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DENIED BY MR, QUAY
Declares That He Has Not Violated His Pledge. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION ENATE BUNES 00NDERA TION OF TE CAA. TIZATY. An Wwhibition of Some Feeling House Takes Up the Forti flcatlons 31ll. When the Senate resumed consideration of the Panama treaty in executive session at 11 o'clock today and when Senator Quay resumed his Alibustering tactics in behalf of the statehood bill some criticism of Sen ator Quay was indulged in by his republi can colleagues for violating the agreement reached in the republican caucus Tuesday evening. Senator Quay was reminded that he was a party to that unanimous agree ment in the conference of republicans at which a party policy was adopted with reference to this treaty and surprise was expressed that he should now be found.vio lating Its terms. The most Interesting event of the day transpired when Sinator Quay rose to a question of persona-l privilege. He sent to the desk and had read an article from a New York paper of this morning accusing him of violating a pledge which the paper stated he had made in the republican cau cus to support the treaty to the exclusion of every other subject. He said such was not the case, but that on the contrary he had protested to the last in the caucus of any action looking to the displacement of the statehood bill. He called upon other senators to testify to this effect, and several did so, among them Sen ator Foraker, who said that he was quite sure that Senator Quay had made no such pledge. Senator Lodge stated that he had not heard him make any. Senator Nelson expressed the opinion that a pledge was at least implied. Senator Burton expressed the opinion that there should be a committee on pub Iloation. Senator Hoar opposed revealing the secrets of a conference which he held should be as inviolable as the secrets of an executive session. Senator Quay replied to his critics, claiming that he had been overreached in that conference and in effect that he had been the victim of misrepre sentation of the actual condition of affairs. He read extracts from newspapers In sup port of his contention and Senator Hoar expressed his disapproval of the newspapers being given information about a republican conference. After this little breeze had blown over without leaving any particular traces Senator Burton of Kansas and Sena tor Dubois of Idaho addressed the Senate. They were followed by Senator Morgan, who desired to submit a few remarks upon the constitutionality of the existing form of government in Colombia and the ability of the government to enter into a treaty which would be binding. Senator Morgan's few remarks extended over quite a period of time. The situation in the Senate was as un satisfactory to the republican managers this afternoon as it was yesterday, no change having taken place within twenty four hours. Senator Quay apparently con tinued to hold control of the situation and showcd no signs of letting go his grasp. When the Senate met at 11 o'clock it was still the legislative day of yesterday, a recess having been taken last night until this morning. The proceedings were still behind closed doors. inmediately after the Senate was called to order a point of no quorum was made and senators hurried in from the committee rooms. Mr. BUrton 8#eaks. A quorum soon responded, and the Pana =a Canal treaty was immediately laid be ftre the Senate. Senator Morgan yielded the floor to Senator Burton, an advocate of the omnibus statefhood bill. He. spoke especially of the importance of the passage of thaft measure, only indirectly referring to the treaty. His contention was that while the canal treaty..miht be a neritorious measure the statehood bill was equally so, and that it should be voted upon. Senator Burton's speech was drawn out by some criticisms of the decision of the re publican caucus. Senator Quay made cous plaint of the publication, and Senator Hoar said that the caucus discussions were not for the newspapers. Senator Burton re ferred only briefty to the caucus, and then Made an agument of an hour and , half's duration in support of the ads&sion of the three proposed states. Mr. Burton was generally congratulated upon the conclusion of his remarks. Mr. Dubois (Idaho) followed with a speech ia crinticim of the treaty and of what bie aarocterised as the summary action of the republican caucus. He comaplained that the caucus had tried to force a vote upon the Senate on a measure tihat had not been con sidered at all, and said this could not be done. He added that the attention which had been given to the treaty had shown that It was full of defects. and these were sufficient to justify the dunand for thor ougi investigation. Xir. Morgan Besumes. When he concluded Senator Morgan con tinued his remarks in opposition to the treaty in its present diape. HOUSE 01 BEPmum1ErTATIVES. At the opening of the session today the Speaker laid before the House the invita tion of the St. Louis exposition commission and the exposition company to the Congress to be present at the dedicatory exercises, April 30) to May 2. 1905.' Mr. Tawney (Mina.) offered a joint resolu tion, which was adopted, accepting the in vitation on behalf of the Congress and pro viding for the appointment ff a committee of seven senators and eleven represents tives to represent the two houses. A resolution was adopted to pr1inM~ copies of the memorial address on the late President McKinley delivered in the House a year ago by Secretary of State Hay; 16,000 for the use of the House and 8,000 for the use of the Senate. Several other print lng resolutions were adopted. Mr. Overstreet (nd.) called up the report of the conferees on the bill for the protec tion of the President, which was adopted without division. The consideration of the Philippine cur rency bill with Senate amendments was set fer Tuesday neat. The House then proeseaed to the conaid oration of the fortifteations appropriation Mr. Honmenway (Ind.). In charge of the bill, explained that it carried $7.920,600, be ing about $200,000 less than the current law. Wills Piled for Probate. Wills as follows were fied today for pro bate: That of Erastus M. Chapin, dated Sep-. tomber 23. 'II. His entire estate i. left to his wife. Helen N. Chapin. . That of Ida Little Stevens, dated April 3. 1902. Her children are named benelcia resm. They are requested to give a portien .f the estate, at their pleasure, to a charity a memorial to the teetatrix. That of Teresa N. Osborne, dated Janu ry 16 1906. Her children are ==a=ed ameaaries. That of George. H. Plant, dated June 3. Ni His ehfliren are named benefcaris In ~tie Dtvem Gaet, Justice GoeM,i in Ugetty Giwt No. 2, to My signed a decree wsntn Iargaret U. Muen a dimees froem Fan B. Wasa 'g.,e the gren og na.ay The petitisa~e~3miet seea a leee Eu dwat.A ssim has be-aAmaledy ADMEOAR "a3A AVZON Board of O&mng, Appdated to ZaveSai gate wart Lefayet Aeamt, Two telegrams arrived at the Navy De partment overnight front mo kal Barker, in charge of the navy yard, Brook lyn, briefly announcisi the exPlOsi at Fort Lafayette yesteday. Ilb which fve civilian employes were' Vle4 and several others wounded seriously. The accident wa's caused by the explosde -of an eight inch shell while the fuse was being ex tracted. Admiral Barker has appointed a board of cocers to investigate the cause of the acident, and if possible place its re sponsibility. His last telegram, dated, today, records the death, last night, of W. H. Van Gurp, ordnance man, making a total of Ave deaths. Fort Lafayette is an antique little citadel of brick, which in war time was used as a nilitary prison, It was assigned to the Navy Department ae*eral years ago by the Secretary of War, to be 6sed-as aiaga sine. Thirty-five civilians are employed there, but each is a discharged seaman of the navy. Fort Lafayette is one of the famous landmarks of New York harbor. * It was built during the war of 1812, on-a ledge of rock that extended out Into the Narrows off the Long Island shore at a- point just below where Fort Hamilton is situated. An artificial island was formed by cut ting off this ledge about 200 yards from the shore, the fort being built on the. is land. The ledge was then known as Dia mond Ledge and the fort was named Fort Diamond, but when Lafayette -vislted this country it was renamed Fort Lafayette in his honor. MANY FAMEMS OBIECT. Petition Submitted Against Senate Resolution No 156. A petition signed by 214 farmers who are engaged in the business of raising and sell Ing garden produce from their wagons in this city has been submitted to Chairman Babcock of the House committee on the District of Columbia protesting against the passage of Senate resolution 156, which places under the control of the Commis sioners "so much of the sidewalk on the south side of B street between 7th and 12th streets and on 10th, 12th and Little B streets adjacent to the wholesale market square, and of the space on said square and not exceeding fifteen feet of the carriage way contiguous to the curb at said locali ties, as they may deem advisable, as stands for the accommodation of farmers, garden ers or truckmen selling produce of their own raising, and within said limits change and rearrange such stands from time to time as in their judgment the public Inter est shall require." The petition represents that the territory described is occupied by farmers; that they are well satisfied with the present condi tions; that the streets are kept in clean and sanitary condition, and that they do not desire the proposed legislation. The present arrangement, it is stated, has been in ef fect for many years and has never been so satisfactory to all concerned as at the pres ent time. Naval Orders. Lieut. J. W. Stewart (retired), from the branch hydragraphic office, Galveston, Texas, to the branch hydrographic office, Savannah, Ga. Lieut. A. E. Kalbach, from the Mayflower to the Independence, for duty on the Ben nington, when commissioned. Medical Inspector D. N. Bertolette, from the New York. as fleet-surgeon. Pacific sta tion, to home and await orders. Surgeon D. 0. Lewis, -from the Pensacola, San Francisco, Cal., to the New York as fleet surgeon. Pacific station. Acting Assistant Surgeon G. C. Grieve, to the navy yard, Boston. Mas. Acting Assistant Surgeon J. R. Dykes, to the Franklin, navy yard, Norfolk, Va. Acting Assistant Surgeon V. Dabney. to the Pensacola, naval training station, San Francisco, Cal. Assistant Paymaster G. W. Reeves, to the Richmond. Chaplain -J. McC. Bellows, to the Min neapolis, navy yard, League Island, Pa. Warrant Machinist F. H. Rlchwien, to the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Commander R. Platt (retired) has been appointed a commander on the retired list from February & - Midshipmen J. S. Abbott, W. E. T. Neu mann, J. S. Arwine and M. S. Davis, to the New York. Midshipmen L. H. Lacy and L. Sahm to the Bennington. . . Army Orders. Two leaves of absence have been granted, as follows: First Lt4ut. Frank Halstead. 24th Infantry, two months' extension, and First Lieut. Ommuel B. McIntyre, 4th in fantry, two months. Capt. Robert S. Smith. paymaster. United States army, has been ordered to examina tion for promotion. First Lieut. Walter L Clarke, Signal Corps. has been ordered to temporarily- as sume the duties of signal officer of the de partment of the Columibia. Capt. George C. Burnell, Signal Corps, has been relieved from duty In Alaska, to take effect upon the completion of the con struction of the Tanana section of n,ilitary telegraph lines, and will then proceed to Vancouver barracks, Washington, for duty as signal officer of that department, reliev ing Lieut. Clarke of those duties,. Capt. William A. Mercer, 7th Cavalry, has been ordered to this city and report In person to the Secretary of the Interior for temporary duty under direction of the In terior Department. Contract Surgeon G3. P. Dillon, United States army, has been granted two months' leave, Fourth-Class Postmaster., 'The following fourt:h-class postmasters were appointed today: Maryland-Appleton, Sarah T. Kimble; Blgpool. William B. Hull; Hardesty, Edwin Payson Gibbs. Virginia-Kinderwood, John H. Gee. Whaling Fleet Getting Ready SAN FRANCISCO, February 20. --The steam whaling fleet is getting ready for sea as rapidly as possible. The Belvidere is now fitting out for her annual cruise. The Jewal and William Baylis. are on the dry dock being thoroughly -overhauled. The Morning Star, formerly a missionary ship, is rapidly undergoing conversion . iato a whaler. The gasoline schooner Monterey also wUl be fitted out as a whaler. 965,000 U.age at Ka==== City. ,KANSAB CITY, Mob, February 20-Fire last night destroyed the building occupied by MKinley Bros. & Co., produce commnis slon merchants. Legs, iffi0; +tnsurange, $46,000. Debts Are More Then Double. CHICAGO, February 20.-In an amended petition filed in the United States district court, George V. Hawkins, the well-know turfmaa, says his debts are mer. than double those which he acaulned last No vember. -The total lehffttes of which he asks to be relieved by order of court, amount to ISi4,610. His assets are vaslued at $11,000. Once Fasnous Actress Dead. SAN PRANCISCO, February IL.-Jean Clara Waiters, once an atress of national fame, is dead at East Oakland. Fy-ye ~esgshe made bar deuyts the == fYork in 'Rnilad I- 1*at ter years she played with Joha Fanny Davenport and maay h died in comparative poverty. ana esersing racse tsr the 14odesse esp at Attles We1mt Ithar Jilnt hsing to 3. H. Bibb, worn tbh tieuhy.~ iiMtigue dogs ween -eM-a BEBB1018 REBUXED COAL M M MW= low Utmast 8Wsaw W Be Preserved IW genren Delierat .- rothing liven Out a Advace, The anthracite coal strike commission r* sumed Its meetings at the interstate com merce cqmmtAsion- hearing room today. There were two sessios, a recess being taken from 2:30 until 2 oelock. All of the, mimbers were present, and Judge Gray, the chairman, presided. There was a general discussion of the work b fore the body and of the procedure, or general methods, to be followed In the consideratioic of this work preliminary to the actual framing of the award. It Is anticipated that certain contingencies might necessitate anoNier trip to the mine region or elsewhere, with a view to clear ing thing. but there In nothing c this sort contemplated Just now. The commissioners are anxious to complete the task set be fore them In as expeditious a manner as possible. but they realize that various ques tions may arise during their deliberations to interfere with this plan. While the commission will be in session in this city for a consderable period, In all likelihood, all its meetings will be secret, and the xitmost precautions have been taken to guard its proceedings from reaching the public. An ironclad agreement has been adopted that nothing shall be given out ex cept by a designated member of the com mission, and then only after formal author ity, given by the commission as a body. The commissioners take this position, as expressed by one' of their members today, that they are to report to the President, and that the public has, no right to know what the commission is doing or is going to do. Consequently, except in the event- of a decision to make a trip to some other city or some such similar action where the na ture of what Is being said or done by the commission is not Involved. no news is to emanate from the commission, and Its re port will be made public by the President in his own discretion. A question as to procedure In giving out even such news as that. mentioned was dis cussed at this afternoon's session. DIL SHAW TMEAD ROM. Has Not Verified Report of Cattle Di eas~in Meito. A letter received today by the Secretary f Agriculture from Inspector Shaw of the bureau of antmal Industry, dated at San Luis Potosi. Mexico, last Saturday fails to substantiate the report of the occur rence of foot and mouth disease at that point. Dr. Shaw. who went from Nogales, Ariz.. to San Luis Potosi to investigate the report, interviewed the British consul, who sent the report to 'hid government, and made an Investigation, but up to that date had not been able to verify It. Bennett Cup Bill Passes Commons. LONDON, February 20.-The bill intro duced In the house of commons by Mr. Scott-Montague to authorize the next auto mobile race for the James Gordon Bennett cup to be in Ireland passed its first reading today. Oil Discovered in Dublin. DUBLIN, February 20.-The discovery of Di1 near Mountjoy Square, this city, has created great interest and has raised hopes that the old bogland throughout Ireland may prove similarly productive. Well-Known Merchant Dead. CVZE AND, February 20.-J. S. Dickle, vice president of the J. L. Hudson Com pary, extensive cloting dealers, died sud denly at bis home here today of apoplexy. Mr. Dichie was forty-five years old and prominently-Identified with the business in terests of this city. He was widely kpown. Confessed to Another Murder. BISMARCK, N. D., -February 20.-Zacob Bassanella was hanged here today for the murder of Anton Klinger. He left a state ment declaring himself alone guilty of an earlier murder. for which his brother Joe Is now serving a life sentence. Slight Fire in Packing Plant. A slight fire occurred this afternoon abopt 2 o'clock in the plant of the Columbia Meat Packing Company, at 7th and Steuben streets northwest. The fire deparitment was quickly on the scene and extinguished the flames. Mr. William Botsch is at the head of the company. Disastrous Fire at Zaneeville. ZANESVTr-TE, OhIo, February 20.-FIre of unknown origin early today threatened the destruction of an entire Main street business block. Schoenfleld's clothing store was burned, and FrItz's bicycle store and other business places were damaged. The total loss will amount to $50,000, partially covered by; insurance. Safes Contained Only Gooks. ST. LOUIS, Mo.. February 20.-The three steel sa'fes In the turf Investment omBces of E. JT. Arnold & Co. were opened today. Two were found to0 contain only books and pa pers and 'te contents of the third and larg est have not been revealed. The legislative commnitee today resumed Its Inquiry Into the enethods employed by co-operative con cerns. Princeton Freshmen Expelled. PRINCGETON, N. J., February 20.-Offi cIal announcement was made today that two members of the freshman class have been expelled for violating the honor sys tem in the recent examinations. The un dergraduate honor system committee con ducted the inquiry into the matter and found the two first year men guilty. Upon the ,presentation of - tnelr report to the faculty the youths -were expelled. This is the first violation of the honor system In the class sInce the present senior class en tered the university. The names of the ex pelled students have been withheld. -uinding Uj the South. "The railroads of the south have started a movement toward colonization on a large scale." said 0. H. Harrison of Atla=ta to a Star man at the Raleigh this morning. "Besently they held a ..eing in Atlanta, and I believe are eoen now in session in that city for tihe pupose of discussing ways and meas for inducing a ias im migration of people to that sthtan. The people realise that the best way to build bsiness Is to get Inhahiaanes" -n bas. agrmturwista are wanted. The raR roads romlie 41bt mere people meas morU e e=a== and freight. So WIwe adin band, sad. in the spring thingp are esected to be bummning in avery ibrt of the south. There is already a large amount of north era esplial invested in brn enda.es which is i-in=in* Jlk -ee and more will -e -iteoamh" a fast as it Is needed. All W.nt to Wae the BIl. *Di. you eer 'hotie hew sommy spqawan wifl push the buttes en an eltayte btT asked a msenber of Cesgrqe of a BItsna at the Capitel this ""n1"t "If yt 'SR ta nettee, you winl se* that noaete how msany pe-f ass stadiE at the da tar amo-- whehe the ies..w lu inttaesrsr sbsei r ea APPU loffN-OUT-LOOK IMMUNCIATORY BZMOTMN. IN N0PVC- .-TODAY. 2egular 24mUaiens Causs iftcu=itn ofMater to le estponed fteeWal Dbpate to The Eveig Star. DOVER, Del., February 20.-The union republicans in the:state senate today ukade an attack on GEofteKennau, the siberian explorer, who har on . main an expose of the political cadidons in this: state, and in which Addicks is denounced. Senator Alle, tie dhief leuteant of Ad dicks, Introdu&d a, resolution and spoke with great vehemence for its passage. The resolution- eetes that in a recent article In the. Outlook Kennan makes the following statement: "Of the evidenc4: obtainable In Delaware with regard to thLa use of depraved--women as a means of disgrTcing legislators and enabling workers to bold or control doubt ful men by threats of exposure it is not necessary at preent to speak." "The statement," says the resolution, "is a low and dirty and incomprehensible lie, without any grounds or justification there for. s far as this legislature is concerned. or that of any other within our personal knowledge. , "Whereas this statement is an insult to the legislature of this state and a gross re flection upon the fair fame of our com morrwealth, therefore be it, "Resolved, regardless of political differ ences of opinlon, 'that we resent this per nicious falsehood aud direct a copy thekrof to be sent by the .4lerk of the senate to the aforesaid George keinnan as an expression of our views of this malicious defamation of Delaware." Pennewill Pleads for Adoption. In supporting the resolution Senator Pen newil (union republicaa) said: "There Is certainly not a member of this legislature, knowing each other as we do. who is not prepared to vote for this resolu tion. Certainly we are not so far gone into the depths of iniquity in Delaware or so depraved as to bring degraded women Into our political strife, unfortunate as it is. "Whatever may be the charges made by one side against the other, surely none of you would conterd that a man honored by his district with a seat in the legislature should so far forget the laws of God and man as to tommitifhis lechery; nor shou'd our political differences lead men to indorse this malicious libel for some supposed po litical advato ae." . Senators MAuty4nd Clebrents, demo crats. objected-to immediate consideration of the resolunUn, because they had not read the artickn qustion. Mr. Clement"v' -that the matter be made the specWo erder for next Monday at 11 a.m., and takls wqs carried. Considera tion of the matter will, therefore, be re sumed at that time. During the n6n r0ess it was stated that the same resolilon *ould be Introduced In the house thisiatternson by Representative Townsend, uniqu reg4bl!can. Particularly:Asver on Addicks Men. The articles tdf K#nnan have been par ticularly seveA on the union repubileans. It Is believed that- t anti-Addicks forces in both housed4ill 46mbine and defeat the pending resolution. The demoeftlkeRl a eaucus this morn ing and chan&Al ti@V dompitmentary senaz torial jamosna 'w4 J.'*ilkins Cooch of Cooc's-BrNgefoi the long term and For mer Repres6hative J6hn W. -Causey of Milford for the short terin. The ballots In:joiht aesson resulted: Long term-G. Wilkins Cooch (ders.). 20; J. Edward Addicks (qnion rep., 25; H. A. Dupont (reg. rep.), 8; Anthony i!gins (reg. rep.), 2. Total i0-no election. Short term hn; W. Causey (dem.), 20; 3. Edw. Addieks (nion rep;. 18; Anthony Higgins (reg. rep.), 8; H. A. Richardson (reg. rep.), 2; Win..C. Spruance (reg. rep.), 2. 'Total, 50-no'electdon. Representatives Lowe (dem.) and Messick (union rep.) were paired. AENSATIONAL CH&GES. Mada Against _uince Philip of Beze Coburg-Gotha. ViE!NNA, February 20.-Sensational charges against fgtnee Philip of Saxe-Co burg-Gotha, who i*gan Austrian field mar shal and husband of 'tile Princess Louise of Belgium, were made today in the reichs rath, during the debate on the army bill, by Herr Dassynski, the Polish leader. The latter denounced the prince as a crim inal. Referring to the imprisonment of the former lieutenanit of hussars, Mattasich, who eloped with the Princess Louise of Co burg several yeairs ago and who wan sen tenced to four years' imprisonent last De cember for forgery, he asserted that while in prison Mattasich drew up a formal accusa tion charging Prince Philip with forcing the Pr-incess Louise. who was confined in an asylum for the Insane near Dresden- some time after her elopmnent, to encourage the advances of the late Baron Hirsch and with compelling hier to ask the baron for money. '0'** STRUCK CAVAERY OPUICEE. Depot ,Master Es Tussle With Capt. Koehler at ns=a= City. Spuecial Dispatch to The Eveaing Star. KANSAS CITT, N(o., February 20.-Capt. Lewis M. Koehler of the 4th United States Cavalry,. st.alansd.ato Fort Leavenworth, engaged in a spirited rough and tumble en counter with Dept Maater Carne. at the Union depot this morning, and -the cavalry ofBecer was knocked dowrn' seven times, and had his facedI he.-raised. Centein Koehler ras aeeompanied by CCI. D. N. Anthony of the Levenworth Times, and with themn were their wives. Captain Koselesand 'Coons Anthenr were sitting upssgJaiaig fer their train, which, accardtag teh rales of the depot, is closed at ..astua when the feur per ss were a=qra tv@b6entens The captain Mlah thiIieaeel -refused peint blank to budge. Then Carnes west up stairs. "Wont y comes -downsar? Tihey want to elea up now," ake Carnes. "You're a ' olmtAehoy Carne struck the eavairy ca&dtain, who Is a mati saan. The 'pat w~a ~IW5a and soa~ af ter took a trata fort Ifitalas buit before they desertedgheshly eaptain gre seated' Casino a p1ass winech wee the masses of Ce=wht IIider ad Celesei An Depot sau.lv: ghee had no riskt to stra Captata Keeer. PANAMA. 3arbma i 2Th vemIam ary sm,vmet li 5gam.ess At re4mte.nfnge 4m. lo NamN OW Bank of@-sw Yak of Qe stek. Arrangements have just been -oapleted by which the- eandtal stock of the RIMP National Bank will be ineased frols its present figure of Me to $L000,0o . 00 of the sigalicant features of this ehange in thi ca0taization of a bapk which alrekfy has the largest capital in the city, as well as the largest amount of money on deposit, Is that one-half of the proposed new Iasme of stock is to be taken by the National City k of Ne York city. In other words, the New York bank will own 2,N0 shares. which is ene-feurth 'of the entire capital stock. At the same time the surplus is to be increased to $1,000,MM, so that th capital and the surplus of Riggs National Bank will be equal In amount. The concern which will thus become identi fied with the Riggs Bank is one of the largest and most Important- national banks In New York city. It has a capital of $2,O00,00O, deposits of $130,9,000 and surplus of $2,00,000: Mr. James Stillman is the president. It Is stated that this change will have no further significance than to add to- the financial resources of an already strong in stitution. Mr. Charles C. Glover will con tinue an president, and in other particulars the conduct of the bank will continue as heretofore, but, as stated above, not only the capital, but the resources will be large ly augmented. OFFICES EL1CTED. Grand Army Encampment at Xagers town, Xd., Adjourns. Special Di,patch to The Evening Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., February 20.-At the annual encampment of the Maryland Department of the G. A. R. in Hagerstown today the following officers were elected: Department commander, Capt. William Stahl of Wilson Point, No. 1, Baltimore; senior vice commander, John L. Cost, Ha gerstown; junior vice commander, C. A. E. Sparmer, Baltimore; medical director, Dr. G. Lane Taneyhill, Baltimore; chgWlaln, Rev. E. C. Allaid, Eastport; council of ad ministration. Charles W. Hull, Virgil. Daw kins, George W. Hartman, Baltimore; Capt. George L. Fisher, Hagerstown; John W. MCullough, Northeast; delegate-at-large to national encampment at San Francisco, Jas. Campbell, Barton; alternate, Wm. J. Van nort. Chestertown; delegates to national en campment, John A. Eppley, John 0. Tbomp son. Baltimore; Charles T. Balle, Westmin ster; alternates, W. 0. Saville, John B. Car ter, Joseph R. Kemp, Baltimore. The newly elected officers were this aftel noon installed by Past Department Com mander Frank M. Smith of Baltimore, Md. These officers were appointed: J. Leonard Hoffman, assistant adjutant general; John C. Erdman, assistant quartermaster gen eral. John W. Worth. the retiring department commander, was presented with a past de partment commander- badge, the presenta tion being made by Thomas M. Kenny, a veteran newspaper man of Baimore. The encampment adjourned to meet In Baltimore next year. TFANSPORTS FOI PHILIPPINES. Kilpatrick and Logan Will Sal Last of February. SAN JRANCISCO, February 21.-The transport Kilpatrick will sal February 28 for Samar with the 14th Infantry Regiment. The men are to take the place of the 1st Infantry. The Logan also sails on the last day of the month and will carry the 1st Squadron of the 13th Cavalry, 100 marines and a large number of saloon passentes. The Sheridan In scheduled.to arrive from the Philippines March 3. DEMUEE OVERRULED. Deceiver Appointed in the Suit Against E. G. Niles et al. In connection with the proceedings for In junction and an accounting Instituted by the United States Trust Company of New York, as committee of the estate of Mrs. Louise Beauchamp Hughes, against Ed ward G. Niles and Mary M. Niles, Justice, Hagner, late this afternoon, overruled thq defendant's demurrer to the bill of com plaint, with leave to the defendants to an swer within ten days. Further, Justice Hagner appointed the Washington Loan and Trust Company re cciver to take charge of and hold subject to the further order of the court the money and articles taken from the house of -Mrs. Hughes. The defenants were directed to deliver the same to the receiver, and were forbidden to sell or dispose of them. The defenants noted an appeal to the Court of Appeals. All 0o to Reform School. 'Dhe quartet of colored boys who organ ised themselves as a lynching party In South Washington a few nights ago and strung Curtis Young. a fourteen-year-old colored boy, w'ho resides at 914 3d street sonth west, up to-a lamppost in Dixon's court, were aerehended by Policemen Cullinane and Kemp last night- and were arraigned before Judge Scott In the juvenile court this afternoon on a charge of assault. Prosecuting Attorney Given suggested to the court that It was the outcome of boy ish pranks, but was of a dangerous kind, and said that the culprits should not go unpunished. Judge Scott, who was of the same opin ion, directed that they he sent to the re form school, where they are to remain until they a twenty-one years of age, un less sooner qeleased. The defendants were Charles Tibbe, James Lewis, Charles Crown and Cornelius Washington, sixteen, fifteen, sixteen and fourteen years of ago respectively. The boys all admitted betag present when the affair was pulled off, -and claImed that Washington, who acted as ringleader of the lynching party, attached a strap around Young's neck, but they denied that he. was suspended to the lamppost. A Great Southen Mule Market. ."It:is mesima that between the krst of last September and the first of the eonng June at least 10,000 mules wBi have been aeld In Montenery, which makes.the Ala bassa eity oe of the lags mule musets In the world," said H. 5. Hawdn of the southern city to a Star aman at the Ralei.gh this morning. "WbIe the mude dealems are rdeant to sive the agures, it is ofeenaa that the number amry equaIsithsee han gied ga Aanta.= which & theame market In the United States. getr raised'In the country amnt. eah yoGou can se. Aat quite a san t$ttl.a sm h- en= taada there .re not -mr then~ eit; or ten big iem.-.4t -the Th e lmn= in. Art. its story oflb thernenas give to one ofd wa a* asenaghoatie 11wtEe U|b sh6etaMosby (.ms hebe- et -sW etpalatsg. Thw4ely tectant omt ere ta 0 g se Ameeaos OAm a the Ameatmn la New YOr& V b si-man i t the Americas No saer labanm' Association in New TeO dosed Ut entg pith a banquet, at whifI over p abishers were present. Th*e a ,=amot of the association, Chas. JI Taylor. Jr.. Boston. presided. -r the afternoon officers were elected as flmows. President, Charles H. Taylor, Jr.. Boston Gldbe: vice president, A. A. McCor iktM Ccago Record-Herail; secretary, W. C. Bryant, Brooklyn Times; -treasurer. Edward P. Can. New York Mail and Ex Prwss dominanoner. Frederick Drisol, La ecuve ommitteeCmr W. ,l.LusRpbc;W. ]L.'c an.in a Bulletin;I. P. Weston. ePOA-i-ntelligencer; F. R. WWiting. Boston Heraid; Joseph T. Nevin. Ptteurg Lader: C. W. Hornick. St. Paul Dispatch; H. H. Canim. Atlanta JournaL &aft=lCed by lustic An"ersn. In Criminal Court No. 1 today Walter Br9wn,,lhw Walter Johnson, Indicted for the lareeny of eertain money from Daisy Zerega, pleaded guilty. He was sentenced by Justice Anderson to imprisonment in the New Jersey state prison at Trenton for two years. George Coates, convicted of housebreak Ing, 1a8-today sentenced by Justice Ander son to imprisonment in the District jal for six months. Verdict for 1ailroad Company. A verdict has .been rendered in Circuit Court No. .- in favor of the Metropolitan Railroad Company In connection with the proceedings at law Instituted against that company by Elizabeth T. Lane to recover damages in the sum of $50,000 for alleged personal injuries. In Hads of Receiver. On. petition of Herbert P. PillsbutW. Jus tice Gould. in Equity Court No. 2, has placed the Metropolitan Coach Company in the hands of a. receiver. appointing S. Dana Lincoln receiver. Mr. Pillsbury has a claim against the company for VM8.73. Falls Prom Car. George Johnson of 425 4th street north west fell from car No. 121 of the East Cap itol street line while near the corner of 7th and F streets northwest, about 1.30 o'clock today and was cut over the left eye. The ambillance from the Emergency Hospital was summoned and he was removed to that institution, where he was given medical treatment. Wabash Ad"noms Wages. A new wage schedule was Issued by the Wabash railway yesterday granting an advance In wages to the trainmen and conductors on the lines west of the Missim sippi equal to the increase allowed by the St. Louis lines recently, as well as conees along to the employee on other divisions. Diam Will Not Be Present. President Dias of Mexico cannot, on ac count of pressure of government business, attend the annual convention of the Na tional Manufacturers of the United Sta.tes, to assemble In New Orleans in April. The Mexican congress will be in session at that time. lacked Proper Punctuation, "It has recently been discovered that what was supposed to have been a law on the statute boolrs of the city of Richmond has been all along invalid for the lack of proper punctuation," said C. T. Huntress of the Virginia city to a Star man at the Metropotan this morning. "It Is in the law prohibiting expectoration In street cars and on sidewalks that the mistake occurs. As the matter stands in the statutes now it provides for a penalty for expectorating, throwing fruit skins or peelings on the side walks or floors of street cars, public eleva tors or public halls. Leaving the comma from between 'Aidewalks' and 'or' utterly invalidates the very provision that the law makers were anxious to make, that is, th3 expectoration on streets. You will see by the punctuation that the law as it now stands refers to sidewalks or floors of street care, and the only sidewalks referred to -are those In- or on street cars." Warwick and Elizabeth City counties, Va., ad:joining Newport News, will petition the legislature to authorize an Issuance o $50.19W worth of bonds for each for the purpose of improving roads and bridges. Washtngton Stock Exchange, Sales-Regular call 12 o'clock noon-U. 8. Cou n $s $5W at 107%. Wahin=n ailwa and ROe rie 4.,00 at &K. National afe =t Co., 15 at , at 18, 10 at 18. Washington ITan :adTrust- Ce., 1 at 215. Firmens Ing. Co., 40 at 2&L Waahlmntom Gas, 10 at 80 (cash) at 0 - Me amhntserLinse 10 at 180%, 10 at 5 at 5at. .American Grapho pboe O. Comn.,0 at 5. Greene O .10 at 24. Miter a-CptlTraction 4., 1* at 166%, Railwy an Eletric 4 5000 at 10%. Greene Copper, 100 at 24, 100 at 2, 100 at 14, 100 at 24, 100 at 24. National Bafe Deposit Co., 10 at 18, 10 at 118, 10 at 18, 10 at 188. Pdergenthaler ignotyp, S at Lnte Mono tpe 10 at 10. eaty App ialand Agency Co., Railroad BondsCatal Traction 4a, 108% bid 108% aaked. Mtolitan is, 116 bid, 121 asked. Metropolitan Cert. Inet., A. 10 bid, 105 asked. ltanqert. ldbt., B. 0 bid 1Tased mlert. Us, 101 bId. City and Suburban 8., 97 bid. anacostla an Potomac Ba, 97 bid. The Washing ton Railway and Electric Co. 4., 80% bid, 80% Miscellaneos Bonds-WasMington Gas Co. 65, ae ries A, 100 bId. Wshn~ Gas Co. 6*, series B 100 bid. U. 8. Electi t Deb. Imp. 6a. 1064 bid, 106-asked. U. 8. Ectric Light Curt. laohe Os, 106%4 bid, Coeaeake and Potomac Telephone lis, 105% bid, 108 asked. Washington Market Co. lat Ga, 108% bId. Masonic Hall Association Os, 104 bid. Anea n Graphophono Deb. Ia 95 bid. Safe D)eposit and Trust StocksNational Safie De and Trat 21 bid 220 askd Ameik Sgt eurity and Trust, 215 bid. 220 asked. washington Safe Deposit, 45 bid. Union Trust and Storage, 100 bid. 106 asked. Washington Sawinge nask, 102% bid. 10 askd. Do. Corn.. 10 bid, akd NatIoal= Btask Bank of W-c- , 4 b40aked. Metropolitn 716M aked LDentral, 800 bid. Farmers and Mechanics', 800 bid. asesd, 160 bid. Citlaes', 186 bid, 200 asked. De&"shia. 195 Mid. Capital. 110 Mid. West Eind, L42 MId. 150 asked. Traders', 140 hid, 185 asked. Gincoln, 12b5i 126 ssked.Ris d. Irkla 55,bid, 25 asked. eapUm15h, iS asked. Cera.n7 bid. "ot".e", Mid" S ished. Arigo, 82 Md, 85 ake Gi=== AmmerIean,.1hd,8064 aked. Naticoal Daion. 1% bid, 9 asked. Oiml, 11 hid, 12 asked. 1%,bid, 9 asked. ?eo,', 6%bid, 7 .aaa. lasseial, 5 bid. CedmId 97 ble~,s aad. 2Itle In.....e Stocks-Beal 'ise, 4% i,1%aske4, Columhia Tile, 4%bAd, S asked. Gaas e+--WIs,m 3 bi,as, M,e0dak Gas,~*~ to bi.as.IAm. asknge.s ~ 8'I l~akd Os8 aSte M W ad i %ak id.t 2OeoMd J.Ossy Dee1.516 Bat 3m i gbnay -Gea a. Milib.24% ase.. Wehise. se. o.. ~JdS@,~ebsa~88.Wm sees e Market Shows Symptoms of Roturning Strength. GAINS IN MANY ISSUES AJ=CAN S83CUErm go to EOW LEVEL IN LONDON. Uecoveries in the Iadustria G'p 0oPPer Opu. Up-Steel irm --k4gr Advancw, SpeCal Dispatch t& Tim Evesing Star. NEW. YORK February 2.-T%e ecat gtock market at the opening displayed a tendency to recover some of the losses suf fered yesterday. This was especially no ticeable in the Metropolitan securities, wQhich after opening up % per cent. made a further gain of % per cent., the stories afloat yesterday in regard to some irregu larities in the finances of the company be ing emphatically denied by officials of the road. The other local traction shares also enjoyed good rallies. but were not as ac tively dealt in as Metropolitan. A feature of strength among the special ties was tle advance in St. Louis and San Francisco issues, the first preferred stock gaining over four points from yesterday's low price, and the second preferred scored an advance of nearly 4 per cent. While the transactions were not large, the stock afi peared to closely hold and easily manipu lated. The strength in these issues was ac companied by rumors of a Morgan alliance. In the London market Americans were lower than our closing prices of yesterday. especially for St. Paul, which showed a de cline of % per cent., but this stock, together with the rest of the internationally listed shares, displayed good strength here, the opening figures on St. Paul showing an ad vance of % per cent over last night's price. and in Union Pacific, Southern Pacific. Atchison, Baltimore and Ohio, Canadian Pacific and Louisville and Nashville there were good fractional gains. In the industrial group Copper shares opened up about .1 per cent. American Sugar Refining advanced about % per cent. Smel ters gained 1 per cent and the United States Steel were firmer and more active on the advance in the price of steel rails. Traders were not much in favor of the rally, and were inclined to extend their short lines on the rallies, arguing that not much of a movement would be likely occur in view of the coming holidays aun the expectation of a poor bank statement on Saturday. The larger Interests, however, appeared to lend some support to the recov ery in the market, and it was noticeable that stocks were not as plentiful in the loaP crowd as was the case yesterday and the previous days of this week. This was es pecially true in regard to New York Cen tral and on covering of short contracts that stock again today recovered nearly I per cent. After the first half hour of trading at tempts were made to weaken the market by the bers, but the continued strength in the St. Louis and San Francisco Isswes (both classes of stock again advancing over 1 per cent) and the better undertone in the general list held the market at about or a little above opening figures, Comuntaion house business was rather light, wire com munication not yet being thoroughly re stored, and London's transactions were not much of .a factor in the speculatimn There was a little better demand in the bond de partment, with the largest transactions in Atchison adjustment 4's. The price of refined sugars was again advanced 5 points, making the price Li This advance, however, had very little of. feet on the price of the stock. Sales of stocks up to noon were 14,o share%, a flalling off in activity from yester day's record for the same period of time. In the ealy afternoon trading the traction shares continued to be a strong feature of 11e enarket, Metropolitan especially, the stock selling up to 130%, against 1s yes. terday. Brooklyn Rapid Transit sold above '0, and Manihattan alsq scored a good re covery. The general market continued to show alight gains on covering of shorts. Regarding the movement of money for the week ending at the close of busln yesterday, the banks, while gaining three. quarters of a million from the interior, on balance, have lost about two and one-half millions to the subtreasury. There is as expectations that the statement Saturday may show a further increase in the loan item. After the delivery hour (2:15) some irreg ularity developed in the some of the active high-pried raRwajw a off. fractionally, while the lower-priced stocks gained sUghly. Tie market, how ever, on the whole, has beAld up very well considering the weaeneess it developed at times yesterday, and there may. be mere covering of shorts on Monday if no untggw orable news develops dinag the holidays. New York Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Hibba & Cs., bankers and brokers, 1419 F at., mnembers New York - stock exchange, Washington stock eg change and Chicago beard of trade. Am.r &Foud ..... & L. Q Am.Car &Foundry, pill. 92 gU s Amlerican 8mieltin.......5% American Smeltn, pfd 97%97 American Sugar...... 110 185% 1. anoh.nTop......... SJ 11 57 Ateh., To. & S.Fe, pf5 10I Baltimore& Ohio ......... Baltimore & Ohio, pfd.i ........ ...... ..... Brooklyn Rapid Tran.... 60 "70 69 nadian Paclfle......,...... 13 1Z73 1 Cheenpeeke & Ohio ..... 50% 614 50% 1 Chicago & Alton...... U5 US I5 26 Chiecsso*&Alton. u01... ..... ....... ...... . .... Chicago Great Western, 26% 27 16 2f Chieas, 3ElL. St. Paul. 1*26A l23 l71 26 Chicao B. I& P, p85., 98 8i Conload Gael........, 71sI 275 2447T Delaware & Haon....... 179 * 119 1 Eris, comn-....... 38% 334 -pw Erie, 1st pfd.................. 10% 10% Louisville & Nashville.., 126 125 12i las' Manhattan Eleva*ed..,... 142g l43 M UO Tex. cor . 26S U Mo.. ian.a Tez.. pi.,. 62 415 8 klmouri Pacifee.......... I New lark sOmtaL....... Rd. ?..Oas. & Westra.... .Lom..aa ..... rs emlanataa5s, a M eople's Ge se, asing. 3s Uni seale11ee..... Besmt 30t a,LmAe re,.Selan m.law pm ..,,.,,85 2 8 ra aes eaher.