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lu Busy Day
BriugS to C|o9C Most Active
Week Ever Spent at
the 1' xec u t i v e Offices
Oil and Coal Hill Dead
Leaders Admit La Follette
Filibuster Has Destroyed
Chances of its Passage
WASHINGTON, March I. Another
?Jav of strenuous work by President
Wilson brought to a c'.os.? to-night
what White House attac?es said was
the busiest week ever experienced at
the executive ? ffic? s.
Twenty-three >' -'s and joint resolu?
tions were signed I y the Preside.il to?
day at '"id moments between the re?
ception ol call - !, consideration of do?
tions and the making oi
included two gen
cra] :i; : opi -:i measures, the > 01 I
?> the 1. gii lativc, ? xocutive
and judcial bill continuing :'? ub
Treasuries in nine cities and giving
civilian employes of the government
m Washington a war LonU3 of $2-1 '.
bill authorizing voluntary en?
listments m the army up to 175,000
men, and that giving servie men their
an i forms and ". cents per mile railroad
fare, instead of ..i;-j cents, also were
The oil and coal land leasing bill
virtually was killed late to-day when
obstruction led by Senator La Follette
prevented a vote in tin? Senate on the
conference report which lid been
Senator Pittman, of Nevada, chair
man of the Senate managers, an?
nounced to-night that no further ef?
fort would be made to bring up the
bill for consideration at this session
unless its opponents indicated a de?
sire to abandon their fight. That, he
added, appeared improbable. "I admit
the bill has been defeated," said Sena?
Tho Senate Interstate Commerce
Committee to-day reported favorably
the bill introduci \ by Senator Cum?
mins, of Iowa, amending the existing
railroad control act so as to restore
the rate-making power to tin- Inter?
state Commerce Commission. Consid?
eration of the measure was not taken
up, hut it was understood an attempt
would be made to add it as a rider to
the $27,000,000 general deficiency bill,
to which already has been attached
the $750,000,000 railroad appropriation
Cut Ship Purchase Fund
The committee reduced from $100,
' to $50,000.000 the Emergency
Shipping Board fund authorized by the
llousc- for purchase and requisition of
The House to-day passed without a
record vote and sent to the Senate tho
resolution providing for tho repeal of
the luxury tax clause of tin- war reve
nue bill. It impose 1 a 10 pi r cent tax
after May 1 on higher priced wearing
apparel and many other articles.
Chairman Kitcl n, of the Ways and
Means Committei . stated that the tax,
which would bring in about $100,000,
000, had been put in the revenue bill
originally to encourage thrift during
tho war, and now that the war was
?>v?-r it was no longer necessary.
Representative Moore, of Pennsyl?
vania, Republican, said the luxury tax
.was obnoxious to the entire country.
The House Hules Committee report?
ed special rules to-day to expedite con
i siderntion of Representative Burnett's
bill providing for the deportation of
( enemy aliens now interned in detention
camps, and the resolution proposed by
Representative Curaway, of Arkansas,
which provides for ar. investigation of
the-New York and New Orleans cotton
exchanges. The following priority ar?
rangement has been agreed upon for
the consideration by special rule of
measures pending before the House:
, 1 i Secretary Lane's bill lor the
reclamation of arid lands and the ap?
propriation of $100,000,000 for the es?
tablishment of soldier settlements.
i L'i Representative heating's civil
service retirement bill.
:i#l The Irish self-determination
?11 Representative Burnett's bill for
the deportation of enemy aliens.
The bill limiting government wire
control to December "1, ?'.UP, is, not on
the special calendar, because Chairman
Moon of the Postofficc Committee de?
clines t.i press for its consideration.
The $?1,000,000 fortification bill was
made ready to-day for the President's
Days Leaves for West
On Important Mission
Plans Round-Up of K'-pui-lic-m
Leaders in the
Will 11. Hays, chairman of the Re?
publican National Committee, left yes- ?
terday for his home in Indiana, not to
return until after he attends an im?
portant round-,tp of Republican leaders
of tho Northwest at Minneapolis on
March 7. It ts no secret among Re?
publican leaders that th?: National
Committee is out to convince the radi?
cal Republicans in Minnesota and the
two Dakotas thnt the path of success,
honor and safety lies in the higliway
, travelled by the Republicans.
Minnesota Republicans last, fall
demonstrated that they could beat
: Townloyism, which was spreading fast
i there, by a campaign of education.
They elected Governor Burnquist by a
handsome plurality against a coalition
of the Democrats and radicals. In the
eastern part of Montana they were
! similarly successful in electing Rep
resentative Carl \V. Riddick to succeed
' Jeannette Rankin, who ran for Senator
and was defeated, Riddick defeated a
coalition of Nonpartisan Leaguers, I.
W. W.'s and Democrats.
Th?' visit of Chairman Days to Min?
neapolis to meet the Northwestern Re?
publican leaders on March 7 means that
the radicals, who have been lighting
the Republicans, will, from this time
until the close of the 1920 campaign,
"have their work cut out for them."
Governor Burnquist says that the Re?
publicans will sweep the entire North?
west Tf they will put on extra steam
and see to it that tho voters have all
the facts concerning the colossal waste
and inefficiency of the Wilson Adminis
Armed Guards Watch Our
Food for American Troops
COBLENZ, Feb. 28 (By The Associ?
ated Press).?Owingfi to reports of re?
cent attempts to interfere with food
i shipments'to American troops in unoc?
cupied sections of Germany the num
! ber of guards on all cars containing
i rations has been increased.
Five cars of provisions for American
troops in Berlin and at the twenty Rus
; sian prisoner camps left Coblenz for
: Berlin to-day, each car being in charge
of ten soldiers, all of whom were
armed. There were, in addition, ten
men riding in the cars.
Goethals Leaves Army
WASHINGTON, March 1. Major
General George W. Goethals returned
to civil life to-day as a retired officer
of the army, having relinquished his
duties as assistant to the chief of the
general staff and director ,>f pur?
chases, storage and traffic to Brigadier
General George W. Purr, who has been
his chief aid in the department.
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ARRANGED FOR MONDAY
An Exceptional Sole of
The undergarments in this sale ?ire ni,ule by native
Filipino needleworkers in the Bon wit Teller cV Co.
Philippine workrooms under the supervision of our
special representatives. In design and pattern they are
distinctively Bon wit Teller cV Co.
Priced Specially for this Sale
Handmade Nightgowns.Formerly 3.75 2.25
Handmade Nightgowns ...... .Formerly 5.00 3.25
Handmade Nightgowns...Formerly 5.50 3.75
Handmade Nightgowns.Formerly 6.75 4.75
Handmade Chemises ...(Small sizes only) J,45
Handmade Drawers (Lengths 19 & 21 Only) / .85
Handmade Combinations.Formerly 5.50 3.85
Handmade Combination?.Formerly 8.7r> 6.75
Handmade Combination?.Formerly 18.50 11.75
Davs Before U. S.
Are Days of Peril,
There 1* IN o Democracy in
Arraying Class Against
Class, He Adds, Speaking
Refore St. David's Society
A warning against the substitution of
class hatred for the spirit of democracy
was pronounced last night by Charles
K. Hughes, speaking at a banquet of
the St. David Society, of which he is
"We wan! no privileged class in
America," he said, "neither capitalistic
"There is no democracy in arraying
class against class," Mr. Hughes said.
"Theie is no hope for a people that
lends a willing ear to class prejudice.
"I think of the days before us as
days of peril, because of the effort
that is being made, insistently and con- I
sciously made, fo substitute, under tho
pretense of destroying one set of spe?
cial privileges, another set of special
"It is just as Hunnish to try to mas?
ter your neighbor by main strength in
your political or social work as it is
lo fry and master him by force of
arms. We must get rid of the Hun,
spirit by eliminating every just ground
of complaint, and wc must stand to?
gether against any attempt to make
majority rule merely the rule of
"We must have this country right
its wrongs and demonstrate its ability
to lie the land of the ?Tie and th?'
home of the brave yes, the land ?!'
Hie noble free, who will In fire only
as long as liny are noble,' said Mr.
Hughes. "We shall gain nothing II
this country of opportunity if, omit?
ting an attempt t" correct the abuses
which occasionally ma! form our free
institutions, we subordinate the ic
tivities of tin- government to any
class. Such subordination is the spirit
Porto Kico to Seek
To Be State or Free
Wilson is Asked to .Aid in Se
euring $300,000 Relief
SAN .11'AN. Porto Rico. March 1.
After a debate of more than two days
m both houses of th" ?nsula:' Legis?
lature the Unionists and Republicans
to-day agreed that now i s the time to
join forces in insisting that th?- Amer?
ican Congress make known what -:,.
future of Porto Rico is to be. It was
agreed that if there can be no assm
anee that statehood is possible, thct
the parlies .should work (?,!? independ?
WASHINGTON, March 1. A pictun
of distressing conditions in Porto Rien
resulting from earthquake and epi
demie, was given President Wilson to
day l.y Governor Yager, who asked th.
President's aid in obtaining action 01
a House bill appropriating $300,000 fo
relief work, which has been held up ?i
V. S. Attitude Will
Guide League Changes
.Wie >.>>?/,? Tribuna
Special Cable Service
' op; ? t it, 1810, N*ew York Tribu? e Is.c.)
pARIS, March 1..The Tribune
-*- correspondent understands on
high authority that the number
of amendments suggested to the
league of nations constitution
has been unexpectedly small and
The correspondent's informant
believes that the attention of the
European statesmen is taken up
entirely with the struggle in the
United States, and that future
changes will he in accord with
the indications given of the atti?
tude of the American people.
Peace League Is Indorsed
ATLANTA. Ga., March 1. The
Southern Congress for the League of
Nations .closed to-night, Resolutions
were adopted indorsing the league as
essential for the welfare of the United
States. Copies will he sent to the
peace conference in Paris by cable, to
Presiden! Wilson by wire and by mail
to the Foreign Relations Committees
of the House f nd Senate and every
mcmbi '? of < 'on -ress
To-day's programme was arranged to
show thai the cague of nations is de?
manded by ilu-'c distinct divisions of
American lit'?' church, politics and
labor. The lasl ?peaker was cx-Presi
Warn Firemen of Gas Masks
Officials Saj Army Contrivance
Won't Do for Smoke
WASHINGTON, March I. ? Fears
that many firemen and tinners will
be killed by attempting to Protect
1 themselves by using army gas masks
are being vigorously expressed by of?
ficials of the Bureau of Mines. Atten?
tion is called to the results to Fire?
man Clark and Lieutenant Parker, of
the New York Fire Department, In
Parker's case, although the effect! were
not immediately noticed, he has been
in Beilevue Hospital t*< ; mor-? than two
An official -aid: "In the thick
fumes of a tiro the mask is not able
to protect its wearer. \\ e fear that
many firemen will be killed if the tire
departments do not stop buy:::;:: this
store of masks which were thrown on
the market with the signing of the
, armistice. The only sound protection
; for a fireman at present is the con?
trivance which provides oxygen from
a tank carried on the man's back."
German Women Demanding-;
Soldier Prisoners1 Return
BASEL, March \. The German Na
tional Assembly at Weimar to-daj
unanimously adopted a resolution in?
troduced by thirty-seven women mem
bers demanding the immediate raisin?.
of the hunger blockade and the repatri
ation of prisoners of war.
kills Himself \\ ith Shotgun
George W. Herscy, a salesman, wh<
lived at 309 Seaman Avenue, killet
himself at his home yesterday after
noon with a shotgun. The police sa;
he was worrying about business re
?verses. 11?- was forty-three years old
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Senate to Confirm Palmer
Judiciary Committee Favors
WASHINGTON. March 1. The Sen?
ate Judiciary Committee to-day by
unanimous vote ordered a favorable re?
port on the nomination of A. Mitchell
Palmer, Alien Property Custodian, to
be Attorney General. Absence of Re?
publican opposition foreshadowed
prompt confnmatioV by the Senate.
Mr. Palmer in a report transmitted
to-day by President Wilson to the Sen?
ate on tho administration of enemy
owned property worth !??700,000,000
stated that continued liquidation of
larg?1 German interests was necessary
to prevent renewed attempts at com?
mercial dominance by Germans.
Mr. Palmer said he did not advocate
any trade boycott, out of a spirit of
revenge or in retaliation for injuries
I done to the United States, but the b??t
way to assure continued peace was to
! withhold from Germany the instr-u
I ments for 'commercial conquest.
Merchants ami Miners' Ships
WASHINGTON, March L- Ships of
the Merchants and Miners' Transpor?
tation Company, engaged in Atlantic
coastwise traffic, to-night were turn?*d
back to private management by t'.ie
railroad administration. Officials .if
the company accepted the relinquish
ment, which h. re tofo w they have pro?
tested, and will put fourteen of the
ships in operation.
Lord Reading at Wa-diiiigton
WASHINGTON, March 1. lord Read?
ing, the Pritish Ambassador, accom?
panied by Lady Reading and members
of Ins suit?*, returned to his post here
to-day after an absence o( several
Introducing the Mode in
| FRENCH HATS
A most interesting assemblage which
shows the style successes of the leading
Paris modistes. Hals from Reboux, Talbot,
Georgette. Maria Guy, Evelyne Var?n,
Marguerite et Lconie, Marie cn Annie,
Alex, Lucie Mamar, Jeanne Lanvin and
other French modistes of equal note.
Together with the Paris hats are shown
faithful reproductions, adaptations and dis
tinguished and exclusive originations from
the Bonwit Teller & Co. workrooms.
I FRENCH BLOUSES
| 5.50 to 59.50
1 ypical modes expressly made for this
shop by the Paris blouse makers. Ex?
quisitely simple in style and of the finest
needlework. Featured are slip-on, button
back, button-front and side-closing models
with dainty tuckings, flutings, lace appli?
cations and delicate traceries in hand
Simple, exclusive styles for the country
week-end or general sports wear. Feat?
ured are capes and coats of Worumbo
natural 'camels han, plaided tweeds,
kniited wool, leather, tricolette and vel
veteen. Emphasized arc specially designed
skirts for tennis, sport waistcoats and slip?
overs. For town and country are suits of
hand-woven English and Scotch tweeds
and (anadian homespuns.
?and the Accessories
1 he observance of the strict code ol
clothes etiquette for the equestrienne is ac?
centuated by the fine custom tailoring of
these habits. In models that follow the
accepted standards of the most approved
English riding togs.
An individualized department on the
second floor in which selection may be
made in privacy. Mourning Apparel de?
signed on lines in accord with the present
day silhouettes of Fashion?Suits, Coats,
Frocks, Blouses and the accessories of dress
for Mourning Wear.
f7/tc ?peaal?/ ?/w/b of Or?jina&on?
FIFTH AVENUE AT ??? STREET
The Vogue of
FOR WOMEN and MISSES
All the precision and elegance of custom tailoring, combined
with many fascinating feminine graces, give to Bonwit
Teller & Co. tailormades a pre-eminence in the consideration
of the discerning. The numerous style-diversions presented in
strictly mannish types in demi-tailored suits and three-piece
costumes crystallize the finest expressions of fastidious fashions.
Women s Tailormades Misses' Tailormades
39.00 to 265.00 29.50 to 175.00
Distinguished Modes in
FROCKS ?<? GOWNS
FOR WOMEN and MISSES
That definite quality of elegance revealed in Bonwit Teller &
Co. gown fashions is wrought by an artistry that appreciates
simplicity of line, harmony of color scheme and a refined sense
of decorative treatment. Many innovations in silhouette are
now being introduced.
Women s Frocks
39.50 to 265.00
25.00 to 225.00
Unusual Types in
COATS, CAPES ?<"' WRAPS
FOR WOMEN and MISSES
The collection includes a most diverse and unusual ensemble
of originations which will appeal to women and misses who
have an appreciation for the "different." Coats take form in
exquisite fabrics and combinations of materials?Capes and
Wrap-Coats reveal interesting style influences from the cavalier
type to the voluminous wrap that swathes the figure in a
silhouette of enveloping slenderness.
Women's Coats & Wraps Misses' Coats & Wrapt
Slenderized Vamps in
8.50 h 12.00
Specialized lasts in dress and walking
Oxfords. Dress Oxfords in all black satin
or suede, patent leather, black or brown
kidskin ? high arches, hand-turned soles
and graceful Louis XVI. heels. Smart
walking Oxfords in patent leather, black or
mahogany brown Russia calfskin with sim?
ulated wing or straight tips, hand-welted
soles, Cuban or military heels.
Characteristic Originations in
65.00 to 375.00
Distinctive types designed and executed
m the Bon wit Teller c\ Co. workrooms by
the associate artists and crafts workers of
this shop. The note of the unusual is par?
ticularly emphasized in this display.
The Favored Spring
Attention is specially directed to a verj
large collection of neck scarfs in exquisitely
marked and matched fisher and Sable and
beautiful blue and silver Fox pelts.
A separate suite of rooms known as the
"Adam Chambers" is devoted exclusively
to bridal trousseaux. Exquisite undergar?
ments in sets or individual piece? ol rare
originality and fineness are featured.
Individualized Types in
Not only is the prevailing silhouette a
consideration in the designing of Bonwit
Teller & Co. corsets?but the varying phys?
ical types as well, are regarded with such
importance that special models are provided
to fit perfectly every contour.
Fland crochet weaves in filet designs.
New effects in silk sweaters, plain and fan?
cifully patterned?the 1 uxedo model is
emphasized. Llama wool sweaters m
Tuxedo, slip-on and surplice fronts styles.
Skerry wool sweaters in new colorings feat?
uring shp-overs with sleeves, sleeveless or