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HITS HIGH LEVEL Both Imports and Exports Above Corresponding Months in Past. For the sixth time during the pres ent yeir the value of the imports of merchandise for the current month has exceeded those for the cor responding month of any previous year, and for the fourth time this year the value of the exports for the current month has exceeded those for the corresponding month of any pre vious year, according to the Depart ment of Commerce. Imports for September were $262, 000,000, an increase of nearly $*J6, t'00,000 over September, 11)17, but a decrease of $10,000,00?> from August this year. For the nine months end ing September, 1018. the imports were $-.322.000. ?Hh>, an increase of $40, <?00.000 over the corresponding period of 1917. Exports for September amounted to $.V?o.uOO.OOO, an increase of nearly $100,000.0<H> over September. 1017, and S20,00o.tMw over August, 1018. Ex ports for the nine months were $4. ?~?61,000,t*x?. a slight decrease as com pared with last year, but an increase of $f;iO.4M?o.0?M> over the corresponding period of two years ago. Gold and Silver. Tmports of gold were $2V?00,000 dur ing September and $r?i>,500,000 for the nine months. Exports of gold were $X2SO.<?00 ayi(| $34,260,000 for the two periods, respectively. imports of silver were $7,17^.000 for September and nearly $50,<>00,000 for the nine months, while exports of silver amounted to $10^500,000 and $ 165,000,?mh>, respectively. Breadstuffs exports for September showed a value increase of almost 100 per cent, the total value being $S7,6.r>6.279, as compared with $30,050, 658 for tho corresponding period last year. Last month mineral oils ex ported totaled 263.841,657 gallons, representing $30,304,963, as compared an itli 200,687,535 gallons and $16,809. 051 for September of last year. Meat and dairy products exported in September, 1917, were valued at $32,114,704, while last month their value was $56,254,407, or about 66% per cent increase. The valuation of cotton seed oil Phowed a decrease of 40 per cent for September of this year, as compared with the corresponding period last year. While the exportation of cot ton for September of this year showed a reduction in the number of bales, the value was greater than the value of the greater quantity ex ported in September of last year. Exports for Nine Months. Exports for the nine months ended September of this year showed an increase over the corresponding period last year of breadstuff's, cotton seed oil. meat and dairy products. Cotton exports fell off slightly. Notable among the increases was that of meat *nd dairy products, the value this > ear being estimated at $719,331,961, as compared with $331,917,077 for the corresponding period last year, an in crease of about 117 per cent. PENALTY FOR GERMAN U-BOAT ACTS PROPOSED Council of Chamber of Shipping in Britain Opposes Setting Free of Seized Craft.' LONDON*. October 26 (British Wire less Service).?German ships should . not be set free after tho war, "to ex tend their share of the world's carry ing trade and s^ profit by the losses which their government, by means mainly piratical, had inflicted upon j the ships of the allies." This plan is I urged upon the British government in | a resolution adopted l?y the council of j the chamber of shipping of the United | K ingdom. The council points out that heavy i losses have been suffered by shipping | companies at the hands of the tier- j tnans. Half of Germany's shipping is i I declared to be in neutral or other! ports, and Germany may have added j to It by construction or purchase dur- i ing the war. The allied countries, the council i says, will lind themselves short .of j ships for some time after the war, aWd j it declares that while Germany can- j not make restitution of all shipping; sunk, there is no reason why she ] should not make restitution in kind to j the extent to which she is able. Shipping taken over from Germany,1 the council suggests, should be dis-; tributed among the allied countries in; proportion to their losses. Each coun try should dispose of the tonnage among its subjects for cash. One British company at the beginning of the war had ten passenger steamers. Nine have been sunk by the Germans and the other captured. The council declares it is inconceivable that as long as there is an enemy ship in ex istence the Germans should be per mitted to have that ship while the steamship company which has lost all its ten boats is unable to resume its old trade. , AGREEMENT ON MILITARY BILL RATIFIED BY HOUSE Tho House yesterday adopted the agreement between the Senate and House conferees reached late Friday on the deficiency military appropriation bill carrying nearly seven billion dol lars. The provision in the House draft giving the Secretary of War authority to acquire land for the construction of hospitals, 'w hich was eliminated by the Senate, was the subject of compro mise, which would give the Secretary power to construct hospitals, but not tie authority to condemn land. Appropriations for the purchase of land for rifle ranges at Fayetteville. X. C., and near Louisville, Ky? elim inated by the Senate, were not rein stated. The compromise agreement carried authority for the use of an unexpended balance of about $48,000 for the new Na tional Guard of the District. This was a Senate amendment on which the House yielded. Another Senate amendment carrying an appropriation of *20,000 for the "Washington city post office was strick en out. the House conferees declining to yield. . ARGENTINE ACREAGE CUT. A decrease in the estimated acreage planted in wheat in Argentina is noted In a report received by the De partment of Commerce from Consul General William H. Jtobertson at Buenos Aires. The wheat acreage, which has just been planted, is esti mated at 17.000.000 acres, a decrease ef 900.000 acres from last year. ^The oats iicreaije in the South Amer ican republic is estimated at 5.000.000 acres, a decrease of 220.000 acres. The total planted to linseed, the report eaid. is estimated at S.ioo.uuo acres. ? acwaul lfcVBOO acre* tl 7.50 MINIMUM PRICE FOR NDVEMBER HOGS Jump in Prices for Pork, lard and Bibs Besults From An nouncement. CHICAGO, October 26.?A minimum of price of hogs for November has been fixed at $17.50 as the daily, av erage for packers' droves. A mini mum of $16.50 has been fixed for all other hogs except throw-outs, which consists of hogs under 130 pounds, stags, boars, sows and skips. As packing house products have been selling on a basis of $16.50 for hogs, the announcement today of the new basis for November resulted in a big jump of prices for pork, lard and ribs. Peace Talk Lowers Corn. ?While the new price basis probably will mean an advance in the price to consumers of pork and pork prod ucts, such as >ham, bacon and lard, it was explained in a summary of the conference issued here that the peace talk, with its vision of a corn market flooded by low-priced corn from Argentina and South Africa, had reduced the market price of that cereal from 25 to 40 cents a bushel. The consequence of this, the summary said, was a near panic among hog raisers, who saw similar declines in the prices of their market animals and therefore rushed their stock to market. The Department of Agriculture, it was said, had information that, whereas supplies of hogs had in creased about 8 per cent over last year, the past three weeks had seen an increase of 27 per cent in the number of hogs sent to the seven leading live stock markets. Other factors in failure to maintain the October price basis were given as curtailed consumption, due to in fluenza and the reduction of the pack- i cr(>' labor supply. Pork Exports Jump. Exports of pork products in Octo- I ber were given as 130,000,000 pounds, as compared with 52,000.000 in Oc- I tober, 1917. For November the food administration has ordered exports of 170,000,000. These facts were cited as proof of the necessity of radical measures to maintain the large pork production which the food adminis tration has asked. The statement also argued that the enormous shortage of fats in the central empires and neutral countries^ would result in a tremendous demand on this country after the war, be cause no great reserve of pork sup plies exists outside the United States. Therefore, it was pointed out, alarm among hog producers as to the effect of peace was without warrant. The conference also concluded that at tempts to hold the price of hogs to the price of corn would work to the disadvantage of pork producers, and ! therefore the agricultural advisory | board, through a subcommittee, and specially invited swine experts will help the food administration and packers to determine export prices at regular intervals. Since these for ' eign orders will be placed on the basis of cost of hogs to, packers, it is cxpected. the statement said, that the result will be a general stabili zation of prices. inmiyMD GALLS FOR MOUE FUNDS Dr. Hott Gives Season for Appeal ? fop Big Oversub scription. The great increase in the number of American soldiers now on foreign soil is the reason for a recent state ment by Dr. John R. Mott, director of the united war work campaign, in which he said that the fund should be greatly oversubscribed in order to amply take care of all the men in the service by the'seven organiza tions joined in the drive. His Seasons Outlined. A few# of Dr. Mott's reasons are outlined in the following extract from a pamphlet Issued to the state campaign directors. "The budgets of at least three of the seven organiza- | tions united in the forthcoming cam- I paign were based on data assembled i last spring, when it wai-r thought j there would be not more than 1.000, 000 American soldiers in France by November 1. As a matter of fact, the number there by that date will be more than 2,000,000. When those bud gets were made, moreover, it was thought that the total number of American soldiers on both sides of the Atlantic by next summer would not exceed 3.000,000, whereas our military leaders arc now preparing for an American Army, before the end of next summer of between 4, 000,000 and 5,000,000. Cites Expansion of Navy. 1 ! "Because of the marvelous expan- ] sion of the American Navy. When I America entered the war we had less , than 70,000 men in the Navy. There are now over 600,000 sailors and ma rines and the number will be greatly increased. Relatively, the organiza tions which are uniting in their cam paign have neglected the Navy, but it is their desire to help this arm of the service as much as any other, and, therefore, a much larger sum of money will be needed for this purpose than is now included in their respec tive budgets. This war. unlike others, is not alone a war of armies and navies, but a war of entire peoples. Plea for Woman War Workers. "Because the burden of this war falls so heavily upon the women of America and the allies, who have taken the place of men in countless occupations, the facts concerning the needs of women affected by war con- i ditions convince us that a much larger financial provision should be made on |their behalf than the budgets of our organizations contemplate." I Blotchy Skin Man? a time yea have looked into the mirror and wished that your (kin would be like other people whom you know, "without a blemish." Wash D. D. D., the lotion of healing oils, over your pimples or blotches tonight?and wake up in the morning to find then t<mtl A 83c bottle will pi*e you relief. Why doc't you try D. D. D. today? D.D.D. Hie Liauid Wash A to Z CLEAN-UP SALE A once-a-month bargain festival, offering seasonable and wanted merchandise at tremendous money-saving advantages, emphasizing our lower-than-elsewhere prices and demonstrating our underselling ability. LOW RENT MEANS LOW PRICES! Lot "A" New Trimmed HATS Worth to $5.9S $3.69 Two biff tables fall of Fine Silk Velvet Hats in numerous shapes and styles, in black and colors. DRESS SMARTLY?SHOP HERE?SAVE MONEY. ErpHMi -24 11,7th St. N.W. wIp ASK FOR STAMPS?VALUABLE PRESENTS FREE Lot "B" (VELVET HATS & TAMS / Good quality velvet hats with neat i pink or blue facings, in several I shapes, untrimmed. Several pood ' styles in velvet tarns, nicely m^dc. '1.19 Lot "C" 39c Dress GINGHAM 24c Yd. Lot of Neat Plaid or Check Dress Ginghams: fast color, 27 inches wide. Lot "D" 49c Silk MULL 27c Yd. Black. white, pink, blue and alL colors of Fine Silk Mull. inches wide. Lot "E" 45c Worsted YARN 35c Purple, khaki, turquoise, navy, white, etc.. in one-ounce hanks !>r balls. Lot "F" 15c Talcum POWDER 8c Brighton Tal cum Powder, in 4 scents; full-size cans. Lot "G" Brassieres or Corset Covers 12c Neatly made, in all sizes with dainty embroid ery trimming. Lot "H' Women's Fall COATS $8.88 One rack of Stylish Fall Coats, belted, pockets, large plush or fur fab ric trimmed col lars. y Lot "I" Serge or Silk DRESSES $7.98 Women's and Misses* New Fall Serge or Stylish Silk Dresses, in navy, black and stripes. Sizes to 40 only. Lot "J" Women's Fall SUITS $8.88 Of good heavy wool 6erge, with dependable satin linings. Small quantity and sizes small. Lot "K" 59c Baby BLANKETS 49c "White with col ored flakes and borders; size 30*40. Lot "L" $1.50 Bungalow Aprons 97c Good quality percales, light ot dark grounds, pocket and bound edges. Lot "M" Lace Curtain STRIPS 55c Beautiful half pairs Lace Cur tains : values to $5 if in pairs; o5c each. Lot "N" 50c New <ECKWEAR 29c Women's New Fall Neckwear in separate collars ar sets. Lot "O" Women's $3.08 SWEATERS $2.50 Black or white only. Part-wool Sweaters, shawl collar and pock ets. Lot "P" Bovs' Cordurov SUITS, $5.95 $7.50 Values Extra, good qual ity corduroy, made up well and sure to please. Under these high-price conditions, this ia an exceptional bar gain. Sixes 6 to It. Lot "Q" $1.50 Guaranteed ALARM CLOCKS $1.19 Lot "R" rt Women's $4.50 SHOES $3.29 Women's Black jor Tan. Vici Kid Lace Lot "S" 39c Red 15c Just six Lam brequins. in red with neat flow era and fringed tide and front. Lot "T" Women's Knit PANTS 39c Heavy - weight Unbleached Cot ton Pasts, light fleece; sixes 36 and 38. LotMU" Boys* Flannel BLOUSES 95c Good Gray Blouses, full cut and good make. Sixes 7 to 18. Lot "V" Men's Slip-over SWEATERS $3.35 -JCan-coIor Slip DTer Sweaters, good weave and quality. AH sixes. Lot "W" Hen's Flanael WORK SHIRTS $1.75 Gray, Tan and Blue Work Shirts, made with two pockets. All aixes 15 to 17H. Lot "X" Values to $3 in HOUSE DRESSES $1.50 Fine quality ging hams, percales, lin enes, in "Blllie Burke" or belted styles. Sizes to 40 only. Lot "Y" $2 Tan Kid GLOVES Lot "Z" GIRLS' DRESSES W.rtk to CM $1.69 Beautiful fast Color plaid ging hams in numer ous styles, and sixes from 6 to 13 years. We Sell for Less Because Wtfre Oat of the High Rent District n.T. GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ONE PRICE TO ALLi - Real Furniture Bargains ? buy ON CREDIT ? ALL GOODS MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES S , ? ____ ? Buy Christmas Furniture Gifts Now at The National and Save 25%?0toF Room Size Tapestry Rug This Massive 3-Piece Bedroom Suite $ m r ? l . i_; i?_ i_ ..JaL Just an illustration of the money you can ?P save on Rugs in the Out of the High Rent District. 21 .75 2i-yard Nottingham QA Lace Curtains; special xt w ?Consisting of massive mahogany or bird's-eye maple Dresser, with swell front drawers, and large 22x28 inch French bevel plate mirror, with Chiffonier to match, and beautiful 2-inch post satin finish Brass Bed, guaranteed lacquer; special. .75 Six Dining Chairs Solid Oak?Upholstered Box Seats $1922 Terms, 50c A Week These handsome Dining Chairs are built of solid oak?in rich golden flni.lh?pleasing in design? made with box seats and braced legs?seats are upholstered in best grade imitation leather, which looks exactly like leather. SET OF SIX ?Special Sale price $19.75 St Fumed Oak Den Suite 3-Pc. ?Consisting of well made Armchair and Rocker with tempered steel spring construction, upholstered in best grade brown imitation leather and nice Fumed Oak Table with drawer. Terms, 75c $ .95 Extra Special 1,000 \ Brooms Extra Special! This beautiful 25x50 inch Rag Rug Bedroom Suite $ 3-Piece Solid Oak ?Consists of a 2-inch continuous post baked Enamel Bed, Chiffonier and Dresser with shaped glass mirrors. Just the suite to fit up that spare room for the U. S. workers who want to be taken care of. 52 .75 Sale of Odd Wood Beds ! ii. J :\ Hi These from suites in mahogany, walnut, golden oak and ivory, in Colonial, William and Mary, and Queen Anne Periods; values, $25 to $60 This 6-ft. Colonial Extension Table A handsomely polished golden oak Colonial 6-ft. Extension Table, with 3 extra leaves $io.95 This 3-Pc. High-Grade Square Post Bed Outfit ?Consisting of 2-inch square post White Enamel Bed with round fillers, guar anteed Link Spring and reversible top and bottom Felt Mattress .75 I!1, 34 The Store That Saves 807 7fhSt H St. 'ii' ?iH II i'il 'jfi 1 i!