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.?* 7 Broadway at Nir.th. Clothiers of Men Si hit IS61 ft SUITS AT $25 Ten Twenty-three fabrics. Something good for any man of any sue or age A Httic difference in the of lapels?a highcrmg or lowering of the notch?a ing or straightening of fronts of coats?an casing of chest or waist-line?a draping or partial fitting in the back? a'l studie?! out and properly done, to make sure that EVERY MAN ?may he satis SIHTS AT $25 Well-woven cheviots of Spring weight; grays, hrown mixtures, blue with white stripes, blue and green mix? tures, domestic homespuns, blue and hrown mixtures, flan nclly grays of medium shade. A fine assortment. Some with patch pockets?the preferred warm weather fashion SUITS AT $25 Tailored for service?by hand?where character and good wear are thereby best assured Leaders of their kind. Ready FOULARD TIES RLDLLAF London Ties in a handsome variety of color and designs; polka dots, small and large, on blue or black. deep red traceries on dull green grounds; Persian ;ns. Four-in-hands. $1. How Ties, 75c. SHIRTS AT $1.85 .'.'?? I.ne English crepes and Japanese crepes made up by our own shirt manufac? turers, in the generous meas? urements for winch Wana maker shirts are famous; shirts of end-to-end madras, which produces such subtle i hades; shirts with silk bosoms and mercerized bodies . soft and stifl cuffs, plain and pleated bosoms?a fine group little price THE MAIN STORE I.roadwav to Fourth Avenue ?;ect level) OUR STANDARDS. Wo ? Fab " Workt. At't ntioii to J>< '? ice i. a I ng NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA LONDON - PARIS Balfour Disclaims Intent to Bind U. S. In Formal Alliance ? ?>h 1.mie.l from |>_ge I my i her of < -ihn.ct mu 'tien o rank, ?ho were ?ening out in ' n killed in II ?t.-u ? 1?*?1 .or?. ar..l B . wounded - ? :,1 re . 11 of ? ragi nr own, be ?M had n?1 ? great army We when war broke .*. the frrrnrh army was of Continental * > pe, n as on _ oting. ? on of mi! tar-, op?rai raced in spnguinarv confie' with the - Clorities Marshal Joffre A? One of World's Heroes IVe hiT\< to-da* coming among us ? ? ci-i; 1 rancc. I doubt not i. I am fully convinced that they ? h j ci couragingl?. . d . II be increased by 'he reflection ..nc mrtrib? r of the miss dov n - general ;?i rom of the Allied forces, the si ful generai of I tllied orce - at one ical moments in the m< mber wh< ' * here 1 here gr. ? n on? in the railed '? '?r Daciaive " o? :?i.' I do not kno*v ? ?!? thfv all quite d< pi e >n?t but ?i err can be no doubt or whatever that among the d< world, 'he Battle ras THE mosl de? It wa ng point the history of mankind, and 1 rejoice that the hero ay coming among I -n |a r- ?... i eople of the ? ! Cmtcil Ma?'-? our gratitude for the j ? -i and -.??arm confidence anee which I ? d cause. ntletnen, I <!<? not belie? e thai magnitude i stance can exaggen \o Desire to Entangle L. S. in Foreign Alliances I ?m told that there ars some . -r^-n ?(. mission of ? tirm< Brita try - to r-_ i ' ??r ' ' of its traditional policy r.'id to entangle il in formnl n!i*nrc -,%, pah . with Kuropeai ?rs. 1 cannot imagine s'iy r-jmor j with less foundation, nor can I im? i agine a policy so utterly unnccc?-?,-- , confidence in this assistance ' wh-.ch wa are going to get from this 1 community ?1 ? ase.i upoi ? shallow considerations a?- thoae which anse ou* of formal trea'ies No . could increase the undoub'ei ?Jene? with which we look to the ho, having ? . If there is any certainty human affairs, thai ia certain. Two years and a half have war began, and the ; pub'.;, on thia aide of the Atlantic .- ?-en watching, with deepen il 'erps*. the bloodstainid drama coi.nl i on across the ocra. . and 1 nr ? ?rvinced that a? ea? h month hat ta-fed . . hfls the conviction gr*_wn among you that, after all. it is ?.-? ' 'erest that if ?n? n th..s war. I? t? no struggle for so many square milea of territory, foi some acquisition, tome utisfaction of I national amh * ?tas nothing short of 'he full con feiousness that the liberties of man? kind are really involved in the issue of this struggle that was animating the Allied countries. Confident That .America Will War Whole-Heartedly * public ht,s always !>'?? , palhy, and r.ou. after watching it through all these months, you have : found vnurselves impelled to i ?. i n ,n i *he great conflict. I feel pa tain that you will throw mto it all your unequalled resources, all your powers of invention or production, all your man-power; all the resources of that try which has greater resources ?han any other country in the World.and, already having come t.. that ii. . nothing will turn you from it t. it crowning our joint efforts "This expresses the sentiments with ?\hich I have been animated ever since 1 came to this . ,.ni 0f , gratitude, my sentiment of hope. 1 do ? now thai I have anything of value to add "All??*.?, ma to thank \ou moat heartily again for having come here for this ? press my at \ou have done, and rm confidence that all of you will, ei you do. exei '?? the ? on\ ?n< 'n*r rail"?? O? '"" til r, tintii ar.d peace " Plana for Council Of War Completed Tin? x?a? mi eventful ?lay fe British commiaaionera. Whir * ? of the day g tin* I-rench miaaioti found ?mplate data ganization in preparation for lh? ? , ? | | ? ?? Ft an? ' nd tli?' military. naval. I id Made expert? here v ? ;. v.nM . ?peni pai ' of the ? ??my Depai ?v :? r. S creta rj Mi Adoo and a .. ? ? ? i Bl ? Km ? on attended by the diplomi ' ., ?' followed The Pore?| the j , g the day at the led a? J i: ll<- app learty and vi| ty-n Airmen May Lead American Army Corps to Europe French Mission Here Is Anxious to See United States Troops Abroad B.I >TK\ KNSON H. IV W Waahington, April 25. -The problem1 of whether or not American troop? hall be er* abroad ia plaguing I den". \*. ?I?On ami his official ??1 :i problem which ha? been made more acut? 1 . the arrival to-day ol the all the memb* i which arc united in 'he belief thai g could h?' more inspiring to the soldier* <?r the Rntenti and eftfea he \ihi- than ? gHmj tli?- ."-tin? and Stripe- on the I : President WiUoi i genera ? tind to !>?? '?unaitcrabl; oppoae? this. He is unanimoual*, upheld hy hi?, exper' adviaer? in the War Popar' mei.t, who desire to see the bip; new tra>rvi before any already trained soldiers go to war. Hm the opinion 'ii the War Depart-j menl i baaed on military ground? The r-Ti! reason foi lend ng Amer?-in troop to Kurope no* laice'.'. ?entimental. The war part the ?'ali:!!"-! well appreciates the effecl tut ? : ; which nothing could : re except American? in act u?;i. ? The French appreciate even more deep, an do the Hritish the immni.a'c .?lue in Kuropc of an American r:.pedi tionary forre. The problem may be BOlved foi preeent, at leant, by a decision to semi ' hoth to tl C i ? tern .ind Western front a many airmen a? can be quick); 'r.vt?i-d. At least one ? abinet '? i? meine this plan a' he-! calculated to meet the demand for the Ami t lug over the trenehea, He has oh. ta in cd th? aupporl of tne army air --r vice, the head- of which believe Mich :? pian would make for quick develop. rnenl or U e tnn?i backward branch in , army or navy. None of the American machine? now 1 in the posaesaion of the government or xvhich could he built in this country ; be any good for fighting pur pose??. The".' aie much too alow. Bui 'hey could be used for scouting and ng American machines aie i.e. ! inn ?*" 'i led in France. Government official? ?ay they hope for more sp?/rd and f.ghting efficiency manufacturera of aeroplane St. Anne Is Honored By "U-Boats Bombs" Patriotic Italians' Celebration Scares North Jersey ' ? ' ?core patriotic Italians, who had more regard for St. Anne than for 'he sleeping residents of Kingsland. Rutherford and other nearby towns in I New .lersey. caused a mild panic in that section last night by lending up 1 powerful aerial bomb? in comm?mora ' :<ni of the saint. The celebration of St, Anne'- ?lay nol begin until night, and judg rom the aiiMou- telephone calls mpreaaion ?eema to ha\> been ? nrcad tha* l-l,oats were bombing the coaat. Other report? were 'hat Herman ? r? ?ere attempting to deatroy 'ho i munition* plants of the Canadian tar and Foundry Company at Kingsland ?ne source of the noise was ! found s* West Side Park. Jersey City j wh?-1 c the Italians -were celebrating ? - Other Diplomats May Appear Here with Balfour The Women's Auxiliary i ommittee for Naval Tecruiting announces that j the acceptance of Arthur James Hal ? four to speak m tne "Naval N ght" of a1 the Metiopolitan '(?pe'a House or Sunday has not been received. KrTorts are being made to obta i. the conacnl of Mr. Hali'our and - 'mg diplomats. Mayor Mitehel, Collector Malone. prominent d dramatic stars and the Marine Band from the Brook ..-. Yar-1 will appear. "Roulette Oriental Pearls are esteemed Kecau.e rhev cost so much. Tecla Pearls are esteemed because fhey cost si much - Vet they are so alike when you put t iiem together that the chance of your segregating the Orientals, rnm the Tec las is riskier than a turn at roulette. Tec hi Pearl hSacUtHTt, $''?? to $.t'if) u ith diamond clasp TECLA i?8 Fifth Avenue New ?"ork ni Hat dr la Pert, Pf Mr. Balfour Sees the Press a By C. W. Gilbert ASHINGTON, April 26. The most Rritial and thi m.>< American ' el - orning in Waah when Mr Ralfour gave an In? ten ;< ? ? pond enta m :',ie Sixteenth Streel houae which is ti ? the English 1 ? ih in "ii. because OUI public life not breed men of the Malfoiir lype The Foreign Secretary ha? si nches more lop to his hind than an) man 1 rit\c seen in Washington Th? ? ?ne extremely low pia<--.i. and tue ?'..-ill towers in sharp < oit ? i _? -I to prsct.cal I .ill*. i ? ' ni '-I t Hal four being ? is from the 11th Illi? nois District Thi 11 th may no! be ? d ?trie? Spoon River i Firs thing S would do would ? treaty <>t other . pect - foreign policy, and ?.""ii liner wanted ?a new postofflcc building. A mm with nnothei lype of head would succeed him i * posi ible oppor i hi r iv.-i ' h, m.-!.- public men are qu le ndifferenl to 'reaties and es, That i-? thai Mr. Hal four affords i! e sharpest posaible contrast with tl : . ? Am? i i? ? Pei ham Mr. Balfour is an extreme caae even in h public life, with his Gilford lectures and eern with tl I hilo?ophicn!. A Great Statesmsn III ?t Eaae. H :' -" much I ne bet ter. When Ihe Briton encounter?-' most typical of American inatitutiona, 'd?ner into lh< lug room on Six? teenth Street, in which about fifty rep country' press formed n 'Mutins: semicircle, you could once how i; carnes that nation?: deratand each oilier enough to war. II i *? 'aid tha' \? hon the ' .i "iial (?uat.1 wan a? the Mexican border ? ? ery log that floated in the Rio Grande was -'""?' at ;.- s po siblc enemy lhat it-;led ?he ? across the i ? a *. olley. Such is the effect of international boundary line-, and \ety wide international boundary lines exiat between the Brit? ish statesman and the American re? porter. , Mr. Ralfour must have r. ml about the American r"poitrr in novel?. ..- perhaps 'iB'i i"n him on Ihe c,a_e. a;?.! very palpably had to ?ere* h - i lurage up to mer? him. or rsth? m . ;n mas? formafion. And ?uch an rn counter was a goo.l d< i of a \\ i shy man like th? chief of the Rriti? [Commieaiofl Hut, then, Mr. Ralfo?. ?with bis natural preference for tl ?tudv, mu?' bave had to screw h i to face Rt it vh Bttd enees on 'he tump, much more ten ble than American campaign crowd and to endura the ordeals of ?he rcrer ?month? m England, the batter the Notthiiiif? nee sapera, and th ?;avage outburst? of thi new democrat; ! An Imaginary International Boundary t\e talked, looking al i. circula .stained glass window in the tear an .high above the gathcting of new pap? I men. seldom lowering his eye? to th level of the eyes in iront ?if him. II fumbled uneaaily with In? coat, he ho? Itated, almost stammered a little mor than a little, in axve of the gr lof Amei nan institutions thai confront ? ed him. The international boundary line 'ha upon the carpet in the Sixteentl i Street house xvas scrupulously reaped | ed. No question was fired across ii ' Such is the way the game is played b; ? the high contracting parties here. .' moving, a very winning* speech w?! I ma?le to the press. And I doubt i there ever cro,?>e?l the internationa ! boundary a sense of hoxv extremel* ! friendly the. listeners were. Mr. Balfoui I never f.iced an audience whose heart! he poaac Mtd more fully than he pos >l the heart? of thos? i before him to-day 1 he Newspaper Reporter al His Best And having seemed thus far to givi things Rritish all the best of it. let mi ! ?ay a ?ord for the American inatitu? I lion Mr. Hritish I ommissioner en countered for the first, and it may b? for the lagt time. Such are the tin | ?litions of this particular institution ' that there was the utmost desire in its | representatives to present Mr. Ralfour exactly *:i he would xvish to be pr?? senle,!, as ?-. visitor showing the utmo I delicacy and respect for thv country's Of view, offering rio un-ought ad ? to jiinl riee ft? m the "certa deseen.,011 in foreigners" which in our ' self-con: cioiis youth us a nation we used always to BUepect; and not only I xvns this true, but all of the tr,"ti pres? ent would have trea'ed ?s a confidence ? anything that Mr. Ralfour asked to , have treated a? a ronf.dence. But hoxx should even the be-t friend of America tn Rritain undoratand tha tence of all this friendlinea? ami desire >o he of ier 'ice? No wonder a peaceful -?ene on a stained glas? window hm?d hi? eye. New York Arrangin Httin?i Welcome T /Xllicd G)mmissione Decoration Sch?eme for Day a Nighl Bein* Worked Qui? Citizens' Aid Ask?-rl Neu If rench <?? ar com? a manner worthy of what Ma; Mitchel deacribed a? "the most imp ? the hiatoi ?since the coming of Lafayette." thuugh word ha? no' been rece;? i from the Stat? Department when i commissions will be the gu? ! city, some of the sub-committees of I Mayor's reception committee ennoun. their preliminary plans ln?t nigh' T!'e - V.i by - ? it. is -AorK.tT. on broad coral ."ii of tue pi i-ipal thoroughfares and public squar Once th:? has beer, completed an a i peal will he made to citizeni " i ! operate in carrying it out. Will Decorate Landmarks \ ipecial ?'flott will be made *u ma Broadway, Fifth Avenue and Riverai Drive ? blaze of color by day ?nd light bj nighl In line with this pr gram m i ittaea have m ge of ihe decor 1 tion Of public s.iuar? including Bowling Green, Cit; I City Hall Park, Washington Squar i 1'nion Square, Madison Square, tl I Penni Station, the Public L . brary, the Plaza a' Fifty-ninth Stree Joan ..f Ate itatue und (?rant i Tomb. A request s being ..-.sued to a churches, clubs ??nd hotell to ? their fa?*a.i expert advice an a-s,,tance of tome ? its wh aie ?oopernting with the commi' he _,? their disposal Ail eitizeni ar requested to display, ?o far as pos sible, the Bnt.sn and French flag* wit the Stars and Stripe?. The comni.tte.- on . .unnnation, head ed by Henry .*-' Thompson, has d?cid?e that anart from a ''golden way" uf . Avenue, from Washington Arel aa fai I c illumination will be mostly by th? food system, s.miiui to thai used fot lighting th? ? ?? Liberty, The committee will ie<|ue-. the own? ?i.e. h! iliumi nation of thi towen II urge that a pul?: .. la name of tin- Ma>..? that i oute? ail cut tains should be pulled i.t. at ei??nu.'.- and all '? ght '- burn? ing. Will I se Hood lighting ? used a? the Hall and (?rant's Tomb, a* well a? 01 all statues of American, British und French heroes. An endeavor will be made to bave a large ?lectric design showing th? three flags placed upon the City Hull in the fashion of ?he badge which has been designed for the com i mittee. showing the Stars ami Stl I the TrieoUl and the flag of Ung?an?! joined together in a bow and sur? mounted by the cap of Liberty A medal is also being ?truck, bear ?r,g on one side the "I,-licit?" of M (?tuden?, used tin the latest ?20 gold pieces, and on the reverse sida 'he de si-pi of th? Franklin penn- . te '? ? ?hat this counfy is with the [Alles from its first penny to it? last dollar. Germany is Willing To Rebuild Belgium, Socialist Believes International Party Leader Sayi Time for Peace lermslsHere ?Free Serbia Pledger! i openhag \ Z5 Pietei Ji ? I Trori - the Interna? !t!onaI Socialists' Bureau, who ha? sr ! rived here from The Hague by way of ? Berlin, ?s quoted by the "Social Pemo k rat en" as sax ing that the object of his visit to Rerun xva? to endeavor to ob '?< n i ? for the German Social ? nority party to be represented at the coming conference in Stockholm, ' To this end he had an interview Foreign Secretary Zimmermann. The Socialist leader ?aid he had iea ?on to belie?., -hat Austria in making peace would agree to liberate Serbln ' and give her a-, e ? lea, while . probablv liberate *xnd | rebuild Belgium. Trocl?tr.i said that the Foreign Sec? retary promised that the imperial guv . ernment xvould place no obsta? ? the participation of the radical minor? ity German Sacialiata in the confei ence. Arrangementa for the participa? tion " .led wing of the Social he mein occasions for Itra'l visit to Berlin. He found, plained, tha' 'he majority under 1 Philipp Scheidemann would make no I objection. Troelstra declarad thai ; was neces | sary at this time that the Central gov I ernment? should formulate definitely | peace programmes and that the Social r the Entente countries should in? duce their governments to pu: foi ame time a better pence toimula. lit eon a i ;?ll governments accepted i the Russian government's standpoint, he declared, there would be no reason to continue hostilities. Aiter a conference with Minister .Stunning nnd other Danish Socialists Socialist leader xiill continue bis journey to Stockholm on Thursday. Tue visu of th?.* Turkish Visier, Talaat Hey. to Berlin, according to th? "Lokal Anseigel." will occasion a dis? cussion at German headquarters of the situation as affected by Russian dovel opments. That Talaat Bey xxas not re eeived on his arrivai by chancellor von Hetlimanii-Hollweg or Foreign Secre? tary Zimmermann caused observer? hi re ' ? ipil ion that the Vizier's trip is more likely 'o be con in the natura of an appeal for help American Peace League Urge? Univer??al Service . military service is urged n a message sent to Congress yester? day by the American I'eace ?nd Arbi? tration League. The league expressed its "disanoroval of the disloyal propa? ganda conducted under the nuepieoi of certain ?elf-styled pacifists, who have endeavored to obstruct the legiti? mate function? of the government, struggling with the problem of ?elf preservation in a world war" The message was signed by Henry (Texvs. p-esident. The Fellowship of Conciliation. 121 East Twonty-seventl Street, announced yesterday that it ?*? enrolling men m ho bad conscientious objection? to militai The purpose enable objector? to serve the country 'forming ?oon kind of war relief xxork. 1 Clark Denounces Draft, but House Will Back Wilson Count Show? Speaker Can? not Carry Body Against Selective System His Son to Volunteer Speech Moves dlder .?.tmbers to Tears?Watteraon Sends Warning i ?-:.-' 1MB ?_ ashingtoi , Ap> il '.r>. Chnm**<( Speaker of the Hour of RepWI . . tried to beat the selci-tr.e dnft M of raising an army to-day. ?in J palpably failed Theie ?vas thunderous annlause dur? ing his speech in the Hnu.i*. There tinned demonstration when he conclude?!. But it va ap? parent thai the applause was really for Champ Clark, and not for his argil m ' \ little quiet nosa counting during the day by a group of members dis i closed, according to ilieir reporl one-half of the Dem? I would rote for and one half eg ?conscription. The Ueoubliran id? will .-ave tue President's plan _>?? at ,ng ?b??"e two thirds for conscripto.!. Thi 4 vas very much of a SUI ; sine? the ?|of?-rtion of Speaker i';.t? ! ordinarily would have had a more ; sei mus ofect. In the Senate most oT the dav ras g._i over to a 1'Mig speech by Sena 1 tor Need, of Missouri, vlio read ?-le gr.iir.-T fron militia officers in many ? declaring they had been ?< - quired by the War Department to stop recruiting, otherwise they would i shortly fill 'heir regiments to fu'l war strength. Vole May fomr ?Saturda*. An effort by Chairman Cham be of th? Military Committee to get ? unanimous consent agreement f r ,i ? ? disclosed that mere will he no i roto for ..?.me time. <>n 'he V,ce-Pr\? ? ' ? .!e .? i ; n long ? ' ' enator: wish to he recognized for re Senator La F"'l"tte :- ex pet t ? make a long ipeech against tue ? live draft either to-morrow or Friday.* The vote may come on Sat? urday, although it ?| not e\p"c:..| un til <onie time ne,t 'V-pk. Senator Ciiamhcrlaiu appea'ed to the ' Senate fnr spied, urging that the whole ". of national defence mu hang? ing ?n tin- air until Congrees decided on the inetho?! of rising the army. Bui tH<> iiig'n -pot m to-day's debate in the House and centred around the attack on conscription by Sneaker Clark, When ho concluded, after an hour and a half, with the offer of his ?on. Bennett Clark, a? n volunteer, membei - of the House made no concealment of the fac that handker? chiefs were necesaary. The?- alternat ?'1 rebel yells with dabs at -?reaming eye?. Mr. Cltrk varied rue rer.'a! of the triumph of American volunteers by 'quoting ""ron* hook- written by o!on?U in the British arm; before the present '??*r exposed British unprepai ? The .?te?era! tenor oi* their comment '?as th?- .-i volunteer ta* worth '\-o or 'luce conscript None truestinncd Speaker No sdvocate of the ?elective ?traft 'Ose to a?k the Speaker if tho? men favored the volunteer sy-?tern now, and v l*.r?t was th?- opinion of the com? manding generala of th?* British army now. as testifie?! by Lieutenant General Rr-.dges in Washington yesterday. The Speaker pleaded that young men be givrn an opportunity to offer their i< i >.,? es o' untarily. "1 protest with all my heart and i mind and soul," he shouted, "against ; having the s'.ur of being a conscript placed upon the men of Missouri. So i far as Missourians are concerned there . it precious little difference between a ript s ni a convict." The speaker made a defence of Con , trrexsmen who in the face of attack have stood I nteer plan. "For several years." he said, "there . ha? beer a systematic effort to belittle. depreciate ..".i minimize th? American ? olunteer. ( rei in the name Iof the bra-.-.* men who ?gave us om freedom and who have maintained it." Speaker Clark then announced that hu ..on. who is House parliamentarian, ?a? going into the army ";n any capac? ity in which he can be useful, either as an officer or a private." i "I hope and pray." said he, "that he may go into battle, not by the side of the slackers ??nd loafers whom the ad voeates of this bill say they desire to reach, but shoulder to .houlder with n< n a. rve gladly,' willingly, ?o fight for i'ie honor, th? safety and Republic." Warning from Watterson Representative Sherley, of Ke: replied to Speaker Clark, read a ?elegram Henry Watterson, of "The t Louisville Courier-Journal," ha?l tent ? . Speaker Clark ?ieclaring the volun? teer system .wi- .i re he of the pas' and thst his vote against conscription would weaken his ueefulocas Sheiley declared that modern tifie warfare ma?!?- ? necessary to obtain the be?t results from the whole eitizenry. "The fact to k?-ep in ir.ind here tu <lay." he said, ".s that we aie i| men for the nation ami not for the in? dividual. The need oi the nation and j not the wishes of the individual is ? paramount." Missouri Favors Conscription; Clark's District Strong for It Bv lMag-Wpt -., n I ' ? ? - S( I ...a?. April tt. 11 ? i-. l'..r -.>.-[.- eoMCXiptioa live I?, "lie. 1 lu ??i* made from a poll of ten m?n In .?.-il o? Mveaty>flve eommunities, ] |.on?.rr?tin? i<ninin_ in tliat thi? i.? the on.y -.-?> in . hi.-h to raiae n?. aril thai ? Repr?sent?t! . gr??4s ibould a ir_i>or* the Admiaistratioa bill. ? . ? ? ? |t?tP. th^ lealimsnl ?>. the rommuml. of the ;?tli Coiu.re?iional t Champ -. diMn.l ir as strong a* in tue other une of -h? Urgent (?Was m hit <ii?trir?. t>n men Ist* v. ? re all in fa\..r ??f the meaiurr. - Amrrii an Editor in China Held for Attack on Wilson Peking, April lb. Gilbert Reid, an , American, editor el the "Peking Poet," t which iia? been daily printing German j propaganda, was arrested to-day by an I American consular officer and taken to" ?Tien-Tain. He ,< charged with having slander?-.! Preaident Wilson. Six hundred Americans attended a mais meeting at the American Legation to-day. Colonel Neville, commandant ?of the American Guard, presided, an?! Profeisor Robert McN'utt McF.lrov, of Princeton Iniversity, and Paul I. Re.nsch, the American Minister, deliv? ered addresses. Rc?olut.onj were rdopted assuring President Wilson o.' th? loyal suppor* of Amerirar? in ? hira. A volunteer company sggreg.i* lag one hundred member? hss been or ganized. ADVKRTlSrMF.N I I_I1W I I 11 -f MLNT ??Ld?bbmrjx^Cin. %?J m? --66 ?36e y if th-At-r nur. *r *->?*? ?mo ^-"rs-f-g FEATURE?TODAY Fashionable Street Dresses 0? serge, tricot, jersey, barathea, satin, foulard, crepe charmeuse and Georgette crepe; introducing designs distinctly cor? rect and expressing exquisite taste?featur? ing the new three-quarter sleeve, thr fashionable poncho neck, smart square yoke effects and many detail.-; of fashion that cxpri , the superb mode---$50?$65?$85. This Is "France Day" In New York State S banner of France xvill fly from ? thousands of flagstnffs in New York ' Sta'i* to-day. In the public schools . children will ting the "Maraeill i Scores of organization? xvill hol?l dinners and meetinfs in honor of our er repu ound ally. For to-da is "Fran? e Daj." ordT or' (Invmnr Whitman. It has lieon set ;i lide out of deference to i the mission no i ngton and m celebration of the anniversary of ? Lafayette'? departure from his native | land ?o the aid n" the strujrglinr. ' thirteen colonie ; in 1717. Talks upon France and on what her i help ;md inspiration have meant to the United state? will also he d?* livered in the whool?. By order of I Dr. lohn il. Pinley, State Commis I ??oner of Education, President Wil i ?on'- Wei Mge ''i Cni'j-ri is will b" ! read. At the Callee? nf- r^" City of York, th-. city's chief celebration ! will he held. At noon the training , battalion of 'ho institution xvill tfaich into the Creat Hall. There i Adolphe Cohn, founder of the A11' * Fran?aise of New York and pro I fersor emeritus of Columbia Univer? sal! speak ileb-rt Underwood .lohnson will read an original poem, : "The Sword of Lafayette." and Mile. Rente Chollet will sing "The Marscil : laiie." The roll of honor of Ameri ! cn.n died for France xvill | then be read. The France-Amories Society will hold ?'? luneheon, at which Dr. \ich i'.ittler and I M. Depew will speak. At it? conclu ' -ion th?* itiomli'.r:- will march to Union Square and luv a wreath on Lafs itue. The Bankers' Club and the Soci?t? ?le;, Femmes de France will honor the da". Women to Raise $100,000 Service League, at Miss Mor? gan's, Decides to Extend Work The Nal ? i' Women's. Service, at the home of Mis? Anne Morgan, .'10 Madison Avenue, started a ' carr.pai-;!! yesterday to raise ."100.000 ?o evtend the work of the league. Mi?; Morgan, the treasurer, said she pre? ferred many small contributions rather than a few large o:te A committee of 100 women to fund is bciti? formed. Sixty-five volunteered .-it the ?iiccting yesterday. Mrs, Charles Frankenthal said 'be could obtain 100 more. Among those who promised I i active support were Mr?. l>an?o! Gug ? m, Mrs William dimming Storx, Mrs Sidney C. Borg, Mrs. Edward N. Breitung, Mrs. Alexander Mackay and Miss Gertrude Robinson Smith. New York Sta;,. secretary of ths league. Steel Men to Divide Government Contracts U. S. Demands Will Lxcecd Est?mate of 1.000.000 Tons Steel manufacturer--, according to I "The lion Age." will meet to-day to ar i range foi distributing; throughout the industry considerable government or? ders for vessel, navy yard and ordnance \ steel, which ?sere largely put in the hands of the I itates Steel Cor ? potation. "The governmenl ?s expected to p'pce earl.itraets for fully 300,000 tons o' plates, shapes and bars and the amount ! it will want this year evceods. the first estimate-, blng now out a*. 1,01 . tons. Already government b taken at Pittsburgh amounts to 100,000 ? tons of pintee,*1 .-;?>< the paper, Iron and steel nsed* of the govern? ment for military purposes have be more clearly <le:ine?l, according I to the leailini* trade author tlOS. Price concessions on :? large amount of sto* ! tonnage purchased b; I he B at D ment, according to "Ths Iron Trade Review," have been as much as MO a ton. ! An inquiry for 1,300,1. one-pound , ?hells for submarines is reporte?!, .mu ? ;he building of the :.exv government armor o?ate plan? is estimated to re quire 23,.I tons ol -t.'uctural steel. Armored, Let? Guard Shoot Him 5 Times New Jersey Inventor Is Un? harmed by Bullets Dover, N. -I. April j.v Th i ?i how much iaith Dr. (iuy Bnwster of this town piece-, in the eflCMy cf the bullet? proof armo:- and h?-adirear that he has . invented. He donned headpiece and uy ami marched out in^o a near his home, where oftkers of National Guard were ; sssembl??! ? ? y -live feet away from l>: Brew ster atood a (iuard-.rn.xtti with hi? Springfield at the ready. When the armored figure signalled, he ra;so,| the lifle ami iired five nickel steel bullets, that ?truck the inventor each with an impact of 2,?"i00 pounds. Dr. Brewster never moved, and sai?l when the te?t wa? concluded, tl he had suffered no ill effects what? ?*. The chief disadvantage ?n other armor which ha? been tr?-d out in Kurope 11 r < in the fac* that even if n bullet d??e. net penetrate it paralyse?: the amarar, fail ' ? >rk of Dr, Brewster sad B?il Holler, It wa? submitted to the Ordnance Board last year. restful 'n Ml next ?hoppiaj 1 ?'"?" * rettlul *' Root Instituir. 1 !i?nds *.,** gently ! ?i ?mlv m-<--<-, '- ?tt4 lam? muvlex tad nerves; orw,ihr.iu4| care ?ne -our I,?,, t deligl ? M. Watsoa Rodd (col? ored) ks? -t'l-j'ed ih# prepei t.ritnirnl 0? ,(,, hair -)->d skm wiA noted *|-e. lali-u m Europe. Cur modern!.- pr? ,, "ill be ?lidly ,|,J0|fd by I'lionr. ROSE In-tiiutc MASSA?.I AMI MX' . i in\,; 17 W. Und St Labor Committees To Rule Condition? Gompcrs Name? Bodies to Adjust Working Prob? lems in War u s ? v Appoislatt* of nationsl labor committees toiuper vise the continuons operation of ?mi. ; tires to safeguard worker? and sejus-. ', ail questions involv ng ? orkh*g *'?'*? SS announced to-day by Ssm??: ? Omper?. chairman of the labor cit. ??'. on?! D* fence. lins an app"?' by the coun? employers snd cmpl? ex of tke sssat' to refrain from talcing advantage o* I war condition1' to chana I dit ions and j to strikes m I At the heads of the committee? srUI ; He an executive committee with Br. ' (iumpers as chairman. Itx m ?tt* her* h 7 i will ir? tary of Labor Wil?*r. , v. Ever i 1 Min*;., president of the N? Federation; F.lishs Ut ? ceneral manager of I : Railroad; James Lord, president si As department of the Amme? of Laboi . Wane:, i urand chief of ?iotnerheo-l el Lovomotivc Engine? r Micsafl, , of the Motional Association of M?bs Ifacturers; Frank Morrison, iMStsB* ' of the American Federation t>( Lite", i l.cc K. Franke!. ' Metropolitan Life [n?u<-uiier t'oirpMj: (VConnell. pre " ***! can F? ''01'' ". ? Schr?m, of the 1 lei Hr***"'* ?? Sub-committees will be na*r.*?i. ? l was announced, to study qu' - the nea'- ?ff ?? will h??* "*? laker !>"****' .: from England and Krin:* response to requests bv Mr. Go?nr*r< Treason Bill 1$ Pawed Measure Provides for Removal of State's Public Employ? , day oa<*>?*?! and ?m' to Hoxc Slater bill, p?""* i viiinn: ii.r the removal of any N? *? offl? i. C?1 ?I ser'. . I it nuhI;' i school teacher who Utten SUf tSSBSS*? ' e.ble or -edifiou? vntiment? or tot*' Irait? any treasonable oe sedMess ?f The Board of Bduestioa at it.? wsjM ?ng here last n?rht approved the ICtSjj of ti e Special Committee on tTsr ?nil vice recommending the grsntinj of P*'' to us?- public -ihool build^P ?notic nurp' Kinss of Denmark and Swede? Pledge Their Friendship London, April -'.'?. A Stockholm Jj ; patch -ays that the Kings of D?n?u-< and ; we.ien eAchanjred pledt?! ' fri'-ndsh'.p at a banquet on latsm night. King Cu stave raid, ?** pW ing a toast, that their ?mcere fn?M* ship wa? increasinr'y precioui i? > - in which they w?r? ''?>"* In hia leply K:ng Christian dw*11 *? eat importa'??' to Denmsrt ?? ?i of the personal fne-id?hip w >rs of the two coantr.i* Haviland China Ideal for Wedding Gifts .:. .". -? x ^ Umo|fl traata ' Haviland sX? f 01 Ltdml l?J* ii East 36th Street 10 East 37th Street