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THE SUN, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1914.
U.S. DEFENCE INQUIRY
PLAN GETS APPROVAL
ilclfors Indorsing Movement
"Received From Men In All
Wnlks of Life.
Altmatt & 0.
"WILL MKKT XKXT TUKSDAY
! Announicmont that well known mtn In
,U wnlKs of lifo wero planning to launch
a movement to time a Consrewlonnl ln
iiulry Into tlio military prcparertnens of
'the country lum precipitated an avalanche
iof letters upon Stannood Menken nnd
'others active In the work. At his offlre,
S2 William utrei't. ycstcnhiy Mr, Menken
pointed to n hUKC pile of letter ho has
received, all from men who wrote their
approval of the Idea and expressed a dc
'lr to cooperate..
' "It In moot pleanaiit and. better than
jthfit. It It a most favm-alilo Indication
vt hen men of all pinfe-slops or vocations,
inlnMoiH and lamcn, I'omo forward In
approval of any movrnumt which lias for
ilts ultima.1.!' ulOeit the adoption of a defl
'tiite pl.iu for national defence." ho iuld.
"It hIiowb that tlio country Ik not wholl
nminlttcil to tlio policy that It l lm
rosnlblc for iim ever ! he put on tho do
fennvo mid that we cm crcat-j all con
.mierltiB arinlei over nlKlit. Thoo of us
who acted in mvoril with what we
thousht was tho public opinion arc pleased
to know we were rlsht."
Theic I" no cluilbt that the meetlnB a!
,tbe Hotel lltlmiiiit on Tuesd.iv afternoon
'will be l.irce and repre?enttlve
It was learned etcrday that when the
National Cl ! Kcilera'.lon meets at the
Hotel Astor on Friday and Saturday of
this week Saturday afternoon will he de
voted to a discussion of the preparedness
of the eouirtry for an emergency. A
speaker at tho IVonomlc Club dinner on
Thursday evenliiR will bo ConBressnian
A. I' Gardner of Massachusetts, whose
resolution for an Inquiry will be backed
hv those who desire an Inquiry.
Annthrr Indication of the general feel
ing was shown yesterday by the market
letter of Hubbard llros. & Co.. cotton
brokers and nierclmts In tho Coffee Kt
chance llulldlnc This linn, which has
membership in all the bic cotton ex
chanfics of th" lountry and of lre.it
Hrlt.iln. ilevott-l its weekly market letter
to mllit.m preparedness Instead of to
cotton or llutiiicl.il conditions.
AeivilitiR to the nnnouinomcnt of the
Civic Kedei-atlon lb" discussion on mill-
l:irv iirMii.irediiiss will be hr".id. Th
hpeakers si lieduletl iire David Starr Jor
,lnn of the American I'eace Society. Col.
Hubert M. Thoinpoii of the Navy League.
mm ...THtnrv of the Navy Kranklln
T. ltooectt. Samuel liompers. head of
th Anient an Federation of Labor, and
Talcott WUImms. head of the Columbia
F.'honl of Jouinnllsm.
Tvxt nt lliiblinril l.elter.
The Hubbard Mro. ft Co. letter Is a
We must thank (leorce Washington for
ih. iidviee nut in entraire In etitanRllUK
alliances with Kuropean Powers for our
'Dut we have faded to follow his ad
vice. Mn time of peace prepare tor war.
nr.d we are as helpless as China to-day
' nnd unable to sustain th" Monroe !
trine If we wished to do so.
"We are seeing what conies to nations
, thnt nrc uiinn oared ti defend themselves
and wi must be f o!lh if we do not nrollt
bv uh.it Is occurring before our eyes
"We have not artillery enough for an
armv "f K,o."0 men. If we should begin
' a battle at !' A. II. there Is not ammu
nition to eont'nue It until l P. M. It takes
" about sl months to create a battery of
xartlllerv. We are without transportation
cat supplies. An armored automobile, so
for .in nrmv corns We are without mecll
much used nnrnaii, wou'u n" a curiosity.
In short, we are helpless to derend our
elves, and while we h.ive a lares popu
Istlon it would take at least six months
to create even a moderate army. Look
how loim the Canadian Volunteers are
"We ere there of the navy than we do
of the .iimiv. but we hardly have enough
ken in training c.nnns.
torpidoes to M'c a round from each of th"
torpedo -tubes. It is time to wake up and
iil II Mils Mrrtlnit.
The meeting of Tuesday afternoon will
not be .i ni.ii mi't!ng in the old r.inloiieii
. sense of tho word. It has be. u called for
' the purpi'se of onjunl.lriK a committee
to tin m- i n .i Cougn sslonal Inquiry. The
. bnsinesH will be conttiicd to that one Idea
T'le;. w ' II be no ul. ins for a national
defeti.'. presented and the mn who have
. chemes Tor organizing army corps o
blue eyid men en red haired men or chil
' dren under ! or any of Urn other thou
ninds of schcims In existence will no
have mu, h h.iiiee to muuopollre the time
with a speech They will be told to rfu
before th' C i:igr.sHlnn.jl rnmmltteo when
It holds its public H- ssions
"TRENCH PAPERS" IN BELGIUM
JonrnnU l'olillsli Special IMItlona
for saiiiilj'vr nt the I'roiit.
Washington, Nov :s. -Tho Ilelg.an
Legattoii has wclyj1. copies of "trench
editions' of HiirVV. AHvyiMiiers In which
tho main feature In columns of pernonul
paragraphs addri'ssed tJ soldiora In th-
ivignn iiiiny by regimental ana com
pany deMKii.itlons tell.ng them of the
whereabouts or tneir lanuiies. .Miuiy o
theee nuragi .itdiH conclude, "Ser.d news."
Thtve tr.h i-litlon" are circulated
In an effort to reestablish communlca
Vi n between tho men at the front and
their bcattered fnmll:es, many of whom
are now In Prance, Kngland or Holland.
Hetides the personal paragraphs th
papers wirry news of the war .na um1
poonti against tho enemy.
SWISS BARS ALIEN AIRMEN.
Ucrllu Paper AKaln Clinrifrs HrllUh
With NenlrHlllr Vlolittlona.
Amktzkuam. via Ionrton. Nov. 2S. Re
peatlng the charge '.hat the Hrltlsh
iivlatnrg who made tho raid on the Zep
pelin sh ds at Prledrlchshafen recently
How over Swiss tertitory and thereby
vlolatisl Swls3 neutrality the llrtUntt
"In iase of a repetition of the violation
of Swiss neutrality by Krance or Knglanil
it Ik nut to he expected that (iermany will
lesmc- Swiss neutrality on the frontier,
Tho Swiss peduul Assembly has ordered
that all aviators Hying over Swiss ter
rltory bo shot down without furthe
EMPRESS PRAISES AMERICANS,
of llnlser VIslU Itel
Kllclieii tn II i' r 1 1 li .
Hr.r.i.iN. Nov. I", via The Hague o
, visited the American relief kitchen !nj
London. Nov Tlio fierman Kmpre
net mi to-nay. I lie imcnrn i" suiiporien
by th- American colony.
Tho Lmprii-H talked for hslf nn hour
; with the in .re than 2 DO persons gathered
cl the t.iM'H and with tlm women of the
colony who were seiving. She expressed
1 sincere sntlufnctlon with th Work of the
klti'h 11 ami said she would write to the
Umperor about It.
Tho visit w'ih puielv Informal, The
Kmprei wis :neomp,inl"il bv the (.'ountess
. vnn Keller an I Ch.inthi rlaln von I'rotha
The womn ul tlm Aminciri Klubassy and
Mrs Isaac Wolff, .Ir, wife of the pnsldein
of the Aineili.in Chamber of Commerce,
wero 4l Uiu klblioti tu Itulli the Hill-pri.
NEW, SEASONABLE MERCHANDISE OFFERING UNUSUAL VALUES FOR
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30th
Special! Sale off EEectriic Lamps
to be held in the Department for Art Objects and Br5c-a-ibrac,
the Fourth Floor, will offer unusual price advantages.
Floor Lamps in solid mahogany or
with gilt finish, with 26-inch flat
Empire shade of colored silk, trim
med with ruche and fringe, $25.00
Standing Bridge Lamps, with 14
inch flat Empire shade of colored
silk . . . . at $85.00
Library or Living Room Lamps, with
22-inch flat Empire shade of colored
silk . . . .at $16.00
Piano or Desk Lamps, with adjust
able metal standard and revolving
glass shade . . . at $10.50
Desk or Boudoir Lamps (.single Eight),
with solid mahogany standard 12
inches high and !0-inch fancy
colored silk shade, trimmed with
gilt shell lace . . at $5.50
Choice Black Silks
will be marked at very considerable
reductions from the usual prices.
Imported Black Brocaded Silk
Regular price $8.50 per yd. at $3.75
54-inch Black Crepe de Chine
Regular price $4.50 per yd. at $1.90
40-inch Black Dress Satin
Regular price $2.50 per yd. at $ 1.58
4C-inch Black Silk Crepon
Regular price $2.00 per yd. at 95c.
36-inch Black Taffeta
Regular price $1.50 per yd. at 78c.
(Arranged in Dress, Blouse and
Mail and Telephone Orders will command
New, Sponged Broadcloth
in black, dark brown, dark green,
prune and navy blue, will offer
extraordinary value at
$ 1.65 per yard.
Men's Silk Scarffs
comprising Four-in-hand Scarfs
made from rich and entirely new
silks in the latest designs and colors,
will be placed on sale at . 65c.
being fully to -o less than the
regular selling price.
Also Men's Imported Knitted Silk
Scarfs (white or gray) in a diversity
of attractive weaves; suitable for
dress or motor wear, at the remark
ably low price off . $4.50
This is about one-half the price
usually asked for Scarfs off
Silver Photo Frames . . $1.50 Men's Knitted Evening Scarfs $8.M)
Silver Vanity Cases . . 6.00 Walking Sticks . . . 3.50
Pearl Optra Glasses . . 8.00 Betulph Silk Half-hose . . 1.75
Opern Bags .... 3.50 Men's Cape Gloves . . 1.00
Evening Cars . . . .1.50 Gold Waldcinnrs (I I kt.) . 10.00
Pearl Necklaces (gold Clasp) . 2.75 Geld Scarfplns (I I kt.) . . 5.00
Feather Collarettes . . .1.50 Men's Silk Umbrellas . . 3.50
Women's Black Silk Hose . 1.75 Men's Smoking Jackets . 8.50
Fancy Aprons . . . 1.00 Men's Sweaters . . . 5.75
Chiffon Blouses . . . 5.75 Briar Pipes .... 1.00
Glove Handkerchiefs(hulf dozen)!. 50 Brush Brass Inkstands . . 3. 00
Black Wolf Muff . . . 16.50 Book Ends (bronze finish) . 4.90
Black Wolf Scarf . . . 8.50 Nickel Thermos Bottles (quart) 3.00
Women's Silk Umbrellas . J.50 Leather Desk or Traveling Clocksl.90
Pernult Ib-butlon Kid Gloves 3.00 Men's Lounging Robes . 13.00
Chiffon Velvet Hnnd Bags 3. 00 Tennis Rackets . . . 5.00
Department for DrcssrrjslriiTg and Tailoring (Third Floor)
FaslhfioinialbDe Tanloi. -roadie Suits off Covert Cloth
Fur-trimmed, in smart, distinctive models,
at the special price of $78.00
These Suits will be fitted without additional charge.
Important Reductions have been effected in the prices of a number of
High-cost Fur Garments and Smaller Furs
including elegant Coats of broadtail, ermine, mink, Hiudson seal and
karakul, representing the latest ideas in fur fashions. Some of these
models are imported, while others have been evolved by American
Among the smaller Furs will be found some very effective styles
combining contrasting pelts.
An Attractive Selection off
Imported Decorative Lace Pieces
to be placed on sale at unusually low prices, will be a feature off special
interest in the Lace Curtain Department, on the Fourth Floor.
Filet Lace Table Covers . . each $3.75, 4.75, 5.50 to 68.00
Filet Lace Scarffs . . . each 8.50, 1 1.00, 13.00 to 37.50
Filet Lace Pillow Slips . . each
Included in this Sale
Imported Hand-made Lace Curtains
at the extraordinarily low prices of
$4.50, $5.50 to $13.75 per pair.
Commencing to-morrov (Monday) in the Oriental Rug Department
Several Thousand Small Oriental Rugs
and Oriental Saddle-bag Pillows
selected from B. Altman & Co.'s immense reserve stock off Oriental Rugs,
will be placed on sale, in anticipation off the season for holiday gifts,
at extraordinary price concessions.
Average size 3 x 4 feet at $7.50
Oriental Rugs in other sizes . . . . at $ 1 6.50 to 48.00
ORIENTAL SADDLE-BAG PILLOWS
at $4.75 & 7.50
All Charged or Paid Purchases (including heavy and bulky shipments)
will be forwarded Free off Charge by mail, express or freight
to any point in the United States.
ReoiarkabJe Sale off Pillow Tops
will be an interesting and timely event in the Upholstery Depart
ment. It will consist of over 9,000 Squares, measuring 24 k 24 inches,
Boys' Gray Sweaters . $3-50
Girls' Sweaters . . 3-50
Little Children's Sweater Outfits
(4 pieces) .... -1-85
Children's Tan Gloves . . 1-00
Infants' Celluloid Toilet Sets . 1.35
Infants' Quilted Silk Wrappers 3-90
Infants' Crocheted Wool Saeques J.35
Infants' Wicker Nursery Chalrt
(white enameled) . 4.00
Unbreakable Dolls (dressed) . 1. 00
Toy Worsted Dogs . . . 1.50
Children's Pictorial Stationery,
Children's Silk Umbrellas . 3.00
Beys' Tan Raincoats . . 4.75
Girls Raincoat!", with cap . -1.75
6.50, 5.00 9.50 to 19.
wall be a quantity of
cut from damask tapestries, bro
cades, velours and velvets shown in
the regular stock.
These Squares, which will prove
adaptable for various decorative
articles as well as for pillow tops
(all of them appropriate for holiday
gifts) will be offered at the excep
tionally low prices of
25c, 35c, 50c. & 75c.
At the same time will be placed
An Additional Lot of
Reversible Veflour Portieres
(custom made) in a variety off rich
color combinations, at the
special price of
$ 1 7.50 per pair.
A Special Sale off
Women's Glace Gloves
in short length, pique sewn, in
white, black or tan, at the remark
ably low price of
85c. per pair.
An Exceptional Sale of
wall present three distinctive, up--io-the-minute
models, all silk-lined,
with fur accentuations, at most
unusual prices, considering
Black Plush Coats, with fur coL!s.r,
at .... $31.00
Covert Cloth Coats, belted, with
beaver collar . . at $37.50
Black Broadcloth Coats (belted ffrort)
with fur-trimmed collar and sleeves,
A number off Higher-cost Coats &i
Wraps, Imported and Amerlccr.
made, have been taken from the
regular stock and subjected to severe
An Interesting Sale of
Men's and Women's
will be continued, offering very un
common price advantages.
Important Reductions will go ;?io
effect on Monday, November Ct'-,
the prices off several discont::'
Fine French Lingerie
a number off which will be ri
at one-third less than ttre
In addition to these pieces, c
lowing will be offered at rr '
below their real values:
Nightrobes . . . at $ .
Chemises ... at E
Drawers . . . at 3
Corset Covers . at 5