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Washington; New York; London. STOCK LEVEL IS UP Prices Improve on Moderate Volume of Business. BEARS NOT IN EVIDENCE Effort to Advance Quotations Meets Little Besist&nce. ROCS ISLAND GAINS MOST Bought Freely and Scores Points Above Saturday's Closing. Other Good Advances. NFW YORK. September 12-Prlces of stocks t??day advanced sluggishly on lan guid dealings. Union Pacific, selling ex divldend, rose H. and Reading as much and Canadian Pacific, Chicago Great Western preferred and Republic Steel gained 1. Atchison and St. Paul were a fraction lower than Saturday's closing. The tone of the market became stronger and business was larger. Long Island and t.reat Northern Ore certificates im proved Sloss-Sheffleld Steel, 2^?; Ca nadian I"aclllc. 'J; International Paper preferred, l?s; I'nlon Pacific and Reading, l'i. and Southern Pacific. Chesapeake and Ohio and Consolidated Gas, 1. Professionals Are Cautious. Professional operators bought stocks moderately. The resisting power of the market to unfavorable factors last week was a motive. Railroad traffic reports and crop news were good. The resale of Kuhn, I>ieb & Co s recent purchase of Rock Island preferred to Phelps. Dodge & Co. strengthened the Rock Island stocks. The preferred rose 1V4 and the common, Si Paul. Northern Pacific and Amalga mated Copper 1 Hocking Coal fell 1. American Cotton Oil preferred gained 2. Bonds were steady. Traders met no opposition in bidding up prices, but there was not sufficient de mand to benefit the general list much Rock Island preferred was freely bought and gained National Railways of Mexico first preferred. 1*%; Wabash pre ferred. 11*. and Great Northern preferred and Sou then Railway and United States Steel 1. COTTON MARKETS. NEW YOKK. NEW YORK, September 12.?The cotton market opened easy, at a decline of 10a 14 points under liquidation and bear pres sure encouraged by favorable weather over Sunday, reports of a possible lock out in Manchester, talk of bigger re ceipts. Covering and support from bull ish sources checked the dccline around the initial figures, but, while prices steadied up .'la4 points from the lowest, the market showed comparatively little power and the tone was unsettled. Private cables received suggested that the threat of a lockout in Manchester had been engineered by spinners as an offset to the squeeze of September shorts in Liverpool, and with nothing in the early news to indicate any further easing op of spot quotations in the south, the local market ruled quiet but fairly steady late in the forenoon, with active months working up to within 3 or 4 points of last week s close on covering. Spot quiet: middling uplands. 14 00, nominal; middling gulf, 14.25. nominal. Kstimated receipts at the ports today, 2H,"U0 bales, against 7.51*.! last week and 4??.nwa last year. For the week, 14?,00?> bales, against 1*4,815 last week and 241, 5^'tt last year. Today's receipts at New Orleans, 847 bales, against 1,729 last year. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL, September 12.?Clos.ng: Cotton?Spot quiet; prices 1 point higher to 3 points lower; American middling fair, b.78; good middling, 8.42; middling, 8.22; low middling. good ordinary, 7.76; ordinary. 7.51. The sales of the day were *.000, of w hich SUM mere for speculation and export, and included 5.700 American. Receipts. 1,<m? bales, including 2"*? Ameri can. Futures opened easier and closed barely steady. September, 7 JK>- Septem- J ber-October. 1.11; October-November.1 S.fat; November-December, Decem ber-January. January-February, 6.8i?; February-March, tf.HO; March-April, S.8mV?; April-May. 6804. May-June, U.81. LONDON MARKET. IXJNDON, September 12?American se curities opened a fraction l?wer today. Then light covering steadied prices and at noon the market was steady from % above to below Saturday's New York closing. Canadian Pacific was exceptionally firm and advanced 2\* points. New York supported the list in the later trading and a general improvement fol lowed. The closing was steady. London Closing Stocks. 1/?MX>\. September 12, 4 p.m. Cnnmin f.?r vn T Pi r?ntol? f?r arnmt KOtMH Amalgamated Copper Ana.-ooda S At<-)li?o?t 101 At<*hla?n pM 1 103Vj Baltimore an<1 < ?hto IrtHS ( aeadian P?vHt- . tbeaaneak" a n't Ohio 74 ? til'ipi ?ir?-at Weatera 23^ Oij'-affn. Milwaukee and St. Pai?l 123 ft* 17\ Denver and Bio Oraad?- .'ini* P'-nror and Rio tirande pfd 7.1 r.r 1e Krie 1 ?? r>fd 44U Erie art i.fd S3 t.rand Trunk 27W mtnals Oatral >12% t/i-iilavtllr and Naahrille . 146 MlHmirt. K*n?a? and Texaa.............. 32*4 N?? York Central 11 j Norfolk a'd W?-atem Norfolk' and Western pfd. Ontario and Western <1 fennsTtranla ... Rand Mines Resdtig -. 71 "s Honth.ro Railway Southern Railway pfd.... *'l southern Partte 11">\ I nl? n I'acMe 1*1^ I dIaii Pacific t>fd W fatted Htatea S*eel 7?>% I sited State* Steel i>fd ll!*^ Wal-sah ITS Ws?a?h pfd 37 Spaslaa 4a 93 Far all**r utrady. 24 VI per ounce. Mnner. *?al per c*nt. 1 tir rate of ,i!..-?n:it In th? open market for ?fcort bills la 2 i:i-l(i?2T? per cent. The ratr of discount In the open market for tfc-rr m. nth bllla la 2 IS-16*3 per cent. PEARSON STOCK IS SOLD. Large Block of Rock Island Goes to El Paso and Southwestern. NEW YORK. September 12.?Announce ment was made today by the banking Arm of Kuhn. I.oeb A Company that it had dlspoaed of the block of Rock Island preferred stock recently acquired from the Pearaon syndicate to Phelps, Dodge A Co. who control the El aso and South weatern railroad The Rock Ialand and El I'aso railroads touch at several points and the transfer of the Rock Island atock indicates a closer community of Interest between the two systems. The amount of stock transferred has not been learned, hut the authoritative statement Is made that the Reid-Moore interest* still control the Rock Island ?ystem. Luther Salyer. a young son of Henry Salyer of Ni^kelsvllle. S?ott county, Va . was killed by lightning In a build lr 1 where he and two other boys went tc; shelter. NEW YORK STOCK MARKET. Received by private wire direct to The Star office. Open. inch. I/>* Close. Araal. Copper 63% . MS f3* 63* Am. Beet Su. com.. 57 87S 87 37* Am. Beet. Su. pfd.. M M 94 94 Am. C. A F. pfd.... us 113 113 113 Am. Cot. Oil pfd... 102* 102* 102* 10?* Am. Ice Securities., ih* 1?* i?S ICS Am. Linseed com... itM is* 12* 12* Am. Linseed pfd.... is 35 35 85 Am. 8m. A R. com 67 67* 67 67* Am. Tel. A Tel 134* 135 134* 135 Am Tobacco pfd... 98* 98* 88* 93% Anaconda Copper... 39* 39* 39k 39k A., T. A S. F. Com 97* 96* 97* 97* A.. T. A S. F. pfd. 99* 99* 99* 99* B. A O. com 103% 103* 103* 103* Beth. Steel com.... m 37* 36 17* Beth. Steel pfd 57 67* 57 57* Brook. Rap. Tran.. 73* 74 73* 73* Brook. Union Gas.. 133 133 133 133 Canadian Pacific.... 190 191* ISO 191 Cen. Leather com.. 33 33* 33 33* Ches. A Ohio 72* '.3 72* :3 Chi. O. W.. N. com St* 13* 22* S3* CW. AO. W., pfd.... 45* 46* 45* 46* C.. M. A St. P. com 118* 190* 118* 419* C., M. A St. P. pfd. 143* 144* 143* 144* Chicago A N. W... 144 144 144 l*i Colorado Fuel 30* to* 30* 30* Col. A H. C. A I... 3 3 3 3 Con. Gas. N. T 119* 130.* 129* 139* Corn Products pfd.. 74* 74* 74% 74* Den. A Rio G. com 29* 29* 38* 29* Erie com 25* 26 25* 16 Erie 1st pfd 43* 43* 43* 43* General Electric.... 141* 141* 141* 141* Goldtleld Con. Mines 8* 8* 8* 8* G. Northern pfd.... 124 124* 124 124* Great North. Ore... 54 55 54 66 Hide A Leath. com 4 4 4 4 Hide A Leath. pfd. ?2* 22* 22 22 Int. Harvester Co.. 96 16* 95* 66* Inter. Met. com.... 18 18* 18 18* Inter. Met. pfd 49* 49* 49* 49* Inter. Paper pfd... 46 46 46 46 f Inter. Steam Pump 39* 40* 39* 40* 1 K. C. So. com 27 27 27 27 I Laclede Gas. St. L.. 99* 99* 99* 99* | Long Island com... 66 68* 66 68* 1 Mex. Central ctfs... 31* 31* 31* 31* Mex. Cen. 1st 69 69* 69 69* Minn. A St L com 24* 34* M* 24* | M.. K. A T. com... 30* 81* 30* 31 i Missouri Pacific 5** 52* 53* 52* National Lead com 51 5s 5] 5s Nev. Con sol. Copper to* so* 20* so* Norfolk A Western 96 96* 96 96* North American.... 66* 66* 66* 66* Northern Pacific.... us* 114* 113* 114* N. Y. C. A H. R.. 119 ut ill* 112* N. Y.. OnL A West 39* 40 39* 40 Pac. Mail Steam.... t8 28 27* 27* Pennsylvania R. R. ltd* 128* 128* 128* Pittsburg Coal pfd. 66* 66* 66* 66* Pressed S. C. com. 33* 33* 33* 33* Reading com 138* 140* 138* 140 Reading 2d pfd 92 92 se w Rep. I. A 8. com... 30* 30* 30* 30* Rep. LAS. pfd... 94 94 94 94 Rock Island com... w* so* 29* SO* Rock Island pfd.... 63* 66* 63* 66* Sioss-Sbeffleld 57* 57* 57* 57% St. L. A S. F. ad... 40 40* 40 40* So. Paclflo com ut* 113 U2* 112* Southern Ry. com., tt* it 22* *3 Southern Ry. pfd... 51* 51* 51* 51* Texas A Paclflo..... 36 96 26 as Tenn. Copper t7X t7* t7* r* T.. St. L. A W. com ss* u* 13* is* T.. St. L. A W. pfd 49* 49* 49* 49* Twin City Rap. Tr. 110* no* 110 110 U. B. A P. Co. pfd. 55 55 55 * Union Pacitle com. 1C3* iw* 163* 163* 'Union Pacific pfd... 90 91 90 su U. S. C. 1. Pipe 15 15 15 15 U. S. Rubber com.. 34 34 34 34 U. 8. Steel com 68* C9 68* tg* U. S. Steel pfd U6* 116* 116* U6* Utah Copper 46* 46* 46* 46* Va-Car. Ch. com... 58 t8* 68 58* Wabash com 17 17* 17 17 Wabash pfd 35 36* 35 i?* West. Maryland.... 44 44* 44 44* ?Ex div.?Union Pacific. 2*; Union Pacific pfd.. 2. Shares sold to 11 am $5,700 12 m 122,8)0 1 P-o- 168.700 3 P.m. 178.100 CALL MONEY. Call Money Ui t 1* 2 BONDS. Am. Tobacco 4s 7V* 80* 79* 80 Am. Tobacco 6s.... 106* 105* 105* 106* Atch. Con. 4s w 106 106 1C6 B. A O. Gen. 4s.... 98* 98* 98* 08* B. R. T. Conv. 4s.. 81 81* 81* fcl* C.. B. A Q. Joint 4S 95 * 96* 95* S5* C.. R. L A P. 4s.... 72* 74* 72* 74* Inter. Metro. 4*fcs.. 79 79 79 79 Pa Con. 3*s. 1915." 95* 96* 96* 95* So. Railway 4s 74 74 74 74 Union Pac. Con. 4s 100* 100* 100* 100* U. 8. 8teel 2d 6s.... 104 104* 104 H3* NEW YORK CURB PRICES. Quotation* furnished br W. B. llibhs & Co., membera New York Stock Exchange. Open. High. L/>w. 2.30. Britiah Col. Cop per.. 0 ?>'?? 5 5 Canadian Mines ?IV. <;% n% Ceiuo Copper 15% 15* l.V* 15* Florence 2* 2 7-i? 2* 2% l.iroux Minlnc Gll-Ui tt?4 0 11-1? Greene Cananra ft'* ??7% ?* ?* Kerr I.ake rt* ??S ??% I.a Koae Con 313-lrt X* 3 13-16 3 18-16 Min.-a Co. of Anier,.. 55 55 55 'u Nipiaaln* Mlnea 1<? 13 Hi 10* 1013 16 lo* Ohio Copper 1 11-1?> 1 13 iti 1 11-lti 1* Kavhlde Co*IIlion .. 11 12 11 12 Ra? Central 2i? 2 5 lrt 2* 2 5 10 Rar Consolidated.... 18'? 1** 1* IX Yukon Gold 3 1S-16 ?? 31.V1H ? Nevada Hill* 2 3-10 2 3-16 2 3-1* 2 3 13 PLANTER KILI/EP BT NEGRO. Latter Mistook Victim for an Officer of the Law. BIRMINGHAM. Ala., September 12.? Capt. John Terry, a well known planter of Springfield, was shot through the heart and Instantly killed while walking over his plantation yesterday morning by Isaac Glover, a negro. Capt. Terry came upon the negro unexpectedly In a cotton field and Glover shot without warning, using a shotgun. Glover is being pursued by a large posse. The negro was wanted for wounding a deputy sheriff In Talladega county last week. It is thought he mis took Terry for an officer. FOUR CHINESE ARRESTED. Evaders of Immigration Law Were Hidden in Car SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 12. ? A lean, yellow hand protruding from a car door in the Boston and Maine railroad yard, and a faint voice pleading In broken Kngllsh for water led to the discovery yesterday of four Chinamen curled .up on some baled hay and their prompt arrest on the charge of attempting to evade the Immigration laws. The hay In the car was consigned from Burke, up near the Canadian line In New York state, on the Rutland railroad to New Haven, Conn. All four travelers were in a weakened condition from lack of water. Killed by Colored Bandits. COLUMBUS, September 12-?Four ne groes attempted to hold up Charles Otis and Calvin Heyge, two white men near Clrcleville. and In the pistol fight which followed Otis was Instantly killed and Heyge was shot through the back. Phy sicians say he cannot live through the day. The negroes escaped. Pope Congratulates Mistral. PARIS. 8eptember 12.?The Pope has telegraphed his best wishes and the apos tolic blessing to Frederic Mistral on the occasion of the poet's eightieth birth day. LOCAL FINANCIAL NEWS. Interest was spread over a number of issues at today's meeting of the Wash ington Stock Exchange, and none of the transactions recorded was of large volume. In fact, there was no more than one sale of any one stock, and nearly all of the orders executed by the brokers were for fractional lots. Exactly half of the sales listed were for small blocks of stock in different local banks, the transfers in the bank list in cluding five shares of District National Bank at 132, two shares of National Bank of Washington at 280, ten shares of Prov ident Savings Bank at and five shares of United States Trust at 114^4 Washington Gas held its own firmly at but only one lot of seven shares of stock changed hands. Morgenthaler showed a slight gain, when ten shares were sold at 218, and after that the bid advanced to "Jto with no offerings at that figure. Holders of the security advanced their asking price to 220. One share of Capital Traction brought 130Ti, while two shares of Washington Railway and Electric preferred sold at 80. Washington Stock Exchange. Sales.?Regular call, 12 o'clock noon?Capital Traction. 1 at 130%. Washington Rwy. an<l Elec. pfd.. 2 at 89. Washington Ua>. 7 at Mergenthaler Linotype, 10 at 218. District National Bark. 5 at 132. National Bank of Washington. 2 at 280. Provident Savings Bank. 10 at 9\. After call? United States Trust, 5 at 114^. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Aske<l. lT. 8. registered 2a 101 Ml 4 IT. S. coupon 2a 101 lOl-V 1. S. registered 3s 101% 102*5 I . S. coupon 3s 101% 102i* U. S. registered 4a 113 HAS l". S. coupon 4s 115 115% CSAS BONDS. Georgetown Gas 5s 107 Washington Gas 4s. 105 107 Washington Gas cert. Oa 100 100 RAILROAD BONDS. Capital Traction 3a 1141? 1M'| Anacostla and I'otomac Ss ion HC1^ City and Suburban 5a 100 103V* Columbia 5a 101 102 Columbia 6a 104 Metropolitan 5s 107 108 Washington Rwr. and Elec. 4s... S3 84 Wash.. Alex, and Mt. Vernon 5s 07 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS Potomac Electric Cons. 5s 100^ 10114 Potomac Electric Light 5s 107 110 Chesapeake and Potomac Tel. 5s. 104 105V4 Amer. Tel. and Telga. 4s 100 Colonial Beach 5s 75 105 Emeraon Steam I'ump 0s 1*3 100 Washington Market As. 1927 103 Waabington Market 5a. 1947 103V? PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 129V* Waabington Rwr. and Elec. com.. 32% 32% Washington Rwy. and Elec. pfd.. 88 5*0 Wash.. Alex, and Mt. Vernon 51 Nor. and Wash. Steainlioat 215 235 Washington Gas 78S 79Vi Georgetown Gas 53 00 Amer. Tel. and Telga 131 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Merge n thaler Linotype 219 220 Lanaton Monotype 82^ 84^ MINING STOCKS. Greene Cananea 7Va NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American 171 Capital 1W CltT 170 ISO Columbia 250 District 131 132 Farmers and Mechanics' 305 Lincoln 130 136 Metropolitan 190 Second 1U 162 Washington 276 3O0 TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. American Security and Trust ... 275 294 National Savings and Trust 210 240 Union Trust 131 133 Washington Loan and Trust. 20.~i 21o United States Trust 1114*4 115<4 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Home Paring* 300 Merchants and Mecbanica' Sayings 151 100 Union Savings 240 245 Dime Sayings 11*4 13% Eaat Washington Savings 12% Provident Savings i?% II EIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington 3o Commercial 5 Corcoran 77 Firemen's 19 22 Franklin 30 42 German-American 250 300 National Union 7 t? Potomac 2* 33 TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia 4% 6 Real Eatate 90 100 Washington 3 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. ? Colonial Beach 15 40 Emerson Steam Pump 15 30 Graphophone pfd 15 Merchants' Transfer and Storage. 11.1 Security Storage 20-> Washington Market 18% Treasury Statement. The condition of the Treasury at the beginning of business today was as follows: TRUST FUNDS. Gold coin $*<90,828,600 Silver dollars 4*3,125,090 Silver dollars of 1890 3,380.000 Sliver certificates outstanding 48.V125.0u0 GENERAL FUND. Standard silver dollar* In genera) fund. $4,484,923 Current liabilities 98,714.335 Working balance In Treaaury oDIcea.. 32.938.42u In banks to credit of treasurer of the United States 33.818,042 Subsidiary silver ooin 20.040.654 Minor coin 1.080.977 Total balance In general fund 92,213,420 CHICAGO CATTLE MARKET. CHICAGO, September 12?Cattle? Re ceipts, estimated at 35,000 head; market 10al5c lower; beeves, 4 7f?a8.30; Texas steers. 3 70a5.80; western steers, 4.40a7.10; stockers and feeders, 4.00ati. IO; cows and heifers, 2 20aH.4?>; calves, 0.75a0.2ft. Hogs?Receipts, estimated at yo.<100 head; market .*?alOc higher; light, M.TiOalO.lO; mixed, ft.fvialo.oo; heavy, M.0f>aA.9.*>; rough, 8 fiOa8.0O; good to choice heavy, 8.90a9.75; pigs, ft.7oalMM>; bulk of sales, O.OtteO.tjo. Sheep?Receipts, estimated at 40.000 head; market steady to lOc lower: native, 2 75a4 R6; western, 3.2.r*a4 .'iO; yearlings, 4 75a&.70; lambs, native, 5.2.~?a7.00; western; 0 2Tie6.Sk). EXPLORING UNKNOWN LAND. Prof. HacMillan's Party Examines Tract West of Davis Inlet. NEW YORK, September 12.?Prof. Don | aid B. MacMillan of Worcester Academy, who accompanied Commander Peary on his trip to the north pole, sent word to I friends here today that his party that ex plored the land west of Davis inlet had been successful. In a dispatch from Labrador, dated August HO, Prof. Mac Millan says: "It might interest you to know that we have pulled off our trip successfully. Our plan was to strike due west from Davis inlet, across country through an unex plored section until we came to the George river and home of the Nascaupee Indians, hoping en route to discover many unknown lakes and the regular trail of these people to the coast. "We did all that we planned and more; took sights for longitude and latitude at various points on trip, passed through three large lakes?the largest, Mis-ter Nipl. about twenty-live miles west and 15t? miles from the cuast. We passed one night In a Udge with the Kauscaupee Indians at Chen-E-Tee-Vis, on banks of river." BOY DEFENDANT ACQUITTED. Joseph Cavanaugh Not Responsible for Colored Lad's Death. A coroner's Jury at the District morgue today acquitted Joseph Cavanaugh, a twelve-year-old white boy, residing at 4L'i G street southeast, of the charge of causing the death of Joseph Hawalns, colored, thirteen years of age, of 200 K street southeast. The verdict of the Jury was that Hawkins' death was caused by a stone accidentally thrown. The release of Cavanaugh followed the announcement of the Jury's flhding. August 29 last, according to the tes timony, several children, both white and colored, were engaged in a quar rel In Southeast Washington, when Hawkins appeared. He was not en gaged in the quarrel, it was stated, but a stone was thrown by some one which struck him In the head. He died Batur < day afternoon at his home. Summons Progressive Lead ers to Oyster Bay. TO ASCERTAIN STRENGTH Primaries Tomorrow in New York, Buffalo and Rochester OLCOTT BITTERLY OPPOSED Assemblyman Bennett Seeks Repub lican Nomination for Seat in House of Representatives. New York Republican "Line-Up" to Date Number of fl'lwtw 1,015 Majority ">08 Nunilier elected to date 241 Sher- ltooso Countr. man. velt. Doubtful. Cattaraugus 10 Alleganv U Cattaraiurus 10 Ctiatauaua 8 9 Cheuanffo 7 Clinton jj .. Columbia 7 .. ?? Cortland 0 Delaware <> .. .. Kssex fi .. .. Krankltn 7 lifwwf ' 7 Herkimer 0 Jefferson 13 I.lvtnraton 7 Madison 8 Ontario 9 Orlcana 4 2 (tmrpfii .. It I'utnam Ill Sohoharie 4 Seneca 5 St. Lawrence.... 16 .. Strubon 14 .. I'lster .12 .. Warren 6 Washington 9 Wavne 9 .. Wyoming .. .. 0 Yatea 4 Totals 14.> SB 7 NEW YORK* September 12.?In order | to ascertain the exact status of the fight which the progressives are waging against the old guard for control of the republican state convention, Theodore Roosevelt summoned a number of pro gressive leaders to Oyster Bay this aft ernoon for a conference. Primaries are to be held in New York, Buffalo and Rochester tomorrow, and Col. Roosevelt hoped to ascertain just what inroads the old guard leaders might be able to make in the New York county delegation, and | how much progressive support might be expected from Kings county. Those invited to discuss the situation included County Chairman Lloyd C. Gris com, who has been directing the Roose-' velt forces during the colonel's absence In the west; Representative Herbert Par sons. whom Mr. Griscom succeeded as head of the New York county organisa tion; City Controller William A. Prender gast. who on his recent return from Eu I rope announced his determination to stand by Col. Roosevelt; Naval Officer F. J. H. Kracke, Representatives W. M. | Calder and E. W. Voorhls, Kings county district leaders, and Representative W. W. Cocks, who represents the Oyster Bay I district. Bitter Republican Fight. Probably one of the bitterest republi can flghts in Manhattan tomorrow will ! be carried on in the fifteenth district, where Assemblyman William M. Ben nett is a candidate, not only for re election as district leader, but for the congressional nomination to succeed J. Van Vechten Olcott. The district com mittee has Indorsed the ticket of the Olcott faction, and Chairman Griscom. replying to an inquiry today from State Committeeman Harry W. Mack, slated that because of the district committee's indorsement the Olcott ticket was to be recognised as backed by the organisation. GRAIN AND PROVISIONS. NEW YORK. NEW YORK, September 12.?Flour Quiet and about steady; receipts, 27,489 biirrels. Rye?Quiet; No. 2 western, new, 784 f.o.b. New York. Wheat?Better Liverpool cables than expected, covering of shorts and strength of corn caused an opening ad vance in wheat, followed by a decline of 4c under bearish Argentine news and lack of outside support. Decem eer 1.07al.074; receipts. 28.800 bushels. Corn?Receipts, 29,375 bushels. Beef?Firm. Pork?Steady. Lard?Steady; middle west, 12.60al2.70. Raw sugar?Steady; Muscovado, 89 test, 3.88; centrifugal; 98 test, 4.36; I molasses sugar, 89 test, 3.61; refined, [steady; crushed, 5.8a; granulated, 5.15; powdered, 5.25. Petroleum?Steady; refined barrels, 7.50. Coffee?Spot steady; No. 7 Rio, 104; No. 4 Santos, 11 "4. Molasses? Steady; New Orleans open kettle. .">2a42. Hay?Steady; prime, I.124al-15; No. 1, 1.10; No. 2. 1.00; No. ?, 85. Butter?Barely steady; receipts, 4,807 packages. Creamery specials, 32a324'- ex tras, 31; third to first. 244a20; state dairy common to finest. 2Ha2>; process second to special, 23a2?4; factory, June make, 234a 24; do. current make, J2a2't; imitation creamery, 24a25. Cheese?Steady; receipt*. 1.2M boxes; sta\e. whole milk, special, 154?17; do. fan cy, 13; do. choice. 14**; do. good to prime; 14al44; do. common to fair, 10^aU%; skims full to spec ial. 24a 124. Eggs?Steady; , receipts, 10,7?2 cases; state, Pennsylvania and nearby hennery white, 31a35; do gathered white. 2!?a32: do. hennery brown, 28a30; do. gathered brown. 'Jtia2ft; fresh gathered extra first, I 25a2B; do. first, 23a2l; do. seconds, 21a22. CHICAGO. CHICAGO, September 12?Strength was Infused into the uheat market today from several sources. Decreasing re ceipts northwest was the prime element and was aided by bullishness in com and by a better tone in Europe than expected. Some of the feeling of optimism was off set, however, by figures showing that the world's supply of wheat and nour is the largest, with one exception, in ten years. News that the drought in Argen tina had been ended had a similar effect. The market opened to 4 higher. December started at VK?4 to 1.004. a gain ?f 4a4 to %, and reacted to fl?4 With the northern part of the corn belt threatened by extremely low tempera . tures, prices for that cereal took a sud | den shoot upward. December opened 4a 4 to ic higher at 854 to 554- There was a reaction, however, to 654. "Cash houses were buyers of oats, though In a limited way. December showed a rise of ^a4 to 4a4 on the start at 344 to 35V? for December. The market grad ually steadied at the lower level. Provisions were higher on good scat tered purchases in all months. The open ing was unchanged to 174 up. with the January option at 18.874 f?r pork, 10.874 for lard and 0.924 for ribs. LIVERPOOL. LIVERPOOL, September 12.?Closing: Wheat?Spot dull; No. 2 red western win ter. no stock: futures steady; October, 7s ?*4d; December, 7s 5d; March, 7s 54d. Corn?Spot easy; old American mixed. 5s 84d; futures steady; September, 4s 74d; October, 4s Sd. Peas?Canadian steady, 7s. Flour?Win ter patents steady. 30s. Hops In London Pacific coast new crop steady. ?4a?4 15s. While on his way for a drink of j water Saturday afternoon in the state quarry, near Rising Sun. Md.. where he was employed. John 8hea, fifty-two years old, was stricken with paralysis I and died in a few minutes. HAS 97,954 TREES District Census Showed Gain of Nearly 2,000 in Year. COST TO CITY, $41,661.69 Trimming, Removing and Replant ing the Principal Items. WAR AGAINST INSECT ENEMIES Much Headway Made Against Cater pillars, Says Supt. Lanham in Annual Report. Washington, famous for Its beautiful shade trees in streets and parka, can boast of 97,954 trees, according to the re port of Trueman I*anham, superintendent of trees and parkings, for the fiscal year 191<K which was made public today. Mr. Lanham reports that 4.0.10 new trees were planted on streets and park ings of the National Capital during the last year, a larger number than in any year since 1885, and thirty more than In the year 1900. There were removed from the streets and parkings 2,151 trees, leav ing a balance in favor of the city of 1,879 trees. The total sum expended on trees and parkings during the year was $41,661.69, which leaves a balance of $13 of the appropriation for the year unexpended. Much headway has been made against the annual visitation of caterpillars, and millions of eggs and cocoons were de stroyed, says Mr. Lanham. His report is, in part, as follows: Species and Number. "The kind of trees and numbers plant ed are as follows: "Fall-Ash. 1; elm. 4G1; gingko, 17; lin den. 43; maple, Norway, 1,000; maple, sugar, 152; oak. pin, 21U; oak. red. 10; sycamore. 198; tulip, 1; total. 2,114. "Spring?Elm, 173; gingko. 118; linden, 44; maple, Colchicum, 3; maple, Norway, 713; maple, sugar, 117; oak, pin, 255; oak, pyramidal. 4; oak, red, "JO; syca more, 390; total, 1,916. "All of the work was curb-tree plant ing with the exception of five planted in the parking on Quincy street northeast between 12th and 13th streets, which were Norway maples. "Perhaps the most notable work com pleted during the past year, and which will give visitors from distant cities a pleasing first impression of the Capital city, was tne planting of trees around the plaza at the Union station and the improvement of the islands in this broad expanse of pavement. A total of thirty two pin oak trees have been set in the continuous space at the outer edge, and the Islands, heretofore filled with broken stone, have had this material removed, substituted by rich earth, and grass seed sown. The turf on these is now very thick and of a rich green color, which lends a charming aspect to an otherwise desert-like space. As a fitting border to the plaza, the continuous space at Its outer edge has also been sown in grass. In addition to the work on the plaza proper, the streets approaching it within the area bounded by New Jersey avenue northwest. 2d street northeast. C and G streets, have been planted with 353 trees, of which 70 are glngkos. 19?? pin oaks, 44 Norway maples, 13 elms and 36 red oaks. Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast. "Another feature In connection with the planting work was the setting out of 233 young pin and red oaks on Penn sylvania avenue southeast between 2d and 6th and 10th and 17th streets, to re place 237 old trees of various kinds re moved. The latter consisted principally of silver maples, a kind whose use has been discontinued, and bv disregarding the many protests registered when they were removed the future good appearance of this avenue is now assured. It Is proposed to remove more old trees from this avenue during the current fiscal year. "During the month of April, 1910. a to tal of 6,700 seedlings were planted in nursery rows from the seed beds. This is their final location prior to planting on the streets, and it therefore represents that many seedlings which will be avail able for street planting within three years. "This office has repeatedly urged in the past the purchase of ground for a per manent nursery. In previous reports the point has been made that the two sites now in use, one at Georgia avenue and Upshur street northwest, and the other in the Washington Asylum grounds, were never intended for nursery purposes. The Institutions from which they were temporarily transferred have been urging that they be no longer deprived of this ground, and under the circumstances it is of vital importance that other ground oe provided, as the maintenance of a city nursery is essential to proper develop ment of any street-tree system. Systematic Trimming. "At the beginning of the fiscal year the systematic trimming of tree* was under taken. and commencing at Rock creek a* the western limit, with Pennsylvania and Florida avenues as the north and south boundaries, the work was continued east wardly as far as 4th street east. In the area covered by this treatment all trees were clesred of dead, low and other ob jectionable branches, with the result that they were much improved In appearance. Owing to the lack of funds It was not practicable, without neglecting other urgent work, to cover mpre territory than this, but it Is a matter of growing importance that all of the larger trees should receive this attention annually. Trees removed during the year aggre gated 2.151. Of these trees. 1.98 were curb growths, many of which have already been re placed and are Included In ths plantlnir lists above; 191 were parking trees: 4.S were taken from sidewalks; IS from al leys and unimproved roadways snd 1 from a school yard. Deaths of thesw trees were due to various causes, the principal ones being as follows: Dead, decayed and dangerous: Killed by gas, killed, or made dangerous by horses. 24: kilted by salt. 4; unexplained, 1.225; street, building and other Improve ments. .142: storms. fiO: Inferior and stunt ed specimens, 400; excessive shade, 23; total. 2,151. Arrests for Violations "For violation of the tree rgulatlons. a total of nine arrests were made during the year. Resultant from these one of fender was fined $75 for removing a curb tree without a permit, and eight for feiture of collateral were accepted for minor violstlons or Injuries, the sum col lected on this last named account total ing $45. Fines and forfeitures of col lateral amounted to tl20. "Much headway was made against the annual visitation of the caterpillars, and millions of eggs and cocoons were de stroyed. "Hie territory wherein most of these pests congregate is in the older part of the city and principally in the business section. Consequently these neighborhoods received particular atten tion, although a large amount of work of a scattering nature was required in other streets. Vigorous use was made of the hot blast torch, effectually de stroying the eggs and cocoons, while the strong force of water from the Are hy drants was employed to rid the branches of the living Insects." ? | ROCKVHLE. 7 * Special Correspondence of The Htsr. ROCKVILLE, Md., September 12, 1910. The funeral of Daniel J. Curtln, who died Saturday at the home of his mother near Montrose, three miles east of Kock vllle, will take plsce at 10 o'clock to morrow morning from St. Mary's Catho lla Church here, the services to be con ducted by the pastor, Rev. Philip B. Mc ^ulre, and the interment to be In the cemetery nesr the church. Mr. Curtin's death was due to an affection of the lungs, of which he had long been ill. He was forty-eight years old and leaves a wife snd nine children. He was a na tive of this county, but for the last twen ty years had been living In Washington. Mrs. Roberta S. Larman of Washing ton ha? been granted a limited divorce by Judge James B. Henderson in the cir cuit court here from Oscar W. Larman, who ' lives near Bethesda Park, this county. Mrs. Larman asked for an ab solute divorce, and Mr. Larman filed a cross-bill asking that he be granted an absolute divorce, each alleging abandon ment, but Judge Henderson decided that under the evidence neither was entitled to an absolute separation, so a decree granting to Mrs. Larman a divorce a mensa et thoro was passed. The couple's only child, a son, is in the custody of the mother. J A lawn tennis tournament to continue] several days will begin on the courts of the Montgomery Country Club here Wed nesday. It will be participated in by many of the best players of the coun ty. and men's singles and doubles, la dies' singles and mixed doubles will be played. The arrangements are In charge of Mr. William H. Talbott of Rockville. The public schools of Montgomery county opened this morning with large enrollments of pupils, and with every prospect for a successful year. A department of domestic science has been added to the course at the Rock ville High School, and will be In charge of Miss Frances V. Horner, for several years a member of the faculty. The faculty Is composed of the follow ing: Principal, Prof Roger J. Whiteford; assistants. Misses Edith L. Ford. Alma A. Wathen. Elberta T. Rice, Cecelia D. Kilgour, Virginia F. Brewer, Mary C. Davis. Mary M. Brewer; principal man ual training department, Wilson S. Ward; principal commercial department, Roy Warfleld. WU OPPOSES QUEUES. Presents Memorial to the Throne Urging Their Removal. For film Correspondence of The Star. PEKING, September 1. 1910. Some months ago Wu Ting-fang, ex minister to the United States, submitted a memorial to the throne in which he advocated the removal by Chinese of their queues. He pointed out that besides be ing unhealthy queues In many instances endangered the lives of the wearers. In support of this statement he referred to the fact that many fatal and serious ac cidents had occurred In machinery shops owing to the employes, through careless ness, allowing their queues to come in contact with the revolving wheels. human and Animal Aviators There are more varieties of both than most people think. And in our next Sunday Magazine expert writers will tell of the marvels done in the air by both kinds. Gen. Nelson A. Miles In the leading article, "Avia tion, Past and Present," will trace the history of man's aerial conquests from the earliest times, and will argue for a national military aviation school that the American gov ernment may not lag behind the countrleH of Europe in pre paredness for war. Charles G. D. Roberts Will tell one of his incompar able tales of wild life. "A Tree top Aeronaut" relates, In the pleasant form of fiction, a great deal about flying squir rels. One squirrel's cleverness in eluding a serpent and an owl told In graphic style. Playing Harold Both Ways Shorty McCabe and his wife were tired of playing the thankless role of chaperons to two pairs of lovers, until the arrival of Harold, the learned boy wonder, saved Shorty "from developin' an ingrowin* grouch." Training a Comedian MARY HEATON" VORSE, In a delightfully chatty style, shows the difference between the French and the American methods and between French and American circuses. A Hard Luck Story GYM BAG LEY tells this one. How a man fasted six days on a steamer from New Orleans to New York, and why he needn't have done so related In tragio-comic vein. J Look also for "THE LETTER PATRICIA WROTE/' by L. M. MONTGOMERY; "OWNER OF ORRITT FARM," by LOUIS W. REILLY; "UNSCHEDULED COMEDIES," by STRICKLAND W. GILLI LAN; "PAPER AND PAPER FIBERS." by CHARLES RICHARDS DODGE." and a stirring Installment of "CYNTHIA'S CHAUFFEUR." by LOUIS TRACY. In the next Sunday Magazine mmmmmmmmamm OF mmm?mammm?m The Sunday Star FINANCIAL. V1VA>0IA?. HOW Td TELL A WELL BUILT HOUSE. 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 FEA TURES which sro to make for good construction have been EQUALLY WELL looked after. 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 ma terials and workmanship. That we have succeeded in these particular homes in estab lishing a NEW STANDARD OF HOME COMFORTS will be conceded. They contain two and three bathrooms, sleep ing porches, hot-water heat, electrical conveniences, cedar closets, etc., and we assnre you that they are architecturally correct. Price. $7,500. Terms, $1,250 cash, $48.50 a month, including ALL interest, and of this sum $32.00 is SAVED to you. LOCATED 19th and Fark Road and 19th and Lamont streets, overlooking Rock Creek Park, a neighborhood composed of people of refinement. Sample. 1858 Park road, OPEN UNTIL NINE O'CLOCK. Take F street or Conn. ave. car marked Mt Pleasant to Park Road. Remember the number, 1858. MIDDAUCH * SHANNON, Ino., Ownsr. No Place Like Home; No Home Like Ours. Selling Agents, SHANNON & LUCHS, 713 14th st ?e7-d.rSu Public Schools Open With Large Attendance. CIRCUIT COURT BUSINESS Change of Nam? of Prince William County Post Office to Avoid Confusion. Special Corresnondenee of The Star. i ALEXANDRIA. Va.. September 12. 1010. ( Armed with books and elates, the chil dren of this city were on hand this morn ing at the opening of the public schools. Promptly at 9 o'clock the bells in the various buildings were sounded and soon thereafter the youngsters were as signed to their respective classes by the teachers, and a line of studies was mapped out for the afternoon. Following this preliminary the pupils were dismissed until 2 o'clock this atternoon. when they reported for studies. The attendance at this session aggre gated 141 more than at the last session The free kindergarten also reopened this morning after the annual summer vacation, with many little ones in at tendance. i During the summer months many im provements have been made, noticeable among them being the laying of a gran olithic floor in the basement of Washing ton School for Boys. Circuit Court Proceedings. The will of Julius Drelfus was admitted to probate In the circuit court for this city this morning, Judge J. B. T. Thorn ton presiding. The deceased left an es tate valued at I12.UU". He bequeaths one third of the Interest In his business to his son Louis, and the residue he divides among his nine other children. Albert Dreifus qualified as executor of the es tate and gave bond in the sum of flu.ouo. !n the suit of P. T. Harrington against the city to recover damages for the loss of a horse demurrer to declaration tiled and overruled, and plea of not guilty en tered. The case was continued until the third day of the November term. The suit of William Flippings against the Adams Express Company, to re cover damages in the sum of f 500 for alleged personal injuries; jury gave a compromise verdict for SI25. A decree for divorce on statutory ground^ was granted the coniptainant in the suit of Clara M. W. Abbott against George M. Abbott. Mrs. Abbott w,? s awarded the custody of her eleven year old daughter, and also given ali mony in the sum of a month. The couple were married in Washington, D. C., July 5. 1898. Change in Post Office Name. Announcement Is made by t!?e lost Office Department that, beginning October 1 next, the name of the post office ^ at Quantico, Prince William county. Va.. known as Potomac, will be changed to Uuantico, owing to the fact that mall addressed to Potomac, Alexandria county, frequently is sent to Potomac Prince William county. Potomac, Alexandria county, was recently Incorporated under that name. It embraces Del Ray and St Elmo The trouble heretofore existing because of two offices hiving t^e same name will be eliminated. Recent Deaths. Funeral services for Thomas E. Jasper, who died in North Wilkesboro, N. C.. Saturday last, will be held at 4 o clock this afternoon at Lee Camp llall. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Watson, paetor of the First Baptist Church, and the interment will be made in Ivy "Th^dlceYsed was sixty-nine years old and a former resident of thiscit>. Sev eral children survive him. The tuneril will be attended by members of Lee Camo Confederate Veterans, and t.harles S Taylor. Booker C. Hall. J B. Spicer f organisa k?, died vesterday afternoon at the Alexan dria Hospital after- a brief illness. The family home is on Jefferson street Mrs. Kane is survived by her husband, fahe was about forty years of age. George Gehl. thirty-nme years old, an inmate of the city almshouse, died at that Institution yesterday afternoon H i funeral will take place at 4 o clock this afternoon from Wheat leys undertaking The funeral of Charles E. Dove took dace at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the Free Methodist Church. Rev. John Cav auauxh. pastor, conducted the services, and the Interment was made in Bethel cemetery. In Police Court. Julius Slaughter, colored, was fined $25 in the police court this morning for carrying a pistol. He was charged with an assault on Ernest McBrlde, colored, with a pistol Saturday night last at a saloon in the northeastern section of the city. McBrlde told the court that as he was emerging from the saloon with a colored girl Slaughter grabbed the girl and then pulled the gun on him. Other cases disposed of were Estelle Lee, a colored girl, accused of ufceallng jewelry from the residence of Winfleld Watkins, acquitted; James Whitney, col ored, improper conduct, acqu'tted; Mamie Wayne, colored, vagrancy, acquitted; Irene Price and Nellie Dudley, colored, disorderly and fighting, the former fined *5 and the latter forfeited f5 collateral; James Miller, colored, disorderly and fighting, acquitted. Brief Mention. The Reliance Are engine reel racing t Capital awl Ktirphm fJ.Wft.OO# Qtct >1 ^.OHOOOO 1 of or mat ion ?Relative to ?Investments ?of the highest character is willingly furnished patrons of this bank. Those interested will find our suggestions of great value. CTSpeclal Dept. for Ladlea. National Bank, PA. AVE. OPPOSITE U. 8. TREASURY. ael2tn.w.f.40 Under Government Supervision CO-OPERATIVE B1NL9U3 ASSOCIATION Won't take low to accusralate enough to Hit Kroirnt on ? home if you m?? aratematlrslly. ? ideal method of mtIb* la to aabecrihe IN aharea Id* our >gth ISSUE OF STOCK Shares, $2.50 Per Month. 4Jo Interest. Further information will b? furnished upon application. EQCITABI.E RMLDINO. 1008 V ST. N.W. m-6-d.eSu.30 The Safest Investments Are tkMe tbat do not Ooctaate dartsf t?a tor bod coadltloaa of the money or stert marketa. Ptrat dead of traat aotaa (Stat mortgage*). wall aecurod oa roal eateta la the Dlatrlet of Columbia, eoaotltate "gilt edge" lnTe*tmenta. They do aot depend noon the financial raapoealbUtty af la dlrlduala or corporations for their aUMItty and arc exempt from tazatiaa as pamonal property. We can aonsly each laeeat menta In a mount a from fhr booklet. Swartzell, Rheem & Hensey Co., or 1ATB ?r. K.W. Fltd noints1 Under Gov. Supervision. German-American f Building Association | 300 B Street S. E. We pay 6 per cent to our members. ? miS-tttf A I. T. Oyer. Krank L. Dyer. W. Tklhoi aiacltit. DYER AND SINCLAIR. larorDoratod. REAL ESTATE la all Ita brav-bee. SALES. RENTS. LOANS. FIRE INSURANCE. PER. SONAL aad PROMPT attention. MONEY to Waa an tmprored property in tbo. Dlatrlct aad la MARYLAND and VIRGINIA at prrraOiM rataa. oflne: soite. aoi-am. 1400 n at. tru-aot MONEY TO LOAN AT ft. 5H AND 0%. PERSONAL ATTENTION. Heiskell & McLeran, 1403 H St. N.Wo WAIf.T team will practice on North Waahlngton street at # o'clock tonight. At a meeting of the alumnae of St. Mary's Academy yesterday afternoon, the preliminary arrangements were mads for the annual banquet of that organi zation. which will be held at the acad emy October 1ft. The local board of civil aervlce ex aminers announces that examination* will be held In this city October LI. W and ISO for various government positions James Keogh left today for a trip la Niagara Flails and Canada. KURD EE AWD SUICIDE. Fifth Similar Occurrence in Phila delphia in Thirty Days. PHILADELPHIA, September 12?An other murder and suicide. the flfth to occur in this city during the last thirty days, was brought to light today when the bodies of Harry Schlens, forty-flv# years old. and his wife Martha, aged for. ty-two years, were found in their homa with revolver wounds in their heads. It Is believed by the police than the man shot his wife and then killed himaelf dur. lng a quarrel. The shooting is thought to have occurred yesterday, as the couple were heard quarreling during the day. The revolver shots, however, were not heard. The monument erected on Antietara battlefield in memory of the member* of Turner'a Rifles, N?w York Regiment, who fell in the battle of Antietam will be dedicated with Interesting cere monies tomorrow. I