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Washington; New York; London. PRICES MO UP Damand for Specialties an AM to Bull Traders. SLUMP AFTER FIRST HOUR Biyiaf Is Kasumed and Prices Are Again Advanced. WESTEE* IUULS STEONGEB Xridence of Pool Buying of Issues Not Ordinarily Active?General Tons Improved. MEW YORK. August 16. - Opening prices in the stock market today were Slightly Irregular, but tbe changes either war were unimportant, aside from the advenes of a point In Anaconda and Colorado and Southern and a loss of as much In Canadian Pacific. Union Pacific, Southern Psclflc, Mis souri Pacific. Northern Pacific and St. Paul were among the representative stocks which were allghtly lower. Confident buying of several specialties bad a tonic elTect on the -whole list, and there w?a a brisk rally in the western railroad stocks. Partial Loss of Gains. After the list generally had sold a large fraction above yesterday's final price, the tessand lessened, and there was a later seactlaa of about a half in the standard stocka American Beet Sugar fell back a point from Its opening price on proflt-tak rg aales. but the preferred moved up 2%. Other gains reached were 1% In Coloiado Fuel ami Central Leather, and 1 In Read las and American Ice. Missouri Pacific yielded a point, but afterward made up its loss. , . Bull operators encountered no ?PP??" tlon in bidding up prices, and on llfht dealings the list mounted again to about the high level of the first hour or above. An Inquiry for U. S. Steel, Amalgamated Copper and American 8melttng waa a contributing feature to the market's strength. There waa little Intereet mani fested In the railroad list outside of Reading and Union Pacific. Demand for Specialties. Tbe reawakened lntereat In varloua specialties which usually do nqt figure prominently In the market, while at tributed to pool operations, baa created i broader and mora active market in stocka of this class for speculative ven tures. International Harvester Im proved m and Amalgamated Copper. Ustted States Steel. Interboi o Metropol itan preferred. National Biscuit. Amer ican Linseed preferred and American Telephone and Telegraph 1; Louisville and Nashville dropped a point. Bonds were Irregular. . ? When buying orders for the active rall raal stocks were distributed the profes sionals took the long side and began to bid for stocks. Trading became more ac tive and broader with the demand keen for some of the leaders. Reading and National Biscuit rose S P?lnt% Illinois Central 1%, Delaware and Hudson and Amalgamated Copper IS. ?melting and American Car 14, I nlon Pacific J\. St. Paul and General Electric iu and Southern Pacific, New York Cen tral. St Louis and 8an Francisco second preferred and Texas and Pacific 1. BRAIN AND PROVISIONS. raw YOBS. NBW YORK. August 16.?Flour barely Steady with demand alack. 8prlng patents, fcttafi: receipts, 27.180 bushels. Dull; No. 2 western old, M f.o.b New York Wheat?Scattered liquidation induced by continued big recetpta, largo increaee in tbe European vlalble, sent wheat off nearly a cent early today. September, l.ttSal.fMftt: October, l.ll%al.li%; re ceipts. 47.10l> bushels. Ova-Receipts. S5JMG bushels. Beef?Firm. Lsxd?Steady 'middle west. ll.Mal2.00. Raw sugar?Firm; muscovado MB test, 3.80; centrifugal 96 test. 4.30; molasses sugar 80 test. 3.84. Refined steady;) crushed, S.8S, granulated, 545; powdered, Petroleum-Steady; refined, barrels, 6.15. Coffee?Spot steady; No. 7 Rio, 0; No. 4 Santos. 9*4 Molasses- Steady; New Orleans, open kettle. 32a34. Butter?Firm, uncharged; receipts, 16, ?*Cheeae^nirna; receipts, 7,382 boxes; state, whote milk, fair to good, 13%a ||U Eggs?Firmer; receipts, 14,974 cases; State. Pennsylvania and nearl?y gathered white, 23a28; fresh gathered, egtra first, n^a23; firats, 2fia21;; seconds, l'tfcalO. CHICAGO. CHICAGO. August 16?Wheat opened week toda>. With prk-ee l? to He off. Con tr'.buting factors to the bearisU market were weakness in practically all the for eign grain centers, abundant receipts and a suggestion ofi overstock at certain Slnts. Liquidation, largely in the nearer liveries, was In evidence in tbe first keur. snd prices hugged the low polnte. September opened a shade to V*a% off, and dropped to 1.01 *?al Q1U. steadying at about the bottom. December sagged allghtly more than September Corn prices were aiso depressed at the atart. dropping from % to and sinking at ill lower In the first hour as reporta from different sections of the corn belt mate received telling of rainfalls Tbe tenor of most o? the messages was that a good crop la 'now assured. Prominent packing and commission interests were credited with uuylng on the dips, steady ing the market somewhat. September ?pened to %c lower at 63Vt to 6# and slanted down to 62S. resting at 62%. The distant futures moved down mvre de liberately. Oats opened a abada to off and wa vered but slightly In the first hour despite the heavy receipts Commission I hi uses sold but met with steady purcUasing. Opening figures for September were >a to ^c off at 36H to 3?V Provisions advanced, responsive to de creased arrivals in the packing centers, and an advance of 5c in the price of live hoga. Poik waa tbe most active product, and gained from 5 to 17V*. Offerings were light. Opening pricea for the September products were: York, 21771*. 17V? up; lard, 11.00. 5c higher, and ribs, 12.?t 10c hfefeer. BALTIMORE. Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE. Auguat ISl?Wheat? Eaaler. Spot contract. 1.03%; spot No. 2 red weatern. 1.05%; Auguat. 1<*3%; Sep tember. 1.0?V?; October. l.U5fe; Decem ber. 1.07^4: steamer No. 2 red, 07%. Re ceipts. 31.<>56 bushels; exports, 128.<hn> bushels. Southern by sample, fcual.U2; southern on grade. W.?%al 65%. Corn?yulet Spot contract, 6#. Re ceipts. 12.216 bushels. Okts?Easter. No. 2 white, old. 45 asked: now. 414; No. I white, old. 42a 42%; new. 46a4oH; No. 2 mixed, old. 4?H 43 Receipts. 28.711 bushels. Rye?Dull. No. 2 western domestic. 76a77. Receipts. Ml bushela Ha>"?Firm and unchanged. Grain freights?Steady and unchanged. LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL. August 16.-Wheat-8pot No. 2 red western winter, no stock; fu tures. steady; October, 7* 7%d; Decem ber. 7a 7%d; March. 7? !?%d; com. spot firm, old American mixed. 6s; futures, quiet; September, 4s l^d; October, 4a Ifcid. NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. 1 1 " ?p Received bf private wire direct to Th6 Star office. Opea. Bl|h. l/>w O** Am*]. Copper 65* 68 86* * AL Chalmers com.. ? HI W Am. A. C. Co. com 48* 44 ?* 44 Am. Beet 8u. com.. ? 38 37 37* Am. Beet Su. pffl.. 98* Bp* H* Am. Can com 8* 8* 8* ?* Am. Cen pfd 67* ?* 87* 68* Am. C. A P. com... 48 4?* 48 49* Am. C. * F. pld.... Ut Ml 11* "f Am. Cot. Oil com... OH 61* 88* ?* Am. Ice Securities.. 82* IS ?* Am. Linseed com... |8* 13* 1** ??* Am. Lineeed pfd.... 38 85 35 ** Am. Loco, com 87* 38 ^ ? Amer. Melt Co...., 4* 4* 4% ** Am. Sm. A R com 66* Am. Sm. A R. pfd- 108 108 l<* l? Am. S. Fdy com... 45 45 45 4? Am. S. A R com.. 190* ISO* 1?* ?*>* Am. Su. A R. pfd.. llg* 118* ?W H?* Am. Tel. A TeL.... 184* 136* M** Am. Tobacco pfd... 92% W* ?*H Am. Woolen com... 28* ?S I81(| 28* Am. Woolen pfd.... 68 96 88 96 Anaconda Copper... 40* 40* 46* 40* A.. T. A 8. F. com 98* 1W* W* 100* Atlantic Coast Line in* 118 til* 1H B. A O. com 107* 108* MS* 108* Beth. Steel com.... |6* ** ** Beth. Steel pfd M* 59 84* 88 Brook. Rap. Tran.. *6 * 77* 78* 77* Brook. Union Gee.. 134% 136* 184* 135* Canadian Paolflo.... im 1M 184 188 Cen. Leather com.. 84* 36* 84* H* Cen. Leather pfd... 108 105 108 166 Ches. A Ohio 74* 78 74* 75* Chi. Q. W.. N. com 84 84* 84 84H Chi. O. W.. N. pfd.. 44* ??* 44* 45* C.. M. A St. P. com 135* 127* 186* 127* Chicago A N. W... 144* 145* 144* 14&* Colorado Fuel 80* 38 30* 81* Col. Southern 54 84* 84 54* Con. Gas. N. Y 181* 118* 131* 183* Corn Product# com. |4* 14* 14* 14* Del. A Hudson 181* 168* 161* 163* Den. A Rio G. com 10* 81* 80* 31* Den. A Rio G. pfd. 71* *1* 71* 1* Distil. Securities.... 87* Si* 87* 27* Erie com 164 88* 86 26* Erie 1st pfd 44* 48 44* 44* Erie 3d pfd 38 88* 38* 38* General Electric.... 145 145 145 145 G. Northern pfd ... i?* 187* IS* 187 Great North. Ore -. 56 M* 58* 66* Hide A Leath. pfd, 28 88* 26 28* Int. Harvester Co.. 88* 87* 85* 97* Int. Harvester pld. ut* 117* 117* 117* | Illinois Central 180* iao* 190* iso* Inter. M. M. pfd.... 17* 17* 17* 17* | Inter. Met. pfd 46* 49* M* ??* Inter. Paper com... U* il* 11* 11* | Inter. Paper pfd... 88* 50 48* 50 Inter. Steam Pump 88* 40* 38H 40* Inter. 8. P. pfd.... 81 81* 81 81* Iowa Central com.. 18* 16* 18* 16* Iowa Central pM... 81 82* 81 H* K. C. So. com 88* 80* 28* 10* K. C. So. pfd (8 f8* 88 8|* Laclede Ga* St. L. 108* It3* 102* 108* Louisville A Nash. 141* 143* 141* 148* Macl^ap Ce. com... 86* 66* 86* 68* Mackay.Co. pfd T4 74 74 74 Manhattan 130* 180* 110* 180* Mex. Central ctfs.. 88* ?* 2b* 38* Minn. A flt L- com m* 84* 83 84* M.,S.?.AS.S4i.0iP), Ul* 181* Ul* tfl'i M.. K. A T. com... 88* 34 V* U M.. K. A T. pfd.... 63 ?8 63 68 Missouri Pacific 81* M* 81* 58* Nat. Biscuit Co M6 108 105 MB National Lend oom 58 si 68 88 Nov. ConsoL Coppef *>* 21* SO* 21 Norfolk # Western W ?* 87 97* Northern Pacific.... 116* 118* 118* 118* N. T. C. A H. B.. 11?* 118* 118* 115* N. Y., Ont. A West 41* 41* 41* 41* | Pennsylvania R. SL 188* 180* 129* 130* People's Qas of Chi 106 u.6* 106* lt6* P.. C. C. A St. L.. 81* 88* 84* 88* Pittsburg Coal 16* 16* 16* 16* ] Pressed S. C. com. 88* 87* 88* 87* Pressed 8. C. pfd.. 96 95 88 96 Pullman Company.. Up 150* 158 159* Railway g. 8. com. a* 83* 88* 83* Reading com 148* 1M 143* 145* Reading 2d pfd 84 94 84 84 Rep. 1.AS. pom.. Si* 88* 81* 32* Rep. 1. A 8. pfd... 98 S3 88 93 Rock Island com... 80* 81* 80* 81* Rock Island pfd.... 88 88* 88 C6* Sloss-Sheffleld 61 61* 81 61* St. L. A 8. F. 3d... 88* 40 88* 40 So. Pacific com..... 115* 116* 118 118* Southern Ry. com.. 28* 84* 81* 84*' Southern Ry. pfd... 54 56* 54 56* Texas A Pacific 27* 17* 17* 17* j Tenn. Copper - 94* 84* 84* M* Third Ave 7* 8* 7* 8* St. LAS.W. eom 28* ?* 28* 28* T.. St. L. A W. pfd 48* 48* 48* 48* Unkm Paolflo oom. M7* MP* MV* 168* Union Penifle pfd... 18* M* 98* 86* Ua. K. Inv.Co.of8.F... 81 81 81 81 U.R.ln.Co.ofS.F.pfd SO* 18* 18* se* U. S. Rubber com.. 84* 85* 84* 35 U. S. Rub. 2d pfd.. 08* 69* 68* 68* U. S. Rt|b. 1st pfd. 108* 108 108* 108 U. S. Steel com 70* 72S 70* 78* U. 8. 8t?*l pfd 116* 117 116* 117 Utah Copper......... 48* 48 48* 47* Va -car. Cb. com... 58* 58* 58* 18* Wabash pfd ... 84* 86* 84* 86* Wabash com........ 18 18 18 18 West. Maryland..., 44* 44* 44* 44* West. Union Tel.... 84 84 84 84 W eating house Elec. 01 61 60* 80* W. A L. E. 2d 6* 6* 6* 6* Shares sold to U a m 184,700 12 m 218.500 1 p. no 888.800 2 p.m 417.0OJ CALL MOMMY. Call Money I* 1* 1* 1* $ Am. Tobacco 4s.... 78* 78* 78* 78* Am. Tobacco fls.... 166* 105* 106* 105* B. A Ok. Gen. 4s.... 88 98 88* 88* B. It. T. Conv. 4S.. 81* 82* 88* 88* C.. B. A Q. Joint 68 88* 86* 98* 95* C\, K. I. A P. 48.... 2|* 71* 7|* 72* Inter. Metro. 4*s.? 78* 78* 78* 78* Pa. Con. 3*8, 1915. y?* 96* 96* ?* Pa. Con. 4s. 1948... 101* 101* 101* 101* So. Rallwgy 6s 104* 104* 104* 104* U. S. Steel 2d 5s.... 103 108* lu3 lift* CHICAGO CATTLE MARKET. CHICAGO, August Ifl.-Cattle?Receipts, estimated at 7.UUU head; market steady; beeves, 4 55a8.25; Texas steers, a.Aaeft.70: western steers, 4.00a&T?; stackers end feeders, 4.00e6*>; cowe and heifers, 2.80a tt.85; calves. A.W1111.I8 Hogs- Receipts, es timated at 12.000 head; market. 5c higher; light. k5Ua??0i>: mtsed, 7HUa?8u; heavy, 7 6ftag.6u; rough. 7 65a7.85; good to choice heavy. T 86ab ?; pigs, 8.??eU.06; bulk of salea. 8.10a8.k>. Sheep?Receipts, esti mated at 22.WI) head; market lOc higher; native, 2 liu?4 45; western, 2 Ua4.?i; year lings. 4.25a5.60; lam be. pgtlve. VfiCag.W, miestern, 4 6Ua6 85. LONDON MARKET. LONDON. August 1A?Amerlean ee curitles opened Ann and about unchanged today. During the Jlrpt hour trading was light, and prices moved irregularly. At noon the market waa steady and from * above to * below yeoterdey's New York closing Union Pecifie end Canadian Pacific ware rather active, but the root of the list showed few changes. The margot closed quiet with a firm undertone. Bct. Dr. James ?. $rodje Dead. BOSTON. August 16.?Rev. Dr. James F. Brodle. for many years prominent In Congregational pulpits, and for the last two years connected with the editorial de partment of the American board of com missioners for foreign missions, died in a private hospital in the Jamaica Plain dis trict todey. aged flftr-W* W For several years Dr. Brodto W1M>_ treasurer u< Flak University, NaSvttt** Ton* LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS. TN r?H of the stocks and bends at the meeting' today of the stock exchange went alone with so little intarruptioa that for the most part only th? voice of President Woodruff was heard. Gas stock, which had been quite active In the upward course of the prices, but not in the volume of transactions, was entirety neglected. Three shares of the Washington Rail way preferred stock sold at 88%, main taining the level whjcli was reached yes terday. The bid for the stock at one time was 88, with the asking price half I a point in advance. Before the stock was P*M?d the bid price, which had failed to N"! out any of the stock, was with-1 drawn and a lower Agure substituted for it No alteration was made in the asking Mica of There was only one transaction in the bank stock list. Ten shares of Metropoli tan Bank stock sold at 191, which Is an advance over the last transaction In this stock, when the price paid was 190)6. % Washington Stock Excfrang*. Sales.?Regular call. 12 o'clock noon?Capital | Traction 3a. $4.ooo at 118. Washington Rwy. and El?c. pfd., 3 at 88%. Meraent baler Linotype. 10 at 318. National Metropolitan Bank. 10 at 191. After call?Meraeathalar Linotype, 10 at 216*4. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. AaM U. 8. reel ?t errd 2s 101 101' p. S. con non 2s 101 .... r. 8. registered 3a 101% 108' r. 8. coupon 9s 101* 108' t- 8. reentered 4a 114% 118 U. 8. coupon 4a 114H 113 OAS BONDS. Oeoreetowa Oaa 3a 107 .... Washington Oaa 4a 10$ 108 Wasfctacten Oaa cert. 6a 108 .... RAILROAD BONDS. Casitsl Traction 6s 114% 115 Columbia 5a 101 103 Columbia 8s 184 Metropolitan 5a 107 Washington Ksr. and Flee. 4s .. Wash.. Alex. and Mt. Vernon 3a 87 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Electric Cona. ia 100 100% Potomac Electric Light 5a 10T 109 Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5a. 100 Asms. Tel. and Telaa. 4s 104 106% Eaisraoa Steam Puma 6a 93 100 PIBIJC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 1ST 138 Washington Bar. and Klpc. com.. 32% 33 Washington Hw?. and Eleo. pfd.. 87 88% Wash.. Ales, and Mt. Vfrpoo SI Nov. and Waab. Steamboat 213 233 Washington Uet "6% Q Snap town Oaa 53 60 Aatsr. Tel. and Tel*a 130 .... TTPE MACHINE STOCKS. Meixenth?ler Linotype 216 217 Lanston Monotype 82 82% j MINING STOCKS. Greene Caaaaea 7% 8%1 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American 178 180 Claaital 199 Cltr W0 189 Moabla S80 ..... Paraaars fad Mechanics' *0 .... jg .w SaSad 184 Washington t7S 309 TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. American Security and Truet Vf8 2*1 National Savisga and Tmat 200 880 uaMa Svast...................... #81 *?.?< Waahlmrtoe Loan and Trust 80S 8*9 United States Trust 114 118 SAVINGS BANK STOCK8. Home Sarins 800 ? ...., Merrhanta and Mechanics' Savings 181 180 Union Sarins... TTT. 840 243 Dime Savines 11% ..... Bast Washington Serines 18% ..... Proaids at Marinas 8 11 PIBK INSURANCE STOCKS. Arllneton 80 .... Commercial 3% .... Corcoran 77 .... Firemen's 10 22 Oerman-Amerlcaa 280 S00 National Union T .... Potomac 28 TITLE INSL'RANCB STOCKS. Columbia jH4 8 Real Estate 80 100 Waablngton 8 ..... MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Esieraon Steam Puma 13 30 Oranhoebone com 3 .... Grapbopbono Pfd 16 .... Merchants' Tranafer and Storage. 115 .... Security Storase \. 209 .... Waahlnftou Market 18 ???? London Closing Stocks. LONDON. Ansuat 16. 4 p.m. Consols for moner 81 1 Consols for account 811-18 Amalgamated Copper ?S' Anaconda 8' Atchison 102 Alchlaon ufd 103 Baltloaore and Ohio 1W Canadian PaclSc 1W Chesapeake and Ohio 76< Chlraso Great Western 24' Chlcaao. Milwaukee and St. Paul 138 De Beers 16% Denrer and Rio Grande Slfc Denver sad Rio Grande pfd 74 Ksle 28% tele 1st nfd 45 Erie 2d ?M 85 Oaaud Trunk 27% Illinois Central 133 Louisville and Nashville #. 147 Missouri. Kansas aad Tcxaa.., 33% New York Central 116% Norfolk and Weatera (H I Norfolk and Western pfd VI Oatarlo and Westers 42 Pennsylvania ?6% Rand Miaea 8% Readlne 73* Southern Rsllwsr 24 Southern Railway nfd 56 Southern PaeiSc 118% Union PaclSo 173 Uahm PaciSe pfd United States Steel Ualted States Steel pfd...,..., Wabash 18 Wsbeek ?M 36 Span lab 4a 82 K Stiver steady. 24 8- ltid per ounce, ley, l%al% per cent. TVs rate of dleconnt In the open market for short bills Is 2%a2t* per cent. The rate of discount in tbe open market far three-month bllla la 2%a2 11-16 per cent. COTTON MARKETS, row you. NEW YORK, August 18.?The eotton market opened steady at an advance of 5 points on August, but generally lafi Clnts lower on easier late cablea from verpool, official reports of rain at Hous ton and rumors that the drought in the i central part ef Texas had been broken There was considerable liquidation, and while August held steady the rest of the list 8?on sold off to a net loss of 10al5 points. Early rain news from Texas was more or less conflicting and senti ment was consequently much unsettled, although spot liouses bought at the de i cllne. The western belt forecast, calling for nothing more than showers in the north part of Texas rather than indicating precipitation for the droughty sections of that state, helped to rally the market after the early decline, and prices re covered 5 or 8 points of the loss. No general demand developed, howeveV, and trading became quiet toward midday* pending the official detailed weather re port and the weekly bureau. The low barometer shown over North Texas yes terday is reported to have moved north west over Kansas. Spot quiet; middling uplands, 15 50; middling gulf, 15.75. Esti mated receipts at the porta today, 9,009 bales, against 1.178 last week, and 2,400 last year. For the week. 95.900 bales, against 11,801 last week and 14.898 last year, ?day's receipts at New Orleans. 28? hales, against 452 last year, and at Hous ton, 3,680 bales against 5S0 last year. UVXBJ00L. LIVERPOOL, August IS?Closing: Cot ton?Spot quiet; prices 8 points higher; American middling fair, 875; good mid dling, 8.45; middling, 8.31; low middling. 8.21; good ordinary, 7.95; ordinary. 7.70. The salsa of the day were 4.809 bales, ef which 1,000 were for speculation and ex port, and included 3,TOO American. Re ceipts, 8.000 balea. Including 7,100 Ameri can. Futures opened steady and closed barely steady. August, T.94%; Augugt aefftenber, 7.84%; September-October, 7 27%; October-November 7.12; Novem ber-December, 7.02%; December-January, 7.80; January-February, 8.99%; February March, 8.90%; March-April, &80%; April May, 6.90; May-June, 8.90. Bank Failure is London. LONDON. August 18?The British Bank of Commerce, a small private concern, closed Its doors today. No Importance is attached to the failure of the hank which starts* business 9tU? U) jug. City to Decorate for Firemen's Convention. RED LIGHT EVERY NIGHT XUction of Second Lieutenant of Police Tonifht?Jail to Be gptclal Correspondence ef "Hie ALEXANDRIA. V*.. August 18, l?JO Decorations for tho firemen's convention August 24-26 were planned at a meeting of the general committee of arrangement? last evening tha rooms of the chamber of commerce, presided over by W. A. Smoot, sr. King street, the principal business street of the city, will glow with red lights at( night from end to end. festoons of flags and pennants within the next few days will be unfurled to the breezes. Heretofore on occasions of this kind this street has been illuminated with tiny in candescent bulbs. The red lights, there fore, will be an innovation. The decoration of engine houaea and headquarters of tha committee will bo bo gun within the neat few dgys. Whop the Are laddies arrive they will find the old town in holiday appearance, ready to five them a rousing welcome. Private Decoration TJrfed I The commltte requests that merchants and citizens generally begin the work of decorating their places of business and houses as soon as possible. Practically all business will be suspended at noon, August 23, the day of the big firemen's parade. Letters were read from the chamber of commerce and the retail merchanta' as sociation setting forth that members of both organizations will close their shops at noon that day In order to give their employes en opportunity to participate in or witness the parade. Plans were completed erecting a grand stand at King and Washington streets. This will be done early next week. The Alexandria Light Infantry offered Armory Hall to the firemen for serving lunoheon to visiting firemen after the parade. Reports were read from committees, in cluding the finance committee, which! 1 is almost dally in receipt of contributions. Secretary Sullivan is also almost dally In receipts of acceptances of companies from every section of the state who win gttend. The following names were added to the hotel committee: W. L. Rammel, Peter Von de Westalaken, A. D. Brockett, K. W. Ogden and J. Y. Williams. Announcement Is made that there will be another meeting of the committee of arrangements, at 7:30 o'clock tomorrow evening. In the rooms of 'he chamber of commerce. Deed of Release Authorised. In the corporation court this morning, Judge L. C. Barley, in the case of Michgel J.- Colbert and others against the Washington National Building and Loan Association, accepted tho report of the receivers. Joslah C. Stoddard and Douglas Stuart, recommending that the offer of Annie M. Broughton. for P*rn?*nt In full of *1,300 for deed of release. The court also authorised the execution of a valid deed of release for the loan, upon recommendation of receivers. The board of police commissioners will hold a meeting tomorrow night, whan It is expected a second lieutenant will be chosen. Considerable wire pulling has been done by friends of candidates. Private John T. Roberta Is now *ctji*S lieutenant, pending the filling of the vacancy. The names of a large number of the privates have been mentioned in connection with the place, *Khough no formal application has been made by any of the aspirants for the position. Booker T. Washington ii Bad. A negro lad, about ten years old. bear ing the name of Booker T. Washington, early last evening saw what ia known as "one hand," consisting of about twelve bananas, hanging in front of the store of James Cokenie, a Greek fruit dealer, on King street. Booker looked wistfully at the bananas I and then looked at a horseshoe he car ried. The dealer's back was turned and Booker decided it would be well for him to make away with the fruit He grabbed the bananas and fled. Cokenis gave chase and c*^t after a short marathon. Booker s l\?ck left him Just as he dropped the horeeehoe. The court this morning held Booker un til he can be given a sound thrashing by The^committee on light of the city council will hold a meeting Thursday night. This will be the last meeting of that committee of the present ?Jty f?un rll. Affairs of the committee will doubt? less be wound up at this meeting. The general personnel of the committee will be considerably changed wKh the In duction of the new council Into ofllce Sep tember i. The object of the meeting la to make recommendations for certain im provements at the city gas work*. Jail to Be Improved. Ia one minute last evening at an ad journed meeting of the board of aldermen an appropriation of $10,000 was made for improvements at the city Jail. The board meeting was held to ooncur in the action of city council. The aork of remodeling the Interior of the Jail will be begun at once. The contract has been awarded to B. F. Smith * Co. of Washington. The con tract price is 9'J,o7o. Practically nothing will be left standing intact except the walls of the present structurd. While the work of rebuilding the Jell la In progress ft Is understood that the prisoners will be tranferred to other ouarters. Seme will probably be placed In the Alexandria and Fairfax county jails, and some may be plaead at police headquarters. Julia O. Freeman, four years old. daugh ter of James E. and Emma Freeman, died last evening at her parents' home at Del Ray. Alexandria county. The funeral will take place at 10 o'clock tomorrow, from her parents' home. The Cardinal Athletic Club will play a Same of base ball at 4:80 o'clock Satur av afternoon, on the old fair grounds, with the Southeast Young Men's Christian Association team of Washington. Sergt. A. Lenox Uhler of the Alexandria Light Infantry returned home today from Camp Perry, Ohio, where he attended the national shooting match. A business meeting of the Reliance Fire Company will be held at the company's house at 8 o'clock this evening. The complimentary excursion given to day to Marshall Hall under the auspices of the Elks' Dramatic Club was largely attended. - foreign' banks. PARIS, August 10.?Closing: Three per cent rentes, W francs 42^ centimes for the account. Exchange en London, IB franca 28 centimes for checks. BERLIN, August 18.?Kxohange on London. 20 marks 46 pfennigs for checks. Money, 3^ per cent. Private discount rate, 3^ per cent. LONDON. August 18.?Bullion amount ing to ?38,000 was taken Into the Bank of England today and ?81,000 was with drawn for shipment to South America. Xvetswy Statement Tha eondiUaa of the Tnesory at the of business umUt was as follow*: TRUST FUNDS. 8U?er dollars of 1W0 3.S13.000 Silver certificates outstanding. 488,134.000 GENERAL FUND. Standard ailrer dollars In general fund. Current liabilities Worklne balance in Treasury odfces.. S8,ST3,318 SSt&i la hanks te credit of treasurer of tbe United States Subsidiary alWa* onto..... 801811,888 Minor cola fttal bslascs la cWOi We Issue Letters of Credit and Travelers' Cheeks ?the safest and most convenient way to carry money when traveling. This Plan a Every time you are tempted to spend any money just hesitate long enough to ask yourself whether you couldn't do without. m' * You will be surprised how many things you can do without if you make up your mind to, and surely it is worth while doing without a few luxuries to acquire independence. The possession of a thousand dollars in hard cash has been the foundation of many a fortune. We pay 3% Compound Interest on Savings Accounts. Home Savings Bank 7th and Mass. Ave. N.W. 7th and H Sts. N.E. 436 7th St. S. W. CENSUS COST IS LARGE ESTIMATED AGGREGATE Of EX' CESS 07 APPROPRIATION. Congress Expected to Hake Provi sion for Deficit?Pay of the Enumerators. The compilation of the thirteenth census of the United States Will cost Uncle Bam between $14,000,000 and $15,000,000, It Is now believed at the census bureau here. Congress has appropriated $12,000,000 for the census taking, and will probably be called upon to appropriate for the deficit.' The balance of the $12,000,000 appropri ated on hand July SO was felll.llMS. and this has been reduced since that date. Of the 70,000 enumerators about 65t000 have been paid and the rest are be ing paid ?* as fast as the vouchers can be received by the census office. For the work dene by BT.5S0 enumerators $3,70Tt dB0.es has been paid. Monthly Pay Boll In Washington. The salaries of the special agents and supervisors are not included In the sums paid the enumerators. The pay of em ployes at ths office here In Washington amounts now to almost $300,000 a month. The clsrks who work the tabulating ma chines are becoming more and more effi cient. Some of them who use the electric punching machines punch as many as 3,000 a day, giving them * * number of others turn out 2,000 dall>. They are mskinf more money by piece* work than they could through the regular ealary and the promotions allowed. POSTAL BANKS DETAILS CERTIFICATES DWTEAD OF PASSBOOKS TO BE USED. Stamps for Deposits Under One Dol UiwKiteheeek Approves Designs. Postmaster Genersl Hitchcock hss re ceived a report from the committee on organisation of the postal savings bank system in favor of the use of certificates of deposits. Instead of pass books, as previously decided upon by the commit tee Hi framing its tentative plan. The system proposed contemplates a me chanical method fro keeping records of ithe postal savings hanks which would render unnecessary a great pert o? the bontrkoeping that would be Involved in the pass book system Punched. In Duplicate. Under this plan every depositor of amounts from $1 to $8 will be given a certificate punched In duplicate to show ths amount of ths depoelt He will be required to sign tills certificate in dupli cate, the postmaster retaining one of the certificates. On the back of this evidence of the deposit will be engraved Interest computations showing exactly the amount of Interest due at the end of any Inter est period. For sums of $10, $80 and $50 there will be separate certificates, also in duplicate. These certificates will constitute the rec ords of the postmasters. Stamp Designs Approved. Mr. Hitchcock approved the form and engraving of ? stamp of deposit for amounts of less than $1. this stamp, repreeenting 10 cents in value. |s exceed, ingiy artistic, and Is printed In chrome orange. He also approved the engrav ing of the two-oent stamp that will be qaed for official correspondence on ac count of the postal savings banks. Ths plans of ths committee, eo far as adopted, will be sent at an early day to Secretary MacVeagh of the Treasury for his consideration. NEW YORK CURB PRICES. jBSya-"SSM-5 &-W4 Osee. Hteh. Lmm. MO. iif , K1 Bare.... .."X of. I*}* !r}5 ?'i-, ?* ?* t La Host 4 4 4 4 MlnfVof ? W 58 6* 58 .& " " ]Uwfc)dc .1 . - , B?j Oat ,?> SS-J5 SS-l 'E _ ztu _ aa.ua_JU. 113 11 MEMORIAL TO BRAVERY TRIBUTE TO CONFEDERATES OP CIVIL WAE PERIOD. Vicksburg Park Commission Sug gests Monument to Commemorate Mississippi River Navy. Messrs. William T. Rigby, James O. Everest and Lewis Ouion, comprising the Vicksburg national military park com mission. has submitted an estimate of 10,000 for the construction of a memo rial In that park to commemorate the services of the Confederate Navy on the Mississippi river and Its tributaries dur ing the clvl war. Congress already has made provision for a union naval memo rial In the park and contracts have been made for portrait statues of Flag Of ficers Flarragut, Porter, Davis and Foote. as parts of It. Acoordng to the annual report of the commission, just submitted to the Sec retary of War, it will take 144,000 to continue the work of establishing the park during the next fiscal year. That amount cowra salaries, labor, monu ments, markers and historical tablets, surveys, roads, bridges, etc. The park embraces 1.288.12 acres and was pur chased by the government for about 98S, 200. It con tans 30. .1 miles of park road way, including two main- avenue*?Union and Confederate. The sum of $54.%200 has been expended in roads, gutters and other similar Improvements. Many Memorials and Markers. There are 445 memorials, monuments and markers In the park or under con-> structlon?406 Union and 40 Confederate. Of theae 444 were contributed by states or Individuals and ens by the United States. About 100 more are expected, one by the United States and the others from statea or Individuals. There are three ob servation towers In the park. The United States government has appropriated $1, 175,000 for the park and Its improvement, including 1150,000 for the Union naval memorial. The commission hopes to secure the portrait statue, or tablet, of each brigade, division, corps and army commander en gaged ia the operations commemorated by the park and of each field officer and bat tery commander killed or mortally wound ed during those operations. Bach will be placed at an appropriate site In relation to the line of the commend, during the siege and defense, of the officer it por trays. ? "When these hopes arc realised even partially," says the commission, "the bat tle win have been set in order anew and the perk will present a most attractive. Inspiring and realistic picture," WIFE SEEKS HUSBAND WHO SACRIFICED ALL Spent Fortune Trying to Cure Her and Is Vow a Wanderer. HAiRTFORD, Conn., August 10?Mrs. Albert G. Finney of Waterbury, aged sixty-seven, has been here three days searching for her husband. They were married thirty-nine years ago. Four years later she waa made helpless from spinal meningitis, and for thirty-four yeara was unable to get out of bed. Her husband, then a well-to-do merchant, sent her to hospitals, and spent the most of his property in trying to restore her to health. After his funds were ex hausted he went away to make another fortune. In 1906 bs returned and went to the hospital to see his wife, she being then a charity patient. Three weeks later tha hospital refused to admit him when he made his regular call, being told that Mr*. Finney waa dying and could see no one. He went away, and his wife never beard from him since. Two yeara ago aha recovered her health and also came Into a email property through the death of a relative. She immediately began her search for the de voted companion of her youth. She says that Mr. Finney may now be suffering from want because of hla de votion to her. and her one hope U that she can find him and do something for him In return for all that he did tor her. From here she went to Plalnfieid. Coda, "Come Across." Fran the Philadelphia Bulletin. "Do these Englishmen understand American slang?" "Some of them do. WhyT" "My daughter ia to be married In Lon don and the duke baa Just cabled me te come across." We?r . "Does Ho want me or nj wadZ" rnuxcuL. rnfABctiL I Capital and Surplus, $1,850,000. Deposits Over f&fioofloo. This Company i Cam Assist Yom i j ?in a number of ways through its vari ous departments. Ol*R TRUST DEPARTMENT discharges the duties of Executor, Ad ministrator, Trustee, Guardian, Com mittee, Registrar, Etc, No charge is made for writing wills when this company is named as execu tor or administrator. OUR REAL ESTATE DEPART MENT will manage your property, safeguarding your interests in every way. OUR BANKING DEPARTMENT will pay you interest on your deposits, which may he checked against as fre quently as desired. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES RENTED. STORAGE FOR SILVERWARE. ETC TRAVELERS' CHECKS. LETTERS OF CREDIT AND FOREION DRAFTS 1SSFED. :: The Washington I Loan and Troust Co JOHN JOY EDSON, President. Cor. 9th and F Sts. N.W. ?alA-ta.tfc.aa.ftO 4-1-???*'?? WHfHi -f-r-t-I'-g- 11 H I I' t ? O Capital, $1,000,000. U. S. Gov't Supervision. 3% Interest paid on minimum monthly bal ances subject to check. All offices of a fiduciary nature ac cepted and most effi ciently dis charged. HOW TO TELL A WELL BUILT HOUSE. MIDDAUOH * SHANNON. I no, It does not necessarily take an expert to judge a house, be cause enough may be seen to judge what may be expected in those vital parts that cannot be seen. If you find the brickwork plumb, all lumber well seasoned, the plastering so straight that it hugs the trim closely, the carpen ter work so neat as to be a pleasure to look upon, all interior finish rubbed perfectly smooth, a well braced roof with a high grade covering, these being the substantial parts of a building, you may safely presume that the concealed features which go to make for good construction have been equally well looked after. But do not expect GOOD CONSTRUCTION in the UN SEEN parts, where CHEAPNESS and CARELESSNESS has been SHOWN in those things which the eve CAN OBSERVE, for you will SURELY BE DISAPPOINTED. We are justly proud of our homes, because careful consid eration and close supervision has always been given them, and every item of cost so figured as to allow of the BEST materials and workmanship. That we have succeeded in these particular homes in estab lishing a new standard of HOME COMFORTS will be con ceded by all who desire to come and see. They contain two and three bathrooms, sleeping porches, hot water heat, electrical conveniences, cedar closets, etc., and we assure you that they are architecturally correct. Price, $7,500. Terms, $1,250 cash, $48.50 a month, includ* ing ALL interest, and of this sum $32.00 is SAVED to you. Located 19th and Park Road and 19th and Lamont streets. Overlooking Rock Creek Park, a neighborhood composed of people of refinement and taste. Sample, 1858 Park Road, open until 9 o'clock. Take F street or Conn. Ave. car marked Mt. Pleasant to Park Road. Remember the number, 1858. MIDDAUOH A SHANNON, Inc., Owntr. No Place Like Home; No Home Like Ours. Selling Agents, SHANNON & LUCHS, 713 14th st. tal3-tf.eSu We Will Appreciate ?your business or personal account and assure you of uniformly satisfactory service, whether the account be large or small. Your deposits will draw 3 per cent interest and will be subject to check. United States Trust Co., 1405 Q Street N.W. / 'i *1 1 j MONEY TO LOAN AT 5. 6% AND 0%. PERSONAL ATTENTION. Heiskell & McLeran, 1403 H St. N.W. MMtl Under Gov. Supervision. $ German-American :: Building Association 300 B Street S. E. We pay 6 per cent to !; our members. UUL RENTS. J. T. Dyer. Frank L. Dyer. W. Talbot Sinclair. DTER AND 8INCLAIB. Incorporated. ESTATE to aU Ita Uracrhaa. SALES. LOANS. EIRE INSURANCE. PER SONAL and PROMPT attention. MONET to loan oa Improved property la tfc* Dtatrlrt and la MABTLAND and VIRGINIA at yrovafllac rata*. PtBot; Suite* 201-202. 1400 U at, *W?* The Safest Investments Are tbooe that do not Saetaate durta* dia turbed conditions of tke saaajr ?r atark market*. Ptra? doed of truat aa*aa (frat mortra***). wall a?cured on real aatato la the Dlatilct of Columbia. fOMtitutr "(ilt edge" lneeatmeata. Tbey da not depend tipou tbe fnaiicial reapoaaiblllty of H? dividual* or rorporstlona lor tbek ataMRt* and are exempt from taxation aa property. We ran aupiilT awk lavaat ruenta In a mount a from $300 upward. S*o<J for booklet. "Concerning Loan* tad l? Swartzell, Rheenx St Hensey CoH txt iin vr. *-w. Under Government Supervision IE CC-GKsSATWE KNURIfi AS39CMTNNL Accumulate money to on a home by taking c abla moatbly. Art for la of oar rath ISSUE OF STOCK OPEN POR SUBSCRIPTION. Shares, $2^0 Per Month. 4% Interest. Further information will be furnished upon applies EOriTA&LE BlILDINO. KWC aulC-d.eSOR cation. M03 F ST. M.W.