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Um eomniamU'i-in-ihief, a certain number of ships wen- rsarmitted to leave the immediate waters of the harbor ami in the Gulf outside to bold one?poundei txi?????? <?-. Hut an IM divisional o:ie <ia> target prOCti ?? v.i- bald SI there were no targets in the Golf a; which to .shoot? the. elliciency <?i* a .ship's marksmanship rossaiaad men mattoi of ? 'or an interval of two year? Training a dun < row. Im ? HH I?? I ne. ? - - poiators ssay ? ? iy 1:2-inch gun theif must be an organisation oi at leas' forty men, tra.ned to the minute. Out only anil one hat OR? charge ol powder can be in <,:.?? turret . ' tune. Pram the mag? - in thi boweli u' ti.i- -?..;.. xiij through Hi* :i list Sad into ?he turret itself, one hundred feet above, the ciew ma as one man. Thl .?' hand ? - ?.he saving oad in : ? r i ii jj: tune And at last, ;ii'?-i c ? ?' v m *.. month - of d? rotion at lies by ollicers .md ?rev alike ?i onth?- ?.i tension, 7?. iteadily . day of target praetioo drawi what, then, if th? target pi not take plsc? ' lia? on? rsiled o .. new theorj shout "spotting," on o ,i snl. ic !?. to Le done'.' Well, >?i >? ?imply ?toes the l?..-?t in one'? ? 1 m*? tension .i I ittl? let ?OS B . t'ii' ">. ?whose enlistment will expiro before the next scheduled practice? sr< lieved from position? ol , others may train, a few el ??.?I tho WOrh i? to do over again. Hut no race can l?e v. on ?Inch wsi NAVY CRITICISM WORRIES DANIELS 4 oDllnue? from pane I not be as efficient as any, COHSid? the number we have in coiiimisison." Repr?sentative Hutle?, a mil member of the committee, -aid: "We gave the navy twenty live sub marines as good as the I "-'.', which sank tiie Knglish ships, and if they are not in good shape the Navy Department ?? to blame. Let the department explain their condition if it is run down. Increase?! appropriations lor lubm? r nes are probable in the forthcoming naval appropriation bill, following ? growing feeling among House leaden thai the underwater instruments of tie ?vaes fulls demonstrated their i.evi . i ullod O?. h'or every failure t ?... tue. there is sa of able anil corresponding loss in ? ?' i-nry. Ship'? spirit ii ship's spirit. A met tied crew will go to their stations Ol ? doable; a "disgasted" crow or i "mad" one will lag. There :? a ?Ilil i.l -hip. held with reasonable ire ? .' ?apresa? importance, a ??i s abroad '?a? ? ??tab lished clearly. It is called "abandoi .?hip drill." When th? lirOS (OS lie job to do. Water ire hi ??ken Ottt, with food am ? erow, Life ? rvers, ammunition and rifle? ar< .ii .? Sat In the boa'?, and all boat in- then lowered sway, Th? ihip'i i.. !? as? I hip in two loads th? !>";??- retara foi And the < si sini ?.in ? drill has been described ; it within the la?t twc one ol the bhip-, and de kt this drill ha?l been ?v.,re in 'he preceding week, it ? ?- minutes ai i eleven ?ecoi id a ?'? ay ?i ,|i and no; .!.?? lirst "load" ? boat, It should tliki- lOSI than tOfl minutes to SOOOm? plish thii r? lit, What I? the answsrl Well, th? snswei ?!.a' thia nnfortu ?up had been t ? ? i eighteen months ?treti-h at Vera ? had BOl held proper nee ?he iprini 0? 191 -' ? Deiency that once characterized the whole navy bad gone out of hei. tropean ? onflicrt, Both Republican members ?if the Naval Affaira Committee ap? peal to I??? m. inclined to-day to be liberal m appropriation? for subma Mr. Underwood, the majority leader, inser? to th? idea of a big siili l!i- ?aid t ?-day that the European war had shown the desira? bility of ad?quat? lubmarin? protec Sad added: "It appeal? to me that .submarines tl rsluabl? aa, oi more so than, battleships, sad I personally believe WO should have more of them." Representative? Tribble, Ilensley and Butler, member? of the Boost Na\ul Affairs Committee, pointed to the Ku monstratiag the neces for more subm. lines for the navy of this count i ?, Senator Lodge, raaking Republican member of th? Naval Affairs Commit iid in regard to the condition of us reported in The Tribune, that he wa aware the I'nited State? had a proportionately large -.umber of vessels if that type, but he knew aNo that many of them were practically obsolete. Most of the member.' of the Naval Affairs Committee of the Senate had not arrived in Washington to-day. At? tention will be call? 1 to The Tribune's disclosures when the resolution calling for an inquiry int? the condition of the national defeat*? is discussed in both the Senate and th? House next COAST DEFENCE GUNS 1890 TYPE General Weaver Tells Need of 10,000 More Men -Medical Store?; Depleted. Washington, Dec. 5.- Ten thousand more men an?l ??04 more officers for the coa?7 artillery were declared necea sary by Brigadier General K. M. Wea er, chief of that aervice, who appeared to-day before th? Hoass Military Ai fain eoauaittste, eoasideriag th? aims appropi lation bill. "I think we have tiie bes! coast de? fence material in the world," said den eral Weaver, "btr I think it is not lit simply because of the lack of efficient mes la manage the defences." Qeaeral Weaver ?aid the neceaaity of manning the coa?' defeat I Hawaii, the Philippines and the Pana? ma < .mal Zone had depleted the avail? able force of coast artillery troops in the United BtaU ? General Woaver said the guns now on the ci?a?t dofOBOO? were of ? pa? t? r n designed in ItM. H? asserted, however, that ?uporior ranne tindmg facilitie?, heavier projectile? and ? longer tang?' which might be attained by altering 'he present carnage would fut tiie en?? defence on equal teSSBI with any attacking fleet. The supply of ammunition on hand va? "reasonably prudent." The depart meat's plans had not, so lar, taken into consideration in coast dofOBC? work the great biege guns nc.v in use ?p the European war. Brigadier GoBOral Kingman, chief of engineers, and Brigadier General (jorgas, surgi-un general, discussed the needs o! their divisions. General Gor? ra? urgi'd appropriations to bund un a reserve of medical supplies. Operations on the Texas bonier, he said, had de? pleted the medical stores. Bryan-Schwab Conference. I t'r.m Tiie TnLuiif liurrau 1 Washington, DoC I. Secr?>tary Brytm tol?l callers to-day of a further con? ference with (huiles M. Schwab, rela? tive to the exportation of American made steel products, but declined to say when or how. Mr. Bryan promised hat within the next few day? he ould have a statement to make public egarOaiag his conference with the steel an. BROOKL YN S BEST KNO WN PIANO HOUSE Your Christmas Gift Con be made Safe, Economical, Satisfactory and Long-lived if you buy from The Sterling Piano Co. 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II? 1r:??r?r?h IS Hi T- ' .M I rot?ate. Uec. 6. Nearly every news? paper in ( anada has hail an editorial on ex-President Tal't's utterance on the Monroe Doctrine, which he said would not prevent Germany attacking Canada. Little fault is found with the deliverance. The leading organs of tne Liberal and Conservative parties, N spectively, "The Globe" and "The Mail and Kmpire,'' agree that his view ia sound. "Mr. Taft is beyond all ques? tion correct," .says "The Globe." "There i was no thought of looking to the I'nited States for protection," lays "The Mail and Kmpire." The somewhat etfct vescci.' 'Tel?? tram" refers to Mr. Taft'? "ponderous i Otbinga" and believes tiiat "the future of the Monroe Doctrine is be Bg decided on the North Sea ami OB th? continent of Europe." Similarly "The News" ?ays that 'if the British Navy should be destroyed the Tinted States would have no fiower to prevent the as iiti.n of Gorman authority over Canada," "The Montreal Star" rises to remark that now perhaps tin- "spiBeless, blood? less and poor-spirite?! set of political paraaites IB this com.try will have the deceaey to ?top blubbering" ?bout the pr tection Canada would have from "our big brother to the south." For itself. "The Star" says, it has always taken tiie same ground a. Mr. Taft; in? deed, it has always felt it would be a "piece of impertinence" for the I'nited States to patronize Canada with off? I of protection. A different matter would be an offOBSiv? and dof?B??Vfl ?alliance between Canada and the I'nited States, omethiag for which mach might, be ?aid, although "The Star" does not believe Caaads seeds it. An interesting controversy has broken out in the press and elsewhere 'about the attitude or' the United State? to the war. The position <?f critics is succinctly expressed by thi:> paragraph in "The Mail and Kmpire": "By serul ing generous relief to Belgium the i'nited States ?s doing something t, bale out the boat. Why doesa't -he do ?omething to stop th? loahf "The Toronto Star" puts it this way: 'What would be thought of ? police? man who In time of trouble said: 'I -hall keep out of this. I do not want to take risk? bocaBSC I might get hurt and bring distress to my wife and tam? il. I will let the row proceed and then I'll call the ambulance anil tenderly look after the killed and wounded"? Wilson's Policy Criticised. At a recent meeting of the Hrrvnul i lub of Toronto B. A. Gould, an American citizen, at preSCBt residing m Canada, made ? speech criticising President U ilsoa'l P'il?oy and eating participation in the Kuropean cataclysm. The speech brought a flood of letters to the papers, pro and con. due declared that Mr. Gould had shown himself to be "unpatriotic." and BOVeral pointed oat t i?* il would be foolish for the I'nited Slates to rush into the light, thereby in?' ? area of the suf? ferings of war. Some of the letter? wax warm. Sayi one: "The Statue of Liberty still stands at the entrance to the harbor of New York, but as yet it has ?een no battleship? or troopships ilip past into the gra> lea, hea4ted for Belgium. The United state? was sa? of the signatories to the treaty guaranteeing 'he neutral-' Belgium, but to-day Belgium stands broken and ravished boCBBSO that treaty wa; broken." And another observes: "The I'nited States was not obliged to pledge its word concerning Belgium, but, having don: so, it Sorely should not regard that treaty as merely a 'scrap of pa-! per.'" Ob? ol the subtle but none the leas' important effects of the war to date has beei te SSSphasise tin; lia? of demarca? tion between Canada and the I'nited BtatOS. Hitherto Caaada's interests' lave largely been centred on this conti-' nent. Her habits, customs, tastes, her. fashions, mode of living, even her poli-: tics, have been largely influenced, or OVOS based on, those of her big ami im ' neighbor. The result is that if it were not for an InquisitiV? customs official one could not tell where the I S'ates ?ad? and Canaila begins. This condition has been a continual source of worrimt-nt to Knglish observ? ers, who have BOVOf been able to get it out of i heir head? that Caaada is Amer ieaaised te s daagereas degree. It has been quite true that as be? tween the two eOUBtrie? there was a sympathy and a community of interest ?piite unheard of and strange to the jealOBI nations of Kurope. Of course, this condition has not dis? appeared. But it is n fact that the war and Canada's participation in it have aivefl th? Dominion a consciousness of interest and aspiration beyond the con tines of the American continent such as ?h? lias not before experienced. The event lias doBO more man any other to ditferentiate I.er national sentiment, and a? matter? are proceeding th" 1 irs?? of cleavage between her anil the I sited States is distinctly widening. Ambitious I'roiect Appears. A vigorous effort to exploit the pie< ent outburst of BCtivS loyalty and pa? triotism aloag the liaoa of centralizing imperialism will without doubt be made. It ?vas just after the South Afri? can war that Joseph ChamberlaiB, tak? ing advantage of S similar patriotic demonstration, almost swept th? empire into his tariff reform scheme of imp?? rial prefsreaees. Mr. Chamberlain is dead, and so is the est,ential feature ot' hem?* of imperial tariffs. But now an even more ambitious project fcppears on the borisOB. The now i? to orgaalse the empire on line? "f "efficiency." With an Imperial Par? liament which is to control nil matters of defence, foreign affairs and dopes deneiea. Hitherto the advocates of the scheme have been working behind the scenes. But they have been emboldened by the ?:u sad ere coming late the open. There is evidence that an active propa? ganda will soon be under way. A year in H would have boon slmesl impos? sible to get a prominent Canadian pub? licly to advocate Imperial Federation, Ht was done the ether night by Sir .lohn Willison in an ?ddrOSI to Fed? erated Young Men's Clubs, (?ne argu? ment is that nn Imperial Parliament will be a surety against a recurrenc?' of a world war. If the thirteen colonies had never revolted there would be no war to-day. because the British Kmpire would he so strong that no one would cro?? ?wor?ls with it. It is claimed, too, that an Imperial Parliament will give a sense of security! now larking. "With how much greater authority Sir Edward Grey would have' spoken," it i? said, "when he ?as ron-' ducting his peace negotiation?, if it bad been known then, ?? clearly as ? known now, that the dominion? over th? sop? WOtO united for war aa for uctce." CAPT. PERRY DROPS DEAD - Retired Naval Constructor Stricken in Subway. Captain James H. Ferry, who, be? fore his retirement from the navy in 1904, assisted in the designing and construction of tha Minneapolis and other commerce destroyers, was ?stricken in the subway last night, and : died a few minutes later. He ?va? j seventy-two vears of age. Captain Perry, who was travelling alone, was sien to pitch forward soon after the train left IM?! st. He was carried from the >rain at 110th st. His son, with whom he lived, at 420 West 1 l?th st., survives him. As lieutenant commander, he was associated with the Bureau of Steam Fngineering of the navy, and in 1897 became a member of the Armor Board. During the war with Spain he served aboard the Minneapolis, later return? ing to the board. ARMY AND NAVY LEAGUES IN LINE Unite in Demanding Pre? paredness of Land and Sea Forces. Washington, Dec. 5. The Army League and the Navy League of the l r.itrd States, both unofficial organi? zations, unite?! to-day in making state? ments supporting those who have crit? icised the unpreparedness of both branch?! of the service for warfare. "The Monroe Doctrine," says the Niavy League statement, "has only been mr.de effective because the I'nited Str.tes has maintained a strong navy. Asia and Africa have been colonized; land grabbing by the military powers of Europe has prevailed, with attend? ant wars, but international war in South and Central America has been exceedingly infrequent. "One must not forget the truism that the Monroe Doctrine, for the j upholding of which the I'nited States would undoubtedly go to war, is just a?, strong as our navy, and no strong? er, and in the last analysis it is the American navy that ha.? kept it intact, un.i will do so in the future." The statement of the Army League openi with this striking paragraph: "If in a future war all the cities of the Pacific Coast fall the prey of an invading force as the cities on the At? lantic ?'oast di<t in the Revolutionary War, or if the Capitol is burned, as in the War of 1812. the responsibility will be entirely on Congress. Kvery great military commander, from Washington clown to the present day, has called at? tention to the dangers and criminal negligence of the military policy of Congress. "The weakness of our armies in for? mer wars has not been on account of the lack of bravery of the men who fought, but entirely owing to the mil? itary polie? followed by Congress. " liter three years of r.tudy the Gen? eral Staff of the army, assisted ly all the general officers, has made a report on the organisation of the land forces of the I'nited States. In this report, which ?ii? made public August 10, 1912, ? ?Ian is set forth from which the tegular armv is to be a nucleus for a great arm.- that would be needed in ' the event of war. It calls for the sta- j tioning of certain troops in the Philip? pines, Hawaii and the Panama Canal Zone. The minute number of troops ; that would be required to hold these pl?CM until they could be reinforced II mi rdeil for in the report, and most ' ?f th?n, with the exception of those t; at ?ne tu go to I'an.-n a, are now sta? tioned at their garrisons. "The remaining troops have been or- , ganized into three divisions, one for the Atlantic, one for the Pacific and cue for the Central Department, which la known as the Second Division. The i Division is now on the Mexican border, part of it under General Fun ston having been recently withdrawn from Vera Cruz. But these divisions ?.le incomplete, there being a shortage of ten regiments of infantry, five of Held artillery and signal corps troops. ! The report show? the shortage and in dicatei that there are not sufficient tegular troops in the I'nited States to form the first line of defence. "The General StatT has gone as far in the reorganization of the army as it is authorized by Congress. It remain? for Congress to decide whether the great problem of national defence will be solved, tirst by strengthening the regular army so that it ??ill be aole to answer the emergency call of the coun? try and form a nucleus for the organi? zation of an efficient volunteer army: secotnl. which, in the language of t'ie General StatT report, is to devise means ' for preparing great armies of citizen loldfers to meet the emergency of mod- ? ein WUT, The organization of the reg? ular army is but a small phase of the problem. It is simply the peace nu- ' el?UI -if I greater war army, and its i Strength end organization should al? ways be considered with reference to1 it? relation to the greater war force which cannot be placed in the field un? til war is imminent. The problem is one of expansion from a small peace force to a great war force." DEFENCE URGED BY FEDERATION < onliniieil f'liiu ...i?.- I tional ?lefence, to consider, decide and report to the Congress what legisla? tion is necessary to provide for the : nutional defence without waste or un noeesssjrf expense. Their recommenda iiall M at their discretion, but any i eeommendation shall aim to se COra etiiciency of the existing forces on land and sen and a definite permanent policy to insure peace, nnd that the executive council of the National Civic' Federation be requested to appoint a commission to advocate the creation o' such a council of national defence." Defence Situation Sifted. The afternoon session was given over to the discussion of the subject "Our Preparedncr-s for War," and the speak? ers were Mr. Jordan, Mr. Williams, Robert M. Thompson, of the Navy League of the Uaitod States; Frank? lin Da Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and Samuel Gomper*. presiden! ?f Die American Federation of Lahor. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt, .vhile not discussing any particular phases of the Europea? wa-, u.; he was de eidedly opposed to <i moment, a: d intlasatad that the navy was not as i itrOUg as it should be or a.? some peo? ple believed it to be. He ?.aid that we ?MUt rcsett the cl ssil'ication of every p. rson who does not believe i total disarmament as a militarist. Dual mu? ni nt wi.s no guaranNe of pea? he de? clared. ?Some say that civilisation ha? r?U?hed that sublime period," he said, ' "where we should set the example of laying down our arms and other na- ; tions ?voiild follow suit. We have to rnnke up our mind from our knowledge . of tho human race, i his n not m; | ST qUABTtR OPA ?KTUirry^j ^V ^BUY CHINA- j\ND SU3S RIGrffl Artistic, Useful Gifts in Rich Hand-cut Crystal THE beautiful, deeply-cut Crystal which is a prominent 1 feature of the HIGGINS cV SEITER Holiday Display, is so vastly superior to ordinary cut glass that the difference is apparent at a glance. 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CABARET Artistique. opinion and, I may say, the opinion of the majority of the people." While deploring the war. Mr. Roose? velt asked his hearers to try to imagine Xorth America unarmed, with Asia on one side and Europe on the other. It would follow, he said, that trouble would come from acros the ocean that invasion from Canada or Mexico was absurd to contemplate. He was speaking, he said, of a possible dis? agreement between the United Btatoi and any other great power. He went into details as to how transports would be sent !.ere from the invading coun? tries, ami told simply how the United States navy would attack those trans? ports. The navy that would win such an engagement, be said, would tech? nically have control of the s "What would bo necessary for the Unit?. I States to do '? ease of W; . forced upon us?'' he asked. "We would either have to protect our outlying pos? sessions, or give them up and contin?' our protection to the continental parts of the country. Kither way, the lirsi object in solving the problem of na? tional defence is to prevent another nation, the enemy, from bringing over men to take physical possession of our territory. We could defend OUI sea coast of nearly three thousand miles with a smaller navy than WO have now, but if we wished to fight for our over? seas possessions, the Philippines and the Hawaiian Islands, ? would re? quire a different navy from what v ?? have at present." Mr. Roosevelt said that some of the newspapers were inclined to exag? gerate und make the people believe that we were making great sfrides in the navy. He referred to the statement that we had a five-mile torpedo tube, and that it was unique, while as a mat? ter of fact, he said, other countries had had them for years. The Assistant Secretary asserted that $."?.000.i?00 a ?ear could be saved i from the average S1'0.nn<\riOO ?ppr? priated for the navy lait yeir, if i budget system ?m established and sV appropriation administered by 09 Navy Department, in?'? td of beim doled out in ?Stall sums BOW ?nd the: ; I ? ere??. Colonel Thompion ir tempted th i>' that i would l last y?ir and tl. Colonel Thompson, in hi? iddrrs? while deplorii g war, se i tl tl the ht*' laeuraace the I nited Statei could h?v? was the navy. If luaurod the pe?c? ol the country, h- ? Sam sel Go ? 'hit th? organ i.' ,_-hout th? country had no notiOBi of ?hurra? menf so long at ? ?? armed . the teeth. Dr. .Jordan was alone in his arri? ment for dl usual arguin. I r-arir.? ment | | PSM among the nation?. He laid th? El; rapees wai had i rec oitam by the Kaiser, or that i ; brought about bj "military effl At the moraing S?**CsSl In? surance" was dii ' torn v. Perkins, chairman anee Depart?- r nn "Th? 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