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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.
Gorman. Olney, Bryan, Hearst and
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.
Gen. Brayton of Rhode Island Has an
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
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."
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
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
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
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.
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.
At Trial of Postal Frauds
Case in Baltimore.
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
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
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
"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
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."
"March 4. 1H03."
"Was your wife not ill on that occasion?"
"Yes, sir."
"Did you not go away to get away from
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.
Lieutenant Kuncie's Testi
mony Contradicted.
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
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.
. A- , .
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
? iU
Copper and Steel Stocks the
Market Leaders.
il m
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
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..,. ' _ _
? 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;
Wheat Msy
July 71H^
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.?>
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
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.
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
| Women's and
child's Pat
ent-edge Lamb's
wool Soles.
Men's and
handy Bathroom Slip
fl Men's and
1 ' *?. Women's
black Cloth Over
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.
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.
Tomorrow Only?6 kinds
of hand-welt double Sole
Bu t Calf, Velour Calf and
Vicl Kid Winter Shoes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
, ' 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,
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*
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
Capital Traction 122W, 124
Washington Hwy. and Elec. pref... 38% 40
Washington Rwy. and Klec. com.... 9Vii 11
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%
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%
Reai Estate Title... 75
Columbia Title....... 3% 4
Washington Title 2
Chesapeake and Potomac 40
American Graphophoue coin. 3%
American Graphophonc pref 8 9H
Washington Gas 56% 57%
Georgetown Gas 85 80
Mcrgenthaler Linotype 182% 183
Lanstou Monotype 7% ??
Greene Con. Copper lj'i H%
Washington Market !?*
Norfolk and Washington Steamboat. 223 <53->
J. Manry Do?e 'JJ
Baity Appraisal Agency . -O'.i
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.
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
When the estimate was read the trading
was almost impossible, owing to the con
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.
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
"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."
Was in Active Service for Over Thirty
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.
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.
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.

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