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By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE. Copyright, 1909, by Albert Payson Terhune. CHAPTER XIX?Continued. It va.< good to her. And the man"? business cares, his social plans, his mat rimonial campalcn Itself, faded Into nothingness. He was here, by her side. That was enough. And doubly he realized how poignant had been the ache of aloneness at his heart during every day of her absence. There was a new peace, an utter content, that enwrapped him now that he was once more beside her. He did not try to analyze the emotion. But he knew It mastered him as nothing else had ever done. He knew it. and. satisfied to look no farther ahead, he was glad. The 'launch had churned clear of the dock and was beating to north w;tf-d through the mist barrier. Shadowy shores slipped past them. To their left, out of the fog. loomed the boat house of a camp. Beyond its float men amNgirls In shiny bathing suits were splashing about In the water. Caleb trailed his hand over the launch side. At the nip of the icy water he accorded the swim mers such a glance as he might have bestowed on the martyrs of old. A wind danced down from the north, playfully tearing the lake vapors to s 1 ver tatters. A lance of white sunlight struck through the flying mist-reek. Out of the obscurity leaped an island; emer ald creen. sparkling with diamonds of moisture. Then another and another. Th<-* mainland's vague shores took shape and beauty. Broad reaches of water flashed azure and pale gold under the sw ft caress of wind and sun. "See!" cried Desiree. "Isn't it per fect?" "Yes," ne murmured. "It is." "But look!" she commanded. "You haven't once taken your eyes from my face. How can you say " "What I said goes," he answered, curt ly. "There's nothin' to take back." ? ?????? Conover's first day/at the Antlers w^s pleasant, for he and Desiree were to gether from morning to nlsht. He was welcomed with effusive cordlal'ty by Jack Ha warden; with graceful tolerance by the lad's mother. The big tent where in he was quartered was near enough to the Hawarden cottage to. make the trip to and fro seem as nothing. More and more strongly as th? day wore on did he feel as though he had reached some long sought mecca. The beauty of the "top of the world" was lost on him; but the beauty of the girl had in a moment be come an integral part of his every thought. He was dully surprised at him self. Heretofore he had always taken Desiree as much for granted as he had taken the sunlight itself. To her he had turned for whatever was happiest and restful in his life; had done it unthink ingly, as part of his established routine But now, after two months of separation from her. he grasped for the first time all her presence had meant to him. The mighty silences of the mountains? the tumbled miles of multi-shaded greens, strewn with fire-blue lakes?all these car ried no message to the hard-headed fight er, the man of cities. But ever he caught h'mself staring at Desiree in awed won der. as though some veil between them had of a sudden been snatched away. That first afternoon he and she went for a long walk where the twisting red brown trail wound half aimlessly through the still forest; and she lectured him with a sternness that he found delicious upon his lack of appreciation for the vistas, nooks and leafy sanctums she pointed out. But before supper sh-? made hinj take her out on the lake in one of the long, slender puide-boats, whose over lapping oar handles he found so hard to manage. In midstream she bade him stop rowing and pointed to the west. Against a green-gold background of sky long crimson cloud streamers flickered. "It looks as If the wind were on fire," ?he breathed In ecstasy. And he, after a perfunctory glance and a word of acquiescence, bent again to h's oars. The lake was dotted with b^ats of the "sunset fleet." The oc cupants of a dark blue St. I-awrence skifT hailed them. Caleb. In obedience to Desiree's gesture, rowed closer. The oar-man of the other boat proved to be Jack Hawarden, who was returning with his mother from a climb of the Crags. "Isn't this sunset well worth traveling ail the way from Granite to see?" called Ja -k. "It is kind of pretty," assented Caleb. " 'Pretty!' " repeated Mrs. Hawarden In gentle scorn. "What a word for such a scene! It brings ou* all that is highest and most beautiful in one." she went on. aoulfully. "I wish, instead of rowing back to the Antlers to supper, I might drift on here forever." "You'd be# ll'ble to get rath*r hungry after a few* hours of it. I guess." volun teered Caleb, feeling he was somehow beyond his depth. "Hungry!" shuddered Mrs. Hawarden. loath to come down to earth. "I should be feasting on the sunset. What more could any one want?" "Well, ma'am." suggested Conover. du biously. "if you leave It to me I'd rather Just now have a tripe sandwich." "Come. Jack." said Mrs. Hawarden, coldly. "I think we'll go in." "Oh. how could you!" laughed Desiree, in mot k 'despair, ^ts Caleb and she fol lowed. "Why, her very boat radiates disgust. She'll never forgive you for spoiling" her rhapsody. A tripe sand wich! How could " "It was the first thing that came into my head." he excused. "An' this moun tain air's put an edge on my ap'tite that I could shave with. A tripe sandwich would taste good. I'm sorry ff I " "If It had been anything less hideously plebeian" she insisted. "Even roi^t shoulder of tripe would have sounded better. Oh, tripe doesn't have shoulders, though, does It?" "It may, for all I know," he returned. "But, say, Dey. have 1 made you mort' fled? Honest. I dldn ? mean to." "I ought to scold you. she answered. "But. for letting rue see that look on poor v'-*. Hawarden's face. I forgive you et "?; ythlng." Jack Hawarden. entering Conover's tent a half hour later, found the Fighter struggling into a dinner jacket. "For heavens sake," urged the lad, "take that thing off. Except at dances they're never worn here. There's a ru mor that the boys ran a stranger into the lake one summer for coming to supper in evening dress." First thing that's struck me right since I came." grunted Caleb, eagerly beginning to shed the tabooed garments. "T'll get something com'ftable In half a minute if you'll wait for me that long." "The Granite papers keep us posted on your doings," said Jack, seating himself on the bed. "You've made the old state sit up this summer." "I'll have It standin' 011 its hind legs an* beggin'. before I'm done." chuckled Con over. "I'm omy just beginnin'. How you gettln' on with Dey?" "How do you mean?" asked Jack, un easily. "Got h?t- to take your view of the mai ryin' problem?" "No," said the boy. "I haven't." "Too bad! Been here all summer with her mi* had moonlight an all that so*"t of tiling to your favor. I sh <1 think u you was ever goin' to make her fall in iove with you " ... "I know." interrupted Jack, soberly. l counted on all that, but " "Can't get her to see it your way . "Not vet. Sometimes I'm afraid I never shall. But I shan't give up. All my life 1 shall < ari- for lior and try to make my self worthy of her. whether she ever rets to oaring or not." "Good book-talk." commented the Fighter, "but it has a kind of a square sound to it. too. Well, good lurk to you. You can't say I haven't given you all the chances there was. "I appreciate it. sir, answered the boy. "And soon or late I mean to win. I?I asked her on<*e more since we came up here-it was about a month ago But it seemed to make her unhappy. * . don't want to spoil her summer. So 1 am waiting. I'll wait for years, if I have to. Some day she may learn to Ca"These fellers around here?these voungsters that's, spendin' the summer at the hotel." queried Caleb. Isn t in t'rested in any of them, is s>he?" "I think not. sir. She's nice to all of them. Just as she .s to me. And there isn't another girl half so popular. But I don't think she cares. I'm sure she doesn't." , Conover wondered why Hawarden s> re port gave him an indefinable sense of relief. He thought the matter over for a moment: then shook his head. '?We're keepin' 'em waitin'." he said, slapping his hair with the heavy military brushes on his table. "Come along? As he ti#ned to leave the canvas cur tains slowly parted and a go'd-re.l col lie stepped into the tent. He ganeed about him with the air of one quite at home, and proceeded, with majestic friendliness, to walk across to where Conover stood , "What's the measly dog doin in here, demanded Caleb, somewhat taken aback at the visit. _ ~ ? 4*\Vhv, it's Rex," answered JacK, as though that statement explained every thing. "He goes wherever he w-ants to. Desiree thinks the world of him." Caleb, mollified, moved nearer to the dog and proceeded to pnt the do^ny ^ur of liis head. . Hex, without the least appearance or rudeness, moved quietly away. "That's like all dogs." grumbled Con over. "An'mals just natch'lly hate me. I don't know why, unless maybe because I don't like "em. What's he got In ?us mouth?" . "His ball." laughed the boy. ^ He al ways carries one around. We figured out the other day that he's stolen at least eightv tennis balls this season. He has them 'planted* all over the place one under my bed, another in the hotel woodl>ox, and so on. Then, whenever he gets lonely, he roots one of them out and hunts up somebody to play ball with him. And we usually do it. I don t know why." They had left the tent and were walk ing along the wooden path toward the dining room. Rex trotting jus' in front of them and making them adjust their pace on the narrow footway to his. At th? walk's end the dog suddenly bolted an.l. with ears tucked backward and tail living, scampered across to where De siree was just emerging from the Hawarden cottage. Caleb joined the girl and her chaperon and the quartet start ed once more to the dining room. Con over and Desiree led the way. Hex placidly thrusting himself between them as they walked. "Don't you think he's a beauty?" asked Desire?. "He's?oh. look!" A baby, perhaps two years old, was weaving a tortuous way, under convoy of her nurse, toward the tents. At sight of Rex the child deserted her lawful escort and made a wild, toddling rush for the dog. Six feet away frorrt him she halted, a gold and white fluff of ir resolute babyhood, scared at her own temerity. Rex had paused at her ap proach and stood wagging his ?ail. natientlv awaiting the next move. The baby, eyeing him with furtive longing, made the first advance. "How-do?" she said, politely, ducking her head in a propitiatory obeisance at the marvelous gold-red creature in her path. As Rex did not reply to the salutation in any language she could understand, the baby repeated her remark, a shade more dubiously. "You darling little thing!" cried Desiree. "He's* forgotten how to talk or he'd answer you. You want to pat him, don't you? He won't bite. Come along. See, I'm holding him for you," and she buried one white hand in the warm fur of the dog's neck. (To be continued tomorrow.) ANOTHER OPERA STAR. Two Records by Mme. Gerville Reache Added to Victor List. The fact that th? most famous artists ?Caruso. Calve, Eames, Fafrar. Gadskl, Homer, Melba, Plancon. Schumann Heink, ScottI, Sembricli, Tetrazzini and others?make records only for the Vic tor talking machine speaks volumes for the wonderful musical qualities of that instrument, and the addition of Mme. Gerville-Reache is, good news for the thousands of persons who must depend upon the Victor for their grand opera, as well as for the opera-goers who have enjoyed th** impersonations given by this charming artist. , The two records by Mme. Gerville Reache which appear in the July list of new Victor records are complete nov elties?"O ma lyre immortelle," from Gounod's Sapho. an early opera by this composer which has never been heard in America and the beautiful "Va* lalsse couIer mes larmes." from Massenet's Werther. soon to be revived in this country. Both of these records strik ingly show the wide range and ex quisite quality of her wonderful voice, and the accompaniment in the Gounod air. with its delicate harp passages, is especially beautiful. Engineer Baldwin Laid to Rest. ANNAPOLIS, Md.. June 26.?The funeral of H. Furtong Baldwin took place from Baldwin Armorial Church, near Water bury. Md. Mr. Baldwin, who was known as one of the best engineers in the country, and who declined the chief engineership of the Panama canal, which was after ward rilled by Kngineer Wallace, died last wet-k at his home in Seattle. He was chief engineer of the Washington and Oregon railroad at the time or' his death. The bodv was brought east on a special car. which reached Waterbury this morn ing. The services were conducted by Rev. Charles W. Baldwin of Baltimore, assisted by Rev. W. W. Nicholson. t? vjy ?* _ j \5 ? * . - IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS ON THE NEW YOBK CEN TBAL LINES. HPT PUN GIVEN OUT Details of Corporation Tax Amendment MADE KNOWN TO SENATE If Schedules Are Completed Monday It Will Be Taken Up. PREVIOUS OUTLINES VERIFIED Two Per Cent Tax Imposed Upon Net Earnings, $5,000 to Be Exempt. Beturns to Be Made Annually. ? President Taft's corporation tax plan was presented to the Senate late yester day afternoon by Mr. Aldrlch, chairman of the finance committee, and was or dered printed as a committee amendment to the tariff bill. If schedules are com pleted by Monday the corporation tax amendment will then be taken and held before the Senate until final disposition is made of it and of amendments on the subject of a direct tax on incomes. Ill general form the corporation tax measure follows the outline already given by The Star following the conference at the White House Tuesday night, when the subject was considered by the Presi dent. lawyers of h'.s cabinet and Senate and House republican leaders. As draft ed by Attorney fleneral Wiekersham and Senator Root the measure is believed to be amendment-proof and an effort will ue made to put it through Congress un changed. It will be designated as "the Taft plan." the weight of the President s name being dependerfcupon largely to en compass its enactment. Two Per Cent on Net Earnings. Briefly stated, the plan imposes a tax of 2 per cent upon the net earnings of every corporation, joint stock com pany or association, organized for profit and having a capital stock represented by shares and every insurance company, organized under the laws of the United States or of any state, territory or dis trict. or organized under the laws of any foreign country and engaged in business within the United States. Everv latitude is given to concerns sub ject to" the tax for the exemption of ex penses, cost of maintenance, the depreci ation of property, debts and the interest Thereon, other forms of taxation and all expenditures usually taken from earn ings' accounts'. Every corporation is also given an exemption of t5>000 of earnings before the tax shall apply. All of the machinery relating to the collection, remission and refund of in ternal revenue taxes is made applicable to the corporation tax, and the respon sibility for the enforcement of the pro posed law rests with the commissioner of internal revenue in the same manner as other internal taxes. While the corporations are required to supplv information of a most intimate character relating to their business, pro vision is-made to safeguard them against wrongful use of data obtained for the purpose of assessing the tax. Penalties are provided in case of raise or fraudu lent returns. The Concerns Affected. Practically every character of incor porated institution organized for profit Is brought within the provisions of the corporation tax. The provision defining the concerns from which the tax will be collected is as follows: "That every corporation, joint stock company or association, organized for profit and having a capital stock repre sented by shares, and every insurance company, now or hereafter organized un der the laws of the United States or of any state or territory of the United States, or under the acts of Con gress applicable to Alaska or the District of Columbia, or organized under the laws of any foreign country and engaged in business in any state or territory of the United States or in Alaska or in the' District of Columbia, shall be subject to pay annually a special excise tax with respect to the carrying on or doing busi ness by such corporation, joint stock company or association, or insurance company, equivalent to 'J per centum upon the entire net income, over and above $5,000, received by it from all sources during such year, exclusive of amounts received by it as dividends upon stock of other corporations, joint stock companies or associations, or insurance companies subject to the tax hereby im posed, or if organized under the laws of any foreign country, upon the amount of net Income, over and above $5,000, re ceived by it from business transacted and capital invested within the United States and its territories, Alaska and the Dis trict of Columbia, during each year, ex clusive of amounts so received by it as dividends upon stock of other corpora tions, joint stock companies or associa tions, or insurance companies, subject to the tax hereby imposed. Ascertaining Net Income. "Such net income shall be ascertained by deducting from the gross amount of the income of such corporation, joint stock company or association or insur ance company from all sources: "All the ordinary and necessary ex penses actually paid within the year out of income In the maintenance and opera tion of its business and properties. "AH losses actually sustained within the year and not compensated by in surance or otherwise, including a rea sonable allowance for depreciation of property, if any, and in the case of in surance companies the sums required by law to be carried to premium reserve fund. "Interest actually paid within the year on its bonded or other indebtedness to an amount of such bonded and other indebt edness not exceed'nft the paid-up capital stock of such corporation, joint stock company or association or insurance com pany outstanding at the close of the year. "All sums paid by it within th? year for taxes imposed under the authority of the United States or of any state or ter ritory thereof. "All the amounts received by it within the year as dividends upon stock of other corporations. Joint stock companies or as sociations or insurance companies sub ject to the tax hereby imposed. "Provided. That in the case of a cor poration, joint stock company or associ ation or insurance company, organized under the laws of a foreign country, such net income shall he ascertained by de ducting from the ki'oss amount of its in come from business transacted and capi tal invested within the United States and any of its territories. Alaska and the District of Columbia. "All the ordinary and necessary ex penses actually paid within the year out of earnings in the maintenance and opera tion of its business and property within the United States and Its territories, Alaska and the District of Columbia. "All losses actually sustained within the year in business conducted by it within the United States not compensated bv insurance or otherw'se, including a reasonal\Je allowance for depreciation of property, if any, and in the cas' of in surance companies the sums required by law to be carried to premium reserve lund. "Inierest actually paid within the year on its bonded or other indebtedness to an amount of such bonded and other in debtedness not exceeding the proportion of its paid-up capital stock outstanding at the close of the year, which the gross amount of .its income for the year from business transacted and capital invested within the United States and any of its territories. Alaska and the District of Columbia, bears- to the gross amount of its income derived from all sources "wl-hln and without the United States: "The sums paid by it within the year for taxes imposed under the authority of the United States or of any state or ter ritory thereof. "All amounts received by it within the year as dividends upon stock of other corporations, joint stock companies or as sociations. and insurance companies sub ject to the tax hereby Imposed." It is provided that there shall be de ducted from the amount of the net to ft come of each corporation, subject to the tax. the sum of $T?.0fi0. the tax being com puted upon the remainder. Annual Returns Required. Every concern subject to the tax is re quired, on or before March 1 of each year, to make a true and accurate re turn. under oath or affirmation of its president, vice president or other princi pal officer, and its treasurer or assistant treasurer, covering the character of its organization ar.d the amount of business transacted during the year, to the col lector of Interna! revenue for the district in which the corporation is organized; or. In tlie case of foreign corporations, stock companies, or insurance companies, in the place where Its principal business Is carried on within the United States. The return must, however, set forth: 1. Total amount of paid-up capital stock outstanding at the close of the year ;(-) total bonded and other indebtedness; (11) gross amount of income during the year from nil sources, and if organized under the laws of a foreign country the gross amount of its income derived from busi ness transacted and capital invested with in the United States: (4? amount received by way of dividends upon stock of other corporations or concerns subject to the tax; (."> total ordinary and necessary ex penses actually paid out of earnings In the maintenance and operation of the business and properties, and In the case of foreign companies the cost of opera tions In conducting business transacted within the United States; (,G) total losses actually sustained during the year and not compensated by kisurance or other wise, stating separate^' any amounts al lowed for depreciation of property, and in the case of insurance companies the sums required by law to be carried to premium reserve fund, and in the case of a concern organized under the laws of a foreign country, all losses actually sus tained by it In business conducted within the I'nlted States, not compensated by Insurance, or otherwise, stating separately any amounts allowed for depreciation tof property, and In the case of Insurance companies the sums required by law to be carried to premium reserve fund; (7) amount of interest actually rai,l on bond ed or other Indebtedness to an amount not exceeding paid-up capital stock, or in case of a foreign corporation, not exceeding the proportion of Its paid-up capital stock which gross Income from business trans acted and capital invested within the I'nited States hears to gross Income from all sources within and without the I'nlted States; (8) amount paid for federal or local taxes; (i>) net Income after making the deductions authorized. ? Local collectors will transmit the re turns forthwith to the commissioner of Internal revenue In Washington. To Supply or Correct Return. Upon evidence Justifying the opinion that the return made by a corporation Is incorrect, or whenever insufficient or no return has been made, the commis sioner is empowered to designate any reg ularly appointed revenue agent to ex amine the books or papers of such cor poration, and take testimony of a re sponsible officer of the corporation in or der to produce the information required for the purpose of assessing the tax. The commissioner Is authorized also to invoke the aid of any United States court to request attendance of such of ficers or employes and the production of books and papers. Upon the information so acquired the commissioner of Internal revenue ftiay amend any return or make a return where none has been made. Returns are to be retained by the com missioner, who will assess the tax. In the event of any return being made with false or fraudulent intent the commis sioner Is required to add 10U per cent of such tax, and in cases of neglect or refusal to make return, or to verify the same, the commissioner is to add TiO per cent to the tax. When the neglect is occasioned by sickness or the absence of a responsible officer of the corporation subject to the tax the collector Is allowed to extend the time, not exceeding thirty days. Assessment made by the com missioner must be paid by the corpora tions before June :?0 of each year. After assessments hate been made the returns of corporations must Vie filed in the office of the commissioner of internal revenue and they will then constitute pub lic records, and as such will be opened for inspection. For the protection of a corporation against the wrongful use of Information, the following Is provided: Unlawful Disclosures. "It shall be unlawful for any collector, deputy collector, agent, clerk or other officer or employe of the United States to divulge or make known In any manner whatever not provided by law to any person any Information obtained by him in the discharge of his official duty, or to divulge or make known in any manner not provided by law any document re ceived. evidence taken or report made un der this section except upon the special direction of the President; and any of fense against the foregoing provision shall be a misdemeanor and be punished by a tine not exceeding one thousand dollars or by Imprisonment riot exceeding one year, or both, at the discretion of the court." If any corporation subject to the tax refuses or neglects to make a return In the manner required or shall make a false or fraudulent return It is liable to a penalty of not less than Sl.ik and not exceeding When any person authorized by law to make or to verify a return shall make a false or fraudulent statement for the purpose of evading the assessment he becomes liable to a fine not exceeding or a prison sentence of not more than one year, or both. LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS. Although no formal action was taken today, It may safely be predicted that there will be no more Saturday after noon sessions of the Washington Stock Echange until the month of September arrives. The matter of adjournments over the week-enda during the midsum mer months must be considered by the board of (governors of the exchange before it may become official,, and it is understood that such aotlon will be taken before next Saturday. Washington Gas was just as strong at the end of the week as it was at the beginning, and it was the most active stock on the entire list. The accumula tion which has been in progress in this security for the past two weeks has been conducted with skill, and the stock shows evidence of the strongest charac ter of buying. Several thousands of, shares have been taken at current prices and the order appears to b? inexhaustible. There is no news to explain the situa tion. but it is rumored that out-of-town parties recognize the intrinsic value of this stock and are endeavoring to acquire a controlling interest. From the way the stock is being absorbed it will not take i long to get the entire floating supply, a great deal of which would have to be bought at much higher figures than now obtain. Gas was acaln the leader of the local market today and more than .'Wo shares were purchased at prices which advanced under steady support from tKi^i to 70. In the actual number of shares trans ferred.. though not in the amount of money required to finance the transac tions. the stock of the Lanston Type Machine Company has been a close rival of Washington Gas during the week. An even "<*? shares changed hands today, and In the six trading days of the week the total reached 2,775. During the whole of this period the price remained steadily at liii. or at slight fractions above and below this amount. The board of directors of the National City Bank have declared a regular semi annual dividend of 4 per cent, payable July 1. to stockholders of record dune 2ii. The books will be closed between the two dates mentioned. Charged With Bigamy. PETERSBURG. Va., June 2?. The chief of police of this city has received a letter from Marietta. Tex., in which it is stated that Julius A. Williamson, the young man under arrest here charged with mur dering his wife by poisoning her. has a wife living in the Texas city. According to the communication. Williamson mar ried Miss Addle Rodgers of Marietta, when she was fifteen years old and lived with her-eight months. He left her to go to Ettrick. Va.. in 19?"6. The marriage ceremony is said to have been performed by Rev. W..W. Lee of Marietta. Wil liamson married Miss Pamlia Klersey ot Chesterfield county about a year ago, and was recently arrested on the charge of poisoning hU alleged second wife. FINANCIAL. REPORT OF THE CONDITION Of the Second National Bank, At Washington. In the District of Colombia, the close'of bu?lnr>?, June 23. 1WW. RESOURCES. r-w. .? Iif>an? ami discounts l.KM.oJw ?? Overdrafts. secured and una cured.. _ __ J" U. S. bonds to secure circulation.. oTO.'KW w U. S. bonds to secure I'. S. deposits 25. TOO 151 Other bunds to ae.-ure I". S. depoalts 1M.OOO TO l'reinlums on I'. S. b>inil? ?'? " Premiums on other b;>nds to secure I". S. deposits ? ?> Bonds, securities, etc 163,111 4a Hanking house, furniture uud fix t ur? s l?4.fcOi ?H Bonds loaned 126.000 00 Due from national banks mot re serve agentsi li-.lwi tw Due from slat" and prHate banks and bankers, trust companies and savings banks lS-ly? 96 Due ftom approved reserve aeents.. 14?.-?>o Checks and other - ash items 14.141 ?? Exchanges for clearing ho us.- ? Notes of other national banks ?J" w Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 1o Ljiiw ftil money reserve In bank, vis.: Specie $-5'.',707 00 Legal-tender i#tes 20,TOt) <*> ^ ^ ^ Redemption fund with I". S. treas urer (5 per cent of circulation).. 1__ Total .$?997,176 14 IJ ABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $**>0,000 TO Surplus fend .10,000 00 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid im'Sii M National bank notes ontsiandins ,I*? Due to other national bank* lJT.OOi ?i Due to state and private banks and banker* 27,616 " Due to trust companies and savings banks -0,W" Dividends unpaid 495 80 Individual deposits subject to check. l,i3S.0.|i i!? Certified checks 7.005 J" t'nlted State deposits J95.0TO 00 Bonds borrowed... 184.0UV w Total $2,997,175 14 District of Columbia. a*.: I, JOH: C. ECKI.OFF, cashier of the ??**>*?' named bank, do solemnly *wear that the *bove statement is true to the best of my knowlediro and belief. JOHN C. h> KI>?FF, ?.ashler Subscrilted and sworn to before me this iKtn day of June, 11)00. WILLIAM S. TORBEItT, Notary Public. Correct ?Af itest: w. v. cox, EDWARD O. WHITFORD, WALTER C. CLEPHANE, BERNARD M. BRIDGET, W. 1*. VAN WICKLE, J A M ES B. LAMBIE. Director*. REPORT OF T1IK CONDITION Of the Home Savings Bank of Wash ington, D. C-, At Washington, hi the District of Columbia. at the close of busiuess Wednesday. June 23, 1909. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $1.71)3,574 M Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.. _ 1 24 Bonds, securities. etc 372.681 7S Banking house, furniture and fixtures 145.744 17 Other real estate owned 23,345 05 Due from national banks.$153,1)89 15 Due from state and pri vate banks and bank ers, trust companies and savlr.gs banks.... 80.560 40 Checks and other cash Items 451 91 Exchanges for clearing house 18.038 61 Bills of other national banks 100 00 Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 1.483 20 Lawful money reserve In bank, viz.: Specie HO.621 25 Legal-tender notes... 19.375 O0 335.219 61 Total $2,670,572 78 i LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid In $100.000 OO Surplus fund 50,000 00 Undivided profits, lesi expenses and taxes paid 20,600 37 Due to national banks. $7,497 95 Individual deposits sub ject to check 491.990 24 Savings deposits 1.9t>5,054 38 Time certificates of de posit " 30. *00 00 Certified checks 577 13 Cashier's che< ks out btanding 3.953 71 2.490.873 41 Total $2,670,672 78 District of Columbia, city of Washington, ss.: I. HOWARD MORAN. treasurer of the above name.1 hank, do solemnly swear that the abof?? statement is true, to the best of my knowledge and belief. HOWARD MORAN. Treasurer. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day of June 1909. WALTER E HILTON. Notary Public. D. C. Correct?Attest: B. F. SAUL, W11.1,1 AM HAHN. JOHN SHUOHRI7E. ALEX. S. CLARKE. JAMES F. SHEA. * J. PHILIP HERRMANN. RAY E. MIDDAUGH. ANTHONY GAEGLF.R. WM. H. BT'RCH. JOHN H. RI'PPERT, JOHN B. GEIER. ? R. H. JOHNSON. Directors. REPORT OF THE CONDITION - Of the National Capital Bank of Wash ington, At W*<?hinTton. in tli" District of Columbia, at the close of business, June 23, 1909. RESOURCES. I/oan? end discounts $310.7|*r' OS Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.. 771 43 I.'. S. bonds to secure circulation... 70.<KIO (it) Other bonds to secure U. S. de|>oslts 1M.304 34 Bonds, securities, etc 47rt.O."2 5? Banking house, furniture and fixtures 50,000 TO Other real estate owned 3,130 30 Due from national banks (not re serve agents) 56,146 63 t^ue front state banks and bankers.. l.irM KM Due from approved reserve agents.. 129.162 02 Checks and other cash items 7,265 40 Exchanges for clearing house 8,456 96 j Notes of other national 1-inks 7u5 Olt Fractional paper currency, nickels ami cents 1,194 28 r.awful money reserve In bark S|iecle ................. $6?K<46 50 Legal-tender notes 47.000 00 ? 116,746 50 RodemoMon fund with T". S treas urer (5 per cent of circulation) 3,800 00 Total* l.ea^ssb tfl LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid In $200,000 00 Surplu* fund *100,000 00 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxi's paid 35.6^8 National bank notes outstanding... 70,000 00 Due to other national hanks $1,299 51 Due to state banks and bankers 10.542 S7 Due to trust com panies anil savings banks 100,330 :<* Dividends unpaid.... 113 50 Individual deposits subject to cb?i.... 825,525 87 Demand certificates of deposit 1 .R59 53 Certified checks 7.7^4 56 Cashier's cheeks out standing 88S 68 United States deposits 160,000 00 1,117,668 8T Total 16 District of Columbia, County of Washington, ss.: I II H. McKHE. enshier of the above-named hank do solemnly swear that the above state ment Is true to the best of m.r, lind jM,li0f H. H. McKEE. < ashler. Subscribed awl sworn to before this 25tb toy of June. 11W). HENRY K SIMI'SON Notary Public, D. C. THOS. W. SMITH, GEO. F. HARBIN, AI.BERT CARRY, JOHN C. YOST, Directors. Correct?Attest: CONDITIONS OF TBADE. NEW YORK. June 20.?R. G. Ihin A Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade saya: Reports from the principal industrial and mercantile centers are of an encour aging nature, and evi-n the long delay In tariff readjustment and the new contro versy over the proposition to levy a tax on the net earnings of corporations do not seem to l>old in check the Improve ment In business conditions. The Improvement, though based upon many sound economic conditions, is un doubtedly facilitated by the ease of money, which also in part explains the prevailing tendency toward high prices. Hot weather is stimulating the distribu tion of seasonable merchandise. Bradstreet says: Improvement is more manifest this week, the mainspring of this being better weather and crop reports and furtner ex pansion in the volume of industrial op erations. Retail reports are still rather irregular, excessive heat being credited with retarding distribution in some sec tions. but. on the whole, sales of summer goods have been benefited by more sea sonable temperatures. Jobbing trade reports are slightly bet ter, pointing to an improvement In re order demand, but by far the best reports as to distribution trade still come from wholesale lines, which report good crop reports, stimulating the placing of busi ness for next fa'l and spring delivery. Collections are rather slower as a whole this week, apparently reflecting weather conditions and the fact that farmers are now busy with the crops. FINANCIAL REPORT OK TIIE CONDITION Of the Riggs National Bank. At n'anlilnrton, In the District of Columbia. at the of business June 23. 1909. i > r'ksoirces. I.?*ns and discounts $6.4"4.i"l77 t>1 ? iverdr^ft*. mi'iiimI and iiuM-curMl. 20.4"9 rt7 I". 8. >>on?iJ? to wurf circulation . ?s' I*. !*. bondK to Ifciff I'. 8. <|i jnwits i*) Other bonds to secure L". S. de (Malta I.OhO.II" 5:i I*. S. bends on hand 14.0U0 OJ Bonds. securities. etc ] .20*.613 19 Banking I.ou.-1'. furniture and fix tures 34I.0D6 55 Foreign niooev 2,440 4S Dae from nu t lotnil bank* inot reserve agents) $327,578 24 Due front state and ' I private bank* and j banker*, trust com : panlts and satings bank* 550.SS4 47 Due from approved rpwrro ngrnts 1,288,648 22 Checks nnd other rash items 100.582 62 Exchange* for clear ing bouse 111.3315 38 >?te< of other na tional banks 1.8S3 00 Fractional (taper cur rency. nickels and cents 261 01 La u fnl money reserve In bunk, rli.: SjH-cle 821..*14 or I-opal t-Mider notes.. h<0,<iO0 0o 3,302.085 Bedt-niptlon fund with I". S. tr?-as urer (Bc? circulation) ?.#*) 0) Total I13.6S4.010 8J LIABILITIES. Capital Mock paid in $l,OrtO,?stO 00 Surplus fund l,7oo,?)00 00 Undivided profit*. lew expenses and taxes paM 17.K67 l?1 National back note* outstanding... 936,997 50 Due to otlier na tional hank* $510,300 87 Due to state and pri vate banks and bank ers 16,921 7# Due to trust com panics and curings bank* 430,530 47 Due to approved re serve agent* B.572 55 Dlvldenda unpaid..... 10 00 IndivMnal deposits subject to check 9,$79,310 53 Demand cert ideates of deposit 174.903 K9 Certified cheeks 12.628 fil 8,030.175 4* United States deposits 1,040.0?0 00 Bonds borrowed 030.000 00 Total $13.<584,0U* *? City of Washington. District of Columbia, as.: I. HENRY U. PLATHER. cashier of the above-n.iined bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement Is true to the best of my knowl edge and belief. HENRY H. KLATHER. Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25th day of June. lltos. WM. H. DORSET, Notary Public. Correct?Attest: R. ROSS PERRY. THOS. HYDE, J. R. MeLEAN. H HURT, WM. J. PLATHER. Directors. REPORT OF THE CONDITION Of the National Bank of Washington, At Washington. In the District of Columbia, At the close of business June 23, I'J09. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $3,130,264 39 Overdrafts, secured and unsecured.. 1.W 30 P. S. bonds to secure circulation.... 1.030.000 0i> Other bonds to aecure 1". 8. deposits 712.500 00 Premiums on P. 8. bonds 31,500 <10 Bonds, securttles. etc .'K23.330 00 Banking house, furniture and fixtures 150.000 00 Other real estate owned 23.473 0U Due from national banks (not re- , serve agents) 162.370 19 Due from state nnd private banks nnd bankers, trust companies and savings banks 201.969 02 Due from npproved reserve agents.. 456.01K 2<i Checks and other cash Items 9,589 44 Exchanges for clearing house 50.902 4:t Notes of other national hanks 5,310 0?J Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 3,576 14 Lawful money reserve In bank, vl*.: Specie $434.1*8 30 I*egal-tender notea 85,000 00 510.758 30 Redemption f'ind with P. S. treas urer (,V7r of circulation) 52,500 00 Bonds loaned 352.730.00 Total $7,447,040 70 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid In $1,030,000 Ofl Surplns fund 600.000 0< Undivided profits. less expenses and tax-s paid 131.005 4; National hank notes outstanding 1.030,003 0o Due to other national banks $39,205 80 Due to state and pri vate banks and bankers 12.350 51 Due to trust companies and savings hanks... 5.043 20 Individual deposits sub- ? Ject to check 3,331,233 07 Deninnd certlflcates of deposit 100,000 00 Certified checks 6 484 33 United Ststes deposits. 574,633 85 Deposits of P. 8. dis bursing officers 110,323 15 4. ISO.487 99 Bonds borrowed 425.000 Ofl Reserved for taxes 0.647 32 Total $7.447.<V40 70 City of Washington. District of Columbia, ss.: I. A. B. RPFF, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear thit the aiiove state ment is true to the best of iny knowledge and belief. A. B. RUFF. Cashier. Subscrilwd and sworn to before me this 25th day of June, 1M)9. FRANK B. GILMORE. Notary Public. Correct?Attest: DANIEL FRASER, K. P. MAY. CLARENCE F. NORMENT. K. RAKER EVANS OEORCK L. SHARKEY. CHA8. E. WHITE, Directors. REPORT OP THE CONDITION Of the Columbia National Bank of Washington, At Washington, In the District of Columbia, at the close of business June 23, 1009. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $1,171,743 so Orerdrafts. secured nnd unsecured.. 443 ?>* P. 8. bonds to secure circulation 250.00H 00 U. 8. bonds to secure U. S. deposits. 50.000 (.0 Other bonds to secure U. S. dci<oslts 238.000 ??0 Premiums on I", s. bonds *.oo? <-o Bonds, securities. etc 212.131 25 Banking bouse, furniture and fix tures..... : 72,379 21 Due from national banks (not reserve agents).. .$163,604 29 Due front state and pri vate banks and bankers. trust companies and savings banks 11,905 91 Due from approved re serve agents. . 219.069 78 Checks and other cash Items ... 9.063 37 Exchange* for clearing house.... 25;567 60 Notes of other national banks 400 00 Fractional paper cur rency, nickels and centa 497 56 Lawful money reserve Itr bank, viz.: Specie 315.383 0O Legal-tender notes 20.000 00 765.603 71 Bedemprlon fnnd with U. 8. treas urer (5% of circulation) 12.300 00 Total $2,7*0,593 57 LIABILITIES. Capital atock paid In $250 000 00 S.1?lh? fund 230.000 00 I'll ivlded profits, leaa expenses and taxes paid 48.376 19 National beak notes outstanding.... -48.500 90 Due to other national banks $31,382 38 Due to state and private banks and hankers... 500 ?>0 Due to trust companies and savings banks.... 280.176 (*2 Dividends unpaid 138 00 Individual deposits sub ject to cheek 1.424,958 02 Demand certlflcates of deposit 960 00 Certified checks 4.602 !"> United States deposits.. 240.000 oO 1.982.717 38 Total..' $2,780,593 57 Cltv of Washington. District of Columbia, s*.: I. CLARENCE COR8ON. .-ashler of the above named batik. <V? soh-mnlj- pwt-ar that the above statement Is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. CLARENCE CORSON. Cashle Sulttcribed and t?worn to before me this 25tb day of Jtme. 1900. A. N. MITCHELL. Notary Public. Correct?Attest-: CHARLES B. BAILEY. WILLIAM E. BARKER. JOHN JOY KDSON. BENJAMIN W. Ot.Y. JOHN A. HAMILTON. HENJAMIN F. LEKJHTON, ALVJN M. LOTIIROP. JOHN MITCHELL. Jr., THOS. C. NO YES. B. FRANCIS SAUL. LOT"IS P. SHOEMAKER. WOFO. W. F. SWARTZKLL. BRAINARD H. WARNER, Directors. Close of Brightwood School. The closing exercises of Brigrhtwood school took place Wednesday. The grad uating class of the eighth prade furnished the entertainment. The cla*g history was read by Clio Smith. The trial scene from "The Merchant of Venice" was rendered in costume by the following: Elolse Os bourn, Theodore Cox, Leon Thompson, John Labofish, Edward Fowler. Ray mond Sprinkle. Gertrude Woodworth and Gertrude Clifford. The valedictory was delivered by Theo dore Cox. Ice cream and cake were served. FINANCIAL REPORT OK Tilt: 1 ON lilTION . ? Of the East \\ a>liington Savings Bank, At Wa?hli);l <n. in il?e |i|*tr*-t 01 lo.un l'l.i, at the close of !<u ln">? June 2.'!. 190U. ri:soirces Loans $2*-..4?> on pot..l?. set uritips. Mr 73.516 40 Bunking In u?-?. furniture * ml ti\ Turr* 17 Tile from nutt<>n*l I>?nk- o?.1j>4 Che> ks and other cash Item* TO 25 Bill* of other national banks 430 fractional |)ii|>er turrcncy. nickel# and cent* 61 75 Lawful iii'>ney reserve in lia k. ' ix Specie. $4,247 Wl Legal tender note? 2.435 ?to 6.682 "5 Total $43?..i54 10 LIABILITIES. Capital -stock p?M (n .. $|oOOOnOQ I ndlvlded profits, less e\pc;isea and t*\es l>aiil 12>'B *?% Suvinga deposits 31*.084 ^ Total $4.(0 954 "0 District of Columbia. < ountv of Washington, **: I. I'll AS A. MCCARTHY. tr?a?urcr of th? above named l>nnk. do vijrtnnly s?< ?' that Hie above atatciiient Is true t ? the l>est of mj knowledge aiii! l?ellef CIIAS. A. McCarthy. Trc*--uret Subscribed anil aworn to In-fore me tills '..'iU (lav of June. WO HEN in K. SIMI'SON. Notary PuMlft. Correct?Attest. Mini AIM. I WELLER, II II M. KKK. GEO. K. IIA15H1N. RICH AKl> KINOSMAN, THOMAS W SMITH. Trustee*. REPORT OK TIIK C< .M,mos ~~ ??f the National Savings and Trust Co., j At Washington. In the I>1?tri<*t of Columbia, at the close of business Juue 13. 1909. RESOURCES. I>eans on real estate and collateral ?i'fiirltr JrtASrt.SSI M Overdrafts. secured 12 02 Bonds. Beeiir1ti?'s. etc TJW.VS4 W> Banking house, furniture and fix tures 765.000 tK> Other real estate n?n?l I2.8W 3# Due from national bunks 2IH.029 M Due from trust companies ??76.222 16 '"lo-cks and other chsIi Items 72.1<8,? 3n Hills of national hanks 3,000 00 Fractional paper currency. tiickela unci cents 284 0B Lawful money reserve In hank, via.: Specie *12.1100 00 l>egal-tender notes ... 31.000 00 63.000 00 Total $8,537,549 90 LIABILITIES. Capital stork paid in .$1,000,000 00 Undivided profits, less expctj?es and ta*<n paid 654.136 M Due to national banks.. $75,000 Oil Due to state hanks aud hankers 10.005 0O Individual deposits .... 6,701,318 04 Time certificates <if de p.*lt 30.000 llO Certified cb'-eks 210 00 - 6,883.893 04 Total $8,537,M0 '.i0 District of Columbia, city of Washington, as.: I. GEORGE HOWARD, treasurer of the above, ninted hank, do solemnly swear that the ahovA statement is true to the host of mr knowledge and hellef. OKolNIK HOWARD. Treasurer. Stihs'-rilx-d and swora to before me this 21th dav ??f .1 tine, l'.toii. CHARIJCS K. SESSFORD. Notary Public. Correft?Attest: WM. D. HOOVER. WOODBURY HI.AIR. FRANK W. STONE. W. H. WALKER. W. F. QUICKSALL Jt>!l\ I.. WEAVER. W. K. EDMONSTON, W V. COX. SAM. MADDOX. M. F. MORRIS. HENRY K WH.I.ARD, S. THOMAS BROWN, W. A. H. CHURCH. H. A. WILLARD. Directors. REPORT OK TIIK CONDITION " Of the Washington Loan and Trust Co., At Washington, In the District of Columbia. at the cloa#1 of business. June 23. 19<>9. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts $4,579,080 41 Overdrafts. e?cured and unaeeure.1.. ??84 M Bonds. securities. etc 209.079 28 Banking house, furniture and fix tures. vaults and safes 634,055 02 Other real estate owned 36,206 7? Due from nati naibanks $stK>,y79 68 Due from state and pri vate Wanks and hank ers. trust ??ompa riles and savings liauks... 1.164.740 02 Cheeks and other cat-b Items 9,910 97 Ex changes for clearing honae 20,612 97 Bills of other national banks 29,000 oo Fractional pHper cur rency. nickels and cent* 1.538 38 Lawful money reserve in twiik] viz.: Sliecle ... I A... 3to.7?7 on I.egal-tendpr notes 75,7ih? 00 Due from U. S. Treas urer 5,000 nrt 2.538.255 01 Total $H.ti57,362 28 1,1 \BIIJTIKS. Cnpital stock paid In $1,000,000 Siiri>liis fund i>0 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes* paid 66.682 50 Due to national banks.. $18 55 Due to state and private hanks and har.&ers... 678 65 Due to trust compa nies atid savings hanks 7.Sort 60 Dividends unpaid 1.391 45 Individual dejoislts sub ject to check 5.887.403 56 Trust dep'sif lts.685 3h Demand certificate* of dejiosit 16.423 52 Titne certificates of deposit 175.880 83 Certified checks 2,3<?4 19 6.190.679 78 Total .' $8,057,362 23 District of Columbia. City of Washington, sis.: I, HARRY (?. MEBM. treasurer of the abov* named company, do solemnly swear that the above atatenient is true to the liest of my knowl edge and belief. HARRY ?. MEEM. Treasurer. Subscribed and s?worn "to before me this 26th day of June. lOOfl. A I,FRED R DENT, Noturv rublle. Correct-Attest: J NO JOY EDSON, JOHN B. U\RNKi:. ANDREW I'ARKFR JOHN A. HAMILTON. THOS. w. SMITH. M ARTIN A K N A IT. W K. BARKER CIIAS. B. BA1I.KY, It 11. WARNER. WM. A. MEARNS, H. If MI RICK W\TSO\ J. NKWTON, AUGUSTUS CRANE. Jr.. LOUIS P. SHOEMAKER. Director*. REl*ORT OF THE CONDITION Of the American National Bank, At Washington, I>. C., at the dot>e of buslaeas June 23. 1000. RESOURCES. Ix>ans and discounts $1,647,079 57 Ovenlrafts. secured and unsecured.. 4.757 I"* II. R. hiinda to secure circulation.... 500.000 m? U. S. bonds to sii-ure U. S. deposits. 45.500 O") Other N>nd* to secure U. S. deposits. 151.5<<6 25 Premiums on U. S. I?>nds 24.178 j?7 Bonds, securities, etc 48.056 55 Banking house, furniture and flx tnrea 372.249 CI Due from national batiks mot re serve agents) 365.529 71 Due from state and private banks aud bankers, trust euuipanies and snvlngs banks 80.411 31 Din- froui approved reserve agents.. 311.178 10 Checks and other cash Items .ts.soo 4-, Exchanges for clearing house l?7.i?88 0s Note* of other national lutnks fi.745 On Fractional paper currency, nickels and cents 2,592 20 Lawful money reserve In bank, viz.: Sjiecle $105,007 .N> Legal-tender notes.... 09,610 0O ? 175.217 BO Due from U. S. treasurer 25,t*<0 0"? Total $3,905,559 ?7 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $500.<|00 00 Surplus fund 165.000 0T Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid 21.823 86 National bank notes outstanding.... 500,000 00 Due to other national banks $413,980 92 Due to state and p-l vate hanks ani bank er* 29.155 21 Due to trust companies and savings banks.... 345.174 53 Due to Hpprovcd reserve agents 548 02 Dividends unpaid 131 00 Individual deposits sul> jeet to (heck 1.053.379 43 Demand certificates of deposit 17.525 no Certified checks 8.426 54 Cashier's checks out standing 415 16 United States deposits. 275.000 no 2.743.735 *1 Bonds Uirrowed 65.000 00 Total $3.995.559 67 Dlstri-'t of Columbia, city of Washington. ??.: I. WILLIAM SKI.BY. cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the ahove atatenient is true to the best of mv knowledge and belief. WILLIAM SELBY. Cashier Sub?erlhed and sworti to before me this 26th day of June, 1909. (Seal.I JAMES MALCOLM HENRY. Notary Public. Correct?Attest: T. C. Dri.IN. J. WHIT. HER RON. W. T G ALT J HER. R. H. LYNN. COT .IN H. LIVINGSTONE. IRWIN B. LINTON. JOHN T. CROWLEY. JAMES F. SHEA. JAMES Ii. HENDERSON, D ire c ton.