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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY. MAY 15; 1914. 13 DEAFAREORGA ZO IH FRATERNAL BODY Washington Division Formed as Part of National League for Mutual Benefit. The latest addition to tho fraternal societies of the District is Washington Division, No. 4C National Fraternal So ciety of the Deaf. Tho headquarters of the society aft; in Chicaco. whero ti.e oruanizat-on oriff- inated in 1ML It was reorsamzed in 1307. and chartered by the state ot Illi nois. The society Is a fraternal beneficiary association of, for, and by the deaf of America, being composed of deaf white men of good moral character, health, nd education, between the ages or eighteen And fifty-five jcars. Its object la to unite fraternally, to give moral, financial, and material aid to its mem bers in time of need, to establish and disburse a fund for the relief of sick and injured members; to benefit the relatives and dependants of the deceased members in accordance with the rules of the society; to gather and unite in & genuine fraternity all acceptable whito deaf men of the proper age who are in sound health, for their mutual improve ment, protection, and benefit, and r cultivate the true spirit of brotherhood, regardless of creed or station. National and Local Societies. Tho society consists of a grand divi sion and subordinate divisions, the lat ter made up of members if a locality, oty, or village that have complied with the requirements of the society and have obtained the necessary charter and con sent of the board of directors of the grand division, and have affected the organize tion embodying the principle of local self-government. In addition to the sick, accident and death benefits provided, the arious dl i isions engage in social and literary en tertainments for the pleasure and profit of their members, giving from time to time parties, balls, picnics, lectures, readings, and other affairs. The feeling of good fellowship is strong, each member being made to feel that his interests are the interests of his fellow-members, and that the good of one is the good of the other. Fraternity Is Fostered. The society teaches lessons of chanty and fraternity, which may be applied every day, and which, when heeded, make it's members more valuable citi zens, and better men in all the rela tions of life. Every member is a part ner, an agent, a solicitor for business, without expense. It's officers are dis creet, experienced men, whose salaries are moderate for the services the render and the results their labors ehow. The financial officers arc bonded and funds must bz deposited in desig nated banks. The society has a lodge system with ritualistic forms of work and repre sentative form of government. There 13 one degree, and the ceremony of initia tion Is short and interesting. The board of directors of the Grand Division consists of the following well known deaf men: Harry C. Anderson, of Indianapolis: Harry B. Plunkett, of Milwaukee: William L. Davis, of Phila delphia; H. Lorraine Tracy, of Baton Itouge, and Francis B. Gibson. W. Bar row, and George P. Flick, of Chicago. The officers of the local division, which was chartered and organized on April 31, are: President Irby Maich aian; vico president, H. S. Eddington; secretary. W. P. Souder; treasurer, William Pfurder; director. R. J. Stew art, and scrgeant-at-arms. C H. Keyser. The trustees are If. S. Ed (Ungton, "W. P. Souder. and R. J. Stewart. Army and Navy ARMY. Captain JAilES PRENTICE, Coast Ar tillery Corps-, transferred from Sev- ntj -first Company to 151st Com pany Follovunpr named officers, lledieal Corps to Uaiveston. Tex., for tem porary dutv at evacuation hospital. Captain CLARENCE H CONNOR. Cantain GEORGE P PEED. Fir?t Lieutenant MEYER M. ECKERT. Medical Rcene Corps, to active duty at Fort Wood, N. Y., and re port. rrivate ABRAHAM KAHKL. Company E. Twentv -seventh Infantry, Texas "itv. Tex, to the Quartermaster Corps. Fort Leavenworth. Kan. Private EDWARP O'REILLY, cavalry, at United States Military Prison, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Troop D, Third CavUry. Sergeant GEORGE RRTTLEY. Hospital Corps to Fort Snelllng. Minn. Bv direction of the President. First I ie temnt HOWARD O SHARPE. Eighth Inf-intry. to Rrieadier Gri eral JOHN P WI.SKR l"rutMl S'aies armv, president of an armv rearing board at s-an Francisco, Cal. rirst .-err:L JAJir.i TUWNi:. Cmpany I? rhrte- fi Infin'rv irillril. Private CHRIS CHR1STKNSFV. Soe i nil Rfrtilt Comr-uiv, r'-eniit depot, Frrt P!oum. N. Y. will 1 "' f hard from V e armv hv purch.T-f eergt. RORI'I'T H. DIAMOND. Cnm- r fv Tt. Tli"l Infant-v. on d'ltv v ith th frc-t",l"'i miltt'T "f th' -t-te of Mi' ""'I transferred to Trnir. c T" ''- '"' r "i'r' P rrt TARTOV P'-'MMOVD, Compaiv F Thlnl Ir - rri ''i v iti the it -oniz'il miliiii f 'he Stito ..f -i!-Ifr m'a. tnnf-rreil to Trooi K, Thir tomtb "ivilrr Iyiv of ib",nee for two div to t-Ve tf"t Miv Ifi la,l. 's cnnt-i " irt rrnVAPD CROFT, infanto. r"cnilt An? officer. Tr"''r the provisions of nn act of rnn-("-os npnrived Tatinrv ?t T"" -.- r,i-(j iv rn irt arir.-nr"1 M- - "7 iM. Kl-t Lifiit l T WII "TT -f m. Tnfa"tr". f!"irn Viiion-il H arl li Titori- 1 tn at' ' mivI T -c,i, ct iif1 r' littr'f 'm it the ' r, ' .r Ra'OTn find C50" W.T'l- ,rn r--rr-r- D C . bginnitig Mit IS, mi NAVY. pr M'r-il T'l.r-T. McLE W rr.m- m"'.t-d fn.tn I?"H . ,fl1t r.i-ir ' l.nl ' I" r"ND -i.-ittIi- i.ned fri "i Kiliruarv 1 ' "'H C,r. TI'"'- WASHINGTON. t -i tti's-i- nei fi'i'rt Aurll 'J l1 ' Comi H'.n-p J Zy MORTON. c'intni f.r.l from Anl ? 1511 Lifjt'T rt fjun.or (rrade) JAMES IHKER .Tr, to navv janl. Forts. r nvjth N IT tfr.ryrri .7 S TATT.OR. to HHnr.li NnvM Cnrstmr-or F G COHFTtN. piuti "''iil frrn Anril ""O 1-l' NuvtI Cor-.tru-tn- K r, KISTNr:i rn'n -'irrl f r m prtl "0. I'M N-v-i C,n1n f'w A II VAN KI"I"- T "V n.Timitiori'd from April T.C. Cliicf ri'irmirl-t R I' S Pl'CK n-m-mi'sioned from February 24, 1914 M0VEMENTS6F VESSELS. Arrived Cl-v-'-ind at Acapulco. Solace at New York Y-rd. Mavfiovver nn-i RocVt at Washington. lei Mo'ne. t Tamnico. Dolphin at Tnrnpleo Rfid Flunipr and Preston at ChirleMon. Buffalo at I'nalga Pailed n!e and JarVs from Vra f'ruz for Timplro. Mexico from Vera Cruz for New Orleans. Des Moines from off mouth I'nnuco river. Gal vston from Chingwangton for Na gasaki, Mars from Portsmouth N JT.. for Hampton Road". Tiwni Warrington, and Henely from Tj'i Pico, to tea. Sweatshop Methods in P. 0. Audit Charged and Denied New Card-Punching System Alleged to Involve Nerv ous Strain That Wrecks Health of Employes. Shortens Hours, Raises Pay, Saves Money, and Is Not Injurious, Except in Rare Cases, Kram Replies. Is Uncle Sam menacing the health and lives of employes in his Post Office Department in an effort to save dollars? That is the charge made by Congressmen Bryan, of Washington, and Nolan, of California, in criticism of the card punching machines used in the auditor's office of that department. For more than a year these machines have constituted a storm center, and within the last month their introduction, as well as the piece work system they entail, has been warmly attacked on the floor of the House of Representatives. Affecting hundreds of persons, the subject has been one of great interest in Washington, but the exact conditions have been an enigma to the general public. In this article opponents of the auditing method, in and out of the auditor's office, explain their reasons for regarding it as a menace, and Auditor Charles A. Kram describes and defends the system he introduced. By J. R. HILDEBRAND. A new auditing system of the Postoffice Department, and certain machines used in combination with piece work payment, arc throwing human machinery into the scrap heap, crippling employes for life, and creating a Federal sweat shop in an effort to save dollars for Uncle Sam. according to Congressman James W. ryan, of Washington. On the other hand, friends of Au ditor Charles A. Kram assert that he has brought his force to the highest stage of efficiency yet reach ed In any Government office, and they point out that his work has been so noteworthy that even a Democratic Administration has re tained him. a Republican 'hold over,'' in the Government service. Employes in the Auditor's office are as hopelessly divided as out side critics, adverse and otherwise, of the Kram administration of the the most comprehensive auditing of fice among the Government depart ments. Since July 1. 1912. when the key punch machines were installed to do away with the old system of assort ing monev orders by hand, but es pecially since January 1. 1913, when operators of the machines were put on a piece work basis of pay, there have been continuous complaints from employes, and protests from their friends, in and out ot Congress. Assailed and Defended. Congressman Bryan of Washing ton, who represents the views of opponents of the new system, de clares that Auditor Kram has re sorted to sweat-shop methods, that he Is Imperiling the health of scores of employes, and that no greater efficiency has resulted from his in novations. Congressman Bryan is .surrorted in these views by Cogress "men Nolan of California and Buc hanan of Illinois, in Congressmen FitLgerald and Lewis, Mr. Kram has warm defenders. Mr Kram assarts that he merely has introduced a svstem of auditing in vogue in private business con cern's that employes not able to tUind the stra'n of the perforaUmj machines are thoe who would not oc competent as tvpewrlters or in clerical positions, and that he has been enabled to do the same work with Id less emploves under the new arrangement , Enploves openly charge Mr. Kram with exercising ..utocratic powers, with withhold ng their vacation al lotments, and with disciplining th.m rigorously on charges thev term "flimsv" and "trunip'd up " Let ters written by them to Congress men Brvan and Nolan have b-en inserted bv these gentlemen in the CongresMonal Record. But the pr'neipal cause of the dis sension cxiifrs bout the machines uen to perforate the cardboard record-- of the money order return slips. The card punching machines, on wl Ich 140 persons now arc emp'.ored. are deslf,Titd to register on tabulat ing cards the places of Issuance, the nerial numberr. the dries, the nmeunts and the fees paid for .ill the ircr.iy orders issued 111 th s coimtrv. Abcut .V'.'Oi cards r.is through 11 ire J'tt'o mT"hine riallv cinl j unchlnc mat nine has on it l.rvboard ni n ly the sr-ial num bers from ze'o to nine. A i-harp. ficick stroke is required so th.it the liv struck may release a punch v h'ch penetrates the pasteboard card Complain of Nervous Strain. Ech of thew cinls fpriwiil" th n J'.rn si ps of u I'uitol S at. s money order. When punhtd thej tre t.-).tn to scpirnting machines, oper ated by elect ity. There, by means of a nwsmt In connection v 1th the holes punched by operators, they are separated in groups, ac cording to.pl.ices of issuance and d?es Then they are put through mi rhlirs which iidd the amount? and thfs additions must Ulb with tho-e on tho sheets i ompilfil from the jic stmayt'r"- reports The lompliint from the kev punch marh.nc rp-ra'ois is that tho ion t'nuous nrd r pi itcsl operation 'f tin se machines m conntction with a plice work .vtem in which de. "uctions are ma.'' for errors. Is such a rrmluneil nrnus -train and tax uron the mu!u of tho arm and I e-K th-it no ojifftlor carl long stand lie pace nor . t for them. "I henme ln'rt'l in the pitna tici'i in the il ' off - v7in I rii' re i ii in." ' i mi of rnnip" tint fn m v.-trre? t r- " f'tid ''on-..,.-.--r,n lirv. n "Thev romplniiied that the ncv wirk was ton r nt a l,i cir limi'. "Mi ''rrn' th. that the op eration of the riincliin's afTe-ted the nerves of the nrn In u few weeks, rim others si.d th"t rot onlv their aims but their nervous systems vcre affected by the close atfntlon j.ciiiret to a v id er--rs for which t.iry wre fixed ", cents npieco. Three in Ten 111. "I went down to the auditor's of fice and I gained perniisp on from him to go into ,i room, selected at random, where the punching ma chines were being used. Out of the ten employed there, one was reported absent because of a lame arm, and two others were under treatment of a phjslcian for a similar .ilImenL AH in that room were unanimous in opposition to the new sstem "I will venture to say th.it but one In ten persons can stand opera'iug tho?e macliinen more than a year. Remember that many of thoso op posed to the -evlcc are now making more monev than formerly. Those who f.ior it do so on that ground. I -I t ) f Ii to realize, as yet, tho ultimate loss they face for the slight ly Increased compensation they now receive. "Now, to get an expert opinion of tho physical effects of these ma chines. I got in touch with the Bu reau of Public Health. But after I arranged to have an Inquiry made by that bureau. Mr. Kram balked, saying that a co-ordinate bureau un der the Treasury Department had no authority to investigate his office. "I found that Mrs. Archibald Hop kins, and a number of other promi nent Washington women had mado a similar effort and had failed. So X let that part of the matter llrop. "If these machines "are necessary to the audit they should be electri fied, or the hours snould Do short ened to bring the dally task of these workers v.ithm human pnysical limi tations. This Governnrent is too big to need to savo a few dollars at tho expense of the health and welfare of its employes. "Even at that there is doubt vrhether the present svstem effects a saving. I have had printed in the Ccryressional Record figures of a former employe In the auditor's of fice, showing that there is an in crease In the cost of the new sja tom over tho old of $110.3i "I will not -vouch for the correct ness of that statement, but it at least deserves consideration and ' comparison with the saving reported by Mr. Kram." Congressman Bryan also had In serted In the Congressional Record a series of letters received bv him attacking Mr. Kram's methods and accus ng the auditor of making a record at the expense of the clerks in his office. Kram Defends System. Mr. Kram asserted that it was recognized at the time the electrical tabulation sv stem was installed that there were a number of employes in the office not adapted or rot qualified to perform the work un der the new system "Tnat fact," he stated, "is not a reflection on the individuals nor on the devices "There are persons who are not adapted to the work of tj pewriting, but typewriting would not be con demned for that reason. Tho oper ation of a key-punching machine is similar to tho operation of a type writing machine, and e.vperleuco has shown that there are a few employes not adapted by temperament or training to the operation of thi3 de vice. They are a small m'noritv. and their dissatisfaction or in-ff!-clcney in this respect should not bo seized upon as an opportunity to condemn a system which has demon strated Its superiority o.er the method of audit formerly in use. "It is proper that qualitv as well as cuiantity of work should be con sidered in" fixing the rte of pi. Experience has demonstrate that the. aveinge operator m iKes .'ilx.iit three-t nths of 1 per c nt of errors The allowance of one-half of 1 rer cent for errors results in the great majority of operators receiving the maximum rate. The few operatues whoe work falls below the st nidanl are rated In quality on a 'nle CiJiI to a deduction of Z cents for each error. Notwithstanding this flicht deduction, the npornt'uf now receive nn average annual compen-Htion cf 51.014. aii conpand with tli- ir f(ii-mer averaie salary of 174 Hours Shorter, Pay Larger. Tl e operatives are group into five classes, according to the degree of aeurnj in their work, 'and tho mixiiniim number of cards per miltnl to be perforated is b icl upon lln ei if' I of their wor Of tho 1!') np rativi-4 inwM on the wor, P proxiniatclv one-third complete the maximum amount before the clos-e of the dav, and are permitted to s gn out after 2 rfl p. in. As thre has been an lncre me of approximately one-third in the compcns-Uion and nn average decrease in the vorlting time dilly of one hour, it will bo seen that the new svstem puts a premium on efT'Mnr, and it -till permits even the le- efficient ope ritors to earn as mm h ns bfor. . Not exceeding half a dozen of those now ngiged on the work, to my knowl-dge have suffered anv 111 t f ' f..cts phvsically From time to time. as vacancies have occurred In other bureaus of the Trensurv IVpnrtment. emploves not phvslirUlv adipted to opcnting the key T""1' h have been trinsfer-od vhere tint- tiiti!n' en ii fn-rner work In t" offi" will be uf o,.rvtf to th" Gov ro' .ut" The In-til1f"l'rl of I'" electrical tnb' ln'lcn - tn. A!- Ktun s-ie(, rniMed him t" accom'ilisli t. sinio renlt with 111 cmpiw-es tint was formerly clone with ;l'i and bv reii on of tho tran-fers mentioned, the rei'uctlon w-s effecti il without tho lofs of portion to nv emp'ove, In view of the nUerrd iliosatlsrac fon atr-iinst the piece work .s 'stem, be nld he had n hal'ot prep-ired pl In- rich emt'love to e-pre-ss or-f-pre.,. o ;i to whether sin would rit'ier r. turn I" her "orrn. r 'alarv or lontinue under lh t i-- wo'k pivrneiii -stem fir 'ie v ho votnl 110 ixi'resl .- pn Terence for piece a or., arid IK for si'an. Not to Lose Vacations, "Complaint i'0 'ns t" n made that emploves were to he deprived of leave." Mr Kram said "The onlv basis for that rh-ir;;, H thnt we have nsketl eniplov. to wait until after the end or the invent fls.jl vear. that l. t.t Jolv 1. he lore taking leave. That was done bi-cruse there has been nearly d b'e the 8 per cent normal c:nly in creTTse In money orders during tho present year. And to keep current with the increase of work no need a &K f 4fe. i CO F o AN V . avceKnii'sp lP" CONGRESSMAN JAMES W. BRYAN. full force until the close of the year. "Because of the system used here, the absence of two or three em ploves from any one department means the disarrangement of work all along the line, do wo merely have insisted that employes take va cations at times when tney could be spared, instead of when it suited thtlr convenience." Mr. Kram further stated that an electrical card perforator, operated in the same manner as an adding machine, had been perfected and v oule' be gradualyy introduced dur ing the next liscal year. This nia ehiu l.a3 been designed to supplant the hand key-pun'ilng machine, v Inch has been directly responsible for rrost of the criticism against tho ele-'tncal tabulating system of tu cct-nting. As to the reduced cost of conduct ing his oiflce, Mr. Kram pointed to th-. fact that the number of money orders issued had increased 30 per cent In the last three years, and If the electrical tabulation system had not been introduced a force of a tl ousand employes would be requir ed tu do the work, it a cost of Jl, l'floo, as compared with the present frrce of S40 employes, with an appro jn..iion for tho current fiscal year of filT.rSJL Wholesale Froduce Market EGCS Nearby, fresh. re per Joz.; South ern. 15c per do:. CHEEmJ New Torlt, new. I6V1O per lb.: Cut. 104c pr lb. BL'TTEP. ragln print, :3c per lb.: tub. 2Se per lb : process, iljijic ptr ih. LIVE POLLTKy (Quotations furnished by Kre. Price & CO.) Hens, ITiiKVjc per lb.; roosters, 11c per lb ; turkevs. KiilCc per 11).; Juck-. WilZc per lb.; spring chlclrena, XfrZic per lb. DltnSSI-D FORK-Cholce light, lie r lb.: medium, lObiUc per lb ; slags and svras, 7Sc per lo. LIVE STOCK Veal caher, 10flll4c per lb.; fat shevp, D,j64c per lb , fall lambs. 7'i fiisc rcr lb ; spring chickens. lleilO'jc per lb. VEJE'iAIlL,h.!3 lUuotallolis luralsiiej by Talor Wade ) l'otatoes. IJ.wii. w i.-r bbl . onions. Texs, per bbl., r2 50, cabbag. a 2.ri per 110 lbs , lettuce, J.' 10a- i lr baakei; been, JG.W-8.00 per 1W bunelies. vams, Ji IAit2 "5 per bbl , Vale, per bbl , ijei w. WOOL. lQiiotatloD furnished by lvrey, 1'rlco tc Co l-Ln ashed, free, fro.n burrs, Zltt-c per lb. 1-cmbs and calves In mo-lcrate reeclut. and active demand move calves and lams at once. Strong Competition. In Colorado, remember, the women vote as well as the men. In the fall of 1D10 a man named Smith was running for sheriff ngainst a man named Jones O'ic evening just before election rim.lh n.e up to the barnyard of an oht lino r Tne tanner v. a milking a cow and was lnvmT cliff i- t aliv with a lust a.lf tnat continually tiled to 'butt in 'I h eandidut" to gum tho favor oi tho t inner, took tho ialf betwien his l c- and held it I'ntll the milking was dune He then Intro duced himself: ' I am Mr. nuiitli. the Itepulilicaii candidate for sheriff of the county 1 sjpposo mi know the nnn who s running at' unsi me ' The f inner s n s t. inklcl as ho r-luv. ly drawled. "Vv nl. I r-rkon I do He's in ihe hou-.. m, holuiug the bab." I"i crlioij s One on Her. Kores'er How did ou eornc to marry jour w if ' Lane ivt i Oh. eh- emed to tak a ilivlis' t i me wh n . nrt m '. 'ird I w inteil to shov h t I- 'v -n mi- r.il.en - cniarC "et. You'd Crow Over m GETS-IT" for Corns! Il Will Startle Yott How "GtrTS-IT" (Jets Corns Eery Time. "One, two three'" Tints about ss ioti as it til.es .ii to a-.plv "OETS IT. the 11 w 1 1. i urn, .1.-st, surest i un cure tie w rbl bis ever seen. Til ' 'v, I'lnr for n f'r.i-v. Hit I oriiM We Ml ..n.-. Mif 1lllit Have I ni-il I.l.is-IT.'" ("urn fti-sliiK- i .ill ovi-i I'orns. -nin u.iiiib ami tjllui- ii 'tlimit.ly i' t mr. fn.ni the rniiiut.. u ap'iJv "UKTa-lT " i-'orKi t tho bother of uhpIcss plisl. ri. uri'.iiy s-ilv.-s tli.it Hprtud and rn.ike loi s horu .mil r.iw. littio iloiK-hnut cotton riiif,'-. thit pre.-,s mi .orrih. forset knif.s, razors, s.-Ih-hors .mil tho ihuif-'ers of blood poison fro.n ilrawiri'.' Mood. :unl tho routrap tlom ui..l I am-sms that simply make tonirtvvoj-H "Cl.T.S-l'l" N.vi-r hurts th- iiif-h. n-ver fill (1-TS-IT is soi.l by nil ilrusKists. Jc it buttle. or s,'"t direct b I. Ijiwronoe K Co., Clin ago. c'KT.S-lT" is sold In WafhinRton by O'Oonnell's Drtifc Store Pcoplo'a Drug Store. P. G. Affleck. Advt. m63 LOCAL AND NEW YORK FINANCIAL 'NEWS'" I E, STOCK ACTIVE Despite Dividend Taking, Wash ington Railway Advances. "C. T. Still Under Pressure. Following the raid raada yestepdiW tipon Capital Traction stock, which car ried that issuo below par. brokers on the Washington Stock Exchango today turned their attention to bulling Wash ington Railway and Electric stock. With both tho common and preferred stock of that company selling ex divi dend, sales were madj at higher prices than were commanded even before the fore the books closed, precluding the transfer of certificates. With the caU of Railway common B shares sold at S7"4. as compared with SCVi. the price brought at the last sale Immediatoly the price was raised, and two more quotation lots were disposed of at RSH. which, coupled with the 1!4 per cent dividend, would give tho stock a value of SOU. This demand caused the bid price to bo placed at 33 and the ask ing price to bo .advanced to Wii- The Railway preferred appeared to bo in similar demand, despite tho ex dividend of $1.-3. Yesterday with the stock carrying: this dividend it sold at 81. Today, minus the dividend. U5 shares sold at the same figure; another uotation lot brought 81, and an odd lot of five shares, the last sale recorded, bold for i3, or a gain of l"-i points for the day. Capital Traction and Washington Gas stocks continued under slight pressure. Eighteen shares of the for mer stock sold at pricjs ranging down from par to 0!. while the bid price was lowered to 38 and the asking price to 95 J. Washington Gas sold off from yesterday's price, four teen shares bringing 11. The bond market was active, Wash ington Railway ard Klectric 4's brought from o"?i to 83 for $4,000 worth, and $5,000 worth of Potomac Power Consolidated T.'s brought 99 n, to 99 ". Two Washington Market bonds, which have not been recently dealt In, broufjlit 9!. Members of Washington chapter of the American Institute of Banking last night held their annual election of of ficers. Thoso selected were W. W. Spald. president; F. V. Grayson, vice president; J. A. Petty, secretary; T. J. Moore, assistant secretary: G. I, Flath er, tieasurer, and J. C. Williams, chief counsel. The board of governors is composed of F. B. Dcve.-eux, IL C Rogers. Charles A. Doing, H. W. Ire land and C. F. Beaumet. At .the conclusion of tne election Charles A. Douglas delivered an address before the chapter, entitled, "The Old World and the New," which he con trasted business methods of the peo ples. Thursday night the law class of the charter will take the examinations given in connection with the course conducted under tho auspices of the Institute. The officers elected last night will be installed May 2S. The Washington clearing Houso As sociation will meet at i o'clock this afternoon to discuss the work to ry transacted Monday at the meeting In Richmond of the representatives of thJ member banks of the Federal Re-rve Bank of Richmond. It is expected that the association will also endeavor to tentatively agree upon the Washington Ktnker who wjll bo supported bv the local institutions for a position un the directorate of the regional bank. Today's Sales on The Local Exchange Washington Railway I'a, O.0WJS3, nmi-i. i.oovfi-j. 'uovxisr,,,. i'otom c I'onsohdatcd 6's. Jl.OOOUeosj. $1 Oo' i $l.v"Us?'-'Sx. $l,0ou&95"ti. ik"J"ii act U ashm ' a M.vket Fs. $1,00(V;. JL00O Cspita Tin. tion. lIlo M.. kM???. V. iel. ,loii l.ai'wav cor.imor, S2iiu. --,, vvi., . . x'j. J'.esiu;, KM-MV-. rS''rMt iV.'M'r', A'fVi. - iM1-. 2i'i-!4. J'iv. Merenthnler. lm r-'-i After call Washington Gas, 13U.7. lir77V Chicago Grain Market. Furnished to The ivaahlncton Tlmi by A. G riant & Co. 1115 O Mre'l nortnw-si: Wheat. Open. High Low. Close He r 'ember Ji iv feirr J-'i ptemlier July S5 W ST', SVa , tv'4 fT1- rr. 67, rr. 67, New York Cotton. I'lirnlphed to The Washington Times by A. ( Ilant i. Co. 1U5 G ftreet norlliwcr, fipen. High. Low. Z:V Jury 11 W 1-W l-" " tKtober rv$ 12.SS 1-' V-V. SPRING RESORTS iLAND OF BULLISH MET Outdoor Life in the j "Land of the Sky" Outdoor life in this exquisite "Land of the Sky" -s ideal beyond tne power oi mere wurus tu uest-nuc. THp fcivnritn np-timps of the true SDortsmen may be indulged in throughout plentiful; the mountain Black Bass and Mountain l rout. GOLF TennU-Riding Driving Automobilin Mountain Climbing furnish excellent nmuiement the yeiir-round. In this lovelv section are many beautiful resorts. .irnonR them b.-inR-Ashevi?lc, Tryon. Hendersonville, Brevard Saluda, Waynesville. Balsam. Hot Spring Flat Rock, and Lake Toxaway. in the "Beautiful Sapphire Country". jP3m Southern Railway Premier 23 lA 9 L. S. DROWN, Crnrral AB'vA 705 Fifteenth Street. ' k? VJl PREMIER CARRJP.ClD w.! New York Market. Quotations received by W. Ii. Illl.hj & Co.. members New York Stock Exchange. Wash ington Stock Exchange, and Chlcaso Hoard of Trade, Hlbbs IlulldlnK. 1-30 Ten. Blch. low. p m Close. AmaL Cbpper ?H TS 73M I 73K Am. Beet. Sug. com... h s as 22'J American Can an a aHI ; Amer. Cappfd j.vf eiH SI'f Kn Amcr. C. & F Mi 10'j MX I 50 Amer.C. & F. pfd ur,i IKV. 7K Amcr. Cotton Oil ij ji uK Amcr. Ice Sec sm 3lK 31S 3l'i Am. Locomotive 3Sh an 3J1! 3IH Amcr. Smelt d etK MJJ I K Amer. Smelt, pfd 100K 100 1C0J-, 1 101H Amer. Sugar & R..... 100 IDS 106 lOSh Amer. Tobacco .sjK i-iK ruM 1237 Anaconda, 3ZK JSH 321 1 ?2X Atcilson ..... 88H MK 98' I XH Bait. & Ohio.. ... KM 9i K'Al 0D1 Bethlehem Steel...... ;, 4m B. F. Goodrich I-Jf 7 27- I ST Crook. Rapid Tran...9;H 92V4 9Ih 1 WH Calif. Petrol, pf. 57 ta 5oJ4 I 57 Canadian Pacific 193K XH 193M IXX Central Leather 36 3IP, 35K -jsk Ches. i Ohio S3H 53K ssii raj; Chino Con. Copper... 4H tt h-jj ChL & G. W 13V UK 1354 1 UK C. M. & 8t. P. 100K 100 100MI BOh C. IL & Bt P. pt...lKh I 7K 137X 1 137 ChL it N. W. USK USX 132K CoL Fuel & Iron M 3 3 ZTH Con. Gaa jjo 130 rjO is Corn Products 9M 05 9h I 9 Corn Prott, pM 65H 65i e5K DeL. Lack., & W....5005f 400 400 I Distillers' Sec i5 1SH I5H 15 Erie SH 29 29 I 23 Erie. 1st pfd 44 UH 41K I 44Jf Great North.. pfd....lu, VUH Kt'A I 125 General Electrics 148 148 148 mji Great North. Oro..33 32h 33 Illinois Central mM 111X 111H! Inter. Metrop 15 15 is I 14f Inter. Metrop.. pfd. e J tlK a I can Ir.ternat Har 107M I07.; 10: 1 1C8 Kan. City & S. W... Z!H z&X 27K xH Lehigh Valley nojf I33J UOH 1 110 Louis. & Nash 139 137 137 IX',4 National Biscuit, coI32 130 I314 1 120 M.. St. P. & S. S. JI25 121 125 I ll'.M Missouri Pacific I95i isH laK ! 11X Mcx. Petrol S3 SIX 63 BI il. K. & T :t I75r 17 I 17 N. Y. Central 34 S3!J 03'A tah N. T.. N. II. & H... 70 637 tOH I t3H N. Y O. & W. 2fl! 28!; 26K I Nev. Con. Copper... ish uH 15!i 11H Norfolk & Western.. 1014 104'i 101K joDl Northern Pacific. ..Jllh 111 UlKIIWK Pacific Mall uX 24 24K I Pennsylvania R. R.utjf 111H m mH Pres. S. Car, com... 44 43H 43i 1 43Jf Rail Steel Spgs.. com 29 2SH 23 I 2SH Ray Con. Copper.... 22J4 22 22 I 22 Rep. Iron & Steel.... aM 23 23H I 22i Rep. L & Steel, pfd.. t6 ssK gaS t S8 Reading leaX IttH lesh I85H Rock Island......... 3H 3h ZH I Sou. Pacific..'.. .. P3S 93 83J4! 92H Southern Rwy 25 24H 25 I 24 Southern Rwy. pfd... n 'A 79 79K I 73 Tennessee Copper.... 35 sK 5X I 35H Union Pacific I57.i 157.H 157K I 157! Union Pacific pfd.... St 84 S4 I S3'4 U. S. Rubber, com.... 19 59 53 I 5SH U. S. Rubber. 1st pd. J3 102'J 102 I 1024 U. S. Steel 61h 61H 6l)j 1 ol U.S. Steel, pfd 1W lh) 110 109 Utah Copper . 58K 53 8 57JJ Va--Car. Cheta,.. 2f 29 29K i 30 Wabash, com i! m 1M I I Western Maryland.. 23! ' 23S 23K I 22H West. U. Telcg 62K tsX tz'i I 62 West. Klectric 7i,i 755. 75V I 75)s Woolworth is P3 SH 1 BONDS. Atch. Convert. 4's.... B8H V4 96?. I 90 B. & O. Gen. 4's EH 94h 94h I B4X Brook. R. T. Con. 4't 91 90ft 90 I BO4 a, B.&.Q. Joint 4's.. sm 97 87 H I 97K C. R. L& Pac. 4'a.... 33H 33 ZZH I 3SH Interbo. Met. 4'a " rVA 77.S 1 77? North. Pac. 4's Uh Bi'i Ct; I Pa. Convt. 3'T's. 1315. 60 BSH S&H 1 U. S. Steel 2d 5's IC3 lQJh le-; 1 102ft New York Curb Market Kurnlibed to Tsa Waablngtca Times by Hsrrlrrmn h Co New York; O. B. iTiipman. Muiacir local branch. Colorado Uulldins. Bid. Asked. Anglo-American Oil lfi'j it.,, Atlanta Goldticld . 20 21 Bay State Gas Uradcn Copper 7't S'- liritish Col Copper 1' l International Hubber M. b'2 7'j Cobalt Lake t' 5o Greeiie-Cananea ................ . 34 Kerr Lake fj -In. La Ko.se Con In 14 Manhattan Transit i 1i .McKtuley-Darragh S3 M Nevada Hills "S Z' Nipi'sing Mines 0 fc"n Ohio Copper S Standard Oil of N. J 1"N 410 Toiiouah Belmont J1, ilt Tonopah Mng. of Nevada t'i Vn Tri-Uullion t ' I'nitea Cigar Stores ?7t S'i Yukon Gold ........... -'"j 2i4 Gohlfield ic V? Kilter fz liegeman....... S-S !S Standard Oil subs..... 9T SPRING RESORTS THE SKYs IMHWIIWI the region. Small game is streams are iainy aiive wun Carrier of the South offer; uo-to tlate Pullman service to the "Land of the Sky" including drawing room and state room cars. Southern Railway dining car service is one of our distinctive features. Tourist tickets now on sale to resorts in the "Land of the Sky." For full information, illus trated booklet, etc., address C W. WESTBURY, Att't Qrncral Agent N. W. Wnsliincton. D. C. Washington Stocks. GOVERNMiiNT BOND3. Bid. U. S. Coupon Ts 9Wi U. S. Reg. 3's 100 U. S. Coupon 3's lu? IT ,S. Reg. 4's lOSi U. S. Coupon 4's 1(XJ GAS BONOa Geo. Gas Cere IiuL 5's 1C Georgetown Gas 5's 101 Washington Gas 5's 103 Col. uas & Klec 5's 70 c.ol. Cas & dec. Deb. 5s 45 RAILROAD BONDS. Capital Traction R. R. 5's 107 Anacostia & I'otomac 5's 100 City & Suburban 5's 10114 Calumbla 1C R. 5's .... 10iH Columbia R. R. 6's lOOyi Metropolitan R. R. 5's 104 Wash. Ry.& Eloc. 4's 83 Wash.. Alex. & ML V. 5's.... 87 Wash.. Balto. & Anap. 5's.... SO MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potonac Llec Cons. 5's S9& i'otcriiac Lice Lt. 5's lut C. & I'. Telephone 5 s ia Amer. Tel. .s Telga. 4's 37 Araer. Tel. & Telga. Vs.... S7 Wash. Market 5's. 1917 N. ac W. Steamboat 5's 1044 lUggs Realty 5s (long) Mils Riggs Realty 5's (short) 1001S PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 934 Wash. Ry. & Elec com 88 Vyash Ry& Elec. pfd 844 Wash. Va. Ry. com 32 Wash.-Va. Ry. pf. 60 Wash. Balto. & An. Com 9 Wash.. Ltallo. & An. pfd 35 N. & W. Steamboat 1SS4 Washington Gas Columola Gas & Elec 10 Amer Tel & Telga 13) TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype 215 Lanston Monotype S3 MINING STOCKS. Greene Canauea. SO NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. Amer. Nat. Bank 1ZZ Capita) Nat. Bank 2iS Columbia Nat. Bank 25u Commercial Nat. Bank 1SS F-r & Mech. Nat Bank 2U) Federal Nat. Bank 135 Lincoln Nat. Bank 162 MetropoUtan National Bank. 1V Riggs National Bank 525 National Bank of Wash 240 TRUST COMPANYSTOCKS. Amer. Set & Trust 283 National Sav. & Truet 2S5 Union Trust . 1326. Wash. Loan & Trust 223 Continental Trust.. 11$ Ask 97 9SH 101 1U2H HO 105 MM 73 107 101 ioi 101 106U S3 iS 88 99' ICC ltviH 1024 102 994 SO" Sob 50 75 135 77 21 84li 190 200 243 29! 124 IS "H SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Home Savings 373 Bank of Commerce & Sav.... 13 East Wash. Savings Bank.... 15 FIRE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington Fire Insurance. 124 Corcoran Fire Insurance... SO Firemen's Fire Insurance 19 German-American Fire Ins... 260 Nat. Union Fire Ins 8 TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia Title Insurance.... 5?j Real Estate Title Ins 80 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Chapln Sacks ISO D. a Paper Mfg. Co 130 Merch. Trans & Storage 110 Security Storage - 190 t 7 330 FINANCIAL CAPITAL $750,000.00 Surplus and Undivided Profits Over $500,000.00 Resources Over $8,000,000.00 A Safe and Satisfactory Bank for Savings Established less than a year, the SAVINGS DE PARTMENT of this bank is already a pronounced suc cess. Those having small or large sums of money to de posit have been quick to appreciate the advantages of intrusting such funds to a NATIONAL BANK -whose large resources and sound methods insure unquestioned SAFETY. We shall be pleased to add YOUR name to our rapidly growing list of satisfied savings depositors. 39 INTEREST PAID ON JO SAVINGS ACCOUNTS We Issue Travelers' Checks, Letters of Credit and Foreign Drafts, Available Everywhere The Commercial National B ank The Bank of Personal Service Corner Fourteenth and G Streets The Munsey Trust Company Capital $2,000,000 Fully Paid In Frank A. Munsey, President EDUCATIONAL' Information regnrillni; nnj at the below h.'IiouIm mnv he hftil nt the 1 IHf l'Hi U. IM'OIOIA- j ion nun l ok riiii n.isii im.tiiv tiiii:!. HALL-NOYES SCHOOL Day nnd Mshu All subjects. Kngltin to adulu for business, eotul or literary pur poses (l'tiiinc M. 1STT.) :t F St. X. Y. Mrs. Emily Freeh Barnes, SISstlNO AND 1U. t'TIOV 141 J'th ST N 1 Unc I7IS. KCTJOUE IE w United States Steel Most Active of Industrials Reading Is Sluggish. NEW TORK. May 15. In a nrarlcot which continued strong and active frac tional gains were registered throughout the list on the New York Stock Ex change this morning. Tho improved sentiment sent the shorts to cover, and tho London market showed better prices and a more optimistic view. Tne bullish tendency appeared to be slightly checked at the close of the- first hour, when Reading became sluggish, but price levels continued firm. United States Steel was one of the most active of the industrials during the early trading, while the copper stocks also showed marked atrentn. Louis ville and Nashville led the railroad stocks with an overnight sain of -a points, which carried It to 133. Canadian Pacific was also up more than a point. Mexican Petroleum, which yesterday Jumped 5 points on the strength of tho reported capture of TamDlco. mad aa additional train this morning ot 14 points, and appeared ilrm at 62"4 "The reported shlnment by a Chicago firm ot J330.0C) worth of threshing ma chines to the Sorlthwest the largest single shipment ever made, had & bull ish effect. Presidential Slang. The ability of President TVilson t evade questions put to him by news paper men has been the source of no little worry and consternation to those sent to interview him. He always po litely replies to Inquiries, but he Is so expert at verbal fencing that he can talk with tho reporters all day without giving them the Information they seek to get. Once a big crowd of corre spondents surrounded him at the White House and M. F. Tlghe, who Is a great scholar and considered an expert In cross-examining public officials, asked him a question. "As to that," smllingjy replied the President, "In the vernacular of the dav. you can search me.' " There are times. Mr. President," wistfully answered the candid Tlghe. "when I wish I could." The Pathfinder. Fashion's Toboggan. Td like to take this hat, but eighty five mar kit "It's only fifty marks now you seet madam e has been trying on for threg hours, and It is no longer so fashiorx able." TJlk. FINANCIAL 3 0 SW.B.Hibbs&Co. Hibbs Building J I M- Tnrk SrivJr TIlLJiJ'HiL V IV Memhars - Wuhlngtoa Stock Exchanss. " ) CMcasto Board of Trade. XJ 'J liOCVL, STOC3CJ vl V EouBht and oM on saroa J IV favorable terms aa we o2er J AV or trading In New York J t'ocks and bonds. 'J The Safest Investments Are those that do not fluctuate narms dl lurLed conditions of tio money or il ick mu " Kets First deed of tru&t uotes first more page), tll secured on real estate In i District of Columbia, constitute "(-llt-edie, ' Investments lhey do not deiwnJ ujvn t financial reaponslbillty of Individuals or cois poratlons rr their siabllliy and are em H from taxation as jieronal property We o pupply iuch lnvestmen s In amounts fro i dCO unwapl Send for oooklet. 's'oncernil Loans and Investment SWARTZELL, RHEEM ?: HENSEY CO., K7 15th ST. N V RANDLE H.GHLAHD5 i CAPITOL or u.s. IvvHrrcrteuK ninxm'.F'iEtffw Watch fe m elO lUuitlle IUkIiI.iucJ M I SLIGHT GAINS MAE