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that it was not so fresh outside or near
At both yachts took a tow line from
their tenders and started out of the Hook
eo as to be down at the start in time.
The storm which set in a few hours a*.er
Thursday's rafe had been called off for lack
of wind had blown itself out, but still a
number of weather sharps pointed out that
the wind, getting more to the northward,
had gone around the wrong way, and that
there would be no pleasant weather until
tue breeze again reached the south.
Only Once in History.
Only once In history has Reliance fnced
anything that compared with the heavy
seas that have prevailed off Sandy Hook
since Friday morning. ?
In July last the Herreshoff yacht had a
race off Newport In half a gale and a tum
bling sea, with the result that, although
she broke the record for thirty miles over
a triangular course, she came out of the
encounter with a six-foot dent six Inches
deep In her port bow.
With a broken tumble of sea outside the
Hook and h fresh breeze Shamrock had
every promise of just the weather In which
those in charw expect her to do her best.
"W hen preparations for racing were started
shortly before 0 o'clock the wind had fallen
rather under what Captain Wrlnge would
have chosen had the selection been left to
him. but there was still the promise of a
tine fresh weather trial, with sea enough
to test any weakness that might exist in
the hull of either boat.
Butted Into Short Swells.
As the yachts rounded out into the open
sea both butted Into the short swells with
terrific force, smashing their heads into it
in such a way as to dash masses of water
and foam over them.
Reliance rounded much harder than did
Shamrock, and made difficult work of it.
The committee l>oat I'nlque followed l>oth
yachts si> as to assi.4 in case of accident.
As they got further out decks were con
tinually covered with the wash from the
head seas and In front of their bows was
a continuous "bone" of white foam.
The Navigator reached the Hook at !>:40,
hut. finding the yachts gone, ordered the
stake boat, the John Scully, to her position
ami started for the lightship herself, mak
ing it evident that there would be a race
unless the sea was too rough.
1 he wind at 9:45 was blowing about
eleven miles fresh from the northeast. As
she went out past Sandy Hook the Navi
gator signaled to Sir Thomas that the con
ditions favored a start of the race and that
the committee would see him at the start.
The Krin hail no special quests from New
York this morning, Sir Thomas having noti
fied them there would probably l>e no race
toclav. The Erin left the Hook at 10 o'clock
for the starting point.
When the committee boat reached the
lightship it was found that to start a race
from that point fifteen miles to leeward or
windward would t?e impossible, and a signal
was hoisted postponing the start until a line
could l>e established sufficiently south of
the lightship to send the yachts to wind
r^.i soon as the signal was hoisted the
Navigator began to steam south from the
lightship, while the two yachts and the
small accompanying fleet followed in that
Course Signaled as East-Northeast
i he committee boat came to anchor about
four miles south by west of the lightship.
The course was signaled as east-northeast,
which would bring the turn southeast of
Long Beach, about six mil.** off shore.
The wind had dropped to about seven
knots, and these seemed to be prospects of
i long, slow race. On the way down to the
new starting point Shamrock swapped top
sails. exchanging her No. '2 for a much
larger one. The sea was much calmer than
When the yachts first went out.
Promptly at 11 ::u? the committee fired the
preliminary gun. which will make the start
at 11:4., and give the yachts until 5:15 thAs
afternoon within which to finish the race
U hen the preparatory signal was fired at
U V" ,he wind was stiil dropping off and
had a strength of scarcely more than five or
six miles un hour.
Contest for Position.
The contest Tor position at the start began
before the warning signal was fired, each
captain making a desperate effort to get the
better place. Today Shamrock seemed to
l ave n little more life, and Captain Wrlnge
w. ??; able to get her out from beneath the
gi'-at blanketing sails of Reliance.
At 11:44 one minute before the starting
gun was fired, both boats were holding
the starboard tack, with Reliance a
tulle in the lead. Half a minute before the
S' ii tilig gun was fired jib topsails were
iTokt'ii out on both boats.
Tie- Starting gun was fired at 11:45. with
'' , ,h" leeward of the line. Thev im
iii' i tely trimmed in their sheets and went
? ross the line ori the "Ss tar board tack. Re
liance a little to windward.
I wind at the start was blowing about
.-\>n miles an hour, and both yachts at
toward the Long Island shore,
l ii h carried the same sails with large
club topsails and intermediate baby Jib top
S 11 iS.
Both Boats Went to Port.
Immediately after crossing the line Sham
rock went to port. Reliance following her
example thirty seconds later. For five min
utes they sailed on the port tack.
Reliance was pointing magnificently to
windward, but smashing the seas badly.
Shamrock apparently was unable to hold
so high a wind, but she sailed rather more
water, and there was therefore little change
in their positions when they threw back
again to starboard. Reliance being first to
promptly1*** a"d Shamrock following
During the first half hour after the start
? he jaehts made three tacks, but the wind
??nig light at 12:15 they had scarcely cov
er. ,1 more than two miles of the course.
Hi liance. as usual, seemed to gain steadily
i'ie W3S a,,par"n">' 'eadlng by an
tlghth or a quarter of a mile.
Shamrock First to Tack.
Shamrock in all the tacks that were made
up to this point was the first to make the
move. Reliance following usually inside of
a minute. The wind seemed to have little
1 ? and at ll' ltl was blowing not more than
ti\?? ?>r six miles an hour.
\s the yachts slowly to windward
? l".\y ground swell lifted the bows of
til. I uvrs so that their fins could l>e seen
? wind seemed to suit Shamrock better
v'XJhSFnZ ' :'S"'r W?rk ?f ,h0 ,on* swell,
t Igh Reliance was pointing higher. The
. ..ts w. re making slow time of it and
v.." being greatly retarded by the.flood
? i "? v. " V ." 1,ope that the yachts
^-'?ppe 'r wlthm ,h>' time limit began to
Went on Starboard Tack.
s '"n :i fter 1 o'clock Reliance went on the
slarboard tack, but Wrlnge declined to fol
low this lead and two minutes later Reli
ance went back on the i>ort tack. The
yaehts were still crawling along, though
Re.lance was slowly eating out to wind
!Sh unlock. however, was footing equally
?s fast. The yachts held this tack for near
..V halt an hour. Shamrock being the first to
y , about when the yachts were estimated
.o e live nules from the outer mark. At
J l l.eiiance went on the starboard tack
w 'ui ,wnT" made another tack, but the
1'?el' ,?e . ?v'"m'wh;lt to the northeast.
J., hance igaln went on the starboard tack
in shrre "it i y?chts w,'re b?th holding
1 v 'Jt Itellttn,:is I>osltlon to windward
1 ung been considerably Increased by the
r!...nge in the direction of the wind.
Reliance's Great Advantage.
\\ hen both boats straightened out for the
reach toward I^.ng Reach it was easy To
Bee what a great advantage Reliance had
established because of her better ability to
go to windward.
When the short hitches had been com
P eted Barr was over a mile to the wind
ward of the Upton boat Reliance caught
? had slant of wind when she made her last
tack, and for two minutes the challenger
RoVh-d.about three points higher.
H?er Shamrock received the same slant
later, so that this slight advantage was
soon overcome. The wind hauled 1 lltUe
? .lh-e7 n',rth a"<> headed off slightly
ror til f .. rsh?t ?"?ance about on
Shamrock one mlnute later by
?tral*fhtened out on the
or. t..<k leaded for the mark Reliance
| seemed to have a lead of atoaa* a mile and
Wind Further Softened.
As the wind still further softened Reli
ance rapidly pulled away from her adver
sary, so that when the yachts were three
and a half miles from the outer mark Re
liance had a lead of about two miles and
was in a position to make the turn with at
least one more short hitch.
When Barr learned that Shamrock fared
better in the heavy ground swell he led his
rival close to the Long Island shore, where
Reliance had better sailing and continually
increased her lead. Reliance had the bet
ter of all the short hitches In shore, where
he pinched his boat to windward in every
puff and clamp of wind.
The wind continued to drop oft until It
was blowing not more than three or four
miles an hour. Under these conditions
Shamrock rolled considerably, but Reli
ance's flat broad body kept her on her feet
and constantly moving.
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TION, Highlands. N. J., August 31.-8:45
a.m.?The terrific storm which has been,
raging for several days has abated. The
rain has ceased. The gale which blew up
to a late hour last night has given place
to a light breeze. The sea has moderated
.so much that the prospect for a race to
day is good unless the wind drops. The
weather at Sandy Hook at this hour is ten
miles, from the northeast. Cloudy; hazy
!) a.m.?The wind has Increased to twelve
miles an hour, northeast.
!>:10 a.m.?Both boats, under tow, are pro
ceeding toward the lightship with main
ll>:10 a.m.?Shamrock has cast off tow and
is under mainsail, club topsail and jib, go
ing toward the lightship.
10:15 a.m.?Reliance has cast off tow line
and is proceeding toward the lightship.
10:22 a.m.?The wind is steady at twelve
miles an hour, northeast.
10:4<> a.m.?Both boats are now maneuver
ing about. It appears as though some
change were to be made in the course. The
regatta committee Is in consultation.
10:43 a.m.?The committee boat sent up
signal declaring the race will be postponed
until a later hour. The committee is in
consultation as to the better point to set
11:14 a.m.?The preparatory gun fired.
11:15 a.m.?The course will be fifteen
miles to windward and return. Starting
point will be about four miles south of the
lightship, carrying the boats well toward
the Long Island shore.
11:17 a.m.?The course will be east-north
east. The wind holding steady at about ten
miles an hour. The haze is growing thicker.
11.20 a.m. The boats are maneuvering
about near the starting line.
11 :.T0 a.m.?Another gun has been fired,
the nature of which has not been deter
mined. as too long a time has elapsed since
the preparatory gun had been fired to call
it the warning gun.
ll:3Sa.m.-Tbe wind shows signs of drop
ping. The haze is growing thicker.
11.30 a.m. Both boats are now jockeying
near the line.
11:41 a.m.?The warning gun fired.
i am-?The wind has decreased to
I?8? than nine miles an hour and unsteady.
Both boats are now jockeying near the line,
waiting for the starting gun.
11:45 a.m.?The starting gun fired.
11:4<>:10 a.m.?Reliance crossed.
11:4*J:50 a.m.?Shamrock crossed the line.
am-?Shamrock went on port
11:50:52 a.m.?Reliance went on port tack.
posVllon*1 m ~ReUanC6 haS the windward
The start was made in a manner that was
satisfactory and without any sensational
board"ta^k" -Re'llnCe Went ?n the star"
t V49 a ?Both boats on the starboard
tack. Reliance holds the windward posi
tion and is leading by a slight margin.
12:01 p.m.?Both boats still holding the
?h'lr.2"Y V, J1"!1 forK'ng ahead in good
shape despite the light breeze. The official
time of the start is: Reliance, 11:4.V"f;
Shamrock. 11:45:2(1. This would indicate
fired. ?r0 af,er the han<"cap gun was
12:05 p.m ?Reliance went on the port tack
and leads by nearly eighth of a mile.
ShamrockmmReIianCe 18 SUreIy distant'n?
Shamrock luffed and went about.
12:13 p.m.?Boats now on the nort t-x-ir
Reliance still increasing her lead.
12:27 p.m.?Reliance Is still forging ahead
Shamr ock "S ^ KHP betWee? ^er and
12:24 p.m.?Both boats still on port tack
in<l bowling along Reliance is still leading
and holding windward position.
1J.20 p.m.?Shamrock now seems to be
pointing higher than Reliance.
12.30 p.m.?The wind is holding about ten
jf'Tlftlng " The haZS shows no signs
12:33 p.m.?Reliance is increasing her lead.
12:41 p.m.?Reliance is slowly widening
.he gap between her and the Shamrock.
12.5<> P_m.?Reliance is still holding the
he? lead p<)siUon and slowly increasing
12:54 p.m.?Reliance still leading and in
-?reasing the distance.
12:5!) p.m.?Reliance Is now leading by a
4uarter of a mile.
1:05 p.m.?Reliance luffs and comes about.
1:08:25 p.m.?Reliance on starboard tack.
1:08 p.m.?Reliance went the port tack.
1.1...to p. m. Reliance is three-quarters
3f a mile in the lead.
1:10 p.m.?Reliance outpoints and outfoots
the Shamrock and Is drawing slowly away
from her. Wind is dead ahead.
1:20 p.m.?The knowing yachting sharps
who predicted three straight races for the
"Pride of America," flukes excepted will
probably see their prophecy fulfilled, bar
ring accidents. If the winds hold good.
1:21:30 p.m?Reliance Is now one mile in
The Reliance is flying like a bird and
surely Increasing her lead..
1:30 p.m.?Shamrock on starboard tack.
1:4(5:45 p.m.?Reliance Is now one and one
eighth of a mile In the lead.
1:50:45 p.m.?Both boats on the starboard
tack?Reliance well In the lead.
1:55 p.m.?The wind has veered a little to
the north. The haze Is still very thick.
1:50 p.m.?Reliance luffs and comes about.
1:50:45 p.m.?Shamrock goes about. Both
boats now on port tack.
2:08 p.m.?The Reliance has increased her
lead to over a mile and a half and is walk
ing away from the Shamrock.
2:10 p.m.?Reliance is still moving faster
and widening the gap. Her performance
today In light airs, as predicted by the
yachting experts, marks her an all-around
sloop for both light and heavy airs.
2:15 p.m.?The Reliance is now fully one
mile and three-quarters ahead.
2:10 p.m.?The wind now shows signs of
decreasing?Is about five miles an hour and
unsteady. If this continues the prospects
for a finish within the time limit are unfa
2:17 p.m.?Both boats are still on the port
2:23 p.m.?Reliance is well to windward
and holds her lead in fine shape.
2:26 p.m.?The wind has not shifted to the
northeast and shows signs of freshening.
2:33 p.m.?Reliance is still outfooting
2:34:30 p.m.?Roth boats on starboard
2:37 p.m.?Both boats are nearing the out
2:45 p.m.?Both boats are on the port
2:52 p.m.?Wind and tide are both against
the boats, and notwithstanding the fact
that the wind is very light the boats seem
to make fairly good headway.
2:55 p?m.?The Reliance went on the star
2:58:15 p.m.?Reliance went on the port
YACHT RACE BULLETINS.
Dispatches Sent by Associated Press
NEW YORK, August 31 (8:14 a.m.)?The
regatta committee of the New York Yacht
Club went to Sandy Hook at 8 o'clock this
morning on the committee' boat Navigator
and will decide there whether or not there
shall be a race today between Reliance and
Reports from Highlands, N. J., just be
fore 8 o'clock were to the effect that while
the sea was somewhat calmer. It was still
quite heavy, and it was thought the Re
liance and Shamrock III would have great
difficulty in getting outside Sandy Hook, so
that the prospects were considered favor
able to a postponement of today's race.
The wind Is from the northeast and is about
fifteen miles an hour. The weather off
shore is quite clear.
NEW YORK, August 31.?At 8:30 the
wind guage at Sandy Hook reglstred ten
miles, from the northeast. The sea is calm
ing down and there are better prospects for
NEW YORK. August 31.?Both yachts
have started for the lightship under tow.
NEW YORK, August 31 (9:52 a.m.)?It Is
believed that there will be a race. The
Navigator has ordered the stakeboat Soully
to the mark and has herself started for the
NEW YORK. August 31.?Navigator has
signaled that the conditions are favorable
to a start.
NEW YORK, August 31 (10:33).?The
committee boat has signaled that the
course will be fifteen miles to windward
NEW YORK. August 31.?The direction
of the wind has necessitated a change in
the starting line from the lightship and the
committee boat has hoisted a signal post
poning the start until this change is made.
NEW YORK, August 31.?Regatta com
mittee has fixed the starting line about four
miles south by west of lightship
NEW YORK. August 31 (11:07 am) ?
The course will be east northeast.
NEW YORK August 31.?Preparatory
gun fired at 11-30.
lri)41 a m ?The warn|ng gun was fired at
The starting g in was fired at 11:45. Start
ing time, unofficial: Reliance, 11 45?0
Shamrock, 11:45:24. '
Official time of the start by Marconi
Both boats crossed the line at 11:45:2(1
Reliance pointing considerably higher and
s a quarter of a mile to windward of Sham
12:35 p.m.?Reliance still holds her advan
tage to windward, though she has not
gained in the last few minutes.
12:50 p.m.?Yachts are still holding off
shore on port tack, sailing not more than
four miles an hour in the light air. Sham
rock has picked up somewhat, and Reli
ance's lead is a small one
1:015 p.m.?Reliance Is well to windward
and a sixteenth of a mile in the lead.
By Marconi?1:30 p.m.-Half way to the
outer mark Reliance was leading by quar
ter of a mile. Both boats pounding badly. !
1:35 p.m.?The turn is now about five
miles away and Reliance is a quarter of a
mile on Shamrock's weather bow.
By Marconi?1:40 p.m.?A shift of wind to
the northeast has put Reliance one mile to
windward of Shamrock.
2:00 p.m.?Reliance has an apparent iead
of a mile and a half.
By Marconi?Fcur miles from the turn
Reliance w is leading by about two miles.
By Marconi?2:*> p.m.?One mile from
turn Reliance is leading by two miles
Wind five knots.
GORMAN AND THE PRESIDENCY.
Two Agings May Prevent His Going
Before Democratic Convention.
A friend of Senator Gorman said today
that while all this talk is proceeding,
whether the senator can or cannot get
the democratic nomination for the presi
dency. the gossipers may be reckoning
without their host. According to this nar
rator, it Is by no means a foregone conclu
sion that Senator Gorman Is a candidate.
The friend in question went on to say
thai Senator Gorman will seek the nomi
nation if he is reasonably confident of two
results, namely, that he can secure the
nomination and that his chances for elec
tion are equal to those of ttie republican
.-andidates. A handicap upon either propo
sition. it was s'ated, would preclude his
ippearance before the convention as a can
It was stated that the senator does not
?.ire for a complimentary nomination, with
Jefeat staring him in the face. He would
abhor the idea of being a candidate be
Cor<- the convention and meeting defeat
there. His position in American politics
md statesmanship is so well secured that
he does not feel the necessity for empty
There are many contingencies, it was ex
plained. which enter into the situation and
ill of these will be carefully -taken into
account by Senator Gorman before he al
lows his name to go before the convention
with his authority. It will be recalled
that no man has the right to say today
that Senitor Gormnn is an avowed candi
late for the presidency.
"When the senator's name goes before
the convention." said this friend, "It will
he when he t'eels sure of nomination and
when he is reasonably confident of leading
liis party to victory."
WILL HEREAFTER LIVE TTT-Tty;
tJen. David Hunter Kiazie to Hake
Washington His Home.
Gen. David Hunter Klnzle and Mrs. Kin
zie have arrived In Washington, which will
be their home in the future. Gen. Kinrie
was commandant of the military district of
Baltimore from last October until August
11. when he was retired from active service.
On the occasion of his retirement he was
presented with a gilt belt and epaulets by
the officers at the fort and given a large
silver punch bowl by the enlisted men.
Detailed to Fill Staff Vacancies.
The President has detailed the following
w-med officers tor service and to fill va
cancies in the staff departments designated:
Capt. William F. Creary, 12th Infantry, pay
department; Capt. Arthur W. Chase. Ar
tillery Corps, pay. department; Capt. Sam
F. Bottoms. Artillery Corps, subsistence
department; Capt. William V.. Cole. Artil
lery Corps, quartermaster's department.
BEV. F. Tff. MjOOT RETIRES FROM
LOCAL LUpCHERAN PULPIT.
Irreconcilable Differences Between Him
and $feml)prs of Church the
Cause <#t Retirement.
Rev. Frederick JRT. Moot, who for several
years past; has. J^een pastor of St. Paul's
English Lutheran Church, at the corner of
11th and H streets northwest, has resigned,
and the council of St. Paul's has accepted
his resignation, to take effect Immediately,
lit accepting the resignation the council
granted Mr. Moot his regular salary up to
October 13, l'JOS.
It Is understood thai some differences had
arisen between the members of the church
and Mr. Moot which were irreconcilable
and which had been repeatedly under con
sideration by the church council.
It is stated, however, that no record ex
ists of the cause of difference, and the
resignation of the pastor was all with
which the members had to deal in their
Mr. Moot and his family are at present
at his old home in Cobleskill, N. Y. Mr.
Moot was In th? city one day last week and
discussed the matter of his retirement with
several members of the council, and upon
his return to his old home in New Yolk
state he sent in his resignation.
Mr. Moot came to Washington as pastor
of St. Paul's October 15, 15HK), and serv??d
that congregation actively until a few
weeks ago, when he left the city on his an
nual vacation. Previous to coming here he
Wiis pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church
at Johnstown. N. Y., having gone to that
city from Stone Arabia, N. Y., where he
began his career as a minister. At present
no definite Information can be obtained
relative to his future location, but it Is be
lieved he has in view a pastorate in the
northern part of New York state.
During Mr. Moot's absence from the city
the pulpit of St. Paul's Church has been
supplied from time to time by various min
isters of the Lutheran Church from differ
ent parts of the country. For the next
few weeks ministers from other cities will
preach to the congregation, and it Is likely
that one of the visiting clergymen will be
called to the pastorate. Rev. Charles Ed
ward Kellar of Akron, Ohio, formerly of
Baltimore, will occupy the pulpit next Sun
day and others will officiate later.
IN SERIOUS CONDITION.
George Keys Suffering From a Blow on
George Keys, colored, forty-three years
old. of 41.1 O street alley, is a patient at
the Homeopathic Hospital in a serious con
dition. the result of having been struck on
the head with a flat iron by Sherman Sny
der, colored. The men had a misunder
standing Saturday night near Keys' home,
which they were unable to settle by the
use of words and Snyder resorted to a flat
Iron to convince Keys of the force of his
statement. The latter was rendered un
conscious by the blow and was hurriedly
removed to the hospital by the police of the
second precinct, where It was found that
his forehead on the left side was badly
crushed. An operation was performed for
the purpose of relieving the pressure of
the broken bone on the brain.
Snyder attempted to leave the vicinity
after striking the man, but was placed un
der arrest. He was committed to Jail from
the Police Court this morning to await
the result of Keys' injuries.
TRIALS BY COURT-MARTIAL.
Gen. Chaffee Acts on Cases Investigat
ed at Posts Near Washington.
Gen. Chaffee, Commanding the depart
ment of the east; has' acted in the cases of
several enlisted men recently tried by court
martial at nearby posts.
Private George K. Logan. Troop G. 2d
Cavalry, at Fort Myer, Va., was found
guilty of disobedience of orders, of absence
without leave, and of conduct to the preju
dice of good order and military discipline,
and was. sentenced to be confined at hard
labor for three months and to forfeit to the
United States $10 per month for the same
First Class Private John F. Schlltz, Com
pany M, .'5d Battalion of Engineers, at j
Washington barracks, D. C., was found I
guilty of conduct to the prejudice of good
order and military discipline and was sen
tenced to be reduced to the grade of second
class private, to be confined at hard labor
for two months and to forfeit his pay for
the same period.
Second Class Private Gustave PIckener,
Company H, 2d Battalion of Engineers, at
Washington barracks, D. C., found guilty
of absencc without leave (five previous con
victions having been considered), was sen
tenced to be dishonorably discharged the
service of the United States, forfeiting all
pay and allowances due him.
The dishonorable discharge imposed by
the sentence was remitted.
Private Mott S. Link, 4th Battery. Field
Artillery, at Fort Myer, found guilty of
conduct to the prejudice of good order and
military discipline, and of larceny, to the
prejudice of good order and military dis
cipline. was sentenced to be dishonorably
discharged the service of the United States,
forfeiting all pay and allowances due him,
and to be confined at hard labor for one
The dishonorable discharge was remitted
and the sentence otherwise mitigated to
confinement for three months and for
feiture of $10 a month during that period.
Second-class Private Patrick Moffltt,
Company M, rid Battalion of Engineers, at
Washington barracks. D. C.. found guilty
of larceny, was sentenced to be dishonor
ably discharged the service of the United
States, forfeiting all pay and allowances
due him. and to be confined at hard labor
for three months.
So much of the sentence as imposes dis
honorable discharge was remitted, and that
IMjrtion of the sentence imposing a for
fe!ture?of all pay and allowances was re
duced to a forfeiture of $10 of his pay per
mi.nth for three months.
The Chinese Minister Calls on Secre-'
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng, the Chinese
minister, called on Secretary Hay today,
and for some time there was discussion of
the Manchurlin situation. The minister
had no communication to present qji the
subject, but desired to talk over existing
conditions with Secretary Hay, who has
had so much to do with the "open ports"
SHOWS A DEFICIT.
Government Receipts and Expenditures
According:' to statement of the United
States treasury issued today there has been
an excess of expenditures over receipts thus
far this ftsaal year of $868,835.11. The re
ceipts to date have been $98,4ft4,25.T46. The
expenditures have been $5*).."V<i,188.57.
A Virginia Postmaster Appointed.
Samuel H. Hooker was today appointed
fourth-class postmaster at Star key, Va.
Cleveland Burns of 508 B street south
east has asked the police to recover his
Rambler bicyele, which was stolen Satur
day night. The wheel was taken from the
vestibule of his home.
Miss Annie V. Brown of 3317 Champlaln
avenue has informed the police ef her loss
by theft of a gold-flMed watch, which was
stolen from her room during the last few
days. The watch was attached to a coral
The padlock on a showcase in front of
D. J. Kaufman's store, 1003 Pennsylvania
avenue, was found broken off about mid
night last night. The case had not been
opened and nothing was missing.
FIRST TO REACH HOKE.
Returning Delegates to O. A. B. En
campment Report a Delightful Trip.
Of those who left Washington August 9
at 11:10 p.m., on the special Pullman trail
for the national encampment at San Fran
cisco. Col. J. J. Freeland and Dr. Lawrenc*
Wilson of the pension office are the first tc
return, having reached Washington Satur
day at 4:30 p.m.. Department Commandei
Kimball and members of his staff and
others chose to visit the National Park on
the Yellowstone, via Portland. Ore. T1m
official train, consisting of four Pullman
and one baggage car. and carrying ICS
members of the G. A. R., ladies of the W,
R. C. and othfers. traveled to San Fran
cisco via the Chesapeake and Ohio rail
road to Cincinnati, thence to Chicago,
Omaha, Denver, Colorado Springs. Pueblo,
Salt Lake and Ogden. stopping to permit a
view of Denver, Pikes Peak and Salt Lake
City, reaching San Francisco without acci
dent or mishap Monday morning, the 17th
instant. The route included the Denver
and Rio Grande railroad, enabling those
aboard the train to see the "Royal Gorge"
and other magnificent scenery along that
San Francisco, with Its magnificent build
ings; San Francisco bay, the Golden Ga?*.
the Cliff House, Golden Gate Park and the
great city of Oakland, where thousands ol
the business men of San Francisco reside,
were thronged with sightseers. The dec
orations in bunting, flags and electrical
display, were to the last degree tasty and
beautiful. The Loyal Legion, Grand Army
posts and county headquarters kept open
house, and the quantities of fruits thus
gratuitously distributed were enormous.
The grand parade Wednesday, the return
ing delegates say, was a perfect success,
both as to the number in line and the peo
ple present as spectators. Wednesday, Au
gust 19. at from 8 to 11 p.m.. Commander
Kimball and his staff, with the comrad-s
r.nd ladies of the W. R. C.. held a reception
at the headquarters of the Department of
the Potomac at the Palace Hotel, wh^re
hundreds of the various departments called
to pay their respects. A pleasant feature
of this program was the presentation of a
Masonic pin to Commander Kimball by
Comrade Vanderhoof and a set of silver
souvenir spoony to Mr. Freeland by Jerome
F. Johnson on behalf of the Washington
contingent as a small token of their appre
ciation of the manner in which these gen
tlemen had provided and arranged for and
conducted the trip. The recipients were
captured unarmed and unprepared, yet
both. In brief, well-chosen words, expressed
their appreciation of the good will thus
The 2<>th and 21st the sessions of the na
tional encampment were held. Gen. Nelson
A. Miles, who was invited to be present
and address the encampment, was most
cordially greeted, and was cheered to the
Saturday, August 22, the party went to
Los Angeles, where the train was held up
for about twelve hours by derailed cars,
reaching Los Angeles Sunday at noon. The
city of Los Angeles, Passadena, the Sol
diers' Home at Santa Monica and the beach
were visited. And here the command dis
persed. Commander Kimball and others
going north and on to Portland and Yellow
stone Park, wiiile others came home via
El Paso, Kansas City and St. Louis.
The entire party, with a few exceptions,
enjoved the best of health and had a most
enjoyable and delightful trip. Col. Frje
land and Dr. Wilson, after giving Califor
nia due credit for all its pure atmosphere
n.nd wonderful fertility and productiveness,
have concluded that personally they prefer
to remain in Washington to going west to
grow up with the country.
A TREASURY SCARE.
Hunting for Certain Records of De
Records of deposit for S65K>,157.34 that
were made at the time the deposits were
n.ade by Secretary' Hitchcock of the In
terior Department, who holds certificates,
were lost for a time by the Treasury De
partment, and for two days recently there
was a subdued excitement in that branch
of the government service that caused
more than one gray hair to appear on the
heads of those most concerned. The rec
ords could not be found, and some one
i was responsible. Then a careful search
began. For the best part of two days
I the search has been kept "up.
The record of the Interior Department
was clear. The funds had been turned
over to the Secretary of the Interior bj the
commissioner of tlie general land office,
being proceeds of sale of land sites in
the territory of Oklahoma, Gov. Richards
having been the official who attended to
that sale and to the delivery of the funds
to his chief. The money was deposited
with the subtreasurer at St. Louis, and
there afterward appeared the rumor that
it had been deposited with a trust com
oany in that city.
The treasury was unable to locate tne
record of receipt, and there was much con
cern that so large an item could be carried
on the books of the department and not
be found. It finally appeared on the books
of the subtreasury at St. Louis, and the
Treasury Department then set to work
harder than ever to ascertain whether
there was any previous record on the books
of the subtreasury. It finally was discov
ered that an entry had been made of the
deposits last January, but that was a year
and a half afteT the deposits had been
made in St. Louis by Gov. Richards and
the receipts delivered to Secretary- Hitch
cock. The aim of the treasury is now
to discover the first entry and the records
Gov. Richards, now commissioner of the
land office, but at the time assistant to
the commissioner, says that this money
does not belong to the government, but is
held In trust for the benefit of the towns
where the sales occurred. The Secretary
of the Interior was the trustee under the
act of Congress providing for the sale of
the town sites, and the money had been ex
pended in the manner provided by law.
The money was deposited in the subtreas
ury rft St. Louis as a matter of conven
ience tlere being nothing in the act to
make it obligatory to deposit It with the
On the other hand, the Treasury Depart
ment officials insist that the fund should
have been audited by the auditor for the
Interior Department and not held by the
Secretary, and the merry war continues,
while the clerks look for the original rec
ords of the* deposits.
THE POSTAL INVESTIGATION.
No Important Developments Were An
There was no important development to
day in the postal Investigation. Postmaster
General Payne was at his desk and had his
usual conferences with officials interested
in the Inquiry.
There is still talk of the expected addi
tional indictments, but just when they will
be made is not known. The grand jury met
today for the first time since last Friday.
It is understood that one witness in con
nection with the postal investigation ap
GEN. GREELY RETURNS.
Back From His Attendance on the
Wireless Telegraph Congress.
General Greely, chief signal officer, has
returned to this city from Berlin, where he
attended the international wireless tele
graph congress as a representative of the
United States army.
"The purpose of the congress." said Gen.
Greely. "was to formulate international
regulations for the control of wireless tel
egraphy. The American delegates, how
ever. are prevented from making any state
ment about the business transacted by vir
tue of the agreement to maintain secrecy
until the official report is made." He said
eight nations were represented, each con
tributing experts from the army, the navy
and civil life. The other American dele
gates to the congress were Commander F.
M. Barber, United States navy, and Mr.
John I. Waterbury of New York. ?
Gen. Greely said that he was gratified
with his reception In Germany. The Span
ish army officers had treated him with par
ticular courtesy, being the first to call on
the American officers.
To Assist the Adjutant General.
Colonel Edgar Z. Steever. United States
cavalry, is assigned to duty temporarily as
acting assistant adjutant general in the
office of the adjutant general of the army
in this city.
Wall Street Prices Advance
FEW STOCKS DECLINED
beading and southern among
Blocks of Some Western Stocks Were
Bought on a Rising
NEW YORK. August 31.?Prices advanced
an average of a small fraction on a mod
erate volume of opening dealings. Metro
politan securities and Metropolitan Street
Railway rose 2 points each on the reports
of a transfer of a large block to Important
Tennessee Coal rose % and St. Paul, %.
There were declines of % In Southern Pa
cific, Reading and Southern Railway, which
were the only exceptions to the advancing
A better demand arose for the general
railway list following the rise in the spe
cialties. and a number of the leaders made
The local traction group continued to
show the most strength, Metropolitan Street
Railway advancing 5 points. Metropolitan
Securities 3% and Brooklyn Transit lVi
Gains at other points reached 1 to lVi in
New York Central, Pennsylvania, Delaware
and Hudson, St. Paul, Rock Island pre
ferred. Atchison, Southern Railway pre
ferred. Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific, Col
orado and Southern second preferred. Na
tional Railroad of Mexico preferred, Den
ver and Rio Grande preferred. Sugar, Chi
cago Terminal preferred. Amalgamated,
American Car preferred, Smelting. General
Electric, Realty preferred and Pacific Mail.
New Jersey Central advanced 2%. Ice pre
ferred declined a point. Business was Quite
active on the rise.
After a number of additional one-point
advances the demand slackened and in the
succeeding dullness prices slipped back a
considerable fraction. There was a rise of
1-% in Denver and Rio Grande, of 2% in
Chicago and Alton preferred and of 3 in
Railway Steel Spring preferred. A rise in
St. Paul at noon to 2 over Saturday stifT
ened the market to the best. Bonds were
firm at noon.
[ Large blocks of some of the western
stocks were bought on a rising scale, and
the market generally improved a further
fraction. Profit-taking in Amalgamated
forced it below last week's close, and other
stocks sold off a small fraction and became
Steady selling of Amalgamated lowered
it 1% below Saturday's close and produced
more general selling of the market. The
local tractions fell off from 1 to 2 points
below the best, and large inroads were
made upon earlier gains. Realty preferred
advanced 2%. A rally of a point in Amal
gamated stiffened the list a good fraction
again at 2 o'clock.
Confidence in the Outlook.
Special Dlspatrh to The Evening Star.
NEW YORK, August 31.?One of the fore
most financial authorities says that the
weight of evidence is undoubtedly against
business disturbance. Bankers throughout
the country are almost unanimous in their
entire confidence in the situation. The iron
and steel bnsiness is in a gloriously pros
perous condition. The railroads every
where have all the traffic they can handle
for months to come, and some of them can
not get cars and locomotives enough to
carry the freight: the coal business is ex
cellent, with a strong demand and good
prices: the price of cotton was never so
high as at present, and wheat is near the
dollar mark; the corn crop is probably safe
and sufficiently large to meet all home and
foreign requirements: the lumber trade and
a thousand and one other lines are in good
condition. Labor difficulties and Wall
street deviltry are the only blots on pros
perity's page at the present time, and the
blight of these may even be effaced In
time. Europe's cry for American cereals
and cotton will soon kill off a good many
Foreigners are again looking up Ameri
can securities, especially bonds of the gilt
edge variety. According to the leading
bond houses, foreign investors have recent
ly been heavy buyers of American bonds.
Houses with foreign branches say that
their business in Berlin. Paris and London
j has been larger since the 1st of July than
! in any two months in two years.
French Investors Buying.
The buying by Paris investors has ex
cited a good deal of interest. For many
years German, Dutch and English investors
have been large holders of American stocks
and bonds. For some reason, however,
French investors have always refused to
buy American securities. Their refusal to
purchase stocks is easily understood, but
their continued refusal to buy standard
railroad bonds has always been a mystery.
Several months ago French investors be
gan making inquiries about American se
curities. During the last two months they
have been buying standard railroad bonds
on a comparatively large scale. So far
French investors have refused to purchase
Crying "Wolf" in Wall Street.
The manipulators in Wall street are still
crying wolf. They succeeded in knocking
the bottom out of prices of securities and
In buying them at 50 per cent of their real
value, but are apparently not yet satisfied,
and are endeavoring to obtain more bar
gains. Two or three men are responsible
for the great depreciation in values, and
not the business interests of the country,
as the manipuators would have people be
lieve. The men referred to are the back
bone of the richest clique In the world, and
it has been said that they will do anything
for money. Their vast resources enabled
them to take advantage of the opportunity
to depress stocks in a period of great pros
perity to a point almost unheard of. Of
course, too many watered and worthless
stocks were looking for purchasers, and
the fact that they were hanging over the
market like a black cloud gave the gam
blers the chance of their lives. In brief,
the whole thing was a conspiracy of the
basest sort, and this statement Is suscepti
ble of proof.
NEW YORK, August 31.?The cotton
market opened easy, one point higher to
nine points lower, under much poorer ca
bles than expected, but was almost at once
rallied by aggressive clique support and
covering, with September and O lober
showing particular firmness, the foi mer
selling at 11.55c., or net eight points hig..^r.
while the latter reached 10.71c., with the
balance of the list recovering to around Sat
At this level heavier realizing was at
tracted, and there was also considerable
bear pressure, under which the market re
acted In an irregular sort of way to within
a few points of the opening figures.
At noon the market was very steady In
tone, with prices net unchanged to thirteen
points higher. Spot, steady; middling up
lands, 12.75c.; middling gulf. 13c.
Estimated receipts at the ports: Today,
700 bales, against 378 last week and 16,503
last year. For the week, 3.000 bales, against
1.438 last week and 108,900 last year. To
day's receipts at New Orleans were 78
bales, against 1,988 last year, and at Hous
ton 88 bales, against 6,533 last year.
Washington Stock Exchange.
Sales-regular call, 12 o'clock m.?Washington
Gas. OIK) at 116%. Lanstnn Monotype. 100 at 8.
After call-Washington Railway and Electric com.,
6 at Washington Railway and Electric 4s. 1.000
at 72%. Washington Gas, 25 at 50 >4, 25 at 59*.
Washington Railway and Electric A, 5o0 at 72%,
500 at 72%, 500 at 72%.
Railroad Bond*.?Capital Traction Railroad 4s,
106% bid, 107% asked. Metropolitan Railroad 8a,
117% bid. Metropolitan Railroad St, cert, lndebt..
A, 106 bid, 107 asked. Metropolitan Railroad cert,
lndebt., B. 104 bid, 107 asked. Columbia Railroad
6s. 116% bid. 121 asked. Colimibln Railroad 8a.
106 bid. 106% asked. City and Subnrban Railroad
6a, 00 bid. Anacostla and Potomac 5s. 90 bid. The
Washington Railway and Electric Company 4s,
72% bid. 72% asked.
Miscellaneous Bonds.?Washington Gas Company
6s, ser. A. 103 bl<l. Wawhlnjrton Qy Company <l>,
ser. II, 103 bid. 1 tilted State* Elect rtc I^lsht deb.
Imp. rts. 102>4 bid. 104% asked. Vntted Stat?*?
Klectrtc IJght cert. tad. bt. tin. 1?2H bid. HH\
asked. Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone o*. 10-4
bid. 106 -ftftked. WnitaloRt4* Market Company 1st
6s, 108 bid. Mt^onic Hall Association 5a. lt>2 bid.
Washington Gas cert. 116^ bid. 117^ a*k>d
Safe Deposit and Trust St??eka.-Nations' Saf ?
Deposit and Trust. 145 bid. 150 Hsk? d. Wa?h ngr. n
I*>an and Trust, 207 bid, 216 a?ked American Se
curity and Trust, 2i>5 bid, 225 asked. American
Security and Trust cert., 155 bid. 170 ask-d Homo
Savings liank. 135 bid. *Tiilon TruBt und St.?ra*e,
105 bid. 106 asked. Washington Savings Hank. lot!
bid. lOBV* asked.
Railroad Stocks.?Capital Traction Company. 12.1
bid. 12^*4 asked. The Washington Hallway and
Electric Company pfd.. 37 bid, 4?> asked. The
Washington Railway and Electric Company com..
National Bank Stork* ? Bank of Washington. 42i?
bid. Metropolitan. 500 bid. Cantral. 3?*? bid.
I Farmers and Mechanics', 310 bid. Second. 14t? bid.
Olttxen*', 225 bid. 245 asked, Columbia. 175 bid.
Capital, 165 bid IVaders*. 145 bid. Uncoln, 12?
bid. Rlgga, 500 bid. 650 asked, American National
liank. 114 bid. 12t> asked.
Insurance Stocks.?Firemen's. 25 bid, 30 asked.
Franklin. 47 bid. fifi asked. Corcoran. i<> bid. Po
tomac, 57 bid. 62 asked. Arlington. 31 bid 32
asked. German American, 245 bid. National t'nlon,
6V4 bid, 8 asked. Columbia, 9*4 bid. 12 asked,
ltiggs, 8 bid. People's, 6 bid. <V\ asked. Commer
cial. 5 bid. 5^ asked Colonial, 824 bid.
Title Insurance Stocks. Real Estate Title, flft
bid. 95 asked Columbia Title. 4 bid. asked.
Washington Title. 1 bid. 3 asked
Telephone and Graphnphone Stocks.?Chesapeake
and Potomac, 35 bid. American Graphophone com.,
3*4 bid, 4*4 asked. American Graphophone pfd .
VM bid. 9 asked.
Gas Stocks.-Washington Gas. 58*4 bid. 09*4
aaked. Georgetown Gas. 70 bid
Type Machine Stocks. ? Mergonthaler I.inofyp^,
172^4 bid, 174,-4 asked. I^anaton Monotype, 7*4 bid.
Miscellaneous Stocks ?Greene Con. Copper C??m
pany, 18^ bid. 19* asked. Washington Market. 16
bid. Norfolk and Washington Steamboat 210 bid.
J. Maury Dove, 130 bid.
New York Stock Market.
Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co.. bankers
and brokers. 141ft F St.. members New York
stock exchange. Washington stock ex
change and Chicago board of trdae.
Open. Illfch. I*?v. 3pm.
Amalgamated Topper.. .VI1. fil1, 4*T-S 4*'%
Am. Car A Foundry :WwJ 83*4 J
Am. Car<& Foundry, pfd Kt K4 K4 S4
American Smelting 4,l4 i.v1; 451'i 4S*?
Am. Smeltinsr. pfd._ 90'-, 90>2 yo1, DO1.
American Sujiar 117 117', lli>j, U*".'-2
Anaconda... 86'-J 86
Atch., Top. & S. Fe M'.' 65j% 64*4 R4sj,
Atch.. Top. <fc S. Fe, pfd. 90% yl ixj1-,
Il<lmore A Ohio kp 8 ' j-s* ^
Brooklyn Rapid Tran... 46 47l, 46 46'i
Canadian Pacific 127|.j l'jn'l \77% 1J7'.
Chesapeake ,t <>hio 34', ;H' :U si'i
ChicaRO A Alton.,. 22'., 2S*J 22>.? 23'
Chicago tireat Western. 17 17'i 17 17'}
Chi., Mil. & St. 1'aul 14'2V? 144 142U 14;iW
Chicago., R. I. i l" 2t>T-' 2StJ 29'i
Colorado Fuel ,t Iron... 54 M fts Fit
Consolidated (ia*. 17S 17^ 17S 17SW
Delaware A Hudson UK 1 iV, lti'i 16.V
Erie, common ' :ti so"..
Erie, 1st pfd? 67?-? rs'-' f,7". R7V;
Erie, 2d pf.l .S3 .13 r.s 4
(iencral Klectric. lft> l?f. Ign lili
Illinois C?utral lXf 133"^ 133 133-^
Louisville 4 Nashville.. 10.".'^ KifiVJ iivs' r liw
Manhattan Elevated l:i">!?, ihi;1, l:!)1^ i:?
Metropolitan St. Ry lit", 11<>' lit", lis
Mo., Kan. & Tex., pfd._ 42'4 42l-2 42% 42vi
Missouri I'actfle.. ??4'7a 94'.
New York Central 122 123'i 122 122",
N. Y? Ont.it Western.. 24 24'-, 23Ti 2**1
Norfolk A Western fi3j| fifi3>.
l'ennaylvania K. R 124% 125'^ 124)J 124>
People's <;as of Chicajto. 9.V 9V1. y.s 95
l*ressed Steel Car 427i 42' Z 42% 4_'7,
Reading.. 5fAJ fiftt? 66^
Reading. 1st pfd ...
Reading. 2d pfd.?
Republic Steel A Iron.. W/t 11*. ll>-I ti'A
Rubl>er "toods... 19 19'? I*1. 191?
St. Louis & S. F.. 2d pfd. ...
St. Louis Southwestern, lrt'4 l?>x 1.V4 l.v',
St. Louis S. W., pfd :A'-2 3fti,< Sf>V4
Southern 1'aciiic. 4.V>i 4fr1J 4.V, 4r.1-,
Southern Railway.. 22^ 23"^ 22^ 23
Southern lfculway, pfd.. 8.) Kf> 8T> 85
leunessee Coal & Iron.. 43% 41 43% 43%
Texas l'acific 27 'JT'i 26% 27S
Union Pacific.. 75% 7??% 75^J 76%
Union Pacific, pfd
United States Leather.. 8% 8% 8 8%
United States Steel 2M'rt 23% 22% 23%
U. S. Steel. p6L. 71?| 71% 71 71
Wabash, pfd... iff.'-, 36% .W/J 36%
Western Union 83% 83% 8:t^ 83S
WiacoiutB Central J'.i'.? 19S 19% 19%
Mo.,Kan. & Tex., com. 2t?', 20!-. 20% 20*.
Ch, R. 1. ,t P., pfd ikiV, 67 66% 67
Wheeling Si L. E., com. 17 17 17 17
Kansas City Southern... 23 22% 23 21%
American Locomotive.. 19% 19% 19% 19%
American Loco., pfd
Special Dlspntch to The Evening Star.
BALTIMORE. August 31.?FLOUR?Quiet; win
ter extra. $3.of>n$3.30; do. clear, f3.5?n$3.tlO: do.
Htralgbt. $3.7r?fl$.*t.si>; do. patent, f4af4.2T>: sprlnc
straight, (4.30u$4.40; do. patent, $4.65a$5; re
ceipts. 12.227 tiarrels; exports. I.."i06 barrels.
WHEAT?Verj dull; contract sjiot, : No.
2 red western. si*?t. 84UIaK41S: Augnst. 82;-i?821*.*:
Septemtier, 82i<,?K2i..,: October. S3aK"4. !>ecem
l?er. S31,; steamer No. 2 r*-d, 77:i*a78; receipts.
22.478 bushels; southern by sample, 70nK2! 1; do. 011
CORN-ynlet; sjiot. ,"ia. TVi.; Angust, ^7'*; Sep
temlter, &4>4?a57; < h'toln-r. 57'-i; year. .Yt5.1-4 .
steamer mlxetl, 53S: receipts, 8.t?77 bushels, south
ern white corn, 55a59; do. yellow. 55a60.
*)ATS?Firm; new No. 2 white. 41 bid; new No.
2 mixed. 38a39; receipts. 10,'.?32 bushels.
RYE?Firm; No. 2. 57No. 2 western, 58t^; re
ceipts. 1,043 bushels.
HAY -Dull; old No. 1 timothy. $17aJ17.50; old
No. 1 clover mixed. $14a$14 50.
UltAIN FREIGHTS?Steady; steam to Liverpool.
|>er bushel. 1 '.d. Septeuilier; Cork for orders, i*-r
quarter. 2s. 1. September.
Grain, Provisions and Cotton Markets.
CHICAGO, August 31.?Grain:
0[>en. High. I,ow. <"ln?e.
Wheat?Sept 8?>\, HO\ 7'JT? 80',-^i
Hec 81:t, 81%-T(, 81'4 81%-u,
Corn?Sept 50% 51 .W, 50S.R
I lee S0% 51,rsB4 &0% -%
Oats-Sept 34=5 35% 34H 34%
Dec 36 36V, 36 38^
CHICAGO, August 31.- Provisions:
Open. High. Ix>w. Close.
Pork?Sept 12.45 12.50 12.20 12.22
Oct 12.65 12.65 12.25 12 42
Ijird-Sept 8.50 8.60 8.45 8.47
Oct 7.67 7.80 7.67 7.67
Ribs?Sept 7.50 7.52 7.42 7.42
Oct 7 62 7.67 7.60 7.60
NEW YORK, August 31.?Cotton;
Open. High. Low. Close.
September 11.41 11.78 11 38 11.69
October 10.66 10.80 10.65 10.74
December 10.28 10.36 10.26 10.36
3 per cents, regfwt^red, 1908 lOH^ 1?7M|
3 per cents, coupon, 1908 1<W4 lu7*-j
3 i?er cents, snmil. 19oS 106*4
4 per cent9. registered, 1907 IO814 109
4 per cents, coupon, 1iK)7 100*4 110
4 p??r cents, registered. 1925 133\ 134U,
4 per cents, coupon, 1925 134 135
5 p??r cents, registered. 1904 101 Vfc K&Vfc
3 I?er (M'nts. coupon. 1^)4 101 Vs 102V*
2 per cents, registered lO^J'i 107
2 per cents, coupon 1<H?% 107'i
District of Columbia's 120
MOON TO SUCCEED FOERDEREF..
Philadelphia Republicans Will Prob
ably Nominate Him.
Today's Philadelphia Inquirer s.iys:
"Reuben O. Moon, a well-known member
of the Philadelphia bar, will be the repub
lican nominee for Congress In the fourth
district of Pennsylvania, to succeed the
late Robert H. Foerderer. This was a pre
diction made last night by an influential
republican who has figured in the efforts to
get a strong candidate for this district,
and there is every reason to believe that
the prediction will come true.
"The same Informant is responsible for
the statement that assurances have been
given to a close friend of James Rankin
Young, who has been urging the leaders to
support Young for this nomination, that tha
former representative and well-known
newspaper correspondent will be provided
for In a desirable berth under the federal
government. This was coupled with a
promise that the leaders of the city organ
ization will co-operate with Senators Quay
and Penrose to bring such an appointment
about. The statement was made that there
Is every desire to see that Mr. Young get?
a good-paying position In the federal serv
The Registration of Laborers.
The civil service commission has decided
to ask for a conference with the executive
departments which have not carried into
effect the executive order of July, 1902, re
quiring the registration of all laborers. So
far the State, War and Navy Departments
and the Department of Justice have failed
tc comply with the order, and the commis
sion will take the matter up with the heads
of these departments during the fall.
Cost to Repair the Massachusetts.
A report has been received at the Navy
Department from the commandant of the
navy yard at New York saying that an ex
amination of the Massachusetts since she
bad been in dry dock shows that it will _
?ost $42,000 to repair the damages which
she recently sustained near Bar Harbor.