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THE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST IS, 1914.
WHITMAN ON TRAIL OF
Orders SrniThinc Inquiry Into
Uliifniry Increases in
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
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
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
' 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
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.
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
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.
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Hope for n
Tic, Au. 13
Hope is !
1 n 1 1 it Hi 11. is of P.inirrCMM tit. if
WlUrin lin) , pcrsii.idtd lo
' "iins.Mgc tirntrtHlng against the
,n tooi prlcct that has fnl-
i'1'br. k of war In Kurope
ire nisposerl to Until M'fi'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.
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
' 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
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'olutJons presented ix,tCrday.
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
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
" "17..,. . i
nJ1 Rram exporter 01 in- cnurury as 101
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
"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
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
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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,
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,
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
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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
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
".io rKr .'!J"M '" vlw
pmctleally "III eat
no nn.. nous nun
mli;ht be due him
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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'
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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.
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- ,
CONFEREES AGREE ON
SHIP REGISTRY BILL
iiif; (lin Framing; of a He
JO.VES PHOVTSTOX FALLS
JLinn Attacks tho Senate
Amended Measure as Un
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
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.
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
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"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
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
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
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
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
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TRYING TO UNRAVEL
TANGLE IN COTTON
Local Contract Situation More
Troublesome, Than Other
POSITION OP LHTKPOOL
Hcdfrintf of Stock Involved in
Tlitf Straddles With
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
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-
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
The character of
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
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.
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
"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
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.
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"-
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n si e-i r. c-jirir-