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Unrest May Cause Slump
In Volume of Business
Manufacturers and Merchants Operate More Cau?
tiously Owing to Rapid Development of Labor
Troubles and Fear Government Will Interfere
NOTHING is more paralyzing to business than uncertainty. That
was apparent last week, when a perceptible slackening in trade
activity followed developments in the fight to restore prices to a
lower level while labor is crying for a hipher wage. The labor situation
has been worrying business men for a considerable period and the wide?
spread and sensational publicity recently given to the news of unrest has
increased apprehension to the point where, for the first time since the
revival of business began last spring, merchants are actually cutting; down
orders in some lines. The scramble for goods which has been going on
without interruption since last spring has subsided somewhat. Manu?
facturers and retailers alike have assumed a much more cautious attitude
and are less ready to make commitments far ahead.
The most serious aspect of the present situation, however, is that
domestic unrest is holding up arrangements for providing credits for
Europe. Arrangements bave practically been completed for taking care of
some of the most urgent needs, but an adequate programme for meeting the
requirements of the case in a broad way is still undeveloped. If too long
delayed, the effects on mir foreign trade, and in turn on domestic pros?
perity, are likely to be serious in the extreme.
Broadening of the foreign market
for American iron and steel continues.
Inquiries from Europe and the Far
East for large tonnagea of basic pier
iron have appeared here, while the
American manufacturers of steel are
selling their products in England on
an increasing scale. The invasion of
the English market by American steel
intorests is giving the British industry
no little concern, and cables huve sug?
gested a possible boycott of the
British manufacturers who buy Ameri?
Despite labor disturbances produc?
tion of iron and steel is being well
maintained and the leading steel mills
are operating on a 76 to 80 per cent
capacity basis. At the close of the
week tho railroad administration re?
ceived bids from the steel companies
for 300,1100 tons <?f steel rails. In May
an order for 200,000 tons was distrib?
uted among the principal producers on
a basis of $-10 to S47 a ton.
Further concessions In copper prices
were reported last week, indicating
that the large producing and selling;
agencies are finding it difficult to
maintain quotations at recent high ,
levels in the face of a sharp falling
off in demand. Buying of copper has
been at a reduced rate fur a fortnight, |
owing in part to unsettlement caused
by labor unrest.
At the close of the week copper for
August delivery was quoted at 21%
cents a pound and pales were reported
on that basis. This compared with a
recent high price of 22% cents. Cop?
per for September delivery was quoted
at 22 to 22% cent?-, against a recent
high of 24 cents. The other nonferrous
metals were fairly steady, although the j
demand for these metals has also
fallen off somewhat.
The cotton goods market has been
relatively inactiva compared -with the
brisk demand for merchandise that
characterized conditions of the pre?
ceding week. Labor agitation, proposed
Federal legislation to regulate j.rices
in the clothing industry and the tend?
ency by dealers to withhold purchases
in anticipation of lower prices are the
elements responsible for the change.
Opinion as to future developments as
regards prices, demand, etc.. are widely
diversified among manufacturers, job?
bers and brokers. The majority are
optimistic, however, feeling that with
the marked decrease of production a
normal demand will maintain prices at
a high lev.-!. Many go so far as to
predict a material increase by Janu
Considerable opposition has been ex?
pressed to the proposal that the gov?
ernment attempt to regulate prices.
While it is freely admitted In many
quarters that present figures are un?
reasonably high, it is nrgtied that the
shortage of production is tho main
causo and that the only relief can
eome from the natural process of the
law of supply and demand. It is point?
ed out that the manufacturer is faced
with a material increase ?n production
cost because of labor difficulties ami
that present lowering of the scllinj?
price of his product by the govern?
ment wil! not only be an injustice, but
greatly prolong the ultimate solution
of the situation.
The desire to stabilize the market on
a basis of lower prices Is apparent tn
many quarters. Manufacturers declare
that they would much prefer to sacri?
fice some profits to effect a reduction
of prices, and thus bring about a
business condition that would permit
of a reasonable prediction of the fut?
ure. In other words, a majority of the
interest prefer a normal market rath?
er than one of heavy ?sales with future
uncertainties such as the present one.
The? speculative element gave evi?
dence during the week of apprehension
regarding future prices. Cray goods in
second hands that, had been acquired
last spring steadily declined and tow?
ard the closing of the week specula?
tors were diligently seeking buyers, a
reversal of former conditions, Stocks
of 64-flOs i.: s,?(-,...)t| hands, which dur?
ing tin? last fow weeks sold at 17 4 and
18 cents ;i yard, were quottd last week
at 15 !? cents a yard.
Converters were the main purchas?
ers of the limited stocks. It is believed
that another week of continued dulness
in the market will rc>rce the sale of
nil gray goods in second hands.
? Quotations in tin? primary market
remained tlrm in the face ..f a steady
export demand and continued pur
chases by dealers. This latter buying
was largely confined, however, to
Stocks for imm?diate replacements,
merchants evincing a tendency to de?
fer heavy buying until a more settled
Production of cloth, and not sales,
was tho chief concern of the woollen
goods trade last week. The mills are !
making every e!Tort,?it is said, to speed
up tho production of goods for use
this fall and winter. The orders which
the mills are working on tiro snid to
represent a small margin of profit, be- i
cause of the increases in labor and
yarn costs since the orders were taken.
Mill agents regard the present situa?
tion as unhealthy nnd want to see the
end of it as soon as possible.
Extreme caution is guiding the mills
in looking forward to tin? making of
spring fabrics. Tue opening of order
books for spring cloths last week was
confined to a few mills and the amount
of goods allotted to customers was said
to be extremely email. Hampered by
a shortage of yarn, labor and the dis?
position o? the reduced working forces
to loaf on th.ir jobs even under the
shortened working week, the mills have
been compelled to reduce their esli
mates of possible production during the
next few months to a minimum.
Deliveries of fall fabrics continue
slow. Some orders taken in June are
still undelivered. An approximate de?
lay of two months is figured by most
mill agents now.
Prices of desirable fabrics, particu?
larly serges, in the hands of jobbers
or garment manufacturers who wish to
dispose of them, are increasing. Ad- J
vanees of as much as $2 a yard over,
I mill prices are noted in some fabrics.
1 The shortage of serges, twills, tri
j eotines and similar staple fabrics is
i growing more acute.
; While the irado discussed the gov
] ernment's efforts to reduce the cost of
! living, it was generally agreed thut
reductions in cloth prices are impos?
sible unless production can be increased.
The mill agents feel that even if de?
mand should fall off here, because ol
the agitation against high prices, for?
eign buying, which has received little
encouragement so far, would keep uf
the general level of prices.
Activity in the raw fur and .dresset
skin trades has fallen off with the ap
proach of the fail auction in New York
St. Louis and Condon. Collections o
desirable skins have been withdraw
by dealers and consigned to th
auctions. Stocks fo sale in the dealer:
ware room 3 are small and compose
mostly of pelts rejected by manufaci
mers in making their collections. Hig
grado skins are scarce and bring fane
prices when some manufacturer ha
orders for garments which must b
tilled immediately. Sales of first grad
skunks at $1 and (12 apiece are note?
! lie best grade of dark Alaskan mini
now in great demand, were sold la:
week for $35 apiece. Dyed muskri
skins of the best quality are reporte
to bring as high as $-1.25 apiece, a
though the general level is arour
Manufacturing furriers report
brisk business now that retailers a
beginning to send reorders after the
successful August cales. The mark
leader is the Hudson seal coat in bo
the shoxt and long models. Mai
manufacturers say that the demand h
shifted from the Golman models to t
straight line coat.
Retailers are ?bowing indication?
taking on larger stocks of wrai
6carves and sets of the brown fu
particularly mink, sable, marten a
stone marten. Mole wraps also i
I said to be moving well.
More conservative buying of wome
apparel for fall was noted in the who
sale markets last week. This is
: tributed to a restricted buying po]
which some dealers have adopted pel
ing the results of the government's
vestigation into high prices, and
the fact that, the bulk of the ini:
orders for fall merci ur.diai? were pla
Reorders for dresses from the
cilic Coast section, where the fall s
sun already is in awing, are repoi
by manufacturers here. While no s
i ening of the market is apparent
i some manufacturers express the o]
; ion that if retailers find their st<
moving slowly because of the 1
; prices and keep out of the ma
' for a few months, surplus stocks
accumulate in the hands of pobbers
manufacturers, with a fall in price
Wholesalers' stocks are said tc
increasing now because of the rlc
?>!' manufacturers to keep their org
zations running even if orders are
!/.''jfr conditions in the men's cl
?ng trade were the centre of inte
, last week. At a meeting called by
; Clothing Manufacturers' Industrial
i change, to which the entire New
: market was invited, a resolution
i passed to curb the bidding of m
facturer? amon?j themselves for
1 services of workers, and to inst
; collective bargaining on the wage c
' tion with the union. It is hoped
! by presenting a united front, the i
; and chaotic rise of wages In the i
i can bo checked to a certain extent
Manufacturers say the labor s
! tion and the delay in the delivei
i cloth has slowed down productic
1 about f>0 per cent of normal.
Dusiness in the silk market last
was largely confined to sales by
I hers. A few manufacturers began
? ing orders for spring merchandise
i a majority will not be ready until
I tcmber 1 to receive next year's
business. All interest reported
? muiid for merchandise far in exc<
? the supply, and a majority are lo
j to an advance in prices of both i
' and novelty lines for spring wear.
The demand for silk goods i
scribed as a thoroughly general
with georgettes, cr?pe de chem
: taffeta being most favored by h
?during the week. Manufacture
| imitation silk goods have in rnai
: stances already sold their entire
i duetion for spring and are receivi
j quiries regarding merchandise fi
livery in the late summer of 1020
! feature of the heavy demand for
lies in the general leaning towai
most expensive qualities in all
As an examplo, manufacturers o
cialties in dress goods found a
market for the expensive
brocaiies, which in some cases s
high as $30 n yard.
The scarcity of merchandise ha
attributed in some quarters t
rapid development of small bi
These firms came into existence
; start of the expnnsioii of the m
; demand for silk goods, and, it i
acquired heavy stocks with whiel
\ has been considerable . specu
Most of the manufacturers
adopted a policy of not selling
small brokers, as they feel that
only deprives their customers
merchandise so badly needed, bi
mits of a continuation of spec
Sales during the latter part
week declined when the ioral g
and cutting-up trade withilreu
the market. These industrie:
been steady purchasers from j?>b
staple lines during the las* few
?un,, having acquired sufficient
for immediate use, could not
duced to purchase unless que
were lowered. In some lines th?
n general reduction of about 1
a yard under the prices of tl
ceding week. It is thought that
tinuation of the inactivity Ir
quarter? will force the small <
who are looked upon as speculators, to
offer their stocks at reduced prices.
Those manufacturers who have
opone?1 their spring linos were so del?
uged with orders that disposal of their
production was made on an allotment
basis, one of the largest mills inform?
ing customers that only f>0 per cent of
thej,r demands could be delivered. ,
The tendency of manufactur?is to
defer purchases in anticipation of lower
prices, held sales in the raw silk mar?
ket last week to ?low level. Purchaser?
to cover immediate needs were made
by a few mills, otherwise the importers
were left to speculation on just when
buying would bo resumed. The effect
of the inactivity was to bring about ar
almost daily reduction of quotations
\ which on Thursday showed Kansa
? double extra selling for $10.35 a pouni
! and Shinshui, No. 1, at $9.25 a pound
i a drop of 35 cents and 30 cents respec
j tivi'ly over the preceding week's clos
I ing prices.
Inactivity of the American buyer:
were reflected in Yokohama, when
! transactions were of a comparativel;
| limited nature. The advent of Europeai
? buyers in the Japanese market, loca
i importers believe, will act as a sustain
I ing influence on prices and prevent an;
| material decreases.
Importers, as a whole, regard th
| present inactivity with calmness, as
I serting that mills will be forced int
' the market not later than Septembe
, 1. Their stocks, argue tho importer:
j are not sufficient to carry them he
I yond that point. Importers acknowledg
? their belief that quotations will go t
a slightly lower level, but maintai
that a recurrence of buying will ire
, mediately bring prices back to thei
i present figure and possibly higher.
Leather continued its steady prie
' advance last week, and the opinion i
] the industry was that the top is nc
; as yet in sight. Manufacturers an
dealers state that a world famine t
leather, as a result of conditions ei
. gendered by the war, makes high prie?.
inevitable. The demand is greater thu
tho supply, and the calls from the ba
' ren leather markets of Europe, whei
| leather is demanded at any price, ha\
. resulted in a bidding up of stocks. Tl
suggestion that an embargo be plac?
on exports of leather, leather goo(
: and shoes was disapproved by leai
ing factors in the industr.',. The
stated that 50 per cent of the leathi
used in this counry is imported, ai
that the placing of restrictions on e
I ports would possibly lead to retal.atoi
embargoes in other countries, therel
cutting off many of the raw marke
from American manufacturers.
Shoe manufacturers and distribute
declared that they dislike the hi*
' prices they are being forced to a:
more than the public who pays for tl
goods. They state that a great
amount of capital is required to car
! the same volume of business, and th
j the extension of credits at a time wli.
- inflation is so general might, possib
: lead to an unhealthy financial situ
Leather and shoe men state that th
will welcome an investigation by t
?government, into profiteering. In ti
connection it was said that no stoc
! are being hoarded in anticipation
higher prices, but that, on the contrai
1 the supply of goods on hand at prese
j is far below what is normally carril
' bexause of the abnormal demands a
1 the shortage of gooda on the market.
Shoe merchants again asserted ti
, there are plenty of clieap shoes obla
! able on th? American market, but t
fastidious taste of the American pi
lie has killed the demand for the
' Manufacturers bore out this statem?
i by stating that buyers from all o\
j the country are asking for top grr.
1 shoes because their trade will not. pi
( chase $5 and $6 shoes. Because of t
situation the cheaper grades of sht
, are being shipped to Europe, wh?
: they aro in excellent demand, and i
market, it is said, will soon be bare
', anything but high grade shoes.
Manufacturers report, they ??re w
supplied with orders for immediate
: livery, and that the amount of n
i business coming in is excellent.
j some cases new orders have oxceet
, tho capneity of factories, and in ev
I such instance noted old customers h;
been granted preference.
Tires continue to be the chief i
. tor in the manufactured goods int
! try. Factories throughout the cour
| are working on a twenty-four-hour
! three-shift basis. With the automo
i manufacturers turning out a rec
' number of cars daily, the tire c
; panies are overwhelmed with ord
Export orders are also beinfr recei
? in large quantities. The claim is m
i by some that enough orders have h
? secured for export to keep their pli
poing for three years. Holland
| Scandinavian countries are reporte?
j have placed large orders in this coun
Scrap rubber dealers, report ?
business is better than is usually
ease at this time of the year. T
assert that with the lifting of
British embargo on scrap rubber, <
siderable quantities of inner tu
mado of scrap, are being e::por
With the exception of a few unfi
orders from reclaimers, the s?
market for boots and shoes is p
tically at a standstill. According
I several large manufacturers, orders
! mechanical rubber goods are being
i ceived more rapidly than for s
! time. An increased demand for
j her belting is attributed in large
i to the high cost of the leather kin
Tho market for crude rubber du
i the early part of the week was ac
| with considerable amounts of rul
| chunging hands. Manufacturers ol
? sorts of rubber goods visited the i
ket and purchased rubber on tho
at prices showing increases over tl
of the preceding close. Later pi
! ruled easier, with a subsidence of
| demand which made its appear:
earlier in the week. At the clos.
the week ribbed smoke sheets c
bo purchased for 41% cents a po
whilo October-December brought
cents. For first latex 43 cents
asked, and 44 Va cents a pound
October-December. A little bus:
was transacted in the Para rub
during the week at practically
While the tone of the marke
chemicals was rather quiet last \
in comparison with the trading of
last two months, producers and dei
do not appear concerned as to
future. They declare that this si
is tho natural event of the su?i
months, and that business so far
been better at this period than
many years previous. Prices were
erally maintained at manufactu
figures. Although second hands
some stocks, the greater part of
heavy chemicals available are in
hands of manufacturers at present
they are experiencing no difficult
selling at their own prices.
Heavy European demands for h
featured the market during the !
part of the week. The domestic
rr.nnd continued good, with heavy
chases coming from glassmakers,
manufacturers and makers of ?siui
The effect of the lifting of the
bargo on the importation of Oe;
potash has not yet been felt In
market. It is known that there if
a small quantity of potash salts ii
hands of dealers and that liquid;
cannot be heavy on account of
fact. Dealers state that thera is
possibility of a sharp decline
shipments of muriate begin to con
from Germany. The demand for potash
salts from domestic consumera continues
An excellent foreign business in
caustic soda and chlornte of potash is
being done with South America. The
export business in heavy chemicals
continues good, nlthough the volume of
goods shipped last week was not as
large as in the previous weeks. There
has been a falling off of business to
Europe because of the unfavorable rate
of exchange and the hesitancy to buy
on the part, of Europeans, because of
the possibility of purchasing from Ger?
many at chenper prices when trade re?
lations are resumed.
Operations in the dyestuffs market
last week showed some improvement
over the buying of the week previous,
though purchases in the main are still
confined to small lots. There was a
noticeable improvement in the number
of inquiries for colors from domestic
consumers. In attempting to offer un
explanation for the hand-to-mouth buy?
ing now taking place, dyestuffs dealers
1 stated that legislation pending enact?
ment by Congress and the possibility
' of colors coming 'from Germany had
j brought about an unsettled condition
: of affairs. They also stated that the
heavy buying season in dyes does not
i usually begin much before October.
The export demand for colors con
: tilines to keep the market nctive and
offer compensation for the slack in
domestic business. South America and
the Orient are still the largest purchas?
ers. The amount of American business
placed in these markets of late has re
; suited in tho conviction among dye
' makers that Germany will have a hard
light ahead of her if she is to regain
these color markets. While it was
generally conceded. thai Germany
could never again regain her hold on
lit.? American dyestuffs industry, doubt
as to the ability of American manufact?
urers to compete with the Germans in
the foreign field was openly expressed
The doubtful ones are now beginning to
reconsider their premises, because of
I Uie buying which is taking place.
Swiss colors continue scare, with
! yrices ever on the rise because of the
comparatively small shipments which
have arrived dining the past month
Labor troubles in the Swiss factories
and inadequate transportation facilities
account for the delay in shipments.
With the jewelry industry of Provi
. dence tied up by an express strike and
the labor situation here decidedly un?
certain, retall?is are man i festin;' con?
cern over the filling of fall and holi?
day or,lei s now in the hands of the
manufacturers. Many of the Provi?
dence' manufacturers are trying tc
make arrangements to ship their ex?
press matter by boa; to N'ew York
?.vliil? others are taking advantage ol
?? erland truck servie??. .All of the lead?
ing plants are far behind on deliv?
eries, and ;' is believed that il will be
Fonii time before anything",?-r*ike a nor?
mal schedule ivill again be established.
Shortage ol skilled lubor continue?
to prevent manufacturers of watches
? from bringing their production to i
point where the retail trade can gel al
tho supplies necessary to satisfy theii
customers' demands. The scarcity ol
good watchmakers, as the holiday sea
son approaches, it is reported, grows
greater instead of less, despite the fuel
that many men formerly engaged It
that trade are being mustered out ol
the government service. Manufactur
? ers say that the outlook for immigra
lion into this country, for some timt
. at least, of mon skilled in holography
is not encouraging. This places th<
situation, they assert, up to the fe\\
horological schools, as well as the con
; corns where apprentices are educate?:
to supply the greater part of the in
? creasing demand for watchmakers foi
: the future.
No intention on the part of the pub
lie to curtail its purchases of precioui
, stones, watches and other articles
which come under the classification oi
jewelry has been detected as yet, ac
cording to men important in that in
dustry, despite the countrywide pro
test against the high cost of living
(In the contrary, the shortage of dia
? monds and pearls and semi-precious
stones continues to cause the manu
^ facturing jewellers considerable trou
: ble in tilling the orders which ar<
i pouring in from retailers in all sec
i lions of the count ry.
The watch and silverware manufact
urers find themselves in the same situ
: ation, and the consensus of opinion it
1 tile trade seems to be that whatevei
movement Inward economy may resul
from tiie present agitation the possi
ble reaction upon the jewelry industry
is sonic? months distant, and even thei
may hot be Celt to any great extent i
: wages continue high and the spending
! power of a large part of tho public it
not seriously diminished.
The demand for credit for commer
, clnl purposes was lighter last week
'? and tho supply of notes in tho local
j market was smaller as a result. But
; rates remained unchanged, with most
j of the commercial paper being dis?
counted on a straight 5% per cent
basis. That made the cost of credit
to the borrowers about 6 per cent, the
difference of V2 of 1 per cent being ac?
counted for by the commissions.
Interior banks, as has been the case
for many weeks, supplied the largest
part of tho demand for paper. Local
banks, however, showed increasing in?
terest in the market for paper, and their
purchases were somewhat larger than
of late. The changing attitude of the
banks here toward commercial p?pel?
as un investment was due mainly to
the easier situation in the call money
market, while rates dropped as low
as 3% per cent during the course of
the week. Heretofore call rates have
held at 6 jier cent and much higher at
times, offering greater attraction to the
banks than commercial paper.
Moderate improvement in the market
for bankers' acceptances is also trace?
able to the quieting down of the stock
market, which has caused a slackening
in the demand for call funds. There
was a time a few weeks ago when deal?
ers in acceptances found it difficult to
?lispose of their bills owing to the
fact that the banks could get so much
moro advantageous rates on funds
loaned out on call.
It is not believed that the ease in
the call money market will continue
for long in view of the heavy impend?
ing demands for credit in the fall.
Bankers continue to predict stiff rates
for both stock market and commercial
funds despite the temporary improve?
ment noted last week.
Imported Lares Going Fast
The demand for imported laces bids
fair to exhaust soon all available stocks
in the United States, according to a
large wholesale lirm here. The sale is
reported to be three times as great as
that of domestic manufacture, and
preference is being shown for the most
The embargo placed by the Belginn
government on the exportation of laces
from that country has forced American
buyers to look to England and France
as their chief sources of supply, and
industries in those countries are still
suffering from production shortage
brought on by the war.
Holidays This Week
Tuesday?Bulgaria, Greece, Ruma?
nia, Russia, Serbia.
Wednesday? Austria-Hungary, New?
Buyers ar* Invited to register In
these columns by telephoning Beekman
8243, between 10 a.m. and 7 p. m
ALTOONA, Pnnn.?Ornmer-Arbl? Co.;
Mr. Cramer, auto?; Abenleen.
BALTIMORE?L- Froudenthal * Ron;
furl Freudenthal, tailors' trimmings; Mir
BALTIMORE?I. tiOVln, shoes; Broad
nAI.TlMORB-If Wiener, genernl ratr
chandise; Broadway Central.
BAI/TIMORE?L. Schw?rt?, general
BALTIMORE?Kramer ?ft Sauber; Nathan
Sauber, cotton piece goods; IlKa Hrnail
BALTIMORE?Aronson A Son; S. Aron
flon, ill"?-.- goods; Latham.
BALTIMORE S. Sllverman, geenrai
line; Broadway Central.
BALTIMORE?Goldhelm <* Sons; L.
Gnldhi'lm, piece goods; Pennsylvania.
BALTIMORE?R. Levin, drygodn, etc.;
BALTIMORE?M. Sllverman, furniture,
etc. ; Grand. _
BELLAIRE, Ohio?The Her/.berg Bros.
Co.; M- L. Sonneborn, clothing, furnish?
BOSTONA. Shuman ?- Co.; William T.
Maker; hoys' clothing; Prince George
BOSTON?I. Muss, piece gootls; Long
BOSTON?S. Altmon, general merchan?
BOSTON?M. Kaufman, women'? wear;
BOSTON?Gottlieb Co.; Mr. Goltllab,
clothing, etc.; Brealln.
BOSTON -M. Kaden, piece gooila for
w? men's wear; Latham.
BUFFALO?H. Kahn, pice? goods; Com?
BURLINGTON, N. C.?.T. P. & L. B.
Whltteil; L. B. Whltted, Mis? B. Groas,
. Miss Garrison, Mlas Atwater, drygoods,
furnishings, etc.; Herald Square.
CHARLESTON, S. C. -M. Furschgott &
Sots, A. Furschgott, drygods and notions,
! Lathi? m.
CHARLOTTEVILLE, Va.?I. Walters,
'drj i;inls. etc., , ?Iran.!.
CHARLOTTEVILLB, Va.?Shapiro e:o. ;
i Mr. Shapiro, drygods, clothing, shoes;
CHICAGO?Boston Store; Mr. Boasey,
pictures, china; Mr. Rtnkln, glassware;
? Mr. Mlllington, upholstery; 4 1 ICaal Twen
1 i v-t hlrd SI ri'i't
CHICAGO?Butler Bros.; F. N Culver;
kimonos, mlddv blouses; 495 Broailway.
CHICAGO Marshall Field; H. M. Long,
milliner} . .T. W. Porter, fahrie gloves; F
i Busse, white goo,is; ,l. Beckmar, Jewelry;
..I. M. While, men's clothing; Mr? Ward,
underwear; Miss Llndqulst, la?.-s; I1U7
CHICAGO H. l'an!, tailoring goo.ls;
CHICAGO M. Rein, ready to wear; Col
CINCINNATI A. Meyer, general mer
CLEVELAND A. Shapiro Co.; A. Sha
?piro, notions, housefurnlstilngs, et?-. ; Penn
h\ i vu ma
COLUMBUS, Ohio?Columbus D. C Co.;
Mrs I. B. Coven, readv t.. wea?-: Breslin.
CUMBERLAND, M.l W, Rice, gro
??? ries; Aberdei n.
DARLINGTON S C .1 II Bryant A
tiro.; .1 I!. Brvanl, drvgoods and general
[JALLAS. 'I'c\ Hlggentiothani, Bally i
Logan; ,r. S. McCsrly, ?r . rea.ly t., ??-ar;
39f? Bi Liad? a?.. room li'il.
DALLAS, Tex Butler Bros.; F. X Cul
ver. Mm..min. middy blouses; 495 Broad
?? a ??.
Dia.MSON, Tex Smith Co.; W. Smith,
electrical supplies anil sporting goods;
DETROIT- Ui Mode Dress Shop; ?.
Kraus and .1 E. Ginsberg, suits, dresses,
... alst? , Shei nia n Square.
DKTRfU? M Berger, bous? furnish?
ings: Broadway Contrai.
DES MOINES, la ?-J. Millwood, auto ac
cessorles; Herald Square.
ENN1S. Tes 'l'hoinns Sh..e Co.; B.
Thomas, shoes: Grand.
iaVANSVJLI.E, IikI A l.nlir, gnneral
FLINT, Mli-h W. Shaw, drygoods, 'il.:.,
C?OLDSBORO, N ?" M. Epstein, men's
HARTSVll.LE. S. ?'.--.I L Coker ?
Co.; D. ('olier, drygoods and general rner
HENDERSON, N ?'. -W. W. Parker Co. ;
W. W. Parker, s Parker, !.. Parker, drugs;
HIGH POINT. N C. Moffltt Furnish?
ings Co.; W. Moffitt. drygoods anil mlllin
pi y . Penasy Iva nia.
INDIANAPOIiIS?Pettts D G. Co. ; C.
''.a?; muslin underwear; ?". K. Hoffman,
house furnishings; 230 Fifth Avenue.
.IOPI.IN, Mo. - Hellen? l'o. ; Mr. Gellen?,
clothing . Latham.
IC1NGSTREE, S. C. A Swalls, women's
LAKE CITY, Fia \V B Douglass &
Co.: W. II Douglass, groceries; Marl
LEH1GH, Okla. Ben Beyers; Hen Bey?
ers, general mdse. ; 395 Broadway, room
?j 0 I
LEXINGTON, Kv Wilson Co.: Mr WI!
son, eli.iblng. etc ; Latham.
LOS ANGELES S. Schwa?-/., Jewelry;
LOS ANGELES li. Spitzer, millinery;
LUMUERTON, N. C A. Llnkhauer
Co . A Linkhauer, millinery; Marl
MACON, Ga. .f. X. .-.'eel Co : .1. N,
Niel, el.,thing, menu furnishings, etc .
MACON, Cia.-H. Denicke, drygoo.ls and
general mdse ; Greg?.ruin ?
MINNEAPOLIS- Cutler Bros; E. N'
Culver, middy blouses; 4:? f. Broadway.
MONTREAL I., ?'..hen. general mdse.;
MORGAN CITY, La H. Loeb and R
Loeb, drygoods, etc: Herald Square
MINTEH CITY, Miss -Simon Bros.; I.
Simon, drygoods and general merchandise;
MONTREAL I.-vine's: Mr Levlne,
women's wear; Broadway Centra!.
NEWPORT NEWS, Vu. J. Wllka,
li!e<e goods: Broadway Central.
PADUCAH, Ky.?S. RosenfeUt'. men's
wear; Broadway Central.
PARKERSBURO, W. Va.?F. P. Marlcy
Co. ; F, II. Marker, clothing and furnish?
ings; Herald Square
PEOR?A, 111. -I.. Cross Co.: L. Gross,
re piesentatlve; Continental.
PHILADELPHIA?-A. Shapiro. housa
furnlshings, etc.; Broailway Central
PITTSBURGH?S. Grosser Co.; S. Gross?
er, drygoods; Broadway Central.
PITTSBURGH L. Plnaky Co.; L. Pln
sky. f?rs; Pennsylvania.
PITTSBURGH?A. I.avln, men's furnish?
ings, etc; Grand.
PITTSBURGH -Goldman Co.; Mr Gold?
man, clothing, Breslin.
PULASKI, Tenn.?W. P. Reeves & Son,
C Reeves, ?lrugs; Grand.
RAEFORD, N. C.?Nlsbet Pro'? ; .1 Xls
bet, men's furnishings, etc.; Breslin
RALEIGH, N. C --M. Lassiter, Ken.-ral
RICHMOND, \'a -Rubin Co.; Mr. Rubin,
clothing, etc , Broadway Central.
ROCHESTER, N. V.- Max Janowsky,
bakery .supplies, Broadway Central.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.?E. Oarrett, men's
SCRANTON, ['?un. ?M. Israel Co.; M.
Israel, clothing; Pennsylvania.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo It. Woodruff, women's
wear, etc. ; Commodore.
ST. LOUIS?Butler Bros.; F. N. Culver
kimonos, middy blousos; 4'.i', Broadwav
ST. PAUL, Minn.?Macey Co.; L. Sil -
versteln, plush coats, skirts, jobs In .heap
wash dresses; care H. C. Lyon; 1133
STURG1S, Mich.?A. Gardner, general
rr.? rchandise; Alcazar.
SUNBURY, Penn.?Levltar?, drygoods,
etc.: Broadway Central.
WBLDON, N. C?A. Rabil Co.; A. Rabil
and B, Rabil, drygoods, notions, etc.;
WILKBS-BARRB, Penn.?M. Oreenwald
Co.; M. Greenwald, furniture, etc., Broad?
WILMERDING, Penn -S. Levy Co.; S
Lev;., men's furnishings and clothing
Br< a.?way Cent ral.
Bay State Golfers Start
Test Case on Blue Laws
Three Are Arrested by Agree?
ment to Get Court Rul?
ing on Sunday Sports
BOSTON, Aug. 17.? For the purpose
of determining in the courts whether
Sunday goif is legal in Massachusetts
the state police to-day visited links
in the metropolitan district and took
the names of several players, with a
view to summoning three of them eurly
this week as defendants in a test case.
The action was by agreement with the
golf club, it was stated. The names of
the persons and club involved were not
John II. I'lunkeet, chief of the state
police, said that he would have ont
man charged with playing alone anc
two others with being contestants in t
Golf was played at a number of clubi
in the casten part of the state withou
interference >>dav except on the Wol
laston course, where the acting chie
of the Quincy police stopped fitteei
Continued from pitB* I
fought by the evangelicals, or Low
Churchmen, who see in it the first move
to withdraw permanently tho cup from
the laity und to conform to the Roman
On the other hand, it will be argued
that Bishop Lawrence, who was chair?
man of the wartime commission of
the Episcopal Church, is not a High
Churchman and that his stand had
the approval of Dr. Leighton Parks,
rector of St. Bartholomew's, New York,
who is a powerful figure among the
The Commission on the Revision and
Enrichment, of the Book of Common
! Prayer was restrained at the outset
| from suggesting a change in the title
! page of the book that would have
I altered the name of the Church to the
1 American Catholic Church, which has
?been advocated for many years. But
the commission has adopted many
practices of the Roman Catholic
communion In its recommendations.
; Whitsunday is changed to the Day
of Pentecost and all Sundays until
Advent are changed to read as Sundays
after Pentecost, instead of after Trin?
ity, as has been the practice of the
Episcopal Chhurch. This is in keeping
with the calendar of the Roman
Marked changes tire provided in the
burial offices. There are four added
Psalms of hope and there is provi?
sion for a collect, epistle and gospel
for requiem communions. This also is
in keeping * with the Roman Catholic
institution, the requiem mass.
Shortened for Clergy
The Ten Commandments, as used in
the communion service, are abbreviated
for the option of the clergy. Then
language is not altered, bul certain ex?
planatory oi- appos.te statements are
The order for the administration of
the Lord's Supper is altered in its
designation to read as follows:
The I)i\ ine Lit urgy,
the Order for
The Lord's Supper, or Holy Eucharist,
The Holy Communion.
There are new prayers for the army
and navy, and there is a new praye.i
for the President of tile United States,
which is as follows:
O Lord, our Governor, whose
glory is in all the world: we
commend this nation to Thy
merciful care. that, being
guided by Thy Providence, we
may dwell secure in thy peace.
Grant to the President of the
United States and to all in au?
thority wisdom an.I strength
to know anil to do Thy will.
Fill them with the love of
truth and righteousness; and
make them ever mindful for
their calling to serve this peo?
ple in Thy fear; through Jesus
Christ our Lord Amen.
One of the most radical changes is
the inclusion of a prayer for the dead.
This will arouse a bitter controversy
i from the evangelical element in the
Church, among whom il is contended
that such a prayer is theologically un?
sound. The prayer is as follows: "O
God, whose mercies are unnumbered,
accept our prayers on behalf of the
soul 'if Thy servant departed, ami
grant him an entrance info the land
of light and joy in the fellowship of
Thy saints; through Jesus Christ Our
Also included is a special uttice for
Independence Day, and there is a prayer
"For Social Justice" and another "For
Every Man in His Work."
The prayer for social justice reads
as follows: "Almighty God, who hast
created man in thine own image,
grant, us grace fearlessly to contend
against evil, and to make no peace
with oppression; and that we may
reverently use our freedom, help us to
employ it in the maintenance of jus?
tice among men and nations, to the
glory of Thy Holy Name, through
Jesus Christ. Our Lord. Amen."
A new service proposed is an "Of?
fice for the Admission of Deaconesses."
Provision is made for the use of
tho compline, a monastic office used
at the close of the day to complete the
devotions. Then there is a short of?
fice of None, Prime and Sext, also a
return to monastic practice.
Many Changes Have
?>lany of the radical changes as pro?
poser! have been practised in some .-.f
the High Church parishes for years.
But they have had no sanction of au?
thority. It has been held that the
Church could not give her sanction to
these usages without prejudicing her
Protestant position. The reserving of
the sacrament for the communion of
the sick has been a practice <?f many
churches in N'eSv York City, for in?
stance. Only recently Dr. Seiden P.
Delaney, associate rector of the Church
of St. Mary the Virgin, vigorously de?
fended the practice ait.I stated that a
telephone call from a hospital to ad?
minister the sacrament to a dying man
was a frequent thing with him, be?
cause the hospitals knew that he could
be ready on the instant.
The permission to reserve the. ce?
ments of the sacrament is giv-r? in
the form of an addition to the rubrit
concerning the disposition of tho con?
secrated bread and wine. The rubric
as now proposed reads: "If any of
the consecrated bread and wine re?
main after the communion it shall
not be carried out of the church, but
shall, immediately after the blessine.
be reverently consumed. But note that
subject to the regulation of the ordi?
nary the priest may reserve so much
of the consecrated bread and wine as
may be required for the communion
of the sick." Directions for the ad?
ministration of the pacrament to the
sick by means of tho reserved ele
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ments are given in the office for the
communion of the sick.
It is in the office for the eis tat on
of the sick that official recognit m
and sanction are given to the fail I
ing advocated by .so many Chun I
ors at this time Also in Hi - office
specific permission is given foi
of holy oils. The new office contains th s
statement: "Following the teaching;
practice of Our Lord an?! his aposl
tin- Church from the beginning hath
exercised the ministry of heal g
always with a prayer of faith, often
accompanied with anointing with ??:!
or with the imposition of hands."
Form of Rubric
Then tins rubric is provided: "\Vh?>
any sick person sha!! in humble faitl
desire this ministry, through anoint
ing or hiving on of hands, the ministe
may ??se such portion of the forego
ing office ?the office for the Visitatioi
of the Sick, as he shall think t:r. an.
the following form: '0 blessed Redeem
er, relieve, we beseech Thee, by Th;
indwelling power, the distress of thi
l"ny servant; release him from
and drive away all pain ? f soul an
body, that, being restored to sound
nesa of health, he may offer The
praise and thanksgiving-, Who lives'
and reignest, with the Father ond th
Holy Ghost, one God, world withou
?'T anoint thee with oil (lay m
hand upon thee), in the name of th
Father, and of the Son. and of th
Holy Ghost, beseeching the mercy <
our Lord Jesus Christ, that all th
pain and sickness of body being pi
to flight, the blessing of health ma
be restored to thee.' "
The report of the commission
emboilied in a volume which will 1
presented to every member of tl
House of Bishops and of the Hou?
of Deputies at the Detroit conventio
Member? of Commission
Who Made Report
The members of the commission a
The Right Rev. Cortlandt Whitehea
Bishop of Pittsburgh; the Right Re
Frederick Burgess. Bishop of !.??!
Island; the Right Rev. Joseph H. Joh
son, Bishop of Los Angeles; the Rig
Rev. Philip M. Rhinelander. Bishop
Pennsylvania; the Right Rev. Thorn
F. Davies, Bishop of Western Mass
chusetts; the Right Rev. Willi;
Cabell Brown, Bishop of Virginia; !
Right Rev. Nathaniel Seymour Thomi
Bishop of Wyoming; the Rev. Kdwa
I.. Parsons, of California; the R?
John W. Suter, of Massachusetts, s<
retary; the Rev. Henry P. Gummey.
Pennsylvania; the Rev. Lucien
Robinson, of Pennsylvania; tin? R
Howard B. St. George, of Milvvauki
the Rev. Charles L. Slattery, of Grt
Church, .Vow York; the Rev. Milo
Gates, vicar of the Chapel of the 1
tercession, Trinity Parish; Geor
Wharton Pepper, of Philadelphia;
W. B?cot, .' South Carolina; Rob'
11. Gardiner, of Maine, treasur?
George Zabriskie, of New York; W
mm C. Sturgis, of Colorado; Jo
Stewart Bryan, of Richmond, \
and Joseph Grafton Minor, of Mas
The commission on the revision r
enri? - nt of the Boo ?. of ( mi
It. ???? - b joint i ?
? tl the authority of both the Ho
of Pi. hops ond the Hot. -e of Deput
It was constituted in 1913 and m;
a prelin ?nary report n ' 16, ? i ich ?
cussed some textual changes and
arrangements of the Book of Comn
The aim of the convention -. 1
was to bring to the commission
highest Fcholarship of the Chut
Several members c.f the original Ci
mission have died, but their places h
been rilled by the action of the c?
mission itself. Not only in scholars
does the present commission rej
sent the leaders of the Kpisec
Church in America, but it represe
the thought of every section of
country, as wil] be seen from a st
of its geographical representation.
^^ sn-oo to so j.oo
4h ?to p P" ?'*'Do?.
^ ^V ?0R ' ? K!DD,ES
Diet? lire of V'lvf Plu??.
L- - - ?- V?l?ui- -i'i
- \ :ti ! : Hit I 111 i.
I Ml UKOA?IWAV N. V. C.
U(.!0?n Sil'iroom?: 46 W 13d St.
Three Ships Rrin?
6,000 Fighters and
A Bevy of lia hies
Our Holds Beauty Show on
Way From Brest: Cham*
pion Kifie and Pistol
feams 4rrive on Boat
1 hree troo ships carr; ?? than
six ' housand offic rs and n?
welfare ivor .??? s and
sail irs' v ?-. es and ?? ?? !
f-om Brest y0st< ..
Grant, -.-, Inch can . d .: >~
the i '..: Finisien
board, ?looked at Hob. m - ? ?
Calamares anchored off Pier i army
Colon,.| George A. Pui ffton, a for?
mer cavalry officer who
teen months w th the ? transport
branch of the Third Ar -.-. < ms was in
command of the troops "on the Presi?
dent Grant. The soldiers were i -
A baby show, organi ed ??;? ' om
mander F. R. McCrery, an impromptu
jazz on In stra, cab tret nerfi lai --
and numerous surgical operatio
features of the Lap Finisterre's voy
?;'?'- The t ?. enl .
mo ? of i hem daugl tei
'?'? sailoi . took par' in tl.?? First
prize in the cla - for . . ? Idren
was won by Helen ? ' fhter of
Mrs. Phyllis Cox, formerly of Cork.
Ireland, and Sailor Oral E. < ??'
tola, Kan. Th chiid wa
most beautiful and best behaved baby.
Four-year-old Eldredge Hat n i
of Vice Consul Charles Hathaway, jr.,
of < leveland, on leave fr? h - post
at Queenstown, won the pr ??? for the
most, beautiful child more tha two
_ Th.- A. F. F. pistol ? ? in and
the second section .?; the A. E. F.
rifle team, -.?. inners inter?
allied championships ... their respecti?
ve classes. ?i?r- un the Cap Fns
'-> rre. 'I he pstol ? by a tnargr
of 252 points from picked teams of
the Aii.es. and the rifle team wa
by 236 pi int . included amo
marksmen were Lieutenant Co
F. Snyder, of Syracuse, captain of the
pistol team, and Brigadier General
Paul Wolf. 33d Division, of W ? S
ton, a member of the second ????" i ?'
the rifle team.
Mrs. T. F. \ un Meter,
Vice-Admiral Gleaves ami wife of
Lieutenant Commander Van Meter of
the Ellis, returned on the ('a;
terre, as did Rear Admiral V
Simpson, who was at the peace con?
Three Killed When Train
Hits Auto on <xo*H?ng
BURLINGTON. Vt.. Aug. 17. Three
persons were killed when a Centra!
Vermont Railway passenger tram
struck an automobile at a crossing in
Jonesville to-day. They were John
Miles, of Huntington, and his wife and
C. R. Smith, of St. Albans, engineer of
the train. Smith was scalded to death
by escaping steam.
Guards Kill .Man Near
Threatened Woman** Home
ASHLAND, Ky.. Aug. 17. - Guards
early to-day shot and mortally wound?
ed a man who gave the nam? of Charles
Hammond, of Hanging Rock. Ohio, a?
he was approaching the home of Mr*.
S. P. Fetter, formerly Mrs. John C. C.
Mayo. The guards had been posted
after Mrs. Fetter had received a let?
ter demanding that $10,000 be placed
in a designated spot on pain ox hav-%
ing her home destroyed. ?