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ness and agreed to a number of confer
ence reports on bills of minor Importance.
The conference report on the bill es
tablishing a government for the Panama
canal Bone likewise was agreed to.
Mr Mondell (Wyo.) called up the bill to
ratify and amend an agreement with
the Shoshone or Wind River Indians of
Wyoming, which was under consideration
when the House took a recess last night.
Mr Fitsgerald (N. Y.) continued his op
position and obtained a roll call on the
passage of the bill.
Air Payne (N. Y), the majority leader,
by unanimous consent interrupted the roll
call and offered a resolution providing for
adjournment at 2 o'clock today.
Loud republican applause greeted the an
Mr Williams (Miss ), the minority leader,
remarked that while the democrats per
sonally would feel very glad to get back
to their homes they would regret for a
long time the non-action of the majority
of the House that seems anxious to leave
the post of duty and leave a situation
bristling with legislation that ought to
l>e considered. He was Interrupted with
loud democratic applause, which was re
newed when he declared that the republi
cans of the House had a responsibility be
fore the country and had a right to as
sume that responsibility and to bear the
burden of It.
Defending the majority for the record
it had made. Mr. Payne said that the re
publicans assumed full responsibility for
their action during the present session and
felt assured "thit after seven years of
uninterrupted republican rule the country
will say that every Important interest has
been carefully guarded by the republican
party by the legislation of those seven
Adjournment Resolution Adopted.
The rtsolution was adopted without di
vision and the calling of the roll resumed.
The Shoshone Indian bill was lost, 110 to
A bill was passed granting an American
register for the British ship Pyrennes, un
der the name of Mauga Reva.
Bills also were passed providing for the
oare and support of Insane persons In the
Indian territory and amending the copy
right law so as to prescribe a penalty
for violations of that law by foreign pub
Mr. Payne offered the usual resolution,
which was adopted, providing for the ap
pointment of a committee of three mem
bers to Join a similar committee of the
Senate to notify the President that Con
gress was ready to adjourn, the Speaker ap
pointing as the committee Messrs. Payne
(N. Y.), Hemcnway (Ind.) and Williams
Messrs. Hemenway, chairman of the com
mittee ou appropriations, and Livingston
(da.), the ranking minority member of that
committee, made explanations of the ap
propriations of the present Congress. They
are printed In another column.
To Restore Midshipmen.
Mr. Lacey (Iowa) moved to suspend the
rules and take up a bill granting authority
to the President to restore to the naval
service Midshipmen John H. Lofland of
Iowa, EXirl W. Cnaffee of Wisconsin and
Joseph D. Little of Ohio, who were dis
missed from the Naval Academy on Novem
ber 6, 15(03, for hazing.
Mr. Slayden (Texas) demanded a second,
which was ordered?WO to 66.
The point of no quorum was raised by
Mr. Maddox (Ga.), but a count revealed the
presence of l!t!t members, more than a quo
rum, and Mr. Lacey explained the provi
sions of the bill and the conditions on which
th.j midshipmen were to be restored.
Discussion of the bill was suspended to
permit the special committee appointed to
wait on the President report. Through
Mr. Payne they reported that they had
called on the President, who had said that
he had no further communication to make
to Congress.
The Speaker then announced as the spe
cial committee of the House to investigate
the irerchant marine Messrs. Grosvenor
(rep., Ohio), Minor (rep.. Wis.), Humphrey
(rep., Wash.), Splght (dem.., Miss.) and Mc
Dermott (dem., N. J.).
Discussion of the midshipmen bill was re
sumed. In addition to Mr. Lacey, those
speaking In favor of the bill were Messrs.
Rlxey, Virginia; Wade, Iowa; Kyle, Ohio;
McDermott, New Jersey, and Sulzer, New
York; while It was opposed by Messrs. Slay
den, Texas; Adams, Pennsylvania; Clark,
Missouri; Maddox, Georgia; Gaines, Ten
nessee. and Vandiver, Missouri.
Mr. Lacey demanded a vote and as but
twenty-five minutes remained before ad
journment the opponents of the bill began
to filibuster. On a viva voce vote the
Speaker announced that the "ayes" had it.
A division was demanded, and on a rising
vote 162 to 1)7. two-thirds not voting in the
affirmative, the House refused to suspend
the rules, and the bill was lost.
A bill whs passed creating a new division
In the eastern judicial district of Missouri.
It was now within Ave minutes of time
for adjournment, and no more business was
transacted, the House adjourning as al
ready described.
It Will Be Pressed to a Conclusion if
Again Sent In.
Senator Allison, chairman of the commit
tee on the order of business In the Senate.
In a public statement Issued today, gave
notice that if the nomination of W. D.
Crum, to be collector of the port of
Charleston. S. C . Is again sent to the Senate
It will be pressed to a conclusion, regard
less of other business. The statement is as
"The committee on the order of business
at a meeting today decided that if the
nomination of Dr. Crum Is again made and
sent to the Senate it will be taken up
immediately at the opening of the next ses
sion of Congress and made the order of
business until disposed of, the minority
senators having given notice that its con
sideration at this session would require a
debate of at least two weeks.
"This action was taken because It wis
impossible to complete the consideration of
the case at this session."
Fine Point Raised as to Question of
Neutrality Violation.
The news dispatch from Fall River
printed today to the effect that Japanese
experts have been Investigating with a view
to purchase, the submarine Protector, built
by the Lake Company, has started argu
ment In military circles as to whether the
United States government could prevent
such a sale without violation of neutrality.
The point is a tine one according to ex
The bulk of opinion Is that a warship,
pure and simple, cannot be allowed to be
transferred from a neutral to a belligerent
power, even though the boat Is the property
of an Individual citizen and not of the gov
ernment. The United States and Great
Britain have formally subscribed to that
doctrine and enacted It into statutory luw,
so it Is said.
But in this case the matter of the size of
the boat may cut some figure. The United
States government lias held that Its citizens
may. without violation of neutrality, sell to
a belligerent arms and munitions of war,
and Hamilton Fish, when Secretary of
State, extended the meaning of the latter
term so far as to Include a torpedo boat.
Therefore It remains to be seen whether the
dimensions of the Protector are such as to
admit her within that rating. Probably It
would be held that If she could be carried
on the deck of a freight steamer It would
be held as an article of merchandise and
so the export could not be prevented.
Representative Fitzpatrick's Physi
cians' Report'is Unfavorable.
Representative Morgan C. Fttxpatrick of
Tennessee, who was taken 111 last night in
the House and later conveyed to the
Emergency Hospital In a serious condition,
following two attacks of epilepsy, was re
ported to be restlns quietly this afternoon,
but his condition Is regarded as very se
rious. It Is known that the hospital physi
cians fear he will not recover.
The Mills Nomination Fails.
The nomination of Col. Albert L. Mills
to be brigadier general was not called up
In the executive session of the Senate to
day. and. therefore, the promotion fails
r* ? 'ippolntment ia made.
Gorman's Parting Remarks
to the Senate.
Passage of Words Between the Sena
tors Entirely Without Rancor?
President Fro Tern. Thanked.
"The hour of 2 having arrived, I declare
the Senate adjourned sine die."
With these words Senator Frye, president
pro tern, of the Senate, brought to a close
the second session of the Senate of the
Fifty-eighth Congress.
The last day of Congress dragged along
In an altogether uneventful way. When the
Senate met at 10:30 o'clock this morning
there was nothing in dispute which In the
least way Indicated any difficulty In con
cluding all business at an early hour to
A small amount of legislative work was
all that was in sight, and then, apparently
In order to fill in the time, Senator Gorman
presented some parting remarks In which
he summarized what will doubtless be in
many respects the campaign slogan during
the coming summer and fall.
Senator Aldrich undertook to secure a
statement of Just what laws the democrats
would have passed had they had their way,
but he got only generalities to Indicate
what Mr. Gorman thought the democrats
would do.
This passage of words between the lead
ers on the two sides of the Senate chamber
contained nothing of rancor. The words
of both the leaders had more the tone of
good-natured badinage. No one lost his
temper, and both democrats and repub
licans taking sides with one or the other
looked on with countenances showing that
they did not take the proceeding altogether
While the Senate was dragging along its
discussion led by Senators Gorman and
Aldrich and while Mr. Gorman was re
ferring to the "emperor" and saying that
still more important than the tariff or
any other question that could come be
fore the Senate was that encroachment
upon the legislative powers of the gov
ernment by the head of the executive de
partment, tiie President himself was in his
room adjoining the lobby.
Mi's. Roosevelt sat in the President's sec
tion of the senators' private gallery during
the last half hour of the session. After she
arrived no reference was made to the
President on the floor of the Senate so that
there was no unpleasantness for her of that
nature. The breaking up of the session was
accompanied by the usual all-round hand
Philippine Bond Bill.
The Senate began business promptly at
10:30 today in continuation of Wednesday's
legislative session, and immediately after
ward agreed to the conference report on
the emergency river and harbor bill.
The Philippine bond bill, at the instance
of Mr. Lodge, was taken up and read at
length, the House measure being substi
tuted for the Senate measure.
Mr. Lodge said he would not attempt to
press the bill at this session of Congress, as
he was aware that there would be opposi
tion to certain features of It. He also said
he was anxious to guard against the ad
mission of Chinese Immigrants into the
Philippines, and that the purpose of sec
tion (i was not to change the United States
immigration laws In the Philippines, but
merely to shift their administration to the
Philippine authorities.
Mr. Allison, chairman of the committee
on appropriations, submitted a series of
tables prepared by the clerks of the ap
propriations committee, showing an in
crease of jas.OtiO.OOO over the appropriations
for last session.
While Mr. Allison was speaking Mr. Klt
tredge presented the conference report on
the Panama canal bill, and It was agreed
to without comment. ?
The House resolution fixing 2 p.m. today
as the hour for the final adjournment of
the session was then presented, and was
adopted without being referred to a com
Resuming. Mr. Allison said the obligations
aside from appropriations incurred at the
present session amount to *24,000,000.
Mr. Culberson's Comparison.
Mr. Culberson ? presented a review of ap
propriations for the past twelve years, cov
ering the last administration of Mr. Cleve
land and Mr. McKlnley and Roosevelt ad
ministrations. He said the total expend
itures under the Roosevelt administration"
had been *2,&40,000,000, or *211j000,000
greater than the four years of the McKln
ley administration, and *883,000,000 greater
than In the four years of the Cleveland ad
ministration. These Increases he subdivid
ed as follows: Civil administration, *100,
000,000; naval. *231,000,000; military, *284,
000,000. He also said that for l'JOo the total
appropriation on account of the military,
including pensions, would be *387,000,000,
and said that excluding the expenses of the
Boer war, the military expenditures of the
United States for 1903 were *32,000,000 more
than those of Great Britain for that year;
*131.000,000 greater than those of Germany,
and *130,000,000 In excess of those of
Replying to Mr. Allison, Mr. Gorman
placed the total appropriations of this ses
sion at *781,000,000. and the obligations in
curred at over *24,000.000, or more than
*800,000.000 all told, not Including the ap
propriation for the Panama cani.1. He said
the tigures were amazing, and predicted that
It would be Impossible to continue expend
itures at this rate without Increasing taxes.
He attributed the rapid Increase to the am
bition of the President to make of the
United States "a great world power," and
said that we had no harvest except the loss
of life and demoralization In every brancti
of the governmental service.
Mr. Gorman referred to the Increases for
the support of the army, and said that If
the present tendency should be pursued the
army would become an instrument of
tyranny. He charged that It was now
being organized on the plans of the Ger
man army. He also charged that the chief
reason for the building up of the army and
navy was to attract the attention of the
crowned heads of Europe. He again
charged that the earty adjournment?the
earliest in the history of the country?had
been due to Influence from the White
House, and said that while delay might
have been secured It would not have
changed results, and delay was not, there
fore. undertaken by the democratic sen
Mr. Alliaon Replies.
Mr. Allison replied to Mr. Gorman, saying
he was surprised to hear from him that the
adjournment of Congress was premature
or unduly influenced.
Mr. Allison characterized Mr. Culber
son's tables as "old and worn out," as at
the time covered by the tables the condi
tions of the country were totally different
from present conditions. He said the ex
traordinary expenditures of the McKlnley
administration had been due to the Span
ish war, which was forced upon the Presi
dent. He combated also the statement that
the expenses of the military establishment
were greater than those of the European
nations, saying that the pension expendi
tures could not properly be included in such
Mr. Culberson said the figures given for
other countries include their pension llHts,
and Mr. Galllnger called attention to the
fact that the European countries grunt
very limited pensions.
Mr. Allison admitted that there had been
an increase In the strength of the army,
but said the increase had been made as &
non-partisan measure. He also said that
our per capita expenditures on account of
the military were smaller than those of
any other country.
Postal Administration Defended.
Mr. Allison allso deferded the administra
tion of the Poot Office Department as, upon
the whjle, economical find honest.
During the course Of Mr. Allison's address
Mr. Hulc and Mr. Cockrell were appointed
a. committee to wait upon the President and
notify him of the readiness of Congress to
adjourn. After performing this service the
committee adjourned nnd Mr. Hale report
ed that the President had been called upon
and said he had no further communication
to make to Congress.
Mr. Aldrich ?ud that 4n the statement
made by Mr. Culberson there was Included
many Items which were never expended,
and that while the statement was valuable
for comparison, it does not Indicate the ex
act state of affairs. In 1908, for instance,
when the appropriations were $730,000,000
the expenditures were only $470,000,000.
In ISM the discrepancy was about $400,
000.000. Hence Mr. Culberson's figures did
not, he said, show expenditures with even
approximate correctness. He admitted,
however, that the expenditures for the past
year and the year before had been greater
than 'or the years preceding the Spanish
War, and necessarily so, because of the
growth of the country, the principal Items
of Increase being on account of the army
and navy.
Mr. Aldrich also said that never since the
Spanish-American war had the country
been able to get back to a peace footing,
although he hoped It might.
Season for Adjourning.
Referring to the charge of undue haste In
adjourning Mr. Aldrich said that Congress
was about to adjourn because the public
business had been completed. He thought
the country was to be congratulated.
Mr. Gorman said that the revenue ques
tion had been evaded because It would dis
turb the political atmosphere. "Why not
admit it?" he asked, and added that he did
not blame the republicans for this policy
because the democrats had tried it to their
"We do admit it," responded Mr. Aldrich,
"not that we fear any disturbance to the
political atmosphere, but to the business
atmosphere, which would be cruel and
Mr. Gorman predicted the election of a
democratic House In November, but ad
mitted that the republicans would control
the Senate for four years moret
He said there was no more likelihood of
the republicans giving satisfaction to the
country than there was of Mr. Aldrich go
ing to Japan to rule, as he rules here."
"Can the senator foretell what the dem
ocratic party would do if In power?" Mr.
Aldrich asked.
"It would do as it has done from the
foundation of the government," responded
Mr. Gorman.
"Would it do," Mr. Aldrich asked, "as It
did in 1894?"
Mr. Gorman replied that but for the Su
preme Court's decision on the Income tax
the tariff legislation of 'IW would have
proved adequate to meet the demands of
the country, and he predicted that that de
cision w*>uld yet rise to plague the coun
try. He added that even under the cir
cumstances the legislation had started the
wheels of Industry.
Republican Senators Laughed.
Republican senators generally laughed at
this statement and Mr. Aldrich replied that
i but for Mr. Gorman's good sense the demo
cratic policy would have been carried to
such an extent as to absolutely stop the
wheels.of industry throughout the country.
Ho drew the inference that in case of dem
ocratic success the result would be uncer
tain and concluded that Mr. Gorman did
not really desire a change.
The Senate then at 1:20 p.m. went into
executive session, and when, at 1:52, the
doors were reopened Mr. Gorman offered
the usual resolution expressive of the
thanks of the Senate to the president pro
tempore, Mr. Frye. The resolution prevail
ed unanimously, and Mr. Frye made his ac
knowledgment in the following words:
Mr. Frye's Acknowledgment.
"Senators, this expression of your con
tinued confidence is very grateful to me.
Your kind consideration and uniform
oourtesy have made the office of president
of the Senate easy and most agreeable.
"I congratulate you upon this early
termination of the session, and wish each
one of you a vacation which shall be full
of pleasure and profit both to mind and
The brief address was received with loud
applause and many expressions of approval.
As the applause died away the hands of
the antique clock on the wall of the cham
ber Indicated that the hour fixed for ad
journment had arrived, and promptly at 2
the chair announced the termination of the
session, saying: "The hour of 2 o'clock
having arrived, the chair declares the Sen
ate adjourned sine die."
Russia Proposes to Be Considered in
ST. PETERSBURG, April 28-?:47 p.m.?
It was learned today that Russia proposes
to be considered in connection with the dis
position of Egyptian funds despite France's
withdrawal of her objection to their use by
Great Britain, in accordance with the
Anglo-French agreement.
The cttitude of Russia Is based on the
fact that she is one of the six powers which
originally guaranteed to make good the de
ficits of the Egyptian administration.
Though there is a surplus now instead of a
deficit Russia holds that she Is as much en
titled to be consulted as France.
Rumors circulated of further attempts on
the life of General Kuropatkln, the com
mander-ln-chlef of the Russian army In the
far east, are denied. General Kuropatkln
Is at L<iao-Tang and in good health.
The ministry of the Interior denies the re
ports of the discovery of a revolutionary
plot at Warsaw. No arrests In this con
nection have been made.
To Prevent Use of Trade Name.
James N. Home and the Acid Iron Min
eral Company, through Attorneys Walter
C. Clephane and Alan O. Clephane, have
Instituted proceedings in equity in the Dis
trict Supreme Court against Meyer Blum
berg and the J. W. Horn Acid Iron Mineral
Company. It is asked that the defendants
be enjoined from using a certain trade
name, and that they be decreed to pay the
complainants such damages as the court
may award by reason of alleged infringe
ment on the use of the trade name In
Big Baijway Bond Issue.
NEW YORK, April 28.?A new bond issue
of $35,000,000, to run forty years at not
more than 4 per cent, is proposed in a cir
cular to stockholders Issued today by the
directors of the Norfolk and Western rail
way. It Is declared that there is no inten
tion to sell any of the new bonds at the
present time, as the cash resources ob
tained from the sale of the consolidated
mortgage bonds and equipment trust cer
tificates are ample for all current needs.
The new mortgage, which is to provide for
future capital expenditures, will be a first
lien on the extensions and branches not
now covered by the first consolidated mort
gage and on sueh extensions and branches
as may be acquired from the proceeds of
these bonds. The bonds will also be a lien,
subject to the first consolidated mortgage,
on all the other properties.
Attempt to Kill Labor Candidate.
JEFFERSON VILLE. Ind., April 28.?An
?attempt has been made to assassinate D.
M. Robbins, candidate for inayor on the
independent latoor ticket. Mr. Rotoblns was
seated in his home when two bullets crash
ed through the window, one splintering the
chair on which he was sitting and the other
demolishing a lamp. The shots had been
fired from an alley, in which a revolver
was found later. No arrests have been
Calve Sails for Europe.
NEW YORK, April 28.?Mme. Emma
Calve, the prima donna, was a passenger
on the steamer La Savole, which sailed to
day. She said that she would return here
next season.
Five Injured in Trolley Car Accident.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. April 28.?A traction
car was demolished and five persons more
or less eorlously Injured today by a colli
sion with a Pittsburg, Chartlers and You
ghlogheny railroad engine at the Ohartiers
crossing. McKee's Rocks. Edward Porter,
aged twenty-eight, a passenger, was hurt
Internally and may die. The others will
recover. The accident waa caased by a
misunderstanding of signal*.
Meeting of Members of Bar Called for
Purpose of Nominating
His Successor.
.. m +
Justice Pritchar1? of the Supreme Court
of the Dl^rlct of Columbia, whose nomi
nation by President Roosevelt as successor
of the lato Justice Simonton as United
States circuit Justice of the fourth circuit
was confirmed yesterday, was kept busy
this afternoon receiving: congratulations on
his promotion and listening to expressions
of regret because of the necessity for his
departure. As announced in The Star, It
was the Intention of Justice Prttchard to
continue to preside in Criminal Court No. 1
until the end of next June, unless it is rAces
sary for him to assume his duties in Rich
mond, Va., next week, as seems probable.
Judge Prltchard will consult the Attorney
General on the subject tomorrow. The Ty
ner-Barrett case, growing out of the Post
Office Department scandals, and other im
portant causes are soon to be tried.
Notwithstanding the strong probability
that exists that the President will name for
mer Governor Atkinson of West Virginia as
Justice Prltchard's successor on the local
bench, the members of the bar of the na
tional capital mean to act vigorously and
promptly with the view of securing the
appointment of a Washingtonian, if pos
sible. A call was Issued today for a meet
ing of the bar to be held at 3 o'clock to
morrow afternoon in the room used as
Criminal Court, No. 2, city hall. It is
made plain that the meeting is to be one
not only of the Bar Association, but of the
bar at large.'
In other words, it is desired that every
lawyer of the District shall attend the
meeting. The plan is to have the bar
agree on one man as its choice for the
judgeship and to urge as strongly as can
be done that he be elevated to the bench.
It is not proposed that the comment that
it is Impossible for the bar here to agree
on a candidate shall again be made.
Mr. J. Holdsworth Gordon, president of
the Bar Association, will very likely pre
side at the meeting tomorrow afternoon,
with Mr. John E. Laskey as secretary. It
is suggested that the meeting shall decide
to unanimously support the candidate Anal
ly selected by it. Then, after all who wish
to do so have nominated candidtes, a vote
will be taken. The candidate receiving
the lowest number of votes will be elimi
nated from the list. Another vote will be
taken and the same mode of procedure
followed until all those named with one
exception have been stricken from the list.
Will Visit the President.
A representative committee will then be
appointed to visit the President and urge
that the individual selected by the entire
bar of the District of Columbia and hav
ing its unanimous support be placed in the
chair now occupied by Justice Pritchard.
The call for the meeting was signed by
Mr. Benjamin F. Leighton, until recently
president of the Bar Association, and by
Messrs. Andrew Y. Bradley, Alexander H.
Bell, John E. Laskey, E. H. Thomas, Ben
jamin S. Minor, John Rldout, A. A. Birney.
H. Prescott Gatley, John C. Glddlngs and
D. W. Baker.
The friends of Mr. Hugh T. Taggart,
chief assistant United States attorney for
the District of Columbia, will endeavor to
have him selected by the bar as its candi
date for the Judgeship. The fact that Mr.
Taggart Is said to have prepared the major
ity of the indictments in the Post Office
Department cases, prepared the Machen
Lcrenz-Groff case for trial and played a
leading part In bringing about the convic
tion of the defendants. It is pointed out, is
sufficient reason why he should be reward
ed by a place on the bench.
While speaking of the valuable services
that have been rendered by Mr. Taggart
during the more than twenty years he has
served continuously in the United States
attorney's office, one of his friends this
afternoon citpd pfTJiand a list of important
cases in which he lias figured prominently.
They inblude, the Potomac flats litigation,
the post office, Library, Rock Creek Park,
the Eastern -branch bridge and other con
demnation pti>ceed!ngs; the charge of per
jury against O'Brien, thi" soldier, before a
Senate committee; the sugar trust, Ains
worth, Bonlne, post office and the Guiteau
Among the others who will be nominated
at the meeting tomorrow afternoon is Mr.
E. H. Thomas, assistant corporation coun
sel. It is said he will have strong support.
Services Over His Remains at Eastern
Presbyterian Church.
The funeral of Gen. Joseph Dickinson, a
veteran of the civil war, took place in the
Eastern Presbyterian Church, at 6th street
and Massachusetts avenue northeast, at 2
o'clock this afternoon. General Dickinson
was the last of the adjutant generals ot
the Army of the Potomac in the war of tho
rebellion. His death occurred Tuesday
morning, after an illness of several months,
due to the many wounds he received in
fighting for the preservation of the Union.
Gray-haired veterans, who had been his
comrades in war, gathered in the place of
worship to pay the last tributes to their
dead leader and friend.
The assemblage Included representives of
the military order of the Loyal Legion and
Kit Carson Post, No. 2, of which organiza
tion he was an honored and active mem
ber, together with & host of friends Gen.
Dickinson had attracted to him, after he
had laid down his implements of war and
taken up civil pursuits.
Preceeding the ceremonies at the church,
prayer was said over the remains at the
Dickinson residence, 530 Tennessee avenue
northeast, by Rev. Dr. Thomas Chalmers
Easton, pastor of the church. The re
mains were then removed to the edlflcn,
where the services, consisting only of
prayer, scripture reading, brief eulogy and
The temalns, cncased in a casket wrap
ped with the flag he followed in battle and
obscured from view by a mountain bank of
fragrant flowers, entered the church to the
strain of a solemn funeral march. They
were oorne by pallbearers representing the
two military societies, as follows: Brevet
Brig. Gen. Ira. C. Abbott, Major Julian R.
Hayes, Maj. F. A. Butts and chaplain, rep
resenting the Loyal Legion, and Messrs.
C. S. Wilder, E. D. Tracy, F. A. Nlles and
E. H. Brown, representing Carson ^ost.
No. 2 of the Department of the Port, Grand
Army of the RepubUc.
The service was opened with the singing
of "Lead, Kindly Light," by the choir of
the church', by prayer and tho reading of
the Scripture by Dr. Easton, who also deliv
ered the eulogy upon tbe life and character
of General Dickinson. The services were
concluded \fctth a hymn, "'Nearer, My God
to Thee."
The remains wore interred in the Arling
ton national cemetery, with full military
? ?
Mr. Foe's Chances.
The Richaldsoii-Poe ticket seems to have
dropped from tbe running. It Is under
stood thatjlseverlp attempts have been
made to get a prominent colored leader to
forsake hie ticket, and run with Dr. Rich
ardson, but this proposition. It Is claimed,
has been turned down. It was recently
announced that the South Washington Citi
zens' Association had indorsed the Rlcbard
son-Poe ticket, but Mr. James F. Scaggs,
president of the association, said today that
he knew of no such action, and that as a
matter of fact the majority of the mem
bers, he believed, were democrats.
Other reputable republicans urge that Mr.
Poe's political record would be a bar to
his support. It Is pointed out that he
joined forces with the democrats In Mont
gomery county two years ago In an effort
to defeat Representative George A. Pearre,
who has proved such a good friend to the
District of Columbia. Other Instances are
cited to show that Mr. Poe cannot com
mand any strength, and that the ticket
which bears his name Is not to be taken
John Cnrtin Dead.
Mr. John Cnrtin, who for many rears had
been lndentlfled with the business Inter
ests of the western section of the city,
died last night at his home In Georgetown
as. the result of aa a tack of typhoid pneu
f monla. He was confined to his bed only
eight days. The funeral arrangements
have not besn completed. Mr. Curtln was
S,}Y years of age and Is survived by his
wife, four sons and two daughters.
First Minister to San Domingo.
Late this afternoon the announcement
was made at the White House that the
President had decided upon Thomas P.
Daweon, at present secretary of the lega
tion of the United States In Brazil, to be
the first minister of this country to San
Domingo. The mission to San Domingo
was Just created by Congress and the post
was first offered to Gen. Edward P. O'Brien
of New York, who declined tho appoint- i
ment. Mr. Dawson Is a native of Iowa.
The Caesar Aground.
The commandant of the navy yard at
Key West telegraphed to the Navy De
partment today that the collier Caesar Is
aground on Loggerhead buoy, Tortugas
group. The tug Massasolt has been sent
from Key West to her assistance, and Ad
miral Barker has been directed to send an
other boat to aid her.
Old-Time Theatrical Favorite Bead.
LONDON, April 28.?Nelly Farren, on old
time Gaiety Theater favorite, died today of
gouty affection of the heart.
Nelly Farren was a member of the first
Gaiety company which visited the United
States. It became known in 1898 that she
was suffering from adversity and her
friends, March of that year, gave her the
most remarkable benefit ever witnessed In
London. Every available seat was sold
weeks ahead, netting $25,000, while sub
scriptions poured in from many sources.
When the performance began It was said
that Drury Lane had never held such a
large number of people. j
Highwayman's Bold Confession.
CHICAGO,, April 28.?Edwin Tate, who
has been arrested for holding up and rob
bing Theodore Schmidt, has made a re
markable confession.
I rode on the elevated trains between
11 p.m. and 1 a.m.," he said. "When I saw
a man who looked easy to rob I got off
the train ahead of him and lay In wait.
That's what I did with Schmidt."
Tate was stylishly dressed when taken
in custody. He is twenty-five years old
and an athlete. He was a member of the
4th New Jersey Volunteers during the
Spanish-American war. his home at that
ln Camden. N. J. For a time he
per^B if a monthly PaP?r known as Ves
Monument Unveiled at Cumberland.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
CUMBERLAND, Md., April 28.?The fif
teen-foot monument In the national cemc
'ery at Grafton. W. Va? erected over the
grave of Bailey Brown, who, It is claimed
was the first soldier killed in the civil war,
was unveiled today. Mr. John W. Mason
of Fairmont made the dedicatory address.
,1,1 ,?xer^ls?s were under the auspices of
the Grand Army of the Republic, annual
V^rirFT"16"1 ?f the DePartment of West
Gen. Chaffee's Departure.
Maj. Gen. Chaffee, chiet of staff, and Capt.
Grote Huteheso.i of the general staff left
here this afternoon for Cincinnati, from
TaWM'sl06!they accompany Secretary
T ^ ' to 1)0 Present at the open
>ng ?" -re Louisiana purchase exposition.
Bill Affecting Insurance Companies.
Senator Gallinger today Introduced a bill
to amend the District code in relation to
insurance companies ln the District. The
rneasure is similar to that introduced ln the
House Tuesday by Mr. Babcock.
I ,
Freshets Threatened by Upper Potomac
Spcclal Dispatch to The Erenlng Star.
HAGER8TOWN, Md., April 23.-As a re
sult of recent heavy rains the Potomac
is rising rapidly, and fears of a freshet
prevail. At Williamsport at noon today
the river was six feet above normal and
still rising, with Indications of the stream
reaching a dangerous stage.
Last night a severe thunder storm pre
vailed in the western part of Washington
andnther?*Tw6 ele<:1!?"lcal dlsPla>" was vivid
tvi?nknn a heavy downpour of rain.
Telephone connection between Hagerstown
and points west is badly crippled.
Murder Suspect Attempts Suicide.
Henry Morrison, who is in Jail, charged
with the murder of his wife and daughter,
today attempted to commit suicide but was
discovered by the sheriff in time to prevent
the act
Morrison had secured a piece of electric
tn?i .TT froir, th9 waI> ot his cell and
that 1 Pierce his heart with it. Falling in
that, he was in the act of driving the wire
into his skull with his shoe when the sher
scrioSusPPed hlm' His injuries'1 are no't
Two Indictments Against Bothschild.
for ADrU 28-Two Indictments
for grand larceny in the first degree were
| reP?rted by the grand Jury today against
Rothschild, former president of the
federal Bank. The indictments were
n0t63, Wh,ch' " 18 ^^ged.
Rothschild discounted. One of the note*
which is for *10,000. was p?aced In
bank as security by Isaac Fr*mir ?
Thomas C. Asplund. The other, for 16 350.
was signed by Benjamin S. Wise.
Decision In Army Shooting Case.
PITTSBURG, Pa., April 28.-Judge Sche
son of the United States court handed down
a decision today in the habeas corpus pro
ceedings ln the case of Lieut. R. W. Drury
and Private John Dowd, U. S. A., for the
shooting of William Crowley at the ar
senal last September. The Judge dismissed
and J11? defendants were remand
ed to the county authorities.
re??Vlln* th? decision United States
District Attorney loung said a writ of
supersedeas would be Immediately taken
pre^endCoauTaJed * ^ St*tesS "
Novelist White Married in Newport.
NEWPORT, R. I., April 28.?Miss Eliza
beth B. Grant, niece of Antonio Marian of
Santa. Barbara, Cal., and Newport and
Stewart Edward White, the novelist, were
married ln Trinity Church here today Manv
persons prominent ln New York and New
York society were present,
Goyetto Hanged in Ontario.
L'ORIGINAL, Ontario, April 28.?Clement
Goyette was hanged here today for the
murder of Daniel Colllgan. a fanner, and
his son Thomas on January 24 last. Go
yette was employed by Colllgan as a farm
To Incorporate Carnegie Institution.
The Senate Tuesday afternoon passed
House bill 14008. to incorporate the Car
negie Institution of Washington. Several
minor amendments were adopted. The bill
as passed names Alexander Agassis, John
S. Billing*, Ethan A. Hitchcock, John L.
Cadwalader, Cleveland H. Dodge, William
N. Frew, Lyman J. Gage, Daniel C. Gil
man, John Hay, Henry L. Higginson, Will
lam Wirt Howe, Charles L. Hutchinson,
William Lindsay, Seth Low, Wayne lb>
Veagh, Darius O. Mills, 8. Weir Mitchell,
William W. Morrow, EUhu Root. John C.
Spooner, Andrew D. White, Charles D.
Walcott, Carroll D. Wright and Samuel P.
Langley as incorporators.
News Briefs.
The council of ministers at Madrid de
cided to recognise the republic of Panama
The telegraph operators who act as agents
for the Southern Express Company have
determined to end. If possible, the struggle
with the company, and will refuse to handle
express matter. A train having express
aboard will not be allowed to move under
the protection of the order.
John Kendrick Bangs and Miss Mary
Blakney Gray were married ln New York.
Market Has Another Dull
Day and Prices Droop.
Buying of Pennsylvania Pat It Across
118 and Strengthens the
General List.
NBW YORK, April 2S.?The strength of
the London stock market helped the open
ing here today and prices were fractional
ly higher except for the Erie stocks, which
were sharply depressed by the poor show
ing of net earnings for March. Amalga
mated Copper selling exdlvldend, rose near
ly a point, and Anaconda jumped 5%.
Union Pacific s gain of a half measured
the largest advance otherwise.
Realising sales in Amalgamated and
Union Pacific defeated attempts to advance
the market further and there were a num
ber of small reactions. General business,
however, was very sluggish and the price
movement Inconsiderable. St. Paul pre
ferred gained 1, United Fruit 1% and
Brooklyn Union Gas 8.
Norfolk and Western sold off a point on
the intended issue of a $35,000,000 mort
gage. and the Cries were under pressure,
the common losing %, the second preferred
1M, and the first preferred 1%. Hocking
Valley preferred dropped 3%, and Hocking
Coal 1. Toledo, St. Louis and Western pre
ferred rose '/i, but the general list was
drooping and exceedingly dull. Bonds were
steady at noon.
When selling of Norfolk and Western and
the Erles was suspended the market stif
fened. but the demand was largely central
ized In Pennsylvania and a few specialties.
Some large blocks of Pennsylvania were
bought above 118, but the other coalers
were Immovable.
Room traders abandoned efforts to make
profitable trades on scalping operations, tho
narrowness of the market making it well
nigh impossible. During the afternoon
hardly any of the active stocks covered a
range of more than V4. and many did not
even vary %.
New York Stock Market.
Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co.. bankers
and brokers, 1419 F St., members New York
stock exchange, Washington stock ex
change and Chicago board of trade.
. , Open. High. Low. Clone.
* Atnalramate'1 Copper. 49 iff'' w/ 4,s-v
American Loeomotir*. 18)$ 18^ W? jgiJ
American Loco., pfA... ____ _ __
Km. Car <fc Foaa lrr ?
A?. Car A- Foundry, pf 1 .......
American lee.
Ametlean8.neltlnt.___ 49 <9W 49~ "4^
Am. Smeltint. pfd 'MK 9ft1/? 94% 9fti'
Auwlean Su?r. 1277? 128 r,7%
Anaconda. _ 7M{ 7*1 yjiJ -9'?
Atoh., Top. & *. Fe Viy, 7V/? -#/. -TV -
Ateh., Top. A<t. F?. <1V* rgU. <IS~2
Baltimore 4 Ohia. 79"s 7<J% 79*j, '-,f -
Ba'timore & Ohio, pfd_ ..... . . 8
Brooklyn Rapid Traa? 47^ 4TJ? 46% "icii
(anadlanPaolls 117,'i H7^ 117<? 117^?
Chesapeake &OMa 31*,; 31'X si 31
Chicago* Alton 38^ 38^ 3H</,
hlcagoA Afton. pfd .... . ...... 4
Chicago Grant Western. lfi'i lfi>? i??? 'i?vi
Chi.. MIL A lt PaaL.__ 144^ 144*2 144$ liV
Colorado FdtlAir j j... 31^ 31? 31* 81U
Consolidated Gat 209 W)% 208>4 20*tJ
Delawam* Hudson..? lfio'i l.i?i 15#
Erie, common 26'' 26'^ 2fi' 957/
Erie, lit pfd ?4$ 6)4 est? r4
? * i 40'? S9>, 40
General Kleetrle ..
my- "S "w
asasAgssat; js* ig ? jj?
Metropolitan Sacs. cSI * A
Metropolitan St Ry lljij2 mi* iwu iiii?
SSSSSSfcz: T4 % "lb" ig
National LMd ley 17 4 i6<* 17 4
!*7n'.iair,i 116? 116'^ 116 116
A. Y? Oat. * Westsrx.
Norfolk <Je Vfsstsrn
i'acific If all Steamship
Pennsylvania S. K
People'sGas of Uhioara 97 97' 97'
Pressed SUtl Car
Head In*
Reading, lit pfd
Reading, 2d pfd
Republic Hssl it IrorLr Gli ' g<2 ~"&2 "sv
Rap. Steel A Iron, pfd._ . . . ...._ Y* 6/i
Rock Island, coin 2SV "jii/ "w"
Rock Island pl^Z ZZ 64 8 gf 8 2 S
RubberirooUsT. Z 64
St Louis 4 i K? 24 pfl"
St. LouisSoutlirasUrx
fct. Louts & W pfo._^ -
Soa'kern Paclflc..._?_ 4gZ2 ~a^2 "iUiV Vssz
Soatharn Railway...~I 21% *iy
Southern Railway pfi_
Tennessee Coal A Icox. 37 K7 37
JASSSSfc: "? "S W 'li
"SSSfc/iCErz- _as ?* "K "??
Western Union H
JJ^onaln Centra! 18 ' "ig " "w "" _;V
^.^?0TfT4:pM 18 18 s S
government bonds.
3 per cents, rebate red. 1908 Mei AJo?<1
3 per cents, coupons, 1906 jOTyf losn
3 per cents, small. 1806 uk2 4
4 per cents, registered. 1907 107U i??"
* per cents, coupons, 1007 IO7Z4 ior
4 per cents, registered, 1923 133
4 per cenu, coupons. 1925 1M iSi?
4 per cenu, PMllpplne 110
Z ner cenU, registered ing^ llik;
2 pel ceLU, roupoos 10*2
Dutriet of Columbia.....:.::...;: los*
Baltimore Markets.
Special Dispatch to The Erenlng Star.
BALTIMORE, Md.. April 28.?FLOrR?Quiet nn
ch?"?ed: receipts, 1,424 barrels. ?n"
WHEAT?Dull; spot, contract. 99a9?M ? snot Vn
2 redj-estern, LOOal1.0014; April. UUafiO^ il.^'
96Ha08% July, 87 asked; steamer No. 2 red 9&
9U100 Wal.00; wuth.ri on
?y, WfrAiu.%, July, 53 bid; steamer mixed, SOm
w corn' 31,58: "outl"'ro
OATS?Steady at decline; No. 2 white 4BU
giRvir ri,,n mlx^d- 43?43Mr; receinta. 7.132 bushels'
*9 VZ,1, ?Pt0WD- No- 2. 80a81; No. 2 western
82 asked; receipts, 1.00U bushels. wesiern,
HAY?L*nsettl?l, uochanked.
GRAIN FREIGHTS?Very quiet; Id May steam
den ?JTu.?rr bMhd: ^ M?y ?
^?asr j^ytr-sas;
EGGS?Firm. 17%al8.
ll^^^fi. Ur8*' 10%*U: med,onl- "?
SCOAR?Firm; coarse granulated. 4.85; flue. 4.85.
Oraia, Provisions and Cotton Markets.
CHICAGO, April 28 ?Grain
, ? Open. High. Low.
wheat?May gj 88U ?
July (old) 84* RflU
July (new) 83% 64%
Sept (old) 8nJ 82
Sept (new).... Wi 80V
Com?May 4W 47?
?'>7 48*, 49*J
Sept 48 48
Oata-May 39% 40%
Jn'y 3TS 39%
Sept ji>, aa
CHICAGO, April 28.?Provisions:
? ^ ? Opea. High.
Pork?May 12.25
Jnly 12.80
I*?*-May 8.67
Jaly 6.95
Rlta-*Uy 6.47
July 6.67
4XW YORK, April 28 ?Cotton:
Oiges^ Hjgh. Low^ Close.
May 13.45 13.54 13.45 13.51
My 13.72 13.83 18.68 1S.7S
August 13.35 13.45 13.33 13.41
September 11.6ft 11.94 11.80 11.88
During tlie current year the total isaue
of short time notes by railroad companies
has reached about $144,000,000. The Inter
est rate which ttrae notes bear if in tho
gresLt majority of cases 5 per cent, and the
issue of this sort of an obligation is ex
plained by the unsatisfactory character of
the bond market, which renders It lapoe
slble. bo It instated, to place on the mar
ket to an advantage low Interest bond*.
Moat of the notes Issued are due In a year
or eighteen months, and at the expiration
of those periods It Is expected It will l>e
possible to -efund them In bonds bearing a
lower rate of Interest.
The adoption of a uniform hanking
money-order system has been unanimously
recommended by a committee of tbe Ameri
can Bankers' Association. At the ootnlug
meeting. It Is expected, a committee will
be appointed to put the plan Into opera
tion. It is proposed that a contract be
made with a surety company which shall
furnish the members of the association,
upon application, a uniform bank money
order, lithographed upon safety paper,
numbered with the name of the drawee
and drawer bank. The amount of the
money order Is in no case to exceed $10"
The rates to be charged by the banks
selling the money orders are as follows:
l^esn than $5, 5 cents; less than >40. 10
cents; less than $?!0, 15 cents; less than
$100, 20 cents. It is recommended that
these orders be drawn on tbe following
cities: New York. Boston. Philadelphia
Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louts, for the
reason that it was found that nearly evory
bank in the country carries an account in
one of these cities.
There was a market for Columbia Rail
way 5 s, but not at the prices which were
asked. One lot of 5,000 was sold at 106V?.
Gas certificates were sold at 118% and
this bid was renewed. An advance of an
eighth secured another bond, and then the
bid became USV with the asking pries
A slight advance was made In the bid
for telephone bonds, but there was noni?
sold, the asking price being 104%.
There was trading In Capital Traction
stock and a few lots went for 121. and two
more at 121%. The bid at the latter level
was renewed, but there was no stock of
fered at less than 121%.
After call the bid and asking prices of
Washington Railway preferred stock ap
proached each other, so that the stock was
offered at ."<<>% and 50% was bid. Two small
lots were sold at that figure.
The bid for Bank of Washington stock
was 434. while the asking price was 438.
The bid for Central Bank stock advanced
from 2515 of yesterday to :e*V Ten shares
of Traders' Bank brought 118%.
The bidding for Gas stock ran up to
without result. Then this bid was with
drawn and one of 58 was made. The stock
was offered at 58%. After call 57% was
bid for KM) shares and the bid of 58 was
renewed for the stock, but without result.
The recorded sale prices of Greene Cop
per ranged from 15% to 15%.
Today's Government Receipts.
National bank notes received today for
redemption. $800,437; government receipts
from internal revenue, $583,438; customs.
>808,007; miscellaneous. $59,960; expendi
tures, $1,410,000; available cash balance,
Washington Stock Exchange.
Sales.?Regular call, 12 o'clock noon- Columbia
R. R. fin. $5,000 ?t 1<?%
Washington Gas cert., $1,000 at US*. $380 at
-IK*. $100 at lis*. $.*10 at 11*14,. $1,000 at 11*',.
Capital Traction, ?t at 121. 20 at 121, 10 at 121,
20 at lillVi*. 2u at 121*.
I'nlon Trust. 10 at 106, 10 at 106. 8 at 10B%.
Trailers' National Bank. 10 at 148%.
Washington Gas, 2 at 58.
Mergenthaler Linotype. 5 at 175%
After call?Greene Topper, 100 at 1(5%. buysr 60;
100 at 15%, buyer 00: 100 at 15*4.?burer 80; H>>
at 15%. buyer 00; 100 at 16% 100 at 15*.
Washington Street Kwy pfd, 25 at 50*. 16 at
U. S. registered 3a, $80 at 106%
Bid. Asked.
Capital Traction 4s 106%
Metropolitan 5s 117*4 U*
Metropolitak 5? ^ert. Indebt.. A.... 101 106
Metropolitan cert, tndebt., B 104 106
Columbia 6a 117 11?
Columbia 5s -105% 105%
City and Suburban 5a 88
Anacostla and Potomac 5a 96 V4 101
Washington Riry. and Elec. 4s 76Vi T6%
Washington Gas <ls, scries A 106
Washington Gas fin, series B........ 106
Was ngton Gas cert 118% 118*
U. 5. Elec. Lt. deb. Imp. 6s 103
D. S. Elec. Lt. cert. ind. 6? 103*
Chetiapeake ami Potomac Tel. 5s. .. 1?3% 104'%
Washington Market 1st 6s 109
Masonic Hall Association 5s C 100
Naiional Safe Deposit and Trust... *148 153
Washington Loan and Trust.... *208% 211%
American Security and Trust 198% 195
Washington Safe Deposit 40
Union Trust and Storage 106 107
Washington Savings Bank 100 105
Home Sayings Bank 138
Capital Traction 121% 121%
Washington Rwy. and Elec. pfd.... 50 51
Washington Rwy. and Elec. com.... 11
Bank of Washington 430 438
Metropolitan 475
Central 300
Farmers and Mechanics' 302
Second 150
Citizens* 220
Columbia 211
Capital 170
Traders* 148 149%
Lincoln 124
Itlgga 680
American National Bank 125
Firemen's 25 35
Franklin t 47 55
M'tropoiltan 72
Corcoran 70
Potomac 24
Arlington 29 >1
German American 250 .....
National Union 7% 7%
Ooiumbla *10 12%
Rlggs 5%
People's 6 T
Commercial 4%
Colonial 100 110
Real Estate Title 77 90
Columbia Title B% 4%
Washington Title 3
Chesapeake and Potomac 35 42
American Grapbopboue com 4J4 5%
A-jierlcan Qraptioplioue pfd 8% #
Washington Gas *5? 08*
Georget. wn Gas 70 80
Mergentlwler Linotype 175% 176
Lanston Monotype 8%
t>reene Con. Copper 15% 15%
Washington Market 15
Nor. and Wash. Steamboat 290 240
J. Maury Doye 130
Realty Appraisal Agency 21
Where Metals Boil.
From the Scientific American.
Krafft has determined the boiling point
of certain metals by the use of vessels of
quartz heated by an electric furnace. Zinc
sublimes below .TOO degrees, and at 040 de
giees distils fairly quick; the corresponding
temperatures for cadmium are 822 degrees
and 418 degrees. Selenium distils quickly
at 380 degrees, tellurium at 550 degrees,
boiling being observable at 533 degrees.
Lead boils rapidly and distils at 1,190 de
grees. Tin proved very refractory, no dis
tillation occurring even at 1.100. At #6
degrees antimony sublimes slowly, and at
775 to 780 degrees distils rapklly. Sublima
tion of bismuth commenced at 540 degrees,
tho sublimate assumed the form of drop*
at 930 degrees, and the metal boiled briskly
at 1,050 degrees. A slight mirror of sliver
appeared at l.OWO degrees, and rapid vapo
rization proceeded at 1.340 degrees. Copper
and gold boil at too high temperatures to
be examined even In silica; with the former
a slight amount of sublimate formed at
1,315 degrees, with the latter extremely lit
tle vapor arose even at 1,375 degrees, which
is near the point at which the resistance of
silica breaks down.
Sights in Philadelphia.
Prom tlie Philadelphia Ledger.
The sun shines brightly in Independence
Square, and on the diagonal paths there is
ceaseless travel. A workingman goes by,
and then a woman with a blue skirt and
tan coat. Then comes one in black, and
then one all In red. Here Is a man in a
high hat and a long coat, and with him a
lad In a broad-brimmed gray slouch hat. A
carrier. In blue-gray, saunters by, the
leather bag hung over his shoulder; two
boys In knickerbockers are with a little
girl upon w"hose white hat a feather droops.
A negro passes, and then a woman In hand
some furs, and a woman with a shawl
drawn over her head. A blue veil flutters
behind another; a messenger boy In Jaunty
cap glances lastly at the clock; and tbe blue
uniformed policeman opportunely opens the
door to look Into the sunshine and add his
bit of color to the scene. On Chestnut
street the men are selling jonquils, violets,
tulips and sweet peas; but the color of the
flowers is hardly brighter and no more va
ried than the color of the crowd. Monot
ony??thy name has been fergot tea.

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