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CORTELYOU DEPOSITS CASH
MOST OF IT EXPECTED TO GO TO
INTERIOR.
J
Transaction Carried Out Secretly as
Secretary Planned?Banker Guesses
A OQ AAA AAA
NEW YORK. August 31.?The Treasury
I>epartment made substantial deposits yesterday
In some of the banks of this city
and perfected arrangements for further deposits
today. These and ft few others
placed previously constitute the buik of the
deposits on the first week of the operation
of Secretary Cortelyou's new poll-y. In
acoordanee with one of the terms of this
policy no Information ot the amount or
the deposits and the manner of their distribution
was obtainable, either from the
t authorities at Washington or the suMreasury
off!rials in this city. The amount was
estimated by a banker to be in excess of
$t>.00O.<KX>.
y*. To Mercantile Banks.
Most of-these first deposits jnder Secretary
t'ortelyoil's plan go to the mercantile
bunks of this city. Some of the Wall
ptreet banks got deposits of fair amount,
but these, it was understood, were Institutions
having the largest number of Interior
correspondents, and were assisted In
or<ter to Increase tholr ability to assist
hanks in the crop sections. The mercantile
hanks?the Chemical, for instance?benefited
principally from the first operation of the
new plan.
The hanker who made the JS.000,000 estimate
of the amount of the week's deposits
made or arranged for said that he did not
base it on such figures as ordinarily he coneidered
necessary in making such an estimate.
It was Impossible for any one. he
said, to m.ik" a certainly approximate appraisal.
because Mr. Cortelyou has furnished
abundant reason for the maintenance*
of a policy of taciturnity in regard to
the matter, and most bankers consider
themselves bound to re.-pect the Secretary's
wishes. The $8,000.00)1 estimate was accordingly
a guess, but it was a guess made
lifter consultation with the heads of several
of the largest mercantile banks.
Reasons for Secrecy.
, Socrctar* Cortelyou's prime reasons for
secrecy m reg;tru 10 me aisiriouuon ana
^ amount of the deposits were desires that
they should not upset the foreign exchange
by bringing nbout a sudden export movement
of gold and that no one should assume
a feeling of speculative optimism or
desire for business expansion because of
w>e deposits. Me Mas given lair notice mat
the depiwlts would be placed in the localities
where, according to the b?=st Information
lie could obtain, they would be most
needed That they are placed principally in
mercantile banks of New York is, therefore.
nu assurance that next week's deposits
will not go to some interior city or to
banks which are accustomed to supply
money tor crop-moving purposes, uirecuy
or indirectly. It is believed, a great part
of the deposits in the next few weeks will
get to the interior.
THE GRAIN MARKETS.
CHICAGO, August 31.?The wheat market
tatfny opened hrm. because of hlgtier cabie*.
an advance of hi to % in the price of cash
corn, and a good demand from commission
houses. The volume of trade was not
large. December wheat opened % higher,
at to and sold at
The corn market opened steady to *4
Ihiglier on good buying by commission
houses. The bullish factors were light
local receipts, large cash sales and reports
that the crop generally will be late.
December opened higher at 5i>a5i)V>i.
?nd then reacted on realizing sales to 58%.
The oats market was firm on good buying
*>y commission houses and light offerings.
L December oats were 'aa'-i higher at 4S^a
48%. and sold up to 49HThe
provisions market was slow and
prices steady.
The wheat market held strong for the
trrtwter part of the session, despite occasional
setbacks due to realising sales. The
, close was strong, with December " gale
hifh^r. a.t
Com prices held steady vntil the close,
Which was unchanged for December at
68%a50.
Close: Whoat?September, 92; December,
91%. Corn?September, tK>H; December, 58%
afif* Oats?September, 4t>; December, 51^iPork?September,
15.00; October, 15.(55.
I^ard?September. S.STVa; October. 9.02Vi&
S.(X> Ribs?September, w..">2V4; October, S.tiTV..
I Rye?rash. 85a>i7. Barley?Cash, 7Ha?0.
.Flax. clover and timothy, nothing doing.
Liverpool Grain Prices.
LIVERPOOL,, August 31.?Wheat?Spot
nominal. No. 2 red western winter, no stock;
futures llrm; September, 77s. tWtid.; December.
7s. ICid.; March, 7s. 10M:d. Corn?Spot
ftnady; American mixed, new, no stock;
Id northern. 3s. ..;Vd.: futures steady; September,
5s. 4V*d.; October, 5s. SVid.
THE LONDON MARKET.
LONDON, August 31.? Americans beneLllted
by the steps taken to assure the success
of the issue of September 10 of the
94O.OOO.0OO of 4H p >r cent New York city
bonds and the expectation of a favorable
New York bank statement. They opened
toady at a fraction over parity and in
pite of the holiday in New York prices
hardened and closed firm.
London Closing Stocks.
LONDON. AiiKtitft 31, 1 i?.m.
CoomoU for money 82%
Oon*??U for moonlit 82-%
Aba<'<?iuIu
U'fellaMiU 8I>* H
Atchim.n |?M W3
Baltimore a nil OMo
Canadian Pacific ltMWfc
Cheaapeake and Ohio 84 Vi
Clilcax<> Great Western lO
Ohlcatro. Milwaukee ami St. Paul 124
Denver and Rio Grande 22%
Dearer and Klo Grande pfd 08
Mi J?%
Krle l*t pfd 50
Krle 2d pfd 37
Grand Trunk ^4*4
Illinois Central 138
Ixniuvllle and Naabville 110
IfiSMOurf. Kansas and Tex a a .HOVj
New York Central 107
Norfolk and Western - 71*.;
Norfolk mil! Western j?fd 84
Oatarl" ?u?| WVfttwn 33%
CHM^YlVMUia. . W?4
iKi Mine* V\
dh.3 4S-I4
Southern Kallwiy. ..
Hootliern Hallway j?fii T>o
iftioutht'lll I'HOlflC
Daina Pacific 131T.fc
II i;altr.i States Steel 32%
Unltr.i 8t?tM Steel pfd 974
l W?b?*h US
1 Wmb??b pfd 21
, Bar silver, wteadj. 314d. per ounce.
L Moot'.r 1***2,? per rent.
K The rate of discount In the open market for ?hort
M1U in 4M? |>er cent.
Tlx* rate of dl*ci>unt in the open market for tbree MMth
Mil* ? 4?-4a4*s p?*r rent.
NEW YORK BANK STATEMENT.
NEW YORK. August 31.?The bank
statement of clearing house bunks for the
week shows that the banks hol.1 l*JM4Vi
mor than the legal reserve requirements.
Thin Is a decrease of $1,219,900 as comparvil
with last week. The statement follows
Irfwuis. $1.0f*7.98r?.4"0; decrease, $166,000.
Deposits. $1.04tt.t?.v>,s00; decrease. ?1%T27.m>i
Circulation, Jj0.rW8,500; increase, $14.1,100.
l*gal tenders. MP.430.MN); increase, $495.40*
Specie, $200,8S9.500; decrease. J2.14T?-!00.
Reserve, J270.420.400; decrease, $1,651,900.
Reserve required, $201.0?i't,95O; decrease,
$431.9f>o.
Surplus, $8,756,450; decrease. $1,219,950.
Ki I'ntted States deposits. $15.737,975; de
ereas<-. |l.l?w.4Y.?
Money on cull, nominal. Time loans,
nominal. sixty days. 5'4 per cent, and ninety
V ?UJ?. 0; six months, t;^a7.
* Close ?Prime mercantile paper, CaO% per
cent Sterling exihan^. nominal, with
' aetual business In bankers' bills ut ^
1 for demand and at 4S2.20 for sixty-day
I kUU Commercial bills, Bar silver,
Lpm Mexican dollars, 52vfc.
OFFICERS FOR BANK
STOCKHOLDERS OF DIME SAVINGS
INSTITUTION HOLD ELECTION.
The following officers fmd directors of th?
Dime Savlnnw Bank soon to open In this
city were elected by a meeting of tha
stockholders in the office of Leo P. Harlow
at Alexandria, Va., yesterday:
President. Maurice D. Rosenberg; first
vice president, John B. Harrell; second
vice president. It. W. Baker; secretary,
William Montgomery; auditor, John F.
Collins, and counsel, Alexander Wolf; directors.
Maurico D. Rosenberg, D. W.
Baker, John B. Harrell, Timothy Ring.
Harry Friedlander, Harry King, John F.
Collins, Alexander Wolf, William A. Engel,
Harry Standiford. Edward Swing. William
Blum. William A. Hall, Max Cohen,
Monroe Luchs, Ashley M. Gould, Joseph
Sunders C. C. Wilson, R. P. Andrews, Albert
S. Gatley, Louis J. Jackson. William
Montgomery, Dr. Clarence A. Weaver,
Richard J. Earnshaw and Floyd E. Davis.
It was announced that the capital stock
of was oversubscribed, in consequence
of which it will be necessary to return
some of the subscriptions. Almost
the entire capitalization was represented in
person or by proxy, fifty of the stockholders
being in attendance.
WHOLESALE MARKET EEPOET.
Quotations given below are for large
lots. Jobbers' prices from lc to 2c higher.
KtHlS. ? Nearby fresh Virginia, 22a23;
west Virginia and southwest Virginia,
22; Tennessee, 22; North Carolina, 21).
BUTTER. ? Creamery, fancy, 25,/4a26.
Western firsts. 24a24H: seconds, 22;i23%.
Process, fancy, 21%a22; fair to good, 20a
21. Store-packed, fresh, 18al9.
CHEESE.? New York state factory,
new. larire. 14V>al5
POULTRY. ? Chickens, spring, per lb.,
17; hens, per lb., 13; roosters, per lb., 7;
Keats, per lb., 10.
DRESSED POULTRY. ? Hens, choice,
per lb.. 15; roosters, per lb.. 9al0; chickens,
per lb., 18a19; ducks, per lb., 10al2.
VEGETABLES.?Potatoes, new, per bbl..
No. 1, 1.50a2.00; No. 2, 75al.OO; potatoes,
new. sweet, per bbl., 4.00a5.00; carrots,
new, per bunch, 2; cucumbers, per basket,
2.">a4<?; onions, per bbl., 2.5oa3.50; peppers,
per hundred, 1.50; tomatoes, per
bushel box, 25a35; cabbaee, per bbl., 30a
GO; eggplant, per doz., 25a35; squash, per
basket, 25aS5; per bbl., 75; snap, beans,
per bu., 50; per bbl., 75al.50; wax beans,
per bu., 40; lima beans, per qt., 15a20;
now beets, per bunch, l%a2; lettuce, per
bbl., 1.50a2.00; peas, per bbl.. 3.00a4.00;
pnrn npr <io7 . loalii: rvkra ripr carrier fiO
a 1.00; celery, per bunch, 35at50.
GRREN FRUITS.?Apples, new southern.
per bbl., 1.50a3.50; orang-es, Cal., per
box, 3.50a4.75; grape fruit, per box, 2.50a
4.0??; pineapples, per crate, 1.25a4.50;
peaches, per crate, 2.00a3.00; cantaloupes,
per crate. 75a2.00; watermelons, each,
15a35; plums, per crate, 1.25a2.50; blackberries,
pre quart. f>al5; huckleberries,
per quart box, loal2%; grapes, per crate,
7.->al.50.
HAY AND STRAW.?Timothy, choice,
20.00; No. 1, 19.00a20.00; No. 2, 18.00a
19.00; mixed hay, 15.00al7.00; clover, 15.00
alU.OO. Straw, rye, bundle, ll.00a.ll.50;
atf.75; oat straw, per ton, 8.00.
LIVE STOCK.?Cattle, extra, per cwt.,
5.50a5.75; butcher, per cwt., 4.75a5.00; ordinary,
per cwt., 2.50a3.00. Hogs, per cwt.,
gross. O.r>0a6.75. Sheep, 3.00a3.50; lambs,
spring, cholre. 7a7%. Calves, choice, per
lb., 8; medium, per lb., 7a7V&. Cows,
prime, fresh, each, 35.Wa30.00; common,
each, i0.00a30.oo; old and dry, each, 10.00
al'J.OO.
BEEF CUTS?Ribs. No. 1. per )b? 13;
No. '1. 12: No. 3. 10. Rounds No. 1. ner
lb., 10; No. 2, S>, No. 3, 8. Loins, No. .1,
j>er lb-. 13; No. 2, 12; No. 3, 11. Chucks,
No 1. per lb., 8; No. 2, 7; No. 3, 6.
WOOL# AND HIDES. ? Wool, washed,
free of burrs, per lb.. 30; wool, unwashed,
per lb., 22a24. Hides, green, per lb.. 8;
dry, per lb.. 16alS. Sheepskins, green,
each, 1.25a 1.50; dry, each. 75al.25. Calfskins,
green, each 1.35al.50.
GRAIN.?Wheat, new soutliedn, 60a85.
Corn, shelled, white, (58a73; yellow, C8a73;
ear. 3.65a3.85. Oats, western white. No. 2,
U4a6G; mixed, 62a64. Bran, per ton. 24.00a
25.00. Middlings, per ton, 2G.OOa2g.OO.
THE BALTIMORE MARKETS.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BALTIMORE. Md.. August 81.-WHEAT?Firmer;
s[K)t, contract. 93->inl>P?%; spot. No. 2 red western,
0tia!iC%; August, P3%at*4; September, 93%aitt; October,
95895*4; steamer No. 2 red. 88a38%; receipts.
42.(593 bushels; new southern on grade,
8Sa95.
CORN?Steady; sj>ot, mixed. 03M?a63%; No. 2
white. 05; August. 031&a63%; September. 65a65*4;
October, 61V4; year. steamer mixed, 5'JVia
; receipts. 9.654 bushels.
OATS?Kasier; No. 2 white, MatfTft; old. ?3Ha
04; No. 3 white, heavy. 54V2a'*>5; old, t?2aG3; No. 3
white, light. r>Ha54; old, 01a02; No. 2 mixed, 52Via
&ar nld recelnta. 11 K:u hnvhola
Quiet.
OLl) HAY?Steady, tinehangpd.
GKAIN FKEIGHTS?Quiet, urn-hanged.
THE FOREIGN BANKS.
PARIS, August 31.?Three per cent
rentes. 94 francs 40 centimes far the account.
Exchange on London, 25 -francs
IV2 centimes for checks.
BERLIN. August .11.?Exdfc;inge on London,
2t) marks 49% pfennigs for checks.
Discount rates?Short bills, 5 per cent;
three months' bills, 4^4 per cent.
STOCK MARKET IMPROVED.
Pressure to Sell Decidedly Diminished.
Money Stringency Relieved.
NEW YORK, August 31.?Speculative sentiment
lias perceptibly improved during the
and tlie stock market has given evidence
of having arrived at an oversold condition.
The improvement In prices was
largely due to coverings of shorts, but the
pressure to sell was decidedly diminished.
The t'nited States treasury's plan of relief
of the money market by weekly deposits of
government funds with national banks during
the crop-moving period caused a relaxation
in money stringency both at home and
abroad.
The prospect that the proposed offering
of $40,000,000 New York city 4>* per cent
bonds would be a success had a good effect
on financial sentiment. The decision to pay
Erie dividends in scrip instead of cash contrasted
with a fear that they would be
passed entirely or cut and did not hurt the
market.
AN INDEX TO BUSINESS.
T> o ^ n XX J1 _ J W " ? * '
m. uuu w. x?vau uauuiou JUHliy X HJiglU
Cars During June.
As Indicative that there has been no falling
off in the volume of business handled
by the railroads throughout the country
the ttgures Just at hand of the freight car
movement on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad
during June shows a total car mileage
for the month of 06,867,111, an Increase
over the same month last year of over 3,500.000.
and an average per car per day of
30.3 miles.
The Baltimore and Ohio, however, made a
notable record during the mqnth of May of
this year, with an average movement per
car per day of 31.7 miles In a total car
mileage of 70.9(51.116. Thfs business was
dune with a daily average of a little over
73,000 freight-carrying cars on the road and
makes a good showing for the operating
department in quick movement of the cars
and for the traffic department In getting
the business.
jDuuuiug x-crmiis xssuea.
Inspector Ashford issued the following
building permits today:
To Mrs. William Britt. one two-story
frame dwelling at Grant road, estimate to
cost $1,000; architect, William M. Gorman;
builder. John H. Hurdle.
To A. R. Maixullo. one two-story frame
dwelling. at -'1st place southeast, estimated
tc co?t $ 1.3*J0; architect, S. R. Pohl; builder,
James Thomas.
NEW LINE OF STEAMERS
OPPOSITION TO PRESENT NOBFOLK-WASHINGTON
SERVICE.
Virginia Capitalists to Start With the
Steel Propeller Kontauk Within
Ten Days.
Within the next ten days, it Is stated,
capitalists of Richmond and Norfolk, Va.,
will put a steamer on the day route from
this city to the Jamestown exposition, Old
Point and Norfolk, to make tri-weekly
trips, and as soon as another steamer can
be secured the trips will be made dally. Mr.
W. W. 8. Butler, general manager or the
Newport News, Hampton and Old Point
Electric Railway Company, has been in the
city for the past two days making the final
arrangements for the starting of the line,
and is today having an uptown office on Q
street between 13th and 14th streets pui
In shartn to start hnsinpas
The steamer to be used on the route la
the steel-hulled screw boat Montauk.
Riley's wharf, at the foot of 6th street
southwest, has been secured as the Washington
terminus for the line. Mr. Butler Is
engaging his office force In this city, and
within the next week the office will be
opened.
The new enterprise lp said to be backed
by the railway and electric company ol
which Mr. Butler is manager, and Mr. W.
J. Payne of the American National Bank
of Richmond Is president.
The steamer Montauk, which will be
placed on the route. Is & handsome vessel,
somewhat smaller than the steanvers now
on the Norfolk run, but built for bay service
She is a new boat, havlnff been built
at Baltimore In 1902 for the Queen Anne
Hall-way Company. She was then called the
Queen Caroline, but when sold about two
years ago to parties in New York her name
was changed to Montauk.
Speed of Eighteen Miles an Hour.
She Is a vessel of 641 gross and 463 net
tons. Is 103 feet long, 30.1 feet beam and
11.02 feet deep. Her engines have an Indicated
horsepower of 1,000 and she has a
speed of about eighteen miles an hour.
The steamer is handsomely fitted up and
is well adapted, it s said, to daylight service
on Chesapeake bay.
While nothing positive is known regarding
the rates to be charged bv the new com
pany, it is said that they will be somewhat
less than those now charged by the existing
line.
CURB MARKET SPARES.
Lawyer Allen's Petition Thrown Out
of Court and He Is Rebuked.
NEW YORK, August 31.?James A. Allen,
the attorney who filed in the supreme court
a petition for a writ directing Police Com
iinooiviin uiuKiiuni iu auuw i-ausp wny ne
should not suppress the curb market on
Broad street as a public nuisance and disturber
of traffic, came In for a rebuke yesterday
from Justice Guy. The justice threw
the case out of court and charged up $10
costs to Mr. Allen, besides scoring- the petitioner
as one whose object was dictated by
ulterior motives.
After giving it as his opinion that at the
present lime, wnen lack of sufficient police
protection had raised a serious question for
Commissioner Ilfcngham, the call for police
interference with the curb market assumed
the proportions of triviality, Justice Guy
went on to characterize the attorney's petition
more explicitly.
"While the petltioner'9 solicitude as to
the preservation of public morals and his
general desire to prevent all violation of
the constitutional provisions prohibiting
gambling would be commendable under
some circumstances, his disregard of more
serious offenses would seem to Indicate obliquity
of mental vision; but whatever his
motives may be. he has failed In this instance
to make out a case which should appeal
to any Intelligent court."
Justice Guy remarked further that "or
all the facts presented It would seem that
the petitioner has either been led to make
this application from want of more serious
occupation or that his motives are of a
character which do not commend themselves
to this court."
BOOT RETURNS TO MULDOON'S.
Looks Forward to Trip to Mexico With
Anticipation.
UTICA, August 31.?Secretary of State
Root, who was summoned to Clinton to attend
the funeral of his brother. Prof. Oren
Root of Hamilton College, returned to Muldoon's
training retreat on the Hudson yesterday
afternoon. The Secretary appeared
to be feeling well and said he was looking
forward to his trip to Mexico the latter
part of next month with great anticipation.
While in Utica Secretary Root called
upon Representative Sherman, who took up
with him the matter of the removal to the
United States of the body of Ray Poole, a
prominent young resident of this city who
died In Honduras two weeks ago, and whose
body must remain interred In that country
five years unless the State Department at
Washington is able to have the Honduran
government suspend the stringent regulations.
Mr. Root was deeply impressed with the
circumstances of Poole's death and immediately
forwarded the following telegram
to Acting Secretary of State Adee:
"In reference to the removal of the body
of Ray Poole, who died in. Honduras on
the 21st instant, about which Representative
Sherman has wired, I desire every
effort made to procure the consent of the
Honduran government for the immediate
removal of the body to the United States."
KILLED BY A TBAIN.
Washington Boy's Legs Cut Off at
Orange, Va.
A message was received at police headquarters
from Alexandria this morning
telling of a fatal accident that occurred at
Orange, Va.. last ni'ght, the victim being
Claude King, nineteen years of age, whose
mother lives at 7th and M streets northwest,
in this city. His sister lives at 916
7th street southwest.
The message came from the office of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company,
and gave the information that King was
run over by a train, losing both his legs.
He died a few minutes after the accident
occurred. Arrangements have been made
for bringing the remains to this city for
lniermcni.
King was recently employed at the works
of tlie Washington Gas Light Company,
leaving his employment three days ago.
It Is stated that two friends were with him
at the time the accident occurred.
Ramble of a Tot.
NEW YORK, August 31.?A North Bergen
policeman found a three-year-old girl sound
asleep at 1 o'clock yesterday morning under
a tree in Schuetzen Park. He took her Into
a dance hall and perched her on a piano,
thinking that stie belonged to some of the
merrymakers in the park. Everybody petted
her. but no one claimed her, and at 2
o'clock the officer carried her In his arms
to the North Bergen town hall.
There she was identified as Margaret
Hoffman, daughter of Nicholas Hoffman,
treasurer of the Academy of Music, New
York city, who lives at 223 Shlppen street,
Weehawken Heights, more than a mile from
the park. The child wandered awav fmm
home early Thursday evening and for several
hours the police of all the north Hudson
towns were looking for her.
Leigh H. Carter's Funeral.
Leigh H. Carter, the student accidentally
killed recently by "a live wire" at the University
of Illinois, will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday In the chapel at Fort Myer, Va.
Chaplain -Pierce of the United States Army
will officiate. Gen. and Mrs. Carter are expected
to arrive from the west Tuesday
evening. They will be temporarily located
at the Sboreh&m.
THE HAG U? CUNt'EKi^ Uti
CZAR SUPPORTS PROPOSAL TO
MEET EVERY SEVEN TEARS.
THE HAGUE, August -81.?In answer to
the inquiry of President Neli'doll, the authorities
at St. Petersburg have cabled him
that Emperor Nicholas, after recalling that
V" ??C UV/VAOIUU Ui IIIO 1 Mb ViVUiCI cutv ?o
offered to give up the right of calling and
organising peace conferences, which was
not accepted then, says he will not repeat
' the same offer, but that the Russian dele|
gatlon is to support any proposition concerning
meetings of conferences on the
lines of the American proposal, namely,
1 that the conference meet every seven years.
The Americans have drawn up a new proposal
with respect to the collection of contractual
debts, differing from the first prop'
osltion only In form. It Is principally fh1
tended to do away with the numerous reservations
made when the first proposal wa3
' put to a vote. The text is as follows:
1 New American Proposal.
! "With the view of preventing armed conflicts
of pecuniary origin between nations,
arising out of the demands or tne government
of one country for payment by the
1 government of another country of contractual
debts due to persons of Its nationality,
the signatory powers have agreed not to
have recourse to armed force for the re.
covery of such contractual debts. This stipulation
is not applicable, however, when
the debtor state refuses or leaves unanswered
an offer of arbitration, or In case of
its acceptance makes a conclusion or compromise
impossible, or after arbitration
fails to conform to the award.
"T. la orKUratfnn
of a question shall as regards procedure be
In conformity with section 3 of the conven.
tlon for the pacific regulation of International
conflicts adopted at The Hague, and
that It shall determine the justice and
amount of the debt and the time and
method of Its settlement."
CHARGED WITH THEFT.
i
Frank Bear Accused of Removing
' Telephone Fixtures and CaBh Box.
With a charge against him that he entered
the public pay telephone station of the National
Hotfel yesterday afternoon and, after
unscrewing the telephone receiver and fixtures,
removed them and the money box
attached, containing about $4, Frank Bear,
about twenty-six years of age, was presented
in the Police Court today. When the
case was called it was found that several of
ine witnesses irum me "iiuiei wero uiiuum iu
be In attendance and a continuance was
granted by Judge Mullowny until September
5.
According to the statement made by the
prosecution the young man entered the telephone
booth and within a few moments de,
tached the instrument and after placing it
under his coat walked deliberately out
through the hotel corridor. Later, it is said,
he rifled the box of nickels attached to the
instrument and after going down to the
wharf threw the nickeled telephone fixtures
t into Wie Potomac.
onuriiy tiiier me lempuuim was iciuuvcu
the operator in the central office noticed
that the signals were not working at the
pay station and a communication over an,
other wire disclosed the fact that the branch
telephone had been "lifted." The police
. of the sixth precinct wore notified Irarae^lolsliT
on/1 nftar a aVinrt Iniractlca flnn Ho.
tectlve Armstrong placed Bear under arrest
and (charged him with larceny. When
searched It Is stated he had 54 In one-dollar
bills in his possession.
, Bear declares he is innocent. The Instrui
ment Is valued at $20.
DISPOSAL OF ESTATE.
! Will of Amanda Sturges Hosmer Filed
for Probate.
The will of Amanda Sturges Hosmer, who
died August 23, 1907, was filed for probate
i today. All the furniture that belonged to
the deceased Is given to her son Louis. To
1 her sons Edward and Louis she leaves a
' $12,000 interest in property at 107 East
TOth street, New York city. The residue of
the estate, including real estate at Deer
Park, Md., and Wisconsin mines Mra. Hosraer
directs shall be divided into three
shares, one share to go to her son Louis,
a second to her son Edward, reverting back
to Louis if he is alive after the death of
Edward, and the third share to go to Rollln
Norris, the husband ofher daughter
Katharine.
The two sons, Edward and Louis, and
the son-in-law, Rollin Norris, are named
executors.
STRIKER FINED $500.
Western Union Operator Assaulted a
Newspaper Man.
KANSAS CITY, Mo*., August 31.?In tha
police court here today Leroy Dotson, a
striking Western Union operator, was fined
$500, the limit, for assaulting F. G. Galley,
a newspaper reporter, whwn he took for a
o^Hlrohrnn lror
Dotson testified that he knocked Galley
down because the reporter would not say
whether or not he was a strikebreaker.
Acting Judge Young, who passed the sentence,
lectured Dotson, telling him he was a
disgrace to the union. The local branch of
the telegraphers' union has adopted resolutions
denouncing Dotson.
Judge Bundy on the Bench.
Judge Charles S. Bundy presided over the
District hranrh nf thA Pollfift Court todav.
taking the place of Judge Mullowny, who
resumed his seat upon the bench of the
United States branch of the court. Yesterday
Judge Mullowny sat in the District
branch of the court because of the sudden
death of Judge Lewis I. O'Neal Thursday
evening. There was a small docket and
Judge Bundy quickly disposed of the cases
before him. He will doubtless occupy the
bench of the District branch until the return
of Judge Kimball, who Is expected
from his vacation September 15.
Extension of Time Granted.
Upon the recommendation of Commissioner
Morrow the board of Commissioners
has granted an extension of time to
the contractor, the Penn Bridge Company,
for the completion of the Anacostia bridge.
The time was extenjied from September 1
to November 1, on account of a disagreement
with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
i. umpa ny lu^aiuing mo luunrue screei
bridge, which is being constructed across
their tracks at the Anacostia approach to
the bridge. This has delayed the project
two months.
What the Weather Man Predicts.
The weather man today predicted continued
fair weather for tomorrow and added
that the bright and sunshiny conditions
may continue Labor day unless the
unfnrpnAPn hnnnpns Thpro 1c u warm onal 1
in the west, b^t Prof. Henry gave It as
his opinion that It would not reach Washington
until the early part of next weak.
District Fays Money Into Court.
About (4,000 was paid over by the District
government to the registry of the District
Supreme Court today to cover costs of
property acquired for the new approaches
to the Anacostia bridge. The money was
paid into the court because there is a dis
pute as to tne title to certain of the property
acquired. A few days ago Justice Stafford
Issued an order dli4cting that the payment
be made by tire District Commissioners.
Today's Government Receipts.
National bank notes received today for
redemption, $821,024. Government receipts:
From internal revenue, $1,021,400; customs,
$838,825; miscellaneous, $229,258. Expenditures,
$1,306,000.
ROME, August 31.?-With the approval of
Pope Pius, Mgr. Aglus. the apostolic dele
gate in the Philippine Islands, has confided
the religious administration of the Islands
to the Belgian congregations In'place of the
departed friars.
ArrJuHS IN ALkAANUnU
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION AND
COMMITTEE MEETING MONDAY.
Child Dies From Earns?Trolley Employers'
Union Reported Dissolved
and Charter Returned.
Special Correspondence of The Star.
ALEXANDRIA. Va., August 31. 1907.
Mr. Charles Bendhelm, chairman of the
cltjc. democratic committee, this morning Issued
a call for a meeting of the senatorial
committee of this district, which will meet
Monday morning at 10 o'clock, at the Hotel
RammeL, to perfect plans for the primary
to be held September 10 to nominate a
candidate for the state senate to represent
the fourteenth senatorial district.
The city and county democratic convention
will also meet at the same place Monday
at noon, when Mr. James R. Caton of
this city will be declared the democratic
nominee for the house of delegates.
It is expected that at the flrst-named
meeting name* will be submitted to Mr.
Bendhelm of those who desire to be nlacerl
on the ticket as members of the city democratic
committee. As previously announced
In The Star, a number of new names will
be submitted from the various wards, and
It is understood that alt of the present
members of the committee will have opposition.
Explosion Fatal to Child.
Mias Bessie Bolton, eleven years of age,
died last night at 7:30 o'clock at the Alexandria
Hospital as a result of burns received
by the explosion of a gasoline stove,
Which occurred yesterday afternoon at the
residence of Mrs. Charles Kelley. northnf
r>,,lra r>.. * -I -1.
It is said that the child endeavored to fill
the tank of the lighted stove and the explosion
followed. With her clothes ablaze,
the child ran from the house, and her cries
atttacted neighbors, who finally extinguished
the flames. She was terribly
burned about the face and arms. Mrs.
Kelley was also slightly burned. x
Trolley Union Reported Exploded.
It is reported that the union of the employes
of the Washington, Alexandria and
Mount Vernon electric railway, who several
month* hooamfl nfflllatoH wrifh Mo
tlonal Associ'ation of Amalgamated Street
and Electric Railway Employes, has returned
Its charter, and, of course, severed
its connection with that organization.
The early part of last June many employes
of the electric railway company organized
and joined the union. Shortly afterward
the services of many of those prominently
identified with the union were dispensed
with. At the time the unl<^i men
claimed that they were being discharged
because they had Joined the union. June 10
last the first meeting of organized labor
to take action regarding the dismissal of
the men was hefld. Afterward a number
of other gatherings were held, one being an
open meeting at the opera house. It is said,
however, that the union was unable to have
the men reinstated In their former positions
at the time. It is also said that since
that time a number of the old employes
have been reinstated. Most of them have,
however, sought other employment.
Reliance Company Gets Prize.
A telegram was received this morning
al the Columbia Steam Fire Engine Company's
house announcing that the local firemen,
who have been attending the state
firemen's convention at Newport News, Va.,
would return home on one of the Norfolk
steamers about 8:30 o'clock tonight. As pre
vrousiy staiea, me siay-ai-nome riieniutrn
will entertain the firemen upon their return.
The local firemen will be accompanied
by about thirty firemen representing
Woodstock, and other Virginia companies.
It was announced this morning that It
was the Reliance company which captured
the socond'prize for being the best uniformed
company in line, and not the Columbia.
Case of Assault.
It is stated that the case of Mllford Self,
charged with assaulting Harry H. Simpson
with a stone, will be heard before Justice
Trlolett Tuesday morning next at 10 o'clock.
at the store of Mr. M. R. O'Sulllvan. The alleged
offense occurred several weeks ago on
a Sunday, when Mr. Simpson was returning
from a camp meeting at Gum Springs, Fairfa*
county. Mr. S. G. Brent will represent
Self.
Matt Williams was adjudged to be suffering
with alcoholic dementia by a commission
composed of Drs. Delaney and Warfield,
with Justice Pelton. which met at
police headquarters yesterday afternoon.
Williams was afterward conveyed to the
city Jail and will be held there until a guard
from the asylum at Staunton, Va., arrives
for him. Several days ago Williams was arrested
on suspicion of the larceny of articles
of clothing and jewelry from Mr. J. H.
fihftnn 114 North fitreet. and was
unable to give any coherent account of the
disposition of the articles.
Double-Header Monday.
The Alexandria Athletic Association base
ball team will this afternoon play a game
with tse Crown, Cork and Seal Company
team of Baltimore. The game will occur on
the old fair grounds at 4:30 o'clock.
The local team will play a double-header
Monday next on 'he old fair grounds with
the Belmont Athletic Club of Baltimore.
The first game will occur at 2:30 o'clock.
At 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon the
Luna Park base ball team will play a game
with the Memorial Athletic Club of Georgetown
on the Luna Park grounds.
Funeral of Oscar F. Baggett.
The funeral of Oscar P. Baggett, whose
aeatn occurred mesaay iasi, iook piace
from his home, 512 Duke street, at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Rev. W. W. Van
Arsdale, pastor of the Trinity Methodist
Episcopal Church, officiated, and the inter- .
ment was made in Union cemetery.
The pallbearers were J. Frank Dyson.
George Sohwarzmann, Peter Astryke, John
Trlmyer, Mark Norris and Robert Arnold.
Delegations from the various organizations
with which the deceased was affiliated attended
the services.
Funeral services over the remains of Miss
I^oretto Ramer. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Randolph Ramer, were held at 10 o'clock
tills morning at si. ftiary s umnuuc i,uurra.
Rev. Father L.. F. Kelly officiated, and
the remains were afterward forwarded to
Martinsburg. W. Va., where the hkernient
will take place.
John T. Hayden's funeral took p:ace yesterday
afternoon from the residence of his
son, Mr. Luther Hayden, Wilkes street.
Rev. Mr. Scull of the Free Methodist Ohurch
officiated. Six sons of the deceased served
as pallbearers.
Thriving Marriage Record.
During the month of August the clerk of
^nnrf issn^l 3d marriage !
licenses. 29 to white and 10 to colored persons.
Thirty-nine deeds were also re- j
corded.
A fine of $10 was Imposed on James
Brown, a twelve-year-old colored boy. In
the poltc* court this morning. He was
charged with shooting Joseph Pinch, a
white boy. with a rifle. Finch said that
be received two of the shots which were
fired at him. The shooting occurred late
yesterday afternoon near the brickyard at
Hunting creek.
Malinda Leavell, colored, charged with
assaulting and beating Dollie Washington,
also colored, was fined $2.r>0, and an addl
ttonal fine or $z.au was imposed ior contempt
of court.
Notes and Personals.
Col. R. P. W. Garnett, who has been
spending several weeks with Mr. Tyson
Tannntr o* rirt/iAn lion Vo KftO fotlirnfl^ tn
his home In this city. Col. Garaett also
visited other point?-throughout the state.
Mr. and Mrs. George Whitton. accompanied
by their little daughter. Miss Mary,
are visiting friends in New York city and
Hartford. Conn.
State Senator Lewis H. Machen will address
the voters of Alexandria county tonight
at 8 o'clock at the Pel P.ay schoolhouse
in the Interest of his candidacy.
Rev. Joseph R. Sevier, pastor of the Second
Presbyterian Church, who has been
away for several weeks past on his vacation,
will. It is expected, return home tonight.
Only Announcements of Memb
change Are Admitt
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H. BRADLEY DAVIDSON,
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DANIEL N. MORGAN, <|
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CHAS. A. DOUGLAS, S
General Counsel. q
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Treasurer. ?
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Secretary.
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Capital. 11.000,000?Surplus, $1,400,000.
/^TnTC\oney Transmitted
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?Letters of Credit issued.
?Exchange bought and sold.
?Investments & Collections made
?Stock & Bonds bought & sold.
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Perpetual Building
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SURPLUS 227,230.00
PATS FOUR PEE CENT INTEREST.
LOANS MONEY ON REAL ESTATB.
OFFICE. 606 11TH ST. N.W.
ANDREW GLASS,
Presides!
JOHN COOK.
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AN ANNUITY ISSUED BY
Tlhe Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York
Guarantee* a fixed Income for life, whlcb Income
la protected by orer four hundred and nlnetj-firs
millions of aasets whlcb Lure accumulated In a
successful business experience of alxtj-four years.
Rates will be furnished upon request.
THOMAS P. MORGAN
. Manager for District of Columbia,
No. 1333 F St. n.w.
Becond-etorr front room. Telephone Mala 11M
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Purchase of Business Property.
William J. Heller has purchased from
the heirs of the Craighead estate, through
Dwight Anderson, real estate broker, the
business buildings at 1800, 1811, 1813 and
1815 14th street northwest, the price being
about >22,500. They are four-story brick
stores, and the lot has a frontage of 62V4
feet and a depth, .of 120 feet to a 30-foot
alley In the rear. Hunter & Bell, architects
have been engaged to make drawings
for new fronts for the stores. The improvements
afe to cost about $2,500.
Silled Seeking Safety.
iKKiNiuw, August ;ii.?Alter Having"
been with the Pennsylvania railroad twenty-six
years, during which time the constant
sight of comrades being injured, unnerved
him, Harry Howell of Lambertville
quit last week and sought employment In a
rubber mill as less dangerous.
Howell died In the hospital here yesterday
as the result of being caught In a rapidly
revolving belt, having worked in the
rubber mill less than five days. He leaves a
wile and eigiiit children.
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3 ?Napoleon's Famous Question.
*r In selecting a builder, know whom y
*T rou are getting. Stud/ him. Look i:ito y*
jjf n!s past. If lie has a long record of
?ui?Biaiiua* o UHTSIHTI. ami .o a htmi*. yactive
force, select him in preference to if
the unknown proposition, rich In nothing If.
but prOBim. ' What Has He Done?" )1
?? I wish you would subject to this scrutiny IT
J "The Builder Who Makes Good/*
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^ 301 COI.OllADO HI.DO.. 14TH AND fi STS.
Looking for a Home?
We bare many properties to Felt.
Some are bargains, andj* of course,
some are not. We would like to suit
every prospective buyer, and we believe
we can find very nearly. If not
exactly, what you arc looking for *
among the large number on our
books. At any rate, let us try. We'll
not point out a bargain that Isn't
one. Thousands have been aatbdied.
That's the test.
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INVESTMENT SECURITIES,
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CURB SPECIALISTS.
Rescued From Mine Cave-In.
SCRANTON, Pa., August 31.?The eleven
men who were caught In the Glenwnod
mine at Mayticld Thursday night by a caveIn
thnt killed Joseph Kraschta and Injured
George Donnegan have been rescued with*out
having suffered any injury. .They were
behind the fall and were held there until
rescuers opened a drift from another gangway
and led them to the surface.

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