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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; THURSDAY; APRIL 19; 1917. 10 WALL ST. MARKET ENTIRE LIST STIFFENS AT OPENING TODAY. U. S. Stee! Shares Advance Three-fourths, Selling at 111 7-8 In Early Trading. Marine Rises Five-eighths. Bethlehem B, Crucible, and Republic All Gain Fraction ally. NEW TORK, April lDr-Unlted States Steel was Up" at 111 In a saneral stiffening; of the itock mar ket on the opening today. Marine opened at 27H. up 94. Marine prefer red, 7914, up : Bethlehem Steel B, 123, up.: Crucible Steel, 81, up ; Itepubllc Steel, 80, up ; Readlnjr, 83, up 54. Today's Quotations. Quotations today up to WO o'clock were as follows: Open HlKfc Low 1:30 AlChalMf-. 25H 2SH. H 25K AmAgChm. 81K Olji 91tf 91K AmBtSu... S3 S3 S2H 93 ' Am Can. 45 , K 5 H AraCarFdy. 66H . 66H 6H 66J, Am Cot Ott... 40 40 39H 39H AmLlnseed.. 20H 2QH 20X -H AmLinpf.. 66 66 tSH MH A Malt C..r 18 13 . 13 13 AMaltCpfi. 62M 62J 62 63K Am Smelt....: 9H 09H 89tf 6H AaTobae..,193K"l93H 187H 190 Am Wool. "49H 49J 4K 0K AmWrPpr.. 44 44 44 44 AmZine S3 33 33 33 Am Zinc p 66H 66Jf 66H '66H Anaconda 79K 80K 79X 80 A.T4SF. 102K 102H lOTif 103H AtBIr&At. 17H "H "H H AtQWI. 102H 103 99H Q9H Bait Ohio.. 76 76M 76 76K Bald Loco S4K MJi Wi H B&Opf.... 71. 71 71 71 Barrett 110 110 lip 110 BetStB 133K 125H 123H 12 BklynBT.... 65K 65K 65 65 Bums Bros... 124 125X 124 125H Butte Sud 42W 43 42K 43 CalPetm. 20M 20ys" 20H 20H CanPao- 162 162 161K 161H CenLethr 85 85K 3K 83 CenLethrp.. 112J 112J 112K "2M CerdePQpp.. 34H 35 34H 35 ChesiOhio.. 59K 60H 59K 60M ChliNW... 114X 114M 114H 114H CMiBtP... 79K 80H 79H 80H CRi&PJ2d; 47H H 7K H Chile Cop..... 22H 22M 2, 22H ChlnoCop 63W 64 63K 54 ColF&I 47 47H 47 47M ColO&E.... 45 45 44H H Cons Gas. 112H WQi "H "IK CnGEL&P.. 117 117 117 117 Con Can 93H 94H 93H MM Com Prod 23H 23Jf 23H Z3J4 Cruc Steel.... 61J 63 61Jf 62M Cuba Cane..- 46tf 47K 46H Del Hud 122 122 131H 121H D&RGpf.. 32 32 32 33 -Dlstrirs'Sec. 13K 14K 13H 14 Dome St. 14H Htf 14H UK Erie........... -37K 28 27H 27J Erie 1st pf.. 41H 41H H 41H Gaston W. S0J 30Jf 30J SOtf Gen Ch pfd... 112 112 112 112 Gen Elec....'.. 164K 164H 164 164 G Mot new.... 102K 103H 09 100H GMpfnew... 85H 85H 85K 85K Goodrich..... 49K 49H 49K 3H Granby 80J 80H 80)4; 80H GtNorpfd.... 110K H04 1I0K 110i ON Ore 31U 31K 31 31- GuIfSS 125H 125H 125H 125H BvstNJpf.- 114H 114H 114 114 Ill-Cent. 104 104 104 104 Inspiration... 55H &6K 65H 65H lntAKCpf. 46K 46K 46f 46H IntNVl 41K 1J K 1H Int Paper S8tf 39J4 38H 39H InPappfdct.. 97H 97H 97H 97H IntertJ 12X 12H 11H UK IntCpf 63H eSii 62H 62H Kennecott.... H 43H 43 43j Lack St I.... 83H 84 834 84 LchlchV..... 65H 66 65H 66 LICM. 225 225 225 225 Lonsls-ctfs. 42B 42 42 42 Marine 27J4 ,27 28M- 26J Mar pfd 79H 80H 77H 78 MexPet. 88K 87H 86f 87K Miami Cop... 41H 41Jf 41H 41Ji Max Mot. 46 46H 44H MaVM,2d... 30H 30H 30H 30H MEaTez... 7H ?X IK H MoPacwl.... S3 29 29 29J Mid. Steel 58H SSH 58 58H Nat Biscuit... 113H llijl 113J 113J NatE&S. 34 34 -Si 34 NC&S 80U SO 80 80 Nat Lead 65U 55K 55ff SDK NY Cent....- 94 94f 04Jf 94i NYNHtH.. 43H 43f 39f 39J4 NTO&W.. 23M 23J4 234 23H NevCons 22H 22H 22H 22H Nor & West. 128K 128Ji 128K 128H JforPac 103H 103H 103K 103H Ohio C Gas... 141 143H 140K 142H ObloGrU.... &,i 6 5 6H PacMall 21Ji 21J 21 J 21 PennRR..... 63 63 53 63 Feople's Gas 80 81 60 81 PMarqwl.... 25 25 25 25 FhllaCo 34H 3454 34M 34H Pitts Cct..... 43H 43H 43H 43H Press S Car.. 74 74K 74 74f Pitt&WVa. 23 24H 23 24 P&WVapf. 69H 62h 69H 61 PuUman 157 157K 157 157H Quicksilver... 2 2 2 2 Ray Cons 29K 29H 29H 29)4 Ry. St. Sp... 49H 49H 49H 4H RySSpf.... 97H 97H 97H 97J4 Rep Steel 80 SOJf 80 80H Reading...... 95H 96H 05H 95H Royal Dutch. 624 C2K 6ZH 62 Eloss-Shef.... 61 61 61 51 South Pao... S4K 94H 94H 94K SxuthRy V8X 2H 28f 28K SoRypfd...- 574 59 67H 69 Shattuck. 25H 25i 254 25H Sinclair OIL. ,65 55K 66J 65J Studebaker... 85J4 86H 84H 8SK StL&SF... 19 19 18H 19 StLSFpfd.. 34J 34Jf 34Ji 34K St L SoW.... 29JX 29H 29H 29H Tex Co 213 214H 212H 212H TobProd 63M 63H 62U 63 TenCACrta.. 16H 17) 16H 17H .Third A RR. 36H 36H 36H 36H Tra&Wms.. 42t 42)4 41H 41H Union Pac... 137Jf 138H 137JX 138 UAloyStaeL. 44 44 43H 44 Un Pac pfd.. 81 81 81 81 Un Ot Sto... 100 100 100 100 TJn Fruit. 136 136 136 136 USIndAL.. 107K 109K 107 108 Csea. HIsh. Low. I'M DSRub 57 57U 66K 67 USSm&R.. 65H H C5K 6SH US Steel 111 112H 111H "UV4 US Steal pf.. 117K HK H7K H7 UUhCop 110H 112 110H 1HH VaCarC 42K 2Jf 2K 2H Wabash 13 12 12 13 WabpA. . 49H 49H 49 49 WestMd . 21)4 21H 21 21 Westh 49 49 48H &H Wheel LB 8J4 17 16 16H WheelLBp. 37 37H 37 37 Whits MoU... 46H 46H 46H W Willy Or 30H 30H 29JX 29J Wills Op.... 96H 96H 96H 96H Woolworth... 135 135 132) 133H W Co Inc.. 77f 77H 77 77 Wilson pfd.. 105 105 105 105 Sales up to 11 a. 'm 166,400 Sales up to 12 noon.. 268,700 Sales ud to. 1 n. m 348.800 Selling ex-dlvidend Cluett Peabody, 1. THE CUBB MARKET Prices to X P. M. Bid. Asked. Aetna Explosives 2V4 2H Am. Writ. Paper com.. 454 415 Baltimore Tube , 100 110 Baltimore Tube pf 100 110 Biff Ledg-e- 3 4 Boston & Montana...... 61 64 Brit-Am. Tob 18 19 Butte Copper & Zinc..'. 9 014 Butterworth Judson .... 40 65 Calumet & Jerome 1 1 California Packing .... 36 38 Can.Car & Fdy. com... 25 35 Can. Car &Tdy. pfd.... 05 75 Carbon Steel 80 00 Central Foundry 23 28 CentraT'-Foun.dry pfd... 43 45 Chevrolet 101 H 103 Consolidate! Arizona..- ly, 2 Cosden Co. .,...., ...... 13 14 Cosden Oil tc Gas com.. 13 13H Cosden Oil & Gas pfd.. 4 4 Cresson Gold i CH Curtlss Aero 15 22 Davis Daly 4K EH Emerson Phone 8tt 9H Emma Copper lr IK Elk 'Basin t lltt 11H Federal Oil ..., 6H Mi. First National Copper . . 2 . 2 Goldfleld Cpns 57 63 Haskell Barker 37 H 38 H Independence I-ead ... 12 14 Inter. Petroleum 14H 14H Jerome Verde 2 . 2 A Lake Torpedo 8 8V4 Magna Copper 47 49 Maxim' Munitions 2U 2 Metro. Petroleum 1U 1 Merritt Oil 25 25H Midwest Oil com 78 80 Midwest Oil pfd. 103 110 Midwest Reflnlnff ...... 138 140 Mojave Tungsten U H Motherlode 30 33 National Acme 35 35 H Niplsslns; Mines Co 7 7K Okla. Oll Co...., 9 11 Okla. Prod. & Rff. Co. 10 H 10 Osage Hominy 9V4 94 Peerless' Motors 12 J5 Ray Hercules 3 4 Reo Motors.'T? 30, 40 St. Joseph Lfaji 1J, 18 Sapulpa com 10i 11 Sinclair Oil 6'r 100 110 Standard Motors 14 15 S.-S. Kresge 10 12 8. S. Kresg-e pfd 10 12 Submarine Corp 22 22 Success Mining 45 49 Tonopah Extension .... Zhi 3 U. S. Light. & Heat com. 4 1 U. S. Light & Heat pfd. . 2 3 United Motors 31 31 U; S. Steamship .' 4 5 United Verde 36 36 United West. Oil U United 'Zinc S 6 Utah Petroleum 37 40 Victoria Oil 1 1A Wayland OH. .1 4 4 Wrlght-Martin Aero 6 7 Wyoming Petroleum ... 4 1 United Magma 45 48 THE BOND MARKET. Prices fnrnUhed by W. B. inbbs Co., members ef New York Stock Excbans. Bid. .Asksd. Amer. Agrl 5's.. 102 103 Amer. Cotton .Oil C's.... 94 96 'Amer. For. Sees. 5's 97 97 Am. TeL & T. cv. 4's. . 102 104 American Tobacco 6's... 119 ... Anglo-French S's 94 94 Armour & Co. 4's.... 92 93 Atchison en. 4's 90 01 Atchison cv. 4's (I960).. 101 102 At. C. U cons, 4's'... 88 92 Bait. & Ohio 4's 87 87 Bait. 4 Ohio cv. 4s . . . 90 91 Beth. Steel ref. B's 98 90 Brook. Transit 5's (1918) 99 99 Central of Ga. cons 5'a . . . 98 100 Central Leather B's ..:.. 99 100 Central .Pacific lsts 85 86 Chesapeake & Ohio 4's . 85 Chess. & Ohio cv. 4's.. 81 82 Chi., B. & Q. Joint 4's... 96 97 ChL, B. & Q. gen. 4's . . . 89 89 Chicago G. W. 4's 08 68 C M. & St. P. cv.O's... 100 101 G, M. & St. P. gen. 4's 97i 08 fa, R. I. & P. Ry. ref. 4's 72 73 ChL N. W. gen. 3's. 60 81 Colo. & South, ref. 4's 80 81 Con. Gas Co. cv. 6's..... Ill 112 Denver & K. G. cons. 4's 79 79 Denver & R. O. ref. B's. 65 66 Distillers' Sec B's 61 62 Domln. of Can. B's (1931) 98 99 Erle'cv. 4's, series "B".. 69 60 Erie gen. 4's 65 General Electric E's 105 105 Great Northern 1st 4's SS 9 Illinois Central ref. 4's.. 25 85 Illinois Steel deb. 4's.. 80 91 Interborough-MeL 4's. 5 6 Int. Rapid Transit 6's.. 95 96 Inter.-M. Marine 6s ctfs 92 93 Chile 7's 125 128 Kan. C. So. ref. B's.... 87 88 Lack. Steel B's. (1050).. 97 08 Lake S. deb. 4's (1031).. 91 92 Liggett & Myers B's 99 Lorlllard B's 99 T -nu l & Nash. un. 4's.. 91 92 Mo., K. & Tex. 1st 4's.. 71 72 Mo. Pac cons. 6's 101 Mont. Power B's 98 99 N.Y.C. ref. & imp. 4's 92 93 N. T. C. deb. 6's 106 107 N. Y. City 4's (1063). 105 100 N.'T. Rys. adj. B- 32 32 N. Y, N. H. & H. cv. 6's. 101 101 Nor. & West. cv. 4's.. 127 132 Northern Pacific 4's.... 89 00 Northern Pacific 3's.... 03 64 Oregon S. L. ref. 4's.... 89 00 Pacific TeL & Tel. B's.. 08 09 Pennsylvania cons. 4's 103 104 Pennsylvania gen. 4's 97 98 Reading gen! 4's 01 01 Repub. Steel 6's (1040).. 99 100 St. Louis S. W. lsts 75 70 Seaboard A. L. adj. B's.. 60 61 Southern Bell TeL B's.. 08 09 Southern Pac. cv. B's... 100 100 Southern Pac. ref. 4's.. 87 87 Southern Ry. B's k 08 09 Southern Ry. gen. 4's... 68 6S Tenn. Copper cv. 6's... 00 02 Texas Co. cv. 6's 103 103 Texas & Pac 1st 09 100 Third Ave. adj. B'a B8 69 Union Pacific 4's 04 95 Union Pacific cv. 4's.... 01 02 United Kingdom B's.... 97 07 U. S. Rubber 6's 101 101 U. S. Sttel B's 103 103 Va.-Cer. Cham. B's 08 99 Western Union 4's.... 91 03 THELOOALMAMET BONOS WEAK, SELLING SACRIFICES OFTEN.1 AT New . Lows Established on Washington ' Exchange for Year in Potomac Electric Con. 5's, Railway 4's, and Traction Co. 5's Lack of Demand Explains Slump. Stock Trading Light Bonds' were week and were sold at sacrifices at today's session of the Washington Stock Exchange, new; lows for the year being recorded by several of the more active Issues. The issues hit hardest were Potomac Electric Consolidated B's, Railway 4's, and Capital Traction Company B's. There was no extensive selling, how ever, there being absolutely no de mand for bonds, at recent levels. Potomac Consolidated 6's sold $1,000 at 08, and 31,00 at 98. The offer ing was then advanced to par, with 08 still bid. A 21,000 Railway 4 sold at 78, a is ot a half point, as compared with yesterday's sale price, while a 2600 Traction 5 sold at 103, a loss of a half point over the last 'previous sale". After call, a 2500 Railway 4 sold at 79. A 21,000 Poto mac first 6 sold at 103. There was nothing to account for the weakness of bonds, but lack of demand, those desiring to sell being compelled to make concessions In order to find a market. , Stock trading was very light. Chapln-Sacks was weak, with the sale of three ten-share lots at 152. 151, and 150. Graphophone common also was soft, twenty shares chang ing hands at 115. An odd lot of Washington Gas stock sold at 72. and ten shares of Columbia,' National Bank sold at 227. TODAY'S 8ALES. Capital Traction 6's, 25000103. Washington Railway 4's, $1,0000 78. Potomac Electric Consolidated B's, $1.000008, $1,000008. Columbia National Bank, 100227. Chapln & Sacks, 100152, 10O151, 10 160. Graphophone common, 100115, 10 115. After Call Washington Railway 4's, $500079. Washington Gas, 6072'. Potomac electric 1st 6'b, $1,0000 103. LOCAL BOND MARKET. GOVERNMENT BONDS. Bid. Asked. U. S. Reg. 7s 27 ... U. 8. Coupon 2s. ....... 13 ... U. 8. Reg. 2's (8 ... U. S. Coupon 3's 98 ... U. S. Reg.4's 105 ... U. S. Coupon 4's 105 ... D. a 3.63's 102 .N GAS BONDS. Georgetown Gas B's .... ... 106 Wah. Gas B's '106 RAILROAD BONDS. Cap. Traction R. R. 5s.. 102 102 Ana. Pot. Guar. 5's 97 Ana. & Potomac 5's 94 ... Crty & Surburban 5's.... 101 ... Metropolitan R. R. 6's.. 103 ... Wash. Ry. & Elec 4's.. 73 80 Wash. Bal. & An. 6's.... 80 ... MISCELLANEOUS BONDS. Potomac Elec Cons. 6's. 08 100 Potomac Elec Lt. B's.. 103 104 C&P.TeLS's 102 105 Amer. TeL,& Telgs. 4's.. 22 ... Am. TeL & Tel. 4's.. 102 ... Am. TeL Coll 5's 09 99 Amer. Grapho. 1st 6's... 100 101 D. C Paper Mfg. 5's 100 Wash. Market 5's 1927.. 06 Wash. Market 5's 1947.. 96 W. M. Cold Storage 5's.. 96 ... N. & W. Steamboat B's:. 103 ... Riggs Realty B's (long) . 100 102 RIggs Realty 5's (Short). 100 102 U. a Realty E's 104 PUBLIC UTILITY STOCKS. Capital Traction 79 80 Wash. Ry. &. Elec, com. 75 78 Wash. Ry. & Elec Tfd. 78 80 N. & W. Steamboat.... 145 155 Washington Gas 71 ... Columbia Gas & Elec... 42 ... 'Amer. Tel. & Telga 122 ... TYPE MACHINE STOCKS. Mergenthaler Linotype .142 144 Lanston Monotype 69 71 NATIONAL BANK STOCKS. American Nat. Bank... 168 162 Capital Nat. Baank.... 224 Columbia Nat. Bank 240 Commercial NaL Bank. 195 210 District Nat. Bank 143 145 Far. tc Mech. Nat. Bk. 236 ... Federal Nat. Bank 162 166 Lincoln; Nat. Banak.... 160 ... Nat. Metro. Bank 198 RIggs Nat. Bank 495 650 Second Nat. Bank 141 ... Nat Bank of Wash.... 220 230 TRUST COMPANY STOCKS. Amer. Sec & Trust.... 257 265 Nat. Sav. & Trust 282 Union Trust 122 125 Wash. Loan & Trust.... 228 Continental Trust 119 125 SAVING BANK STOCKS. Home Savings 420 ... Bank of Com. & Sav... 12 ... East Wash. Savings.... 12 ... Sec Sav. &' Com 155 ... FIRE INSURANCE 8TOCKSL Arlington Fire Ins 8 1 Corcoran Fire Ins 80 ... Firemen's Fire Ins 19 ... Ger.-Amer. Fire Insu... 280 ... Nat. Union Fire Ins.... 0 9 TITLE INSURANCE STOCKS. Columbia Title Ins 4 ... Real Estate Title Ins... 76 ... MISCELLANEOUS STOCKS. Chapln Backs 150 154 D. C. Paper Mfg. Co 140 200 Grapho com. 114 116 Grapho pfd 115 Merch. Trans & Stor.... 100 105 Security Storage 185 ... Washington Market .... 18 ... U. S. Realty Co 12 HENRY JURY SELECTED Trial of Alleged Embezzler Begins In Criminal Court. Selection of a Jury to try John WI1 llan Henry, of the defunct firm of Lewis Johnson &. Co., on an indict ment charging embezzlement, was campleted In Criminal Court No. 2 of the District Supreme Court today, and. the presentation ot the Government's case was begun by Assistant District Attorney Archer. Judge Daniel T. Wright, of defense counsel, moved that the prosecution be made to elect whether It would charge Henry with embezzlement or larceny'after trust, both offenses be ing named in the Indictment. Justice McCoy denle dtbe motion. NEWSFORIMESTORS Earns $7.50 m Share. Net profits amounting to $15,435,359 are shown In the annual report of the Nevada Consolidated Company for toie year ended December 31, 1916. This Is & gain ot $529,757 over thn preceding year. After providing $43309 for depredation and one ex tinguishment, the balance amounted, to $15,002,030, which ie-eQUivalent to $7.60 a share earned on 1.099,457 shares of capital stock. The com pany earned $2.78 a. share In 1915. K. Y. Central Sells Notes. The New York Central has sold to J. P. Morgan & Co. $10,000,000 one year notes. The notes are In place of $10,000,000 refunding and Improve ment bonds, application tor authority to Issue which Is pending before the Public Service Corporation. The Government bond Issue was consider ed an obstacle to the offering of the bonds at this time, hence the notes were substituted. Decline In .Motor Stocks. Motor stocks are bearing the brunt ot unsettled political conditions and the effects have been recorded in de clines In the securities listed In the New York Stock Exchange as well as on the New York curb. Acces sories stocks too, have declined with their bigger brothers. In trading circles the price recessions are at tributed to professional raids, made doubly successful by the fact that the publto in general is out of the market Behind these raids, though, looms the possibility of heavy taxation on the greatest of American luxuries. Even at that It Is difficult to figure that such a tar as proposed would stop prospective car purchasers."' Missouri, Kansas and Texas. C E. Schatf, former president and now receiver of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railway, has written a let ter to the bankers whose reorganiza tion plan he is supporting. In answer to the report of J. W. Kendrick as to the past operations of the property and as to Its future prospects under his management. If Mr. Bchaffs views and predictions wereSiorrect they, would be discouraging to the security holders of the company. It will be recalled that Mr. Kendrick, a Chicago railroad expert, a few months ago made an exhaustive study and Independent report, concluding with specific recommendations as to more efficient management, which. In bis Judgment would result in considerable economies In operation. Mr.' Schatf In substance admits that more mod ern methods as recommended by Mr. Kendrick can be adopted and that some of them lately have been put in operation by him. On the other hand, he does not agree with Mr. Kendrick as to the total amount that could be saved by him In operating expenses, etc Mr. Scbaff lays particular stress on the Increased cost of coal, supplies and wages, and does not expect that the Interstate Commerce Commission will grant any compensating increase in rates. Mr. Kendrick estimated to tal savings in four years at about $3,500,000, but Mr. Scbaff expects to be able to save only about $340,000 at the end of that period. In fact the receiver takes a pessimistic view as to what he could accomplish with this property. On the other hand, he thinks lt Is absolutely necessary to spend about $34,000,000 in the next four years. Demand for SieeL ' Railroads of the United States have gone Into the steel market with In quiries for rails, track materials, and plates for delivery in the spring of 1919, or two years ahead. Fully 500, 000 tons, according to the reports In the trade, are Involved in these in quiries, and they are taken to reflect the conviction of the railroad man agers, as well as steel men, that dras tic price declines are not to be ex pected within the next two years. Records of the Department of Com merce, published from month to month, disclose an increased drain on the market from abroad. Exports of Iron, steel, and its manufactures inj February, according to this author ity, were valued at $85,117,010, com pared with $54,145,496 for the corre sponding month in 1916. It is hardly a matter of surprise that the steel mills are working twenty-four hours a day, have more orders on their books than ever before, and report earnings which exceed even the wild est dreams ot stockholders who bought In before the war. Cry of rWolf From Mexico. Disquieting dispatches from the Mexican border have had little effect on the stocks of companies whose properties are located below the In ternational line, mainly on the ground that the events of last year have dis counted about anything that could happen to the American Mexican re lations. Reports that an ad valorem export duty had been put on oils, effective May 1, and that the national Congress of the republic has voted by a substantial majority to become an ally of Germany would have tremen dous effect on securities in any other times than these. As lt Is, the mar ket has been pretty well fed up on bear news from Mexico. REAL' E8TATE TRANSFERS. Ninth street southeast, between B and C streets Vlrgle L. Douglass et al. to Jessie H. Oelrlchs, part lot 3, square 944, $10. Brookland Fred A. Redhead et al. to Sarah E. Rhine, lot 800, square 3875, $10. 1 Pleasant Plains Georgians. R. Bald win to William R. Baldwin, lot 381, $10. Hlghvlew Esther F. Noble to Mar garet W. and George L. Sklrm, lot 95, square east of 3535, $10. Horner's Addition to Contrress Heights and City View Heights Mary E. CrlfasI to John and An- gelus Mandara, lots 11 and 12, block 6, Horner's Addition to Congress Heights; also lot 63, square 4472. $10. Trinidad William D. Dixon et al. to Jennie E. B. Forrest, two-thirds In terest In lot 15, square 4064, $10. SECURITY SAVINGS EXPANDS. Plans1 for the enlargement of the building of the Security Saving and Commercial Bank, by taking In the propery adjoining, at 705 Ninth street, are announced by Julius I. Peyser, president. The proposed ex tension Is to cost approximately $12,000. Mr. Peyser said officials of the bank had been flooded with In quiries from depositors and others who bad read a report that Moore's new motion picture theater was to be located on the site of the present bank building. This report was er roneous, he said, the proposed site for the theater being on Ninth street Just above the bank building. ASKS DUMA MEMBER FOR PEACE FACTS Congressman Meyer London, So-' clalist, sent the following cable gram today to a friend in the Rus sian Duma: "N. S. Tcheldse, Petrograd, Russia: "As the only Socialist member ' of, the American Congress, hopeful that rejuvenated Russia will be a compelling factor for a universal and lasting peace, I respectfully urge authoritative statement cor recting disquieting rumor that Russian Socialists. favor separata peace with Germany. "MEYER LONDON.' THE COTTON MARKET Prices Off At Opening, Followed By 8teady Tone. NET? YORK, Apull 19. Prices were off 10 to 19 points at the opening this morning. May selling at 20.03, off 10r July, 19.62, off 14; October, 18.30, off 13; December, 18.55, off 12; January 18.57, off 14, and March, 18.69, off 19. A steady tone was evi dent In the first halt hour and fluctu ations were narrow. Early reports show clear weather In the Eastern belt and cloudy In 'the Western, with temperatures ranging from 60 degrees at Abilene to 72 de grees at Corpus ChrlstL Futures opened steady at Liverpool 14 to 15 points up, but eased off in the later trading. Prices of spot cot ton were irregular off 14 at 12.34; sales 6,000 bales of which' 6,700 were American' and receipts 17,400, all America!. BALTIMORE GRAIN MARKET. BALTIMORE, April IS Wheat Firm er. April and spot No. 2 red, $2J7 nom inal; No. 2 red Western spot. 22.61 nomi nal; May 22.75 nominal. Receipts, 6S.3SS bushels; no exports. Corn Firmer. April and spot mixed. 2LE4 nominal: No. 3 yeUow. 2L54U : cob com $7.35, asked, 27.40. Receipts, 7&2Q bushels; exports, none. .Oats Firmer. Standard white, 77977 cents; No. 2 white, 7SH977 cents. Re ceipts, 14,245 bushels ; 'exports, none. Rye Firmer. No. 2 Western export. $194. Receipts. U.7SS bushels. ' Hay Firm No. 1 Timothy, 218.5991; No. 1 clover mixed, 215.50; asked 1?; re-t ceipis, ih ions. , WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET EGOS-Naarby. Bo: Southern. 24a. BUTTEB-ElEln mint. Wc: Elsln tub. 43c; process, 29c: store packed. Tc ruuLlsi LtiTm nnm, per 10 c, nw Urs. rr to.. Ue; turkeys, per lb., aeac; spring chickens, per lb.. 440Je: winter chick ss. par lb., BeJOc: ducks, per lb., 11810c: IHH, par lb., USISc: kasts, younr, each, 40c DRESSED POuXTRT Hens, cholca. per lb., 29Sc: chickens, per lb, ZlfflOc: turkeys. per 10., 7'CJZC; aucss, per id., aaci rooa ters, par lb.. ISc: cease. UCltc GREEN FRUITS Aimlaa. new. Mr bbL. tllOGlM: oar box. Sl.00itZ.7f: California onnraa. K.71CJ.3: Florid oranges, tJ.75?4 Ml per bos; lemons, par dox, 4.iMr4.w: crape trult, tLOOSI-M. VOETABZ.ES-PoUtocs. McCormlck. per bbl.. I7.I081.H: Western, peT'iyi bu. sack. U.C0C 00: new Florida, per bbl., 110 COS 11 00; sweat poUtoea. 0OSS M; jama. S3.Me 00; suing beans, per basket. tl.ft42 00; peppers, per crate, 22.EOSS.00; carrots, per box. $1JS49 1 M; okrs, per crate. llMtit 00; radiance, per ICO. 12 0084 00; cucumbers, basket, tZMQiM: onions, par ICO lb. asck. S3 008S 00; err plants. St MSI CO per crate; new cabbare. par basket. S3.M04 SO: beets, per bunch. tUie: celery, par dox., tScOSLCOr romalna. S2.C03X.M: lettuce, J1.00CJ.W per basket; aquaah. Florida, SJ-2SV 1.60 per crate; Florida tomatoes. S3 OOCJS.00 per crate; celery, Florida, par crate. SU663.S; new baata. S3 0093 00 per crate; S. C aspar agus. S3 Colt's 00 per dox. DRESSED MEATS Pork; small to medium, lb . VOUc: baary. lb., 118170. UVB STOCK USITaS, UUW. PARENTS' LEAGUE MEETS. A nominating committee to make recommendations for the annual elec tion of the Parents' League, to be held in May, was chosen at a meet ing of the league and Its advisory council in the Wilson Normal School last night. The following; members were se lected: Mrs. D. E. Pfelffer. Mrs. Jo seph; MIcbaelson. Mrs. B. B. Kauf raan,M. B. Williams, Mrs. Ida M. Kebler, and Mrs. Benjamin Cookman. It also was decided to consolidate the Wednesday and Monday evening classes. A card party will be given at the home of Mrs. Kebler, 1322 Park road, April 27, for the benefit of the com munity fund. The dramatic art club of the Wilson Community Center School will give a dance at the school the same night. MRS. C. E. WRIGHT DEAD. News of the death of Mrs. Caroline E. Wright, widow of Carroll D. Wright, who for "many years was Commissioner of Labor here, was re ceived here today. Mrs. Wright died at her Home in Brookllne, Mass.. Mon day. She is survived by two daugh ters, Mrs. Samuel P. Capen, of this city, md Mri, John B. McPherson, of Brookllne. "SOFT PEDAL" ON TREATY The State Department has advised the Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee that It does not desire considera tion of the Colombia treaty at this time because it Is conducting nego tiations with Colombia with a view to removing certain objections to the treaty. The Riggs National Bank OF WASHINGTON, D. C. Pennsylvania Avenue Opposite U. S. Treasury Helpful Service for Depositors As a depositor, all the privileges' and facilities of this bank are placed at your disposal. We have the equipment and organization to serve you in many ways in connection with your financial and business affairs, and will be glad to give you the benefit of our business knowledge and experience. ACCOUNTS OP INDmDUAL FIRMS AND CORPORATIONS INVITED. DEPOSITS ACCEPTED BY MAIL Capital, $1,000,000 Surplus, $2,000,000 Resources, Over $17,000,000 SOCIALIST SCOFFS 'ATSEPARATEPMCE , 1 ',' Meyer London Would Distribute War Message Among Ameri cans Rather Than Trenches. Meyer London, Socialist Congress man from New York, thinks a sep arate peace between Russia and Ger many "inconceivable," even if such -a peace could be engineered by the Socialists of the two nations. London today branded the so-called Socialist conference, now being sug gested, as tinged with autocracy. He Is deeply suspicious of the move. Hs gives three reasons for .this attitude. The-first, he says. Is that a sepa rata peace between Russia and Ger many would retard the democratiza tion of Europe; second, that the war cannot ba ended while "a "tremendous engine of destruction Ilka Germany" remains; third, Russian Socialists have been fed on French revolution ary literature and would pot leave the French to struggle; alone. Only sly Betrayal, Only betrayal by Russian generals on the eastern front could bring about a separata peace, London be- lleves. "I would be willing to give my life for a conference) of all Socialists to bring about universal peace,w he said, "but I should vote against a separate peace. . "Perhaps I do not represent anyone but myself, but I believe the crux of the situation Is disarmament. Unless we have conservative disarmament at the end of the war Impossible under a separate peace any settlement will be a scrap of paper. "A separate peace would be dan ger to the peace not only of Russia, but of .the rest of the world. That will be the primary factor with the Rus sian Socialists. "Socialists and Liberals are Inter ested In democratizing International relations so that the people will de termine war questions without. secret diplomacy. Then, by establishing In ternational arbitration, with, the-ellml-nation of great armaments, we can have real and lasting peace. Humanity Pot First. "All the learned Socialist Democrats and Socialist Revolutionists I know certainly will oppose to the last the ides, of a separate peace. They repre sent both extremes of the revolution and the moderate element. With them humanity is higher than nationalism.'' London laughed at the Idea of dis tributing the President's war message In the German trenches by aeroplanes. "They'd better be distributed here." he said. The American people have not grasped lt yet-" REV. J. M.CLAYTON-LEAVES Park Road Church Only One Affect ed by M. P. Conference. Methodist Protestant. Churches in Washincton are little affected by the .changes which were made In the Maryland Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, which closed yesterday in Baltimore. Only one change has made In the pastor ates of Washington, this being at the Park Road M. P. Church. The .Rev. O. Q. Bacchus; "who for some years. has occupied a pulpit In .Baltimore, has been assigned to. the Park Road Church, and ther ?&n J. - Clayton Mas been transferred from that church to Baltimore. -- A sensation was 'caused yesterday at the conference in Baltimore, when the Rev. John S. Servers, for the) last five years president of the confer ence, resigned. He was assigned to no pastorate and his name has been placed on the uperanuted list. GOMPERS' ADVICE HEEDED. Cuban labor will, be represented in war parleys here between the French, British, Cuban, and United States governments. President Gompers of the American-Federation of Labor was given cable assurance! of this effect by President Menocsl'of Cuba. The message was In response to one from Gompers, urging the appointment of Labor members on the Cuban com mission. COLORED CITIZENS LOYAL. The loyalty of the 12,0Q0,000 colored citizen's of the United States again was pledged at a meeting of the finan cial board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church at headquarters of the organization yesterday. A report of the secretary. John R. Hawkins, showed that $223,798.05 had been raised in $1 subscriptions during the past year. Much of this sum went for general church needs. BENEFIT FOR EOPOLUCCI- " Music for the benefit dance for the family of Boatswain Eopoluccl to be given by the Gen. Leonard Wood Gar rison of the Army and Navy Union at Marine Barracks on April 25 will be furnished by the Marine Band. Lieu tenant 8antelmann made this an nouncement today. Eopoluccl lost his life serving as gunner of the Aztec, which was sunk by a German submarine. MANY CARPENTERS HAYE BEEN F01D More Than 2,000 of 15,000 Needed By Shipping Board Located. Between 2,200 and 2,600 experienced ship carpenters ot the 15,000 needed by the shipping board, have been lo cated by the United States Employ- ment Service of the Department of Labor. Reports are In for only two days ot the search, and It seems likely that the shipping board will obtain all of the experienced men needed for the greatest wooden ship building pro gram In history. Work on many of the ships has a ready been started In yards on both coasts. Three different designs of ships, all of the standard 3,000-ton type, will be built by the Emergency Ship Corpo ration formed by the board. The dif ference in design Is merely to care tor difference In available timber In different localities. The standard, specifications for the ships are being prepared by a New Tork and two San Francisco firms ot ship designers. They will be ready In the course of a few days, and will Im mediately be sent out to the yards having contracts. Ships already1 laid win be shaped to the standard designs as the work, progresses. Re-sorts Keeelved. Preliminary reports on the search for ship carpenters by the United 8tates Employment Service Indicate that 650 shipwrights, ISO ship caulk ets, 300 ship joiners, and 100 each of boat builders and machine hands have been located In the vicinity of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and San Francisco. Philadelphia reports ap proximately 700 In that city and vicinity. About 150 are Indicated In Cleveland district. Over 200 'have been found so far in Baltimore The xone offices of the Employment Service In Kansas City and Galveston have reported that their men are out working. .Investigations are beteg carried on la Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, and the smaller ports along the Gulf coast In the eighth zone. la the Ohio and Mississippi river towns near St. Louis a considerable number of boat carpenters are being located by men from the St. Louis and Mem phis offices. Industry Died. The wooden ship industry die's, practically, some twenty years ago, after a long and losing fight with the Iron ship. Except In the building- ot wooden bars' fd smaller craft, fish ing vessels ana a few coastwise boats the Wooden shipyards have long bees decadent. The man. whose skill enabled him to go into the coastal swamps, se lect the bent tree of swamp gum or hackmatack, and from lt cut with deft swing of broadax & smoothly true rib for the projected vessel, is now a feeble grandfather. The Ship ping Board's plans omit Use hand carved ribs and substitute machine and Identical methods, parts, and models; but when it comes to setting up the ship or laying- her down,, la nautical phrase on the stocks, the old man has. yet his patriotic Job, to lead the army ot workers in building the new commercial, navy. The-board wants all such men, and the Employ ment Service Is hunting? for them." U-BOATS ADD TO TOLL. .LONDON, April 19, More allied ships have been sunk by German sub marines. 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