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To Clear Schools
Senator Slater Asserts They
Are Known t, Teuton Text
Says Censor Is Needed
Education Officials Must Prove
loyalty by Past Acts,
[Staff Correspondent \
ALBANY. !?<?!>. 1?,., Senator George
A. Slater, of Weatcheater County, iira
letter sent yesterday to John L. Tilds?
ley, Associate Superintendent of
Schools, New York City, said:
?if you have suspected or pro-Ger
inans connected in any way with your
school system in your city, either as
teachers, officers or superintendents,
the duty is yours to dislodge them. Lei
every one profess hi? Americanism and
? : ove it by his p.t-1 acts."
Senator Slater's Letter
Senator Slater's letter, which ho said
was an answer to a request from Tilds
ley "for information." follows in part:
"Your letter of the i lth instant re?
ceived. 1 offered a bill to amend the
education law relative to the use of
certain textbooks In public schools, be
causc I was led to believe that there
! ad been no proper supervision or cen?
sorship by tin State Department of
EducatioiK?-of textbooks relative to the
subject of civics, economics, history,
literature and language. I thought it
wise to do this on account of the. de?
velopments growing out of the' present
wer. . . .
"The nation that will conduct in?
sidious intrigues in this country, in
Mexico, in the Argentine, to gain its
purpose, undoubtedly has sown seeds
? >f poison in many other ways. Wc are
finding out these ways by degrees. . , ..
Vou have listed on the official list of
?he Board of Education of your city a
book of Prokosh, 'Deutscher Lehrgang.'
<?n page 109 of this book he gives an
incorrect account of the Germau con?
stitution. There is hardly a correct
statement in the whole article. It gives
you the impression that the German
people have representation and liberty,
which is quite contrary to the truth?.
You will also find in Frederick Betz's
hook, entitled 'About a Croat King and
Others,' many illuminating anecdotes,
etc, . . . There is another textbook
a Cern?an, 'Geschichte und Sage.' a
most excellent book for the German
?J> Cerard Exposed Propaganda
"Former Ambassador James W. Ger?
ard, in the course of a recent address,
-poke with indignation of a textbook
which had been published since the dec?
laration of war, and was introduced
'"or study in a high school of your city,
which contained insidious German
cause of heart
Drink your coffee
without the drug.
95% of the
Prepared, roasted and
packed in a modern
WOMEN MOTOR DRIVERS DRILLING IN CENTRAL PARK
(Copyright international Film Service.)
All of these women, who are expert drivers, have offered their services to the government for any duty t?> which they may be assignee!, They are
already aiding as chauffeurs and messengers, thereby releasing men for military work.
propaganda. He will undoubtedly advise
you upon request.
"The Tribune of recent date through
its editorial columns said: 'The tier
man virus oats in everywhere. There
ean be little doubt that for some years
before the war the German government,
; as an adjunct to its spy service here,
was planting propagandists on the
teaching staffs of our sehools and col?
leges. Pressure was skilfully created
through tho German language press and
through German and German-American
organizations for a larger recognition
of German Kultur, and especially for
tho compulser;,- teaching of the German
language in tho public schools.'
"I am in receipt of a letter from the
secretary of the conference oL mayors
and other city officials of the State of
1 Now York, wherein he states that the
general legislative committee of the
conference, acting ('or the cities of the
state, heartily approves of this legisla?
tion. It should be approved by all citi
i zens of unquestioned patriotism.
"1 am not aiming at German litera?
ture like the works of Goethe, Schiller
or Lessing. They do not teach Prussian
ideals as found in the works of many
present German writer-.
?'I feel it the duty of the Legislature
of the state to protect our future citi?
zens and our ideals of government."
Senator Slater, pressed for names of
school officials whom he regards as pro
German, declined to mention names.
"There is not a man conversant with
educational affairs in Xew York who
does not know who is pro-German and
: who is not in the Hoard of Education,"
Charge of Pro-Germanism
In Schools Is Unfounded,
Says Dr. J. L. Tildsley
Dr. John L. Tildsley, of the Hoard of
Education, stated last night, that Sena?
tor Slater's charges were without foun?
dation. "There is no one on the Hoard
of Education or who is associated with
me in the conduct, of the schools but
who is as loyal and patriot ie as one
ean be," he said.
"It is true that some of our officials
of German stock may have had sym?
pathy for the Fatherland before we en?
tered the war. Hut now that the United
States is in the conflict they are
Americans in mind and action.
"Senator Slater lias given no1 proof
of his charges of pro-Germanism in the
schools. It has been intimated that he
may be referring to Acting Superin?
tendent Straubenmuller, but there is
absolutely no basis for this inference.
Mr. Straubenmuller is as loyal as 1 am.
and one of my sons is now at Harvard
studying for the army.
"None of the teachers is suspected
of pro-Germanism. Some time ago
there was a teacher in a high school
here who was so pro-German that she
obtained a leave of absence that her
feelings might not interfere, with her
"Outside of this case then' is, to
ray knowledge, no ease of pro-German?
ism in the schools."
Wild Rumors of
Spread by Women
589 Killed in One Charge,
Is Munchausen Tale of
A woman seated herself yesterday
with a sigh of relief ni a rest room in
a Fifth Avenue store and remarked
that she was all worn out by carrying
cake and flowers and things to the
poor, maimed American soldiers in base
hospitals in New York, and now she
had to do shopping for her sister.
Her conversational missile caused a,
ripple of interest in the rest room.
None of t'he other women, i'. appeared,
hail heard of the ads e?t of American i
wounded. The stranger smiled sig?
nificantly, remarking that it was quite
natural; the i newspapers concealed
such news. Not being a newspaper
herself, she proceeded t?? reveal some
of it, including the story o'?' "one poor
fellow whose leg had been shot off," to
tho effect that his. entire battalion had
been wiped out six weeks ago. the Ger?
mans killing 589 in one charge.
Having convinced part of lier audi?
ence, at least, that city hospitals
teemed with wounded and defeated
American soldier;-, and that, the govern?
ment: and the newspapers were con?
spiring to hide til?.' facts, the fatigued
shopper departed tu resume lier er?
rands of mercv.
A little later Miss S. B. Ilamne.r, an
agent of the National Surgical Dressing .
Committee, stationed in the rest room,
repeated the conversation to another
group of women. One of them reported
it to Mrs. lves Douglas, a member of
the same committee, who forthwith is?
sued a warning against such gloomy I
gossips and directed thai the names of
any such appearing in that rest room ?
in the future be taken and inquiries
A reporter visited Base Hospital No. |
1, but found neither wounded men nor
ministering gossips. There were onlj
two injured nun there who liad evei
seen France, and neither o? them was
wounded. Fach had fallen down a
transpon, hatch and broken his leg.
The senior medical officer in the city
declared that the other hospitals con?
tained no wounded and few sick sol?
diers back from France.
For Having Toluol
Charged with handling large quanti?
t?s of toluol without a Federal per
RHETA CHILPE DORR
That wonderful woman
reporter is now "Over
The first series of her
Will begin in
Monday, February 18
Every woman should read
these articles because they
tell of the astonishing
things the women of Eng?
land are doing.
mit, Dr. Isaac Straus, president of the
Chromos Chemical Company, who came
to this country shortly after the out?
break of the war, was taken into eus- j
tody on Wednesday by agents of the
Navy Intelligence Service and is being,
detained at Ellis Island pending an in
vestigation of his activities in this i
country by the government.
])r. Straus was arrested in his suite
in the Nassau Hotel, Long Beach, where
he was spending the winter with his
wife and children.
Assistant United States Distric At?
torney Kobi rt Stephenson, who is in
charge of the ease, explained yesterday
that Straus at present was not in?
terned as an enemy alien. lie added
that, tiie arrest ivas made for violation
of the now Federal law, which requires
all persons handling toluol to obtain
;. permit from the United States Hu
reati of .Mines. Toluol i.; the chief in?
gredient ?if a powerful explosive known'
According to the story told by Dr.
Straus after hin arrest, the toluol in I
the Brooklyn plant was used 'only in
the manufacture of benzoate of soda.
?I his is being investigated by the Fed
Straus is also president and treas?
urer of (lie Aipha Omega Publishins
Company, which publishes "The Amcri-1
can Jewish Chronicle."
Alien Enemy Hunt
Here to Begin Soon
\ systematic round-up of the. thou-,
sands of unnaturalized Germans who
failed to register will be started soon :
by the Department of Justice, assisted
by tlie police. A Federal ofiicial yester?
day outlined the plan, as follows:
The completed lint- of, the police eon
sus will be compared with all the other,
lists now in the hands of city, state
and Federal ofticials of alien enemies \
who obtained war zone and other
passe-, those listed in the New York
State census and ties" und:!- investi
gation by the Department of Justice.
Names will be checked off, and those
left, after the comparison will lie the |
object of the city-wide search. Each l
patrolman ?ill be asked to investigate '
those names found in his territory, and ,
to turn over to the Federal detectives ;
additional names of those suspected as
Where an alien can show good reason
for non-registration illness or absence
from the city, for example ho will lie
given a chance to comply with the
President's proclamation. Otherwise !
immediate internment will he the fate
of all those caught.
Nation-Wide Search Begun
For Enemy Alien Property
WASHINGTON, Feb. ID. Fedora!
agents to-day are searching the coun?
try for enemy alien property which has
not been reported. The search vas
ordered by A. Mitchell ?'aimer, Alien
Property Custodian, in a statement!
calling upon loyal Americans to assist i
in giving information of enemy aliens
who. through ignorance of the law or ,
malicious intent, have failed to make |
returns of their holdings.
?Mr. Palmer stated that, the law will
be impartially enforced against all;
i nemy individuals and corporations !
withholding reports. Violators are sub- :
jeet to a tine of Sin,on,) or ten years I
imprisonment, or both.
The custodian ordered tlie imme?
diate taking over of the Schutte &
ICocrting Company, of Philadelphia, a
big automatic valve concern, which has
been working on government, contracts.
It was announced that the hearing had
shown the company to be owned en
tirely by German interests in Ger
Drafting of Workers
Authorized in Italy
P.?.ME, f.d.. 1... A decree has been
promulgated, providing for voluntary
national service lor agriculture, in?
dustry and public works.
'flu' government reserve.-- to itself the
right to resort to compulsion in the
cent that volunteers do not come for?
ward in sufficient numbers.
"The Eye Makes
|| Surface Street Car Adver?
tising in Manhattan. Bronx,
Westrhester and Statten
For Large and Small
u'it'- for ratea
New York City Car
JESSE WINBIT..'.. Preal lent
22 5 Fifth Ave.. N. Y. City
I6S ) Madl? m Square.
St ??' ? '??? i arda. WoJlave a Standard
With Littell Over
Assistant to Quartermaster
General Asks To Be
| Staff Correspondence \
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. The first
open break between army chuts since
Secretary of War Baker announced hia
reorganization of the General Staff
came to-dav, when Brigadier General
Isaac W. Littell, the army cantonment
builder, asked to be relieved and placed
on Cue retired list.
The action of General Littell fol?
lowed a clash with Major General
George V.'. Goethals, acting quarter?
master general ami assistai?', chiol o\
.-tat!' uiuler the reorganization plans.
Goethals readily consented to Lit
tell's giving up tue cantonment work
and approved his request for retire?
ment with the rank of brigadier gen?
eral. The application was held up by
the adjutant general, however, because
Littell cannot lu.' retired in that grade
until lie has served a full year as a
The clash between Goethals and Lit?
tell first developed when Goethals took
charge of the quartermaster depart?
ment. Littell, a quartermaster officer,;
was - ? lected by Secretary of War Baker j
for the big job of building the army i
cantoments, and was made directly an?
swerable to the Secretary for the per?
formance of his job. I
Shortly after assuming the post of
Acting quartermaster, General Goethals I
obtained an order from Secretary
Baker requiring tho cantonment divi?
sion to report through the quarter?
master general's office on matters re-1
hi! ing to expenditures. Later General i
Goethals also took steps to require
i re;;.:: -? : j om I.iltc ! I - ;' - en
on all work. This brought a protest:
from the latter and from his staff of;
assistants. For a. time General Goeth?
als considered i he transfer of the
cantonment work to the engineer ;
corns, but arguments were advanced ?
that construction work has been in |
the quartermaster corns for a hundred
years and should remain there, and
General Goethals relented,
The break that reached a climax with '
Littell's request \'ov retirement came,
however, when Go?thals refused to i
commission a number of men in the
Littell tiled with the quartermaster
general a list, of reserve officers lie de?
sired promoted. The ranks of major
and captain were asked ?'or a large !
number. On the advice of his admin?
istrative assistants, who believed the
work General Littell's aids were re
quired to perform could as weil be
done by civilians, Goethals rejected i
the applications. Littell promptly
asked to be relieved and retired.
Pennell Quits Art Clixb
After Loyalty Rebuke
f Special Correspondence 1
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15. Joseph
Pennell, member of the National j
Academy of Design, of the National In- ?
stitute of Arts anil Letters, of the Royal
Belgian Academy of Arts, and an
original member of the Painters and
Ltchers of Great Britain and many,
other societies of Europe and America.'
whose black-aiul-wh ile masterpieces
are famous, has tendered his, resigna-,
?-ion from the Art Club.
The reason given for Mr. Penncll's
resignation by many members of the
club ?s that he resented the action of
the house committee in summoning him
before them to rebuke him for alleged
pro-peace and anti-English utterances.
Officers of the club admitted thai
action had been taken, but refused i"
say whether or not the resignation had
bei n as yet acted upon.
Always when in Philadelphia Mr.'
Pennell has resided at the Art Club,
?'.-here his long, gaunt ligure was one
of the most familiar sights in the club.
Since his resignation, however, he has
moved to a hotel, a short distance away i
from the club, on Broad Street.
Mr. Pennell to-day was asked about
his resignation. He sa;d:
"I do net care to discuss t\\c matter.
It is true that I have tendered my res?
ignation from Cu- ,\r!. ('ni,, i consider
tho matter ;< one between the members
of t he comm it i ec and nie."
According to various members of'the
club, Mr. Pennell was so outspoken in
his anti-English sentiments that not
only was he 'obnoxious' to. many of
them. but. ?hey feared ha would actual?
ly impugn the patriotism of the club.
German Parlor in Illinois
To War on Anti-Americanism
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. Reports of anti
Americanism in certain counties of Illi?
nois iias induced the State Council of
Defence to enlist the Rev. (?. A. Kan*
zer, a Cern?an Evangelical clergyman
o, Pana, I!!., to take up "missionary"
work' i ?i those localit ies,
Although of German parentage, the
Rev. Mr. Kanzer, it was .-.aid to-day in
announcing the plan, has decided views
a? to why the United States is in the
war. In his addresses to audiences h?
will talk m the German language m
t'Ti.rf^ to eliminate the anti-American
s ni fit.
Is Challenged to
Editor of "Music News" Re?
vives Charges of Soprano's
Opera Star Defended
Friend Declares Publication Is
Trying to Becloud Libel
Miss Frieda Ilcmpel, soprano of the
Metropolitan Opera House, has been
challenged by "The Music NfeWS," a
publication devoted to musical inter?
ests, to declare her sentiments toward
this country. The d?fiance to Miss j
Ilcmpel is carried in the most recent j
issue of the publication in the form
of an open letter signed by ('liarles
E. Watt, the editor. Miss Hempel has l
paid no attention to the letter. lier j
friends say they do not believe she ;
has seen it.
An effort was made to communicate ,
with the singer iast night, but she is
out oi* the city on a concert tour. A
friend who spoke for her, however, de?
clared the letter was an effort to be?
cloud the issue of a suit for malicious
libel now being prosecuted in Chicago
by Miss ?lemoel against "The Music
News," because of the publication of
an'alleged malicious attack on her by
Joseph l)e Valdor, the paper's New,
"This man Do Valdor," said the
friend who woul?! not permit his name
to be used, "attended a performance at
the Metropolitan at which Miss Hempel
sang. He went out of his way to at?
tack her. She promptly brought suit,
against; the paper for malicious libe'.
That case is yet to be heard.
"The effort <>?" the paper to becloud
?be issue by again dragging in Mis;;
Hempcl's sentiments toward this coun?
try and its people is too obvious. T
am, of course, not authorized to spe?k
lor Miss Hempel, and it may be she will
feel that she has something to say
when she sees the letter.
"It is known that Miss Hempel has
given of lier services freely for char?
itable enterprises in the aid of govern?
ment relief. She has, as well, contrib?
uted from her own private purse to
many war relief funds. On-i^f a few
? days ago she sent her check to the
Mayor's fund for coal relief for the
Kiss Stars in Flag
Business Men at Williamson
and Mount Olive, ill., Take
Law in Own Hands
| Special Correspondence j
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 15.?Illinois pro
Germans last night were given their
second lesson in the principles of
Americanism, when mob violence,
which began Tuesday right at Staun
ton, 111., when two I, \Y. W. were tarred
<\].:il feathered, spread to Mount Olive,
li!.. and to yVilliamson, a mining camp
near Staunton. At Mount Olive a mob
led by prominent business men?marched
t> the home of P. Hein, a leading mer?
chant, charged with making disloyal
remarks, forced him from the cellar.
where he had fled in his night clothes,
and compelled him to kneel on the icy
sidewalk on his bare knees and kiss
each of the forty-eight stars in the ?lar.
The mob then broke into tlie saloon
of Herman Caster, which had been the
stronghold of pro-German Socialists,
compelled faster to kiss the flag and
promise to discharge immediately a
pro-German employe. Other men of
uncertain loyalty who were found in
the saloon were taken into the street,
whipped soundly and threatened wittt"
immediate expulsion if more disloyal
remarks were heard.
At Williamson u committee of citi?
zens went in force to the homes of two
men of German leanings and ordered
them to be gone by Saturday night or
face another tar party. Staunton citi?
zens kept, active by turning over to
the police a man charged with threat?
ening to tear! the lied Cross button
from a woman's coat.
Pacifists in Peace
Meeting Here To-day
Five hundred pacifists. Socialists and
radicals are expected to attend the lirst
sesi ion of the two days' "national
peace conference," whiev will open this
morning at Bryant Hall, Sixth Avenue
near Forty-second Street. Scott Near
ing, chairman of the People's Council,
is to start the proceedings with a dis?
cussion of "Our Present Duty and
Jacob Pauken will proside a' t i
night's s.es-.ion, winch will be hold in
Brevoort Hall. 15<1 East Fifty-fourth
Street, when the delegates will disci-s
"The People's Voie; in the Peace Set?
tlement." To-morrow morning the con?
ference will again meet at. Bryant Hai'
To-morrow afternoon Morris Hillquit.
Dr. Judah 1.. .Magnes and Amos Pinch >t
are to speak in the Central Opera
House, Sixty-seventh Street lind Third
Avenue. An international dinner will
he given in the Central Opera House
The conference plans to elect dele?
gates to "an inter-Allied labor confer?
ence, which is to be held in the i.ear
future, possibly in London."
Dinner for Hennig,
Acquitted of Treason
Paul Hennig, who was honorably ac
?luittod of the charge of treason on
Thursdav in the United States District
Court, m Brooklyn, will be the guest
of his neighbors to-night al a dinner in
Holweg's Hotel, South ??'.one Park,
On leaching bis home in South, ?l/one
Park, on which be bad placed a second
mortgage to meet the expenses of his
trial, Hennig found a number of
friends who had heard of his acquittal,
gathered to welcome him. Plans for
to-night's celebration were formed at
"I don't want to make any statement
yet as to my future plans " Hennig
i said. "Die period of the trial was like
one continuous nightmare to me. I
hope to-night to have a good sleep. I
, am much in need of rest.
"Of course I expected this kind of a
verdict. N'obody who followed the cus.>
, closely and intelligently could have e.\
'. pected anything different. [ knew I
?was innocent. My conscience was al
j ways clear."
ANNE LEWIS PIERCE. Director of the Tribune loatitute.
With Ike Collaboration of the UsS. Department of Agriculture, Bureau ol
Markets, New York Office, and the Bureau of Foods and
Drugs of the City Hoard of Health.
Saturday, February 16, 1918
ORGANIZING VERSUS AIMLESS KICKING
Suppose all ihe middlemen were eliminated (and a sorry
day it would be for the consumer), what, then, would we do with
the farmer who held his wheat for ?$3, when Uncle Sara himself
said a fair price wa.s $2.20? What would we do with the potato
growers who refused to ship potatoes when they could because
the price was too low'and held them until cold weather, when '
they couldn't travel? What about the dairymen who say that
they will contribute to the feeding of the East Side babies on a
philanthropic basi.<, but that they will not. produce milk and seli
! it for less than it costs them, on sentimental grounds ?
Isn't it more sensible and more profitable to make a study of
. conditions as they are. to organize to protect our own interests
| on a fair basfs, and to assist in cutting out some of the lost and
I wasteful motions in buying and selling, rather than to kick aim
! lessly, probably hit the wrong man and get nowhere?which ig,
> where we have been getting for the last decade? It is only that
1 war conditions have emphasized the troubles we had before the ?
[ war began.
Hence, Consumers' Buying Clubs.
Telephone the club organizer. Morningside 77iU and 7795.
for help in organizing a club and for information as to what he
i can offer you m making a notable saving on vour butter and egg
RECORD OF CLUB NO. 14
(Jut of the forty clubs, No. 14 holds the record. This club
is formed among the employes of a large office building, and be
| gan business on February 8 with an order for fifteen dozon eggs.
i The second order called for twenty-eight dozen eggs and eight
pounds of butter, and the third, which came in on February 13.
was for seventy-five dozen eggs and thirty pounds of butter.
Does this speak well for service or not?
A STATEMENT OF RETAIL PRICES IN TYPICAL STORES AND LOCAL/.
TIES (February 15, 1918)
Pr?Sps i,: < ?'. 's per pound unless olherivin sta cd
City I High class Chain <.'!a^
Cl .1 . City , II?k'?i ?
Si.j.-e. JMarketJ Suit
BEEF .?.11 ?18'^
Sirloin .I ....
Round . ....
Rib roast .
Stew meat .
Stew .| _
Rabbits, pair.25 ?90
Chickens (F &. F).2S ? :.:.
Fowl tV & Ft.28 -?:??
Turkey (frozen) .36 ?3?s
FISI?: " !~ '" ;
Ling . ;!!?? .
Cod (F & V). 0 ?14 .17
Mackerel \ frozen ) .14 ?15
Flounder ? 1- & F). 5 ?-IS
Whiting (frozen) . -1 ? 4'.
Pollock . !-' & F). 7 ?15
Km, Its (F & F).12'-?-30
Cheese .10 ??28?4
t?ggs ; cold st'age, i, doz.
Kggs i fresh), cio7,?n.... 52 ?59
( labbage . 3 ? 6 5 4
Lettuce . 8 ?12 5?10 5
Onions . 1 ? 2 5 ? !0 3
Potatoes . 3 3-5 5 I
Tomatoes .13 ? ? 20 12
Cauliflower .[4 ?20 15 20?10 i
Turnins .i I ' i 4 4
Carrots ., Hj? 2!t 5 8j
28 ? 36 20
28 10 ? 12
22 35 ?10
-3.-, t0 ?48
15 _ _
15 20 ?32 16'??In I
30 4 5 ?6U 2 S
25 30 l> 23
15 30 161-. IS
15 _ it 12
15 I ?'? 10'. _
30 10 22 20 ?10
58 55 ?56
56 5S_? 70
4 4 6
15 5 ? 7 10 ?15
7 5 ? 6
!>., 4?4'-, 6 ?10
35 17 20 ?30
30 26 ?10 50 ?75
7 3 3
IS 4 5
White flour .
Rye flour .
Rolled oats .
8 1-7 6 ?10
NORMAL?Frozen n.ih and frozen poultry, grapefruit, oranges, potatoes
( urnips, lettuce. ,
SCARCE?Celery, grapes, fresh poultry, string beans, pumpkins, peppers,
eggplant, red cabbage, kale, spinach.
IN THE FOOD MARKET
What with ;i heatless Monday, a meatless Tuesday Rnd the comiPf
n? Lent, meat.is fairly cheap, ami stewing meat at 2'_' to 28 cent?, and sir
loin steak and rib roast at '?0. compare well with any other foods a\aito
! i'?.-, since etc^s and fish aro still far from cheap, unless the fish are frozen.
Lamb especially is not a luxury and is not needed for shipment, Prices
are unusually low, and afford good value.
By the way. New York is not doing: its duty eating frozen fish, and
some of the supply on hand is being .-hipped to more appreciative centres.
Frozen cod and flounder at 17 and 15 cents, whiting at 8 to 15, mackerel
at 25, are all good buys. Halibut still costs 30 to 50 cents.
With 3,500.000 pounds of butter in storage it would seem that we
ought to be able to buy a pound of first class butter for less than .57 certs.
fait that is the best that even the Consumers' Club can do for you. Uncle
Sam is helping to keep up the price of butter. Most 'of the supply >"
storage belongs to the Army, Navy and Allied Provisioning Commission,
and the navy has just asked for bids on a half million pounds of fresh
butter. With such a competitor in the riarket the common citizen cannot
look forward to getting his butter much cheaper.
Potatoes have also taken a drop in price. The warm weather has
1 allowed them to move freely, and iarge shipments are coining in from
Long Island. Even the price of these, which is always high, has dropped
to '2"-U cents a pound wholesale, New York potatoes selling as low as '- 4
The best purchase in cooking atiples is the Maine Baldwins, 1nt)>
are good enough for eating purposes, but are not ouite so handsome to
look at as the New York Baldwins, and sell at a much lower price, so tha'"
they can bo used more cheaply than the Greening cooking apples from
? New York.
Large shipment- of Florida lettuce ought to have lowered the niuri>c-?
but tho quality is so much higher than previous arrival.- that the pflf^
has been kept up. Florida cabbage is also selling at ?Vu cents a poun<>
1 wholesale, and the other winteY vegetables are holding their own in price.
; because the supplies are only moderate, and the other vegetables have
j not yet begun to come in.
(Th.is column appears on Wednesday and Saturday)