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sinuosities of the coast jin<l extending from
Portland cm nil to the one hundred and fully-first degree of longitude; and that therefore the width of the llslero is not limited by a boundary line along: the sum mit <>f such range. but solely by tlie agreed distance of ten marine leagues from tide water. The Boundary Line. That tha boundary line, determined by Hit treaty of 1825. began at Tape Muzon and ran thence in an easterly direction to the entrance to Portland canal, between Wales and Compton Islands; thence north easterly along the center of Fortland canal to h point equidistant from Pearse Island and Ramsdcn Point; thence northerly along the center of Portland canal until the line touched the mainland at the head of Port land canal: thence upon the same course continued to the fifiy-alxth parallel of north latitude; thence northwesterly, always ten marine leagues from tidewater around the head of I.vnn canal; thence westerly, Btill following the sinuosities of the coast at a distance therefrom of ten marine leagues until the line Interesected the 141st meridian of longitude west of Greenwich, and thence due north along that meridian to the shore of the arctic ocean. Distinct American Victory. The Associated Preps bulletin from Lon don announcing the decision of the Alaskan boundary commission was the first Intima tion received by the State Department that the commission had reached an agreement. Although the bulletin from London Is ex ceedlngly brief. State Department officials s ly that it shows a distinct victory for ihc I "lifted States. It is their opinion that the effect of the de cision regarding the Portland canal merely gives to Canada the possession of Tearse inland, a small Island in the Portland canal and of no special Importance. This detail of the controversy Is admitted by State De partment officials to have been open to ar nument on both sides. UNION EFFECTED TODAY. Baltimore Society Joins Maryland As sociation, Church of New Jerusalem. A union of the Baltimore Society with the Maryland Association. Church of the New Jerusale>m. will be effected, it is staled, at the annua! meeting of the latter body, now In progress In the National Church, corner of Corcoran and 10th streets northwest The Baltimore d?legates ar rived in Washington this morning and were received by the ministers of tlie Maryland Association this afternoon. The Baltimore Society was the first as semblage of members of the Xew Church In America, and wis founded over a cen tury ago. It has up to this time remained separate from the association, which in < ludee societies of Washington, D. C., Richmond. Va., and other places In Virginia and Maryland, but has finally decided to unite with it. Missionary work of the church was also under consideration this afternoon. A brief business session was lield in the church in the forenoon, including a mee-ting of the executive committee and the hearing of the general pastor's report and the annual rejiort of the treasurer of the Maryland Association. A mnall amount of business was transacted this afternoon. At 4:15 o'clock Rev. Louis H. Tafel of Baltimore will deliver an annual address on "The International Growth of the Church." There will be a social reception for the visiting ministers this evening at tli* National Church, when several brief addresses will be made. Rev. Dr. Frank Sewall, pastor of the Na tional Church in this city, presided at the meeting this morning Dr. Sewall Is also the general pastor of the association, and in this capacity delivered an annual ad dress to the ministers. A dinner was served to the visiting delegates shortly after noon today at a dining room near the church. The regular Sunday services of worship will be held tomorrow in the morning and ut night. ME. BRISTOWS REPORT. Expected to Be Completed the Middle of Next Week. Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Bristow is now on the home-stretch with his report of the investigation of the Post office Department scandals. Since Thurs day he has denied himself to all visitors. Kven senators and representatives have 1 been unable to see him. There is reason to believe thiit the report will be completed by the middle of the coming week. SFAIN TO SEND SHIP. Will Participate in Louisiana Purchase Celebration. S retary Hay this morning received a c l.legram from Mr. Hardy. United States minister to Spain, saying that the Spanish government has decided to send a warship to New Orleans next year to participate In the celebration of the centennial of the 1 ouisiana purchase exposition. Owing to the great draft of the vessel It will not be possible for her to ascend the Mississippi its far as St. Louis. CHARGED WITH ASSAULT. Policeman to Be Tried on Complaint of William H. Scott. A warrant alleging assault on William H. Scott, colored, was Issued from the Police Court this morning for the arrest of Police man Harvey Dawson of the sixth precinct. The filing of the charge against Dawson is the outcome of a charge of a similar char- - acter which was dismissed against Scott in the Police Court several days ago and reported In The Star. FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY. Celebration in Fletcher Church Brought to a Close Last Night. The closing exercises attendant upon the reopening and semi-centennial anniversary of Fletcher M. E. Church, corner 4th street iind New York avenue northwest, were held last night under the auspices of the District Kpworth League officers. Dr. John II. Wcssler, president of the District Kpworth League, presided, and Mr. H. A. I son was In charge of the music. The servi -e was regarded as a fitting climax to the s. ries of anniversary exercises. The amount needed to pay all Indebted ness Incurred by the Improvements has been secured, with the exception of $15, and this will be forthcoming. It is said, In the contribution of friends. Tomorrow morning Rev. W. H. Richard son, a former pastor, will preach, and at night the pastor. Rev. J. W. Steele, will review the past history of the church. The Sunday school will hold its first session in the remodeled building tomorrow morning at !':W o'clock. Lunacy Proceedings. A marshal's Jury sitting at the city hall late yesterday adjudged the following to be of unsound mind: Walter M. Miller, Mary Sanford, Harry Sohl, Jeremiah A. Connell. Bridget Fitzgerald. Henry 8. Smith and Phtneas B. Roberts The Jury adjudged Michael Horn and Sarah Fells, against whom lunacy proceed ings had been Instituted, to be of sound mind. The New Army Rifle. The ordnance department of the army ex pects to be prepared to equip a regiment of infantry In December with the new model Springfield magazine rifle, recently adopted for the army. These rifles will be furnished to the army by regiments as soon as they are made In sufficient quantity. When the ntanufacturo of the rifles is begun they will ba turned out at the rate of about 250 a day. Lieut. Hirshlnger Ordered Here. First Lieut. H. J. Hirshlnger, United Rtates Marine Corps, formerly in command Of the marine guard on the U. S. S. Balti more. has been ordered to this city and re port on the 20th instant to the command ing officer at the marine barracks, for duty In connection with a marine guard of thirty men, being organized for service at the naval station, Tutulla, Samoa. The command w.ll shorHy start for Its new j station, where It will be quartered in tents, ?< there are no quarters available. IN THE POURING HI Playing the Finals for Golf Championship. TOO WET FOE GALLERY SEMI-FINALS FOB THE CONSOLA TION CUP. A Long List of Entries for the Handi cap?Flans of Many Were Spoiled. The downpour of rain this morning played havoc with the plana of the golfers of the Maryland and District of Columbia Asso ciation. as pleasant weather would have found the beautiful Chevy Chase crowded. The entry list to the handicap, which came over from Baltimore this morning, was a large one, and the Interest in the match play would have drawn large gal leries. But Instead there were only about a dozen on the course up to noon, and six of these were in match play. The rain that came down was of the penetrating kind, and many players who arrived at the club house with the intention of going Into the handicap got only as far as the porches. Finals for the Championship. The result of yesterday afternoon's play threw Dr. Lee Durban and Mr. E. L. Bart lett together today for the finals for the championship. These finals were for 30 holes, and both players were in for a thor ough drenching. When these gentlemen started out this morning the rain was coming down in sheets, but all the em ployes around the club house, about a hun dred caddies and all the players wailing for clear weather, gathered at the initial tee to see the start. This crowd followed the players over the first four holes, but then the weather proved too much for their enthusiasm and everybody hurried back to the club house and the contestants went on alone. In the consolation class the results of yes terday afternoon's play threw the following contestants together for the semi-finals this morning: D. F. Mallory vs. M. Thomp son. Ormsby McCammon vs. Alex. Britton. All these gentlemen got away well, and when last seen from the club house the honors of the play were about even. Handicap Entries. When Clerk Nichols arranged the score board for th? handicap this morning he found a formidable array of names, em bracing the following players of Maryland and the District: E. Li. Gibbs, Sudbrook; R. W. Graves, Sudbrook; D. F. Mallory. Baltimore Coun try Club; J. F. Bartlett, Baltimore Coun try Club; O. Perin, Baltimore Country Club; G. A. Pope, jr., Baltimore Country Club; J. McC. Trippe, Baltimore Country Club; T. C. Jenkins, Baltimore Country Club; E. L. Bartlett, Jr., Baltimore Country Club; J. W. Frick, Baltimore Country Club; G. S. Jackson, Baltimore Country Club; F. V. Rhodes. Baltimore Country Clu' Lawrence West, Baltimore Count y Club; E. S. Lockwood, Maryland Country Club; C. E. Whitehurst. Md. C. C.; W. D. Gill, jr., Md. C. C.; G. Pennimah. Md. C. C.; J. H. Diss. Catonsville Country Club BenJ. WoodrufT. Col. G. C.; W. Bennett. Col.' G. C.; T. C. Lodge. Col G. C.; G. S. Der rick, Col. G. C.; A. B. Leet, Col. G. C. ? D F. Weaver. Col. G. C.; Geo. Weaver. Col. G. C.; J. C. Davidson. Col. G. C.; Edward Sefton. Col. G. C.; A. B. Shelton, Col. G. C.; L. W. Weaver. Col. G. C.; E. D. Carusi. Col. G. C.; W. W. Delano. Col. G. C.; W. C. Lewis. Col. G. C.; Boyd Taylor. Col. G. C.; Merrii Gates, Col. G. C\; II. Reed, Col. G. C.; F. R. Parks. Col. G. C.: A. E. Lard, Col. G. C.; W. S. Harban. Col. G. C.; L. L. Harban, Col. G. C.; \V. H. Rapley, Col. G. C.; L. B. Swormstead. Col. G. C.: E S. Duvall. Col. G. C.: B. A. Leave!!. Col. G. C.; F. H. Thomas. Co). G. C.: H. W. Thomas, Col. G. C.: W. T. Harban. Col. G. C.; P. B. Hills. Col. G. C.: W. J. McNally, Col. G. C.; R. B. Looker. Washington G. C.; E. M. Talcott. Washington G. C.; 8. C. Briggs, C. C.; C. J. Bell. C. C.: C. L. Marbatt, Chevy Chase; J. H. Brlckenstein, Chevy Chase; J. M. Harlan, Chevy Chase; J. Mc Kenna, C. C.; F. De C. Faust, C. C.; BenJ. Miller. C .C.; J. L. Phillips, C. C.; D. C. Phillips, jr.. C. C.; Alex. Britton, C. C.; M. Thompson. C. C.; G. C. I-afferty, C. C.; W. M. Gray, C, C.; O. McCammon, C. C.; F. O. Horstmann. C. C.; S. L. Heap, C. C.; W. G. Peter. C. C.; J. M. R-uikin, C. C.; A. S. Worthington, C. C.; R. E. L. Yellett, C. C.; L. L. Nicholson, Washington G. C. The players in the match play are allowed to turn in their scores for the handicap, and as the weather may improve as the day wears on, the Indications are that the figures for the afternoon will be the ones selected. The Harban-Bartlett Match. The start of the Harban-Bartlett match was most auspicious for the latter, as he won the first hole. Both players made good drives, but Dr. Harban partially topped his approach shot and fell short. Bartlett went well all the way, making the hole In four, while the doctor took five. On the second hole, the drives of both were almost identical, but Bartlett again approached bettor, and it was only a mag nificent putt of 15 yards that enabled the doctor to halve it. The same conditions prevailed on the third hole, the doctor again falling short in approaching, but an other beautiful putt secured another half. On the fourth hole Mr. Bartlett struck his first bad luck, his iron drive being a bad slice to the right, while the doctor landed on the green and went out in 3. Mr. Bart lett made a good recovery, but had to take two strokes on the green, totally four. This made the contestants all even and as they were playing as good and better than "bogey," a first-class match was assured. Bain Slackened Somewhat.. As the day wore on the downpour of rain slackened somewhat, and several additional pairs started out. The course is very soggy, BONA-FIDE CIECULATION. The sworn statement below shows that the circulation of The Star is what It la claimed to be. Furthermore, within the city of Washington Its circulation la moro than double that of any other paper, whether morning or evening, and it is regularly delivered every day, by carriers, to fifteen thousand subscribers who taice no other Washington daily paper. Circulation of The "Evening Star." Saturday, October 10, 190.1 39,209 Monday, Ootoberl2, DM3. 32,191 Tussday, October IS, 1908 -.32.474 Wkdnksday, October 14, l'JOJ 32,600 TUI'UUAY, October 15, l'J03 32,813 turn**, October IS, 1SW3 -32,380 Total ..201.872 Daily average 33,649 I solemnly swear that the above statement represents only the number of copies of THE EVENING STAR circulated during the six secular days ending Friday, October 10, 1SMXJ?tliat Is, the number of copies ac tually sold, delivered, furnished or mailed, for valuable consideration, to bona fide pur chasers or subscribers, and that the copies so counted are not returnable to or remain in the office unsold. J. WHIT. HERRON, Business Manager. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. Subscribed and sworn to before me this seventeenth day of Ootober, A. D. 1008. E. E. RAMEY, Notary Public, D. C. which may exhaust the players In the chief events, as thlrty-slx holes are certainly a trying ordeal ^nd the class of golf put up may suffer in consequence. The Semi-Final Bounds. The eemi-flnal rounds for the champion ship trophy, played yesterday afternoon too late for record In The Star, were Interest ing contests, the two pairs being followed by quite a largo gallery. Dr. L. L. Har ban and G. A. Pope gamely struggled over the eighteen holes, the former winning out by 4 up and 8 to play. The match between E. L. Bartlett and T. C. Jenkins proved something of a surprise, as the former won by 1 up. Mr. Jenkins had been playing the prettiest golf of the tourney, and he was picked yesterday morning as a sure man for the semi-finals, with bright prospects for champion. But Mr. Bartlett played ex cellent golf yesterday morning when he put out Mr. Horstmann. and that victory gave him renewed courage in his match with Mr. Jenkins. Both players drove well, Mr. Jenkins having a little the better of it on this score, but in approaching and putting it was an even break, with luck being an important factor. The second round play for the consola tion cup was also crowded with interest and furnished a couple of surprises. Alex. Brltton defeated Dr. W. M. Gray, 2 up and 1 to play. Ormsby McCammon defeated A. E. Lara, 1 up on 19 holes. Dwight P. Ma 11 ory defeated Oliver Perin, 2 up and 1 to play. Morven Thompson defeated J. P. Bart lett, 5 up and 4 to play. A Battle Boy&l. The Harban-Bartlett match proved a bat tle royal for the round of eighteen holes, the doctor being 1 up. At the turn it was all even and then the doctor went to the front with two holes to his credit. Then Bartlett came back capturing the 14th, but the doctor got the 16th. Bartlett by sen sational putting, won the 17th and halved the 18th. leaving him one stroke in the rear. Notwithstanding the rain the players were escorted over the last five holes by a big gallery, everybody going out to witness the play. . In the consolation class Thompson de feated Mallory ? up and 1 to play, while McCammon won from Britton 4 up and to play. This places the finals this after noon between two Chevy Chase men. Handicap Scores. Following were the scores posted at 2 o'clock in the handicap: Birtlett ^ ^ Harl an 82 0 82 Mailory 7.7 80 4 85 Lockwood Thompson no o TAKES PROPER PRECAUTIONS. Police Exonerate Railway Company Prom Charge of Negligence. Following a recent complaint made by citizens in the neighborhood of Bennlng relative to the failure of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company to comply with the promise made to the Commissioners by their representative to have all freight trains stop before crossing the roadway at the Bennlng road crossing, Major Sylvester had a police officer detailed to keep an especial watch upon the trains which pass the crossing in question. Police Lieutenant Daley has reported that this officer watched the trains from October 7 to October 10. and that during that time fourteen trains passed the crossing, all but one of which stopped before crossing and sent a brakeman ahead to flag the train on. He stated that the one exception to this rule was a train which passed at a very low rate of speed. The officer reported that the electric signal bell rings at least five minutes before ttie approach of a train, giv ing ample warning to passersby. This line is used exclusively for freight, and an aver age of four trains a day pass there. Major Sylvester has forwarded this report to the Commissioners, stating that it goes to show the railroad company took the pre cautions during the time of the investiga tion which were promised to the Commis sioners by Mr. George E. Hamilton, tho attorney for the railroad. restraining order signed. Proceedings for Injunction Against ! Use of a Name. Proceedings in equity for Injunction were instituted late yesterday afternoon In the District Supreme Court by W. Leslie Edi son against the Edison Automobile Com pany and others. The complainant seeks to restrain the defendants from organizing , a company named under, and from engag ing In business under a charter Issued to them by the terms of an agreement dated the third instant; from using the name "Edison," In any manner connected with their business, and from disposing of the company's stock. ? ^ Justice Anderson, In Equity Court No. 1, signed a temporary restraining order re turnable next Friday. The complainant explains to the court that the defendants, desiring to form a corporation with the name "Edison ' a part thereof the defendant, D. K. Joslin, in formed him that the right to use the name would lie valuable. According to the com plainant, it was agreed that unless the con sent of his father, Thomas A. Edison, could be obtained, the name should not bo used. It is added by the complainant that he was later informed by Joslin that Thomas. A. Edison had consented that the complainant might use the name "Edison," provided the corporation to be formed interfered in no way with the present buisiness of the com plainant. The latter states he thereupon signed the agreement in question, but, he declares, he subsequently learned that his father had not consented to the use of tne name, as stated. Therefore, the complain ant says, he desires the court to prevent the use of the name by the defendants. Attorneys E. S. Duvall, Jr., and Lambert & Baker represent the complainant. PLANS OF THE ADVENTISTS. Council Considering Details of Con templated Improvements. ' Plans for the Washington enterprises or the Seventh Day Adventlst Church were under discus-slon during the greater part of yesterday at the council in session here. No decision was reached, however, and the questions were referred back to the com mittee on Washington work. The coun cil is expected to act In the matter this evening, when the business sessions will be resumed, the seventh day Sabbath being over at sunset today. The council is unanimous In favor of clearing the land at Takoma Park at once for beg.nning the sanitarium which it Is proposed to erect there. Although no vote lias been registered, the site Is virtually agreed upon. This will be on the table land which rises with a good slope from Sligo creek. The cost of building material of the kind to be used, plans for clearing the ground and raising the money for so curing the water supply, and many other questions must still be decided upon. On all these matters the committee will recom mend action that it deems advisable. It Is likely that there will be a central building on the plateau and that around It there will be smaller structures, In which persons suffering from contagious diseases will be placed. No man has yet to be mentioned as likely to be given charge of the institution, but It is probable that the committee has some one In mind. The building for the school, it is said, will be begun this fall. It will be located on the same land as the sanitarium. The council Is expected, in a few days, to purchase another tract of land In the District, on which to erect the proposed printing estab lishment. Preaching services were held in the church near 12th and M streets northwest today. Tomorrow the regular business sessions will be continued. Recent Deaths in the Army. The adjutant general has been notified by Gen. Wade of the following deaths In the Philippines since the lmt previous re port: Cholera?William 15. Atyen, Com pany E, 30th Infantry, October j-A Gunshot wound, accidental?Morris A. Clarae, Troop K, 15th Cavalry, September 25. Malarial fever?Maj. G. Bradburn, ?tflfcssny L, 23d Infantry, October 8; John E. Burke, Com pany F, 27th Infantry, October 1. Suicide? Henry M. Byerley, Company G, 4th Infan try. October 7. Diarrhoea?Charles H. Ey rick, Troop C, 10th Cavalry, September 28. MILLER:JOHNS CASE ?j II ? ! ?>"* * Defendants Gnt Loose from Each Other. LATTEBrfcEAES BBUNT PROSECUTION INSISTS THEY WEB? IN COLLUSION. Johns, He Declared, Delivered the Goods and Did the Col lecting. CINCINNATI, Ohio. October 17.?Argu ments were In progress ioday In the bribery trial of D. V. Miller and Joseph M. Johns. The families of the defendants were pres ent. Informal conferences indicated that the case would go to the Jury about 6 p.m. Assistant District Attorney Darby insist ed that the letters and telegrams that passed between the defendants and others showed an understanding -between Miller and Johns, and All that Attorney Johns knew that could be of service to Ryan & Company or any one else came from D. V. Miller. He said Johns could not have known of the troubles of Ryan & Company with the Post Office Department except through Miller, who had charge of the case for the government. In closing Darby insisted that Johns "in delivering the goods and collecting." rep resented Miller, who was at the time a federal official. Hiram D. Rulison, attorney for D. V. Miller, followed. Attorney Rulison con tended that not one cent of money from Johns ever reached Miller, and that there was no understanding between the defend ants In the nature of a conspiracy. If Johns buncoed Ryan, Miller had nothing to do with It. Rulison said that there was nothing to show a bribe to Miller. During Rulison's argument It was evi dent that the defense of Miller had cut loose from that of Johns. Rulison declared K might be said In defense of Johns that when he "buncoed" Ryan out of $4,500 he "buncoed" one who had been "bunco ing" others for years, but H was un just to connect Miller with It, when the lat ter knew nothing of It. He reviewed con ditions in the Post Office Department under Tyner, subsequent investigations by Bris tow, Robb and Cochran, with "an army of Inspectors and clerks," and then held that the conspiracy established was that of making a scapegoat out of Miller, In whose trial "gamblers and thugs" had been used as witnesses. Rulison Insisted that Miller had been treated unfairly In the "sweat boxes" at Washington, and held that he was not then given an opportunity to pre sent his own case. He reviewed the betting schemes of John J. Ryan & Co. and im peached Ryan and other witnesses against Miller. He said Christiancy was the Judge who passed on the Ryan cases, and that Miller simply appeared as the government's at torney. The article in a Washington paper for which the data was furnished by Clerk Huebner of the Post Office Department was reviewed to show that Christiancy passed on the Ryan case favorably instead of Miller. Miller's Interviews With Johns. Miller, the former assistant to the Attor ney General for the. Tost Office Department, yesterday afternoon testified that when he returned to Indiana last September on legal business, and again in October for campaign work, he met Johns and talked freely with him, but there never was any reference to the Ryan case or any other matter before Hie department until after the election and he had returned to Wash ington November 20 he received a telegram from Johns to enter his name as attorney for Ryan & Co. This was the day after Ryan and Johns met at Terre Halite. Miller told all about the hearing of the Ryan case November 11, when Christiancy sat as judge. Miller appearing for the gov ernment, assisted by a clerk, and Judge Outcalt of Cincinnati, as counsel for Ryan, was also present. Miller then urged a fraud order Issue against Ryan, but on the representations of Outcalt'that Ryan & Co. would eliminate all objectionable features of the turf com mission and guarantee enough deposits to pay all certilicates, Christiancy allowed the concern to continue on the observance of certain stipulations that were made In writing. Miller testified about all the subsequent proceedings up to the report made to Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Brls tow on November 14, and then to the clos ing of the case November 21). when Chrls tiancy's attention was called to all that the witness had done. Miller testified that the much-disputed supplemental report of the post office In spectors on the Ryan case was delivered to him December 0. when Christiancy Was with him In their office, and that the latter read It and said there was nothing new In It and directed Miller to write a letter on the Ryan case similar to the ruling In the Arnold case, but to write It with "a string to If Nature of the "String." Miller read the letter and explained that the first part was the ruling and the last part was "the string." He explained that Ryan was not then paying on demand, but on thirty days' notice, on account of being ruled off the turf at New Orleans. He said "the string" was Intended to prevent Ryan from using the letter for promoting or ad vertising his betting schemes. He declared he had never advised Johns of the Ryan case pending In his office. When he re ceived a telegram from Johns to enter him as attorney in the Ryan case he did not show this telegram to Christiancy, as the latter was bitterly opposed to friends ap pearing as counsel in the department and talked against the appearance of Barrett, the nephew of Tyner. He did not advise Christiancy when he got a letter from Johns wanting to be notified of any decision In the Ryan case for the same reason. He answered Johns' letter In the usual official way and .gave no special Information. About that time all In the office were exer cised over a magazine and other articles on Barrett, General Tyner's nephew, appear ing in cases under Tyner. Miller said Christiancy expeeted to get Tyner's place and had promised to advance the witness to his place. Sent Baling to Johns. Miller testified to ordering Ryan's mall held up at St. Louis,for violations of postal laws after the Ciirlstiancy ruling had been mailed to Johns, and produced copies of those orders. He said he had mailed the ruling to Johns because the latter had so requested as Ityan's attorney, and thought it the same as sending those documents to Ryan. He denied receiving anything at any time from Johns that would influence his of clal action. He also denied any understand ing with Kyani Johns or any one else as to his official action. The stenographic notes taken by Watson when concealed in.Brlstow's office during the Robb-Cochrai? Interview with the wit ness were again produced, and the witness was closely questioned about his statements that he had sent the decision to Ryan and not to Johns, ancUJnany other statements differing frorp subsequent replies. Miller said the notes of'"Watson were not com plete and did not ghfe his responses to Robb and Cochran In full. Would Have Been More Guarded. The witness stated he would have been much more guarded In his statements at the first conference If he had known that everything said was being taken down by a stenographer, but he undertook to ex plain all of his replies at both conferences. After additional testimony of no great Importance Assistant District Attorney Thomas H. Darby addressed the Jury, In sisting that conspiracy Implied an under standing between Miller and Johna This was not a matter to be Judged by the pre vious reputations of MUIer and Johns or the reputation of Ryan. He Insisted that whatever may have been the record of Ryan he told the truth about the meetings with Johns at Terre Haute and Cincinnati; that Johns secured from Ryan $4,000 for a matter that had already been settled; that Johns would neve* have solicited post office cases or met Ryan but for his understand ing with Miller, and that such understand ing constituted a conspiracy to commit an offense against tha. United States. Before Mr. Darby had concluded court adjourned, until today. OUB SHIPS IN THE EAST. Plans Mapped Out for Disposing fha Naval Vessels. In view of the possibility of war between Russia and Japan, the general board of the navy, of which Admiral Dewey is president, ha* mapped out general plans for the disposal of the American warships In the far east for the safeguarding of American Interests. Of course the details of the plans will not be made public, but It is said that they contemplate on the outbreak of hostilities, the -dispatch of squadrons to the vicinity of Antung and Mukden, the Manchurian ports, .which under the terms of the com mercial treaty recently concluded between the United States and China, are to be opened to the commerce of the world. Rear Admiral Evans, commanding the Asiatic fleet, is now at Nagasaki with the principal vessels of his command, and can readily execute the movement referred to on the receipt of orders to that effect. The plan of the general board, as far as it relates to the free ports in Manchuria, It is said, meets the approval of the- State Department, as being in line with the policy of maintaining the open door in the Chinese province, regardless of the result of the negotiations between Russia and China as to the actual occupation and government of the territory. The naval policy of the United States involves no interference with the rights of any government concerned in ths controversy, and is not designed as a menace to any particular power, but is In tended merely as an earnest of the purpose of the United States to protect its Interests in Manchuria. Admiral Kvans has In his command the battle ships Kentucky, Wisconsin and Ore gon, the monitors Monterey and Monad nock, the protected cruisers Albany, Cin cinnati, New Orleans and Releigh, the gun boats Annapolis. Helena. Vicksburg and Wilmington, the former Spanish gunboats Don Juan de Austria and lsla de Cuba and a lot of smaller armed craft, mostly vessels captured or purchased from Spain. SPIRITUALISTS IN THE CITY. Delegates to Eleventh Annual Conven tion Arriving. The eleventh annual convention of the National Spiritualists' Association, to be held in this city from the 20th to the 2:d instant, inclusive, is expected to be to the members only second in importance to the meeting at which the association was formed. The attendance of delegates, rep resenting every section of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, will. It is stated, be the largest ever known. The sessions of the association will be held in National Rifles' Hail, on G street, near Jhh street. Delegates have been arriving in the city since Wednesday. President Harrison D. Barrett of Boston was the tirst of the of ficials to reach the capital city. The mem bers of the board of trustees and delega tions from the west arrived yesterday, and today the representatives from the New England states and Canada began to put in an appearance. The great majority of the delegates from all sections will arrive to morrow afternoon and evening. The tem porary headquarters of the association have been established at thd Hotel Regent. The most Important feature of the con vention, according to President Barrett, will be the submission of the report of the committee on usages. If adopted, he says, it will completely change the fundamental principles of the organization. Heretofore the association has not been In favor of any ceremonies of a church character. The members of the associations, known as the "materialists," who believe in a future life without God or a ruling power, are es pecially opposed to such forms. The "theists"?believers in God?it is said, have found that to gain legal recognition, which is essential in placing the spiritualists on the same footing before the world as other sects, such services must be incorporated in their ritual. The report will also in clude burial, marriage, christening and or dination services. The report is very elabo rate. The advisability of continuing the mis sionary work will also be thoroughly dis cussed. A number of the members are In favor of abandoning that branch. An en dowment fund of $30,000 will be raised to build churches and organize new societies. Special interest centers in the election of officers. President Barrett has announced that he will not be a candidate for re election, which has caused ten or more as pirants to announce their candidacy. DISCUSSING UNION TERMINAL. Architect Graham in Conference With Pennsylvania Officials. Special Dispatch to Tbc Krolling Star. PHILADELPHIA, October 17.?Architect Ernest H. Graham, of the Arm of D. H. Burnham & Co. of Chicago, designers of the Washington union terminal, arrived here shortly before noon today and regis tered at the Bellevue. Mr. Graham later called at the general office of the Pennsyl vania Railroad Company and conferred with President A. J. Cassatt and Chief Engineer W. H. Brown. Architect Graham will remain In the city for several days for the purpose of consulting with Pennsylvania officials re garding the revised bid made by Royd house, Arey & Co. He will be the guest of President Cassatt over Sunday, and by Monday the company may announce the letting of the contract for the new sta tion. ? ? ? SENATOR HANNA PRESIDES At the Civic Federation Meeting in Chicago Today. CHICAGO, October 17.?United States Senator Mark Hanna presided at today's session of the National Civic Federation conference. The conference ends tonight and it is not considered unlikely that be fore adjournment recommendations advis ing labor organizations and employers' as sociations to use the greatest conservatism from now on In view of present Industrial conditions, will be adopted. An executive session, at which probably the advisability of making some silch recommendation will, It is announced, be held. DISCUSSED ISTHMIAN CANAL. Senator Morgan Had a Long Interview "With Secretary- Hay. Senator Morgan of Alabama called at the State Department this morning and had a long talk with Secretary Hay In regard to the Isthmian canal situation. His visit gave rise to considerable speculation. In..view of his well-known opposition to the Panama canal project It was rumored that he urged upon the Secretary of State, in view of the obstructive tactics of the Colombian con gress. that the United States government avail Itself without delay of the privilege conferred by the law, of opening negotia tions with Nicaragua and Costa Rica for the construction of the Nicaragua canal. It is said that he argued that the "rea sonable time" contemplated by the statute for the alternative action of the President has already expired, and that It would Ife impolitic to devote any further considera tion to the contentions of the Colombian government. Secretary Hay declined to discuss the visit of Senator Morgan, but in reply to a direct question as to whether it had been decided to open negotiations for the Nic aragua canal project said, "Not as a re sult of Senator Morgan's visit." Sir Thomas at Queenstown. QUEENSTOWN, October 17.?Sir Thomas Lipton, who arrived here today on the steamer Cedrlc, from New York, October 9, has been greatly benefited by the voyage, and has almost completely recovered his health. Steam ship Arrivals. At New York?St. Louis, from Southamp ton. At Queenstown?Etrurla, from New York. At Nantucket?The steamer .Umbrla, from Liverpool, was sixty-eight miles east of here at 7:80 a.m. today. FINANCE AND TRADE Opening in Stocks Was Quite Strong. SELLING FOLLOWED BUT THE MARKET RESISTED BEAR ATTACK. The Close Was Boll and Easy After Several Ups and Bowns. NEW YORK, October 17.?Opening deal ings In the atock market were animated and widely distributed, and fractional gains were shown throughout the list. A decline of % In Canadian Pacific was the sole ex ception. There were wide openings in Mis souri Pacific, Erie and Amalgamated Cop per. There were 2,fi00 shares of Erie sold at 28 V4 to 28V?, compared with 28% last night. International Paper and American Car rose about a point, and Colorado Fuel 1%. Wheeling and Lake Erie second pre ferred jumped 2. Profession 1 traders took profits, owing to yesterday's violent rise, and their selling put the market back after the first few minutes of trading. Renewed buying brought prices up again sharply, and there were material advances in a number of the less important stocks. Delaware and Hudson rose 474, I^acka wanna 4H. New Jersey Central 3, and Colorado and Southern first preferred, American Car preferred, Republic Steel preferred. Wheeling and I-ake Erie first preferred and Detroit United Railway about 2, and Sugar. Cotton Oil. Brooklyn Transit, Metropolitan Street RailVay and a few railroad stocks a point. The market relapsed again. Amalgamat ed. Pennsylvania. Rock Island and Cana dian Pacific showed heaviness. There was decreased activity at the reaction and prices rose aeain. The advance met free offerings again and hesitated. The bank statement lifted prices again. Amalgamated and United States Steel preferred rose a point. Among the railroads l*nion Pacific and Norfolk and Western were the only con spicuous stocks to rise a point. Among the Industrials Sloss-Sheffield Steel. Republic Steel preferred and Car preferred rose 2;V4 to 3, and a number of others between 1 and 2. and Pullman 3%. There was a deel'ne of a point in Chicago and Alton. 2 In Ann Ar bor and 3^2 in St. Paul preferred. Prices Aid not hold well and the closing was dull and easy. New York Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Ilibbs & Co.. bankers and brokers, 1419 F st., members New York stock exchange, Washington stock ex change and Chicago board of trade. Open. High. Low. Clone.* Amalgamated Copper.. 8fl?i syW Am. Car Foundry 21:'i 'HV. 21s,i 22 Am. Car & Foundry, pfd fi7>4 6S>4 fiS% American Smelting 40% 41'.? 40V; 40"4 Am. Smelting, pfd &>>.' 8<i ff, American Su?ar 112% 112?i 111"? 112'^ Anaconda 6? fir, w Atch., Top. & s. Fe r,V4 my. 67 Atch., Top. k S. Fe, pfil. 8xj! (?) 88*| f>9 Baltimore <St Ohio ? 75>Z 75V 7532 75*^ Brooklyn Rapid Trail.. 33'/! 33'| S3M Canadian Pacific 120V? 120W 11974 1201! Chesapeake Ohio SO % 307a 30', 80% Chicagoi Alton. 2f> 26 25il 2n'J, Chicago Great Western. 15? i.V.i 15^ 15V* Chi., Mil. & St Paul 13* 138-J 138 lSSC Chicago.. K. I. & P 25J4 25$ 2ffll Colorado Fuel & Iron... 82 S? SO HO Consolidated Gas 174U 1747/ 174^ 1747/ Delaware <fc Hudson 154Ji 154% 154$J 154'; Erie, common ? 28"? 28 >2 2*1' Erie. 1st pfd. 67 <7?f f-7 ir,& Erie, 2d pfd 49>4 49'< 49 49 General Electric 147 148 147 148 Illinois Central V.ny i3i>z 13114 J3iv Louisviile & Nashville.. 100>i 100% 100 100 Manhattan Elevated.... 132>' IXZ'Z 132 1S2X Metropolitan St. Ry 105)2 10m* lOn'f 10fiQ Mo.. Kan. A Tex., pfd_ 3.vJ 36W 35'? Missouri Pacific... <M? VoC' 90% New\ork Central 117T? 118 117V? 118 N. Y.. Ont. & Western.. 2U? 21% 21V. 21^ Norfolk & Western f/p' 58 r.-p.l 57-v! Pennsylvania R. R hhtv 118S? J19? reoule'sOaa of Chicago. 91 % 92 91% 92 Pressed Steel Car 81 % 31% 31 81 Reading.. 4737 ,7.-.' 4ris 47ix Reading. 1st pfd.. Reading. 2d pfd._ _ " Republic .Steel ? Iron.. '"ft'.ii '"ft V. ""s% ""(&? Rubber Goods... _ 141? 141/ 14U 141J St. Louis 4 S. F.. 2d pf(l 4fi 4V% 4f> 46^ St. Louis Southwestern. 14% 15 147.? St. Louis S. W.. pfd 32'-J 3:1 32j5 S3 Southern Pacific.. 4 >i7 4.0/ 4> |j.> Southern Railway 19 lit'? i?.' Southern Railway, pfd.. 73% 74'i 73% nA Tennessee Coal & Iron.. 29'^ 3o(| 29'i 30'4 Texas Pacific ?>?-? ; ->i ..j 4 Union Pacific .ZI 7vl 73U n<\ r?/ Union Pacific, pfd &i 8 84* W if4 United States Leather.. 7 (57/ 7 '!? ?? Leather, pfd 7533 76^ 7^ 76 United states Steel 14s' i4t? 14 143/ U.S Steel, pfd.. m 6*4 Wabash.. 17a' jg 174^ J7^ Wabash, pfd 30Va 31^ 3Uy. Western Union.. 82 82 82 82 Wisconsin Central ]63^ l?3^ leaz 1^3 Ch? R. U P.. pfd 58^ \4Z 69 uk Kansas City Southern ... . Mo.,Kan. 4 Tex., com. Wheeling A L. E., com. American Locomotive.. isVi ]i ~ 13U "iav American Loca. pfd.._ TaX 74 T"X 74 8 Mexican C'ential 10% 10% 10^ 10% GOVERNMENT BOND" 3 per cents, registered, 1908 JOTil Alo8vi 3 per cents, coupons. 1908 10S!i 109 3 per cents, small, 1908 106lJ 4 per cents, registered. 1907 110% lii?4 4 per cents, coupons. 1907 llo2 lii2 4 per cents, registered, 1925 134'4 135 4 per cents, coupons, 1925 135' 135 D per cents, registered. 1904 101U 5 per cents, coupons, 1904 102V4 2 per cents, registered 10fP4 ioili 2 per cents, coupons 106?A 107C; District of Columbia's 120 Baltimore Markets. BALTIMORE, Md.. October 17.?FLOUR?Strong and higher; winter suix-r, ?; winter extra. S3 10<i f 3 2$ .'winter clear. $3.60a$3.70: winter straight. $3.8na>4.00: winter patent, $4.20a$4 40; snrlne Clear, $3.85a$4.05; spring straight. $4.40a$4 GO spring patent. $4.C5a?4.90; receipts. 29,015 barrels: exports, 16,273 barrels. WHEAT?Firm; spot contract. 8.r.-8T,i;; spot N'o I red western, 85LyiSr>%; Octoiier, 85-S.1U; Novem ber, 85Vj?85?i; December, 87-87'/i; .Inrmarr. asked; steamer No. 2 red. 77-77'/i; receipts 17 224 bushels; exports, 32,000 bushels. Southern by sam ple. 73aS5'/ii; southern on grade. 771/ia.X5>?a. CORN?Steady; spot, BOVjaSO^; October, !50V.a 50%; November new or old, 40->iu50; vear, 48^a49; January, 48a48V?; steamer mixed, 48U,a48%; re ceipts, 32,162 bushels; exports. 102,830 bushels. Southern white corn, 50a54; southern yellow corn. 50a54. OATS?Firm; No. 2 white, 42V4; No. 2 mixed. 40Vja41; receipts, 18.807 bushels. RYE?Steady; No. 2, 5Sa.jS'/4; No. 2 western, 59a 59V4; receipts. 3,227 bushels. HAY?Firmer; No. 1 timothy, $15.50 bid; No 1 clover mixed, f 13.50uJ14.00. GRAIN FREIGHTS?Steady, unchanged. BUTTER?Unchanged. EGGS?Unchanged. CHEESE?Unchfl nged. SUGAR?Unchanged. Grain, Provisions and Cotton Markets. CHICAGO, October* 17.?Grain: Open. High. Low. Cloae. Wheat?Dec 80% " May 80 Corn?Dec 44% May 43V Oats?Dec 36 V May Z7V CHICAGO, October 17.?Provisions: Open. High. law. Pork?Oct 11.27 11.30 11.22 Jan.... 11.87 11.97 11.90 ' 11.SO Lard?Oct 6.55 6.55 6.52 6.52 Jan 6.65 6.05 6.60 6.60 RlbB-Oct 8.25 8.27 8.20 8.20 Jan 6.32 6.32 0.28 6.25 NEW YORK, October 17.?Cotton: Open. High. Dow. Cloae. December 9.62 9.69 9.62 9 68 January 9.63 9.B9 9.63 9 66 March 9.73 9.76 9.70 9.71 May 9.76 9.82 9.76 9.78 IOC AIi FINANCIAL NEWS. There is naturally much interest felt by bankers as to the extent that taxpayers will avail themselves of the option to pay next month the first half of the annual taxes on real estate. Under the law the realty tax for the first six months can be paid in November, It the taxpayer chooses to do so, or the payment of the entire tax for the year can be made next May. The Importance of this matter beyond the mere convenience to the taxpayers, lies in the effect upon the local money market. If the entire sum due the District for taxes on real estate Is withdrawn from deposit In the hanks practically at one time, the re source* of the banks suffer an appreciable drain. Tho entire sum paid on this ac count. or rather to be paid during the cur rent fiscal year. Is $3,108,000, and the large proportion Is drawn from local financial institutions. Last May when the entire tnx was paid there was an nppreclable tightening of credits and a reduction In the loans, which, of course, was felt by those In active business. Even when this money Is paid out In two annual Installments the local financial market feels the ef fect of the withdrawal of such a large sum from the amount that Is available for use. It is natural to suppose that the large proportion of the taxpayers who here, as In most places, are small property owners, will find it more con venient to pay out the money due for taxea In two Installments rather than In one. However, the situation aa far as the financial Institutions are concerned remains to some extent about the same, as the withdrawals of money have to be kept In view, whether it comes one* a year or twice. Some are Inclined to believe that the financial institutions do not begin soon enough to prepare for these events, and the result Is that borrowers suddenly wake up to the discovery that they cannot get the accommodation that Is usuel. In other words, the criticism of present methods is that the process of reduction in the amount of loans ought to be spread over a much longer period than has been customary In some cases. On the other hand, the hankers claim that the annual tax payments would occasion no financial disturbance if tlic money collected by the District authorities were deposited again in local Institutions instead of being locked up In the United States treasury. There was very little stock for sale at the meeting of the stock exchange today. i:nd the consequence was that In most easel the quoted prices have no particular sig nificance. The upward tendency In the price of gas stock, which was a marked feature yester day, continued, but as there was apparently no stock for sale, at least none that had to be sold, the bids at higher figures had no effect. Fifty-seven was bid for the twelve shares after the bidding had begun on a lower level, but no stock was sold. In the case of this stock, as well as that of Capital Traction, the return to higher prices which has been the feature of the past day or two is attributed by some to the report that large blocks of both stocks Which were likely to come on tho market have been taken care of and are not to be publicly offered for sale. When Capital Traction was called the bidding ran up from 119*4 for small lots to 121)'4. and finally ten shares offered at 1-1 were sold at 12i>7?. The actual offering of the stock was limited, but the advance in quoted prices was marked. In the bond list the 4 per cent bonds of the Washington Railway Company were offered in larger quantities than at any pre vious time, and they were taken as freely. The buying was only limited by the amount available for sale, as the offers continued without result: 71Vi was the uniform price, with some lots going one-eiglrth higher. A much smaller lot of Capital Traction 4's was also sold at 106. and the demand for it was not satisfied. 120 was bid for Gaa certificates, but none was offered at that figure, and apparently there was no dispo sition to trade. Today's Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for re demption. $900,218. Government receipts from internal revenue, f?50,773; customs, $787,255; miscellaneous, $133,422. Expend itures, $2,055,000. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales? Regular call. 12 oVlock noon- Capital Trn?'t!on 4s. f.'t.uOO at 106, $1,000 at 10C, *3,000 at 1UH. Washington Hallway and Electric 4a. $1,000 at 71%, $1,000 t 71%. $2,000 at 71%. $5,000 at 71%, $1,000 at 71%. $5,000 at 71%. $5,000 at 71%, fl.oSi at 71%. $1,000 at 71%, $0,000 at 71%. $1,000 at 71%. $1,000 tt 71%, $1,000 at 71%. $1,000 at 71%, $1,000 at 71%. Capital Traction. 5 at 120%. Union Truat and Storage?10 at 104. 10 at 104, j0 it 104. 10 at 104. Lanston Monotype -25 at C%. American Grapbopbone com.. 4 at 4%. After call?Mergcntbaler Linotype, 5 at Washington Kail way and Electric 4s. $1,000 at 71%. RAILROAD BONDS. Bid. Asked. Capital Traction 4s 105% lotf Metropolitan 5s 115 117% Metropolitan cert, indebt., A 102 105 Metro]N)litaii cert, indebt., B 104 100% Columbia Gs 115 120 Columbia 5a 102 103 Washington Hallway and Electric 4s 71% 71% MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Washington Gas fis. series A....... 103 ..... Washington <?as Gs, series B 103 Washington <Jas cert 117% 120 C. S. Electric Light deb. imp. Gs.. 103 1?>4% U. S. Electric Light cert. ind. Gs.. 101 102% Chesapeake anil Potomac Tel. 5?.... 103% 104 Washington Market 1st Gs 108 Masonic Hall Association 5s 102 SAFE DEPOSIT AND TIUST STOCKS. National Safe Deposit and Trust... 145 Washington lx>an and Trust 208 210 American Security and Trust 2o2 225 (.'nion Trust and Storage 103% 105 American Security and Trust cert.. 173 185 Home Savings Bank. 133 R VILIU)AD STOCKS. Capital Trartlon Co 119% 121 Washington Rwy. and Elec. prefd.. 38% 40 Washington Rwy. and Elec. com.... 8% 11% NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. Bank of Washington 430 Metropolitan 480 ....? Central 300 .,... Farmers and Mechanics' 300 Second I*? ??? ? ? Citizens' 215 230 Columbia 1?? Capital Traders' Lincoln J2J Riggs 6? American National Bank 112 115 INSURANCE STOCKS. Firemen's 25 35 Frankllu 47 Metropolitan 70 Corcoran 70 Potomac Arlingtof 30 German-American 2^0 ????? National Union ?% J Columbia Kigg* ; People s J,"J Commercial ? ? ? ? 0 ? Colonial S1 TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Real Estate Title *4 90 Columbia Title. 4 ft VUtUUiuin A Washington Title TELEPHONE AND GBAPHOPnONE stocks. Chesapeake anil Potomac 85 - ? ? ? ? American Grapbopbone com 4 ? * American Grapbopbone, pfd H GAS STOCKS. Washington Gas jjj'* Georgetown Gaa w TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype Lanston Monotype ? MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Greene Con. Copper Co Waahington Market ... ? ? ? ? ? " ?!? Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 211 J. Maury Dove. 1MJ Realty Appraisal Agency 20'.? Promotion of Enlisted Men. the chief of staff has approved the rec ommendation of the board of examlnatlo.in of enlisted men for promotion, that the physical defects In the cases of Sergt. Henry W. Bunn, Company C, 22d Infantry, and Sergt. Charles O. Schudt, Company L, 10th Infantry, reported mentally and mor ally qualllled, be waived, and that th'-y be commissioned In the order of merit. It was also recommended by the board that Sergt. Anton G. Cron, Company M. 27th Infantry, be re-examined physically after the graduation of the class of 1D04 of the Military Academy, and if found physically qualified, he be certified as elig ible for appointment as a second lieutenant. Bids Opened. Bids were opened today in the office of the Commissioners for grading and macad amizing the Massachusetts Avenue bridge and Its approaches. Three bids were re ceived. that of Cogan & Forschner being the lowest, with James A. Coyle and G. B. Mullin following In the order named. Co gan & Forschner's price Is 45 cents per square yard for grading, 40 cents for laying cobble gutter and 8fl cents for hauling macadam, or a total of $5,906. Triute to Lieut. B. C. Bulmer. In recognition of his services while In charge of the navy rifle team at Sea Girt, the enlisted men of the navy composing the team have presented Lieut. R. C. Bulmer with a navy regulation sword, suitably in scribed. To the men who served on the team medals have been awarded by the Navy Department. Lieut. Bulmer is on tem porary duty In the bureau of ordnance. Navy Department.