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REPEAL OF WAR TUXES
The Senate Adopts the Com mittee Amendments. BILL READ THIRD TIME SENATOR PATTERSON DISCUSSES BILL TO PROTECT PRESIDENT. Attempt to Have Action on the Omni bus Claims Bill in the House Fails. Soon after the Senate convened today Mr. Teller (Col.) presented resolutions of the Colorado legislature praying for tne Inter vention by an offer of Its gt>od offices of the United States government to terminate the contest between the British and the Boers. The resolutions were referred to the committee on foreign relations. At the conclusion of routine business con sideration of the bill to repeal war revenue taxes and for other purposes was taken up on motion of Mr. Aldrich, chairman of the committee on finance. The measure was read at length. Ail of the amendments proposed by the Senate committee to the Housn bill were agreed to during the reading of the measure. At the conclusion of the reading of the bill Mr. Hoar, while doubting whether an amendment was proper, said he had one in min?l. but would not offer it unless It met the approval of the finance committee. He said his amendment was a proposition to refund to charitable and educational in stitutions the taxes they had paid on leg acies left to them While the old law was in operat ion. Mr. Aldrich said the amendment mani festly would be out of place, as this bill was one simply to repeal certain specific war taxes. Mr. Hoar, therefore, did not offer his amendment. The bill was read a third time, reported to the Senate and then laid aside until after the measure for the protection of the President was acted upon. Protection of the President. The bill for the protection of the Presi dent then was taken up and Mr. Patterson addressed the Senate. He was in accord with the purpose of the bill, so far as the President and Vice President were con cerned. The feature of the measure to whicH he was particularly opposed was the provision that the counseling and advising the murder of the President was a crime. In response to an inquiry by Mr. Patter son Mr. Hoar declared his belief that one who advised or counseled the killing of the President was as guilty as the man who actually committed the crime.. Mr. Patter son said that he did not believe that if the pending law should be placed on the statute books it would suppress anarchy or anarchists. He declared that such a law as that proposed would open a Pan dora's box of evils and force the Congress to repeal it before long. Under no possible contingency, therefore, could he give his support to sections 3 and 5 of the bill. Mr. Patterson said that under the pending bill a man who had declared in his own house that the President ought to be killed would be found guilty and could be sen tenced to a long term of imprisonment. To that he strongly objected. In reply to an Inquiry by Mr. Vest he said he would have no special objection to a pro vision that would make punishable suca declarations or counsel made in a public speech or in public print. Mr. Fairbanks for the Bill. Mr. Fairbanks cordially supported the pending bill. It contained no party issue, and he hoped no party lines would be drawn upon it. Referring to the argument that the bill creates chiss legislation, Mr. Fairbanks said the bill was not in tended for the personal benefit of the Presi dent merely, but for the protection of the people and to bring about the orderly ad ministration of the government. The bill had not been conceived in the heat of pas sion, but was the fruit of wisdom and de liberation. "It is inspired by the obvious necessity," said he. In conclusion, "of throwing about the chief executive additional safeguards, so as to render impossible, so far as human wisdom can go. Injury to the President, and thereby injury to the government." THE HOUSE. When the House of Representatives met today Mr. Mahon (Pa.), chairman of the committee on claims, asked unanimous con sent that the Senate amendments to the omnibus claims bill be non-concurred In and the bill be sent to conference. Mr. Payne, the majority leader, objected, stat ing that If this action was taken the con ferees could bring in a privileged report, ac cepting Senate amendments carrying large appropriations. He thought the b}ll should take its regular course. Retaliating for this action, Mr. Mahon objected to a re quest that the Senate amendments to the legislative, executive and Judicial appro priation bill be non-concurred in, and that it be sent to conference. The House then went into committee of the whole, and resumed the consideration of the river and harbor bill. Several minor committee amendments were adopted. One of them authorized the Michigan Power Company, with certain re strictions, to take water from the St. Mary's river for use in Its power canal. Mr. Jones and Mr. Cushman (Wash.) made Ineffectual pleas for the adoption of amend ments increasing the appropriations for theirstates. NAMED FIRST LIEUTENANT. William W. Chance Wins a Commis sion in the Artillery Corps. William W. Chance of the District of Columbia was today nominated by the President to be a first lieutenant in the Artillery Corps. Mr. Chance Is at present employed In the interstate commerce com mission. Ten years ago he received his original appointment with the commission, and upon the breaking out of the Spanish American war he enlisted as a captain In the Signal Corps and was sent to Manila with the first expedition to the Philippine Islands. He served under General Charles King, General MacArthur and General Lawton. He was with General MacArthur at the fall of Manila, and accompanied Lawton on some of his famous expeditions through the inlands. After a service of over a year his company was mustered out and he re turned to his position with the Interstate Commerce commission. Prior to his ap ntment with the commission he resided Illinois. He is twenty-eight years of age, and is a nephew of General Merrltt. He is a brother of Merrltt O. Chance, prl \ate secretary to the Secretary of War. FOR BURYING THE WIRES. Provisions of the Bill Introduced by Representative Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins today reintroduced the bill presented to the House by him March 3 to provide for the removal of overhead tele graph and telephone wires In certain parts of the District of Columbia. The bill intro duced today changes the boundaries in which it shall apply. The part of the city now covered by the bill Is bounded by "a line beginning at 2d and B streets south east. and running thence along B street south. 3d street west, Missouri avenue, 6th street west, B street north. 23d street west. Rock creek, Cincinnati street, Columbia road, 13th street west, B street north, New Jersey avenue. C street north and 2d street east to the point of beginning." This enlarged territory is understood to be In accordance with the recommendation r of the Commissioners, and covers prac * tleally the northwest section of the city, as well as part of Columbia Heights. HOTEL LAWRENCE SALE DEED IN FAVOR 07 BREWING COMPANY ON RECORD. Was Believed to Have Been Bought by Mr. Chase?He Expresses Surprise. By deed placed on record this afternoon William D. Hoover And James F. Scaggs, as trustees, conveyed to Albert Carry and Robert Portner, trustees of the National Capital Brewing Company, all of lot ? square 254. This is the Hotel Lawrence property, located cm the north side of E street between 13th and 14th streets, adjoin ing the New National Theater. The con sideration was $110,000, less the amount oi a trust, said to be $50,000. It was reported several weeks ago that Mr. P. B. Chase, proprietor of Chase's Theater, had purchased the Hotel Law rence property and intended to erect a theater building on the site. At the time this report was spread, according to th??. tru.?tees, they were considering a bid for the property higher than that made by >lr. Chase. Mr. Chase's Statement. Mr. Chase was seen 'this afternoon and asked whether he had given up his pur pose to buy the Lawrence property. "I suspcct this sale of the property to the trustees of the National Capital Brewing Company Is not a completed transaction," he said. "I have papers in my safe which would seem to make the sale of the ground to any one else almost an impossibility. But I have only just returned from New York, and I cannot speak positively. HoW ever, the sale to any one else seems to me to be the more unlikely, when I think of it, because this reported purchase prjce ?$SK>,0<iO?is $3,uuo less than I was to pay." SALARY OF BUREAU CHIEFS,, Secretary Hay Urges That It Be In creased. A communication was transmitted to the House today by Secretary Shaw inclosing a letter from Secretary Hay asking an in crease from $2,100 to $2,500 in the salaries of the seven chiefs of bureaus of the De partment of State. Secretary Hay says: "The office of chief of bureau In the Department of State ^as established by the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, approved March 3, 1S73, which provided that their salaries should be $2,400 per annum." This sum continued to be appropriated until 1870, since which time only $2,100 has been appropriated. Continuing, Secretary Hay calls attention to the fact that in the Treasury Department one bureau chief re ceives $4,*hm a year, one $3,50o, three $2.*T50 and five $2,500, and even some of the as sistant chiefs receive from $2,100 to $2,o00. "Since the year 1S73." continues Mr. Hay, "when these bureaus were established, the volume of business, the degree of responsi bility of these officials and the cost of liv ing in Washington have largely increased, and Congress has given substantial recog nition of this by granting increased com pensation to other deserving officials in many cases. In view of the circumstances above mentioned, particularly of the dis parity between their salaries and those of officials in other departments who have no greater responsibilities, to say the least, it is respectfully requested that the salaries of chiefs of bureaus of the Department of State, of which there are now seven, be increased from $2,100 to $2,500 a year, or at any rate, restored to $2,400, as is fixed by law." STARTLED BY CRY OF FIRE. Panic in a Theater Caused by Thought less Boys. The audience at the Academy last night was startled by the cry of "Fire!" and a panic, which might have resulted in se rious injury to many persons who were( in attendance, was narrowly averted by the theater attaches and several members of the police department who were in the au dience. During the second act of ' Dangerous Wo men," which Is the attraction this week, the cry of fire rang out from a childish voice from the steps leading to the gallery In the rear of the theater! Almost instantly those in the audience arose to their feet, and a scramble was made for the exits. During the crush a number of ladies fainted, it is said, but beyond this no one was hurt. The performers on the stage ceased reciting their lines, and, advancing to the footlights, assured the audience that there was no fire, while the orchestra struck up a lively air. Policeman C. B. Peyton, assisted by attaches of the theater, stood at the exits, and also told the fright ened people that the alarm was false. Policeman J. H. Sawyer was in the bal cony with a party of friends, and he, too, lent a hand in reassuring the spectators, announcing that the alarm was occasioned by a policeman making an arrest. A num ber of spectators left the house, but re turned. and the performance was resumed in a few minutes. It is said that a number of small boys gathered on the steps leading to the gal lery, and that they started the false alarm. Joseph Devine and George Washington, both colored, fourteen and twelve years of age. respectively, were arrested by Police man William McDonald, the former on suspicion of starting tiia cry, the latter, who left the theater in a hurry and boarded a Pennsylvania avenue car, having had knowledge of the other's intention. De Vine was before Judge Scott in the juvenile court this afternoon. Robert Har vey, a small colored boy, testified that De Vine was standing on the gallery steps at the Academy last night, when the cry of fire was raised. He identified him as the one responsible for the alarm. De Vine denied that he was In the the ater at all, but was selling papers outside the door. The court placed him In the custody of the board of children's guard ians. George Washington, colored, who was arrested at the same time, was discharged, there being no evidence against him. His mother, who was in court, said she meant to whip him, as he had gone to the theater without her knowledge. GEN. BOYNTON NOT WORRIED. ?' ' Charge That He Holds Three Offices Gives No Concern. Mr. George F. Canniff of 305 2d street northwest recently addressed a letter to Mr. Esterly, auditor for the State and other departments, saying that Gen. H. V. Boyn ton holds three offices under the govern ment at the same time, being a member of the board of education of the District, at a compensation limited to $500 a year; a mem ber of th? Chickamauga Military Park com mission, at an annual salary of $3,000, and a member of the Rock Creek Park commis sion, with compensation at the rate of $10 a day when employed. Mr.' Canniff also asserts that Gen. Boyn ton is accredited to Ohio for one position and to the District of Columbia for another. The exact purpose of the communication is not stated, but when brought to the at tention of Gen. Boynton It did not seem to worry him at all. He said he had known for some time of Mr. Canniff's intention to write such a letter, but did not regard the matter seriously. Gen. Boynton said he had held the positions so long that he had really forgotten the circumstances con nected with his appointment. Building Permits Issued. Building permits were Issued today as follows: Joseph and William E. McReynolds, to build a three-s ory brtck carriage shop at 1423 L street n >rthwest; cost, $5,000. Carrie Maddi^on, to build a two-story and cellar frame dwelling. 5728 ISth street northwest, White Croft subdivision; cost, $4,000. J. C. Yost, to build a two-story brick shop at 425 K street northwest; cost, $2 500: - - - ? - ? "a. B. Bibb, to make general, repair^ to 1300 L street northwest: cost, $275. A. M. Waring, repairs to house on Nichols avenue. Parry Farm; cost, $00. . , HULINO TURNED DOWN H. X. DATTGHEBTY'S AGENT COLDLY RECEIVED HEBE. Neither Senator Hanna Nor Senator Foraker Disposed to Favor Him, for Governor. Special Dispatch to The E renin* Star. COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 21.?An author ized statement concerning the conference between Cyrus Hullng, representing H. M Daugherty and General Charles Dick, held at the latter's residence in Washington last ?week, was made public here last night by John R. Malloy, who has Just returned from W ashington. This statement shows that Instead of an alliance between the Hanna and Daugherty forces, the breach between them is wider than ever. Malloy gives the story as It was given him by Gen. Dick. It shows that Hullng proposed in the conference that in return for the Daugherty support of Senator Hanna for return to the Senate two years hence. Senator Hanna should assist in mak ing Daugherty chairman of the coming state convention, make State Treasurer X B. Cameron campaign chairman, help noml nate M. J. Williams of Washington, C. H. for supreme judge and Linus B. KaufTmann of this city for state food commissioner make this district a republican one so that Mr. Huling can go to Congress and help nominate Daugherty for governor to sue ceed Nash next year. General Dick heard all these propositions but assured Mr. Huling that Senator Hanna was willing to do any honorable and rea sonable thing to secure harmony; and as for himself, he should not want to be a candidate for governor next year, as It might embarrass Senator Hanna in his can didacy for the Senate. Beyond this he gave Mr. Huling mo assurance that his propositions would be accepted, or even considered. There is a vein of sarcasm running through the whole of Mr. Malloy's state ment, which was probably prepared in Washington, that indicates that General Dick spurns all of Mr. Huling's proposi tions. It is known here that the Daugherty lead ers made overtures to the Foraker faction some weeks ago for an alliance with them, and were not successful. George B. Cox of Cincinnati, announces that he will throw all his influence against the faction that co-operates with Daugherty. He claims that Daugherty twice played treacherously with him in political deals and that he cannot be depended upon. Since the faction that secures the Daugherty faction support is sure to loose Cox's support, a deal Is not promising. LOCAL DENTAL PBACTICE. Dr. H, J. Allen Urges Favorable Ac tion on House Bill 9858. A letter was received by Chairman Bab cock of the House District committee this morning from Dr. H. Jerome Allen, presi dent of the board of dental examiners for the District of Columbia, urging favorable action on House bill 8S58 for the regula tion of the practice of dentistry In the Dis trict of Columbia. At the meeting of the committee yesterday this bill was adversely acted upon. Dr. Allen's letter had not then been received. Without this legislation, Dr. Allen says, the District of Columbia ranks with the Indian territory and Alaska in regard to the laxity of its dental restrictions. The present law requires a certificate of qualification to be issued to any one pre senting a diploma from any dental college (requiring a three years' course), without any specification as to legal qualification or responsibility. Continuing. Dr. Allen says: "There are at present in existence a number of bogus colleges that pretend to give three years' Instruction In dentistry, but which in real ity sell diplomas to all applicants after a few days' or weeks' attendance, and fre quently with no attendance at all. "In one case, occurring in June, 1900, this board was petitioned to grant a certificate of qualification to a man who presented a diploma from an institution in Chicago. The holder of the diploma admitted he had never been In Chicago, but took a course In dentistry by mail, and in two months (although the diploma said on its face three years) had the degree of doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.) conferred upon him by the same medium. The board, of course, refused to recognize it. in spite of the threats and protestations of the law yer the fellow employed. "This case Is but one of a number that have occurred and will (unless this bill be comes a law) continue to occur." Dr. Allen commends the bill as "an im partial and honest measure, asked for the protection of the people of the District of Columbia against incompetency and mal practice." AT THE WHITE HOUSE. Charges Against Ambassador Clayton to Be Examined. Senator Bailey of Texas left with the President today some papers bearing upon what is known as the Scott case. The pa pers were prepared by Judge Nicholson of Laredo. Texas, attorney for Dr. Scott, and the papers will go to the State Department for disposition there. Dr. W. S. Scott, an American citizen, claims that In civil ac tions brought in the courts of Mexico he has not obtained Justice, and that the de cisions against him have been grossly lack ing In the first essentials of fairness. The most important part of this case is the bearing it will have on the charges against Gen. Powell Clayton, the American ambas sador to Mexico. Dr. Scott charges that Gen. Clayton has failed to give him any protection, and has practically ignored him and his claims. It is said that other Amer icans are adding similar charges against Gen. Clayton. The President is also hav ing talks with prominent men more or less acquainted with affairs in Mexico, and they are giving him their views on the value of Gen. Clayton as a representative of the American government at that post. Some of these men are more or less interested m enterprises In progress there that are back ed by American money. The disposition of many of these callers Is to make objection to Gen. Clayton. The charges on file in the State Depart ment against Gen. Clayton include an affi davit from a man who claims to have look ed over the books of a Mexican mining company that Gen. Clayton is a stockhol der in the company, and that, by the min utes of a meeting. Gen. Clayton is recorded as having made a motion. The case against Gen. Clayton may assume serious proportions so far as his position is con cerned If the statements against him con tinue to reach Washington from different sources of influence. Portraits of Lincoln and McKinley. Henry Stanley Todd, the New York artist, has been commissioned to make oil por traits of Lincoln and McKinley for the Union League Club of New York. The paintings will be life-size, and it Is the in tention of Mr. Todd to make the best por traits in his power. He was at the White House today conferring with President Roosevelt and Secretary Cortelyou. He has had talks with Secretary Hay about Presi dent Lincoln and Senator Hanna about President McKinley. Mr. Todd wants to get an Idea of President McKinley different from that conveyed by most photographs of him. Nearly all of the photographs are mere or less "bizarre." in the language of Mr. Todd, who wants to represent th.-* President in the attitude of quiet dignity when comparatively alone in the Whit" House. Mr. Todd Is also going to make a sketch of President Roosevelt while In Washing ton. Coming Phi Chi Banquet. The Kappa Chapter of the Phi Chi medi cal fraternity will give its annual banquet next Wednesday evening. This fraternity is one of the strongest- strictly medical societies In the country. A number of, In vitations have been Issued to friends of the organization, largely among the medi cal profession of this city.' The committee on arrangements, consisting of Drs. W R Powell, Maryland, chairman; H. W. Keat ley.Iowa. and J. B. Bayne. District of Co lumbia. have beeti very active far several weeks past cOmpletlKfr all the details. . . ?. si . a Stocks Closed Finn After an K1 Uneventful Day. BROKERS EVENING UP IK Yf t AMERICAN ?17 GAB WAS IN GOOD Demand again. ?Jr H 3 f Atchison, Union and Southern Pacific and St., Paul All Well Bought. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK. March 21.?The action of today's stock market Indicated the same professional characteristics which have pre vailed during the last fortnight. Traders sold stocks in some instances merely to even up contracts over the end of the week and a few stocks were bought for a similar purpose. There was no material increase In the volume of commission house busi ness. Here and there manipulation cropped out in spite of all efforts to conceal it and pool buying saved certain specialties from stagnation. Encouraging crop conditions were report ed in the southwest, but realizing sales were reported in the Gould shares in spite of this fact. Union Pacific was more act ive than at any time in several days, in side interests taking round amounts of the stock around par, while certain speculative up-town interests were credited with hay ing begun a new campaign in that property. Southern Pacific responded slightly to this advance in Union Pacific, but the movement was short-lived, owing to the evident unwillingness of the pool to assist in maintaining the price. In spite of this latter fact several houses, usually well-in formed in such matters, bought the stock around G5. Atchison was taken by interests close to the management. Reports from the com pany's officers give assurances of continued large earnings. During the late afternoon Rock Island became a feature of the trading, running up sharply for a gain of 6 per cent under limited dealings. The buying was tor in side account and was credited to more definite plans for a new railroad deal In the west. St. Paul was bought steadily during the day by conservative houses, on the theory that the property would do as well as any of the granger roads and that the management would ultimately favor greater liberality with shareholders. Colorado Southern was again active under buying by the same interests which are said to be buying for the control of that proper ty. The so-called Junior Vanderbilt issues Were well taken, and there was a further demonstration in Rutland preferred. Sugar was marked up under big dealings credited to lower Wall street and based upon earnings and the expected benefits from Cuban legislation. Colorado Fuel and Iron was again made conspicuous by the Gates party, and the merits of the com pany's bonds were freely discussed by in terests having the issue for sale. Copper was kept steady as the result of the cover ing of short stock, but the Steel Issues re flected the^tveavlness noted yesterday. The entire market was strong during the last hour., recovering under a volume of well-distributed business, embracing both the industrfal and railway groups. The known movements of money indicate that the banks have gained something less than one million on the week's currency movement. Certain down-town institutions have decreased their loans and deposits during th? week* and the subtreasury has paid out considerable money. Money loaned at 5 per cent at one time, but reacted to 4% later In the day. Bankers predict rates until after the April disburse ments, but not later, unless some compli cation arises. ? ? ? New York Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co., bankers and brokers, 1419 F st., members New York stock exchange,' Washington stock ex change and Chicago ooard of trade. Open. High. Low. Clone. Amalgamated <'opper__ 64% f>4% 62% 63% Am. Car A Foundry 31% 32% 31% 81% A in. Car * Foundry,pfd 90 90% 90 90% American Ice . American Smelting 46% 47% "46" ~<&Va Ainer Smelting, pfd American Sugat _ !3lCi i'34" *1*80% "l*33vi Anaconda 80% 30'4 30 30% Atchison, Top. a 3. Fe.._ 77% 78 77% 78 A ten.,Top. .v S. Fe, pfd_ 97% 97% 97% 97% Haiti more AOhio ..... :06!* 107 106ll 107 ' Baltimore a Ohio. t>fd?_ ....... .._ . Brooklyn Rap. Transit- 67% 67% 66% 67 Canadian Pacific 115% 11%% 115$ 115% Central of New Jersey? ........ Chesapeake a Ohio ...,? Chicago a Alton _ Chicago* Alton, pfd. I hicago Great V\ estern 24 24% ~2sj% 24% Chicago, Mil. 4 St Paul 165% 167% 166 167^ Chicago, Rock I a P? YW/t 160 172% 180 (olorado Fuel andiron. 107',4 108% 105' 106% Consolidated Gas 22S 223% 222% 223% Delaware and Hudson.. 171% 171% 171% 171% Erie common 87 37% 86% 36% ?rl6' !? m'A 68% Erie, 2d pfd ? 65 56 64% 66 ?beneral Electric- 3I5?4 319 315% 319 Illinois Antral. HO'* 142 140% 142% Louisville a Kashyille? 105% 106% 106% 106 Manhattan Elevated _ 131% 134% 188% 133% Metropolitan St. Ry.? 168-% 168% 168' 168'J ??'? ??>d Ta- pM KW* 84 64 Missouri Pacific 1001/, 101V, 100'i 101% National Lead ? 19% 19% 19% 191? New York Central 163% 163% 162% 163% N Y., Ontario a West.... 32% 82% 32% 32% Norfolk and Western.... 66% 56% 56% 96-% Northern Pacific pfd....? .....* * Pacific Mail Steamship. 44 45 44 46 Pennsylvania R R 161% 151% 150% 161% People's Gas of Chicago 103 103% 102% 102% Pressed Steel car. 10% 40% 40% 40% Reading 55,f*j" 55% 65% Reading, 1st pfd 80% 81 80% 81 Reading,2d pfd.. 67% 68% 67% 68 Republic Steel Ji Iron.. 18% 18% 18% 18% Rubber Goods 19% 21% 19% 20% St L and s irancisco. 66'? 66% 68% 66% 25 f Fran,2d pfd 73!* 74% 73% 74% HL Louis Southwestern- .?..._ ......; * St Louis S. W., pfd- .... bouthern Pacific ? 65 66% 65 ~ *6W% Southern Railwav 3232% 82% 82% Southern Railway, pfd. 96% 97 96% 96% ~~ % 'fenn Coal and Iron? 72' 72% 71% 714.. lexas Pacinc 4054 40'4 40'4 40% Union Pacific 99*4 100% 99% 100% l/nlon Pacific pfd 87% 87% 87% 87*1 ti a Leather- 11% 12% 11% 12% U ti Leather pfd ? 81% 81% 81% 81% U S Rubber 16% 17% 16% 17(1 V S Steel - 42% 42$ 0% U S. Steel, pfd 94% 94? 94$ Wabash 24 24 |2d% 28?i Wabash, pfd 43% 43% 48 4S% Western Onion.. 90% 90% 90% 90'!, Wisconsin < entral 22% 22% 22% 22% Amer Locomotive _ 82 82% 8t% 82 Amer. Locomotive pfd- 98% 94 93% 94 ?Ex. dir.. 2%. . ? ? ? Washington Stock Exchange. Sales?Regular call, 12 o'clock noon?Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone 8a, 11,000 at 104. 11,000 at 103%. Washington Title Insurance, 100 at 2%. Washington Gas, Jfr at 80%, 28 at 81, 28 at 81% Mergentbaler' LlnMype, 4 at 184, 10 at 184, 10 at 184. 6 at 1S4, lO at 183*, 10 at 183%. Greene Copper, 10 at 20%. After call?Washington Gas 25 at 6l%. 20 at Tl%. 8 at 81*. Lanstob Mon? type?100 at 14%, 5? at 14%, 80 at 14%, bo at 14%. Greene Copper, 100 at 19%. 28 at 20, 80 at 20. American Grapbophone Pre*., 100 at 8, 00 at 8. ltallroad Bonds?Capital Traction 4a, 108 bid, 109 asked. Washington Railway and Electric Receipts 68 aaked. Metropolitan Ss, 118% bid, 120 asked! Metropolitan ,<Jert. ? fndebt., A, 107 bid. Metropol itan Cert. Indebt., B, 108 bid. 107 asked. Colum bia 120 bid, 124 aaked. Columbia 2d mort. 6s, Miscellaneous Bonds?Washington Gas Ob. 6s se ries A, 115 bid, 120 asked. Washington Gas Co'. 8s. series B, If* bid, W0 asked. TJ. i. Bectrlc Light Deb. Imp. 6s, .105% bid, 107 asked. U. 8. Electric Light (3v?rt. ,I?iebC;fla, 107 bid, 108 asked. Chesa peake and Wtomar Telephone 5s, 108% bid, 104 asked. American Security and Trust 4s, 100 bid. Washington^ MarketyCo. 1st 6s. 108% bid. Wash ington Market Co. imp. 6s. 108% bid. Wsshlngton Msrket Co. Ekten. fls, 108% bid. MasonlcHslI Associationlf? bid 157 asked. Amertc.n Graphopbone Deb. 8s. 93 bid. Safe Deposit and Trust Stocks-National Safe De posit and Trust, 162 bid. Washington Loan and Trust, 197% bid, 200 asked. American Security and Trust, 217% bid, 2? aaked. Washington Safe Deposit, 80 bid. Uaioq Trust and Storage, 107 bid. 108% asked. Washington Savinga Bank, 100 bid, 108 asked. Rallrted Stocks?Capital Traction Co., *111% bid, 111% asked. Wsshlngton Eallwsy and Electric Co. PrefT, 32% bid, 38 asked. National Bank Stocks?Bank of Washington. 378 bid. Metropolltsn, 725 bid. 800 asked. Central, 278 bid. Farmers snd .Mechanics', *200 bid. Sec ond. 168 bid, 200 asked. Citizens', 178 bid. Colum bia. 188 bid. Capital. 150 bid. West Kad. 128 bid, 130 saked. "TradersV140 bid, 160 asked. Lin coln, 128 bid, 18ft asked. Rlggs, 725 bid, 808 asked. Insurance Stocks?Firemen's, 28 bid. 30 asked. Franklin.. 48 J>M. ?ietropoUtsD. 75 bid, 85 aaked. Cfrroran, 62 bid. Potomac, 62 bid, 68 aaked. Ar il narton. 26% bid. 28% asked. German American, 268 bid. National I'nloo, 7 ?Md. 8% aaked. Co lumbia. ttigga, 7% Md. 8 aaked. No Charge for * Trimm 61 KINGS PALACE PEP ART M E M T STORES 810-812-814.- rcc t * jjjjj ^ g>.rK ct Sp Kce * Premium Stumpy* free with Purcha-y ?/* * -* atimrday's Extraordinary Sellin ilillimiery Leaders Because We Deserve to Bei Leaders because we sell for less and because we show the largest stock and largest variety in town, and sell more millinery than the combined output of any three other stores. ?? Others' $5 and $6 - _ Trimmed Hats * *2 *90 Here at - - - ^ It 1? a positive fact that we aell more styl ish Hata and better grades at $3.90 than others ?ell at |S and 96. Ton can eee for yourself by looking at tfala snlendid line, which embrace* hata trimmed with mousaellne braid and flow era In raat assortment. 4, c. for 75c. and $1 Flowers. One great lot of exquisitely handsome Flow ers, Including Apple Blossoms, Popples, Forget Me-Nots, Crushed Roses (six In a bunch). June Rosea, la all shades, with foliage; Qeraniuma; also large bunches of Geranium and Rose and Violet Foliage?78c. and $1 values everywhere? for 48c. 9, c. for Misses' and Child's $1.50 Hats Misses' and Children's Trimmed Patent Leather Rolling-Brim Sailors, in white, red. brown, blue and castor?the latest novelty la young folks' hata?86c. lasteid of $1.80. 9; c. for $1.75 Ready > to=Wear Hats. A large lot of Turban effects. Draped Hats, Walking Shapes, and the like?the newest Ready-to-wear Hats for spring?all handsomely trimmed with pompons?such aa are being sold for $1.76 elsewhere?for 98c. *=7/n\c for $ 11.50 Mousseline /! y/ and Chiffon Hats. Tucked Chiffon and Mousseline Hats, made on wire frames. In the very prettiest and newest spring shapes; black, white and colora; sold everywhere at $1.80 Just now?79c. 11 c. for 39c. and 50c. FSowers& Foliage.' Largs lot of Medium and Largs ftprays of Floweis and Foliage, embracing American Beauty and Cmah Roses. Apple Blossoms. Pop pies, Field Dslsies and Field Flowers of all kinds. Clover, etc.?all of them full sprays snd all 39c. and 60c. values?for 15c. c for AflE=S5Sk MetaE Bic Taff. Ribbons. The All-silk, highly lustrous Metallic Taffeta Ribbons, which won't crush snd of which you all know the usual price?3^ Inches wide, and In black, white, pink, blue, red, maize, royal, castor, gray, turquoise, old rose, lavender and heliotrope?also fancy effects? not remnants, but cut from the piece?9M|C. yard. Best Silk Waist Offer log of Any Taffeta, Peau de. Soie and Imperial Silk Waists highest grades in black, white and variety plain (ff colors and polka dot effects ? waists which ^ are selling at $5 to $8o98 eflsewlhere for ^ Today has witnessed the greastest Silk Waist selling of our whole career?the offering of a pur chase of Silk Waists as described above with hemstitched and tucked back and front, trimmed with silk ribbon and have trimmed cuffs. The great variety of effects include the very fashionable Gibson waist. There are all sizes, from 32 to 44. $3 85 instead of $5 to $8.98. easora. the very P, ofoj 2 Lots Suits at Greatly $12 amid $10 Suits, $7.50. 50 Women's All-wool Cheviot, Venetian and Homespun Suits?in single-breasted and double-breasted Etons, some plain and some trimmed with three rows of moire silk 011 jacket and skirt?skirts also have graduated flounces and panel effect. In the lot there are all sizes, and blue, black and brown. $7.50 instead of $10 and $12. $5 Cloth Skirts, $2.85. New Blue, Black and Light and Dark Gray Walking Skirts. In new serpentine effects?with heavily stitched bottoms. Also DreM Skirts of all wool cloth?satin trimmed and plain?full flounce effect ?In black, blua, gray and Oxford- $2.86. Less Than Usual Prices. Suits Worth $20, $12.50. A lot of Women's Spring Tailor-made Suits, made of all the newest fabrics which arc stylish for spring wear, including broadcloths, Venetians, etamines, Panama and basket cloths, cheviots, etc., in black, castor, blue, brown, Oxford and gray; some plain tailor-made suits, some stitched, some satin trimmed and some taffeta silk trim med ; the styles are single and double-breasted Eton, coat effects, blouses and Gibson effects; skirts have graduated flounces. $12.50 instead of $20. HQ)? Dozen Wrappers==$H Valines for 69c. 100 dozen Ladies'Percale Wrappers, in light and medium colors, in the most stylish and desirable patterns, in stripes, figures and scroll patterns, all with knee flounces and with bretelles over shoulder and fancy braid trimmed and ruffle trimmed, full wide skirts. Wrappers worth up to $1.00 to go for Sale of Corsets. A /ftv instead of 75c. far. one lot /W vl l)j^^ ?' Batiste Corsets, full boned, lace trimmed top and bottom, U ^ O with ribbon trimming. Short, medium aud straight-front style. Regular 75c. value, for 49c. All Corsets fitted free of charge. Kid Gloves, 59c. Women's Two-clasp Kid Gloves, in tans, grays, mode, castor, oxblood, red, brown, black and white; in all sizes from 6^ to 7^4, with self and embroidered backs, at 50c. pair. Gloves which regularly sell at $1?all perfect Glovea. Special Saturday values in HOSIERY. Ladles' PURE Lisle 3-thread Hose, full REQ ULAR made. Hermsdorf dye. Rem- ^ = brandt ribbed; also lace effects. Reg- JP ^ ular 35c. value. For Saturday One lot of FAST BLACK Ladies' Hose, extra fine grade, double heel and toe; excellent valua at 19c. For Saturday Children's Ribbed Fast Black Hose, which are the regular 12Vic. values, to go on sale to morrow at * Pair of Silk Garters given away with every 50c. purchase. lfg n?m?, exirv 1294c. 754c. 119c. Toilet Articles, 9c. Superior quality Bay Rum, Florida Water, rure Distilled Extract of Witch Hazel, Per fumed Violet Ammonia, 1 os. best make Ex tracts, H-lb. box Borated Perfumed Talcum Powder, Violet Almond Meal for the complex ion, Raymond Tooth and Face Powders, Best English Bristle Tooth Brushes, Hair and Clothes Brushes, real bristle; cake Colgate's Pin* Tar Soap, T-oi. bottle Petroleum Jelly, Rnblier and Celluloid Dressing Combs?for 9c. People's, 5% bid, 6V4 asked. Commercial, 4% bid. Colonial, tOO bil, 114 asked. Title Insurance Stocks?Real Estate Title, 90 bid, 95 asked. Columbia Title, 4% bid, S asked. Wash ington Title, 2 bid, 8 asked. Telephone Stocks?Chesapeake and Potomac, 00 asked. Oas 8tncka?Washington Gas,' 81 bid, 81 Vj asked. Georgetown Gas, 75 Did. Miscellaneous Stocks ? Mergenthaler Linotype, *183% bid, 183% asked. Lanston Monotype, 14 bid, 13 asked. American Grapbopbone Com., 3V4 bid. 8% asked. American Grapbophone Pref., 8 bid, 8Vi asked. Washington Market. 15 bid. Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 196 bid. 215 asked. Greene Copper, 19% bid, 20 asked. Columbia Sand Dredg ing, 51 asked. ?Ex. dividend. Baltimore Markets. BALTIMORE, March 21.?Flonr quiet and prices unchanged; receipts, 9,269 barrels; exports, 67 bar rels. wheat dull; contract, spot and the month, 79%a79%; No. 2 red. 82%; May, 79%a79%; July. 79% asked; steamer No. 2 red, 77%a78; receipts, 41,040 bushels; exports, none; southern by sample. 73a83; southern on grade, 80s83. Corn Arm; mixed, spot and the month, 63%a64; April, 63%; May, 64a 64>A; steamer talxed, 62%a62%; receipts, 6.151 bushels; exports, 1.350 bushels; southern white corn, 67a68; southern yellow corn, 63?i?65. Oats dull and easy; No. 2 white. 50 sales; No. 2 mix ed, 48%a49; receipts, 4,465 bushels; exports, 174 bushels. Rye steady; No. 2 nearby, 62a63; No. 2 western, 63<4a64; receipts, 4,344 bushels; exports, none. Hay steady; No. 1 timothy, $15.00a$15.50. Grain freights quiet, unchanged. Butter firm, un changed; fancy imitation, 20a22; fancy creamery, 29; fancy ladle. 17al9; fancy roll, 19a20; good roll. 16al8; store packed, 14al8. Eggs firm, unchanged; fresh, 16. Cheese firm, unchanged; large, U?<al2; medium. 12%al2%; small, 12%al3. Sugar firm, un changed; fine and coarse granulated, 4.81 %. Government Bonds. Bid 2 per cents, registered 100 2 per cents, coupon 109' 3 per cents registered. 1908-1928.... 109 3 per cents, r*:pon, 1908-1928 109: 4 per cents, registered, 1907 Ill 4 per cents, coupon. 1907 112 4 per cents, registered. 1925 139 4 per cents, coupon, 1925 139% 5 per cents, registered, 1904 106 5 per cents, coupon, 1904 106 District of Columbia 3.65s 125% ... Grain, Provisions and Cotton Markets. CHICAGO, March 21.-Graln: Open. High. Low. Wheat-May 74% 74% 78% Juiy 745, 75-75% 7" Cora-May 60%-61 61 Jtdy eo%-% 61 Oata-Miy 43V [ July.......... 36?! 1 CHICAGO. March 21.-Provisions: Open. High. Low. Close. Pork?May 15.55 15.70 15.58 15.62 July 15.70 15.82 15.70 15.77 Lard-May 9.45 9.47 9.45 8.45 July 8.57 8.00 9.55 8.55 Ribs?May 8.52 8.57 8.52 8.55 July 8.65 8.87 4.65 8.67 NEW YORK, March 21.-Cotton: Open. High. Low. Clow. May a 8.88 8.84 8.77 8.77 July 8.87 8.88 8.79 8.82 August 8.67 8.68 8.00 8.61 WILLS FILED FOB PROBATE. Gen. Stanley's Provision for Number of Individual Bequests. The will of the late General David Sloane Stanley, dated January 14, 1901, with two codicils dated, respectively, October 22,1901, and February 24, 1902, has been filed for probate. Bequests as follows are made: To each of his grandsons, Stanley M. Rum bough, David S. Holbrook and David 8. Stanley, 100 shares of the Washington Sanitary Improvement Company stock; ar ticles of personal property to David 8. Stanley, Captain D. J. Rumbough, Mayor Wlllard A Holbrook, Blanche H. Stanley and other daughters of the testator. The remainder of the estate, it la directed, shall be divided equally among his children. Josephine H. Stanley is named executrix. By the terms of the will of John L. Den ham, dated April 18, 1900, and filed today with the tegtater, his estate Is left to his wife, Sarah A. Denham, WILCOX TBIAL CLOSES JUDGE JONES INSTRUCTS THE JURY WITH. CAUTION. Belief in Elizabeth City in Disagree ment or Second Degree Ver dict my Jury. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. ELJZABBTH CITY, N. C., March 21.?In his charge to the "Wilcox jury this morn ing Judge Jones told them feelingly not to consider any Impression on their minds made before or during the trial. He prob ably referred to the demonstration of yes terday afternoon. He dwelt upon the ad monition that jurors should not be Influ enced by popular opinion or public senti ment, but should try Jim Wilcox on sworn evidence alone. He said other action would do violence to their oaths. He said they should, be fore conviction, find that the evidence was not only consistent with guilt, but incon sistent with innocence, and told them to rise above prejudice and passion. He gave the chief contentions of the pros ecution and defense. He said that was done with trepidation because he feared he might dwell more on one side than the other, but told the jury not to infer that he had an opinion, for he did not. After reading the Instructions the reading of the whole evidence was gone Into, and that will take all day. Two of the instruc tions are these: "If you shall find from the evidence in this case beyond a reasonable doubt that the prisoner formed the pre conceived and fixed purpose In his mind of taking Ella M. Cropsey's life, and In pur suance of such preconceived and fixed pur pose did willfully, with deliberation and premeditation, carry out the preconceived and fixed purpose of taking the life of the deceased, then he would be guilty of mur der in the first degree, and you should so render your verdict. "If you find from the evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the prisoner took the life of the deceased with malice afore thought, that he intentionally, and with out just cause or excuse, slew the de ceased, then he would be guilty of mur der in the second degree and you shall so render your verdict" The impression here is that the jury will be drawn or will find a verdict of murder in the second degree. LARGE OFFICE BUILDING. Mr. H. A. Willard to Construct One to Cost $100,000. An important addition to the office build ings In the city is contemplated by Mr. Henry A. Willard. He Is having plans pre pared by Mr. James G. Hill for an eight story steel-frame building to be located on the east side of 14th street between Penn sylvania avenue and F street. The build ing now on that site is known as the "Oc cidental," and was one of the structures that formed what was known as news paper row. The lot has a frontage of 49 feet and a depth of 106 feet, and it is the purpose or Mr. Wni&rd to cover the lot with the new building. It is to be of the best type or the modern structures of the kind, and will be entirely fireproof. The cost of the boildlns alone. It Is estimated, will be tMOtOOO. WALLER TRIAL BEGINS MARINE OFFICER PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO MURDEB. Acknowledges That Eleven Filipinos Were Shot?Capt. Dunlap Says by Waller's Order. MANILA, March 21.?The court-martial appointed to try Major Little W. T. Wal ler and Lieutenant John H. A. Day of the Marine Corps on the charge of executing natives of the Island of Saniar without trial, after receiving a communication from Gen. Chaffee, today decided that it had jurisdiction in the case, and proceeded to try the accused officers. Major Waller pleaded "not guilty" to th? charge of murder. but admitted that eleven men had been killed. Captain Robert H. Dunlap of the Marine Corps testified that he received information from Lieut. Grldley and Sergeant Quick re garding the arrival at Cargadores of pris oners who while on the march across the island ate roots and parts of plants and refused to assist the marines by giving them similar food. He reported the facts to Major Waller, who was lying in a cot, and who ordered Lieutenant Day to take the prisoners and have them shot. The witness said Major Waller was not excited, and had personally expressed that the men should be shot. Captain Arthur T. Marix, Marine Corj.3, representing Major Waller, objected to the testimony of Dr. Love regard'ng the sanity of Major Waller at the time, claiming that his fitness for duty was a matter for the defense alone. He conceded that Major Waller gave the orders while in his right senses. Wedded in Baltimore. .i The marriage of Miss Clara Hutchins ut Baltimore and Rev. William D. Parry, pas tor of Woodside M. E. Church, near this city, took place at the Monkton Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, last evening. Rev. H. 8i- France, assisted by Rev. J. T. March and Rev. R. G. Koontz. perform* d the ceremony. Miss Arcadia Hutchins. sis ter of the bride, was maid of honor, and the bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Walter Hutchins. Rev. C. Briggs was best man. Misses Bessie Patterson and Belnah Miller were bridesmaids. Messrs. Monroe Hutchins and Willard Hutchins. brothers of the bride, were the ushers. The church was decorated with lilies and ever green. Mr. and Mrs. Parry left for a south ern trip. Wedded Without Advising Friends. A Washington lady figured as a princii*! in a quiet marriage in Baltimore Wednes day last. The bride was Mrs. May Rogersoa of this city, and the groom Mr. J. Charles Ellerbrock of Baltimore city. The coupla kept their plans a secret until after tha ceremony when word was sent the groom's mother. The whereabouts of Mr. and Mr*. Ellerbrock are unknown at the home of Mr. Ellerbrock's mother, who. it is said. Is ac quainted with her daughter-in-law. Qualified for Promotion. Commander Fred. M. Symonds and Lieu tenant Commander Charles E. Fox have qualified for promotion to the next higher grade in the navy. .