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Financial Hews and Stock Market Quotations
Holland Says Initial Results
? of New Process Highly
Upon one of the farms in Michigan
near Detroit there 1* to be observed
today by farmers who may be In
terested snd mei of science wb*> are
sure to be interested, a phenomenon
which is in the form of an experi
ment that may be of lasting value
to the American farmers.
A portion of the farms was selected
t for this experiment One half was
sewed to corn, in soil which was to
serve as the.test. In the other half
com was sewn as It customarily Is
planted by the farmers. Today the
corn that was planted upon that por
tion which was te furnish the test
Is considerably more than a foot high.
The corn that was planted in the
other portion acording to the old
formula Is only two or three inches
high. The experiment Is regarded as
giving excellent promise of furnishing
a formula whereby the farmers may
In the future be able to rely Jpon
inexhaustible natural resources for
the fertilisation of their farms.
This experiment is due to our ex
perience of American men of scuiice
! who visited Russia shortly before the
European war began. They were en
tertained by scientific men of Russia.
At one of the gatherings discuislon
was centered upon the wonderful
black lands of the . Ukraine district.
These constitute a part of the rich
I ^'agricultural resources of Ukraine of
which Germany is now anxious to
take advantage.
It was said that the Ukraine dis
trict. which in area is about as large
as France, furnished wheat for Athens
in the years when Greece was In her
I glory. The production of wheat from
A: hIs black soil has been maintained
wfor centuries and yet the soil has
( never been artificially fertilised. It
is found to be today as rich In the
totalities which nurish and produce
sreat crops as it was hundreds of
years ago when the peasants of that
district began to cultivate wheat.
Raiaiia Science Interested.
In the course of the discussion it
mas said by an American who has
I _ gained high reputation in research
I work that it would probably be found,
if scientific investigation were made,
that these black lands are plastic or
soft excepting in the very dry sea
( son. Then they become dry and crack
and the surface by this natural action
of the elements is spread over or cov
ered with the finest kfnd of dust
particles almost atomic in character.
This dust by certain chemical attrac
?ions draws from the atmosphere car
bonic acid gas. absorbs it and in that
way communicates it to the soil. Thus
by one of the infinitely mysterious
processes of nature the Ukraine black
lands are fertilised, the atmosphere
furnishing in this way the needed
There is no other explanation of
which the men of science have any
knowledge of something that has been
regarded as a mysterious phenomenon
associated with the unimpaired fer
U tility of Ukraine black lands.
It occurred to men of science aft
er this war began and the Ukraine
district began to bear such an im
portant relation to it. and especial
ly in view of sc*rc!fT*?^ fer
tilixers in the United States that it
i might be worth while to make an
experiment. Some of the farm lands
of Michigan are very rich and yet
it has been found necessary in or
der to secure the highest produc
tion to fertilise it artificially. Would
it he possible, men and science
?asked, to coax nature to furnish the
^fetilizing quality that is necessary?
Use Ordinary Clay.
The experiment was made by con
verting ordinary clay into dust or
the smallest particles possible, and
having done that to deoosit a small
quantity of this dust upon the soil.
It was also necessary In order to
make comparison or to perfect the
?xperiment that a part of the farm
plot should not be treated in this
This dust was sifted, so to speak,
over a portion of the farm and then
in due time corn was planted. So
also corn was planted In an ad
jacent lot which had not been in
like manner treated. To the grati
fication of those who were making
t^e experiment the corn which was
planted in the plot which was fur
? nishing the experimental tast
p sprouted early, grew rapidly, and
gives promise of coming early to
maturity and being in a very
healthy state. The other corn Is
growing slowly.
In another year more extensive ex
periments will be made. In the state
of Iowa and in parts of Missouri and
in Minnesota there are lands some
what similar in texture and appear
ance to the black lands of Ukralnia.
It is proposed to treat a part of these
Jands with fine dust so that It may
he determined whether In this way
the atoms do absorb carhonlc acid
gas from the atmosphere, converting
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i tauld the experiment! hereafter
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this scientific theory, then It may be
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will be able within a few years
through the capture of natural laws
and the utilisation of, some of the
mysteries of chemistry, to secure
abundant food for their plants where
by the crop* may be made greater In
amount and better in quality.
On* of tha scientific aocltles of Kua
sia In view of this suggestion of the
American men of research planned
I an exhaustive scientific investigation
of the black lands of the Ukraine
so that It might be determined wheth
er these lands are self fertilising,
obtaining from the atmosphere nseif
| by natural law abundant deposits ot
! carbon with which to replenish the
i soil.
| Plans for the organisation of a com
mission to undertake this scientific
work were well under wsy when sud
denly the war began, making It nec
essary either to postpone or abandon
the plan. But It would be extraordi
nary If. by reason of the war and
because of the suggestions made to i
science by the productiveness of Uk
raine black lands, by and by Ameri-J
can farmers should be able in a
simple, inexpensive and satisfactory
manner to obtain from nature, rich I
fertilising qualities, whereby our
crops may be increased and their
quality improved. HOLUAND. j
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Put Asked.
Aetna Explosives II 144
Air Reduction 73 75
American Writing Paper com 24
Atlantic Petroleum 24 3
Barnett f)il 4
Mg Lads* *
Bingham Mining 12
Beaton and Montana 55 57
Boston Wyoming 22 23
Bntterworth Jndaon 4*1 &
Caledonia Mining ?r>
Calumet am! J<
Canada Coprer
I Carbon Steel
Omrcoai Iron
1 14
1 15-16
|^' Light and Power.
74 *4
124 m
I Cities Service 213 215
I Cities Service pfd TT 79
j Omsolidated Arizona 2 24
Consolidated Copper 74 7%
I Co?den Co *Si T
j Cosden pfd 9% 34
Cramps .. 75 ?
Cresaon Gold .. 44 44
Crystal Copper 4 H
j Curtisa Aero. 35
Pari v Daly 5
IVnh?igl? Silrer 2
F.Ik Basin ?4
Emersufi Phone 24 ?
Faanwr Copper 316 *4
Federal Oil 24 24
First National Copper 14
Olen Bork
Gold field Consolidated 4
??!S? Cmk " M
I Oreen Monster ^ jj ^
I Guantanamo Sugar 52
Holly Sugar w
' Ho?t Sugar pfd *
! Houston Oil
Hone Soond 34 44
Hnll Correr * 42
| Independence I-ead 7
I International Petroleum 13 134
Jerome Verde 4
J Jim Butler 75
Jnmbo Extension 5
' Lake Torpedo 5^
j Magma Copper 34
Martha 73 m
Ma.?on Vallev 44 5
.Maxim Munitions 7-16 9-4
Merritt Oil ?4 22',
I Metropolitan Petroleum 4
; IIUbI Oil com
Midwest Oil pftl 1 16
I Midwest R?-nn:ng 1HI
1 Mitchell Motor* 15
Motherlode 49
Nipiains Mines Co 8S e-?
1 North American P. A P 24 "4
Northwestern Oil 60 SI
1 OMa Copper 1 1 I W
? how? Oil Co.. 3
11 1<I
54 5\
11 IC
49 5)
) OkLihoma Prod and Refg. Co...... ?4 54
> irtryr .r:
^PwW Motors H j;
. I?a> Hercules ** 41^
394 ?4
Hercules 44 44
1 R d Warroir 4 4
J St. Jc?'ph Lead 1W* 154
j S. S. Kresge com W 85
1 S. S. Kresge pfd 16 10?
' Sapolpa com. 14 &4
; ."Miuoxah Oil . 1316 15-16
? Sinclair Gulf 154 17
i Standard Motors 11* 174
! Srhmarine Corporation WS 19
1 Sucre* Mining 7 '
I Tonopah Extension 17 16 1 %'ti
I Triangle Film - 4 4
Tri Bullion H \
I I". S. LigM and Heat com 24 24
f*. S. Light and Best pfd 34 4
United Motors 25 26
United Profit Sharing H
1 . S. Steamship 64
I'nited Verde 394
I'nlted Western Oil 316 4
i'nited Zinc 14 1'4
i'tah Petroleum 6 13
\ i'-toria Oil 4 44
I Wet Had Oil S, 34
Wright Martin Aero 16"* W'i
Washington Stock Exchange.
| Washington Gas 5e, $o(X> at 96. $50) at 9fi.
[ Caiatal Traction. 2 at ffV
1 Washington Rtilway and Electric pfd , 10 ?t
. 6 4. 2 at C.
I After (rail:
i Wafhiugtcc Railwiv and hlectrc ??. V W at
? a>. ?i,oco at a. ti.ooo ?c ?
t'ipitai Traction. 2 at 854.
Washington Gas 5s. S500 at 96.
Bui. Atkcd.
T. ?. registered % ?74 ?4
L*. S. coupon 29 fT4
V. 8. registered 2a 9*4 904
IT. S. registered 4s 1044 1054
U. 8. coupon 4*'. i044
Liberty Loan 34s 90 20-100
j Converted Libert y Loan 4e 96 20 100
? Second Liberty Loan 4* 96 4-!C6 ....
<>eurgetown Gas 6e 16 ?
Washington Gas 5^ .. 954 W2
Capital Traction 5s I?r4
Washington Rwy. and Electric 4s gPr 69?i
Potomac Electric Cons. 5a 91
Potomac Electric Light 5s S6
Potomac Electric Power 6s 99 K10
\ Chesapeake and Potomat- Tel 5s.. W 1"0
1 American Tel. it Tel. 4s s 914 K
I American Tel. A Tel. 44a M 91
Amer. Tel. and Tel. Ctl. Tr. 5s... 934 M4
American Grsphophone 1st fa 90 95
I?. C. Paper Mfg. fa 100
Washington Market 5s. 1927 9ft
Washington Market 5s, 1947 96
W. M. Cold Storage 3s 94
Security Stor. and Safe Dep. fa 101
Norfolk Jc Wash. Steamboat 5a_. 100
Riggs Realty 5a (long! ?
Riggs Realty fa (ahort) .... :00
U. 8. Realty fa m
Capital Traction
H4 *4
Washington Rwy. and Bee.. wtj ?
Washington Rwy. and Qec. rfd. 69
Norfolk and Waah. Steamboat .... 156 145
Washington Gza 914 , 5T*
American Tel. and Tel 974
Merger thaier 110 11*4
T.anstoo .* 564 65
American 14S 140
Commercial 190
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National Bank of Washington 30
Ameriesn Security and TYust .... 224
National Barings snd Trast 310
Lama Trmt 130
Washington Loan and Tract 2(3 25B
Continental Trast lit
Home 440 500
Pank of Commerce and Savings . U 124
Eaat Washington II
fcecortty 8av. snd Commercial.... 175 j.....
- i 6 M
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Natioaal Union .
^?7tTLm '??P'^WCT OT9CK^ j |
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Furnuhed by W. H. Hibbs ud Oniptnj.
High. Low. Cloe*
Adams Kxptm 19% 20% 59%
Adv. Rumey. pr. .. 31 36 J6
Alukt Uold i'. 1% 1* 1%
Ali*Chahnci? ' i2% 30* ;s%
Am. Bset Sugar ??. 74% 79% 74*
America a Can 4tti 44 ITS
American Can. pr. V< Xli *'i
Am. One ft Wj. . 4 T9% 80*
Am. Cotton Oil 3?Vfc 31 3*i
Am. Hide ft leather 13% 13
Am. Hide ft Leather, pr. 61* <0% ?*'
AnmicM Ice. pr 5f 51 51
American Ice 3S% 22% :3%
Am. International 54% 53% 54%
Am. Linseed * 34* 31*1
Am. Locomotive 09% ?6* *>%
Au?er. Locomotive, pr. 98 98 98
Am. Smelt ft Bcf 9*% 91% *2%
Am. Steel Fdry 67% 06 06
American Sugar 116 114% 114*
Amer. Sugar, pr 110 110 lift
Am. Sumatra Tob 125% 1?% 1**
Am. Bnmstrs. pr WWW
Am. TH ft Teles. 90 99% 99
American Woolen Sf\ 38* 56%
Amer Writing Paper ?* 21% 21%
Amer. Zinc ft Lead 18* IT* 17%
Amer Xinc ft Yead, pr 41* 4T* 47*
Associated Oil 88* 59* 56%
Atchison ** 87 *7*
Atchlaon, I* 82 82 82
Atlantic Coast L 98* 92% 92%
A. O. ft W. Indies 109* 108* 1?*
A. G. ft W. Indies, prl 62 f; ?
Baldwin Locomotive 97 88% 96%
Balto. ft Ohio 56% 86* i5%
Bslto. ft Ohio, pr 56% 36* 96*
Barrett Company 90 90 98
Beth. Steel. Class B 88% IT* 87%
Beth. Steel 8% pr 106* 106* 108*
Booth Fisheries 24 24 24
Brooklvn Rap. Transit 44% >41* 44
Brunswick Term ....... 9* 8* 6*
Pi.ms Brothers 1)6 134 131
Butts Copper ft Zinc 106% 10% 10%
Bntte Super** 31* 2* JO
California Packing 43* 47k 4J*
California Petroleum 19 18 *9
California Petroleum, pr 52 53
Canadian Pacific .....*. 149 148 119
Ctnttal leather OP* Mi? 80%
? Yrs de Pasco ?* Si* J6*
Cbes. ft Ohio A.. 80% j9% 59%
Chi. tivL Western T* 7% T* [
4**. Grt. Western, pr 23* .3* 23*
<%!.. Mil. ft St. P 46 43* 43*
Chi.. Mil. ft St. P.. |?r. 74% 7J* 74% '
ChL ft Northwestern 98% iO -90
Chi.. R. I. ft Pacrfic 24* 3 29%
ChL. &. I. ft Pac. 6% pr ?0* *> 40
Chi.. R. I. ft Pac. V/, pr Tl* 71 /l* I
Chile Copper 10% 16% 10* j
Chino Cbpper 13!? 44* 46*
ttneti Peabedy 53 52 32
Col Fuel ft Iron ? 44* 49*
Col. ft & nthern 21* 21* 21* 1
Columbia tiaa 1.... >4* 34* 31*
Con. 4lss of N Y 91* 89 91* I
Coo. Int. CaL Mln. 6% 9% 6% .
Corn Products 43* 42* 42%
CYex <%rp?ta 50 50 50
Crucible Steel Tl* 69% Tl*
Cmcible Steel, pr 91* 91* 91*
Cuban Can? Sugar 23% j?* 33*
Cuban Cane Sugar, pr 81% 8)% 81%
Del., Lscka. ft West. .. 1(5 166 145
Deo. ft Rio Grande 5 5 I
Den. ft Rio Grande, pr. 9* 9* 9*
Distill*?* Secu. LM 61% 82*
Domo Mining T* T* 1* |
Erie Railroad 1T% 16* 10%
Erie. 1st 34% 2J% 33%
bie. 2d pr. 24* 24 24
Fed. Min. ft Smelt 12 12 12
Fed. Min. ft Smelt., pr 34 33* 34
Gastou Wms. ft W 34% ?4 34*
General Cigars 43 43 49
General Electric 61% 149* 151*!
General Motors 125% 124* 12*%
General Motors, pr. 79* 79* 79*
G.sat Northern, pr 92 91% 92
Grt. Northern Ore 23* 32* 2ttt
tireene-Csnama 43 43 4S
Gulf States Steel 91% 86* 91%
Harkell ft Barker 41* 41* 41%
Illinois Certral 97* 97* r*
I r. miration <\>p'r 54* 54 54*
Iiterboro Consol 8* 7% 9%
Intcrhoto Consol.. 44% 40% 43
Int. Agricul. Corp'n 18 15* 1?
Int. Mer. Marine 25% 24* '3
Int. Mer Marine, pr ^91% 92* 94*
Intrrnatlonat Nickel 29% 28%
Ii-temati'Tal Paper 45* 44 44*
? lut. Paper (*s) 41 U O
Jewell 1>a Co. 33 13 33
I Kanaas City Southern 19% 18 19%
I Kin?as City Southern, pr 52* 52* 52%
I Kl-Ut fir. Co. US W 41
Keuneoett 43oppes 32% 3**
?*+ 89 * m
Lehigh Vsllej 41 80% CO*
I^es Tire ft Rubber 16% 17* 17*
Liggrtt ft M>ers. pr 1? WT* 100
Ix>uis?ill? ft Nashville 114 116 114
Manhattan Fler. 98 94 98
Maxwell Motor 27 Z V
Mexican Petroleum 96* 97 9T*
Miami Copper 2?% 29* 29*
Midvals Steel 54% 51% 54%
Minn ft St. Louia 11% 11* 11*
Mo. Kan. ft Texas 6 6* 6
Mo. Kan ft Texas, pr. 9* 9 9
Missouri Psciflc 24* 24* 34%
Missouri Pacific, ir. 55 55 56
Montana Power 0* 88 88
Nat. 4>mduit ft C 1T% 14 17%
Nat Enam. ft Stpg 51% 51* 51%
National Lead 61* 41* 41*
Nevada Oipper 21* 'jv% 21*
New. Or . Texas ft M 23 23 23
N. T. Air Brake *.....132 129 132
N. Y. Central 74% 73% T3%
N. Y.. Chi. ft St. L. 14 14 10
N. Y.. N. H. ft Hart. 42* 4i>* ,i
N. Y.. Ont. ft West. 21* .1* 21*
Norfolk ft West 108 107 i<*7
Norfolk Southern 16 14 18
North America 43 43 41
Northern Pacific 81* 87* k*
Ohio Cities Gas 42% 49* 42%
Ontario Mining 9% 9% 9%
Owrn<> Bottle Ma. 00 80 fiO
Pacific Mail SS 32 31 S
Pennsylvania 45 44% 44*
r?oi>l?? G*. t!\ SPA ?*
Philadelphia Co 27* 27* 27*
Pi crce-Arrow 42% 41* Q
Pittsburgh Coal 56% 53% 56%
Pittsburgh Coal pr 83* 83* *3*
Pittsburzh ft W. Va. a* 30* 30%
Pittsburgh ft W. Va.. pr. 09* 89 80
Pnmed steel Car 41% 41 41%
Pub. Serr. of N. J 102 100 10B
Pullman Car Co. 119 U9 119
Ry. Steel Springs 17% 56% 67%
Ray Copper 26* S% ?%
Reading Railway go 97% 88
Reading 1st pr 39 39 39
Rep. In*? ft Steal 92 91 91%
Item Ir. ft steel pr. 99 . 99 99
Royal Dutch ?>* m an
8t. L. ft San Fran. 13% 13* 13%
St. L. ft San Fran., pr 29 26* 20%
St. L. ft Southwestern 22\ 22 22%
St. L. ft Southwestern, pr ?.* ^
Savage Arms Go. 79* 78 79*
Seaboard Air L. 8* 8* 8%
Seaboard Air U. pr 16% 18 18
Sears-Roebuck 140 139 149
Sbattuck Aris. 14% i**. 1$^
Sicclair Oil 30 29% .10
Sloas-Sh<-frield 43 f^% 63
Southern l'adfic 97% 84*
Southern Railway 35* 24* 24*
Southern Railway, pr 42* ?2 62
Standard Milling 101 m 10j
Studehaker 40 39* 39*
Studehaktr. pr. 90 90 90
Superior Steel 44* 43% 44*
T\r.n. Sop ft Ch 18 IT 19
Texas Cos. 154* 151* 156
Texaa ft Pacific IT IT IT
Third Avenue 21 19 21
Tobacco l'rod ?vs to* COS
T.. St- L. Ic W.. pr. tit 10\
Trfcrsne ft Wilms. 42 41 42
Union Psciflc 125* 134* 121%
Urtbm Psciflc. pr 70% 70* Ml*
United Alloy Steel 43* 45* 44
United Cigsr Stores .92% 91% 91*
United Fruit 125 126 125
United Ry. Inrat. 19 9% grfc
United Ry. Invest, pr 18 IT* 17%
U. 8. Alcohol 132* 131* 131%
U. 8. Alcohol, pr 97 97 97
U. 8. Rubber *4 59* 59*
U. S. Rubber. 1st pr. 106 106 106
U. S. Smelt, ft Ref. 43 42 42*
U. 8. Stsel 4 Ill* ]09^
V 8. StMl. (*. - 111*4 11?4 ins
CUh Copper MS ?S US
lUh 8?r. Corp'. Its ]? IIS
Va-Car Chemical 47 4^ ^
?s ?s ?*
W.b?h. pr A B* ?i Oi
Wabaah. pr. B SS' MS MS
Western Md. 15S US BS
Western Pacific IT it it
Weelern Pacific, pr. BS 53 ?
IVnteni Union Wi Mi Ml
Weatlnghoiw tSS OS
WettUigboiiee ?5S ?S ?),
WWItajj * L. R
Wbertins t L E, K 22 21 g .
WbUe Motor, Co. ?S ttS m
WJtoon * OA ?. m% ?? 00
WBI??OrerU?d u ij^ T,
WUlya-Orerlapd, pr. ........... Una
D?l??l ly? rommoo. 2. ud vrttmj. IS;
ftoOMcan Tohacco common. 6 in acrlpg; Inter
national .Nlckal. 1. Utmtt * Una TOUcco J
loll State. Steel cam. S in ammaoMek
National Acne. *; AaadcM Cotton Oil L
aw) preferred I; PftUbargh M wm
Virgtni. Rallwaj pntamd. IS; Dm 4 C.
PrefWred. IS; Ma, DWM Mont. IS.
; Income tax or war indemnity Have
you your Income tax receipt;
New York Exchange Register! Im
provement in All Feature*.
New York. May 1( ?Baldwin km
the star performer in Wall street
today, closing: the day at the high
est price with a net advance of *V4
point*. Mldvale rained more than
three. Colorado Fuel nearly Ave and
United State* Steel rose to wl'hln
an eighth. of it* recent high r?cord.
Traction* were active and material'
ly higher a* were the gas stock*.
The railroad* were quiet liut strong
Colorado Fuel and Iron. wltl. II*
new high record price, give* the
impreulon that the government will
u?e thai concern for the manufac
ture of rail* and other heavy ma
terial* needed for the road* in the
Gulf State* Steel Justified the
optimism of It* friend* by allowing
an extreme advance of point*,
although most of, this was lost in
the late trading. 'Chevrolet was up
S points. Westlnghouse and Gen
eral Electric acted as though they
were being accumulated.
New Haven's strength is evidently
due to the 2S per cent advance In
passenger rates planned by the gov
ernment. It will also help that road
If some of the passenger trains are
taken off to make the movement of
freight more economical.
Prices on the local produce market yeaterdsy
ranged *a follows:
EGGS?Strictly ftesh. 35; swage receipts. 51;
Southern, S3.
rHKKJ4Er-New York state factory, new, ?a?.
BUTTER? Elgin print, ?0S; Elgin tub, 17*;
process. 3B*<2.
LIVE POULTRY?Rooster*. per lb., 22: tur
kej% lb.. 30; (hickena, winter, 40a45 lb.: chick
ena, K>nnf. Ma70 per lb , hcn?. per lb., 9;
keats. young, each, 9B.
DRESSED POULTRY-Freeh killed wtntar
chicken*, 42al7 per lb.; turkejs, per lb., 31s33;
rooster*, per lb., 2B; hen*, 31.
4BSEN FBI"ITS-Apple*, per bbl. 3.00a7 00,
bif, 1.25*5.50; Florida orangts, 7.00a?.?; lemon*.
5.00*5.50; grapefruit crate. 4.00*5.30; str*?
berries. box. 15*25; pineapple*, crate. 4.00*5.00.
VEGETABLES?Potatoes, No. 1 northern, per
1C0 lb*.. l.OQal ?: McCormicka, 2.00*2.90 per stand
*rd bbl.; new potatoes, No. 1, 3 75a4.0b standard
bbl.; No. 2. 150*3.00 standard bbl.; per 100 lbs.,
2.10: sweet potstoes. 4.00a7.50 bbl.; No. t
alOO bbl.: *tring bean*, per basket, 1.00*150;
pepper*, crate, 3 50*4.00; okra, crate. 3.00*5.00;
radishes, per 100. 3.90*5 00; cucumber*, baaket.
1.50*5.00; eggplants, 3.00a4.50 crate; cabbage, new,
aouthern, per crate. 3.&3.50; beet*. per bunch,
3*8; lettuce, 1.00*2.90 per baaket; celery. LOU
*1.30 doc.; Florida celery, crate, 3 00*5JO; ro
roaine lettuce, 200*3.00; squash. 2 00*3.00 crate;
spring onions. 1 90*250 per 100 bunches; onions,
per sack. l.U)*2tf>; onions, Tex**, crate, 1.75a
200; spiuacb. 250*3.00 per bbl.; ksls, 1.00*1.75;
tomatoe*. Florida, crate. 200*4.23; peas. 1.00a
3.00 per basket; rhubarb. 250*3.00 per 100.
LIVE STOCK-Soeep, i*r lb. 7*8; lam he.
spring, 22a23, cabes. per lb., 16^*17; medium,
per lb. 15*16; common, per lb., 10*12
SEEDS?Bed clover, 20 00*20 50 per bushel:
*l*ike clover. 17.50* IS. 00 per buahel; crimson
cloTer. 1250*15 00 per buahel; timothy, 4.3a4.50
per buahtl; red top. 14.00*15.00 per 100 lbs.;
bluegraaa, 3.00*3.50.
GBA1N-Wheat, milling, per bushel, 210*29;
corn, per bushel, 1.75al.#>: oats, white, LOOal.Ol;
mixed oats, 97s9S; hay. No. 1, 30 0P*21 00, No. 2,
28 50*25 50.
New York. Maj 15.-Money on call otened at
? per rent; high, < per cant; low, 5 per cent;
close, ? per cenf. Most of the day's loana
were mads at 0 per cent.
Time money ia quiet; few loans are being
mads for fixed period*.
errant He paper la dull; a few flrst-claai
nomas are selling st ? per cent.
"? Tork. Mar K.-A further tell!
U ? paint* wm nnM tetta cotton
Tb, market opond ?eadr >t M point. 6.
^ J*2. """ U"*d WMk "<> ?"?? !?*?
?!*.?*. *? ?? ? to ? potato
*" 'oUo,wl * a rally (?.
tort tbo pablication of the mtli report. Thie
inatared the renewal of mcnl mm vMsk
ca??l another Tkiret bMt m pric-. Jul,
told off to 2130 of T? rolnt, undrr
^ ?d hs?* to ?ithin ? points
of the low lerel touched on May <
In the early afternoon ultnop became ?n.H
?r aad pncas rallied .bout a to X point. Ira.
4 ST**' ,or ">? *ere MM bale.; export.
Spot at N.w Orieana >u quiet and uncharged
*i ? CV ' ""*? Spot liere ?a. Quirt
?to! * ? point. at a.TO cent.- no
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December ...... .....S.to fit a.71 1
Atlanta. Qa.. May lS-The elections
of six new bishops were confirmed at
the day's session of. the Methodist
conference, and arrangements were
made for their formal installation
with impressive services Friday. The
bishops elected are: John M Moure
Nashville. Dr. W. F. McMurray
Louisville: Dr. V. *V Darllnston,
BarbourviUe. W. Va.; Dr. F. N.
Parker. Emery University; Dr H
M. Dubose, Nashville and Dr. VV ,\\
Ainsworth, Savannah.
A mild sensation was caused by ?
report that Dr. Parker will refuse the
office, preferring to continue as a pro
fessor at Emery.
Messrs. Smith and I^mar, of Nash
ville. were re-elected publishing
a*ents and Dr. F M Thomas of
Ixmlaville, was elected book editor to
succeed Dr. Dubose.
Mt. Pleasant C. E. Give
"Colonel's Maid" Again
The Young People's Society of
Christian Endeavor of the Mount
Pleasant Congregational Church
will present for the third time "The
Colonel s Maid.- which was splen
didly performed last evening in the
upper hall of the church on Colum
bia Road.
The players were well fitted to
their parts, and the evening was
most enjoyable. They expect to
realize about *60 from last even
ing'? performance
North Chevy Chase
to Help Red Cross
Women and children of North
Chevy Chase. Maryland, will give
a lawn fete and May pole dance
Saturday night for the benefit of
the Red Cross. The fete will begin
at 7 o'clock on the lawn of Mrp. E.
L. Pugh. In case of Inclement weath
er the benefit will be postponed.
$ '
Audience Overflow* Auditorium at
Central High School.
..The Central High School was
crowded to the doors and many^eo
ple were turned gway trqm the con
cert given by a chorus of 400 voices
from the Oratorio Section of Wash
ington, wjien Mendelssohn's "Eli
jah** was rendered under the direc
tion of Sydney LJoyd Wrightson.
Mr. Wrightaon and his entire
chorus are giving their 'services
gratuitously. and after deducting
actual expenses, the proceeds of the
collection taken up will be given to
the Red Cross.
The members of the Oratorio
presented Mr. Wrightson with s
purse of $128.10 out of gratitude
for his services. The regular 125
members of the choir of the Church
of this Covenant who are members
of the chorus made up s collec
tion among themselves of $120 for
the Red Cross.
Henry B. F. Macfarland was the
speaker of the evening, but instead of
giving a lengthy talk he introduced.
three of General Pershing's men? j
Sergt. John J. Heffernan, Corp. Guy
E. Smith and Private John Federuck.
They were enthusiastically applauded.
Mr. Macfarland ??aid that time would
come when Pershing's men would be
as famous a* the men of General
Washington?that rhey fought in the
same fight for freedom and Justice,
that they had surpassed the Hun In
the trenches under shot and shell
Americana unafraid-joyous in the op
portunity for service for a great and <
noble cause. That they had hsd 1
rather he In the trenches with Persh- j
Ing than here, but were sent by Gen- i
eral i'ershing to remind us at home
that we are at war. a fact difficult
for us to realize, surrounded with the
comforts and luxuries of this beau
tiful city and In our peaceful land.
Measures Will Be Taken to Prevent
London. May l? (Thursday) ?The
Liberal war committee Introduced a
resolution in the house of commons
late yesterday a?klng the government
to establish the truth with regard to
the retirement of the British Fifth
Army in the Picardy battle and to take
the *iecesnary measure* to prevent a
A debate on foreign affairs is' ex
pected In the commons today. Walter*
Runciman. former president of the
boar<! of trade, will demand an ex
planation from the government as to
why Austria's peace offer was re
The Shuvuoss festival, commemo
rating the giving of the Law to
Moses on Mount Sinai, will be cel
; brated by Jews throughout the coun
try tomorrow and Saturday. The fes
tival also is known as "Yora Habi
kurim,** or Day of the First Frult
| Special services will be held In
khe synagogues and Jewish homes of
fche cltv.
S& .?,o>
Graduate* Forego Bouquets and
Girt to Red Cms.
fUpreMBtatlv* John Small. of
North Carolina. ?(Mrowd Ibe flfty
four graduates of the National
School of Domestic Arts and Hciaace
at the commencement exercises yes
The graduates "did their bit" by
turning over the money that would
have been spent In bouquet* to Pur
geon General Gorgas' hospttal for
soldiers suffering from shell shock.
Col. Vauffhn. in the absence of Gen.
Gorgas. congratulated the young
ladles on the spirit of patriotism
which prompted the thought.
The diplomas were presents by
Miss Mary Arline Zurhorst, principal
of the school. Hev. John Cooper, of
St. Matthew's Cstholic Church, de
livered the Invocation end benedic
tion. j
The list of graduates follows:
Margaret Ada Macbesney. Pennsyl
vania ; Caroline Charlotte Schroeder,
Pennsylvania; Hazel Mae Conklln.
Kansas ; Alice Laverne Whlteley,
New York; Muriel W. Channcll. Que
bec; Gertrude Curtis Jones. Texas;
Antoinette Gaddis Thompson. Penn
sylvania; Margaret Virginia McKen
ney. District of Columbia; Mary Jose
phine Fisher, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth
Anna Krausr. Louisiana; Claremont
Gushee. New York; Helen Graham
DeVille. ? Ohio; Nora Lee Gardner.
Virginia; Dorothy Donna Gould.
Pennsylvania; Mary Elizabeth Dunan.
Pennsylvania; Helen Maijorle Ward.
Pennsylvania; Mariann* Marr Mur
phy. Pennsylvania: Irene Bowland
Murphy. Pennsylvania- Maryellen
Lyongs Grant. North Carolina; Kliza
beth Rigby Tyree. District of Colum
bia; Freda Van Nest. Illinois: Ruth
Ellen Spaulditig. California; Alice
Davis Warren. Virginia: Elsie Jorss.
District of Columbia; Helen Elisa
beth Hoskinson. Maryland: Eliza
beth D. Marshall: South Carolina:
Myra Catherine Davis. District of
Columbia: Helen Madge Eich. Ohio;
Louise ? C. Pollak: Pennsylvania:
Mary Abigail Mastermsn. Minneso
ta; Elizabeth B. Valiant. New Jer
sey; Mary Arnold Hood. Indiana ;|
Helen Louis* Wallls. Pennsylvania;
Marjorie S. Johnston. Indiana: Mar
garet Reid Guest. District of Co
lumbia; Cora Estelle Guest. District
of Columbia: Nora Frances Lock.
Pennsylvania: Gertrude Muriel
Hyde, New York: Dorothy Helen.
Marshall. New York: Sarah Pearl
Martin. Florida: Helen Farish Rob
ertson. Colorado: Florence Hull
Nichols. New Hampshire; Frances
W. Wright. West Virginia; Helen
Richards. Tennessee: Ainu Haw
thorne. North Carolina: Mary H.
Hall. North Carolina; Wilda Ellen
Banfield. Ohio; Callle Hazel Faddis.
Nebraska: Jeyne Reulah Clark. Ne
braska: Helen Katherlne Eger. New
York: Marguerite Agnes Wafte. New
Jersey; Hazel A. DoMott. New Jer
Class of '18, Fairmont
Seminary, at Musicale
In honor of the Class of 'IS of the
Fairmont Seminary, a musicale was
held last night at the school by Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Ramsay.
The program was as follow*: Over
ture. "William Tell," S. M. Fabian
and George D. Thompson: "Polonaise."
8. M. Fabrlan: "CantUene.** Guitarre.
Richard Lorleberg: "Concerto In B
Minor." Mrs. William H. von Bayer
and George D. Thompson.
^ "
Th?t Depend, on War Revenue
Measure. Sajr* Kitchin.
^ hfthfr Um idmliiiitr&tlon water
power bill becomes law at this m
Went Wilson Insists oa a war reve
nue Mil. Majority Leader Kltchln
yesterday sara thl. answer whan
aaked If a place could be found oa
the crowded -alsndar for It.
Kitctfln a*k? that If the war reve
nue bill were conaldered ram j
" wai probable I* would take aome
time to frame It. 'unrig which the
water po*or and xnit; other ? ri
urea could be paaaed If the reve
nue bill wal not called up. he con
sidered it likely that Consreaa would
adjourn after passing pending appro
priation bllla
Work on the water power bill waa
completed y ester-cay by the House
?pedal water poser committee It
heard explanation of the meaaure
bt' Secretary wf Agriculture Houston
and Secretary of War Baker. A fa
vorable report will be framed early
next week.
The Senate yesterday paaaed a Mil
authorising officials and attachea
formerly at the American Embassy In
Berlin to accept pieces of plate?
?liver recognitions?from the British
government in acknowledgement of
diplomatic services rendered Great
Britain's interests In Germany dur
ing the period the United Slates was
a neutral. The bill was Introduced
some time ago by Senator Lodge of
The recipients of Kngland's thank
fulness are Joseph C. Grew, former
counsellor; Hugh R Wilaon. Albert
B. Ruddock. Alexander C. Kirk I*
Lanier Wlnslow. Uthgow Osborne,
Oliver B. Harrlman. Robert M. Boot
ten. Charles H. Russell, Brig. Gen
Joseph E. Kuhn. MaJ. Geor?* T.
Unfhome. Lieut Col. C. L. Furbush.
w*3 JS5T1 J1 ??ter* Lieut Grafton
w.i. D R Pyne* Commander
Walter R. Ghersrdi and Surg. Kwl
Ohneaorg Dr. A. E. Taylor. Chrtstian
A. Herter. E. L. Drescl and Miss C
de Cotircj. The latter two are st the
American legation m Berne. Swiuer
? land.
,.Th' semiannual Interest on
the oondsof the Second Liberty Loan
amounting to ?.m.C70. has bctii
^ ,1 bond bold
er*. the Treasury Department an
nounced last night. There were B .
?7? registered bonds of the loan out
standing representing an aggregate
v_?lue of M73S.TM. held bv
30C.908 Individual owner*
Cheeks were sent to these indivi
dual owners, the work Including
printing, examining, signing. add<nr
cutting. Inclosing in envelopes and
.I" * '?ii! of *??*>?"? operation.
[* 30K.W semiannual checks.
? iffTT* bookkeeping Is sim
plified by permanent stencils.
The work ln".M? jQ ** wi mmm ^
terest paymett is - t. two y.
work of this character fm afl i< <at ?
prior to ths v?r.

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