Not the Deliberative Body It
ton. VINSON'S SPEECH
THE LIGHT t/N STATUTE OF
Mr. Grow Favors Election of Senators
by Popular Vote?Mr. Heitfeld
Opposes Oleomargarine Bill.
Tli-- House of Representatives today re
s med consid- ration of the sundry civil ap
propriation bill with the understanding that
g-tieral debate, which formally closed yes
t-rday. should bo extended to permit Mr.
Robinson (lnd.> and Mr. Grow (Pa.) to ad
dr. ss the House.
Mr. Robinson discussed the "passing of
:ii llouse" as a deliberative f>ody, to which
Mr Hell <CoI.> had addressed himself yes
i ? r.l y. The Senate, which now perfected
!? Kislation. he complained, was dominated
by thirty senators, representing fifteen
t-t s with less population than either New
York or Pennsylvania. The presenit condi
t ? of affairs in the House, he said, was
i! ?? to the concentration of all the power
th. House in the hands of the Speaker
? ?! the committee on rules.
Mr. ?'.row discussed the question of elect
s; s> r.ators by popuhir vote. He favored a
? ".^titiition?l amendment for that purpose.
At the conclusion of his remarks the bill
was read for amendment under the five
Light on Liberty's Statue.
\u amendment providing $50,000 to keep
the light burning in Liberty statue in
New York harbor created a diversion in
tie- proceedings, which was thoroughly en
j >. ed by the members present.
I'll' amendment was presented by Mr.
S:ilzer, who supported it in a flowery
> >.. eh. with patriotism as its basis, and
.t s.? a poem along tlie same line.
After he had concluded Chairman Cannon
arose and" asked demurely, "Does the gen
tleman now withdraw his amendment?"
Mr. Sulzer replied that he was advocating
th-- proposition in all seriousness.
'O well," continued Mr. Cannon, "the
g-ntleman has got his speech in?and we
h ive all enjoyed it. as well as the poetry?
and I think he ought to be satisfied to
withdraw the amendment, but if he insists
on coming back from the realms of senti
ment to cold business. I will state that the
light house board, which has this light in
ch irge, has made an investigation and finds
this light is not needed to commerce."
on a rising vote, however. Mr. Cannon
w <s beaten and the amendment was car
ried 4:: to 3.". as but few republicans were
in their seats. This was another cause for
nierrini'-nt on the part of the members.
Some New York schoul teachers in the gal
1-ry applauded vociferously. The laugh
? as repeated as Mr. Cannon came down
the aisle to make the count in a vote by
tellers, which he had demanded, as he de
clared with an emphatic gesture. "You will
have lo beat me by tellers and by a yea
arl nay vote, too. before you get that
liuhr " lie then sent the assistant ser
g-ant-at-arms scurrying for republicans,
and after a count Mr. Cannon defeated the
amendment by six cotes?07 to 61.
A' tin- . ? nclusion of routine business to
me tin Senate resumed consideration of
th- 1 >1...margarine bill. The debate of the
<: 1 was opened by Mr. Heitfeld (Idaho) in
opposition to the measure, the real intent
? ?1' w. . h. he said, was to destroy the oleo
BHlg a f irmer himself, he said, liis sym
p.thies naturally were with the dairy in
t> rests, but iie r? alized that all of his con
stituent- vv. re not farmers and he felt it
w.i- only just that he should present the
fact-. He did not believe that oleomarga
< ever W<?!jl'l displace butter in the mar
k-1. as those who Could affor.i it always
would purchase butter, but he charged,
notwithstanding that fact, that an effort
w.is being made to drive the oleomargarine
ii .lustry to the Wall. -
11.- strongly advocated the enactment of
the substitute offered by the minority,
maintaining that it would eliminate abso
I tely all possibility of fraud in the sale of
Mr. Gallinger tX. H.) declared that the
pending bill simply was "a protest against
fraud and a vindication of one of the slm
pU st principles of common Integrity?a
protest against an industry which depended
!.>r its success upon duplicity and dishon
lie denounced vigorously renovated, pr >
c. ss and adulterated butter, and advocated
tii-- adoption of the Harris amendment,
which proposes the taxing and regulation
of tho->e products which he considered even
? grr-ut^-r evil than oleomargarine.
Mr. Spooner for-the Bill.
It: advocating the passage of the bill. Mr.
R;>.H.iier (Wis.) admitted that oleomargarine
wis a healthful product, and therefore a
legitimate article of commerce. If the bill
w-re enacted into law. he believed that
the production of oleomargarine "under the
fl ig of fair play'' would increase rather
t>..m diminish. He maintained, in the
course of a legal and constitutional argu
ment. that Congress was Justified in the
enactment of the proposed legislation.
tie maintained that Congress had the cor.
s itutional right to tax oleomargarine, and
he supported the measure because he be
ll. ved such a tax was in the interest of the
IHsoussing the coloring of oleomargarine
he said: "The most imprudent proposition
I ever h.-ard is that of the hog and stour
1.utter makers that they discovered the
I. it 1 ?*r odor. You may color butter as you
pl- as- and it is still butter, and you may
? ? 'lor oleomargarine as you jdease and it is
Mill t ot butter."
BAD RACING WEATHER.
Big Crowd at Benning in Spite of That
F *4 I'Upat.-b to The Evening Star.
UENNING RACE TRACK. I). C., April
1 Today's bad weather cut down the at
tendance at the Benning track, but never
theless there Is a big crowd present. The
wind has dried out the track considerably
ami the going can be classed as good. To
day's card has a good look about it as tap
as sport is concerned, but the betting talent
w ill probably find the picking difficult. Fol
lowing are the scratches announced at
P tn.: Mistress. Himself and High Carnival
In the tirst: in the third. Essene; Chamblee
in the fourth, and Locket in the fifth.
The Entries for Tomorrow.
Following are the entries for tomorrow:
First race; selling; six and a half fur
longs Klngleader. HM; Jack McfSinn, 105;
Ginkl. 102; Fonsoluca. 100; Imperialist. 10";
Bat yah. lot; Hampshire. 10.": Gwynne, 101;
Tu Man. tl; Astery. h<i; Gold Fox, 10T;
?Hendricks. N; *The Rogue. 95.
Second race; maiden two-year-olds: four
and a half furlongs. Weirdsome. 104; First
< "bord. 1?>7: Aurifer, 104; Agio. 107; Royal
Ensign. lo7, Blue Miracle, 107; Adele Hard
Third race; hurdle handicap; mile and a
half. Gould, 152; Tankard, 152; Tamarln.
Farreil. 144: J. A. Warner, 143; Hand
vice, 142; Tireless, 188; The I.ast Chord.
l:iit; Cheval D'Or. 135; Prince Plausible,
I.e.; Fabius, 134: Idle Ways, 130.
Fourth race;" maidens; seven furlongs.
The Blue Coat. 107; Florad, 107; Wile. 107:
A lline Abbott, 105: Fabius. 107; Biff. 107;
< 'aUtaray, 100: Inkling. 96; Pigeon Top. 97;
Toxey Curly. 97: Buck Lodge, 97; Wood
chuck. 100; Rendezvous, 95.
Fifth rare: selling; six furlongs. Im
perialist, 108; Carroll D., 101; Trump. 101;
Rlghtaway. W: Tax Man. 91; High Carni
val. x?l. *The Bandit, 94; ?Meistersinger, 8U.
Sixth race; handicap; mile and a hundred
yards. Himself, 12fl: Handlcapper, 102:
orontas. 123; Woocttrlce, 122: Lou Ray, 113:
lamp o' Lee, 119; Ohnet, 115.
< 'ouple Himself and Handicapper?Daly
entry. Couple Woodtrlce and Lou Rey
END OF CONFERENCE
THE MEETING IN BALTIMORE TO
CLOSE THIS AFTERNOON.
Bishop Galloway Announces the Ap
pointments for Washington Dis
trict for the Next Year.
BALTIMORE. Mil.. April 1.?The Balti
more conference. Methodist Episcopal
Church South, which has been meeting in
Trinity Church, this city, since last Wed
nesday. will adjourn this afternoon, after
Bishop Charles B. Galloway, who has pre
sided over the sessions, announces the
appointments for the ensuing year.
It is thought that Bev. J. A. An
derson of the Baltimore district and Rev.
J. E. Armstrong of the Rockingham dis
trict will exchange places, and that the
four districts the terms of whose presiding
elders expire at this conference will be
filled as follows:
Baltimore district. Rev. J. E. Armstrong;
Rockingham district. Rev. J. A. Anderson;
Roanoke district. Rev. Dr. \V. Or. Hammond;
Moorefield district. Rev. T. G. Nevitt.
It is thought that there will he but few
changes in the Washington district.
The ministerial alternates to the general
conference were chosen this morning on
the first ballot, as follows: Rev. J. W. Duf
fey, presiding elder of the Washington dis
trict; Rev. B. W. Bond, presiding elder of
the East Baltimore district, and Rev. David
Bush, presiding elder of the Roanoke dis
trict. Reports in all the districts were
completed today and show an increase both
in membership and collections. These re
Baltimore district, 51.759; increase,
,$112.75. East Baltimore, $1,22*5; increase.
$137. Washington. $2,142; increase, $117.50.
Winchester, $1,528; decrease, $S5. Rock
ingham. $1,028.30; decrease. $150. Roan
oke. $1,220.76; increase, $2S.ti(!. Lewisburg,
$1*14; decrease, $10. Moorefield. $&S5; in
crease, $55. Total, $10,832.15; net increase,
Baltimore, $1,2*2; increase, $00.75. East
Baltimore. $*)2ri; increase, SS7. Washington,
$1,374: decrease, $66. Winchester. $l,00!i;
decrease, $41. Rockingham, $732; increase,
$S. Roanoke. $ss0.32; increase. $53.52.
Lewisburg, $?U5; increase, $5. Moorfield,
$6.55; decrease, sit;. Total. $7,566; net in
Bishops, $2,247; decrease. $174. Superan
nuated fund. $12,221; increase, $2,725. Edu
cation, $1,786; increase, S3. Bible, $45.3; in
Memberships by Districts.
Baltimore. 5.001; East Baltimore. 4,332;
Washington. 8.480; Winchester, 7,452; Rock
ingham, 0,:>3!?; Roanoke, 7,710; I.ewlsburg,
6.030; Moorfield. 0.601. Total, 52,283. To
tal increase over last year, 250.
Memoirs of ministers who died during the
year were read as follows: Rev. S. M. Bow
man of Parnasstis. Va.. read by Rev. J. M.
Ilawiey; Rev. Ji. H. Kennedy of Charles
town, \\ . la., who was killed by being
struck by a. Baltimore and Ohio railroad
train, read by Rev. W. F. Locke; Rev. J.
M. Eavy. Crab Bottom. Va, read by Rev. I).
M Brown: Rev. Francis A. Mercer of Bal
timore, read by Rev. J. I J. Davidson.
The conference decided to meet next year
at Fredericksburg. Va.
Major Thomas G. Hayes and his sister.
Miss Julia Hayes, gave a reception last
evening to members and delegates of the
conference at their residence, 2SH>1 St. Paul
street. May-.r Hayes' father was a well
known minister or the Virginia conference,
Methodist Epis. ..pal Church South, and was
known to the older members of the Balti
more conferei.ee. Nearly ail of the mem
bers of the conference called during the
evening. Amo? g those present were: Bish
op C. R. Galloway, Bishop A. w. Wilson
and Bishop W. A. Candler.
Deacons and eiders were ordained Sun
day. The ordu.ation of tne deacons took
place at Trinity Church in the morning.
Pis ,op Galloway officiated, assisted by Rev.
Dr. t. E Canon of Vinton. Va. The eld
ers were ordained at St. Paul s Church,
Bishop Galloway officiating and Bishop
Warren A. i anol-r preaching the sermon.
I nose ordain.-.I v. ~re:
Deacon?B. D. Harrison. R.-thel, Va.
Local deacons?James H. Haley, Wood
stock. Va.; Charles W. Sti.rnp, Stanesvilie,
}\ Va.. and George W. Yost. New Creek,
W . \ a.
Elders?Grayson D. Kidner, Eagle Rock,
va.. Henry \\. R .rri.s. Easton. Md., and
Seymour Grady, Rockbridge, Va.
Local elders?Frederick f?. Stier, Wash
ington; Benjamin A. Shreeve. Sterling, Va.,
and Louis H it iasiil, Catawba, Va.
i iiree members of the conference were
grunted superam.'iat. 'i relations at their
own reijuest TJjey are. Rev. Dr. Rumsey
Smithson, pastor of Trinity Church, Roan
oke. \a.; Re-/. Dr. John P. Hvde. formerly
president of the Valley Female College,
? mchester. Va Rev. J. C. Sedwick, pas
tor of the church at Rileyville, Pa.
Clerical alternates to the general confer
ence were elected as follows: Rev. J. W.
DufTey, presiding elder of the Washington
district: Rev. It. \\ . Rond, presiding elder
of the East Baltimore district; Rev. David
Bush, presiding elder of the Roanoke dis
The appointments of the preachers for
the ensuing year were announced by Bishop
Galloway earlier today than was expected.
While there are r.o changes in Washington
city, there are quite a number in Wash
ington district. The new presiding elders
appointed are as follows: Baltimore dis
trict, W. II. D. Harper, pastor at Roanoke,
Va.; Rockingham. David Bush, formerly
presiding elder of the Roanoke district;
Roanoke district J. E. Armstrong, former
ly presiding eld-r of the Rockinghajn dis
trict : Moorefield district, J. T. Williams of
Keyser, W. Va
The appoint in : for the ^Vashington
Washington district. Washington city, J.
W Duffey. presiding elder: Mount Vernon
Place. F. J. Preittyman; Epworth, W. S,
Hammond; Marvin. W. I.. Dolly; West
Washington, F. I. Day; Del Rav, "supplied
by Homer Welch: Al-xandria, J. P. Stump;
Fredericksburg. G. T. Tyler; Falls Church!
V\. H. Woolf . Letsburg, S. G. Fergesson;
Loudoun, J. L. Kibler, L. H. Kincaid; Mid
dleburg. J. H Kuhiman; Hillsboro', Wm.
M. Waters; Hamilton, C. Sydenstricker;
Warrenton. W H. Ballanger; Rethel, J. W.
Smith; Marsha!!. W. P. C. Coe, G. W. Sta
ples; Fairfax. 1>. I.. Blakemore, J. F. Peak;
Sterling, S R Dolly, S. K. Cockrell; Occo
quan, J. W. Bain; Fauquier. W. T. Gover;
Remington, W. H. Marsh: Sndlev. J. K.
Gilbert; Manassas. W. G. Hammond; Staf
ford, C. L. Potter; Morrisville, J. M. Haw
NAVY AS WELL AS ARMY.
Desired That Anatomical Science Bilf
Shall Include Both.
A resolution for the withdrawal from the
President of th_> bill for the promotion of
anatomical science in the District of Co
lombia was introduced in the Senate today.
This action was taken in response to a
U tter from the Secretary of the Navy, who
stated that the President had requested
that the bill be withdrawn and amended bo
that, its benefits be extended to the medical
ccrps of the caw. Th-re is no objection
to the bill, but it is desired to have the
navy as well as the army benefited by se
curing under the bill subjects for anatom
ical study. ,
Bank Note Circulation.
The monthly circulation statement Issued
by the controller of the currency shows
the total circulation of national bank notes
on March 31, 1!02, to have been $337,476,
407. a decrease for the month of $958. 460,
and an Increase for the year of $7,375,001.
The circulation based on United States
bonds amounted to $317,400,382, a de
crease for the month of *2.014,542, and a
decrease for the year of $3,380,074.
The amount of circulation secured by
lawful money was $40,016,025, an increase
for the month of $1.656.082. and an in
crease for the year of $10,755,078.
The amount of United States registered
bonds on deposit to secure circulating
notes was $31?;5;?>vc:*>. and to secure pub
lic deposits. $ll'i.7tt2,ld0.
Opposed Sale of Danish West
HIS PLAN OF CAMPAIGN
CIRCULATED THE REPORT OF
Was Sent to This Country to Lay the
Statements Eefore Congress
and the Public.
The investigation of charges made in con
nection with the Danish West Indies pur
chase was begun today before the special
committee appointed by Speaker Hender
son. Beside the members of the commit
tee there was present Niels Gron, who
brought the charges to the attention of
Representative Richardson, and quite a
number of interested spectators.
Mr. Gron was the first witness sworn by
Chairman Dalzell. The witness spoke in
good fcnglish, with a slight Danish accent.
He said that in February last parties in
Copenhagen who opposed the transfer of
the Danish West Indies to the United States
conferred with him and brought to his at
tention the Christmas report.
t hairman Dalzell asked who these per
The witness said they were members of
the Danish upper house, but he did not
think it proper to give their names. Mr.
u. or said he was at present the represen
tative in this country of these parties.
Representative Alexander's Denial.
Mr. Gron gave way temporarily to Rep
resentative Alexander of Buffalo, who de
sired to make a complete disclaimer of any
knowledge of Christmas or the Danish
transaction. Mr. Alexander said he had
never seen Christmas, had never spoken to
any one In or out of Congress as to the
Danish treaty and never heard it discussed
aJH", 6 or any p,ace b>" an>' until
after tlie recent presentation of the matter
to the House.
Why Gron Came Here.
Continuing his statement, Mr. Gron ex
plained how the Danish parties opposing a
sale of the islands had persuaded him to
come to Washington and place the Christ
mas report before Congress and the public
so that the facts would be known. He told
of having obtained a note of introduction
to Gen. Grosvenor of Ohio, of arranging to
beine- h Washington, his purpose
th.' n' .t f V to carry out assurances
th? ? 9p?nhaf?en that he would place
br ne e. nn"-entlal me? and thus
g \,.to the a"ention of Congress and
of^brinsH Gron told in great detail
v-L r l"S papers before (Jen. Gros
Mr r??.aH ' seemed Quite indignant,
m'tiSkf 'uand 8,>oke of la>'ing the
that snlfnh?re pr?Per Parties in order
LitL'I" ^e.1acti"n tn,s:ht bu taken. The
^ that later Gen. Grosvenor con
mnft that it would be proper to lay t tv;
matter before the Secretary of State This
tT?t ( Hne ?and Mr- Gron saiJ he learned
?n i t Department held that it
Hes hlr ?ction and that the author
seives to Chrfstmal? Wa>' comffiitted ^em
Prepared Statement for the Press.
?G!?SaW that after Gen. Grosvenor had
decided not to proceed with the matter he
(Gron) had prepared a statement for the
Associated Press and had asked Mr Crane
a newspaper man. to send some one from
the Associated Press to him for the state
ment, and also to Gen. Grosvenor for as
surances as to Gron's standing. He learned
venor p/m ' hh v'""' Crar'" that Gen. Gros
venor eaid he knew nothing about it He
said he was informed the dav after he sub
mitted the statoment that the Associated
I ress could not use it. Afterward he said
he submitted his statement to several news
papers and more or less of it was pointed
/f*?? witness then detailed how he had
p.aced the matter before Representatives
ove? theSmpe?s. rnderwoo<3< had gone
' \\ hat was your purpose in brine-in" ,r
before members?" asked Mr. Dalzell ?
, J?.grt u in,t0 the House and before the
American people," answered the witness
In response to inquiries the witness took
up various branches of the case ^
he represented those constituting the "
sale party in Denmark.
Denies Christmas' Statement.
He referred to the reports that he (Gron)
had himself been trying to obtain a com
mission for the sale of the islands and that
the whole matter was a quarrel between
Christmas and himself over the commis
sion. This Mr. Gron denied, and In sup
fia^Lr<td. a ,etter s,aUn& that an old al
Ilance between certain Danish m^n and
Americans in the fall of 1W was declar"<i
off eighteen months ago. He mentioned
the names of H. H. .Rogers Charles R
Wmt and himself as the Americans Inter
sffiaa*"",n ???<???.??? s.
Asked specifically regarding a statement
Wnl Christmas report to the effect that
Rogers had agreed to accomplish the ?ale
"f ltle islands for 10 per cent of the pur
chase money, Mr. Gron declared that there
ih n a^repment. He described how
tees in Df^"ducted by the commit
tees in Denmark and in America had
progressed almost to a successful conclu
thev iUSt tJTflr the SpanIsh war when
they were declared off in Denmark
Mr. Gron said he undertook to reooen the
negotiations after the war. The commit
tees in Copenhagen and America had not
rifi? * a,BOJ ?" Christmas came to the
l nited States in December. 1SIKI.
a hlr;h?T?n was , closely questioned as to
w hether a proposition was made for Christ
mas and Rogers and himself to divide the
commission. He replied that there were
Threat Attributed to Rogers.
Asked.as to the threat attributed to Rog
ers in the Christmas .report (in which
Rogers was made to say that he had twen
ty-six votes in the Senate and could defeat
the negotiations), Mr. Gron said he was
never present at an interview between
Rogers and Christmas. He had never
heard Mr Rogers make such a threat. He
?Cr..n. ha^0'Vtelyi ,hfc statement that he
(Orun> had signed a contract with Christ
mas by which he (Gron) and Rogers were
to have two-thirds of the commission. He
had never made any contract of any char
acter with Christmas, but the latter had
??. ?.ver a power of attorney to him,
which later he (Gron) repudiated Mr
Rogers saw Christmas, he testified, but
that R?Sers refused to see
Christmas or answer his letters or tele
As to the Christmas Interviews in which
Christmas was made to say that he had
had negotiations with Abner McKlnlev
which Christmas, in his report, declared'
?u?M th6? A^t'sated by Gron, the witness
said that he had no connection with them.
Mr. Hitt asked him specifically if he
knew what press associations were re
ferred to in the Christmas reports.
"I do not know." replied Mr. Gron
At this point the committee took a recess
until 2 o'clock.
Representative Dalzell of Pennsylvania
chairman of the tpeclal committee in vest i
gating charges in connection with the Dan
^ .fMt lnd,es Purchase, has written to
all the persons whose names were brought
Into the matter, with a view to securing all
Information they may be able to give to the
Statement by Gen. Grosvenor.
When the Investigation was resumed af
ter recess Representative Grosvenor ap
peared and made a statement concerning
the subject. He spoke of receiving the
note Introducing Mr. Gron and of going
over the papers with him. At that time
Grosvenor felt that the matter should
be looked Into with a view of ascertaining
if there was any Irregularity.
With that end In view he conferred with
Chairman Cannon of the appropriations
committee, and asked that If an appronrla
tion bill for the Danish purchase came in
tl.at action on It be deferred until Mm
Grosvenor returned from a western trip
xxxv, -i4 u xioi/rv 1, ii_i ivo_u
and had an oppirtunity to go over the
papers. On his return to the city Mr.
Giosvenor saw Secretary Hay In relation
to the matter. It was the view of the
Secretary of State that there was nothing
in the dhqrves of which cognizance should
be taken. ? -
Mr. Qron Resumes.
Resuml^ his |fcstlmony, Mr. Gron related
his connection With the Scandinavian de
partment of thd| national republican com
mittee In 1886,^to which place, he said,
?Senator HannaVlad appointed him. Later,
he said, Senatqt*Jianna gave him a letter of
recommeijdatiQnj to the two Massachu
setts senators?Messrs. Hoar and Lodge?
and the Tatter turn joined In a letter
recomraeifilng" ^ron to the President for
appointment as minister to Slam.
Mr. Gron said he was a republican; had
canvassed ,/ar.that party In 1W2 and 1890,
and in 1897 hid been a candidate for the
Danish mission. He produced a letter in
favor of his candidacy, signed by Senator
Cullom of Illinois, and indorsed by the late
Senator Davig of Minnesota.
In reply to Specific questions, he said he
knew of no senator or representative who
had been bribed or whom any one had at
tempted to bribe. At the State Department
he had Only personally seen Mr. Kasson.
Mr. Gron was then excused. Chairman
Dalzell announced that he had summoned
Abner McKinley, - Colonel Brown and
Fischer Hansen, and that they would ap
DELIBERATELY BROWNS HIM
SELF AT THE BATHING BEACH.
Body Recovered by the Crew of the
Police Boat?Conveyed to
A boy, supposed to have been an Italian,
jumped into the river in the inner basin
of the tidal reservoir, near the foot of 10th
street, about 11 o'clock today, and was
drowned. His body was recovered before
12 o'clock, but there was quite a long delay
in removing it from the bathing beach to
Persons who saw the boy go overboard
are .satisfied that he did so with suicidal
intent. His strange conduct along the
river front prior to the time that he ended
his life gave the impression that his mind
was probably affected. A number of per
sons, including several boys who were fish
ing in the basin, noticed him when he ap
proached the river front walking in the
direction of the bathing beach.
A few minutes before he went overboard
he climbed a tree on the river bank, and
moved about as if he intended to make a
long dire. The boys watched him walk
along the shore until he reached a point
near William Taylor's boat house. Then
he went out on an old scow and disrobed.
He was In the water in an Instant, and
those who had witnessed the act rushed in
the direction of the boat house, shouting
"There's a man overboard."
Mr. Taylor got out in time to see the un
fortunate youth splashing about in the
water, although he was making no outcry.
He went beneath the surface of the water
before Mr. Taylor could reach him in a
boat. Policemen Creagh and Kenny were
at the bathing beach, and they notified the
crew of the police boat of the occurrence,
and It was not until the crew reached the
basin that the body was recovered and
placed on a float at the bathing beach.
RECEIPTS FOE MARCH
SURPLUS FOR THE MONTH OF
The comparative Treasury statement is
sued today shows that for the month of
March the totaj receipts from all sources
were $4(1,50.1,418, and the total expenditures
$38,102,437, a surplus for the month of $s.
398,970. For the nine months of the fiscal
year the total receipts have been $419,002,
and the expenditures $."57,844,901, a
surplus for the first three-fourths of the
year of $01,158,978.
This is an average surplus for each
month of about $0,795,442.
Should this continue to the end of the
fiscal year the surplus for the entire year
would- fall below the estimates of some of
the treasury officials, it would reach only
about $81,000,000. The chances are that the
surplus will go beyond this, however, as the
last three months of the year show smaller
ex|>enditures than the first of the yeas.
The first three months are usually the
heaviest. That is the time when disburs
ing officers are drawing heavily for bal
ances. During the last month or so the
appropriations have been nearly expended
and there Is little or nothing to draw. This
makes the expense account comparatively
small in the last part of the year unless
there are extraordinary expenditures or
heavy deficiency expenditure.
It Is not regarded as probable that the
surplus for this fiscal year will go to $100,
000,000, but somewhere around $90,000,000.
The members of the finance committee of
the Senate are really hesitating about what
cut to make In the war taxes until they
get some idea of what the surplus for the
year will be.
The receipts from the different sources
during March were as follows: Customs,
J21.010.040; internal revenue, $21,093,621;
miscellaneous, $2,897,\4<V So far during
this fiscal year the internal revenue re
ceipts have been $203,805,911, as compared
with $226,391,594 during the former fiscal
year, a decrease of nearly $23,000,00O.
Government receipts from internal reve
nue today Were $243,065; customs, $84*4.428;
miscellaneous, $110,IO>; expenditures, $1,020,
BOARD OF MANAGERS IN SES
SION IN THIS CITY.
Members of the board of managers of the
soldiers' homes maintained by the govern
ment throughout. the United States are
holding their regular .quarterly meeting in
this city. The first session was held at
the Arlington -Hotel, beginning at It o'clock
this forel oon.
The nw>st important business before the
mectingtat thi* time is the apportioning of
the appropriation :by Congress for the sev
eral insttturtowfc. -The work may take sev
eral days. Before; adjourning the mem
bers 'wfflncall St the White House and pay
their ^eSpects'Jto President Roosevelt.
Tomottow'thfey will go to Hampton to
visit- tt# Soldiers'' Home. - It is also their
purpose'to pa? a visit to -the new home at
Johnson"1^City-' Tenn. Members of the
board of manttgecs who were present at
today's 'fcessipiSs were: President General
M. T. McMahoh of New York, Gen. A. L.
Pearson'bf Pittsburg, Gen. T. B. Hender
son of Pirindetcffi. 111.; Gen. Charles M. An
derson t?f Greenville, Ohio; Col. Bldney
Cook of Kansas, Gen. J. Marshall Brown of
Portland, Me.f Col. Walter P. Brownlow
of Jonesbosa?<?Tenn.. and Col. George W.
Steele of Marlon, Ind.
The Mtimat^ of expenditures for this
year aggregate more than $3,000,000.
"iNine Soldiers' Homes.
Nine natlonfcl soldiers' and sailors' homes
have been erected In the United States and
are in charge of the board of managers.
One of the homes Is in Washington and the
others are located at the following places:
Dayton, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wis.; Togus,
Me.; Hampton, Va.; Leavenworth, Kan.;
Santa Monica. CaL; Marion, Ind.: Danville.
111., and Johnson City. Tenn. The homes
were erected; in the order named. The one
at Johnson City is incomplete.
Besides having control of these homes the
board ' of managers has supervision of
twenty-six state homes, to which the gov
ernment pays an annual allowance of $100
for each veteran. About 29,000 men are
living In Un&-national homes, and the gov
ernment pays for the support of about
19,000 veterans who are in state homes,
maUne a total of about 44,000 men. The
largest national home Is at Dayton, where
*1.000 veterans arecared for. The homes at
Santa Monica, Cal., and Marion, Ind., are
?matter thatt any of the other rational
homes, each having about 2,500 members.
L, 1QU6 XU X ilUJiO.
REVENGE OF A NEGRO
Kills His Employer's Wife
and Little Girl.
BADLY WOUNDS THIRD
HEARD THAT HE WAS TO BE DIS
Tragedy at Philadelphia ? Murderer
Caught After Brisk Chase
by the Police.
PHILADELPHIA, April 1.?William Lane,
aged thirty-five, a colored servant, em
ployed by Charles F. Furbush, at 652 North
l."ith street, today ehot and killed Mrs.
Ellen Furbush, aged forty-two years, and
her daughter, MadaMne H. Furbush, aged
ten years, and probably fatally wounded
Elolse Furbush, aged seven years, another
daughter. The latter is not expected to live.
Lane made his escape. He had been sus
pected of stealing money from his em
ployer, and today fi warrant was sworn out
for his arrest by Mrs. Furbush.
Lane learned this and committed the
crime in revenge. Mrs. Furbush and Elolse
were on the third floor of the house and
Madaline was on roller skates in front of
the house. After killing the mother and fa
tally injuring one child. Lane called Mada
line into the house and she followed him up
stairs to the third story where he shot her
dead. He then ran down stairs and made
The bodies of Mrs. Furbush and Madeline
and the injured child Elolse were found by
a policeman who had gone to the house to
serve the warrant on Lane.
There was a colored servant In the
kitchen ironing when the murders were
committed, and when the policeman ques
tioned her she said she had not heard the
shooting and did not notice the departure
of Lane from the house. The coroner has
taken charge of the house.
Mr. Furbush has not yet been located by
the police and, it is stated, that he has
gone to New York. Lane had been em
ployed by the family for about two years.
His home is said to be in Trenton. N. J.
Lane, the murderer, was captured in
Camden, N. J., at about 2:35 o'clock this
afternoon as he was leaving a ferryboat
on which he had escaped from Philadel
phia. He was immediately brought back
to this city and locked up in a cell In the
ANOTHER PHILIPPINE BILL.
Differs From Measure Framed by
The Philippine civil government bill, as
framed by the republican members of the
House insular committee, was presented to
the full committee, at a meeting today. The
bill difTers in many respects from the bill
Just completed by the Senate Philippine
committee, chiefly in the following points:
A complete plan of civil government,
with a legislative assembly, including a
lower house, elected by the people Is pro
vided by the House bill, to go into effect
when permanent peace is certified by the
governor to the President to have been
established and after the completion of a
census. The house measure also adopts
the coinage plan recommended by the
Philippine commission, and by Mr. Co
nant, who investigated the subject for the
War Department, making the gold dollar
the unit of value.
In addition the bill provides elaborate
mir.ing, timber and franchise sections, and
also sets forth a declaration of rights as a
basis of citizenship.
The committee meets again tomorrow, and
Chairman Cooper expects to hold continu
ous sessions, so as to report the bill by the
end of this week.
HELD FOR A HEARING.
Young Man Arrested on Charges of
A young man whose name is given as
Clu.rles King, alias Robert Cohen, was ar
resttd today by Detective Home and locked
up on charges of larceny. It is alleged
tl:at he has been answering "lost" adver
tisements in the local papers and obtaining
small sums of money. The prisoner, it was
charged, would send a note by a boy, or de
liver it himself, telling the loser of the
article that he had been the lucky finder.
In each instance lie gave the information
that he did not want any reward, but sug
gested that the bearer of the note be paid
thirty or forty cents for his trouble. The
writer also gave a fictitious address, and
when persons who had been induced to part
with their small amounts of rash would
e.all at the number given they would be in
formed that the writer of the note did not
Mr. Charles G. Harris of 170S R street,
who recently lost a dog, brought the facts
to the attention of the police. The note he
n celved was signed "James L. Hill." It
"Dear Sir: I wish to inform you that 1
have your dog. and I wish you to call for
him. I am afraid to send him by this small
boy. He is a large white bull terrier, and
answers to the name of Pat. I want really
nothing In the way of a reward for return ng
the animal, but please give the boy 35
cents as pay for delivering this message."
The address of the signer of the foregoing
note is given as WW 11th street northwest.
No such person lives there, the police are
Mr. Harris paid the sum suggested, and
when he learned he had been swindled he
reported the affair to Capt. Boardman.
Detective Home was detailed on the case,
and he advertised the loss of a dog. Today
Cohen (or King) appeared at his house as
the messenger with a note giving the infor
mation that James Cornish had found the
dog. He suggested that ?}<? cents be paid
for the messenger's service. His arrest fol
lowed. and he was taken to police head
quarters. He there stated to the police that
he follows the races for a livelihood. His
home, he said, is in New York. The pris
oner's picture was found in the gallery.
He was photographed at Cincinnati, where
he was arrested two j;ears ago as a
"sneak" and sentenced to one month tn
prison. His name was given as Robert
Cohen at that time, and his occupation that
of a "tout." He is held at the first pre
cinct station for a hearing in the Police
Court. _ , .
YACHT DIANA OWNED HERE.
Harry Norment Buys Craft From
Hartford, Conn., Man.
The Diana, a motor yacht, belonging to
A. W. C. Williams of Hartford, has been
sold to Harry Norment of Washington. The
Diana, which was built at Morris Heights,
N. Y., In 1890, is now In winter quarters at
New Haven. She will be fitted out at once
and will be delivered within a week to her
new owner. The Diana Is about sixty feet
in length, twelve feet beam and draws
three and a half feet of water, which en
ables her to navigate the shallow rivers in
the south. 8he is finished in mahogany and
Is equipped with masts.
War Department Will Know Facts Re
garding Richter'a Death.
The War Department has ordered an in
vestigation of the charges made by the Ma
nila American to the effect that Private
Rlchter, 29th Infantry, was tortured to
death by a lieutenant of his company by
dropping ice water on his face while bound
and gagged. It is said this investigation
was ordered at the request of Representa
tive Drlscoll of Syracuse, N. Y., Richter's
By, Not On.
From the Chicago Tribune.
This talk about Mr. Bryan "standing by
the platform" may mean that the platform
h, too rotten to eland on any longer.
THE ANTI-SMOKE LAW
HEAKING BEFORE JUDGE SCOTT
OF THE POLICE COUBT.
Test Case Against the Washington
Traction and Electric Company
?Hotel Pays Fine.
I-iindley E. Sinclair, superintendent ?nd
general manager of the Washington Trac
tion and Electric Company. Is on trial be
fore Judge Scott and a jury In the Police
Court today, on an information alleging a
non-compliance with the antl-smoko law
at the power house of the I'nited States
Electric IJghtlng Company, on 14th street
northwest. February 25 last.
Mr. Sinclair was recently convicted by a
jury of a violation of the smoke law as
occupant of the building at -13 14th street
northwest. The Information on which he
Is being tried today contains two counts,
the first charging him with being the oc
cupant and the second the aftent of *<iuure
No. 259. no street number being given.
Messrs. James I*. Fufjh. jr.. and K. H.
Thomas, assistant city solicitors, repre
sented the government, and former Judge
C. C. Cole appeared as counsel for the de
There remain thirty-three informations
alleging failure to comply with the anti
smoke law against Mr. Sinclair at different
power houses of the company on various
dates. Ten of thrm allege a violation of
the law at the electric lighting plant, and
the attorneys reached an agreement that If
Mr. Sinclair shall be acquitted of the
charge now being heard the remaining ten
cases would be dropped, but if cmvictcd
they would be continued until the Court of
Appeals renders a decision, as it is Intended
to carry the case to the higher court if a
verdict of guilty is returned.
Pays a Fine.
Ellery C. Benson of the Metropolitan Ho
tel pleaded guilty in the Police Court today
t i a charge of failing to comply with the
anti-smoke law. A tine of $10. which Judge
Seott imposed, was paid.
The trial was still in progress when this
CHAPMAN ON TBIAL.
Is Accused of the Murder of Ida
Elijah Chapman, colored, was placed on
trial yesterday in Criminal Court No. 1. un
der an indictment alleging the murder the 1st
of last January of Ida Simm*. a woman
with whom he had been living at 4,">7 Arm
ory place. Shortly before 3 o'clock In the
afternoon the Introduction of testimony
was begun after th?* following had been
Impaneled as a jury: Messrs. William E.
Elnkins, John C. Collins. George W. Zim
merman, Frederick Hex. Archibald M. Me
Lachlan. Wilbur \V. Uelano. David J. Of
futt. Willis E. McNulty, Cliarles F. Plitt,
Samuel Artz, James H. Mcliil 1 and John
It Is asserted that Chapman and the
Simms woman had a quarrel New Year
day, the climax being the stabbing of the
woman in the heart by the defendant.
When arraigned recently Chapman plead
ed guilty under the Indictment, but the
court directed that a plea of not guilty be
Attorneys Fugitt and Plumley appear for
Chapman, the government being represent
ed by Assistant I'nited States Attorney
Building Permits Issued.
Building permits were issued today as fol
Washington Sanitary Improvement Com
pany, to build thirteen two-story and cellar
brick flats at 416-440 Warner street north
west; cost, $W.<too.
Washington Sanitary Improvement <"oni
pany, to build eight two-story and cellar
brick flats at to 7t> Bates street north
west; cost. $20,000.
Eugene G. Jtfferies, to build three three
story and cellar brick dwellings at 312Ti to j
11J7 Gales street northwest; cost. JI2.ooo.
Alexander SehafVr. to build two two-story
and bas?-ment brick dwellings at !'ls to '.Co
Maryland avenue northeast; cost, $.">
Charles and Win. C. Brunger, to build two
two-story and cellar dwellings at tW to To
P street northwest; cost,
Geo. R. Hill, to make general repairs to
M)1 to $11 2d street southeast; cost. S:tUo.
Henry Ushaw, to build four-story pri
vate stable in the rear of 1022 4th street
northwest; cost. $3.ooo.
T. J. Brown, to build a two-story and
attic and cellar brick dwelling at lt',22 h
northwest; cost. SS.ooo.
Knights of t'olumbus. to make general
repairs to 000 E street northwest; cost,
David Moore, repairs to 1141 S?th street
northwest; cost $l6o.
Wm. H. White, repairs to 501 I street'
southeast; cost. $7,"i.
B. F. Bradbury, repairs to house on Nay
lor street. Twining City; cost. $r>o.
Washington Stock Exchange.
Sales -Regular call, 12 o'clock noon?Capital Trac
tion. 20 at 11214. 2i> at 112V,. lu al 112V4. 1m at
11214. 5 at 112**. Washington (Jas. 2? at *2. Mer
feuthaler Linotype. 10 at 1S7V*. 10 at 187^, 10 at
87%, 5 at 187%. 1" at 187%, 10 at 187%, 10 at
187^a. Lanston Monotype. at 14^. 8 at 14\.
20 at 14%, 100 at 14%. lOO at 14%. 100 at US.
100 at 14%. at 14'4. 100 at 14%. 100 at 14%.
After call?Capital Traction, 20 at ll&4. Greene
Copper, 5 at 20. Washington Gas. 1O0 at 83. 117
at S3, 100 at 83, loO at 88. loo at 83. Lanston
Monotype. 100 at 14*4, 100 at 14%.
Railroad Bonds- Capita! Traction 4s. 106 Wd. 108
ask<*d. Metropolitan 5s. 118^s bid, 121 asked. Met
ropolitan Cert. Indebt. 5s, A. 104 l?id. 107 asked.
Metroi>oiitan Cert. Indobt. 5s. B. 107 bid. 108**
asked. Columbia 6s. 117 bid. 120 asked. Columbia
5s. 105 bid. 107 asked. The Washington Railway
and Electric Co. 4s. 7S bid.
Miseellan<Hnis Bonds?Washington Gas Co. 0s, se
ries A. 113 l*id, 118 asked. Washington Gas < V*. f?*.
series B. 114% bid, 118 asked. I'. S. Electric
Light Deb. Imp. Os, 10G bid. I". S. Electric Ught
Cert. Indebt. t?s. lo4 bid. <'hesnf>eake ?nd P?Ko
mac Telephone 5s, 1<*2 bid. 105 ask**!. American
Security and Trust 4s, 1??o bid. Washington Mar
ket Co. 1st tis, 10S% bid. Masonic Hal] Associa
tion 5s. 104 bid, 1??7 asked. American Grapho
phoite Deb 5s, 1*3 l?Ul.
Safe Deposit and Trust Stocks?National Safe De
posit. and Trust. lflO bid. Washington Iioau ami
Trust, 105 bid, 200 asked. American Security ami
Trust. *217 bid. Washington Safe Deposit. 7o bid.
I'nion Trust and Storage. UH'rjtt bid, 107^ asked.
Washington Savings Hank. lt?0 bid.
Railroad Stocks?Capital Traction Co.. 112% bid.
112% asked. The Washington Railway and F.l?^
tric Co. Pref.. 34 !>id. The Washington Railway
and F.iectric Co. C?tn.. 12 bid.
National Bank Stocks Bank of Washingt??n. 385
bid. 425 asked. Metropolitan. 725 bid. 8*?0 asked.
Central 275 bid. Farmers and Mwhank-*', 200
bid. Second. lt>H bid. 105 asked. Citizens", 175
bid. Columbia, *188 bid. 20u asked. Capital. 150
bid. West End. 120 bid. Traders', 140 bid. 1<W
asked. Lincoln, 125 Wd, 135 asked. Riggs. 725
bid. M05 asked.
Insurance Stocks.?Firemen'a, 25 bid. 28 asked.
Franklin. 48 bid. Met**i*ttlitan. 75 bid. 85 asked.
Corcoran, 62 bid. Potomac, ?2 bid. AG asked. Ar
lington. 28 bid. 20 ask4-d Gennan-Afneriean, 2G5
Wd. National I'nion. 7*4 bid. CoinmMn. lo bid.
12 asked. Rlpp?. TS Md. TV? aski-d. IVoplfV. 54
Wd, 0^ asked. Commercial, 4^ bid. Colonial.
Title iBSur&nce Stocks.?Real Estate Title. 00
Wd. Colur'bia Title, 44 Wd. Waahlegtoe Title,
2 bid, *2% ast<?d.
Telephone aud Graphophone St?siks. Chesap<^ak'4
and Potomac. 40 Wd. 5s ask*d. Anierh au Grapbo
phone com., 3*4 bid. 4 asked. American Grapho
pohne pfd., 7Vsr Wd. 8^ asked.
Gaa Stocks.-Wasbiugt4?n Gas, 82 bid. 82% asked.
Georgetown Gas, 75 bid.
Trpe Machine Stocks. ? Mergenthaler T4? ?type.
187^ Wd, 187% asked. Lanstou Mtmotypc, 141*
Wd, 14% aaked. ? ? ^
Miscel la neons Stocks.-<3 re^ne C<m. Copper Com
Bny. 10% Wd. 20 asked. Washington Market. 15
d. Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 100 bid.
210 asked. ColumWa Sand Dredging, 51 asked.
BALTIMORE* Md.. April 1.?Fio?r quiet and
prices unchanged receipts, 11,108 barrels; exports,
h 007 barrel*. Wheat very dull?contract, spot and
the mouth, 77^TTV?; No. 2 red. 70*4; May. 7i%a
77%; J?ty. 77 asked; steamer No. 2 red. 4?a?GK.
meipta, *7.560 bushels; exports, none; southern l?y
sample, 70*70; souUkern oa grade. 75s7U. C*?ru
steady?mixed, spot and the month,
34av. steamer mixed, 61 ^^atil^; receipts.
12 f?30 bushels; exp<?rts. none; southern white corn.
esVfca64; southern yulW ?orn, ?2a<i2W. c?ats st -ady
?No. 2 white, 40s4i?4: No. 2 mixed. 47%a4?: re
ceipts, 0.870 bushels; exports, none. Rye dull sud
eusy -No. 2 nearby. 60a?l; N<?. 2 sresteru. 62*-_.a?3:
receipts. l.I?T bushels; exports, none, llsy ttf?
No 1 tlmothr. 15.00a 15.90. Grain freights quiet ?
steam to Uwrpool. per lwi?el. 1!^.. April; <Vfk.
for orders, per quarter. 2s.. AnrO. Butter ttrm an*i
higher-fancy imitation. 22*2 V fancy creamery.
5S5; fancy ladlr-. 2?a2t; tmSj roll. KH21:
mil. 17alS; store pa<-ked. lHa20. Kggs irm. un
clianged- fiesh. 15. tlieese Arm. unchanged-Urge.
l2al?V?; medium, 13al3^; small, lSalJ^- Snear
Arm, unchanged Une and coarse gramilatsd. 4.86%.
Hew York Cotton Market.
SKW YORK. April 1.-Cotton:
~ - "'flL j
M? 8.81 K%1 1.T3
jJv- S.ft! 8<ffl ft.78 *7?
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The Stock Market Was
Rather Sluggish Today.
LONDON BOUGHT LITTLE
SOME OF THE WESTERN ROADS
Southern Shares Lower Probably on
Account of Damage by
S|?e.-l?l h to The Evening Stir
KKW YORK. April 1.?Amer. in rall*:iv
shares In the London market today were
<iuirt, with prices at about parity with our
closing figures of y?tonl.ty, aiih the ex
ception of l"nIon l*a.cific, common, which
showed a shade advance.
In the local block marked Ihere w:is more
of a holiday appearance thHii that which
characterized speculation yesterday.
Af> there was tio encouragement to s| il
lation offered l>y the London quotationa the
local clement still seemed Inclined to re
main inactive pending something dHlnite in
the way of crop news and the return of the
more prominent speculators who at present
are out of the city.
In the railroad list most of the little
interest shown was centered in ?> few is
sues. such as Minnesota. St. Paul and
Sault Ste Marie, Canadian I'acific, ?'lil
cago and Northwestern and S.in Fran
cisco and St. Josepli. The common st.?-k
of the first nam?-d road gained ^ per cent
on further absorption of the floating sup
ply. Canadian 1'aclflc sold es-subscription
rights and its price, add.-d to the price at
which the rigtus fold this morning, r- pre
sented a slight gain over last night.
The quotation for these rights this morn
ing was per cent There was a re
newal of the buying In Chicago and North
western common, which advanced that stock
yesterday afternoon. It looked Ilk- Invest
ment purchases, us there was no attempt
to hid up the price of the Mock.
Hocking Valley was rather a strong f. a
ture In the early di alings, the slot k ad
vancing 1 int cent on small transacti n?
1'nion 1'adlic and St Paul common st.s ks
lield well the advances they !>oth scored In
the afternoon trading of yesterday. Willi*
not so active toda> . the pri.es held very
near the best figures of yesterday, and the
buying was said to be for Investors lather
than for speculators.
Southern railway preferred showed a lit
tle heaviness at the start, the price shading
off about 1; per cent, presumably on ac
count of the damage done by the floods re
ported throughout the south. At the con
cession. however, buying orders were met
and a rally lw ck to opening figures ensued.
Louisville and Nashville acted In about th?
seme manner, but supporting orders were
under it. not withstanding the poor state
m< nt of earnings for Febru;ir> . which
showed a decrease in net earnings of JU7.
52o; since July 1 net figures show a de
Ctease of rJ3,W.
in the industrials the tips a- .1 rt-.wna
v.-fre noted In Colorado Fuel and Iron, the
price going up or down 1'^ to i points at
the will of the manipulators handling that
isiue. Sugar reining stock acted heavily
fiom the start, on the theory that all will
not be smooth sailing for the Cuban re
duction ?dea in the Senate. The price of
th" stock reacted mv. _?? 4'ent. from
yesterday's highest figures.
In Distillery stack there was in advance
of over a isiiiit on go.?d trade reports.
Amalgamated Copper advanced over ft
point on rumors of an Increase in the price
of that metal. It was also Htated that the
Calumet and He-la Copper Company win
out of the market as a seller of copper un
der 14 cents This company was said to be
a large st Her of the metal around 11 cents
The present market quotation for c.?pper is
understood to be slightly under 121- cents.
In the steel shares, after the first half
hour's trading, there was an inclination to
ward betterment; and the sani. disposition
was also shown by the leather stock*,
both the common at.d preferred gaining
nearly 1 per cent on a revival of the iiimots
in regard to a settlement of preferred bad
Tow-ttd noon tli? re was s..tr.* r^ .ililnr
In the coal shares, the prices of th' lead
ing issi.es yielding for a point or Mara The
market. l:..w< ver. was r t a. live and r>
cessions ii: the g<-neral list were ouly|
In the early afternoon trading the t':..l-|
era became a little more aggressive in Bell
ing the market, Influenced by the lna< tivityl
of the bullishly inclined operators, and als.if
b>- a rumor**! strike on the Erie railroad.j
The latter stock, however, was about the
dullest of all the railroad issues, and itj
looked as if the report was gotten up ??i
help some of the shorts in that stock t?i
cover their outstanding contracts withoi.tl
!oss I?ndon was not a fa. tor in our marl
ket, the arbitrage houses acting for f u r
elgners having very few orders to execut
here. Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific'.
leport for February showed a surplus alieH
charges, of |82I.2Ml an increase of $.".3>.4?>l.|
Monev, per cent.
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New Tork Stock Market.
Furnished hv W. B Hlbbs & Co.. banke.l
and brokers, 1410 F St.. members New Tonl
stock txchange. Washington stock cx ]
change and Chicago board of trade.
Open. High. Low. Close.!
Amalgamated Copper... <?>' ? f-'<
Am. ' ar * Foundry.. ... HK Rl'4 HO W
Am. < ur .v Koundrv.ptd yl'4 1H'4 yi'4 M'.|
American lee - - . ...
American Smelting 4tc? 47 4??? 47
Amer Smelting, pld.?- - -
Atnerloan s-ugai. 13:;% I3tt7,
Anaco >da_ - 1H'> IMS "?*'?
Atchison,Top. * S. Fe_. 77s, 7".'4
A ten..Top. A: 8. Ke, pfd- 97'. t'7', ?7 X7
1 altimore A i'nio . - K#1, 10 > ? 10*
Haltimore * (?hio. pfd... Hti'4 t*1'?
Brooklyn Knp. I rausit- *IT? <s'c? '**'?
(anadian Pacific il3"? 118r^ U2'4
Central of Sew Jersey? ; -
Cheaa|>eake * Ohio?4..', 4 4 i'4 4..'%
Chicago a Alton? ? ...? -?? -
Chicago * Alton, ufd? - -
t hicago<>real Western -t'4 '-'4'4 . --j.?
I'tiicago, Mil. 4 SL I'aul aV?'4 lti4' j 1*^4 N
?Chicago. Kock I * I*. - 1HU INi 4 17V 17K
t olora<lo Fuel and lrou~ lttt'; lo.*. ? 1'1 ?. I02,'4
Consolidate.! 1 .as 2*5 "^^4
Delawareand Uudson... 172 17J i71 Id
trie common S7'4 X7l?
Erie. 1st pfd ?>**? t,xlr O*"'.
Erie. 2d pfd - a* ^*4^* >4i*
Illinois <k"ii(ml - 141"? 14lTB W] \ 141
Louisville a KaahylUe? 10?S Itt. t
Maubatuin Elevatetl _ UW4 l?'< rv?1. lS2?j
Metroiiolitan St. Kr..._. 161}^ 1W'8 1H2^ 16X
Mo.. K. and T.. ?.M - **':* ??S
Missouri Pacific if7* W'? ? S*"7?
National i^eail ?
Sew York Central l?>t Wi
K Y.. Ontario a Weal.... ?2!i S2!? S2^4
Norfolk and Western ... M'/i X>'. t S?i.S
Northern Pacibr Hd
Psciiic Mail Steamship- 44 4:iJ4 4S'4
Pennsylvania K K Ia6 l.iB 14S"1, i4ie'^
People's <ia? of Chicazo 1 1W* ltt2-*r
Pressed Steel car 42*? 42^ 42 42'^
Reading &<?? M'i
Heading, lat pfd? M',
keading,2d pld.? ? <*?*?? ? <;?S
Kepublic Steel * Iron.. IS IS J7*4
Rubber troods 30*^ -?j
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Kt. Louis South a estera- -
St Louti P. PH - - - ???
southern Pacific 4>4^i '"4%
Southern liaiiwav *2V. 32S *? ? t2'?
Southern Hallway. pM_ M1* W *t
Tenn t.aaland Iron?? 71*-k 7134 71)1. 7ll*i
lexas Pacmc ? 4^4 4?, 4U1, 40C,
1 nion Pacific W.
Cnios Pacifie pfd t* ?7',
L h. Leather- ? 13 1* 11*4
U ?? I-eat her pfd ? *2], ?6 KJ-, ?4
C S huhber ITS KJ* l*1*
0 S steel 42 ?2', *2 4^4
U s. Steel, pfd w W5* i*4
* abash. '-^a ^ ?
Vl estern t nion.? ? "0 . ,
Wiacoaaiu 1 entra.
Atner Locomotive -"2 32 31'4 ?i'4
Amer. laK-omotlve pfiL. W'i M'4 SJ41* W'j
Corn Prtxiucts 37 ?7'4 S7 ...
Cora Producta, pM_ -
Government Bonds. "
2 per cents, r-gistered J2)
2 m??r cpalu, 1 MmF
S per ee?it?. r.?i?terf?i :l?a*v_l*2a. . ?
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4 per cents. l*(Wel*4. lSMi lit jj'Jj
4 per rents.
4 per ceiHM. regis!eiMl 1*26 ??
4 perceats. .tMiyai ; Ig ' \*!\
5 per <-eat?. tagiaterwl. l?4.
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