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franc*. Ju I.?Haply 1*1 l? a r*4Mil for a price su t is* thine to be uaed for auJiiii card Im%i4 V >1 n loi thua* a i>a?l?r wrote to t local manufacturer that he would be uliable to supply I be machine. ^pHli reuo* waa that "German man ~ ufacturara have taken a raaolutlon not to eupply iouiU to Kraace until <<enuan priaonera of war are re leased." Wholesale Selling Price of Beef in Washington Price# realised on Swift U Com pany'* aaiea of caicaaa beef on ahip menta aold oat for poriod abown below, aa published in tha newa papera, averaged aa lollowa, allowing the tandaocy > tha market: 5**k RANGE PCX CWT. Kodu< ft.a-T? f"Cwl 23.82 2i.SU 20.72 20.10 18.53 18.95 19.55 18.79 19.34 19.85 19.49 17.44 19.65 18.46 18.89 17.59 17.99 16.95 17.01 16.60 16.11 14.95 16.44 16.02 15.72 15.83 15.92 15.03 14.74 15.71 15.49 17.86 16.83 17.02 May 17 May 24 May 31 Juna 7 June 14 Juna 21 June 28 July 5 July 12 July 19 July 26 Au?. 2 y Auf. 9........ Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sapt. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oof. 25 Nov. 1 Not. 8 Not. 15 Not. 22 Bot. 29 eo. 6 Deo. 13 V Deo. 20 Dec. 27. Jan.* 3. '. $10.00 $23.00 Swift & Company U. S. A. SENATOR PREDICTS MEAT FAMINE IN U.S. Farmers Refuse to Raise Hogs and Cattle With Feeds So High, Says Letter. Prediction of a meat ihortiM In the United States la made In a letter aent to Secretary of Commerce Alexander today by Senator Capper of Kanaaa. Senator Cap pel polnta to the Inabil ity of the farmers of the West to raise hose and cattle with the prevail ing Price of feed: "I wish to make a qpeclal appeal to you In behalf of the meat pro ducers of the Wert," Capper aald. Throughout Kansas, Oklahoma. Tex as, and *>ther Southwestern Statea, farmers are facing enormous losses. In some cases the losses spell failure and bankruptcy. But even this Is not the acute feature of the situation. ' "Having already suffered great losses, producers are unwllllnfe to run the risk of taking further losses, and (practically all farmers are raising fewer hogs and cattle, while many are going out of the business entirely. "This sort 01 thing will not have to go on very long until the world will be facing a meat shortage." Senator Capper stld a stimula tion of foreign buying by the extension of credits to foreign nations for the purchase of food stuffs is needed to strengthen the market. He said the arrangement made by Herbert Hover for the sale and control of meat products sent to ?foreign governments, which was abandoned, would have remedied the situation. He says he would favor private financing If It could be ac complished. "We must find an outlet right ^way for one and two-third million pounds of pork," Capper said in the letter. He says Europe would use this amount if some arrangement could be made for selling It to her consumers. VA. OYSTERS FOR ROME. ONANCOCK. Va., Jan. 6.?Virginia oysters may soon be placed on sale In the markets at Rotne. Dr. Alfred P. Dennis, commercial attache In that city and a native of Somerset county, Md.. has written to friends in Crls flt Id as to the feasibility of shipping oysters In the shell from Crlsflcld to Rome. U. S. 1919 EXPORTS I PASS 7 BILLION MARK Approilmalrljr ?*,600,000,000 north of toodstofl* bate brri ibi|*H of U>e I ulird ItUtei la tiw . i. .. ii in<? niiia v( IV1I t-udlutf mi., i 80, airordJBg to h report by (he Department of Cvuimfrrf. la the umr period, the ('sited States Imported about ITOO^OU, 000 worth of manufactured prod ?tit, raw material* and food, stuffs over and above the total for I?l*. ' Aaierlean eiportn (or eleven month* of 1W1V reached the ?? touodloK total o( $7,24?,04<>,71fr<, a ' prulu of nearl) $*,000,000,000 e?er the total exports (or the eatire j ear of 1918. TOWNS DESTROYED BY MEXICOQUAKES Loss of Life Heavy, Reports Show?Tremors Continue For Four Hours. MKXICO CITY, Jan. B ? Definite re ports of the complete damage and loan of life caused by the earthquake la eastern and southern Mexico were lacking today as a result of the sev erance of wire communications. It Is known, however, that several small towns were destroyed and that others were badly damaged. It Is feared the loss of life was severe. The shocks continued at Intervals for hours. Teocelo and Cosayle, In the Ktate of Vera Cruz, were de stroyed. Other towns and villages In the states of Oaxaca, Tamaulipa*, and Guerrero were damaged. It Is reported that Fort Uobos, north of Tamplco, where several American oil corporations have big terminals, were damaged. How Competition Helps You The competition that exists among the hundreds of meat. distributors, large and small, means Rivalry in Prices Rivalry in Service Rivalry in Economy Rivalry in Quality Swift & Company sells meat at the lowest possible price, consistent with quality and service. Our profit of only a fraction of a cent a pound on all products is evidence of keen competition. Swift & Company must provide the best service to your dealer or he will buy from our competitors. This means a supply of fine fresh meat always on hand for you at your dealer's. : '? * # Swift & Company must keep down manufacturing and selling costs, and use all by-products to avoid waste, or else lose money meeting the prices of com petitors who do. Swift & Company must make its products of the highest quality, or see you turn to others. This means better meat for you and a greater variety of appetizing, wholesome food. We are as glad for this competition as you should be. It helps to keep us on our mettle. Swift & Company, U. S. A. % Washington Local Branch, 10-14 Center Market D. T. Dutrow, Manager .s. Cut of 2 Per Cent on First $4,000, and 4 Per Cent on Remainder Announced. ? y DAVID M. (Hl'IUH (I. #? ???* Uncle tiam today launched a wids ctmptifn to Mcur* early return* oa the lilt Income Uim. The Bureau of Internal Revenue to day ta starting a program of educa tion on Income tan matters and urg ing that returns be mad* out and filed early. All returns muat be In by March 16. The 3,000,000 Income tax payera will find aome changes In the returns this year, the moat Important ot which Is a reduction In the normal rate, which Is 4 per cent on the drat 14.000 or net Income above exemptions anl ti per cent on the remaining net In com. The normal rate ror 11118 was 4 per cent and 12 per cent, respective ly. Surtax rates remain urn-hanged j for 1IHW, ranging from 1 j?r cent >n ' the net Income between $5,000 ond $0,000 to 00 per cent on the net In come In excess of 11,000.000. Every unmarried person with a net Income or $1,000 or ovef and every married person or head of a family whose Income was $2,000 or more for the year 1D10 In required to file a re turn. Forms for making out the re turn* are obtainable from collectors or Internal revenue, postorrtces an<! banks. The return must be riled wltn the collector or Internal levenue for the district in which the taxpayer lives or ha* his principal plaoe of business. The taxpayer must Include In h's return Income from all source*. In cluding compensation t or personal services. Interest, dividends, promts from the sale or real and personal property, prorits rrom stock market transactions, royalties, Income rrom estates and trusts and partnership prorits. Certain Items are not tax able and do not have to be reported such as the value or properly rerelvtd by girt, proceeds rrom lire insuran-o policies, amounts received rrom healt i and accident Insurance, Interest on state and municipal bonds, and moncv received ror active military or navul service up to $3,500. Living expenses are not deductlbie In computing the net taxable Income, but business expenses are. A per son. for instance, who uses an auto mobile for both business and pleas ure may deduct a reasonable propor tion or the expense* of repair ind maintenance. A reasonable amount for depreciation ot business prop erty Is an allowable deduction. Con trlbutions made to corporations or ganized for religious, charltaMe, sclent If Ic, or educational purposes may be deducted to an amount not exceeding 15 per cent of the taxpay er's Income. Revenue agents will visit every county In the United States to assist taxpayer* In making out their returr*. Local announcements will be made of the time of arrival or these expert*. Commissioner Roper today Is spreading the national slogan: "File Your Income Tax Return." Government Proposal for Increase and Arbitration Boards Voted Down at Mass Meetings. LONTX3V, Jan. B.?An average wage I Increase ot 100 per cent over the pre- | war rate, made by the government f to railway men Saturday night, has been rejected at mass meetings held I j In the east end ot London and at j Birmingham. The government also proposed ar bitration boards to act on ruture wage disputes. Under the government plan 00 shil lings a week (about $12) waa to be regarded as the average minimum I wage* ror the different grades of . workers, some grades being paid as low as 56 shillings and "others being | paid higher rates. Should the cost of living Increase before next Septem- ; I bcr. under the plan wages would have ? been raised 1 shilling for every 5 per cent In the rise In prices. After j j September there would have been a sliding seal, varying with the cost of! I living. I Under the proposed arbitration plan 1 a central wage board was to have | I been created. It would have had Ave members to represent the railway ad- ' mlnlstratlves and Ave members the uniens. The board would deal with any further conditions of service j I which might arise. If the board was unable to effect a settlemMr, the dls- |l puted points would be referred to a national wage board consisting of four representatives each of the rail way companies, the unions, and the users of the railway*. James Henry Thomas, general sec retary or the National Union or Rail way Men, advised a mass meeting or the railway men at Birmingham to accept the government's terms. NEW OFFICERS NAMED BY NEGRO ACADEMY Officers or the American Negro Academy were elected at the.twenty third annual meeting or the acidtmy Saturday at the Twelfth street branch of the.T. M. C. A. John W. Cromwell was chosen presi dent; Robert T. Browne, Prof. J. E. K. Aggrey, Bishop John Hurst and Dr. C. V. Roman, vice presidents; Rob ert A. Pelham. corresponding secre tary; T. Montgomery Gregory, record ing secretary; Lartyctte M. Her?haw, treasurer. On the executive committee were named l'ror. Kelly Miller, Pror. George M. Llghtroot, F. H. M. Murray, Prof. William Picklns and John E. Bruce TO BOOM JEWISH CULJURE. The lllstadmth tvrlth will hold Its first meeting In the T. M. H. A. hall, Eleventh street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest, tonight The local branch, of this organiza tion was organlxed last week under the direction of Hebraist Reuben Bralnln. The object Is to foster study ' ?f the Hebrew language and liter ature, and to spread the movement for Hebrew education and culture. | STORE 0~e* fi t' A ** 1 Up To $1.00 Button* at I 19c Card Sample Cards of fin* quality buttons, oiio duini and half a (Lumo on a card, conilitl?( of celluloid, bona and Ivory *f fota. tu a \ ar icd aaaort mi n I of styles and colorings. In slae* 24 to 60 Ugue. Tha moat favored kinds for drasa. coat and trim mln* purposes. Kin? qualities selling regulai ly up to fl.OU a doaan. Male price, l#? a card for half a do* an or ona doaan. rim Floor. Hat me-covcre4 t'omforta. Ill 0 Inches. far large double 6ada. 1'iatty light and dark colored ffacta; filled with soft fluffy while cotton; scroll atltcbad sulltiug A good heavy weight, u rvltMble comfort. January Sale of Undermuslins i $6.50 and $7.50 Blankets, *4.85 Pair ' Kins grade Heavy weight Iilank ets. term. d "run of the mill" >n ac count of being a trifle ahort or longer than the regulation double bed slae, or the selvsge being torn, | the Injuries bring ao slight aa not . to affict the wrar nor appearance. | li? white, tan and gray, with fanry borders, or plaids of blue, pink, tan and gray. Have the finish and warmth of wool blankets. No Better Time Than the Present to Supply Underwear Needs With Such Values As This Annual Event Provides $1.25 Crib Blankets, 88c Women's nioomers, of pink batiste, relnforcad; with ahd without flounces: full cut ilwi. Worth 7l>c and ?4c pair dde. Genuine Windsor Crepe Bloom era, white and flesh colors; with and without flounces: reinforced; all sites. Worth *1.25 and 11.49, Petticoats Flexo Petticoats, of fine qual ity muslin, in aaeofted lace and embroidery flounces; extra foun dation. Worth *1.6V II ZI. Flexo Petticoat!, with wide embroidery flonm ? s. otti med with val laces. Priced at llil sua I1JH. Petticoats trimmed with val lace and deep embroidery flounces, In an assortment of new styles. Values worth 92. #8 to $3 UK. Priced at *2.23 to *3.25. Satine Bloomers, a rich lus trous quality, having the appear ance of all silk satin; double and single elastic knee; plain and trimmed styles; all slaes. ltcg ularly 12.00. 9I.9H. Extra Rlie Knvelope Chemise, good quality nainsook; dainty lace and Insertion trimmed, back and front; sixes 48 to 00. Worth ?'-!&0, *I.M. Extra Sixe Mildred Corset Cov ers, extra fine quality, dajnty embroidery and lace trimmed styles; sizes 4tt to 53. Priced at 91.S#, *l.r?S. and *1.7*. Extra Slxe Muslin Drawers, deep flounces of tucks and hem stitched hem. Regular #&c values, 7?e. Extra 8l?e Muslin Nightgowns, high neck and/' long sleeves, yokes with embroidery insertions. Regular price fl.75, 3I.4?. Extra Sixe Low Neck Night gowns, round necks, trimmed with lacc and insertion, also em broidery-trimmed effects; short sleeves; full cut and well made. Regularly $1.98, 91.08. GO-lr.ch All-wool Htorm Serge, a | dose woven quality, in black and navy blue. | $6.00 Winter-Weight Coatings, $4.98 SI Inch Winter weight Coatings. In sllvertone and polo plaid lack styles; for women's and children's wi ar. Bslilfslifrx's?rim Floor. ' $5.00 Chiffon Broadcloth, $3.98 ! 48 Inch All-Wool Chiffon Broad i cloth, a sturdy woven grade qual ity, with rich lustrous finish. | Sponged and shrunk ready for the needle. In all wanted shades, | also navy blue and black. $1.25 New Blaids, $1.09 36-Inch New Plaids, in rich col or combinations, for women's tklrts and children's' wear. 50c Dress Ginghams 39c yard 32-Inch Standard Quality Dress Oinghams. noted for superior wear ing and washing qualities, offered under price tomorrow. Excellent grade and much In favor for wom en's house dresses, aprons and children's tub frocks. The large assortment of styles Includes new designs and colorings In beautiful plaids, stripes nnd checks. $4,50 English Longdoth, $3.49 36-tnch English I/ongcloth. full 12-yard pieces; u fine chamon fin ish quality, for making lingerie, etc. Novelty Undergarments New Witchery Crepe Night gowns, hand embroidered de signs; empire models, in flesh and white. Assorted styles. Worth (3.50. *=.?*. New Step-in Chemise, of beau tiful quality nainsook; Arul Krench embroidered designs and scalloped edge drawers Assort ed styles. Priced at *1.*8 ud 92*. $40.00 and $45.00 Room Size Rugs, $31.75 9x12 ft. largest room size Seam less Velvet and Brussels Bugs, close woven, all-wool face grade, in light and dark colorings, rich oriental floral and medallion de signs. Products of the fmnous Alexander Smith and Sons mills. tioMenhcrg'K?Fourth Floor. 75c and $1.00 Storm Rubbers, 69c Misars' and Children's Storm Rubbers, good, serviceable quality, in sizes 6 to 10Vi and 11 to 2. Specially priced tomorrow at C*e a pair. Shoe Department?First Floor. Men's $2 and $2.50 Niphtrobes, $1.39 Men's Faultless Nlghtrohos, of fine quality muslin and cambric; V-neck style, trimmed with w.\!.fc able braid or plain; extra full cut and made In the "Faultless" way. which means the best quality and workmanship. These Night Robe* were sold bv /the makers et a big concession hecausc of slight discolnratlons ilue to latindry work, but they are all perfect quality in every other resi>cct, $3.50 Black Taffeta, $2.98 35 inch Black Taffeta Silk, ex tra fine aoft chiffon grade, guar anteed to wear. 3<-lnch Percales, light grounds In neat colored printings, such as ?tripes, checks, dots and figures: correct weight for men's and boys* ~ shirts: also women's and children's wear. First Floor. 75c Turkish Towels, 59c Extra fine heavy double-thread Turkish Towela. pink or blue bor dered styles. with snaee for mon ogram; size 20x42 inches. First Floor. 3<Mnch Black Satin Duchesae, an extra heavy all silk quality for making handsome coats and street dresaes. 39c Huck Towels, 25c Cotton Absorbent and Figured Huck Towels, suitable for hand, face or bath use; size 18x30 inches. Mill lengths of yard-wide Linen Taffetas. Mcrccrlzed Repa and Cretonnes, in lengths up to 8 yards. but as much as 100 yards of some patterns: handsome color designs, light and dark effects. $5 to $7 Lace Curtains, $3.85 Cable Net. Filet, Nottingham. Scotch and Madras Weave Lace Curtains. In white. Ivory and ecru shades, some with lace trimmed edge. others plain, still others in novelty effects- or with heavy worked designs. n- ' ?" yitriU long. 36 to 50 inches wide. Fourth Floor. 60c White Batiste, 49c yd. Crisp, new white goods of beau tiful quality for making waists and dresses?extra fine woven weave, very soft ?nd sheer, snow whi:e bleach'd Now Is the time to an ticipate your H s ing needs and hny th>- ch,-'c??t white fabrics at sav ings from present and future prices. Ironing Wax, 5 Pieces for 50c Pajama Checks, 39c 36 inch White Pajamas Checks; a close woven, soft finish grade, for making undergarments, t^oldeoliera's? First Floor. Stamped Art Piecea, Including tan crash pillow tops. SC-lnch white linene centers, white llnene scarfs; sizes 13x45 and 18x64 inches, etc. First Floor. 40-Inch Crepe de Chine, firm - weave, box loom quality that will ? not slip. In all street and eve- ^ nlng shades. Including white. ? Ivory, flesh, pink, turquoise, old jjj rose, corr, lavender, gray, silver. ? Alice, ?rarnet. wlstarls. nlum. Rus- ^ s'rm greet* taupe. Ix>ndon smoke. P hrown. Copenhagen, navv bine and B black. First Floor. Men's Pajamas, $2.35 * Men's Faultless Pajamas, of fast ? eolor percales, trimmed with silk m frogs; all quslitv; full cut - yi7.es. First Floor. g Men's Underwear, $1.45 a Men's Genuine Lamhsdown _ Fleece-lined TTnderwear. shirts and ? drawers to match; clear white ? fleecing that will not rub off. First Floor. p Men's $3.50 Underwear, p $2.65 ? Men's Winsted Mills Wo '? ' Mixed Underwear, natural grsy ? color: shirts with flat welted _ flecks and satlne facing: drawers T with full reinforced seal and f| satlne waist hnnd. Flrst_ Floor. ? Men's $5 on Underwear, * $4.35 " Men's Standard Make Scarlet ?? Wool Underwesr, medicated dve: H shirts and drawers. In regular sixes. First Floor. j* Chinese Ironing Wax. muslin covered, wooden handles. First Floor?N?ll?? Pf?t Dressmaker's Shears. 33c Dressmakers' Shears, full t Inch s'*e; good qti"' t? ? ? i>-el? l steel finish. First Floor. Washington's Greatest Garment Event Women's Winter Coats J1 Worth Up to $40.00?at Hood qttalltv Sewing Silk. R9 yard ;nnols: hlaclc a?d colors: for hand or machine sewing. First Floor. All previous value-giving is eclipsed in this extraordinary sale of women's and misses' Winter Coats. The cream of the season's fashions are represented in a diversity of styles and materials that meet every want, and thev are offered at a price that is less than the manufacturer's wholesale costs today. Come and see the wonderful variety of beautiful garments of fered in this sale; you cannot fail to he impressed with the superior quality of the materials,, the smart styling embodied in every coat, and the sensational values. Materials include?Salts Plush, Silvertone, Silvertip, Wool Velour, Broadcloth, Camels Hair, Caracul and Polo Cloth. Many art in the fashionable Short Sport Coat models, and the majority are trimmed with handsome Fur Collars. The styles include Full-length Coats in tailored effects, of Sil vertone, Broadcloth, Wool Velour and Silvertip, in loose back, full belted and pleated styles. The favorite colors to choosc from. (iohlfithtrg'ti?dframl Floor. I rimminp. Zx " Xrimmlntr. whit* nnd m ji. dulfitv cmbrold- I Peu ? rlr>?ri*. K ' Kloflr?Motion Dept. _ Pin Bool's. 12c 4 i^nHlsh Pin TloAks. corf Mnlr* ?eo?| assortment o' hlaclt nnd ? ' |t( Kn ? llsh lilnM First Floor. S hr?r?H?r#?nr. *4 yf> 0 Rh?i s <*ken from our repuife ? sto-V .rllln" ur> to SO "0 '>s'r. AM n desirable styles and Icr.t^ers In i Incr and WtiHon models of patent It ' t* bl.'r'' V'd ?f|-| '*,?|t tesftiers. lll"lt oe low I.e. |s ^I'in nr tlnprd fe tor ,i. Riser to" " est Floor. f