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THE WASHINGTON TBIES; THURSDAY, MARCH l; 1917.
14 U WALL ST. MARKET SESSION IS DEVOID OF ANY INTEREST. Prices Sagged Off Gradually Until Active Issues Show De cline eals Today Represent Chiefly Operations of Pro fessionals. NEW TOIUC. Feb. 28. The after noon stock exchange session was ab solutely devoid of feature. Prices sagged oft gradually until thcthc actitc issues showed declines of a point or so, but business was ex ceedingly dull and prices changes rep resented chiefly the operations of pro fcssional bears. I'ew traders seemed to have any deflnlto ideas on the probable course of the market in the Immediate future, and the general attitude was one of hesitancy and uncertainty. Today's Quotation. Quotations today up to 1:30 o'clock were as follows. Open High Low 1:30 Ad It. pf, ... 30i 30t 30X 30J Alaska G... 7M 7M 'H ?H Alaska Jun. 7J 7K ?K 7Jf AmAgChm. 88 88 88 88 AmAg.Cmp 100 100X lOOtf 100J AlChalMfg. 24 24 24 24 AIChM P.. 81M 82 81H 82 Am Bt Sug. 88 88 80H 86H A B Sue pf 95 95 95 95 Am Can 42 42M 41tf 41H Am Car Fdy 64 64Jf 63H 64 AmH&L.... 11 11 ' 11 11 AmHiLp.. 60Ji 61J 60 60 A Ice Sec..., 26 26 26 26 Am Linseed. 18H 18K 1&H 18H AmLoco.... 69 69 69 69 A Loco pf... 104 101 103K 103i , AM ptcts... 49H 49J 48 48H Am Smelt... 95 95 945 WK Am Sugar... 108J4 108J4 108Jf 108M AmT&T... 125H 124H 124Ji 124H Am Wool... 46 46 48 46 Am Zinc... 36 36 35H 35H Anaconda... 79 79H 78K 78f A.T&SF... 101H 101H 101 101H -AtGWI.... 91H 83 91 91Jf Bald Loco... 62 52i 51 51 Bait & Ohio. 75 75 74jf ?5 Barrett 118H 8H "8H H8.H Beth Steel.. 120 120 120 120 BethStrts.. 4H 4K 3H 4H BetStBwl.. 104H 105 103 104 BklynRT.. 67tf 67H 67 6H Burns Bros. 115K H5K 115 "5 Butte Sup.. 47 47 45ii 45J CalPetm.... 23H 22Ji 22J 22M CslPetofd.. 52'I 52'i 52Ji 62f CanPac 151 151 149JS 150H CenLethr... 844 85 84 84 CenLthrp.. 113H 113H H3H "3H CerdeP.Cop. 38 38 37 37?i Ches&Ohio. 58H 58H &8tf 58M ChiGW.... HJi HH HM HH Chl&NW.. 114 114 114 114 CRI&ct... 27 27 26JX 26 CM&StP 80Ji SOJf 80 80 CSI&St.Pp.. 117 117 117 117 Chile Cop... 22 22 21H 21M Chino Cop.. 54H 55 54JJ 64J4 ColF&I.... 45 45 .44i 44Ji ColG&E... 41 41H 40J4 40f Cons Gas..., 121 121$4 121 121 Corn Prod.. 20H 20J 20J 20K Conine 54H 54H 54H 54i CrucSteel... 64 64tf 62 62Ji CruStlpf... 112 112 112 112 Cuba Cane.. 38tf 38tf 37X 3SK CubaCpfd.. 87J4 88 87i 87M Deere pfd... 96K 6J 96J 86JX DeUELRta 4tf 4tf 4$ 4H Distrlrs' Sec. 22 22i 22 22 Erie 25H 25JX 25i 25f Erie 1st pfd. 39 39 39 39 GenElec.... 161H 161H 161H 161H GMotnew.. 109H HI 107H 107H GMpfnew. 89JJ 89H 89J 89H Goodrich.... 53 53$ 53 53i Granby 84 84 84 84 GNOr 31JX 3l 3lX 31X GuIfSS 106 106 106 10t HvstCrp.... 78S 78H 76 76 JUstCrppr 110JX HOJi 110!J 110f HTstNJ.... 113 113J 113 113K Inspiration. 564 57JX 5bK 56f InterC...,. 12JX Vlli 12J4 12H InterCp.... 64K 645 Wi 64H IntNkl 40H 40H 40 40K IntPapp... 95 95 93. 95 Kan C So. . 2IH 21 21J 21i Kelly SpT.. SJ 52H 52 52K Kennecott.. 44H 44H 44!i 44JX K-aElecrts. 2J 2i 2i 2 Lee Tire... 18 18 18 18 Lack St L.. 767f "6Ji 76H 76J Lehigh V.. 70 J 70JX 70 70Ji Lo.&Nasb... 126J5 12bH 126 120 Marine 25 25 24j 25'i Mar. pfd... .SJX 6Ui C8, t8H Max Mot... 63JX 53 53 63 MaxM.lpf... 675 67 07H U7J, Mer Pet... 84H 84JX 8-X 82$ Mex.Pet.p.. 91 ' 91 HI 01 Mo Pac wl.. 29 211 28JX 2S'X T.Tf.Jt.Tx. ,77 7 7 Miami Cop. 3b!X JJX 38U 385X Mont. Pow. 97 98 97 95 S'at Lead... 65 65 55 55 Nat.E.&S... 31'X 32J 31X 3J NtESp. . .H) 90 9o 90 C i. fa .. 8J 8J bJ S2 Nev. Cons.. 24 24Ji ' 24f 24i N Y Cent. 94JX X 9J, 9JH M-N1IS.H 42JS 4i'i 4J, 42i XVOiW.. 23i 2.f, 22JX 2-? .Widest- l-''2 120'X ll'OJv 126H No-fSouth.. 25JX 25'4 25'X 25'i Nor Pac .. 103 10VJ 10J 1U3 Ohio C Got.. 99 19 99 99 OntSIUer.. 5)X 5X 5,'X 5JX 0 K.fcupCo.. 50)X 51 60'i 51 PTT.... 294 29 29?i 2JX pennRR.. i4, 64, 54, 64H I'hllaCo .. 3o, :'ti;, 3(, 3ui Pitt. Oct . J'4 44'j 4.JIX 43, Pitts Cctp 11HX "lit "' mji 1 ulln.an loOJi M'i 1WJ;, 100JS IUyCons. . 26,'j 27 -J. 2i.J 1tytt.sp.ing 4S 48 4R 48 R-phteel .. "(i u7 75' 75 ldtnij . UJ M2 tx: HI Faxon Mot ,M M O-" 5JJX Sn A Lpf . ..J 3 J : 32 hrar.-IUb. 223 22.I' J 22.1 23J bljSFil .J M -ii S ILis U pf 48 18 4b 4H buth Pac W"4 ', MX 2 SPRSug . 171) !! 17't 17'i hou'h lly . -7 i t , it SaRypf... 5i 6 " Csn. HIrh. Iw. 1 Studebaker. 99 90 J i 98 98 Texas Co... 221 221 219 219 TenCiCctfs 14J 14JJ 14H 14 TobProd... 52 62 61H 61H TLSWct.. 7K 7J 7, 7J Union Pac. 134JX 13,4'X 133JX 133H UAloySteeL 44 44X 44 44 Un Fruit.... 137JX 139 137JS 139 USIndAl..f;il9 120H 118 119 USRub 5IJ 61H 51K 51X U S Steel.... 104'X 105i 103H 103i U.Sm.&R.. 56 56 66 56 Utah Cop... 109 109 108 10SH Utah Sec. 19JX 19X 19H 10H 107X 107i 107X 107X 52)X i2X 52JX 52JX Va-Car pf . . . VH.IC4.C. Wab p A.... Wab p B.. 47H 47 474 24JX 47 92, 13M 39 49 138 47J, IMi 47, 92, 13Ji 39 49JX 138 24JX 24X 47JX 92i 14X 40 49 138 Westhe 47J WestUT... 9Jj Wheel LE.. 14 Wheel.UE.pi 39H White Mot.. 48 Woolwth... 138 WoolWthpf 125JX 125i 125JX 125JX Willy Ov... WU t Co Inc b6 b2X o3JX 62JX o2M 02X t2X THE CURB MARKET Prices to I p. m. Bid. 35 110 100 5 70 18 0?4 45 IS Ask. 3!, 120 110 0U 74 20 iovi 00 1 37 30 Ml 00 110 Aetna Explosives Baltimore Tube Baltimore Tube pfd.... Big Ledge1 Boston and Montana... British Amer. Tobacco.. Butte Copper & Zinc... Butterworth Judson .... Calumet and Jerome .. California Packing .... Can. Car & Fdy., com . . . Can. Car & Fdy., pfd. . . . Carbon Steel Central Foundry Chevrolet M) 15 103 Con. Arizona Cosden Co. ..2 1 10 145 14U 4'4 SO 6'.i 16 9'. 4 154 CO U 614 15 US IS 75 27 3 4i 17 8 '4 47i 2H 15U 14U 5i 00 OS 24 10 IS C5 1ft 7 16 12 '.4 lfc 78 29 4 5 18 9 484 C3 7Q 90 93 I . 39 8U 10 10U 8Va 18 90 4",J 19 "4 4 49 4 2 '4 4 37 U 8 39 45, Hi 4i 8ii Cosden Oil and Gas, com. Cosden Oil and Gas, pfd. Cramps Crcsson Gold ........... Curtlss Aero ....... Emerson Phone I Emma Copper Goldfleld Cons. ..., Green Monster Howe Sound Independence Lead Internat Petrol Jerome Verde Jim Butler Jumbo Exten Kathodion Bronze Kerr Lake Merritt Oil Lake Torpedo Magma Copper Maxim Munitions Metropolitan Petroleum.. IK 514 67 88 92 CI 36 8 10 10 8S 15 75 4'J 18 9 S3'4 21 47 i 38 H 4 1 4 8 Mldvale Steel Midwest OH com Midwest Oil pfd Midwest Refining Mitchell Motors Motherlode Nipisstng Mines Co Oklahoma Oil Co Okla. Pro. & Rfg. Co. .. Osage Hominy Peerless Motors ....... Poole Eng Ray Hercules St. Joseph Lead Sapulpa com. ...- Sinclair Oil Submarine Corporation. . Success Mining Tonopah Extension U. S. L. and H., com . . . U. S. L. and H., pfd ... United Motors . U. S. Steamship United Verde United Western Oil .... United Zinc Victoria Oil Wayland Oil '..... Wright Martin Aero ... BALTIMORE GRAIN MARKET. BALTIMORE, March 1. Wheat Quiet, March, S1.97U, noml Wheat quiet. March. J1.97U, nomi nal; spot, N'o. 2 red, J1.97U. nominal; spot, No. 2 red western, S2.01U, nomi nal. Receipts, 73,577 bushels; ex ports, 108,228 bushels. Corn Steady. Spot mixed, 11.14. nominal: No. 3 )elIow, ? 1.14; cob corn. 35 50 per barrel. Receipts, 115,002 bushels; no exports. Oats Firm. Standard white, 73 cents. Receipts, 23,302 bushels; no exports. R! Firm. No 2 western, 31.00. Receipts, 16.11S bushels; no exports. Hay Steady. No. 1 timothy. 318 00 ?31K50; No. 1 clover, mixed, J15 00S 315 50; receipts. 247 tons. WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET BUTTEll Eleln print. e: Hlcta. :c: pro cett 3Sti36c: store packed, :8820c KGGS N'earliy. Sic, Southern. 31c. CHEESE New York Bute, factory, new, M8?lc POULTRY LHe hen per lb. ISc: roos trra. pi r lb He turkr per lb. ZiGZfcc vprlnc chickens, per lb , SCtr:7c. ducks, par lb . 3ft:?c. Ktere. per lb., HglSc. keu. )ounir each. 40243c DRESbEO POULTRY Hens choice, par lb c. chickens, per lb. 6c; turkeys, per lb :8(f30c. ducks per lb 20c. -oos ter per Ih 14c: Reese, lugMc GREEN" FRUITS Apples, new. per bbl., S:l0ne.5A: per box. il !.;. rall'onla orsnires. S3 OOfiS S: Florida orances. S3 1&9 3JL0 per box: lemons, per box, S3 00&4 U), Crape fruit. S3 SIM 00 VEGETABLES Potatoes, MeCormlck. per bbl HJOfcUO. Western, per Z'i liu sack. S7J". sneet poUtoes. HWaSS. strlnf bean per basket. XS4jrl0 peppers per crate, IZWUtM. carrots, per box, JLSei.U. okra, per crate, KW3V. radishes, per 100. s: 00 64 DO. cucumbers basket. S3C?26O0. onions, per 100 lb sack Sll 00fti;00. ecg plant. ti.Wt i SO per crate, cabbage. S10 to per 100 lbs -beets, per bunch. 4wc, celery, per doz , 33c (Tl 00. romalne lettuce, Sl.OOtrl &0 per bas ket, lettuce. Jl 00tf4 00 per batket. cran berries per bbl S4O08S00. rer box, SLM9 2 00. t-quash, Florida K (Olr3.S0 per basket, tlWgiCQ per crate, Florida tomatoes, SZ&OO 3 50 per crate, cauliflower, California. SI OK 4 00 per crate celery Florida, per crate, S3 00 IJSIS, California. SSOOftSlO per crate; new b-et S:iOW3 per crate DREShKD MEATS Pork, small to medium, lb. liOl.'-c. lieavy. lb.. He Lli: STOf K-Calvcs. Iwillc NATURAL DEDUCTION. "That woman." said llerlock ahomrs. the great detectlvt, "has evi dentlj heard that lemon Juke ii guuii for thf complexion " "'Cause whyT' afcked old Dcik Uat son ".she has such a sour looking fare," replied the g. d "Hut as u rul women hac better complexions than men " "Naturally,' contented the pill prdrikr "N'o artificially," snapped hhomes. I i:x.Jian,e CAN'T RUN DOWN. J UunlMt. Do ) on know how lung this bill of oiirs has been running? N'opaj I believe its been running now about six rars, but Wam.il -ha. 1 believe jou've dls coveied perpetual niotlon. Kxthangc FORGETFUL TARS. ' U hy are sailors so forgetful papa"" askcl lillet l.ui-i "I clliln t know the were,' he an sw ered l nll ii no iny nave m -ikii t.ii - en tnn the start i.n s-e- she queried.- Expanse. LOCAL MARKET TRACTION STOCKS AND BONDS.' WEAK. Block of 130 Shares Sells at 83 Level Is Lowest Reach ed in Some Time Other Sales 'Scattered Railway and' Mergenithaler Among Those Traded . Both stocks and b ?nds of the Capi tal Traction Compan y were weak at today's session of lhe Washington Stock Exchange. A block of 130 shares of the stock told at S3, the lowest level reached Uy the stock In some time, while a 31,000 5 per cent bond of the company a tld at 105U, a new low for the ear. The opening Vile of the stock was l ten share1 lot at XIU. which was followed ljy sale of the 130 shares. Other stock sales wrTe scattered and were confined to w Idiots. They Included twenty-two shai'es of Wash incton Railway and Elecrtrlc prefer red at 82, ten shares of iVnlon Trust Company, at 125, six shades of Mer- genthaler Llnotpe stock at lbi. rour shares of National Savings and Trust Company at 277U. and one' share of National Capital Bank at 2 !. Washington Gas stosk was quiet, with 75 bid and with none offered. Besides the Capital Traction bond, there were only two other bond sales, a 31.000 Norfolk and Washington Steam boat 5 at 106. and a Potomac, consoli dated 5 of the same amount. at100T4- TODAY'S SALES. Capital Traction S's. 31.000810Vi. Norfolk and Washington Steamboat S's. 31.000&105. Capital Traction. 1083i. 23081. 25 683. 25083. 25083, 25383. 583. Washington Railway and Electric preferred, 12682. 10682. National Capital Bank, 18225. National Savings and Trust, 4t 277 U. Union Trust, 10S123. Mergenthaler. 50167. 10167. After call: Potomac consolidated 5's, Jl.OOOfc 100T4- LOCAL BOND MARKET. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Asked. U. S. Reg. 2's 0S4 ... U. S. Coupon 2's 98T4 ... U. S. Reg. 3's 09 ... U. S. Coupon S's 99T4 ... U S. Reg. 4's 109H ... U. 8. Coupon 4's 1104 D. C. 3b5's 102 ... GAS BONDS. Geo. Gas Cert. Ind. 5's.. 105 ... Georgetown Gas 5's.... 106 ... Washington Gas 5's..,. 105U 107 RAILROAD BONDS. Cap. Traction R. R 5's.. 105 105 Ana. Pot. Guar. 5's.... 99 Ana. & Potomac S's... 98 City & Suburban 5's. .. 102 Metro. R. R S's 103 Wash. Ry. & Elec. 4's... 80 80i MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Elec, Cons. 5s.. 100 101 Pot. Elec. Lt. S's 105 C. and P. Telephone S's. 103 105 Amer. Grapho. 1st G's.. 101 ' 102 D. C. Paper Mfg. S's 100 Wash. Market S's 1927. . 98 Wash. Market S's 1947.. 98 W. M. Cold Storage 5's.. 98 ... N. & W. Steamboat S's . 104 105 Rlggs Realty 6'b (Long) 101 10J Rlggs Realty S's (Short). 100 D. S. Realty 5's 104 PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital .Traction 82i 83 Wash. Ry. & Elec, com. 78 82 Wash. Ry. & Elec. pfd. 81 82 N. & V. Steamboat ... 150 160 Washington Gas ... . 75 Georgetown Gas 85 ... Col. Gas & Elec 38 Amer. Tel. & Telga ..124 TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype. 1G6 167 Lanston Monotype 70 MINING STOCK. Greene-Cananea 40 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. Amer. National Bank... 1SS 170 Capital Nat. Bank 224 Columbia National Hank. 240 SSO Com. National Bank. .. 194 210 District National Bank. 143 14S Far. & Mech. Nat. Bank. 240 . . Federal Nat. Bank . .. 159 164 Lincoln National Liank. . 1WI National Metro. Bank.. 205 Illggs National1 Bank... SOU GMJ Second National Bank... 141 ... Nat. Bank of Wash 220 230 TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. Amer. Sec S. Trust 200 205 National fcav & Trust 280 Union Trust 125 1.1(1 Wash. Loan A. Trust .. 238 241 Continental Trust . .. 123 130 SAVINGS BANK STOCKS. Home Savings 420 ... Bank of Com. & Sav... Kant Wash ba. Hank 12 13 Sec Sav. & Com. Bk 152 FIKE INSURANCE STOCKS. Arlington Klre Ins 8 o Corcoran Klre Ins 80 Firemen's Fire In 19 Gcr. Amer. I'ire Ins.... 2!5 Nat. Union Fire Ins.. . 0 10 Pot. Fire In 28 TITLE INSURANCE feTOCKS. Col Title Insur 4i 6 Real Estate Title Ins.. 78 MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS Chapln sacks 170 200 D. C. Paper Mfg Co... 140 200 Mer Trans & Storage 1(13 Kenirltv Storage . .. 185 ... I Washington Market .. 18 U S Realty Co 11 war and business The best brains in Ameri can business and finance hae just expressed their opinions as to how ihe present state of inter nationa. affairs, will affect the stock rtiarket Their vjewa, the probable trend or -ecunty values, and how you miy besi prcnt Sy present stock market con ditions, are yours free for the asking, if in your request you specify Special Letter FF mM6 ...,. . .!..... ill 2Z oulh Laslltrjt,Chlto,lll. a OUttsa. Pb. KirrUsa 4tt NEWSFORINYESTORS Makes News Earnings Record. Although no official announcement of cnrnlngs of the American Woolen Company for the year ended Decern' ber 31, 1016, has yet been made. It Is understood that they were In ex cess of 38,000,000, or some 33,000,000 In excess of the 1915 earnings, and 50 per cent larger than the previous record total of 35,798,000 In 190U. United Drujc Dividend. The executive committee of the United Drug Company has voted ,to put the 320,050,000 common stock on a dividend basis of 5 per cent a ear. first quarterly payment to be made April 2 to stock of record March 17. Clilldx Company Increases DUldend. Cltllds Company has declared the regular quarterly dividend of li per cent on the preferred stock and a dividend of 1 -. on the common. both Payable March 10 to stock of record February 28. Books close March 1 to 10 inclusive. This is an Increase of one half of 1 per cent on the common stock. Ilethlebrm Steel lions. Poor old Bethlehem Steel appar ently no longer has any friends among the speculative clement In Wall Street. The stock which spec ulators bulled to 700 last year. Is not in demand, but the corporation it represents continues to report a big volume of business, although It Ii under the necessity of going Into the loan market for funds for work Ing capital. Big business requires big working capital, and the Bethle hem notes recently offered are going well, according to interests Identified with the financing. Bethlehem Steel A stock representing the old stock, ex rights and ex the 200 per cent stock dividend, sold yesterday at a net loss of 8 points at 120t, as compared with 140 on February 20 when It first sold "ex" while the B stock sold under 106. American Tobacco's Position Strong. The retirement of 325,989,400 In pre ferred stock of the American Tobacco Company, with the accompanying re duction 'of its authorized preferred from 380.000,000 to 354,010.600, Is an other evidence of the stable manner in which the company has dug itself In financially. The proposals as re cently announced In this column will bee. considered by stockholders on IVIarch 14, and they undoubtedly will follow the desire oX the directors. This preferred stock, now In the treasury, was received in exchange fo. preferred stock of the Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company and the P. Lo.'illard Company. "The corporation has no necessity to dispose of this stock," saM a director yesterday, "and considers its retirement a benefit In further stabilizing the remaining stoclc outstanding." Large Slarc'b. Disbursements. Interest and dividend disburse ments for March will be larger than for any previous month In the history of the country, according to figures computed -by the Journal of Com merce. The figure Is placed at 3182,- 043,827, which compares with 3154,- 544.159 in March last year. One hun dred and eighty-seven corporations will distribute to stockholders 3109,- 43.827, lt Is estimated, which is an Increase of 321.599,068. Interest pay ments will approximate 372,800,000, as compared with 366,900,000. Hoslneaa Would ot Suffer. There Is no reason to anticipate that a declaration of war by this country would have any immediate effect upon the business situation other than that resulting from addi tional stimulus, sas the National City Bank, in Its March bulletin. "The Government already has entered the marftet for equipment and sup plies," it adds, "and Is committed to great expenditures upon the army and navy, but doubtless Its orders would be increased and expedited. "The etperlence of other countries, and our own, shows that war makes enormous demands upon the indus tries, hence there would be no reason to apprehend a sudden reaction from the present activity The danger would be from the other side, I. e., from an overstlmulus in certain di rections at the expense of normal dc velopment." Iron and Steel Climb Attain. Railroad congestion, higher prices, and continued large inquiry feature the Iron and steel markets. The Iron Age sajs "Pig iron continues to hold the spotlight. The spurt which the car congestion gave to prompt deli ery bulng two and threo weeks ago was accentuated In the Iat week by still higher and more widely diver gent prices. Dependent largely on the present unusual situation, prices are sooner or Inter expected to come more nearly in line with contract levels " . ANSWERED. A constabulary sergeant, finding an bhs wandering one da. took It and drove it to the "pound " On the wh lie met a" man who. wondering at the sergeant drUIng an ass, stared at him so hard that the sergeant said "Well, aie toil sorry I'm bringing jour brother to jail?" "Oh. 1 see." said the roan: "Is that all" 1 thought he was going to Join the police" Exchange. FINANCIAL Gas and Electric Light Bills ARE PAYABLE DURING BANKING HOURS at Tin: Washington Loan and Trust Company Kslabllshcd ISSD. JOHN B. LAnKKIt. President. V and Ninth Sts. J JO . SFK ON TIME DEPOSITS $$!? I "ADB"TAY10RHELPS TO ABOLISH GLOOM "Aggie" Clerk Keeps Fellows Eager for His1 Jour nal. "Aub" Talor, editor. Is doing his little share In annihilating cranky pessimists and dispelling murky gloom. Some may have never heard of his paper, the Relatloner, but everybody In States Relations Serv ice. Department of Agriculture, has; and If employes there, they will tell how this little weekly publication Is eagerly looked forward to and read by all. from the youngest messenger to the director of the service. The Relatloner Is a homemade news magazine, described by Its seventeen-year-old editor as "satisfactorily Im pressing literary and art critics with Its importance as something in new thought; the twenteth century mir acle the foremost periodical." This paper that these "Aggie" clerks rave over every week Is an eight and a half by seven-inch, six-page, art-bedecked, cartooned booklet, with col umns and departments on high finance, love stuff, offlcelsms, society, petty scandal, fashions, fads, novel ties, manners, carriage, etiquette, knightly demeanor, bowling, chess, brutal affairs and education. There are real humor and mirth-provoking statements in every line, and If "Aub" Taylor doesn't get a hundred sweet smiles every Thursday there must be something radically wrong with one of his brilliant editorials. Every Feature Ortsloal. The whole book Is essentially origi nal from the cover design to the man ner In which the "delicate office af fairs" are treated. The cartoons are also drawn by this versatile youth, and he settles any and all disputes arising as to the circulation of. his literary and humorlstle gem. The Issue usually "comes out" on Thursday morning, as far before 9 o'clock aa possible, but the real excite ment is caused at noon, when Instead of peacefully taking their lunches. some employes rush to the office of The Relatloner (the supply room where Taylor is officially employed) and demand circulation of their paper. The reader is greeted by a sugges tive and appropriate cover design In water colors, "The Weekly Preamble," which Is a synopsis of the news, then the principal news story of the week. an office marriage, a resignation, a promotion or some reckless venture. On the inside pages rare wit and Original humor abound. It Is here that the editorials are found, in fict they could not be lost with so bril liant a "yellow" heading that this far-seeing youth gives them. Some times office poetry Is In abundance, at other times short stories attract, but at all times the heart of this little booklet would demand attention. Showed Genius Early. If you saw Aubrey Taylor on the street you wouldn't think that he is the lad that his legion of friends de clare, "a boy with makings of a coming genius." He is a thin lad with dark complexion and brown hair, rather delicate, but it was learned that he played quarterback on a rather "hefty" football team last fall. In 1915 "Aub" was employed bv Lansburgh & Bro., and he then show ed talent for editing a little bulletin called "The 13 News," which made heroes of the five clerks in the men's furnishings department there. On June 27, 1915, Aubrey organ ized, through his own ingenuity and resourcefulness, a younjg men's fra ternity. Pi Kappa Trlanglemen. of which he Is grand chief knight. He is also president ef the Epworth League of Seat Pleasant M. E. Church. This youth is trying to make good, and he shows earmarks of being a homemade twentieth century Jour nalist. CURED OF BORROWING. "Well, I've found a way to stop my neighbors from borrowing," said a young suburban matron gleefully. "You see," she explained, "we are not near any store, and, of course, some times one has to depend on a neighbor in an emergency. But my particular neighbor seemed to have such emerg encies nearly every day. And it was usually vinegar that she wanted. Now we are particular about our vinegar and get the best variety, and, of course, when Mrs. Neighbor asked for lnegar we gave her our best. But when she returned It she sent a very cheap grade, whleh we were unable to use. and were obliged to throw out. "This was repeated so often that we began to weary of It. and sud denly a bright idea struck me. I carefully poured her cheap vonegar into a bottle and saved IL Next time she asked mo to lend her vinegar 1 sent hr own to her. The cure work ed. She has never asked for another drop, and I suppo'e she thinks I am a mean sort of neighbor. But I don't care." Exchange. A BEAUTY-LOVER. Toet There are few things more beautiful than sunrise In springtime. Gusher Oh. I could Just watch It all day long. Exchange THE REASON. June And why did Bess break her engagement? Belle He was so hateful Wh. the poor fish seemed to loe cery body. Exchange. FINANCIAL 2C' ON CHECKING ACCOUNTS WHY HETTY GREEN v CHANGED RELIGION Became an Episcopalian to Be Buried in Family Plot With Husband. NEW YOTIK, March 1. Mrs. Hetty Green, who was frequently called the richest wonuwi In the world and was reared in the Quaker faith, accepted the Episcopal". creed three years before her death to be burled In the family plot wlt.- her husband. The story became known before Surrogate Fowler In transfer tax proceeumgs w determine Mrs. Green's legal place of ( abode. This circumstance was cited by Charles W. Plerson. of Alexander & Green, attorneys for Col. Edward II. R. Green, son. and Mrs.' Matthew Astor Wilkes, daughter, of .Mrs. Green. In seeking to show the woman finan cier's regard (or Bellow's Falls, Vt, which the Green heirs DAalntalh was her residence. If this cfalm Is re jected the estate, rated at Xrom 1100, 000,000 to 170,0OO,OO0, wfll yield an Inheritance tax of from M..900.000 to $0,000,000. nemeraberrd Her Honeympon. "Mrs. Green's attachment." svtfd the lawyer, "for the place to which her young husband took her as his fcride fifty years ago was so strong that she was baptized Into the EplscoTl faith a few years before her death V cause she feared she otherwise mlgrtt not be permitted to He after deatft beside her husband In the cemetery, of that church In Bellows Falls." In opposing Mr. Plerspn's argument ' John B. Gleason. of counsel for the transfer tax department, referred to the fact that seven cities aspired to the" honor of being Homer's birth place, while three States have made claims officially or otherwise to be ing the residence of Mrs. Green. The States he cited were New York, Ver mont, and New Jersey. Roman Jurisprudence was likewise brought Into the case hy Mr. Gleason, who quoted the ancient Latin defini tion of a man's domicile as being "where his lares and penates were situated." The word "lares" meant household goods. Denies She Is Tlesldent. "Mrs. Green's lares," said Mr. Glea son, "were her bank deposits, and those she kept right here In New York." Mr. Pierson's retort to this was Mrs. Green had money here because ' New York is a business center for all persons high in the financial world. Much of his time was devoted to a transfer tax statute passed by the , legislature about a month before Mrs.; Green's death. This law, Mr. Plerson ! said, holds that a person living here six months, subscribing to a legal I document which gives his address as, New York, or giving this State as his place of abode In his will, is a resl-i dent. Mr. Plerson emphasized that Mrs. Green did none of these things. The surrogate reserved decision. RECORDS BY THE BARREL. There, was a time, and It Is not so far back In memory, when Justice McKenna of the 'United States Supreme Court was practicing law on the good citizens of Sulsun, CaL Evidently 'he practiced it to ineir complete satisfaction, for they up and made him district attorney of Salano county, from which position he rose to his present exalted one by leaps and bounds. While McKenna was district attornev there arose a case In which the testi mony of a rural Justice of the peace was necessary, the case having had Its inception in his court. After asking the usual questions as to his pedigree and previous condition of servitude, McKenna said: "You, of course, have with you the original documents 'In this case the papers?" "Land sakes. no! Ain't got no sich papers." was the reply. "Well, you must have had such papers." contlnded McKenna. "Reckon I did. but I ain't got 'em now. I burned 'em up." "What!" demanded McKenna In amazement. 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