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DEFENSE COUNSEL FE* EXECUTIVE BLAMES ,| QUARTERMASTER Declares Cloth was Delivered Faster Than Made Up by Ormy v. NEVER NEW NUMBER OF MEN Washington, D. C.( Jan. 2—With Charles Eisenman, vice chairman of the supply committee of the council of national defense on the stand, the sen ate war inquiry today continued its investigation into the cancelled scrap uniform colth picking contracts. Mr. Eisenman, explaining operations of the supplies committee, stated that during the last eight months, it had dealt in 4,500 transactions with mer chandise, valued at $800,000,000. He had the responsibility of finally pass ing on all orders and contracts. Reason for Delay. "The delay was duo to the buying of supplies too late," he said, "indi cating that more troops were called into service than could be equipped. "Is it right," he asked the commit tee, "to call out men defenseless when it is known not enough supplies are on hand? We were ordered to provide a certain amount of material. We never were told the number of men who were to be called out." Cloth, he declared, was delivered to the quartermaster depots faster than it could be made into garments. Quar termaster Sharpe had previously testi fied that cloth deliveries'were behind. Eisenman produced statistical rec ords to show that at various quarter master depots cloth deliveries were ample for manufacturing facilities in operation: EXPLOSMSSTART FIRES AT NORFOLK ALIENSSUSPECTED Carts Attacked and Contents Carried Away in Bags and Baby Cabs. POLICE MIX UP IN 1. LIVELY SCRIMMAGE Norfolk, Va., Jan. 1.—Nearly two blocks in the heart of Norfolk's bus iness district, including they Monti cello hotel, were destroyed, one man was killed and a score more injured by falling walls in a series of explos ions and fires which the authorities believe were incendiary. The loss is roughly estimated at more than $2, 000,000. Three distinct explosions is as many buildings, one after the other, after the fire once virtually hal been brought under control, led to the gen eral belief that enemy agents were at work. Mayor Mayo practically placed the city under martial law 'by the •turning of the situation over to the naval officers. Marines and blue jackets from nearby naval stations as sistedthe police and home guards in maintaining orler. Naval patrols rounded up suspicious persons while five men were arrested as suspects. Two of these, Hugo Schmilt and H. K. jessing, sail to be Germans, were turned over to department of justice agents. There were reports that two Germans had been shot by sailors during the day, but neither the police nor the naval authorities would con firm them. The flre started before dawn in the old Granby theatre and spread rapidly as the firemen were handicaped by frozen fire hydrants, low water pres sure and near zero temperature. It spread to the Monticello hotel and other buildings in the block. It was brought under control late in the day, but broke out anew and another half black was consumed before being checked. "SPEED UP"IS MESSAGE FROM ALLY WAR MEET 1'W (Continued From Page One.) and compulsory control of foodstuffs ill their countries. The extent of the military effort to be aliped at by the United States was clfearly'determined and an allied ad visory board' was created to advise each patiort' on allotments of ships, so as tov permit the American military effort to be' realized. Principal Recommendations. The principal recommendations of the American delegation headed by Col. E. M. House as president Wilson's personal representative, are: That the United States exert all tljeir influence to secure the qptire unity of effprt, military, naval, anil economic, .between, themselves and ttie countries associated with them in the war. Shipping Program. Inasmuch as the successful termin ation of the war by the United States artd the allies can be greatly hasten-' & by the extension of-the United States' shipping program, that the gov ernment and the pedple of the United States bend every effort toward ac complishing this result by a system atic'coordination of resources of men Arid material. That the fighting forces of the Unlt efl States Jje dispatched to Europe with the leist possible delay incident to- training and equipment. fMflnite'Purpofe. The following statement by the stite .department was mftde public in cohnection with the recommendation. "A\xe*Jqw of! the refcwrt filed with tM department of state by Col House, the head of the special war commis rflMl, Which risited iGreat Britain, and FMnCe in November, shows that it reached a definite purpose in its plans ffer' the'' prosecutibn of the govern* aients ^represented at the conference, arid mfcrtialing the resources of the •Ctiena.atiWar with the central powers aqdr coordinating their under a common" authority, thus avoiding. the 7 r. FEAR OF GOD IN HUN HEART! HUGE AIR FLEETS WILLPUT IT THERE, SAYS AERO CHIEF (Alan R. Hawley, among other noted Americans, was asked by the Daily Tribune to answer this question: What is the most im portant thing we can do in 1918 to help win the war? His reply follows:) By ALAN R. HAWLEY, President, Aero Club of America. Huge air fleets will put the fear of God into 'the German heart. There fore, the most important thing which every American must do to win the war is to urge congress to appro priate two billion dollars for aero planes. As President Wilson has stated re peatedly, everything that makes life worth living to the civilized world is at stake, and the civilized world is looking to the United States for the balance of power needed to win the war. The world's strategists have agreed that the war is to be decided in the air, in favor of the side which has supremacy of the air and it is agreed that the United States' most important contribution is to be the contribution of tens of thousands of aviators and aeroplanes. To get these tens of thousands of aviators and aeroplanes and to carry out the aerial program now under way there is needed an apropriation for aeronautics ^of not less than $2,-| '000,000,000. This appropriation is need ed immediately, and if given, will make it possible to utilize many manu facturing resources now practically idle, and produce from 50,000 to 100, 000 aeroplanes a year hereafter. The sum of not leBS than $500,000, 000 is needed to build 10,000 large war planes, and an equal amount to train the crews and put them into oper ation and form the Emergency Air •Fleet recommended by the Aero Club of America at its annual meeting, in accordance with the following reso lution adopted at the meeting: waste and uncertainties that arise from independent action. "The results of the conference, as shown in the report, are most gratify ing to this government, first, because they indicate that Hie conferees were inspired by tlio desire to be mutually helpful, and, .second, because the agreements which were readied when in full operation will greatly incroaso the effectiveness ot' the efforts now being put forth by Uie United States and the allies in the conflict against Germany and Austria-Hungary. "A summary of the results accom plished at their conferences, and rec ommendations made by the American mission .will indicate the value of the work done and the practical methods of the work considered at the confer ence, and which are recommended in the report." Tribune want ads bring results. THIS KNITTER NEVER GETS TIRED AND NEVER DROPS A. STITCH .This knitter never gets tired—never drops a stitch (Referring to the ma chine.) The other knitter in the picture, Miss Elsie Sohneider, Cleveland school teacher, does drop stitches ana does get tired. That's one reascm she got busy and Invented this machine. Another reason was to facilitate knitting by the blind. Miss Schneider's machine has been approved by the Red Cross. Many Cleveland women who are knitting for the 3ammies are using it. Miss Schneider, has paten: on two other knitting machines, one of which knits a complete sock. ARMY OF WORKERS NEEDED ON THE FRENCH FRONT TO SUPPORT THE GALLANT MEN BEHIND THE GRNSI 'Whereas, the greatest difficulty of the allies has been to move their forces fast enough to meet unexpect ed German attacks on weak points of the allied lines, and to overcome the advantage which the Germans have of being,able to transport lirge bodies troops, amunition, and supplies from one port to another by interior lines and 'Whereas, it is evident that power ful warplanes afford the needed com bination of power and mobility in a higher degree than do any other ap-| pliances and 'Whereas, it is generally accepted by the recognized authorities on aero nautics that aeroplanes can easily be built which can fly across the At lantic and thereby solve the problem of delivering large units of aeronautic power to England, France, Italy and Russia, without dependence on ocean I transportation, or interfering with it and 'Whereas, these aeroplanes can con duct major aerial operations against the German fleet and U-boat bases, as well as against German lines of com munication and military industries and forces "Be it resolved, that these facts be brought to the attention of the presi dent, the council of national defense, the secretary of war, the secretary of navy, the aircraft production board, and io the American public, through I the press, and that the coming con gress be urged to\expand the present I aeronautical program by appropriat ing not less than $1,000,000,000 for building an 'emergency air fleet' of huge warplanes, and also appropriate $1,000,000,000 to carry out a compre hensive aeronautic program of train ing aviators and building the tens of •thousands of fighting, photography, ar tillery and contact patrol aeroplanes dirigibles and balloons, which are needed to assure the allies' supremacy 1 in the air." WAR SUMMARY 1 Another reverse for the Teutonic allied arms, following that effected by the French troops in their initial drive on the northern front in Italy, has been brought about by 'the Ital-' ians in the famous Zenson loop on the lower reaches of the Piave river. Here the enemy lias been driven to the eastern bank of the stream from positions he had held since the Ital ians in their retrograde movement from the Isonzo made their stand along 'the western shore of the Piave. Thus the entire right bank of the Piave has been cleared I no ijivsid-j ers, except far to the north, where the .battle line runs westward from the stream through the hill region, Battle Continues. I The fighting for the Zenson bridge-! BISMARCK EVENING TRIBUNE & head has been in progress since last Thursday, the Italians keeping en ergetically after the foe in order to regain the position, which always has been considered a menace to Venice. Heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy before he was foiled to re cross the stream. On the northern front the infantry again is idle for the moment, but the big guns of both siles are keeping up intensive duels on various sectors, particularly around Monte Homba and on the Asiago plateau. The enemy is continuing his air raids over import ant towns on the plain, his latest at tack having been directed against Vicenza, Bassano, Castel Franco and Treviso. Thirteen persons were kill ed and forty«four others wounded, the majority of them civilians. Only smai! material damage resulted from the raids. In France and Belgium. Likewise the operations on the fronts in France and Belgium are be ing confined almost exclusively to bombardments, although the German war office claims a further gain of ground by the army of Crown Prince •Rupprecht of Bavaria over the Brit ish south of Marcoing in the Cambrai sector. There are persistent reports that heavy fighting is in progress be tween Kaledines Cossacks and Bol- shevki troops in southwestern Russia, and that the casualties have been heavy. No details of an authentic na ture have yet come through, but the reports say the Bolsheviki have been* defeated on the southwestern frmrt with numerous losses of men and guns, but that they have occupied the important town of Poltava. Still further progress has been made by the IMfish troopr operating against the Turks in Palestine north of Jerusalem. The Turks in the fight ing of the last several days have lost more than 1,000 men killed and 7 0 made prisoner. MEXICANS RAID 3 BORDER TOWNS Nogales, Ariz., an. 1.—Three towns were raided and looted and a South ern Pacific De Mexico train held no yesterday by bandits operating be tween here and Cananea, Sonora, ac cording to reports reaching here to day. Three hundred federal soldiers have been ordered from Ilerniosillo to take up pursuit of the marauders. The Potato. The potato was first introduced into Spain by Ilioronymus Cardan, a monk, in 1553 into England by Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake in" 1563, and into Ireland by Sir Walte Raleigh in 15S0. it Mrs. Jane Gift, Athens, Ohio, R. D. 1, say3: 'T think I would have been dead long ago if it hadn't been for Peruna. Six years ago I had tlio grip very bad. I grew worse in spite of doctors and other remedies. I saw on account of a woman who had been cttred of grip by Peruiia. My husband got some Peruna end improvement began in a very: short time.- 1 continued to use it until I was entirely well" Mr. C. Happy, of Hardin, Ray Co, $Iiss$!frli'*' took a vtfy b?dcold and had la grippe last February," h« says. "I took three bottles of Peruiia' and it'cufed NEWYORK TUBES THROWN OPEN TO RELIEVE FAMINE Prom Paee One.) put duuiiiouai snips now controlled by the shipping board into service carrying coal from Hampton Roads to New England. The number of vessels which can be spared will be deter mined tomorrow and they will be or dered immediately to the service. Stalled Freight. Hundreds of telegrams pouring into the railroad administration told of coal trains or individual cars appar ently lost in yard confusion. These re ports, most of which were submitted by insterstate commerce commission inspectors, were referrel to railway executives with instructions to clear out the stalled freight as fast as physically possible, and to notify the administration the extent of their in ability to move certain quantities of freight. Early action to divide the country into operating district, with a gov ernment supervisor over each, and possibly a federalyrailroad agent for each state, lias been urged strongly upon Director-General McAdoo and he is said to be considering this policy Many of the telegrams which have reached him in the last few (lays are from persons or organizations referr ing to the appointment of certain nien to positions which may be available when the director-general decides on the form and personnel of hi3 perman ent organization.<p></p>REVOLUTIONARY: FRAY AT KURSK IS SAHFIUINARY Petrograd, Jan. 1.—The battle be tween the Kaledines Cossacks and Bolsheviki troops has been resumed at Kursk, midway between Moscow and Rostov 011 Don. It is reported that there have been heavy casualties in the three days fighting. The Bolsheviki are reported to have occupied Poltava, the scene of his toric battle between ePter the Great and Charles of Sweden. There is a famine in the govern ment of Moscow. ANTI-TRUST SUIT ARGUMENTS TO BE DEFERRED A TERM Washington, D. C., .Tan. 2.—.Attorney General Gregory today asked the su preme court to defer argument on the seven large anti-trust suits pending, in cluding the International Harvester, United Shoe Machinery, and Steel Corporation cases, until the next term of court. Moss Is Valuable. "Moss" is the popular name for sev eral kinds of small llowerless plants which flourish in damp places. In mountainous and wet districts tracts of moss are of great service in retain ing the water and preventing sudden floods. Tribune want £ds bring results. There Was Nothing So Good for Congestion and Colds as Mustard Put the old-fashioned mustard-plaster burned and blistered while it acted. Get the relief and help that mustard plasters gave, without the plaster and without the blister. Musterole does it. It is a clean, white ointment, made with oil of mustard. It is scientifically prepared, so that it works wonders, and yet does not blister the tenderest skin. Just massage Musterole in with the fin ger-tips gently.. See how quickly it brings reliefs-how speedily the pain disappears. Use Musterole for sore throat bron chitis, tonsilitis. croup, stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, headache, congestion, pleurisy, rheumatism, lumbago, pains and aches of the back or joints, sprains, sore muscles, bruises, chilblains, frosted feet, colds of the chest' (it often prevents pneumonia). 30c and 60c jars hospital size $2.50. mm tribution. '^T f'T "1* TTTT' WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2,'1918 Deming, N. M., .Jan. 1.—Ten thous and soldiers at Camp Cody were guests at a New Year's barbecue of the Deming war service board. The barbecue was held at a local amunse ment park and the soldiers were seat ed at tables stretched for a distance of one and one fourth miles, the form er national guardsmen from Iowa, Ne NO WHITE WAY FOR NEW YORK, SAYS DICTATOR New York, N. Y„ Jan. 2.—The busi ness streets of New York city and ci BOILING BEEF POT ROAST andCbldS (hllfc CAMP CODY BOYS REGALED WITH NEW KEAR BARBECUES FIREWORKS•»' SIGNALIZE EM) OF PERFECT DAT "WHERE GOOD GROCERIES AMD MEATS COME FROM" 310 MAIN STREET HEARD OF considering the high cost of production and dis HERE ARE A FEW EYE OPENERS POTATOES per bushel .$1.25 BUTTER, best creamery, per lb .47c MILK—Carnation, 2 cans 25c PEAS, Standard, per can.. braska, South Dakota and Minnesota being grouped according to. states.^ The soldiers were given a fire works entertainment tonight. Major-General A. P. Blocksom, Com mander of the thirty-fourth division, held a reception today at division headquarters tor one thousand offic ers stationed here. ties and towns throughout the state will be entirely dark 011 lightless ijights, except for regular street lights, under an order promulgated by the state fuel administration today, re quiring that electric advertising and display signs of all kinds be com pletely discontinued. We are co-operating v/itli the U. S. Food Administration. We have determined to start the New Year by selling high class Grocries and Meats at PRICES NEVER BEFORE x..... CORN, very good, per can 10c COCOA, Walter Baker's, Vi lb. can 20c CHOCOLATE, Walter Baker's Vi lb 20c COFFEE, Bell Brand, per lb. .... 24c- MEATS Pure, open kettle, steam-ren dered Lard, guaranteed abso lutely pure pork fat. After a Trial You Will Want No Other have the best meat obtainable at prices that are lower than th lowest, when you consider quality. Try our variety of sausage, which will please you. Our open steam-rendered lard is absolutely pure. Threi fourths of a pound of our lard goes farther than one pound of any other lard all the fats are used. Nothing added, nothing taken out. Try our bacon. It is delicious. You buy it fresh direct from us. It is not hard salted or been in storage. I 310 MAIN STREET PHONE 60—Private Branch Connecting All Departments ora They show thai the system is being weakened by a congestion of the breathing apparatus. This congestion in the mucous membranes of the throat and lungs decreases the supply of oxygen to the blood, gives off poisons that are absorbed by the blood, and taxes the other organs with increased work* Then your body needs help. It needs to be toned up to do the extra work. The tonic used should also have a direct effect on those congested membranes. Its effect upon the membranes is to relieve the conges tion, banish the catarrhal symptoms, invigorate the digestion and circulation, and thus enable the system to rid itself of all the inflamed condition known as cold. Because a cold is nothing less than acute catarrh and because, in addition to its tonic effects, Peruna is a reliable remedy for catanh,its use in colds and coughs is more effec tive than any other remedy yet offered. This fact is amply pirovex) by the thousands Who have found relief, by the forty four years of success, and by the many thousands of homes that regard Peruna as the best family remedy. You will understand why when you use it yourself, ii®„„ Parttma may Ik obtained in tablet form for conecnicnc*, ami ... TbaftrWKCoaaiMift CoUnbtu,OU» He 15c Per Lb. We are fattening a lot of three to four year old steers, choosing the very best in the lot, and in this way to 18c wg will •ifi ii'V Mllu!