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x THIS WASHINGTON TIMES, THTJBSDAY, AUGUST 29, 191 i NEW MACHINES TO GENERAL DELIVERY SAVE SIX MONTHS CLERKS ORDERED TO IN POSTAL OEEICE Annual Saving of $200,000 Is Assured by Use of Mod ern Inventions. By tho uso of card punching ma chines, gang punching machlncB, au tomatic sorting machines and auto matic tabulating machines, ono divi sion of the Treasury Department, that of tho Offlco of tho Auditor for tho Postofflce Department, has been able to reduce the enormous task of auditing nil the postal money orders of tho country so that an annual saving of 200,000 will bo eftoctod. 81x months will bo cut out of tho time of llnal settlement of tho money order accounts In tho Treasury De partment, Ninety million money orders, all of which had to bo audited, reached tho offlco of the auditor during the last fis cal year and Inasmuch as tho number of money orders constantly grows It has been doubled within tho last nine years tho problem of auditing them has been ono of tho biggest questions which tho accounting officers of tho Government has ever confronted. For nearly fifty years tho office of tho Aud itor for the Postofflco Department has found this a steadily growing problem. By tho uso of tho nowly installed machines It Is belloved tho question is solved. Changes Made No Difference. Time was when tho work of audit ing was two years In arrears and in JSJU tho Dockery commission como to tho front with a now form of money or der with a coupon attached which It was thought would roduco tho tlmo required for audit. But tho plan was found impracticable and tho Postofflco Department returned to tho form and methods In uso with but slight modification since 18C4. Until tho machines were installed the only solution seemed to bo tho constant ad dition of more clerks. Every order had to bo handled nlno times beforo it found a resting placo in the files for tho orders received. The paying postmasters' statements wero checked by hand against his list of disbursements, assorted In States and offices and arranged In numerical sequence, and again checked by hand against the lssutng postmasters' list of money orders Issued. Tho mechanical tabulation plan In stalled by Auditor Charles A. Kram, employs tho four types of machines named. Cards for auditing tho money orders aro divided into "fields," and each field Is arranged on a number codo for recording tho following infor mation: Namo of paying postofflce, file number, namo of Issuing office, order number, month of Issue, amount of order and amount of feo paid. Machines Check Orders. The card punching machine Is a de vice for uso on a desk or table. It Is arranged so that by pressing keys similar to tho keys of an adding ma chine a card placed In tho machine Is perforated by round holes on tho num bers corresponding to the keys pressed. As one card at a tlmo only can bo perforated, tho gang punch Is used to perforate the particulars common to a. number of money orders In a dozen or more cards at ono tlmo. When tho facts shown bj tho original money or ders are recorded on tho card, the vouchers aro transferred to the flics, thpre to be kept three years, as pro vided by law, boforo being destroyed. The completed cards are next sortod bv tho automatic sorting machines, which seem to display more thnn human Intelligence, into numerical groups by offices of Issue. Rch group now goes Into tho automabtlc tabulating machine, and the debit and credit entries totaled. All Orders Accounted For. For anv outstanding money orders the particulars will be secured from tho Is suing postmasters' lists and recorded on cards of another color. There will bo no change In tho subsequent proceduro from tho old system. All money orders issued by postmasters will be accounted for and reliable data obtained for pre paring the statement or unpaid money orders more than ono year old, which this oftiqo Is required by lav to make. Br tho use of those machines tho final settlement of monev order accounts will be made within three months. Nino months Is the time required under the old hand auditing system. Stage Manager At Belasco Is Married. One of tho best-known figures in Washington's theatrical world, John T. Hurley, stago manager of tho Belasco Theater, was married yesterday to Miss Ada Roxey Bowen of Winchester, Va., In Alexandria. Tho Rov. W. F. Watson Qt tho First Baptist Church officiated. A wedding reception was hold last evening at tho homo of tho bride groom's mother, Mrs. Louisa Hurley, 3338 Prospect avenue, Georgetown. Among those who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Van Hlso, Leonard Rubee, Harvey C. NaBh, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Hurley, Mr and Mrs. Harry Fairbanks, Miss Jennie Fairbanks, Charles S. Mason, Miss Sara C. Rldg ley, Miss Mar garot Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hlbbs and daughter, Frank A. Trodden. Leo Moxloy, Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Bord, Albert Harrison and Frank B. Richards. Besides being a popular theatrical man, Mr Hurley Is well nkown In Ma sonlo and labor circles. His bride Is also well known in this city, and both are the recipients of many congratula tions from friends. Mrs. May Conradis Sues For Divorce A suit for maintenance was filed In tho District Supremo Court today by Mrs. Mav Conradis against Henry Con radis, a plumber, charging him with cruelty, desertion, drunkenness, and nonsupport. The couple wero married In Klnc Geonro county. Va,. September 2, 1901. and lived togothor until October 1 XvQrJ 'Mrs.' Conradis alleges that for two weeks prior to the separation her hus band refused to give ner anv money, and stopped her credit at tho stores. Sho also charges that he called her Vila names and struck her, Toledo Gets Offices. TOLEDO. Ohio, Aug. 29. Today 8aw tho removal of tho general offices of the Toledo, St LouIb and Western rail road from Chicago to this city. The change, which is one pf the results of the separation of tho "Clover Leaf" system from the Chicago and Alton, brings to Toledo about fifty of the read's principal exocullve officials and their subordinates. QUESTION PUBLIC People Must Explain Why They Get Mail There In stead Of At Home. Clerks who work at tho general de livery window of tho Washington city Postofflco aro steeling themselves to meet somo angry protests next Mon day when PoBtmastcr Morrlt't's now general dellvory rules go Into effect. Tho orders are to prevent tho dollv ory of mall for clandestine purposes, and residents of tho city on carrier routes will bo required to state In writ ing why thoy aro applying at tho gen eral delivery window. For some tlmo tho gonornl delivery service In Wash ington has seen reform In homeopathic quantities, but tho doso Is now to bo mado drastic. "Wo find that many persons,; says Postmaster Morrltt, "who livo in tho city ond who havo business offices In tho city within tho city carrier limits, aro using the general delivery win dows. It is tho purposo of tho Post offlco Department to reduco tho busi ness there, and accordingly I shall horeaftor' require that all persons known to havo city homo or business ad dresses shall make a written statement showing why they prefer to havo their mail como to general delivery, and If that statement is not satisfactory, they will bo further requested to mako ar rangements to havo their mall deliv ered by carrier." Tho city postofflco has a number of cases in mind where reform Is going to tako place because of requests In tho past by other members of families that tho recipient of mall bo refused It at tho general dollvcry window. Ono lawyer has written asking that his wifo's malt be sent to the homo. Ho suspects she Is getting letters from a man whom ho threw out of tho house some tlmo ago. Parents with daughters who aro slightly flighty, havo mado similar requests. Inasmuch as tho persons who aro after tho mall are not expected to Tcllsh tho reform, tho gcnoral delivery clerks are thinking about buying baseball masks and have gratings put up in front of tho windows. CHILE TO KEEP OUT OE E South American Republic Takes Precaution Against Infection. American exports of nursery stock to Chile will hereafter be restricted to entry at two ports, and will all bo sub ject to examination for plant disease, according to an official communication transmitted to tho Department of Ag riculture by tho Department of State., Tho importation of rooted grape vines and rooted peach trees is absolutely forbidden. Other stock will bo exam ined and If found Infected by diseases or parasites dangerous to plant lite tho exporter must either havo it satisfac torily disinfected or removo it. The ex pense of the examination, to be made by the Chilean bureau of plant pathol ogy, Is to bo borno by tho interested parties. The two ports of entry for nursery stock under this notlco aro aVlparuiso and Talcahuano. The Cordillera ports aro closed to entries of this nature. This notice follows, although thero is not necessarily connection between them, upon nn order of the Department of Agriculture, declaring a quarantine ngaluot Hawaii on account of the Med iterranean fruit fly and prohibiting the Importation of four species of pino from Great Brltian, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Switzerland and Italy to prevent tho importation of white pine blister rash. Tho Importation of potatoes having wart dlseaso Is also forbidden. The three prohibitions becomo effective Sep tember M, IS and 20. respectively. COMMITTEE TO ASK C. P. Taft Alleged to Have Knowledge of Con tribution. One result of the campaign contribu tions Inquiry which the Senate subcom mittee, headed by Senator Clapp, will, press this fall will bo an effort to find out whether the Guggenheim IntoresU contributed any money to tho I0O3 cam paign, and whether this had any rela tion to tho fact Richard A. Balllnger was so long retained In the Cabinet in tho faco of opposition. Charles P. Taft has been alleged to have knowledge of a contribution from the Guggenhelms. It is expected that when he is called as a witness he will be questioned on this point, and also asked whether Mr. Balllnger's appoint ment had any relation to this alleged contribution. Geraldine Farrar In Doctor's Care. BERLIN, Aug. 29. Geraldine Farrar Is ill at Munich from a recurrence of tho attack of ptomaine poisoning which she buffered last year. She has been obliged to abandon her plan for an ex tetislvo concert tour In tho United States In October and November and will re main In the care of a specialist for at least eight weeks. Miss Farrar arrived In Munich for treatment a week ago. Her physician says she has a stomach complaint which requires thorough and patient treatment. The case Is pronounced not dangerous. WOTTIOS A TS ABOUT GUGGENHEIM CAMPAIGN DONATION Approaching Holiday Putk Check prices slowly decline and the security Market turns very dull. - NEW YORK, Aug. 29. The stock mar ket today Is very dull owing to tho ap proaching holiday. The Exchange will ndjourn at tho closo of business tomor row and not open again until, Tuesday morning. This stretch of tlmo Is long er than most traders caro to carry com mitments, and operations today aro onJ tlrely professional and of tho evcnlng up order, to loavo, accounts In tho best posslblo shape until noxi week. Market nows continues good, and un der ordinary circumstances prices might bo expected to respond as thoy did dur ing tho early days of tho week. But thero is llttlo to bo hoped for now other than continued dullness and sagging prices Until next Tuesday. Tho Bonk of England rato of discount was advanced from 3 to 4 per cent, as was expected, nnd this creates a llttlo uneasiness from the fear that rates hero will bo Jacked up and that ready money will bo hardor to get. x Over against this is tho continued re ported incrcaso of tho not earnings of railroads and further evidences" of Im proved business In this country. Tho Today s New York Stock Exchange Prices Quotation! furnished by W. B. lllbbi A Co., members of New York Block Exchange. Washington Stock Exchange. and Chicago Board of Trade. Hlbbs Building. RAILROADS. 1:10 Tea. High. Low. p.m. Cloie. At T. & B Fe com.. 100 108H 108i 1 100 At. Top. & S. P. pf.. KHVi 102H 102Vt 1 102V4 Atlantic Coast Lino. .145 14lW U4H 1 143H Canadian Pacific.... 278H 277 277 1 277 Chea. & Ohio fe2Vi 8114 82 I 82U Chi. & G. West com. 10H 10K mi I 10 Chi & N W. com"... 141H 141H 141 1 142 Chi M & St P., com.lOtrta lOUVi lOOKt I 108V4 Erie, com 37 3oH 3o I 36 O. Northern, pfd... 139 139 139 1 139H Inter. Met, com.... 20 20 20Vi I 20 Inter.. Met, pfd 60 to 59 I 69 Kan. C. S. com 27 27 27 I 27 Kans. C. S. pfd 61 61 61 I 61 Lehigh Valley 170 169V4 lt 1 170 L. & Nash 166 1W 166 I 167 MSP4BBM, com. 152 152 152 1 153 Missouri Pacific 39 38 39 I 38 N. Y. Cent & Hud. R110 115 115 1 110 N. Y., Ont. & West... 37 37 37 I 37 Norfolk 6c. Western. 118 118 118 1 118 Northern Pacific... 128 128 12814 1 128 Pennsylvania 124 124 124 1 124 Reading com 170 170 170 1 170 ltock Island com... 26 26 20 I 26 Rock Island pfd 62 62 62 I 62 St. L. & S. W. pfd. 77 77 77 I 78 South. Pac. com..'... 112 111 111 1 112 South. RalL com... 30 30 30 J 30 South. Rail. pfd.... N)Vi SOU 60 I 80 Texas & Pacific... 22 22 22 I 22 Union Pac. com 171 171 171 1 171 Union Pac. pfd 91 91 91 I Western Maryland. 68 58 58 69 New York Cotton Market. Furnished to The Washington Tlmei by A. Q. I'lant & Co.. 1415 O street northwest. Open. High. Low. 1:15 October 10.90 10.90 10.90 1090 December 11.00 11.07 11.00 11.07 January 10.88 10.95 10.87 10.95 Chicago Grain Market. Furnished to The Washington Times br A. a. I'lant & Co.. 1415 O street northwest. Wheat. Open. High. Low. 1:15 September 94 P6 94 95 December 94 95V4 94 95 Corn September 73T4 74 73T4 74 Docember 55-s 65 55H 56 NEW JERSEY TEAM WINS RIFLE MATCH Field and Staff, Victors' Last Year, Again Get Coveted Trophy. RIFLE RANGE, SEAGIRT, N. J., Aug. 29. The New Jersey Rifle Associa tion's flvo man cavalry team match at 200 and 600 yards was won today by Field and Staff of the Third New Jer sey, the 1911 winner, with a score of 428 sixteen more than its nearest com petitor. Tho scores follow. 200 600 yds. yds. T'l. Field and Staff, Tlhrd N. J. 208 220 428 First Squad. F't Cav. N. Y. 193 21S 412 Troop F, First Cav. N. Y. 187 214 401 Sec. TroOp, Ph'a. City Cav. 178 203 379 Four States Combine To Fights for Claims. According to Congressman Carlln of Virginia the fight to obtain tho Federal payment of tho claims of Virginia, Oregon, Maryland, and Texas, which was balked in the recent session, will bo renewed the next session of Congress. Ho said tho representatives of the four States would act Jointly In pressing their claims. He pointed out that tho settlement of the Virginia claim meant the construc tion of a magnificent boulevard from Washington to Mt. Vernon. Labor Chiefs Testify In Hatters' Suit HARTFOKD, Conn., Aug. 29. Samuel Gompers, presldont, and Frank Morri son, secrotary of tho American Federa tion of Labor, today were witnesses in the suit of D. E. Loewe & Co., the Danbury hatters, agalnBt 250 members of tho Hatters' Unions in Danbury, Nor walk. and Bethel, for alleged boycott which was resumed In tho United States District Court today. Virginia P. M.'s Get Five-Day Lay Off All of the 2,630 postmasters in Vir ginia were today granted a five-day ieavo of absence by Postmaster General Hitchcock to attend tho convention of the Virginia Postmasters' Association, which meets In Alexandria October 8, 9 and 10. Alexandria has been making elaborate efforts to entertain the visit ors expected. Meet at South Bend. SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 29. The Central Electric Railway Association began its semi-annual meeting In this city today with a large uttendance of interurban railway officials from Michi gan, Ohio, and Indiana. The meeting will continue over tomorrow. Reading system reports an Incrcaso of liOi.EO for July, Hartford and Now Ha ven shows a net Incrcaso of $311,378 for that month. Missouri Paclflo has a net Incrcaso of J7C000 to Its credit, and Canadian Pacific's Incrcaso of J745.000 for tho month Indicates the general bet tering conditions of tho Canadian roads. Tho market this morning was slug glBh and prices a little lower all along tho Hue. Beet Sugar was dull around 75, a point higher than the lowest of .yesterday. Smeltors, which has held firmly around 88 for tho paBt two day, fell off to 87. Steel Is fluctuating slowly around 74Vi. about a point below the highest of yesterday. Among tho rails Reading and Union Pacific were holding fairly well at about 1704 for tho former and 171 for tho latter, with tho tendency downward. Canadian Pacific opened at 278 and lost hulf a point In tho morning's trading. Atlantic Const Line, which has beon octlvo recently, was a point down, at 145. Rubbers und coppers wero weaker and less actlvo in sympathy with tho rest of tho market. Tho dullness of the morning was con tinued into tho first hour of tho after noon, and prices generally crumbled slowly away. INDUSTRIALS. 1:30 Yea. p.m. Close. 87 I 87 High. Low, Amal. Copper 87 87 Am.Beet8u.com.... 75 74 Am. Can., com 39 39 Am. C. & Fdy. com... 61 61 Am. dot Oil com 54 54 Am. Ice Socur 24 23 Am. Loco., com 45 45 Am. Smelt & Ref.,cor 87 87 Am.Smelt& Ref.pfd. joq 103 Am.Sugar & Ref.coniso 129 Am. Tel. & Tel 1444 144 Am. Tobacco, pfd.... 105 105 Am. Woolen com 30 29 Am. Woolen pfd 92 92 Anaconda Copper.... 45 44 Cent Leather com.. 29 29 Colo. Fuel & Iron 33 32 Con. Qa, N. Y 146 144 Corn Prod. Ref., com 16 15 Corn Prod. Ref. pfd.. 65 85 General Electric 182 182 Great North. Ore... 47 45 Inter. Harvester 121 121 National Bis., com.. 140 140 National Lead, com G0 00 Pac. Mall Stmp 31 31 Peoples Gas ot Chi... 116 116 Ry. St Spgs,. com.... 37 37 Rail. Stel Springs, pfil02 102 Rep. I. & 8. pfd.... 91 01 Sloss-Shef S & I, com 65 65 Tenn. Copper 43 42 U. 8. Rubber, com.... 51 61 U. 8. Steel, com 74 74 Utah Copper 65 65 Va. CarChem, com.. 47 47 75 I 39 61 I 54 I 24 I 45 I 87 I 75 40 61 64 25 4ti 87 180 1 108 129 1 129 144V4 I 144 105 I 105 29 I 31 02 I 45 I 29 I 33 I l2 45 294 33 144 I 145 10 I 15 85 184 182 I 182 46 I 454 121 I 140 I 140 CO I 60 31 I 31 116 I 116 37 I 37 102 1105 91 I 91 65 I 42 I 51 I 74 I 65 I 47 I 67 I 43 61 74 65 47 67 Weat'hquse Eleo Man 87 i7 BONDS. Atch. Convert' 96 96 96 I 96 c. B. & q. Joint vs.... WV4 ro RHI ro C. R. L & Pac. 4's.... 69 68 69 I 69 (nt Metro. 4 81 81 81 I 81 Pa. Con. 8's.l915.... 97 97 97 I 97 Sou. Ry. 6's 106 106 106 1 106 U. 8. Steel 2nd 5's 102 102 102 1 102 New York Curb Market. Furnished to The Washington Times by Harrlman & Co., New York: O. D. Chip man, manager local branch. Colorado Build ing. Bid. Asked. Anglo Am. Oil I&V4 19 Atlanta Goldncld 26 29 Bav State Gas Braden Copper 7 7 British Col. Copper 6V4 5 Cont'l Rubber 13 14 Chicago Subway 4 6 Giroux Mining 6i 54 Grcene-Cananea 10 10s Kerr Lake 2 2 La Rose Con 3 3 Manhattan Transit 2ft Zft McKlnley-Darragh lti 2 Nlpisslng Mines 8 S Oh,lo Copper Ti Porcupine Gold 26 29 Standard OH N. J 411 413 Tonopah Belmont 9 974 Tonopah Mng. of Nov 6T4 7 Tri Bullion Yukon Gold 3 3 Funds Solicited For Scientists' Entertainment Tho executive committee of tho Board of Trade will hold a meeting tomorrow at noon to approve tho Issuance of a letter to members which Socretarv Wil liam John Eynon has drafted for the purpose of obtaining subscriptions to the entertalmriont fund of the fifteenth International congress on hyglcno and demography and tho convention of the American Public Health Association, which meet here next month. Secretary Thomas Grant of the Chamber of Commerce, has also drafted a similar letter, which la nnw In tho hands of President James F. Oyster for approval. The members of both organizations are to bo urged to contribute to the fund. White House Offices Are Being Cleaned Soap, water, lye and sundry other foes of dust and dirt wero applied by a corps of servants in the executive offices of the White Houso today. Car pets aro being taken up, walls dustod, walnscoatings polished and floors scrubbed and waxed. The work of house-cleaning the White House proper will be begun In a day or two. When the President returns on September 4 to greet the Congress of ChemlBts. everythln about the Whltn L House will be so clean and highly pol- isnen mai one may bee nis rellectlon in me iicors. Three Bananas Cost The District $2.25 Charged with tho larceny of three bananas valued at 2 cents, Jacob Ynunir. colored, was arratcrniH In it United States branch of tho Police Court today ana arior tne testimony against him had taken up about half an hour the court's time was placed on six months' probation. r Three witnesses against the man each lost a half a days pay, William Metr, owner of the stand from which the bana- .. a elAln nlnalnn l.i to appear against the thief. Witness - coat 4 District &:& on Stock SellingMM ISTS DOUBT ABSENT BROKERS AFEECT TRADING IN LOCAL MARKET Seturities Find Small Sale On Off Day In Summer Vacation Period. In tho absence of brokers and tho general dullness of tho season, trading on tho Washington Stock Exchange to day wob reduced almost to a negllble quantity. The exchange mot and went through tho formal call, which resulted In tho sale of ten shares of Lanston at 93 and twenty shnres of Citizens' Sav ings Bank at 20V4. uiUB wero registered for other securi ties and thero wero somo offerings, but nono that tompted tho handful of buy ers present. The Columbia National Bank at Its last meetlnir of directors olortrvl Thn. dore W. Noyes to tho position on the board vacated by the recent death of Thomas C. Noyes. Theodore W. Noyes in ai present traveling in tno Orient and when laBt heard from was In New Zealand. Bid and Asked on Local Exchange GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Asked. U. 8. Reg. 2's 100 101 U. S. Coupon 2's 100 101 U. 8. Reg. 3's 101 102 U. S. Coupon 3's 101 102 TJ. S. Reg. 4'b 113 114 U. 8. Coupon 4's 113 111 GAS BONDS. Geo. Gas Cert Ind. 6's 106 110 Georgetown Gas 5'b 107 110 Washington Gas 6's 110 111 RAILROAD BONDS, Cap. Traction R. R. 6's Ill 111 v-ity & Suburban 6's 104 105 Columbia R. R. 6's 100 Columbia R. R. 6's 100 Metropolitan n n. Un 107 Wash. Ry. & Elec. 4's 85 88 wasn., Alex. & Mt. V. 6's.... 92 MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Elec. Cons. 5's 103 103U Potomac Elec. Lt. 6's 106V4 10S C. & P. Telephone 6's 103 Amer. Tel. & Telga, 4'a 110 D. C. Toper Mfg. 5 s loo Wash. Market 6's, 1927 9 Wash. Market 5's, 1947 100 W. M Cold Storatre 6's 100 N. & W. Steamboat 5's lot 106 Rlggs Realty 5's (long) 103 Riggs Realty 6s (short) 101 PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 123W 13fi Wash. Ry. & Elec. com 92 93 'wmn, ny. & Elec. I'rer S5 Wash. Va. Ry. com 61 61V. Wash. Va. Ry. Pref SOtf ... N & w. Steamboat 209 225 Washington Gas 85V4 S634 Georgetown Gas 112V4 150 Eastern Light & Fuel 121V4 121U Amer. Tel & Telga 144 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mcrgenthalcr Linotype 227 22S Lanston Morotype 93 95 MINING STOCKS. Greenc-Cananea $1 10 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American National Bank 170 180 Capital Nat. Bank 212 Columbia National Bank.... 250 270 Commercial Nat. Bank 20114 210 District Nat Bank 140 153 Far. & Mcch. Nat. Bank 2C0 270 Lincoln Nt. Bank 151 Metropolitan Not. Bank 20S ... Rlggs Nat Bank 690 Second Nat. Bank 160 Nat. Bank of Wash 250 270 TRI ST COMPANY STOCKS. Amer. Sec. & Trust 299 303 National Sa. & Trust .250 Union Trust - m 144 Wash. Loan & Trust 235 United States Trust H3 uo SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Citizens' Savings' Bank 20 Homo Savings 325 Union Savings 250 Bank of Com. & Sav 12 17 East Wash. Savings Bank.... 15 FIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington Flro Insurance... 10 Corcoran Fire Insurance 80 Firemen's Flro Insurance 20 ... National Union Fire Ins 7 Potomac Flro Insurance 32 TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia Title Insuranco.... 5 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Chapln Sacks 165 220 D. C. Paper Mnfg. Co 135 Emerson Steam Pump 26 Grapho. com 40 50 Grapflo. pfd 76 Security Storago ... 210 225 Sales Today On the Local Exchange Lanston, 10093. Citizens' Savings Bank, 200204. Denies It Is Subject To Interstate Board Denying that lt is subject to the Juris diction of tho Interstate Commerce Commission, the Unled States Pipe Lino Company, a Pennsylvania corporation, todav filed in tho Commerce Court a pe tition for a permanent Injunction re straining tho commission from excrcls Ins: control ovor Its business as a com mon carrier under the Interstate com merce act. The company claims that lt is not a common carrier within the meaning of the law. and it Is not subject to tho Jurisdiction of tho commission. It also petitions the court to compol tho com mission to appear In court and mako formal answer. This is the seventh caso filed by the pipe line companies In the court In oppo sition to tho commission's rules that pipe lines perform tho functions of com mon carriers, filo schedules of rates, and accpe any buslnes offered to them under those rates. Realty Transfers 40 Myrtle atreet northenit Catherine Manian to Charle W. Floeckher. lot MS, quare 676. 110. Charlta W. Floeckher to Catherine and HtMle Mangan, aame property, 110. Barry Farm Alice Hall to John H Chlnn, part lot "1, ecctlon 2, (10. Seventh and F itrects northwest Leon E. Qreenbaum to Mosei Ooldonberg, lot 39, square 4U, 110. Seventeenth etrcet southeast, "between O and 11 streets Emma l Jiume et ai. to cnarlea V, drone, lots 10 and 11, square 1092, (10. Stony HIM, Conclusion and Bailey's Purchase National Capital Hebrew Cemetery Asso ciation to Chevra 8homrey Shaboe, lots 20 to 23, 110. I ttreet northeast, between Ninth and Tenth streets Middaugh & Shannon to Hose Gl belll, lot 73. square 932. 10. 1363 El street southeast Arthur Carr et ux. to Wlnneld 8. Overtoa, lot S3, square 1043, W. IS Local Physicians Make Light of Claims pf Johns Hop- , kins Scientists. Until tho scientists" of tho Johns Hop kins University Hospital, who aro re puted to havo discovered d serum whereby humanity Ip to be Immune to tuberculosis, can demonstrate by cures of men and women of tho disease tho wonders they are said to claim for tho now discovery, tho medical world will regard the "discovery" with skepticism, In the opinion of local specialists. According to dispatches from Balti more, Drs. LouIb llammon and Charles F. Austrian, two members of the Johns Hopkins staff, dcclaro that they havo discovered a scrum which, from experi ments conducted with rabbits as speci mens, has proven a boon in the eradica tion of tuborculosls lesions. "Experimentation with serum dates from the ICoch era In tho treatment of tuberculosis," said Dr. John D. Macatee, one of the best known authorities in tho city on the treatment of the disease. "It Is possible that tho Johns Hopkins men have discovered something wonder ful In the treatment of the disease. I have not seen or heard anything but what appears In tho newspapers, and, of course, cannot discuss tho matter to any extent But until tho discoverers of this new serum can demonstrate to the medical world by cures of humans, and not animals, the benefits of their diBCovery, the matter will be received charily. So many times since the study of the disease similar declarations re garding sure cures have been discov ered." Mt. McKinley Highest Peak in America. Recent 'surveys made by the Coast and Geodetic Survey confirm the fact that Mount McKinley overtops all other peaks In tho North American continent. Mount Steele, one of Its chief rival's, Is only 16,439 feet high, whilo the former Is a full 20,000 feet This part of Alaska Is now one of the chief centers of geological and geodetic expeditions and experts are charting the whole country on tho Arctic ocean. It Is an Inaccessible section of the one hundred and forty-first meridian. Good Roads Meeting. SOUTH BEND, "Wash., Aug. 29. The construction of good roads, the Im provement of transportation facilities nnd other plans for tho attraction of deslrablo Immigrants to aid in the in dustrial development of this section, are to bo exhaustively discussed by the Southwest Washington Development As sociation, which met In this city today for a three days' session. FINANCIAL f CAPITAL. 11.000.000 OOVs SURPLUS 62.000.000 nESOUBCES OVER.. 414.000.000- We Not Only Supply Travelers' decks, Letters of Credit, & Foreign Drafts, BUT render other services in which prospective travelers should be interested. ONE of these is caring for INVESTMENT matters during the absence of customers. Con sult with us on this subject when making preparations for your vacation. We assure effi cient attention. The Riggs NATIONAL BANK PA. AVE. OPP. U. a TREASURT. Capital 11.000,000 Surplus and undivided profits oyer $1,000,000 WE CAN BE OF SERVICE to YOU in many ways through our various departments. CAIUNG for your Bank Depos its and crediting interest there- on-. MVVNAGING your property. SAFEGUARDING your valu able papers, silverware, etc. WRITING your win and act ing lu all trust capacities. The Washington Loan & Trust Company Cor. 9th and F Sts. JOHN JOY EDSON. President The Safest Investments Are those that do not fluctuate during dis turbed conditions of the money or stock mar kets. First deed of trust notes (first mort gages), well secured on real estate in the District of Columbia, constitute "gilt-edge" Investments. They do not depend upon the financial responsibility of Individuals or cor porations tor their otablllty, and are exempt tram taxation as personal property. We earn supply such investments In amounts from $100 upward. Bend for booklet "Concerning Loans and Investments." SWARTZELL, RHEEM & HENSEY CO. in UTH STREET N. W. BIRDS AND ANIMALS CANARIES, PARROTS, DOGS. RABBITS. GUINEA PIGS. GOLDFISH. SCHMID'3 BIRD STORE. 7)1 ltth st. N. W. PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING HOW ABOUT flicuring and estimating ea your plan. Mr. Builder. A specialty mads f lobbing and remodeling. A. BELLMORS, Uii llta ft N. W. Foods X. IfIt. 1-. SERUM FOUND FORTUB ERCUL0S1S SPECIAL NOTICES NOTICE of the purchase of the fixture and 014 Pa. ave. N. V letters in Imported w.....v.. BVfw, iiutenn, eic, dt ins wins: Hlnr Cli. whn after HjtntAmK... T .M ....a hereafter conduct the business. By this pur chase Wing Hlng Co. do not acquire eny debU contracted by the. Hop Chung Lung Co, 4- THE VACUUM TREATMENT and OOoa and INCURABLE (so-called) CASES SOLIC ITED and CURED WITHOUT DRUGS, KURQICAL PROCEDURE or DETENTION fmiti tltfOTWaa T ft TV aavon a fm Hours: 10 a. m. to I p. m. BOOKLET and CONSULTATION FREE. PROF. H N, D. Mondays. DO YOUR EYE8 IlAKDPfcP TOUT If you are under a constant nervous strain . consult . ?.IL . a BUCHANAN, Neurologist. tot M st N. W. Booklet on Request , . CHARCOAL. We aupply hotels, cafes, and ctuDs up short notice. Phone M. wot MORP48 J. OENBBERO, 409 Maryland ave. 8. W. ' PERSONAL MISS CAIN SSSS&iSSk. 1U 7th St. N. W.. Apt. I. Ph. .Main TU. UEA 1L13LD !&. tcalp Treatment. VC1 U N. W second floor. MISS WELLS Han,curtn" 8cal 1)1100 -LJ.UO Treatment, 930 N. Y. Ave., id floor front Hours. 9 to 5 p. .m. MISS JAMRAON, manicure, face maesace and scalp treatment. 1304 O st. nw 2d floor front Hours from 10 a, m. to 6 p. m. MIRROR BEAUTY PARLORS, 910 F St. Nir. Try our artlstle manicuring, scientific balr dressing, shampooing, and facial massage. LOST AND FOUND LOST Strayed or stolen from pasture at Bethesda, Md., 110 reward for information leading to the recovery of one large black horse, with white star In forehead and scar on each hip: carries hlv head high. Phone West 91, THOMAS HAMPTON, 2517 Wiscon sin ave. N. W. LOST A puree at Chesapeake Beach contain ing 2 rings and change. 'Liberal reward, Ui Sth st. S. E. LOST Lady gold Elgin watch, engraved In side caae "M. C. Smith 1904." Watch at tached to fob with gold seal engraved "S." Lost between 1410'Euclld and Qtrard sts.. or on 14th st. car. Reward If returned to 1410 Euclid St., Apart. 6. LOST Small diamond ring. In Kahn'a or on 7th st. car. Reward if returned to lilt Co lumbia road N. W. 1.. LOST Irish terrier "Mike;" yellowish-brown color; llornse S; $10 reward, no questions asked. If returned to A. W. EVANS. Evans Bldg. Any person found In possession of this dog after Sept. 1 will be prosecuted to full extent of law. LOST Lady's gold watch, Aug. 4, monogram "K. C. T. ;" inscription, "From Papa and Mama;" valued as Inst gift from a dead parent. Reward, 202 Kentucky ave. S. E. LOST On Conn, ae. car, between 11th and F st.. to 9th and F sts. N. V lada silver open-face watch with lady's necklace attached. Return to 2422 17th st. N. W.. Apt. t. Liberal reward. l.. LOST Cuff button, solid gold link diamond in center; Saturday p. m. Reward. Return to APT. 32. The Benedict. LOST Bathing suit, left on Columbia line car last Saturday, August 24. about 7:25 a. m. Qentleman will please return APT. 2, 112S Sth st. N. W.. after 6:30 p. m. Re ward. i FOUND 4 pair eyeglasses, Z valises, 1 hand kerchief, 1 cuff and button, 1 small locket, 4 hats. 2 bills, 9 packages, 2 bracelets. 3 suit cases, 3 rings. 1 sewing bag. 1 roll of papers, 1 roll blue-prints, 1 Instrument, 1 toy, 1 waist. 1 cuff button, 2 pocketbooks, 3 books, 1 fountain pen, 1 veil. IS umbrellas. 4 coat. 1 bag. 1 pin. WASHINGTON TERMINAL CO. HELP WANTED MALE BARBER White, for Saturday. 14 guaran teed. 1400 H at N. E. BARBER First class; experienced; good wages. 725 Sth St. S. E. BOYS over 18. Apply W. U. TEL. CO., 14th and F sts. N. W. Can make from $30 to $40 per month. COLORED BOY Over 1 years of age for general work about the store, etc.; wagea $4 per week. Apply to BECKER'S, 1324 F st. N. W. ! HOUSE BOYS Twenty; colored; for private school. Fisher's Agency, 419 10th at. SODA BOY with some experience. Apply CHESAPEAKE PHARMACY, 9th andB sts. N. W. CLEANER AND PRESSER Flrst-claas, at once. THE COLUMBIA, 9th and Q sts. Nw. 1.. COLORED electric elevator operator; also porters to do general work around store; only those with best references need apply. JULIUS GARFINKLE & CO., 627 ISth at. DRIVER Reliable, for delivery truck; must have experience and reference. FRANK FOER. 724 13th at. N. W. 1.. FISHMAN Experienced, for lnalde work: must be quick, accurate, and sober. LEE J. ROBERTS. 209 10th St. Ni W. JANITOR to take care 4 office buildings DOWNTOWN; no quarters but good sal ary. None but steady sober men .need ap ply. Address BOX 624. Times office. 1 LINOTYPE MACHINIST Howard's, 714 12th St. OPERATOR. MECHANICS HELPER Industrious white boy, in sheet metal ebop. 1220 H st N. W. MARKET CLERK-Experienced In fruit and vegetables. Apply Emrlch Beef Co.. 130S Wise, uve. N. W. MAN Capable of giving Instructions In auto mobile engineering; give reference and sal ary expected. Address BOX 639, Times office. HANDY MAN wanted to help coppersmith. Apply 603 H st. N. W. .j YOUNO MAN In men's store to help Batur daya. BOX 643. Times office. ! YOUNO MAN with experience to work In a bakery. Apply 149 Center Market or US 2d st. N. W. WE MUST HAVE MEN At once to learn tho automobile business. The calls for competent men are greater than we can supply. Bee the NAT. AUTO COLLEGE tth and O sts. N. W. Open until 9 p. m. MEAT CUTTER Experience; must be sober. H. KATZ. 9th and Florida ave.'N. W. 1 PORTER for drug store, must be a hustler and have good references. GRIER & GRIER. 9th and New York ave. N. W. .. PORTER Colored; must be flrst-claas press es BEN SCHWARTZ, 920 F St. N. W. WHITE LABORERS and COLORED LA BORERS to work for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Apply BALTIMORE & OHIO FREE LABOR BUREAU, 63 Defrees court (between II and Eye sts. N. E.) HELP WANTED Male tnS. Female. SHORTHAND AND TYPEWRITING Com piste course Pitman, Barnes, and Gregg, with touch typewriting and machine at home, $40; Syllable, $30. Private Instruction. STENOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE, U Colerado Bldg. Phone M. U42. WANTED SALESMEN I WANT A COUNTY MANAGER willing to learn business; will pay 18 to $10 a day right from start: $8 to $16 a day when going. Life Job. It's house-to-house Belling, but It pays; commission, but It pays. Are you willing to learn what you don't know! Write SALES MANAGER. 12 Sycamore St.. Mil waukee, Wis. WANTED-AGENTS CANVASSERS Male and female, big money; experience not necessary; Investigate. S05 9th st. N. W. 1 SITUATIONS WANTED Female. PLACE aa nurse by colored girl. 411 Hol la ge court N. W. EXPERT Oliver Typist and general office work, 4 years' experience, mall order busl. ness preferred, best refs. Address Manacr, 417 Bouthtn Building.