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V :?: ?> I 1 v f I 1 i Y Y Y *: Y ?% i Furniture Factory, 14th and B. Storage Warehouse, 22d and M. Mattr-ss and Couch Factory. 452 Fa. ave. I ? More reason than ever for Rug buying now?because of lower prices than ever. Another lot of Rugs just in, bought to even better advantage than those we usually sell at such low prices. A splendid choice of patterns, too. Really some of the most wanted Rugs you could find, even if you paid full price for them. Russian Rugs. WAS. 3o tn. x fiO in $2.00 36 In. i "2 In $3?wt 7 ft. 0 in. x 10 It. C in...$15.00 9 ft. x 14 ft $22.50 Ax mi lister Rugs. WAS. 27 In. x fin In $3.?"? H ft. 3 In. x In ft. 0 In *24.tiO a ft. X 12 ft $3l>.oo Blue and! White Cot ton Rugs. NOW. $1.10 *1.75 sio.rx* $15.00 NOW. $1.95 $18.0rt $20. OO Brussels Rugs., 9 ft. x 12 ft. WAS. NOW. .$20.00 $13.50 !> ft. x 12 ft . 12 ft. x 12 ft. WAS. .$2o.is? . $25.00 NOW. $12.5" $15.00 Jute Rugs. WAS. 27 In. x 54 In $2.ih? 7 ft. 6 in. x Hi ft. 6 ill $12 50 9 ft. x 12 ft $15.00 Smyrna Rugs. WAS. 1ft in. x 36 in $1.00 26 in. x M l.i $2.25 .'Ml in. x 60 In. $2.75 30 in x 72 in $4.iiO 4 ft x 7 ft $6 50 6 ft. x 9 ft $15.00 ilottled Smyrna Rugs NOW. $1 .50 $10.50 $12.50 NOW. $0.65 $1.35 $1.65 $2.50 $3 75 $10.50 Sarabend Rugs. WAS. NOW. 7 ft. 0 In. x 10 ft. ? In $22.50 $14.50 It ft. x 10 ft $22.50 $16.50 Plain Smyrna Rugs, In Green, White, Gold, Red and Blue. WAS. NOW. 30 in. x 60 In $4.25 $2.75 Gold. Blue. Red, Green Hml White. 36 in. x 72 in $6.25 $4.00 Green, Tan and Gold. 0 ft. x 12 ft $40.00 $20.00 Fur Rugs. Gray Goatskin Ruga. WAS. NOW. 2S in x 64 in...,? $3.00 $2.25 Combination Fur Rugs. WAS. NOW. 28 in. x 64 in $3.00 $2.25 3 Sarak Rugs 27 in. x 54 In 1 Sarak Rug. WAS. NOW. 27 in. x 54 In $5.00 $3.00 WAS. NOW. 9 ft. x 12 ft $40.W $27.50 26 In. x 54 in 36 in. x 72 In 9 ft. x \". ft WAS. . $2.00 . $3 ."Ml .$20.00 NOW. $1.50 $2.50 $12.50 3 Wilton Rugs. WAS. NOW. tl ft. x 12 ft $40.OO $27.50 FILTERS?Those combination Water Filters and Cool ers?the most thorough and most reasonably priced Filters you can buy, sell here for from $2.50 up. On exhibition on the first floor and in the Filter Department. | 4 ? ? ? Y ? I Y Y Y Y Y Y Y X X Y Y i y i Y ^ W. B. MOSES Jfc SONS, F ST., COR. 11TH. | No * CK&ree for * * Trimm in^Hxtv KIMG-S PALACE DEPARTMENT STORES 810-812-814.- 7-St rtt t * [ 715- M^rKet Sp^ct* ft Premium Sumps* free with Purtliu ?y * m ? Ycor attention is agaiin called to this very important sale off Women's Suits==Worth From $12 to $25==at ------ We emphasize the importance of this offering because it is the best sale of suits that it has ever been our privilege to offer. The lot consists of suits which were the samples of one of New York's foremost makers. The choice is large?the variety em bracing? Broadcloth*, serees. Venetian?, cheviots and noveltv fabrics in tans, castor and grays, ns well as Mack ami pin-stripe effects; in such styles as Ktons, Mouse, fl.v-front and eout effects ? with flounce skirts ant] some with trimmed drop skirts. Many of these suits uro trimmed with white and Mark moire silk and broadcloth?vest effects?and in the lot there are the newest ideas In walking suits. Sizes 32 to 42. Choke for $5>c98==Valimes up to $25. Women's $5 Spring Jackets, $^?48 3' Fleennt assortment of Women's Tan Cov ert Cloth Spring Jackets- lined through out; in root effects. And also lot Black Eton Jacket*, with satin reyers. All $5 ?alues?to go on sale tomorrow at $3.4S as special green ticket price. Dress & Walking $^).98 Skirts for = =? =? New Blue. Bla.-k and I.lght and Dark Clay Walking Skirts, in rvew serpentine ef fects?with heavily stitched bottoms. Also Dress Skirts, in military gray and cadet blue? with flounces and trimmed with tntin. $2.08. Hundreds Viewed the Millinery Display. ?the preliminary showing of Hats which will be worn this spring, and which has been in progress all the week. We direct special attention to the Trimmed Hats, Which Are Worth <?-5 (fD/Th $5 and $6, Which We're Offering at and of which we're making a specialty. We're fully convinced that these are the best values that you'll find. At this price we shall give you the choice fit an enormous assortment, embracing all the newest effect of Mousseline, Chiffon. Braid and Flowers, In such fashionable shapes as "Colonial," "Napoleon," the "Du Barry," the "Russell" and "Dolly Varden;" trimmed with mousse lines, soft-finish ribbons and silks, pearl and Jet ornaments, flowers and foliage. Such hats?with equal style and workmanship, we guarantee will cost you elsewhere $5 and $6; we shall offer at $3.90. 50 Doz. American Beauty Roses, 9c. An extraordinary special bargain in Roses for trimming spring hats-50 doion "American Beauty ' H<scs, In all colors, with bud and foliage the same as you'll And selling at 15c. elsewhere?to go at He. tomorrow. Pair Siflk Garters Free with 50c. Purchases im Hosiery Dept. ?and some very special bargains. The offer is for a day. 17c, a pair or -3 pairs for50o. tomorrow for a case of Women's Fine Lisle finished Imported Hose; full seamless; guaranteed fast dye. with spliced heel and toe; all sizes: which we bought to n.11 at t5c. a pair. 45c. a pair tomor row for one lot of Pure Lisle Impoited Lacs H so -full regular made; high spliced heel and toe; which are extraordinary ?alue even at 59c. a pair. a pair to morrow for . lot of Chil dren's Fast Black Rib bed Hose; full seams; double knees; spliced heel and toes; all sizes; which are marked at 12Vye. a pair, and are special values at that price. Not more than two pairs to a buyer. <69c. Corsets for 39c. Paor. front Perfect-fitting Corsets, made . f eoutil and Joan*. some lace trim med ji.ji, lu five different styles. medium ar.d short. Regular 68c. Curuet. Special tomorrow. 31<c. Jewelry Sale. tl (fh^ for Hundreds 11 0f 25c. Articles. Hat rins, turquoise, emerald, rhlnestcne and eapi'hir* settings; Walat Pins, tur quoise and amethyst setting; Earrings, lu r?arls and turquoise; Link Cuff Uptons, Lorgnette Chains In gold and sliver with Jewel settings, pearl and ttirquolse Beads, full length; Boa Chains, oxidized and sil ver. Also Turquoise Wal3t Brooches?four In a set. with gold trimmings. Chatelaine Bags. 25c. 4C<\ Talue Leather Chatelain* Bags, ox idized silver trlxopalngs, outside pocket* mid leather trimmings, (or 25c. Newest Veilings, 110c. Yardo The latest Veiling*, lu fancy, heavy and fne mealies, with chenille spots?white ou black?black on white, brown, nary, plain white and black- fully 18 Inches wide? fur lCk\ yard. 49c. Belts, 25c. 49c. Leather Belts, patent, teal and brown, with harness buckle- black, silver and leather. Also Satin Stitched and Moire Silk Belts, with Newport buckles and girdle effects back and front. The latest in spring and aummer Belts, 25c. 19c. Toilet Articles, 9c. Large-slxs bottle Florida Water, superior Quality Bay Bam, Witch Hasel, Tooth Wash and Powder, OallaUcr's Oomplexlon Powder, pink and white, and one ounce of Extracts, In such odors as White Rose, Jockey Club. Crab Apple ana Heliotrope (brlii* * % Personal Mention. / Kerry A. Ottman, business manager of i the New Orleans Opera Company has ar ?*1ved In Washington to complete arrange yJnents for the forthcoming engagement. MaJ. Charles Shaler, In charge of tho ~ ftreenal ftt Indianapolis, is in this city on ?leave of absence. He Is staying at the ^Raleigh. Major Shaler la well known in .this olty through his long and eillcient wrvlcee In the bureau of ordnance. An Information Bureau. Mr. Salmon has Introduced a bill in the House to establish an information bureau in the Capitol for aiding senators and rep resentatives in answering Inquiries of and supplying public documents to their con stituents. The bureau is to have a chief clerk at an annual salary of $2000, and such additional clerks as shall be necessary. HANNA ON SHIPPINa BUILDING UP THE MERCHANT MARINE. A Mistake, He Contends, Not to Profit by the Experience of the Coun tries of Europe. Mr. Hanna continued his speech In the Senate yesterday afternoon on the ship ping bill until after 4 o'clock. After the Star s report of the Senate proceedings was closed Mr. Hanna said he thought that experience was the best teacher and an object lesson the best thing by which to demonstrate a necessity. If the United States failed to profit by the experience of the older countries of Europe, who have adopted a policy In reference to maritime matters. It would make a most serious mistake. Every merchant ship construct ed In foreign countries was meant to be a ship of war in time of need. Mr. Hanna cited the feeling of uneasiness along the Atlantic coast at the beginning of hos tilities with Spain and the relief which was experienced when the four steamers of the American line were called upon by the Secretary of the Navy under the con ditions of law passed by Congress to per form picket service. He insisted that it was as Important a national questton as an economic policy to carry with the expenditure for building up the navy the expenditure for an auxil iary navy and a merchant marine. There is something more in this trans portation question, he said, than merely carrying mail letter bags; there is more in it than dollars and cents to the United States. He would like it, he said, to be discussed above party considerations, be cause every one felt a like pride in our country's advancement and development, and whatever is best for the interests and safety and the perpetuity of our institu tions is best for all of us. Mr. Tillman Wants Information. Mr. Tillman interrupted to ask for in formation in regard to the reports that the Morgan syndicate had bought two or three of the European lines of steamers. "You must ask somebody who knows," replied Mr. Hanna. "I do not know any thing about it." "It was only reported, you know." sug gested Mr. Tillman, "and I thought that the senator being in touch with that class of people " "Why does the senator say I am in touch with them," interjected Mr. Hanna. Mr. Tillman?"The senator is a man en gaged in shipping, is he not?" "On the great lakes, yes," responded Mr. Hanna, "but why does the senator assume that I know what Mr. Morgan has done?" "I thought the senator and Mr. Morgan were business friends," replied Mr. Till man. "I know nothing about the purchase of the Leyland line by J. P. Morgan & Co.," said Mr. Hanna, "any more than the sena tor does. That is simply the investment of American capital. Under the provisions of this bill not a single one of those ves sels ever will come under an American register or an American flag." Mr. Hanna said capital seeks only invest ment from which it can get returns. "If that be true," inquired Mr. Tillman, "why did the German Emperor not go to England to get his yacht built in stead of coming to this country?" Mr. Hanna said there were some things he could not answer, but he thought Prince Henry was glad the emperor did not do It. "Perhaps the senator has not heard of the success and prestige of America in the yachting line," suggested Mr. Hanna, amid laughter. The German Emperor, he said, wanted the best yacht and therefore he came here. Mr. Tillman wanted to know what kind of yacht it was, and Mr. Depew described it as a sailing racing machine of the same type as beat the two Shamrocks. Fight for Oriental Trade. Mr. Hanna declared that not an Ameri can ship yard had a contract for another merchant vessel after the nine or ten ves sels now under contract were finished. Everybody knows, continued Mr. Hanna, that the United States Is now engaged in a hand to hand contest with foreign na tions to secure the commerce of the orient and that the United States had been fore most and steadfast in its policy to secure the markets of China and hold them as an open door. The Philippine archipelago was the key to the orient. said?he, and when it had become a naval station surrounded by all the protection that a maritime fleet would need. It would become a factor in our commercial conditions in the orient. Mr. Hanna then said it was the purpose of the bill, under the postal system, to establish a line on the Atlantic coast of South America. England had gained her supremacy In the markets of the world by pursuing the policy of establishing direct communication "Personal contact," he said, "is what brings results, and England. Germanv and France are now energetically at wo'rk to put in the connecting link between the Pacific and the orient." A comprehensive efTort has been persist ently made, he declared, by all the in fluences that could be brought to bear on Congress to defeat this bill. He spoke of the benefit that the passage of the bill would bring as a result of in creased trade with South American coun tries, saying that the trade now went by way of I.iverpool and Hamburg in foreign ships, and thence was transshipped to South American ports. By carrying American goods in American ships there would be an increase of Ameri can trade, he said. The Cost of Labor. In closing, Mr. Hanna again adverted to the question of the cost of labor, maintain ing that wages in this country averaged 50 per cent higher than in European coun tries. He presented statements of fact as to the cost of construction of ships in this country and in Great Britain, showing that the cost of those built In the United States was from 125 to .'$0 per cent higher, the dif ference in price of labor making the dif ference in cost. He also said the difference between the cost of operating American and foreign ships was about 127 per cent, the higher rate being paid on American vessels. He urged that the pending measure be en acted into law as the one way to demon strate to the satisfaction of all that It would be beneficent In its operation. More as an appeal than as an argument to those who yet were not convinced of the excellent results to be obtained from the bill, he said, he besought Congress to keep pace with the world In exercising the natural ad vantages and commercial resources of which all Americans were so proud. In Memory of Mr. Polk. At the conclusion of Mr. Hanna's speech Mr. Penrose (Pa.) offered a resolution ex pressing the sorrow of the Senate at the death of Representative Rufus K. Polk of Pennsylvania and providing for the ap pointment of a committee of senators to attend the funeral. The resolution was adopted and the president named Senators Penrose and Quay ?Pa.), Culberson (Texas) Carmack (Tenn.), Gamble (S. D.) and Pat terson (Col.) as the committee. As an additional mark of respect the Sen ate than at 4:15 p.m. adjourned. WHEAT AND FLOUR TRADE. Cancern Felt Over the New French Law. The wheat and flour trade is deeply con cerned about the new French law modify ing former ones with regard to the tem porary admission of wheat into the repub lic according to a report from Consul Gen eral Skinner at Marseilles. Under the terms of the old law an exchange of money was not essential to secure a certificate of im portation. Upon the arrival of foreign wheat in the bonded warehouses a certifi cate of importation was issued and the wheat itself was cleared for consumption without payment of duty upon the delivery Into the bonded warehouses of an equiva lent quantity of the manufactured product of other wheat. The whole, transaction be came a matter of bookkeeping ami the cer tificates in the hands of the importers had a fluctuating value as they could be trans ferred to exporting millers, xhus the im porter, who was expected to pay $1.35 per 220 pounds upon foreign wheat after selling the certificates for from 1 to 3 francs (10.3 to 07.9 cents), was practically enabled to 111 x mi 11; h-m-h n : ii 111 n -i-i-z n 11; 11 h-h-m-m : 111: ih-k-h i x i : i :: i h-k-h-h-h iiiinmiiiiiiiiiiiiii i-h t i - k Thej \Vindows Will Tell the Story of The Greatest Neckwear Sale * We've Ever Attempted. * t T ??There are lots of merchants who think you men don't need much catering to in neckwear. It's one of the differences of the house that we have taken directly the opposite tack. We arc eager for neckwear that will interest you. Our chief never tires of picking and choosing carefully and well to give you something "new."?It's just that constant watchfulness that' has resulted in this sale?a pur chase of 300 dozen neckties?the most wanted Four-in-hand Re versible Ties?1 wide and 45 inches long?goods that outclass the finest 50c. neckwear shown anywhere?to go to you at 25c. Every one of 'em is bright, new spring stock. The "furnishings window" will tell the story in illustration. Each day for the next 12 business days a new-style Tie will be shown in the window?together with yards of the silk of which it is made. 25 dozen ties will back up each display. Plenty for all. * This idea of piece goods to match the ties was originated here?? (of course, it has been copied)?but as it serves us well in illustrat ing quality, we'll keep it up. But here's the story again in a few words. that sells for 5(Dc? A Hat to ij ellfor$2o I; Not a $2 hat by any :: means?a better hat :: than that. Berlbysand :: soft hats in the spring J weights and colors. IMPERIAL GUARANTEE IN EVERYMAT. The Color and War of this Hit are Absolutely Guaranteed. Ton dealer is Authorized to replace. Free of Charge, any Hat whkh is Not Satisfactory. ?And there's a Hat at $3 that we believe eclipses any at the price, and most at more than the price. It carries a guaran tee. Few hats do that. The guarantee is printed under the sweat band of each hat, and it means literally what it says?? that if any hat should prove un satisfactory, it can be exchanged for another hat. It's the Im perial?soft hat and derby. hoes Selling Low. ??You know as well as we can tell you that preparation is always made before the receipt of a new stock. We're selling $5 and even $6 Shoes now for $3.85, just because we're getting ready for spring goods. The Shoes are just as useful to you?just as good as if you paid full price? but we need their room. ?The make we can't tell you, be cause we've cut the price, but the quality is there just the same. The $5 Shoes in box calf and velour straight lace and box calf bluchers? the $6 ones are French calf of the very highest quality. They nuake one lot of $5 and Shoes for $3.8, ' Jnst want to remind you, too, of the Boys', Youths' and Little Gentlemen's Shoes. Not reduced?but the best shoe values you will know for all that?for the quality is in them?and that means ser vice. The Boys Have Their Day. Saturday?no school?no ties of any kind?it's the day they are free of duties. We always make it interesting in the Boys' De partment Saturday?interesting monetarily. Tomorrow a lot of ODD PANTS go on sale?pants for boys from 3 to 16 of age?fancy mixtures and black and blue chev iots and worsteds?at 50c. to $2. And Boys' Suits?HALF PRICE. Have to skip some of the sizes because they are sold out. What's left is for boys wearing 8, 9, 10, 15 and 16-year sizes. $2 to $5 the prices. Double those prices for the value. The Vestee Suits for boys 3, 4 and 5 years old, $2 to $5, too? just half what they were. The balance of .the Boys' Overcoats reduced. You can buy prof itably for next season. A Man's Dressiest Overcoat ?Is the Spring Overcoat. In win ter it's warmth one wants?in spring it's style, with that shade of necessary warmth that protects one from colds. ?The Spring Overcoats are cut with broad shoulders; in fact, the broad shouldered style is more emphasized than ever?and the lengths?just |j/ enough to comfortably cover the un der coat?allowing only three or tour inches. We've interpreted the style exactly and combined with it a Par ker-Bridget originality of cut and finish that "extremes" styles and makes coats that cannot be bettered. Prices, $15 to $35. ?Approval rests most markedly on the $25 coats. Two of them are in new shades?tones of wood brown in very English fabrics. These coats are made with patch pockets?broad shoulders and silk lined?striking examples of the extreme in spring fashion. They're the choice of many. We want you to see them. Head=to=Foot Outfitters, Pa. Ave. amd 9th St. defeat the tariff law to just the amount for which he disposed of his certificate upon the market. Under the new law only the actual ex portation of the merchandise will be con sidered justification for the reimbursement of the certificates, and the amount of the duty must in all cases be paid in cash upon the arrival of the wheat. Mr. Skinner says that methods of evading the terms of the new law have been suggested and will doubtless be passed upon by the courts In due time. If the trafficking in the certifi cates of importation Is actually prevented by the law, he says, the effect will be to stiffen the market price of wheat in France. BEET SUGAR MAKING. Progress of the Industry During the Past Year. A preliminary statement has been made by C. F. Saylor, special agent of the Agri cultural Department in charge of the beet sugar investigations, in which the follow ing figures regarding the industry during the past year are given: "The total production of beet sugar in the United States in the season 1901-2 has aggregated 185,000 tons, an increase of 140 per cent from the 77,000 tons produced dur ing the season of 1900-1. There were thirty-one factories in operation in 1900, according to the census figures, and eleven more were started In 1901. There are nino factories in course of construction for op eration in 19011, as follows: Sebewaing, Car rollton. Mount Clements, and Croswell, Mich.; Shelby, Ind.; Greely,, Eaton and Fort Collins, Colo., and Phoenix, Ariz., ranging In capacity of daily output from 500 tons to 1,000, the latter figure being the capacity at the Phoenix plant. "Other companies have been organized with a total capitalization of $49,000,000, and would require annually a working cap ital in addition of $9,080,000. According to Special Agent Saylor, they would pur chase from the farmers annually beets to the amount of $14,700#00, besides many other crude materials. The number r.nd aggregate capital of these prospective plants, by states, follow; "Arizona, 2, $1,500,000; California, 5, $3,500,000: Colorado, 7, $J,Q00,WK); Indiana, 1. $1,000,000; Iowa, 0, $3,%W),000; Idaho, 1, $500,000; Michigan,28. $14,9*0,000; Minnesota, 5, $2,400,(t00; Montana, $500,000; New York, 2, $1,500,000; New Jersey, 1, $500,000; North Dakota, 2, $1,000,<00; Ohio 3, $1, 350,000; Oregon, 1, $500.0QP; Pennsy lvania, 1. $500,000; South Dakoja, 2, $1,000,000; Utah, 3, $2,500,000; Wisconsin, 10, $3,150. 000; Wyoming, 2, $l,500,#flD." 1 "M 1 c gov. taft departs. Ends His Testimony $efore Congres sional Committees. Gov. Taft, having concluded his testi mony before the congressional committee, left here yesterday afternoon for a visit to his home In Cincinnati. While there he will undergo an operation for the relief of the ailment which compelled his return home from the Philippines. His present plan is to return to Washington In about a month for a further conference with the President and Secretary of War in regard to affairs in the Philippines, and to start back for Manila about the 1st of May. His health has very much improved since his return to this country. Gov. Taft was questioned as to the "so cial evil" in the islands by the House in sular committee yesterday afternoon, and in reply gave In detail the efforts made to check immorality. He declared th&t none of the health measures adopted had given official recognition to disorderly business. A fair investigation, he aald, would show that Manila was as mMttU and orderly as any city in the United Spates. Gov. Taft was asked as to the desirability , of a Pacific cable. He said such a cable $ EDMONSTON'S?Home off the Original "FOOT FORM" Boots Sold by LANG LOIS. nie snFpra Regtuilar $3 <6Wear=Wefil5 Shoes, during ^ this sale for There are bright kid shoes with patent tip, medium toe. welted sole in lace and but ton; also glazed bid button and lace on "comfort"' last?leaders of our famous "Wear Well" styles, that compare with any $3.50 shoes made, aud r e g ultrly retail for 93. During Q|/^30 this sale Choice of 15 other styles of Ladles' $3 it n d 93.50 Boots. During this sale for IgJfl ?HO? This ten days' reduction sale of Seasonable High Shoes started with a rush this morning". There is urgent need of room in the store to accommodate the Spring and Summer Oxfords. Only one thing for us to do, and we're doing that now in sacrificing the High Shoes. Prices were never cut to so great an extent before?not even bv us. Ladies' Home Com fort Shoes; kid and serge; Philadel phia made; stand ard $2.00 value. This sale.'. $1.6. Laird, Schoeber & Co. s $5 Shoes for Ladies; sty llsh and durable; none reserved. This salt Ladies" "Vltallc" Kid Shoes lace, full toe, dull tip?splendid walk ing boots for all the year. Standard 93 value. This sale In button and Two styles of La dles' "Ideal" Kid Boots, In button ?nd lace. Worth |3. During this sale Misses' and Ladles' J-llft Heel Shoes? standard 93 value. This sale I 1 i I V i * ? ? x Children's Shoes, Child's $1.25 Shoes $1.00 Child's $1.50 Shoes $130 Child's $2.00 Shoes. $1.70 Misses' $2.00 Shoes $1.70 Misses' $2.50 Shoes $2.15 MOB 7 would prove a strong bond between the islands and the United States and would serve a great business need. Although he had not examined the merits of various plans, he was Inclined to favor a govern ment cable, but he said that above all was the need of a cable of some kind without reference to the manner of its establish ment. The hearing closed Gov. Taft's extended statements. COLOMBIA'S POSITION. A Statement Requested by Dr. Concha, the New Minister. It is learned here that Dr. Concha, the new Colombian minister to the United States, has requested his government, in view of the present state of the negotia tions between Colombia, Nicaragua and Costa Rica and the United States with re gard to an Isthmian canal, to make an offi cial announcement of its views and pur poses in that matter. The same request has been submitted by the Panama Canal Company at Paris, and a declaration, of this sort is hoped for. - - - Dr. Concha is'now in New York attending to private matters, but is expected in this I city within the. next two or three days, and arrangements will then be made by Dr. Silva, the retiring: minister, for the new minister's presentation at the State De partment. NEW CAMP SITES. Gen. Gillespie Directs Preliminary Sur veys to Be Made. General Gillespie, chief of engineers, has directed that preliminary surveys be made of the six sites under, consideration by the War Department for the establishment of permanent army camps. The ofltaer:* select ed for this duty, and the site which each will survey, are as follows: Captain W.-L. Sibert, the rite In Conewago valley, Penn sylvania; Major J. D. G. Knight, the site at Chickamaugtt, Ga.; Colonel O. >*I. Ernst, the cite at Fort Douglas, Wlscoiutin; lieu tenant Colonel William H. Ileuer, the site at Nacimieoto, Cal.; Captain C. S. niche, the site near Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Major 8. - S. L.?ach, the site-near Fort Riley, Kansas. The sites in Ttxaa an<| Wisconsin were selected by Secretary Root, and are in addition to the other four sites which were recommended by the Miles board. American Capital in Ontario. According to Commercial Agent HamlN ton at Cornwall, Ontario, In a report to the State Department, a strong and influential movement Is being made to have the plant of the Deering and American Locomotive Company of Chicago established at Corn wall. Twenty-five acres of land will be readily supplied for the purpose, as well as *ater. power, - exemption from - taxes, etc. A charter has been given to Bos toft capitalists, to build an electric line from Toronto to Cornwall ..and a line frosfc Brockville through Smith Falls to Ottawa, In all about 850 miles. The fund for this enterprise amounts to 98,000,000, and Mr. Hamilton says that the work will pushed to an early completion.