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BUTTER AND EGG
PRICES NATURAL
War Has Not Affected
These Staples, Tribune
Probe Finds.
ONLY FLOUR AND
SUGAR ARE BOOSTED
Dealers Prophesy Increase All
Along Line When Present
Contracts Expire.
An inquiry vestcrdny into the pr#
vailing prices for rpjr= r?nd but tor com?
pleted the survey of the principal loort
?tapies whose prices supposedly na\c
been affected by the Kuropean war.
Taking the prices for th?s?* commodities
found in the chain stor? s hs a otto- ]
rioa, it was apparent that there was no ,
justification for afkinfr lu'vanced pnce? ,
lor egg* and butter with the war as an
?XCUfe. . , . au?.? '
The range of price? fuind in these
atarea was approximately the same a?
for tho correspond in p week last year.
?While they were in advance of prices
naked during the weeks just preceding
the outbreak of th.* war. the rise is a
natural one. inasmuch i.s August and
September prices for dairy ami farm
products are always higher than July
prices. . -
With meat lower during the week af?
ter tht war declarations began, with
butter and egi-s at about their natural
levai a? established by tne high cost of
living during the U-* e\v years and
with other staple grocerv prices as yet
uninfluenced by the ??r, flour and sugar
remained the only two necessaries for
which the housewife need feel she must
pay abnormal prices.
If her particular grocer should give
the war as a reeson for asking exc?s
sive prices for other goods, unless they
are imported from the c<untnes at war,
she can feel pretty well satisfied that
he is seeking to take advantage of her.
Segar Going I p.
The dealers prophesied, however, that
before the end of tho year thry would
be justified in raisin? pines i-.ll alonr
the line. Sugar and flour, they said.
would still be the chief offenders in in?
creasing the cost of lining. Tiny sai 1
that their sugar contracts et befero
th?-war prices were banning to run
out, and that, expectii c a further rise
in price, they -?\orc making contract?
at the current wholesale pnces of $7
to $7 25 a hundred.
When the time came, they s;?i?i, they
would have to serve their customers
with sug<? pun: pse new
contracts, and the present advanced
prices of 32 cents for live pound? and
23 cents for three and one-half pounds |
would be materially increased.
The prices for eggs and butter yes?
terday varied somewhat among the'
various dealers, attributed bv them to i
the quality of their p??ods. The bas:;1
of comparison was increased by group- !
mg the egg and butt? r markets with
the chain grocery stores.
The Manhattan Butter Market, with
several stores in Harlem, was a.-king
3t cenU for tub butter, 37 cents for
best creamery butter, 25 cents for
Western eggs ?.: r fresh
state eggs.
Gristede Brother?; parried only the
best creamery butter, at 37 cents;
Western egc* were 2' cent? and fresh
state eggs were 35 cents, while special
White Leghorns were lr> conta.
F. M. Sweeny, operating a number of
stores on the upper West Side and n
Harlem, with :?? tore at 752
Ninth av., carried only creamery but?
ter, at 37 rent". H e/ere 80
cents for Western and 38 cents for
fresh state.
Butter at 35 Cents.
TI e Re? ream
cry butter for 32 cents as a Saturday
special, but t?e prior will bo "T? cents
on Monday. Fret.h V eggs were
C5 cents; White Leghorns, 43.
L. Oppenheimer wi ? asking 33 cen'.s
for creumery butter, 12 c<*nts for West
art eggs and So' cents for fresh stale
eggs.
James Butler \?:?; giving eleven
Western egtrs for 25 cents, fro?h state
*ggs were 39 cents, hi* best creamery
butter was 35 cents and tub butter was
33 cents.
P. Parker's store? were asking 27
cents for Western eggs, 37 cents for
fresh Btate and 35 cents for creamery
butter.
Acker, Merrall _ Tondit had t>ib but?
ter at 33 cents, ere amery
and fresh state ckk'? at 3G cents.
The storekeepers said thnt the free
city markets were helping rather than
interfering with their business anJ
prices. One of tho chain men confided
to a friend how he liad a lot of soup
on his shelves which he could not get
rid of at four cents a can. So ho
loaded it on one ot his wagons, carted
it to the Port Lee ferry market and
?old it all at five cents a can.
Another grocer remarked that the
frae markets to a certain extent less?
ened their competition from the wagon
merchants. Many of these, instead of
taking the grocer**' customers away
from them by door-to-door sales, were
now fathering at the free maik
s
DUCKS' WILD RICE
ENDS FARMERS' HAY
Planted to Draw Birds, It Clogs
Whippany River and Stops
Field Drainage.
Whippany, IM. .T? Sept. 5.?Wild rice
imported from ( anada by lovers of
duck shooting in this region is blamed
for the fact that many farmers are un?
able to cut hay and aro compelled to
see heretofore valuable acres produc?
ing not enough to, pay the taxes.
The wild rice Has flourished in the
Whippany River o the point where it
clogs the stream. In consequence
meadow lands do not drain, and it is
impossible to cut any hay where in for
mer years the crops have Leen o? largo
siiee.
The Troy Meadow Fish and Game
Club was organised fifteen years ajjo
and began hunting in the marshes
along the river. One of the members
who had hunted duck in Ta?ada re
membered that the wild duck in that
country were always to be found where
wild rice was abundant. He suggested
to his fellow members that the experi?
ment of sowing wild rice along the
Whippany be tried.
Aeeordln
Ingly a bag of seed was pro?
cured from Canada and planted at ad?
vantageous points. For several years
it did not flourish, and it seemed as if
the experiment would fail. A few
years ago, however, the plants began to
flourish, and now are so thick that the
Stream has become sluggish.
The farmers will probably do what
they can to destroy the wild rice.
GRESSERJBENT ON BATTLE
Ex-Borough President's Son in
Congress Fight to Stay.
Lawrence T. dresser, who announced
his intention of entering the primary
fight for the Democratic nomination
for CoivgresB in the 2d District against
Charles Pope Caldwell, the attorney
who prosecuted the charge? which re?
sulted in Mr. (?resser's lather, Law
rence Greater, being removed from tho
effice o? Preajs-Jent oi Queens Borou_h,
?aid yesterday that h? Intends to re?
main in the tight despile the fact that
the independent democrats failed to
place him on their ticket.
I He will cp?n campaign heathiparters
at 424 Fulton st.. Jamaica, on Tuesday.
While Mr. Caldwcll anpenrw on the
ticket o? the regular Democratic fac?
tion, the inttopendent nominee is Will?
iam l.runjos. of Ridge-wood.
WAITS ON WAR TO WED
Oirl Reaches Scotland After
Fiance Left for Front.
Mrs. Donald McAleese, of Lake
Oscawana, N. Y., receiv???! word yes?
terday from her daughter. Margaret,
who travelled 3.000 mile? t<? Kinross,
Scotland, to wed, that her flane? had
IT?.ne to the war. Now she will wait
there until the eonflicl is over.
?She was to many ?Sydney Keene.
but two days before she reached Kin?
ross he started with hi.? regiment for
Prance. Keene arranged with lus par?
ent.? to have the ceremony poatponed,
and Miss McAleese will remain with
them, awaiting his return. Miss Mc?
Aleese met Keene when he *\i?.:tcil
Cold Spring two years ago, and tin'
two courted by mail.
CLEARY'S FRIEND
DRAWN FOR JURY
Man Who Saw Clerk
Shoot Son-in-Law One
of the Investigators.
A btorm of disapproval greeted the
announcement yosterdny that Btrnard
Fox. of llavcrstraw, vrho ?aw Town
| Clerk William V. Cleary shoot his son
, hi law, rJugerte N??wman, <I?.?b<1 for elop
| inp with his dnuf-htcr Annn, Is drawn
.11 the grand jury to take up the Clcsry
i.? .' t>?<> weeks from to-morrow.
Fox is the Havci'straw politician who
?was with t'lcury in his office when he
? killed his son-in-law in cold blood. He
wus a ?lose friend of Cleary, and the
people of Rockland County, who want
; the layer brotlfht to justice, regard it
as peculiar, to say the least, that Fox
should land on the ??rand jury that la1
to decide whether Cleary la to be in?
dicted for murder In the first degree.
It may have no bearing, but Sheriff
Lawrence Serven, who refused to ar
reat Cleary, his friend, ha? a part in
drawing grand juries.
District Attorney Thomas Gagen, who
ih to prosecute Cleary, said he would
formally object to Justice Isaac N.
Mills, of the Supreme Court, to Fox'?
ritting on the Cleary case and would
try to remove any other jurors who
might be prejudiced in the alleged mur?
derer's favor. He said the prosecution
hopes for an indictment in the first
degree.
The grand jurors drawn for the term
of court to handle the Cleary cai>e are:
C. D. Bell, A. ?S. Carr. Henry Burr,
Edward Southwell and Georg? Gurnee,
of Orangetown; G. M. Kdsall, ('. W.
Weyant and Robert G. Southward, of
Clark?town; Bernard J. Fox, Michael
Holland, F. C. Stcvane, Oscar Glassing,
Henry Teitscheist, George Pfeister,
Wesley Springatead and Josaph Yagcl,
of Haveratraw; Frank Garulla, William
M. Finch. R. 8. Rogers, William Copc
lsnd, Samuel Hart and Charles L ?Bar?
ans, of Ramapo, and Decatur Conelly,
of Stony Point.
It will be noted that a larj-e numher
of the jurors are from llavcrstraw,
where the former Town Clerk's politi?
cal influence is the greatest.
HUNDREDSJTCLAMBAKEi
Weitern Essex Republicans
Make Campaign Plans.
Montclair, N. J., Sept. ,6.- Several
hundred persons attended the annual
clambake of the Weatern Essex Repub?
lican Association held this afternoon
at the Robin Hood Inn, just west of
this town, in Passalc County. Politi?
cians and candidates from every sec?
tion of the county attended the affair,
which waa the largost that has ever
been conducted by the association.
No speeches wem made, but there
was plenty of planning for the cam?
paign.
I City to Celebrate Birthday.
In spite of the war the New York
Tercentenary Commission ha? decided
to hold the celebration of the city's
:<nOth anniversary next month as sched?
uled.
The most important feature will be a
pageant on the evening of October II
Halloween. Plans for a variety of
illuminated floats are under way. The
parade will bo reviewed by Governor
Glynn and Mayor Mitchel.
o?Tboa?Ikc?k"
stranded girls
Party Caught in Austria
by War Glad to
Get Home.
PASSED GIBRALTAR
WITHOUT TROUBLE
Minnehaha Sails with Only Ten
Passengers, but with
Full Cargo.
When the tank stesmer Lampo ar
rivcd from Genoa yesterday, there
.SI somewhat of a stir *?~**<
,.t?-rfront. Strung about the vessel
wsr? gay college pennant?, and ov<
the rail lcane?f more than a dote
pretty girl?, evidently very glad t
reach New York.
The party consisted of thirteen stti
dents of the Dana Hall school at W?l
lesly, Mass., in charge of Miss Mari
L. Reuehe, of tho school faculty. Th
girls, who had been travelling in Lj
rope, wore in Tamopol, Auatna-Hun
gary, when the war broke out. The;
were taken completely by surprise an?
suffered many inconvenience? befor?
they finally reached Lake Como, Italy
Cash was almost impossible to ob
tain, and for a timo it looked as ?I
the party would have to remain in
Italy indefinitely. However, Albert
von Hart)!, representative of the Stan?
dard Oil Company at Como, heard of
their plight and offered the use of the
? Lampo. There were a number of for
| malitiea to be disposed of, but Amba-?
i ssdor Page, at Rome, communicated
?with Secretary Bryan, and the girl??
| were given permission to nail on the
? tteamer.
The Lampo is not arrange. fefJM
senger carrying, but the officer? ?H
up their quarters and under f*Ss_H|
j hands the plain cabins soon took ?%'?
? homelike appearance. Good food ttnf
provided, and the young women u??j
, the voyage had been far from _?.
agreeable.
At Gibraltar, a British torpedo boat
I ran alongside of the Lampo, but wife
fourteen laughing women appeared ?l
the rail and assured the English!))?,
that thoy were not German r?serviste.
no further questions wero sake&
Otherwise the voyage was uneventful.
The girls who accompanied Mia*
Rouche are the Misses Mona, Met,
/aret, Kva and Maud Hind, of T scoria
Wash.; Misses May, F.r.helin and Jnt?
loohy, of Spokane; Florence Ihodea,,
?t Seattle; fharlotte Hcnnett. of faj
<oma; Marie L. Corhin, of Spolfjbr
Helen Hardin, of Lancaster, Fa.; As'
na Boucher, of I'ousrhkeepsie. and D*.
' tis Hall, of South Willington, Conn.
Only ten passengers were shoatj
the Minnehaha, of *ho Atlantic Tran?.
port Lino, when she saile?| yo????r(jtw
for Liverpool. However, sh< ?-?rna<j ,
full car?o. The sailing w?< delays^
half an hour, while the rspta.n wa_t
to the Custom House to file a m?ai.
fest of his cargo, which consisted
mainly of food products.
nuVa-. lora* ?^??a^Hafs SV ?f'3
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tectives solves one of the 1
most baffling mysteries of sMiw- r, - ninnr' .rniMll^iJM^ ?
It is an American my s iry.
begins SEPTEMBER 20th ^HH^/' \
In the Sunday Magazine of A Kv i?
THE NEW YORK ^^Bt-^\L
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