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Washington; New York; London. NEW YORK BANKS. XBW YORK, September 4.?The state ment of clearing house banks for the week shows that the banks hold $!"?, .*;."!8,275 more than the requirements of the 25 per vent reserve rule. This is a de crease of $3,021,300 In the proportionate cash reserve as compared with last week. The statement follows: Loans. $1,3-48,870,000; decrease. $4,522. ><*>. Deposits, $1,304,441,700; decrease, $>.509,600. Circulation. $51,583,400; in crease, $305,500. Legal tenders, $75,725, ;:u0; decrease, f1,300.000. Specie, $288,223, UX>; decrease. $4,112,200. Reserve, $363. 048,700; decrease, $5,421,200. Reserve re quired. $348,010,425; decrease, $2,390,900. ?Surplus. 515,338,275; decrease. $3,021,300. Ex-United States deposits, $15,746,1K30; de crease, $3,021,100. The percentage of actual reserve of the clearing house banks today was 25.7(5. The statement of banks and trust com panies of Greater New York not report ing to tfi? clearing house shows that those institutions have ugRTegate dfc j<osits of $1,388,637,200; total cash on hand, $154,834,300, and loans amounting to $1,224,516,100. FOREIGN BANKS. PARIS, September 4.?Slosing: Three per cent rentes, 98 francs 42% cen times for the account. Exchange on London, 25 francs 15% < en times for checks. BERLIN, September 4.?Exchange on London, 20 marks 12 *3 pfennigs for checks. Money, 2% per cent; private discount rate, 2 \ per cent. THE LONDON MARKETS. Special Cablegram to The Star. LONDON, September 4.?Markets show ?d a heavy tone today, influenced by the unsettiement of the Paris bourse, but the closing was better. Consols ended at de cline of *9 and Rio Tintos closed weak. Embarrassments of a copper operator at Paris have been the cause of the weak ness there lately, but there has been no failure. * Discounts were 1-16 per cent firmer, both here and at Amsterdam, at 1 7-^6. J^ris exchange on London was unchang ed at 25 francs 15% centimes. Berlin rate was unchanged at 20 marks 42 pfennigs. London Closing Stocks. LONDON, September 4, 1 p.m. Cousols frtr money ? '"insoifi for account M Amalgamated Topper Alia 1-ond a Atchison 123't Atchison pfd 107>t Baltimore and Ohio 121% Canadian Pacific 1!>1 Chesapeake and ObU> 84% Chicago Great Western 11% Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul Beers 1t!% Denver and Bio Grande 49'ij fanner and Kio Grande pfd 89 Erie . * :irt% Krie 1st pfd ICrie 2d pfd 44 Grand Trunk 25 Illinois Central l.">9% Louisville and Nashville 157 Missouri, Kansas and Texas 44-% New York Central 142ai Norfolk and Western 97 Norfolk and Western pfd 91 Ontario and Western 4'jty, iVuusylvaiiia 72\ ltand Mines 9^4 Heading 83 Southern Railway 91*4 Southern Railway pfd 73 Southern Pacific 133% Union Pacific 208 Vuion Pacific pfd 1<>3 I lilted States Steel ' S2% Cnlted States Steel pfd 131% "Wabash 21% Wahn?h pfd .? .*>5 Spanish 4s 95% Bar silver, steady. 23 13-16d per ounce. Money. Uu^4 per cent. Tii*- rate of discount In tbe open market for >hort bill* is IS r>er cent. The rate of discount In the open market for three-month bills is 1% per cent. Liverpool Cotton Prices. LIVERPOOL, September 4.?Closing: Cotton?Spot in fair demand: oriees eight points higher; American middling, fair, 7.50; good middling, 7.14; middling, 6.06; low middling 6.78; good ordinary, 6.52; ordinary, 6.27. The sales of the day were 16,000 bales, of which 300 were for specu lation and export, and included 12,500 American. Receipts, 4,000 bales, includ ing 400 American. Futures opened quiet and steady and closed firm. September, 6.79; September-October, 6.73: October November, 6.70&; November-December, 6.71; December-January, 6.71; January February, 6.71%; February-March, 6.71%; March-April. 6.71%: April-May, 6.71; May June, 6.70%; June-July, 6.70%; July August, 6.09%. WHOLESALE MARKET REPORT. Quotations given below are for large lots. Jobbers' prices are higher. EGGS. ? Nearby fresh Virginia, 26; west Virginia and southwest Virginia, 24a25; Tennessee, 23a21. BUTTER. ? Creamery, fancy, 29% 1 30%. Western firsts, 28a28%; seconds. 27a27%. Process, fancy, 26a27; fair to good. 19a20. Store-packed, fresh, 19. CHEESE. ? New York state factory, new, large, 16al6%. POULTRY.?Chickens, spring, per lb . 18; hens, per lb., 15%; roosters, per lb., ?; keats, per lb., 12; turkeys, hens, per lb.. 16al7; turkeys, toms, per lb., 16a 17: ducks, per lb., 12al3. DRESSED POULTRY.? Turkeys, per lb.. 15al7; hens, choice, per lb., 16; roosters, per lb., 8: chickens, spring per lb., ISalO; ducks, per lb., 10al2. VEGETABLES. ? Potatoes. No. 1, pe: bbl., 2.00a2.25; sweet potatoes, per bbl., 2.25*2.50; cucumbers, per basket, 60a 1.25; onions, per bbl., 1.50a2.25; eab iiagct, per bbl.. 1.00a 1.25; eggplant, per doz., 20a25; squash, per basket, 30a40; peas. per bbl., 2.50a4.00; corn, home grown, per doz., 12a20; string beans, home grown, per bbl., 2.00a2.25; lettuce, per basket. 1.25a2.00; tomatoes, home grown, per box. 40a65; radishes, per 1?K?. l.OO; peppers, per bbl., SOal.OO; r ew beets, per bunch, 2a2%; new car rots. per bunch, 2a3. GREEN FRUITS.? Apples, new, per bbl-, 1.00a4.00; oranges, Cal.. per box. 2.50a3.50; grape fruit, per crate, 4.00a 5.00: pineapples, per crate. 2.00a3.<J0; cantaloupes, per crate, 50a2.75; water melons, each. 17a25; peaches, per car rier, 1.50a2.50; plums, per crate, J.OOa 1.50; grapes, Concord, per crate, 65a 1.25; grapes. Delaware, per crate, 2.00a 2.25; alligator pcara, per crate, 2.50a o.ou. HAY AND STRAW. ? Hay, western. No. 1, 16.OOal6.50; No. 2, J4.50al5.00; mixed. 11.00al4.0o. Straw, rye, bundle, 15.00al6.00; rye, machine thrash, 8.0'j* 9.00; straw, wheat, per ton, 6.00a6.50; straw, oat, per ton, 6.5oa7.00. SEEDS. ? Alsike, per bu., 0.00a9.25; clover, per bu., 7.00a7.50; timothy, per bu.. 1.80a2.00; crimson clover, 6.00a6.50. LIVE STOCK.?Cattle, extra, per cwt., 5.25a5.50; medium, per cwt., 4.uOa4 75; ordinary, per cwt., 3.00a3.50. Hogs, per cwt.. gross, 7.00a8.00. Sheep, per lb., 3d 4; lambs, spring, choice, per lb., 6%; medium. 6. Calves, choice, per lb., 8; medium, per lb.. 7a7%. WOOL AND HIDES.?Wool, washed, free of burrs, per lb., 33a35; wool, un washed, per lb., 28a29. Hides, green, per lb., 1J; hides, dry. per lb., 14al5; sheepskins, green, each. 75al.l5; calf skins, green, each, 1.30al.50; dry flint hides, per lb.. 14al5; dry salted hides, per lb.. 14al5. GRAIN. ? Wheat, new, per bu., 85a 07; Corn, shelled, per bu.. 78a83; car, per bbl., 4.20a4.50. Oats, western white, No. 2, per bu., 48a53; mixed. 42a50. Bran, per ton, 23.00a25.00. Middling, per ton, 25.00a27.00. BANK EXCHANGES. NEW YORK, September 4.?Close: Prime mercantile paper, 4>ia4% per cent. Sterling exchange nominal, with actual business in bunkers' bills at 4.85a5.85.15 for sixty-day bankers' bills at 4.85.10a.V8.M5 for sixty-day rial bills, 4.84%a4.8l*i. Bar silver. 5l^?. Mexican dollars, 43 GRAIN AND PROVISIONS CHICAGO, September 4.?Grain open ing: Wheat?December, 94'i; May, 91% to 97T*; September, 99. Pre-holiday dullness prevailed in the wheat market here today, and prices showed little change. Wet weather in the northwest was offset by a weak market at Liverpool. There was also a little buy ing1 early in the day, prompted by private report of damage to the Argentine crop by locusts. Demand, however, fell off as trading advanced, and sentiment In the pit became somewhat bearish. Opening quotations were ^ lower to ^at* higher, December being at 94V^ to !?%. After selling at S>4?6 the price for December dropped back to 94%a94*?. December corn opened a shade to 1i higher at 57Vi to 57%, advanced to 57%a 01%, and then reacted lo 571*. Oats were firm. December opened un changed to H higher at 38 to 3K1*, and sold up to 8814. Provisions were quiet and firm. Prices at the opening were unchanged to 7'.s higher. Liverpool Grain Prices. LIVERPOOL, September 4.?Closing: "Wheat?Spot quiet; No. 2 red western winter, 7s 8d; futures quiet; September, 7s 07&d; December, 7s 4%d; March, 7s j'4d. Corn?Spot steady; American mixed, new (via Galveston), 6s 5V?d; American mixed, old (via Galveston), 6s 6d: futures nominal; October, 5s 01 -d; December, 5s <Pid. BALTIMORE GRAIN. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, Md? September 4.-WHEAT? Steady; spot rontrart, 1.00'/,; spot No. 2 red western. 1.05; Sfptpmbcr. 1.00'4: 0<*tot)or, 1.00l?; Deopmbor. 1.00*4: stonnier No. 1! rf-d, ??:%; receipts, 25,^21 l.ushfls; exports, 170,725 bushels. <*ORN?Firmer: *pnt contract. "4: roar. t*,n"4a 61: January, 00y,a(i0M>; renplpts. 5.26K bushels. OATS-Firm; No. 2 white, 42ii42H>; No. 3 white. 40a41'<j; No. 2 mixed, 40a40M?; receipts, 34,158 bushels. RYE?Dull; No. 2 western domestic. 74a75; recolpts, 51 bushels. IIAY?Firm, unobaneed. GRAIN FREIGHTS?Quiet, unchanged. TREASURY STATEMENT. The condition of the Treasury at the beginning of business today was as fol-! lows: Trust funds?Gold coin, $860,272,869; sil ver dollars. $487,036,000; silver dollars of 1800. $4,116,000; silver certificates out standing, $487,036,000. General fund?Standard silver dollars in general fund, $4,482,687: current liabilities,: $99,859,062: working balance in Treasury offices, *32.898,727; in banks to credit of treasurer of the United States. S3H.05t5.211; subsidiary silver coin. $25,053,478; minor coin, $1,889,314. Total balance in general fund, $99,454,700. NEW YORK PRODUCE. NEW YORK, September 4.?Butter firm; unchanged. Receipts, 8,759 pounds. Cheese firm; unchanged. Receipts, 1,557 boxes. Weekly exports, none. Eggs irregular. Receipts, 8,880 crates. State and nearby white hennery, 32a35; choice white gathered, 28a30. REV. H. B. ANGUS ARRIVES. New Pastor of Peck Memorial Presbyterian Chapel. Rev. Harry B. Angus, who was re cently chosen pastor of the Peck Me morial Presbyterian Chapel, at 28th and M streets northwest, has arrived in Washington and taken up the work. He succeeds Rev. James McClure Henry, who has gone to New York preparatory to leaving for the mission field 111 China where he will engage in work. The new pastor Is an alumnus of the Union Theological Seminary of New York, where he was graduated with this year's class. He is highly regarded by Rev. Tyler Dennett, assistant minister of the Church of the Covenant, of which Peck Chapel is an auxiliary. The faculty members of the Union Seminary are also impressed with the ability of the young clergyman. HIS SANITY DOUBTED. John R. Finke Held by Judge Kim ball for an Examination. John R. Finke has been looking for a friend, named Charles Brown, and living on 4th street, near 6th. "Just an ordi nary wooden frame house, three stories high," he said. This was Finke's expla nation of his presence in Washington, made to Judge Kimball in the Police Court today. John might have bften mumbling and rambling about his friend yet, if the judge had not ordered him held for an examination as to his sanity, j John had a four-month growth of' beard and he was a picture of the typical tramp. He used rope in lieu of suspen- i ders and horseshoe nails were substituted 1 for buttons on his trousers. His coat was of a pattern commonly' used in institu- 1 tions. The judge recognized it, and asked John where he got it. He said it had come from St. Mary's Industrial School, where he lived. New York Money Market. NEW ORK, September 4.?Money 011 call nominal. Time loans nominal. Sixty days, 2a4a3 per cent, and ninetv days, 3'i per cent. Six months, 4 per cent. Claims $10,000 Damages. Antonia Dimarce, a fruit dealer at 723 8th street northwest, today filed suit for $10,000 damages against Vincent Marine, claiming that Marine maligned him, even going so far as to declare to the neigh bors that he (Dimarce) kept "rotten fruit." Dimarce is represented by Attornev Nelson Miller. In his petition he declares that he has been maligned and discredit ed In a general way by Marine, and that his reputation and character have been as sailed, causing him much suffering. Building Permits Issued. The following building permits were is sued today: To Barnett Cohen, for one four-story brick flat at 1st street southeast; architects, N. & B. Silberstein; builder, Barnett Cohen; estimate cost, $8,000. ToLIIUeSchlosberg, to repair one store a d m Tjh *trf;et northwest; architect, A. B. Mullet & Co.; builder, J. R. Wilkin son; estimated cost, *2,000. To Elwood W. Maclntire, for one two story brick flat at 1542 5th street north west; architect and builder, Joseph Bohn Jr.; estimated cost. J4.000. ' To Laura V. Rambey. for three two story frame dwellings, from 1616 to 16"0 T street southeast; architect, C. E. Wehh builder, It. C. liess; estimated cost, 54.800* Prize Offers From the Argentine. The International bureau of American republics has received from the Argentine government an announcement to the ef fect that competitive bids fo rthe con struction of the building for the Jose de San Martin Polyclinic at Buenos Aires will be received until December lo next at noon. i he Argentine government is anious to have American architects com P?te- The author of the best plan wllj be placed in charge of the entire work and will rece.ve as his fee 5 per cent of the cost or all buildings constructed under his plans, a second prize of *lo,000 will go author ?f p,ans an?l tne author of the third best set will receive u cash prize of $5,000. ? Judge Callan Off on Vacation. Judge Thomas H. Callan, who has been occupying the bench at the Juvenile Court during the absence of Judge De Lacy, left Washington this afternoon for Atlantic C lty to spend his vacation. Judge Do I,aeyt who has been on a vacation of three weeks, will return to tho bench Tues day. NO DEMAND FOR MECHANICS DENIAL OF NEED ISSUED BT EMPLOYERS. To Bring Workers Here Will Be Detrimental to Local Labor, They Say. The Employers' Association of the I District of Columbia has taken official cognizance of the published statement of W. F. Gilmore, business agent of the Building: Trades Mechanics' Council, that "almost 1,000 skilled mechanics could find employment with contractors in this city." A statement issued by the association of employers today after denying that any such need ex ists, or is likely to, adds: "Tlie employers' association is com posed of a large number of the building contractors of the District, some of whom employ only union workmen and some employing 'open-shop' men exclu sively. It is therefore in a position to speak authoritatively on the subject, and agrees with Mr. Sam De Ntdrey, j editor of the Trades Unionist, that to I bring additional mechanics to the city would be a detriment to local labor, | there being now many men in each of the various trades, both union and open shop, out of employment. "With regard to the 'venture' of Mr. Gilmore, that 'between 90 and 96 per cent of the contractors arc employing union men,' the Employers' Association states that the reverse of this statement would be nearer correct; that the strictly union or closed shop is now the exception, and that a large majority of the builders are operating on the open-shop basis. That the year is a prosperous one in the building line is admitted, but the asso ciation claims this is due in a large measure to the adoption of the 'open shop' principles, which inure to the bene fit of the employer and employe alike, and leaves the workman free to earn a living unrestricted by the mandates of a union. A canvass of the builders em ploying union men resulted in showing that they have several applications daiiy from union men out of work. "The consensus of opinion is that Mr. Giimore's statement as to the demand: I for workmen is most unfortunate, and it; is hoped that its contradiction may be in | time to forestall any hardship to the resident workmen and disappointment to the many who would seek employment here." ? ALMOST TOUGHED THE JUDGE. Two Norfolk Lads Were Begging for Base Ball Team. "The first thing I know you will be get ting money from me." said Judge Callan in the Juvenile Court this morning, when Horace M. Bew, sixteen years of age, who, with Glover Roily of the same age, both from Norfolk, Va., and charged with begging on the streets, urged the court to read a solicitation which he had. The two boys, who came to Washington about one week ago, told the court that they had secured, money from persons in this city by representing that they were going to form a base ball team. "Why don't you beg aid for the Na tionals?" asked Judge Callan. After hearing the testimony in the oase the court imposed a fine of $3 each and or dered the boys to be sent back to Nor folk. HUSBAND SEEKS DIVORCE. D. Frank Parker Files Suit Today in Local Court. Suit for absolute divorce from his wife, Ix>uise Marie Parker, was instituted in the District Supreme Court by D. Frank Parker today. Mr. Parker was formerly In the stationery business in Washington. In his petition, filed through Attorney i William E. Ambrose, Mr. Pkrker avers that his wife has been unfaithiul, and he names a co-respondent. He says they were married in Alexandria, Va., August 8, 1903, but have not been living together | for several years. DECLARED TO BE INVOLVENT. Court's Action in Case of J. C. Ergood Company. The J. C. Ergood Company, grocers, at 41G 9th street northwest, were adjudged insolvent by Justice Anderson in the Dis trict Supreme Court today, and J. Miller Kenyon and C. W. Clagett were designat ed as receivers for the company. Each of the two receivers furnished bond in ! the sum of $15,000. \ Action against the Ergood company was brought by three local firms today? the Havenner Baking Company, the G. W. Cissell Flour and Milling Company and Miller, Clagett Company, creditors of I the Ergood company. The case was referred by Justice Ander son to W. M. Hailam, as referee. In making an appearance this morning the Ergood company was represented by At torney Percival M. Brown, and the petl i tioners by J. Miller Kenyon and C. W. j I Clagett. WOULD MAKE LEE MISSIONARY j Methodist Conference Adopts Little Chinese Lad. It will be "Rev. Lee Pong" a few years hence if the plans of the Baltimore con ference of the Methodist Church are car ried out. I^ee Pong is the incorrigible Chinese boy who has given the officials of the Juvenile Court considerable worrlment in the past two weeks in their efforts to find an abid ing place for the oriental lad. I^ee has been waking disconsolately about the grounds of the Juvenile Court, ever since the Falls Church farmer returned him to that institution. He has been in commu nion with the birds and bees, the court attaches say, and felt that nobody cared for htm. Rev. Zed II. Copp, who has been Lee Pong's special guardian, wag on the alert, it appears, and hus now arranged for the adoption of his charge by the Methodist Episcopal conference, now holding a camp meeting at Great Falls. Rev. Copp conferred yesterday with Bishop A. W. Wilson and Rev. Forrest J. Prettyman, with the result that I^ee Pong wiil be sent to the farm of George Posie, at Sterl iitg, Va., for two years of life before the plough and in other agricultural pursuits, after which it is intended to give him an education for the missionary ministry at either the Randolph-Macon College or the Vanderbllt University. After graduation it is further proposed to send him but as a missionary to the orient. ROBINSON ARRESTED. Wanted Here to Answer Worthless Check Charge. Inspector Boardtnan, acting superin tendent of police, received a message from the Brooklyn police officials this afternoon telling of the arrest of F. G. Robinson, who is wanted here to an swer a charge of having passed a worthless check for $51 on Marion R. Watts. It is alleged that Robinson, who Ijad only a casual acquaintance with Wat*s, induced his alleged victim to cash for him a check drawn on the Murchison National Bank of Wilmington, N. c. The check purported to have been signed by W. E. Duncan & Co. Several days after the check was cashed and deposited for collection It was returned as being worthless. Com plaint was made to the police and th? arrest resulted. Detective Warren has gone to Brooklyn with a warrant for Robinson. > BUTTLE PRACTICE BHD Seas Too Smooth for "Strain- j ed Gunner Aim." TARGET SCORES LOWER Rough Water Conditions, However, Increase Efficiency. | STANDING OF BATTLESHIPS I | Fleet Beturns to Hampton Roads for Week-End Supplies?No Sunday Work. NORFOLK, Va., September 4.?Weath er conditions again todaV failed to favor the Atlantic battleship and cruiBer fleet's "battle practice" work on the southern drill grounds. With a wind of eight miles an hour from the south, there was a light ocean swell. Choppy sea conditions, however, desired for strained gunner aim upon the target boats as they were towed about by tug?, were lacking completely. The day's work was not at all satis factory. The atmospheric conditions were also unfavorable, with a cloudy overcast and light haze, All battleships and cruisers under Ad miral Sohroeder were on the drill grounds throughout the forenoon, with the exception of the armored cruiser Montana, still receiving stores in Hamp ton roads. Sail in for Supplies. , This afternorn, however, the ships began to pass In the capes for week end supplies, to be taken on in tho roadstead, preparatory to the continu ation of battle target work next week and the inauguration of torpedo prac tice with the boats of the Atlantic tor pedo flotilla. The ships are under orders to engage in no Sunday target work, as such practice i? never engaged in. This precedent is known to have been broken only once. That was last year in Magdalena bay. on the Pacific coast, following the conclusion, around South America, of the first leg of the battle fleet's world girdling voyage. That, too, was tha last big target practice of the Atlantic fleet prior to the one now in progress. In contradistinction to 'the target work at that time, limited to firing at stationary canvas screens, with gun platforms absolutely steady, the gun ners on shipboard are now forced to maintain their aim with moving tar gets in rough water, while their own boat* are likewise riding a choppy sea. Target Scores Beduced. This year's change from uninterrupted aim by the gunners in still waters has materially reduced the average in target scores, but on the other hand is believed to have greatly increased the efficiency of the men behind the guns. The rough-water conditions have af forded new experiences on all sides even to the commanders of the various ships, who. while gunnery work is in progress, are continuously in the conning towers personally directing operations. The battleships Louisiana, New Hamp shire, Nebraska. Minnesota. Georgia, Rhode Island, Mississippi and New Jer sey are still reported to be leading, with the Virginia, Vermont, Connecticut, Kan sas, Wisconsin, Montana. Ohio, North Carolina, Idaho and New York following. The scout cruisers Salem and Birming ham are yet to fire in battle practice. RIO 6RANDE VALLEY FLOODED RIVER TWENTY MILES WIDE IN MANY PLACES. Low Towns Under Water?Mucli Damage to Property?Railroad Tracks Washed Away. Special Dispatch to The Star. KING8VILLE, Tex., September 4.?It is stated at the general offices of the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico railroad that the whole Rio Grande valley, from Samfordyce to the mouth of the interna tional stream, a distance of eighty miles, is under water. On the Texas side of the stream the river is twenty miles wide in places and is doing an enormous amount of damage to property. All low towns along the line i of the Samfordyce branch of the railroad are from a few inches to three feet under water. The railroad itself is covered from Ly ford to Brownsville, and from Harlingen to Samforlyce with water. How much track is gene will not be known until the flood subsides. Many houses in Mercedes, Hidalgo, Llanogrande. Lonsborrow and other places In the valley have been washed away. The situation on the Mexican side of the river is even worse. It is reported that the city of Mata moras. with its population of 15,000 peo ple. is threatened with destruction. Rey nosa. Camargo and a number of other towns between Matamoras and the mouth of the San Juan river have been de stroyed. It is thought that there was no loss of life. The people had ample warning of approaching Inundation. Great damage has already been done to the big irrigating canal systems on the Texas side. Several costly pumping plants have been destroyed. Reports from Brownsville are meager. The water is said to be gradually en croaching upon the town. Several buildings at Fort Brown are be ing undermined by the current in the river. SCAFFOLD GIVES WAY. Two Iron Workers on New Building Thrown to the Ground. As a result of a scaffold oil which they were working at the new United States Storage ompany building on 10th street near D falling about noon today, John Baker and Albert Behrend, two iron workers of Locust Point. Md., were thrown to the ground and received in juries about the head, both being ren dered unconscious. The injured men were removed to the Emergency Hospital in the ambulance,, where it was found they had sustained lacerations of the head and bruises about the body. The men were working on the front of the building. A scaffold had been erected and upon It a ladder was placed. One of the men stood on the ladder and was drilling a hole In the building, while the other was at work on the scaffold. Sud denly one of the supports of the scaf fold broke and both men were thrown to the sidewalk. The man on the ladder fell upon his fellow employe and was saved from a more serious injury. Social Club Entertains. The Fairmont Heights and Department al Colored Social Club gave a moonlight entertainment at the public hall and grounds at Fairmont Heights, D. C., last night. The club is made up largely of persons who are employed in the various government departments in this city. The officers are David A. Clark, president; James F. Armstrong, seoretary, and Wil liam G. Sllcnce, treasurer. The program constated of addresses, recitations, solos, duets and select readings. (t-amqng the 1^ f batebntt1es MASONIC. IX) DOES. Sei'tember &-B. B. French. No. 15. called off. September t? -PentaJpba, No. 23, M- M. NOT BULLETINED. \rw Jorusnltm, No. 9: St. John'is No. 11; Potomac, No. 5: National. No. 12; Harmony, No. 17: Hope. No. 20; Anarostla, No. "_M; George C. W lilting, No. 22; M. M. Parker, No. 27; KId( David, No. 28. ROTAL ARCH CHAPTERS. Not bulletined. September 7?I-a Fayette. No. 5. September 7?Washington Naval, No. 6. September 8? Capitol. No. 11. September P?Washington, No. 2. September 10?Eureka, No. 4. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR COMMAN'DERIES. Not bulletined. September 8?Waahlngton Commandery, No. 1. A. AND A. SCOTTISH RITE. September 7?Mithras Lodge of Perfec tion, ? No. 1. EASTERN STAR CHAPTERS. Not bulletined. September 6?Ruth, No. 1. September 7?Mlzpuli, No. 8. September 8?Naomi, No. 3. September 8 -Brookland. No. 11. September 10?Takouia, No. 12. Commander Frank A. Sebrlng. Colum bia Commandery. No. 2, Knights Tem | plar, In a circular issued last week made his last call for the four-day trip to Atlantic City. Sir Knights are reminded that the train leaves the Union station Friday, September 10, at 1KK? p.m., and that headquarters while In Atlantic City will be the Hotel Wiltshire. Commander Sebrlng expresses regret that he will not be present at the con clave September 17, as he expects to take a rest. The commandery will be In charge of the generalissimo. Sir Knight Stewart. On that occasion the Order of the Red Cross will be conferred. At the stated conclave August 20 Sir Knight F. M. Clssel wt^s elected warder and Sir Knights Louis H. Meyers, Ar mand Offutt and B. F. Larcombe, Jr., were appointed, respectively, third, sec ond and first guards. William F. Meyers, secretary of Ar minius. Lodge, No. 25, F. A. A. M? con fined to home for five weeks with an injured foot, loft yesterday for Panama. He expects to return in about two weeks and resume his duties as secretary of the lodge. At the meeting of Osiris Lodge, No. 26. F. A. A. M.. the Master Mason degree was conferred on several candidates. Next Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock Mithras Lodge of Perfection, No. 1, An cient and Accepted Scottish Rite, will assemble, and at that time the fourteenth degree will-be conferred. Excellent Companion C. W. Otis of Co lumbia Chapter, No. 1, Royal Arch Ma sons, is spending his vacation at his summer home In Vermont. In a recent letter he sends remembrance to the mem bership. September 15 the past and most excellent degrees, and, September IT, the royal arch degree, at a special meeting, will be conferred. W. Ivanhoe Jochum, secretary of Co lumbia Chapter. No. 1, Royal Arch Ma sons, has joined the rural contingent and is now farming at Brightwood Park. William Mehn, past commander of Orient Commandery, No. 5. and past mas ter of Takoma lx>dge. No. 29. F. A. A. M.. although confined to his home on ) Irving street. Is improving but is still J unable to resume his Masonic duties. A meeting of the board of trustees of tlie St. John's Mite Association will be held in the Masonic Temple AVednesday, Septembe'r 8, at 8 o'clock. At the conclave of Columbia Command ery. No. 2. Knights Templar, in the asy lum at 7::i0 o'clock last evening the Or ders of the Temple and Malta were con ferred. The stated communication of B. B. French Lodge, No. 13, F. A. A. M.. for Monday, September 6. has been called off on account of Labor day. Deep regret was expressed in Masonic circles at the sudden death of Charles Katzenstein, formerly secretary of Ar mintus l^odge, No. 25. F. A. A. M., which occurred last Sunday at his home, 1200 Girard street northwest. He was for a number of years a member of Arminius Lodge and also a member of Columbia Lodge, No. 300, Knights and Ladles of Honor. All the organizations attended the funeral services, which were held Tuesday afternoon. A visitor to Belfast, Ireland, during the past few days wps Rear Admiral George W. Batrd, retired. United States Navy, and past grand master of the Grand Lodge. F. A. A. M., of the District of Columbia. In company with his wife, he Is paying a pleasure trip to that country, and during his stay in Belfast has boen visiting friends. Admiral Baird is a grandson of the late Matthew Baird, a prominent Free Mason and Orangeman, who was born in 1704 in County Tyrone, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. His grandfather left Ireland for America at an early age and achieved distinction as a lawyer and artist. William G. Smjth. R. E. G. C.. and the grand officers of the Grand Commandery, K. P.. made their annual official visit to Henderson Commandery. No. 2, Thursday evening, September 2, 1909. Interesting and wholesome remarks were made by several of the fraters who were present, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: A. J. Gaskins, E. C.; A. J. Smith, generalissimo; J. P. Montgomery. C. B.; George H. Lee, S. W.; W. C. Hill, J. W.: B. F. Daiiey, treasurer; W. G. Smith, recorder; W. E. Bowie, prelate, and J. N. Aden, warder. MAGGIE MAY WINS. I^eadfi in the Waterloo Selling Nursery Handicap. KEMPTON PARK, England, September 4.?The Waterloo selling unrsery handi cap of 250 sovereigns for two-year-ouia, distance five furlongs, was won today by Maggie May. WJoodland Maid was sec ond and Aye-Ayo third- Twenty-one horses started, including II. P. Whitney's Littoral. The Karsfleld handicap of 200 sovereigns for three-year-olds and upward, distance one mile, was won by Spikenard. Auber gine was second and Alarie third. The September nursery handicap of r?00 eoverelgns for two-year-olds, distance seven furlongs, was won by Munita. Duchess Christine was second and Ania dens third. Among the fourteen starters were H. P. Whitney's Blue Girl colt, August Belmont's Amlcal and Charles Carroll's Troubled Waters. Memorial Monument Unveiled. PLYMOUTH, Ind., September 4.?At Twin Lakes, five miles southwest of Ply mouth, the Menominee monument erected by the state of Indiana, to commemorate the revolt of the Pottawatomie Indians seventy-one years ago, was unveiled to day. Near the monument stands the old Indian chapel erected under the direction of Father Daden, the Indians' first Catho lic priest. Representative Barnhardt of the thirteenth district was the principal speaker. Equinox Golf Cup Simi-Finals. MANCHESTER! Vt.. September 4.?The semi-final matches for the Equinox cup were begun on the, Ekwanok links here today. Albert M. Reed of Albany met J. H. Williams of Dyker Meadow in the upper half, and in the lower half Fred erick A. Martin of Dartmouth, present Vermont state cchampion, was opposed by F. H. Hoyt of the Allston tjolf Club. The winners of tin; semi-final matches were scheduled to meet during the after noon in the final round. FINANCIAL. | FINANCIAL top and Think Just a moment. Do you ever consider the fu? ture=the things that Bie in wait? Every one has a future, and, m one light of the siU uation, every one can the course of events. That is, be prepared for unexpected reverses. Save today, for the troubles of tomorrow. Lay all the money aside that you can, and then, come what may, you will know that you're on the safe side. Let us help you. Home Savings Bank, 7th St. and Mass. Ave. N.W. ? BRANCHES: 7th and Hi Sts. 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A large delegation was present from the Falls Church schools, several of which took part in^ the pro gram. Rev. L. M. Ferguson made an address on the "Influence of the Country Sunday School," and the report of the Falls Church district president, C. V. Shreve. who was absent, was read by his father, William H. Shreve, and show ed a very gratifying' and healthy condi tion in the district. The success of the convention was largely clue to the untir ing efforts of the secretary, A. ML Smith, and in recognition of his efficient 'work he was elected president of the county association for the ensuing year. Arthur Robb of Herndon was elected secretary, but declined to serve, and the position will "be filled by the executive committee, p y shreve was elected to represent tne Falls Church district on the executive committee. H. C. Houston was elected superintendent of the teacher^ train ng department and Mrs. George Stanbaugh superintendent of the home department. The next convention will be held at Lew InsviUe There will toe a big athletic meet at Falls Church Labor day, September ?? The sports will take place at the ball park at 10 a.m. There will be eight med als for highest point winners, donated by the citizens of Falls Church. There will be a 75-yard dash, 13-pound shotput. 220 vard dash, running broad Jump, 440-yard run 12-pound hammer throw, three-leg race of seventy-five yards, 880-yard run, standing broad jump. 50-yard da^h (c osed handicap), mile run, running high Jump, ''-mile rpn and half-mile relays. Harry Blanton is the prime mover in the m?t. Messrs. Lawrence Hough and Max Fadeley are camping at the Church caiiH) at Bluemont. Dr S S. Luttrell and daughter, Pearl, returned Saturday from a three-week visit to friends and relatives in Tennes SeRev. L. M. Ferguson of the M. E. Church preached Sunday last to a large congregation at "Church" ramp, on the top of the Blue Ridge mountains at Blue '"charles L. Campbell, well known in Falls Church and for many years the ow?er of a large tract of land near here, died at Seattle. Wash., last week of apo- j plexy. 1 ? .. ! Rev. George W. Quick, pastor of the i First Baptist Church of Newport, R. who has been visiting relatives here, has returned to his home. Samuel E. Hutton of the interstate commerce commission has moved into the property he recently purchased from Da vid Irwin. Mr. and Mrs. Irwin have moved to Georgia. John D. Payne and family, Charles CYossman and family. Mr. Chenel and family and Sharpe Vandennark and fam 11 v, who have been camping for several weeks at "Church" camp, near Bluemont, started from there Tuesday morningfor a trip to Luray and expect to arrive home early next week. They will camp en route and travel through the Shenan doah valley to Newmarket, thence to Luray, and return home -by way of War renton and Manassas. , Mr. and Mrs. R. C. L. Moncure ha^e leturned from an extended automobile trip through the valley of Virginia. Miss Ida Thomas, daughter of Rev. \V s. O Thomas, has returned from an extended vhiit to friends at Liray, Va. Miss Kathleen McGroarty is visiting >>?r brother, Robert McGroarty, in Ncw jorK. Mrs. Lyman Ballard is visiting friends '"rcv^ and Mrs. R. A. Davison and daughter. Miss Susie, have returned from a two-week stay at Ocean Grove and Asbury Park, N. J. . ,, . Walter Westcott and family have re turned from a two-week stay at Chesa peake Beach. ? Miss Ethel M. Payne of the l alls Church Bank spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, camping at Bluemont. Va Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Gibson have return ed from a trip to Atlantic The Misses Seay, who have been at Co lonial Beach spending their vacation, re turned today. The Misses Gott. who havo been ?visit ing in New York, returned Saturday. Miss Grace Knapp of Orange, N. J.. visited her cousins, Mrs. Flower and Mr. Hawxhurst, last week. Ml 8s Brownie Arundel, who was a teacher in the pubUc graded schoo^of this town for some years, wBsmarried the 24th instant to Horatio S. Stahl Black6burg. I The Landlady?I thought you said you "TBI the starvation cure hue been wonderfully please ??Cleveland Leader. Racon?Don't know what he's going to do with that boy of his. Egbert-Why? Bacon?He's so slow. Egbert?Perhaps he'll make a clicss plaver of him.?Yonkers Statesman. Capital and Surplus, .fl.900,00ft Deposits Orer fH,000.000 You WORK ?for your money?why not make your money work for you? Start an account with our banking department. Interest paid on de posits subject to check. Washington Loan & Trust Company, JOHN JOY KD80N, President, Cor. 9th and F Sts. w4-aa.tu.th.40 Harriman & CoJ NEW YORK Bankers Members New York I Stock Exchange }j Colorado Building Phones Main 1603-160401605. G. B. CHIPMAN, Manager. E. F. CAVERLY, Assistant Manager. ? ao25-tf 1 Perpetual Building: Association. 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