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Congressional Inquiries Into
War ActivitSes ataff. a I a-m P*<?'d on the i Sceretarj ? ?' ' ' *??? ?"" if *hf ideration to the V ar other day. , -oliPC.. ald have appointed a pTohabli taa qnartemaeter pMBj committee on overalla, whiea commit- will r., after I faetei than he areal i,.? ir, turn aitec due deHr*rratlon aftei Nttiaf army ?neea. m|j rn- te the War Col- Thr-. ' ? : ??mer,t >ce whirh woald hBTC eemmunirated oti us tre? r.ow. As for thi? titting de atafT, who wonld have rlce, Uutaat general. who Mr I ? ' >m9*n?> .-.-* let the quarter- ind f-und so ma?ter g-neral know waetaoT or not p?r coBt of them dttod with ahoca oitaer overalls for all the world r tCO BBITOW, hfr. BI1B8 Uld -,u remember tho story. "TV* General Shar| the ***' the flro, the flra I devlce. Thi? hffrnr ? -k. the ?tick be- ... ,, AofUat ething ,.,n t, lOff, the dog began to was don? abnu* it, rhe gei.eral e.\ plalaed the del..\ -o t'ne committee by . ,rel Sharpe and General BBjrinf thal Bitlag all thi t after that eyataaa which 'al Ihlm ??'?"/?." . ? bvoi would be hu> ?"'?<"' to thlak vrrm... aeaa corpora rood eaflaaatiaB Clothes For Million Men Ordered Before War Began a . BHBl Pt*m WA9HINGT0N, Dec. IL Without I Cot.gressional appro;,ri>? the War Department au'.horizod | ccjuipment foi 1, oOO.OOO troops before the I m'ed State* ? ? bra ighl " ? ??:.;.? of y-.iar.ermaster -il Honry G. Skarpo bafora the taxy Coron. The eemi tl inverftifatiag l .e sup plying of troops went partic.ilarly to day into the rause for the ? tiag. Secre'ir. Ilu.r, (ier.eral Sharr-'' orders for riothir.. ? ? the million men Juat , the i r iednration. and il tB equ p BBOthei 060. The only complaints of supply ahort age received by the department have been ?* 0*>WfJ >harpe , , __ In an introductory s'atcment dealing with the Mexican border mobiluation. Gaaeral Sharpa said tke ????" equ.pmenl ordered with Seci Bakert approval waa the rerulatior. ? aupply, laeludiag eletaine>, aga an.l Hnimals. nr aappl] ' last '-? llrderwl Fquipmcnt ? in February." he said. ?*?*?**??"? probable trouble, we ordr-red full equip raagth, for the roaadar i.en. and late inMarch wher, i more immiaont, tn. ttereta riaad ordera for equ.p mer.' for 600,000 more men. "Before war broke out I got authnr itl for another 600.000, ar.d in Kne for an add " , . ,,?? "smkartaad made witheul tunda and in antlcipation of CoBfraaoiaaal appro P Senator MeKellar 1**??* "he]"l , ounnl of National 1>l f'nc' ^,1 ?t. taken over v.rtual'.y all work in eoaaection with j?*e:? ??v"?. for elothiag. General Sharpe roplied that all ceatraeta and prices were. aUB 15 to the department", an.l appro a, and that the eivilian bo?rd onl> ??a aaalatod ia pnalimiuan iiegwtlataoaa II Came Too Soon Much elotl ? ,an,l?h/a,?hi!il of time G. rpe aaid. IJ ?" planned to aupply W0.000 men by Julj and aaough auppliea foi WMJ00.addi tional BCtil ,1-1 v.red, he a MAftei plaaa were made to eouin 100,000 men a month, General Shaipe ?'?'? re changed and an additi-.nal burden was imposed by the | B? abroad, requinng more clothing. ?,,<?-?> ??! impreaaed on the chi'f of ataff, he >a "oultl take until De , gather enough equipment for a million men." Senator Fiennghuysen took up tne ?n of quafity of the American army clothing. , "Ian't ll B taet that the standard of our uniform >< mf.-r.or to the Euro re.n- he aaked. "laat ll u poreent ].? || wool tkiekaoM than the Pnt rM replied that the heavier cloth. "Ian't the Amer.can clothing unsuit ?o tremh workr aaked Senator Kreliagku) , ?n. ??S? arae. we asked Geueral IVrahing if ar.y changes noedad, aad h<- wanta ta huy ?00 000 uniforma of our qualitj He ha- lhal tituted for Meneh wotk only. He wants a change . uaderweai soeka are all right. The ..vercoat naa ? : . to aliov. aetion. an,! ' I ? I bOOB lUbltl tuted for pon \e\cr BUcfced b* Defenre Council "Have you BVOf been n-.terfered with I? ti.. Couai II al Dofi aee or at) ? tarested paraoaa in naakiag eoBtrBetai . linahuyaen. a I ? a u<> Inaiated inetioa in aaak riBI contrarta ia not . . : ?electa manufacuirors and makes brieei bul ? departmeal offlcer aita w'ith ? in negotiating COB tracta. ,. "Wasn't It neceasary to rall ,n t vii lan adviaei- to B?1 pradw ' chairman Chamberlain. "In aajroniaioa,il waa, a d (ier.eral Sharpe, adding that an orgati. -,milar to the council ia neeeasary, but that it should be modified along the Britiah a; "But BBl atill rold baaaaae ? taking ovtr y,.ur powers, ! I itor Mf Krllar "We havan't had enough suppi. cau?e of tka way troop caltl .1. add mg thut I r cent ea> Aaaerii an laoaaa are enga^-' army arork He aaid tiie Uepartment had felt it could aqa men by Deci n bar I. "And %M will l.ave 1,350,000 men in > amp |,y that time," BBid Senator Hitchcock. "What is to become of the otheriV" (ieneral Sharpe ? i | at by apeed in i roduction il ?n hopod tha' r| ... all 1 I lld I - l ."thed c?m Di i amber 81. ? ? arr.e f.,r ovorcoat and short coa* He ii I thal then no shr ?? ,. i !?. aeock, reading from the quartermaatei goaoral'a ur.nual report. pearod that L'.ooo.ooo over? coats were ort hand a: , I 1, i . ice. ! that his report at many had no? 1 been dehvered bj ? ? ral Sharpe aaid that numerically an OVercOOt had been furmshed for ... but that many were too small. ind in BOB i i bh incidanl proper shoo V i ..i.n ( . ? D -r-mber half i<r a detail -.- ? ; racl ? thi r ihooa were taken other half. ed to the range. Shoes Maea Taa Small Btar Waaki aaid that a ihoc manafacturer told him that so per cent ,? men :n Ofll camp were wearing - - too small. arerc changad, . month BBJO. S,.r . ,.i:d Chamberlain ? ... nuch da lav in 'he order, ? lant thal a long time from Augus' t? Novi mbi tnking action in lupplying the proper kind of shoes?" ? Btor cham ired that depart ?red tape," making tranaatiaaion of business through the adjutant gen . waa lurgely re sponsibl'. "This ia |ui1 another instance that We have baen diacoveriflf." Senator Chamberlain r-harply interjected, ol delavs in nction in the department be eauaoofrthc long route that thtngsha-.. ?o take there." ., , ..... ?._ ?eral Sharpe said there had been delays of two and three days in his receipt of telegrams through the ad? jutant ger-.tral. . Mn one verv critieal matter there . four days." he said. ??Have you avei auggaatad eattiaj oul this roundabout mathedr asked Beaa ?:-;,"lheSe,-retary."Genera, "SStlT1 Sharpe aaUIttj-jwWJ. Courcil appointed bj Secretary Baker would study the queatiOB of -ntern.l buainaai methods. eerreapoadeaec goes through," General Sharpe rontinued. ??i, nft'a g.i bBaiaaaa saatkad." -No man ofl the oataide can dtrectlv eommaaicate with me." ???*???* "without going through the sdjatsaf general. and l cannot commumcate wth the chief ??*?* fg ? throafh taa Dce." Drafted Men Oulnumber I'niforms RevertiBg to clothing the drafted General Sharpe aaid tha ^ar., .. ... J to call all of the Mi.OOO drafted men ifl Beptomaor, aot that he demonrtiated it would be impos them and he recorn mended thnt OBlj 100.000 be called then, but that 4:. per cut were linally called out. ?Ty,.,, .nstead of following your recommondation, thay ralled over 300, aatoi R adawaita. "Yes," sui.i tha witaoaa. , "Waan'l that partly reaaoaaiMe for clothing not being ln all the camps?" "L'ndoubtedly." aaid 'he witaeea.lt . || thoroughly andoratood that Bld be fomewhat shnrt of clotljj ? ?> would have te drii) n . ivilian clothing " -Wii. it a miatake, then. to call 0 ? .10,000 V" asked Senator W BOa wortn. ??No, 1 woald have done taa same thina ? Qaaaral Sharpe emphatieally, n ?i i g his rensons to i>e dlaeleaed in exeeutiva seimon. Geaeral Sharpe in a general s-a'e ted OU1 that without terh mcal authority of law, in the ?aeaaee of appropriationa by < ongreaa, he had ohllgatioaa of ??j , iai l.een a ........ ifl get ting pplii ' h Senator Hitcheock cited an iiia'.anre of delay in the War Department's deration i+ u r.ev.- devicc to far ? ot food to fraat Ime trenches. ? di i iea i? ? illon nreleei .',<,ker. too big to | rough the narrow trenchea. "So the men have had to use cold . te ." he added, "al .: a ima I, eheap nt. lubmitted to the departmant Bnd i ? i t .i '4 November. Thal . | mi>- of the many InatBBCea we are hearing about of lack of initiatiM O.e ij.-pur'ment." Boa National Army la I'cd erul Sharpe detailed plans made in advance Of tha draft for feeding tha NatiOBal Army. Ha r>aid the mtn upon arrival at camp wero as well provided for aa those 01 the regular army i.nd National Gaard. ? -It's trui than la- been no notice ' able roniplaint agH.nst fond of the THE LONDON CITY & MIDLAND BANK LIMITED. HEAD OFF1CE: 5, THREADNEEDLE ST., LONDON, E. C. 2 FOREIGN BRANCM OrTICE: 8. F1NCH LANE, LONDON, E C. 3 (5.5 ?1.) Subecribed Capital .$124,479,960 Paid-up Capital Reaerve Fund . Depoaiti . . . Keservea . . . Billa of Exchange $25,933,325 $21,705,000 $1,005,994,265 $258,539,070 $134,687,720 The Capital haa boen increaaed $2,029,360 And the Reaerve Fund . . . $1,705,000 by reaaon of the Bclfaat Bank purchaae. Thia Bank haa Branchea in all tha Campa where Amorican Troopa mro atationed in Engfand. Sir EDWARD H. HOLDEN, Bart., Choirt fti Washington Is Deaf to Offer Of Factories to Clothe Army Carment Makers I \ert WillingtoForego BigProfits.but Are IfcTiiorpd ?30.000 Idlr Workers m City Could Start at Once ' tacle of !? . portunity I ? ? r . Bevi rclothing a-. proper i .a l'ran.-.'. . mtained ? duy ' ? thi ? ? An il Th?| ment - ?ae ol tha , are ai pi i . > ? bii; g ever] * ? idi w "id com mercial reaj oughl orders from fhe governmenl for much needed nei eaaa rie -. I received no di That there are ' machines in the eity, eapable ol I niK out ii daily output o( at lea I 40,000 arm] ? hirt . ?-? bii ;.;;.. while i oldien are auffi ring the lack of theee garn That the anawi Waahington ofll York ' beeauae ol aweat-ahop eon : I proved, aa there no found ii P in the motropoliUn - ii tri. t, n here the bulk of th" work pr,,[-,, ed WOUl 1 I dled. Mr. Priee aai forth I in thii lettar, which wai tary cf War Baker: "Being familiar with the I ready-to-wear or needlc induatry o country, I have been vny much inter eated ln rei orti i m i. ool of Wa ington te I at our 1, ?? camp have nol hi I clothing tu keep them warm during winter. My in taraat ia lik American i PI a ani to I triotic and lend all BSaiatanee ble to the government without hamp'T ing the workingi of any departmenl engaged in gi I vari ous cantonmen*.- coun? try. "l* s (j,- .- to launch a cril which would stir up reaentmenl this i.-i not my aim. Howevi gtranjee to me thal Bl ... trmy?" Senator Wadeworth BBggested. "No. noae nt all," aaid the a who cxplaineii thal the ration had been avalvad after eonferenee with eminent national experti and dietieiana. The ration has r.,,t been ehan red lince the war. he said, although the sanitary di viaion of the Surjjcon (iei,. thinks it should !>.? redueod --i the ln? tere?ts of economy, particularly the meat and lUgBT aliowanre. The present ration eoati 89.89 eeatl a man a rlay, he said, against about JH centa bri.iri' the "We think the ration peculiar' the men t<> rov.-r the top," tieneral Sharpe cuntinued, sayint' it <'.<?.. every man and tliat almoal all of them jrain weight. Trouble With Cloth Makers Keverting te elothing manufaeturing, Stnator Chamberlain aaid unif'.rm manufacturen had eomplained that cloth wa* not furntehed promptly hy the deaartfl eat Gei eral Shar|, ? that undoubtedly wai true ln aorae caaei hoean e of ?'? The witni aai d of no garment mi ing government contracts beean i they c< il more proflt <:\ prii ata arork. Senator < hamberlaii ? tad that uniform cloth n eloth hi/her to private tailon than to the goven meai not one reaaon for ';.-- delay In g ment <U llvi i ?'1 don't think sn," aaid Cencral Shurpe. "Have you lookad iato the <;n' of BOOing how far you can proflteering .n thia eloth?" "N'o, l .; much ? General cloae pr and agreed . d I n.u:,y complainti army cloth and furr.bh uni form .-.' I igh pnei but G ral I ?? d that the uriiij 's mtll insj ? had not reported any large quantitiei being sold to private maaei Before elothii are made. ini?- aaid, ' I of Control of Labor Standar la, ... li d by I Kirstein. of Boal .,i ,on and ol 1 aui day and chi I I '?? I Ifl '? m the factory, "Thi v ii,, '? - . I ' ' thev l ?? to tha worl ? aaid* Gen i "Ha ?? .- lanyeoB* trurt?" aakad -1 know of onlj i,??;>?." ''?? neral Bharpa replied. Ha aaid th. eoi raeti rere all n t a deflnitc i rice. Baarae Gaatda i aaat The vitfl form doaigni I to i ??? thr child la f&cturers to maintain propei eondltii na. One l i ? rning letting out of wai vate BOBIl I.V.-H.: ? Benatoi ? Ni ? goated that men be made in the home, I Sharpe -naid r.i1 i homea mean: " added that than Sc^esaa a in the ' I a eotry af a letter ? ar in tbe <ouatrj . ta 1 | 'he papora thal aa maay of oui thing. whe n . ? : - ? tter 1 goven ? I ahori r men noi "II I by a . riatai ing then- ? . Labor Chiefs Dcny Uniform Squahble Is Any Union Affair ? ng, af the iaited Oar ? -;? af Amenca. laat Bighl ,,-? \\ ar Bakei - - ? conl roveray ovei army m contraeta waa a laboi ??!? la,"he aaid,Ma qaeation af nenal ani/.atinn of proved Ii tl ?? 'Boli heviki of Am, r Pn rioualy B ? I. direeter klliaaee for La ?r and ? formal atatmeal had al "aati-Ameriean aentimenl ? Mi-- irs. Man ti ing and ? partiea to the coafereaee in Waahingi i on matter of army uni declaring that thi i from i ia d M' Mann ng. "a ntin ite l b thi ment : hy the War Dl | . .- bb of penaliaing ? labor partj thal haa proved and favoring the Hol Ameriea. "Nothing the Secretary ' ? vl ar can . on to thia eontraveray will r the fact that i-ome ot tha ? ian atl hia oH been gaged in furthering the in of 'the Bolaheviki,' and at laaal ? ?-.. fomiahed hun with a ? ? lum BB thia situation -. i from the truth bi daylight i. My Informal - it fnrther Inveatigation he ?. , ? ? thia misstatement of fact?." : the garments that will be needed. Referring again to equipment condi itor Bitefc coek preaentad a letter fram a woman had their ears frozcn . . . ' lack of clothing and tkat many atill were wearing BUm raer clothing. The writer alae 26,000 pair.s of ihOBI BBBt there were too small. , "Ii ;? po lible that men are freezing leh of elotking," the Neeanaka had. . "I doii't kP.OW.M replied (.enornl Sbarpe. "I know there have been cnm that many aiaea ef shoea vv-ere toe amall. We have shipped ample of clothing there." Senator New said general coir.plaints ; ? ? ? ..-?? ..; M ? ?': ? ? -. l.ee. Virgiaia, and G< of all clothing . Bf tho number camp. Howover, he asid, irleney ef ihort coat.s. "Why ilon't you wire the eomn,a!nl,-r ;,* c. \ tbeaa coa are true?" Benator vl .. and Genei al ! hai pe pr apofl Ihe augseatlon. ?ii was BBl ..- i.ewi-., ia . aia machine gui.. 3 Blankcts Apiece For Men at Upton And More in Stock Dfficers Alao Report Ample Supplics of Winter Cloth? ing on Hand There . kMF i PTON, Jfapkaak, N. V., Dec. 2\. The cry about lack of clothing ond Baaaaltary conditions in canton all over the country is ground lesa aa far an Camp T'pton ia concerned, ???i out Ly a high OaBcial Iito to i Mujor Alvin Bchoenleber, aanitary in?pector of t|.r> camp, declared a day ' | '"ii waa as hcalthy ? ..-nt in the country. Un top of ? ? mos were givcn out to-day regarding cquipm iBl Every man in Camp Upton haa three I irter, and ? tra blankets and . ? ?? fortera. rbera ai a ? ? i ahlrl -? on hand. .-? an here has one shirt and a There are 7,000 extra overci ply of blousos la . '.000 extra pairs In stock. I ( a;np (pt'.n has . ..b!e. ? xtra paira I extra 1 iira of II ? <, but some I ? thal won 611ed ? will not be ?? manufaeturer* are known iBa nre expected. iaaa I extra irma, whi^ like over.i!' ? ? ? ef hai ata, aaaTaa ?Irece lined and warm gauntli Twenty cara of coal a day are .... i u ;..v . d. lt ,s hopeU soon to i.a ?upp!-,- alwaya on hr.nd. \ four-da riatma ia been of the IJ.UOO ioldi?ra in this eamp. The ho!:i.iy bejrins to morrow at f> a rn and c.di WV,ii at 8 a. BB. To-morrow twenty-one trains, holdmg an average of 860 man euch, will he run to New Yora, and Will be niue traini on 5 The returning traina will run between a evening of Chriatmaa Day I'clock next morning. Armour Got Control of Stock Yards Packer Named in Inquiry Showing How Stocks Were Juggled Swift & Co. Refuse To Give Up Records Names of Other Beef Barons in Big Transac tions Not Brounht Out , Dec Sl. J. ? . , ! at the i - i'. H, tha Chieago JuflCtion Ra l nion Stock Yards Company, ar.d turn ... - , ? -. , ed i.n.i ei introdoeed to ?how organixation the atock >,ir,! - - buai ? oldei eorporation, . i abli I i "ion" Of more ilian ?,000,000 out of the .lunctiiin Ra ? ? irplui and ? elare ojaarterly dividendi of -'.- per - 000,000 i a] nall inveeton in th.- Junc tion th.-ir guaraflteed 9 per eenl per annum. ? | i a. of Chieago, ha -.. deliver to the Pederal I i ommiaaioa rccoid ialired bj eommiasion in ita inveatigation i , and dra.stic action will l.e tnken iii cou.-- ? prodi., ' ..i.ris .1. Heney an noaneod to-day at the reeumption of ' inquiry. Armour J.inked with Deal TeatiatOBy of \V. at. Wadden, former irer of rho .stoci< yards com? pany, and l-'rederick W. Croll, tl urer of Armour & <'o.. Batabliahed Mr. Armour's connection with the deal. Efforta to prove that other big r arege intereated in the company met with little success. Non-comnuttal re plies were given by the aiatessoa to ? oni aa to what waa meant by ? aekera" aad "the other chieago people" in correspondence concernins tho organixation of tha Chieago Stock Company. Praneia 1. Heney, special ei will puraOC the matter furtlu-r i:i other ina of the inquiry and also will to develop tha extent o( the pack rrs' control of the marketipg of catti ? BRd tha diatribatiefl of maat i. Some idaa of the ramifleationi i inquiry waa givea te-dav Ifl hi i I ,:.,-irning owaeranip of tlic yardi at Kanaaa City and St. PauL Croll ? rj that seitl armour i <'o.. of which ?'? Armour owbi 70 per cent, had aay ia ? in the Kaaaaa City yarda. "Old any of tha b:g packeri I plaat at St. Paul before Armour began baildiag their plant there';" aiked Hi "Yea, 81 fl I ' ?? ? " replli d - IJonus .More Than $100,000 "Did Armour & Co. reccivc i bonui ? - g 'iier- '.'" "A citixens' eommtttee agreed to do 'nut I do not kaoa have done tior wiuit tha ti,* il amounl B/aa to 04 " , much ai $ i,i "I eannot ? \ more tl ar | ' -?I i.-.-:? nre to aa In i : ir be r-.ur.e ? 15,520 but. like all other ihareholdi ra, hia idi atity waa i-i-.ili d tl rough ;i." aae bi al ara war raal i, o b< irei Croll aaid Armour now had I irned 'ii hii itock to Armour a *'o. in order thal tockholdei i of that ec - ? ? -ii tnemberi of the Armour ily, might iienetit. Owaorahip ? itock, . ped MttniN nf the methodi used by Ar mour and I'rince in obtaifliflg <? of ? ;.< .i i.n Raiiwaj i Co api ? linary to tbc forma ? ?? ? COBeerB, were brought out ir. | liaed by the eoa -. - itora. Letter Reveola Scheme lel .r to Armour I'rince wrote: ?i propoaa to have tac guai ? ? ; mi the itock exehangee ar.d ? itock will be itl -. We shall do our bi - thi n ?', depreeiate tha valua of the outatanding imall i.'il'i. eoma in. I u ? dur ng the ? i three mOBthl our office will buay itaelf with getting . itanding it. .! 1 get rlown to i minimum. ,\i soon hs we have . ln, ui d it seems ad' t... ^urplu* t v . : Armour & I'rince, bc lettera, put .ip tbe 11.0 peared -n tl a rei rdi c been paid by Franh I!. PegTaAt, bookkeeper and eaahier for I'rince. Armour'.i sharc ? ,-h entitled him I I || cent of the new stoex, hl I'rince havii tioa on .. i ro rata haai their owaorahip of .lunetion at',, :|. I v den inaiated thal ampla . acarity for all - e Yarda Cempant coi - . . . . . ? . n.cngo Junction Ra . -. StOCa Var . moaof ' ..:???'. r ? tl. .-? -. i eoaei rn io . icae,o . ardi ,!?? idei I ha? I ?.. erka and i ? . ly checka of $1 ' .: a eheck . ??? cordiag to tbe corraapaadaace, 1 for Armour. PriaOB, Croll and Wadden refi ?'veral timea .n eorreapondence ' paekara," but Croll and Wadden .: tha: any other pucker than Araaoai ifltaraal . Yarda Company, -?o far a* they kneu. |n on- (etter Prince BrffOto to Armour that if BOOea sar^ ho would moet "the packer Biplala ?' a advaaUga of the ne-.v om BBl v. Armour Still Silent on Woshington Inquiry i |lh kGO, !""? "; ' ' ipol j ta '.nnny ton inveeti6 ? ? Mr. Armour **el< ? , . . . pragf d? - ? '? .. r - jard : ibor d Hoover Rules Aid The Sugar "Trust," Senator Charges New Enablcd to Fix Prices Despite Anti-Tmst Law, Says Chairman Reed '. kSHINGTON, Per. II i ? ? '? Company aad the i Sugar Beflaiag Compi featured tl ' ????*? tion, to-day brought from Senator Ken yon, B BepubliCBB member of the com . .. protaat against uadi rt to pal ' - t"1 tr,al Bt tho . lt I ? ?re." . naan Baed charged, during his of Georg oi" th" food edminiatrar.ion'a augar di4 American Sugar Be ftnfng Company and ita ". Baaa ahle, under the food adminiatra imething the anti-trust lawe had prevented them from doing for yeara, Mr. Rolph em phatically denied thia, ind aaaerted that the administration had performed I the rrirr Withoul now would be al leUSt 18 '? pour.d. Tha eomm ttei had eapaeted I Food Adminiatrator Hoover to-da; .. ,, to hear tbe beet sugar grewera from Weatern states, but Mr. Rolph waa q .?irr.ost the entire day. Mr. Hoover WBI notlfled to appear to morrow at noon. Much time was spent to-day on the complaint of Claua A. Spreckela that tbe food admiaistratlon declined to allow him to pay a alightly hisrhcr price than BBTBOd upon for some Cuban sugar to keep him from cloaiac hia Mr. Rolph said tha requeel waa declined b if the food administration deviatod from the price in one instance it would be eompefled to do m in otkera. ? ? :. il augar eemmittate - part of tke food adrainiatratien La itudytn ,* eonditiona next year. and Mr. Rolph tcstified that its prelimi i ary aaUmate of raw sugar available - .. !>..-. d .-',, an the probable demand. A toUl of 6,170,000 tons will he reejuirad, and tha supply ? ia 6,796,000 tons. \ . onei leral n ^ u ml ad into consumption eatimataa. Prohibition has eauaod an iaeraaaa, Mr. Bolph said, partieularly ia the Sauth, where thou laada, In tha abaeaee of liquor, are Baing more chewing gum, candy and soft drinka. > Jerusalem Greatest British Exploit, Says Lloyd George LONDON, Dec. 21. -In bia speeeh at the .- lon of the Hoaai af Commona yeaterday Premler Lloyd rred to tiie captura of Bag lei Bsalem, as follawai "Theae two eveata added more to 'he (ireat Britain throughout arld than any event in the whole course of the urar. A goo.l deal has -aid aboat 'side akowa,' but Great Britain owea a good deal to these." 300,000 Apples for Troopa ST. LOUIS, DOC. 81. American sol .? aoon will receive r. akipmi . ? ",i,nn Ifiaaouri .. the gift of produce dealera of SULouia. - ??:' ihe applaa was eomplet ed to-day. and it was announced that soon rti? StiJAVEAT^eTUSI PARfS ^ NCW rOKK "/V Oa * 9 -nurf fur-trimm'd rflecf, ?uiuble AJL<L\jQ 'or ItJwll <in^ s'''ni-d''fsj Formerly to $k50. at *65 & $75 | C/ / i Fufhionable mod'U devHoped ipjaj nch l <0 ("^ faT.?- clollai aad nmUnrd laita Im furj. Formeily to $95. dt $55 . \ i >t ? btlfofl ?? fl'.ei, veiveieen ^nri -atin. f/J^YlJOkP '"'h fl"'"p coJlar, "^ a'"' ,Xirdfr' (^/ 7 \/\J r,ings ot fashionable ! jr?. Formerly to $225. at $85 & *| 10 /| Foi slrrrt .md ahenMOa '-rar, also / . a ^ including DANCE FROCKS ol laf /1^-JoJXU icU, net and chiffon. Formerly to $125. at M5 & $65 Congress to Get Railway Message After Holidays President Will Be Ready Then to Make Recom mendations About Roads WASHIXGTO.V, Dec 21. Preaideat Wilaofl will aend a meaaage ta Cea immediately afl didagi lecommending enac':::en' of legialation to meet the tran?portation aituation. The Pre?ident to-day reques'.ed that the Senate Interstate Commerce Com? mittee withhold making any iaveatiga tion, as provided uncier the Cumm.ru reaolution, until hn message had been received. The Preaideat still ia engagcd in a earefu] atady ot the entire railroad aituation, partieularly with the e\tent : lcfr.il powrrs in relatiofl to it. He ia baid, bowevar, no* te have i , eonclaaion -o tor as to what recommi adatio make. Roth the !'r<--. . gal ad , however, are pu-mve iOf his leirai powers to ik over Csir.trol of tho carriers if, :n bil OpiniOB, he lieem it advisable. The Senate i-ornm.Ltee held an axeea tive session to-day, at which plans for the for'.hcoming mves.tigation were to ? neen mad*. Chairman Newlandi iater announced ?hat a s.jb-committee. i-omposed of himself and Senator* 1'omerene, Saulsbury, Cummins and Kellojrx. had been appointed to forrnu lata aad aubmit to the lateratate Corn CommiaaiOB and to the railroad executives a roqueat for statiatieal and other information. -? - Draft Defeated by 150,000 in Australia svns'F.Y, Aaatralia, Dac, ~o. inieas the aoldier vote on the varioua front?, which has not yet been counted. offsets the vote in Australia, the gOVOrBBBOnfl conscription inhcmri has been defeated in a referendum by a majority of about 150.000. Tftat the aoldier vote, however, will r-hange thr | 0 he i.ardly li!;. ly, <>'i BCCOUflt of the ActuailyAged H# rV;umpkantlij auusrior to ihe t?sdition9 of the iraported _ M4D? WITH _ jjjU^llvlln SPARKLING TABLE WATER vote against conscrintion m New Seafli Wales, which gave a majority of 11a, 001 against the propoaaL Thm* faref able to eonacription were &urpna?4J Bf IIIt in Yictoria, which reveraaa laat year'a favorable vote by g-.-.-iaga ority of 1,500 against conscnaaai tBic year. Peru to Prohibit Export Of Food Needed for Own Um LIMA, Pera, Dee. ^l me eaperta tion of i'oodatuffs aecaeeary for heee consumption i< prohibited by a hd adopted to-day by the Senate. he i I protiuct h ported from P i;ar te tht about t-8,000.000 wai expertei An Appeal to the Traveling Public Under the general authority rranted by the Secretary of War fTrteen thousand soldiers from tho National Army Encampments will travel to and from their homes for the holidays over the Penn sylvania Railroad. Transportation for these men must be provided chieflv on lines which ?re already most severely taxed in the effort to move promptly the greatly increased traffic?both passenger and freight ?? due to the war. In addition to handling the soldiers who are granted holiday leaves of absence, other troop movements must be simultaneously carried out. Meantime the transportation of industrial workers engaged in iactorios executing government orders must not be impeded even temporarily. 4 Thousands of such workers are carried daily by the Pennsyl vania Railroad and no trarfic is of more vital importance to the Country. a? To meet this situation successfully, the management of the Pennsylvania Railroad thereforeearnestly rcquest that, as an act of patriotism, pleasure travel during the holiday period be *uapended, and that railroad travel be volantarily restricted to necessary tnp? on affairs of business. a This will give the soldiers. who assuredly have the hrst claim to consideration, a better opportunity to visit their homes in comfort and will also minimize interference with the conduct of war in dustrie*. PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY.