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THE SUN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 191ft
TO PAY U.S. BILLS
Appropriations Sought Total
$170,000,000 Morn Than
last Year's Budget.
MAIN ITEMS ARK FOR
WAtRtlfOTON, Dec. S. Record break
ing estimates of the appropriation
needed ti run the floverrunent and pro
vide adequate prepan dn. -sn against war
were submitted to Congress to-day.
A grand total of l,llS,ST.llti or
Si 70.KbS.Cl 4 more than Ml appropri
ated laat yr. Is reached
Mora than Sll6.nou.000 of the total
for direct expendtturee on the army J
and navy, wish million more to tie
uel In coaat defence and other fort III
catlon work. By establishment the
s-iivounte aeked were;
. J4.t5t.0ll I
-It .H "74
. Hi 1 7 :..ni
.ISO SiU.,000 I
. J7..MS.449 I
, .2i0 S4J
Tho Dostal service, estimate 1
ductlble from Hie total because lis re
celpts are turned back to the Treasury.
That leaves IMMtl.ttl as the actual
total of appropriations Congress is
asked to make, Of I ST.sr.J.lUl more
than last year.
Not one establishment of the I'nvcrn
tnent asked for lees than a given last
year. Many requests ere made for In
crease ts-caus. of development of the
war In Kuropr.
A large Item in the Treasury Depart"
nent's Increase is li.'.jnii.non for Collect'
In. tha llllM IIIIS In um if i .if It -
fiOO.nOO mora than last ear, which, I
among other thing-., will be used to hire 1
45 deputy collectors at 11,000 a )wr.
compared With 111 collector In I nr..
The same Department want 110,000 '..
nforce the cotton futures act.
An echo of the BMtland steamship
dlsaater Is heard In raqtl 't for an
Increase of 101,000 fur Ihi st.atrhoat
Inspection service and of It.OOO for env I
ployment of InspeetOIV to prevent over-
crowding of paassnger vessels.
I.ahor I nmillntnr.
Labor conciliators, the Labor Depart
ffleJTt says, will need ITS, this year,
In plaoe of ISS.OOO, The children's tin- I
reau asked for 1 17.000 mors than last
The Department Of Agriculture asked
for 12. 500. en.', the same as last year, !
for eradication of fool and month dls
tttMl Mt,7S0 to enforce the cotton fu
tures act. and tllo.SSO to enforce the In- I
l'ostnastr-t leneral Murk-son again I
propose, to conduct the rural free de
livery service for less than It has cost
In previous years His estimate for the
service I put at 140.000,000, compared
with 151,000,000 appropriated for the
year which ends June .In Tsrxt.
Tile Interstate Commerce Commission
eke I generally for little more than last ,
year, but wants t.t.nOn.OOO murv for
physical valuation work. The Federal
Trade 'oirimlsslon. which came Into
being last March, asked for :ts first full
year's work S 4 4,r.iH. or nboiit 19u.,M"i
more, most of which Is to be expended
in ttte aaisriss or attorneys, cxamm ra.
The Interior Department wants It,.
itT.nOO for the Alaska Railroad, com.
pared with 12,000,000 appropriated In
tieerel Service Increase.
Beth tin e. rel service slid the bureeu
of Investlsatlon of the Department of
Justice. Which huve been busy art lit it -
SMtlfletlOnS of an unusual cliaract i
SCOOUnl of the war. asked for Increases,
the secret eervtl to 1116,000 from tll"..-
ooo, and tii.. bureau of Investigation
to 1110,000 from 4t5,000, In the te.
finest for an in, rrase for the bureau
for the first time uj.ears a statement
that part of tlw fund may he used in
work for the stme Department
The Department of Justice asks for
1230,000 instead ,,f I Jiio.fiOO to enforce
lb.- sntl-trusi laws.
The pension bill apparently is one of
the few deceasing- items. lltO.St&.tOO
beine; aek.-. In place of lift, 100,000 last
year. Kor publn building the estimates
ore about tTitOfl.fMifl lees than last vear
l"or the Panama Canal, exclusive of
fortifications, Ac, the estimate is lit,.
101,111, compared with llt.ttS.OOO last
year. For the reclamation servn-e the
estlmato is 1 1 ll.'j.m.ooc, over t,tll,000
appropnaud In 191."..
9t5,839,510 FOR "PORK."'
Thle Port Seeks bout ,r,,Mi,H)ii
WAsiitMiTov. doc. i Appropriations
eagreaii,, MS.SIS.tlO were asked of
Congress to-day by army enainMM for
maintenance ami improvement of rivers
iiiid harbors f..r the twelve months be.
ginning July t. I9JS,
That atnouni is IT.6IS.I0I less ih.in
It was estimated last Decemlier would he
required for the year ending on July l
for which, ft,..r a filibuster In t. Hei
ate defeated the i vers and harbors tu.
proprlatlon bill, 110,000,000 was appro
priated In a Inmp Sum to I., used among
projects sele.t, ,1 bj tic Rectelar) of
Tile great commerce bearins rivers In
the p..w estimates demand tin larn. r
part of the money, the Mississippi ,,.
. iT with a call for almost 110,000,000
and the Ohio following with t,SSS 500
The country's greatest iirt ..f foreign
SemmercSi New York, asks more than
12,601,000 for channels maintenance and
Improvement over Its large area, which
In -ludcs the waterfront anil rivers In ad
Joining New Jersey and Ixmg Island.
RetlmetM for some of the largest
Waterways Include !
Hudson RlVSr, II.STS.SOO, distributed
s iouows: i ontlniliiig lini.rin ..m.-nt and
maintenance, ,Sf 0,000 1 channel front
Hudson to Best River, IS6S000 . con
tinuing Improvemenl of otiannel in New
York harbor, tlfiu OOfi ; aids to nm. ga
llon, Kudsog itiver. 1100,000 i Randy
ti'S'k. x. i . aids to navigation, iisn..
000 : Cast Klver, N.w Vork. a ids lo navi
gation, til. "I'll.
i-'or prevention of obatructlvs mi in
jurious deMHltii -glthln the harbor and
adjacent of New fork city. HOT,-
I'elawsre Hiver, from Trenton to the
Nsw Yok vHusTalo, f I4ii, ono cape
Vincent, ItO.ooS; Rhgtlotte, 111,000
Bat itidge and It.-d Hunk channels,
1 60,000 1 Oreat Modus Bay, 110,000;
Mamerensok, t'.noo: New fork harior.
Aludwui River otiannel, I4SO.Q.00, and
Ambroes channel, 140,000 1 Oswese,
Kioooii: piattsburg, 111,0001 Port
rhester, IT,(00 . harbors f I'orl Jeffer
son, Miittituck, HgntttigiQn. OlOn Oeve,
Plushtni Hay, Hsnersle llay und Hag
Hsrbor, t",.ooo ; Itondo'il and. I'selceklll.
'''!' Reussrtlss, III, 100; Tsrrytown,
'io. , itnniK River, MBO.OOOl Ksst
Chester Orsek, tf.OOfl Harlem Itiver,
1160,000 1 Hudson itiier, 11(070,000 ;
Newtown Creek, tin.ooo. Wapplnger
t4vek, 11,000; Arthur Kill, B0,000,
CALL FOR $363,872,333
Of This Total $211,518,074 Is Sought by Naval Service
For Aviation $2,000,000 Is Asked, and for
Experimental Laboratory $1,000,000.
Warhinoton, Dec. 0. Estimates of
the, O0M of the Administration's defence
programme, eent ro Congress to-day,
reached 15.S54,KS for the army and
I211.81S.074 for the navy.
For the two branches the Increase la
about $124,000,000, exclusive of the
amounts for fortification and other
Itema which may be Included In a gen
cral scheme of military defence. The
entire plan mil for more than 1160,
fion.000 in excess of the laat appropria
tion. The War Department auk! an Increase
of morn than 14.000,000 for the Mignal
Corn, of which about IS. 170.000 la for
aviation. 1300,000 to be made immedl-
etel available, with ItO.OOO more for the
development of an aviation motor. For
the pay of the army ItiS, 70M07 I aaked,
an Increaee of more than 114.000,000 to
pay about 15,000 more enlisted men.
Mesey far tireaades.
The Increase for ordnance stores -for
the purchsse and manufacture of am- i
munition for small arm I from 1100.
000 to tit. SHI. 000. with tl.600.000 for
grenades. An Increase of 9715,000 Is
m ule In the Item for small arms target
practice. Including machine gun prac
tice. Kor manufacturing, repairing and
Issuing arm at national armories
41.012 . 'V.i Is asked, compared with 1260.
lii'O last year, and an Increase Of tl,260,
000 for purchase, manufacture and test
For the organised militia t4.30,000 Is
estimated as necessary, compared with
1110.900 last year, with an Increase of
tfii'0,000 for mlllt. i equipment. The
Military Academy Is estimated to cost
about 1350,000 more, with provision for
For the naval mllltla the Navy De
partment asks an Increase of about 2 1 0, -
OOu. An armor plate plant Is .main sug
cost final)) f6.630.107, of .
BILL TO ENCOURAGE I
U.S. DYE INDUSTRY I
Hill of Connecticut Vtgen
High Tarff Aimed nt (ier
FREER HA W PRODUCTS
malntenan -e o
the needs of
. Dec. 6 A bill designed
the establishment and
a dyeatufl Industry in the
capable of supplying all
was offi ad in the House to-dav b) Kep
reaantatlV4 Hill, tariff ex(iert from Con
nectlctlt, Mr. Hill would Impose pro
tective rates of duty on manufactured
dyes and dyes in the intermediate process
of ragnufacture and would admit free all
raw products used in surn manufacture, i
Tie Is 1 11 has lieen Indorsed by the
chemical ,int; dyeatirffe committee of the
New Torh section of the American
Chemical Society, -whose members be
lieve, according to Mr. Hill, that the a t
Would result in the development of the
industry lo a point at which the United
States would no longer be dependent on
Oermany for dyestuffs.
Mr. Mill does nut betleve that an anti
dumping . louse, as proposed by the Ad
ministration, would adequately protect
tii,. manufacture of dyestuffs in this l
countrv His opinion is that the end'
sought n be attained onl) by a sys
tern of protective tariffs that will con- i
elder eotcld'ons in ilerm.tiiy at the close
of the war, when he Is convinced tier- j
rnariv will begin 'he manufacture of dye.
stuf an.l chemicals on a larger scale .
The 11:11 bill provides that all prod- I
nets ,.f coal produced In commercial
quantltlSS through the destructive dis
tillutlon of coal or otherwise, such as I
benzol, toluol and phenol, and not colors
or dyes, shall he taxed .'. per cent, ad
valorem. Tin- bill Imposes a specific i
duty of 2 .cms a pound an.l 16 cents
ad valorem on all so-called "interme
diate ' dyestuff products. It provides for
a specific duty of Tty cents a pound
'and 3n per cent ad valorem on all colors .
or dyes derived from coal.
I The following raw proline's the Hill
hill transfers t.. th- free list :
Acids - Acetic wr pyrollgneous, arsenic
or arseiiious, ehromie, fluoric, hydro
I fluoric, hydrochloric or muriatic, nitric,
phosphoric, prusslc, silicic, sulphuric or
loll of vitriol and valerianic; also coal
I tur, crude pitch of coal tar. wood or tar, 1
dead Or creosote oil, natural Indigo.
, "The practical famine of dyesiuffs In j
'the United States and in the whole world
is proof of the folly of allowing one
nation In control all the others In any
industry," said Mr. Hill. "When It
comes io the point that American manu
facturers are compelled to scour China
for the leavings of islerman dye it would
seem high time t put this nation on a
self-reliant and independent basis If
the bill 1 have offered Is enacted Into
law. I believe an Industry In dyestuffs
will l- established that will make us In
dependent of the world, war or no war."
EMBARGO ON LOGWOOD.
llll I . . Industry Hard
li .Inuinlea Order.
. i uc i. .information has J"'
lea.heil 'lie Amerioiin Ilyew-oiwl Cora-
pan) thst the British Qovsmiasnt ha
deolursd an embargo mi logwood, pro
hililtiug its export from Jsinulea to the
ITnlted States' This Is the severest bios
to the de industry in thin country Hlnre
tiie fcupiiiy of aniline dyes from Qermanj
U':.m hi, .1,1,.-, I
li i undsrstnnri hare thai the order
came suddenly and was to take immedi
ate effeet, ho that vesseie which were
being loaded ut Jamaica for the ('tilted
Ktates ii i.l 'to I..- unloaded, the Itrltlsh
Ouvernmeni taking everything in eight.
QUAKER FRAYS FOR WILSON.
rrrsldenl l.lstrns In an Viitl-Ke-
VVASHIMOTOg, Dec R. White House
callers sw a novel Incident this morn
ing when John Henderson, a Quaker of
Hemes Vl lie, ilhio, who goi an oisrtu
nlty to ihake hands with 1'reslSent Wll
son, dsllvsred iri Impromptu prayer that
tin- President lie rescued from the prin
ciple ..f military preparednsas.
Tii.- I 'resident was surprised when
Henderson U-c.n his utterance and those
m the line were uncertain whether It
was a MPmon or a prayer. President
Wilson seamed equally uncertain, but
took the surer course und listened to
Henderson with head meekly bowed.
After the Quaker had Mulshed hie
invocation, which involved a frequent
use of "thee' and "thou" and embodied
a number of references lo the prophet
hlieklsl, with whose writing the Presi
dent bad Indicated a familiarity, Mr.
WlMin said "thank you." -
which 12.211.702 I aaked at once.
Pay for the navy, with 65,000 men In
elead of 40,000 a at prenent, la put a
t4S.IT4.ltO, an Increase from 141,240.000
last year, and 0,000 apprentice eeamen, In
place of 3,000.
The hta; Item In the new navy pro
gramme I an estimate of 137.047,000 as
the Aral year's appropriation for hull
and machinery of two battleship, mo
battle cruisers, three scout cruisers, tlf
tesn destroyers, two mi n boats one hos
pltal ship, one fuel oil ship. There was
for new hlp construction an appropria
tion of 17, 200.000 In lust year ito
gramme. Kor the hull and outfit of five fleet
and twenty-five coast submarine boat
nrt year's work) t7,676.O0U I asked,
compared with t4.lt0.000 last year. For
armor and armament of vessels authoi
Ised the estimate In 21.tl.000, against
t.t77.ttl lsst yesr.
ga.noo.oon far Avlatloa.
For aviation tl. 000,000 Is asked, an
i increase of 1 1.000,000, and for reserve
ammunition tt.000,000. for which there
was no appropriation last year
An appropriation of f 1,000,000 I
sought for the proposed experimental
laboratory to lie placed a; the dleposal
of the Naval Advisory Hoard.
In the I'anatna Canal Zone the War
letnrlment want t"O.00O for se.ir.iast
batteries. S 12 4 0.000 for submarine mines,
Sl.7ss.o00 for armament of fortifications
i an Increase of more than II ,04)0,000 over
last yenr), t60.0on for military trails a
new Hem; t4. 911. 600 for arms in quar
termaster' storehouses. The total In
crease for canal fortifications Is about
The following sums are estimate for
navy yards :
BMMfk f47,JO0. New York. 175.000,
liiiiade iphia, 1171,000; Washington,
1111,000 1 Norfolk. I465.O0O. Charleston,
(. C, IIL'.OOO; Mare Island, California.
ITS.000 : I'uget Hound. Washington, 111,.
100: Pearl Harbor. Hawaii, naval sta-
U.S. MUST ARM, IS
WORD FROM SHAW
Hnild $2 Dreadnought
Spend a Killioti for He
fence. He Says.
LETTER IS TO SOCIALISTS
'Hulld thirty-two dreadnoughts, in
stead of sixteen ; spend two billion dol
lars on your armament programme in
stead of one."
This Is Otoige Bernard Wijs'h ad
vice to the I'nlte.l States, confalned in
S letter to the Intercollegiate Racial al
Society. Mr Shaw sees in Americas
I pactlem the hope of the world, "but."
! he a.lde. "It Is because America Is
i jiowerful as well as pacific that she will
I be listened to."
The letter, which was In response
, ... ,,,,,.. ... -h-iher or not Mr
I Shaw expected to come to the United
'States to speak this winter, has caused
a ontrovery In the ranks of th
r.4lllcUt fWtktllrU Society, many
brH of which ar fninkly oinH-tser. to a I
prtjat r-dntse proKrit-rnnit. It i repro- I
dUOsfd bjf the Intercollegiate Sortahat,
with the cmntnent tha,t "tho nooiety
nlthr Iru.orse. nor nppoeiOft Mr. Bhaw'l !
posUlofii The Utter follows
"1 have no intention or Vimtlflf the
I'nited HtateH this year. If 1 illd. I am
itf rui'tytjii WOtlld hesitate to welcome
me on your platform I ehOUld ftn'iiu
OUeiy tet'otntnentl tlio Cnlted Staten to
oulM thirty-twt new tlrtatlnouajhtM 1n
nteail of sixteen, ami to spen1 two bit
lion doUarn on it.s urnumfiit proirr.imme'
Instead of one Thin would cool only
a fraftlon of the money you are want- j
tuff every year In letmraJlElnB; luxury, i
a frood deal of It having: been In tho pa.t '
tet-attered over the oninental tountriea j
Which are nor uHina" what they ave4 !
out of It to wlanithfer 0:10 anttier. ,
"If the I 'mtetl .Slates WilhOI to Mop
war a- an institution that i. to under
takV the p4H4'lng' 01 the W0rld It
need 'i very hijf olubhoij4M f'1!' the pur- j
"If I were an American statesman I j
ittOUld tell the OOUntlT flatly that I
.siiouM maintain a Pari ft navy capalble
of resletltte an attack from Japan and an t
Atlantic navy capable of reaiattntf an at. i
tack from Rnslandt with Beppellnaon the
aMie Male, I proportionate land equip
ment of Metfe (runs, and IO forth. And
Until the nationn are the eiuioldal folly
of Makine; overythlng In the laat In-
tanoi on the ordeal of battle no other
advice will he honest advice."
CONGRESS GETS 500 BILIeS.
Tew of First Day's Crop
Ileal With Defence.
WASHINOTOK, Pec. 8. More than 500
bills were Introduced In the House to
day, only a few of Which ileal! with na
tional defence and the revenues, the
two questions that will overshadow all
other measures In this Congress
A bill was Introduced by I;. -presents-live
Dale of New Vork proposing to en
large the New Vork Navy Vard for bat
tleship count ruction. Mr. Hale also
offered a measure providing for I In-creat-llon
of a board to determine the ad
visability of building an urmor plant
at the New Vork yard.
Representative Johnson of Washington
presented a bill for the adoption of the
metric system. Another wse offered by
Kepreseutatlvo I'uiiop of Indiana pro
hlbltlng railroads from owning or leas
ing roal lands A resolution was In
tr.siueed by Representative Mondell of
Wyoming repealing the free sugar pro
vision of the I'nderwood-ijlmmone tariff
law. A bill to Improve and extend the
block system on railways was Introduced
by Representative Each of Wisconsin.
Orders proponing the creation of a tariff
commission were presented by Kepre
seutatlves Ismgworth of Ohio and Pahath
The creation of a bureau of labor
safety In the Department of Labor Is
propose, i by Representative Mann of
Illinois. Representative Roberts of
Nevada offered a measure imposing a 3
per cent, tax on the sales of mall order
houses. A bill appropriating ttOO.000
for the construction of a Government
cartridge factory at Rock Island. HI.,
was offered hy Itepreeentatlve Tavenner
of that Hliite. The rreatlon of a board
to supervise the operation and manage
ment of steam veesels was advocated
by Itepreeentatlve Curtis of California.
T. R "S NAME OFF BALLOT.
Nebraska 4 ompllre With Ills He-
ejaest far Withdrawal.
Cinooi.k, Dec. 0. The name of Co,
Roosevelt was taken off the Republican
primary ticket to-day by Secretary of
. Col. Roosevelt wrote Mr. Pool a letter
asking that hie name be withdrawn.
Obstacles were created that
man might know the joy of
No business in the world
has more obstacles in it than
the building business. ,
And no building organiza
tion has been more successful
than we have in devising
ways and mean for over
coming these obstacles with
out any sacrifice of the Own
WEST POINT IS FAIR
Secretary Denies Reports That '
Tliey Are 0traci.ed at
XO RACK DISCRIMINATION
Wash t.voTov. Dsc 6. Kmphal.c de
nial that boys of the Jewish faith are
made victims of race discrimination
and social ostracism at the West Point
Military Academy is made to-da.)' In a
letter odd re aged to Representative
Chandler of New York by Secretary
of War Harrison
Mr Harrison's letter w
reply to a communication
dler In which the New
sentotlve mentioned that
WldeSPfMd belief among
a as d rhrult for one of
by Mr. Chan -
lows that it
the race to
gain admission to West Point : further,
that If a Jew were admitted he wu i
by ostracism end
Chandler tnd Secretary
ordered printed in tht
Record to-dav and lh
In Ins letter to Mr
I ete eon Mr
' larrison was !
UPOn became '
York member pointed out that 4a
of the people of his district
l'r Jews Participated.
"During my term in Congress.' wrote 1
Me Chandler, "I have held several pre
liminary examinations after due notice
to all the People of my district to All j
vacancies at Vv'eet Point and Atmapn- I
lis. Very few Jew have taken p..rt in
"In this connection St has been re-)
psetedly brought to my attention that .
there is a belief among the people of
this ra.-e that It Is difficult for a Jew j
to gain admission to West l'olnt or !
Annapolis, that If he does succeed In
entering hS Is met by race discrimi
nation and social ostracism more or I
lesa and that If he succeeds In arail'i- i
ting the same race discrimination and J
social ostracism follow him Into so 1
"I am writing to ask If there Is ang I
real foundation for this belief. Will
you let me know Whether there have;
Seen any well authenticated cases of 1
"ecs discrimination aaatnst the .lews'
at west rcilnt? History records that'
In every age tin- .lews have furnished
gbls officers and brave soldiers to all :
the armies of the world and it Is a j
matter of personal official Interest to
me to learn whether "in Kreat and j
fre republic Is Is'lna; denied the bene. (
tit of their m iliary services on account
of race discrimination th it violates at
on.e ihe letter of our laws and the
spirit of our best and nobles, trad-
Mr, (arrlaon'a Repl,
Replying to Mr Chandler, tne Secre
tary of War paid a high tribute to the
.lew as a soldier Secretary i larrison
quoted from a report made b the
superintendent at West Point In which
alleged discrimination against .lews h
this institution was discussed The
superintendent reported In part:
"V. consideration Of any kind is given
.it t Point regarding religious faith
or belief of any i-a.isii.iate for tii,- acad
emy, nor Is any such consideration given
In iK-ting on the imsu of an:- cadet ut the
"In my tn-'fe than ten -.ears personal
connection with the academy I have
never llbeerved or lu-ar.l ,f a case of
eooiaj ,kstra-lstn at West point because
a cade I was ,i Jew or a member of
any other religious faith. No record of
any kind Is made at these he.ulq mrti rs
as to the rellirlous faith of a cadet, snd
I cannot say whether there is one Jew
..r many .lews In the ris of cadets.
"in the social relatione between cadets
I ,! not believe that tho question of
religious faith ever inters In the slight
est degree It Is purely a question of
persona! character and the elements of
agrssable felloivehlp that social rela
tions at" intimate, cordial or unfriendly."
False Iteport of IImbIiist,
Secretary Harrison recalled thai In
1090 report! appealed in the newspapers
stating that in, lets of the .It-wish faith
were being haged und ostraolscl. An
Inquiry, be wrote, demonstrated that the
reports were "absolutely false" with
the reiirt made in ll was a statement
by a cadet In which he wrote ;
"I am "f the Jewtsh faith, and my
relations with my claaemetee nnd the
members of other , -lasses indicate that
this fact hns nothing whatever to do
with a eadet'S standing In the eyes of
Secretary Harrison wrote further that
n select OORVmltteS of the House whlWi
Investigated basing at West Point In
pun ie-sjrte.1 thai "Hebrews are usually
treat. si with rsSpSCt. and this conviction
Is st i-eiigtliened from the fact that there
are two HsbTSWS now at tho s.vadejny,
H.th of whom testify that tjiey Iwive
never lieen subje-ted to any maltreat
ment whatever on account of their race
Concluding his letter Secrcitury Harri
son wrote t
"The Jewish faith luis undoubtedly
f ttrnlehed many able officers and many
brave eoldlers to all the armies of the
world, und 1 am sutlsfled that many such
arc now In the army. In Justice to them
and the military service ,.r our country
generally it will be a matter of gratifica
tion to me If you will take some moans
to liss'l and discourage the erroneous
Impression t which you refer, for I
gMUrS you that so far as I am aware no
audi discrimination or oatruc.lsm now
exists In the army, snd that while I am
Hei-retury of War no such discrimination
or uetrsclam will be permitted."
Morrla Klein Hurl In Aalo ( rash.
Morris M. Klein, 44. vice-president of
B. Altmsn 4 Co., was badly Injured
Hunday In an automobile accident near
Jamaica. Mr. Klein, who lives at 4
Cast Sixtieth street, was riding in the
machine of Harry J llalsman. 34,', Fifth
avenue. Mr. Halsmsn wss slightly In
jured. A machine pausing In the same
direction caught a roar wheel of tha
NEW CONGRESS BEGINS
ITS WORK ON DEFENCE
lonllnurd from Fit at I'affr.
or i remark made by the Democrat
acroal the aisle.
"We don't want to ro bnrk to the day
of CatinOYl Ism and we are nOI going lo
do so," shouted Representative Henry of
Texas In the course of a few remarks
on the rules.
I'nele Joe Joined In the laugh which
greeted this sally.
Among the other ex-lame ducks who
attracted much attention from the gal
leries were ") Hulloway of New Hamp
shire. Bbeneier Hill of Connecticut. Hep.
resentatlve Foss of Illinois, William H.
McKlnley of Illinois and Nick Long
worth of Ohio.
The appearance on the floor of Rei
I resentatlve Hi-hsll, the blind member
I from Minneapolis, caused a Mir In the
j galleries. The .Senate also has a blind
I Meyer London of New York, the only
I soi laiist In Congress, also came In for u
I good deal of attention. He did not Inill
j MM a choice for Hpeakar
At the beginning of the Inst Congress
I seventeen members of the rroeresalvo
party were enrolled In the House. Two
year nap the third party members had
..riranizaimu or litieir own slid nan a
Representative Mtlrdock of
No Leader for
To-day the six Progressive BSOiaeOM
had no leader lo look to. and they ad
mitted that so far they hud no organisa
tion and were not certain they wpuld
have one. Four of the Progressives
voted "present'' on the Speakership vote
Representatives Nolan and Klston of
California. Martin of Ixulslana and
BohaJI of Minnesota.
The Rv Mr. Cow den, the blind chap
lain, offered a ten minute prayer In '
which lie called for blessings on trie .
President end the c, ingress lie reterre.1
lo the Ait. and expressed the hope that
ttie bOUIfcToientg "rnlaiit be prevailed upon
to end their difference" by peaceful
method Of arbitration '
The la 'e proceedings in the House ,
were of .! perfunctory character. The
I I.,..-., .en.. , tir u 1 1 1 1 Sfld f.irn.ul in.li. .
,,.,,, ,,, prelMnl Wilson that the lower
branch of Congress was ready to do ,
business Word came back from ttie
''r!,',,pn' ",n' T"' wouM be prepared to
deliver I. s annual mOSSeeTO to-morrow
ftn4 accordingly arrangement i weie made
for a joint session -f the House and
Senate o be held in the House chamber '
.it 11:10 P. ,M.
In accordance with dictates of the
Democratic caucus Champ Clark of Ml-
i sour! was for the third time elected t
Speaker if the Hotse Ills opponent 1
was Representative Jamee it. Mann of'
minus, the Republican leader. Mr Clark
received .-'l voles and Mr Mann 14.
Six menu rs refused to Indicate a choice
b) answering "present."
riark Proclaimed "peaker.
Mr. Chirk was duly proclaimed
Speaker and was present--.! to the Hons,
by Mr Mann. The Republican leader
Introduced the speaker In s happy little
speech in which he declared that Mr.
Clark was "able. Impartial and beloved
by all of us "
The House applauded as Speaker
Clark arose to aocepl the office. He
thanked th Democrats for their votes
and eulOKiZ'-'l Mr. Mann as "an able,
vlgHnut and aggressive minority leader."
Kv-eyhf-dv applauded this sentiment.
Mr Clarke election having been pro-
BATTLE FOR DEFENCE
TO BE NON-PARTISAN
Democratic Chairmen Airiw to
Take Ttcpubliran Memben
into Full Confidence.
Waihinoton, Dec k Boeing to the
necessity f .r Ilepuhlh an support for the
Administration preparedness measures
an agreement was reached to-day for
a non-partisan procedure on those meas
ures Chairmen Hay and Padgett of
the House Mllltan i""1 Naval commits
tees respectively have agre,l to take He-
publican mcmb.-rs Into full Confidence
m framing the bills.
Secret sessions are to he avoided
Present plans ore fo. open public hear
, e. t when 1 ;). officials may dis-
i: g- .
dlnlomatlo or defsn
would be valuable to a potential
enemy. An extensive 1st of witnesses
for the preparedness hearings Is belli;:
drawn for each committee,
Publication in the Ceagrsssosaal Rrr.
ord of a r.-.-ent Interview by Repre sen
tutlvo Kitchin ( North Carolina, the
Democratic leader, denouncing the Ad
ministration's national defence pro-.
, . , ....
gramme, was prevcueu n,-iiay .- Lo
the pan of Representative
MH4MMlg of New l.TK. AS tne Mouse
was about to adjourn Representative
H.illey of Pennsylvania asked unanimous
consent to print In the Record "state
ment which have recently appeared in
"What are they about P' asked Rep
resentatlve Mann of Illinois, the Re
"They are interviews with Mr Kitchin
on the subject of national defence."
"Excellent," shouted ., Republican
member. "I-et them go In by all means"
Mr Mann smiled and said he bad no
objection. I'p jumped Mr. Pitsgsrald
with ,m emphatic objection. Mi. Bailey
dropped Into his seat apparently disap
pointed, and the Republicans laughed
GARDNER SEEKS LIGHT.
Would Khun Munitions Makers '
Mol I'lnsiicliiu lletence.
Wahiiinc.ton. Dec. ll A sweeping in
quiry Into the activities of defence
organisations is proposed in a resolution
offered In the House to-day by Repre
sentative QardhSr of Maaisichusetls. Mi '
Oerdner snnounoed thai he ha grown
weary of hearing thai the defence so
cieties are financed by Interested mum
lions makers und that be intends to give
the Democratic House a chance to get lit
the truth His resolution SilUlOSlSSS the
apiKilntment of a committee of Hie nii-ni-hers
to Inquire Into the membership,
finances and activities of the Navy I
League Labor Peace Council, Nallonal
Security Leagu nnd American Def cure I
Mr Cnrdner's resolution was referred
to the Committee on Rults, Whlls sm-h
gn Inquiry is favored by Representative
Kllchlu and other DemOOfetiC leaders, it
is understood to be Ihe purpose of the
party organisation In Ihe House lo side
track all such measures.
GOING BACK, SAYS WHJTLOCK.
, Minister t.lven Great Reception on
I Arrival la Toledo.
I Tot.aoo, Deo. . Mlnleter Hrand i
Whltlock arrived home this afternoon i
with Mra. Whltlock and her mother, Mrs. i
C. Hraln n d. I'pon his arrival here he
said : I
'There line been no change in my
plans. 1 will return to Rrusseia on De- ;
To-nlg!it a public reception in which
a large number of Toledo cltlxerui par
ticipated was tendered the Minister at
clajmi d. the oath was administered by j
Representative Talbott of Maryland, the
"father of the House," who Is the oldest
member In tMiInt of contiguous service
In the chamber.
Four hundred nnd twenty-one mem- I
hers responded to the roll call, and all j
were sworn In by State groups by
In the Senate the scene as usual was
more subdued than In the House. In the .
absence of Vice-President Marshall Sec-
retuy Haker railed the Senate to order,
once In order the Senate elected Senator
Martin of Virginia temporary President.
Mr. Martin then administered the oath
of office to the newly elected Senators.
One-third of the total membership began
terms of service with the present session
Only one of those eligible to tske the
oath was absent Senator Hrady of
Idaho. He was detained by Illness.
KsenrtlsK e Senators.
Bmcfl Senator aa he came forward w-as
escorted by his colleague. For example,
Senator l.a Follette seemed happy lo
PrSSSat I'nete Ike Stephenson's successor
In the person of Paul Hunting The new ,
Wisconsin Senator is a Democrat and
was the editor of a country newspajwr
Senator O'Oorman presented Jamea W.
Wadsworth, Jr., who had earlier In the
day been unanimously tid ted secretary
of the Republican conference.
Ohio, another significant state In the
slecteeel college, sent a Republican down
In the person of Warren O Harding.
Republicans looking over anxiously at
the Democratic side and realising there
was a mijorlty astalnsi them of sixteen
ireleomad the Republican recruits.
I Among the new Senators who received
Iconlial esteems vva Oscar Understood
of Alabama, who comes to the Senate
after a successful experience In the'
House, w here be was leader, and who i
will tdep a1, once Into membership on the
Sinance Committee, Another rontrlhtt-l
tlon from i tie House was Senator Robert
BfOUSMrdi Who has seen tnanv vears ;
servhe from the state of Uoulslsns III!
the House, much of ihe time as a mem
bef of Ihe Ways and Means Committee.
Mr. Isrke In Ihe l lis I r.
After the ceremonies of inducting Into
oltl. e the nee Senators Mr. Kern offered
11 resolution pr"sislhK the name of i
Senator James P. Clarke of Arkansas for
temporal chairman, nie Republican
side offer,-1 a substitute resolution which
carried the name of Jacob H. UalllngST,
Tli- substitute resolution was voted ;
down by .1 strict party vote ami Mr.
Clarke .v.w seated
On motion to elect Mr ClSrkS SSV
oral Democrats voted "No" snd Mr
Clarke turned In his chair and smiled
St this evidence of rankling bitterness .
from the recent tight In the Democratic 1
party conference. In taking the chair
Senator Clarke did not overlook th.s I
The cloture struggle then came t..
the front. Senator Walsh of Mon
tana announced that he would reserve
the right to assert on a future day 'J. '
the rules of the last Congress wer-'
not applicable r. the present Benate
and that the Senate could not proceed
under them effectively until Ihey were
Mr Walsh served notice tii it he
would bring up tiie question of cloture
and his assertion of the principle that
the Senate is not a "continuing body."
After these preliminaries the organ
nation of the Senate was accomplished
In usual routine wa-.
DES MOINES TO AID OF
U. S. VESSEL AFTER S 0 S
Athena Ambannador Saj m tirt'rk
Station Picked I'p N of
WaSKINOTON. Dec. .'. Acting
request of t tic Department of Htate Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels has ordered
the United Suites cruiser He Moines,
proceed at ones to ihs rescue of an
American steam. -r reported t" have beet,
shelled by a submarine off the coast ,.f
northern Africa ISO miles south of
This action was taken as a result of
a cablegram received at the Stat.- !.-
partmsnt today from "1'ntted Btatee
J Minister Oarreti Droppers at Athens,
saving the tireek Oovemment bad in
formed him that a 'It k wireless sta-
the afternoon of I mber n
I had picked up a dlstresa message from
the steamer, run lia.l neen unal'ie to
decipher the name of the vessel.
The captain of the steamer flashed
word that b!s tfeassl was being si filed
I by a Submarine, and gave his position I
as degrees SO nannies north and .'I
degress east. Mr. Droppera added that
inoureeK iiovernmentt atreau) nad senta
dsstroysr in search "f tne vssset.
Ofllciala of the Navy Department
scouted thi- Idea that tin- steam. -r was
i the Dog Otolites herself, which on De
comber 'i had not left Lanarke, Syria,
.'.on mites away, for Crete. These of
ficials remarked that since the outbreak
,.f th.- war i. number "f tireclan we
sels operating in eastern Mediterranean
waters had been report, -I as flying tie'
1 American flag
Women Want I'nn- me rlcn n Pence1
.-or, .linos i-incnoi or i.ic advisory
board ami Mrs Crystal Rastman Bene
dict, vice-chairman of the Woman's
Peace party left for Washington yes
terday to make plans for the introdui -lion
Into Congress "f a hill favoring;
a oonfsrence of ths United states with i
other American republics to consider
the advisability of forming a pan
I American union In the Interests of per
manent peace and International good
will In the Western Hemisphere.
devised for the benefit of
those who have money
waiting investment, pro
duce income from issue to
redemption, over a stipu
lated period of months, at a
higher rate of interest than
can be paid on deposits
subject to demand.
Our officers will confer
with you on the subject
fully, freely and frankly.
Trustee for Personal Trusts
FIPTH AVE. St 36TH STREET
The commonest advertising
phrase in the world!
The commonest, tritest advertisinj' phrase in
existence, long since abandoned by the advertis
ing profeion, is nevertheless still used ami
cherished by countless thousands of small a--
vertisers because it is one of the most
advertising phrases ever invented, and
no nesiiauon in saying uiau
The Equitable Buildimj
"must be seen to be appreciate!."
Equitable Building Corporation
ATTACK IN CONGRESS
ON SEAMEN'S BILL
La Follettt Ready to itpsut All
Attempts at Amendment
0.0. P. TO LEAD THE FIGHT
RraSMINOTONi fie,-. 6. That a bitter
tight over proposed changes in Hi" sea
men's bill will Is-gln bite In January or
early in Keliruary is evident by the
attitude of various members of tiie
House and Senate.
Representative Alexander of Missouri,
Chelrman "f fie Committee on Merchant
Marine and l-Ysherira, said to-dav that
his committee Is open minded and ready
t.. hen all arguments, Representative
Ureei :' Massachusetts, ranking Re
publican on th,- committee, said that the
inv ..light to I,,, amended, lie is con
lldetit the Republicans will vote for
changes If given an opportunity, Sena
tor l.a Pollette, on., of the framers Sf
the bill, vv li oppose sny amendments 1
mi. those calculatatl to etrengthen the i
It s a great law and ought to be
strsngthened," saW Mi Ki Pollette No
mote toward amending the bill Is ex
pected for t. present. The Admlnlo-
j iretlon wants it amended, and it is
pi ictli ill' certain tin- liepartntent of
Comn !! lurn ovei to Judys Alex
.. .1. r .i draR "f a nsW bill containing
what ,i coneddera necsssery nmendmenta.
Phipowners, particularly those of the
'ii" it I. .ilv"--. also will present amend
tnentM They have iieen working on a
- institute measure for several imaiths
.I it is almost reedy for presentation.
I. ut Ihe) probably will wait until the bill
.f tin- Department of Commerce hae
been introduced and referred to the Com-
ii .". " oi Merchant Marine snd iish-
, Judge tlssani
I mlttee v,,uld !
i take a.-tlou. In
I s'ic session may
ler said that the com
' In no great hurry to
fact he intimated that
be far advanced before
it is taken up.
I "Mf -f.mrse we liave Jial many rom
1 plaint about thf bill." ho taidi "and we
I want tu iffi them nil f tr us formally
I before rtina ttito the matter. The tiur--I
tlon in a hmad one. Tliij ii a his; eoun
I try .tr.. there are a icrnt munv dIfT't -
enl klndi of Interest! involved in ehip
"Tho j.reent l.tw Is, nf counte. n.-t th
lAal witrd tin tho othrr hand It hit
been in i" ration only month and there
hae been hardly timo enouvh to form a
fair JutU'inont on it far as tho (Jrt'ut
i.tkos are concerned there In no partlo
I ular hnrr. sna-e their navigation :11
!t cloeed for tho winter in a short time "
S. Altmatt Sc (Ho.
An Extraordinary Sale of
WOMEN'S & MISSES'
in the latest tfashSons for WE-,
will be held to-day (Tuesd )
This Sale presemits for se :
a wooderfyl variety of
34tl attft 35Uj &trnt
TONIGHT at 8.10 P. M.
Che humanitarian Cult
Uslie Hall. 83d Street and Hroadwio
Samuel Untermyer on National Prohlrms.
misna Appclbaum on
Arthur Garfield Hays, Chairman.
Admission Free Collections and Contributions Not
Wt. WAST vol . NOT ( n MONK
WIM0N INVITED HERE JAN
tiaio Seeteti Desires m,,,
mi Prepared aess,
Wash IN' atom, Dec, fi I'n
son had a btisy del receiy
who came lo him on furl
connecto.1 with the opetti p
session of Congrest
of lihlo i, nd Tboni.. I ;
slonrr of J'l.tents. ailed In
FreeUli-i't Hi attend the .m
of the Ohio Boclet) of N.- v
Waldorf-Astoria, New Vork,
15 and tlsllvef a ep h Dl i
lent W .
ifk si t
i .tan i
pa redness, Tim PresWIenl
a dSflnl'S answer
Starting with Ins
Cenerses to morrow
lies Itlla ii H '.
will make four speei
second address Wl I
annual meeting ,,f
muke two spssi hes
Hi. I;. 1
Mmall I Ire In Hin t.", i llndel,
j i i in .i
started In t h,
II. id, i. I '.
to H r
plosives were stor
that the damage w
You probalily have the ume
difficulty in choosing your gloves
in our glove section that thi
youngsters have these da - h
they are asked to pick out thi
they like best in our Toj St
There is ulrnost ti' in . :. .i
rlety for comfort.
To mention just one lav riti
A Glove of washable . . r
in tan or white. $1.1 t
In Holly boxes, as become t
Scad for llnnlilrl . ..
Wtb to Both ei
price cornices s S
- MnhUtm Atrrmtr.
ei in ii t (