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KECEFTION TO ME. BOOT
SECRETARY OF WAR TO BE GUEST OF HONOR. The Whip-Poor-Wills' Perfect Arrange ments?List of Others Invited to Be Present. All arrangements for the reception which ? lie "Whip-poor-wills" will give Mr. Root. Secretary of War, have been completed and the Invitations have been sent out. The reception will be held at the New Wiilard Saturday evening About "MX) invitations have been sent out, and the acceptances show that the very few declinations are reluctantly made and largely becauBe of previous engagements. Commissioner Macfarland, who was in vited to serve on the reception committee, was unable to do so because of the very re cent death of his sister, but stated that he would have been pleased to accept the honor had he not been declining all invita tions just now. The reception to Secretary Root is given by the Grand Army veterans of Washing ton. and their sentiments are expressed upon the Invitation as follows: "The Whip poor-wills present their fraternal compli ments and cordially invite you to be pres ent at a reception to be given Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of War. Satuiday evening. January 1W4, at 8 o'clock, the New Wii lard. Come and join with us In doing honor to a great American who has signally helped to make America greater." The "decemvirs" are S. S. Burdett, past commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic; Col. Ivory G. Kimball, com mander, and A H. Hart, senior vice com mander of the Department of Potomac: Col. Thos. Hopkins, past commander of the Department of Potomac; Col. Geo. H. Pat rick, past commander, Department of Ala bama; W. P. Huxford, J. T. Dubois, B. H. Warner. A. G. Dayton and H. L. Johnson. Col. John McKlroy. past senior vice com mander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, is chairman of the committee on arrangements and chief Whip-poor-willer. Reception Committee. The reception committee Is as follows: Gen. T. M. Vincent, chairman; Gen. John M. Wilson, Col. Thomas Ryan, Gen. John C. Black, Capt. John R. King. Col. Charles R. Burton, Col. Green Clay Goodloe, Col. E. F. Ware, Capt. 8. R. Burch, Major Frank Butts, Corp. James Tanner, Gen. E. R. Campbell. Capt. R W. Tyler, Capt. Hiram Buckingham. Col R. G. Rutherford, Gen. W. W. Dudley, Col. John H. Moore. Capt. S. G. Hopkins, Mr. S. W. Woodward. Mr. John J EdBrm. Mr. C. T. Bell, Mr. Daniel Eraser. Mr. C. F Norment, Mr. E. S. Parker. Mr. W V. Cox. Mr. Thomas W. Smith, Mr. Theodore W. Noyes, Mr R. H. Thayer, Mr. W. H. Moses, Mr. S. H. KaufCmann, Mr. Scott Bone, Mr. M. C. Setkendorf, Commissioners John Biddle and Harry L. West, Past Commander of the Department of Po tomac Frank H. Sprague. B. F. F. Hawkes, A. H. G. Ric hnrdson. George E. Corson. Harrison Dingmac. C. C. Royce, S. S. Burdett. D. S. Alexander, N. Brooks. J. B. Burke. Charles P. Lincoln. M. E I'rell, J M. Pipes. A F. D nsmoie S. E. Faunee, Nathan Bi< klord. M. T. Anderson, John McEIroy. T. S. Hopkins. Arthur Hen dricks. Calvin Fainsworth. George Slay baugh. Israel W. Stone and Benjamin F. Bingham. Gen. Burdett to Preside. Gen S. S. Burdett will preside over the unique proceedings of the evening and Col. Arthur Hendricks is Chief "Symposlarch." The motto of the Whip-poor-wills Is "Ad Majorem Amerlcanain Gloriam," which translated into Unltecl States, means "for the greater glory of America," or senti ments to that effect. Gen. Robert B. Beah, past commander in-chief of the G. A. R., and a large party of Philadelphia's have signified their in tention of being present. The printed program for the event is to be extremely original. It will bear a tine picture of the guest of honor and in every way sustain the brilliant record made by the "Whip-poor-willets" in this direction on previous occasions. The last reception of the "Whip-poor wills ' was given to Gen. Leonard Wood. DEATH OF GEOBGE MENCHINE. Well-Known Linguist and Foreign Guide at Capitol fcr Eighteen Years. George Menchine, foreign guide In the U. S. Capitol, died Monday, at 4 pro., in the seventy-fourth year of his age. Mr. Menchine was born in Wexum, Wales, in 183o, and had been for eighteen years em ployed at the Capitol. Mr. Menchine spoke fluently English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, besides several dialect languages. He was well read in foreign literature, and had committed to memory Dante's "Divine Comedy" In the original. He was familiar with the leading Italian operas, and possessed in his younger days a tine tenor voice. As foreign guide, Mr. Menchine met a great many foreign nota bilities who visited the Capitol. Mr. Men chine came to Washington in 1x86. Previ ous to that time the larger portion of his life was spent in Newark, N. J., where he was for some years engaged in the mil linery business. By reason ol h.s linguistic attainments he was often called to act as Interpreter before the courts of New Jersey. He was Interpreter in the court presided over by Judge Bradley, after ward associate justice of the Supreme Court Mr. Menchine came to this country in 1S48. accompanied by his father and mother, four sisters and three brothers. In 184!!, while the gold fever was at its height, lie went to California, accompanied by two of his brothers. The "panning" of gold proved very successful, and a valuable property on Broad street, Newark, was purchased, and disposed of In 1S70 for $S5.UX?. This property covers nearly a square, and has built on it the largest department store in Newark. Mr. Men chine owned considerable real estate in Newark, but met with financial, loss through unwls" speculation In 1X73. His two brothers, after returning from Cali fornia, went back to Europe and engaged In the hanking business in Florence. Mr. Menchine has two sisters and one brother living. Four children survive him, two daughters, Florence A Menchine and Mrs. Gra?-e Wallace, and two sons, Louis P. Menchine, who s engaged in business In this city, and Wm. G Menchine, engaged In business In Baltimore. Mr. Menchlne's funeral will take place tomorrow In Newark, and he will be laid to iest in the family burying ground in "Roseville." SECRETARY SHAW TO TALK. Mass Meeting for Women to Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon. A mass meeting for women will be held at the Lafayette Opera House tomorrow afternoon under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association of this city. The doors will be opened at 3:3<> o'clock. Ai 4 o'clock a song service will begin. Commissioner Henry B. F Macfarland will preside and there will he addresses by Leslie M Shaw Secretary of the Treas ury. and Fred B. Smith of New York. Sec retary Shaw will speak on "The Boy." The music will be under the direction of Percy S Foster, and Fred Butler of New York, baritone, will sing NOT COMPLETED. Arrangements for the Smithson Inter ment Still Undetermined. The arrangements have not yet been com pleted for the reception of the remains of James Smithson, founder of the Smith sonian Institution, which are expected to arrive In this city Friday next, beyond an order for a troop of the 15tli Cavalry at Fort Myer. Va., to escort the remains from the navy yard to the Oak Hill cemetery, where they are to be placed temporarily In a vault. The steamship Princess Irene from Genoa is expected to arrive at New York today ?with the remains. The United States steam er Dolphin Is awaiting her arrival, with a view to bringing the remains to this city. If you want work read the want columns f VXLaJUac. THE MASTER BUILDERS MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION AT A BANQUET. Good Cheer and Good Fellowship?Ad dresses by Commissioners West and Biddle and Others. Tl>e dlnlnjr rwm of the Colonial Hotel was the scene last night of the twenty-ninth an nual banquet of the Original Master Build ers' Association of W ashington, and the event was considered as one of. the most memorable In the history of the organiza tion. More than fifty prominent builders and their guests were present, and addresses were made during tho evening by Commis sioner West. Commissioner Biddle, Mr Er nest Wilkinson, representing the Board of Trade; President Frank K. Raymond of the Business Men's Association: Surveyor H. B. Looker, Building Inspector Snowden Ash ford, and Mr. H. B. Davis, inspector of plumbing. The president of the original builders' association, Mr. C. A. Langley, presided as toastmaster. The tables were handsomely decorated, and in addition to an abundance of good things to cat and drink there was a liberal supply of good cheer and good fellowship. The souvenir menu card was a unique ai fair, characteristic of tho builders trade. It represented a stone arch with two wood en doors, the opening of which revealed the elaborate menu. Commissioner West delivered his address rather early in the evening, since lie was obliged to excuse himself on account of an other engagement. Mr. West congratulated the builders on the age of their organiza tion. and declared that tile members should be proud of belonging to a trade which the Son of Man honored during His early life. "The great buildings in Washington," said Mr. West, "are monuments for the most part to the members of this association, to the men I see before me his evening. The buildings stand as an expression of your life work. ... ?. "I hope the time will come, and I hope it will come first in Washington, wlieti there will be no more strikes or lockouts, but when the disputes between employer and employe will be settled by arbitration, each side respecting the other in the disposition of the points at issue. If this can be brought about by compulsory arbitration, or by some other means. I will be glad to see It, and it will be a fortunate day for Washing ton and for both employers and their men. Mr. West's remarks were heartily cheered, particularly his reference to the settlement of disputes by arbitration. Col. Biddle's Address. Following the disposition of the menu, President Manley introduced Col. Biddle, Engineer Commissioner for the District. Col. Biddle expressed to the company the regrets of Commissioner Macfarland, who was unable to be present 011 account of recent bereavement, and stated that the I builders are the men upon whom the I people of the city depend for the beauty and durability of their homes and buildings. I Continuing. Col. Biddle said: "When I first came to W ashington ana ["was assigned to duty in the District g'1^ eniment I expected to find in the District service old men who had been Placed in the positions because of their Inability to perform duties outside. But Iwasmost agreeably surprised to find In the District service young men and men In the P'1?? of life, who were carrying on the work 01 the District in a most enthusiastic and care f"col. Biddle then paid a high compliment to Building Inspector Ashford, inspector of plumbing and to the District surveyor. He stated that the work of these officials is deserving of high praise, and that they are continually growing 111 his regard and estimation. Indulges in Humor. Mr. Wilkinson, the next speaker, told a ! number of amusing stories and related sev I eral humorous incidents connected with his j early visit to Washington. He referred to | the time when the original builders were wont to hold their annual meetings 011 the I curb, and on one occasion, he stated, the secretary became so interested in the dis cussion of the matters before the associ ation that he forgot his books, upon which he had been sitting during the early part of i the meeting. The truth of this story was vouched for by the older members of the association, who declared that the books I have never been found. Mr. \\iikinson said he came to Washington in IK,5. At that 1 time, he said, the streets -f"Uf ?fJ?"* puddles, and the music of the frogs m "Swampoodle" sang him to steep. 1 oday. he declared. Washington is one of the mokt beautiful cities in the world, and this is due in targe part to the work of the builders. Surveyor I.ooker in a brief address urged tho bmider3 to advocate the consummation of the plan for beautifying the cuy. and Mr Ashford commended the members of the association for their co-operation and encouragement in the work of securing eood and substantial buildings In the ?It}. fn?pecior Davis also thanked the builders for their co-operation in furthering the work of his office. Mr. Raymond spoke briefly in a humorous vein and congratu luted the association on lis past In addition to the speakers, the follow ng eentlemen were present as guests of the association: Mr. J. S Prescott president of the Master Builders Association, Mi. K. M. Fvaris assistant building inspector. The commit tee in charge of the banquet consisted of Messrs. J. <" \.ost; ch<ilr"V!P.; J W Thomas and G. W. Barkman. The reception committee was composed of M.-sirs L) J. McCarthy, Motley Anderson, I J VV. Thomas and W B. Hoitzclaw, PRETENDED TO BE MUTE. William Morgan Gets Heavy Penalty in Police Court. "He's deaf and dumb," was the state ment made by Bicycle Policeman Green in the Police Court this morning when K-rK Haiper called "William B. Morgan." ??Here he is," said Bailiff Kendig, leading the man. who is about forty years of age, to the rail of the dock. "What's the charge?" Prosecutor I ugh inquired. " "Vagrai-cy." Clerk Harper answered. "Tell him what he is charged with, the prosecuting attorney Instructed Bailiff K"How can 1 tell him." that officer said, "when be is unable to hear'.'" arnan "Perhaps Sergt. Lombaidy or Policeman Fly nil could make him understand, an attorney suggested to Mr. KVmliir ?*1 caii write it on paper, Bailiff Ktndife said, at the same time performing that d'"He denies the charge." the bailiff re ported, after Morgan had read the charge. "I was in a furniture store on ith street yesterday," Policeman Green reported, "when tills man came in aJid asked for some money." "I thought he was deaf and dumb? Judge Kimball said. "He had a written appeal for aid, which stated that he was tired of living on soup," the officer answered, "and I am informed that he Is not deprived of the power of hearing and talking." "I have been told the same thing," Agent Mass e volunteered, "by people at the Cen tral I'nlon Mission, where he stops. "I'll pass this case for a few minutes, and In the meantime you visit the mission and have somebody there wlio knows this man come here to court," his honor instructed Policeman Green. A short time later the watchman at the mission appeared in court and expressed surprise when informed that Morgan was deaf and dumb. "Why, we were talking with each other Monday nlKht," he said. Seeing that he had been exposed, Morgan broke into a broad grin and was about to return to the cell room when he was halted. "What do you want to say to that? the court asked. "Nothing," replied the supposed deaf and dumb man. Judge Kimball had something to say, however, and it was "$40 or six months In the workhouse," the maximum penalty for vagrancy. Policeman Resigns. Thomas H. Walsh a bicycle policeman In the Georgetown precinct, has tendered his resignation to take effect today. He has ac cepted a position In Manila and will sail from San Francisco about th? lit of next ALEXANDRIA AFFAIRS CASE OF JOHN WILLIAMS, ACCUS ED OF MURDER. Hearing by Grand Jury at Next Term of Court?Veterans at Ban quet?Briefs. Evening Star Bureau, 701 King Street. Bell Telephone 106. ALEXANDRIA. Va.. January 20, 1904. The case of John Williams. colored, charged with the murder of Joseph John son. also colored, will be taken up by the Alexandria oounty oourt at the next term beginning Monday, January 25. A special grand Jury has been summoned. The de fendant is charged with having killed John son by shooting him In the forehead on the night of November 2f>, 1908. on the Colum bus street road, just north of this city. Johnson's widow will figure prominently in the case, as Bhe was walking with him at the time he was shot. It is said that Will lams will attempt the plea of self-defense. Both he and the Johnson woman were ar i rested soon after the slujotlng and brought to this city, whence they were conveyed to the Alexandria county court house. Messrs. Maohen and Moncure will represent the defendant and the prosecution will be con ducted by Commonwealth Attorney Cran dall Mai key. Veterans HoHld Banquet. The members of R. E. Camp, Con federate Veterans, and a number of their friends gathered at the banquet board in the Confederate Home on Prince street last evening to do honor to the memory of Gen. Lee upon the anniversary of his birth. Two long tables were beautifully set In the west hall of the building and the walls were pro fusely decorated with the United States colors and those of the southern confed eracy. Eighty-six covers were laid. By the side of each plate was a pretty buttonhole bououet and an attractive menu card, rhe menu was prepare almost entirely by the ladies of the auxiliary societies. Col. K. Kemper, commander of the camp, acted as toa-stmaater. Introducing the speakers. Representative M. E. Benton of Missouri spoke on the character and mil itary achievements of Gen. Lee; Repre sentative John K. Rixey of lliis district re sponded to the toast "Virginia, and tle\. Dr Frank J. Brooke, chaplain of the camp, spoke on "The Private Soldier of the Soutn ern Confederacy." At the close of the even ing Gen. l,ee's farewell address was read by Adjutant S. C. Boush. Moore-Lawler Nuptials. A quiet wedding occurred this morning at 10:30 o'clock in St. Mary's Catholic Church, when Miss Ida L. Moore, daughter of Mr. T. Alton Moore, became the bride of Mr. James T. Lawler. The ceremony was per formed by Rev. Father 11. J. Cutler in the presence of a few immediate friends and relatives of the bride and groom. Tne bride was attended by her sister, Miss Anna Moore, and Mr. James Hartley of Richmond, uncle of the groom, acted as best man. Immediately after the cere mony Mr. and Mrs. Lawler left for t lorida, where they will spend their honeymoon Upon their return they will reside at 4-5 South Washington street. General Matters. In the circuit court of this city suit has been entered by Attorney W. L. Fenoall for Daniel E. Graham, by his next friend, William Rogers, against Carl von Wedel for damages in the sum of $6,000 for the loss of an eye, alleged to have been the result of an injury inflicted during a con tention on a railroad train. Alice Harris, colored, was before Mayor Simpson in the police court this, morning on the charge of disorderly conduct and lighting. She was assessed K>. and Andrew Harris, also colored, charged with the same offense, was dismissed. Alexander Benr.et forfeited $r> collateral by non-appearance to answer the charge of being drunk and dls orderly. , , In the corporation court yesterday on motion of the common wealth attorney the jury returned a verdict of not guilty in the case of Frank Jet!lies, indicted for break ing and entering cars in the yard of the Southern railroad. Dr. John S. Powell has returned to Ills liomfi in Occoquan after a brief \i-it to friends in this city. SCOTLAND YAHD KNOWS HIM. Chief Sylvester Gets a Letter From London About Carlisle. Chief Sylvester recently received a letter from Scotland Yard. London, signed by John L. McNaughton, making inquiries about Henry Silberberg. alias J. J. Carlisle, J. Coleman Drayton et scl., in jail now at Minneapolis, who was arrested here last month at the instance of Minnesota au thorities on the specific charge of alleged swindling in that city. The letter bore the heading Criminal Investigation Department." It stated that a notice appeared in a London paper set ting forth that according to t'ne Minne apolis police a man giving the name of J. J Carlisle reeentlv arrested in Washing ton, has been identified as Harry Silber berg. an alleged swindler, who has victim ized prominent people in all parts of the world. "This man," the letter says, "is said to be identical with J. Coleman Drayton, alias Harry Silberberg, who was arrested in London in August. 181X1, on an extradition warrant from the German government for obtaining by fraud jewelry to the value of 6,(100 marks. For this offfiise Silberberg, or Drayton, was sentenced to two and a half years' imprisonment." The London letter concludes: "I shall be glad if you will cause me to be furnished with a photograph of Carlisle; also with his finger prints on the inclosed form." Nothing was said to indicate that Silber berg is wanted in London. A letter was re ceived from San Francisco by the Minne apolis autnorlties saying Uiat the bondsmen who wanted him there once are now dead and that extradition proceedings would be useless. Carlisle was here with his bride last De cember and lived in style at the Raleigh. He and lUs bride-wife were frequent visit ors at Benning race track, and it was his need for money that prompted him to write to his wealthy father-in-law In Minneapo lis, which revealed his whereabouts to the authorities. Since his arrest and incarcera tion many startling revelations have fol lowed connecting him ^ith daring exploits In many sections of the country as alleged swindler and confidence man. He Is 111 in jail, and his relatives have been striving for weeks to secure his re lease by a reduction of the $.'1,500 ball to SI,0<X). Owing to the fact that he secured re lease from the prison at Berlin on the plea of illness that threatened his life and the many stories of his misdeeds through de ception, the authorities at Minneapolis have so far refused to free him on a small bond. Carlisle suffers from hemorrhages of the lungs, and his alternations of very weak days and slight Improvements are puzzling to both physicians and the authorities. On the trip from Ihis city to Minneapolis Silberberg lnforme,d the sheriff In the course of a narration of his reputed wealth and Influence that he had a sister who was the wife of Consul Thleriot at Lisbon, Portugal. In a spirit of investigation the Minnesota sheriff wrote to Lisbon, Portugal, asking for corroboration of Carlisle's statement. A recent copy of a Minneapolis paper states that the sheriff received the following brief but explicit telegram from Mr. Thleriot; "LISBON, Portugal, January 16, 1903. "J. W. Drcger, Sheriff Hennepin County, Minn.: "Silberberg d?d liar. No relation. Letter follows. THIERIOT." Mr. Thleriot wis United States consular agent, stationed at Frieburg, Germany, when Silberberg was in prison In that coun try. It is generally believed that If the court acts upon the advice of physicians and 8ilberberg's precarious condition and re duces the ball to $1,000 the prisoner will be released, and as no one can be found now who cares to extradite him there will be little to prevent him falling to appear for trial, as he Is alleged to have done at San Francisco and other points In the country where he was charged with offenses. The Kentucky house committee on suf frage and election has decided to report favorably the Hefllu suffrage Mil. This measure in effect disfranchises the negro on the ground of Illiteracy. financial. SavSmi gs ^Deposited Din koto aa. _ ^*Aacfart?, with this bank earn Kdwin A. Clifford, TT Michael J. Colbert. '* j<Sitn<B*oe*er'e*' * '"terest annually at William Ilaha, 9f U J. Philip Herrmann ? ,i ? ? e ft?dci? Miiitr, '? the rate OI Wb, Miller, ' T" /oho H. Ruppert, fl Henry Murray, B. F. 8a nL \X JUM V. ShM, 91 * qJ) John Shut Li rue. - r $1 opens n savings account. Home Savings Bank, buu.. 7th St. & Mass. Ave. j*ao-g<M Preferred Dividend No. 35. The regular quarterly dividend No. Sfl of on# and three-quarters per cent will be paid on tbe I referred capital stock of the Americai) Grapho pnoae <ompany, on February 1ft, to stockholders or record February 1, 1904. E. D. EASTON, President. E. O. Rockwood, Secretary. 1*30.23,27,30,fe3,0,10,18 Largest and most comfortable of fice rooms in the city are in the Jen ifer building, 7th and I) streets. ? * ?rooms with large outside windows, af ? ? fording plenty of light and nir. Rent. $7 to ? ? $2f> per month, including light, iieat, Janitor ? * and elevator Wrvlce. Barnard <& Mark, Agents, J 81?n " 1412 U at. ja20-15d /?Tr*t AKING property pay is a | proposition we flatter our selves we have solved for a great many clients. We can do as much for you if you're not getting all you should out of your property. wf ii?ve a sternly demand for denlralile dwellings and can rent your vaeaut houses quickly. The F. H. Smith Co., Heal Estate, Loans, Inrestmcnti. Imuran re, 1408N. Y. Ave., Bond Bider. 1a20-2Sd . ?Savings Deposits are received in sinmras off OFFICERS: FRANCIS H. SMITH, Pres. ALVIN M. IjOTHROP, ? 1st V. Proa. B. QUIJfCY SMITH, 2d V. Pres. JOHN B. 8LEMAN, Jr., Sec. and Trees. JACKSON H. HALSTON, I. O. KIMBALL, Audi and interest paid at "5 the rate off - - = Commercial accounts received. Uanion SvnT Bond B2dg., S4th&N.Y. Av. Ja20.10d ANXITAL ItEl'OUT-lTrTSBl'UG BROKEltS' IN dustry Company. Incorporated December 21, 1903. Capital stock. fl<M,OOO.liO. One-tenth paid In. No existing debts. JOHN WELlJi, Presi dent; tt. S. KN^PP (both trustees). Sworn to bo fore I. A. LEVY, Alderman, January 18, 1904.* A N N U AL HK1 *OKT.~ McK EESPORT HEAL ?R tate and Investment Company, incorporated Dec. 21, 1903. Capital stock, $10,000. One-tenth paid In. No debts. ALBERT T. COX. President: H. S. KNAPP tboth trustees). Sworn to l?efore w. B. FEI^L, Notary Public, January 18, 1904. It* ANNUAL 11FJN iRT.?THE CORPORATE TRCST Company, Incorporated Nov. 28, 1903. Capital stock, $10,090.00 m paid in. No debts. WIL SON L. THOMAS, I*res|dcnt; R S. KNAPP (both trustees;. Sworn to lie fore CHA8. BAKER, Notary Public, January 14, 1004. It* A NX | - AL REPORT. FIDELITY OIL AND GAS ?oinpanv. incorporated Dec. 21, 1903. Capital stock, $100,000.00. One-tenth paid In. Debts none. FRED. I). OILER, President; R. S. KNAPP (both trustees). Sworn to l>efore MARY M. HEDDEN, Notary Public. January IS, 1904.!? ANXU AI r REPORl~t>F~rPHE A. LOFFLER SAT~ SAtiE AND PROVISION' COMPANY, as re quired by code. D. C.. sec. 017. The undersigned, )>efng the president and major ity of the trustees of tbe A. IsofBer Sausage and Provision Company, hereby certify and report that the amount of capital'of the A. Loflier Sausage and Provision Company is $30.0Cm>; the same is fully paid, and that there are no debts existing against said corporation. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 19tli day of January. 1904. ANDREAS LOFFLKR, President, WM. F. Gl'DE. THUS. E. JARRELL, CIIAS. A. M I.OFFLKR, CATHARIXA LOFFLEIt, A. 1>. LOFFLEIt, E. C. LOFFLER, F. VO^JEL. I, ANDREAS I?FFLER, president of the A. Lofller Sausage and Provision Company, hereby swear that the above statement is a true and cor rect statement of the financial condition of the ?aid corporation. ANDItDAS LOFFLER. Pres. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2oth day of January, 1904. It* O. W. BALLOCH, Notary labile. WASHINGTON. D. C., JANTWRY 19, 1904. We, tbe undersigned. president an<l a majority of the trustees of the Twentieth Century Oigar Store Company, do hereby certify that the total amount of the capital of said company is Ten Thousand dollars and has been actually paid: and that the amount of its existing debts Is Three Thousand Dollars. MONROE LUCJH8, JOSEPH LUCH8, E. O. ROI ZEE. 1, Monroe Luchs. secretary of tbe said com pany, do hereby make oath that the foregoing report is correct and true. MONROE LUCHS, Secy. Subscribed and aworn to before me this 19th day of January, A. D. 1904. Jl*jl8 S. A. TERRY, Notary Public. merican Buildsrag and LOAN ASSOCIATION. OVE beg to inform the public that we have moved from 907 G street northwest to Room 16, 802 F street, main floor, where we will have better facilities for conducting our business than ever before. )?19-2m20 Savings Bank, Cor. 12th and Q Sts. N.W. Pays Interest at 3 Per cent on NEW 8AVLVG3 ACXOU.NT8 from tbe (lrst at the month following deposit. Trust companies pay only 2 pel cent. Now la tbe time to open a sew account Call at our Banking House for further information. Jalfi 42t-14 PLUG PULLED OUT. Launch Mercedes Narrowly Escapes Sinking: at Harbor Office Wharf. The launch Mercedes of the United States army quartermaster's department had a narrow escape from pinking In her berth at the harbor office wharf this morning. When the little Craft ?aa laid up for the winter pine plugs were driven into the openings in her sides where the pipes from her pumps went overboard and the pipes were disconnected. While she was working with the tides In the Ice this morning she pulled out one of the plugs, and through the opening the water poured into her hull. Fortunately, Capt. James Carpenter, who has the launch In charge, made an Inspec tion of the boat about that time. He found her half full of watr-r and sinking fast. With pumps and buckets, and aided by the harbor force and the crews of the tug Gib bon and yacht Valcour, the water was taken out of the boat and the hole in her side closed before she was damaged. The Mercedes Is the tender to the War Department, and is used by the officers for short trips on the river during the warm weather. She is a relic of the war with Spain, having been one of the tenders of the Spanish cruiser Mercedes, and was cap tured on that ship. It pays to read the want columns of The Star. Hundreds ot situations are filled through th?m. FINANCIAL. FINANCIAL. CORPORATION CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $7,992,1173. Fiscal Agent of the United States in China and the Philippine Isl'ds. PRESIDENT: WILLIAM M. MOYER, President of the National Shoe and Leather Bank, New York. DIRECTORS: JAMEB W. ALEXANDER, President Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York. JUIJCB 8. BACHE of J. 8. Bache & Co., Brokers, New York. CLARENCE CARY of Csry & Whltrldge, Lawyers, New York. JUAN M. CEBALLOS of J. M. Osballos &. Co., Commission Merchants, N?*w Yorlc. EDWARD F. CRAGLN, No. 100 Broadway, New York. W. MURRAY CRANE, former Governor of Massachusetts, Dalton. GEORGE CROCKER, President Pacific Improvement Company, San Francisco. MARCELLUS HARTLEY DODGE, Director Equitable Life Assurauce Society, New York. SYLVESTER C. DUNHAM, President Travelers' Insurance Company of Hartford, Hartford. JAMR8 S. FEARON, Vice President. HALEY FISKE, Vice President Metropolitan Life Insursnce Company, New York. EDWIN GOULD, President St. Louis Southwestern R. R., New York. ISAAC GUGGENHEIM, Treasurer American Smelting and Refining Co., New York. EDWARD H. HARKIMAN, President Union Pacific Railroad, New York. JOHN R. HEGEMAN, President Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Now York. WILLIAM G. HENSHAW, President Union Savings Bank, Oakland. EKSKJNE HEWITT, with Cooper, Hewitt & Co., Merchants, New York. JOHN HUBBARD, Treasurer, New York. THOMAS H. HUBBARD, Chairman of the Board. HENRY E. HUNTINGTON. President Pacific Elect He Railway Co., New York. JAMES H. HYDE, Vice President Equitable Life Assurauce Society, New York. JOHN B. JACKSON, President Fidelity Title and Trust Co., Pittsburg. LUTHER KOUNTZE of Kountse Brothers, Bankers. New York. JOHN J. McCOOK of Alexander & Green, Lawyers, New York. HENRY P. McINTOSH, President Guardian Trust Co.. Cleveland. WILLIAM H. McINTYRE, Fourth Vice President Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York. PIERRE MALI of Henry W. T. Mali & Co.. Merchants, New York. HENRY S. MANNING of Manning, Maxwell & Moore. Merchants. New York. WILLIAM L. MOYER, President the National Shoe and Leather Bank, New York. ALLAN W. PAIGE, Counsellor-at-Law, Bridgei?ort. HENRY CLAY PIERCE, Chairman Mexican Ceutral Railway Co., Limited, St. Loui* WILLIAM A. READ of Vermllye & Co., Bankers, New York. HOWARD S. RODGERS, Vice President Merchants' National Bank, Cincinnati. GEORGE H. RUSSEL, President State Savings Bank. Detroit. WILLIAM SALOMON of William Salomon & Co., Bankers. New York. ROBERT A. C. SMITn, President American Mail Steamship Co., New York. ALFRED VANDERBILT, New York. CHARLES A. WH1TTIER, Treasurer American-China Development Company, New York. Small as well as large and both active and inactive accounts so licited on terms that may be ascertained on application. 3Yijo per annum on Deposits fixed for six months. 4% per annum on Deposits fixed for twelve months or longer. 141^ Q Street N.W. AiNNUAL REPORT iXF THE AMERICAN SECUR ITY AND TRUST COMPANY to the Comptroller of the Currency for the year ending I>ecernber 31, 1903, as required by the sixteenth section of the act of Congress, approved October 1, 1890. Amount of capital, full paid $3,000,000 00 Surplus 1,600,000 00 U÷d profits, net 88,038 00 Irterest reserve 31,015 85 Deposits 3,996.915 54 Debenture bonds 200 00 Certltled and treasurer's checks 62.299 52 Total <8,680,468 91 Loans on collaterals $3,768.6??3 07 Loans on real estate 1,963,795. 43 Stocks, bonds and other Investments.. 647,504 64 Banking bouse, furniture and fixtures. 257.Jft)0 00 Storage warehouse 308.713 37 Other real estate owned 207,582 96 Cash on hand and in banks 1,536,769 44 Total $8,680,468 91 Gross earnings In 1903 $266,186 73 Expenses in 1903 89,474 06 Net earnings in 1903 $176,712 67 Agreement* to repurchase secured loans heretofore negotiated and sold. secured by first mortgage on real es?afe, said agreements constituting a contingent liability $80,750 00 C. J. BELL. President. (Seal) JAMES F. HOOD. Secretary. JOHN' E. HERREIX, CALEB J. MILNE, \V_M. M. COATES, HENRY F. BLOUNT, JAMES E. FITCH. H. A. WILLARD. H. HURT, S. R. BURX>ETT. JOHN A. KASSON, J. R. McLEAN, w. V. cox. CLARENCE F. N0RMENT, DANIEL FRASER, M. E. A1LES. WM. J. FLATHER. W. RILEY DEEBLE, Directors. Subscribed and worn to by the said CHARLES J. BELL, president: JAMES F. HOOD, Secretary, and HENRY F. BLOUNT. JAMES E. FITCH and IIENRY A. WILLARD. Directors of the said American Security and Trust Company, before me, a notary public in and for the District of Columbia, thia nineteenth day of January, A.D. 19<?4. (Seal) ALFRED B. LEET, jal9-2t Notary Public, D. C. _ Cotton a Specialty. We are giving a wire and news service for both Stocks and Cotton never before EQUALED IN WASHINGTON. SPECIAL DEPARTMENT FOR LADIES. waltes p. wilkim & no., 'Phone Main 110, Home Life Building, Cor. 15th and G Sts. JalQ-lf.20 C. T. HI A VENN Ek & CO., (ESTABLISHED 1883.) Stocks, Grain, Cotton. HANDLE SECURITIES LISTED ON ANY EX CHANU ? THROUGHOUT TIIE COUNTRY. SUPERB OFFICES. SEPARATE LAIJIES' DEPARTMENT. Rooms 9>i& II1 Atlantic Bldg. 930 F St. N. W. Jal3-tf 15 Telephone M. 2514. Capital and Surplus, $4,500,000. Banker, Trustee, Agent and At torney for Estates, Individuals and Corporations. Incorporated under Act of Con gress and regularly examined by Comptroller of the Currency. BAHKIM2 DZMBTMENT. Conducts a general banking business, paying interest on de posits at the rate of two per cent per annum. Loans on Real Estate and collateral at lowest rates, foreign exchange, letters of credit, collections. Special banking facilities for ladies. Charles J. Bell, President. J. W. Whelpley, Treasurer. H. S. Reeside, Asst. Treas. 1405 G Street N. W. Whit to Boy, When to Sell better determined by teaden of our "Guide to Investors" and "Dally Market Letter." Both youra free?for the asking. Correspondence Solicited. Hafght&FreeseCo. Stocks, Bonds, Grain, Cotton. 1428 F Street N. W., WASHINGTON. D. a "Determining the character and financial re sponsibility of year Broker to as important as aetea. M of light stocks." . ?yao-w.sta-lMt-Sl =? E'LL write you # it fUjflNI the Life Insurance S & vVncA^ best adapted to i| $ your needs, and v ; 5c if vou w ish will arrange so that # TT * ? jf'? 3f you can pay the premiums in k i ^ 12 monthly parts without ad- ^ i:?: vance in rate. 4 ? .. < ?? >}'< Consult U3 about Insurance That's in '<? J'- vestment as well as protection. | J.T.Hendrictc > Eastern Dept. ? !<t Manhattan Life Ins. Co. of N. Y.? v= 114t!h Manhattan Bldg.. =? Ji. I ili> lHhilUi Oil., 'Phone M. 100. 34 JnlO 2M X If You're Hurt By street car, auto, 3team car, elevator or burning building this company pays $.10 a week. If kill ed by accident, $10,000. The most liberal policy ever written for anything like the cost?$00 a year. Smaller benefits in proportion. W. W. WEEKS, Represent atlTe, Drop Postal. Colorado Bldg. ja4-3m-28 Floyd, Crawford & Co., Bankers and Brokers, 26 BROAD ST.. NEW YORK CITY. N- T- Con*- stn,~k Exchange. ^ilLll chlcaK.) Board of Trade. Sun Building, Washington, D. C. W. R. McINTOSH, Manager. Direct Wires New York and Chicago. Private Telephone Exchange, Main 102. jalG-26t,28 Profits ora Real Estate, A great many people have made money through our office by the Judicious purchase of real estate? some In large sums, some in smaller. There are many bargains constantly passing through our hands. We can point th<*m out to you from time to time if you will call in. Take your own judgment tirst and ours for only what you may think it worth. But call and talk it over. B. H. WARNER CO., 9116 F Street N.W. Storage, IlovDimg, Packing, ShflppSmig. Our facilities enable us to offer yon the very best of service. W. B. Moses <& Sons, F Street, Corner 1111th. Ja4 3m 1M . B. Hiilbbs <x Co., BANKERS AND BROKERS. F Street. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANG8. MEMBERS WASHINGTON STOCK EXOHANQa CHICAGO BOARD OF TBADB. ?o21-tM6 " The National Safe Deposit, - Savings and Trust Company, CORN Ell 1BTH ST. AND NEW YORK AVE. CapitalrQne Million Dollars Pays interest on deposits. Scots safes inside Burglar-proof Vaults. Acta as Administrator, Executor, Trustee, etc. JaS-tt-20 FINANCIAL. THE RIQQS NATIONAL BANK or Washington, d. a Capital, $1,000,000. Surplus, $1,000,003. EXCHANGE OH ENGLAND. IRELAND. FRANCE AND QERANT. Letters of Credit ATAILARI.E lt$ A LI. FOREIGN PARTS. B*>& COLLECTIONS. c?uiu?8 fob INVESTMENTS. f> 1'OCKfl AND BONDS. mb23 tf-SI Incur* With th. Firemen's Company. Chartered hy Cunjfres* 1837. *??PS41bJ200 000- SURPLUS, $75,000. J?7 78t 21 U LOLISIANA AVKNLE. PERPETUAL ASSOCIATION, ESTABLISHED TWENTY-TWO YEARS. ASSETS. $2,442,872.30. MJRPLLS, $11# 161.52. Plj*. Jnterea. at tut* taifc ot 4 per cent. Interest paid every three moutha. interest charged to t>or? row-era. ti per cent. $200 for $1 mouth, fl.uOO fat $5 per ionth, $5.<?00 for $25 per month. Interest on Building Loaua charged only as th? money la used $10 expcuaea only charged on talu.u^ a louu. Office. 500 11th St. AND HEW CLASS, resident. JOHN COOK Secretnr*. myl-tf tocAS, Orain, Cotton. Tel. Last 720. Established seven years, Margin, i Per Cent. NO INTEREST CHARGES. !R. Lappiim.saTtb n.w.. c?r. f. ?el8-tf-I4 _ Investment Securities. General Banking. Lewis Johnson & Co., 1315 F STREET (SUN BUILDING). FstaMlstird !S.%S PRIVATE WIRE TO Messrs. moo in: & siiit.fy. ?eSO-tf HII.L.-i OF EXCHANGE. CABLE TRANSFERS. TRAVELERS' CREDITS. COLLECTIONS. Loans on Real Estate On Easv Monthly Payments. TUB HOME BUILDING ASSOCIATION will commodate you. If you are building or buying f r h home or Investment and need money, call on the undersigned and get information and tube stock. Application* for loans from agent* noliclted. UEO.W.LINK.ICS. Pres., WM.II.WETZEL. Sec., 800 19th st. n.w. 2i:ir? II vt. n vv. A. S TA YI/OR. V. Proa., E. S WKSCOTT, Treas . 1405 F st. n.w. 1007 Pa. ave. u.w. ja2?i tf-14 HONEY AT 4'/% and B% Promptly loaned on real estate In the DiatrW Columbia LOWEST COMMISSIONS, Heiskell & McLeran, noll tf 8 J00S F ?t. n w Aetna Banking' <& Trust Company, 1222 F St. N.W. Paid in Capital, $100,000. P. ACGU8TUS HEI.NZK President A. B. CLEMENTS Cashier Start the New Year by potting by a little week. One dollar starts an account. We pay 4f& interest. Write us how to Bark by Mall. dc24-it 2M Washington Loan <& Trust Co., OFFICE. CoR. 9TII AND F ST&. PAID-UP CAPITAL. Sl.0li0.000. Loans In any amount made 00 app^ovsd r?il estate* or collateral at i-easouable rates. Interest paid upon deposits <u moatlil/ bal* an< ea subject to check. Thia company acta as executor. adralnistra tor. trustee, agent, treasurer. registrar au<J ?? in all ether fiduciary capacities. Boxea for rent in burglar aud flroproct vaults for safe deposit and aturage of vaio able packages. Real Estate Department Is prepared to ?* rjtne the management of your real estate. Careful attention given to all details. JOHN JOY EDSON President JOHN A. SWOPE Vice Preside*! ELLIS SPEAR Second Vice President ANDREW PARKIER Treaaurst Bit ICE J. MOSES Assistant Treasurer THOMAS BRADLEY Real Estate Ofiher de2o-tf.se mi ?!F STSKSK OPEN FOR SUBSCRIPTION AND FIRST PAYMENT. ASSETS. $1.702.291.8ft. Subscriptions for tho %6*.h issue of stock and first payment thereon will he received dally from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. at the office cf the Asaoclalion. SHARES $2 50 EACH. Pamphlets explaining the object an<t advantage cf tho Association aud other information fum!sbe<| upon application at tho oUlce. !il" - u IS01SIATI0!?, EQUITABLE BUILDING. 1008 F ?t. n.w. John Joy Edscn, President. Kills Spear. Vice President Geo. W. Casllear. 2*1 Vice President. Frank P. Reeshle. Secretary. nolM tf 2? THE TRADERS' NATIONAL BANK, loth and Pennsylvania Avenue. American Express Travelers' Checks, Foreign Exchange, Cable Transfers AND Letters of Credit. delfl-tf.20 MONEY TO LOAN 4% and ON DISTRICT REAL EST AT?. R. O. HOLTZHAN, seir.-tf.14 10th and F ats?. u.w. E. R. Chapman <& Co., Bankers and Brokers, MEMBERS NEW YORK STOCK EXCUANO& 80 BROAWAY. NEW YORK. Washington Offices, F Street N.W., Arlington Hotel. G. B. CHIPMAN, Manager.