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THE WASHINGTON TBIES: FRIDAY; AUGUST 17,' 1917.
Treasury Officials Order Ralph
to Make Best of Situation
Director Redoubles Efforts to
Get Plate Engravers.
By BILL PRICE.
Private enKraving and printing
concerns located outside of Wash
ington have submitted to the Treas
ury bids for printing Liberty loan
bonds that are so far above the cost
of getting them out in the Bureau
of Engraving and Printing, that it
has been decided that the bureau
will have to do the best possible with
the emergency now confronting it.
Bids received by the Treasury De
partment late yesterday caused pro
found surprise among officials who
studied the figures. It was officially
stated today that these bids ran
from 250 to 300 per cent above what
It has cost the Government to do the
same work under Director Ralph.
Bayers Must Walt.
The figures are so high that under
no circumstances will any of the work
be let out, and Director Ralph will be
Instructed that he will have to do the
beet In hie power, regard!! of the
delay In the delivery to lubterlbere
of the bends recently bout ht by them,
and In lieu of which they now have
Mr. Ralph will redouble the effort
he has made for some months to ob
tain plate printers and other trained
To relieve the strain that will be
made by the next Issue of bond.
Treasury officials are today trying
to work out plane by which the bu
reau will be saved as far as possible
from printing; temporary obligations.
If the plans of Secretary McAdoo for
the next issue can be worked out In
advance the bureau will be directed to
Co to work upon enrravlnr and print
In s the actual bonds to be delivered,
thereby savins; a duplication of work
that ha been necessary la the recent
Issue by first prlstlnr temporary
bonds and later the permanent ones.
Plate Printer Attack Rarpk.
The Flate Printer, the official organ
of the plate printers of the country,
will tomorrow editorially attack Mr.
Ralph for alleged Inconsistency in
connection with the emergency that
confronts his establishment. It will
be pointed out that Mr. Ralph Is badly
in need of plate printers, but will not
ask that printers called in the first
draft of the national army be ex
empted on the ground that their serv
ices are of greater importance to the
Government here than In the army.
Plate printers are just as willing
as any other men to serve their coun
try in whatever capacity called, the
editorial sets forth, but Mr. Ralph
must "elect between the presses and
the front. He must decide where the
plate printers can best serve the1 na
tion. If the bureau is short of print
ers. If the director needs men, why
does he let these be taken from him
when he says It will be Impossible to
At the Bureau It was said today that
probablytarenty employes are affected
by the first draft and that about ten
of them are plate printers. Mr. Ralph
will not ask for exemption unless di
rected by officials above him. If a
much larger.number of plate printers
were in the first call Mr. Ralph might
ask for exemption it was stated.
Ryan Charge Ckeap Economy.
That the bureau Is facing a tough
proposition in connection with the
war bonds, representatives of plate
printers today admitted, but Editor
Ryan of the Plate Printer, which has
fought Director Ralph for years.
charges it all up to the director him
self. "Back In 1911, when there was
trouble between the plate printers
and Mr. Ralph and he thought the
Republican ticket In 1812 might be
hurt by his actions." said Mr. Ryan
today, "Mr. Ralph promised to add
271 plate printers to his force between
that time and 1918. Instead of doing
this he has discharged mm and only
recently has begun hunting for
printers. He has steadily refused to
put on apprentices and has not for
some years asked the Civil Service
for an apprentice list. I do not stand
for apprentices except as laid down
by the International Union, but Mr.
Ralph's course for years ha been
such a to diminish the number of
printer rather than have enough on
hand to meet emergencies. He prac
tices cheap economy. Me Is to blame
lor this himself."
Mr. Ralph' friends today stated
that he ha sought to keep the plat
printers under him busy at all times
and that he avoided hiring appren
tices because that would mean that
sooner or later he would have to let
men go. Ha could not forsej th
emergencies caused by the war any
more than hundreds of other Gov
ernment officials, they sar.
U.S. MAKES PROFIT IN
WAR RISK INSURANCE
The War Risk Insurance Bureau Is
making a profit on the Insurance of
life and limb of American merchant
crew which enter the war zone.
Since this form of Insurance was
Instituted, the bureau ha Issued 5,446
policies, totaling 10,225.869. Prem
iums paid in totaled $97,246, and the
only claims to date have been on ac
count of twentytwo men lost on the
Kansas. Montano, and caapaaa, to
taHnsT 157,940. ,
Warriors' Is Latest
I. W.W. Designation
Senator Ashurst of Arizona told
the Senate today that the real
meaning of I. W. W. Is "Imperial
"With the L W. W., perjury Is a
fine art and murder has been re
duced to a science," he said. "A
exemplifying the X. W. W. doctrine,"
heir this verse from their song
"Onward Christian soldiers, rip
and tear and smite,
"Let the gentle Jesus bless your
"Smash the doors of every home,
pretty maidens selie.
"Use your might and sacred right
to treat her a you please."
.PARIS, Aug. 17. The French
war office this afternoon made
public the following official re
port: In Belgium a German attack
against our new position on both
aides of the Steenbeke river wa
At nightfall yesterday the
enemy, after an Intense bom
bardment of our positions, made
a vigorous attack on a front of
more than two kilometer (1U
miles) between the Vaucherc
mill and the California plateau
(Alsne front). Beaten back by
our artillery fire, the German In
fantry was not able to approach
our lines at any point.
Violent and repeated attacks
against the position we captured
recently east of Cerny also met
with a sanguinary check. It has
been established that the losses
of the Germans during the opera
tions from August 13 to 15 In the
vicinity of the Croanne plateau
were particularly heavy.
A surprise attack of the enemy
west of Braye-en-Laonnols was
easily broken up. In Champagne
there we heavy artillery fighting
near Mont Blond and Carnllltt.
LONDON, Aug. 17,Th war
office today Issued the ' following
Early last night the enemy
twice counter attacked the new
position gained by us yesterday
east of Loos, In the direction of
Cite St Auguste. At the second
attempt h succeeded In pressing
bck our line slightly at some
points, but later In the night our
troops again attacked and re
established our positions. A fur
ther hostile counter attack was
completely repulsed. We secured
a few prisoner.
The artillery has been active
on both sides In the night east
IN 191 NEW COLONELS
F. S. Cochen, G. Y. H. Moseley, and
S. J. 8. Schindel Airanced.
One present member and two for
mer member of the general staff are
among the 101 officer named by the
War Department today a colonels
commanding the regiment of the na
Frank S. Cocheu, assistant secre
tary of the -general staff, now a
major, and Lieut Col. G. V. H. Mose
ley and Major S. J. B. Schindel. for
mer member of the staff, are the
Washington men promoted.
In all there were 145 Infantry
colonels and forty-six field artillery
colonel named. They were promoted
from the grade of lieutenant colonel
and major in the regular service. The
new officers will be assigned to regl
ments in the next few days.
CHARGE UNIFORM MEN
Inspectors Report Children Are
Overworked "Doing Bit."
NEW YORK. Aug. 17 Small chil
dren are being exploited In New Tork
city under the guise of patriotism.
Federal Investigators of the untform
Industry here are today prepared to
make this report to Secretary of War
Boys and girls have been forced Into
factories to work long hour for small
pay, under the appeal of "do your bit."
the report state. It Is charged man
ufacturers are taking advantage or
the high tide of patriotism to lower
the standard of labor In the manu
facture of army an1 navy uniforms.
TO MAKE HOME HERE
J. W. Crabtrre, newly-elected sec
retary of the National Educational
Society, whose membership Includes
teachers In every part of the eoun
try. today announced that Washing-
ion nas Deen selected a the perma
nent headquarters of the society.
"We looked over the entire field
for a place to locate, but we decided
Washington was the best place. We'll
oon have offices at 1400 Massachu.
sett avenue, which will be formally
epenea oepiemoer 1.
YOUNGER OFFICERS TO
REPLACE SUV LEADERS
PETROORAD. Aug.' 17. It ha been
officially announced that the ejec
tions of generals for the Russian
army will be made from the officer
holding high commands. The state
ment says many generals have proved
unable to adapt themselves to the
new conditions, but that the promo
tion of the younger officers Is expect
ed to restore the discipline and pres
tige of tb Russian army.
OFFICIAL WAR REPORTS
Headed by Congressman Jesse D.
Price, a delegation of residents of
Kent Island, In Chesapeake bay. ap
peared before the House Appropria
tions Committee today to protest
against ll.c plan of the War Depart
ment to contert a part of the Island
into an ordnance proving ground.
More than a hundred tesldents of
the Island came to Washington to
make Indignant objection to what
they regard a an unjust attempt of
the war Department to dispossess
them of their property In one of the
richest and most attractive regloas
Jt was pointed out Qtat the Island
ha been the home for generation
of many of the people who will be die
possessed If the proposed ordnance
proving ground is located where army
officers are urging It.
The island has been settled for 300
years. It has been converted Into a
veritable paradise. And many of the
families, as the committee was told,
cannot bear to sever the ties that
bind them to the place where they
have been reared and where their
father and grandfather lived.
It I alleged the real demand for
Kent Island a a proving ground
come not for strategic reasons, but
because army officers who have look
ed it over perceive It would afford a
fine place for them to llv, with excel
lent hunting, fishing, and boating.
NEXT WEEK'S PROGRAM
OF FILM PLAYS HERE
A novel and unusual story forms
the plot of "The Heir of the Ages,"
Sunday' attraction at Crandall's
The story, which uses a Western
mining camp as Its locale, 1 preced
ed by a prologue In which a cave
man and his brother are seen In the
period of the Stone Age, and which
furnishes the keynote of the modern
"Beware of strangers," a startling
expos of the methods supposed to
be used by adroit swindler who
move In high circles of society. Is
scheduled to hold the screen Monday.
Tom Santschl and Bessie Eyton head
the cast. The week's program also
Includes these subjects: Tuesday,
Alice Brady In "A Self-Maat
Widow;" Wednesday, Bryant Wash
burn In "The Man Who Wa Afraid;"
Thursday, Anita Stewart In "The
Message of the Mouse:" Friday,
Harold Lockwood In "The Hidden
Soring;" Saturday, Fannie Ward In
"Her Strange Wedding."
The Lov That Lives, a photo-
drama which features Pauline Fred
crick, will be shown at Crandall's
Savoy on 8undsy and Monday. Ml
Frederick' role In this picture Is that
of a charwoman "Ahose whole life is
wrapped up In the welfare of her
daughter. Her one great ambition Is
that her child may escape the exist
ence which she, herself, has led, and
to accomplish this, undergoes a great
Other attractions scheduled for the
week are: Tuesday, Anita Stewart In
"Tbe Message of the Mouse:" Wed
nesday, Wilfred Lucas and Elda Mil
ler in "Her Excellency, the Gover
nor:" Thursday, June Elvldge and
Carlyle Blackwell In "Vouth;" Fri
day, Dorothy Dalton In "The Flame
of the Yukon:" Saturday. Sessui Hay
akawa and Vivian Martin In "For
bidden Paths." and Louise Fazenda In
the comedy, "A Royal Rogue."
Foremost among the attractions
scheduled for Crandall's next week I
"The Little Duchess," a photoplay
which features Madge Evans, a noted
child actress. The story has to do
with the wanderings of a waif, who
escapes from an orphanege and then
Joints a circus. There she Is dls
covered by an English lawyer who
as endeavoring to trace missing re!
atlves of a wealthy but eccentric Brit
ish peer, her uncle. While knowing
that a child had been born to his sister
In America, the peer supposed It wa
a boy. and so bitter In his prejudice
against womankind, that when the
girl reaches England, he forces her
to don boy clothing.
She soon wins his heart and Inci
dentally solve a mystery that had
long been a source of worry to him.
"The Little Duchess" will hold the
screen on Sunday and Monday. For
the following two days, the attrac
tion will be "The Soul of Satan, a
stirring drama, with Gladys Brock
well the featured player.
Crandall's Avenue Grand.
"The Little American." an exceed
ingly timely patriotic film, the lead
ing character In which la portrayed
by Mary Plckford, will be shown at
Crandall's Avenue Grand Sunday and
Monday. The story deals with a
Washington girl, who Is loved by two
men one French, the other German.
At the outbreak of the war both re
turn to their respective countrlrs to
fight, each declaring that at Its close
he will return and fret her answer.
Shortly after this the girl's aunt,
who Is In France, sends for her. and
while en route the ship Is submarined
by Germans, but, after harrowing ex.
perlences, the girl escapes. In France
she finally comes face to face with
both suitors under extremely dram
atic conditions and makes her choice
Other pictures scheduled for the
week are: Tuesday, Montagu Ixive
and Gerda Holmes In "The Brand of
Satan," Wednesday, Anita Stewart In
"The Message of the Mouse:" Thurs
day, House Peters and Kathlyn Will
lams In "The Highway of Hope " Fri
day, Virginia Pearson In "The Wrath
of Love;" Saturday. Taullne Frederick
In "Her Better Self."
PEPCO HEARING AGAIN OFF.
Hearing on the petition for an In
junction filed by the Potomac Electric
Power Company against the Publlo
Utilities Commission asking that the
commission be restrained from put
ting Into effect the reduction In rates
on electric current recently ordered,
waa again postponed today by Justice
Hltx, of the Supreme Court. The
case was set for hearing Monday,
when Justice Gould Is expected to
have returned from his vacation.
WALL ST. MARKET
DELAY IN PRICE-FIXING PRO
GRAM CAUSES IRREGULARITY
U. S. Steel Shows Slight Gain In
dustrial Alcohol Drops Corn
Products Strong Bear Traders
Hammer Railroads Loan Bonds
Down to 99.80.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. The delay
In Washington of announcing the
price program continued to affect the
stock market today, the opening of
which was again irregular.
United States Steel showed an over
night gain of 4 at 12H. Other
steel stocks were unchanged or up
Specialties and motors were off.
Studebaker wa off H at 53 H and
Willy Overland Vi at 3K. Anacon
da wa off M and Union Pacific H.
Industrial Alcohol went down to
155. against 162 it at the close yes
terday. Bethlehem B wa also under pres
sure, selling down to 112i. but good
buying appeared shortly after, on
which the price moved up to 114H.
Steel common waa In better demand,
although efforts were mad to un
settle Its market position. It sold
down a low a 12334, and then rallied
to 1244.. Corn Product wa another
etrong feature, advancing to 35H, and
General Motor sold up to 112V4.
Some of the railroad Issues were ham
mered by the bear traders. Delaware
and Hudson selling down 1 point to
108,'and New Tork Central yielded H
to MH. Liberty loan bonds sold down
Money loaned at 3 per cent.
Today' quotation were:
Open High Low
Am Car Fdy.
Am la Corp.
A Em To Co
A b'ttel Fy.
A Tb pf nw.
s 7 i s r.
119H 119K I18H "Stf
205 205 205 205
AtG WX... 1C4H K5ta
Bald Loco... 694 '.OH
Bald Loc pf.. 100M 100H 100)4 100H
Bait Ohio. tiU Oftf lojf (SU
BAOpf.... b9 69 69 69
BnkofCom. 165U 170 189k 170
Bet St. B... 113H H"K 1I2K H'H
Butte Sup.. 3oJ4 Stf 36K 3CJi
Can Pac.... 160 160 15H 159H
Cen Leather CO) 91K S0H 91K
CerdePCor 34 34), 34 84
Chandler..- OX S0J, 80H tOH
ChesAOhlo.. 595' Wl && 8H
ChlAAlpf.. 21 21 21 31
CllaSt?. 66H 66H MH 16X
CMiBtPp.. 106H 106H 1C6H 106H
CRIP 6 wt P. 5 65 UK 64X
CRIP I wl P. 70 70 6H eOJi
a R. L etfi 32 72H 81M i-
ChlleCop... 10 19 lf-K lS'f
ChtnoCop... MH 65 Ibfl 66
CluettP...., 04 64 64 01
Col G AS... 43 43K 42H 42'
ComTR... 39 39 39 33
Cons Gas. 108 108 108 108
Corn Prod... 35 85H 84 H S5.K
CornPpf.... 98 08 98 98
Cruc Steel... 70W O0K "8K 79X
Cuba Can.. 36K "K 36H 'H
CubaCpf... 8IJt 8X 89X 89H
Del Xc Hud.. 10JM 1C9H 103 103
Distill 8sc, 29 20 28f 2Sf
DoraeU..... 10 10 10 10
ElknFueL.. 30 30X 30 30
Erl 24H 24 j 24 24
Erie 1st pf.. 36K 36X 36X 8K
Erie 2 pf... 274 27X 27X 37H
FedMSpf.. 61M 61H SIX SIX
Gaston W... 37K 30 37J 33
Goodrich... 4 OK 40.K 4 OK 49X
O Motnew.. llljf 113 llltf 112X
GtNorpf... K0 10S 105.K 105K
ON Or 36K 36X 35Jf 35K
Greene C... 41K 42 41f 42
111 Cent 102K 102K 101X 102
Inspiration. E6X '6X 65X 55 J
Inter a 10X 10X 10 10
J-tCpf 67 67X 57 57
Int Ag Ch.. 18 18 18 18
IntAKCpf.. 6X t6i 56) 66'f
Int Nickel.. 3jr 3Rjr 351 3,.,
.'ICaeepf... 84 84 84 81
KanCSo.... Z1H 2IX 21X 21X
KressSHpf. 105 105 105 105
Lack 8tL... 81M IOX 8SX 0X
Lehigh Val.. 63j 63X 62X 62k
Llg&Mpf.. Ill 111 in 11,
L. i M. Rti IX in 1 ij
LoANash.. 124 124 124 124
Marine 32K -3X 32 32
Uarlnepf... BIX 3 90X BOX
Math-Alkl... 54 54 M 54
.ixMot.... 30X 30X 29X 30
MaxMlpf.. 67X 67X 07X n7X
Max M 2d... 10 20 19X 10X
Hex Pet... ttii WX V6X 06J'
Miami Cop,. 38 38 38 38
Uld Stel 57X 6b C7X 68
M St L new. 16X 16X 15H 15X
UK&Tex.. S b S 6
UK&Tpf.. 11X 11X 11X UX
Mo Pac SIX SIX 30X 31
Mo Pae p 67 67 65ff 551
Mont Tow... 88 85 88 S8
N.AcmeCo.. 36X B5X 35 35
NCAS 73X 73X 73X 73X
KalK&S... 42 42)4 42 42X
NO&MRy. 31X SIX 3IH 31X
NYOAW.. 22 22 22 22
Nor A West. 120X 120X 120 120
NTCsn.... 85X 66 S4X 85K
NYNH&II. 33 33X S3 33H
Nor Pac 102X 10?X 10JX 103X
Not Sco 811. 104X I0X 104X 104X
Ohio C Gas.. 65 65f 64X 64?
OF Sup Co.. 51 61 51 61
Ont Silver. .. 6 0 fix 6
Pac Mall.... 27X 27X 27X 27X
ltnnRR... 62 X. 62X 62X &2X
PltteCct... 63X 64X 6ZX &4
PltAWVa.. 29X 29Jf 2X 29X
PAW Va pf . 65Jf 65X 65Jf 65X
Pres.StlC. 71 71 71 71
Qcksllverpf IX IX IX IX
Lay Cons.... 27X 27X 27X 27X
RepSteeL... 8 X -X e8X 8V(
RepStlpt... 103X 103X 103X 103X
Reading.. 03f 03X B2X V2(
Royal DutcB.. 65 m. 6X ..65 66
Open Hlah Low Close
rfeab'd A L. uyf H4 llt 14
EtL&SF..., is 10 IS IS
StLSFpf.. 29 29 27H 27X
6outhPac... MX t4'i MK tH
South Ry..... 28H 28H 28 2ek
SoRypf...... 67H 67), 57 67
Sinclair OIL. dljr 41H 4 IK IK
Stud. baker.. 63H 63H 63H MM
Su Steel Co.. Uli 4H H H
TenC&Cctfs I7f 17H "Jf 17K
TexPac 17 17 17 17
Texas Co..... 187 1SSH 187 188H
TobProd.... 76Jf 77 7BJ 77
Onion Pec. 137H 137H I3SH 1Z0H
UnClgSto... 124H 126 124f 125H
Uni'rult.... 133 134 132Jf 134
USIndAL.. 162 162 155K I58K
US.IndAlp 103 103Jf 103J, 103M
US Rub. 63H 64 63K 64K
uasieei..... iZ4f l)j IZ3Ji.
USSm&R.. 57i 57M 57H 57H
UAloy Steel" 42X 2l X ?
Un.DyeWood 65 65 d5 65
UnDrglpfd. 63 53 53 63
Un.PaperBd 2S 28 28 28
Utah Co?.... 104X 105 104H 104ft
Va-CarCh... 39Ji 39f 39ft 39,
Wabash. UK lift UH HH
WabpA..... 494 49H H "H.
WabpB..... 26K 2X 2K 2X
Westhse..... 48H SK 48 48ft
West Pa RR. Id 10 IS 10
WestMd..... 20 20 19H 19H
WhselL-3... 15 15 14X 14H
Wheel LE n. 32X 32X SH 32H
Worth & M. 3oH 26 36H 3'H
Willy Or..!.. 31K 31ft 81H 31H
v & Co Inc.. 06 66 65H "H
Sales up to 11 a. m 132.799
Sales up to 12 noon 185,300
Sales up to 1 p. m.... 210.200
N GERMANY SET
AT TILLING SOIL
Among the many plans proposed In
Germany for the purpose of Increasing
the output of the farms and thus con
tributing toward solving the probl-m
of "holding out" I an experiment In
teaching blinded soldiers to become
farmers. Prof. Sllex, a noted Berlin
oculist. Is the originator of the plan
and. according to reports received by
the London press, the Prince of Ple.1
and one of his brothers. Count Fred
erick von Hochberg, have placed at
Prof. Sllex disposal the necessary
land, farmhouse, and agricultural Im
plements. They have also undertaken
to stock the farm with cattle, provide
for the keep of the men. and furnish
a teaching staff.
A few weeks ago Lieut. Gen. Wil
liam Qroner. head of the national
service bureau of the war office, ap
pealed to all the army commands In
Germany to lend every man and team
not urgently required for military pur
poses to the farming community.
Groner said that the labor situation on
the land was grave and that heroic
measures were particularly necessary
to help the farmers with their pota
toes. At about the same time the Schle
slsche Zeltung. an organ of the big SI
leslan land owners, spoke rather
gloomily about the harvest outlook
and warned Its readers not to be over
confident as to results during the com
ing summer. The Slleslan papers said:
"Already rears are expressed as to
the effect of the severe weather upon
the early potatoes. Every day of de
lay In the cultivation of the hard,
frozen ground multiplies the anxieties
as to the timely completion of the
necessary spring tasks. It remains
to be seen how tbe crops stored
through the winter have stood the
cold. The new crops will depend more
than ever on the manure question,
especially whether It Is possible by
proper treatment of the soil to make
poor seed fruitful. The prospect Is
small owing to the Insufficiency of
nitrates and also to the increased scar
city of labor and material of all
In these circumstances It will be
well to estimate the products of the
1017 harvest year with the roost mod
erate expectations, and to practice
wise restrictions. Everything will de
pend on whether the farmers use their
utmost exertions, with support from
every side, especially from the mili
tary authorities, to accomplish the
very belated spring tasks. In addi
tion, the full understanding and co
operation of all classes of the people
will be needed that the harvest may
be good enough to preserve the coun
try from worse anxieties than the
MAY DISCUSS PEACE
PETROORAD. Aug. 17. The pro
visional government has decided to
call a state conference at Moscow,
Representatives of all Important
economic, commercial, and Industrial
organizations, as well as of all lead
Ing bodies of the revolutionary de
mocraey, will be Invlled. Members of
the Duma will attend and there will
also be delegates from the army and
from tne leading scientific lnstltu
It I' possible that the Moscow -on
ference is tn be called for the pur
pose of sounding the sentiment of
the Russian people on the Pope'd peace
"NO TIME FOR PEACE,"
IS HEFLIN'S BELIEF
"This I no time to talk peace," said
Congressman Heflln nf Alabama to
day about the INipe's peace plea to
belligerents. "This is the time to
keep nn preparing," continued the
"We can win this war In a year, but
we've got to keep going. Germsny
forced us In. and were In to slay. The
United States Is In pretty good shspe
now, and there's no reason why we
should talk peace."
HOW IT LOOKED TO HIM.
Editor -Our society reporter was
sick last night so we sent our war
correspondent to rover that swell
Assistant How did he do'
Editor Not ver.- well. In descrlb
he said, "There Has nothing of Im
portance on her eastern front."
NEGRO LYNCHED IN
VIRGINIA WAS TO
HEATHSVILLE. V-. Aug. 17
Resident of this section today await
possible action by the military au
thorities In connection with the lynch
ing of William Page, a negro, by a
masked mob of 600 men at Lillian, a
nearby village, for an attack on the
elghteen.year-old daughter of Cap
tain Trultt. a farmer of Lillian.
The negro had been accepted for
service In the national army and was
expecting to be ordered to a training
camp. It Is the first known case of
a drafted man meeting death at the
hands of a mob, and Interest attaches
to the course of action the military
authorities will pursue. Further In.
vestlgatlon of the case by tb civil
authorities is not expected, a the
negro' guilt Is regarded a positive.
Miss Trultt and a girl cousin were
out driving about 8 o'clock on Wed
nesday night when they met Page,
who was recently employed by Cap
tain Trultt. Tbe negro stopped the
vehicle, forced the cousin to get out
and then dragged Miss Trultt to the
She pretended to see a neighbor In
the darkness and she shrieked at the
top or ner voice.
The negro was completely deceived
by the ruse. Believing a white man
near, he fled.
When tbe girl told her father. Cap
tain Trultt armed himself and went
after the negro. He found him In a
store near by and quietly captured
him. then telephoning for the sheriff
of the county.
Sheriff Headly and Magistral
Cralle raced to the atore, but when
they got there they found the negro
In charge of a mob of about 600 men,
masked so that the Identity of every
man was effectually concealed.
THE BOND MARKET.
Prices furnished r VT. B. Hlsbs A C.
members er New Terk Sleek- Xithaita.
Am. AgrleuL 3' 99 H
Amer. Cotton Oil 5 s.
Amer. Smelters 6's
Am. Foreign Sees. 3s.
Am. T. A T. cv. 4V4'--Am.
Armour & Co. 4'Vs
Atchison gen. 4's
Atchison cv. 4's (I960)..
At. Coast Line cons. 4's.
Baltimore A Ohio 4's...
B.& O. cv. 4H's
Bethlehem Steel ref. B's
Brook. Transit 5's (1918)
Cent, of Ga. cons. 6'. . . .
Central Leather 5's
Central Pacific lets
C. A O. IH'i
C. A O. cv. 4's
C. B. A Q. Joint 4's..N..
C. B. A Q. gen. 4's
Chicago Great West. 4's.
C M. A St. P. cv. 8'...
C., M. A St. P. gen. 4H'
C R. I. A P. Ry. ref. 4's.
Chi. A N. W. gen. 3H s.
Col. A South, ref. 4,i'e.
Cons. Gas Co. cr. 0's...
Denv. A R. O. eons. 4's.
Denv. A R. G. ref. B's. ... 6S
Distillers Securities 5's. . 75
Dom. of Can. 5's (1931).. OIH
Erie cv. 4's series "B".. 53
Erie gen. 4'a 69J
General Electric 5"s 99H
Great Northern 1st 4H' 95
Illinois Central ref. 4's. 84
Illinois Steel deb. 4 'Vs. . $6
Interborough-Met. 4H's- 63
Int. Rapid Transit 5's. . 91
Int. Mer. Mar. 44's ctfs 93 S
Kan. City. South, ref. 5's.
Lacka Steel 6's (1950) . . .
Lake Sh. deb. 4's (1931'.
Liggett A Myers 6's....
Louis. & Nash. un. 4'. .
M.. K. & T. 1st 4's
Mo. Pac. cons. 6's
Montana Power B's
N. V. C. ref. A Imp. 4Vj's
N. Y. Cent. deb. 6's
S. Y. City 44's (1963)..
N. Y. Rys. adj. B's
N. Y.. N. It. A II. cv 6s.
Nor A West. cv. 4V.. 120
Northern Pacific 4's 86'4
Northern .Taclfic 3's.... (WVS
Oregon S. L. ref. 4's.... 8614
Pacific Tel. A Tel. S's... 96S
Pennsylvania cons. 4 4's 100',
Pennsylvania gen. 4'V. 02
Reading gen. 4 s
Rep. Steel B's (1940).
St. L. S. W. lsts
Seab. A. L. adj. B's...
Sou. Bell TeU 8'
Sou. Pac. cv. 6'
Sou. Pac ref. 4....
Sout. Railway B's...
South Ry. gen. 4's...
Tennessee Copper cv. 6s..
Texas Co. cv. 6's 102 14
Texas & Pacific lsts 044
Third Ave. adj. B's 6SH
Union Taclfic 4's Jl"4
Union Pacific cv. 4's.... 'i
United Kingdom 5's.... 97,
U. S. Rubber 0's 102
U. S. Steel B's 101
Va.-Car. Chemical 5's.. 07
Western Union 4 4's J2
ni followln prices prevail, at tke
Municipal Farmers' Produce Uarket t&U
morale, accordlc to tb Department of
Weights, Steajuroe and SUrksu of tb Dls
Beets, per 100 Bunches
Ftrlnr buss, per barrel ..
String buns, per basset
Cabbass, per berrel
Cabbase. par 100 Lrads ...
Carrots, per 100 bunches ..
Carrots, per box
Corn, per dosrn
Kss. rr doirn
Onions, per 1C0 bunches ..
Potatoes, per barrel
fladb-b. Ir lie bunches..
10c to lie
3 to JC
. . 11.50
r to tt i
73c to 11.3
11.00 to 11 so
Tie to ll.M
flrlnarh, per crate
ToruatorM. rr t-os
Appl's. .-r barrel
Applrs, per box .........
reaches, per box
Squash, par crate
Cucumbers, per box ....
Cantaloupe, per crate..
BALTIMORE GRAIN MARKET.
nALTIMORE, Aue. 17. Wheat
Steady; No. 2 soft red, $1'.L'3; August
No. 2 soft red. J2.21; receipts, 11.132;
bushels shipments, 50.019.
Corn Steady; spot mixed, II JiSi.j;
receipts. 2.ftiio. shipments. 7.00S.
ivye- uuii. .". - western. new
August shipment. SI.S5; nominal
receipts, 4.037. shipments, none
Oats Firm on old oats, No. 3
white, 05 bid; receipts, 111,933; ship
Hiy rim; unchssxed.
THE LOCAL MARKET
BONDS MOST ATTRACTIVE TO
DEALERS AT DAY'S SESSION
Traction Vs, Railway 4's, and
Graphophons 6's Flgurs In
Transactions Railway 8tocks
Asked For, But Prices Flxsd
Wer Above Offers Ends Light
Bonds were 'the principal securi
ties traded In at today's session of
the local stock exchange.
Traction 6' to the extent of 12,000
worth sold at 103H and 103H- Rail
way 4' sold at 77H. a total of So0
worth changing hands, 'and 1400
worth of small American Grapho
phons Company 6s brought 100 14
Th re were only two stock transac
tions three sbsres. of Washington
Railway and Electric Company pre
ferred at 77 H and 105 shares of At
Ington Fire Insurance stock at 8. Quo
tation lota of Railway preferred wer
In demand at 71 H, but were held fur
70. 81xry.fi.ve wa bid for Railway
common with the offering 70.
Total transaction for the week
ended today on the local exchange are
114,600 worth of bond and 299 shares
of stock, making one of the lightest
wiek of the summer.
Capital Traction B's, JJO0C10JVS,
I5OO01O3H. S300O103H. S500ai03fc.
Washington Railway and Electric
4's. $5000771. $3,000 77 Vi.
American Graphophons 6's, $1000
loovi. tiooeioou, $2ooeioovi.
Washington Railway and Electric
Arlington Fire Insurance, 4208.
After call Washington Railway
and Electric 4's, $3,000077 i.
LOCAL BOND MARKET.
U. S. Reg. 2's...
U. 8. Coupon 2's.
U. S. Rtg. S's...
V. S. Cdupon 3'.
U. S. Reg. 4'...
U. 8. Coupon 4'.
D. C. 3.65'
Liberty 3i' ...
Go. Gas Cart, lad. 6'.. 100 ...
Georgetown Gas 6's.... 101
Washington Ou B's.... 09i 1004
Cap. Traction R. R. ?'.. 103V4 ...
Metropolitan R. R. 6'.. 0i 1004
Wash. Ry. A Else 4'.. 774 ...
Wash. A. A Mt. V. 6's 75
Wash. Ualto. A An. 6'. SO ...
Potomac Elee. Cons. 5'. 934 07
Potomac Elec LL 6'... 102 103
Potomac Elec Lt 6's... 100 1024
CAP. Telephone B's... 101 i ...
Amer. TL A Taiga. 4's.. 87 ...
A. T. A T. Ct'L Tr. 5'. 074 ...
Am. Orapho. 1st 6s.... 994 1004
D. C. Paper Mfg. 3'.... 103
Wash. Mkt. B's 1927.... 05
Wash. Mkt. 6 1947.... 05
W. M. Cold Storage 6'.. 03 ...
Sec Stg. A Saf Dp. 6' ... 101
N. A W. Steamboat 6'.. 103
Rlgg Realty 6' (long) . ... 102
Rlgg Realty 5' (short) ... 103
U. S. Realty S's 104 ...
PUBLIC UTILITT STOCKS.
Capital Traction 0 814
Wuk. Ry. A Elec. com. 65 70
Wash. Ry. A Elec pfd. 77 70
N. A W. Steamboat 1B3 160
Washington Gas 714 74
Amer. Tel. A Telga.... 118
TYPE MACHINE STOCKS.
Mergenthaler Linotype. 146 150
Lanston Monotype 68 70
NATIONAL BANK STOCKS.
American Nat. Bank.... 150
Capital Nat. Bank 210
CoL Nat. Bank 213
Com. National Bank .. 103
District Nat. Bank 143
Far. A Mech. Nat. Bank 230
Federal Nat Bank 169
Lincoln Nat. Bank 160
Nat. Metropolitan Bank. 200
Rlgg Nat. Bank 460
Second Nat. Bank 133
Nat. Bank of Wash.... 217
TRUST COMPANY STOCKS.
Am. Sec A Trust'. 254 260
Nat. Sav. A Trust 283
Union Trust.. 120
Wash. Loan A Trust.... 235
Continental Trust 120
SAVINGS BANK STOCKS.
Home Savings 420 ...
Bank of Corn. A Sav... 12
East Wash. Sav. Bank.. 13
Sec. Ssv. A Com. Bk... 135 ...
FIRE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Arlington Fir Insur.. 8 10
Corcoran Fire Ins...... 80 ...
Firemen's Fir Insur... 10 ...
Oer. Amer. Fire Ins.... 280 ...
Nat. Union Fire Ins 64 ...
TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS.
Columbia Title In 4
Real Estate Title Ins... 79 81
Chapln Sacks.., 1574 ISO
D. C. Paper Mfg. Co.... 140
Mer. Tran. A Stor 100 110
Security Stor.. 185
Sec. Stge. A Safe Dep... 100
Washington Mar 174 ...
U. S. Realty Co 124 ...
NO, INDEEDI j
"Was It your going so fast which
hurt you In the collision?"
"No, madam; It was stopping so
SHORT WEEK-EM TRIPS
Old Point Comfort, Norfolk,
Va. Beach, Ocean View
Plneet Bathing. Flahlag. Boatlag,
Lave Itatea Friday Saturday.
City Ticket Office 73113th St. X.Tt.
NORFOLK & WASHINGTON
Rale. Va: I acuta el Hlstrwav Brtdaei.
tree aulereiSllia tree Sth sad O eta. wax
i four 'CAPITAL wives -
MAKE DIVORCE PLEA
Failure to Provide Chief Reasoi
Four w.aahlngton wives soughfth
divorce courts -today Is a relief for
Failure to provide Is the chief rea
son of the dissatisfied wive for want
Limited divorce from Thomas A.
Harlow la sought by Lula M. Harlow
in tb District Supreme Court. Inade
quate support Is the allegation. They
were married November 25. 1014.
Mary Arlln Stearns filed suit for
divorce from Bernard Lee Stearns.
She alleges desertion and. failure to
Ill-treatment Is alleged In a suit far
limited divorce filed by Esther S.
Tatsptugh against Albert Tatspaugh.
They were married July 28. 1013.
Absolute divorce from Reno H.
Krani is sought by Mrs. Nixon V.
Kranx. She charges cruelty and mis
conduct They were married In New
Tork In June. 1013.
OFTICS. COMMISSIONERS. D. C TrssB
Inston. July list. 1117. NoUee U bereer
given that the Commissioners ef the District
of Columbia Intand to make the fsllewtas
named Improvements which are. la there
Judsment. neeesiary for th public health,
safety and comfort. Assessments for ene
balf or tbe coat ef the same will be made as
provided la publlo act No. in. approved Aa
suat th 7th. IXM. All parsons Interested r
tbe pffopoeed work are notified that the Com
mUsloasrs wut sirs apublle hearing at the
Dtsuict BuUdlng en Wednesday, August th
rind. 1117. st ten o'clock A. Jt. la the Beard
Boom of the tald Comdssloners to any and
all parsons who may desire tJ object tharete:
Sat saw srsjilte curb en both sides ef !tth
street N. W.. rrem P la Q streets, at a a.
Umatsd cost ef tl.Stt.ot. to ha ansae!
asauut all lets ta sduara lis and 1M abut
ting said work. Both sides ef Virginia Ave
nue N. W.. from New Hampshire Avenue ta
Kta street at an estimated cost ef SUM M to
be assesaed asauut a'l lota la equtrts u and
south of 17, abutting said work. The north
side of Vlrstnla Avenue from O street u
New Hampshire Avenue at an estimated eset
f 100.00. to he assessed asatnst au lots In
uar tt asuttlnr the said work.
alleys with vltrlded block or srphalt
black, er concrete: Alleys la square tnt at
an estimated, cost ef B.1M.M. rive feet ta
lmproved allay tS equare SIS at an estimated
cost ef tM. Alleys ta eeuare lilt at aa es
timated east of am. Allay ta square 1UJ
at an estimated cost ef U471. Allay ta senare
Wl st aa estimated eeet of tun. Alley la
equare lin at an eatlmated cost ef SHI. Alley
In square 137 at aa estimated cost ef Mi.
Tan foot unimproved alley In square !tO at
an eatlmated cost ef Wl. AUey tn eqtnre
tea at aa estimated coat of 11.717. Alley r
square tta t aa estimated east ef MCS. Alley
la square fTU at an eatlmated cost ef U.0O.
Vacated alley la square SOU at aa unstated
cost ef I2.U4.
Lay cement sidewalk en the east side ef Mt
street N. t. from Kast Capitol ts B street
at, an estimated cost ef tljss. to be 0 asanas
asaiast all 1st la squares rH and 73. abut
ting said work.
Pave alley-with vltrtoed er asphalt bWfc
er concrete: Ucoaved slier ta eeuare m at
aa estimated coat er tllz. Allay la square
1.C1 at an estimated cost f 11,171.
Pava alters wtta vltnaed er seDhaJt elork
er concrete: Alleys m square Uu at aa ee
tlmated coat ef 047s.
Southwest Section: a
rave auere wttn vitruea cr assaait block
er concrete: Allay la squara ISO at an es
timated coat ef l.in. Alley tn square t t
an eatlmated. eeet of ll.UI. LOUIS BXOWN
LOW. JOHN O. D. KNIGHT, Commission
ers. D. C.
Capital . . Jl,00O,OOO
Eamtd Surplus $1.000.000
WHEN a bank has
the extensive pat
ronage which this bank
possesses, you must grant
the fact that its SERVICE
More than 35,000 open
accounts are now on our
SAME RATE OF INTEREST
Paid on Both Lare and Small
National Savings &
Corner 15th and N. Y. Ave.
The Safest Investments
are those that do not fluctuate Carina? -
rorbed conditions of th mosey er atock mar
kets, first deed of trust notes (first more.
Keel, well eecured on real estate In the
trlct ef Columbia, constitute "sllt-ed
lateeUaeats. and tber da not depend upon th
flnaaelal rasponclhuity of Individuals er oor
poratlons for thalr atabuity. Wa can supply
aueb ravefttments 1n amounts from ISM as
ward. Seud for booklet. "Coooernlas Loaae
SWaARTZELL, RHEEM &
U7 UU CUMt M. W.
HN. L Carpenter & Co. I
Mala Office. IT WUlUa I
Street, X. T. I
New Tork Stock Yw Tork CoITm
Nnr Tork Cotton Chicago BoArf of
Sw Orleans Cotton Nw Tork Prodac
rrtTate Wire With All Prtncipil citlea,
HERBERT H. BROWN,
13th sail II Mm. . W.
l. S. Mcamaalp Cor.
And submarine corporation
stocks should be bought at once
for a quick and substantial rise.
vSend In our orders to buy "at
the market." either for cash or
We specialize in ALL. Curb
stock listed on the New York
and Boston Exchanges. Buy and
Sell for cash or on margin.
Private wires -Quick service.
SVInformatlon furnished TREE upon
application. Correspondence Invited.
1 1 H SL I. W ' 'Wosdwtrd f y kfij
lllltltl0 KIXMCO. Mgr.
Main Of flee I -13 Broadway, X. Y
PhllMfWlrht. BaUtcuor Wachinfftmi.
Atlantic City Trtntan, Ntwark. Sciton