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GENERAL STAFF'S TRAINING PLANS Army Chiefs Confer with Secretary on Measure for Defence DENT WOULD CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS Only "Cannon Food," Gardner Tells Head of Mifttary Committee Washington. Feb. II??A careful study of the army Genersl Staff's plan for universal military service was begun to-day by Secretary Baker, who called Major General Scott, the Chief of Staff, and Brigadier General Kuhn, pre-idem of the War College, into con? ference on the subject, and later sent to the War College for ?additional data on some of the j-'Oints involved. The army officer? who talked over the plan with the Secretary appeared very hopeful that he would indorse it, although he might suggest modifica t.cns of ?-ome provisions, including that relating to exemptions. 1 he Administration's present plan of military defence was revealed on the fkoi of the House to-day by Chairman >. H Dent, jr., of the Military Affairs ?ommittee. "We'll call for volunteers," he said, j This answer was brought out by Representative Smith, of Buffalo, who, after listening to Chairman Dent aril Representative Gardner tell of the j dwindling B?SB of the regular army, ir- , ?lUircd: How Army Would Be Raised "How would we raise an army of si million men in the event of an cmer t;er.i'\ '.'" I "Oh. wc would increase the regular ' said Mr. Dent, who succeeded James Hay, of Hay hill fame, when the latter was elevated to the Federal bench by President Wilson, "and we weald nave the National Guard re .-suited up, and wc would call for vol? unteers." "Then." interjected Reareaeatatiefl Saaferd, of New York, "admitting the ?.rmy we ha***e now is intended only for *.ea.ee purposes, we would depend, in ihe event of an invasion, practically on ed men?" "That depeads on what you mean by 'practically'," saic Mr. Dent. "\\i have avail iblc for home defence BflflBSthinaj like 4. ,#???? men in the regu? lar army," said Mr. Sanford; "y..u weoldat call 40/199 men an army, would you?" "Oh, there are more than that," said Mr. I "Possibly 4.'.000?not more," said Mr. Sarford. "I think we have nearly 60,o*'0," re-, torted Mr. Dent. The debate the.? turned on the rais? ;g of arm ? for the Kuropean war. i Mr. MeKellar, ? Bfl ' Senator ? lect >, asked Representative Gardner if I not think the volunteer urmy of nd was as good as the conscript rtnlefl of the other European na ?-land has been forced to con j senption," retorted Mr Gardner. "That's only lately." said Mr. Me Kellar, "hut how about the i'ananian aud Australian troops Bl compared ?rita the coBBcri] Where Knglanri 1-ost Time ? raetical effect this," broke in Kepresentative .*-"herlc, ol Kemucky. "that, as a result ot not i being trained. Kngland could not put an ?irmy into the field until a year after her allies?" "I .?at is absolutely true," said Mr Gardner, "and, as a .result, it. : ? fi men now to accomplish what ?ould have been done by three in the nstance." Blandly admi" the army eeald ? :?ll 'lumber ? l by the Ha** bill, I I'ent characterized as < x tremelv willingness of ? an to sppropi -:?t. foi ??ii army o? '?'>'<.000 men lesa man the ila\ bill ; , . Mr. Pent, 'or an army of 170, thfl War Department I '? ?hance of enlisting that many - the ?rmy from 100, ien to ij.'.or... men. Actually the ? that many. 1 regard it. as very ... now for us to appropriate for an army of i:?.S,i*?00 raen. "I know we are 'way vonder short," Bid lai,?*r, m permitting Mr. eAcia] t'gures. Mr. Dent also claimed that the Na tional Guard had now been recruited ?? ??re than full ttiength." He de < ?ared that th?* pending army bill was not intended a.i a war measure "It **?ll not go into rrTect." he said, "uti * I .July I. I'M'.. II i '?atended simply ?vide for our military fo? of peace." Training Bill Held Back nuld ?ike to ask," in?'Uired Mr. Smith, of Buffalo, "if universal tram ing wa? con?id. e ?ommit '?leral Scott, th? l diet of Staff," replie?! rtative Kahn, ranking can r-irmner of the committrr 'his committee when h* was on the stand ?hat !.e would draw up a bill providing for universal training. He pi ?? in our hands in thirty day? ra? sil flreekfl ago. and w?. hav rd of thfl bill." . then pressed his ques? tion a? to how a sufficient for??? could be raised in an aaflerajeaey, bringing out that untrained rr.en would be ? to volunteer. The tremendous demand for these re? markable cigars gives the extra quality at the same price. . JEAN VALJEAl/ CIGARS "Zh//?y a Cigar" VVj-atre Good Cigars Are* Sold Vife recruits for navy while officer is awi ' Mr*. Murphy Kuns Watertown Stati ' and Accept? Applicant for Fnllstme Watfrtown, N. Y., Feb. IS. Lfl ; rence J. Murphy, naval recruiting o I cer here, got order? to-day to report once at Syracuse for an efficiency c< ; gres? of recruiting officers. "And while you're talking efficien ' what about the office?" demanded srifSa Murphy read the message aga "There's no word about the office." said. ?TU just have to close it." "You'll do nothing of tht? kin cried Mrs. Murphy. "Do you just r , along Hiid attend the lecture or whi ever it may be, and I will be ninni l the office for you." So she did. and Fiord F. Appel, t only applicant, was accflptad by her condition that he pass the physical t amination. TRAINING BACKE! BY OH COLLEGl Students Cheer the Ne* ; Course as 209 Enroll?14i for Emergency Police The coarse in military training pi ' posed by the trustees of the l'ollcge i the City of New York was indorsed I Jinn students at a noonday ineetii I yesterday. Two hundred and nine rei istercd for the proposed course ai 1*10 enrolled for the emergency poli? corps of the Home Defence League. The students left no doubt in tl minds of the faculty as to their sent menta concerning preparedness, ar greeted with cheers President Sidnf B. Mezes's appeal to support Presidei Wilson in the present internationi crisis. "The great national need, in case < a crisis, is for officers," Pr?sider Mezes said in explaining the trainin course. "In authorizing the cours the trustees are offering the student an opportunity for the most effectiv service to the country." The training courue was surgeste by the trustees a year ago. While i i*- to he largely theoretical, it will n elude >-oine practical work in the natur of observation trips, hikes, etc. 1 supplemented with work at suntmc camps, the course will qualify student lor officers' reserve corps examination! In**.! ruction will be given eh.iefl, through lectures on military topic? The courre will be given three hour a werk, with three college credit granted for its successful completion lary schedule adjustments are t? be made ,?t BBC?). Army officers wil be ?BStrOCtOl The purpose of the Home Defend League ?ra? r\plH?n.*d by Polite In specter .lohn 1- Ilwyer. He sai?l tha ( or* missioner Wood-, early in his tit n of office, realized that the police forci of 11.000 would be unable to pretac the city in a great eiiicrgenr\. illustration he cited the San Francise. earthquake, which necessitated a tal for I'nited States troops. The leagu? a! pre* i,t RSI more than 10,000 mini inspector Dwyer said. Hoth President Mezes and t'olonr Charles E. Lvderker urged the studenti to join the Home Defence League, ex plaining that it offered them an op portunity to learn drill and ?nfantrj regulations without the formality ol enlistment. It is expected th t the enrolment In hoth the military course and the Home Defence League will be increase?! ?o ila\. Patriotic Societies Urged to Aid Recruiting Washington, Feb. I .. A pr;. ?ara*" to v.oik for prepared ?ess was sug to-day by Adjutant (?encrai , I'. McCain, for th? benefit ol patriotic societies and individual cit v.lio have offered their service! to the government in the present emerffl "Recruit thfl regular army to the /th authorized by law." McCain's advice. To patriotic so volunteer for military 'o "do II BOW." "Itecruititig officers," he said, "will '"? pi ??mpt'.y lent, BBOfl rSflJBBSt, to the horra rendezvous of the organization to accept those who may be qualified, and all those men who desire to BSITS to? gether, will, upon enlistment, be as? signed, as far as practicable-and aithin the limits of existing vacancies, to th? same re*rlment. All enlistments made m 'Ins manner must necessarily he in div'dual and in the grade of private. "Immediate assistance in obtaining the men now i ceded for tha regular army can be given by any patriotic so ? r association: "First By encouraging qualified men to enlist at Bl "Second By giving information to the nearest recruiting officer as to the names and addresses of quaiilied men who are l:k"iv to i Wood Holds Up Army of France as Model for U. S. _ Has Shown World How Univer? sal Service Can Develop Democracy, He Declares Major GsBSTal I.??<?!,aril Wood last night held up thfl democratic mili'aiy ?systems of France and Switzerland n inodel? for an American? civm- army. and declared that militarmni exalted *o a point where it created a dominant ?asta was so obnoxioua to the people of thifl country and ?o objectionable I to real democracy that it never could gain a foothold in the Tinted State?. (?enera] Wood was the principal ?speaker at the first annual progr. -?, banquet of the Bronx L'nion Branch | of th? Y. M. C. A. Ib it? new building, i at Washington Arenue and Ifllst Street. , were about seven hundred pre?* i ent. "With our unrestricted immigration, ??hi? country of late haa been settled ? by people of all nation?, each immi? grant brin-fing with him hi? tradition? , of national aiiimonitie?, centurie? old," ?aid (ietj'-ral Wood "The immigrants S? ?ach nation dwell in group? Thejr ; are fed on th?ir ewit pre??, reflecting I the iBtatroflta of their countries. We ! need institutions to work out the lea? ?eninf proren? It i? w?|[ ?nough to I ?ay that America i? for the world, but ? tha peoplr of the world mining here must accept the spirit of this nation. "We ?hall know h nether or not Arnt-rica is the melting pot of the na? tion? when we come to >,,n Rrsl '??I , r r i ? i ?a? which m?y happen in the near ? f'ltur? We sip fond of calling thifl | country the land of liberty, but it i? not th? land of liberty in the Bflflafl? that M I? a land of license "F?/S|irfl h?a* ahown th? world ht>v> umvflrsfll milita??/ ??rvlce can develop Uua iamomtAty PACIFISTS FACE FIGHT IN CRISIS "Ultras" and Conserva? tives Divide on Course in Case of War WOMAN'S PARTY REMAINS ADAMANT Will Fight to the fcnd At? tempts to Resist Aggres? sion by Germany A conference, st which pacifists will discuss the course to be followed in the present crisis, will be held at the Hotel Biltmore, under the auspices of the American Peace Society, on Feb? ruary 22 and 23. While it is rumored that a majority of the conservatives will demand that the ultra-pacifists abandon their "pcace-at-any-price" doctrines, and it is known that several bpeaker.i will urge that all unite in standing behind P**esidsa1 Wilson and advocate arm? ing for defence, Professor George W. Kirchv.raj*, of the American Peace ?So? ciety, denied last night that any ac? tion tak?"* at the conference, which will be held behind closed doors, would be binding on any organization repre? sented. Professor John B. (lark, o? Colum? bia University, a member of the New York Peace .Society Bad the League to Enforce Peace, who will be one of the speakers, issued a statement in which hfl declared that a demand will he made that such ultra-pacifists si Will? iam Jennings Bryan modify their ex? treme preachings during the present situ?t ion. Women'? Parly la Slay Out Among the organizations to bs rcp ? d are the I-eagu?: to 1. Peace, th- World Coati ?.cacti?', thfl Church Peace Union and the World Peace Foundation. One of those which Brill not be represented i? thfl Wom? an's Peace party, v. huh. it was an? nounced yesterday, will tight to the end any attempt to resist (in man affront, with action on the part of the Tinted, States. In his statement Dr. ?lark said that j he had been invited to speak at the con fflreaca as a member of i tie New York Peace .Society, which was formerly a branch of the American PflSCfl Society. "The New York Peace Society broke ..way from ihr. pnrent organisation," said Dr. ?lark, "but. in thi.? trial willing to come together Bgsia and <i ... i problem in a rational way. All peace organizations must come together in this ?ti They must eenaider ?rhel is b? ? them to do. They must think in asen- ! ous. open-minded way. "Uafortunately, the Waahiagton office of the American PaaCfl So? has bien pur.-u.:ig a v? iy B COnne. It hat been the live of ultra tS| and although I do not know whether Mr. Bryan is a member of the < rganizaticn, I would say that he, too, : is an ultra-pa. "Now. In this crisis, we must stand behind Presiden! Wilsoa, We most arm for defence. In that way will peace beat he obeerTed. The men who entertain such ultra-pacifiyt opinion? . BS William Jennings Bryan, for in- ' stance, must modify them in this time of confusion and danger. The nvcting is intended to be very broad and libe? ral, and wc hone to reach a sane con? clusion." Kirch**ey's Statement l>r. Kirchwey said he did not car? to expresa hi? viewa at this time, saying that, he would voice them at the con- , f? rence. "The New York Peace Society ha? not broken away and is still a branch ol our organiza) ion," be said, when Pre? i lark'fl statemen' Brai read !?? him. "Hi'i expression Is the view <.' one man. "There will be many other views ex? press?.! at the crnferenre. The extreme pacifists will voice their opinions and the ronscivaitiv?-? theira? b I no rase lotien that may be adopted will be binding on any ene, It i, . nipt;, a conference, ai d ' !-1 ? bo deaht hut that after it ia or? r the extreme paci* a ill eentinac - trem? opinions and the SOBSOfeatives Brill re? main conservi tives. The deteilfl of thfl conference are being BI*l*a*aj*ed In W II ington by the American Peace Society with Dr, Frederick Fynch, of the ? bu re h Peace ?B?OB, and representa? tives of the other sigaaiaatioBa, I do not know whether a?r. Bryan will be present I don't know whether he ia a member of our organization, but I do not believe he is. 1 don't even know whether ho hua been invited to attend " I>r. Felix Adler, of the Ethical I ure School, is to be another speaker Mr?. Henry Yillards Statement in attacking tha preposed alan of the peace propagai-dn?? ? to take I more liberal \iew toward arming tot d< and supporting Wilson in event of war with Germany, the lead ??n her* pf thfl Women'a Peace Party and thfl Emergency Peace Fed? eration ?-aid they would fight to the ? p Mrs. Henry Viflsrd, honorary president of the former organisation, I ;aid: "It is never right under any circum? stances to take anuman life. I? is use le.-? to try to light war with war. ? am of ths bell. ' ?hat 1 tien doe of taming the other cheat is si* wayi the best. The pacifists who wish to advocate arming for defence are in? juring the causa? ot* p.?. a- Their? i ;? strange kind of pacifism.** PEOPLE OF U. S. MENTALLY UNPREPARED. SAYS BARNES Pacifia!? "fnsidiouslv Spread \ irus ,>( Submission In Name of llumanit*." 1 fly T?lf^ap?. t?. "fas , Albany, Feb. 16. William Barne?, at the atinual dinner of the Albany Gount> P.epublican organization, ta,.night >!? elated that not only militar/ bu* tal unpreparedne?? unquestionably ex '? 1 en the part of the people of" this ? "Their stamina hau been tapped la such BS extent," ne said, "that only the real ?park oi eonflict can awaken tin spirit of American nationality anil th?* reasa.n for oui independence -m?! oui life." He quoted from Bryan's recent Madi son Square Garden ?pee? h, in which tha i latter "aid that if the present dispute ' with Germany could not be settle?! by ? peaceful means and i?r must h?\e war it should be postponed until thfl pffl ' eut ?vat *?? o.?-r "What ln?en?i?tc provimiali-m, cow 1 ardire and ignoranre emu exi?t, when I tell you thai ?J999 Beopll in Madison ? Square Garden applauded Mr. Bryan'* Btte-raaeSfl." ?aid Mr Darnes "i?flldl (aU'ly the virus of submission and j abasement in the name of human the name of pearf a> any rosi, bal erepi, mrh by inch. in?o the tliouirh's of some of our propia- " Beaslading h?- faeted froni sen ator Root: "The nailon which will not protect it? iivtM ?.?Uiriia ha? ?lr?a?lr Begun to 4iaa.** CONGESTION HERE CALLED SLIGHT No Reason for Freight Tie-Up, Say Road and Port Officials POINT TO 262 SHIPS WAITING TO SAIL Blame Labor Conditions and Weather for Jam in West* W hila the opinion of raiiu - ! ship and port officials yesterday was that the reports of freight congest.jn i in this city had been exaggerated, they agreed that this was due largely to the system of embargoes against ?hip ments from the West for export. The situation now, according to the movers of freight, is not more serious 'han it had been at various times dur? ing the last fcsrs ytart v.hen Q raiders were preying upon the com? merce of the Allies. Additional relief was seen yesterday in the announcement that Scandinavian . . I'utch steamships would soon move j out of port with full cargo, ? for their home ports. " I h?i ?' is no need for all th.s alarm about freight congestion," sa.d thfl representative of one of the big Briti-.h steamship lines yesterday. "Th? sels of the Allies have shown clearly that they can get by the Herman sub? marine blockade with comparatively little* loss. When the neutral ship owners awaken to the fact that thfl Gflrman activity Is" not much gi>'-i'- i than it ha ever been and will event? ually weaker they will resume thflil sailing schedule*. Tin-re BIS Ifl thfl port here to-day about -?iJ -stean of British, French, Scandinavian, Dutch, Spani.-h, Italian and American registry. Man.?, .?ships Read) "A rSBSSPrstJTfl estimate of the caigo carrying cupactv of these vessels | about 7BV.OO0 ton*. Nearly on,nun tons ?f tins is represented in American ves? sels, engaged almost exclusively in the riflfl tl ade. "Ilieat Britain has about forty-four steamship*; novs in port ready to !?.r? whin loa?i?-?l. BBtj representing a cargo ? capacity of not less than 154,0110 'on*. Ships from the Seandinarian coantrifls I now loading ?B thifl harbo,. represent a ?irrving tonnage ??!' 11,000 tons." A poit official declared >csterday that the freight congestion her?.- was ? ment v of : arming or . American steam- j shipi the freight situation woulu [ promptly resume a normal 11 "There ha* pfljcfl no piling up flf I freight at thfl pier.* !i.-i ?? : n i lerraan iibmai in? po ?aid A. J, Stone, v:?-. -president of the Erlfl Rsilread, festardsy, "nor ii ? any sei y serious. eatlgCfltion of domes? tic freight A- a matter of fact, the raillas di h.v.-e the situation prey v/cll in hand. ?. "All the railroads for some time have |,ieii rafasiBg to accept any export freight unies* the SBBsigBOr coui'l show that he had already booked space for the shipment on some vessel. When this fact was confirmed we would au- ! thorize the shipment, and it woul?l then be made, time?! so that it would reach the piers here at about the time the lip Voald 1"' ready to receive i'. Accumulation Prevented "This -,yst? m i- s? II in effect, ami it has effectually prevented e.ny great ac? cumulation of export freight h ere. ErSH since the :ap ill hs ' not bSBB Sailing on account- of thfl submarine scare the loading of freight l-a? gone Oil SbOQt ?u?'. No export shipments are coming forward unless there is ? |hip ready to receive them, arid the freight ?I being placed on hoard when it ar? rives, even though th- held ? tempor.'.r.ly S ?raiting sailiBg "id< "I may s ? I I gflBsral ? tion h* .. ? ? . ? leallj normal. We ;,i?' reCClviag ?-ring t?. \ i ?port freight, a ? ?Ter, and l don'l bali<srfl tH.* ne.? marine polu-y la going to make si ? appreciable difference In tha end in tha amount of OBI export?. "Kastbound domestic freight is com* ; mg into New Y ark right along, and is being handled expeditiousiy. About the | only centres where there is g?rions congestion are Buffalo and Chicago. All the Canadian lines coming into! Buffalo and practically all of thfl lin?-? running west from there are ti. anil unable to lake all at the car.? con signed to Huffalo and points west from fork. That ii the reason for the recent flmbar| Congestion on Canada Lines "Thfl conge*,''on on the Canadian ? das principally to weather eaa? ditiona sad ?? shortage If labor. Th? war ha? calle?! so many Canadians that it. has ma'li expflliflncod railroad nien hard to ^>*t m? there, Unfsvorsb! weather has a gr? at deal to ?In with the congest ion arouml Chicago, "As far as New ,?,|k is ? th?re |fl no ?frisas problem BSN Bl present, ami I do not anticipate any more embargoes. Psvarsblfl VflathfllI tlOBl ?.nth the coming of spring. I lid do much to relieve the cc lion in Buffalo and Chicago \ fer reports that large quan of foodstuffs intended for expor ia danger of decayinr on the here, thai il impossible, becausi food farT- new b?liag exported iarge 'id-?, smoked meat other articles prepared and packe ?o i hey will k***>p for perioa: ', irker? will be ab put r | Bay money they iff?, being 'th e them." Explaining the ?mbargo annot by thfl Delaware 4 I-ackawanna, I*lynn, vice-president of that road, rdaj ? wai Bscesaitatad no any eongestioB on the I.ackawanna of the connecting r ? Bo ' . ? ?* incoming cars v ough. 'We now have ?1.000 car? in and a Ruffalo waiting to go westward," Mr. Flynn. "The connecting r there have been ta-.ing eai ? ratfl of only about '.'00 a Our movei H - to Buffalo : Vn:k aad o'her Beaten points been in exec-? of the L'OO a day that brin-* taken out of Buffalo, so wit an embargo the congestion would come grea'er and greater." ? GARDNER ACCUSES BRYAN OF APPEAL TO COWARD: l'eprc?-entative < alls on Wilson (heck Pacifist Campaign Washington, Feb. If. Pacifists t 1 erally and William -Jennings Br particularly ?rare attacked in the Ho to-day by Repr?sentative Gardner, ittl, in making reply to [ vious declaration.? by Represents! Moore, of P<i,n--yha:iia. that Gi Britain s-eks to draw the United Sta inte the war. - Gardner spolte in defence of Allies, and then turned on the pacili ?he, he said, were appealing to "COWerdice that lurk.? in every ma breast." Bryan's plan for submitt the qaeatioa of war to a referendt .araai. was only stirring up a tation calculated to divide the coun against Itself. "The President o;' the I'nited Stal our C?ptala," Gardner said, "even n shoulal be nerving for the struggle. every means in his power he shoi frown down this campaign of Willii Jennings Bryan, who is whispering the rank and file that death awa them at every turn, that the cause I which they are enlisted il unjust: th .?till plenty are pleasant thiri] while the snows of Valley Forge s bitter cold and rapid-lire of machi guns is dangerous. "Doubtleai the Bryans of Revo] ?lays were whispering trei bliag 'voids to the minute m?*n of I.e ington. In those days gentlemen we . 'Pi.icc! Peace! Mediate! Arl trate!" ? Students Form Yale Aero Corps Por U. S. Training Kxpericnced Men, Inciudinj' \ V. Davison's Sons. Enlist for Service Nea Haven, Feb. II, The Vale Aer Corps ha.i been formed, in answrr I t| ? n- ? l? -' of the government tha lifty und.mraduate- flfljist lor trail' ing during thfl coming summer month for tha Officers' ?-Uriel Reserve Corp. The ehartei members of the ne? corps are lor the niot-t part men B/lU a? fliers with the First Aerial Coas Patrol, ha', e hi.?, actual experience ii ?ubraerine ?potting, m scouting, min dotectiag and other branches of aeria Bfl work. F. Trvhofl Haviaon, a son of Henr; P. Iiavison, ia president of the corpi < ord Meyer, al?o of New York, is sec retary. The other -numbers are Henrj P. Devisent jr., Robert A. Lovett, A W. Arnes, A. I,. Gates, I. A. Karwell ?id. J. M. Vorys. of Columbus, Ohio; Karl C. B. Gould and Professor Laestei P. Brcckenridg?'. The Yale Aero Club, also recently formed, has already arranged for lee tures by Glenn EL Curtiss, Iaawrenc? B. Sperry ami ?ithera. Kthibition Might? during the spring will be given under it-- an-: Within th?' last few week* a coun? m aerodynamics bai been started in the Sheffield Scientific School. It is conducted by Professor Charles T. Porter, and has nbont tan student?. The fifty undergraduates requested by the War Department for summer training will he selected from many applicants by the Yale Aero (Tub. In Itrvetioi will he given at the Federal Flying Field? Mine?la, Long Island. POLICE SQUAD TO STUDY MACHINE GUN EFFICIENCY Officer? and Men Off on Week'? Visit to Syracuse Factory Captain Edward .1. Bourk? and the members of the Police Depart? ment machina gun squad, made up of four sergeants and one hundred pa? trolmen, left for Syracuse last night to study the machine gun in the making. polieemea, Commissioner V ? ".ilii he the guests of n ?rui: Mr . n.-ern, and would re .1. late for ? week, learning the ??'hods for getting 100 per cent efficiency from the machine gun in the event of trouble in the city. All th?- tqttui members hn\e had mili 'nniing during the last year and of them saw servie?* during the Spaniah-American War. ?iei Wood -, added ?"'?IHI ' citisena to bia Ii" ?.f emergency police , lar? Ha said that the dfl partmenl r. i;-ui of ex-armv and SJ raw men in the city brought out that that number was readv to assist in any ' I hea?l of the department might ii .-..!? ; -,_ Now is the Time and Here the Place Suit ends?thousands of them?im? ported and domestic remnants left from Fall and Winter sales. A wide :ange of patterns?a galaxy of colors *f1fl> *^/"\ ?a generous choice of weaves. All fft?l f^f\ i\ /I ?' P'?ced at $20 irrespective of prices at i^K 3\ I tyoatmj\J which they originally sold. tyammfKJ Now is the time to get a needed sui or an extra suit made to your measure ?styled to your liking and fitted to your ahsolute satisfaction. two sroitts BROADWAV ia NINTH STREET ANO JO ? 420 ST OET FIFTH tr> r-lAOISON AVES P. S. Muii'i /?in fail in progress becou?e thr/i u-ill not investigate. Every time n man ttwestigates he Icam* what h, ,in m- nejui not to ,1,,. Hrnhilm /fxlottis. ! FREIGHT T?-UP BLIGHTING WEST Elevators and Cars Hold 37,000,000 Bushels of Grain in Chicago FACTORY OUTPUT SHOWS DECREASE - Weather Adds to Block of Food Seaboard Cannot Accommodate Chicago. Feb. 13. The freight con? gestion is said by shippers, railroad men anti trafic experts of commercial organirations to be more serious at prafr-nt thai! ever before. Dispatches from East and West and North and South and information gathered in this ? ity. the heart of the country'-*- rail toad system, pictured business as suf- , fsriag keenly from the siuggish move- ! ment of freight trains. For many months the congestion has ? been working westward from ??he tes board. At first it was war munition: which blocked other traffic, but gradu ally, a? yard? became congest?!, othei products accumulated until now, as at ' instance cited by an expert on traffu ?o-day. there are 30,000,000 bushel? o: ??.rain in Chicago elevators and 7,000,0(K bushels are in railroad cirs which can not be moved because it would merelj intensify the congestion eaat of here And north, south and weat of this gate* eray instruction? are out holding back ??hipments of everything except perish? able goods, livestock ana fuel. Unusual? ly cold weather and heavy snowstorms did their part in increasing tas evil? of the situation. At present factory production i? said to be on the decrease because of the ? ,?uacy of transportation facilities. Raw :: Btcrial cannot reach them, nor are they able to send out the finished product. As to the efficacy of the "gentlemen's ? ?"?lent" there was in general an opiniofl that it would relieve matters in the WflSt for a time, but nor perms* tn-ntly. Only more railroad equipment of every k i-.U, including increased ter? minal facilities, could do that, it wss insisted. The efforts of the railroads to dis? solve the congestion for months has ?v?ulted in embargoes, one after an? other, but so soon as one line was a little cleared accumulated freight ha? been rashsfll to it, ?o that often only I hours ba?e elapsed between the suspension of one embargo and the in? stitution of another. Among the embargoes to-day were that of the Texas & Pacific on export grain to New Orleans and Galveston; that of the Missouri, Kansas A Texas Bfl everything except perishable freight to points east of Illinois, and similar ADVERTISKMFNT SAFEST and STRONGEST Our GUARANTEED MORTGAGES No Loans made on ?scant land, factories, thoatrsa or other special rb?l. LAWYERS MORTGAGE CO 1 RICNAItO HA NURD, l-t?-^ ' Capital,Surplus & Pr. $9,000,OAs 89 Ubarty S...N T. IS? M:c-Aaxa ?, L measures by the Bur'.; ?-.on tn)j a? : S.inta F?. Kmbargoe^ . : (ae Waat?T ?.?ids do not rcflact con<UUeai lot-jT ; the roads, it il said, but are a tail* of conditions east- Any e-jtl*)?!. ? t'reij/ht which can be hauled tut,? 1 Chicago will be accepted by th? We?*. era road?. ? ? . ? Sees Her $60.000 Home Bun Mrs. George Waite, ot New Bru,. 1 wick, N. J., was at Deans, a tew ail?, away, yesterday to nurse her sort,-?i, has pneumonia, and saw hir Uta? summer home burn. 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