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THE TIMES, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 21898
GBIES OF THE F0UHDL1HGS
An Additional Complaint Against
the Alleged Hospital Nuisance.
DOING i OF THE CUT FATHERS
Son of "FiKlitinK" Lieut. Kelly Ile-cclv-h
u I'oIIcciiuih'h Commisnion
AtlilftloiuU InIornejiieiitn of Cun
ditlntvN fftr l'laci'h mi the llouril
6f -ilKtnut Ahucjinors Note of
The noise of the crying infants of the
'ashincton Hospital for Foundlings, on
Fifteenth Street, near S Street north
wdst, which has been the subject of so
much complaint during recent Summers,
hag caused the residents, who have to
enfiure the alleged nuisance, no little
trouble this year, and many of them have
joined in instituting an organized cam
paign for its abatement.
Superintendent of Charities Lewis, in
his--annual report to the District Com
missioners, which was only recently
made, gave the results of his investiga
tions Into the matter, and immediately
thereafter the Commissioners discussed
the recommendations which were made
by him at great length.
The question is an exceedingly difficult
and knotty one, and it was decided that
the best thing id be done would be to re
quest the trustees of the Institution to ap
pear al the District Building for a confer
ence. This has been done, and a meeting
will be held at as early and convenient
a date as possible.
Nothing much can be done to remedy
the matter this year, but steps will be
taken whereby the babies may Te re
moved into the country during the hot
weather each Summer, so that their cry
ing will not disturb the citizens who re
Another complaint which reached the
Commissioners through the mails yester
day morning serves to show the high
fctaic of exasperation to which the resi
dents in the immediate vicinity of the
institution have been driven by the cry
ing of the foundlings. The letter was
from .Mr. Jules Jacques, who lives at
No. 1714 Fifteenth Street, opposite the
hospital, and has been referred to Wil
liam F. Mattingly, the treasurer of the
institution. It is as follows:
"J. "W. Boss, "Washington, D. C:
"Sir: Up to my coming to this city I
was under the impression that the Chi
nese government was the only one inflict
ing the torture of loss of sleep on any
of its citizens.
"I know better since I have moved in
this neighborhood Insomnia has been
the' portion of Mrs. Jaquet and myself
t-ince warm weather has set in, and the
increasing howls of the poor innocents
across the street have been let loose on
the unoffending neighbors.
"One month of such agony makes me
move again, as I consider it criminal for
a man to remain and keep his family near
such an abomination. That I am able to
move out again is a dispensation of Prov
idence for which I am devoutly grateful.
out I have serious doubts about the grate
ful feelings to that same Providence on
the part of the people who own the house
2 live in and whose sole tupport is the
rent derived- from the house. These two
oW ladies, euch over sixty years of age,
have been brought to the point where
they do not receive enough rent to pay
their taxes and I wish to give my testi
mony that nothing but the nerve-destroying,
sleep-robbing noise from the Found
ling Hospital drives me away from here.
"The neighbors here will tell you that
on Saturday, July icth, after listening to
the crying for three straight hours, I
went over and yanked the bell three
times to wake up some one to take care
of the crying babies. A light in one of
the rooms and two nurses appeared after
awhile, with the result that in twenty
minutes the babies were asleep.
"Of courc-e I told the nurses that I
WHHiid see to it that no nurse should be
asleep while the babies howled, and that
may have had something to do with the
energy of the nurses at that particular
"The fact remains that some of those
little ones had been lying there suffering
for water and food, and with filthy un
derwear, for three hours.
"is such a work a 'noble charity?'
"1714 Fifteenth Street Northwest.
"P. S. In proof of the last remark I
wHI mention that I can see into the
room where the babies are from my bed
room when the asylum awnings are up.
As a general thing they are kept down
on the hottest nights, depriving the lit
tle ones of what little air they might
get, and for the purpose of keeping
neighbors from looking in. On that
night, however, the front awnings were
THE ASSISTANT ASSESSOES.
Additional Indorsements of Ciinill
dntes Received liy Commissioners.
The new board of assistant assessors of
property in the District has not yet been
selected by the District Commissioners,
but the appointments will probably be
made some time during the latter part
of the week or early next week.
The term of office of the present board
will, not expire until the lGth Instant. The
Commissioners are not desirous of rush
ing headlong into the matter of appoint
ment, and especially when the time at
thaJr disposal does not require them to
do so. They are giving the question ev
ery consideration merited by its impor
tance and have been busily engaged dur
ing the past week canvassing the possi
bilities. Tljere is no end to the recommendations
that are being received from every quar
ter and hardly a day passes without the
presence of a delegation at the District
Building for the purpose of recommend
Yesterday was no exception in this re
spect. Early In the day a delegation
headed by Terrell and Douglas called
upon Commlsisoner Ross and urged the
appointment of former LieuL Gov. Pinch
back, of Louisiana, as a member of the
board. This makes the second candidate
launched by the colored residents of tho
city. The first was Daniel Murray, who
is very strongly Indorsed by many of his
race, who are anxious to have him repre
sent them in the important matter of the
assessment of their property. The pres
ent board, which Is an admirable one in
many respects, Is as strongly indorsed as
any of the new candidates, and It is
doubtfdl if any change will be made.
Another letter was received yesterday
from Albert M. Read, general manager of
thes-American Security and Trust Com
pany of this city, asking that Messrs.
Bates, Morsoll and Johnson, who are the
present assistant assessors, be retained
for Smother term.
Both of the candidates presented by the
colored people are strongly recommended
andin view of the fact that the colored
population Is rapidly accumulating prop
erty in the District, it Is believed the
Commissioners cannot well afford to ig
TJjjhey do not intend to do and if
anylhnge Is made in the make-up of
the nest board it will probably be for tho
purpose of seating one of the two colored
CHANGES IN THE POLICE FOBCE
A Son of "FiKlitliiK" Lieut. Kelly
Receive u CoiiiiiiIhhIoii.
Several changes were recorded in the
personnel of the police force at the Dis
trict Building yesterday. John F. Kelly,
Jr., a son of "Figh.Ung'- Lieut : Kelly,
whose crusade against the crime of South
"Washington produced such sterling good
results several years ago, was appointed
an tidditlonal private for police duty
from Third to Sixth Streets, and from
Massachusft a Avenue to C Streets north
west. He succeeded David C. Hamilton,
who was recently made a special police
man for duty at one of the street rail
B. F. Street was also appointed an ad
ditional private of police for duty In con
nection with his present office of bridge
keeper, and the resignation of private
"William T. Digney was accepted. Dlgney
was a special policeman at Bucna Vista,
a small river resort opposite 'the Arsenal
Grounds. The place is a resort, and is
sometimes the scene of much lighting.
During a brawl over a trivial occurrence
several Sundays ago a riot of a serious
nature was almost initiated, and tele
phone messages were sent to police head
quarters in this city for assistance.
Two battalions of the police reserve
were ordered out, including the mounted
po'icemen of the Fifth Precinct. DIgney's
resignation was primarily due to tho
trouble which occurred at tho time. There
were only two special officers on duty
at the place, owing to its Isolated lo
cation, and Dlgney wns one of them.
They were powerless to restore order at
the time, and it was stated that such
was the case on previous occasions, when
It would have been extremely dangerous
for either of them to have Interefered
with the temper of the crowd. Dlgney
was doubtless glad to give up his posi
tion. He has been reappointed an addi
tional private of the police force for duty
between Eighth and Fifteenth Streets
and I and G Streets northeast.
TAXPAYERS TURN OUT.
Many Take JlilvantoKc of tlie Last
Day of the Fiscal Year mul I'ny.
Yesterday was the last day of the last
fiscal year upon which local taxpayers
could turn their dog, water and real es
tate dues into the coffers of the District
government, and a constant procession of
persons passed through the portals of
the tax collector's office at the District
Building for the purpose of closing their
present accounts with the municipality.
Hundreds took advantage of the op
portunity, and from the size of the throng
it seemed as though half the city had
forgotten that there is any such thing
as a. city dependent upon them in part
for support. Secretary Chamberlain, or
the "man behind the big screen" In the
tax collector's office, was kept busy all
day receiving the money and receipting
bate-on the part of the city authorities,
Std he heaved a deep sigh of relief when
the official day closed and thut oft the
crowd. Everybody there seemed desirous
of paying first, and this, with the at
tendant heat conditions and the jostling
of the crowd, made those in line swelter
before their turn came at the window.
WILLIAM BUCKLEY'S WILL.
He Heqneatlies Property to His Chil
dren and Grandchildren.
The will of William Buckley, bearing
date of November IS, 1S97, was filed yester
day in the Orphans' Court for the Dis
trict of Columbia. William Buckley, eld
est son of the decedent, is named as ex
ecutor, and the following disposition of
his property is ordered: $500 to the pres
ent rector of St. Dominic's Catholic
Church; $4,000, to be divided equally be
tween the grandchildren of the testator,
Thomas Buckley. Annie Bottomer, Kate
Ryan, Ellen Downey, Joseph McGraw and
"William Ryan,( and the premises Nos.
722, 724, 720, 72S. 730 and 732 Four-and-a-half
Street southwest, to William Buck
ley; he gives premises Nos. SOO, S02, S04,
$08 and fcflS Four-and-a-half Street south
wes., to Andrew Archer in trust, the
income to be paid to Thomas Buckley
during his lifetime, and afterward to his
natural heirs; $500 each to John and Mi
The stable in the rear of No. 722 Four-and-a-half
Street is "bequeathed to Will
iam Buckley; house and lot No. 353 H
'Street southwest, to Annie Bottomer;
houses Nos. 3.j5 and 357 II Street south
west, to Thomas. Buckley; house K . 359
H Street, to Kate Ryan; houses Nos. 372
and 374 H Street southwest, to Joseph
McGraw; house No. 3GS H S'.reet south
west, to Ellen Dpwney, and house No. 370
H Street southwest, to William Downey.
Law of Alley Structures.
In response to a communication from
C. H. Krey, who lives at No. 442 K Street
northwest, asking ihat the law be en
forced regarding the erection of certain
flats in Prather's Alley, the District
Commissioners yesterday mailed a letter
to the complainant, stating that no law
is being violated in permitting the repairs
being made in the flats In question. The
law to which Mr. Krey referred to is only
applicable to the erection of dwellings in
alleys, but there is no law prohibiting
the repairing of existing dwellings in
The Opening of Q, Street.
The Commissioners yesterday received a
communication from Robert AV. McPher
son, advocating the proposition to open Q
Street, east of Twem y-eighth Street,
Georgetown. Mr. McPherson says that
the improvement would add grea.ly to the
convenience and comfort of the residents
living on the west side of Rock Creek
and would be of advantage to the public
Operator AVIllcins HeslKiis.
Superintendent H. R. Miles, of the elec
trical department at the District Build
ins; yesterday tendered the resignation of
Operator C. A. Wilkins to the District
Commissioners, and recommended the ap
pointment of Charles A. Austin to fill
the place. Mr. Wilkins was appointed
about a year ago, but was compelled to
give up his place on account of Ill-health.
Major Sylvester, the new superintendent
of the Metropolitan police, is busily en
gaged upon his first report and expects
to have it ready for the District Commis
sioners in about a week.
Dr. Purvis, of the Washington Asylum,
was" at the District Building yesterday,
where he was in consultation with Com
Dr. Schade, who is prominently identi
fied with the management of Howard Uni
versity, called upon Commissioner Boss
yesterday relative to the proposed im
provement of Freedman's Hospital, which
is a part of the university institution.
Dr. TiiiTlall, secretary of tho board of
Commissioners, is absent from the city
on a tour of inspection of a number of
northern cities on busfness pertaining to
The will of the late Mrs. Ellen Rowan,
filed yesterday in .the Orphans' Court for
the District of Columbia, disposes of all
her property, real, personal, and mixed,
to her husband, John Rowan, who she
names as executor.
$3,00 excursion to the Seu- 5.00
shore via Pennsylvania Railroad.
For Atlantic City, Cape May, Ocean
City and Sea Isle City. Tickets on sale
for II a. m. and 12:45 p. m. trains Fridays
and Saturdays until September 10, 1892.
good to return until the following Tues
days, at rate of $5, including transfer of
passenger in Philadelphia, commencing
tu.tu.&tha.m.mon.'wcdifrip.in.until Sept 19
Guldens uppe's Slayer h Elec
trocuted at Sing ting."
HE MIET.S DEATH STOLIDLY
Hut One PnsMiKe of the Current
Through Hii Hotly A n Xeeensitry
The Ilurbi Association "Will
Take Charge of the Hemaiiis
Story of Ills Crime.
Sing Sing, Aug. 1. Martin Thorn was
today put to death for the murder of
Thorn hud but little to say when the
prison officials went to his cell and bade
him prepare for his last walk on earth
the walk through the narrow passage
way to tho death chamber.
From time to time he moistened his
lips with his tongue, a habit he had
learned in the anxious days of the trial.
There was on his brow an unnatural
perspiration, which stood out against the
pallor of his prison tan.
All of the other prisoners in murder
ers' row knew at once when the hour
of Martin Thorn's death had come. There
is always something which tells these
forlorn men when one of their number is
to go out of his cell never to return. And
when the prison officials began their fum
bling with the locks of Thorn's cell the
other murderers In the row crowded close
to the tars of their cells to see as much
as they could of the fate that awaited
First of all, Thorn was officially in
formed that his last hour had come.
The warrant for his death was read in
slow, measured words, every one of
which seemed to sink deep into his un
derstanding. Now and then he looked
down at the new suit of clothing in which
he had dressed himself for death, and
just before the reading was finished he
carefully plucked a speck of dust from
his sleeve. One might have thought that
Thorn was about to go out into the
world a free man.
Then came the time to leave the cell.
Thorn glanced about him at the meager
furnishings of the walled, barred, square
and turned once with an inquisitive look
at the far corners, as if he expected to
see something. He was looking, a last
time for his mouse. In all his calmness
of the last days Thorn had permitted h'm
self to escape from his armor of reserve
for one thing alone that mouse. It had
been his trusted friend, he had said, for,
as he expressed it, It could not talk. A
few days before his execution Thorn
missed the mouse. Hunt as he would, It
could not be found, so the murderer was
robbed of the consolation the small beast
would afford him at the last.
And then was begun the slow walk to
the death chamber. Thorn seemed un
willing at first to step from his cell, but
at a word from one of the keepers he put
forth a resolute foot and faced the nar
Awaiting him in the death chamber
were the physicians and newspaper men,
the State's witnesses of the execution.
They were ranged about one end of the
room in a wide semicircle on. backless
stoofs. At the other ena'of'tne'foomwaV
the massive chair with the straps dang
ling from it and the snake-like wire
writhing down from the knobbed brass
pole. And behind the chair was the small
room of death, a room fenced off. from
the main chamber by a head-high parti
tion. Within this room was the switch
that was so soon to send the stiffening
current through the body of Martin
Thorn may not have known what was
belilnd the screen, although once upon a
time Mrs. Nack, his accomplice in the
butchery of William Guldensuppe, went
to Sing Sing prison and sat In the chair,
and she may have told him all about its
workings. At any rate. Thorn's eyes
swept the chamber In a swift glance that
took in everything there was Uiere. It
went from the semi-circle of witnesses to
the chair, then to the high windows of
the room and their narrow show of sky
and living things of the outer world. His
eyes did not pause there. Thorn had
tUown clearly that he welcomed death
rather than imprisonment for life, and he
looked perhaps longest at the sturdy o-ike.i
chair toward which the attendants led
The room was silent save for the shuf
fling sound of feet as Thorn and the at
tendants moved forward. Somewhere out
side there was a monotonous whirring.
It was the voice of the dynamo speeding
in its work of preparing Thorn's death
When Martin Thorn had taken his seat
in the chair there was a slight movement
among the witnesses as if some of them
wished to make whispered comment to
their neighbors. But they had been en
joined to silence by the laws of the prison,
so no one spoke.
In a twinkling, for the attendants were
used to their work. Thorn's trousers had
been slit at the leg, and the straps fasten
ed about his waist, arms, legs and wrists.
Then the yellow leather cap with the
brass sponge cup, was lowered to his
head. The buckling of a strap so -fixed
the leather covering that Thorn's face
was all but hidden. There was left to
him, and it seemed an anomaly, a small
space through which he might breathe.
All of these preparations required but a
very few minutes. It was, in fact, a re
markably short time after Thorn entered
the death chamber that the current was
turned on and his body stiffened in death.
Before the signal was made to the
switchman in the little room or closet
behind the chair Thorn moved in the oak
en seat as if he was not sitting com
fortably. Then came the signal. There was a
clicking sound in the closet. Thorn's body
became suddenly rigid, the straps about it
creaking under the tension. A sigh, a
hiss, some sort of a sound, came from
the murderer's lips. Another click was
heard in the closet, and Thorn's body
sank back into ithe chair. For an instant
the body was. limp. Then it stiffened
again, and again the straps creaked. But
this time there was no hissing from the
lips. Thorn had been killed with the first
passage of the current through his body.
Paul Minker, the brother-in-law of the
dead man, was present with an under
taker to claim the body, but the warden
was undecided an hour or so after the ex
ecution what to do with it. It is said that
Warden Sage feared that Thorn's rela
tions intended to claim the body, with the
grewsome intention of putting it on exhi
bition for a day or so in some museum.
It was announced Utfer in the day that
Thorn's body will be buried tomorrow in
The Barbers' Association, of which
Thorn was a member, has decided to care
for the remains.
History of Thorn's Crime
Martin Thorn murdered William Guldensuppe,
a rubber in the Murray Hill baths, more than a
year ago, in a cottage at Woodside, L. I., which
he and his accomplice, Mrs. Augusta Nack, a
midwife, had hired for the purpose. Mrs. Nack
was arrested soon after the murder, and at her
trial in Queens County the accused Thorn of the
murder. Thorn was arrested on July 6 of last
year, ten days after the murder, and was con
victed on December 3. Mrs. Nack is now serving
a term of fifteen years imprisonment in the
Mrs. Nack, for a period of several months prior
to the murder, had received the attentions' of
both Thorn and Guldensuppe. A jealousy sprang
up between the two men, which led to a fUht
between them in the woman's presence, and for
rtienge and to get Guldensuppe out of the way,
Thorn planned to make away with him. Sirs.
Nack was as active as he in the making of the
plans, and ea-ly in June laM."ycar shc hired the
Woodside cottage. On June 20 Guldens.ippc went
to the cottage wjth, Mie. Nack, believing, upon
her representations that he ami she were to live
there during tl e summer. Thorn was hidden in a
closet on the wcond Hocr qt the cottage and
it was arranged between him and Mrs. Nack that
he -was to shoat Guldensuppe as he ascended the
Ftair. Thorn, peering liiiough the half-closcd
Winds of the bathroom window on the second
floor, saw Mr. Nack, who remained in the va d,
d op her handkerchief a3 a signal that Gulden
suppe liad entered the, house. The murderer
counted his victim's footsteps as lip ascended the
stairs, and as he passed the closet, shot him
through the head from behind.
He then placed the body in tho bathtub and
called Mrs. Nack to lrok at it. After the woman
had gone away, Thorn dismembered Guldeivstip
pe's body and wrapped the several parts up in
oilcloth and paper, which Mm, Nack had pur
chased for the puiposc. Tlie nett day the two
dropped one of the bundles -ccHitotninp the half
of the trunk and the upper portions of the legs
from tlie end of a ferrloat, and two hours later
it was found in a dock close by tile feny slip by
some lo.s who were In swimming there. The
other half of the trunk and tlie arms were fpund
two dajs later wrapped in 'a piece of the same
oilcloth in the woods at .Highbridge, where
Thoin and Mr. Nack had taen.it in a phaeton.
Tlie next day the remainder of the body, with
the exception of the lied, -which was never found,
Moated up to a dock in the Brooklyn navy jard.
The body was identified by peculiar marks upon
it. irl snite of the fact that a laTKf norticn of the
j 6kin on the chest had been cut away to efface a
JU4U lam-v IU.HIV. i ; Mtu II VIII MIC UUatl
man's fellow-workmen at the baths that he and
Thorn had known Mrs. Nackand had fought
nbout her. Mrs. Nack was di'-covercd at her
home, preparing to sail for Emope, and was
Suspicion fell upon Thorn, but he was musing
from his accustomed haunts, and he was not cap
tured until July C. He had confided the story of
his crime to a barber named, Gotha with whom
he had worked, and he, fearing that Thorn would
kill him to keep his tecret more securely, told
the whole talc to the jiolice and betrajed Thorn
into their hands.
The lmlice said that Thorn confessed to them
wlnle locked up at police headquarters, but at
Ins trial he accused ilrs. Nack of the crime.
Mr?. Nack at her trial turned etate'h evidence,
telling how Thorn had committed the crime,
and sued her neck.
THE STOCK MARKET.
Old Issues of Govt-rniuent Bonds Ail
viince With .Veiv Threes.
New York, Aug. 1 Bid prices for the old
issues of Government bonds were ad
vanced today l-lal-2 per cent, anel on
large dealings the new threes established
a new high record. The strength of Gov
ernment 'bonds may be' reasonably re
ferred to the dual Influence of the pro
posals for peace instituted by Spain and
to the low rates for money. In general
the same influences were effective in the.
day'fe Stock Market.
In the forenoon the trading was on a
trilling scale, and was 'practically con
fined to the Industrial shares, Brooklyn
Itapxl Transit and People's Gas. With
the progress of the day, 'however, the
dealings in the railway list became, more
animated, and with the granger shares
In the lead, advances were common. In
terest has been aga n turning to these
stocks since relief came to the growing
crops through the breaking of the exten
sive drought in the West, and now that
local professional interest Is pretty well
'monopolized by the manipulation of the
industrials, the transactions in the gran
gers and other railway stocks may be
taken to reflect a moderate Increase in the
outside interest" in the market.
The London stock market was again
closed today over the August bank hol
idays, to the local market was without
the usual Influence from that quarter.
Of occurrences affecting particular
stocks, the most discussed was the buck
ling of the girders on the Brooklyn
Bridge, which it was thought might lead
to a more restricted" use of the structure
by the Brooklyn street xaUway lines or
airitation to that end. On (this. noLon
-Brooklyn Rapid Transit, was, mul,r.- P,res
sure, whjch, however, leftthe stock onU
moderately changed on thfr day's bus!
ness. People's Gas was also rather un
settled on expressed threats on the part
of the so-stylcd 'Natural Gas interests
in the property to resort Xoj litigation to j
enforce a more extensive. useof their out- j
put. FormeT maneuvers of this kind have
been attended by bear camflalgns In the
old stock, and there was' "doubtless some
selling for this account -t,o,ltry.
The general market closcdj quiet and at
recessions from the highest figures of the
day. i t
New 'Vorlc toc!c Mnrlict.
Corrected dajy by 1V...B. Hibb? & Ox
members ot ths New York Stoeli Exchaa-'j
14.T P Street.
Oaea Hlca Low Clos.
American Spirits pro....
Am buuar. pfd
Amer can Tobacco. ....
Atcblson. Top& S F.pfJ
Baltimore ana Ohio
Bay S.ate Gus
Chesapeake & Ohio
C , C..& St.L
I2V 12?i I2?i 12?,
CG 37 38 37
1C9'4 13)3 !3Sf I39$
113 IUi I13'j IH
121 123'i 1JI 123?;
13ff 138 13M li
Si?J 31i ?.4V4 21H
11 UH 13',- U
44 W 44 i
604 50J4 50J 604i
22 J, 22 4 22H !,'
42! 42ii 42 iH
C. B icV?. IOCS tOT Woii lOGi
Chicago & Nortnwestera 13P 131 131 131
Chicago Gas 99' 5914 8 93
UM & St. Paul. 100 lOOii 9J-S lCOJi
C H. K: Pacific 11J& U.Ji Mi D67S
Consolidatca Gas 19S& 199 19SJJ 199
Del. & Hudson 107 107 1U7 107
Ucn-KioGraaaeptd... 50& 60 .'Oj 50?,
General Electric 39k 4J?a 39?i 3J?,
Illinois ucntrai 107 lur 107 io
Louisville a Nnsnvllla..
M.,K. and T, pfd
National Lead Co
Nw Jersev Uenirai. ...
New Yon; Central
Nortnern Pacinc, pfd...
54 54 53 H 535
lobji 1.-4 H 153 1534
843 34 H
U6?a libit US? nth
29', 3) 29J 30
Southern Kaiiway, pfc 31?,
Tennessee Uoal ana iro 25Jfc
Union Pucllic. ceir 24
U, S. Leather pfd CSU
Wuba.li. pia i9u
: Western Union Tel UiJ
U. P. pfd Cia
A. S. W. Z'JH
V. S. Kubber 39'
U. S. Kubber pfd 9l3?i
Ex--ividena, uv4 percent.
The midsummer dullness and the un
certainty over the- peace situation had Its
effect in the opening of the week's busi
ness in the stock market yesterday. There
was a slight Increase In the trading over
the days of last week and there was a
little better movement in prices, but
neither of these tendencies was strong
enough to be dignllied'with more than a
passing notice in commenting on the un
questioned lassitude of the whole list.
The industrials were manipulated nearly
all day into a semblance of liveliness.
The notice of assured peace would have
an immediate effect, and that probably is
the thing that would revive the business
of the exchange during the "dog days."
The prospects of peace are known only
In Madrid. Up to a late hour last night
President McKInley had heard nothing
from Spain as to the way that his peace
proposition would be received. It is very
certain that there is a large percentage
ot the street that does not hope for much
In the way of immediate results from
the note sent to Spain.
There is renewed talk of .dividend pros
pects in Lead. Ladenburg, Thallman &
Co. mention the gossip. -They state that
they can give na.hing definite.
Rubber stocks were the feature yester
day, and they were active -nil day. It is
apparent that there is very little prefer
red stock for sale. There was good com
mission buying in the preferred, and the
demand lifted it immediately. The talk
of the good earnings of the rubber com-
1) drugglBU aU It' " tol'tt
Do You Need. Kelp?
We are specialist's" In N?rvous and Special Dis
eases of Men cub.
Ars straightforward nod legitimate; our charges
alike and reasonable to all.
Per visit is our only charge, all medicines ant)
Young Men, Middle Age
or Old Men,
Suffering from c-cccnes and errors of youth, over
work ir mental worry, and troubled with Nervcuj
Debility, Los3 of Memory. Uashfulncss. Confusion
of Ideas. Headache, Dizziness. Palpitation of the
Heart, Weak, back. Dark Circles Around the Eyei,
Pimples on the Face. Loss of Sleep, iired Feehn?
In the Morning, Evil Forebodings, Did, Stupid,
Axerelon to Society, no Ambition, Bad faste in
the Mouth, Dreams and Niulit Losses. Deposits in
the Urine, Frequent Urination, sometimes accom
panied with slight burning. Kidney Trouble, or
any Disease of the Genito-Urinary Organs, can
here find an honest, safe and speedy cure.
VARICOCELE CURED AT ONCE without opera
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afford to take any risk. Like father; like son. We
have a never-failing remedy that will purify the
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The National Medical and
71 7 Fourteenth St. N.W,
OFFICE HOURS 10 a. m. till I p. m., and
6 to 8 p. m. Sundays, 10 to 12.
Consultation lrcc and invited at office or bj
pany is attracting attention. There seems
every prosaect that with the only real
rival of the trust removed the business
will boom for some months to come.
The other industrials absorbed the re
mainder of attention almost entirely. In
the case of Sugar and Tobacco the busi
ness was not perhaps so genuine as in
Rubber. There were very' clear evidences
of manipulation. The tdbacco company is
putting out stories of its prosperity and
of the prospect of increased dividends.
Negotiation have been resumed looking
to the consolidation of the New York
The talk of the increased earnings of
Brooklyn Rapid Transit continues, and it
is to this that the advance during the
last few .days is ascribed. It is said that
there Is a good prospect of a division of
the surplus this Full. This surplus is now
nearly half a million and it is growing
all the time with the fine Summer busi
ness. There Is the thought in the minds
of some, however, 'that th'e reiteration of
the earnings talk may be a little open to
suspicion. There is certainly man.pulatlon
in the stock.
Insiders are very confident that Man
hattan will pay no taxes to the city ex
cept those on personal property, pending
the final tax decision by the supreme
Vnnbinston MorSc Exchnnce-
Sales Capital Traction, 10g73 1-2. Mer
genthaler Linotype. 1551S2; 1O01S1 1-2; Mi
181 1-1. Lanston Monotype, 1016 1-2; 7(g
US 1-sClWJ lJ.
ii i my.
IJSl's, 1925. ..i
U S I?, 13Jv,... -,.-.,...
U b5'si 1CCIQP
DIiT.U3r OJ COZ.-3lM BDJt
t's.lfEO '-0-year fundins"
t'sU3i "3ycar funding," gold
'.'slSXJl, 'iVaterstocc" carreacy.
r&rjOJ, "Waterstuclt" icUrrenj
rlmdlBS,'" currency. 3-33 115
MetK..R 5s. 1925 118
Met it It Cert Indebtedness; A 113
MetKK Cert Indebtedness, ii.... iuS
Columbia It K bS 1911 118
BeltKH5-s. 1921 50
LcklngtonUKfl'i 1S35-10I1..J 100 ,
WasliUas Co, scr A, 6's, 1302-27.. 113
WasUGatCoer B. o's, 190K23.. U3
U S Electric Light. Debenture
Imp,M andN ES
Am SCr &Tr 5', F and -A, 1933
AmScc&Tro's, A and O. 1905.... 103
Wash Market Co IstO's, 1WJ-I91I,
7,000 retired annually
Wash MarketCo Imp M-.. VoO
Wash Market Co exfn G's, U4-if
Masonic Hall Association o's, "J.
WashLtlnf 1st G's, 1C3I
2-ATIOS U 0 lXi STOCKS.
Hankot Wnsnlnztoa 235
Central (new stock) 140
Farmers ana Mechanics' ISO
Citizens ' 140
West End 5
SAFBDa?J?tr ASD T tOJI CJt?I J
Nat SafeDeposit andTrus: H254
Wash Loan and Trust 126
Amer Security and Trust H9
W ash Safe Deposit
Corcoran - 50
Aerman American 1&
National Union 10
TtTEi INSUIUXCE STOCKi
HealEstatc Title 70
Columbia Title 4
District Title i
Capital Traction Co k. 73H
Columbia .' ." 73
Georgetown & Tenallytown
GAS 1MD ELi3E.tI3"Ll3.trSrJCL
Washington Gas i75
TJ. S. Electric Light 103
Chesapeake and Potomac 50
Pennsylvania -j j.
Mergenthalcr Linotype .J 1 181
Lacston Monotype ft..... 16H
American Graphophone 12?
American Graphophone, Prof. 13
Pneumatic Gun Carriage 27
Great Falllce 110.
Norfolk & Washington Steamboat
THE WHEAT MAEKET.
It Advances Onc-IInlf Cent Over
Saturday at ihc ClONe. '
Chicago, Aug. 1. "Wheat sold off l-2c
early, but recovered its decline and ad
vanced l-2c over Saturday at 'the close.
The 'buying was mostly by local traders,
who had sold English markets. Primary
receipts were 7C0.009, against 1,260,000 a
Clearances were 2S5.O0O bushels. The
seaboard reported about 300,000 bushels
taken for export. There was a decrease
of 3,000,000 b'ushels on passage. North
western 'crop reports were all favorable.
The best authorities estimate a total
yield of 700,000,000 bushels or over. The
next government report will also show a
falling off in spring, but if previous pre
dictions of the latter had been 'fulfilled
there would not have been room enough
Hecbt & Company
$1.25 to $2.50 wrappers go at 57c.
No previous offering ever equaled it. We acknowledge" our
selves that we have never before bought such fine, high-grade
wrappers for so little. Imagination cannot picture the reality. De
scription cannot do justice to the handsome garments in this lot.
Every one, almost, is ti immed elaborately with either lace or em
broidery. Every one has deep ruffles. You've the choice of lawns,
of fine percales, of fine batistes and only 57c to pay for them for
garments which were made to sell for $1.25, $1.50 and up to $2.50.
DOWN GO SHIRT WAIST PRICES.
The sales that we have so far inaugurated this season will be
further excelled by the two which we shall start today. We
shall make a cut in shirt waist prices which will cause your eyes
to start from your head with wonderment. Two immense tables
will be filled with the season's best waists, and you may take
your choice for about a third and a fourth of what they're worth.
for waists which sold up to $1.25
consisting of the finest percales,
lawns, batistes, etc In the most de
sirable patterns, in neat checks and
figured effects, with proper blouse
fronts and proper sleeves; in all sizes;
with all styles of collars.
Sailors at 19c.
Lot of ladles rough and ready straw
sailors, with blue and black braids,
will be put on sale today at lDc
Ladies' hats, 39c.
A large lot of ladles' black and white
hats, of fancy straw, will be sold to
day at 39c
Ribbon sale at 2c.
We are making a grand sweep of all
the low-priced ribbons: we are offer
ing them for much less than cost, to
clear them out completely. For in
stance, we make up a lot for today
of 2 and 3-Inch satin ribbons and 3
inch moire ribbons, at 2 l-2c a yard.
Ribbon rale at 9c.
A lot of three-inch all-silk moire
taffeta and corded edge taffeta rib
bons, of which we have sold thousands
of yards this season at 16c. and 20c
yard will go today at 9c yd.
Sale of ladies' muslin underwear at 98 cents.
This morning a table will be be filled with all the odd lots of ladies" fine
muslin underwear consisting of fine gowns, chemise, skirts and drawers
which sold up to $150, and we shall let you take your choice for $Sc. a gar
ment. Most of these are elaborately trimmed; some with such lace as Torchon,
Point d' Esprit and Valenciennes; some with fine Hamburg embroidery and In
serting. The gowns in particular are beautiful, being in several styles, includ
ing the very desirable "Empire" effect.
There are all sizes in the lot, perhaps not all sizes in many styles, but that's
why you're getting them for less than they cost us, so that we won't have to
carry them over.
Ladies' bike suits, 9Rc. -
Lot of ladles' summer covert bicycle
suits, some with lengins to match sold
for J3.50 first of the season now re
duced to 99c
35 "thin" suits
to go for $2.49. ,
Today we shall bunch a lot of la
dles' linen and ladies' crash suits and
white duck and pique stilts at 52.49
which sold for JS and $10. Some of
them are trimmed with strips of duck
and some are tastefully braided. They
are reduced for a quick clearance,
and it will be quick, indeed.
HECHT AND COMPANY, 515 Seventh Street.
In the three northwestern states to have
stocked the grain.
Chicago Grain ana Provision Market
Corrected daily by W. R Hibbii Co.,
memaers ofthsXew Yorlt Stock Exchange,
1427 V Street.
. 64 !t
RIGGS NATIONAL BANK,
Washington, D. C.,
Issues Letters of Credil (or
Avalleblo in All Parts of the World.
Sells Foreign Exchange.
Makes Cable Transfers.
Charlet C. Glover. President.
Thomas Hyde, Vice President.
James II. Johnston, Second Vice Pre
Arthur T. Brice, Cashier.
William J. Flather. Assistant Cashier.
I American Security
I and Trust Co.
Money to Loan.
This company has money to loan
n listed collateral securities a)
Vowestiato of In terete.
u. J. UEUL, i'reaiuout-
Money to Loan
At 5 Per Cent
On Real Estate in D. C.
KO DELAY. TERXIS REASONABLE.
I1EISKELL, & MchEILAN,
jy2S-tf 100S F ST. jr. w
W. B. H1BBS & CO.,
BAJTKEnS AND BROKER3.
Members New York 8tcck Ezchacza.
1 427 F Street.
mOENBUUli. 'i'UAUaiA.VN CO,
FOR RENT The beat way to help your dusi
ness or profession i3 to move into the largit
and best-known offlce-buildins in the city.
THE WASHINGTON LOAN AND TRU-JT
BUILDING. COR. Mil AJH) F STS.
A few choice rooms now available; imxtoate
rental; no extras; perfect janitor service; ilre
proof surroundings; 3 eleyatora; 10 stories; com
modious bicycle stalls. iy8-tu,tb.uMt
for waists which sold up to $2.98
consisting of the very finest and
handsomest creations of the best mak
eis the highest-grade waists to be
had. embracing fine cheviots, madras,
ginghams, finest lawns, plain and
plaid white India llnons, white piques,
laundered stiff front waists.
Choice fo? 5 cents.
The choice is given you today
of a lot of ladles straw bonnets and
hits in black and colors at Sc each.
The original prices were so much more
that to state them would sound ridi
culousIncredible. Straw sailors, 23?.
Lot of children's straw sailors, which
sold for 50c. to SSc., will be sold for
Ribbon sale at 12c.
Lot of 41-2-Inch all-silk moire and
fancy ribbons, -which have been sell
ing freely for 2Sc. and 33c. a yard, go
on 6ale today at 121-2c yard.
25c wings. 7?C.
Lot of yellow, cream, green, and
pink wings for hat-trimming have been
cut from 25c pair to 7I-2c pair.
Ladies' serge suits. $5.50.
Lot of ladies navy blue and black,
cheviot serge suits, with jackets lined
with silk, with full width skirts, the
nobbiest tailor-made suits of the sea
eon, which sold for $11.93 earlier
now reduced to $5.50.
Brilliantine skirts, $1.19.
A lot of fine figured brl!liat!ne
skirts, full in width and velveteen
bound, which sold for $3, go on sale
today reduced to SL19.
We hare erery facility for the qnick tweutica
cf orders in stocks and grain. We take pleasure
in gmPB cur clients advice which we resularly
leceive from relinble Kew York houses. Use oar
telephone to secure quotations.
Lappin & Davis,
C2) Seventh st. nw. (se. cor. F.)
MOXEV WANTED .VXD TO LOAN.
MOXEY TO LO VX on D. C real estate; payable
in small monthlv installments. JOIlN' H.
WALTER. WILSON WILLLUIS. 1321 F st. nw.
Loans made on furniture,
pianos, etc., without publicity
or removal, and the day you
ask for it. We have an equita
ble payment plan which greatly
reduces the cost of carrytng tha
loan, and we will give you a
year's time If you want It to pay
the same. We will as cheer
fully make ycu a 510 loan as
$100. and no charge or expensa
If loan is not made. Buslnpsa
strictly confidential. Please call
and cenvince yourself that oar
riitc3 are the lowest.
Washington 'Mortgas Lou
Ko. 61 0 F Street N.W.
loans of $103
1 and upwards MADE
Wagons, etc.. at lowest rates and en the day
you apply. Loans may be repaid on the build
ing association plan, in easy weekly or monthly
payments; every payment reduces cost ot car
ryirfe loan. If you have a loan with some other
company, we will pay it off and advance yoa
more money, if desired.
Leans made anywhere In the District. Call
and get rates. Front room, first fioor. Scitctlfio
National Mortgage Loan Co.,
625 F St. N. v
Money to Loan on
Household Furaitarr. Plaaor, &, w.'fi.
out rtmjval from owner's possession; payments
received on principal, which reduces the cost o!
carrying; all business strictly confidential; no
expense to applicant if loan is not made; effi
cient service enables us to act promptly oa all
applications. See us before coins elsewhere.
Capital Loan Guarantee Co.,
602 F Street N. W.
HONEY TO LOAN at the lowest rates ot Intel est,
en improved and unimproved property In th
District of Columbia; no delay beyond exam
ination of title. WALTER H. ACKER. 704 Uta
St. nw. fe2-tt
HONEY to lean on real estate: 1230 and ism3
sums, 4 per cent; $500 and larger rums, a pet
rent; 2,500 end larger sums, 4 and 1 1-i per
cent; all transactions conducted with economical
consideration for borrowers. WM. H. SAIPJDF.Sa.
ft CO.. H07 F it. nw. ol7-tt
ifONEY TO LOAN ON APPROVED COLLAT
ERAL No delay. YERKES & BAKER,
Rooms 40 to 41, Uetzerott Bldff.. 1110 F st.
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