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MAR THE GRAIN MARKETS. OHIfMC" > .\ IK :-t :;l The wheat mnrkot was MronR t*?hiy !> r.uiM- of a snoil demand for ( \. ami r?-j? >rt?-?1 bullish c>n<iltions In B:iru|>i-. At the c os- D< tcrabtr wheat was T?, t>> 1 rent higher. Corn was uni A .t. ? ?>. iv ? 1 7_ , ? Prnv cifinfl II.II S' 'I. \ i t . j ? * 9' ? were 5 renJs 1 ?\v? r to o te nts higher. l*rie#?s : 11 the wheat market w* re strong and higher at the opining because ot ttie continued \- **ilent demand for cash wheat, higher cab ?-s a;. 1 a r rally good demand fr< m comrifttssion houses. The liquidation of th?- S? ptember option was not a factor In today'.* market. The export demand lrom Germany and Great Uritian was f<tr?>rig, r?*d winter wheat icing the subject of earnest inquiry. A market improvement in the m !l?iig tiade was also a streuthening fa? lor. It was ? .aim-?i at Kansas C ity an i at the s? aboard that all otters made last n pat f??i th? s.tle ??t' wheat w? re accepted. mber op* . d lH higher at lNia4 to told betwein '.i'1 ^ and '.'.^a;?,, ami closed at P7rv Cl*-ara?? s of wheat and Hour weie equal t<? M'mm bushels. Primary receipts weie ti4M.o ** bushels, against 4t*4,?>80 bushels tho sa:no day last yi iir. Miniu-apjiis. 1 Milntii and <"11i ago i? port*- 1 receipts I" cars, aga'nst i_*7:? cars last wtrk and 1-10 cars one year ago. Tin- rui n markt t was less active than for several dajs past. Tlw: marktt on the avt-ia^i' rul?tl higher than yesterday, but th?* ordinary w* ? k- n?l i<|Uidution canst d some reaction from the top j?r ?e. Th weath*. r ov? r the entire corn belt Is goo.i for ?I* vt loj?m* nt. but this was uffs.*t I > light local r* pts anil la rife sales ??f cash corn, t'o oft? Tilths w re larg r today, b it the total was i "t high. December .opened and W?:V and closed steady and unchanged at Local receipts were 145 cars, with *11 of Th< is market was strong all dayr and a new high priewas registered for the crop. Tl.e volumt* of trading, however, was ( not large compared w ith st vera! previous j days. 1 'it traders and shorts solu moder- I ately, arid ? \t ry bulg 1 brought out realizing I sales whch weakened tin- market some- I what. 1 '? ruber opine J ,hal4 hgher at 4sa4a7M. s?-M between 4ha4 and i?l. ai d closed at r^^ado5*. J?o? a! ret eipts were itaG cars. Trail* m provisions was dull. Packers sold tie January products and commission houses w? re fair buy* is. At the close October p -rk was .V ; trh, r. at 1 Lard was low. r. at II.lis were un< hai.giil ,.t s.i'm'j. Kstim. it'll receipts fur Tuesday are: Win .i. .".7s i!-. urn. 37* rai>. oats, 7 (2 tars: hops head. There will be no market Monday?Labor day. MI t-WA I'KKK. \V:s August 31.?Wheat tndjr; No. 1 northern, l No. 2 northern. It'iiim: 1'iiemlier. !'7si. Rye liijt'n. ! : Xn 1 s|;_ I'.arli y lower: No. 2 "-v -7'.. Oats firmer; standaril. v Coin h.glur; No. 3 cash. t'Ja li-'-_. l'i I eii.U r. -k- *1. I'lXciN'XATI August "1 lings active: Imt 'h rs ai .1 si . ; ~. t>.4.*ia>>.; common, r. lo,i i111. -t-aily: fa r to pood shippi :. 2T> !> i'. common, 2.23q3.25l Sheep H. .1.! - :??' strong. 4.Wa7.73. I'I'I.I'TII. M :ir. August 31.?No grain ma: k< t to.|a\ . holiday. ST I.ol'IS'. M . August 31. \\ h it firm: | No -J r. il. eash. M'a'.to: No 2 hard. v.i !>.">: , m'- : s. . 1- rnl'.-r. 4',:t;?4TS. Corn 1; u!.? ; . .% ? ;nn-r, 571*.; Pec ml r. r?4;V. No. "J white, .V?M?aiiO. Oats hig: r. N??. - cas! . 4.~?a4.V;>; September, 4*'?. i 4>; No. - white, 30. M!XNKArr?I.IS. Mir.n.. August SI ? "Wheat -September, 1.00%; December, 1 2%; M ' - No I hard 1.06^; No. 1 northcrn, I No. 2 northern, 1.02^al.03; No. .'i northern. !?>al.?N>. LOCAL STOCK MARKET. nang-e 01 .rnces wees i-uumg nuguai 31, 1907. Kiirnisbeti by Gr.lfin Ilul>toa?] & Co. IU ?\ I ?S. open. High. I.u. ? aj? Trh'* .V no 11m 31<? ]lt? $1..VX? Wash Kwy. 4s. 7l?'-4 7i?'l4 7I?% 71?^ ST< m KS Open. Hit'll, l ow. Close. 7<*? Wa*h. Kwy. T2 'A'2 3J'*j ]. 17*1 W??h. Kwy. |?f?l.. *U5 74 ;?! 74 1 v. W la (iu 7" 71 ?&% 7<ITh 2.020 Lanaton ... 12 12tt 12 12% W5 Mitchell 2H 2 g 2 2 .'?? Nil Bank 211 21? Stf 212 NEW YORK DRY GOODS. NEW YORK August .".1.?The ilry poods market was very quiet today in consequence of t h?* coming holidays. Tlie amount of business on the books for August is up to th<' set by any similar period during ruent yt-ars. The question of future d liwri-s is g.iing much conn rn to buyer and seller. .Market continues st^njj. Consols %nd Common Stir.se. From the Sin'ctatur. The statesman of fifty-years afro who rteclareil that the Funds were the greatest frn :s h> kin-w mlKht have added that more fc'ly is talked about consols tlian about anything else in the world. We have of late had plenty of experience of this latter peculiarity. In newspapers, !n city oHic-'S, In club smoking rooms and even in drawing rooms people have been engaged in asking and trying to answer the questions "Why are consols so low?" and "What is the remed> ?" that ougiit to be applied to a condition of things which is assumed to be disastrous. As a rule such discussions i itht r end in hopeless perplexity, or, to use the admirable phrase of Sir Thomas Browne, ' conclude in a moist relentment." Yet if .1 little common sense is applied to consols as to other tilings, the mystery will be found t<> l>e no very great mystery after all, and It will be seen that though certain 1 ardships have resulted from the fall in price, the entries are by no means all on the li.ss side of the national account. I>et us try to disc iss the matter in terms as simple as possible. Why lias the price of consols fallen? For the same reason that sends d ?wn the price of other tilings, 'i mai d f 1 r consols has decreai People just now ar?? not willing to give as much for the specific object named consols a?? they were willing to site three or years ago. And whj are they r."t wining t<> give as much as they gave three or four years ago? In the place, because they ; iave got other and b tter uses for their money Whereas a great many people believed three or four years ago that ej uld not do better than buy soli j now think. ??r we may even go further and sa\ they now know, that they can better by using their money in o1 ei ways F r example, they can do better bj 15 ng other stocks; by lending th( :r nn?n? y t?? banks which will not only pay tnem a rat** ot Int. r^st somewhat } gher Ihan c >nsols, but will Insure them against any i??ss in capital such as may tn the Ls< <: investment In stocks; or. Anally bj using tfo r n nej d I ti?<' development creation of various but ? repeat what we hai f pi e ol oi sols has fallen because t:. demand for consols has fallen. Exports of Specie. NKW YORK. August 31.?The exports of sj i * port of New York for 'he |i*? ek t-ntiinK today were $1,000.2 gold, ami ^ 1.! ? silver. Tug General Warren Sails. The l'nit< <1 States army tug General Warr? n the temU r to the office of MaJ. Spencer Cmshy. 1'niteil States engineer's officer in charge t?f the improvements to the Potomac oi riven tril itary - to ChesapeakQ bay, has sailed for the James rtvur, where t-'. > a iln for about six v< eks. While on t\u 1 nx s river the party of engineer und att;? h<8 "f tin- engines r's ??fii>re in this eitj will be employed in making put \ | gathering data regarding impn v< ents it la proposed to r11ii k. in the dun of t James river in the near fatun 1 service t he part] will return :? this city and the data ath ! a II be aed in preparation of pans for the proposed work, later Congress will i < asked t?. authorise the improvemei ts t-- he made In the Virginia ylver. ami when ;>;> appropHatlon is made bids fur the work will be asked. ND TRADE KETS OF TI NEW YORK BANK STATEMENT. NEW YORK, August 31.?Tile Financier | will say: "I.ast week's official statement of the Ne<w York associated banks was a somewhat rem irkal.le exhibit for several reasons. The decrease In loans was surprising, considering the fact that there had been a fairly buoyant stock market, with generally advancing prices during the week; the small loss shown may, however, have been due to the augmentation In the volume of foreign loans, through finance bills, which fullS^ met borrowing requirements. The cash loss quite closely corresponded with that which was estimated upon the basis between traceable movements* of money during the week; such agreement of the estimated and the actual result has been unusual of late. There was an increase of only in the amount of public de posits nmpared with last week; this seems to show that the distribution of funds by the Treasury has not yet been large enough to make any appreciable impression upon this it>m. The loss in cash reported by I the statement was $1,B51,J100. General deposits decreased $1,727,800, so that the required reserve was reduced $4551,950, deducting which from the cash decrease !>'ft $1,219,950 as the reduction in surplus reserve to $8,750,450. Computed upon the lasis of deposits, less those of $27,926,100 public funds, the surplus is $15,737,975. Loans were contracted $HM!.t)00 and the excess of this item over deposits was increased about two and one-half millions compared with the previous week. The daily average of* bank clearings for the WffK was I. >.< x K <H? against K!2v,UU<Mj<H> in tile week of August 24. Clearings on Saturday, reflecting Friday's business, were $-)4.!'T2.77r>. Comparisons of loans by individual banks showed that five institutions I reduced this item by one million net. Six banks lost two millions net cash." HEARD ON 'CHANGE The past week in the local stock market was better than for several weeks back, as far as the movement of prices was conI cerned. Of the eight securities in which there was trading, five went up during the week and closed at a better figure than j | they opened Monday last. The largest busi ness was transacted In Lanstorf, Washington Railway and Electric preferred and Washington Gas. Washington Railway and Electric preferred stock made the biggest gain. The ( opening price was W! and the closing 74. The common stock of this company also , gained considerably, rising from :i2 to 35%. ] J.anston sold at tiie close of the weeks L>ufii:< ss on Friday for lU's. a gain of ',i of a point. Washington Gas gained % of a point In tin week, selling Friday at To7!,. The last price of lit2 for Commercial National Bank meant' a gain of 1 point. In f fifo dave nf linsinncc ! of Mitchell mining stock changed hands, : the price dropping from 1"r to 2. The last pric<-, however, was .1 gain over the pre- j vailing price of the wi-ck before. In the number of shares traded I^anston took the honors, with l.'.o'Jo; Washington Hallway and Electric preferred came next with 1,1 and Washington Gas cattle a close third with l,<Kio. PRODUCTION ENGINEER. One of the New Professions?Stops waste in utner men s Business. Maj. Charles Iline. In the Railway Age. Primitive man had one general occupation which included all things then to be done. In the progress of time came the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. Occupations beget occupations, business makes business and professions breed professions. I'nitiue and interesting is the work of the production engineer. Complex activities defy terse definition. The production engineer is a constructive critic, an organiza- , tioti expert, a professional chaperon, an appraiser, an arbitrator, a systematize]-, a cor porate trouble mender. He produces results, locates leaks and works out economies for factories, banks, insurance companies, rail- < ways, steamboat lines, government offices, 1 mines, colleges and even theatrical syndicates. Principles are immutable. However much their application may differ. The jus- 1 tifyiiis theory of his existence is found in ; the rush of modern lif?, which affords too I few hours in the day for comprehensive | , study by busy executives. The daily routine j of the paper-buried desk leaves the brain j too weary for extended thought. Here comes the all-round specialist fresh l.'im other fields. Free from administrative resnonsibiiities. he sunnl^ments the work of the regular staff, drops several practical ( ideas, picks up a thought or two, avoids the ever-present ruts, works out some details and is off to another task. This week in Canada he charts out an organization for a manufacturing plant. Next week finds I him solving railway problems in the stales. Kre lung he is examining the stores system i,f a steamship line, or mayhap passing I upon the methods of a large contractor. A knight errant of organization, a colporteur I of cost keeping, a circuit rider of industry, i o QMl'i'lur u f tor hf.lr.f i ! **?* !-? V,ln ' -* I IV ... c*? V ..T. . ???? IIVH'IUI U UlII, 1113 t'cll IltriSLI ness and disinterestedness ward off fric- ] lii>n. He becomes a welcome periodical , i visitor who commands as well as criticises. ! His exploits are not In the public eye. I,ike ' the editor and the missionary, his work is done in the name of a higher master. His ; | reward comes in the achievement of results , for which others usually receive the credit. Dr. Johnson once said that A cannot see 1 j I? in trouble without suggesting what C ' ! should do fn the premises. The production engineer has had to overcome the effects of the same amiable failing in human nature. The first thought of the corporate manager is as to how badlv the other fellow must ' need such valuable help. Gradually the publican production engineer has convince 1 the Pharisee and taken a place in the temple alongside the former's forerunner, the ' public accountant. 1 UrWrtTJTAT ritlTTTinTT > m-TAW i ATi?iiuuxvxAU v/iiunun I Built on Spot in St. Petersburg Where Emperor Was Assassinated. ST PETERSBURG, August 31.?A mcmortal church, built on the spot in this city where Emperor A'exander II was assassinated in March, 1881, will be dedicated tomorrow in the presence of the grand dukes ami grand duchesses, the diplomatic corps atul probably Emperor Nicholas and the empress. Extraordinary precautionary measures have b?en taken to guard against attempts on the lives of members of the imperial family. Detachments of artillery and cavalry poured Into the city all day from the camp at Krasnoye-Selo. i i SANTA FE TRAIN WRECK. Engine and Five Cop/:hes Ditched. Many Passengers Hurt. LAS VEGAS. X. M., August 31.?Southbound Santa Fe passenger train No. 8. ' which left Trinidad at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was wrecked last night at ; Shoemaker. N. M . near Las Vegas. The engine and five coaches were thrown into the ditch and h number of passengers were badly hurt. All Information regarding the accident is being suppressed. Traffic has been tied up for an indefinite time. The accident is said to have been due to defective running gear under the tender of the engine. Capt. Grady's Leg Broken. Papt. Hob Grady, colored, master of the sloop Water Lily, employed in general freighting on the Potomac, fell over a cleat aboard his vessel off Alexandria Friday and, it is stated, broke one of the bones in his leg. He was taken ashore and conveyed to the Alexandria hospital for treatment. The Water Lily had completed the unloading of a cargo here and was on her way down the river to reload when the accident to her master occurred. It is stated that while Capt. Grady is in the hospital the owners of the vessel will temporarily place another master aboard her, and she will I sail for her destination to bring a load of J wood or lumber to this city. j IN iE WORLD t o\rr?AW orrnmr -rvnu a vnr I Started Week With Promise. But Closed Dull and Lowest Prices. LONDON, August 31.?The stock exchange started the week full of promise for a moderate boom and revival, but finished dull, with prices considerably below the best for the week. The feature of the six days' trading was Secretary Cortelyou's announcement regarding deposits in New York banks, which considerably eased tlie monetary situation everywhere and dispersed the fears of a further rise in the London bank rate, and this in turn caused a general buying movement. Consols and first-class British securities advanced sieauny until the week end, when the Duying, which appeared to be largely professional, slackened with general profit-taking and a movement ensued which caused a sharp reaction from the best prices of the week, although the final rates were much higher than Friday of last week. Foreign bonda shared in the upward movement, the clearer monetary situation reviving confidence in Paris and Berlin, and support from these cities came more freely. Americans were supported on the better monetary ouuook, Dut business throughout the week was on a very small scali?, owing to fears of cuts In railroad dividends and the absence of'a decided lead from Wall street. Later the announcement of the Erie dividend and reports that important financial interests intended to support the market caused better feelings, but failed to stimulate activity. The market closed quiet and firm, with net gains from $1 to Money has been easily obtainable throughout the week at about 2\'3 per cent. Secretary Corte'you's announcement had a reassuring effect on the money market, and weakened discounts considerably. This permitted the placing of Amertcan trade bills here at easier rates. The weaker discounts caused adverse movements from the forpi en pxfhanpps on I,nndnn mnklntr nna slble continental competition for the $3,uOO.OUO In gold avuilable Monday. MANCHESTER CLOTH MARKET. MANCHESTER, August 31.?Tho further rise in the price of cotton Interfered during the week with business on the cloth market, which again was on a small scale. A sood quantity- of shirtings was sold for Calcutta and Bombay, but the other markets were decidedly quiet, merchants not being willing to pay the enhanced quotations asked by the manufacturers. The turnover in yarns was small, owing to dearer cotton. American cops attracted most attention. Coarse jfrpfts as well as shipping bundles were difficult to sell. Quotations were three-sixteenths dearer. THE FOREIGN BOURSES. LOXDOX, August ?1.?Money was in better demand in the market today, but the supplies were abundant. Discounts were steady. On the sto^tr exchange business was not brisk, but the tone was lirm, with fractional improvements in first-class securities on investment purchases. Americans benefited by the steps taken to assure the success of the Issue on September 10 of the $40,000,000 of 4\~> per cent New York city bonds and the expectation of a favorable New York bank settlement. They opened steady at a fraction over parity,'and in spite of the holiday In New York, prices hardened and closed firm. Foreigners and Kaiiirs were steady. Japanese imperial sixes of 1004 closed at 102',?. PARIS, August 31.?Prices on the bourse today were firm on the New York advices. Russian Imperial fours closed at 73.30, and Russian bonds of 1004 at 504.00. RERLIN, August SI.?Prices on the bourse today were firm. Americans were active and higher, Canadian Pacific rising three points and Baltimore and Ohio one point. MBS. STANFORD WHITE'S DENIAL Says She Is Not Engaged to Marry T - i_ TT 1 1 ? T? A .Littie nusuauu s ranner. NEW YORK, August 31.?Mrs. Stanford White, widow of the architect who was shot to death by Harry K. Thaw on Madison Square Roof Garden, today denied the report that she is to be married to Mr. McKim of the firm of McKim, Meade & White, of which her husband was for many years i member. Mrs. White returned to New York today Dn the steamer I-a Lorraine after several months' visit to Italy. When asked regarding her reported approaching marriage to Mr. McKim she said it was entirely untrue. "There is absolutely no foundation for such a report," said she. "It was cruel for any one to say that, and I assure you it has ;aused me pain.'1 ACTRESS KILLED HERSELF. n i. a .1 _ m ht _? rr?w rvtibii aci ui iuw iur& woman Charged to Long Illness. Special Dispatch lo The Star. NEW YORK, August SI.?Grace Vaughn, the actress and wife of August Bothner, a theatrical manager of Cincinnati, committed suicide by shooting herself this morning in her apartments at 248 West 16th street. Mrs. Bothner had been ill for about a. year and a half and the long attack af the malady has seemed for the past month or two to have had a depressing L-ffect upon her mind. Up to five weeks ago she was well enough to keep her place as star in the "Just Out of College" company which is owned and managed hy her husband; but during the last week of July she became so much worse that her husband decided to send her to Muliloon's farm at White Plains for treatment. Meanwhile. Mr. Bothner has been In Cincinnati with his theatrical company. He came to New York city yesterday on business. Mrs. Bothner knew of his presence in New Y'ork and she contrived to elude her attendants at Aiuiaoon s during the atternoon and took a train for this city. Arriving here, she went direct to the boarding house on West 4t5th street, where she and her husband always stay when here, and found him there. After she arose this morning and while Mr. Bothner was bathing, she closed the door of her room and shot herself twice, one shot going directly Into the right temple. DARING ATTEMPT TO ROB BANK. Robber Grabbed for Money in Messenger's Hands?Captured. NEW YORK, August 31.?A daring attempt wus made to rob a bank messenger as he was leaving the paying teller's window of the National Park Rank today. An excited crowd on Broadway saw the man captured before he could escape. The.paying teller of the bank had counted $1,500 in cash and the messenger boy was placing it in his wallet when a young man made a grab for the money. The robber failed to get his hands on the money and turned to run. He managed to reach the street, when Special Policeman l.Hwlor of the bank arrested him. He was recognized by the police as Henry Dlehme, alia* CJeorge Meyers, of Cincinnati, who hail served sentences for theft in Detroit and Pittsburg. . Kaiser's Toast at Celebration. BERLIN, August 31.?Emperor William, speaking today at Tecklenburg, in Westphalia, on the occasion of the 2U0th anniversary of the annexation of the county of Teeklenbtirg to Prussia, said: "I drink this cup, filled with German wine, to the welfare of the county of Tecklenburg. with the wish that God's blessing may preserve it and give me power to continue to maintain peace, in order that you may go about your business undisturbed." ROSlE. August SI.?The public prosecutor has commissioned a magistrate to proceed to Castel Ganflalfo to interrogate Cardinal Merry del Val, the papal secretary of state, concerning the demonstration against him at Marino August 16, when a mob of anticlericals hooted and jeered at the cardinal while he was driving In the village. Financial News Letter t BY W. O. NICHOLAS. Special CorrM>i>ondence of Tlie Star. NEW YORK, N. Y? August 31, 1907. Thomas F. Ryan, past grand master o' Machevalian finances, may have overreach ea nimseir in his New York traction aeai. Just prior to his departure for Europe a couple of months ago he told friends that i he was practically out of traction securi- ' ties and was no longer financially Interested in the local situation except to a very moderate extent. He Is evidently very willing to have It understood that he has shouldered the burdens and responsibilities upon others. It would appear that the load has landed on Mr. August Belmont and his backers, who are supposed to be the Rothschilds. They have been "landed with the goods" to all appearances. Mr. Uelrr.ont is left alone to struggle with the ma.ss of complications, including defaulted guarantees of dividends, deficiencies in earnings, receiverships and the batikruntcv of some of the constituent com panies in the merger. He is up against it for sure. A new era of reorganization has set in, and what the outcome will be is largely speculative. The only one thing tlmt the 3,1100,000 people of Manhattan and the Bronx feel sure about is that the tracks will not be torn up and that they will continue to be given a service of some sort. * * * The traction manipulation in New York was directed almost wholly for fire or six years by Thomas F. Ryan and the late William C. Whitney. After Mr. Whitney's death Mr. Ryan had the entire control up 10 someinmg lute a year ago, wnen ne succeeded In working oft the surface lines on Mr. Belmont and his friends, who had the elevated and subway systems. There seems to be little doubt that Mr. Ryan Is out of it for fair, but does not say sure that he will not be forced to disgorge large sums of money squeezed out of thj properties under his management. How much money Mr. Whitney and Mr. Ryan dragged out of the New York traction game may nsver be known, but the total is quite as likely to be $75,000,000 to $100,000,000 as a smaller sum. It is known that in l&tS-lf&PJ Mr. Whitney was practically down and out. His estate was appraised a few weeks ago at $'Jo,000,000. Mr. Whitney was never officially connected with the systems he juggled, and those who are planning a campaign to force restitution may have a lmrrl timo frut t inn- at tha PQtntA Mr Rvfln Is not so well protected, and he inay be obliged to make good large sums said to be Illegally wrested from the property. The plan on foot contemplates the appointment of a "special" state's attorney for New York to criminally prosecute Ryan, Vreeland and their associates in the manipulation, and to use the testimony brought out In these trials as a basis for civil action. The theory is that rather than suffer criminal punishment the big ones will make restitution on a scale which would make the famous Jay Gould's $7,000,000 disgorgement to Erie stockholders appear trivial. * * * I The impending reorganization of the trac[ tion systems may drag down the Manhattan Elevated, as litigating stockholders in the companies whose securities are guaranteed would try to hold that company responsible. Manhattan is the only system that is making money, everything else In sight being waterlogged with stocks and : bonds and unablo to meet even fixed charges. Third Avenue is running behind $1',0<J<?,t>00 a year, and so is Metropolitan surface system. The readjustment which is ahead will have to be on a very much iower aggregate capitalization, the process entailing a heavy scaling down from present par values. Indications point to a big fight over the receivership or receiverships for the constituent companies of the big traction merger. Minority and non-assenting stockholders are suspicious of collusive moves looking to the appointment of "friendly" receivers, who will simply continue the unI holy legerdemain to the further annihilu| tion of equities. * * * It is becoming growingly more evident that the market is breaking loose from foolish things, and that people are settling down to the conviction that the country is really resting safely on a foundation of stability. The matter of earnings ts again coming to the front as the essential factor In liguring on investment. The appeal to reason is compared by solvent people to that which was invoked by Mark iianna when he impressed the voters with the belief that our national safety depended on the overthrow of experimentation, and when the thing for people to do was to stand pat and refuse to encouiyige doubtful experiments. The apparent desire to divorce politics from business as far as it can be done is having a salutary effect on securities values. Unless there should occur failures of International houses of importnace or calamities which do not now appear to be imminent prices of dividend-paying stocks should work higher. This may not be the mailer 01 u ua.y ui <t mount, uui inc iusivj of the situation is for improvement. The crop outlook Is not as good as it might be, but it is becoming more and more evident that we are to get substantial support from the old world. This help, added to that which will be given by Secretary Cortelyou. will go a long ways toward a restoration of faith in the future. The mere knowledge that there is to be backing for the business of the country and that borrowers are curtail%)g demands everywhere are big factors for the good. * * * For the most part the interests which are behind the leading industrials and railroads are willing to see the market drift along without Important change either way. They are well satisfied to let well enough alone and await the time for recovery of credit and confidence. In some quarters, however, accumulation is goljng on. Jl'his is notably tho case in i nion faeinc, Meaning, soutnern Pacific, New York Central, St. Paul, Northwestern, I^ouisvllle and Nashville, Pennsylvania, Atchison and In the preferred stocks Of such Industrials as Steel, Smelters, Sugar and National Biscuit. Things seem to be shaping to make Union Pacific and Reading the leaders, although the wise people on the exchange are puzzled as to the real meaning of some of the movements now going on. "Within the last week or ten days Standard Oil Interests have sold at least 100,000 shares of TTnion Pacific, and have made no concealment of the fact. The stock has gone Into a pocket somewhere. A well-grounded theory is entertained that for two months or more J. P. Morgan & Ca have been large buyers of TTnion Pacific, and that this house and Its friends have already secured practical control of the road. + * * ducii tt rejmn is in me mgnest aegree sensational, and It seems to have fairly g-ood backing:. During the acute period of the March panic a 200,000-share block of Union Pacific passed Into the control of a syndicate centered In the First National Bank, which is a Morgan-Rock Inland Institution. Since then large amounts of this stock have come on the market under the hammer, and it has clearly gone somewhere. Short selling has been encouraged at every stage, and It has always been easy to borrow the stock for deliveries. One of the best Inside tips afloat Is that there is 20 to 30 points In purchases of Union Pacific under 130. This tip was heard quite a while ago, and 125 was named as the bed rock. The price afterward went to 121 or thereabouts. Accumulation went right along. * * * feopie or importance are getting back to town. Very few of the active leaders of finance are now absent from the city or out of reach of the long-distance telephone. Conferences are in continuous progress, and affairs seem to be growing more encouraging all the time. n..? ?A.? \jui> oicamoui^i i.vaica> Snecial Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, August 31.?The International Mercantile Marine Company, controlling the White Star, American, Red Star and Atlantic transport steamship lines, announced this morning that it had cut ocean rates on these lines, to take effect immediately. "While we are in no sense argressors. we of course have to protect our own interests." said an officer of the company. The new prices of the White Star Line are: By the Oceanic, a minimum saloon rate of instead of by the Majestic and Teutonic, $G7.r>0. instead of $90; by American Line vessels the reduction was the same. This is practically an institution of winter rates two months ahead of time. FOR FIKALJOURHEY Plans Made by Local Playgrounds Association. SCHEDULE OF THE EVENTS Special Banner to Team Winning Greatest Number of Points. LIST OF THE PARTICIPANTS Parade to Franklin Building Wednesday Exhibit of Industrial TTnll ttt 4 n cr A Wflfds. The program of the final tournament of the white playgrounds at Van Ness Park. Tuesday and Wednesday next shows that some 205 children have made the requisite three points in the preliminary tournaments and are prepared to take part for the final j awaras. i nese *00 lumtMaius 1 c^itownv more than 2,000 children who have taken part In the various contests, but have failed to win a placa. Including the games, which will occupy the first ten minutes on the program, more than 500 children will take part Wednesday afternoon. Excitement is running high In the different playgrounds, as Virginia avenue, Rosedale and Towers are almost an exact tie In their preliminary score. Dr. Curtis has provided 100 medals and 17 banners for the successful Individuals and teams. A special banner Is to be awarded to the playground winning the greatest number of points. Officials Are Pleased. After watching the preliminary events held during the summer, the officials of the association are enthusiastic over the progress the children have made, and Dr. Curtis believes if this city should send teams to Jamestown to compete in the playground contests there the locals would easily carry off most of the honors. No admission will be charged to the grounds, ijl!9 oeing a new teature. inc games will begin each afternoon at .H:o0 o'clock, and the events will be run off in snappy fashion, no time being waste*!. Several events will be in erogress at the same time. One of the most interesting events, to the children, at least, will be a parade to the Franklin school Wednesday, with banners flying, after the contests are over. Lieut. John W. Crawford. U.S.A., will have general charge of the athletic contests in his capacity as chairman of the athletic committee of the association He will be assisted by the other officials of the association. The Commissioners of the District who are In town are expected to attend the second day, and Commissioner West, in the absence of Commissioner Macfartand, president of the board, will probably present the prizes to the winning teams and individuals. A feature of the tournament will be the exhibit on the grounds of the industiral work of the playground children. This-work will be carried to the Franklin School tho second day by the marching youngsters and nlaced on view there. List of Entries. The entries for the finals are as follows: Entries G()-yard dash, boys under sixteen years.?Herald Davis, fourteen. Progress City; Lawrence Perrygo, fifteen, Virginia avenue; Robert Grace, thirteen, Virginia avenue; V. Girardi, thirteen, Jefferson; J. Nain, twelve, North Capitol; Walter Linkieback, fifteen, Rosedale; Wallace Howard, fifteen, Rosedafe. Entries running broad jump, boys uil#r sixteen years.?G. Caffrey, fifteen. North Capitol; W. Buckholtz, fifteen, Jefferson; A:lolph Lippard, fifteen. Neighborhood House; Raymond Eliason, fourteen, Towers; Pete Finerson, fifteen, Towers; Earl Brewer, fourteen. Towers. rnnninfr l?rnor1 ~ I - ? - .........r-, v.u,v? jump, wu^ a uuuci thirteen years.?Willie Jones, twelve, Arthur; Garrett Riley, eleven, Rosedale; Dona'd McKinney, twelve, Progress City; M. Deakins, ten. Towers; Edwin Soper, twelve, Towers; Earl Nicholson, ten, Towers. Entries 25-yard dash, girls under ten I years.?Nellie Ward, nine, North Capitol; Mildred Healey, nine. North Capitol; Dorothy Benchert, eight, North Capitol; E!olse I Tebbs, nine, Ludlow School; Grace E. McMuliin, nine, I.udlow School; Marian Browning, nine Virginia Avenue; Elfreda Grieb, nine, Virginia Avenue; Annie Dore, eight, Rosedale; May Sullivan, nine, Neighborhood House; Yetta Friedenberg, nine, Neighborhood House; Sterling Scott, nine. Progress City; Augusta Johnson, eight, Progress City; Florence O'Toole, eight. Progress City; J. Hundley, nine, Towers; J. Andre, nine, Towers; Olga Kuhnert, nine, I 'n ? ... - 1UWCIP. Chance for Small Boys. Entries 25-yard dash, boys under ten years.?E. Manglitz, nine. North Capitol; Morris Eanet, nine, Jefferson;' Frank Gerardi, nine, Jefferson; Emery Songheimer, nine, Jefferson; John Clark, nine. Towers; Harry Newman, nine, Towers; Herbert Reinburg, nine. Towers; Charles Beall, nine, \ Irginia Avenue; Frank Genkins, nine, Virginia Avenue; Willie Connors, nine, Kosedale; Willie Linkieback, nine, Rosedale; Joe Railley, ten, Neighborhood House; Leroy Spilman, nine, Progress City. Entries 50-yard dash, girls under thirteen years.?Nettie Benchert, twelve. North Capitol; Katherine Marders, twelve, Henry; Lena Weinberg, twelve, Henry; Neoma Waters, eleven, Jefferson; Mary Grace, twelve, Virginia Avenue; Alice Woodsum, eleven, Virginia Avenue; l.'liarlla Nailey, twelve, Rosedale; Ella Wright, ten, Rosedale; Grace Sterne, twelve. Neighborhood House; Marie Coright, twelve, Neighborhood House; Anna Johnson, twelve, Progress City. Entries 6-yard dash, boys under thirteen years.?George E. Beypr, twelve, Jefferson; Chadwick Tolsen, eleven, Ludlow; Bree Smith twelve, Ludlow; Bernard Hager, eleven, Virginia Avenue; Walter Townsend, eleven, Virginia Avenue; Paul Linkieback, twelve, Rosedale; R. Bischoff, twelve, Rosedale; Irving Deaklns, twelve. Towers. Potato race, boys under thirteen years.? jj. ivessier, iweive, norm capitoi; f. Winters, twelve. North Capitol; Charles Lavender, eleven. Henry; George E. Beyer, twelve, Jefferson; Chadwlek Tolsen, eleven, Ludlow; Carl Nicholson, ten. Towers; Adolph Fugitt, twelve, Towers; Will Ahem, ten. Towers; B. Herger, eleven. Virginia Avenue; Harry Leeman, eleven, Virginia Avenue; Ray Frazer, twelve, Rosedale; Joseph Joll, twelve, Progress City. Girls in Relay. Entries for felay, girls under thirteen years.?Virginia Avenue: Mary Grace, twelve; Alice Woodsum, eleven; Pauline Bateman, twelve; Virginia Rueth, twelve; Ruth Kuhnert, eleven; Ruth Fletcher, ten; Rena Hlnwood, ten; Marlon Browning, nine; Elfreda Grieb, nine; Rosie Friedberg, eight; Amelia Korn. ten; Pearl Duvall, twelve; Eva Harlln, eleven; Annie Fenlin, eleven; Leona Brown, eleven. Towers School: J. i Hundley, nine; J. Andre, nine; Olga Kuhnert, nine; Addie Hunt, twelve; Helen Martin. twelve: Vereie Rilev. eleven- i Schultz, ten; Emma Clark, eleven; Pearl Whipple, nine; Marie Claveloux, twelve; Gertrude Mann, twelve; Loretta McCormick, tec; Malinda Taylor, twelve; Dorothy Stelz, twelve; Lily Adeider. twelve. Henry School: Lillie Ricci, twelve; Sadie Friedman, eleven: Lena Weinberg, twelve; Katherine Marders, twelve; Mary Tennant. twelve; Glenna Reher, twelve; Annie Riohwell, eleven; Vidian Goilwyn, eleven; Mable Phillips, twelve^ Mildred Godwyn. eight; Bessie Dserrer, twelve; Alma Nlclson, twelve; Mary Lyle, eleven; Eva Loker, twelve; Henrietta Clements. ten. Substitutes: Inez Milton, nine; Marie Torbert, ten; Doris Chase, ten. Potato race, boys under sixteen years.? V. Girardi. thirteen, Jefferson; Marcus Collard, twelve. Towers; Adolph Fugitt, twelve, Towers; Harvey Moreland, fourteen, Ludlow; Bree Smith, twelve, Ludlow; Martin Frydell, fifteen, Virginia Avenue; Elmer Ennls, fifteen, Rosedate; Willie Sorrells, fifteen, Neighborhood House; Charles Currie, fifteen, Neighborhood House; Charles Currie, fifteen, Neighborhood House; Henry French, fifteen. Progress City. Entries running high jump, boys under i thirteen years.?C. Ryan, twelve, North Cap Itol; Will Jones. twelve, Arthur; F. Neuland, twelve. Jefferson; Bree Smith, twelve, Lv.'Jlow; Harry Frieilherg, twelve, Virginia avenue; Irving Deaklns, twelve. Towers; M. Deakins, ten. Towers; Paul IJnkleback. twelve. Rosedale; Francis Reley, twelve. Roseda'.e. Entries running high jump, hoys under sixteen years.?H. McVey. fourteen. North Capitol; Pete Fineron. tifteen. Towers; Jo soph Vltalie, fifteen. Towers; Martin Frydell, fifteen. Virginia avenue; Buck Simmons, fifteen. Rosedale: Elmer Knnis. fifteen. Rosedale; Adolpli IJpphard, fifteen. Neighborhood H; Henry French, fifteen. Progress City; Francis Don, fifteen. Progress City. Tether Bull. Entries for tether ball, girls under sixteen years.?Ludlow: I>oulse McGhan, fourteen; Ether I.ouise Corriden, thirteen; Mary Gorman. twelve. Sub.: Gertrude Shewalter, twelve. Virginia avenue: Jennie Warner, fifteen; Fannie Corbin. fifteen: IyOretta Padgett, fourteen. Sub.: Ruth Nlckelson, fourteen. Entries for boys' relay, under sixteen ?Sfi vo r.lo o?.ann.v Uirrv Reader, fourteen: Earl McDonald, twelve; Martin F*rydell, fifteen; Robert Grace, thirteen. Subs.: Lawrence Perrygo, fifteen; A. Frank, fifteen. Towers: Nelson Turner, fifteen; Ollhert Hunt, fifteen; Pete Fineran, fifteen; Karl Brewer, fourteen. Subs.: Raymond Eilason, fourteen; Irving De.ikins, twelve. Entries for croquet, girls tinder sixteen ygars.?North Capitol: Marie Khuinger, fourteen; Sheba Woskoff. fourteen. Towers School: Jetinie Morgan, fourteen: Edith Bretting. fourteen. Subs.: Edith Bowes, fiffeen: Irena, C laveloux. fourteen. Arthur School: Mary Murphy, twelve; Rose Goldman, eleven. ^ Entries 100-yard dash, boys under sixteen years.?II. McVey. fourteen. North Capitol; G. Cattery, fourteen. North Capitol; I,eo Donohue, fifteen, Jefferson; Robert Grace, thirteen, Virginia Avenue; Lawrence Perrygo, fifteen, Virginia Avenue; Walter Llnkierback, fifteen. Rosed ale; Wallace Howard, fifteen. Rosedale; Willie Sorrells, fifteen. Neighborhood House; Herald Davis, fourteen. Progress City; Nelson Turner, fifteen. Towers; Gilbert Hunt, fifteen, Towers. Entries for Indoor base ball, girls under sixteen years.?Rosedale: Mamie Junghans, fourteen; Daisy Hendricks, fourteen; Jcnney Halmes, thirteen: Nora Hill. fourteen: Mabel Holmes, fourteen; Bertha Wright, twelve; Bessio Rawllngs, thirteen; Kva Beagle, twelve; Esther Raum, fourteen. Subs.: Ella Zentgraf, fourteen; Nellie Warnell, thirteen. Jefferson: Ltllle hlte, thirteen; Barbara Beuchert, fifteen: He- i beeea Applestein, fifteen; Annie Thomas, ] fourteen; TJzzle Krause, fourteen; Anna Morris, eleven; Minnie Stern, thirteen; Klla Sacks, fourteen: Myrtle Campbell, fourteen. Subs.: Maggie While, twelve; Myrtle Grones, fourteen; Mary Frledly, twelve; Elsie Rowe. fourteen. Rrtxrs in Vnllev "Rail. Entries for volley ball, boys under sixteen years: Rosodale?Wallace Howard, Russell Violett, Elmer Ewins, Palmer, Foster, Tommey Rhodes. Towers?Arthur Beaumont, Joseph Vitalie, Thomas America, Nelson Turner, Irvlnf Deakins, Earl Brewer. Substitutes?Raymond EHason, Pete Flneron, Gilbert Hunt. Entries for long ball, boys under slxtten years: Jefferson?W. Gordon, fifteen; W. T,ishtell, fifteen; I. Bchaffer, fifteen; W. Buck holtz, fifteen; Hoodie, fourteen; E. llart, twelve; Robertson, lifteen; V. Girardi, thirteen; L. Donohue. tlfteen; J. Canty, fiftetn. Substitutes?1*. Glrardl. fifteen; G. Beger, thirteen; G. Miller, fourteen; C. Sondheimer, fourteen. Ludlow?Charles McCallester, fourteen; Harvey Moreland, fourteen; Lewis Bree Smith, twelve; Frank Barcy McGhan, thirteen; Byron Earl Moreland. twelve; It<|y Keulilinsr, thirteen; Sylvan Felter. fifteen; Norval Watkins, fourteen; Chart wick Tolsen. eleven; Edwin Lewis Burke, fourteen. Substitutes?Russell Derail, twelve; William Bushall, thirteen; Ellis Charles Shewaiter, ten. BITTEN BY COPPERHEAD ROCKVILLE BOY ATTACKED BY SNAKE WHILE AT FLAY. Special Correspondence of The Star. ROCKVILI.E, Md? August 31, 1907. James Dellhay, the eleven-year-old son of Mrs. Mary Dellhay, who resides on the farm of Mr. George W. Ri^gs, near Rockville, was yesterday afternoon bitten by a* copperhead snake, and is now In a very serious condition as a result. The little fellow was playing In an old barn when attacked, tlio reptile being hidden among some fodder. The boy was bitten Just below the knee, and his leg swelled rapidly. Everything has been done to counteract the effect of the poison, but the child's condition does not seem to Improve. Mr. Charles Lawson Pi?iuett of the vicinity of Germantown, this county, and Miss Anna Elizabeth Rogers of Charlottesville, Va? were married in Rockville this morning by Rev. S. R. White of the Baptist Church at the parsonage. "A Scrap of Paper," presented Thursday evening in the opera house here by the young folfcs of the Montgomery Country I Club, was enjoyed by a large gathering. It was under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Orfutt and Mrs. Thomas M. Talbott. Among those who participated were Misses Rose Armstrong. Bliss Finley, Priscilla Dawson, Fannie Peter, I-avinia Dawson and Marie Jones and Messrs. James If. Starkey, Russell Brewer, John J. Higgins. William F. Prett>*man, Edward Green and George Allnutt. Colored Driver's ''Dark'' Horse. One afternoon during the fair just closed here an old colored man. whose name could not be learned, drove out 011 the race track <r? o rl ilo r^iiln rlnpr t n whlfh U'9 9 hitched a colt of very ordinary appearance. The old man proceeded to Jog around the track, much to the amusement of many In the crowd. Including a bunch of horsemen. After the colt had got pretty well warmed up his driver gave him his head and the exhibition given made the horsemen and others take notice. The colt simply flew around the course, pulling his heavy burden after him. One of the horsemen timed him for a mile In exactly 2.28. After the performance the old darkey was besieged by the horsemen, who urged him to set a price on the animal. A Rockville racing man offered him J4UU on me spot lor me con. The negro meditated, but finally shook his head, remarking, "I dun rlz him, and I 'speck I'd better keep him." It was the first time the colt ever saw a race track, and his performance under the circumstances is considered little short of sensational. Mrs. Sarah Carey, aged seventy-three years, died yesterday at the home of her son in Washington, after an extended illness. Slie was the wife of James Carey, for many years a resident of this county. Besides her husband, three daughters and two sons survive her. The funeral will take place here tomorrow, and burial wlil be in Rockvllie cemetery. Hit by Stray Bullet. Charles Thompson, who resides on the farm of Mr. J. W. Rabbitt, near Rockville, met with a painful accident near the fair grounds yesterday. ' While walking along a road near the grounds a stray bullet from the shooting gallery inside the grounds struck him in the leg. The bullet was extracted and no serious results are ffl<l "O /I Hiss Williams of Virginia is the guest of Miss Margaret Stokes here. Miss Sue Colton of Prince Cfeorge county is the guest of Miss Priseilla Dawson here. Miss Marjorle Buckingham of Washington has returned to her home after sending several days visiting friends in Roekville. Mrs. Edward Ande-son and daughter. Miss Noma Thompson, are at the Jamestown exposition. The young men of the Montgomery Country Club last evening Rave an informal dance at the club hous?. Messrs. Ralph E. Jones. Julian Whiting and Russell Brewer were in charge of the arrangements. Miss Bessie Riggs of the vicinity of Goshen is the guest of the Misses Yearley here. Misses Marie Webb and Ethel Bowen of Baltimore, who have been visiting Miss Lillian Morgan here, have returned to their homes. The price of vanilla beans Is advancing abroad, owing mainly to the operation of the ,pure-food laws in the United States, which make the use of substitutes and adulterants impossibly 11 I Only nnnnrtnrrmrnt* of member* ot ( a reroiinr rod ??ook richnnKr nr? | admitted to tbrae column*. FINANCIAL. _ _ k \V 11 IT M.I.. -I-i. -I li ^ i ?? . it. i iius. l*. iiumc. MergersthaHer, Lanston, Washington Ry. pfd., Washington Ry. com., C&patall Traction, Washington Gas, Bank Stocks, And all other listed securities bought and sold for cash or 011 margin. I W _IR _ 1H1 nlKlks^if -o. ? ? ? u u u \kJ* AJ' 9 f Now York Stock Fxrhance Members ? Washington Stork Kvh:m;;o I Chlonjro Hoitnl of Trmlo 114119 F St. N.W. LETTERS OF CREDIT and TU.W KI.KIIS' C'lllX KS mailable tlio world over. sel-eo.40 I INTEREST GROWS. 8 "If }!- ? 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(?7*Issued hy this lmnk in all principal currencies? require no identification. TlHIIC TO A fTMCITD^ 11 1J JJ 1L-J U liA 1L^ 1L-3 1T\ NATIONAL BANK, i.?AT 'J?* anSO-gSd Capital, $1,000,000?Surplus, $1,400,000. < /7T|rr^\0iniey Tmmsmittedl MM BY CABLE. ?Drafts issued direct on principal cities of the world. ?Letters of Credit issued. T7 1 1 t-x i ? ? ?E-xciuinye uougni ana sola. ?Investments & Collections made ?Stock & Bonds bought & sold. Rn ifTP ifTf ^ National llggs BANK, Pa.Ave.,opposite U.S.Treasury. nOQ.OBil t \ Perpetual Building Association. ASSETS *2,843,983.30 SURPLUS 227,250.05 PAYS FOLK PER CENT INTEREST. L9ANS MONEY ON REAL ESTATE. OFFICE. 508 11TII ST. N.W. ANDREW GLASS. President. JG11N COOK. Secretary. ?p12.tf 28 AN~ANNL'1TY TSSLED BY The Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York Guarantors a fixed Income for life, which Income Is protected by over four hundred and ninety-flra millions of assets which have accumulated In ? successful business experience of sixty-four years* Rates will be furoibhed upon request. THOMAS P. MORGAN Manager for District of Columbia, No. 1333 F ?t. n w. Second-Ftory front room. Telephone Main 112# f 4-SOOt Private Wires to Mew Yoriu GRIFFIN HAL8TEAD & CO., Memberi vWASIIINGTON STOCK EXCHANGER II844 F OTiET IS. W. Teleuhones Alain 462 and 403. I INVESTMENT SECURITIES^ STOCKS AND BONDS. CURB SPECIALISTS. REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE. Orders Issued Making New Assignments of Officers. Orders to officers in the revenue cutter service liave been issued from the bureau in this city, as follows: First Lieut. F. C. Billard. granted thirteen days' leave. Capt. J. H. Brown, grantc 1 fifteen days' extension leave. Chief Engineer Willits Pedriek, granted ten days' extension leave. Capt. D. F. Tozier, detached from duty with the life savins: service, ordered to his home and retired from active service, for age, by direction of the President, as of September 2, 1907. Capt. Francis Tuttle, detached from the Bear and retired from active service, for age, by direction of the President, as of September 4. 1!K?T. First Lieut. A. X,. Gamble, granted four days' leave. Second Lieut. \V. A. O'Malley, ordered to the Forward as executive officer upon expiration of leavj. Constructor W. C. Besselleher. Jr., ordered to proceed to Wilmington, Del., on official business. Chief Engineer C. F. Nash, granted thirty days' leave. First IJeut. C. T. Brian, detached from the Forward and placed waiting orders. Capt. Howard Kmery, detached from the Forward and assigned to duty as assistant inspector in the life saving service antl temporarily as superintendent of construction, Pacific cuaat, In that service.