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Rail Bills in
Senate Conferees Ajafree to
Elimination of Compul?
sory Consolidation and
Transportation Boar d
Anti-Strike Clause Veves.
Labor Question Remains To
? Re Settled: Further Com?
promises Are Looked For
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?Senate and
House conferees on railroad reorgani
jation legislation, after a deadlock for
weeks over outstanding features of the
Cummins and Esch bills, to-night saw
a (rummer of light ahead. The joint
committee of the two houses made
marked progress at to-day's session
through agreement of the Senate mem
jvrs for eiimination of the compulsory
consolidation of railroads and estab?
lishment of a transportation board pro?
visions from the Cummins measure.
Several vexing differences, however,
remain to be adjusted before the end
of the month, when the railroad prop?
erties are to be returned to private
control and operation. Chief of those
are the labor and anti-strike provisions
of the Senate measure. The agreement
to-day- it was said, might make move
ibassable the way for further compro
. lr. eliminating the consolidation plan
of the Cummins bill it was agreed
(hat the permissive consolidation pro?
visions ' the Esch bill would be re?
tained and strengthened. Duties which
the Senate cave to the proposed trans
portation board under the agreement
will he placed in the Interstate Com
merce Commission, which will have
two members added to its present
Following the ;wo agreements the
conferees took np the long and short
hau! provisions of the Senate bill, mak?
ing it impossible for railroads to make
a smaller freight charge for a long
hau! than for a sort haul over the
same route. Adjournment, however,
wa? taken until to-morrow without an
agreement being reached.
Hines Asserts Higher
Rates Are Inevitable
Asks Editors to Study Carefully
the Problem of Roads Under
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. ? Warning
.that immediate consideration of rates
? to sustain the credit of the companies
would be inevitable on return of the
railroads to private control is given in
a statement to-night by Director Gen?
era! Hines addressed to newspaper
editors of the country, of whom he
asked careful study of the railroad
M?-. Hines strongly defends the ac
-" iha railroad administration,
:, ; his or his predecessor's
in, in making rate increases, in
:..: - the pay of the rail employees,
dealing with other questions!
hav< been vital to railroad oper-|
iie deficit resulting from oper
of the roads, Mr. Hines asserts
there was no possible mean? of avoid-!
ing it. It would not have been as ?
large had rate increases been made ;
? -? in Federal control, the Director ?
G( ? ? ra] belii v< s, but since the rate in- :
creases were not made, it has been I
y a qustion of making good the j
? by general taxation.
entire average increase ' in
freight and passenger rates from 1914 j
to '. 10 is placed by Mr. Hines at 33
per cent. In comparison with increases |
in prices of commodities and products i
of private enterprises ranging from 60 ?
tc 150 per cent.
Nine Juror? Aceepted in
Bisbee Kidnaping Case
Talesmen 4*ked if They Believe
Any One Should Take Law
Into Own Hands
TOMBSTONE, Ariz., Feb. 3.?Nine
jurors had been accepted tentatively
" ' " court adjourned on this, the
? :? of ? fie trial of Harry E.
ooten, hardware merchant of Bisbee,
. d, with more than 200 others,'
with kidnaping in connection with the]
'ieportat i i of striking minors and
y'mpathizers -rom Bisbee in 1017.
Talesmen unless they stated they had
fixed opinion-; wc-re invariably accept-'
ed by both sides. The prosecution
asked each the question: "Do you be?
lieve any man or set of men has the j
right to take the law into his or their ;
hands?" Without exception tho men;
in the jury box to-night had answered
this question in the negative.
In this state twenty-four men must
he passed by both sides before per?
emptory challenges can be offered.
Wooten is the fourth man called to !
trial of 210 persons accused of kid
naping. T'.ie cases of the first three ?
were continued after county attorney
French announced his two chief wit- ;
nesses were absent from the state.
Irish Steam Parket Overdue
heft Liverpool for Dundalk
With Passengers and Cargo
DUNDALK, Ireland, Feb. 3.?The
steam packet Iveagh, which left Liver- i
t"o! for Dunkirk Monday night with
pessengers and cargo, has not arrived,
causing great uneasiness.
Crowd-- have gathered outside the
cates at the head of the wharf, await?
ing news of the vessel.
ATLANTIC CITY is
5th Avenue by the Sea
and much more. It's
Main Street, U.S. A. It's
the one safe investment
for these late winter
days. It guarantees big
profits in health, pleas?
ure, fest. You can't lose.
Of course you will stop at
j Mondell Urges
Delav on Army
W on Id Defer Derision on
Adoption of System Until
Nation Is in Stronger
i Financial Condition
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON'. Fob. 3?Republican
! Floor Leader Mondell returned to his
i attack upon universal military training
with a speech in the House to-day de?
claring: that since nobody wishes to put
the system in operation at this time ?
! the matter should.be deferred until the
: nation finds itself in better financial
j condition. In arguing against military
' training Mr. Mondell said it would cost
'? the country about $700.000,000 a year,
; and that added to the $600,000,000
: which the regular military establish?
ment will cost under the Seriate army
bill would make a total of more than
the entire average annual Federal ex
? penditures for all purposes prior to the
"At a time when we are facing a
I deficit of nearly $3,000,000,000." said
Mr. Mondell, "such expenditures are,
of course, unthinkable. As no one an?
ticipates putting any kind of a train?
ing system into operation at this time
there is no reason why the matter
should be decided one way or the
other until we find ourselves in better
The floor leader denied the assertion
he said he has heard made that uni?
versa! military training would reduce
the regular military establishment and
i thus bring about economies which
would largely oft'est its cost.
"The fact is," he declared, "that the
- adoption of a system of universal com
; pulsory military training of the youth
: of the land would not in and of itself
: make possible any appreciable reduc
- tion of the regular military establish?
ment. Its tendency would rather be to
; necessitate an increase in that estab
! lishment, and the facts that lead to
this conclusion are so clear and ap
I parent that there is very little ground
I for any difference of opinion."
Jamaica Bay Searched
For Lost Lundy Brothers
?larhor Police Hunt Bodies of
\oun?: Men Drowned When
Ice Splintered Boat
Harbor police were still searching
Jamaica Bay last evening for the
bodies of Clayton and Stanley Lundy, j
sons of the late Frederick Lundy, for- i
mer Register of Kings County, who '
were drowned shortly before midnight
Monday when an ice floe splintered
their duck boat about 200 yards off
Rockaway Beach. Another brother,
Allan, and Edward Sheckleton, em?
ployed by the Lundys in their oyster
business, managed to swim ashore
after vain efforts to save their com?
The Lundy brothers, who succeeded
to their father's oyster business, lived
part of each year on Smelk Island,
some half a mile off shore. Monday
evening the four young men went to
Rockaway Beach for provisions and
were on their way back to the island
when the floe, riding on a strong tide,
hit their craft. Their heavy gum boots
dragged them below the surface, but
Allan Lundy and Sheckleton suc?
ceeded in reaching the floe when they
rose. They dived in again to try to
rescue the other two, but could not
Clayton was twenty-one years old
and Stanley seventeen. They made
their home with a fourth brother and
several sisters at 2120 Voorhees Ave?
nue, Sheepshead Bay. Ex-Register
Lundy died about a year ago and his
wife a year before.
Five Police Captains Shifted
The transfer of five police captains
was announced by Commissioner En
right yesterday. They are:
Frederick \V. B?hm, from Union
Market station to Fifth Street station;
James MeAuley, from Fifth Street sta?
tion to Bedford Avenue station. Brook?
lyn; George R. Wakohcld. from Bed?
ford Avenue station to Parkville sta?
tion, Brooklyn; Charles Northrup,
from Parkville station to Headquar?
ters; Edward Dempsey( from Head?
quarters to I'nion Market, station.
This is the third time Captain
Dempsey has been transferred within
the last month.
Commissioner Enright: said Captain
Northrup's delicate health had actu?
ated him in giving to him the Head?
quarters berth, but made noVxplana
tiona of the other changes.
We will pay $25 for information leading
to the arrest and conviction of any
person stealing or receiving stolen raw
silk, or silk goods and other textiles.
Telephone, telegraph, write or call
MISSING PROPERTY BUREAU
The Silk Association of America
354 Fourth Avenue at Twenty-Sixth Street
New York City
Telephone, Night Telephone,
Madison Square 8983. Paterson 1510.
By Daniels at
Contiiuiod from pnc I
navy did not do any fighting. Refer?
ring to the admiral's testimony before
the Senate committee he said:
"Admiral Situs says our navy was
not in this war in a fighting sense.
We were actitur as motor lorries bo
hind the army, except that we were on
the water. There was no lighting on
"If Admiral Sims had told the men
on qur vessels operating in the wnl
zone that they were not really fight?
ing and that their ship'-, were only
'motor lorries' he would have had B
revolt in his command. The crews oi
our destroyers and patrol craft con
stantly hunting and often attackini
submarines thought they were fight
ing. The armed guards on America)
merchant vessels which repelled mini, r
ous attacks thought tiny were light
ing when they kept their guns firinf
at the enemy while shells rained arouni
them The er. \vs of the st inch : I
sub-chasers had an idea they w-r
fighting and fighting pretty well
when they led the attack on Dura? o
cleared mines from the path ol ll
bi^ warships and, under heavy fir
from the Austrian forts, sent down t\\
Hearing Boom Crowded
The committee would not pert,,';' th
Secretary to go into the s?parai
charges of Rear Admirai Sims, alleg
ing failure on the part of the Na\
Department to cooperate effec
with the British Admiralty, noi
he given opportunity to a : nil or d<
responsibility for the alleged vei :.
instructions given Sims t-> the effi
that the United States "would as 500
fight the British ;.^ the Germans."
For mor..' than two hours dr. Dan
iels read to the c< mmitt ?? :: v lun
nous statement which h ha \ p? pi n ?
At the conclusion of this the com
mittee adjourned until Sati rdaj
ing in order that it might have oppot
tunity for a careful reading ol th
statement preparatory to the cross e>
amination of the Secretary.
Anticipating sensations, a crowd 1
spectators that crowded the heat 1
room to capacity was on the se< n
nearly an hour before the hearing bi
gan. As has happened tl roughou!
investigation, this crowd was larg< :
compos? .i of women o\ t h ? a\
The Secretary himself arrived befot
any of the membfers of the committci
and for fifteen minutes v is the smi
ing target for a battery of camera
With h ?m v. as his !,.(';:
mander Percy W. Foote, who 1ms fi|
v.re- in the controversy as one of th
officers who. according to Adm n
Sims, had profited by 1 :?? liscrimini
tion of the Secretary in t ''- . w i
naval medals. Foote commanded t1
transport President Lincoln., whic
sunk on a return trip to the Unite
Defends Award to Relative
The Secretary went into some
in justifying his award of the Di
tinguished Service Medal tu h
brother-in-law, Commander Dav
Worth Bagley, who commanded tl
destroyer Jacob .Tone-, sunk by a Ge
"When Rear Admiral Sim was bi fo
the committee he pr< duc. d a no
written to. him by me. asking wh
recommendation ho had made as to
medals for 'Bagley ?"?1 other officers !
of Hie Jacob -Iones and other destroy- '
ors that were attacked' I recall very
clearly writing that noto of inquiry j
late one afternoon after all the of?
ficers m charge of the reports had left.
the department. The original reports
were voluminous and were not in my
office. Such reports of the Board of
Awards as I had bofore nie did not.
specify by what admiral any medal to
an officer was recommended. The cita
ti ti-, were made by tho board. From
their report 1 could not tell what
recommendations Hear Admiral Sims
had mnde for the officers of destroyers
which had been attacked by (lie enemy.
Jual before leaving the department I
wrote a note to Rear Admiral Sims
asking the simple question: 'Y\ hat
recommendations did yen make as to
'medals for Bagley and the other of
I fleers of the Jacob Jones and other
I destroyers that were attacked'." 1 re
Imembcred that he had given the highest
,m:i se to Bagley after his ship was
torpedoed, and thought he could
quickly forward me c pies of what he
had win :'-o and any recommendations
he had made.
Tolls Sims's Praise of Bagley
"Though not familiar a! the time
1 with tin- v luminous reports in thi
.'i part nenl d . ling with the officers
:\\ii" 'no! been under Admiral Sims's
1 command, I undi rstood that he hai
il i uted later reports for ? arliei
I oni -. and that there was uncertaintj
in some c ases as. to just ? hat h??
: ?.o'!-''.? ? ions v,-. i e. I'll ?? simples
plan . eemi d :<> be !.. make ?; direr
li l'y, ..".i ii nc\ er cut red my iu-ai
: : hat Admira! Sims would c minier th.
nquirj ?n any ol In r light.
"I think the letter speaks for itsei
as simplj a request for information.
aware of the high commendatioi
if Admiral Sims in his owi hand writ
ii . .'hen he said, 'Bagley's har.dlinj
thi sil ua* ion a ft or h is ship wa
: i loed was . v iryt hing that 1 ? x
i" i .! in the way of efficiency, roo?
ment, courage and chivalrous ac
1 to ik it for granted, n view o
. that he must have made som<
: c mm? : da t ion,
"1 had a!. ? ady given ordi rs for th
lisl ed Ser-, ice Medal to b
? i to all commanding officer
whose conduct when attacked by th
had been of a distinguishe
- ' and approved by the board o
? fficers who had passed upon then
and the detailed in formation concern
inj such occurrences wa then be n
!oct? i. There was. no question o
'. vi ' ?' ism or ri lat ion: h ip. Con;
mandei Bagley, as is well known to th
. . neith ? seek nor desiri .- fav >r
The mos1 perficial investigation wi
i ring out that his relationship to m
has never, since I have been Secrc
i*y the \a-.- re ilted in sp icii
'?Taiion to him ?n any way. 1!
ever been on duty in Washingtoi
Oui if sixteen years in the navy h
has been eleven years at sea. 1 hav
had no more to do with his assigi
: puts to ;luty since I became Seen
tary of the Navy than before, which :
thi i g at all. There was no commun
cat on between u? as regards medal
n ' :"' r t he list was published. 0
' ii-y 8, 1020, he cabled as follov
'< <? . " of Nava! intelligence
'. req test 5 nann be consider? d on
r such '< . ratii n as may be award?
capti ins ol destroyers in the W?
Describ ng the circumstances and?
ch he had upset the recommendi
? ms 1 f the Board of Awards in tl
; r of decorat ions, Secretary Dai
? said he was "astonished" that tl
d's renorl reoommer.ded only 1
? d i.ien out of the 500,000 in tl
y during the war for any decor
and 'a.ol given scant recogniti?
officers and men of the arm?
1 - crews :: merchant ships and ?
the n ne barr ige d ity.
Similarly, t ?? Secretary said, he hi
: 1 , true! by the scant r?cognitif
accorded tho officers and crews of tor?
pedoed ships and officers and men of
the naval reserve, as well as by the
disparity between the men on sea duty
given awards as compared with those
on shore duty.
He said that in revising ihe report,
ho had given thirty-two naval Cros
to officers and men in the armed
guard; sixteen Distinguished Service
Medals and sixty-oight naval crosses
to enlisted men beyond the number
recommended by th^ board; ninoty-two
croHBcs to those in t;,n m'in,, barrage
service, and would give some to those
in th- naval reserve and still more to i
I hose in the other elasKes named. With
rogard to those, in the crews of
torpedoed ?hips he declared mat he
had adopted the policy of giving the
D, S, M. to the commanders of all
mined or torpedoed Rhips who had dis?
played gallantry at the time of their
Th.. report of the board, he =; -'
showod that of (he decorations rec
mended 68 per cent were m officer.' i
homo stations, 45 per cent to those '>-.
shore duty and oniy 22 per ecu- :
those ';i sea duty. Those percentagi
iie said, he did not hesitate to alt.;-.
In defense of his policy of rewarding
commanders of ships destroyed by the
enemy, the Secretary submitted n I
only a long list of precedents tai:
from j/Vmerican naval hisu.ry in ;;
Revolutionary and Civil wars, but
mitted 'i lisl of decoration's i mforr '
by the French government on offii
of the French navy v.ho ;-: d o . I
ships, fie gave similar instances whei
1 he British and Italians had re? r .
olficcrs ol ships sunk by th? em
Situs's Criticism of Wilsoji
The letter written by Admiral Sim
to Secretary Daniels criticizing A
mira! Wilson was dated January 15
1910, and read in pari as follows:
"It is rumore d that it is the ?nf<",
lion of the department to assign Ad
niiral Wilson to the comm i.,; of thi
fleet. In my opinion this would be
very .crave mistake, indeed. You ar
doubtless aware, through my letters
?'. flmiral Benson, of the vi i y ?.?? 'ave trou
ble which Admirai Wilson gave me ?i
the discharge of my responsibilities
I endeai ored to correct I hi by pel
sonal letters to Admiral Wilson.
sent copies of these letters to Admira
Benson, explaining to him that 1 hope
to !)?? able to eon ? cl I ? I' -
condition without taking official actioi
"The unsatisfactory feature I con
plained of was that Admiral Wilsi
criticized not only this organizatioi
but me personally in more or le.?
violent terms, which included tha
mosl destructive of all criticism
namely, the impugning of motives.
believe my letters had the effect of
correcting this trouble to a certain
extent, but I have information to the
effect that it did not do so entirely.
This has been a grief to me, because it
was the only blemish on the loyalty
of my subordinates. These facts are :
perfectly well known to practically all |
of the organization on this side and ?
in nil probability to the majority of!
the officers of the navy You can ?mag- ?
ine th" (feet "f ordering a man of
this character to the chief command
of the fleet.
Offers to Make Letter Official
"The trouble, I believe, is a defect
?f both temper and character, which j
makes it very difficult for' Admiral I
Wilson to cooperate with a senior.
"I leave you to imagine the effect!
produced on this side when, after the j
department had declin? 1 t? appoint
Admirai Hodman a temporary vice ad?
miral for perfectly good military rea-,
sons affecting the efficiency of the war
operations of our battleship squadron,
the department promoted Admiral Wil?
son to a rank equal to mine. Please
note, also, that this was done not
withstai rling tl ?? un a :- factory fitn?
reports of Admiral Wilson and notwith?
standing the fuel that my opini m in
the matter wa nev r a sked.
"Referring to these fitness reports,
they are not what is technically termed
unsatisfactory, but the marks are lower
than they should b" on the report of
any man of flue rank.
"I beg that you will understand that
I am reporting this matter to you in
this personal manner for the ben? :'
the service. Anybody will teil you that
I do not bear animosities.
"f am perfectly willing that you
should 'h'iw this letter to Admira! Wil?
son when he comes home. If you do
not think *hat you can take action on
a letter of persona! character, I am
perfectly willing to submit it
franklin Simon a Go. I
Fifth Avenue, 37th and 38th Streets
women s ?>?"? i e?<3
)ts and Oxfords
Wn'.'? SoZes Unafraid
of Inclement Weather
the bright sky bids
one walk abroad, but the
IS?JS slushy sidewalks ur&e one
to stay indoor?, a woman may ven?
ture forth with safety to lier health
and smartness to her appearance if
shod in boots or Oxfords with sturdy
leather underfoot. The Shoe Shop
makes wise provision for the woman
who walks regardless ci weather,
presenting a collection of staunch,
sports-like boots and Oxfords,
There are models of ?genuine shell
Cordovan or Russia calf, fashioned
on lasts both trim and comfortable,
with military heels and welted soles.
The shoes are sensible ? the prices
WALKING OXFORDS 12.00 Tax .20
WALKING BOOTS 15.00 Tax.50
WOMEN'S SHOE SHOP-Third Floor
??iestic peace and tranquility fly out of the
4 window. Happiness in the home comes from
simpleno?rishing foods that are easily digested.
Keep the home sweet and tranquil by serving
Shredded Wheat a simple, natural/whole
wheat food. Most foods have advanced seventy
five percent in cost. Shredded Wheat sells
at such a slight advance over the old price that
you will never notice it.Two Biscuits with hot
milk make a nourishing meal fora few cents.
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300,000 calls daily have been added to the
. abnormal telephone traffic in New York City
as a result of the epidemic of influenza
In addition to a shortage of about 1,000 op?
erators from our normal force, 2,000 operators
are absent from the Central Offices on ac?
count of# sickness. The girls remaining on
duty are meeting the emergency with a
fine spirit of service that merits the highest
praise and the most kindly cooperation. But
there are limits to what they can do.
Every unnecessary call places
an unnecessary harden upon the
operators and may delay vitally
COOPERATE! Help keep the lines open
for carrying the messages to physicians,
hospitals, nurses, health department workers
and others directly concerned with the
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