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WITHER Fair Tonight and Thursday.
WEATHER -FsMr Te-nlnht and Thursday,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
REM. PRICES OF MEATS
TIE SUDDEN DROP AFTER
BIG CUT BY
,Gosf K Lower Than for
, Months, Rib Roast Falls
NEW V'FAIR" LIST OUT
Small Advance in Some Gro
, ceries With Drop in Four
Pfc)Jhjl Staples Noted.
New Tork taw something tangibles
In food prlca reductions to-day, and
bousewlvca were able for tho first
time to count the money that they
Bra actually savins as a result of
tho ontl-profiteerlag campaign. Here
re the kind of figures that everybody
fcaVtiecn" waiting and wishing for:
Bacon Is three cents a pound less
than It was last week; prime rib roost
Is a nickel leas per pound: stowing
becj la down two cents: sirloin steak
reductions vary from two to four
cefato; round Btcak drops two cents
to-morrow: Job of lamp drops three
cents to-morrow, and smoked hams
have dropped two cents.
Almost all meats havo dropped be
low the retail prices Indicated by tho
'v Federal Food Administration as
fair.' Tho reductions montloned
above were found In the Washington
Market and should bo reflected in
everybody's butcher shop around tho
Seventeen of the eighteen standard
lilnds of meat quoted on tho Fair
Trice List are Helling lower nt retail
to-day than for months.
Tho new "fair price 3lat" for meats
as mado publlo to-day. Tho drop It
khoTL nrrordinir to Mr. Williams, Is
a Joint victory for tho campaigners,
"Wo auoto four Items under beef
chucks." eald Mr. Williams. These
Jiave gone down from 10 to 14 cents a
pound on Saturday to 10 1o 12 cents
a-pound to-day. These aro wholesalo
prices, of course, but tho difference
will chow In the retail price, for the
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rrtUrnt fcr ise rrll.r of eiliiujuon aut to hub
law twt, ottr-'vt. r worry.
The Arch Militarist
Story of the Great War
will be printed in
Begins NEXT SUNDAY
(Dally ar.d Sunday Thereafter)
(Exclusively In this territory.)
' This Is the itory of the tnnn
who largely forced America
Into thy War by his ruthlesa
If you Have not already ordered
next Suniluy World, order It to
day, and tell the dealer to siivrf
a copy of The Morning World
fog you each day.
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C. Th New
Speculators at End of Powers
as U. S. Supplies Clog
' PARIS, Sept. 3. A tremendous
drop in food prices in tbe. UnJU
States may bo expected
few months, Herbert Hoover sold"" W
continuing his testimony ywtcrday
before tho .Congressional committed
Investigating war expenditures. The
speculators have reached, tho end ot
their powers, Hoover declared, and
aro no longer to maintain corners In
stocks, owing to Europe's Inability to
purchase America's overproduction.
"Warehouses In Amsterdam, Rot
terdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm
aro now full of foodstuffs from Amer
ica," he said, "but no outlet exists,
as tho countries needing food aro un
ablo to pay for It nt present prices.
"Speculators of the enllro world aro
responsible for.ijthe present high
prices through hoarding in anticipa
tion uf European demands, which
have not developed. Tho American
Government must intorveno by grant
ing credits to the nations needing
food, as well as by fixing maximum
and minimum prices in tho United
"An oxtrcmcly dangerous situation
will result in caso t'-.o United States
Government does not, assist producers
In finding utlets for their goods.
During tho war American products of
all kinds inrcuwed three-fold. Unless
thoro are permanent markets for
thoso product, a terrlblo reaction la
"American farmers aro entitled to
tho greatest consideration. After
governmental stimulation, tbelr pro
duction must do guaranteed markets."
Hpcuklng ot tho general European
sltuatlun Hoover said:
"Belgium Is In the best condition
Industrially. Agricultural production
In all tho European nations Is nearlng
a normal state, but the countries
which have emerged from the war
will need American financial assist
anco for anothor eighteen months."
Hoover maintained that he had no
knowledge! of tho War Department's
surplus food stocks in April, before
IiIh purchase of largo quantities from
Italy, Ho said he would havo bought
from tho War Department If ho had
known tho circumstances.
BELGIAN KING AND QUEEN
IN WASHINGTON OCT. 1
Will Probably Be Guests of Presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson for
WASHINGTON. Sept. 3. King At'
bort und Queen Elizabeth of JJelrlum
will arrive In Washington uibout Oct
1 mid will ho' guests of tho president
and Mrs. Wilson at the White House,
probably remaining three days,
Tho King and Quern will arrive In
this country Into till month and will
come dlroctly tn WnHhlngtiin befora
beginning a tour of tho country.
It wun learned to-day that the ten
tative Itinerary provided for their re
turn to New York from Washington
fur a public recrptlun. Aftnrward they
will icHVrt on a Journey that will carry
tlivm to thi 1'nclrtc Coast.
T.lKK DKI.I.-ANH llKKOnn IIMU
I and eo bow fln Qood Dlfosllon jaakca
vau AdtU . ... ..,.,,
IN FOOD PRICES
SEEN BY HOOVER
j "'Circulation Hooka Open to A1V
The TftM Publishing
SAD OVER LOSS OF
Even His Singing Failed to
Keep Hungry Italian Mob
From His Larder.
BRINGS WIFE AND SON.
Tenor, Suffering From Cold,
. Is Going to Sing in
Enrico Caruso stood on the bridge
of the Giuseppe Verdi blowing his
noae three times sf minute as the ship
moved up to Pier B, Jersey City.
At his right stood his bobbed-haired
wle,very Greenwich Village, and; at
WINES AND CHEESE
fcl left was a young prson irUinclt was not denied that thlrty-nlx of
bin flratgfUmpe of-America, while
America, 'represented tjy the
MMsVreporters, displayed a lively In
terest In him. He was' Enrico
Caruso jr., fifteen years old, e. serious
young man who scorns art as a per
sonal career and wtio is going to Har
vard to etudy electrical engineering.
He is obviously fond of bis step
mother, and she of hlra.
Tho boy speaks English brokenly
and not much a tactlturn lad who
gravely Inspects thoso who Inspect
him. Ho refused to be emotional
even at first eight of tho Woolworth
building across the river although
that was the first thing he wanted
Caruso tho elder selected a fresh
handkerchief for his suffering noso
before signifying that ho was ready
to bo interviewed. And then he
told about all thowlno and ham and
checao that ho lost to the affection
ate proletariat ot Italy and about
all the chickens that his wife saved
from that samb proletariat.
OPENS GATES AND. LARDER TO
"It vraa a mean trick,' he said.
"Wo were on my farm near Florence.
A hundred and fifty of the noighbors
canto to tho gates and cheered a
touching welcome home. I went down
and talked to them and they told me
with tears In tholr eyes that they
had teen without wine and cheese
all through tho war.
"6o I opened the gates and bade
them enter. They covered-tho lawn
and I had wine and cheese IbrKught
out to them and they feasted, and we
woro all very happy. And they went
"But presently they came back
twlco as many of them and they had
papers with seala and ribbons on
tttom and they told mo to read. The
papers showed that tho leaders were
regularly accredited representatives
of what they call tho 'Publlo Commis
sary,' with authority to conflBcato all
'surplus' food and wine."
Tho elngor got another handker
"I protested," 'ho went on. "I tem
porized. I said I would alng to them.
1 did sing to them. I sang an well as
I could. They listened and they ap
plauded. Then they broke tho gates
"They awarmcd through my house
and carried away two tons of wlno.
They rolled away a wholo hogshead
cf tho best ollvo oil. They took four
doxen of my finest hams and I know
not how much cheese. And they
voro very hnppy and pollto and
rough about It."
Ho paused to blow his nose.
"Ilut my wlfo averted ono tragedy.
The crowd was about to tako all my
chickens and wrlnr their nccka and
cook them and cat them. (The chick
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YORK, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3,
Big Cut in Retail
SIX BIG MANAGERS
BLOCK 36 OTHERS,
P. M. A. Reported Breaking
Up Because Majority Favors
NOT FOR CLOSED SHOP.
Labor Chiefs Fighting on Side
of Actors Deny Charge by
In line with the generally accepted
ballof that the actor's strike is near
lng settlement was a persistent re
port in the healrlcal district to-day
that the Producing Managers' Asso
ciation fs on the yttfa ot dissolution.
I the forty-two ucmbera ot tha. body,
are in favor ot recognizing the iAqt-
ors Equity Association, and. this
question of recognition Is all that
stands In the way of settlcTnent of
Each member of the Producing
Managers' Association Is under a Vond
of $10,000 to live up to the constitu
tion and bylaws of the organization.
A "playwriSht who la on the Tiest ot
terma with the managera told The
Evening World to-day that several of
the managers have decided to break
loose and take tho queetlon of for
feiting their bonds into tho courts.
Tho alx managers who aro reported
to be holding out against recognition
of the Equity Association aro tho
leading producers In the United
etatcs In (point of tho number of at
tractions they control. They take tho
ground that recognition ot the Equity
Association would mean adoption of
tho "closed ohop principle" that Is,
tho managera would bo obligated to
employ none (rut Equity members.
The Equity leaders, Charles T.
Shay, President of the Stago Hands'
Union, and Joseph N. Weber, Chair
man of tho Musicians' Union, all
deny that recognition of Equity
moans "a closed snop." They say
that all they ask for Is a contract
which will obUgato tho managers.
In case ot dispute in which a member
ot the Equity Association Is cony
cerned, to allow the Equity Associa
tion to take a part In arbitration.
"The managers," declared Shay,
"have dug up this 'closed shop' Issuo
to befog the real situation. All the
talk that wo are trying to make a
closed shop of tho theatro in camou-
pago and "bunk. The theatre mechan
ics and musicians, who aro thorough
ly organized, havo never asked that
managers omploy union actors, but
when an actors' union was organized
and went on strlko for a principle wo
wont out, too, in obedience to tho laws
of organized labor."
It Is known that a number of man.
agers havo consulted counsel about
the $10,000 ibond which binds man
agers to tho Producing Managers'
Association. Inasmuch as tho Pro
ducing Managera' Association has
never been confronted with a situa
tion such as prevails "to.doy tho
managers who want to recognize tho
Equity Aosociutlon nssumo that they
could not bo held In law to forfeit
their money for violation of a condi
tion which Producing Managers' As
sociation was signed.
Tho Hclwyns, Flo Zlegfrfd and
other managers who announced yes-
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nni wom.D TnArn. mrrauu.
4k. rnlltwr (World) BulldUf.
!! Pilk Id, n. r. ait.
Tfcltpboa Bwknit 4004.
Owck rm for txmit t4 ptmli optn in u
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WHO FAVOR EQUITY
AMERICAN AVIATOR SHOT
BY CARRANZA'S SOLDIERS,
ADMITS MEXICAN GENERAL
Capt. McNabb Was Flying a Short Distance
Beyond the Border When Fired on,
LAREDO, Tex., Sept. 3.
CAPT. DAVID W. M'NADB was ono kllometro across the border,
flying over Mexican territory, whon shot yosterday by Mexican
soldiers, Gen. Ilcynaldo Oarza, commander of the Carranza gar
rison at Nucvo Laredo, declared to-day.
0n. Oarza, In a statement made public through tho Mexican
Consul In Laredo, admitted the. shooting was dono by eoldlers ot a
Carranza outpost .
Gen. Garza's statement declares that Immediately on learning of
the incident, ho proceeded to the spot near the mouth of 8an Iaabel
Crook on the Rio Grande, whero the shooting occurred. Tho aoldlora
ot the outpost admitted tha shooting, declaring the aviators were over
Mexican soil. I
Tho soldiers complained. Gen. Garxa'a statement said, they bad
received many complaints ot aviators' flying over Mexican soli, fright
ening llvo etock. Garta said he bad, protested but repeatedly bad been
Ignored. He said It had been, reported to him tho aviators had taken
nhntos-mnhs of Mexican territory.
CApte McNabb was roUng easily to-day and It was', declared ihr J
bunot wound in fits neaa was nov serious.
, fjol. B. B. Buck, commander of the Laredo district, said to-dV ho
had received no instructions from Major Oen. Dlckman, commander
of tho Southern Department, to pursue those, guilty, of the attack on
McNabb and his pilot, Lieut Don do B. Johnson
IN WASHINGTON OCT. 5-10
Wilson Asks Gompers, Capi
talists and Farmers to Make
Nominations for Delegates.
WASHINGTON, 8ept J.-The con
fcrerrto between labor, capital and
agricultural Interests called by Presi
dent Wilson for discussion of the
present economic situation will be
held In Washington between Oct. S
and 10, It was learned to-day at the
The President wroto to. day to the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States, representatives ot the leading
agricultural associations, Investment
bankers and to Samuel Gompero,
President of tho American Federation
of Labor, asking that they submit
nominations for delegates represent
ing each group.
After receiving this list en route
to the Pacific Coast, tho President
will then select a list of his own and
comblno tho two.
Forty or forty-flvo delegates will be
Preliminary nrrangomenta for the
confcrcnco wcro discussed at yester
day's Cabinet meeting, and It wan
said at tho Whlto House that the full
list of delegates probably would bo
ready within a, week.
LABOR PLANS TO FIGHT
CUMMINS RAILROAD BILL
"Measure Highly Unsatisfactory to
Workers," Says a Leader
of A. F. .of L.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 3 Clmrelnc
that tho Cummins railroad bill, which
prohibits rail striken, would "disarm
organlzttd labor," leaders hero to-day
Joined In opposition to tho plan,
"Tito bill Is highly unsatisfactory to
railroad workers," said John Hcotl, Sco.
rctary of the Railway Kmployccs De
partment of tho American Federation
Pi ins to fight tho measure soon will
be made by tho department council
I Circulation Boots Open
OF HER MOTHER IN
Brooklyn Women Run for
County Committee Member
ship On Deferred Tickets.
A mother and herjown daughter
were running yesterday In the pri
maries of the opposing' parties In
Brooklyn for the same office, that of
membership of the Tarty County
Committee. They are Mrs. Mary A.
Wehru'm, No. 476 Hast 21st Street,
wife of John L. Wchrum, a poultry
dealer In the Wallnbout Market, and
her daughter, Mrs Louis W. Quick,
wlfo of a plumber.
Mrs, Quick Is twentv-nvo yenrs old
and lives ut No. 5S5 Hast Mth Street.
Mrs. Wcrhura was running for mem
ber of tho Democratic fommlttee,
while her daughter was out for mem
ber of tho Hepubllcan Committee.
Neither knew that the other was a
candidate for tho some ofneo In the
This morning Mrs. Wchrum said
that she considered party to bo a
mutter ofprlvato opinion, so that
there won no reason why her daugh
ter should not bo a Republican, while
she was a Democrat.
"Inknrgrnt Array" of .Itrlklna Miners
Sl'rtlNCiFIKl.D. III.. Sept. 5. Col
lapse of tho Insurgent movement of
Illinois etial miner was Indicated In
reports received hero to-day by Frnnk
Farrlngton, President of the United
Minn worknrs of Illinois, l'arrinctnn
aarO he was In receipt of tnlegraphlo
advlcu-i that tho "Insurgrnt army"
marrlilnc rnutliward from lltilli'vllle
In the Interest of tho utrlku had been
turned back. Practically normal con
ditions were said by operators to pre
vail In tho Springfield sub. district, .
Wilson to Make
AS PRESIDENT BEGINS TRIP
Speeches in Columbus To -Morrow
Republican Senators Near-'
ing Compromise on Reservations. '
WASHINQTON, Sept. 3. President Wilson will leave the Nation!
Capital to-night on Ws speech-making tour of the country to urge be
fore the Amertcatt pdople early ratification of the Peace Treaty and Hs
League of Nations covenant by the Senate without qualifying reserva
tlonkVriie first Mop of th f!f evidential special will be at Columbus, Ohio,
where; President ljye.r ifsj o his; sujvthfttyi
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, the leading Administration. spok&
man In the Senate, was Invited to the White House to-day for 3 .final .
Jonference before President- Wilson departs. ,. ,
COSTS W0WEU1 EACH '
TO VOTE IN ATLANTA
FOR THE FIRST TIME
Democratic Committee Permlti
Them to Cast Ballots In Muni
fi ATLANTA, Qa., Sept. ti
ATLANTA women to-day ex
erclsed the ballot for tat
first time,' voting In the olty
Democ ratio, primary. While .tit
State law does not extend suf
frage to women, the Primary
Commltteo decided recenUy to
permit women to tako part in
nominating .municipal officers.
A total, of 3,786 women regis
tered, paying $1 apiece for the
privilege, and a disagreement as
to 'what charity ehall get the
f3,7M has led to announcement by
the women, leaders that E. C. Bu
chanan, Chairman of the commit
tee, will 'bo defeated for re-election.
MONTGOMERY, Ata.. Sept. t
For a second time the State Sen-'
ate boa refused to ratify the Fed
eral woman suffrage corjstltu-,
It to 13,
The vote was,
BICYCLE DELIVERY MAN
KILLED BY MOTOR TRUCK
Harlem Merchant's Wheel Wobbles
on Wet Pavement and-Hc
Is Run Down.
Rldlnt a bicycle with a basket attach
ment In which he delivered small orders
to his customers, Harry Troffaln was
crushed to death to-day in Seventh
Avenue botween 113th and 114th Streets
br a big automobile truok. He was 21
years old and unmarried.
The truck, owned by the Cohen Dairy
Company of No. 0 Lenox Avenue, was
driven by Morris Tlomimn of No. 1&19
Madison Avenue. The street was wet
from the rain when TroffWIn, fifteen feet
In front ot the big truck, brushed
against a street sweeper and his wheel
The truck hit the bicyclist and its
forward wheels passed over his head
and shoulders. Patrolman Golden of
tho Trafflo yo.nad commandeered a
passing automobile and took the injured
man to tho Harlem Hospital, TrofTkln
died on tho way. Jlcmson was detained
pending pouco invinKiion,
View tha Cltr Fram Ths
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loot Worn HiilHira-iHrt.
First of Thirty
It was understood the President de
sired to discuss with Senator Hitch
cook plana for1 the conduct during his
absence ot the Administration fight
in the Senate for the treaty ratio-.
Senator Hitchcock formally opened
the fight against amendments
before the Senate durlnr the day.
He declared In a speech that Sen
ators who demand amendments pro
pose an "Insane international policy,",
In which "poltroonery and folly" Is ao
mixed it Is dlffloult to see which pre
dominates. Amendment will not only
kill tho Treaty, but will Involve the
United States in enormous losses and
dangers, Senator Hitchcock declared.
He especially attacked Senator Knox's
stand. . 1
COMMITTEE REPORT NOW
PROMISED NEXT WEDNESDAY.
While Republican leaders hope to
report the treaty to the Senato Fri
day, they said to-day that discussion
Of the resolution of ratification In
hlch reservations will be Incor
porated would take some time and.
might delay a report until early nest
week. They believe It la certain.
however, that the treaty will b
brought Into the Senate not later than '
The committee plana to close Ito
hearings Friday and, probably after
adopting Senator Fall's amendment
to eliminate the labor section, pro-'
coed to frame the resolution of rati
fication and tho proposed reserva
tions. Progress was reported to-day.
among Republican leaders toward, a
"harmony programme" on reserva
tions, A compromise between the'
Republican reaervatlonlsts Is being
negotiated with much prospect ot
success, It was eald.
Republican Leader Lodgo was re-'
pqrted to have accepted three cat the.
four reservations proposed b tho
group headed 'by Senator McNary, '
Oregon, and dealing with tho Monroe
Doctrine, domestla ' questions and
American withdrawal from the
Leaguo of' Nations. Tho reservation
reported still In disagreement is that
dealing with Article X. of the League
Covenant. Negotiations on this
clause were said to be still In prog
ress. These four reservations were said
U comprise the present programme
for Inclusion In the resolution of, rati
fication. Othors may bo offered liter, '
however. No , reservation on the
Shantung provision Is planned In the
Committee, it was said, In view of Its
action In specifically amending' this
sectjpn, of tho Treaty. It the Sepate
rejects the Shantung amendment,'
however, a declaration or rmtlou'
fill lisl fi, i is fiiifaWrls
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