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reached the prison at that hour. The commissioner
of correction gave permission for
any of Thaw's family to visit him In the
Tombs toilay. althoughh visitors usually
' ua excluded on holidays. *
Mr*. Thaw Says He Was a Grand
"ft*. ~
NEW YORK. February 22.?When court
Assembled after the luncheon recess
yesterday District Attorney Jerome stated
that there were two witnesses now
In the >rir1sdlctlon of the court who were
About to leave the state. Ax their testimony
was of great Importance to the case
of the people, he asked that he be allowed
to ex&.nlne thezn at once. These witnesses
Ware Dr. Deemar and Dr. Btngaman.
Air. Hartrtdge stated that the witnesses
bad agreed to return at any time that they
l&lgbt be needed.
"We object very seriously to having the
cross-examination of Mrs. Thaw interrupted."
he said. "She is under a great strain
and It Is unfair to continue it any longer
than necessary."
"Her cross-examination will not be finished
for at least a day and a half," said
the district attorney.
Squabble Over Letters.
Mrs. Thaw was then recalled to the stand.
Bhe brought a little footstool with her. and
It was placed before the witness chair, to
make her more comfortable.
'Did you tell Mr. Delmas about the sub
sequent incidents with Stanford White before
this trial began?" asked Mr. Jerome.
"Have you any objection to the letters
Written you by Stanford White being produced
Jerome turned to Mr. Ilartridge.
"Tour client has waived her r:ght. Will
you let me have the letters?"
"I didn't say X waived anything." interrupted
Mrs. Thaw. "I said I had no objection."
"Are you willing they should be produced?"
* "As far as I am concerned, yes; if Mr.
Thaw wants them."
Mr. Jerome asked his assistant. Mr. GarVan.
to have a subpena issued for Mr.
Hartrldge and the letters.
A In the meantime he asked Mrs. Thaw
If she was still In love with Thaw at the
time she turned over certain of his letters
to Mr. Hummel. !
"I don't think I was?after what I had
bear d."
"What is the 'knick'?"
"The what?"
'The 'knlck.' "
'I don't know."
"Wasn't there a place where the ladles
Of the chorus got their mail?"
'I don't know."
Mr. Delmas showed the witness a letter.
"Oh." she said. "I see what you mean
now?the Knickerbocker Drug Store."
Mr. Garvan here handed Mr. Hartridge
a piece of paper.
Mr. Jerome turned to the judge.
"Mr. Hartridge has been served now. sir,
and I think we ml^ht have the letters."
"Does counsel still refuse to give th?
letters up?" asked Justice Fitzgerald.
"He says he will not comply, ' announced
Mr. Jerome.
"Is there any evidence that he has been
Served?" Justice Fitzgerald asked.
"No," said Mr. Jerome, who then turned
to his assistant. Mr. Garvan, and said:
"Prepare an affidavit?he will not act
Without one."
"*" - *!mo " * intAI1.
"11 inigui suvir iiir ii'ui i a iiuiv. >.%v
posed Mr. H&rtridge. "for me to say I did
not receive the letters from the witness,
but from Thaw."
"Ton will be heard later," remarked the
The Introduction to White.
*W hen did you first meet this defendant?"
asked Mr. Jerome.
"I think it was in December, 1901."
"When did you first meet White?"
"In July. 1901. I think."
"Who Introduced you to him?"
"Edna Goodrich."
'At the 24th street studio house. 1
houjdn't call it a studio, either, for It
"How r?ld you como to go there?"
"Miss Goodrich invited me."
"What time was it?"
. "About 1 o'clock."
"Was Frances Belmont there?"
"There were no other women present."
he s.iid. and only one man In addition to
11 'u 1? ? ?>"" wkAoa noma utiu a'tlifl* i
jni. *> mit n man nitwc ?
pered to Mr. Jerome
"T>ld Edna Goodrich tell you who Mr.
White was?" she was asked.
"Yes. she said he was a friend of hers
Who wanted to meet me. She said he was
in society."
Thought Him a ''Grand" Man.
"How long had you known Edna Goodrich?"
"I don't know?perhaps a month."
After the Incident of the swing:, she said.
BTie and Miss Goodrich drove in the park.
Miss Goodrich said Mr. White was a
"ffrand man."
"I asked her if she was engaged to him."
aid Mrs Thaw, "but she said no."
"Did she tell vou White was married?"
"No. she did not."
The next time she saw Mr. White was
at another luncheon at the same place <#ith J
another girl and another man.
"No improprieties took place then?'
asked the district attorney.
"Well, he kissed one girl."
"Did this shock your maidenly sensl
"Well, he didn't do it In an unpleasant
"I>> you know that Stanford White ever
harmed that girl in any way?" asked Mr.
No." replied Mrs Thnw; "I am saying
What I saw It way the same bluff."
"Bluff. did you say?"
"Yes: the same bluff?it was nothing
"How long had you been In the chorus
before your experience with Stanford
White? '
'Thre' months, counting the rehearsals."
"And for three months you were daily
on the stage and in ttie green room?"
"I was on the stage: I don't know what
you mean by green room."
"You were in dressing rooms with other
girls, weren't you?"
"T iiuu in a rnnm a-ith tliroo nt V. or cri via
at first and then with six."
"Toil heard their current ^-'k. didn't
"I don't know that I did."
"You heard men on the stage talk, didn't
"Well, it wasn't a prayer-meeting on the
stage. was it?"
Mr. Delmas objected to this as improper.
Justice Fitsgerald sustained the objection
With a significant bang of hi i gavel.
Asked further if she did not know all
that went on in the dressing room, Mrs.
Thaw replied:
"No. I remember once they pushed me
Out of the room and locked me out."
White's Influence Over Her.
In answer to a request for an explanation
of her staTement that it was Stanford
White's personality that caused a softening
of her anger and her writing to him from
Boulogne. Mrs. Thaw said:
"It was very hard for me to make Mr.
Thaw understand about that," she said.
"I don't know whether I can make you
""WI 1 you try?"
"He had a very strong personality. Outside
thai one awful t.uing. Stanford White
was i v? .y grand man. He was very good
to me and very kind. When I told Mr.
Thaw this he said it only made White a
more djng>rous man. Before the 24th
street incident he had never made love to
me. but always treated me with greatest
spert and kindness Every one llkcu him
and no one would believe these things until
thev i , 1!v found them our snrt th?n itmu
said they were sorry."
Changes Story About Wine.
Mr. Jerome next interrogated Mrs. Thaw
regarding the wine she drank th; night she
lost consciousness, and brought from her
the admission that the champagne had
taated like ali other champagne she had
drunk up to that time.
"It all tasted bitter and nasty to me,"
She said.
"Then you didn't intend (or the jury to
assume, when you said It tasted bitter,
that It differed from any other champagne
you had tasted up to that time?"
-Oh, no; I didn't Intend that. It was
not particularly different?It all tasted bitter
to me. It all made me dizzy and caused
my ears to thump."
Mrs. Thaw said that after the occurrence
in the 24th street house she saw VWhite
almost erery night until she went
to school at Pompton In the fall of 1903.
After January, 1902, sh? refused to go anywhere
alone with him, although he continually
urged her to do so.
"During all this time that you were going
around with Mr. White you were receiving
from him considerable sums of money?"
"At the same time you were receiving a
salary as an actress?"
"Prior to this time your pay and the
amounts received from Mr. Holman. who
afterward married your mother, were sufficient
to support the family?"
Doings at Studio Parties.
"At different times during 1901 and 1902
you were at parties in the studios and met
many different men and women?"
The dialogue here was again unprintable.
The Cakewalk in Paris.
Mrs. Thaw told of going to various
lunches and suppers at the 24th street
house and to the Madison Square tower
room. She often went alone in a carriage,
trusting to White's promise that there
would be others present. She did not go
often to the 24th street house. White having
largely abandoned that place, because he
told her actresses who had been there Uad
told about It "all over town."
"Were there Improprieties at these lunchPnn.Q
nnri viiinnorc O" oolroH M r foj-Amo
"I don't remember anything very bad.
There were some stories told," Mrs. Thaw
"Looking back a little now, do you remember
any improprieties?"
"Looking back a little now, none of it
seems pleasant."
"Was their conduct worse than Miss Winchester's
Cakewalk in the Dead Rat?"
"I never saw Miss Winchester do a cakewalk
in the Dead Rat. You are mistaken
about that."
"Was It in the Cafe Paris?"
"Yes; she was a professional dancer."
"Was the dance improper?"
"I wouldnt make such a broad statement
as that. X don't think it would have been
allowed on the stage."
"Was Stanford White present at all the
parties you attended in 1902 or 1903?"
"Not all of them."
Mrs. Thaw told of going to a aupper as
the guest of Frances Belmont.
"She was an actress?" asked Mr. Jerome.
"Well, she was on the stage," replied Mrs.
Thaw; "she was in 'Florodora.' "
The Night of the Threat.
Mrs. Thaw said that on her nineteenth
birthday, December 25, 1903, Mr. White
was to give a supper for her at the tower
room. White went to the Madison Square
Theater, where she was playing, the night
before, but she quarreled with him and he
went away. Later he returned, but she
had not yet decided to go with him. He
went away again, and later Thaw came to
the stage door for her.
"He was in an automobile?" asked Mr.
"No. X think it was a carriage."
"Are you sure?"
"No, but I think so."
"Was there any one else in the carriage?"
"Yes. one man and one woman."
A man named Boman, doorkeeper at the
theater, who testified early in the trial,
said that White returned to the theater
later, and. flourishing a revolver, threatened
to kill Thaw, and also stated that
Thaw arrived In an electric automobile
and was alone.
"Was there a man named Kennedy standing
outside the stage door that night with
another man?" asked Mr. Jerome.
"I never heard of any Kennedy."
"Hadn't Thaw told you he had employed
two detectives because of White?"
Her Birthday Party.
"You went to Rector's from the theater
that night?"
"And left there about 4
"i aon i Know wnat time it was."
"Had there been much wine drunk?"
"At that time it was your custom to
drink considerable wine with your meals?"
"Yes. At that time in 1903."
"Did Thaw sometimes drink a good
"Was he easily affected by wine?"
"Not particularly."
"Were you rhen receiving money from
Stanford White?"
"Not then."
"Didn't White give you a letter of credit
for use on your trip to Europe, and wasn't
some of that left?"
"My mother got that."
Three Weeks in Old Castle.
Jerome changed his line and took
up the li>03 trip in Europe. Mrs. Thaw
said she and her mother and Thaw visited
Paris and Boulogne, and then went
to London. Then there was a quarrel, and
Mrs. Nesblt remained in London, while the
witness and Thaw made a long trip through
Europe, visiting many places. Mrs. Thaw's
description of the places visited was somewhat
meager. At one time she remembered
seeing "a pretty mountain," and at another
time they visited a town, "where I got some
cheese that was very good."
"While you were in Austria did you
spend some time in an old castle Mr. Thaw
"Ye??about three weeks."
"Were you well at that time?"
"Yea. I climbed mountains."
"Under what name were you traveling?"
"Not unv."
"While you were traveling with Thaw
diil you receive a letter from Abe Hummel?"
don't think so."
"Prom your mother?"
"Ai that time did you not have a letter
of t.-redlt from Stanford White?"
"What letter do you Tefer to?" queried
Mrs. Tliaw in reply.
"Ar.y letter of credit from Stanford
White." said Mr. Jerome.
"I had one from Cook's."
"Stanford White gave it to you. didn't
"Yes. but I had given the letter to Mr.
Mother in London in Want.
"Where was your mother all this time?"
"In London."
"Who told you so?"
"Mr. Thaw."
"When you went abroad. In 1903. did you
tell Stanford White that Thaw was advancing
the money to you and your mother for
the trip?"
"How much was the Cook's letter of
"About ?S00. I think."
"Didn't you know that your mother was
left In auch need in lx>ndon that she had
to go to live with a chambermaid in a
"That is entirely untrue," said Mrs.
Thaw, with a stamp of her foot.
"Did your mother ever tell yon so?"
Mr. Jerome was reading from the typewritten
statement made to him by Mrs.
Hoi man.
"She did not tell me," said the witness.
"DM you ever hear of it?"
"Tea; but it was not true."
"Thaw's ralet, Bedford, was supposed to
look out for her, wasn't he?''
Mr. Delmas objected to this, and Jerome
withdrew the question.
Wntarv Ahnnt Cahlamma
"Do you know that about that time a
cablegram was Bent to Stanford White
about your mother?" asked Mr. Jerome of
the witness.
"Did not this cablegram request Stanford
White to use his influence with the American
embassy in London to keep your mother
from raising a fuss and interfering with
your goings-on with Thaw?"
"It was not the American embassy, but
a man.' said Mrs. Thaw.
Mr. Jerome had the witness whisper tohtm
the name of the man. As she did so
the district attorney burst Into laughter,
but Mrs. Thaw sat very grave-faced.
"Didn't you know who sent the cablegram?"
"Who told you about it?*'
"Mr. Thaw told me and showed me two
"What was In them?"
"I do not remember all that waa tn them.'
"Did Thaw vend thetaT"
"I do not know whether he sent then
or not."
"To whom were they addressed?"
"Stanford White."
"They were about your mother, weren't
"Tea, and there waa something about i
man and something going oa In London."
"What was going on la London?" asked
Mr. Jerome.
"I have told you all I remember.**
"Tn v)iau Mima MM thftV lentf
"I don't know."
"Were they aent in your name?"
"I do not know."
Adjourned Till Xooday.
"Ton don't mean to say Thaw aent then
in hia own name to Stanford White?"
"No, I don't mean anything of the sort."
"Was this man mentioned In the cablegram
"You knew him, didn't yoa?"
"Tee." .a!**
"Ever dine with him?"
"I don't remember. I can't remembei
every little thing, Mr. Jerome, and that'i
all there is about it"
At this point Mr. Jerome had the witnesi
repeat her statement of yesterday that is
all her mother had done ehe felt that sh?
I had slmDlr been indiscreet and had no ?c
caaion to credit any other motive to her.
Mr. Jerome, turning to the court, announced
that within the hour he had received
the renewed assurance of both Drs.
I>einar and Blngaman that they would
return next week to five their testimony.
In view of this he surrested that adjournment
be taken tomorrow and until Monday
morning. The defendant's counsel consented
to this.
Adjournment was then taken until Monday
morning: at 10:30 o'clock.
Yesterday's Proceedings and the Possible
? oo TT7V,
IN Hi W x uxviv, r ejui uarj mh?*vucmw? ??v
developments in court yesterday were ol
benefit to the prosecution as going to establish
the Incredibility of Evelyn Nestrtt as a
witness or were of benefit to the defense In
their appeal to the sympathies of the Jury
may be a question of expert opinion. To the
observant lay' mind It seemed as tf these
developments had only resulted In digging
up a lot of unpleasant facts with reference
to the childhood of Evelyn Nesblt and the
career of her mother; In making a great piteous
scene In the court room which ought to
have been avoided and with the possible Intensifying
of the impression made upon the
minds of the jury by the story first related
by Mrs. Harry K. Thaw. So far as the developments
touched upon the credibility ol
the witness, they were not really of the first
Importance. They were probably of some
Importance in the Impression which these
o/innAa mav 1a## tinnn mln^a a# tVio
For the first time since this memorable
trial began the day's developments served
to drive from the court room without any
previous warning by the presiding Justice
the women who had gathered there in pursuance
of their professional duties. When
the scene was so harrowing that trained
women writers of the press voluntarily resigned
their valued seats in the spaces set
apart for the press it may be Imagined how
deeply the scene burnt Itself into the minds
of the twelve men In the Jury box.
Story Moved the Court.
The Jurors were visibly affected by the
touching scene which Mr. Jerome brought
about, and, to speak the absolute truth,
it semed as if the sympathies of everybody
in the court room, including those
of the presiding Justice, were with the
little woman who had so bravely under
laacu me uuk ul iieijiins nor unioriunate
husband against the spectacular district
Evelyn Nesblt has now been on the
witness stand for more than two days,
confronting one of the ableat lawyers in
this city. During & large part of thit
time she has been unable, because of the
nervous tension, to take any solid food.
She is not a robust girl, and for several
months she has suffered the anguish ot
anticipation of the ordeal through which
she passed. That she has been able to endure
the great ordeal which even the district
attorney wished to escape, or said he
did, and that she has been practically deserted
by her own mother and brother in
this great trial, and that she finally gave
in to her feelings when the peculiar line
of cross-examination dealt more with
others than with herself, discloses the little
actress as altogether the most remarkable
woman heard in a New York court
room in many years.
f*i rl 'a T.o nDio
There la no telling when Jerome will
be through even with Evelyn Nesblt. It
is still a question whether the chances
of Thaw's conviction have been increased
by the lapses of memory upon the part
of the witness brought out by the ordeal
which Jerome has conducted with an expressed
unwillingness to shock the feelings
of the community. It Is a question
whether the embarrassment of the witness
under this fusillade of interrogations,
contrasting the advantageous position of
the able lawyer with the practically defenseless
position of the young woman,
has not served to weaken the case of the
people with the twelve men in the Jury
box. Delving deeply into the past o(
Evelyn Nesblt and her mother may show
that neither the mother nor the daughter
was a spotless ideal, but it Is not convincing
the Jury that Thaw was ever of absolutely
sound mind, and thus far It has not
wholly shaken the foundations of Evelyn's
credibility as a witness. Of course, Mr.
Jerome, in his summing up, will dwell
with eloquence and with Indignation, assumed
or otherwise, upon Evelyn's failure
to remember the month, week or day
of the terrible altalr In Stanford White's
studio. But the Jury will doubtless see that
Her rallure to rememoer the month may be
a genuine lapse of memory, for the occurrence
was nearly six years ago, and events
in the career of the actress were tnen following
each other In "very rapid succession.
Unconscious of Her Errors.
The facts furnished the district attorney
by Mrs. Holman for the purpose of showing
the incredibility of the lady's own
daughter have been the revelation of a
feeling of a mother toward & child which
Is seldom met with, and is not likely to
create sympathy for the woman out of
court at the expense of the woman in the
witness chair. The important admission.
In so far as the credibility of the witness
may be brought into question, was that
her relations with Stanford White continued
after the man betrayed her in his own studio.
The community was not greatly
shocked by this revelation, because that fact
had been very strongly suspected by men
of the world. Evelyn maintains that she
was unconscious of the wrong in it, and
upon this point there may be conflicting
opinions. It is pretty well established that
White tried to make her believe' It was
not wrong, and what he said had great
weight with her at the time.
Whatever bar excuse for continuing
with White, surely the disclosure does
not help Jerome in his work of re-establishing
the reputation of the slain man.
For it must be remembered that at this
time Evelyn Nesblt was only sixteen years
of age; that her mother and her brother
were being supported by White, and that
there is no evidence to show that the
mother ever told her that the relations aha
sustained with White were wrong?even if
the mother wu cognisant of them.
Kay Bebound Against Jerome.
In the failure of her own mother to tell
her and with the insistence of White that
such things were the rale with those In
society?only don't be found out?the
girl's statement that she did not know
that she was doing wrong is by no means
incredible. That Evelyn Nesbit broke dowa
yesterday was of less real consequence la
the final result than that Mr. Jerome should
have been naught breaking her down In
connection not so much with her own past
as in connection with her mother, who
has turned, somewhat unnaturally, from
her own child in the crucial period In her
The contrast between the mother seeking
tb convict her own daughter of perjury In
the witness chair after the mother had accepted
the bounty of her daughter's married
male friend, and the daughter weeping
on the stand over the revelations concerning
the character of her own mother, lent
the weeping child wife's tears not only
pathos, but eloquence as well.
If the hearts of the Jurymen were touched
by the spectacle of this young woman in
tears, breaking down finally over implied
Imputations upon the character of the
' mother after withstanding for more than
two days the onslaughts of the district ati
torney upon her own right to give testimony
to save her husband from being pot
to death by th& State?If the sympathies of
the Jury followed the sympathies ot the
t gazing, eager crowd in the court?can the
prosecution have benefited by the spectacle
i which l(r. Jerome served up? Do the effects
of the disclosures made by this gruel>
ing of the witness outweigh the effect
wnicn un situation naa upon ltie minas
and the bear La of the twelve men la the
Effect Upon the Jury.
Perhaps Mr. Jerome believes he has gained
a point In his effort to convict Thaw.
Mr. Jerome appeared yesterday la the role
of a prosecutor who had absolutely ao scruples
la his means of attaining aa end, aad
In this aspect of the day's developments the
' chances of convicting Thaw seem quite as
remote as they were when Evelyn made a
confession in court that startled the nation.
In all great murder trials such as this It
has been apparent that a beautiful woman
Is a dangerous factor In the case; that beneath
the sworn duty ot the jury to Had on
evidence, and on that alone, rest the lm
pulses of the human heart, and that these
I Impulses are far beyond the control of the
cold faculties of reason. Allowed to remain
i dormant, these faculties may not play a
i part, and the case may be decided by some
1 ruiev ox ioftc niauc uj uuuwu u?uw. ?#u?
brought Into play by a display of mercilessneas
upon the part of a spectacular law
yer?such a display as would causa the
' heart to atep in and Influence the operations
of the mind?these Impulses dictate
t verdicts, consign criminals to punishment,
and even rescue murderers from the penalties
which the law imposes for capital of'
Howard Nesbit'a Change of Heart.
The pitiful sight of his sorrow-stricken
sister dawned upon young Howard Nesblt
for the first time yesterday. As she lay
moaning In an antechamber of the court
room he announced that under no circumstances
would be take the stand and again
try to break down her dramatic story,
i "I will die first," he repeated several
: times as he paced the passageways In the
criminal courts building.
Toung Nesblt's sudden change of attitude
t did not astonish those who have noticed
his actions for the past few days. When
she began to relate her sad narrative his
heart softened. He was determined, howt
ever, to protect the memory of Stanford
White until his sister broke down and began
to sob on the witness stand. Blood
told then, and he announced that he would
stand by her at all hazards.
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bunch, 75c.; peas, Fla., ptr basket, 8.00a
GREEN FRUITS.?Apples, packed, per
bbl., 2.00a4.50; oranges, Fla., per box, 2.00
a3.50; oranges, Cal. navels, per box, 2.00a
3.25; grape fruit, per box, 3.00a5.00- pineapples.
per crate, 3.00a4.00; cranberries,
per box, 2.00a3.00; cranberries, per bbl.,
6.50a9.00; strawberries, per qt. box, 25a40.
HAT AND STRAW.?Timothy, choice,
20.00a20.50; No. 1, 19.50a20.00; No. 2. 18.00
al9.00; mixed hay, 15.00al9.00; clover,
13.00al6.00. Straw, rye, bundle, 10.50a
11.00; rye, machine thrash, 8.50&9.00;
wheat, 7.00a7.25; oat straw, per ton, 8.00
BEEF CUTS.?No. 1 ribs, per lb.. 13; No.
2 ribs, per lb., lOall; No. 3 ribs, per lb.,
8al0. No. 1 loins, per lb., 13; No. 2 loins,
per lb., lOall; No. 3 loins, per lb.. 8al0.
No. 1 chucks, per lb., 7; No. 2 chucks, per
lb., 5%a0; No. 3 chucks, per lb., 5. No 1
rounds, per lb.. 8; No 2 rounds, per lb., 7;
No. 3 rounds, per lb., 6%.
DRESSED MEATS. ? Ham. country,
sugar-cured. 16al8. Hogs, small and neat,
per cwt, 9.00; medium. 8.50; heavy. 8.00.
LIVE STOCK.?Cattle, extra, per cwt.
5.00o5.25; butcher, per cwt., 4.50a4.75; ordinary,
per cwt., 2.50. Hogs, per cwt.,
gross. 7.25a7.50. Sheep. 4-50a5.00; lambs,
choice, per lb., 7%; medium, per lb.. 6a7.
Calves, choice, per lb., 7a7H; medium, per
lb., 6%a7. Cows, prime, fresh, each. 35.00
a50.00; common, each, 20.00a30.00; old and
dry, each, 10.00al2.00.
WOOL AND HIDES. ?Wool, washed,
free of burs, per lb.. 3oa36; wool, unwashed,
per lb., 27a28. Hides, green, per
lb., 11; dry, per lb., 16al8. Sheepskins,
green, each, 1.25al.50; dry. each, 75al.25.
Calfskins, green, each, l.OOal.SO. Minks,
each, 2.50a3.00; muskrats, 20a25; foxes,
75a2.25; opossum. 15a25; coonskins, 75a
i.00; skunk, 50al.25; otter. 7.00al2.00.
GRAIN.?Wheat, choice, 72a75; fair to
good. 65&70; ordinary, 55a60. Corn, shelled,
white, 53a55; yellow, 52a54; ear, 2.75a
3.00. Oata, western white. No. 2, 47a48;
mixed, 46a48. Bran, per ton, 24.00a26.00.
London Closing Stocks,
LONDON, February 22, 4 p.m.
Conaola for money 86 11-18
Consols for account 86 13-16
Anaconda 15%
Atchison 105%
Atchison pfd 103
Baltimore and Ohio 115%
Canadian Pacific 191%
Chesapeake and Ohio 52%
Chicago Great Western 16ft
Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul... ir>l
De Beers 29%
Denver and Rio Grande 38%
Denver and Bio Grande pfd 83
Erie 36';
Erie lat pfd 72%
Erie 2d pfd 63
Illinois Central 16S
Louisville and Nashville 187%
Missouri, Kansas and Texas 43%
New York Central 131
Norfolk and Western 86%
Norfolk and Western pfd 88
nnf.rin anil Woatapn AJUL
Fnurlnslt ST
Band Mine* ?%
Reading O
Southern Hallway 11%
Southern Railway pfd H
Southern Pacific *6%
Union Pacific 1TOK
Union Pacific pfd SS
United State* Steel 46%
United States Steel pfd 10T%
Wabash .77. II
Wabaah pfd. 32Vi
Bar sllrer, steady, SI U-1M. per ounce.
Money, 4% per cent.
The rate of discount la the open market for short
bills 1> 4% pft cent.
The rate of discount in the open market for threemonths
blUa is 4 13-10a4% per cent.
Liverpool Grain.
LIVERPOOL, February 22.?Closing: ]
Wheat?Spot strong; No. 2 red western
winter 6s. 2d.; futures steady; March, 6s.
6d; May, 6s. 6Hd.; July, 6s. 2ftd.
Corn?Spot steady; American mixed nsw,
4s. 6d.; do old, 4s. T%d. Futures quiet;
March, 4s. 4%d.; May, 4s. BW.
Floor for tho Orient.
PORTLAND, Ore., February 22.?The
British steamship Oymerlc cleared yesterday
for Shanghai with 200,000 barrels of
flour; the Japanese steamship Kotlara sailed
tor Shanghai with 25,427 barrels of flour.
praraoygp by roa. /
Summer Boms of In. M. JL ward
a Total Loaft.
Special Oomspoadaace of the Stir. ,
ROCKVILi,E, MdL, February 33. 1WT.
"Edgewood." the beautiful summer home
of lira. Martha A. Beard of Washington,
situated on the Beard farm, about a mile
from Rockvllle. was completely destroyed
by lire about 8 o'clock yesterday evening.
The fire was not discovered until it bad
gained such headway that It was useless to
attempt to extinguish the flame* and the
effort* of those who responded to the alarm
were directed toward the furniture, nearly
all o* which waa saved. How the Are originated
la not known, but waa probably
caused by a defective flue. The building
waa occupied by Mrs. Beard's oldest son,
Harry A. Beard, and family. The lose is
placed at about 18,000. The property waa
Liverpool Cotton.
LIVERPOOL, February 22.?Closing: Cotton?Spot
In fair demand; prices six points
higher; American middling fair, 6.85; good
middling, &39; middling, 6.06; low middling,
5.71; good ordinary, 5.23; ordinary, 4.99.
The sales of the day were 8,000 bales, of
which 500 were for speculation and export
and included 7,100 American. Receipt*,
16,000 bales, including 13,100 American. Futures
opened and closed steady; American
middling g, o. c. February, 5.71; February
and March, 5.66%; March and April, 5.65;
April and May, 5.64; May and June, fi.63;
June and July, 5.61%; July and August,
5.09%; August and September, 5.55%; September
and October, 5.53; October and November,
5.49%; November and December,
5.49; December and January, 5.49; January
and February, 5.49%.
V/,nt? 1>_?1?
j> v^cxgu ajwhrvr??
BERLIN, February 22?Exchange on
London, 20 marks 51% pfennigs for checks.
Discount rates; short bills, 4% per cent;
three mortths" bills, 4% per cent.
PARIS, February 22.?Closing; Three per
cent rentes 95 francs T2H centimes for the
account. Exchange on London, 25 francs 28
centimes for checks. j
LONDON. February 22.?Bullion amounting
to ?62,000 was taken into the Bank of
England on balance today.
Under U. 8. QoTernm?nt Control.
==Tfais Bank
Is Open Every
Saturday Night
?from 6 to 9:30 o'clock, for
the convenience of those who
find our regular banking
hours inconvenient.
Start an account here with
a portion of this week's salary.
3 Per Cent Interest
Paid on Savings Accounts.
Commercial Accounts Invited.
Savings Bank,g??5gAM>
fe22-fIm,w,40 _
- ~ ''
Branch Bank on the main floor of
the Woodward A Lothrop Store.
Opportunities to make more
money come to those who have
money. You can accumulate money
by depositing part of your earnings
in a savings account with this Bank.
Interest at the rate -T) (H)/ j
$1 opens a Barings account.
Geo. H. Harriet, I. H. Ralston.
I. 0. Kimball. John B. Sleman, Jr.,
William B. King, E. Qulncy Smith.
A. M. Lothrop, E. N. Waters.
Theo. W. Nojes, S. W. Woodward.
Union Savings jBanIc?
710 14th St.
Adjoinlag the old location.
Elegant banking room, with
fine fixtures and superior vault,
N.W. COR. of 12th and G sts.
n w. Pprf??rt licrVit firn> lnra
tion, especially adapted for office
or financial institution.
For particulars see
TJhe F. H. Smith Co.
(e. smith. Id. d. l? timer, a T. nnuo,
11408 N. Y. Ave.
fr22 2sd
Fisk & Robinson
Government Bonds
and otheb
vnvasfntan4 qarorhias
?UT V9MUV11? WVMK kfrlV#
88 Ce<U- Street, 38 Stat* Street.
New York. Boston.
; i^^TTjl E Pay Interest!
On Deposits j|
JI ?in our SAVINGS Depart- J J
J [ ment and permit the withdraw- J}
J J al of funds at any time. ; >
i i C76avlngs Department open from >
\; 6 to 9 p.m. e#ery Saturday.
.fgg-jgd I t
The Safest Investments
Am those that do not depend
opon the financial responsibility
or the stability of any tndlrtdnal
or corporation, not deeda of
traat (mmrtgtgP) notes llborajlj
aecored on good real estate lotto
District of Pal?Ma naatitute
"gllt-edfe" Investments.
These an the only kind we make
and supply to lores tors. Iter
bsar Interest, parable aaml-animaUr,
at ths rate of Five per cent
rnrnn, and nj be had ?C as
nowts from JMO and apvard
at par and accrued Interest.
Bscd Cor booklet, "Qoaeenriag
Swartzeil, Rheem &
Hensey Co.,
wabhui building,
918 r trntsT mobthwzst.
m dmtjuot mm, bum
MM K*w Totk 8Mb
4tU-tf.14k.c4i -
i| We Offer
?! Anv part of $25,000 WA
Mortgage 5% Gold Bon<
j , O K1 o C /?r**
iui/iv maiui awu
Detailed information
Crane,. Parrii
604 14th S
I Washlngl
'l ^
i George
j il
It was claimed,
I could hurl a silver
dollar across the
Potomac River.
That was making
money go a long
way. But today
it is possible to
send a dollar away
for a year, and at ti
i it will come back
i "
The way to do
account In this bar
interest which we |
Home 5a v
7th and Mas
7th and H Sts. N.E.
1 Deposits more than ;
i ? 55
J Capital, 11,000,000?Surplu* $1.300,000. |
: Drafts "t \
< i !
i ?On principal cities of the world. k
??Letters of Credit issued. ^
1?Exchange bought and sold. ?
' - -Investments & Collections made. {
1?Stocks & Bonds bought & sold. *j
: RSggSBANr' |
i Pa. Ave., opposite U.S. Treasury, f!
* (C21-2M v
ww ft ww" w* w mwww '?w?"
Always Ready
To Serve You.
HIS Bank is equipped to
/T| render excellent banking,
service continuously from
9.30 a.m. to 12 midnight.
Active business
_ and personal accounts
are solicited. I
Washington Exchange
Rank. 7l?Ai!h
? ? y oircci.
2 ?
\l Put Your Money In |
I;-That Do Not Depreciate.\\
! | Loans secured by KRST deed j?
j ; of truBt on HIGH-CLASS Wash- [
I t ington Real Estate for sale, net- ; e
i tins 5 per cent to Investor, In j
i i sums of $2,000 to $30,000. In- ;;
i I spectlon Invited. ) i
II Heiskell& McLeran, {|
! I 1008 F St N. W.
Loan <& Trust Co.
PAID-OP CAPITAL. $1,000,000.
"8URPLUS, $600,000 (KAJL.VXD)."
? Loan la aay aamat made as ippnrM ntl
? MUM or collateral at roaaansMa rataa.
? Interest paid upon depoalta on moatklj bal
ancea subject to cbeek.
This coapaaj acta aa ncntor, admlalatra?
toe, traatee, ascot, treasurer, ngl .nr and
? Is an other fiduciary capacities.
Boxes for re at la barglar aad trs-proof
? Taulta (or safe deposit and atorags of ralnakla
? pack ana.
Baal Srtata Depart ta sat Is prepared to as?
SSSM tke management of nmr real estate.
Careful attention til? U an details.
JOHIt JO* BDBON Proaldaat
MUM A. SWOPS. Visa rrs.ldsat
ELLIS SPKAB Birial Visa Prealdsat
AMDBKW t'A UK KM Treasanr
BABBIT O. IOUH Assistant Treaaorsr
BOYD TATLOB Assistant Tressnrsr
* *
\\ "WHAT HAS jf
!! HE DONE?" {?
j [ ?Napoleon's Famous QmiUw.
A spirit of sdraatato (tfcs iriw oil It j '
folly) imoi to animate mm when firing '
i i out bolldinc contracts to beginners or on- < t
I ' knows boUders. Certainly chances are i
i I taken at tbs ovtsst?later It becomes nulte i t
I l trtlint that ebaneaa are teat. Not oaty are 1 r
! rbaaraa lost, but slss time snd money. Do 3 j
not permit yaoiself to b^espertnwited apoa ;
1 a's^'ssss-sssi
TCb? BaUder Who M*k?a (M."
| ronurciAL
' for Sale I
lSHINGTON, alexan- i
is, due 1955 (interest pay- <
r 1), at 100 and accrued in- '
! I
on application. \ \
1 .
3 Co., Bankers, 11
treet N. W.,
ton, D. C. ||
hie end of that time
with three cents
this is to start an
ak and receive the
iogs Bank
s. Ave. N.W.
436 7th St S.W.
a Million and a Half.
i _ : "
Real Estate
From $500
There is no loaa toe larte for us to handle. If tt
is satisfactorily leturri on District of Colombia
real estate. If to* want money and can offer
rea' estate security let us show you how promptly
we cap paaa on your application and on what satisfactory
terms we can make It. If approved.
5% I mi vestment.
We offer for sale real eat ate notes In denomination*
of $300 and npwarda. well secured by deed of
trust (mortgage* on Washlngtoa city property only.
Tht-rr Investments paj 6 i?er cent est We collect
the Interest, etc., sad remit wlthoat charge.
KeKrences: Anf floaaclal Institution la WaahiDftOB.
Real Estate, Insurance,
Investment Loans,
11311 Q Street Northwest,
Washington, D. C.
should be one'* first consideration In
selecting a bank. The fact that this
bank Is the second oldest In the District,
has won success and has always
served its patrons well argues
ji in favor of your considering placing
j your account bere.
*C3 41 Mnf Innnl
I SeCOtM Bank,""* II
begad OMtat Is tkm District.
7th St. Bet. E and F Sts.
J?10^m,28 M
The Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York
Ounitw tad tow f.r Ufa. wUek mm
t? HHwtd tr "W Inr >Hwl aad wnotr aO>
Boot or uhU rtlak Itn nwliM la tuccssfal
boiinea. ai>?rt?aua a< Ut7JUnt jtmml
Batw win to lailrtil apoa mmt.
Hoapr ht Dttrict of (MUt
ft ISM r at. a.?.
Advances Money at Six Per
Cent Per Annum on
Real Estate.
Office, 506 Uth St. N.W.
pat man tkaa ttw napur iMJlng thaun; MM
b? inn yean old: a* ladintrial polled TUI

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