an ex cellent showing for men who had never shot before in a match at the long ranges and had had absolutely no team practice. By no means was it certain that Canada would win until the last four men began firing. It should be gratifying to the peo ple of the District to know that Lieut. Leizear of Washington proved to be the competitor making the highest aggregate ?core, and for doing so he will receive a strikingly beautiful gold medal. Lelzear's total was 2ilB out of a possible 225. The fact that four men from the District of Columbia?Leizear, H. M. Bell, Shaw and Cookson. in the order named?made th? four highest individual scores of the Amer ican team is also a matter of pride. Dlntrlct Men Have Done Well. There can be no denial of the assertion that the Washingtonians have done phe nomenal work in the several competitions open to the United States and the world. The Palma trophy was first offered as a prize at Creedmoor In 1870, when teams from Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Can ada competed with an American team for the trophy emblematic of the world's cham pionship. The American team won by 22 points. The following year a team repre senting Great Britain and Ireland came over, but the match resulted in an over whelming defeat for the Englishmen. The Palma trophy had not been in competition since until the present tournament. Centennial Trophy Palma Match. AMERICA. 800 WO 1,000 To yanla. yards, yard*, tals. Lieut. H. II. Leizear.... 68 72 63 203 Lieut- H. M. Bell 71 04 60 l!>5 IJeut. ?;?>. C. Shaw 71 63 3S 102 Lieut. W. YV. < <?>k*>n.. . 57 70 61 1*8 ? 'apt. W. F. Whltt^more 64 67 51 182 Capt. Cbas. Sprlngster... 05 64 53 182 MaJ. C. H. Young 66 5tt 52 177 Capt. William Martin... 63 60 52 175 Team totals 525 Sl? 450 1,4M CANADA. MOO 1?00 1,000 To ? _ yarda. yards, yard*, tala. Capt. R. J. Ptrltew.... 70 6* 64 3)2 Capt. J. I>?ff Stnart ?7 68 AO 195 Capt. W. II. I>avidaon... 04 68 62 104 Lieut. R. A. llohtrlAou.. 7u 62 57 180 8?-rKt. E. Skeddeu 62 60 01 180 Private S. S. Paupat.... 64 68 56 188 Lieut. W. L R'<a? 67 62 56 185 Private C. F. .Fleming... 68 87 55 180 | Team totals 583 51? 471 1,522 Election of Officer*. At a meeting of the National Rifle Asso ciation of America last evening Gen. Har ries was elected vice president, a member 01 the executive committee and one of the directors. Major Bell was also chosen a director. Gen Spencer of New Jersey was made president and Major General Brooke. U. S. army, honorary president. Colonel R. 1. Thompson, aid to the governor of New Jersey, was elected an honorary di rector for life and presented with a gold medal. Major Bell's suggestion that Congress be petitioned to encourage military rifle shoot ing by providing a national trophy and ap propriating prize money and funds to cover traveling expenses of teams and to cover the cost of ammunition was approved by the association. General Harries. General Spencer and General Rlggs, the latter of Maryland, were appointed a committee to urge the matter before Congress at the coming session. During the meeting last evening, ar rangements were completed for the gov ernor of New Jersey and his stafT and a team of Jerseymen to visit Washington next month and compete with a District team while the annual rifle competitions of the District National Guard are in pro gress at the Ordway range. A team of Marylanders will also be at Ordway at the aame time. Koreliiners to Ylslt Washinifton. The Irish and Canadian teams have ac cepted an Invitation extended by General Harries to visit Washington. They will probably reach the national capital week after next, after taking in the international yacht race and the Pan-American exposi tion. General Harries departed for Wash ington early this morning. The regimental skirmish competition, the last team com petition in which the District will engage, will be shot at 10 o'clock tomorrow morn ing. The President's match, an Individual contest at 200, 300. 500, 000, 800 and 1,000 yards, for the military championship of the United States, will begin at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. The grotesque exhibition by the "Alaska Cavalry" and the "Royal Jesters" scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock has been declared off, owing to a death in the family of the captain of the Jesters. The District men continue to pile up perfect scores in many of the In dividual matches, and will very likely cap ture the majority of the prizes offered. C. P. C. MANILA'S PRINTING OFFICE EXPERTS TO ESTABLISH IT IJf THE PHILIPPINES. Bonkblnderi Refnae the Offer of #1,400, Preferriag to Rraaia Here at Lower Pay. Two of the employes of the government printing office to be established in the Phil ippines leave today for San Francisco, where they will take a steamer for Manila. These are Mr. Edwin C. Jones, who 1* to be chief clerk of the office, and Mr. James A. Hoggsette. They will sail from San Francisco on the 15th instant. The other members of the party to set up and begin the operation of the plant will sail in Oc tober. These will be Mr. John S. Leech, superintendent of the public printing of fice in the Philippines; George A. Tracy, foreman; Edward Wagner, foreman of the bindery; F. L Powers, chief electrician; R. J. Allen, chief engineer; E. E. Gessler, proofreader; Jerome Kendall, make-up; M. L Roberts, foreman press room; F. A. An derson. pressman; Milton E. Rowxee, elec trotyper; W. C. Boothby. paper expert. This entire force has been made up of men who are familiar with the methods of doing business in the government printing office here, most of them having been employed in the office for many years, and all of whom were in the office at the time of their appointment to their new places in the Philippines. It Is thought that with this force of experts to oversee the work the public printing office In the Philip pines will at once take a very high rank for efficiency. Nearly the entire printing plant has now been shipped to Manila. It has cost $100, 000, and Is regarded as complete an estab lishment of the kind ever set up anywhere. The foremen of the various departments who have b<ftn detailed to go to Manila will see that the plant is properly in stalled, and later In the fall a corps of compositors will be sent there, bo that the entire plant will be operated by men per fectly familiar with like machinery in the government printing office in this city . The government is Experiencing some difficulty in securing bookbinders to go to the Philippines. Some time ago Edward Wagner, an employe of the bindery In the government printing office here, was se lected as foreman for the proposed govern ment Philippine bindery, and five other workmen in the same bindery were offered positions in Manila at a salary of $1,400 a year each. Yesterday all of these work men except Wagner declined the offer. They gave as their reason the increased cost of living in the Philippines, and It is understood that the matter was brought to their attention by the mass meeting of teachers recently held In Manila to pro test against not being allowed to purchase supplies of the commissary department. The men receive a salary of $1,250 a year hfere, and they say it would be a financial sacrifice to go to Manila for $1,400. Fore man Wagner, who will sail from San Fran cisco the 16th, is to receive a salary of $2,000 a year. Marine Corp* Orders. Capt. M. J. Shaw has been detached from duty aboard the Solace and ordered to his home. Capt. C. S. Radford, from the office of the assistant quartermaster at marine head quarters to the naval station. Cavlte, P. I., for duty as acting paymaster of the offi cers and enlisted men serving on shore In the Philippine Islands. Second LJeut. E. Hayes granted leave of absence for three months. Second Lieut. T. Holcomb, to the marine barracks. Annapolis, Md. Capt. T. S. Borden, from the marine bar racks, Cavke, P. I., to this city. Speaker Henderson to Sail Tomorrow. LONDON. September 6.?The American line steamer St. Paul, which Is to saQ from Southampton tomorrow for New York, will" have among her passengers D. B. Hender son. Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and Mrs. Henderson, J. W. Mackay and Clyde Fitch. Sixteenth Victim of Falrvllla Wreck, NEWARK, N. Y., September 0.?The death list of the wreck of the Northern Central accommodation train which occur red Thursday of last week near Falrville, has been increased to sixteen by the death today of Mrs. Wm. Le Munyon of Port Gibson. ? ? ? Government Receipts. Government receipts from internal reve nue today were $1,073,152; customs, $1,016, 55ft; miscellaneous, $23,246. Expenditures, $2,010,000. Strikers Patrolling the Works. ELWOOD, Ind., September 6.?Strikers at Gas City, having received word that non union men will be Imported to take their places In the mills, are patrolling the streets surrounding the factories. ? ? ? Accident to Fast Mall. CARROLL, Iowa. September 6.?While entering the yards here today the engine and baggage car of the Chicago and North western railway fast mail were derailed. No person was Injured and the damage was slight. Invitation to Prince Chan. BERLIN, September 6.?A special dis patch to the Lokal Anzeiger from Dant xic says Emperor William has Invited Prince Chun to witness the autumn ma neuvers. Miss Stone Carried Off by Brigands. CONSTANTINOPLE. September 6.?A dispatch from Salonika says that one of the ladies carried off from that vilayet by brigands is a Miss Stone.' Steamship Arrival. At New York?8illcla, from Genoa. ? ? Oca. Rasslcar at Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio. September 6.?Com mander-in-Chief Leo Rassieur of the G. A. R. and his wife arrived In Cleveland this morning and has taken up headquarters at the Hollenden Hotel for the coming G. A. R. encampment, which begins next Mon day. Adjutant General Sterrttt of tbe G. A. R. is expected within a day or two. Gold Medal for Marconi. LONDON, September 8.?The Marquis dl Loreto, In behalf of the Italian foreign of fice, has presented to Signor Marconi the gold medal of the Italian Science Society. Poisoned by Clams. CLEVELAND, Ohio, September 6 ?N'ne ty people who ate clams at a lunch Inci dent to the opening of a new public build ing a few days ago have been 111 since, suf fering. It is alleged, from ptomaine poison ing. No person has died, but many are still in bed. Maa and Wife Killed by Trala. DETROIT, September 6.?Henry Peltier, a farmer, and his wife, living just outside of Windsor, Ont., were struck by a fast Michigan Central train today while driving into that city and instantly killed. Their carriage was ground to pieces and both bodies were thrown many feet from where the engine struck them. ??? War oa Saa Jose Scale. ATHENS. Ohio, September 6.?Fully 10, 000 peach trees will be destroyed in this county on orders of the Ohio agricultural department, the trees being afflicted with San Jose scale. Coaatcss Rasscll Very III. LONDON. September 6.?Countess Rus sell (formerly Mrs. Somerville) is seriously ill at Chester. STRIKE NOT YET SETTLED PAPEBRAHQEHS AMD EMPLOYERS FAIL. TO AGREE. Statements Ipon Part of Both Asso ciation n?Efforts tm Get Work* ?sen la Other Cities. The Master Paperhangers' Association held a meeting In their quarters this morn Ins which lasted over two hours. Reports were rendered showing the extent of the strike and also the effect on the different houses of the cky. It was reported that there appears to be a wavering in the ranks of the strikers. This, It Is said, is evinced by a large number of the men returning to their work at the wages paid them before the strike was called. Concerning the ques tion of securing outside help by the asso ciation It was stated that although the number secured In Baltimore was only five men, all of whom are said to be at work, still the fact that they were secured was accepted as refuting the assertion of the strikers that the men could not be secured, or, if procured,' they would have . to be members of the union. The association members claim that the prevailing rates in two of the cities in which they have endeavored to secure men to fill the places vacated are such that there is but little doubt that enough men will be brought here within a day or so to meet the demand. The wages paid in Bal timore and Philadelphia were quoted, "the amount In Baltimore being $2.50 and in Philadelphia |2 for a day's work of nine hours. Yesterday an agreement was entered into between representatives of the Master Pa per hangers' Association and a gentleman, who. It Is said, has plenty of financial backing, In one of the cities visited by the representatives, by which he bound himself to supply one hundred nfen to the associa tion. This morning, It is said, the agree ment was confirmed and the contract was made binding between the two parties. Feature of the Strike. It was stated today that one of the mer chants who has not been troubled by the strike from the fact that he is paying his men by piece work, was approached by a number of the strikers yesterday and asked to give them employment. Needing hands the merchant was about to put them to work, but upon inquiring of them where they had last worked and for what reasons they had quit, he was informed that they were members of the union and also that they were out on a strike at the time. Upon receiving this Information the merchant decided not to place them on his pay rolls. As soon as this action was brought to the attention of the assembly all of the men then at work for the party named were ordered out. The clause of the constitution recently printed In an Interview with members of the assembly was referred to this morning. It reads as follows: "The standard wages of the members of this assembly, also the number of hours which shall constitute a day's work, shall be such as the assembly may determine upon from time to time, but any member who may feel himself in competent of commanding the highest wages may, with the approval of the as sembly by two-thirds vote of the members present, be allowed to work for such sum as he can command as a rated mechanic," etc. Commenting upon this members of the association state that the time has yet to come for any Individual to inform an employer of his Incompetency, and that the association has at different times endeav ored to have this clause put Into effect, but without success. Although It has been stated that the men are idle for four or more months during the year, yet claims were made by several members of the association that their men were not out of employment over a week or two throughout the year. This fact was brought to the attention of one of the mem bers by his employes. Circular Issued. The following letter has been addressed, it is said, to the striking Paperhangers* Assembly by the Masters' Association: "There Is a great difference In the grade of work done by the present and prospect ive members of your assembly. Some can hang only blanks, and then only when ma chine-trimmed. "Some can go no higher than to hang In grains without using a knife. Some can hang all the medium grades of paper, but cannot hang tints, press goods, burlaps, room moldings, plate rail, etc. While there are others who can do ail the above, still we believe you will agree that the latter are greatly In the minority. "We. therefore, feel that to Increase the minimum rate of $2.80 per day for all workmen Is more than the majority are qualified for. "You are aware that the master paper hangers appreciate the work of the skilled mechanic to that extent that they have, and will, volunteer to pay wages over and above the present union rate of $2.80 per day. "It Is the sense of the Master Paper hangers' Association that the present rate of $2.80 per day Is fair and sufficient for the average workman, and that the Mas ter Paperhangers* Association will not Day the increase asked for." Views of the Strikers. The striking paperhangers held a well attended meeting this morning at No. 009 C street northwest, and after adjournment stated that they had no Information to give out. In reply to questions, they, how ever, admitted that President H. J. Wells and Mr. Samuel Knott, both of their or ganization, were In Baltimore doing what they could to make the strike a success It Is understood that Messrs. Wells and Knott went to Baltimore yesterday morning to combat the efforts of Mr. E. N. Rich ards. a representative of the Master Paper hangers, who, it is said, was there to in duce workmen to come to Washington to take the places of the strikers. Similar ef forts, It Is stated, are being made In Phila delphia and New York by other represen tatives of the masters' association, and a committee of two has been sent to each of those cities, it is alleged. In the interest of the striking employes. Mr. Wells Is said to have stated in Balti more that the men have been out only since Wednesday morning, but that already three-fourths of the stores in Washington have been won. He also stated that repre sentations are being made to the paper hangers in Baltimore that there Is no trou ble in Washington and that men are being offered steady positions at <2.80 a day, with transportation to this city and a week's board free. Mr. Wells is represented to have said that he Is confident no paper hangers can be obtained In Baltimore, and that no better success will be met with In the other cities. TELEGRAPH FACILITIES. Provision Being Made for Schley Court of Inquiry. The Western Union Telegraph Company has requested permission of the District Commissioners to string a loop of two wires from 7th and K streets southeast, south to M street southeast; thence west to and Into the United States navy yard, and a second loop into the yard from t?e alley between 1> and M and 7th and 8th streets southeast. The wires are to be used for the Schley court of Inquiry. Th? electrical' department has recommended favorable action. Sehley Hears Two Witnesses. Amiral Schley and his counsel today began holding sessions with the witnesses they will call. Those heard today were Admirals Watson and Barker. Ths sit tings were private, and the character of the evidence not disclosed. Admiral Wat son was at Guantanamo on the day of the battle off Santiago. Alleged Deserter. The District Commissioners have been In formed that George Thomas, giving his -ad dress as Brlghtwood, D. C., has deserted from the Unked States ship Amphltrlte. Arthur Thomas, colored, of Brown's court was today convicted In the Police Court of assaulting Henry Marshall, also col ored, by cutting him In the arm with a knife. Judge 0*Donnell sent him to Jail for thirty days. Irving M. Wright of 211 7th street north west has reported to the police that last night between 10 and 12 o'clock he lost, either at his house or at 7th street and Pennsylvania avenue. * diamond stud worth f 178. VOTINdON PREAMBLE /9 Virginia Ckra$r*ptien Gets Down to Work it Last mr. vrsoelms' eiplajatior aims Any Attempt nt Him. THE ROUTINE Special Dispatch to Tie Krenlngr Star. RICHMOND, Va., September 6.?The con stitutional convention waa called to order at noon by President Qoode. Prayer waa offered by the Rev! W. R. D. Smith of the Baptist Chutch. For the flrst time in the history of the convention three colored women occupied "seats in the western gal lery. Eighty-six - members answered to their names. Mr. O'Plaherty offerqfl a resolution fixing the hour of meeting for tomorrow at 11 o'clock. The resolution was agreed to. Mr. Withers of Danville presented a suf frage plan, printed in the Danville Free Press. He moved that the proposition be referred tt> the suffrage committee, which motion was adopted, the paper not being read- ?? v, Mr. Wysor, arising to a question of privi lege, made an extended statement concern ing the speech of Mr. Glass yesterday. He denied that any language used by him (Wysor) was capable of such Interpreta tion as that made by Mr. Glass, and asked that a retraction be made of the language used by Mr. Glass. Mr. Wysor, after speaking half an hour, was called to order. Mr. Glass Disclaimed Offense. Mr. Glass, replying, said that if he had failed to make himself clear yester day In his speech It was not an oversight. He had not Intentionally misrepresented the gentleman from Pulaski. Several memorials regarding appropria tions and taxation were presented. Then the convention resolved Itself into committee of the whole on the bill of rights. The report was laid before the commit tee, being read section by section. The report of the majority was read for amendments, but the report was adopted as submitted by the committee down to section 8, which was passed by (the section regarding criminal trials); sections 11 and 12 were also passed by; section 0 was adopted, as were sections 13, 14, 15, lfl, 17 and 18. Article 2 of the report reads as follows: "The Constitution of the United States and the laws made In pursuance thereof, and all treaties made or which shall be made under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land." Mr. Pettlt of Fluvanna moved to strike out the entire section. Several motions were made to amend the section, all of which were voted down. Section 16, which contains the word ?Christian," was passed by on motion of Mr. Pollard of Richmond, who expressed a desire to discuss ihe section tomorrow. The entire report of the committee, with the exception of the sections passed by, was adopted by the committee of the whole. The committee rose, reported progress, and at 2 o'clock adjourned. Sifrage Committee to Report. It was stated on the authority of a mem ber of the suffrage committee today that the report of that committee would b? ready for submission to the convention on Tuesday. The committee on education met today and heard argument by Messrs. Geo. W. Miles of Pulaski and C. P. Jones of Highland In fav<or of constitutional provi sion for the University of Virginia. No action waa reached. ? ? ? ? ? ? CLASSIFIED BY AGES. Census Bulletin on Ohio, North Da kota, Orearon and Oklahoma. The census bureau today issued a state ment showing the result of the enumera tion of the population of the states of Ohio, North Dakota and Oregon and the territory of Oklahoma In respect to persons of school age and males of militia and voting age. The statement shows that In North Da kota foreign white males constitute 58.3 per cent and native white males of foreign parentage 18.8 per cent, the two elements together representing over three-fourths or 77.1 per Cent of all the males of voting age In 1800. These same two elements com bined constitute In Ohio 39.8 per cent. In Oregon 30 per cent and in Oklahoma 17 per cent. Colored males of voting age. principally Chinese, Japanese and Indians, constitute in Oregon 9.1 per cent of all males of vot ing age, while in Oklahoma this same ele ment, comprising chiefly persons of negro descent and Indians, constitute 7 per cent the whole number of males of this class. In North Dakota and Ohio the proportion of colored males of voting age Is small, or a little over 2 per cent In each. Among males of voting age as a whole there is only a small proportion of Illiter ates In all of the states and territories un der consideration, the highest percentage, 6.9, being in Oklahoma and the lowest, 4.8, being in Ohio and Oregon. Of the native whites of native parentage in the states and territories under consid eration, the largest proportion of illiterate males of voting age is found in Ohio, or 3.7 per cent, while for the native whites of foreign parentage the largest proportion of illiterate males of voting age is found in Oklahoma, or 2.2 per cent. In North Dakota foreign white males of militia age constitute 53 per cent, and na tive white males of foreign parentage 24.5 per cent of all males of militia age In 1900, these two elements together representing over three-fourths of the whole number of males of this class. In Ohio these same two elements combined constitute 38.7 per cent; in Oregon, 34.9 per cent, and In Oklahoma 15.7 per cent. In North Dakota practically one-sixth, or 16.T per cent of all persons of school age are foreign born, while In Oregon 3.8 per cent and In Ohio 3.1 per cent of the whole number of such persons are foreign born. In Oklahoma persons of school age are very nearly all of native birth, the foreign born constituting only 1 per cent of the whole number of such persons. ALLEGED ATTEMPT AT ROBBERY. ler Held 6v> hy Footpad Early TkUHaralns. An unknowif maiy whose Identity the po lice are seeking t0 f'discover, attempted to hold up Frank),Day, a farmer, this morn ing about 4 o'cloeki** Knox's gate, on the Walker road, near tto District line. Day Is a resident of Kfre^VHiU, Prlnoe George's county, Md.. ^d^wsa on his way to this city with som?*#>roajnce in his light wagon While he wasfpassing the Knox place the unknown man sprtikig out of some bushes along the roadway^it is said, seised Day's horse at the nea^and asked the farmer how much megey &e had with him. For answer Day daapdd from his seat and grasped a good-sised stick that was lying near and infifarte<t >a hard blow on the would-be highwayman's face. The man turned to run.-andi-fts he did so Day put in another blow with the stick. The fellow increased his - speed and ran acrosfe the Knox farm. Day continued his Journey to the city and shortly met Mounted Officer R? C. Dyer of the Anacostla station, to whom he reported the affair- Sergeant W. T. Ander son was Immediately Informed of the at tempted hold-up and dispatched Mounted Officers Green and Hagan to the vicinity to make an Investigation. Day was not sure whether the footpad was white or colored. He was about thirty years old, he said, and was dressed In dark clothing. ? ? Altered Assault. Alexander Mabon, a lawyer, was arrested and locked up by the police of the third precinct today for an alleged indecent as sault committed upon R. O. Klinedlnst, the thirteen-year-old brother at Policeman Klinedlnst. MR. BEACH TESTIFIES A CHESAPEAKE JTSCTIOS PROPRIE TOR SATS PLAGB IS ALL RIGHT. Coattaaanre a( Vagrancy Caae tm Paltoc CMrt Teday?Some Lively ftaestloai Asked. The trial of the case of Madge Davis, one of the women arrested at Chesapeake Junc tion on & charge of vagrancy, which was begun in the Police Court before Judge Kimball Wednesday, was continued today. The defendant was recalled to the stand by Prosecuting Attorney Sinclair and ques tioned briefly, but nothing new was brought out. Andrew R Beach, proprietor of one of the Chesapeake Junction resorts, was the next witness. He was examined by Mr. Sillers. He stated that he conducted a summer place Just across the District line in the state of Maryland. Some of his patrons live in Maryland and others are from Washington. Among those who fcad been there he said was the Chinese minis ter. He was licensed, be said, to conduct a wholesale and retail liquor business in the state of Maryland. He never allowed any disorderly or "disreputable" peopld about bis grounds, if he knew it. He described the rooster dance In much detail. Mr. Beach said there was not anything im proper about the dance. There have been, he declared, as many as 4,000 visitors at his place in a single night. He was ac quainted with the defendant, but had never known her to act in other than a proper manner, and did not believe she ever took part in a rooster dance, as "she was too heavy." He denied that his place was a resort for prostitutes. The witness was cross-examined by Mr. Sinclair. In reply to questions he satd he has a residence in this city on T street northwest. He sometimes remained there at night and sometimes at his country place. He was asked If he had not fre quently spent the night with a woman by the name of Thompson. Mr. Sillers objected to the witness an swering the question. Judge Kimball decided that the witness could refuse to answer the question if he did so on statutory grounds. Beach said he would avail himself of that privilege. He denied that the rooster dance had been given at his place more than three or four times, but said prize waltzes were quite common there. In these a gold medal was the prize. He was asked if he had not told an officer that he had had criminal relations with the defendant. He denied this in a most excited manner. He admit ted having paid a fine for selling liquor on Sunday, also that the license of his place was In the name of Jack Shea, and ex plained that he had done this because after having paid the fine above noted the grand Jnry of Prince George's county, Md., would not issue him a license in his own name. He also admitted having paid $108 in lines In Maryland since the license has been in Shea's name. He claimed that so far as he knew no disreputable women ever came to his place. After Recess. Upon reassembling at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, Mr. Beach was again called to the stand. In reply to questions from Mr. Ryan, the witness said Policeman Bryan had visited his place and had asked him to get him a girl. Answering a question of Mr. Sinclair, the witness- said the defendant had Visited his place time and time again. At the conclusion of Mr. Beach's testi mony, Madge Davis was recalled to the stand. She was asked by her counsel if she had ever had criminal relations with Mr. Beach. Mr. Sinclair objected to the question, and the court sustained the objection. The de fense here announced its case closed. Special Officer Dlgney was called to the stand as a witness In rebuttal. He was examined at length in reference to an al leged incident related by the defendant, in which she claimed that on one occasion Sergeant Hartman threw a peanut at the defendant. Nothing of the kind, he said, occurred. He was cross-examined by Mr. Sillers. BIQ OIL SYNDICATE FORMED. To Develop Extensive Fields in South western Wyoming. OMAHA, Neb., September 6.?A special from Cheyenne, Wyo., says: Senator Thomas K earn a of Utah, Senator Clarence D. Clark of Wyoming, Senator S. B. El kins of West Virginia, Perry 8. Heath. P. J. Quealey of Kemmerer, Wyo.; Richard Kerens, Jr., and Frank J. West cott of Salt Lake and E. L. Doheny of Los Angeles are the directors and princi pal stockholders of the Inter-mountain Oil Company, which is capitalized at 110,000, 000, and whloh has been formed for the purpose of developing a large tract of oil lands in the Fossil fields, south of Kem merer, in the southwestern part of the state. A RACE AGAINST TIME. Special Mall Train Trying: to Reach Steamer In New Yorlc. CHICAGO, September 6.?A special train, consisting of an engilne and one car and bearing Important letters from Australia addressed to Joseph Chamberlain and other high officers of the British government, ar rived over the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railway at 9:10 a.m. In order to catch the Southampton steamer, which leaves New York tomorrow, an effort is being made to break all records to catch the Lake Shore "Flyer," which left here at 8:30 a,m. The mail was transferred here to another special train and pulled by an engine with a record of 100 miles an hour, and in charge of officials of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern railway, left at 10 o'clock in hot pursuit of the "Flyer." AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVES ABROAD. Possible Markets In Turkey and the Balkan States. "American locomotives in Europe" is the subject of an interesting report to the State Department by Deputy Consul Gen eral Dean B. Mason at Berlin. Germany. He says that up to the present, in spite of the large and continued Importation of American machinery, the American loco motive, which has for many years been largely and successfully used in Russia, can hardly be said to have made more than an appearance in Germany. Its use by the Bavarian state railway authorities and the Prussian government is spoken of in favor able terms. It has been ascertained through reliable private sources that the results obtained in Bavaria have been high ly satisfactory, and have dissipated the be lief which has hitherto prevailed in official circles that American engines were not adapted for use on German railroads. Owing to such favorable reports it is con sidered extremely probable that the Amer ican type of engine will be built by Ger man locomotive builders within a short time. Since the world's fair exposition In Chi cago in 1888 no important fact of Ameri can railway development has escaped the attention of German railway managers. This fact is evidenced by the sending of commissions and individual engineers to this country (the United States) and spend ing months in studying every detail of construction and management of our rail roads. In closing his report . Consul Gen eral Mason says: "It goes without saying, however, that the principal opportunity for American railway engines is in countries which, un like Germany, France and England, have no adequate facilities for building them at home. Such opportunities exist most no tably In Russia, Turkey and the Balkan states, where considerable railway con struction is now In progress and still more projected. No locomotives are manufac tured in Turkey or the Balkan states, where .German capital is being invested and where Important development is to be ex pected within the next ten or twenty years. "In order to sell American locomotives In Europe, it would seem desirable that our leading American locomotive builders should establish an agency at some central loca tion, such as Berlin or Paris, where closo track could be kept of the needs of the European market and whence representa tives with good technical education oould be sent to confer with representatives of foreign railroads. Rwnt sates to France and Russia and the satisfactory results of the - experiments tn Bavaria tend to show that there exists an opportunity for the sale of American locomotives in Europe. In order to make the most of this opportunity, all possible facilities should be given to the foreign buyer to Judge of the nature of the American locomotive without the necessity of sending or going to the United States." WHY THEY Dlb'NOT SHOOT MEBBDKD FOB MORE I* PORT A JIT WORK THAIf TARGET PRACTICE. DeMtmafs Reply te Coaplaiit That a Team Was Not Sent to Sea Girt. According to a story from New York cer tain National Ouard and retired officers are Indignant at what they term a blunder on the part of the War Department In fail ing to enter an army rifle team in the ?n ternational shooting match at Sea Girt, N. J. It is said that Governor Voorhees and several militia officers at Sea Girt have deckled to call Secretary Root's attention to the absence of an army rifle team and ask for an Investigation. The officials of the War Department say that the only reason why an army rifle team has not been sent to Sea Girt meet ings during the past three years was be cause the army has been engaged In much more Important duty during that period. One of the officials said that it was singu lar that the people who are criticising the War Department did not realize that all the available troops in the army have been engaged in fighting the battles of their country In the Philippines, Cuba and Porto Rico since the spring of 1896. Outside of the few Infantry raw recruits at interior posts the only troops In the United States are attached to the artillery and cavalry arms, and rifle teams are not made up from such material. Regular army officers ac knowledge the value of these "competitive matches, and under ordinary circumstances would advocate the participation of a rep resentative army team. A team made up of regulars won the championship Just be fore the outbreak of the Spanish war, and other teams wouiu have been entered in subsequent contests but for the fact that 1 their presence was needed In more Impor tant duties elsewhere. INDORSED BY HIS UNION. Confidence Expresited In Intejgrlty of Mr. John T. Dougherty. At the regular meeting last evening at No. 1204 Pennsylvania avenue northwest of Local No. 14 of the International Union of Steam Engineers resolutions were adopted by a unanimous vote expressing confidence In the integrity and honesty of Mr. John T. Dougherty, one of the members, who yes terday was exonerated by Prosecutor Mul lowny of the charge made against him some days ago of hdving stolen some brass from the navy yard. -O DECLINE TO DISCUSS IT, Treasury Officials Will Not Talk About the Armour Case. Treasury Department officials decline to talk about an official report said to have been received at the treasury regarding the case of J. Ogden Armour, the Chicago millionaire, who is alleged to have been fined ?*,000 by customs officials for bringing in 130,000 worth of diamonds and pearls without paying duties. The matter has been investigated by the authorities at Chicago, and a report will undoubtedly be sent to the treasury. If It Is not now In the hands of treasury officials. The story from Chicago is that the jewels were brought In under the belief that they were not dutiable. Fnaeral of Timothy Leonard. The funeral of Timothy Leonard, whose death occurred yesterday, will take place from the undertaking establishment of J. Howard Tabler. 714 11th street northwest, tomorrow morning at 11:30 o'clock. Building Permits Issued. Building permits were Issued today as follows: Trustees Grace M. E. Church, to make general repairs to church, corner of 9th and S streets northwest; cost, $3,000. Geo. W. Seal a, rebuild front with brick and general repairs to 915 E street south east; cost. $1,100. Geo. F. Robertson, for repairs to 203 F street northwest; cost, $100. Denies the Accusation. The trial of Policeman Albert W. Steven ton of the third precinct, charged with con duct unbecoming an officer, was resumed before a board of officers today. Steven ton took the stand and denied the charges of Jeneatte Falden, the young mulatto wo man who claims that the officer is the father of her child. Jailed for Beating Hla Mother. William Fortune, colored, of No Name alley northwest, who was arrested by Officer J. T. Norris for beating his mother at 4 o'clock in the morning of September 2, pleaded guilty in the Police Court to day, and Judge O'Donnell sent him to Jail for six months. British King Has Heart Trouble. LONDON, September &?Though King Edward Is conscientiously submitting to the light, water and massage "cure" at Hom burg, his heart trouble, the Candid Friend, a weekly paper, says, from which he has suffered since and before his accession, shows no improvement. Speculation Led to Suicide. GEORGETOWN, Ohio, September 6.? Oliver Eylar, a well-known newspaper man of Dallas, Tex., has committed suicide at the home of his brother here. Loss in Texas oil speculation is said to have been the cause. Treasurer Stowers Resigns. JACKSON, Miss., September 6.?J. R. Stowers, state treasurer, who was suspend ed by Gov. Longlno last week owing to an alleged shortage, which was made good later, today tendered his resignation. Gov. Longino accepted it. Acting Treasurer Carlisle probably will continue to serve until a special election is held. Baltimore Markets. BALTIMORE, September 8.?Flour quiet, un changed; receipts, 8,682 barrels; exports, 15,718 barrel*. Wheat firmer; spot and the month. 73%a 74; October. December, T5\a76; steamer No. 3 red, 68%a8B: receipts, 89,939 bushels: south ern bf sample, 58a75%; do. on grade. 7(>Via78. Corn firmer but dull; mixed, spot, 61a61K; rear. 58%; steamer mixed, 80a60%; receipts, 8,lW bush els; exports, 120 bushels; southern white corn. 84a A1 ? 4a OOo^lt /V. ?** . A t 1. AM. . new timothy, fIB.50a$16. Grain freights very duIL unchanged. Butter firm, unchanged; fancy Imita tl?P- creamery, 20*21; fancy ladle, 15 al6; store packed, 12*14- kggt arm; fre?h. ieil7. Cheese flrn, anchasged: large, 9%al0; medium, 10H *10\4; small. 10%al0U. Sugar firm, unchanged; floe and coarse granulated, 6.25. Government Bends. Bid. Asked. 2 per cesta. registered. 10714 108 3 per cents, coupon 1072 108 8 per cents, registered, 1908-1928.,.. 108% 100 a per cents, coupon, 1908-1928 108% 108 4 per cents, registered, 1907 112 112% 4 per cents, coupon, 1907 113 113 tf 4 per cents, registered, 1925 137 188 4 per cents, coupon, 1925 1ST 188 5 per cents, registered, 1904 107% 5 per cents, coupon, 1904... 107% 108 Grain. Provisions and Cotton Markets. CHICAGO, September 8.?Grata: Open. HU Wheat?Dec 71% 71 May 75# Corn-Dec 58 __ May. 80 60 SS5 St* CHICAGO, September 8.?Provisions: C^tes. High. Low. Port?Oct ,...14.81 14.70 14.80 14.83 . J" 15.73 15.77 15.87 15.70 Lard?Oct 9.87 9.87 8.88 8.88 Jan 9.10 8.13 9.07 8.13 Riba-Oct 8.80 8.83 8.80 8.62 Jaa 8.10 8.13 8.07 8.10 NIW IQBK. September 8.?Cotton: Ortober-v 7?" T88 7.78 r ?*? ?*? 2 2 ?JBC9IIlDBr? ? ee ? eeoe ee? T.W T.flO 7.TS T.TB January.. eeeeeoseeess 84 7.88 T.77 T.77 FINANCE AND TRADE Stooks Were Dull in Both New York and London. SPORT IX HOMOS ISSUES Said to Be Due to Another Consolidation Scheme. GENERAL MARKET REPORTS Sjieclsl Dispatch to Thr Kveulng Star. NEW YORK. September 0.?In the Lon don stock market today American railway shares were quiet and prices at about our closing figures of yesterday. A disposition was manifested by the traders tfcere to await developments in the monetary sit uation on this side and the outcome of our latest efTorts to end the steel strike. The market there on the whole wm liffleas, as there was practically no business done in the American department. London stocK exchange will be closed tomorrow on ac count of holiday there. The local stock market, like that in Lon don. was exceedingly dull in all classes of securities, but fairly steady, considering the weak closing of yesterday. The holi day in London tomorrow had a tendency to check foreign trading here. There was one exception to the listless trading In the morning speculation, and that was in the Monon shares, in which there was very fair buying and a rally of over a point. These purchases. It was said, were made on the talk of the Monon sys tem being bought in by one of the large trunk lines. The Atchlron issues were well sustained, and it was stated that the Berwlnd lnterowt was disposed to add to Its holdings of the preferred stock. St. Paul was only moderately well sup ported, and long stock seemed to come out on any little rallies. It looks as though in siders were not averse to seeing the price of the stock shaded some before the next dividend Is declared, and which is expected to be announced next Thursday. Union Pacific and Southern Pacific were fairly well supported and rallied easily on any little covering indulged In now and then by the shorts. Colorado Fuel was rather heavy in a somewhat narrow market. Sugar was in sympathy with the general list, easing oft and then rallying with the general specu lative temper. Good buying was In evi dence in Leather preferred on rumors that early steps would oe taken to liquidate the dividends now In arrears. There were the usual rumors In regard to an early termination of the steel strike, but the United States Steel stocks were not active and the little trading In them showed a decliirfng tendency. In the afternoon the market rallied a little on the announcement by cable from London that $300,<>00 in gold had been en gaged there for shipment to this country. This stimulated sentiment somewhat, and also encouraged the covering of some short contracts by the bears. Union Pacific ad vanced over a point from the lowest price. Brooklyn Rapid Transit, which was the weakest this morning, recovered over a point, while Twin City advanced 4 points on heavy traffic reported by the com:>any. In most Instances, however, the railway list improved only fractionally. Another Incentive to rally the market seemed to be on the talk around, the room that the bank statement tomorrow will not be as unfavorable as was expected earlier in the week. Money is still going to the west, however, and into the treasury, too. and more activity in money is looked for next week. This may tend to Imports of gold, which will counteract to some extent the stiffening of call rates. A bull market, however, with these conditions ia not prob able; to the contrary, it will not be surpris ing if the market gets a little set back until the monetary situation becomes a little clearer. FlilAHCUL AND COMMERCIAL. Hew York Stork Market. Furnished by W. B. HIbbs ft Co.. banker* ?ad brokers. 1410 F st, members New Tork stock exchange, correspondents Messrs. La* denburg, Thalmann * Co.. New Tork. OpML Rich. Low. Ow Amalgamated Copper? 117V 117% 116% )I7% Amer. Car * Foundry - 30% 30% 80 80% Am car A Foundry,pfd. ?American Hutrar.. American Smelters Atcntson- ? Atchison, pfd jf/vfc sf/yfc Baltimore A Oblo_ 104V 101*4 Baltimore A Ohio. pffl..? 93% BrooklrnKapld Transit Chesapeake a Ohio Chicago. B. A Q? Chic. A Northwestern? C. M. and St. Paul 1 64% 165% 164% 168% Chicago. R. I. A Pacific. 144% 144% 144'? 144% Cn ic. A U. Western 2ft 2ft 24% 2<% Col. Fuel and Iron 102% 102% 99% 99% Consolidated Gas. 22V* 227% 224}$ 225% Con. Tobacco. Con. Tobacco. t>fd__ Delaware a Hudson. 166% 167% 166% 167% Brie ? ?. 43% 44% 43% 44 Erie. 1st ? 71 % 71% 72 General Electric? 267 267 266 266 Illinois Central ... 147 147 147 147 Louisville a Nashville? 105 10ft 104% 104% Metropolitan Traction- 168 168 167% W Manhattan Elevated 118% 119% 11* Missouri faclflc ? 106% """ M.. K. IT., pfd 60% National Lead Co- - - Mew Jersey Central 16ft 16ft 16o 16ft New York Central- ? 164% 154% N Y.,Ontario* Western. 36% 86% Northern Pacific Northern Pacific, pfd? 97% 97% Pacific MaiL. ? 43% 43% Pennsylvania K. K 146'; 146% People's Gas... 111% 111% Phila. A Read inif, 1st - . 77% 77% Reading Com 44% 44% Reading 2nds 5o% 55J* Southern Pacific? ? 58% 58% Southern Railway 83% 3:*% southern Raiiwav. pfd. 88% 88% Tax as Pacific ..._ 44% 45% 1 enu. Coal and Iron 66% 67% Lnion Pacific- ? 99% 100% Union Pacific pfd? 89% 8y% U S leather .. 13% 13!* H S. Leather, pfd U.S.Rubber ? U.9 Steel -*oya U-9.8teel.Dfd_ _ 95% *9ft% wa Wabash pfd- 40% 41% 40% Western Union Tel 93% 1SW% 93% 'Ex-dtv., 1% a Waihisgtoa Sleek Exchange. Special Notice.?The Saturday session of the will be resumed tomorrow. Sales?regular call. 12 o'clock m.?U. S. coupon its, SI.000 at 107%. Capital Traction 4s, 91,000 at 108%. Capital Traction, 20 st 103%. 20 at 108%. Washington Gas. 26 at 00%. 26 st tiw%. 28 at 60%. 26 at 00%, 28 at 60%. 28 at 60%. Mergenthaler Linotype, 6 at 160, 1 at 170. Lanston Monotype, 100 at 14%. American Grapbophooe com., 100 at 8%, 100 at 8%. After call -Washington Loan and Trust. 20 at ITS. lanston Monotype, 10 at 14%. District of Columbia Bonds.-^3.66s, 1U24, 124 bid. Miscellaneous Bonds.?Capital Traction 4s. 108% bid, 109% asked. Washington Traction ana Elec tric coll. 4%s, 63 bid, 68 sued. Metropolitan Kail mad 8s, 118 bid, 119 asked. Metropolitan Railroad cert, indebt., A, 104 bid. Metropolitan Railroad cert, Indebt., B, 104 bid. Columbia Railroad 0a, 118 bid. 120 asked. Columbia Railroad 2d mort. 6s, 106 bid. 110 asked. City and Suburban Railroad 8s, 90 asked. Aracostia and Potomac 8a, UV asked. Wash ington Gas 0s, series A, 107 bid. Washington Gas 0s, series B. 107 bid. U. S. Electric Ugbt deh. imp. 0a. 106% bid. U. & Electric Light cert, la debt., 0s, 104% bid, 106% ssked. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone 6s, 104% bid. 106 asked. Amer ican Security asd Trust 4s, 100 bid. Wasblngtoa Market 1st Oa, 110 Md. Washington Market imp. 0s, 110 Md. Washington Market extn. 0s, 110 bid. Masonic Hall Association 8s, 100 bid. American Graphopbone deh. 6s, 97 bid, 100 aaked. Safe Deposit and Trust Companies.?Nstional Safe (deposit and Trust, 149% bid. Washington Loan and Trust, 17S bid. 175 asked. Amertcss Security sad Trust, 220 bid, 230 asked. Washington Safe I>eposlt, 60 bid. Union Trust and Storage, 108 bid, 109 asked. National Bank 8tocks.?Bank of Washington, 370 bid, 440 sskod. Metropolitan, 726 bid. Central, 236 bid. Farmers sad Mechanics', 238 Md. Sec ond, 106 bid. CI tissue*. 106 bid. Oolumbis. 170 bid. Capital, 166 bid. 170 asked. West End. 123 bid, 190 aaked. Ttadera', 140 bid. Lincoln. 128>4 bid, 180 aaked. Railroad Stocks.?Capital Traction. 103% bid. 104 aaked. Insurance Stocks.-Firemen's. 26 bid. 27% ssked. Frsnklln. 40 bid. Metropolitan. 78 bid. CorrorHa. 60 bid. Potomac, 06 bid, 72 asked. Arlington, 27 bid. German-American. 216 bid. National Union. 7% bid. 9 asked. Columbia, 10 bid. 11 asked. Rlgga, 7% bid, 8 asked. People's. 6 bid. T asked. Com mercial. 4 Md. 6 asked. Colonial, 116 aaked. TltWInsarance Stocks. -Seal Estate Title. 86 bid. 96 aaked. Colombia Title, 4% bid, 6% asked. Washington Title, 1% Md, S% aaked. District Ti tle, 4 Md. Telephone Stocks.?Chesapeake aad Potomac, SI Md, ? asked. Gas Stocks.?Washington Gas, 00% bid. 60% ed. ' Georgetown Gas, 60U Md, 76 aske " Miscellaneous Stocks.?MsiyenthaWr bid, 109% asked. lanston Monotype, 1 ssked. American Graphopbone com., asked. Americaa Graphophose pnf? ssked. Paeomatfc Gas Carriage, .06 ? - ? - - - Md. 189 i sd. Washington Market, 14 I Washington Steamboat, ISO bid. z BxTdlridend.