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FREIGHT TUBE STILL NEEDED Holland Says New York Tunnel Would Have Checked Famine. A? Ions ace em s?ptemb?r. 1*17, th. Railway War Board at Waah tngton. now mo longer la ?alatane?, cavile?! aitanti ? ? mare than one. to th. possibility of ??rlous ?hortage ut coal 1?. th. autuma of laat year aad the -?later of thia year. Urg ?nt demanda for coal cam? from many part? of th? country, ?a-wcl ally from the northeast. Howard Elliott, a member of the Hallway War Board, who wa? f? mtltar with condition? tn New Eng land, arced repeatedly that ?Vep? b? taken to supply New Enwlan.l with anfflclent coal to maintain her great lndu?tri?l plant?, many of which wer? occupied in manufac turing munition? of war. r'roir the South there came let? urgent call for coal, partly, no 1 doubt because of transportation fa* cilitie. wer? better ther. than else where, and partly because ther? ar. abondant and convenient supplies of coal in .th? Appalachian region >.t New Pr.aaj.ltt.ai. In response to theae appeal?, th? northwest wa? to ?om? extent re I lleved by November of anxiety lest there be a shortage of coal, but al most nothing was done In th? w?y of preparation for hhe winter coal supply for New Tork and New Eng land. Had a proposition which was made ?eventi year, ago been accepted, then ? freight traffic tunnel between Man hattan and the New Jersey shore would by thi? time hav? been, con structed. The engineer? who made tentative examination? reported that the plan waa feasible. It had earlier been ad vocated Informally by Wm. McAdoo. now Secretary of th? Treasury and director general of the Federali-?-1 Railway Systems of the United State? Mr. McAdoo. when planning for and afterward? building the Hudson River tube?, contemplated ?n extra tube adapted to traffic for team?, carts or truck? Recently General Goethal? has warmly recommended that the State.-* of New Tork and New Jersey act in eo-oneratioh eo that ? tunnel adapt ed for freight traffic truck?, market wagon? ?nd the like, could be con structed which would form a very important artery for transportation of commodities between Manhattan and In fact all of greater New Tork and also New England. MeAaVe. Reaaeathcr. Plaa. The experience of the past ten days Is likely to hasten the adoption of a plan by which a great tunnel unde.? the Hudson of capacity sufficient to carry traffic by wagon, carts, or other vehicles will be in a few years con structed. Were there such a tunnel now. New Tork and New England would have been spared some part at least of their anxiety and ?offering caused by the ?hortage of coal and the severity of the weither. On. of the first things Mr. McAdoo did when he as sumed ?upreme control under th President of the Federalixed Ameri can railroad? wa? to devise ?nd then order th. utllixatloo of the tunnels under the Hudson which the la-e .?. J. Cassstt bant for the Penn?ylv?nia Railroad for passen a -vr service alone. It wa? not a new proposition to Mr. McAdoo. He muat hav? recalled the days when he. to j, contemplateli the construction of a tunnel suitable for freight trafile between New York and Jersey City. By hi? authority, instantly exerted, and with the ade quate rapport of the railway man agers the Pennsylvania, tube? under th. Hudson were utilized ?? ?onn a? possible and the strange spectacle of maay carload? of freight passing un der the Hudson through the passenger service tube, thence by the tunnel under Manhattan and the *5ast River to Brooklyn and from that point over the new Hell Gate Bridge to the New Haven Railroad yard? ha? served to impress th. people with the fact that great ability, great energy and fairly reaaonable, although therefor? unused resource? could. In co-operation, re lieve the most dangerous situation New Tork City and New England ever found themselves in. Ther? ha? been coal in compara tiva plenty upon th? Jetaey front of New Tork harbor, but the facl'i tle? for transporting it seros? the Hud?on Rlv?r to New Tork ?nd New England have been so poor that but lfttl? of it could be availed of until th? tab.? were utilised. Rawer?! Making rigare.. The mind cannot conceive the magnitude of the figure? which tell of th? exchangee and baiane--] made fa the New Tork clearing house association for 1917, or fur that matter the magnitude of ?he clearings In Chicago. Philadelphia. Baltimore ?nd other !a-g- financial tentera it 's only by some comparison that a vague understanding of theae figure? can be gained. The government authoritle? at Wash ngton ettimated that witni-i lh? IIrat twelve month? of tht war the United State? would be compelled to raise and pay out nineteen bil lion dollar?. Bat that cum la only ?a.???,???,??) more than the mere balance? witn which ex :?anjes in ths New a ok clearing houae exchange? were per fected. The t? lai exc'iange? aecie Hgted neiriy }17?'.00?.0??,???, and ?I re tired only ?H.(W ???,.?? in caah to complete these exchange, by settle ment through balance?. Th? magnitude of our world trade nd th? Inconcelveably great Increase ? our domestic industry and cora nerce and barter are suggested by heave ligure?. Of themselves the/ urnish ampi? evidence that the 'nited State? 1? strong enough flnan IaUly to maintain whatever material trength may be necessary In order o ?.cure ultimate victory over the irmies of Germany and Austria. Then again the estimate now made by the Washington authorities agrees with ? statement reported tn this col umn a few days ago respecting the aggregate amount of our foreign trade in December. The Department of Commerce fixe? he money value of our International rade for the calendar year at tS.Ot?. m.m or alntoet exactly one half of h* amount which Secretary McAdoo ?stlmated would be necessary for the 'nited State? to raise and expend In he flrtvt twelve month? of our par liclp.tion in the war. No other figura? that tell the ?tory < a world?? trade, not even thoae of ?rent Britain, compire In magnitude aith the money value of our trade in ?17. The Bureau of Commerce estimates hat th? trade balance In favor of he United 8tate? In vtn 1? conslder My In exeeeu of ?.0?,0*->.??; for our xporta w?r? of the money value of ??,??&??,??? ?nd our Import, of the money value of a little under tt,m. m,em. And that balance, unlike thoee f th. yeara b?fete the wer. I? all to HOLLAND. ' From the Financial Ticker Trader? on the Coneolldated Stock Exchange eon?trued th? over-Sunday new? a? favorable, and at the start of th? day price? generally ranged higher. GraduaUly. however, the mar ket took on an lrr?gul?r aspect, with reactions taking place in some or the leading stocks, which had been especially firm. The downward trend of Liberty is. which early touched a new low,rec ord, had aa adverse effect upon sen timent. It again brought home to traders th? feet that government financing continues the overshadow ing factor in the investment situa tion. While no official statement has yet been made, it haa been reported in good quarters that the next liberty loan will be for m.Wb\m>.O0ti, and that th? campaign for it will start on or about February 15. The over Sunday news Included Premier Lloyd George's re-statement ot allied war alma, which by many wa? construed as leaving the door for peace open one? more. Another development has been the suspension by Germany ot tbe peace negotiation? with Russia, aa a result of which great Bolshlvlki activity is reported at Petrograd, with threats ' made of new Russian military op erations against the Germana So far a? the market wa? concern ed, TJ. S. Steel led Its general move ment In the earlier dealings. U. S. Steel opened *BS-8, up 1-2. and touch ed a forenoon high of 93.1-4. but it then reacted under SS. B. S. B. opened 781-2, up 11-4 points, and early ?old 78 3-4. Reading was the most active of railroad ahares. It opened 73-1-8, down 1-J, but it later roe? to 741-2, then reacting. A broad business in odd lots was handled; by commission houses. Rumored on good authority that the government win take over the Amer ican Telephone and Telegraph Com pany and guarantee the preeerffT div idend*, ? Director General McAdoo'? call to the railroad? for data on maturities and physical needs helped the rail roads. Mr. McAdoo apparently is losInK no time in getting the Federal machinery into action. Tb? strength of Canadian Pacific ; has kept the street guessing. The j theory advanced that Canadian Pa I ciflc Is supported by the Canadian I Unan-tai Interests receives wide crr ' dence. I Call money loaned at 2 3-4. This should foster bullish sentiment. I There seems to be no disposition I yet to check brokers' loans in an | ticipation of government financing. Time loans are made on ' a three months' maximum basis. The meeting of the directors of the General Motor? Company, which wa? scheduled for todsy. has been pestponed until tomorrow morning at 11 o-clock. due to the delay In the Michigan train bearing members of the board. The meeting of the Chevrolet Mo tor Company, which was scheduled for today, also has been postponed until tomorrow st 2:30 p. m. NEW TORK CURB MARKET. i - New York, Jan. 7.?Boainee? ?aa again an?Her ? m tbe curb a?rket, but price, maintained a . frtirly firm tone .t ??gbtly aboie th? ?nal uf I laat ?oak. Indnatr?1 abare? men ?em artire } than in the irroedinr mmiatm. bot prie?? und? ! ?? oontinued leadership of th. ?m*? ?hare' . n.ain?i ned ? fairly Arm tone. Independent oil acora? ?rent lose ?eti?? than : the? he? been aine the earl? rant of laat I ?joutwoa ftirniaherj pj W. B. Hihh? A Co. Bid. Aaked. Aetna Kxplr?ees.. T\ % Air Betta-tic??. IB -5 American Writing Paper coal. ; 3 I Atlantic Petroleum. 3'. 3?l , llarnct Of]. Ht 13-14 ? Bif Ledge. 1 ll( ! Bmerham Minine. 8 1? Boaton A Montana. _ 54 Row??? A Wyoming. T, _ , P.ott? for?? A Zinc. 74? ?> Putter?orth-Judaon . 34 ? 'aledoni. Minis?. ? ? ? 'alumet ? Jerome. 1 14, ?'?nada Copper. ? 11-11 1 fari?? Steel. 71 ? Car Light A Ferner. ~? 24J ? Charcoal Iron. 7 7*4 , ?"he?olet . 11? 13? >??*???4?ted Ariaona. 14? 11111 , r^naolidated Copper. 844 e% | t'oeden. Co. 7** ? ?'reden pfd. 3'? ? ?-ramp rJtjlpbaildhl?. 7? ? ? Crrmoa r?M._. 4'. ? ?Crj??- Copper. S ? ?' Curt?.? Aerr-r?se. % 77 ????4.??1? . S ?? Flk Basin. ?H ?? 1?Mtraon Phonograph. ?*?'? 4 ? From? Copper. *? 7-11 Federal (411. ~k ? I Fit? National Clipper. 1*4 ; 'Wen Bock. 4 S | ColdfleW Conaolidated. *? ?I ; Creen Monster. V 11-H loiantanamo Sugar. 45 ? ! ilolly Rogar. 35 4* ?Holly Sng?r pfd. ? ? I Houaton Oil. 4.4 45 I Howe Bound. *** . ^ imi Correr. "e ss Independence lernt. "? ?S I intrmational P?trole???. BW 11 J?rame 4*erde.-V *1* ?( Jim Bu?ler.?V 7* ?? Jumbo Eitena?oo. 17 i* laik* Toiredo. *?. M 41???? Copper. 17 "? Mariin . ? ** Maat- Vali?...... ?*i 54 ?axim Munition?..?. ? 3-16 I I-a Mwritt Oil.... ~'? S4? Metropolitan Petr?leo-. 7-1? 4 Vidwe? Oil cwn. ?? 1<0 Mid??at Oll pfd._. l'i 1 3-H Mid?eat Reflnin?.T~ 1*44 Mitchell Motor?. ? Mottierlode . 77 2? Niii?ln? Mine? Co. 8?* *4l North America?! Pulp A Paper. 24t 3 Northwestern Oil. 43 as Ohio Coop?. 1* '?* IU Oklahoma Oil Co.4 5 Parlile Ga?. ? ? recr?e? Moto??.. 13 14 ??t Hercule... S*. -"-i Bed Warrior. 4t "4 ??- oil. ;j? ? St. Joaepb Lead. 14H 13 ". H. Kreagrr cow. 85 70 ?. B. Kreage pfd. r> m Sapnlpa earn.?.. t*? ? Seqnoyah Oil. S 4t il?e*??? Onlf. 15 17 standard Motors. K) 11 ??nt?arine Corporation. 11*4 12*4 fa???? Mining. ? II Tonopah Fateit??. 11-!? 1 3-1?, TTi?n?le F??. '4 I Tri BnlHcn . *t >4 fnited Ma?a?. 3 I foiled State? tight A Heat coro... Ht IH fnited State? Light A Heat pfd... lit S flirted Motor?. s*4 _4t fnited Pro?? rikarui?. ?? 41 fnited Sta?? Starata?hip.. 4-, J fnited Verri?. -V, - I-ted Weitem .OB.-. 44 1-tt fnited time....:-.?._1*4 I? ftah I'rttolenm.a,. T 1? Vic?rla Oil. Bt p Wavh?d Oil. 2*t ?'.; Wrtslit Martin ?empiane. T*? Tit Wv.aning Petrol?rim. 1 NEW TORK PRODUCE. Nt? Tort. Jan. T.-BUTTER-fftnB: rtveipr*. ??,?G imrtaxt*-*. ?^-seaa-fry. bi-amt lb?n extru?. l?*r lb.. gSatp; -creamerT extra*, 9t^coiT, 52; flmt*. ff-insm : ?e-^xjoi!?-. CH??H. RO fi 3--Firm: meipta, IMt ?rue?. IVi-a nthi-rM ?tItm, pet dw., V: f-tn lints, ??; first?. M?-C5; wcdicK Shti; rtrfriffr^ator. urerl-l ?Murks, ?H; ftrt*A 4SM3H; Mute. Vmu** 1,?du and af-rbr Wnttr? hmncrv whit??, tint t? trnuef. 73*75: Sttt?-. Pr?im?7?'-n?a and mtarbj Ww-aa-Gt browi-i, *7tfl?. ??*???-*???__, reti-japta. IM brama Mate fr?*, ???-, per lb-, 8V_Ut; -do., ??Vafe COURT TAX DECISION STIMULATES MARKET Ruling Stock Dividends Not Taxa ble as Income Causes Revival. Hi BROA ?? If \\ \i ? ?* New York, Jan. 7.?Decision of the Supreme Court that stock dlvl ii'-nds are not taxable as income to* j aether with Ha ruling- postponing! further action In the anti-trust I suits at this time revived the stock i market this afternoon and closed j introna; and net higher, although In | the morning ft was very Irregular I and lower. The opening was strong but sell- '? ing developed almost Immediately ? with the result that losses ot al point and more were seen In stand ard issues. In Pullman a new low ? record was made. The automobile stocks were ir- | regular. Willys-Overland declined while Chevrolet moved up to a new high record of 120 and General Mo tors ruled higher. This irregular ity continued until after th? Su preme Court met at noon. It was only after the decisions were ren dered that the market, picked up. Part of the day's butlnesa was dun to the blizzard In the West. Many ot the buying orders have been coming from that section and were cut off. Another helpful Influence was the introduction of a bill tn Congress amending the income tax hiw so aa to cut out the unfair 8 per cent tax on professional Incomes. The order ot Director General McAdoo dou bling demurrage charges on cars also helped. Decision that stock dividends were not taxable aa Income opens the way for the declaration of many dividends of this kind. It also removes from stockholders who have already re ceived such dividend,.*?, the fear that they would be unjustly taxed. As the court says declaration of a stock dividend takes nothing away from the corporation and gives nothing to the stockholder. American Tobacco was strong on official confirmation by the director-? that tbe new issue of ?stock would not be put out, but that dividends would be paid In ? per cent script. This script is to be exchangeable later for stock. This plan Is adopted because the company needs Its cash to carry the large stock of tobacco at the higher prices that prevail. Action of the market was perfec. ? from a technical standpoint. Tbe ? wild advance that followed taking I over the railroads by the President 'caused scores of traders to put stop j loss orders under their purchases. The ' selling of one big account late in thi ? week uncovered some of tflfse stop i loss orders which automatically un j covered others. The reaction was moderate considering tho ?advance. Most market author! ti ?-s expect a trading market with an advancin? tendency. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE. FttrniaVd by tt. ? Hibb? A Co. Hiafe. Loa Clot*. American Cao . **?? 37?. 3t% A-aerieaa Oaa pfd. -OH ? W. Atoarlcan i'ar a Foundry. 70 t* 70 Anufican Smelt. A Ref. 7?\ 77* 7?\ America. Htnelt. a Bef. pfd.. 10? IM let American Zinc . II 1G? 15 Anaconda . ?'.'? ??Ta ?IH .lanciata* Oil . ? ?> SA Atchia-a? . ?51* *t\ ? A'chlaon ota. S ? ? Atlantic G-avat Lin. . ?IS tl ?IVI Raid.in Loocaxoiiv. . 39S -.? 5P.t n-mm?-. a Ohio . uv? ??? 53 Paltinioro A Ohio pfd. ?7 77 .57 Bethlehem Steel . 79?* UN IMI Bctlileham htetH (Ck-aa B) . 7?S 77? 7J% IV-thleham Steel rfd. e. t.... ' '? ' '. Ml? ? 'anadian l'aci?c . ITC I?'??? Chesapeake A Ohio. M S3?. Chica-?? Oreat W catara p(.l . 7?Va C?ii . MIL a St. Pan!. "i US CM.. Mil. a St Pani r<d . V -?A, ? iiicto A Northvnaten?. ?:: ' ? MH Chi.. R. I. * Pac..?. M CM., R. I. A Pac. *". pfd... S) ::'. 51T4 Chi.. B. I. A Pac. TT! pid.... Ci1? ? \ ft ', Cm Picalocta . 32 G? -? Cm Product. pM. >0V? ?.?a W* Onuane start . s?s as si?? Ii.LiM.ir.- A Hndaon . '?S I0t\ 11?% 1*1.. Lack. A Weatem. ITS? 170 ITO Itmver A Ri" l.rande old.... tn, mi mi Eri? lliilroad . It M 1? lii? l>t pfd. JT 2?S aw Cenerai F'rctric . 13??? 177". 131 Cenerai Motor? .U? 11??? 113H Ont Nortll.Tii i<d. at ?s m lir-at l?ttlatl? Ore. ?i? "SS s.\ Illii o?. Central . ?', ?M, Kl? loi. Ilarvaitcr N. ?. pfd.Il?, raW 10SS Int. Mer. Marin? . 22S a?. ST4 Int. Mer. ''anne pfd. ft - . *4 International Nickel . 7? 27?. 2* Int(ni?lion?l Taper . 28'. 2.S 28A4 Kan. City Southwestern. ltA, KS 1*1. La-ka.anna Stari . TV- 7?:\ 7?'? I*hith Valley . 57?4 "T* 57'* Louisville ft Naahrill. .112 lit?. lilt Midiaat Steel . 4714 4d?? 4714 -M un A St. lamia (new).... 10 ;n M Mo. Kan- * Tiv. pfd. ?H SS ?At Mianouri Pacific tr. rrta. 22*. 224 22*4 Mv-soiiri Pacilir pfd. tr. reta, 42% 42S ?Ta Ne? Orlauia. T?. ft M. 20 30 20 New York Air Brake . IIS 11? 1?9 New York Central . TI?. TOH 70?. ?. ?, ?. ?. ft ?. .?Vi Mi 2H4 ... ?.. Ontario ft Wenem... 3>? 2l'< IM tUrtkwrj Pacific . 64'?. 63S ?2-1 "b;n I..1- A. Electric . 37\ '.-, 77S Prni..-i!i?nia . ??' IV, tt People. Haa . 42 41\ 42 PhUadcIi*ia Oo. ?7V, 7G 27S Ir ? ! -M Car. ?0 O t? Pullman Car Co. ?% at?. IM1? I Railway Sto* Sprint? . 4?"? ?s 4GV Ray CaajaaT . 27s? 22% 231? Heading: Co. .1'. H? 77?. Rep. Iron ft Stort . 78 ? 76 7? Itep. Iron ft Sie?, pfd. 94\ SIS 94V? St. Laatt ft SanFrata. pfd.. 2? 2? 2* Savrr Hochuck .140-4 :3?. lit?. Southim ISciio .,. ? ?% SJ Soathem r.ailway . 23S a Oik Sontiiem Railway pfd. 5f-S &-S 5654 Stndehaker Oorpcntlon . 511'. lf>, ?* Superior St?-1 . I, ? 3T% Tct?? Oomp.niea .140 1A5H ?-??, l'nlon Pacific .IUV. 113?. 114 I'niei. Pacife pfd. TO TO 7? I"n?tcd Alloy Ste.1 . 37\ 37% 37?4 C. S. Ind. Alcohol . 117?. 115 H7\ I', s Rubber . 51% ,'lii 51?? B. s itubbtT l?t pfd. ?mm G. s. S'?el CoTpotation . sf. S2*i Wi U. s. ste.1 pfd. 10??4 uh\ MM Utah Copper . SM?' 7?S SBt Utah Sec. Corporatio. . 12 ? 12 Wabah . ?54 SS If.t Wal.-iah pfd. A. ?214 4.? 42 Watiaah lidi. ?. 2.S 214 21S Ma-ttsa Marland . 13*4 1314 1JV. ??tstn Pacific . 14 14 14 We.-t.ni Pacific pfd. "SS 4?S Its Wetern Ini'? . ? P7'4 aa v?fa-tln|hoBaj .,4? G!?:. (? Wht'.lililt & Lake Ble. t*. ?V ?\ Wh. die I & Lake Eric bM.. 21S 21S SS BALTIMORE PRODUCE. tUltV-morc. Md.. Jan. 7. -BUTTBR -"?????*??t, fnuci. p*r Ib., 5??v??; do., choitr. |ier lb.. 50*51. do..' *n>*xi. i?rr 11?., 48**W: do.. ,*tiut*-, per lb . .V.?y : do., bk-cki, per Ib., ??\'? ladt??, per ?X>.. :0b*?-: Mar,'-mil -*nd lVnti*>>>-hanl-i roll?, prr Ib.. G-!??3; Ohio rolle, i*er lb,, 33; West Vir Riida roll-?, per lb., S3. st*3r*i?-p?cked, per Ib., ??aiX': Man land. V inania mud PennsrlTtnU ?Urn phnt-t, ??t Ib., li.?; procp??* botter, per ib.. ?Ut.. RQG? Mao land. Pennavlvania ?nd nearby tint?*, Ivm off. inr doz.. 6P: W-fftern ilnte. hf?f off. P<-T drz?, (9): Wot Virginia flint s, loas off, per ?Jo?., SS; S?-nirli-?n? Unsta, lo? off, per ?aVoa., m? l** IT ????? -Western Maryland and P-acu</l fairi*, cb>n-e round. I*? Iba.. liOaL'.?O: do., chqicT ??ug, 10O Iba.. 2.*6*?.?; Nt-w York and Jeraev, 100 Iba.. tWs?jtv: ??umterii Shore of Man luid. -ukI ? ir-niii-.. Mf-Oonsick. 1,75*2 ?. I -*-f'-ut-if.r.. Maryland, McCorrnkk, 100 Iba., 2.20? -30; ali ?ertiona, medunn NO. ?*, 100 lb?., 1.25a 1 :?; ali ?frtiona, ca\h\ 100 Ibu.. 73ai.f0; aweets. North tlroUna Ubi-dried/ ?a 1. bM., 5.0t*5.50; 1 do?, KMteni Hhflre of Maryland aad Virginia. ?" 1. bb... 4.5*53.; do., SaMera Show of M.-.r-land und Virginia. ortfiitaiT. fchl.. 3.08*350; do.. York RiTera. bb)., I.S0a5.3B: do., ali aro tunr. No. 2. bbl.. lOOalSV: i*m\ ali nTtimia. mi tu ?piality. boi., 2.5*a4.yt, Hill* ali aec t.oaa, ranci. No. 1, I?r baakrt. ].75a1.K; do?, aU mcttao*. ?a 2. par baaket, 75?1.0?. OREKN ?TICTTS-APPLI?. Btl<fwliMt A grade. St hi. par bbl., I5_4.7i; do Bin D?il?. l? bbl.. 3.50?4.*?; do., llano?, lof bbl.. ? ili?IS: do. U?mu??, psr bbl., 4.M*~~: eo.. Crime.' Oolden. per bbl., SU?kB; dp.. Hill?. I?? bbl. tt??.90; do.. Josathan. per bbl., 4.15. !S; do.. King?, per bbl., 4.StaiSTO; do-. Para dla? lineate, per bbl.. 50ta-?; do.. Borne Beanti-, par bot. t.?>l.7t: do.. Black Teig?. !<r bbl.. 4.-11.75: do., WIih?ip?, per bbl.. I.TO? 5JI; d.i., stasnian Wlneaapa. ver Mil.. 4.40? ?.0O; do. York Impefala. per bbl., 4M.175: do.. York Stripe, tor bbl.. 4.55.4.?: do.. Bpiea, Seek? and Spila, per bel.. 4.SN4 73; do.. Tallman Sweet?, pw bbl.. 4.5?5.(it; do.. No. t ?11 ra ri????, per bbl., 3 00?.-: do., box ?pple?, fol to rati? -noy. per bol. 1.5?130; do., Jumble pack, pw boi. Lz*?1.4?; do., loo?.. M to qual I?. I er cwt.. l.aOalB; rranberrle?, lai. ?a rlctle? fancy, per bbl.. 11.0?19.00; do., ?a?II l-i melimi, par bbl.. 10 0?17.00; dov extra large ?oil?, per bt. 10.00a~.00; grapstruit, Florida. fancy, p? box. J._a3.75; do., f?ir to choice, per I box. 15??.00; orange?. Florid.. ordinari grafe?, per box, 3.???.?: da. Indian Bi?er. I ?rr boi. 4.00a5.50; raneapnlM. Florida. 14?. -?*?. ? .-??. per cr?te. 1.00? .30; no.. 47?. 4h. per ct?tc. ? (.00? 1.50: Mat?ai?, Florid?, a? to r-u?lit}', per , ?trap. 3.5?3.00; tangerine?, Florida, aa to ?Ml- | tv. par atraa tr??610. LIVEKilXTKY-adcaen?, old hen?. 4 lba ?nd orer. per lb.. 20: do., old hell?. em?H to ' indium. _a_; do.. Whit? Leslie?-?, ~a2B; do . . old (ocaten. It; do., young, amooth. fat, '&'< do.. Whit* Leghome, 28a?; do., rougti aad atagsy, ??33; dig??, >onng 1'ckln?, 344 Iba. ?nd I orer. 28a?; do., puddle, ??38; do.. Muecoyy. j CVJS; do., am?1er. 2?34; g,??-, nearby, 27affl; , .li... Wertem ?nd southern, ?a?; do.. Kent ? Inland. ~a*9: turkei?. yo?if hen?. 1*31. do. I ?rrjbMer?. Sa?; do., old toma. ? ; do., poor ?r-1 j .A?ed b?a*t. 34a? ; lager?ia, young, ?*? pair. ? 13; do., old. 25; guinea fowl, joiing, i'i lb?. ! ;..im1 o?er. each. 40; do., ?nailer, 30a?; do., ? old. 35a30. CHICAGO GRAIN. By JOSEPH ?. G?.?. ?...KD. Chicago. Jan. 7.?There waa little rh-ng-. in Uie price, of cora today, resting apota for tlie dar bring %e lower to unc-hangrd. Ther* were ??) ?alea of nah crini in round Int- here today, while t-riot:a werr* 5 to 10 canti lower. Western receipts were 1,2(6.000. Besides the Dirru? market In corn, the ?,riunii of business waa amali and the aitnatiou a ?? generally aatisfatTtory to the trade at large There waa free profit tail ? g in the oata market and r*ri<*ea areragedr lower early, but cri-netderablt? strength waa shown late. Th-t-re wa? hteary eell ing br aome of the larger hoklera, while the t*nili_ wa.?? prim-ii-ally it aliort account. Beat ing apota for the day aumt at an advantr of ** | to S rents. There waa a atronr market for rsrortiti<*ne at a-liant?.', of 12S tn ?a-1, cent?? Fiirnii-h-d by W. Ft. Hibha A Co. CORN- Or-en. High. Low. Cln?-. January. 1.2G. 1.27'. ?.?-? LaTtf May. 1.26% i.maxm 1.3* 1.2S**a OATS May. 71-ai 77?\ 7?% 7TH January. 79% *0% 7tm ?H roRK M?\y. 44? tv? 41? C.? January. 45? 45? 45 90 45.8? I. Mili ? May. ?4.30 a. 10 24 35 24.37 January. 24.00 24.00 3.?* 3100 Ill 1*8 aseaf . 3* <* _4._0 '.'4 02 24.17 January. 23 57 23.77 _3.fl7 ?.77 COTTON MARKETS. New York, Jan. 7.?Tlie rotton m_rk*ft wa*? 'M-n. r todar*on a good dcinaod and offer?nfr** wire light. Prirate adrice? from the ?otitli that the mill? which were going to do?? la-t week because of the lack of water bad r-aumed, and baying for the ai'couavt of ararne of Hmh -??titliern milla and by apot bouaes caused a firm tone at the op?, ning aad price? ma? 1? to 23 pointa after the '-all. After the call, price? ?ssjed off as? by the end of the flr-t ten minute?, a r>>actioii ?f & tr? 10 Itotnte from the initial lercia had been recorded. Offering? were well taken on the dtp ?Urh fol lowed with bin ing by trad? intereats. Piic?*??? rallied, -with March arili?* ?P to 31.1* before the ?nd of the first hour. B-ill_rfi Southern ai--t advice? promrted the adtance, whi?-h alao reflected the more opti-_.?tic talk of pea-oe pru? perta The market turned tirmrr in the earty after noon on the mtnured national ginner??' eeport. ahowiiig lOSMOPO bales ?Tinned to D?cembrr 31. or JtC.000 for tbe laat period. > TV? market c?>nt?TtiiPd to gain ?tirngth in th? ftnal hour on kx-al covcriiig and tmde Tv ? ? ing. the former promoted b>' atr*tii,th' in ?eciiritle? and paporla that Ira-tern mt?ta ?nere aeekinir *% bay cotttwi from the local atoni. TTir* rlt>_e wat ?teady it a net adrance of 16 to ?A pointa. The receipt? at the porta in- the day were' Ml hale?, against 26.3* balee. Exporta. 9\t balr?. Spot here wa? quiet at an adrance of ? ' in?ini??. at 32.58; no tele*, f-v-t at New OrleABi ; waa firm, irith middling unchanged at ?? SaW _r090 bale?. B.VtiiH? at New Orl?ans. 1.782; Sar?n??!?. 3.f?2? M**_ophia. ?,?? SU Lou?a. f,??. l^n-niabed by N. 1?. t'arpenter A Co. NEW TOBK. Pirrions faiawg. HigH. I*ow ?T?o??? cloee Jan narr. JI.43 31.? 21.39 31.? 31 42 March. 31.05 31.2? 3a? :.l 16 ;?.*4 May. 30.75 30 81 J0JT G0.? 3LV2 Julr. '?? ?L? 3t9 ,30*9 tkat October. 29.46 29 67 29 41 361 2?-? ? , _ NEW ORLEANS Tre. ioti?? Own High. la-ow Ota*, elo? ?Tanuary. 30.36 ? *.*> 3 _3 20.69 00.34 March. _L?.92 3P.06 9.M t?.94 ?62 May. ?65 2?.r 2956 _970 29.M Julr. ?.53 29 M 29*4 ?.56 ?? ? October. ?.? _?.*? 2055 ?.?1 2P.V? WASHINGTON PRODUCE. Egjr receipt? enctinued lipht and prices I * ??trictly frc?*h egg? still remained high, eelliiur from *-. to 63 cents per dozen. Pricea of prarti cally ert-ry article on the local produce marl? t show*, an adrance orer a week ago. H-x-if generally were ?iirht, tho?:gTi the breaking ?^ the cold spell la expected to bring In quantitica of fa*?r??Ma that now are held in the hand? of rm ?safta, O'totatiott? giren iVlow are for large lots of ptvrtl marketable good? only. Jobbers' prices are higher. I/ower gradrs may bt* sold for leas. Kanrv good? command higher rr?**5? ECiOR-Fancy. strictly fre>h. -vr dor., 6r\*rfi: irprag? iTorlnti. d????*; Southern Weg! Vir?ini... M THEESE-Ncw Tork State faeton?, new. por Ib.. 2??27. RITT KR Elgin print. 52: Elgin tob, 5! ?t??G-?. **?: ??toro-iacke?!, _9s30. LIVE l?fHXTRT-Heiis. per !h.. 26: roo*>trr-. 11?; Mm 32; chickrn?", 26; krats, young. ! esch. 45aR*. DRE^SEO '.VHTLTRT-Hcn-. rtiol?-s. per ??-. 77b26; sprini cbirkena, 29a30; turkeys. ^F?s37 : roosters, G???20: geese, 2_s_5: ducks, 23a2"?. LIVE ?TOOK-Sheep, per lb.. _a9: lamb?. ???ring. 16: caira?, lf?alT; medium, ?5?15!-; com mon, l-al3. PORK?Sma?l, per lb.. _la22; medium, P*y heavy. 18a20. SEEDS-Red ??t*t. 17.t?at7.? t*t ItaaVl: alslka dorer. 15.00alfi.(I?: crimson clorer, 12 ro? ? 13.00: timothy, 3.?5?4.?? per buahel; red ten .: .-VOaU.OO per ICO lbs.: Huetrnias. 3 2??3.G-0 orchard grasa. ?75a3.C0 per tuishel. OBATN-Wheet, millinff. per bua. IJBal? corn, per bnahel, l._5al.30: oat?, white. 63s?1* : I ?a?. I, 5_.M: No. 2. p.?. miTed oat?, r?2ftlB; hay, N<\ FRflTS-Arvples. per hhl.. 2.0M.60: per bt?-.! I._5e3.ff?: ralifornla oranges. 4,00a5 00: florid?? I 4.?a5.50; lemons. 6fffla6.50: p??ais, per bo-, 2.??i ' 4.00: -rran-fruit. 3.75a4.26 per frate. ORFr.N OOODS-|?o*stoes. No 1. Uastf-TOi per 100 lbs.: ?wert potatoe-, 4 G[>.".G??? pt?r bbl.:1 No, 2, 2.50a.''.00: string bean?, prr beakct, 2.C0a j 6.00: peprera. per rTat*?, 3.3ant.30; okra. per crate. S.OOhl.sr?: radishes, per ion. 2.00?3OC; r?? rrmber*?, naskrt, ?.OOi'W: eggplant, par frai??, 3.00rt5.0r?; cabhage. per 1? lbs.. 2.75a3.01?: beet?. ner bunoh. 4*6; lettuce. 1.?ia>2.fl0; snna?*n. 2.7-iu 3.0O; onions, per 1n0 Ih?.. 2 50a3 00; svinach. p?!? bH.. 6.00n6.*O: kale, r-t bN.. 2.tVai3.iy,-, ttrrni, ?. per bo-t, l.OOal 36: per bbl.. .100a4.26; c^uBflnirfr. f r,??r rrate. 1.75a360. HlPES-lJorse hides? 6.00 f aA : green salti bref bides, per lb.. 16; cnlf skins, LHkJ.?; atak ?kin^. LIO??.*?; wool, per lb., 64; be?~-wa\. irr lb.. St. BALTIMORE Livf STOCK. Baltimore. Jan. ?-riATTLB-Bee?pt? f,.r ''???? reek erelerl at noon tialar were l.e77 beaVl. agaloat 2,?t bearl laat week: rmirrta. 87 car Icaxla for market foe the week. ?** cairloerl? for m?ket tonar. Liberal *aipply: market rlragrr,? al j laat week? pries. We quot?: Steer?, ctioii 13.???13.40: good hutrti-r. 12.t0alJ.S0: mentir-. li>.<?)all.??: ?mmon, 9 ?0?10 40: heifer? rlioice. 10'oalO? : fair to gnud. ?.Kalo.4?: common lo me*!inm. T.4??.90: huir?, cholee-, a.*?*??.??: fair to good, T.Osae.90: common to medium. ?0?7.?0: ?ow?. choice, T.Nat.90: fall.to good I.XiT?>: lommon to nvedimn. 4JatuiM. SHEEP A?D LAMB.? R??rlpta for the week ended at noon ??t?t were -T21 bead, again?! 1.03 litad laat week: light anpplv maltet a?her. Sheer, ??mil.00: lamb? lLt?aRSO. HOOS?Raclp? for th? week ended at noon tod?? .ere 1.11? head, against M.IM head tat Week; fair ?flirHv; market atrorer and ilema i good. light. IT.T5: hearr to medium. W.'i: rouslie. lttTtral7.00: pig?, \7.mX ? ??ALVES-Rrcelpt? for the waark end?! ?' noon today were Si he?d, agalnat ."SD head l?"t wrck ; fair guppl, ; ar*rtrt l_tlur. f-i,?. 11."* , BANK STATEMENT CALL STIRS 'CHANCE Information Along Exceptional Line* Required?Trading Very Light. Announcement of. a reque?t by th? Comptroller of tb? '-Current?)/ for statement? cnverlnf, Ihe conditions of. bank? at th? cloae of businee? December 31 wa* perhaps the big; ?-est ?vent on the floor of the local .?tock exchange yesterday. Bank er? had been In hopes that tbe five calls made during the laet year would be ?urncient, but th? sixth call, made yesterday, not only ask ed all questions contained in for mer ?tat?mente, but requested a Ki'eat deal of additional informa tion. The majority of the loc?l banks '? show substantial gains for the last' year. Rli-gs National, Federal Na-j tional. Wash inn tun I-oan and Truat, | Franklin National and Columbia National showed decreases, how ever. In the main thee? losses were the result of Liberty 1-oan fund withdrawals. Hales of stock on the local flour yesterday, wer? unusually I?kIu. Mrrs-entti.-iler sold at 123 to 123 5-S, Potomac Klectric as at 100 and Capi tal Traction at 78 ?-2. Washington Stock Exchange. Fun-ianed b? W. B. Hibb? a Co. SALBS. Wt.-hlnirt'in Rail.av A tlactri? pfd.. 3 at ?? MritPuthaler. 10 ?I 123. 10 at IDS. Aller call: Potomai- Kla-tnr Power ?., SOO ?t ?10? Vlerernaiiali-r. 2 at 123*4. l'?pital Tt-ciioti. '? at 7SV aOVEKNllCNT BONDS. ?: ' A?k-d V. S. leciitrrnl J.. W". tft G. H. roupoii la. K?. . (' H. refiater?! 3a. ?TV, m% ? ?. coni?! :?. aa?. *-!4 1' H. rrtliteml t.. MS-? IOCS V S. c.ai-on t?. IB. 10K. Liberty Loan "54?.?17*1?. . Second Liberty ?-???? 4.?.? SO-10? . 11 M!.Il .AU BONDS. Cantal Tracii(,:i Sa. ?Tlt ? Wa?hiiitl->n Railway .1- Klei. 4a . 73 Waab., Aie?. ? ML Vernos Si. 7S MISCELLANEOCS BOND? Potomac l-lrcliic l'on?. Sa. ?*'. l'otu-cac Electri,' l.kjlii "? . I*. l'otomiic ??,,-trir Pow.-r te. lot?. fheaapc-kr A I'oi'-iia- Tel. ia.... IOS IM American M. A Tel. 4?. 8iS ? American Tel. A Ttl. 4S?. * American Tel. Ai Te!. Ci]. Tr. la... ?0 101' American tir??Ki,.?iii'ac ?tt ?a. ?B i>. c. Pvi.r mss. a. a? 10? Waahimrtun Markat >. 1-27. 1* . Waahihct*?? Market 7?. -.yj7.r.. ? . Waahincton Market CaM Hi?rate 5? t4 . Securit- storti? A s?r,? Ut-eau ta .. .. 101 Ne-folk k VVa-h. Kt-amLeat Sa.10? . Bit*? B .vit? S? 'ill TL?.100 . U. 8. Krall- b. 104 . PCM-hJ CTI LITT tTOCKS CapiUl Tra-ti'in . 7? 7? \\??1????1?-? Railway a Elee, com. SI IVi-Lip." Hair??-- A Baa- pfd.. bi ?7 Norfolk A Waal!. Steamboat. IS) Waahinrtoii Gaa . S3 . AmerK-an ? I ft Tel. Its . TTPB 1UCHIKB STOCKS. VcrtVHlh-ler . 122 IS* Ltacton Monotype. ?0 1? NATIONAL BANK STOCK? Aaaaf?eaa .-7?0 '.ima-eni.l . Ito 310 IHslrict . 147 . Farmer? and Morhamca'.23? 245 Vcdetal . ,. UT . Lincoln .*1"* . National Metropolitan.200 . IlltU? . . 4* Seirmd . . 13B Na-aanal Rank if Vl'a-lantAon. 7S0 TRCST COMPANY STOCK?. American Security ft Treat.*7*5 24* National 8arln*a A Trail.yi . I'nion Trii-t.?1.?? ]3 Wattiinfton Loan ,-rd Tr-irt.238 28? Continental TTuat . 11** .-'1 SAVINGS BANK STOCK?. It ?'.,? . 4.? Rank of Commerce ft Savin*?. 12 . Hart Waahin-t.ic. ? . Security S?iiugi ,v Canlnctcial .... 145 ..... *T?E INSCKANCt STOCKS Arlintton . ? *8 Corrorea . 70 . ... Kirrtuen'a . It . Gennan-Amcrican .SO . National Union,.. tS . TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS Cvvliimbi. . ? . .. Rial l?tate . !? MISCELLANEOCS STOCKS. Oupan Saeta . l*t Otta, t Columbi? Pir?r Mit. Ce... Ito 3? Mm chants' Tranafer ft Stonte. Ine US Security Stota*e. las 200 Uniti-d State? Realty. ?.'? . U ishlnttou Market . l-?4 "Es 'liiidend. NEW YORK MONEY. \'.-? York, Jan. 7.-Money <.<i ?? ?11 ? .>? n??J at 1 ]?G rent; l?sM, 4 per rent; ????. i\ ,? r out; ?r, -_ Ixr c-ciit. Mijst taj tiit* daj ? luraus .. ? u* mad? at 5 ??tt crut. Time money opened tb*? ???-??I; little changed. Kites, fJi.i-0 per cent on mixoti and 6 per evni on in-lust rial. Mercantila r-aper met with ? moderately good market. Hate?., ;.*.afi peg --ent ft* ?I- maturiti*-?. BALTIMORE GRAIN. ??.?? .iiti'-r--. Jan. 7. -Clo-tirif picea on the ltal tiuxre grain market: WHEAT No. 2 soft n-d. 2.22, So. 2 red win !, r. -.?.:.. t'liUN -(\* corn. 8 10 per Utt.I for cari-Ad*?) m-iriy j-rime yellow oa -T-t ; market firm in Inn??. OAT^-SUndard white. Mfc; No. 3 white. ? No. ? white, ?9, -*-Ues. KYB -No- 1 WcetfTn. export, f-r-nt. l.SRal.?? Bag lots of nearhy ry-*, *.* to Quality, 3.?hi.7:?. PHILADELPHIA PRODUCE. Philadelphia, Jan. 7.?BTTTER- T'ancy gra?!--? in (food demand and finn. ?Quotation-: \\>?? i? ?>)'? parkod ?a^iameTr. extra, T*er lb.? 52. i .'?-r rc-iiine go^?e. S3sM; extra r?TUt-?, Ml: ?ii-., -l-Kalfl; Boci.ndav, i?ia*J5; held treamery, *ro?v: to rtMloe. -tf-ct5; ordinary. i*U44: n<?arh?r prini . :. r--y, ??; atera/f? eT-fra, l?3a55; firsts. 4Sa50; MC . i?da, Vtai7; ?pecial hmnda jnhWn-z at 57a9E*. EGOS?Fai- frr&h oega srarce und finn. ?^uo ?ui n-: In hug cas.*, nearl-y fir-M?., ]f-.30al8.W ptf standard <ai7?c; current terwpt?-. 1P.O0; ae?? tm?e, HWm?; Western, extra tiretd, 1?.3?? V.tfi nsr; fir*t->. 1?.? mjm, neron?*. lMI?.^ roa?; re?n*T0T.it->r, extra, 13.50 ernte ; i.rata. IS.S?: .-^econ-il??. Ii30?12.*i0; ?lectf-d. fre-Ji. jobhin*f at i' ..n il? zen. pi?Kssto rorLTny-r.>v,!-, 12 to box. milk-fr-d, dTTTict-cd, fanrr at-Ieeted. ??-1*?, ; weigh ing ?}'? lb?, and ever apii-ce, 2S; 4 11*. api-f??f. 28; S?l lh?. ai^ec-*", 27: 3 lha. api-ece. 25a3E: fowl?-, in bfirrels, fancy, diy-i?H*e*i, v.-irh?ti:: V? lbf. and orer apiece. 2SH : 4 Iba. ?pir-?-e. 27**: f-ma?lT ?izoJ, 22a27; o?d i*oo-**.sr*. dni-icked. 23; broil hig c?iicken*, welgli-ng 1?t?*2 lh>. apiece. Jeraev ; fancy, MsX ; Virginia, fancy. .OaJC* other uearh;. 30n33; Wf^tem, Xe22; ro-L7-titig chicken?, Wut era, -" boxea, wt-lghinj S ll>s. and n-rer apice?. 30; rriighing ?at-? It*, apiece. ?9a9>.?t : I m\m apift**. ?Sail': 2:ia3 Ibe. tixitte, ;i*24'4; ro*-tt*rg clii-kei.?.. WartMB. in 1-ftrrlK weighing 5 11?. and over at-?ece, 29; 4a4*?. Ihi?. apiece. 27*2??; V'i i*. apitrce, 24a3*: 2-.aS lha. apifcc. 2rt..r.?/. Tur!.eyf. i^^i-killifd. ncarbv. ?roog. dr>'-piekett. fan-v. Delaware and Man land. ??4*>3?; V?rgini-? and West Virgiria: Ka.TS; fair to go-jd. 30a-T?.: turf-eys, ht^ah-kiUed, Weatern, -iring. dry-weaeo. f-tiicy. 33aiM? fair to gau\, Xtjl: turkeys, aid t<m??. 31a32: comjnoit. ?..i7f. Docka, iKarh-f. Ba G?: We-ttefo, vetghin? 4 Iba. and ??rer. 28a?: smaller ?j?as. G4*27. <>eec. marhy, WgM? W?*t em. 2?a23. LlV? lOCLTRY Fo-a?-t, Vary, extfm qiial itv*. 28a29; ainall to me-ii'im. ?6a27; chicken?; soft mcated, 3Ea29: t-taggy >oiing m? -?ter*. 2U2S; old rooet-pra. 24-l3E: ducks. Pekin. 30a21 ; Indian runn-rs, CUS; turkeys, 2?a2l; geeae. 25a?fi. OREBM FR'.'ITS ??? ???.??.????,?":? -Ar !>le*>. bornsl, Jonathan. S.QOail.50: King. 4.O0a5%': N'ortbern Spy. 3.1????5.??: Twenty-onuc-f, 4.?0*?5.7"; HubbaRl5to>Aii. 3.2b6^: Girening. 4.0|j?X.K; Italdnin. XXk?.Z; B?ar.e Beauty, -"-.3???>.5??: f?ta> man Wit.?**?. 4.007.15.??; Black Twig. MM.at; I'aragou. 4.09a5.25: Gaso, ^ODal.BI): Yortt Impe rial. 4.0?W?-? ?? Davi*. 3 0JM.?3: We**tem. p?t. Jiau?ahan, lJ0a2.25; Wint-r Banana. 1.75a .?..??? 8i*itJsenberf. LOeSJ?: ????- Beauty. (J.7Ua 2.?: Fleli?io--*. 1.73a2.50; King. UWhTJI; Ot11?-T. 1 50a2.B0; Htajman Wine*-ap, l.TigrVmi P*farm;.h?. 1.7IBUI; ?wtowo Pippiu, l.tV-aiOD; Black Twig. 4J*?.J0: ?am?. l.?al TS: nearby, batvpnr. 9m 177 Can of Coal Received in a Day Th? United SUt?? Fuel Admin Ittration yeet.rday announced the arrival In Washington of coal a? follow-: Anthracite. SO car?; 3.S47 tons; bituminous. 87 c?r?. ?,??( tons. Anthracite 1? the District's greatest fuel need. Ycsterdsy'? anthracite arrival tut reported by the United State? Fuel Adminis tration i? 1,500 ton? more than an estimated day's requirement. Dealers estimate that 2,400 tons of anthracite dally Is needed to fill the wants of householders and public utilities. Recent shipment? of anthracite have been far below thl? ?mount COAL TRADE POOLED COICT1M El? H....\. G??! ?.??. published by the committee of which 1 am chairman." Mr. Fadeley said, "and it muat be repudiated, not only by the central committee but by the coal dealers here." Member* of the committee all signed a disavowal of the adver tisement with the exception of W. Hamilton Smith. He refused to a i ?in. "I learn that J. Maury Dove insert ed that advertiaement/? he aald. "I want to aay that my loyalty, my feal ty and my obdience are to Mr. Dove and not to the Fuel AdministraUon. I res i ? ? aa presiding officer of thia meeting.'? He left the meeting;, but hi* resigna tion was not accepted and waa laid on the table. The statement signed by committee members was: The general committee of the coal dealers of the District of Columbia hereby disavow responsibility for the insertion of the full page advertise ment in the Washington Time* of Jan uary 7, 1918. We collectively and in dividually disclaim eith-T having in spired or procured its publication." ? rising vote of "repudiation of the action of Mr. Dove" was taken with out dissenting voice, though some dealers refused to vote. Dove Aerepta ReapoBalbllltr. J. Maury Dove, Jr., later appeared before the meeting and declared the advert is--ment had been prepared by himself and his father, heat? of the J. Maury ?Dove coal company, for sub mission to the central committee by Mr. Smith, ? member of the firm, and endorsement and publication by the committee. Mr. Smith's Illness Saturday, he said, liad pi?.? ven ted this. When a proof of the advertisement was ??rought to him for approval yesterday he approved it and it appeared with out sul>mis*lon to the committee. Mr. Dove declared he should have changed the signature to tbe* J. Maury Dove Company. His company published it, he said, "and we stand res pon.--i ble in every way for it." When he had finished he was ap plauded and left the meeting. Mr. Weaver, accompanied by ?A, ? Aepinwall, C. T. Kingsbury. mem bers of hi? advisory committee, and Commissioner Brownlow and Mr. Fadeley, who had left the meeting to Inform them of the repudiation, then appeared. 'Hffl?FORM?IS oosiaM'ED Mom pao? one. Russian situation is so obscure that no definite judgment can yet be formed. King Ferdinand, of Rumania, has cabled to the entente his resolve to k?*ep aloof from Russia's peace moves. (.erman Radical?' \ i?--**?? Berlin dispatches made clear the So cialists' stand by transmitting theae utterances: Philip Sheldemano. leader of the majority: "We Social D? mocrate re pudiate all Intentions of conquest and stand by the unrestricted right of s-i'lf-determinaUlon of peoples. We musf hare absolute clearness on these subjects. The Chan? elk?r's declara tions are inadequate." Dr. Hugo Haase. minority radical leader: "The Reichstag must without ambiguity interpret the principle of self determination of all peoples. Otherwise an early peace Is impos sible." One version is that the minority Socialists sent the Bolsheviki a di rect message advising them not to accept the German terms and to avoid a separate peace. The press of France and England continued today to acclaim Premi?r Lloyd George's war aims speech. President Wilson, through Ambassa dor Page, conveyed his 'cordial ap proval" of the premier's ut t era neo. German press comment was bitter. Harman Named Head Of Commercial Bank Frank P. Harman yesterday was elected president of the Commercial National Bank at a meeting of the board of directors, after A. G. Clap ham, who has held that position for a number of years, resigned. The newly elected pressent has be-sn :?. resident of the District for the past ??rcade, has held the chairmanship ol the board of directors of ihe Comme. ? ial National Bank, and Is well-known to financial men of this city. Mjj. Harman is alito president of Gu(S,cnhe.mcr and Company, one of the largest wholesale dry .omis houses in LynchbuiiT. For a number of years Mr. Herman was vice president of the First National Bank in Hoancke. V? . and is now director of the Lynch bur?-; National Bank No other ?hinges were -nad*- in the perMBjMl of the Commercial National Batik. i.5fl; Vh-ishel r**.**k??t, T*? 1 5. Ijr-nxma, bo* I 00*7.09; ba?an?!-, b-.iirfi. ? -G.-.-.50. orantes. Cal ifornla. bo*. ?Ln?v....50; Florida, box, tj?t tl : tani?---rii,e?. Floi?o>. ptMr. 3.0*7.00: p*|a*-frvaH. F-i.ii.la. bo?** 1/? - (j ; V-to tte?, ?Otel.V. ? i'-.ii'i'.ee, ISrte Hioo, -Tate. 3 25a?.00: ??*)??, -'..Momia. TtAMg. trate. 1.Bal.at; CaUforiJa, Kmreror. dnini, 3.00a 1.0G-; i-r-tnb-r-rri.-???. 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Florida, ham.vr, 100tt5.5D: california, Aram. ?.QBa ?CW; tv-n-rn. Floridi, rrate. ..?1*5.00: toeaa toes. FToiidi. crate. ?S*500; t-?t?.?*. Caeada. n?*abaaa?. r? Iba., SSal.S; ml+ape. domeiUvr, t.-n. 30.00-?- ?G:; Pan-sb, mea. ton, *n.fm\H\M: Flr>ridj. new. r*?*>?t?-t. 100*?.?; caaaaat*. New ?-wfc and mjmaferu. MMh. bag. No. 1. :50a.V?: alo. X USaL?. I^gfcaafj., 3-?*. -**?**? L"? ul THREE GAS DEATHS SWELL TM IN D. C. Woman and Two Men Succumb to Effect? of Asphyxiation. Three death? y??t?rd?y ?welled Waihln-rton's list ot ras vieti?is. Mr? Ubbie Robbin?. 46 years old. 13JC North Carolina avenue nortti i * net. died yest?rd?y afternoon la I Casualty Hospital. She waa over come Saturday nicht by ara? eecap inc from a small heater. The ajas pressure became low and the flame was extinguished. It Is believed. Mrs. Robbln? recently came to tbe 'city to work for tire Food Admlnls i tration Police are trying; to com municate with her nephew.* who i? las?f to live in Portland. Ore. | The death roll Included John Hartnett. 70 year? old. 113 F street northwest, and John J. Payson. ?12 I C street northwest, who were found I overcome by Illuminatine ir?? In their homes. Coroner Nevitt Issued a certificate of accidental death In the case of Hartnrtt and 1? ln\-???tl Kiiiinc the death of Payson RAIL WRANGLE BEGINS CONTINUED FROM TAGE ONK. President, excluding the year 11*15.'' waa the answer. ?? Here Senator Lewi? interrupt?.?-, giv 1ns an Inkling- of a governtnent owner ship campaign that may run counter to the government control plan. Paaae? Palrlotir Ress4> "Would the ?ame plan be applicable if the government decide* to keep the ? road? permanently 7" he aaked. "Certainly not," snapped Kmtte- ; chnfll. lie explained that although j railroad stockholders would agree to | sacrifice? through patriotism during , the war. they would ?urely insist on their full right? If the road? were to I be confiscated a? linai meaaure. President Wilson'? own part in th? program wa? threaehed out at thi? juncture, with Judge Thorn insisting j the President will be obligated by the ? bill, a? it stand? to make the cora 1 pennation basis thre? year?. Senator IPoindexter aaked Kruttschnitt to de scribe any conference? he* or the rail road war board or other railroad j heads maj* have had with President ' Witeon. The war board conferred with the President som?? days ago. Kruttachhltt J explained. President Wilaon describ ing tjie compensation plan only In a general way. He added that the President said he had something in mind "similar to the T?ritish plan."* and that "the Presklent's talk to us was most reassuring, very reasaajr ing." Kruttschnitt said that none of the railroad men d**clared their feel-, in?p on the point of remuneration at thia conference with President \T11 aassa. Reads* -Ows? M??*?.? " Judge Thorn went further than Kruttschnitt in his opposition to President Wilson*? plan. Tbe rail road.??, he declared, will fight to re tain all their profits. "If the government operates the railroads ?wisely," he said. "the stockholders' profit? would go to the government." Thia, he added, would not be fair.? Thorn insisted the government had robbed the road? of their right tg control their own profits, and that !they would certainly try to keep all their own money in their own hands and out of the government vault? The fight will he renewed today Senator Watson last night impressed on Judge Thorn the importance of bringing into the hearings evidence to ?how that the railroads did not fail of their own fault in the war crisis. The Senator intends to play up this evidence in his campaign against government ownership. Kruttschnitt will resume his testi mony, and Rea of the Pennsylvania. Srhriver of the Baltimore and Ohio and other railroad executives will be on hand to appear as needed. Meantime, Director General Mc Adoo or one of hi? new railroad .-tnff will appear before the House Committee on Interstate ?nd Foreign Commerce, to explain the w.-rking of the bill a? applied to the present railroad situation. George W. Andereon. of the Inter state Commerce Commission, tinder stood to be the real author of the tritt, will be the fir*t witness. WARMING UP THE MOTOR. Every motorist who keeps his ? ar in an unheated gara ?-e--and that includes most of us?know??*, that the motor does not run well until it is warmed up. Most motorists stem to believe that the beet and quickest way to warm up the mo for is to race it for a moment or two. Really, that is the worst way. Dut inp the night the oil has run down from the cylinders Into the trankrase, and by star'inir the mo tor with a rush one is working it I lard without proper lubrication. ! This Is. of course, injurious to the 1 mechanism. It is better to let the I motor run sJowiy for a few _m I menta until the oil has been thoroughly distributed to the mov ing parts?Milestone.?:. OILING IN WHITE*. ? Draining the oil from the crank- j ? ?.se and replacing it with fresh oil ?re<iuently is always good for a toter, but ft is particularly essen tial in cold weather. The steam r a used by combustion u-ets past the piston rings into the crankcase and there condenses to water. The wa ter mixes with the ?>rl and reduces its lubricating value. In conse quence a fresh supply of oil should be put in place of the old at least ? once a month during the ?evere weather. Eight and twelve cyiin | der cars condense mote water than fours. and particular attention should he given to motor? of this type.?Milestones. ? 4 rye? tt! ? i^d? ir1??? rtugotPH ro-MOMS Ca? >?? Blaate BIssT Almost ?nythlnf roe? ?t tbe e?ban? ?how. ea?e pt, of cour??, wnn?sj money. This time It wa? ? brand-new ev?? co?t. Um property of Claren? Gontrj*. Clarence was so bu?.. girine th? ?I**? the once orar tkat be didn't mat tb? guv who sitached hia cost. When it cum time to leave Cta?*? enee ?ought the cloak room Ttsk cloak room was still there, but noj. bis coat However, there wa? a coat h there. It aa?h't tu good aa tba Clarence owned, but neverthel??? oit a cold night almost ?nything w?ns| would do. ? Thinking th?t an eicrisnge was nfj robbery. Cisrence took tht? coat- Ha? wore It ???ite a while, but always we* on t?? lookout for hi? own. Tom Jeter wa? al?o looking lor hQ overcoat. H? ??w Clai-ne? with It n% Tom waaa't bothered a? to how Cm? ??nee came to ha?*e the coat?he knew it ?it hi? ?nd w?nted It. Clarence waa nabbejd. Two didn t make a rtrht In the ey the law. But the court underatood tbe . c?ment in which <?Urenc* found hk?? self. He was ?rullty of ?teeliag aa* vet he w??n't guilty. And lo keep in the middle of th? road, th? r-ourt aentenced hltn 4B ?er?? thirty d?y? ?nd put him ??? probstlon. , A Bar H ?a?a. t Sund??- afternoon, ?rhlle the ?r?*?, mas bring Iwaten into a fresile iMIds) the big tabernacle, one of his Imp? was busy on the outsltle. a George Kiley, a soldier, wss m?kln?) a raid on the row of parked auto mobile? lielonging to folk? who he?, gone inside. ? ? Before ?tartine George had bathed , hi? head In bay rum. He put ?o much ? of it on his hair that it soaked Into hi? brain?. A? he *?sj> picking up cost, a muff and a lapro' of the cars. Policeman h?nd on hi? shoulder. "Toung man.** ? oucht to be on the Billy Instead of the devil.** 1 ?? 'Th?a?h ?hmay be ?ho.' " gurgtJi George, "but I couldn't-hlc-h?v? .S private-hir-?udiensh-hlc-llke I MM? out here." There was only one thing to do wa? ? ?inner like George If he ??***? ?? lall he wouldn't be able to fight t_? Hun. So the court turned him ove? to the mHitsry suthoritr?* for p uni* ment. lakr ? ?.e. i.i. "J*???-, di? aomin c.im bus* r*ajht in mah hum? en ?s?d me ef her husband wa? dere Ab nebber ebea -knowed ?he had one. "Ah toi? her no. h? wasn't *?r? _an ?be t h owed ? coal hod at a?e. She ?Imo?' bt?' m?h hald open ' A couple of week? ago Luk? Brown, hubby ef Lulu, pte?ed up and quit. Lulu h??n't been able t? find hide nor h?lr of htm ?rnce She went, on a hunt, to see Ruth Crimmln*. thinking ?b? ws? rotnc to c?tch Luke. It wss a foolish errand becsea? Ruth didn't know that either Lark? or hi? -ife were In the worid. And when ?he reufajed to let Lati? in the house to ?e??rch It. ? fight wa? hound to happen. It is evident that Ruth ha? a bit ter enemy. Someone pat up a mean lob on her Whoever It wa?. tb?r knew 1u?t what waa coming ofr when they ?ent Lulu around te Ruth's house on such an errand And ?b Lulu is not only o?t a husband, hut also t% 14 ring I aa ?he War ta Aaaertea Saturday night three men were ar ?0m? nboit the war. They were lalip Lsrnb. George Melrose ?nd P?i Isaac Lamb. Geon Mi ?enzle *i ncy were liehh ind a curtain tailor ?hop. Folk? out on the eeaam he?r every word they ?aid Aftew about an hour'? dispute. Moses Wilson rime Into tbe shop to have his pants pressed. He listened to th? three mer. ? minute and then sdvlsed ?he ?hole bunch to no ?nd study geor?rr?u*hy?7 l???c. ?i nsrcTitly tneulted. came out and demanded to know what Mose??? meant by butting in. imoae? told him? that what it took to "butt In" h?? ? U\am si had. Pat poked hi? heed out ?nd or-J den-d Isss<- to "go to it." And Isaa.-^ thinking he wa? to heve the heck-? Ing of hi? two companion?, pitched?! Into Mo?e? ?r.d almost put eat oinet light? ? Wate? Isaac'? two friend? l"ok?d*J on. he got the HWfulleet lirkinp I ?? ever hail Mn?e? had hi? ?eoorir? ? wind, and he sure did hand it to him m if Mosos hsdn't boasted thst h?? "won that war." Isaac wouldn't ha\ ?? had him srrealed. snd It would n'?"j h?ve been neceasery for the eourtj to fine him ? Mose?) G??. _ ? - " ?" * m m Tke Sait* brutf ati ? arr tha?? th?t ?te oot fhsct-Mte chsrtBg ?a ?g r_rH:?i ocsQ^iuw of **m aaoa** or mat* mara<-ta Faa? caaA of treet not?? na*?* mr-rtCMsai WW*. axcmuA o? tea' ?s-Uts t? Mw tt**rV* ' ?w Colegihle. er-_?*lrew "*D* e<_l*" inTtanassot?. em? io ?ot 6?vm? aaytm Ss flnaiiri*1 ii-pusis.t?.iTj ta* tedirit-taais m ?*??t???-?t- for ttks_r suhttlt?. W? ma ??tt?t ?Kb irT?c?t4r?isnirs te aoioarjt? ?rr-n ta-s npsr?4. eead for hiva.l*?t. "OwnMiii i aistf Swmrtiell, Rheem k Heasey Co., 727 Frftf?? Sfrtet NerAw*?t FOR BILLY SUNDAY'S Evening Sermons in Full and Epitome of Afternoon Talks Read The Washington Herald Washington's Home Newspaper. 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