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THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST IS, 1914.
XT 5 2 WHEAT WHITMAN ON TRAIL OF FOOD SPECULATORS, Orders SrniThinc Inquiry Into Uliifniry Increases in 'rices. rilOr.( !TIOX MAY FOLLOW Mayor to Xiitno Committee Mrs. Heath's Housewives Lcnfriip in Kijjht. Prices in Washington Market. Ther prices wore quoted yester day h" ''irl A. Kmcli, president of tli" VVnhlnptnn Mnrket Mer chant. A.ncliitlnti : Beef I'rlini' roust, 28 cents; pot ro.ist. 2. cent.: top sirloin, 28 cents; jiortrrL"Uso Ktoiik, H2 cents; sir loin steak. 2s cents; round steak, 2S cents; chuck Monk. 20 cent. Lamb- -I.t-k's, 24 cents; bind qunr ter, 2r cents; chops, 33 cents; fore quarters, 22 cents. Veal Koast, 25 cents; chops, 29 rests; cutlets, .12 cents. Pork Roast, 2.ri cents; chops, 23 cents Ham, 24 cents. llacpu, 2S cents. District Attorney Chsrlts 8. Whitman yn bffr'.n to-day an Inquiry Into the In-1 rrfuo which have been made In the. prints of certain foodstuffs. He has as signed Assistant District Attorney William A Deford, who successfully r.vMif-ated and prosecuted members of the lo-i-alird "poultry trust," to conduct the inquiry, and It promises to be a smirching unc In announcing his determination to Cnd out th reasons back of the boost in prices of certain necessities of life, the apply of which are not altogether af filed b the Kuronean war, the District Attorney said: ' Ar.j combination of dealers In food-1 r.'i.fs who. through a monopoly, may j fconsvre to advance their prices unwar-1 nr.t"i;i. is guilty of conspiracy. This o!f.oe will at once bgtn an Investigation j to dottnnlne whether tho advance In the yrWt of food in the county of New York I Is warranted or Is the result of such n: cor.ip.tjcy. I shall welcome the cooper ation of any organized body or bodies mt citizens who may be In u DoslUon to , I To liH'liulr All Poods. Mr t'l 'iird Inquiry will Include bints. Until. Mig.ir. tggs, coffee and cthe. nrln-IeK tin prices of which have tten idvancrd fmce the war started. The Ulstrlct Attorni will Invite whole iiors, retailers, otflcers of -aiiou bodies, n-prrviit.itivrs oi tho llousuwlvcs Lt-ague, city officii! and otlurs to visit his of ficn ,md th ow whatever light they can oa .' nn: : ioi - It- wanta oil the evl-ilft,- ,i ,(. to the e.vlstenco of any p'irtuu.i uiniiiii.il. on or "food trust." I' tiidn cvdfnce of conspiracy jti ?. nt on v 11 follow. Mno' M tc'iel .ld jvsterday that ho would 'io.li' a committee of c tlzcns i aai HiUmi .ril offlelal to Investigate high r.ri'- s c o i l .turi-i and other necessities. H expros.'l it-, belief that many ad vances weru uiiw-.irr inted. It Is sene .ill' innreid that ti?r Is ri Juit'tlca'lon for ln.'renss In prices of tfria'i foodit nits, not Imported, except on fie theory thit Hies.' commodities aro V'r.K 'naiilpul.iieil f-,r speculative pur prss For Inst nice, the ordinary lay men fat's to understand why the price of flour should go up when thero Is such a plfr.Mfu! abundance of wheat In the coun try and when In fact wheat has dropped from 2 to I'-j cents per bushel. Wholesalers and retailers declare that thi miller aiune Is responsible for the In crease and that he has anticipated u zrMtlv Increased demand fiom abroad. In the matter of beef and other meats wt.olrtdleis Insist that their adancc ere due to the fact that live stock espe cially hef, Is very scarce and have put n.oat of the blame for the boosting In frlces on th retailer. I, Eg. Mar Oo Skr TTIxh, The man who handles eggs before the .retailer gets them tells you that eggs 'have gone up and are going still higher lur a variety of reasons. "No man knows how high they will be tsfore many moons roll by," said a well MMpaTo a hue and cry. as you will remember, Kinai cold storage Several State puscd laws limiting the period In which 'f-rs could be held In cold storage. The ; result was that many men did not put 's"i ln storage becaiiKe (hev rouliln l I aford to be arbltratl'v obllgel In dump tr.tn on the market at the end of certain I periods T'ihi of course I ci 8 ilecreised i supply "ihen again vast riiiantltle- Rgi ha I been stored abroad for tho, Amr' in mnrl.el u'lilM, n.ll n. l.'ll, f..i..j v.. ,, .. . i-'i" I igo e'Miiiers HIH1 lllir i fanlllet. A thl iM element Is the fact that corn has :un in, i.ml will h . lltl l,nh. 1 I' looks to me that eggs will go to a price ' that they have not icaebed before in , r-r.y "ears " the present emergency F'i were quoted yesterday In The Secretary of Agriculture and mem- Wt . i, rr Mnrknt at cents s dojep ; beri of the Federal Itescrvo Hoard will 3 i. -v.,ecied they will be .ir, rent In ,i attend th morning stslon of 'he confer ii' "-(,' enee. S'eeretury MrAdoo rsld th's eve. Hj"- advatieed 'j cent nhnlers nhinlng: .''"lav Hnd the same amoiinl again on '"''he foreign exchange situation and the -. i. V..strday'8 retail price for question of providing sufficient rhlps to l'- lector ws lit cents a. pound as ltn' Rral" r'"t'"n crops tn Ku- ftstpa. rents on Tliesdnv ' ropean markets are pressing problems, and T-re . i in Hd'-Hnen vest'e'rdav In the 'litvcrnnuuit w.ll make every efrnrt to rr . r mti, U'"l.T WILSON TO ACT. .!' Illl,(.' f ('oncrrcai e.aiiKc Hope for n o Tic, Au. 13 Hope is ! r--'s. I r'i s'nd 1 n 1 1 it Hi 11. is of P.inirrCMM tit. if WlUrin lin) , pcrsii.idtd lo ' "iins.Mgc tirntrtHlng against the 'lVi' ,n tooi prlcct that has fnl- '''I 'he i'1'br. k of war In Kurope o 'n-.erh ire nisposerl to Until M'fi'U- H' r f.-u- rc,jonlb;e fur the Increases In ug.ir and other coiiiiniJltli'8 of '' VI I n'Cekh.tv. Thev urn of 1'ic ''"'en thit If the I'risldcnt dlrecfd "'ntion to the 'natter In ;i inoiNage It niUMt hive a snlutaty i Ifect on Ihe sltmi. t.on Anethtr refiilution on Ihe p-ne siiiii ton ! offered In thn IIoiim' lo.il.iv bv 'I'-t'tesentdtlvc llo'.vai-.l of lieorgl.i. tepr.rnt.itvt. Hill) .r I'eimsi lv aula t'J Introrluced one o' the uvolut.o is vc mil . '. '"fl l 'hal Hicio b.is b '.n a reneril aiv.itirn within two 'rmk of ... on all principal of fond Mile ' 14 '-b " uld riiMh throtiBh a law '1' 'V"ll.l s ml lo ' the rv.ni r i tillers t" .-m."." Vr.;"!W,"n,; "' w",h . . no, n 'ill', I - I'm n i. , , , i . vv.eVs ..us ,,i- mi i 0 fond, m Itepn ;..tit Hue Donoho .,f Hi. ... . t ,H. ..r .1... 'olutJons presented ix,tCrday. SEIZURES STOP BRITISH SEIZURES CAUSE HALT nu hit hdjitw evdadto uudt? Shippers. With Six Cargoes Diverted, Face Possible Loss of $1.500.000 Decide to Cancel Contracts for Millions of Bushels. APPEAL TO ImYAX FOTi Krport grain dealers of the United Slates and Canada decided yesterday to cease all attempt to supply wheat and other grains and foodstuffs to Europe. Not only will they canoel all exUtlng contrauts wlilch call for deliveries be twain this date and t"ie last of Heptcm ber. but they also will refuse to make any furthor contracts. In addition they filed a strong protest with Secretary of State Ilrym against the summary action of the Dritlsh Ooy ornmmt In diverting all cargoes of grain In Hrltlsh hulls, wherever found, no mat ter where consigned, to n Hrltlsh port and In ordering that all perishable goods be sold at once by port authorities and all other goods stored. Six cargoes of wheat valued at about $250,000 ach have thus been seized and the American shippers, so far at they know, have lost about $1,500,000, with a remote chanoo of getting It back. Aotton Aitvlevil by Moore, The action of the grain men jcaterday was taken by the special committee of the North American Hxport drain Asso ciation under the advice of ex-Assistant Secretary of Stnti John llassett Moore, their counsel. Mr Moore Is an authority on International law. The committee consists of Julius Uarnes of Duluth. representing the ship pers of the Northwest : O. W. Ulanchard, re predentin r the shippers of Canada , George SC. Jackson of llaltlmore, rep resenting the Southern grain men, and P. O, Crowetl of Kansas City, represent ing tho middle West. The committee remained In session for nearly five hours, at the expiration of which time Mr. llarnes, as chairman of the committee, announced that n cabled despatch had been sent to the Ion!on Corn Trade Association, the t.lverrool Corn Trade Association ami the Ilrlstol Channel and West Coast of Kngland Corn Trade Association as follows: "We are obliged to Inform your association that the condlt'ons result ing from the existing hostilities are effectually preventing shipments to such an extent that wr fear many contracts must be considered as can celled. "North American Export Omln Association." " "17..,. . i nJ1 Rram exporter 01 in- cnurury as 101 los: . lou are anvisen inai ine lonowing cable has been sent by your awirlt tlon to the London, Liverpool nnl Hrltlsh Channel associations." I A copy of the cable messaKx was In serted.) , "Your special committee also ad vises you that ln their opinion, In view of the memorandum handed by the llrltlrh Embassy to the IXpartment of State yesterday warning merchant ships ng.i!nt entering the North Sea because the plintlnsr of contact mines ha rendered navigation there peril ous to the last degree, It Is not safe to atttmpt shipments to North Sea jxirts In the opinion of our coun sel this cond'thm constitutes preven tion of shipment- and relieves you from the obligation of making ship ments to thit ouirter. Jft.ifH II UAtiNrs. chairman." sU fir, nil for Protect Ion The m'sagi- to Sccctar) of State Bryan was as follows: "During the past week many es sels carrying grain nnd other food stuffs from the United States to Con tinental ports have been diverted to Kngllsh ports. The precise catie of thee diversions are not as yet pre cicely known, but we urn mlvhed to-ilaf- that the Hntlsh Admiralty an notifying ship owners to land the ear eo m of diverted vess.li with fie jrfirt authorities who an tn"trui'tid ti ell perlehsliU cargo and "tine non perishable. We ber you to rsibls WILSON TO TELL BANKERS OF MERCHANT MARINE NEEDS Wil1 Meet to Consider Plans for bmpping Grain to Europe Washington. Aug. 12.- -The confer-1 euro of foreign exchange bankers and rcpre'entatlves of the grain and .hlrPlm Interests called to rneit at the Treasury Department lo consider- plans for tiiovln ,'nli. eroi. In l'm,.n ,.Ut UUe nlnce i . , , . ,..,i .. ; .1. . I'J-niyrru a-. -risnii'in m nr-in iii i'-ire- I the confereeH at thn White House In the ..flermn nml. Il li understood, will deliver an Important address on the necessity nf building up a im '-chant marine in meet cooperate in an endeavor to meet tne situ titlon. The ri prceiitntlvei who will as semble ito morrow will cume equipped with valuable data to help In the consideration of the problem it is my Intention to call a loiifeieiicc fur the ronsldenitlon of thn cotton crop at nn inrly date." Hero Is thn list of thn in' n expected to attend the coiilerciic, and the nrganlirt ilinis they fepif scnt ! Noiv Vork Clertrlng Hnua A.0''!stleTt T H ,Mein.li. Wlllhiin Wnndwsrl. i hl'BK" I'learlsir House AM'i''Ullon John .1 ,vnini I, II H I' Denis, Joirph MeCnr St Iiul f'li srlng House Aeanrfatlnn--HhviiI IC. I'rsneD, HrecVtenrMr" .Innrs, I'ctiia J v ule K.lTia-vv rlly I'lerlng Hmiae Aani litlon T, i, I'rot" ell ,S..llcnl rnrrtgn Trnle ("niinell Sumn-I l r.iiien si iiiits, .1 A ',. i-aron. i v.iini.ih. 11 A S liark., New York, ItotieitJ liuiii. Sin I'mie'le 'ij. Jam A lirrell. . N. Vnrk. I s Km H II li. New nrk ; I .lillii" .1 Illll. M l'.iul, IMmIii N. Ilurlel, I'hti-gii. II.ii ton Mejere. Norfolk, Welding i I'lilt!. Si' York, Jnlm 1) Itmn, Vew Vnrk, D Slllimoll.. rlllndelihlii lllllsnn A SinMli, ilrernvllle S i'. Wlllurd MtMlrht. s.'.v Vr,rk . II I i hnrinii. New Vnrk. ii.i.nt r roniuiri-e of th i'nlti SitHten t'liruliittteu heiutej liy John II l''i,li. . nt Ho-lnn ,.. Yn- rhunihi'r nf f'nrniiieieri - Hen. den liitilih, II 11 lVI'lrMK", . Parker Klrlln. Hem Lou, l; II I'll "i ri1 st " hii. I Y. II, 'o"..i U 1 r,rn rro'ime i.xcniinne -vviiiltm "o"ue Hoard nf Trads -Commit!.. W e-l and Northwest MPIIna' Iiitere.ta .1 in ' li Andrews, MlnneapolU V I,. It l-vev Nen 1'rigil., Mum Mr l.aa.an, W hlta, Kan I. K Moi Kuii-an t'lty, Mi. lultlmora llstikliif, Uraln and blilpuluc PJIOTECTIOX KK03I LOSS our Ambassador lu London to make Immediate Inquiry of the Hrltlsh Gov ernment concerning the action taken In these enjes. In tho present cir cumstances shippers are without protection and Invoke the Interposi tion of their Government for tho protection of their property and In terests." The action of tho grain men yesterday was due to the fact, as one expressed It, ths"t nn way ha yet ben discovered wherebv American grain tent to the other side can be trsnsfornu d Into money Hanker who have established mutual croJIt. bro.ti1c.tHt announcement of C5o ernmentul guarantees, publication of tho fort tha ei lanes tire cleared, have not shown them how they tire going to get paid for mythlng they may send to the. I other side, while the notion of nnglaud j In commandeerln .Virgoes bound for any port of Kurope ha shown to them how they may lose. Will sire McAdno Tfi-tiinrrorr, In addition to this, the action of Drlt- resident to suspend the laws whencrver In the various months and grouping than Ish ship owners In rnls'ng their frelgh- ln ''If Judgment the demands of domestic In one month on th basis of diff.-ivnces raten to at least tlfty per rent above the commerc, required which forbid foreign prevailing at the. time of tlio c o!ni of old rales nnd the 10 to 20 per r-nt war i owned ships fronpengaglng In the coital tho oxchango on Julv 81 I Ivi-rnoni hni risk rate have made It lu,,osslbl ! ,0c"1'' ,,!,,n'' A . , t practically ailopte,! ihl na-thod of deal- 'hem to ship except at enormous loss. The Williams umendment provided that mg with tho situation, and near months. The grain men know the sugnr men 'IB I resident might also suspend so) such us August, aro being closed out on are getting paid for their shipments and' much of the laws ns exclude such ves-i tho basis of January-Kbruury No di they Insist upon similar nrrangomcnts for "' 'rom rafllc from points on the Oulf j clnlvo action wa talctn on the a'uestlon themselves. They are perfectly willing or from mints on tb Great Iikes to 1 by the board, us the me.lltih- wis held that their shipments may bo uel to offset i coast ports. largely for the purpose of getting opinions any balance against tho United St.ilen . ,, ., . . frvm Mni of tha more .Tn,ri..,,....,i held by Kurope as long as the banker 1 1" '''" Amrndmr.n. numbers. experlintcd on this side of the water arrange to pay Tho Cumtrlnr, amendment will probably Although there Is an undtrcurrent of them. They have taken the step after be modified to re.quiro thut more than k , Irritation over tho fallute of Llveruool ituo deliberation, btit It was declared cm- bare nuJorlt of the stock of a corpora- to tako active steps toward the lliiuala Phatlcally last night thev were willing tlnn acqulrlm,- foreign built ships here-I Hon of the Intermarkot stmddlc it Is to consider any plan which would ennblo after and applilng for registry under thn felt that the Hrltlsh operators have eome them to comply with their contracts. United States shall be owned by cltlxna , valid r.nsons for holding back It Is Tho special committee goes to Wash- 0f the United States. b.ll-vvd that Liverpool's reluctance to ngton to-morrow to confer with Socre- T!ie h,.,,,,,! to-day Teas tentative. "ki, aeUon Is not basl entirely on tho Wl r'oV".' 1ra!",ry McA.loo. If the senator Perkins and Herrcsontatlve elalm that the IMropean crm.mitments aro United State noiernnunt can perfect iireene, two of the Hepnbllcan conferees. ! rhlefly for continental nm-oint In time '? .o rcement nd I . w-r it would bo rihle for Llver- action, but as It stands to-dny the can " - - - ... , ..... - not go nn with ,-ontrntn already ninde. or make any new ones. ThfPf betwen lU.OOO.uOO and n,. olin.iiuii bushels of whf.it nlf-ad- under ,.rr.r,:.ni'T:ri eoi.trai't to i;uniie all that has not I n mIp . -I, I ien HlriMili ilelH IM. , That whleh h is r.'ai'heil Its d situation has not bimi iall for. The actlo-i of the Ilrlt i . ... . kro! vmru-ai. s ine situation tie situation, in case of the rfx ,-n-giws Meen,ily na-n-il M.f',nl iv nme Mere to an In the oo-tV of the "r i K idom fn.l so ne to fVntlnetitnl Ihirtipe. All Dlieetert lo llrllnlo. It h.us all Ikvii divcrte,) t,j th" I tilted Kingdom and nrderrd sold, th rrob.s- bllltles being that tin. Hrltlsh Oiv.rnnint will le the purchaser nt Its own price. The shipper In Amertci ,o.- -int know how re will c"ne out In uhls. lie knoms the-., will ".io rKr .'!J"M '" vlw pmctleally "III eat no nn.. nous nun mli;ht be due him , T. ., " . .1 l.. VC" S V'T't nn i ItrlllHh shtj. The .hip lisr befi tiel.l nt ;tl,rtt:ir and wilt be sent to lliiR'.i,!'! Th ilo.'iimenis 1hs bill of '.sdttig and drufts are snmewher-. In r;r- '"'v'.V.Jo? r". ?".".r !, rU'L.l, . i' .. Yl ... .. . . ... . . ' what Is known lis the Ixindon-Amorlcn continit I here Is h claue" in the eon- j iriici vviitcii S.R.VS tnni in case nn.iMHiee IPrnent "lilpiie ins the coiifi't hiii be Clincelleil 'I he It Itfsll buyers hal'c 'aken th io.ltlon that no'h ng hap pre vented shipment'., u the HrltUh and I'Ytlicli iiavte-i have cleared the ea Itiflereiicptt nvr ontr.icts are arbl trst"d In Ixindoti, w th ntifieii Ih to d- mlialty courts o' Koglnnd md the I'pitedl States In certain cases Th, te w.ii grave danger lit ba-tv ae-( I o i bv- '-lilpliets be.'.Hl,' or tin h'-iV deiriges that Might I" a"e .vl ifii'iit bipp, re Ir. Hi t si. couris Tl . v vvlth heel 'I'll III'" 'llltll Colin .c! .olM'iil tlc in tie v wr iiM I." luitltl'il In t iking the f.xtrcme st-t in Washington To-day tit.rMt Hernr'1 ' F i iter Wtltmni tuirle. , tlMli'liarl II iii.lal,. J Mhilnr'. 1 New Viirk Torelyn r.. 'inge mi.i Uauklnx i liirest - Itlljiii I, Hesejlet nf Kidder Pesl.lilv A- in, .lAtnfs llrowll ef (1. oun 1 Hunt ,t i 'o 1. O flrnivn of Ft-t'ii'iiid . ' ' II " lekelhelmer nf llielhai h. I' H"iii.iiiir i'o : Mm iiiv nr ihum hi , Truii l Vimpanv ; J. 1' Mnrssll er J r Marian .1 i'n : litne. Kper nf S,er i Ilenjsinln ."'rung, .lr i' ll.i ikers Tram Coiiipani . Au.'ur 1'i-b li . f l,i ) n hurg. TiiiHiiiinn n. in EXPRESS CILECKS HERE AGAIN. ' I t'ompsnles fo laalte Them for V. eniil TirrMorlca, The Issiiitncr of trtivrllnrn' eheekn fo use In th United States nnd ils Terri tories line, been stopped iy all express companies since August 1. t'hol;e will 1 bo Issued ngHlu b'vglnnlng to-day, r wan announced ynstenla.v. Traveller!.' chocks for fore'gn countries Irivn bien entlrelv stopped lnco the beginning of the Kuro peau war and It la not oxpeWed that othorn will bo put otil until the mid of tho war Shipments to nnd ftoin Kngland and Italy Inep'tn of the Interrupted coin nirrcn on the si.ih lias Kept tin cxpreni companies working to capniit, nvor,)lnB to tho officials. No difficulty Ih botng encountered In meeting tho outstanding ollis'atloti mi foreign travellers' vhcckH now In rlrcu- ! liitlou, but brcatiso of the high rate of ; exchange full value canno- he given. Dur- Ing the Inst week hut rents In Kngllsh money lins Ih-oii paid bv thn Amrrlcnnl Kvpritis Conipnny for a Jl bill. This wan! iidiiltled h" the tlnani'l.il departnient of, the conipaii.v yesterdn" This condition, howi-vcr. was t-ald to be only temporal-'-. Soon over SO ruts will Im paid. With Ihe opening of th London i xrliangcs lull valtln will be given and recoivcl, It was announced Americans In liiiilnn liav; luen com plaining bitterly of thin condlt.on, hut the (Apress cnnipaiilcs say they arc powor Icsw to ifgilhtto Ihe ratr unt.l tlieio Is a change lu thn fotelgn exchange situa tion. Sonenerlo I'nrla lllncknitcit. Vir.HNA, Aug. I! --Tile Allhtro-Hunra-linn aoverumtnl announces to day that an fffnotlve blccl.ado of thi Muiitcin.1 In const has bcoti t.Ulillalicd b I he A us- , tnun IIcbL GRAIN EXPORTS CONFEREES AGREE ON SHIP REGISTRY BILL TerttTrtKc-Actlon TnkeiWend iiif; (lin Framing; of a He port To-day. JO.VES PHOVTSTOX FALLS JLinn Attacks tho Senate Amended Measure as Un constitutional. . Wsimnmw, Aug. Conferees repre. sentlng the House and Senate promptly reached a tentative agreement on the sh.p registry bill this afternoon and at a meet Ing to-morrow morning expect to be ablo to framo n report that will be acceptable to both houses. Tho Mil agreed on Is In general the Senate measure slightly modified. Tho Jones amendment, or Sictlon V was dls agreed to and tho Senate conferees offered n substitute which nrovldes that nil fur. elun built ships admitted to American rei Istry within the next two years under tha terms of tho uct may In the discretion of 'no I'nsidcnt bn pirmltted to engage In ,h" entire coastwise trade of the United States. The Jones ame-ndment authorized the fliT tllirrt Ilia rAhrrm ratine 17 " i'.','- - - ""'I'i'ni; mill riflfntHtIvR tTl. another of tlir Rrpub- ?n'r contlnntI 'Hentfi ,v ionff a.i thy lican ronfr'. nhirnt from th p01'1 ,n po0tI fa(th. conference rt ft ttT of fact firmfr Attornrv- n 1. . I. . 1 1 ... I (It.. . .a.J r.fnrrfll ltlrr1;irn a s .. . - '''i....i..g rtry bm. wha-i, '" Senate yesterd.iy. was made It. w.. ...J. i"r ,",r-- m-iiiij m , f i; ce-ll I ,f 1 1 ! HI (111 of Illinois, the Hepuhllean huder. -Mr. Alann ileclnr.-d that the Jones Hmetiilmrnl imiM.ApjlrH Ir. .1, ,.i&,B.,m ... .... .; " . "T.L" .''' ."" " "J" ' " c"n- "i111"""'" groillhH, IO- ine, reasdi tll.ll."'" "'"" uieir own. Ilie c violated. In hla op.Mon. the p. ovMor, I Wt prc Mi, confronting Llvcrp.-d is. that "no ireference mull be gHen by any icgtilatlon of omtnereu or rnvenuo o the iorts of oni' Slate nver those of another" .Mr. Mann'H nositlon n'.ts fctirittitrte.-l hv Representative Al'vinder of Virginia, tho Democratic ohalrman nf th Commi'te-on jMerrhint Marn. Th Jnnrs A mend nient. . Th Inn,, n maml, . k I Im.l J elgn built rhips to engage In commerce ljtHe,,, the Pacltl.- and AUiitillo eojsts, between the tlttif cont and the. o s':i .tH.rdH Mild I-Mlwee,, the grt lakes end tho two seih"iirus II would permit foreign liuti' s'np ail mltt'sl to Amtrlcsn rcalstrv ifder the pro- pos-1 law to euro fidght from N O Tainpu. Ha- northward, and at the same tlm prohibit such rhino from irgailng In 'ride between Jn"k(iivil!e I "I i , .mil v. .t l. under hi-' ninei dmout foreign M'.ifMs plvltig th- '.ike might operate through the Uelland i a al to 'hi Atlan'w or T'arltU- coasr, but tliev could unt engage in trad' l.M'vren on c'Tii n - 'i i i" i 'c Andreas T0 THIS peasant-leader Liberty was as much the breath of life as it is to the strong-winged eagles of the Alps.To achieve it for himself and his mountain brothers he gladly laid down his life. No less a personality than Napoleon vanquished him, and it was because he feared him that the Great Emperor ordered Hofer shot Every atom of Andreas Hofer loved Liberty He demanded it for liimself and willing ly gave it to others In this respect he is no different than are our thousands of Tyrolesc citiiens. Personal and National Liberty to those of Tyrolean blood is a religion To a man they will fight for it and to a man they will die for it. When asked to vote for Prohibition tliev do as would do the great patriot Hofer VOTE AGAINST IT. "Thou shah NOTcat this thou shah NOT drink that" is insolent legislation to those of Tyrolean blood. Anheuser-Busch are proud to serve their thpusands of Tyrolese patrons. For 57 years tliese people have been mod erate users or their honestly brewed beers 13UDWEISER ts a tavonte wherever they reside. Seven thousand, five hundred people are daily required to meet the constantly mcreasing demand for BUDWEISER. Its sales exceed those of any other beer by millions of botdes. ANHEUSER-BUSCH - ST. LOUIS, U.S.A. Bottled oniy ot the homr plant VnwV- WmmmmWmTWIIWWeMm. wWmi a srdsuciweisSeE TRYING TO UNRAVEL TANGLE IN COTTON Local Contract Situation More Troublesome, Than Other Problems. POSITION OP LHTKPOOL Hcdfrintf of Stock Involved in Tlitf Straddles With Now York. Members of tho New Tork Cotton Ex change are disappointed over their In ability to make mora progress In Ins liquidation of the straddle account with Liverpool. It was hoped tlrnt tho Eng. Ush market would mako somo overtures on the subject with the passing of settle ment day on Tuesday Thus far nothing of a definite nature has developed. As a matter of fact, the technical phasea of the contract situation are giv ing cotton men more trouble than some of the fundam-ntal problems Involved In the financing of the crop and the exports to Kurope. Yesterdaj the board of man- agers hem a meellng to discuss the ad- ! visibility of taking all the contracts open I Wt"JI I IlrtTS III fln., atlmm to ...IsU -. ?'ork ci,on r,,,. h. r n " ""i opiiiinn to i iiimml'tw irj nr uith rmnin-ni , I . " l"'i .i.H'iiim( llll'l '", vl,w 'hut brokers In this country 1 1 "" " "r-m as tney ui re fc.iniiui; -"iu inn'i:n i nim m tmiiil. nr. v.dert thev w.inl,l n.-t u. .. i. . .t ,-.,. ,r""""r tlm stock of cotton In Mint markel whlel, Is iiroxlmatly lino (tun hios 'lledis b.ve been e.lld airu.ntt Ikl.''.,,.. ... Liverpool, nnn unio-s F.,tne big Kngllsh sin-Tiiiig uiieresin i mini pe got together I In a combination to take fhw cotton nt a fixed price it probably will be dlltl.'ult to formulate any scheme Involxlng the reversal of th New York-Liverpool strad- . (lie 1,n" devtse-1 to rp-n ,rm ' "on i-xcnang" hefnre tin, heav weignt or tne crop ounes upon rh m.irkei in.- his to r-nuiiiern producMr. will b i " oi"nrioiis. in nn. ir is not meant to thn Ininu..!.,, . , . ,,, . , ' "" "iuic nui he no lump in the contr-r, market U "otil-l he Impossible to prf -jl.t a sharn heeit if condlt.-n. h ir u..,.... "lg. however, for eiample. i.xenangM should open and slump I" ' cents, the recovery u,Mn 11 coif.u hotild go ti. cent, with f contract I markets clojd. Sp'nneis cou'd buv und i nnnrie, five b.ilen of 'opm-i' where i'i" 'vi'iia nnine nr n,,' on- Hofer The Inn-keeper Patriot On Sale Everywhere. Families supplied by Grocers and Retailers Anheuser-Busch Agency - New York A. Busch Bottling Co. - Brooklyn Means The character of Equitable tenants The Equitable will be n building of character, not alone as a building, but with respect to those who conduct their business there. For it is our avowed purpose not only to have the Equitable Building famouB as a wonder structure for the curious, but to give it that solid, substantial reputation which comes of being identified with business institutions of reliability and repute. Already the Equitable has leased space to con cerns which typify the highest ideals in Ameri can business. Lttuta now befnu made from Stay 1,191$. The building, how ever, U due to be completed 2 or 3 months ahead of that date. Equitable Building Temporary Office, 27 Pine Street bale of spots, for the latter orieratlon would Involve loans on cotton, storage, Insurance and other chanjeo. Many a manufacturer mlgtjt buy (10,000 bales of futures where he would buy only 10,000 bales of spots. Owing to the wholesale support which the tnark-t would receive us b result of the open- i Ing of the exchange It would bo bene tidal for producers nnd consumers alike ( il fllH I1CP If the contract situation could be ad justed at an early date. Tho depres-, slon In cotton would not last long, but a brak In the contract market would en- nhl the mftlillfni'tllrer tn bliv he.ivllv at low prices and these purchases ofl jontracts would be turned into eofon The -pedal committee on shlnments of later on. th.. Chamber of Commerce has lm.1 coim- Crop news from tho Southwest hss ; ,,1 prepare a condensed summarv of In taken a favorable turn and many conseti- j tcrn.itlonol law on shipping ntid s'llp Btlve Texas sinippers aro expressing tho j menti, the liability to csptur. th sop opinion that th State will raise a crop nf w-nr rl'k Instiranee. whn tuns h.. considerably ln mcosb of last season, and i ..hipped and bow, and what m.iv not be som- uro optimistic enough to predict n ' shipped, yl'ld In excess of 4.t.rin,ii0 bales. The' Oeneral Information on the subj, ct sts staple this season Is better than It has i forth that the liability of goods shipped been for a number of years, us the rain I by American merchants to .jptur us in July nnd August prevented premature . prires of a.ir depends upon the destlna leenlng, wlilch has resulted In the past I Mon of th goods, the ownership ir t is two years from the sovfre rummer good, tictu.il or presumptive after ihlp drought. I ment, the character of the goodr. whether Habersham King In his report on de- contraband or not, and thr nat ma'it of velnptmnta fo'' tho lirrt seven days of the carrier. August expresses tho opinion that con- ) Shipments by Americans made In dltlons have been favorable oer prae-! gO'l faith to lioutrals In a i, utr, , poi t'r.illy the entlro belt, although he feels ' can never he oonldered as contraband that he should temper his etithusltistn i it K tho destination nf the goods and not bv reporting an Improvement ovrr , character whioh malv .- i ten oi p;r cent, and a stanrte.tr a- tn tno rr m -n cnT CATTLE SUPPLY SHORT. liKilcn i-inoiir linker Till" fi-lico nf Sfrlit I'rlce. i HO'MIU, .viik l. 1 in :iiir'.i;iiiiin 01 "v '"' 1 " w nHy' mM Prouucls nave ! cime 'rom "traordln.iry conditions," ..M t ilclrn Ar.n,ie lr,.lchl "Th... conlltlois have heeu thn rc-irc1t of live stork, vhl'li his been growing ste.idtl more A"tit from month to month. plu the utterlv nti'xpected ilNtiieham es In Kurope. "The nine Armour plants altogether killed only t i.TSS hngr 'nit week, against 70.3SS th week before thn war. Thev killed only 17.5J ratlin Inn week, ti- i.ig.ilnst 21,3ii th week heforo the war, her-, ltt week. Htld only xo.334 - .. . . against ii.....o ine wech oeroro tne war. "Thew are fl-st band facts. They lo'l the wholn storv as to nrlce. If v cnnt1 .s. n." . . ,..r . cuv so tar tnis year nav :wu a u. cr-ast at f.:5. 000 ti'tlc and ' :.. '.).tnlfi hoc- as compared v-ih t'-,e sar. . p, r. .-ear HKO. ' sa ' "i'e I ,tcj h Moderation Vu .... ' " . ' . . "Msurtcr loss due to a deterioration In the tho LotU'ii run to capacity, but It isn't to be had" , sualltv of troods owlne to rhrir tnii.r.ni prices should I "The receipts at Cnlcago. Kansnt "'Itv. 1 i..,ir . aT...in i .. would be , Omaha. St. Louis, St. Jovph si.d S oti: ,,f m:trke! or 'l lo.n, of tnt.r..' in n SHIPPERS GET RULING ON WAR CONTRABAND of Commerce Has Question of Insurance Settled by International Kvpcrts. tr band. I The prlnelp.il risks of the miner of goods. In a captured whip uro . um-i a,, red i as follow' I Thn cariro mav tie sunlt with thn o,!n . or condcnitiwl by tho prize court of the !- 1 captor as ent:n-s goods or as can'ra t baud. The lns Is not coxered by a marine policy, but would be cinerrd bv a ' C risk pOlli'V i i lie gniiris in i nr lost or damaged b ' reason of the rhlp striking a mine, or . "thlTW IflO COlllIng Wllllln til' ratlffd of hostllltle" The loss Is not covered by a inarlnn piille.v. but would ! covered hy a war risk policy. liooils r leaded by the pr'e court neiitr.il mav bo damaged in Hi" course of unloading, storage or reloidlng losses of tliN iiH'un would not bo covered by a marine polity, but would bn covered by a war risk policy. Kxtra charges and oxpent r n connec tlon with foru-:i rd'ni- rete., it u,,,.t fpnm ithi port nt the prize court to tin lr orlff- .i . ... . .... i .lll.lllfll 'IUUIU .ITl II, ll'ri ,y ;l nmrltiB policy, but vduH be civiied 1 bv i r rt" It oolies " I --... - .! - '- , . ; ' 1 "n " f gooor may ,tequen.-e of delaj tn obtaining the re lease of l,t. nnA. Sv n,. T LJ., i Su -h lo-e arc not covered either bv th .rd imrv form nf marlnn nllm nn't of die Tyrol r 'S3 f"- wm .1 'Ssvi-f-.rliroS'' i til aiiii - . tl itl n si e-i r. c-jirir- 1