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M. K'Afiimmiui & Itros.
We Are the People
Who Quote the Lowest Prices,
r We Sell As We Buy . . .
It-isn't luck Uiat brings us tlie bargains
WC put iKrfore this community. It is not
haphazard buying that produces the prices
m give you. We sell as -we buy, and ne
buy for less money tkansomeollicrs. simply
becausC'w'eknow how" and pay cash.
Now for Our
Great Saturday Specials.
Price reductions in every
i (coiiset ii;pai.t.mi:nt.) -
33c for long-wnlslcd 50c lionc Corsets.
38c forFcaluerwclslitsOcSurainer Cor
sets. 48c for 75c C-book Model Corsets.
59c for Si Nursins Corsets.
9Gc fr Ur. Warner's llealtli Corsets.
73c for best 51 K. & G., P. J.'., W. ll.
nd C. II. Corsets.
Hemr-mbcr these prices hold good for
today 011I3!
Skirts and Suits.
$2 Bnlliantinc
$1 Duck Skirts,
S1.S9 for a handsome line of Bril
liantiuc Skirls, extra wide, worth S3.
Just received 1(10 Fancy Duck Suits. With
etra wide Skirts, worth Si'; special price
lor entire suit.
This Neat Little
Percale Dress, from 1
I to 4 3-cars,
For today only.
iiosiery and Underwear.
6c a pair fur 12 l-2c Children's Derby
Pablied Lone; Black Stockings. Any tize,
from G to 9 1-2.
6c a iair for LaditV 10c Fast BL:ck
6c a pair for lien's Seamless Pocks.
Worth 10c.
XXc a pair for Ladies" Regular-made
Fast ISlack Hc. Regular price. 20c.
12 l-2c for Ciuldrea's White nr Taa
Drop-stilclie.l Hose. Regular price, 23c
25c for Ladies" Imports Lisle Thread
Hose, rull regular ma te, in black or fancy.
Actual value, r0c.
3J4c for Ladies' Ribbed Vests,
worth 10c.
6 X2c for Ladies' Pure White Vests,
lisle finish, which sell everywhere at 1.1c.
4c for Children's Vests usually sold at
31c for ilea's Ilalbriggiu Shirts. Worth
Sic for Men's Jcaa Drawers. Worth
S3c for lien's Clievint Outing Shirts.
Worth 33 c
Ladies' Waists.
15c for Ladies' Unlauadered Waists.
Bold clsi-where at 25c.
29c for Ladies' Laundered Waists,
which others sell at 50c
39c for Ladies' French Tercale Laun
dered Waists, beautiful patterns. Regular
price, 65c.
49c lor the Handsomest. Laundered
Waists, with large bishop sleeves. None
better to be found at 75c
69c for Grass LInea Waists. Worth $1.
96c for Sl.aOCrepon Waists.
$1.49 for $3 Silk Crepe Waists, all
$1.69 for S3 Silk Waists.
$2.98 for handsome line of Silk
Waists. Former price. ?3 anj $G.
200 Inrce Mzc Ginjrfiain Aprons, wortlj
1UV Uml 1U1 tlAiaj
806 7th St.. Be:. H and I,
19241926 Ponn. Ave-
il'repared ot tha United
ForeonM Till 8 p. ill. Mitidnv.
i"or the District ot Columbia, Delaware
Jnd Marjland I'artly cloudy weather le
tiight; Sunday, fair; warmer tonight; soutl -rrly
For Virginia and North Carolina Fair to
night and Sunday; wanner In the interior
tonight; southerly winds.
W'euUii'rCondlllmihnnd General Fore
cast. An area or high pressure is central over
the Gulf of St. La wrenceandext ends south
west ward over the Atlantic States to Flor
ida. The pressure is relatively high over
thcupiierlaku regioaand Manitoba, also jn
tlie north Pacific roast. A trough of low
pressure extends from Montana southward
10 Texas, and Is lowest in Eastern Colorado,
the pressure also being generally low
throughout the Mississippi Valley. The
pressure haR ri.cn in ihe uj a r lake region
and Minnesota;. -dso on the northern Rocky
Mountain pliteau;it has fallen in the lower
lake region and on the northern arid middle
Rocky Mountain slope.
The temperature is slightly lower on the
New England coast; also 00 the north Pa
cific coast; It Is warmer In the middle
Mississippi and Missouri Valleys.
Showers have occurred In the South At
lantic and Gulf coasts, and In tlielower Mis
sissippi and Missouri Valleys. Showers
nnd thunderstorms are reported generally
la the lake n-gieus. -
fiVm. Skirts,
'414 LfiR?fe
Mg 12 pjT5r f j"1
4P 69c.
1 rv r
Vcf's- i-J-- vsT5--4 1 ?-3a' Of'
1 Our Electric Sole I
I " -n7lll "outwear 1
I a r.,,- Rubber-bottomsr
nrn o'dorio33
r-inl for the feet. 1
1 fttgas. l.to 7. 9
jfi 'PrtG3 I
ni2r.3LA.BLx: shoe houses.
930-032 7ttl St. U. W.
1014.10K1 I Ato. S. W.
233 Va. Ave. S. E.
Continued from Tirst rage.
duties at the treaty ports frnin 5 to 8 per
All the Euroiicau powers Interested in
Chinese trade are said 10 be willing. They
have less lo lone by the heightened .tariff,
having nothing like Uie British trade to I e
affected. Foreign office opinion credits
Lord Salisbury with being able to con
vince Li Hung Chung that the consent of
England is be)Oiid the fiouir uf Lb gov.
The Yachtsman severely comments on the
action of the council or the Yacht Racing
Association in sending a letter to Mr. How.
aril Gould inquiring whether his yacht
Niagara was fitted "with water tanks capa
ble or being u.ed for shining ballast. The
pa per declares that the" tanks of the Niagara
could not be used for this purpose, and
adds that the Incident Is peculiarly unfor
tunate. It lurlher says that the (ending
of such a letter to a gentleman who has
done so much Tor Uritish yachting and who
is known to be a tLorough s orlsmaii. is
thought by many yachtsmen tohac beenu
gross insult.
The arrangements that have been made
by the London Honorable Artillery Com
pany to entertain the Ancient and Honora
ble Artil'ery Company of Boston, who will
shortly visit this city, include n private
review, smoking concerts, picnics and other
social outings. Among the places the vis
itors will be shown will le the Woolwich
Arse.ial and the Chatham dockyards.
George Bubear, the well-known oarsman,
states that an EnglWi chajiipion four will
leave England July 4 to compete in llw
Halifax regatta. I'ro.-n Halifax they will
go to Vancouver Hay to take part in the
races there.
Special doubles have been nrran-ged in
honor of William A. Larned. the American
tennis player. He and llahoney will play
the Haddeleys and Aliens.
riiucf s Christian is surp!ii g the plai-e
beside the queen so Icng (..coupled by Prin
cess Beatrice. ho hasgonctutheccJitincn l.
The notion In ctutl lircles is that the
change will lie brief. Sympathetic as
I'rmcei-s Christian may Ie the queen has
lieeu so long accost, raed to the crmpankiu
ship of her jcungest daughter as to feel
her absence keenly. Heatrice. who 13
now at Kissingen. will riobahly be called
to her royal uutlier Lvfyre the court leaves
It is said that Frinccss Christian prefers
the greater freedom of her own home
She ha, notably the reputation of unpre-tcntlouvne-s
and domesticity. She Is active
in many charities, such as the British
Nurses Association. Governesses' Training
College, and School of Art Needle Work.
Her claims as an authoress she writes
to various papers recently Justified her
election as president or the Writers' Club
a minor female authors' society.
The primitive Methodist conference open
ingon June 10 willhavcasthechiefsiibject
for decision the Question of corporative
union" with other Methodist churches.
Those who know predict that the con
ference won't decide the Question this
r.i,r l'lissfum-rs Injured In 11 Clil
ragu Snuisli-Ui
Chicago, June 6. A motorcarof tlieH.il
stead and Wallace street line collided with
the Van Ilaren street electric car attached
to a Blue Island cnb'e train at Clark and
Adams streets at 11 o'clock last night.
The no rear cura of the cable train were
derailed and the motor cur was thrown
acrov, the tracks.
inssenger3 were thrown front their seats
and iiiuth excitement resulted. Four
iK-rsons on the Van ISuren street car were
Leather MniiufitrturerH llnrmd Oul.
Brookln. June C Three builduigs at
Park avenue and Schenck street, owned by
Howard A McDermott. leather manufac
turers, were burned this morning. The
total loss is $150,000. covered by insur
ance. Five hundred persons are thrown
out of employment.
times Weather Uarcau..
Threatening weather, with conditions fa
vorable for showers and thunderstorms, m
indicated for New England and the Middle
I States this afternoon and tonight, followed
, by clearing weather Bunday.
1 The weather will be generally fair in
I the Middle and South Atlantic States. In-
cieasiug cionoiness and showers are indi
cated Tor the lower Mississippi Valley and
the West Gulf States tonight and Sunday.
The following 1'P.irv nrnrhti!.-itnnl :
c- -v ----.-.. .1, ,14-
. dies was reported:
During the iast 24 hours-rittsbiirg,-j
1 1G. Alpena, 1 50; Havre, 1 20.
J Condition of VTutcr.
I High and low tides are officially recorded
at the Navy Yard today as follows:
i.'h"- LOW.
3: a- ra- 10:27 a. m.
J:(H P. n. 10;34 p. ra.
Temperature and condition of the water
at a. m.l Great Falls Temperature. 72;
condition, 3G. Receiving reservoir Tern
perature. 74; condition at north connection,
30; condition at south connection, 3G Dis
tributing reservoir Temperature, 74; con
dltion at influent gatehouse, 3G; effluent
gatehouse, 3G.
M-lmlub' for Mns-t Lighting,
Gas lamps lighted -at 8:57 p. m.; extin
guished at 3:0o a. in.
Naphtha lamps lighted at 8:57 p. m.; ex
tinguished at 3:10 a. in.
Incandescent and electric lamps lighted
at 8:42 p. in.; extinguished at, 3:16 a, m.
Sadie Buxton's Body to Be Taken
to Gaithersburg Today.
The AIoutgoriiiT' County Peoplo Still
IiiKlNt Tlmt ltnndolidi In the Guilty
Man, nud Vlolencu In Feiirod If Ho
Ih Taken AfiiouK Them ElKhtWlt
uessiii Now tfudor Arrest.
Coroner Hammett called at Garfield Hos
pital this afternoon and viewed tlie
emaciated remains of poor little Sadio
Huston, who died at 0 o'clock last even
ing. As the fatal ax blows were struck In
Montgomery county, without this Juris
diction, -Micro was no action Dr. Hammett
could take In the premises, but issue u
certificate of death. This he did, and the
paper will be used as evidence before the
Montgomery county courts, as well as
the coroner's inquest, which will pre
cede the trial.
The coroner's certificate states that the
death of Sadie liuslou tesultcd in.in It
compound fraUure of the skull ficm blows
delivered with homicidal intent. The Im
mediate cause of death is glen us "as
thenia," which means in English exhaus
An autopsy was performed on the re
mains this ultcrnooii by Dr. A. A. Sujder,
the Gurllcld Hospital surgeon, assisted by
Drs. M. D'Arcy iiagce ami Joseph Heller
of the hospital st;ii f. The result of the
autopsy was as stated lu the coroner's
Sadie had been unconscious for threcdays
and nights precedins lier death, and the
only nourishment ttiat could be given i:e'r
were medicine drops, placed carefully lu
her mouth. This absence of food resulted
in the wasting away of her body until it Is
little more that! a skeleton.
Those wlio w:rc at Sadie's bedside when
she died say she passed away so quietly
that tlie watchers were 1105 aware of the
exact moment or her demise. Tlie mother
nud father arc grief stricken at the loss of
their little one, but they continue to Im
prove fiieadily. Maud, the sixteeti-j-ear-old
oaughtcr. Is still partly speechless from
paralsls, but Is gradually but surely re
The little body of Sadie will be removed
toGaithersburgthisafternoon.a wee white
cisket having been provided. Ilisbollewd
the coroner's jury will be selected this
afternoon and swornover the body, then.-in
adjournment taken until Monday, when tlie
inquest will be held. The physicians here
say the funeral will hae to take place- to
morrow, owing to the body's condition.
(Special from Staff Correspondent.)
Rockvillc, June G. The Inquest over the
body of Sadie -Buxton will be held at
Gaithersburg, commencing some tin this
afternoon. At least one inquest will be
held at that place.
The residents of Montgomery county are
incensed over the suggestion that an in--quest
be held in Washington. They say
it will have no bearing on the case should
It be done, as they will go ahead with
their own investigation.
It is expected that the remains will ar
rive at Gaithersburg abuut 2 o'clock, and
soon after a Jury will be selected and the
coroner's inquest proceed under the direc
tion of Justice of the Peace Baughman.
No formal notice has jet been srved on
the wftneises, but thtjy are in readiness
to go on tlie stand at a moment's net ice.
This they will do In the county, but state,
menus have been made this morning show
ing that many of the witnesses will refuse
to go to "Washington should an inquest
take place there.
Deputy Sheriff Horion Thompson went
to liockvllle early this morning to confer
with State's Attorney Kllgour and Sheriff
He rerused to tell anythlngabout the pro.
posed inquest, saying he knew nothing.
He returned to Gaithersburg on the 0
o'clock train, and. together with Detect
ives Pohler and Selbold, went Into the
country to see some other witnesses.
The two 1'altlmore detectives arrived lu
Gaithersburg this morning and willrenew
their iuestigatiou.
The funeral of little Sadie Buxton will
take place from the M. E. Church South,
and Rev. Dr. Lloyd, the pastor, who has
worked so assiduously to run down her
slayer, will preach the funeral scnr.011.
It is not known Just when the services
will be held, owing to the uncertainty about
the Lour of the inquest, but it is expected
that tomorrow moruinir will be the- time.
Sadie was not a member of the Methodist
Church Ep-Korth League, but Maud was,
and that organization, it is thought, will
supply the pallliearcrs.
The people of Montgomery county are lw
couiing more incensed at tlie negro Ran
dolph, now that Sadie Buxton is dead.
Nearly everyone beliees Randolph guil
ty, and they are tired of what Is consid
ered unnecessary delay.
The grand Jury does not convene until
the fall, and the citizens are protesting
against the heavy expem of holding so
many witness3s until then.
There were two miire arrests early this
morning by Deputy Sheriff Thompson. They
wcre witnesses, one of whom Is Joe Brooks,
a negro who visited the Neale house the
evening before the murder.
This makes In all under arrest now as
witnesses eight persons, the expense of
keeping whom Is borne by thecounty.
Owing to the fec'angat Gaithersburg and
vicinity it is very certsin that Randolph
will not be brought cither to Rockvllln
or the place where the murder was com
Col. Terry Carson Oreeteil by Numer
ous Friends.
Co:. Perry Carson, who resigned the posi
tion of health Inspector yesterday, was
treated to a surprise party last evening
at his home In Ivy C.ty. The affair was
miiiigid by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the
likiinc Invincible Club. No. 1, represented
by .Misses Ycita Webster and Mary Coulee;
Stramboit Auxiliary, No. 2, and Carson
Aui!iary, No. 3.
T'.i party broughtmusicand refreshments
with tl.cm. and the festivities continued
from 4UKi o'clock to 7.
Kiiuy lirown. the colonel's successor in
the! ealth office, was mister of ceremonies.
Children .Shocked by u Llvo Wire.
Three children, two girls and a hoy, were
shocked, and the hand otonc; was severely
burned. Thursday evening, by coming in
contact with a live electric light wire left
hanging to a roler.ear the Tcnleytown M.
E. Church. The children were with others
playing about the church In advance of the
exercises preparatory to children's day
and each In turn touched the wire with tho
bare hand. They were all knocked down
by tlie thock. The little girls are named,
respectively. May Walker and Grace "Wil
liams. The boy's name could not be
Fractured the Hip Hone.
James E. Tnggert, an actor"at Kernan's
Theater, who occupies a room at the Key
stone Hotel, was removed to the Emergency
Hospital this morning to have a rainful
wound dressed. Mr. Taggert was injured
by a fall at the theater last evening, frac
turing the hip bone. It will be eorae time
before l.e will be able to walk.
What's the good of pay
ing often for shoes chil
dren's shoes when seldom
will do. Arthur Burt's
school shoes.
Ull F Stre t.
Next to Branch Pnst-nfflc
Open Saturdays 9 p. in.
Most everyitbirilr l the store
s a special 'value this season.
Buying1 large quantities gained
us large price.- concessions and
the articles mentioned below are
much better Sn quality than
3'oii've ever "had before for the
same money.
All-Wool Men's Suits.. $7.50
well worth 510. All sizes S3 to l.
All-Wool Sweaters ."..'.'.....$1
all colors Ml sizes rrgnlsr 3L51 quality.
Madras Negligee Shirts.. 1
with collars and culls attached.
Men'-s-Balbriggan Tinder-. ,
-wear. ..... ....... ....... 35c
3 for SI regular SOc quality.
High Crown Straw
Hats $1.50
SiM is what they ought to be.
Bic'cle Stockings 50c
all wool pretty patterns.
Children's Wash Suits... 50c
with cord and whistle.
Percale Negligee Shirts. 50c
' fast colors collars and cu Its attached.
Cor.rthandESts. N.W.
No Branch Store In Washington.
Mary Walters Wanted
Quiet Her Infant.
The Ltttli- Oho Died, However, und
Coroner llniiinutt In luutl-
gutlu'g the Cause.
Coroner Hammett is today InvcstigaUng
a fatal ease of opium Kuuning, the Utllin
ling baby Wajter.fihc s.cieu-wecks-o!d
daughterof Mrs.'Mary Walter, who resides
on Cleveland avenue, "near the boundary
uorthwest. a ' '
The circumstances of the case, as re
lated by the rirJipitAl authorities, are
that on Thursday evening at 5 o'clock tlie
baby was sick Vnd Mrs. Walter gave it
laudanum whittt'iad' bc-n standing In
the, bottle for ..long time.
Aftcrgivlug tie chilqjlic dose .Mrs. Walter
wejikoiiu ahd rcdialpttl, away T,wo hours,
returning at 7 o'clock. At 7:30 o'clock
the hospital authorities took charge of
the infant, and found that It was in tlie last
stages of opium rnXsonliig.
The little one died withnJt regaining con
sciousness at midnight Thursday, Coro
ner Hammett has the bottle containing the
poison, and suited this afternoon that the
alcohol had evaporated, leaving the pure
poison in its most powerful state.
Another case was reported to -Coroner
Hammett, in which three children ot a
prominent family In the northwest were
made dangerously 111 by being given over
doses nr a latent medicine. As the children
are out of danger, the coruner will take no
Mr. "Wolf Objects) to the Antl-Suloon
Leiigue'H Interference.
An appeal was made" this morning to the
excise board by Mr. Simon Wolf, for a re
consideration ot the decision In the case
of Fred Miller, whose application for a
bar license at tlie corner of Eighth and D
streets northwest, was recently rejected.
Attorney Shoemaker, in behalf or the
Anil-Saloon League, In response to Mr.
Woirs argument, contended that as the
case had been under consideration for six
months or more and had been fully In
vestigated, there was now no cause for
reopening the case.
"The Anti-Saloon League Is represented
here only upon sufferance," retorted Mr.
Wolf. ''You have no rights before tlie
board. "It would seem," he continued,
"that the excise hoard is being run by the
Anti-Saloon League."
Col. Bates, of the board, iuterrupted Mr.
Wolf at this point.
"The excise board is run by no outside
Influence, Mr. Wolf," was his comment.
Attorney Shoemaker concluded by say
ing that he believed the board had acted
in goid faith, without prejudice to any
body's Interests.
The original order of the board requires
Miller's saloon to close at midnight on the
lOUi instant, and the effort in-Jiis behalf,
in the event that the denial of his license
is not rescinded, is to obtain an exten
sion of time in which to clos2 his business.
Tlie board granted a license to Robert H.
Key at No. 441 Delaware avenue south
west and approved'ot two transfers as fol
lows: From Jeremiah O'Cotmell to Michael J.
Cook, No. 63d L street northwest: from
Emily R. KUlmon to William R. Killmon,
No. 101 Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
Central UnloniMbwlon Hulldlnji "Will
He riucedat, Their Dhsptwul.
During the Wit-Christian Endeavor con
vention here next month tt.e Central Union
Mission building on Louisiana avenue, be
tween Sixth and Seventh streets will he
a busy hiie. ' !
All of the available rooms in the lofty
6ix-story and basement structure will be
devoted to the ,ee ,nnd entertainemnt of
Eudcavorer3frrir)tall points of the country.
Several special watchmen will be emplojed
to guard to corridors, rooms and doiai
toncs day and night, nnd the high edifice
will be resplendent with decorations.
The delegates. to the- convention will,
also "be enabled to -nitness the practical
workings of Washington's original evan
gelical Institution-thc Central Union Mis
sionwith its Gospel wagon and other
spiritual novelties .
. .
lie Will Beach "WnHhtnjjton Some
Tlnie This Eveuluir.
New York, June G. Cardinal Salolli nrr
rived here this morning on his way back to
Washington. He was met at the dock b
Aldcrman William's. Moranof Jersey
City, who took him over the ferry in a
coach lined with fresh .roses. He was
lirivcn to the rector' ot St. Filer's Church,
Grand street, Jersey City', -where he "was
the guest of the rector, the Rev. Father
Harpes. Cardinal Satnlll will start for
Washington at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
The Lasst Carload
of fine clothing Is rn ale today at M.
Dyrenforth's. GSl-PennsylvaniaTivcnuC.
rtrnum bAxtTAtl R 17,11.
mgS, 7oe up ; i ainlcs ex'tractiug.
aue. expert operators, u. K.
Duutal'Ass'u, 7th aact D streets.
The tremendous selling of
Shoes at Stoll's "810" is creak
ing a furore among our pa
trons and customers. Prices
are made to close out a
$48,000 stock with the least
possible delay. Yesterday
over 500 pairs of Ladies',
Children's, and Men's Shoes
were sold at but a fraction of
regular prices.
I STOLL'S 810 Seventh St. 1
Continued from First rage.
by a number ot decisions of the Supreme
Court delivered soon after that time.
"Wc had certainly abrogated treaties
with France, and our cruisers and armed
ships were roaming the seas capturing her
vessels and property.
"So also when it is asserted that the
validity of these claims was acknowledged
in thetreaty negotiations by tlie representa
tives of France, their declarations to a con
trary purport arc exhibited.
"And when It is alleged that the aban
donment ot these claims against France
was In consideration of great benefits to
the government, it Is as confidently al
leged that they were. In point of fact,
abandoned because their enforcement was
hopeless and that even If any benefit
really accrued to us by lnsistenceiipon their
settlement In the course of diplomatic .ne
gotiation such result gave no pretext for
taxing the government with liability to
tne claimants.
."Without noticing other considerations
and contentious arising from the alleged
origin of these claims, a brief reference to
their treatment in t he past and the develop
ment of their presentation may be useful
and pertinent.
"ltis. I believe, somewhat the fashion in
interested iiuarters. to speak of the failure
bj the government to pay these claims as
such neglect as amounts to repudiation and
a denial ur Justice to citizens who have
suffered. Of course the original claimants
have for years been beyond the reach of
relief; but. as their descendants in each
generation become more numerous, tho
volume of advocacy, importunity and ac
cusation corrcsiiondingly Increases.
"If Injustice lias been done in the refusal
ot these claims, it began early In the present
century, and may be charged against men
then in public life, more conversant than
we canbe with the facts in volved.and whose
honesty and sense of right ought to be
secure from suspicion.
"As early as 1802 a committee of the
House of Representatives reported the
facts connected with these claims, but
apparently without recommendation. No
action was taken on the report. In 1803
a resolution declaring that indemnity ought
to be paid was negatived by a vote of the
same body. A favorable committee re
port was made in 1807, but it seems that
no legislative action resulted. In 1818
au adverse report was made to the Sen
ate, followed by the passage of a resolu
tion declaring that 'the relief asked for
by the memorialists ana petitioners ought
not to be granted.' In 1822 and again tu
182-ladverse committee reports were made
to the House, concluding with similar res
"The presumption against these claims
arising trom such unfavorable reports and
resolutions and frcm the failure of Con
gress to provide Tor these payments at a
time so near the events upon which they
are based, cannot lo destroyed by the in
terested cry of injustice and neglect or the
rights of our citizens.
"Until 1846 these claims were from
time to time pressed upon the attention
ot Congress with varying fortunes, but
never with favorable legislative action.
In that year, however, a bill was passed
for their ascertainment and satisfaction,
and $r,000,000 were appropriated for
their payment. This bill was vetoed by
President Polk, who declared that he
could 'perceive no legal or equitable ground
upon which these appropriations can rest.'
This-veto was sustained by the House or
"Nine years afterward, and In 1855, an
other hill was passed similar to the one
last mentioned, and appropriating for the
settlement of these claims a like sum nr
money. This bill was also vetoed. Proai.
uem, i-icrce conctuuing a thorough dis
cussion of its demerits with these word:
In view of what has been said there
would seem to be no ground on which to
raise a liability of the United States unless
it be the assumption that the United States
are to be considered the lnsurei"and the
guarantor of all claims.of whaUvcr na
ture which any individual citizen may
have against a rorclgn nation.' This veto
was also sustained by the House of Repre
sentatives. T think It will be found that In all bills
proposed for the pajment of these claims,
the sum to be apprcprlated fr.r that pur
pose did not exceed five millicns or dol
lars. It Is now estimated that those al
ready passed upon with these still pending
for examination In the Ccurt of Claims
may amount to twenty-five millions of
dollars. This indicates either that the
actual sufrerers or these nearer to them in
time and blood that the present claimants
underestimated their losses or that there
has been a great development in the man
ner of their presentation.
"Notwithstanding persistent efforts to
secure payment from the government and
the Importunity of those Interested, no ap
propriation has ever been made for that
purpose, except a little more tfian $1,30.0,
000, which was placed in the general de
ficiency bill in the very last" hours ot the
I session of Congresson March 3, 1891.
"In the long list of beneficiaries who are
provided for in the bill now before me on
account of these claims, 152 represent the
owners of ships and their cargoes, and 186
those who lost as tnsurersof such vessels or
"Tlicse Insurers, by the terms of their
policies, undertook and agreed "tu bear
and take upon themselves all neks and
perils of the seas, men-of-war, fire, ene
mies, rovers, thieves. Jettison, letters of
mart and counter-mart, surprijals, takings
at sea. arrests, restraints and detainments
of all kings, princes orpeopieor what nntlon,
condition orquality. whatsoever.'
"The premiums received on these rolicies
were large, and the losses were precisely
those within the contemplation bf the insur
ers. His well known that the businessof in
surance iscntered upon with t heexpettation
that the premiums received will pay ail
losses and jleld a profit to the Insurance
In additiou; and jet without showing that
the business did not result In a profit to
those Insurance claimants. It is proj.oscd
that the government shall indemnify them
against the precise risks they undertook,
notwithstanding the Tact that the money
appropriated Is not to be paid except "by
way 'if gratuity payments as of grace and
not of right.
"The appropriations to indemnify against
insurance losses rest upon weaker grounds,
it seems to me, than those of ownersrbut
in the light ot all the facts and circum
stances surrounding these spoliation claims,
as they are claimed, none of them, in my
opinion, should he paid by the government.
"Another Item in this bill which seems
to me especially objectionable is an appro
priation in ravor of Charles P. CLoutcau,
survivor, etc., ot $174,433.75 in full satis
faction of all claims arising out of the con
struction of the ironclad steam battery
"Tlie contract for the construction of this
battery was made by the government with
Charles W. McCord during the war, and
he was to be paid therefor the sum of
S:i86,000. He wa3 paid this sum and
5210,991 for extras, and in May, 1S66,
gave his receipt in full.
"The assignee of McCord In bankruptcy
assigned lo Chouteau and his associates in
18G3 all claims of McCord against tire
United States for the precise extras for
which he had receipts in full two years be
fore. Chouteau brought suit in the court ot
claims for such extras and was defeated.
I cannot gather from the Tacts I haebeen
able to gather concerning this appropria
tion that it is justified on any ground.
"Iu 1891 my immediate predecessor
vetoed a bill alluwlug the matter to be
examined again by the Court of Claims.
"If the additional payment proposed
iu this bill was made, the cost of the
battery in question would be almost double
that ot the contract price.
"I have determined to submit this in
complete presentation of my objection to
this bill at once in order that the Congress
may act thereon without embarrassment
or the interruption of plans for an early ad
"Executive Mansion, June G, 1896."
Yalo Crew Is Off.
New York, June 6.-The yale crew which
will try for honors in the historic grand
challenge cup at the Henley regatta left
the American line dock at a few minutes
after 10 o'clock this morning on board the
American line steamship Berlin. The mem
bers of tlie crew were as follows: George
Langrcrd, stroke: R. B. Treadway, No. 7;
J. M. Longacrc. No. 6: P. H. Bailey, No. 3;
J. O. Rogers, No. 4; W. M. Ecard, No. 3;
A. Brown, Jr., No. 2: J. U. Simpson, bow,
and Thomas L. Clark, coxswain. The sub
stitutes were: Payne, Whitney, son of ox
Secretary Whitney; Paul D. Mills, and J.
S. Wheelwright. The fourth sub. G. T.
Marsh, will follow next week, when he will
have satisfied the faculty on certain points
which they require.
Stocks Sold Up to the BcHt Prices
of the Week.
New York, June G".-Srccu!atlon at the
stock exchange was firm during the open
ing hour. In the initial trading business
was comparatively actively and a higher
range of prices prevailed. The activity,
if it can be so dignified, was the result of
further covering of slicrt contracts, there
having been little outside demand for se
curities. The firmness of the market is
still dun to the belief that the currency
plank or the Republican platform will he
eminently satisfactory to thise favoring
the gold standard. The absence of pres
sure of long stc ck also favors those work
ing for better prices.
Sugar sold up to 125, the best price ot the
week, on the advance of 1 1-16 cents per
pound in refined. The impression is that
liquidation in raws is over and that refined
will steadily advance as usual during the
fruit season. At any rate brokers con
nected with refining interests were again
large buyers ot the certificates on this
theory. The railway list moved up frac
tionally at the start, but near 11 o'clock,
when Reading ran off 5-8 to 8 7-8, the
gain was lost. Sugar receded 5-8 to
124 3-8 in sympathy At 11 a. ni. the
market was dull and easier.
Sugar was raided down to 123 5-8 after
11 o'clock.and the general list fell off 1-81 o
2-4 per rent. J.ouisviile & Nashville leading.
The decline In sugar brought in fresh pur
chasing orders, and the stock recovered to
124 l-2,Havemeyer brokers being themost
prominent buyers. The rally in the general
list, however, vras insignificant, while
Northern Pacific preferred was positively
weak, and fell, to 14 3-4. Speculation
closed quiet and generally weak.
Furnished by Seymour Bros., hunk-
pfh and nrokerH, members of Jfew,
York Stock Exchange. wiiKhlns:tnn
office, OOO Fourteenth street. J. A.
llrnen, malinger.
V. C. C St. L.nis.... .11 S4 It TA
Chicago and Northw'n.. 1C8 H65 lnj.I(tt4
Cl.Icigo.Bnr. 4 Q 78 7854 ;7H 77K
Chicago Gas I81 uJ tAK 18VX
C.M,HJ.1 7CJi ,ii 76 7CX
Ui'ii. Gas 15-1 lii Ia lij
The Union Savings Bank,
1222 F Street N. W.
On approved District real estate and
collateral security.
Interest pall on savings depns'ts.
Open until 5 p. ui. on government pay
days and .--aturdav evenings from 6 to a.
F. II. SMITH President
ALVIN M. LOTUU01,...FIrst Vice President
I.'G. KIMBALL Second Vice President
T. A. LAMBERT ....Treasurerand Attorney
Col. F. C. Ainsworth,
A. M. Lolhrop.
Jackson 1L Ralston,
I. U. Kimball.
T: A. Lamberr.
Wilion J. Lamber.
1 aauore feaus.
F II. Smith,
H. Unincv Smith
013 Fifteenth St., opp. TJ. S. Treasury.
"Phone 505.
Brokers and Dealers.
Stock , Cotton, Grain, Provisions,
Local Offices Rooms 1 0. 1 1 . 1 2 Corcoran
Building- 605 7th St., opposite. Patent
Offices. Philadelphia. Baltimore. Wasa
ton. TDK 70i ;ok
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National Lead Co
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Northern Pacific pfd
Pacific Mail
l'hila & Itcadlug
7-omhcrn Itanwray pfd..
Tennessee Coal & Iron ..
Western Uulou
Wheeling & Lake Eric.
Unlisted securities.
Wnshtucton Stock Eioniino
Sales Wash. Loan & Trust, 21 at 123.
U. h. R- .lOT 10Sf
U. S. 4's 0 109'. ltOK
U. S. 4-s I1C3..... 1H;$ 117
U. S. 5-3 1'JOI lhlJi llStf
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b's 1WJ "30-year Funding" gold.... Ill
7's l!)0l "Water Stuck" currency ......
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Met Rita's ICW
Met U It Conr ITS I-W 121 LSX
Belt 11 U5's lttll SlVf ta
Ecklugton Railroad, ts !M ill J
Columbia 11 KtTs bill Il-9 HSi
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Wash lias Co. Ser B, Cs nKM-'2J.. 11 J
Wash Gas Co Cour us. 19U1 Hi)
Chesapeake J: Potomac Tel 3s.... 1UU
AiuerSec 4 'lrust.Vs.F and A. 1'JUi l'Jj loi
Alner.SccATrustu'sAaudO.laji luj 101
Wash Market Co 1st (Ts. lVirJll
t7.UW) retired auuuatly 119
Wash Mar ket Co, Imp. 13 '.l-i:.. . lu'J ......
WashMi.rkcr.Cucxfiii.-s.lu.'i;. mil
Masonic Hall Assoeiati'u -Vj U1S. 105 ......
Wash. Light lufaatry lssos.
Bank of Washington....... 273
baukut Republic 2U ......
Mc:rouolitait 23t! UIJ
Central 2)
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Second .... 13IK ItfX
Lilixens. 13U ......
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Capital. ............ ............. 117 ......
West End , 1U7 110
Traders' lm 102
l.mcom K-S loi
Ohio..: ta
Nat. Salo Ueposlt and Trust....... Ill 120
Wash. I.oai and Trust 111. ......
An-cr. .-security lrusi Ill) Hit
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Capital "traction Co. 72 71lf
Metropolitan IluK I2Uj
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ColumbiaTUlo Mice J SJ JJ
Washington Title .lu 3
District Titlo .31 i Ivt
Pennsylvania 33
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Aluericau Graphophono & 1J
American Uraphoiiboue, pfd lu is
Pneumatic Guii Carriages ... .20 .25
McrgenthatcrLlnotypotuow) 123 tig
Lanscon Monotype ... In 3;;
Washington Market U
Great falls Ico li) lj
Norfolk a-ad WasuTn Steamboat
laucotu Unit.. 90
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