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omplalnt principally upon the fact that
the International ofllce declared a t special strike assessment without having it voted upon by the referendum, as the law of the union demands. They propose to have their Interna tional officers come here with Gompers. and if the disagreements cannot be arbl t rated the officers will be asked to make the present unsanctioned meeting a reg ularly sanctioned one and order other lodges to send delegates. JUDGE PARKER FIRST. Gorman. Olney, Bryan, Hearst and Cleveland. Si <?.?1*1 Dispatch to The Erenlnz Sf?r. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. December 3.?That democrats of Indiana are not united upon one candidate for President Is shown by a ?anvass of the entire state by an Indianap olis newspaper, which will publish the re sult today This canvass Included the questioning of every democratic county newspaper organ in the state. These men were favored In the following order out of 200 most prom inent democrats: Judge Parker of New York, first; Senator (lormin, second; Richard Olney, third; W. J. Bryan, fourth: William R. Hearst, fifth; Orover Cleveland, sixth; Carter Harrison, seventh; George Gray of Delaware, eighth; John W. Look wa.te.F *>i Ohio, ninth. For Vice President, Joseph Folk of St. Louis, Henjam.n Shlveley, a former Indi ana representative, and Carter Harrison all set preferences Hill Forgotten; Hearst to the Front. One of the most remarkable things about the canvass is the fact that Senator David B. Hill, who used to be almost as popular In Indiana as was Cleveland, got only one mention out of the 200. William R. Hearst, who was belittled In the last two republican campaigns, has forged to the front as one of the most popu lar men In Indiana. Hearst Is to be given a dinner here early in January, at which William J. Bryan will be present. The canvass shows another remarkable thing, that Indiana, which presented such a solid front of gold democrats In 1X1H!, still has a large number that are now in the democratic ranks. Idolize Cleveland. These men seem to idolize Grover Cleve land. and think that anybody that Cleve land Is for would be all right. Seven, or even three years ago, Grover Cleveland scarcely had a friend In Indiana outside of gold democrats. Out of the 200 democrats interviewed more than 100 of them took occasion to say either that Mr. Cleveland had been wrong fully Judged or that he is still a mighty big man In the democratic party. Because Indiana democrats have not got ten together for years the expressions gain ed by the local newspaper, all in all. pre sent the most interesting study offered by Indiana politics in recent years. WOULD CHANGE BASIS. Gen. Brayton of Rhode Island Has an Idea. PROVIDENCE. R I.. December 3.?A plan under which the representation from the southern states in the national repub lican convention would be decreased and tii.it from the north added to is proposed j h> Gen. Charles R. Brayton. member of j the republican national committee from Rhode Island and party leader In this state. Gen. Brayton has sent a letter to each member of the national committee, accom panied by a resolution, which he will re port to that body at Washington Decem ber 11. recommending a change In the present basis of representation in the con vention which would more nearly repre sent the republican voting streugtli of the different states. Provisions of Resolution. The resolution provides that each state, territory and the District of Columbia be entitled to four delegates-at-large, and one for each lti.otio voters or majority fraction thereof casting their ballots for the re publican electors in the preceding presi dential election. "The resolution." said Gen. Brayton. "will so provide that the representation of each state in a national convention will become a matter of healthy contention and rivalry, and every section of the country will share i'i controlling the affairs of the party in ratable proportion to the whole party strength with perfect and complete fair r. ess." ENDEAVORERS IN SESSION. Societies in All Parts of Country Re port Good Work. PHILADELPHIA. December 3. ? The general topic for discussion at today's session of the meeting of the Christian Endeavor Leaders' Institute was "The Local, District, State and National I'niona." This was divided into three sections, the first bein* "The Union Committees;" the second. "Local I'nion Extension." and the third, "State, National and World's I'nions." The necessity of supporting field secre taries was discussed at length and the work already accomplished by these offi-" cers. it was agreed, warranted the ex penses of increasing their number. Societies in all sections of the country were reported as doing good work in prisons, on the rivers and in the harbors, holding evangelistic outdoor meetings, and in hospitals and other public institu tions. VESSELS SEIZED FOR CLAIMS. Charles M. Schwab's Yacht Happy Days Among the Number. EUZ A BETH PORT, N. J., December 3.? The sheriff of I'nion county was to have sold at public auction today, at the Cres cent shipyard, three vessels that had l>een seized under a writ of attachment secured by the F. I., and A. Heldrltter Lumber Company of Elizabeth, but the sale was postponed until Thursday next on the ap plication of Supreme Court Commissioner William Pintard. The seizure was made for materials fur nished. which, it is alleged, were not paid for It Is said that a plan is on foot to set tle the claim and that it was on that ac count that the postponement was asked. The libeled vessels are Charles M. Schwab's pleasure l>oat, Happy Days; the yacht Czarina, built for Charies S. Bryant, a New York broker, and the ferry boat Pialnfleld being built for the Central rail road of New Jersey. TRYING TO UPSET WILL. Relatives of George M. Jones Bring Suit at Lynchburg, Va. HjiertaI IMapatch ti> The Kvcnlu* Mtr LYNCH BIRG. Va., December 3.?Suit was instituted here today to up^et the will of George M Jones, who recently left an estate of $7.V),0U0, bequeathing the entire property, with the exception of several small bequests, to his wife. The complainants, a dozen or more sis ters. brothers, nephews and nieces, charge that Jones several years before his death executed a will while in good health and sound mind; that subsequently, when in capacitated physically and mentally, he was fraudulently induced to adopt an In mate of an orphan asylum, for whom he entertained an aversion, and that a week afterward his signature was procured to a pretended will, ill which the adopted child is made a beneficiary. A number of Lynchburg's wealthiest and most prominent citizens are interested in this litigation. The trial of the suit prom ises to be a sensation. Funeral of Arthur Clements. The funeral of Arthur Clements, who died Tuesday at his residence. 115 &th street southeast, will take place from that num ber Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Clements was a sergeant in Company B. 1st District of Columbia Volunteers, and later assistant engineer, U. 8. N. Inter ment will be made In Congressional ceme t?ry, with tl>e burial service of the Urand Army of the Republic. SPECTATORS HAVE FUN At Trial of Postal Frauds Case in Baltimore. DESULTORY DUELING BETWEEN COUNSEL AND REPRE SENTATIVE WACHTER. Only Verbal Wounds and They Didn't Cut Deep?Blakeney Also on Stand. Special I>i?p?t<*h to The Evening Sfar. BALTIMORE, Md? December 3?In sharp contrast with the animated and .at times dramatic scenes that characterized the proceedings of yesterday, the third da) of the trial of the postal frauds cases be fore Judge Morris, in the United States cir cuit court, was replete with commonplace testimony. The only bright spot in the desultory duel of questions and answers and the usual objections from Attorney Bryan, for the defense, came *hen Representative Wach ter was called to the stand, shortly before noon. Then followed some clever repartee be between the congressman and Attorney Bryan, in which veiled allusions to certain events in politics of recent date convulsed the court room with laughter and caused the bailiffs to rap loudly for "order. Identified Letter to Machen. Representative Wachter first identified the tetter written In behalf of C. E. Smith, leather goods dealer, to August W. Machen. which, he explained, had been written out of friendship for his colleague, Mr. Blake ney, and because he always endeavored to bring business to the merchants of Balti more The letter stated that Smith was a capable and reliable business man and ask ed that his bid be given consideration. "Were you acquainted with Smith, ask ed District Attorney Rose. ? I was not," Mr. Wachter replied. "Then, how did you come t(i write the let ter recommending Smith?" ? "Well, Upton was a great friend or Mr. Blakeney's. and had asked for such a let ter " Not Dp in County Politics. "You knew Upton pretty well, and knew that he was a member of the state central committee for Baltimore county?" Attorney Bryan asked. "X knew that Upton was active in politics in the county, but that is about all 1 knew X am not very conversant with Baltimore county politics." "Your field is In the city. Mr. Bryan re sponded. laughingly. "Yes." retorted Mr. Wachter, I gener ally find that Baltimore city is about all 1 can attend to in politics." And a loud laugh swept over the court room, the bailiffs calling repeatedly for or (jpr ,, "Especially In East and South Baltimore, rejoined Attorney Bryan, which caused an other laugh on the part of the spectators. Regarded Upton of High Character. In answer to a question. Mr. W achtor said he always regarded ITpton as of high character, and as he had asked his secre tary. Mr W. F. Broening, for the letter, it had been given freely. "Men in public life are asked for hun dreds and thousands of letters, explained Mr. Wachter. "and we can only be guided 1>\ the recommendations given the appli cants by those who ask for the letters. I am more careful now about writing letters than I used to be. Now.I don't care about recommending anybody." This called forth another laugh from the ; spectators. Representative Blakeney was the next witness He failed to identify the letter written in Smith's behalf to Machen, and could not recollect having given authority for it However, he said his secretary, I.aban Sparks, would have had the au thority to give such a letter, as the signa ture was only a stamp. In reply to a question from Attorney Bryan, the witness said he had known l'p ton for eight years and that he had always regarded his character as of the very best. Sparks Takes the Stand. Mr. Sparks next went on the stand and -testified that he had written the letter rec ommending Contractor Smith at the re quest of Upton. "Did you know Smith to be a responsible dealer?" asked Assistant District Attorney Soper. "I did not know Smith; the only informa tion I had of him was what I'pton had told me." replied Sparks. The witness caused laughter by stating that he did not know Smith until the trial opened. , - "Now." said he, "I know lum wherever I see him." Sparks admitted that I pton had taken him to Smith's store, and there the witness had selected a satchel, which Upton gave to him for some little legal service done by the witness for Upton. Candidate for County Treasurer. In answer to a query as to Upton's char acter the witness said that Upton was re garded highly in Baltimore county. "So well was he thought of," said the witness, "that lie was our candidate for county treasurer several years ago." The first witness put upon the stand this morning was W. H. Hayden. secretary of the Warren Leather Goods Company, from which concern Smith purchased the pouches for .TO cents and sold them to the govern ment for :m> cents. The witness identified numerous letters which referred to Smith's inquiry as to the price of the pouch, and later to his order ing them from the concern. Case and Colby Testify. Mr. Case of the Warren Company testi fied that he had attended to the corre spondence with Smith, and that he had caused to be sent a sample pouch to C. E. I'pton at Powhatan, Md. Clerk Colby of the same company identi fied the bills sent Smith for pouches pur chased. I* J. Carmtchael, a clerk of the New York. New Haven and Hartford railroad, testified as to the shipping of the goods over that railroad. As a result of the long-drawn-out testi ircny regarding the shipments, the gov ernment will not complete its side perhaps until Saturday. Time Drags Heavily. Outside the court room was a very in teresting scene. In the grand Jury room, it>. District Attorney Rose's office and in the long, wide, marble-walled corridor lazily strolled the witnesses. Through the court's order all witnesses are excluded fron^ the trial room- Conse quently, having nothing to do, tliey sat around, joked, smoked and gave lingering glances toward the court room. After The Star's report closed yesterday Attorney L,eckie of Washington put Smith under a hot cross-examination, which ended by Smith breaking down and sobbing on the stand. "You went to Washington on a visit?" asked Mr. I^eckie. "Yes, sir." "On pleasure?" "Yes, sir." "When?" "March 4. 1H03." "Was your wife not ill on that occasion?" "Yes, sir." "Did you not go away to get away from her?" Gave Way to His Feeling*. "Yes, sir." falteringly. "And did you not have a child born to your wife the following morning?" "Yes. sir." This was almost inaudible. "What, you were on a frolic in Washing ton, eh?" "Yes, Mr," answered Smith, In a hardly ludible tone and completely giving way to his wrought-up emotions. DENIED DT BAKER Lieutenant Kuncie's Testi mony Contradicted. THE ATTACK ON BROOKE BELIEVES THAT GEN. WOOD HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF ARTICLE. Resumption of the Investigation This Morning by Senate Committee on Military Affairs. The Senate committee on military affaire tcday resumed its hearing In connection with charges filed against General Leonard Wood in opposition to his confirmation as major general. The first witness was Mr. Melville E. Stone, general manager of the Associated Press. Mr. Stone was questioned concerning the report that General Wood had sought to re tain E. G. Bellairs as the representative of the Associated Press at Havana. He sub mitted a letter written by Lieutenant Run cle to Colonel Charles S. Diehl, assistant gen eral manager of the Associated Press, which requested in behalf of General Wood the retention of Bellairs, saying it was Im portant to have a man representing the As sociated Press at Havana who was In the confidence of the military governor. Mr. Stone said the matter was then under the charge of Colonel Diehl. Bellairs was re tained. but his previous record was not known to the offlecrs of the Associated Press. When It became known Bellairs was discharged. Mr. Stone also was asked as to what knowledge General Wood had of Bellairs' record, but upon this point he could give the committe little information. It was de cided that Colonel Diehl should be sub poenaed. Ray Stannard Baker Testifies. Ray Stannard Baker, the man whom Lieutenant Runcie said was at the dinner with General Wood and himself when tVie proposed magazine article criticising Gen eral Brooke was discussed, was the next witness called. Mr. Baker confirmed some portions of the testimony of Lieut. Rnn<-le, and contra dicted or qualified other portions of it. He denied that there had been any consultation between himself and Gen. Wood's relatives as to the publication of Lieut. Runcie's ar- i tide reflecting upon the administration of Gen. Brooke. He said, however, that he had talked with General Wood regarding an article which was subsequently published over ills own signature. When asked whether he had conversed with ' the President relative to the Wood case he replied in the negative, and also made practically the same reply to a ques tion as to whether he had conferred with War Department officials. Concerning the article which was pub lished over the signature of Lieut. Runcie, Mr. Baker said that it had been given him by Runcie, but that so far as he knew Gen. Wood had had no knowledge of it prior to its publication. He said he had taken din ner with Gen. Wood and Lieut. Runcie sev eral times at Santiago, but that the publi cation of an article attacking Gen. Brooke had never been the subject of conversation. Mr. Baker had an engagement with Pres ident Roosevelt tor a luncheon at the White House at and on that account asked the members of the committee to hasten th? examination as much as possible. WOMEN AGAINSTSMOOT . A- , . CONCERTED MOVEMENT BY NA TIONAL CONGRESS OF MOTHERS. The concerted movement by the national congress of mothers' clubs and other wo man's organizations of the United States toward the expulsion of Senator Reed Smoot of Utah from the United States Sen ate was formally inaugurated late this af ternoon in the chapel of the Church of the Covenant. The attendance was not all that could be desired, when the importance of the session Is taken Into consideration. Although in the general call sent out by Mrs. Frederick Schoff of Philadelphia, president of the national congress of Moth ers' Clubs, was extended an invitation to attend the convention to men as well as worpen. there were but comparatively few of the former In attendance. Those men present were clergymen of the various Protestant churches. The convention was called to order by Mrs. Schoff. who explained that the meet ing was called for the purpose of protesting against the seating of Mr. Smoot in the Senate. Immediately after introducing Rev. Dr. D. J. McMillan, pastor of New York Presbyterian Church of New York city, Mrs. Schoff announced that President Roosevelt had consented to receive her and a committee representing the National Congress of Mothers' Clubs at the White House. The time of the visit was set at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, and Mrs. Schoff and her associates left immediately for the White House. Dr. McMillan prefaced his address by referring to the interest the movement had aroused among American women. He also gave a history of the Mor mon Church and made statements regard ing Its many alleged conflicts with the ad ministration of the United States govern ment. Dr. McMillan was still speaking when the report of The Star for the day closed. At a meeting this morning at the New Willard Hotel of the various representa tives of the clubs involved in the move rr.tnt a resolution was adopted to the effect that a thorough examination be made into the charges against Senator Sncot. The matter of raising funds and the em ployment of an attorney to fight the seat ing of Mr. Smoot uas also considered at the meeting. It Is expected that definite action In these matters will be taken before the adjournment this afternoon. It is understood that ex-Secretary J. G. Carlisle has been chosen as the attorney for the clubs to prosecute their case against the Mormon senator. CHEERS FOR ROOSEVELT. Great Demonstration Over Canal Treaty at Panama. PANAMA, December 3.?Last night's dem onstration following the signing of the canal treaty was most enthusiastic. About 3.000 persons took part In it, which, for Panama, was a very large crowd. There were cheers for the United States and for President Roosevelt. From the palace the crowd went 'to United States Consul Gudger's residence and to the quar ters of Admiral Walker, where there was more cheering and the playing of national airs by a band of music. The treaty will be turned over to Mr. Gudger today, who will Immediately advise Washington thereof. J/t will be enveloped in Panaman and American flags. Mr. Gudger will keep the document until December 8, when he will send it to the United States. If Admiral Walker leaves for Ney York December 8 by the steanver City ef Washington he will take the treaty with him. If not Mr. Gudger will send it to the United States through the Panama Rail road Steamship Company. Fourth-Class Postmasters. The following fourth-class postmasters were appointed today: Maryland?Avenel, William O. Peter. Virginia?Grundy. Levi A. Mathena; May wood. F. A. Hodge. J FINANCE* IND TRADE ? iU Dt Copper and Steel Stocks the Market Leaders. il m BOOM IN SPECIALTIES 9'J FREQUENT RESTING SPELLS IN THE TRACING. Heavy Baying on All Recessions?De mand for Coalers?Western Ralls Strong. NEW YORK, December 3?Of the three stofcks which spurted upwards In the clos ing deals yesterday Amalgamated Copper opened up an eighth, Colorado Fuel was unchanged, and Sugar fell a half at the opening of the stock market today. Changes In the general list were very much mixed and small as a rule. Tennessee Coal rose a point and Southern Pacific and Canadian Pacific declined Aggressive buying of a few si>ecialties gave toii-> to the whole market, and prices rose slightly on Urge dealings. United States Steel preferred, Amalgamated, Brooklyn Transit and People's Gas were In the best demand, and the last two named advanced a point. Similar gains were made In Westinghouse, Electric, Smelting, Met ropolitan Street Hallway, Kansas City Southern preferred. New Haven, Reading second preferred and Long Island. Dela ware and Hudson and Ice preferred sold 1%, and Sloss-Shettield Steel preferred two points higher. Standard stocks ruled near to yesterday's final prices, with consider able stock changing h^nds. Colorado Fuel reacted a polht on profit-taking. Railroad stocks dropped slightly near 11 o'clock and Canadian Pacific lost 1H The selling movement carried Sugar and Southern Pacific down a point, Realty pre ferred ibi and Colorado Fuel 2f4- United States Steel preferred and Amalgamated , Copper lost their advances. Large buying of Erie carried it to 28 and Pennsylvania rose to 1% over last.night. The reaction elsewhere was checked, but conservatism was shown about following these special movements. The trading was decidedly dull. Bonds were irt-egular at noon. Stocks of all elates were bought heavily, and the market showed greater animation j than for a long time. The coalers were absorbed in large amounts, and their strength gradually extended to the special ties. and the railroad stocks?Reading first and second preferred, Delaware and Hud son and Tennessee Coal?were lifted 2 and 2Vi; International Paper preferred jumped 3, but lost nearly all Its rise. Among the Advances of a point registered were St. Paul, Missouri Pacific, Northwestern pre ferred, Erie second preferred, Norfolk,and Western, Reading and Republic Steel pre ferred. The buying movement slackened at 1 o'clock, and there was a general easing ofT. Brooklyn Transit t<Jok up the advance with a rise of 2T-J1 Some of the active stocks went higher, although the fluctua tions generally wer'e -t*ery slight. Pennsyl vania touched 1Xt% itp Reading sold above 44. WestlnghOy.be Electric gained 4 points; Rubber Goods prfeferrwl 2. and Amalgamat ed Copper, Urrfted States Steel prefer!ed. Northwestern. ''Smelting preferred. Kail waya Investment preferred. Corn Products preferred. Atchison knd Manhattan, I to 1V4- International Paper preferred moved very erratically, and ,after rallying 2<6 fell back, below yesterday's closing. Anaconda yielded 1% de?p*te Amalgamated strength rnd Canada Southern also fell 2^. St. Paul and OmahS prefeH-ed sold at 172. com pared with 190;the previous sale iu May. New York Stock Market. Furnished by W? R, Hibbs & Co.. bankers and brokers, 14111 F si., members New York stock exchange, Washington stock ex change and CMcago board of trade. '? Open. High. Low. CI as*. Amalgamated Cop?9r._ ?'?? 41% 41% Am. Car * Foondr*?1 19 19 19 19 Am. Car 4 Foundry, pfl -? American Ice - 8 8% 8 8% American Smelting 48 47 4(5 47 Am. Smelting. pfd 87% 88% 87% 8f^ American Suzar 124% 125% 124Ji 125} Anaconda..? 69 Ateh., Top. 4 3. Ft <G% ?<% 6?% 68 Atch., Top. 4 3. Fe, pfd. ?lji 92 91% 92 Baltimore 4 Ohio? '<7% 'if% <7 <8% Ba'timore 4 Ohio, pfd... 88 88 88 88 Brooklyn Rapid Trail.- 41% 45% 41% 44% Canadian Paclflc 118% lima 117'-; II*1! Chesapeake 4 Ohio 31% 31% 81 31% Chicago 4 Alton.. 33'Z iH-% 33% 34% Chicago 4 Alton, pfd. .. 71% 71% 71J-2 71% Chicago Great Western. 15% 16 1WH 16 ChL. MIL 4 St. Paul 189% 141]% l:?% 141 Chicago., R. I. 4 P '/6% ?.?% -,4X2 :SH Colorado Fuel 4 Irox? 29 29 26% 27 Consolidated Gas.... 179 179 179 179 Delaware 4 Hudson 157% 159 157% 168 Krie, common *7% -.8% iT% At Erie, 1st pfd - 67 17?? 17 ? 7% Krle, 2d pfd 49% 50% 49% aO'/i General Electric 157 ICO 157 160 Illinois Central 129a4 130% 129% IS0>4 Louisville A Nashville.. 106% 107 100 107 Manhattan Elevated 139'? 140% 139% 140% Metropolitan St. Ry 118 118% J18 lis'.; Mo., Kan. 4 Tex.. pfd_ 3?% 3'>'a 38% ;t<>% Missouri Pacific 91% 92% 91'* 92% National Lead l:f% 14 13% 14' New fort Central.. 117% 118% 116'.? 118l4 K. V., Oat. 4 Western.. 21% 21% 21 2154 Norfolk 4 Western 56% 57% 571,' Pacific Mail Steainshfp. 27% 27% 27% 27% Penusvlvnnia it. H 111% 117% 114% 117% People's 1 Jm of Chtcaza ?jf>% 96% 95% 96 Pressed Steel Car 2n 28 26 28 Reading 42V; 44% 42): 44% Heading. 1st lif?l._... 75% 77% 75% 77% Heading, 2il pfd - M 00% 59 ??% Kepubllc Steel 4 Iron.. 0% 6% (Tj, I!e|>. Steel 4 Iron, pfd... 39% 41' :y% 41 Rubber Goods. 15% 16 lftix 16 St. lAMlis.k S. P.. M pfl 45% 46% 45% 46% St. Louis Southwestern. 14 14'. 14 14% St. Louis S. W., pfd 82 33 32 32% southern Pacific... 45% 4fiT^ <6% 4?3' Southern Railway.. 20*4 20% 20% 20V4 Southern Railway, pfl.. 58% 78?i2 78% 7S% Tennessee (,'oal at Iroo.. 80% :?% ioW 82 Texas Pacliie ?24% J 24% 25 Union PaciUc.? 76% 74% 76?i, Union Pacitic, pfd 87 87% 87 87% United States Lea trie,-.. 7% 7% 7 'Z ji' V. S. Leather, pfd. 76 76% 7f, 7?% United Slates Rubber? 10 10 10 10 United States Steel 11 % 11T4 11 11VS U. S. Stael. pfd tSjl it? 52% f4% u S4 aov| Wabash, pfd ?6 .7 .5*? sj ? Western Onion 877K >8% 87% Wisconsin Central 16% 17% 17% Mo.,Kan. 4 Tex., eo n. 17% 17' 171? 57^' Ch., R. I. 4 P.. pfd..B0 60'g 60 6WZ heeling 4 1^. IS., ootn. 17 17 16^4 17' Kansas City Soutnern... ' _ American Locouiotlrj.. VHi 151^ "m/ "i'^iV American Loco., pfd..,. ' _ _ GOVERNMENT BONDS. ? Bid. Asked 8 per cents, registered. 1#0? 107 10611 3 per cents, i-uniwo, J908 107 106V, 3 per cents smsll, 1908 IOO'-j ..... 4 per <*018. registered. 1U0T 109 iio 4 per cents. -oupf>n. MKT 110 m 4 I?-r cents, registered, WSfi I3.TK 134V 4 per ceuts. coupeii,tlua6oi.. 133?i 134% 5 |ie- cents. re?'i<4j?rvd.: ?04. 101U ..... Ti per cents couum. 100^, r 101U 2 per cents, ivglstefed.... lu6H lOft" 2 i*'i cents, cotipMi'. 108 106^4 D. C.'s A.- 120 .T77! Grain, Frovisteis knd Cotton Markets. CHICAGO, Deciaaber BlJ-Grsln; Jin ui> Wheat Msy July 71H^ Coru?Msy,42r July Oats-May t.U. July .jst- UMi CHICAGO. Dcceinber 3.?Prorlslons: Open. High. I.OW. Pork-Jan ??.'!. ?.<? May vi.. 11.36 IjirdJsn 6.47 May yj4 . ft.?> Itlbs?Jan May....?". ?"? CHICAGO, Deeeiiiber 3r?Cot too; Oj>m. High, low. Jannary 11.7* 12.4S 11.80 March 11.88 12.54 11.77 May 11.80 12.53 11.7T July .11.8? 1J.KS 11.76 August ,... 11.48 12.21 11.41 Baltimore Markets. Special Dispatch, to The Erenlng Star. BALTIMORE, December FLOITH?Firm, on changed; receipts, 19,1M barrels; exports, 34,027 barrels. WHEAT 8tron?; spot contract. 49s40M; spot No. ? red western, 48s48U; December, 48n4?H: year. 48s48%; January, 47*s47%; steamer No, 2 red, 45Ha4S%; recelpU, 31,080 bushels; exports, o2,000 bushels; southern by sample, 73*8814; do. on K COUN?Strong; spot old. 48a48U; spot new, 48s 48fy; December,. yesr, 4Rs48*4; Jsnnsry, 47%s47%; steamer mixed. 45Vis45%; receipts, 83, 723 bushels; exports, 42,867 ImAels; new southern white and yei<ow corn. SO"4a4TU. OATB Firm; No. 2 wWte. 40Ha41; No. 2 mrxed, Well Cash Your Pension Checks. COLD WEATHER FOOTWEAR At Fractional Friday=Prices. E'RE too busy this week and our Stores too crowded to make a large display of broken sizes tomorrow. Instead of this we shall offer many complete lines of Seasonable Shoes at less than Manufacturers' Prices?some of these shoes we secured under their price?and others are sacrificed simply because we have too many of them. Remember, These Reduced Prices for tomorrow only: 1 Women's ?*?*?. fleece-lined Soles for Crochet Slippers. | Women's and child's Pat ent-edge Lamb's wool Soles. 114c. Men's and Women's handy Bathroom Slip pers. fl Men's and 1 ' *?. Women's black Cloth Over galters. S/? Women's $1 wool Jer sey brown and gray I.egglns. Sizes 1 to 4. lien's Shoes. Tomorrow Only.?Tan and ? BvC black Imitation Alligator, ^ Velvet and Felt House Slip pers?all Sizes. 95c, Tomorrow Only?Heavy Wool lined $1.25 grade Buckle Arc ' tics?all Sizes. Tomorrow ? Hand turn I flexible $1-50 grade Kid. Calf and Seal Romeo and Low Cut House Slippers?all Sizes. Tomorrow Only?A table ful of German Calf and Sterling Calf Laced Shoes, plain and tipped toes. $2.35 Tomorrow Only?6 kinds of hand-welt double Sole Bu t Calf, Velour Calf and Vicl Kid Winter Shoes. 's. Tomorrow Only.?A table ful of Women's and Child's 1 warm-lined 75c. and $1 Juliets and low-cut Slippers. q q Tomorrow Only.?SO Pairs wine and black Sateen qullt ^ ? ed JI.25 warm-lined Juliets.? Broken Sizes ranging from 3 to 8. ? _ Tomorrow O n 1 y.?$1.50 n Ej and some J2 gr:ules fine ? ? Kid Laced and Button Boots, Kid or patent tipped?all Sizes. $1.87 Tomorrow Only.?Hand sewed Velvet Calf stylish, durable $2.00 Boots, with Invisible Cork soles. Tomorrow Only.?Fine $3 TO A. tjvU) and SS.SO grades Surpass Kid and Diamond Calf Dress and Walking Boots?8 Styles? all Sizes. s. 4? Tomorrow Only.?Babies' fur trimmed fine soft Clotli Jull ? ets, in several pretty colors. s f=. Tomorrow Only.?flood $1 (n)\7? quality Vici Kid half heel I.aced and Button Boots, Sizes to 2. Tomorrow Only.?Boys' and Girls' stout double Sole Calf ? I .acod Shoes. Sizes ;? to 6. ^ Tomorrow Only.?Child's II iV Jl.TiO high cut 3 buckle * wool-lined Arctic. Water proof Overshoes, all Sizes to 2. $1.37 I Tomorrow Only. ? Boys' and Giris' |2 grade Box Calf Spring Heel and heeled Laced Shoes, all Sizes. Xor. 7th and & Sts. 11 $16 Pa. A v. ?233 Pa. Ave. S. E. 3 Refiiable Shoe Houses. ?MjoaQU* receipts. 11.434 bushels. fli. K\ K? Firm; No. 4. 60; No. 2 western. #1; re ceipts. 10.241) bushels. 11 \ Y?Steady: unchanged. OKAIN FHF.IGHTS-Steady; unchanged. IM'TTER -Flnn and J^Kber; fancy 'Siil ?6al8 20; fancy Teamery, 26a27. fancy ladl . store-packed. 15al7. CHKESE'-Market easy: large fancy. September, 12V.al2tt; medl.m late made. October, HVjalHi, 8Tl";AaK-rneUba"yed; ,-oarse granulated and fine. IXKJAIi FINANCIAL NEWS. The general condition In the retail busi ness of the city, according to the state ments of large dealers, is promlsing. and the outlook for trade during what is known as-the holiday reason Is highly encouraging^ During the past fall months business has been good, especially in the Unes which have to do with the equipment of houses. The only complaint heard on thls score is the necessity imposed by local conditions o do so much wjrk in such a comparatively limited time. Dealers naturally And the re sources of their establishments serious y taxed when they are called upon to what Is practically the business of the en tire year !n the course of a fewtm?" ,8'(K^ It is regarded as remarkable that the demands of the fall season are met as well as they are. A change la noted In this respect which Is a welcome one. and that is the tendency in recent years to start the fall season at an earlier date than formerly was the case. In many lines the activity of the faU sea son begins In August and by the 1st.of September It Is well under wa> Unfortu nately the limit at the other end has not been extended to any considerable extent, so that after the tirst of the year the vol ume begins to grow less. result: is that In some directions the bulk of the business for the entire year is done in some four months. In the building Industries, which com irise of course, the varied class of ma terial" men. the outlook is declared to be not ai all good, and the prospect now is that the usual spring building will be rather limited in extent. It is a common experi ence with contractors that they have not in their offices at Uie present time any plans of proposed new structures. They are not making estimates, and In conse quence they believe that the preparations for new operations which are commonly made at this time of the year are not under way. This state of affairs Is attributed to three causes?the uncertainties of the labor situation, the unsettled condition of the money market and the high price of ma terials. In regard to the latter, there has been quite recently a lowering in prices, but it came rather too late in the season to have any effect, even if the other phast-3 of the situation had been favorable. Well Informed men are unable to predict what will be the condition in the building trades next summer and fall, but the pres ent outlook points to a dull spring next year. One of the largest blocks of the preferred stock of the Washington Railway Company that has been sold on the exchange for some time past was disposed of today. Seven hundred shares were sold, and with the exception of tw? flfty-share blocks of 100 shares, with only a slight shading off in the price of one-eighth for the hundred share lots, the bulk was sold at 39%. The demand that came from two buyers seemed to be satisfied with the amount of stock of fered, although the selling was continued apparently until the seller had exhausted his supply. There was very little disposition mani fested to trade generally, although there was quite a brisk bidding for gas stock and a small quantity was sold at 57 and 57%. The result of the competition brought the bid and asking price closer together than Is usually found in the dally quotations of the exchange, especially in a dull market. As a rule when there Is no trading, or at least, that which is limited in amount, the tendency is to make a low bid and to ad vance the asking price. On the other hand, this is eventuated by a desire to diminish as much ns possible the distance between the two prices, so that when both these In fluences are at work the quotation* convey a pretty good Idea of the market value of the securities. Today's Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, $728,003. Government receipts from Internal revenue, $600,477; customs, $808,243*. miscellaneous, $68,858. Expendi tures, $1,890,000. Available cash balance. $220,890,474-23. HO ST AND WILL NOT COME. Counsellor P. de Margerie Transferred to Madrid Embassy. PARIS, December S.?Foreign Minister Delcasse has signed the transfer of Mr. P. do Margerie, counsellor of the French em bassy at Washington, to Madrid, where he will have the same relation to Ambassador Cambon as existed while Mr. Cambon was ambassador at Washington. Mr. de Margerie and his wife will not re turn to Washington, but wUl go direct to Madrid. This also terminates the prospect of the projected American visit of Mr. Ros tand. who Is a brother of Madame de Margerie. Children as Beneficiaries. By the terms of the will of Margaret Davis, dated May 8, 18BB, and Med this afternoon for probate, her children are named beneficiaries. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales?Regjlar call, 12 o'clock noon.?Washington Gaa cert.. $600 at 113. JJiK) at 113. i ,/J?afhJ.n?t"?,J,tre'>t Knlhvny pref., 100 at 3?>4. I l(M_tt 39%. 100 at 39%, 100 at 39%. ' J*anblngton Gaa. 10 at 57%. 25 Ht 57. Mergentbaler Linotype, 10 at 1821-. Lanston Monotype, ?) at 8. 5 at 8. Greene Copper, 50 at 11%. A'ter rail.-Washington Street Railway pref., 100 3&%. Metropolitan 5a. $1,000 at 116. Washington Gns cert.. $1,000 at 113. Washington Street Railway pref., 50 at 39%. SO at aO'/i. 100 at 3?Vi. RAILROAD BONDS. , ' Bid. Asked. I apltal Traction 4s 105% 107 Metropolitan 5s 115% 118 Metropolitan 5s, cert. Indebt.. A 102 105 Metropolitan cert, iadebt., B 103 lai Columbia 5s... 103% 103% Columbia 6? 115 120 Washington Rwy. and Klec. 4s 71 72M, MISCELLANEOUS BONDS Washington Gas 6s, series A 103 Washington Gas Os. series B 1<I3 Washlngtor Gas cert 112<-i 114 P. S. Electric Light deb. Imp. 6s... 101 103% C. 8. Electric Light cert. Inil. 6s... 101 103% Chesapeake and Potomac TeL 5s 103% 105 Washington Market 1st Hs 10* SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST STOCKS. Nstlonal Safe Deiioslt and Trust.... 149 158 Washington Loau and Trust 205% 210 American Security and Trust 200% 210 American Security and Trust cert... 176'i 1K> Union Trust ami Storage 106 HK7 Washington Savings Bank 104 lu8 Home Savings Bank 135VI RAILROAD STOCKS. Capital Traction 122W, 124 Washington Hwy. and Elec. pref... 38% 40 Washington Rwy. and Klec. com.... 9Vii 11 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS Baak of Washington 430 Metropolitan 480 Central 300 -'armers and M chanlcs' 310 S^-onu 14B Citizens 210 Colombia 190 Capital 175 Traders' 145 Lincoln 122 RIggs M5 650 American 112 115% INSURANCE STOCKS. Firemen's 25 35 Franklin 47 55 Metropolitan 75 85 CoTroran 75 Potomac......... - 58 Arlington... n 31 German American...... 250 ..... National Union...... 6% 7',4 Columbia I"1!! 12% Rlgg* ... 8% .... - People's ?? "% 7 Colonial 97% TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Reai Estate Title... 75 Columbia Title....... 3% 4 Washington Title 2 TELEPHONE AND GRAPHOPHONE STOCKS. Chesapeake and Potomac 40 American Graphophoue coin. 3% American Graphophonc pref 8 9H GAS STOCKS. _ | Washington Gas 56% 57% Georgetown Gas 85 80 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mcrgenthaler Linotype 182% 183 Lanstou Monotype 7% ?? MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Greene Con. Copper lj'i H% Washington Market !?* Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 223 <53-> J. Manry Do?e 'JJ Baity Appraisal Agency . -O'.i ANOTHER REVOLUTION. San Domingo Opens New One Before Close of Old. It ts learned that John G. Carlisle has been named as a representative of the United States in the arbitration of the claims of the San Domingo Improvement Company against the Dominican republic, which was arranged for by ex-President Wos y Gil aa one of the last of his official acts. ? Senor Galvan, secretary of finance under ] the Wos y Gil administration, was itaci'.-d as the Dominican representative In the ar bitration, and the United States and Sua Domingo united in the selection of Judge George Gray aa the umpire In the arbitra tion. It is stated that the State Department will support Minister Powell in his refusal to yield to the desire of the Dominican pro visional government that the personnel of the arbirators be changed so as to eliminate SAior 'Galvan. The State Department hns been informed that already a new revolutionary movement has begun in San Domingo even before the provisional government that ousted Wos y Gil has been able to solidify into a perma ! nent government. These repeated upris : Ings, In the race pf Minister Powell's warn ing has concentrated the attention of the Wushington authorities upon the Island, where much American capital is invested, and there may be a renewal in a more for cible manner-of Minister" Powell's declara tion that the interests of the United States are not to be troubled in that fashion. The arbitration commission held Its first meeting today In the hearing room of the | interstate commerce commission. Those present were Judge Gray, former Secretary Carlisle, Senor Galvan and John Bassett Moore, formerly assistant secretary of state. Mr. Moore represents the San Do mingo Improvement Company. It hj esti mated that the claims involve an aggregate of $4,500,000. The commission's session was brief. It was explained that the object of the meeting was to arrange the terms of the payment of the claims, the decision to pay them, it 1s stated, having been provided for in a protocol signed by representatives of the respective interests. House Passes J or don Bill. SpFrfal Dlapatcb to The Evening Star. RICHMOND. Va., December 3.?The house of delegates today, by the recorded Tote of 43 to 32, passed the bill of E. C. Jordon, breaking the Baylor survey, and ! authorising the leasing out of barren and depleted area. This action followed a three days" debate. The bill now goes to the senate, where It wJi pr?voke anottu I rancorous debate. BIG JUMP IN COTTON TBADING RING HOPED OFF FOB. EXCITED BROKERS. NEW ORLEANS, December 3 ? New Or leans cotton futures Jumped from 52 to tfl) points on the reading of the bureau report and estimate of this season's crop. It was the most exciting day In the his tory of the exchange. The trading ring had to be roped oft so that the brokers, twenty deep, around it might have all the room possible to trade in. The trading floor was so crowded that it was hardly possible to get from one end of the room to another. When the estimate was read the trading was almost impossible, owing to the con fusion. Greatest in History of Exchange. The volume of business probably greatly exceeded that of any other previous day in the history of the exchange. Prominent bull leaders bid for Immense quantities of cotton, and covering by shorts, who looked for an estimate of at least lO.-KW.OUO bales, was also heavy. Fortunes were made and lost within five minutes after the estimate waa out. With in four minutes prices advanced 40 points. January advanced 52 points to 12.25. March advanced (SO points to 12.50 and May ad vanced 57 points to 12.57. STANDARD DID NOT REFUSE. Was Not Asked by Bureau of Corpora tions to Furnish Statistics. Owing to misinformation a report was circulated a few days ago to the effect that the Standard Oil Company had refused to the I>epartment of Commerce and Luibor any information regarding the operation of that syndicate. The facts are that the De partment of Commerce and Labor, through the bureau of corporations, of which James R. Garfield is the commissioner, has not yet asked any corporation for figures re garding its business, and what action the department will take in the event of refusal being made to requests that are directly in Ihie with the law under which they are or ganized and operated is a bridge that will have to be crossed when it is reached. In the language of a high official of the de partment: "This branch of the government servtce has not been in operation long enough for us to have arrived at the point of asking for information regarding working plans of companies, and the story to the effect that the Standard Oil Company had re fused to give information on our request was manufactured out of whole cloth. We have not asked them for any figures, and it cannot be now said when we will be ready to ask for them. That is a matter In the hands of Comtnissioner Garfield, who is formulating his plans for a campaign ac cording to the letter of the law If we meet with refusals we shall probably have to de vl_f some means by which the law can be carried out, but at this time it is not a mat ter for discussion. "Whether the books of the department or the reports that are made to it by corpora tions will be open to inspection, or whether or not they will be made public, is entirely In the discretion of the President, and no information has been given by him to this department relative to his wishes or in tended course In that respect." 00L. JAMES RETIRED. Was in Active Service for Over Thirty Years. Col. W. II. W. James, commanding the 25th Regiment of Infantry at Fort Nio brara, Neb., was placed on the retired list today on his own application after more than thirty years' service. CoL James is a native of Tennessee and a graduate of the Military Academy, of the class of 1872. He served in the 24th Infan try for twenty-seven years in various grades and In the 23d Infantry as lieu tenant colonel for about four years. He reached the grade of colonel in October and has been in command of the 25th infantry since that date. WILL RECEIVE NO MORE. Trenton Penitentiary Cannot Accom modate District Prisoners. The United States attorney for the Dis trict of Columbia was notified this after noon by the Department of Justice that the New Jersey state prison at Trenton will not receive any more prisoners from the District of Columbia, because of lack of accommodations. The Department of Justice has not yet designated another in stitution to wnich the local criminal courts shall commit prisoners. No Action on Crescens* Record. CHICAGO. December 8.?The board of. appeals ot the American Trotting Associa tion adjourned today without taking action on the record made by Cresceus at Wichita. Kan., in October. The board's next meet ing will be in May next. Another Foot Ball Victim. FISHKILL LANDING, N. Y.. December 3.?Hugh SchofleM. a twelve-year-old school boy. died here today from injuries received in a foot ball game. He was totally par alysed and never rallied.