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THE SUN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1D10.
GUNS ON LINER HERE
Hfllnnt' Makes Koport to Wash
ing"" About It 4i itl KIrers
oil Uitiscnpo Vcrdl.
AUSTRIA HAS THE WHIP
HAND IN PERSIA CASE
EITHER BIG NAVY OR
WILSON MUST BARE
SECRETS OF MEXICO
CANAL FORT PLANS
STOLEN, HE SAYS
CONGRESS ASKED TO
AID N. Y. NAVY YARD
DtE TO AXCONA'S FATE
Tun lean rapid Hrn minn mounted on
ttf nftenleelt of the Trannnllantlcn Hall
(U,o jteanwhlp lllueeppe Verdi, swiftest
liner In th" Italian netvlco, Inndred H. A.
Down)' of Collector Mnlcine'ii neutrality
iquad to make an InvestlKatlon of tho
trniamont and rejwrt to tils superior.
The tlluseppo Verdi, which arrived
wftfnl.iy inornliiK from tienon, Naples
nd Palermo, was armed, the mtetita of
(be line say, purely for defensive pur
poms, and they believe It will not bo
ntctfKiry to take off the Kuns, which are
jMiisttoinr. of "7 millimeter, or nlxMit
three Inch, eallbre. They vvero used In
the Mediterranean by two ex-naval win
r who are membets of tho Verdi's
crew In tartlet practice, the marks bclrot
Uriels set adrirt aHtern. Tho marks
Bnhlp of the Runner was Rood.
The arming of tho Uluseppo Verdi was
rronir!"' u' "le bi'lP of thv Italian
itfannhlp Aticona. In which many pa
rtnfter.. ete killed by shell tire from an
Austrian Mibinnrlne and which inlcht
tve saved herself, accordlnt? to the
opinion of Italian stcanudilp men here.
K ih had been equipped with rapid
(re puns. H was said that If the
Olusepiw Verdi had been attacked simi
larly she nilKht have driven oft the sub
marine, as nearly all her shots nt the
barrels were, hits.
t'nllrctur lone Ilxplalns.
The lino denies that tho ex-naval
pen ere shipped especially to work the
run. It si' 'hey became members of
the Verdi's crtw somo time ago. Col
lector Malono bad this to say about the
The steamship Adriatic of the White,
EUr Line arrived at this port on August
J, IM4, having certain guns mounted
for defensive purposes. Itefore grant
ing her clearance a thorough Investiga
tion was made and tho facts reported to
the Treasury Department. Actlmr under
Instructions from tho Department the
venel wai permitted to clear on Septem
ber 3, and on September 19 the Statu
Department Issued Instructions In re
gard to the s'.utus of armed merchant
Vessels for the guidance of officer hav
Irr charce of the maintenance of ncu
trilitv and others conreriied,
The niuseppe Verdi of tho Italian
line arrived to-dayfrom Genoa, having
two 3 Inch Armstrong guns mounted at
the stem. Tho neutrality squad made
a complete Investigation and turned Its
report over to me. I have reported the
fads to Secretary McAdno at Washing
ton. I will await Instructions from him
bfore permitting the Giuseppe Vcrdl to
The Collector gave out a copy of the
Stale Department's Instructions referred
to aboc In the case of the steamship
Adriatic, which dismounted her guns be
fore proceeding, although she might have
retained them, out of courtesy to this
Government. The Instructions permit tho
carrjlng of guns not to exceed lx Inches
In rallbte by merchantmen for defensive
liu us i:tvrn IVet l.onw.
Th presence of mounted guns aboard
a merchantman, the Instructions sny.
creates a presumption that they are to
te ued for offensive purposes, but this
tr.ay be overcome by evidence. Among
the thltiKs mentioned as Indicating the
Intention of a met chant vessel to use Its
armament for defensive purposes only
ate the HgbttiesH nf the calibre of the
funs, the fact thai she carries only a
Uk, the smallnesn of the quantity of
ammunition carried, the fact that the
tssl Is manned by her usual crew, that
ale I In the same trncio as neinro me .
war ai,d plying between the same ports i
tiat she Is not n very fast vessel, that
none of the guns are mounted forward.
that she carries the usual passengers.
enemy ami that her cargo Is not suited
for use In war.
The Italian line believes that the Verdi
has not iolated any of the Instructions
outlined above. Capt. l.uigi ..innoiii
cf the Wrdl said the guns had been put
aboard by order of the Italian naval
authorities merely to protect her and
that he hail been Instructed to use them
for defensive purpose only. They nre
about eleven feet long. Ilai'h can tire
bout twenty-four shell a minute.
LIKELY TO ENDDI5PUTE.
Waahlnutoii Awaits Ileport About
(junk on Vcrdl.
Washington, Jan. B. The arrival of
the Italian liner Giuseppe Vcrdl in New
York i.irrjlntj two 2 Inch naval guns
tnountcd nt the stern will probably bring
to a head the question of the future .
por.cy of the United States toward the '
urminc or merchantmen. iiiih is tne
queMlon that will be raised In the case
Ct the Persia If the United States suc
ceeds In fixing responsibility for the slnlt-Ir.a-
of that chin, hut this Government's
attitude Is likely now to be determined i
in trie Cfire of the Verdi.
Ttir Washington authorities up Jo a
Lite hour to-night had not had their at
tention called otllclally to the arrival of
th Verd Until the matter In laid be
fore them by Collector Matone no action
will be taken. The Washington authori
ses, however, are expecting that the factM
will Is- In their possession to-morrow.
The hflir.f expressed here to-day Is
that the State Department wilt take up
the question of the mounted guns with
the lMPan Government, with u view m
ravm; in,- pieces removed. The Impres
sion ' growing In Washington that the
Vtiiu.i Stuiet IntenrtH to take a stand
eaiLst in, rehantmen carr Ing any guns, i
T'li fnr .tefensive piirpo-es.
PROF. PUPIN ELECTED.
Sliiile II en it of cnil fin y of clfiices
Prof Hit) liionil Honored,
I' f Mirl.el Idvorhky Pupln of the
i iigineerlnu nhuol of Colum
bia I , . laity hus been fleeted prrsl
I'tm ,f ..) Si'vr York Academy of Scl
' ' The Urst ptvsldent of this so-c-'
vtds S.imii'l Latham Mitchell, vv.i,i
Vis e . . il 1 1 1 imj,.
MaMhw Haymond. a mining
' ti.m been appointed ptofcnor
. f the Columbia I'nlveisltv
I'l-l.i'. mi,, of milieu, to succeed
IW , ,j s Mum or, who held the
a ' ..fesfor of mining fiom ls'i
Vi' ' Illlie
W ,ii I he,, i, in 1'iof. It.ijinond'Hi
l- given by Ihe Faculty Club
CLERGY CLUB BARS WHITE.
Sim'IuIl, Uefosed Opportunity lu
lSou k h te, pastor of tl.e Church of
i He volution, "111 not be per-1
tni'ci to speak at the ilubrooms of the
e' I ,.il, ;i, 'Ttll l.iril, tti'edttn httvl
I'Jiid v Iiii.iuko. it is said, the members
He nmm.,,1 t ,Ih plan for a strike of
n.ni'i Oini worklngnien nil over the
'""I j i priilnM .igauiHt war.
t e i 'iiigiegatlonnl Mlnlsteis Club,
'I .'.llfi, II. ft It,,.- I.V..,.I. I lf.,tiu,.nt,i
,r ' ln Lewis Avenue Congrega
st tiiorih, nt ,-,7 M.'uHmuu street,
vesli'iilay notified the socialist
lliev have decided to niis'Ule
iiotUr b.ili hi that ho may speak lo
Jjem no) withstanding tho disapproval of
lbs CUrvy Club.
This Country's Dragnet for Evidence Fails So Far to
Show That the British Liner Was At
tacked by a Submarine.
Wakimnotov, Jan. 6, The 'dlfflcultlei
In the way of safe handling of the j
I'etsla case seem to bo Increasing. Dc
velopmentB to-day niako It look as If the
United States will be dependent chiefly
tivon Austria for Information In regard
to the sinking of the Ilrltlsh vessel which
resulted In the death of American Con
If Austria disclaims all responsibility
and denies that one of her submarines
sank the Persia the United States will
probably never be able to prove that the
destruction of the ship was the work of
an undersen boat or to fix the responsi
bility for tho act.
United States Consul Carrels at Alex
andria reimrtcd to the State Department
to-day that the affidavits which he had
guthered from tho survivors of the Per
sia contain no evidence that the liner was
torpedoed beyond that Incorporated In
his earlier despatches.
I'vldencr Meagre So Par.
This means that Consul Garrets has
been unable to Mud any one who would
make affidavit to having seen a sub
marine tteur the Persia. So far as the
Slate Department knows the only tangi
ble evidence that has yet been obtained
1h from one of the Ilrltlsh officers of the
I'etsla who has been quoted as saying
that he was "under tho Impression" that
ho saw' the water rippled by a submarine.
Uveu In regard to the statcmont of
this officer accounts have differed. One
version Indicated that he wns under the
Imprisslon that he had seen the wake
of a torpedo: the other that he had
seen a ripple on tho water such as Is
made by a submarine periscope.
It Is assumed at the State Depart
ment that Consul Carrels has obtained
tho statement of this officer and that
It Is Include! In the batch which he
described as furnishing no further evl
dence than was contained In his earlier Persia was given out to-day, showing a
despatches. total of 166 known saved ami 333 still
Tho State, Department has Instruoted I missing. Of the survivors 65 are pas
the consulate nt Alexandria and nt other I sengers and 101 crew, and of the missing
points on the Mediterranean to get nff I-1 119 passenger and 214 crew.
HUNT FOR GERMAN
PLOTTERS TO GO ON
Xew Grnnil Jury Selected to
Continue Inquiry Into
The Federal Oovernment took steps
yesterday for a continuation of Its In
quiry Into the pro-Gennan plots In this
country. A new Federal Grand Jury
was empanelled before Judge Henry D.
Clayton, who delivered a sharp speech
on neutrality. The Judge said In sub
stance that persons who loved another
country better than America should not
stay here, but should tgo to the country
of their love and take up arms In her
Ve are going to run tills country In
the manner we think best," said the
Judge. "1 have no objection to any man
loving another country better that tills
. ..... ....i..n n.i . tinni,i
' , f , C0Untry and take
" ' L . ,,.alf
arr " - manaMr 0f the Hotel
, , ? , 'fT' f l , of the
nal department, and Haymond H. Sar
faty, who has been making a study for
month of violations of neutrality.
.More than 100 witnesses have been
mihpimned to give testimony Itefore the
Grand Jury, which will hoirln Its sittings
next Monday. It Is expected that a new
phase of the alleged Lamar-ltlntelen
plot to create strikes will be tnken up
and that there may be an Indictment ot
f, l.ibor leader.
It is regarded as likely Hint certain!
.. .. T1....1 !.nn.tltr I.Aflll l.f th
lt,mhiirt-.Amer'lcan Steamship Line's!
. LT,:v h!lCl to ZVeof Fratu
Ittuteleu, the German naval oflicer who
was In this country for months super
tntpndlns various efforts to prevent the
' export of arms nnd ammunition to the
1'unirressman Frank Huclianan ap-
t 1 npured at the Federal Building yesterday
and furnished $.1,000 bond from the Na-
tlonal Surety Company.
Tells County Lawyers Judges
Are Becoming Merely
The New York County Lawyers Asso
ciation held a special meeting at the
Hotel Astor last night to pass several
amendments lo their constitution and
also to entertain several newly elected
justces of the Supreme and .Municipal
courts and District Attorney lidward
i:.-Clilcf Judge Hdgar XI. Cullcn of
the Court of Appeals presided, and
Hinong the speakers were District Attor
ney Swann. Justices-elect John Proctor
Clarke, Samuel Oreenbauin. Francis II.
Delehmity, Clarence J. Shwirn, John M.
Tlemev and IMward W. Finch of the
Supreme Court and Justices-elect Kdgar
J. I.auer and John F. Cowan of the
Justice Sheani criticised recent ap
pointments to tho Appellate Term of the
"It Is n question," he said, "If we are
not overloading tho Appellate end of the
bench. There Is great waste of time In
the priscnt numerous appeals to this
bench and In the mcmou or tnrasning
out ile .nvo mi oisiTciiuunry mailer,
Trial Judges aro becoming merely ref-
eiefs who certify to the record befoio
the cases go to the Appellate Court.
Should not we abolish these numerous
lays of execution? Instead of stays by
the' mere filing of a bond we should have
the litigant go before a Judge and sat
isfy him that there are grounds for an
i. ,.i.... iMuiinl Finch criticised the
Judges who leave the bench to enter'
"I am opposed to any Judge leaving Miller got a big start through a blun
tho bench to take a partisan otllce. Tho i der. Two weeks ago deputy sheriff
highest ambition of a Judgo should be , tried to serve n paper on him In a
to stay on the bench or to retire to prl-l civil suit. Miller left his ottlce with
vale practice when his service Is ended." ! such hasto that he overlooked his coat.
SomelHtdy reminded the Judge when i The police did not learn until yisiorday
he hud llnlshrd that his remarks had a tluit ho hid In hla house all week, then
certain application to District Attorney went to Mansfield, Mass., and from there
twaim. who was on the platform, ami . travelled north A warrant has been
the Judge t-ecined much embarrassed. A Issued on a minor einbizsleinenl and a
little later Mr. Swann In his address countrywide search begun for the fugl
smilingly icinarkedi live. Miller's wife and son aie heie, but
"I am sorry to have Incurred the dls- olalin that they do not know his where
pleasure of Judge Finch." Isvbotrts.
davlta from the Urltlah officers of the
'"sla. Most of tho survlvora of the
1:1 am wrre laiiueu iv aicahiiumk
the Administration based Its strongest
hopes upon the evidence which would
be obtained from that quarter.
It became more evident to-day that
the question of armament on tho Per
sia wltl figure prominently In any dip
lomatic exchanges which mny result
from that case. It was teamed also
that State Department officials are lean
ing toward the view that merchantmen
should not be permitted to carry arma
ment. In seeking to determlno the question
whether such merchantmen shall be Im
mune from attack without warning the
United States Is being guided partly
by the possible effect which such a de
cision may have upon tho future naval
operations of this Oovcrnment.
It was pointed out In an authorita
tive quarter that the United States In
the future will have to depend to a
considerable extent upon tho operations
of submarines In guarding Its coasts. It
was asserted that with a merchantman
carrying a gun It would be Impossible
for a submarine to warn a vessel and
observe tho rules of search and scliure
for which this Government has con
tended, . , .
Ambassador I'enflold at Vienna cabled
to-day that he had presented Informally
to the Vienna Foreign Office the Ameri
can Government's request for any In
formation which the Vienna authorities
had on the destruction of the ilrltlsh
llncrVerala. At the time of tho filing of
his despatch he had received no reply.
PERSIA'S MISSING 333.
Kaona ed, Says
Sptclal Cable DttpattK to Tun Sfi.
London, Jan. . A complete list of the
unilvnm and missing of the ateamer
BRITISH GRAIN NEED
Causes Order That 75 Per Cent,
of All Cargoes Shall
lie of Grain.
Th.it Great Urltalti Is facing a seri
ous shortage 01 wneai swtnn ,.. .
rA,.rtit. m Mtrftnunus measures to In
sure a normal supply ts shown by the
recent Government order that all char
tered vessels under Ilrltlsh registry
leaving the United States for Kngllsh
ports must carry grain amounting to
at least 73 per cent, of all cargoes. The
same order applies to vessels sailing
from the Argentine to the United King
dom unrt the promise has been made
that Australian tonnage will be In
creased. According- to local steamship men It
will lie almost tinijsslble for Great
Ilrltaln to enforce this order without a
further anil more searching requisition
of shliw In her merchant marine Hiid
H Is assumed that before long vessels
under Ilrltlsh reel-try plying between
the Americas will be required for the
additional service the Government has
The scarcity of ocean tonnage has
become so acute that brokers here find
It impossible to make freight engage
ments. They pimply cannot get the ships.
Several big export orders have remained
unfilled In this market beeauoe of the
Impossibility of making the necessary
Another feature Is the delay to which
shipments consigned to their destination
In Oovernment controlled bottoms are
mhject. One exporter had the experi
ill tne experi-i
wo weeks ago
cut would go i
ence of loading a vessel t
believing that his shlpmcn
ihroimh without de ay. lie lias re- !
c'entlv learned that the vessel in which1
his consignment was stowed Inetead of
-ailing direct to . the United Kingdom
went first to Halifax and wns held up
for some time In that itort, from which
It finally sailed with a detachment of
The freight rate on grain remain at
their high level from 40 rents to SI
cents to Liverpool. The Argentine rate
on grain to Liverpool, at 8.1 cents. Is
nearly as high as the price paid for
the grain, while the rate on the same
wheat to Mediterranean ports Is said to
equal the price paid for the grain. It
has been estimated here that Italy Is
palng approximately f ".25 n bushel for
Grain statisticians ray that theie Is
grain enough for all of the rountrles
of the world nnd placo the South Ameri
can nnd Australian production nt from
1 110,000,000 to 200,000.000 bushels, while
North America ha approximately the
same amount for export.
There Is no scarcity of grain, hut
there Is an acute shortage of merchant
bottoms to carry It to foreign countries.
AND $500,000 GONE
Claim Model Uusiness Man's
Clients Were Induced to
Sign Over Stock.
PnovioENCB, Jan. 6, The total nf tho
embezzlements ns u stock broker of Al
bert P. Miller, Jr Is now placed at
nearly half a million dollars.
The trail of Miller Is marked with the
nppatenty complete ruin of widows, the
wrecking of orphans' estates and the
serious embarrassment of many business
That Miller could havo so easily fooled
so man)' persons Is almost Incredible, but
the olllcers of the Providence !:ls im.
pany, tho Provktenco Telephone ComiMny
and the Narrngunsett Klertrlc Lighting
Company have been beseiged by a large
number of his dupes tusking what they
can do to recover securities Mlllor In
duced thorn to sign over on his mero
Duly empowered. Miller sold tho shares
In a local broker's ofllce, ostensibly to
reinvest for his clients. So far u known
he had no bad liablls and is thought
to have played the market and lost
.Toll n Sharp Williams Says
Congress Must Choose Which
Itond to Travel.
FEARS A FOE AFTER WAR
VOtsittvnTON, Jan. 6. Senator John
Sharp Williams, a Democratic member
of the Foreign Relations Committee,
made a spirited speech In the Senate
this afternoon In which he predicted
trouble for the United States after the
European war unless Immediate steps
nre taken to enlarge the navy.
Ho called on Congress to nuthorlie
a navy that could compel obedlenoe to
demands which the United Btates will
have to make following the war.
"You frequently hear men say that
all nurope will be exhausted at the end
of the wnr and that no country will be
nggresslvc nnd none will be seeking
trouble." Senator Williams satd. "Do
you know when n nation must seek
trouble absolutely must seek It In self
defence? It Is when It has an autocratic
government with millions of men un
der arms, who tho moment they are
disbanded must go back to civil life.
"Do not talk about exhaustion. Here
It a little Impecunious Halkan Stale
Bulgaria. It went through two wars
which tested every fibre of the Ilulgn
rlans' courage and which tested every
financial resource of which they were
cnpable. Now Ilulgarla Is Joining In the
third war with 500.000 well equipped
men In tho field. The Kaiser himself
has not furnished nny better soldiery
as far us a soldier goes.
Vlolor o He Dreaded.
"What you havo got to dread Is ag
gression from a victorious country with
millions of men. The great Napoleon
found that there was u period In his
career when he could not stop. He had
either to abdicate or go further, and
every autocratic Government that gets
Into that position Is going to find the
Senator Borah Interrupted Mr. V Ill
lams with an Inquiry : "Does the Sena
tor really believe we are going to be
attacked nt the close of this war by
some Kuropean Oovernment out of a
pure spirit of conquest?"
"I do not," replied Mr. Williams.
"Hut what Is the reason?" persisted
Senator Hornh. "What reason now as
signs Itself to the mind of the Fenntor
that wo must anticipate attack from
some Government of i:urope?"
"I will tell the Senntor," said Mr.
Williams with great deliberation. "1
am not anticipating an attack In the
first pl.icp. 1 am anticipating bullying
first and I am anticipating tht! fact that
the American people wilt not consent 'o
be bullied. Now I will tell the Sen
ator whv I anticipate bullying"
"Hut bullying would be for the pur
pose of nttack," Interjected Senator
Plentr to Quarrel About.
"A great Power In Kurope to-day be
lieves that we have virtually made our
selves allies of the other belligerents.
We have raised some very delicate ques
tions with that Tower. They remain to
be settled. We have gone far enough
to demand apologies and satisfaction for
the sudden, unwarranted, high sea as
sassination of our women and children
upon unarmed merchant vessels. There
will be plenty to quarrel nooui
"Just In tho Inverse proportion to the
naval power that we have back of u
will be the height of that foreign Power"
conversation with us. Unless we are
prepared either to control the sea and
thereby spread a wave of caution In
the mind" of naval nnd military bureau
cracy or have at least a navy big enough
to make them doubtful as to whether
they can control tho lines nf ocem
transportation, then will come the bully
ing." The Senator said that the United
States had been bullied by both sli'es
In the Kuropean war nnd that the Presi
dent had been patiently trying to sottlu
the controversy. He declared It would
he better If Congress had not met nt
"I think tho management of our dip
lomatic affairs would have been more
t,..,,1l.l If left to thn Innp. ileen
u........ .. .... . .... ,-
and tender vision of the President rather
than made a game of battledore and
" ' . . ...... . I
S. nator Williams conciuiieo. wun me
that the time would come
when the submarine controversy would
have to be settled, Ho said the losses
of cotton nnd merchandise could wait
on adjustment In money Indemnity, but
Intimated that the assassination of
women and children, If persisted In,
would havo to be Fettled outside of the
slow agencies of diplomacy. Ho con
demned Great Ilrltaln as well as Ger
many for disregard of international ob
ligations. FINDS CHINA A GOOD
FIELD FOR PHYSICIANS
Dr. Wclfli of Johns Hopkins
Says Much Work Is to I5e
Hai.timork, Jan. 6. Dr. William II
Welch, the noted pathologist of Johns
Hopkins University, frequently referred
to by members of his profession ns "the
foremost ph)lclnn of the United States,"
returned to Haltlmore to-day after In
vestigating medical education In China
In connection with the work of organiz
ing In agreement with Occidental med
icine, which the China medical board of
the ltockcfcllcr Foundation hns under
taken. "Wherever the medical missionary has
gone Occidental methods In medicine
have been Introduced and the Chinese
have adopted them." sild Dr. Welch.
"The Chinese methods are not sclontltlo.
They might be called empirical, They
havo a great many diugs, Sumo of
them are useful.
"The Chinese are morn Interested In
singery, though, than they are In medi
cine. "Surgery In practically unknown In
that country and It appeals to the C'h.
nese morn than does Internal medicine.
"It Ik moie dramatic. Hut the
foundation of the Chinese religious he
lief Is ancestor worship, and medicine
meets a very great handicap In the op-.
position to post-mortems and such ex-1
nnilnatlons The work of overcoming i
that W a great one. The Held which
the country offers to young men who are
willing to go out there Is very rich."
ASK FOR and GET
Cheap substitutes cost YOU hm price.
Continued from Ftrtt rage.
calls for Information as to whether there
Is a Government In Mexico, ns to Its
ability to maintain order and as to the
guarantees which Wave ibecn given for
the protection of American life and prop
erty and for religious freedom.
It also calls for all the correspondence
that passed between tho State Depart
ment nnd the nrnslltun Minister, who
represented the United States In Mexico,
for the reports ot all consular officers
and for a complete history of the occu
pation nnd evacuation of Vera Crut.
MEXICAN MINES OPEN.
American Companies Send Men
Rack to Ite-npen Plants.
Paso, Tex.. Jan. . Mining men
are going back to Mexico rapidly. The
American Smelting and !teflnlng Com
pany Ih sending men down dally. Six
foremen left to-day for Mnptml. The
Chihuahua Mining Company opens to
morrow. Tho Potosl Mining Company,
In the Santa Kutalla district, will re
open In a few days. A special train for
Ihe Cusl Mining Company will go down
to-morrow. The Penoles company, at
Maplml, will dtnrt down with a special
train In n day or two, ns will the Mines
Company of America. Tho Joseph S.
Qualey Company, with properties nt La
Clenega and Yoqulvo, will also resume
Typhus figures In Mexico city am!
suburbs were wired to the Mexican con
sulate In Kl Paso to-day as follows:
'OfTlclal records In the city of Mexico
and suburbs show a total number of
typhus cases In December of 3.241. Tola,
deaths In the city proper were Sfl.1, With
Ihe same ratio for the suburbs all esti
mated total of about a00 deaths for both
city and suburbs would result.
"In November the touil number of
cases wns 2,199, with 400 deaths. At
prent there nre not over 2,600 cases.
Tho death rate Is about S iter cent. In
hospital, against 20 per cent. In private
There was great surprise here at the
publication In American newpnpers of
the statement of the State Department
at Washington that there were over 23,
000 cases of typhi In Mexico city. This
H absolutely without foundation."
NEW STRIKES ALARM
THE STEEL COMPANIES
Labor Situation Is Critical in
Shenango and Mahoning
PtTTSBt'RO, Jan. . Following the In-,
auguratlon or strikes at tne itepuouc
Iron and Steel Company. Youngstown ;
the Standard Steel Car Company, New
castle, and the United States Cast Iron
Pipe nnd Foundry Company, Scottdale,
J00 employees of the C.inonsburg Steel
Company nt Canonsburg. Pa., and fi(0
employees of the Youngstown Sheet nnd
Tube Company, Youngstown. quit work
In the Shenango nnd Mahoning valleys
the laltor situation Is rapidly reaching a
critical stage. Peports are coming from
all Industrial sections of the two valleys
that, fearful of the growing unrest, mills
nnd furnaces are preparing to Increase
The Sharon Steel Hoop Company at
Sharon announced an Increase to-day.
A general strike 111 the steel and Iron
Industry In the Shenango nnd Mahoning
valleys would result 111 the Idleness of
not le s than CO.OOO men.
NO N. Y. POSTMASTER YET.
Senator O'finrmnn Sn? Wilson
Must Mnkr Nomination.
Wasiiisoton, Jan. . Notwlth't ind
Ing the confident assertion In oltlclal cir
cles that a postmaster for the city of
New York would be named early In I)e.
cember there Is no evidence now of a
nomination for that ofllce.
When asked to-day altout the matter
Senator O'Gonnan replied that he had
suggested two or three names to the
Postmaster-General any one of which
would be satisfactory to him nnd that
It was now up to the President to make
- Hu lai iUC ira tUH. I I UUUfl.
It A Hit t a My llattltiK K-," 1
the Way Antls quote Hint.
Puit.ADEi.PlHA, Jan. 8. A chart show.
Ing the deadly effects of nlcohol was
the centre of attraction to-day at the
exhibit of the Society for Organizing
Charities. On th's clinrt. after nume
rous German. French, Kngllsh and
American scientists had been quoted on
the deadly effects of liquor, there a p.
pears at tho very end the following,
attributed to Ty Cobb of the Detroit
"No nip for me ; It affects my batting
Continuing today and tomorrow
The semi-annual sale of
Saks Suits for Men
$40, $38, $35,
$30 and $28
(A small charyc will lie mmh. for alterations.)
Knowing what wc do about Saks Clothes fnr we
make them knowing what individuality goes into the
cut, what skill goes into the tailoring, what artistry
goes into the finish, and what value goes into the regu
lar prices and adding to those considerations the
present remarkable recessions from former prices, wo
frankly believe that these are the greatest values ever
offered in a suit of clothes.
Don't wait till 3 P. M. for
something: which the other
fellow may get at noon.
Xcwcomb Carlton Asserts For
eign Born "Non-Corn"
Took Them Abroad.
WOMEN'S AID IN DEFENCE
That an olTicer In a foreign army re
cently stole the plans of the fortifications
of the Panama Canal nnd took them
with hlin to hU own Onvermment w'ns
the stntement made yesterday afternoon
at the meeting of the National Special
Aid Society by Ncwoomb Cnrlton, presi
dent of the Western Union Telegraph
Company. Mr. Carlton declared that the
disclosure had been made to him by a
high official of the United States.
"One of the dangers to preparedness
In this country Is that our army Is
composed to a large extent of foreign
born citizens who have become natural
ized, but who are able to purchase their
discharge If for any reason they wish to
sever their enlistment," declared Mr.
The speaker then told the story of the
officer In tho story, a man who had, he
said, worked for three years In Panama
on the fortlfirntlofts and on the plans.
Some time after the outbreak of the
Uuropoan war this non-commlssloned
oltlcer. who was of foreign birth, bought
his discharge and left to servo In his
native country. He took with him a
complete set of plana of the canal de
fences. .Mr. Carlton nsserted thnt New York's
leadership In the fight for preparedness
Is a harmful factor because of the dls
trust felt toward thli city In other parts
of the country.
"Down South and out West, where I
have l en travelling," he said, "theys
haven't much fnlth In this town. 'A
defence ttoelety started In New York?'
they say. "Oh, well, that's controlled by
the bankers and munition makers.' The
women have their work cut out for them
In rousing the Wist nnd South to tho
necessity of preparedness. The women
must break down the Insular com
placency of thoe States out there. I
fear they cannot depend on the men for
patriotism. Men aro too much atmorbed
Mr. Carlton also cited nnother Incident
In support of his theory of the danger
of the foreign born elttment for pre
paredness. "At a certain school of this city." he
aid. "I was told that the sentiment of
the young men attending was absolutely
against preparedness. Thewo young Im
migrants wouldn't fight.' nald the teaxher.
They came to this country to escape
war, nnd they wouldn't stand for It
SWANN TO RETURN $500.
That Is If He Finds Aeeased Man
tinv It for ranipalatn.
District Attorney Swann, who Is said
to have received a campaign contribu
tion of fSOO from Frank T. Thomson,
now held under 30,000 ball for a rerles
of swindling faro bank games, an
nounced yeterda that If It was shown
that the defendant nw In the Tombs
was the person who gave the money
he would return It to him Immediately.
He added that the charge against
Thompson would be vigorously prose
cuted. Thompson Is accused of having been
the head of a doien men who made n
business of luring to this and other
cities men who lost much money nt
faro, lie Is said to have fitted up luxu
rious bouses on the upper West Side,
where the players were taken to met
men posing as Alor. Vanderltllt. "Intes
and others who were said to be regular
When arrested Thompson !s said to
have declared that Judge Swann was
his friend and that he h id contributed
to his campaign fund. Thompson de
nied yesterday that he had contributed
to the fund
The trial of Thompson and his three
friends now under arrest will be start? 1
within two vvickM.
GOV. McCALL INAUGURATED.
t'rues Convention lo Itrvlsc
Ray Slate Constitution.
Boston'. Jan Gov. Samuel W.
McCall and Lieut -Gov. Calvin Coollilge,
successful Henubllcan candidates at the
j lt flection, were Inaugurated to-day
Tlie ceremony miraeu me enu oi nvr
vears of Democratic administration In
Gov. McCall urged In his Inaugural
address the need of a convention to
revise the Massachusetts Constitution.
It is doubtful, he alii, If any period
In history' of equal length can be found
more characterized by social and In
dustrial change than the sixty-two
ears that have elapsed since n con
stitutional convention was held In Mas
sachusetts. The new Kxecutlve recom
mended that the members of the pr.i
posed convention be chosen without
party designation nnd th.it a liberal
number be elected at large.
at 34th Street.
Daniels Urges Deepening of
Buttermilk Channel and
BIG VESSELS CAN'T DOCK
Washington, Jan. . That the low
depth of water In the channel ap
proaches to the New York Navy Yard
might render that Institution utterly use
less In lime of war and Is attended with
embarrassments nt present, Is the sub
stance of n stntement mnde In a com
munication forwarded to Congress to
day by Secretary Daniels. He recom
mended thnt the approaches bo deepened
so thnt battleships of the first class
might under all conditions be docked
there In lime of pence and the yard made
capable of full use In the event of
This serious condition nt the New York
yard was emphasized before the House
Committee on Naval Affairs yesterday
by Hear Admiral Stanford, chief of tho
Ilurenu of Yards nnd Docks.
"I have the honor to invite your at
tention to the serious condition existing
at the ttrooklyn navy yard In so far as
pertains to the depth of water In the ship
rhnnnels lending thereto," wrote the Sec
retary. "There Is not sufficient water
In these channels to Insure the entering
or leaving of the first class battleships
at all times.
"At present only ono battleship can
be handled per day, and then only pro
vided tho wnter conditions are normal.
If the winds are such us to brow tho
water out of Now York Hay, then the
depth of water In the approach channel
Is not sufficient safely to navigate n
large ship. This condition Is a serious
one nnd might cause grave complica
tions. "I understand there nre two proposi
tions before Congress, one providing n
channel of .IS feet deep nnd 1,000 feet
wide In Iliittertnlllt Channel and the
other north of Governors Island up the
Unst Itlver through Hell Gate. The sec
ond would provide for ships passing
from Ihe ynrd to lower New Yoik Hay
or to the Sound, a rondltlnu hlchlv de.
slrable from a strategic point of view.
Ulther project will provide access to the
"The Increase In slie of ships has not
reached Its limit. Through Injuries re
ceived In battle, a ship could easily bo
drawing more water than normally at a
time when It was most necessary to dock
"It Is therefore most urgent thnt an
approach channel to tho Ilrooklyn nav
yard be maintained of not less than
3fi feet depth at mean low water and
1.000 feet wide, and I cannot too strongly
urge the serious attention of Congress
to this matter."
Continuing bis testimony to-dny be
fore the House Naval Committee Pear
Admiral Stanford called attention to
Secretary Daniels's letter relative to
conditions at the New York yard. He
also spoke of plans for the construction
of the two battleships authorized by
Congress. He told the committee that
owing to the lack of facilities It would
be many months before work Is actually
begun on these ships.
He pointed out that the Secretary' of
the Navy had directed that one of the
ships be built nt New York and the other
at Mare Island, San Francisco. He
said that as there was only one building
slip nt New York, which is now occu
pied by the battleship California. It
would probably be a year before the
keel of the new ship could be laM.
At Mare Island there is no equipment
for battleship construction. lie asked
for an appropriation of 1150.000 tn pro
vide such equipment. I'ven If the ap
propriation were granted at once. Hear
Admiral Stanford told tho lommlttee,
the heel nf the ship to be built there
could not be laid before l'.17. Admiral
Stanford will continue his testimony
before the comml' e to-morrow.
JranfeUu Simon & Co.
Tlerts Cloihing Shop
8 West 38th St. Store Floor
Separate Shop, a Step from Fifth Avenue
Saturday at Reduced Prices
Men's Custom Tailored Suits
Xeicent Imported Fabrics 33 to 4R Client
These Suits are made of Imported Fabrics, purchased from tho
leading English mills, including stripes, tweeds, herringbone
combined with stripes and the new Invisible Overplaids, also
Blue Serge; workmanship equal to the finest merchant tailoring.
Heretofore $35.00 to $45.00
Men's Silk Lined Overcoats
Fitted, Semi-fit ted. Chesterfield, also Slip-on Model
Hand Tailored, Silk Lined Overcoats, of Oxford or Black Vi
cuna, velvet collar; Slip-on model of gray, brown or olive
Imported Fabrics in Overplaids, Tweeds and Heather Mixtures,
including plain Oxford and Homespuns, yoke and sleeves silk
lined, self collar. 33 to 46 chest.
Heretofore $30.00 and $35.00
Men's Fur Lined Overcoats
Natural Muskrat Lining
Hudson Seal or Persian Lamb Collar
SIZES 36 TO 46 CHEST
Hand Tailored shell of black English Coating, lined
with Natural Muskrat Fur (including sleeves),
Collar of genuine Hudson Seal or Persian Lamb.
Regular Value $60.00
WINGS FOR FORDS
That Is putting It mildly. When
a Ford engine- is fitted with that
Bosch Magneto, chronic cases
of hiccoughs for starts, and the
regular hop, skip and jump firing
of the cylinders cease to be ail
mentsthey arc entirely elimi
nated. More than 20,000 F ord
owners, before the new year
came, had better Fords because
they had thrown away their
troublesome, puzzlcsome Igni
tion and put on the efficient
and reliable Bosch Magneto.
Ford owners should not fail
to see the modernized Ford
Tht Btuh Exklhlt. Spacu C IS, C
16, 3d Floor, Grand Ctntiat Palace.
BOSCH, 22), W. s6th St.. New York.
REPUBLICAN SUMMONS OUT.
Chairman lllllea Call National
Committer .Innmirr SM.
Charles D. Hllles Is sending out this
morning a summons to the Republican
National Committee's committee on ar
rangements for the national convention
in Chlctigo on June 7 to meet with him
In that city on January 24.
This Is the first of a serle of meetings
which tl.o committee will hold from now
until the opening of the convention. The
most Important task of the committee
will be the selection of a temporary
chairman of the convention.
The members of the cnmmltten on ar
rangements vire Charles D. Hllles. chair
man: James It. Heynolds. and George ft.
Sheldon, who an secretary and treasurer
respectively of the National CVtinmlttee
ate ex-ofllclo members, and the following
National Committeemen : James P.
Goodrich of Indiana. John T. Adams of
Iowa. Charles 11. Warren of .Michigan,
T K. Neldrlr.ghaus of .Missouri, Fred
W. Kstnbrook of New Hampshire. Frank
lin Murphy of New Jersey, lfcitph B.
Williams of Oregon and Alvah H. Martin
WILSON ENTERS THE RACE.
Indiana Primary Petitioners Get
Word In tin Ahead.
iNPf anapoms, Jan. 6. All doubt of
President Wilson's willingness to accept
renomlnatlon, notwithstanding the one
term plank In the lnt Democratic plat
form, was removed late this afternoon
when authority came direct from the
White House to place the President's
name on the ballot In Indiana's pilmary
election to be held next March. A peti
tion elgned by more than .',00 Indiana
voters nnd requesting that hl name go
on the Presidential lallnt was filed with
the Secretary of State to-day.
To-morrow was the last day of graca
for filing the petition.
Siulin by the White Star liner Millie for
Chir1 W rinsk Mr and Mr T. I..
Conimin-ler VV II elon
Covh Kr.-oiK V SpMiiser
J Iir.-iner Onrje Trie Sievennon
J. II Ncnve Vr. Mnwbriv t'nton
Arrli.il by the French liner U Touralne
from Iionle.'niT :
Ml Mary K (ila.ln Mrs K. It fi.illlvan
fiorlmm Phillips Me- Mr 0 W Warren
II) the li.ili.in liner Oiui'iiie Verdi Iron
Ihe Me.lilerr.nie in :
llou.inl I'helps V 1,1,1 il CrnoU
I.lrin Randolph S.m Mi Vera f!ilh
tlnl ly,iiil Ziiiuni
Count and Couni. Mr ami Mr IV-
I.IIIZI VrsltO Cl-tel- "-telell
lelto John M.iaol i