REPEAL OF WAR TUXES
The Senate Adopts the Com
BILL READ THIRD TIME
SENATOR PATTERSON DISCUSSES
BILL TO PROTECT PRESIDENT.
Attempt to Have Action on the Omni
bus Claims Bill in the
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
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
Mr. Aldrich said the amendment mani
festly would be out of place, as this bill
was one simply to repeal certain specific
Mr. Hoar, therefore, did not offer his
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
"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."
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
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
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
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
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 $50,000.
It was reported several weeks ago that
Mr. P. B. Chase, proprietor of Chase's
Theater, had purchased the Hotel Law
rence property and intended to erect a
theater building on the site. At the time
this report was spread, according to th??.
tru.?tees, they were considering a bid for
the property higher than that made by >lr.
Mr. Chase's Statement.
Mr. Chase was seen 'this afternoon and
asked whether he had given up his pur
pose to buy the Lawrence property. "I
suspcct this sale of the property to the
trustees of the National Capital Brewing
Company Is not a completed transaction,"
he said. "I have papers in my safe which
would seem to make the sale of the ground
to any one else almost an impossibility.
But I have only just returned from New
York, and I cannot speak positively. HoW
ever, the sale to any one else seems to
me to be the more unlikely, when I think
of it, because this reported purchase prjce
?$SK>,0<iO?is $3,uuo less than I was to pay."
SALARY OF BUREAU CHIEFS,,
Secretary Hay Urges That It Be In
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
STARTLED BY CRY OF FIRE.
Panic in a Theater Caused by Thought
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
Mr. Todd Is also going to make a sketch
of President Roosevelt while In Washing
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.
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Stocks Closed Finn After an
BROKERS EVENING UP
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AMERICAN ?17 GAB WAS IN GOOD
Atchison, Union and Southern Pacific
and St., Paul All Well
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
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
Atchison was taken by interests close to
the management. Reports from the com
pany's officers give assurances of continued
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
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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%.
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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,
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.
PEP ART M E M T STORES
810-812-814.- rcc t * jjjjj ^ g>.rK ct Sp
?/* * -*
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.
c. for 75c. and $1
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?
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.
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.
c. for 39c. and 50c.
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.
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
$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. $12.50 instead
HQ)? Dozen Wrappers==$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
Special Saturday values in
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.
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
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
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.
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 %.
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
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
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
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
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
Wedded in Baltimore.
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
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. .
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