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NO. 42.30.
WEATHER?Fair sui Wi
? .
In Allied Countries Common
Sends Message.
Throng on Ellipse Pays
Tribute to Friend of
Pads, Julv 14.?DrlMlin* rala fallad
ta ?lampan tha enthusiasm with which
Bastile Day was celebrated her? to
day, ar te interfere with the splendid
?leant In which 11 nation? lighting
for tb? world'? freedom were rep
renant?? Th? heart of Fr?ice beat
especiaHt warmly toward America.
This was manifested tn manifold
way?, particularly in the thunderous
"vastara? given to the American sol
dier? wherever they appeared. Th?
Bri__ aad Caecbo-Slovaks shared the
warm este?? of th? populace.
la tba te?? of Lyons, an Impressive
cersaaony marked the titans??tion
of Wilson Bridge. With typical
l? ranch courtesy, the mayor of Lyons.
MV Herrtot. Insisted that troops of
Uta American Expeditionary army be
the flrst to crea? tbe bridge.
United State? Ambassador Sharp
In aa eloquent speech pictured the
bridge as a symbol of the linking
of France with America for all time.
Gen. Pershlni ,-ent the following
n:e?aage to P^vmler Clemenceau:
"Upon the <?ccii>ioii of July II. the
day which symtolises French spirit
and determina tion, 1 renew the ex
pression of 3U- admiration of the
splendid courage of the French peo
ple and the valor of the French sol
"We members of the American Ex
peditionary Force And In them and
in their heroisr-t a source of inspira
tion and encourr?ement."
London. July 11?At a great labor
Socialist demonetrat?? on Trafalsar
Stream today, held la commemoration
of Baa?? Day, a raaasag? waa cabled
to Pr???ent Wllsoa endorsing tb?
war aims as outlined by him. Th?
message assured the .\m<'i-iran Eexcu
trva that UM Brltiah labor Socialists
are determined to light until those
aims have been secured, "until mili
tarism Is defeated, aad a lasting demo
cratic peaoa haa been attained."
?"elehratlan la Catted ?talea. !
Throughout the United States the
tri-color of Ft?lee today waved over
throngs celebrating Baustile Day. the
anniversary of the birth cf a ????
France. Impressive ?enteca were held
in many of the lar?r cities, and
?.?WI ministers and ?peaaeres who
are enrolled in the Four Minute Corps
of the Committee on Public Infor
mation ?poke to million? of the deep
significance of the _ay and of the
elea? ties which link tbe Unit -? sta???
and the great European republic.
Tha following message was sent by
President Wilson to President Poin
"AnistIca greets Fran?-e. on this dsy
of stirring memnrkj, with a heart
full of warm fri. nri-hip snd of devo
tion to th? great cause in which the
two peoples are now so happily
united. July 14. like our own July 4,
haa a asw significance, not only for
Frasea, bot for tba world.
"As France celebrated our Fourth
of Jaly, so do we celebrate her Four
teenth, beanly conscious of the com
radeehip ot arms and of the purpose
of which we are deeply proud. The
sea eatent vary narrow today. Franc?
Is so close neighbor to our heart?
"The war ia being fought to sate
ourselves from Intolerable things, but
It ts slsvo being fought to save man
kind. We extend our hands to each
other, to the great peoples with whom
wa are associated, and to the peoples
every a here who love right and prize
?tastiate aa a thing beyond price, and
uutiseciste ourselves once more to tbe
noble enterprise of peso? and justice.
realising the great conceptions that
havs lifted France aad America high
?monr the free peoples of the world.
t" 1'rench flag file?? today from the
<! of the White House, and Amery
is happy to do honor to that flag-*
The Elllnae Celeb?flea.
In the ?shadow of the Washington
Slonumeat a vast thron* gathered
yeeterday afternoon to celebrate tbe
birthday of liberty m Franc?, at
to give voice to the common purpose
to obtain liberty for an mankind.
Many persona of national promi
nence were on the Ellipse In honor
Books of Six Classes Became Im
perative on Sunday.
London. July U-The new national
ration-book ?heme throughout Eng
land cam? Into operation today
Thar? are eix books, lettered respec
tlvtrly A, B. C, D. E and F. There
Is also a soldiers' ration-book to moke
him Independent of the local food
.?. ntrol committee when oa leave.
Tba book? are dassifled a? follow? -
Book A?Children'? ration-book for
children under six.
Book B?National ration-book for
ordinary adults. -
Bee* C-^nrsplementary ration-book
for boy? between U and Is.
Be?* D-^uppiernenury ration-book
fer pbysriea] workers.
?nok E?Supplementsry ration-book
for agricultural workers.
Book F?Supplementary ration-book
for very heavy workers.
Te rea?ter for sugar, the holder
mt?l ?agn hla name and addreea on
the ?usar coupon irellowi and take
the book to the sugar retailer, who
win enter hi? own name aad address i
ani detach the coupon.
Register for other good? will be ef
fects? tn the ?ame way by use of !
tb? counter foils for fats (blu?) butch
to*? meat (red) and bat?a (red). There
ar* ?pare counterfeits for lard, jam
and tea ?hould any food commHtea
?hh to ration tea or jam ht Its d?
? At pr?sent only persans who are
' tubercular or diabetic have extra ra
tions for meat and fata, but tbe food
?BiDlstry Is shout to Issue s Hat, of
??Mases for which ?_? rattoas may
ba ?
U.S. Chamber Would Make
Profits Bear Heaviest
Says Higher Rates Now Will
Advantage U. S. After
Peace Comes.
The Chamber of Commerce of the
' faltad States has asked its members
Ito ?odor?? a program embracing an
ne*?? profit? war tax of SO per !
? cent.
? Tee program represents the report ef
the special commit to? on ? na nein s the
war. Members of the oommlttee are
John V. Far-well. Chk-aco; Edward A.
Fllene. Beaten; P. W. Goebel, Kansas
City; John H. Gray. Indianapolis;
Stoddard Jess. Lon Angeles ; Hush
MeK. Landon. Indianapolis; Robert F.
Maddox. Atlanta; John T. Scott. Hous
ton; Oliver M. W. S Prague. Cam
bridge. Mass.; Jesse Isldor Strana.
New Tork; J. K. Orr. Atlanta, and
Edmund D. Hulbert and J. Lotwrence
Laughlin of Chlcaeo.
The eleven specific recommendation?
of the committee are:
1. That exemptions allowed before
the wsr taxes are Imposed should be
adequate for the safe conduct of busi
ness enterprise?, and that power to
make adjustments that will prevent
inequities should be given to the ad
ministrative authority under the tax
Far AaaartlaatWs?.
2. That liberal prorlaion for
amortisation of planta used upon
, war work should be made, with op
portunity for subsequent readjust
ment to correct errors.
I. That there should be A limited
number of regional boards of re
view, appointed by the administra
tive authority and making recom
mendations upon appeals from pre- ;
llmlnary assessments.
?. That there should be equalisa
tion of Federal taxes.
5. That In computing taxable In
come, corporations should be allowed
to make two deductions (Interest
and charitable gifts) which they are
now denied.
t. On condition that proper exemp
tions and opportunities for adjust
ment are allowed, that a war-proflts
tax should be Imposed at a high
rate, and should be levied when It
would exceed the excasa-proflts tax.
1. That, upon tbe present general
basts but with Inequalities removed,
the excess-proflts tax should be In
I. That rates of Income taxes
should be Increased and unearned
Incomes should be taxed at least as
much as earned.
t. Heavy taxes upen a few
articles ot widespread consump
10. Heavy taxes upon a selected
list of luxuries.
II. Heavy taxes upon a selected
list ot war extravagances.
Eagllah Bale. Higher.
The report urges that at leaat 11.000.
ono.OOO be raised by taxation In the
coming year.
"It Is Important," says the commit
tee? report, "in considering present
taxation, to remember that the heav
ier the taxes which are now imposed,
the morerapldly can taxation be de
creased after the war and the more
advantageous the position of our
country will, be In that period of
keen. International commercial com
petition when countries then bearing
Henry Ford Is one of ten distin
guished Americans named by Presi
dent Wilson yesterday to act a? final
umpires In labor disputes on which
ths twelve members of the War Labor ?
Board can not reach unanimous
Tha other nine are: Matthew Hale,
Boston, Masa: James Harry Coving
ton. Washington. D. C.; Charles Cala
well McChord. Washington. D. ft; V.
E veri t Macy. New Tork City; Julian
William Mack. Chicago. 111.; Henry
Sussallo, Seattle. "Wash.; John Und.
Minneapolis, Minn.: William R. Wlll
cox. New Tork City;' Walter'Clark.
Raleigh. S. C.
The War Labor Board has reached
unanimous decision on all caaes be
fore tt so far, but provision Is m-ido
that when Its members can net so
agree, they shall name an umpire
who shall have final jurisdiction. They
most unanimously agree on this um
pire and tf they can not do ao must
pick him by lot from a group of 1?
named by the President.
The President Is naming the ten now
so that no time win be lost in case
of disagreement.
Wb? tke Tea Mem tre.
Henry Ford is the largest manufac
turer of automobiles in the country.
He was once a machinist and later
chief engineer of the Edison Illumi
natine Company. In January. Hit. ha
set a new precedent for industrial
relations when he established a plan
?of profit sharing Involving tbe annual
distribution of HO.000.000 among hie
employes, and fixing a minimum
wage baaed upon the cost of living.
Matthew Hale, of Boston, is a dis
tinguished lawyer and newspaper pub
lisher. He has been an alderman and
a member of the dty council of Bos
ton, chairman of the Progressive
tarty Sute committee of Massachu
setts, and a member of the Progres
sive national committee from that
Jame? Harry Covtngton, now an st
torney-at-law. was formerly chief jus
tire of the Supreme Court of tbe Dis
trict of Columbia, and a member of
Congress from Maryland. He waa A
member of the Hallway Wage Adjust
ment Board.
Charles Caldwall MeChord Is A
member ot- the Interstate Commerce
t'ommiaslon and of the Railway Wage
A'l'ustmwnt Board. He haa been
member of tbe Kentucky seaate and
contint;*? oh taux rvr*
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Workers* Body Sure Government Agencies Will Give Little
Relief, hut Certain Chief Executive Will Act Promptly
When Facts Are Laid Before Him by Committee to
Be Named Today, Ordered at Sunday's Meeting.
The fight agalnst profiteering In
Washington will he ?arried directly to
President Wilson by the Federal em
ployes' Federation.
Th? Fremdem will M asked to in
vestigate the situation as a war
measure. That President Wilson ifl
the best friend of the union is the be
lief of Its members, and they will
abide by his decision.
Heads of government agencies in
control of food prices and bousing
conditions hare will first be appealed
to by a committee that will be ap
pointed by the National Federation of
Federal Employee today. They do not
expect, however, that their efforts will
result In obtaining tbe protection de
manded against profiteering rampant,
and arrangements will be made to lay
the matter before the President in a
personal Interview.
This action by the federation waa
decided on at* a mass meeting held
yesterday afternoon at the Masonic
Temple, Thirteenth street snd New
York avenue northwest. Members at
tending the meeting packed the hall.
Impartant ta \ntlon.
"We believe In not troubling the
President with trifling matters." de
clared Thomaa Quinn, secretary of
Ute federation. In an address at the
meeting, "but we believe this is a
matter of vital importance to the
nation. The government worker in
Washington tdday Is at the mercy of
profiteers in both rent and food, and
moat of the ?en tie mea would make
Jesse James look Ilk? a fourfluaber.
"A committee to be appointed to
morrow will take the matter up with
authorities tn char??, but we expect
and fully believe that they will turn
us down, and then our only resort
will be to go to the best friend the
Federal employes have tn this coun
try. Woodrow Wilson. Mr. Wilson
has shown that he can' be Influenced
only by facts, and we will be willing
to abide by his decision "
Resolutions declaring that the ox
Sol?er? Net?s and Short Crop Call
for Reduced Consumption.
The American amoker at home win
have to curtail hla use of tobacco
so the men of all the allies at the
front may have their ration. The
War Industrie? Board announced last
night that tt la Investigating now to
determine just bow mut? home con
sumption must be reduced.
Great Britain, France, Belgium and
Italy are dependent on America for a
large percentage of their tobacco,
Italy to the extent of Tt per cent, and
all of them to the extent that lessen
ing of the supply from America would
be felt very keenly.
The per capita consumption of the
United State? is ?even and a half
pound? a year; of Oraat Britain, four
pound?; of France, three and a half
and of Italy two pound?.
In the United 8tatea in ltl7, 1.11*,
HMW pounds of leaf tobaeco waa
grown, which waa ?old at an Increase
of M per aent compared wit? 1U4
price?. The estimate for II1J tn the
United State? Is ffiO,O0O,O0O pound?. But
Oreat Britain wlU need 177.000,0?
pound?. France will have to have
1?,(100,000 and Italy ff.0M.tia?*, ? total
of 3*t7.?J00,rj?a pound?, mo?t of which
will hav? to b? supplied by America?
oibltant rentals charged In the city
were detracting from the moral stand
ing of the city, and demanding an
explanation from the Department of
Labor and the Health and Housing
Division of the War Department aa
to when relief might be expected,
unanimously adopted.
Repreaeat AU Werke**?.
Determination to carry their tight
against profiteering in hotels, restau
rants, grocery stores, real estate own
er? and real estate dealers to the
Chief Executive has teen tn the back
ground of the untori'? fight against
the octopus for some time.
That the organization represents
Practically every wage earner In the
city has been proved by tbe hundreds
of letters received by others than
members. Many letters have been re
ceived giving details of Instances of
Men employed In the local navy
yard, who have come bere to engage
tn vital war work, from other cities,
have become hitter In their helpless
ness against proflteertng, and, unless
they obtain relief, will not remain.
These men are obtained through their
union. They are told by union ofll
cers that the government needs ma
chinists and other workers In the la
cal navy yard, and urged on patriotic
ground?, aside from the rate of pay,
to take the positions open there.
Pereed ?o Leave.
Scores of men who have come to
this city, leaving their families at
their old homes until they could Und
adequate accommodation? for them
here, have complained they will be
forced to resign because of existing
conditions, and give up their work In
spite of the vital need of their work
to the government
Cnable to find adequate housing ac
commodations, faced with profiteering
In food and on every other hand, they
have poured their complaints Into the
Austrian Premier to Be Followed by
Hun Agent.
Berne, via Paris, July 14.?Austrian
papers which have reached here ?ay
that Premier von Seydler will soon
resign. Political commentators In the
Austrian press add that hla successor
must be "equally agreeable to the
German? and Poles.'.' Two foil? h
Reichsrath deputies, Btllnsky and
Kerltowskl, are mentioned as timber
for the premiership.
Body Weighted Down by Metal Tied
with String.
The body of a baby girl was
found in the Potomac River, near
the Waahington channel, yesterday
morning, by Corp. Simmons and
Private Hyde, of Company F, 104th
Engineers, stationed at Washington
Harbor police brought the body
to the morgue. A piece of metal
had been tied to the body wtth ?
string. Coroner Nevltt will Inves
tigate the case today.
Seaweed for Tomcco.
Paria, July 14.?A lodger, owing to
the shortage of tobacco, amok ed the
dried seaweed In his mattresa His
landlady W now suing him for dam
ears .t those who urged them to come
Conditions have reached such a
stage at present that it is known that
union officials do not feel they should
urge other men to come to Wash
ington. They will be needed. The
local navy yard, when present work
Is completed, will be one of the larg
est and finest gun factories in the
world. There will be nene equal to
It In point of aise, equipment and
work turned out tn this counlxy. When
the work has been completed. Its ca- !
parity will have been doubled. More
men will be needed But because of
conditions it may be impossible to
secure them.
Tbe ResolntUnn.
The resolutions at the meeting
yesterday read aa follows:
"Whereas, hundreds of complaints
are being received by the National
Federation of Federal Employes
condemning the exorbitant prevail
ing rentals in this city; aad
"Whereas, this situation ls crest
ing alarming dissatisfaction amona;]
the government employes, snd ?? ?
one of the material causes of the |
exodus of thousands of workers,
from Washington, thus crippling
governmental agencies In their ef- '
forts to bring workers to the city
to sld In the successful prosecution
of the war; and
"Whereas, this state of affairs la
detracting from the moral standing
of the District of Columbia: and
"Whereas, many property holders
and" real estate dealers In Washing
ton are taking an unfair and un
just advantage Of newcomers to
Washington; and
"Whereas the necessary funds for
the adequate housing of government
employes have been appropriated and
no definite steps taken for the fur
therance o ft he housing program: and
Sufferers from Poison Gas to Be
Treated in Them.
Psris, July 14.-The Red Cro?? Is
negotiating with the view of estab
lishing special hospitals for "skin
case?" and sufferers from poison gas,
to be used for troops of all the allies.
Five Red Cross hospitals were en
larged during June. Two navy hos
pital? were established and five con
valescent homes for officers and men
were opened. Thirty Red Cross can
teens have been established on the
American front and along the line?
of communication, some serving 2.001
meals dally.
Thlrly-Mvtm teams of French
American nurses nave been Installed
in French hospitals, serving at the
same time as Interpreters between
wounded Americans and the French
doctors and nurses.
One American Red Cross hospital
handled 1.30a cases during June, with
more than 100 operations daily. The
Red Croa?' furnished, during June.
t%Un splints to the Americans and
many tons of hospital supplies to
tha French. Thirty thousand maga
sines and ?jon.OOO newspapers were dis
tributed during tne last month. Thou
sands of letters were written for
wounded soldiers, answering Inquiries. |
Dosen? of medical and dental depot?
war? established during tbe month.
Albanian Thrust Threatens
Stability of Hungry
Civil Turmoil Goes with
Drafting Mere Boys for
Army Service.
London. July 14.?Bulgaria, facing
starvation, ruin sad virtual anni
hilation, may be ths flrst of the
Central Powers' alliance to desert
Kalasr Wilhelm and his erar.
Menaced directly by tb? eombtnrd
(bruit of Serbs. French. Italien?
?nd British In Albania on a front
that extends from the Adriatic Sea
to Saloniki on tbe Aegean, with her
people dying by the hundreds from
hunger ?nd disease. King Ferdi
nand? country is literally on Its
last lags, according to recent ?Hs
patchea received here.
The new Albanian drive, tt Is
thought, will prove to be the last
straw on the back of the despairing
Bulgara. With an ever-Increasing
army pounding back the troops ?tf
Bulgaria and those of the Austrians
on a battle line that threaten? to
fiare up all ?long Its sntlre IM
mile?, the peopl? of Bulgaria are
it laat forming a determined front
? the question pt peace?at any
;ti ice.
CtvlHaa OwlSreak?.
Recent dispatches ?how that ?ntsr
;il condition? in Bulgari? are rapidly
'?proaching a ?tate similar to those
, Ufi many and Austria?particularly
Outbreaks of tbe civilian population
:ve been repressed by barbaro???
?Ihods. Both th? army and the
[It- of Bulgaria ara clamoring for
The army haa been so weaken??! by
? ths and desertions that the class
1918 has been sent Into tbe first line
With conditions :<uch ss these facing
liba at home. Caer Ferdinand, who 1?
? ?th one exception Europe? moat
despicable and unprincipled ruler. Is
demanding so much 'n the way et
territorial concessions In the Ualkan?
that the Kaiser Is having troubla to
?*??!> him In thi war.
Turkey and Bulgaria have never
been able to settle Heir fracas over
the spoils of the liaikan war of 1*1**.
Bu'garia'a extravagant demanda can
not be satisfied except at the expense
uf Turkey.
: The Kaiaer'a
Therefore the Kaiser and his min
ions are face to face with the too?
of pacifying both of thalr Balkan
Kaiser Wilhelm ha? ?o far favored
his dear friend and ? fellow-despoiler.
Czar Ferdinand, and there Is reason
to believe that he haa secretly
promised Ferdinand to help hlra real
ise hi? ambition to become Kroperor
of the Balkan?
Rut If he make? good thl? promise,
Wilhelm will have Turkey's new
Sultan and a big Turkish army on
his neck. Turkey controls the desti
nies of more people than Bulgaria,
and It also controls the southern end
of the Kaiser's "Berlin-to-Baguad"
So tf it came to a real dash be
tween Turkey and Bulgaria, which Is
now threatening, the chance? are the
Kaiser would stand by Turkey and
let Bulgaria go hang. In which case
C'sar Ferdinand would drop out of
the war.
Toung women of the country be
tween the age? of II and ? are called
to the I'nited States Student Nurse
Reserve by the Woman's Committee
of the Council of National Defense.
Thirty-eight thousand flve hundred
volunteers are wanted at ?nee.
"Don't let the thought that the war
may be ended and a ?rlctorious peace
declared before the work of prejo-a
ton la completed deter you from en
tering this service," appeals Dr. Ann?
Howard Shaw, chairman of ths com
mittee. "Long after peace Is con
ceded the work of rehabilitation and
re-education of disabled soldiers win
be continued, and la addition to the
Public Health Service the trained
nurse will find constantly widening
opportunities for diff?rent linee of
loyal snd exalted usefulness.
"The call Is to all young women
who are strong, loyal aad worthy of
our country to enroll aa aoon as pos
G??r?e of Two ar Three Teat?.
The student nurses are to go to
the Army Nursing School or to ?-tril
lan training schools, where the cours???
range from two to three years In
length. The first purpose Is to All
the serious gaps caused In tbe hos
pital staff? by tbe transfer of Ameri
can nurses to over???? servies.
Recruiting will start July S snd
wir. be carried on by tbe State di
visions and the IMO* local units of
the Women's Committee of th? Coun
cil ef National Defense. The quotas
assigned to th? State? rang? from
4.?SK from New Tork to 80 from Ne
vada, and Include California, 1,****;
Georgia. 375: Illinois, S.O0O: "Massachu
setts, 5,000: Missouri. 1.IS: Ohio, ?.*****?.
But every Intelligent, able-bodied,
educated young woman tn the coun
try la urged to register so there may
be no shortage of candidate?.
Finn? Wut HM MtNM-f.
London. July 14.?The Helslngfors
(capital of Finland) government
aoeordlng to a Central News dispatch
from Stockholm, has asked Ger
many for a loan of 100.000.000 marka
(IIS.OOO.OOO) to "relieve the distrae?
In Finland consequent to etvil war.**
200 Grab
London. July It??Two hundred
leading Greeks were massacred oa
tbe flrst day after tbe Turka had r?
occupled Treblsond, says aa Ex
change Telegraph dispatch tram
G ?.
Hans Would Relea*?
Belgium U ?Vocure
Retara of Colon?o
Copenhagen, Jnlr \a.?Bating
bis statement opon interviews
he haa just had with tbe former
German chancellor, Dr. von
Bethmann-Hollw?, and promi
nent Germans, tbe Berlin eor
respondent of tbe Copenhagen
Politiken say*:
"Germany expects to retrieve
ber colonies through bartering
Belgium, but she will not ??ir
render Belgium unless a free
route to her colonies also is
gran ted."
The Budapest newspaper Pes
ter Lloyd publishes an interview
with tbe German ambassador at
Vienna in which the diplomat
sayt the German army com
mand desires only the "neces
sary Eastern frontier correc
tions, with military and eco
nomic guarantees in the West
including auch guarantees re
garding Belgium."
OF 1918 CROP
Feder?- Grain Corporation
Permits Billing Wheat
Directly to Them.
That the U. 8. Food Administration
Grain Corporation atand? ready to I
buy all wheat of tbe 1*10 crop ?hipped
to it wa? announced by th? Food Ad
ministration yesterday.
"Producters or dealer? have the
right," tbe bulletin of the Administra
tion says, "to Mil cars of wheat di
rect ta tba Grain Corporation at any
of the principal primary market? at
which It maintain? parcha?ng agen
das. When the wheat la unloaded
la the elevator, and weight and grade
rei in? are made to tba Food Ad
ministration Grain Corporation, re
mittance will be made on the baa? or
weight and gradea so reporte-d and
on the bast? of th? government price
les? one per cent administration
charas for tba service.*'
Beate Pram Wheat.
Tbe bat? pris? tUSeau ere No. 1
Northers Bering. Hard Winter. Red
winter. Darum ?nd Hard White. The
Ne. 1 Dark Hard Wintar. Dark North
ern Spring and Amber Durum are at
a 2-cent premium, while tbe No. 1
Tellow Hard Winter. Red "-prim. Red
Wallte. Bad Durum, ?soft White and
White Club are at a S-to-T-cent dis
count. No. 1 wheats are at a t-rent
discount. No. I at "-cent, and grades
below No. S ara to be dealt with oa
On the basic wheats the prices range
from $2 at intarmountain pointa east
ward. C-Sf Chicago. C?i- New Tork:
westward, C30 on the Coast south,
I?.SS Gulf ports.
The corporation will also buy ware
bouse receipts in approved elevators
st the primary markets at? which It
maintains purchasing agencies, and
in the intermountain district where
there are no elevator faculte?. Its It
basic price will be peid for th? No. 1
grade, f. a b. outgoing car, available
for transportation to a public terminal
< ?nannser Pretes-trd.
"At all the principal primary mar
ket? there is an open market where
ell classe? of buyers are Well repre
sented," the bulletin ?aya "and tbe
producer and the consumer will be
amply protected through the competi
tive activities of the several interests,
the Food Administration Grain Cor
poratlon being prepared to buy and
protect the 'fair price- basis. '
It Is then tbe purpose of the cor
poration to allow th? grain to flow
through Its normal channels so far as
ls possible, only ?tapping In to buy
when the price fixed by the Food Ad
ministration and the President Is
threatened, but ready at all time? to
accept all wheat ?hipped to It at the
price fixed. Tf the open market ??
above that price, the farmer or deal
er can ?ell In It. but the government
will not permit the market to break
lower than Its guaranteed price.
Miller? Restricted.
Restrictions on a miller's profit
have already been announced, so that
he cannot pay more for wheat thaa
tbe guaranteed wheat price, which,
plus the cost of milling will leave
him only ?e "reasonable profit" per
mitted him by the Food Administra
Th? maximum "fair price" on flour
i? baaed upon a reasonable allowance
above the fair price for baste wheat
for handling, milling and marketing
expenses, freight charges on products
and profit.
"It Is expected," ?ay? the bulletin.
"that competition win eventually re
flect reduction? from the?? prices."
All matter of wheat gradtag are
left In th? hand? of the Department
of Agile?tor?. The Food Adminis
tration aad tbe Grain Corporation an
nounce they are working in complete
harmony with It
Engagement in Mid-Ocean Bring?
Hot Firing by Both.
An American Port; July li?A run
ning fight with a German submarine
by a British merchantman, ? which
the former was forced to retire, waa
reported here today upon arrival of
the British ship.
The engagement took place July t in
mid-ocean. Breaking ?urf?ce ?bout
twe -rail?? astern, the G-boat gave
chaa?, firing as she pursued. The lat
ter retorted hotly with bar ?tern gusa,
giving so good sn account of ths
markmanshlp of her gun crew that
the submersible abandoned the chata.
?officers of th? ship ?rere aaosttala
whether bar pursuer retirad bacati??
of a crippling ?hot, or bara? abe
found her intended prey not at? ?say
a-Ua-vfar OU Csumee.
A??tevil. July l'.-Te Indue? aaa
to tara at old cloth? to the stata
??Ha hi giving ? half-r
rtlur to ????? ??
French and Italians Take
Hill 500 and Two
Bombardment and Raids by
British Only Activity
in France.
Lu-kndorff BeJie-red Ready far
Finml Blow; Alkes Stand .
Confident of Result.
Pari?. July 14.?French ti-oeps
co-operati-ng with the Italians ?
Albanis hsve captured FUI 500
and the village? of Nsrts ?ad
Grsmsi. the war office announced
Lon<iou. July 14.?"By ? suc
cetiful operation earned out dur
ing the early part of the morninj.
English taoops advanced our line
east of Dickehusch Lake and cap
tured over 260 prisoner?." sayt
Gen. Hsig ? night report
London. July 14.?-Activity by
the German guns in the Flander?
sectors was reported by Field Mar
shal Hstf in his bulletin today. A
German raid to the ?tut of Lucre
?ras frustrated The statement fol
"A hostile raidn-t-g party ?a-ai
driven of with los? last mai? cast
of Lock.
"The hostile artillery hai been
active north ?vest of Albert, ??vest of
Kemmel Hill and south and south
east of Ypret.
"Our own artillery hat been ac
tive northwest of Albert, west of
Kemmel Hill and south and south
west of Ypres.
Experts Believe Han Drive
On Paris Near*.
Teaterday was another ?jutet day
on tba vari?os flarbtinar front? ??
eept la Albania, where tho French
captured an Important kill and two
villa??? la a local advance In Flan
der? the German (lias were unusual
ly active, especially la tho r?gions
ot Kemmel Hill aad to the ?oorth
east of Tpre? Thar? were ?low
?purto of major acole bombardment
Ib th? Albert sector, and at vartoue
points of the French front
Late last alg-ht the British ni*-*M
report was received and told of a
?ucceoeful raid on a hxrwa scale ta
which Half'? troop? advaaced their
line east of Dlckebasch Lake, ?-????tar
ine S?* prisoners.
I wdeadwrff May llel.y.
Acalp the cable dlepatcha? yenter
day were replete with ?peculation 'o
rardlns; the German drive ??hi*??!
everyone believe? ?? impendtns. Al
lied experts are inclinine to the view
Oat Ludend<n-*T. h a vine just seco I?
Italy what may be the ? ??Mit taf ??
?oSsaulve that Is mat ?Bcrouq-tily pre
psred snd not supported by sufficient
:oi"ee??an offensiv? moreover, wrhick
I? expected by tn? enemy ?ved there
fore '?lore?ailed" all aloof the ai
tackln? front ?mean? to avoid atmllur
d'Saater by hid In? bis Ums until an
oi porlbnity ?? strike a surpris? blow
??Ith overwrtelralrurly numerical su
periority presents Itaelt
The aillas hav? had two and a half
menths' tima to r?oovet from ?prl?**
rev^roe? ?nd ?oooPdhir to all ?M?
potehee are ready to meat and parry
th? next German Mow. whatever Its
Part? Als? wf Drivw
There is ? -rr-owln? fasHr?* sntr-mf
?Oled war expart? that th? next "bis
puah" of the Gormo??? will be directed
at Parta raCkar titan at tke Channet
porta It i? ?tetad oa the best of au
thority that Lod?ndorf Is ssaaaln? kls
legion? between Moatdldler and
Bksln? nvtker thaa to tke north of
Almen?, where the Channel port? dnv?
would be aimed.
Should th? main drtv? of th? Hans
be ?rer-ted et Um French capital. It te
probable that there will be ? number
of "aide thrasts" mad? la the Arelen?
a? a foil for the aste opaca???
? ti nop?, ?etui *na to ea%
by oar war ?leaaitawat
stand ready to meat the Bocke In aasat
of the sector? that are likely ?? a*-****?
In tke r?-newed drive af tke Herat?.
Marines Kram Appear
As Real Fighters.
W.tk tke Am?*rican ?nnr st tka
Marne. Jab It -The Aawrlran ce-russr
today relisoawid tk? tee* that tke *
vtsasa whle?Bai-tt'*tpeted In tk. ?e ?
teas ?s. tk? lila?t-ne .tarruts tke
n?atb was ? _
?inalili ?fai? liste that ?asssMr-d Bu
la?? Waad ?od Bo si urtasi.
It ?rae the *th and *W tnfai -ry army
BM-ats that ?raptured Va? Vus
TB* ?sat Anurie, ? dtvMoti a het?
ttno troox ot MtvadMiaw (Pt ?rdyk ft
la this ?Biaisa that eapiur d Hk* ?t*?
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