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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, ' lftl.
CARRANZA MAY GET
FREE HAND FROM U.S.
President la Considering Radi
cal Change in Folicy
PORK CHASERS NOW
FEARFUL OF DEFEAT
They Realize That Rejection
of Gap Rule Will Prevent
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FORCES. BEING RALLIED
' e ORE AT. NEW YEAR 'SALES .
for which unexampled preparations have been made, will take place as
Arjny Officers Urge Movement
of Pershinff'B Forces to
I the Frontier.
More Conservative Democrats
Seek to Halt the Rapacious
Element of Party.
Washington, Dec. 10. President WI1.
a la considering ft radical change of
aeJtey toward Mexico. The threatened
eajttapse of Carransa's control In the
aortti. the ever Increasing chaoa through
ftut'ilexlco and the hopeleaaneu of mak
ing any progress through half way meas
tarsa have convinced the Pretldent, It Is
al, that he muat either give Carranaa
M.'full support or let him run matteri
Oarranaa's refusal to aim the protocol
fraftrn up by the joint American-Mexican
mmlaslon and his explanation of hie
fealre to have It chanced have Impressed
Mm President, who seea that If he dls
ehres the commlsalon and breaks off
friendly negotlstlons Carranta'a power
win utterly collapse.
Secretary of War Baker and Secretary
Lasts conferred to-day. Following the
oaference It was Indicated that the
withdrawal of Mojor-Oen. Pershing's
eothmand from Mexico wan under con
sideration. It Is the opinion of many
atrial here that the United States Gov
ernment should unreservedly aerree to
Carrsnia'a request that the American
troops be withdrawn. Several army of
fleers of high rank are urging that the
vaHd conditions In Mexico make It tm
peratlve to bring the lt.000 men now In
Kaklco to positions on the border where
tkajr could be handled to better advan
tage If tt became necessary.
Villa Is rapidly gaining In strength In
erthern Mexico that makes his sud-
raailon by the Carranta army appear
aofjBtrul. Villa's operations In the past
few weeks have convinced army men
ere that he and other leadera of the
reactionary movement are following a
tali of campaign having for Its lm
mediate .object the recruiting of an army
anjl the collection of equipment rather
inan ine occupation or territory.
This coupled with the continued ortera
Jons of smaller bands about Saltlllo and
other districts, and a more Important
Movement along the central east coast,
has caused observers here to regard
wttti greater seriousness the predicament
ell the Carranta Government. In a
enalderable area near Tuxpam. Manuel
Psaaes, who has been In control there
for almoet two years, has recently ex
tanded his operations toward the south
wtfhout opposition. Moving northward,
apparently with the Intention of Joining
arm Is Jose Isabel nobles, with a force
estimated at from one to five thousand.
If a Juncture Is effected It would make
peaslble the Isolation of the Carranta
capital from both Tamplco and Vera
x 'PEACE CRT TO GREET 1917.
Washington, Dec. $9, Opposition to
the public buildings pork barrel has been
crowing to such an extent In the House
that the leaders in the light for the
measure are fearful that they will meet
with defeat when the proposed "gag
rule" paving the way for consideration
of the bill la taken up next week.
Realising that the rejection of the
'gag rule" will put an end to tho "pork
barrel" In the House they are bending
their energies to rounding up their forces
for the corning fray.
The opposition will be ted by some of the
most able parliamentarians In the House,
among them Lenroot. Wisconsin, who Is
mentioned as the Republican choice for
the Speakership or majority leadership
n the next House. It la certain the
light over the proposed speclsl rule will
The "pork barrel" pilots admit the
lanrer of their situation. The Republi
cans are making the most of the situa
tion to put the Southern leaders In a
political hole. On the Democratic aide
the dismal outlook for Treasury finances,
a growing deficit threatening to make a
bond Issue a necessity, has brought ths
more conservative members to the point
of calling a halt upon unnecessary ex
penditures for fear of political disaster.
Kven ir the public buildings bill should
run the gantlet of the House It will
have a more hasardous course ahead of
It In the Senate. Opponents of the
measure are convinced that It will not
be necessary for the President to make
good his threat of veto.
The possibility of political disaster Is
not giving much concern to such "pork"
pilots as Representatives Clsrk and
Kparkman of Florida, and Henry of
Texas, chairman of the Rules Committee.
None of them will be In the next Con-
gress. Representative Henry, who as
pired to the Senate, was defeated. Rep
resentatives Clark and Sparkman were
both put out of the running In the primaries.
If the enactment of the nubile build
ings bill creates difficulties for the next
Congress, which must atrurale with the
question of raising revenues, these lead
ers win oe Making In the quiet or pri
Big DesaoBstratUa Planned for
Washington Square archway will flash
tUp light at 11 o'clock to-night as the
beginning of a great New Tear's demon
stration In which at least 10,000 persons
are expected to Join.
There will he short speeches by Dud
ley Field Malone, Congressman Meyer
London and Pr. Warhlngton Gladden
f Columbus, Qhlo, and there will be
Community songs In which most of those
present will be expected to Join; The
Slogan of the owning will be "Ring out
the old war, ring In world peace," for
the assembly Is a peace meeting. Sim
Car demonstrations wilt he held In Chi
cago, Denver and San FranclHoo.
On the committee are the following:
John Haynes Holmes. Paul V. Kellogg.
Mrs. Henry Vlllard, Theodore Herman
Marburg. Frederic C. Howe, George
hater Peabody, Kmlly Greene Batch,
George A. Plimpton, Mrs. Bertha K.
Baker, Crystal Eastman, Mrs. George
jVeubiee and Hamilton Holt
CLOTHING STRIKE NEARS END.
Sa cessions Made by Both Hides at
F.ar Uotr Conference.
A four hour talk between representa
tive of the 30,000 clothing workera now
M strike and of the manufacturers, in
tt presence of arbitrators, brought con
evasions from each aide which make It
Mkely, according to members of both
Mas, that a settlement of the atrlke will
Steed Ur be effected.
' The meeting was arranged by Judge
Julian W. Mack, one of the arbitrators.
The chief hitch was over the question of
When the forty-eight hour week, tie
sanded by the strikers and granted by
fas employers, shall go into effect. The
employees said January 1 ; the employ
ers said June l, and compromise dati
were not accepted. It Is believed,
though, that another session will smooth
ut this difficulty betwen them. Judge
Mack said after the meeting that conald
erable progress toward a settlement had
keen road and that other meetings wilt
ROSIN FOUND ON MRS. SHALL.
snort TestlSea fllatu Woasaa Die
7 S.oa After Hating.
Ossipte, N. H-. Deo. 30. At the trial
f Frederick U Small, charged with the
gaunter of hla wlfo, Florence Arlena
mall, a substance found on Mrs. Small's
body when It was taken from the smok
ing ruins or her cottage was laenuneu
s rosin, or which mau Kept a supply
In his workshop, according to previous
r In the opinion or Dr. Howard M
Klngsford. professor of pathology at
Dartmouth College, who examined the
omenta of the stomach, .Mrs. Small died
Within a half hour after eating.
The testimony was regarded as Im
portant In connection with the defence's
contention that Small and his wife ate
canned shrimp non after noon on the
day of Mrs, Small's death and that she
was alive when he left the house at
ISO I'. M.
Fined for Cruelty to Turkey,
Isidore Moon, 24 years old, of 27 Rut
gars street, employed In u live poultry
hop In Second avenue, was found guilty
yesterday In Yorkvllte court of ha vine;
been cruol to a turkey he wo weighing
tor sale. The bird's wings flutterad
Moon bent them buck and locked them,
Magistrate Barlow lined him 110 and as
Moon couldn't pay his fine he went to
jau lor ten days.
HELD FOR PADDING PAYROLL.
Reaslasrtaa Arnss Manager Accused
' of 910,000 Rsabeaslement.
George W. F. Gillette of 8 Trumbull
street. New Haven, was held In $10,000
by Recorder Carsten In Ilobokcn yester
day on a charge of having cmbcztled
iio.Doo rrom me Remington Arms
Union Metallic Cartrldsc Comnanv of
Fifteenth street. Hoboken. Gillette, who
Is 43 years old and said to be a sraduate
or lraie, was superintendent of the com'
pany's plant In Harrison. Jf. J. Three
thousand men have been employed there
maaing munitions for the Allies.
It was determined to reduce the force
recently and It Is charged when It came
the turn of certain men to be discharged
no such men could be found. It Is as
serted thst from ten to thirty dummies
have been carried on the Harrison pay
Robert N. Davles. auditor of the Rem
ington Arms Company, testified he was
directed by air, Ryerson, vice-president
of the company, to make an Investigation
of the payroll In the Crucible Steel plant
In Harrison. He found men employed
by the Crucible Steel Company and
drawing pay rrom It niso curried on trie
payroll or the Remington Arms com
pany. A Mr. warden or the rteel com
pany certined that the men were actually
In the employ of the steel company.
Mr. Davles said Mr. Gillette was cauea
In and admitted the men had been
wrongfully carried on the Remington
company roll. Slnca then the Investiga
tion had disclosed a discrepancy or
110,429.62 and tt la still In progress.
BATTLESHIP AWARDS SOON.
Companies Agree With Xavy Da
partasent on Form of Contract.
Washinoton. Dec. 30. Officials of the
three shipbuilding companies which sub
mitted proposals to construct battle
cruisers virtually have reached an
agreement with the Navy Department
on a form or contract to govern tne
building of these vessels on a cost and
percentage basis. As none of the com
panies submitted specific cost figures, all
four of the cruisers authorised at the
last session of Congress probably wilt
be built at actual cost plus a specified
Present Indications ore that the
wards will be made early next month,
the Newport Newa Shipbuilding and
Drydock Company, the Fore River Ship
building Company of Qulnry, Mass. ; the
Union Iron Works of San Francisco, and
probably William Cramp & Sons of
Philadelphia getting contracts for on
battle cruiser each. Secretary Daniels
has determined to equip the Philadelphia
Navy Yard for battle cruiser construc
tion, but thai win taxe more tnan a year,
URGE DAYLIGHT SAVING.
C. In Tiffany Oat tt Danaer.
Charles lwls Tiffany, son of U (.'.
Tiffany and member of the firm of Tlf.
fany Co., van reported to be out of
danger lM night it t the New York Hon.
pl1, where lie underwent nn operation
on Friday, )r, IJum ne II. Pool of 107 Kant
WxtlMh ,,'ix.t i-crforpicd tho operation
Convention Will Br Held at Hotel
Aster Jan. :iO-ai.
Delegates to the National Daylight
Saving Convention to be held at the
Hotel Aetor January 30 nnd 31 wilt
advocate a plan to have every clock In
the United States turned forward an
hour on May 1 and back again on
September 30. The "daylight sawing"
plan will be Introduced In Congress by
Representative Borland, of Missouri In
a measure to provide standard time for
the United States.
In Kurope tho saving dayllirht plan
Is permanently established In Germany,
Great Britain, France, Austria, Italy,
Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
at Is proposed to Induce the public
to begin Its waking and working day
un hour earlier In the summer than In
the winter. Thus the working day will
end an hour earlier. This Increases by
un hour that part of the afternoon day
light remaining for recreation,
The Governors of all the States, ISO
Mayors, the Oovernor-Oeneral of Can
nda, the American Federation of Labor,
the Aaorlcan Bankers and the American
Railway associations, as wsll us com
mercial, nolentlllo and labor organisa
tions, will be represented at the convention.
Phi Kappa glgata Head Chosen.
Chicago, Dec tO. Haiettlne Smith
of Philadelphia was chosen grand
president of the Phi Kappa Sigma col
lege fraternity at the closing session of
the fifty-third annual convocation hers
tn.day. Five hundred delegates, repre
sentlns thlrty-nvo colleges and universi
The January .Sale of
will open on the Fourth' Floor on Tuesday and continue'
throughout the month of January.
With unsurpassed assortments of absolutely reliable merchandise
assembled expressly for this Sale, an opportunity that Is rarely
equaled is afforded for advantageous purchasing
Specially priced for the current week are the following items:
Linen Damask Table Cloths
each $2.60, 3.00, 3.50 & 4.50
Linen Damask Napkins
Hemstitched Linen Pillow Cases
per pair . . $1.75 to 2.75
Hemstitched Linen Sheets
$2.75, 3.75 & 4.00
per dozen $4.25, 6.00, 7.50, 8.00
Turkish Bath Towels (hemmed)
perdozen $2.40,3.60, 4.80, 5.75
at special prices
BLANKETS, BEDSPREADS, ETC.
pair $5.50, 7.00, 8.50 to 11.50
Satin-finish Bedspreads, hemmed
Size 2x2 yards . each $2.75
Size 2x2 yards, each 3.25
With embroidered scalloped edges
Size 2x2 yards . each $3.25
Size 2x2 yards each 3.95
each . $1.35 & 1.75
With figured mull top. bordered
with plain-color dotted mull;
reverse side matching border,
each . . . $650
MUSLIN SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES
With plain hems
each 60c, 75c, 85c. to $1.35
Hemstitched, $1.30 & 1.48
With plain hem
each 16c, 18c, 20c. to 30c.
Hemstitched, 32c, 35c. & 40c.
An Important Offering off
Women's Winter Goats
has been specially prepared for Tuesday. It will present five
new, smart models, silk-lined throughout and all having
accentuations of fur, at 'prices that must infallibly appeal.
BLACK VELOUR VELVET COATS
Side-belted model, having collar and cuffs edged with dyed opossum,
Semi-fitted model, with large collar of dyed raccoon 55.00
VELOUR CLOTH COATS
In black or burgundy, with wide band collar of fur . . $24.50
In burgundy only, with large collar and cuffs of dyed coney; belted
In taupe or green, with collar and cuffs of Hudson seal (dyed muekrat);
semi-fitted model $48.00
Practically the entire remaining assortments of Winter Outergarrnents
are now marked at clearance prices.
A Sale of Misses' & Children's Lingerie
(American-made) will afford an extraordinary purchasing opportunity.
Special values will be offered in
ForMisses$1.10, 1.45, 1.85,2.35
For Children . . 80c, 90c.
(with skirt or drawer) . $1.75
Misses' Envelope Chemises, 1.35
For Misses (sizes 12 and 14 years)
For Children (sizes b to JO years)
For Misses (size 16 years), 95c.
For Misses and Children (sizes 10
to 16 years) . at 50c. & 85c.
For Children (2 to 8 years), 40c
Also Children's Knickerbocker
Drawers (sizes 2 to 8 years), 45c.
Misses' Petticoats (sizes 12 to (6 years), $1.00, 1.45 & 2.35
Ani Important Sale of Women's Amniericanmiade Underwear
will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, January 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Remarkable Values are represented at the prices quoted, the dainty Undergarments comprising this Sale being1 all newly and well-made,of decidedly
superior qualities, and featuring the latest modes and the wanted materials, in silk as well as in lingerie.
Lingerie, $1.00, 1.45, 1.90, 2.90 & 3.85
Crepe de Chine, 3.90, 5.00, 6.85 & 7.75
Washable Satin . . . 5.75 & 7.90
Lingerie. $1.00, 1.50, 1.90, 2.85 & 3.90
CrepedeChine; 1 .902.85, 3. 90, 4.75ec 5. 50
Washable Satin 3.90
RegulationChemisesof Lingerie, $ 1 .00 to1.85
Lingerie, $1.00, 1.45, 1.90, 2.75 & 3.85
Crepe de Chine
S4U00, 1.90, 2.85 & 3.90
Lingerie, 55c, 75c., $1.00, 1.50 & 1.90
1.50 & 8.85
$2.50 & 2.95
$1.50 a 1.90
1.90 & 2.?
A New Purchase of
of exceptional quality, in many
new colorings (including oak leaf,
leather and the smart shades of
green, brown, rose and navy blue),
will be on sale on Tuesday, speci
ally priced at
$1.95 per yard
FOR STREET & SPORTS WEAR
$4.50, $5.50 & $6.50
(Wool Dress Fabrics, First Floor)
30,000 Yards of Dress Silks & Velvets
arranged in useful lengths, will be placed on sale on Tuesday.
January 2nd, at prices that represent remarkable reductions.
including Metal Brocades, Evening Silks, Plain Silks, White Silks
and Black Silks
at 45c. to $4.90 per yard
including Chiffon Velvets, Plain Velvets and Plushes, as well as
Velveteens and Corduroys
at 45c. to $2.75 per yard
Ann Advance Display of
Cotton Dress MateriaBs
for the season 1917, includes many
attractive novelties of foreign and
American manufacture, exclusive
to B. Altman & Co.
Several Thousand Yards of
Embroidered Cotton Voiles
in extremely handsome effects, all
white or with colored eirnbroiiilery,
will present very remarkable
value on Tuesday at
$1.10 per yard