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Aid for War Power Bill plans to Convince Congress Leaders Their Blanket Authority Is Needed No Radical Move 1$ Contemplated president Surprised at Op? position ; Believes Measure Red Tape Short Cut By C. \V. Gilbert WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. President Wilson ?ill becin next week; to call in the White House members of Con? gress Republicans and Democrats alike and explain his reorganization bill. It is said that he realizes ihe "anf?ftunate impression" created by his sending the bill into the Senate without explanation and is to go about correct", it. He does not regard his bill ;>s at all radical, and was surprised at the storm it created. He does not intend to do anything radical with ihe authority that will be bis if it is passed. fie means to let Congress know this, and when Congress does know it i< is expected that Congress will pas* Cue bill. The bill does not give the President any new powers, only authority to re? arrange the distribution of powers al? ready existent in a more logical aud efficient manner. For example, there is the Director General of Railroads Wants Authority To Cut Red Tape There are o thousand such questions, <ir which these are the leading onos. 11 is, besides, much red tape about the way things are done -red tape es tabl hod by law. The President wants ? rity to'do away with this red tape by a strok.- of the pen. It would ? ?? be possible to go to Congress each time one of these detailed changes in ? rganization is required. That would be cumbersome and impracticable. There fore thi President wants blanket au? thority. There arc two theories of reorgani? sation held her:1: one concerns a re? organization at the centre, the other a reorganization in the periphery. One ha! to do with the substance of the government, the other with its details. Mr. Wilson. liU> Mr. Baker, believes it is < nough to improve the details. If you accept this view the War De? partment has ?-one wrong, so far as it has roi,!- wrong, because a blueprint ci its bureaus, depending from the Sec? retary of War, extended too far later? ally and not far enough perpendicu? larly. '.?i-e of these chart , which may be teen everywhere in these days of pro pr. ? (1 reorganizations, looks like a genealogical tree upside down. ! lie old War Department was all in the ;econd generation. The newly av ranged War Department has more gen erations. A bureau is now two or three removes from the Secretary, ? !>< re formerly it was one remove. And all bureaus are grouped together '"functionally" under common heads. Besides this there i; a new personnel, ;. better personnel. It is a better, . er, more logical department, with vigorous new blood in it. Some Want "Diagrams"; Others, New Leaders Ttio'b who hold to the opinion that what is ti.e matter Itere is solely that there have been to many Sharpes and Croziers think that a "functional" re? organization like this one, accompanied by lovelier and more convincing dia? grams and by an improved personnel in subordinate positions, will serve to make us efficient. Others, such as Sen? ators Chamberlain, Hitchcock, Wads worth and Weeks, believe that while there is trouble at the bottom there is greater and more serious trouble at the top. They believe that the country has not yet developed a proper working ex? ecutive, adequate to the strain of con? ducting a great war. The President' may be?it is likely he will be?per? mitted, even encouraged, to remodel the details of the government. And then if his "functional" scheme fails, with ail its symmetrical blueprints, the eye of ?ho nation cannot fail to be directe??, to reform at the top. The need of a centralized organiza? tion is becoming apparent to business ] mei . The War Industries Hoard bas i broken down. Howard Coffin told the Chamberlain committee that no atten- i tion was being paid to the efforts of this board to protect the industrial or? ganization of the country from the ; shock of an irregular and unplanned conversion to war work. Goethals After Results In Most Direct Way From a well informed source I leain that the strengthening of the purchas? es departments of the army has weak? ened the influence of the War Indus? tries Board. (?cneral Goethals and ? oloriel McRoberta are men accustomed to Beeking results in the most direct way. It is said by persons in contact w?th the War Industries Board that hoth of thorn, in their zeal to make a record, are adopting more or less the 8ttitude of Admiral McGowan, the pur? chaser o? the navy, who has gone out "ito the market to buy, with little re? gard for the wants of other competing departments of the government. The result is that the congestion of war orders in certain sections of the country has been increased. One mem "er of the Administration who is famil J?r with the industrial situation used in^se words in describing to me the consequence: "The industries of tho country are being ravaged." He pre cied serious industrial consequences. ?-? Germans Off U. S. Payroll trf inite(5 States government here ?ore has teen paying regular salaries ,\ ^missioned officers of Germany v/ar? Ti'e heen helcl as Pr'soners of ever i f'?rman government, how _er has failed to express any ap snH v,on, of this? or to reciprocate, ? iQ now the pay of these commissioned o?Ws ?,s been cut off- The German Pnii S detained as prisoners in the taW uSlatc8- who will no longer re ?iW i ,r pay envelopes, should un "-'?and that the attitude of their own i ^ernment is responsible for this. I kl??/. ? her or not thev will under I? ?M??S?" que8tion--Chri8tlan ML: Minotto Case Nears End /.? - Final Decision on Alien Enemy Charge Expected This Week I WASHINGTON. Feb. 9. The case of Count James Minotto, son-in-law of Louis F. Swift, the Chicago packer, reached Assistant Secretary of Labor ; Post to-day in a voluminous record of ; the Immigration Bureau's investigation ? of charges that Minotto was an enemy ! alien. It could not be learned whether j any recommendation accompanied the I record. Mr. Post probably will render i a decision next week which will release ! the count from the bail on which he ! is now at liberty, or will cruse his in? ternment or deportation. At least throe departments of the government have been interested ac? tively in the case. Taking of testi? mony was concluded in Chicago some weeks ago, but submission of some of the evidence to the State Department and to the Department of Justice de? layed final consideration in the Depart? ment of Labor. Count Minotto claims to be a citizen o: Italy, lf-e lived in Berlin for manv yehrrt* and for a time represented Ger? man banking interests in New York. Government Plan To Conscript Ships Ready This Month First Step Will Be to Li cense All Exports and Imports WASHINGTON, Feb. 0.?Plans for reducing the country's less essential foreign trade to release ships for- the transport of troops and supplies to Eu? rope will be completed within a few days, and President Wilson's proclama? tion putting till exports and imports in.der license as a preliminary step will be issued probably February I.S. ' The programme, it is understood, calls for a considerable enlargement of the War Trade Board and its func? tions and contemplates a larger repre? sentation on the board of other gov? ernment departments. The Allies, too. probably will be civen representation in some manner. The countries lighting Germany are preparing to put their ships, ifi so far as possible, directly to war uses, elim? inating services which cannot be re? garded as essential. The Shipping Board, which originated the plan for reducing exports and imports, to-day ereated a division of planning and sta: tistics. with E. F. Gay, of Harvard, at its head. This division will work with the War Trade Board in determining whnl imports and exports can be re? duced or eliminated. "The division," said a Shipping Board statement, "will keep a daily record of the movement of ships and will plan voyage schedules; it will obtain from available ligures and through business men who are familiar with every branch of our trade knowledge of all commodities imported, substitutes and possible sources of supply, and relation to the prosperity of other nations. "The purpose is to determine what ships may be withdrawn from the im? port trade, in order to increase the number available for army service. It is the intention to inform those inter? ested in any trade in advance of any proposed reduction in imports, that they ?nay have a chance to be heard, and that no hasty action may result in embarrassing America's business in? terests." No Standard Recipe For "Victory" Bread The food administrai ion will not pro? scribe a standard recipe for "Victory" bread made by bakers, public eating houses or by private households, it v. as announced in Washington yesterday. The only requirements are that t r bread must contain not more than SO per cent of wheat flour, the remaini ??.-.?: 'JO por cent to consist of comment cor.i (lour, rice or rice flour, potato Hour or any other cereals recommended by the food administration. Each hotel, restaurant and other pub? lic eating place will be permitted to serve its own variety of "Victory'' bread, if it conforms to the ruling re? quiting a "0 per cent saving of wheat. i The administration also announced that dealers in cheese will be allowei to carry it in cold storage during tne period of scant or no production. It is ruled, however, that no cheese mt.y be kept in storage after the next pro? duction season opens. Thirty clays' suspension of their licenses to sell sugar at wholesale was the punishment meted out by the Food Board yesterday to two dealers in Am? sterdam, N. Y., after they had been found guilty of selling sugar at prices in excess of the maximum of 8.0 cents a pound fixed by law. The dealers - David Strauss and Moses Neuburger? were accused of having sold silbar to merchants in more than twenty towns and cities at prices ranging from 9 to 1.1 cents. The men professed ignorance of the food laws, but other dealers !'i Amsterdam said they were aware of the limitation set by the food administra? tion. House Passes Bill Extending Time Limit on War Insurance WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. -The House to-day passed the Senate resolution ex? tending from February .12 to next April 12 the time within which soldiers and sailors may lile applications for war risk insurance. Chairman Sims, of the Interstate Commerce Committee, in urging the res? olution, explained that it was necessary j because of the length of time required] for communication between Washing-j ton and the American expeditionary; forces. Cincinnati Schools Exclude German After June 1 : CINCINNATI, Feb. 9.-Following a' recommendation by Superintendent Condon, of the public schools, the local Board of Education to-day adopc ed a resolution excluding German fromj being taught in the Cincinnati schools! after June 1. Superintendent Condon stated that the German classes had decreased in : size to such an extent that he believed only a very small fraction of the num- : ber of pupils in the schools would take( German next year, and therefore advo? cated that it be discontinued. Junior Naval Reserve j After Sustaining Fund \ After two years of steadily increas- ; ing activity, the. United States Junior Naval Reserve will carry on during the ] coming week a short but energetic campaign for a permanent sustaining fund. As a preliminary move, officers of tlie Reserve have sent out through the country millions of small folders telling of the activities of the Reserve since it was first founded. Since its inception, the pamphlet points out, the reserve has enrolled more than 8,000 boys, and now has thr^e watersid? camps. It is now pro? posed to increuse the membership and ut least double the number of camps. Money Wasted | At Hog Island Says Expert! Millions Spent Recklessly in Building Ship Plant, Engineer Testifies Thousands of Cars Allowed to Pile Up i Overcharges and Contract ors' Press Agents Paid by the Government j WASHINGTON, Feb. ?. Millions of i | dollars of tho government's money were j wasted in the construction of the Hog' Island shipyard by the American Inter national Corporation, John W. Towle, I | an Omaha civil engineer who was sent to | ? Hog Island to supervise the construe- j I tion of the yard by the Emergency Fleet ; Corporation, told the Senate Commerce [ Committee to-day. A liberal contribution to the car i shortage which helped tie up the rail- I ? roads, he said, was the impossibility ! ? of unloading thousands of cars which j j piled up at Hog island. That these \ \ cars should have been allowed to pile : I up was entirely due, Mr. Towle *iid, to : : lack of forethought and preparedness ', I by officials of the American Interna- j i tional Corporation. He had suggested j places for storage, he said, but no of- < ! iicial of the corporation would listen ! ? to him. "Did the Shipping Board direct that \ i some remedy be applied?" demanded i ? Senator Nelson, of Minnesota, at this j point. "That was not the policy of the Ship- ! : ping Board." said Mr. Towle. ! "What was the jolicy?" inquired Sen- 1 ator Johnson, of California. Interference Not Desired "Well, the American International ; i Corporation took the responsibility for i ; having the yard completed in time to I I turn out the ships on schedule," said j I Mr. Towle, "and the Emergency Fleet1 ; Corporation took the position that it ; should not interfere with the con ; tractors." Mr. Towle added, howeve-, that the ?contract itself said the Emergency j ?Fleet Corporation should supervise the \ construction of the plant. "The American International did as it pleased, then?" asked Senator Jones, of Washington. "Ves, more or less,'' Mr. Towle re i plied. He admitted, in response to ques? tions from Senator Nelson, that the ? Emergency Fleet Corporation had the | right to take away the contract if i? i wished. He said the policy of "hands ; oil" had now been changed, and Ad- j mirai Bowles had been sent up virtu-j ally to take charge of the construction : of the yard. Mr. Towle said .his posi? tion at the yard was that of an un ; friendly critic and that he became very j unpopular with officials of the company, j "As a matter of fact," interposed Senator Johnson, "all the Emergency Fleet Corporation did to correct this condition was to expostulate with the American International Corporation." "Yes." said Mr. Towle, adding that the cost of labor and some of th.: ma ; t.erials had advanced to three times the normal price and that the government; ? liad been overcharged on some of its | supplies, notably lumber. On somi lumber which was needed in a 11 u r r \ and bought from Philadelphia dealt ??.; the price paid was from $15 ?o $!;> more a thousand feet than tho whole \ ?ale prices prevailing at the time. Seldom Saw Patriotic Desire "Have you seen any instances of patriotic desire on the part of any one to assist the government?" inquired Senator Vardaman. "Very, very seldom," said Towie. "There seems to have been a reckless j prodigality of government funds," sug- : gested Senator Vardaman. "That is my idea," said Mr. Towle. ! Mr. Towle also said the West Coast; lumbermen had held up the govern ? ment for from $6 to $10 more a thou j sand than the normal price. .He said j they had representatives in Washing ] ton. in the. Fir Bureau. Cranes, he said, which normally cost i from $7,000 to $8,000, were sold to the | American International Corporation? , and the government paid the bills? - for from $20,000 to $25,000. "Everybody with anything to sell shot i up the prices," he said. He also told of the hiring of three I I press agents by the company?with the j bills being paid by the government? al $.10,000. $7,500 and $6.000 a year1 respectively. lie said these were re j tained because the newspapers were ! not giving publicity "of the right kind" to the project. Another witness, Francis H. Bohlen, professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, told of negotiations for the sale of the property. The committee pians to resume its hearings Monday, when Samuel Gom? pers, president of the American Fed oration of Labor, will appear at his | request to testify concerning condi i tions affecting union labor at the vari : ous shipyards. Chairman Hurley to-day did not. take j seriously the testimony before the Sen? ate Commerce Committee alleging seri ; ous waste in the construction of the government yard at Hog Island. This . was brought out some time ago, Chairman Hurley stated, and the Ship? ping Board dispatched Admiral Bowles to Philadelphia, to take charge of the situation. Regarding the alleged necessity of extensive dredging operations at the Bristol and other yards to move ves? sels from the ways to deep water, the chairman of the Shipping Board stated that he believed the situation had been exaggerated. Some dredging would have to be done at the Bristol yard and at some of the other yards, he admit? ted, but the matter was not a serious j' one, he said, nor one overlooked by the Fleet Corporation. -. 2,000 Striking Longshoremen i To Return Pending Mediation Two thousand longshoremen, who ? ; have been on strike for the last fort- j ' night on the Southern Pacific steam- ? : ship piers, voted yesterday to return ! ' to work to-morrow _ morning, pending the disposition of the question ot in- ; ; creased pay by the Federal board of ? ; adjustment of the United States Ship-;! ping Board. j ' Before going on strike the men had ' been receiving 45 cents an hour for:' regular work, 55 cents for overtime and 75 cents for Sunday and holiday work. They demanded for the same work 50 cents, 75 cents and $1. ?? . House Passes Diplomatic Bill WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. -The House to-day passed the diplomatic and con sular appropriation bill, carrying $8, 05?.000. ; I, Baker Urges Skilled Mechanics To Enroll at Shipbuilding Yards Number of Men We ?Can Place in France Depends on Transports, Says Secretary?Labor Alone Needed to Build Necessary Vessels ? [Staff Correspondence] WASHINGTON, Feb. 0. "The num? ber of men that we can place and main? tain in France will depend upon the number of ships available for their transport and their supplies," Secretary of War Bakert^aid to-day, in an appeal to friends and relatives of soldiers to do all in their power to aid the Ship? ping Board's effort to obtain shipyard workers. The Secretary said: "We learti from the Shipping Hoard that the yards nre ready, that the ma? terials have been collected and the ways built. We learn, also, that the yards are working one shift of eight hours during six dnvs a week when they should be working seven days a Hurley to Divide Country into 6 Ship Production Zones Reorganization of Fleet Corporation Grants Large Powers to 6 Directors [Staff Correspondence ) WASHINGTON, Feb. f>. Chairman Hurley of the Shipping Board to-day anounced a reorganization of the Emer gency Fleet Corporation, decentralizing authority over the production phase of the shipping programme and granting large powers to six "zone directors" yet to be named. The new plan is credited to Charles Piez, president of the Fleet Corpora? tion, who is now working out the de? tails of the reorganization in confer? ence with a committee of the Atlantic Coast Shipbuilders' Association, com? posed o? liomer I.. Ferguson, president of the Newport News Shipbuilding Company; Joseph W. Powell, manager of the Fore River Works, in Quincy, Mass.; M. A. Kneeland, of the New York Shipbuilding Company; Wallace Downey, of the Downey Shipbuilding Company, and H. W. Hand, of the Cramps' Works, in Philadelphia. Under the new order the country will be divided into six production zones, two on the Pacific (.'oast, one in the Croat Lakes area, and three on the Atlantic seaboard. Chairman Hurley de? clined to make public to-day the names of the men who will take charge of the various production zones. Explaining the necessity for a decentralization of authority over the production, Chair? man Hurley said: "With 132 yards in all sections of the country concentrating the efforts 01 a compact and complete organization ii. each zone should produce a greater degree of efficiency and a more rapid development in. the work of shipbuild? ing." Admiral Harris, who succeeded Ad? miral Capps as general manager of the Emergency Fleet. Corporation, insisted on the immediate inauguration of this decentralization policy some months ago. The construction situation had not developed sufficiently at that time, however, officials of the Shipping Board believed, to point to the necessity of the move, and Admiral Harris's unwill? ingness to compromise led to his relief as head of the Fleet Corporation.' One of the points on which Admiral Harris was particularly insistent -vas the opening of an administrative branch of the Shipping Board in Phila? delphia. This transpired some weeks ago, when the Shipping Board promoted Admiral Francis T. Bowies to the as? sistant managership of the Fleet Cor? poration and sent him to Philadelphia to organize a branch office and to have general supervision pf the work at the Ilo<; Island, Bristol and Newark Bay government yards. Witness in Rag Deal Retires From Army WASHINGTON. Feb. 0.---Captain A. E. Pereless, of New York, a member of the Officers' Reserve Corps, who re? cently testified before the Senate Mili? tary Affairs Committee in the investi? gation of the base sorting plant in New York, has been honorably discharged, at his own request, from the army. The announcement of this by the War De? partment to-day contained no intima? tion that Captain Pereless's discharge was in any way connected with the in? quiry, howevi.r. Captain Pereless was, assigned to the quartermaster's department. Before his retirement, he had been ^relieved of active duties. It is said he will return to business in New York. In his testimony before the Senate committee Captain Pereless said that the government's contract, with the Base Sorting Comnanv would yield the firm annual profit, of $500,000. An? other contract, for the sorting of dis? carded army clothing he estimated would give profits of more than $250,000 a year. The company, it was said, had only $10,000 capita!. Following a statement by Quarter? master General Sharpe that the con? tract given to the company would net $600,000 a year, the War Department caiKiciled it. In the mean time the Sen? ate inquiry had brought out the fact that a brother of Samuel Kaplan, mem? ber of the committee of the Council of National Defence, which had let the contract, wa^ financially interested in the Base Sorting Company. The chairman of the committee. Charles Eisenman, was acquitted of any improper motives in letting the contract to the Kaplan interests, how? ever, and the sorting company supplied an itemized statement to prove that tTie plant had made no profit out of the contract. Mr. Eisenman was upheld by Major General Goethals. War Department Ask3 $11,295,000 More WASHINGTON. Feb. 9, While the House Appropriations Convnitteo was putting tlie finishing touches to-day on the billion and a half dollars deficiency appropriation bill for the army ano navy, it received an additional request from the War Department for an imme? diate appropriation of $11.205,000. Of this sum, $6,000,000 is for manu? facturing, repairing, procuring and is? suing arms; $5,000,000 for terminal storage facilities, and small sums for building improvements at the Water town and Rock Island arsenals. An r!es?uit dgiir fur fMtldtoiis smoker? ? tb? high grade ?ix,-!a!'> cured, denlcotlnized DENIC0BAC CIGAR A wonder of tnildnes? and fliTor. The American Ocentric Co., Dept G New York Oftlc?. 203 Broadway. Sulta 104. L'rotpectUK uu Denlcobac i Igars Uradj, Trial Bcne? of US Clg?Jt. j week and twenty-four hours each day. This lack of the necessary skilled labor in (he yards may retard the movements I of our troops overseas. i "For that reason I want'to ask the | friends and families of the men in our ? National Army to lend their support ir. I every way to the Shipping Board, to j the end that the necessary efficient i labor may be enrolled in the United S,tates shipyard voluntoers. "They are doing a work of vital im? portance to the defence of the nation, and the mtm who enroll in the ship? yards are undertaking a patriotic ser? vice as great as any that can be per? formed behind the firing line." Enrolment blanks for United States shipyard volunteer? may be obtained through Home Defence committee i chairmen. Spanish Liner Sunk On Way to New York lBy Tlie Associated l*rc?s] MADRID. Feb. f)..Official announce j ment was made to-day that the Spanish j steamship Sebastian, of 4,500 tons, has been torpedoed while on a voyage to j New York. The crew was saved. I The Spanish Minister of Marine has asked the Valencia authorities to make a detailed report of the incident. If the sinking is- confirmed a protest will be forwarded to Berlin. The Spanish press considers the case an extremely serious one. The Sebastian recently sailed from i Torrevieja and Alicante, Spanish ports i on the Mediterranean. Two boats containing all the Sebas [ tian's crew arrived at Santa Cruz, Canary Islands, yesterday morning. The Italian steamship Duca di Genova, of 7,893 tons gross, has also i been torpedoed, ft is reported the ves? sel was sunk only a mile off Murviedro ! Beach. Madrid in Protest on Attack on Italian Ship LONDON. Feb. 9.?The Spanish Min ! ister of Marine was asked for informa? tion regarding the torpedoing of the ; Italian steamship Duca di Genova with 1 in Spanish territorial waters. If the report i hat the ship vas sunk one mile off Sagunto is confirmed the Cabinet will make a fresh protest, to Berlin, according to a despatch to Ren? ter's from ?Madrid. Navy in Excellent | Shape, Declares House Republican ' Representative Hicks, of Investigating Committee, Praises Daniels's Work Red Tape Eliminated I Personnel Has Expanded 300 Per Cent Since 1914, He Says Representative Frederick C. Hicks, a Republican momber of the House | Naval Affairs Committee, told members | of the Republican Club here at a ' lunch yesterday that the Navy De? partment was "functioning well and ! doing splendid work." "I cannot speak for the War De? partment," said Representative Hicks. '?'Senator Chamberlain is familiar with that branch of the nation's war machinery, and he has made some se ; rio'us criticism. I refer you to it. But ' I can speal?; for the navy. The navy is : prepared. It is in splendid shape. The I ! men under its supervision .are per- j I fectly equipped, boats are completely j | of.cered and manned. The navy'.s prog- : j ress has been remarkable since tve en- ! tered the war. ' Red Tape Eliminated "I was a member of the House navy I | investigating committee, which for | i three weeks last month devoted con- I ! sideroble .time to looking into every ! phase of the department's activities. ; We left nothing unturned. We sum , moned all the chief officials and innu- I merable minor ones. "We found that the work of the de I partment was speeding along, un | hampered by red tape. All the various j bureau.! are thoroughly coordinated i and working in entire harmony. ? "'ITie navy has risen right up to this S emergency. There are in foreign ; water-, at this moment a few capital ships and a large number of destroyers, the first of which reached the other : side on May 4 last. We have sent : abroad a fleet of yachts and other small vessels for patrol service, manned, armed and equipped by the j American navv. "We have placed many hundreds of I ? gunners on'our own armed merchant j : ships, supplying both the crews and . the. guns. We have equipped with guns : i a large number of the merchant ships ; I of our allies and are ready to send to ; the battle fronts ordnance iupplies that %s? 564 566 568 3>?flh JSpfmtf. 0$ AT 46'.'ST Ht Final Clear-a-way Small Groups of remaining Winter Apparel are scheduled for absolute clearance?at new low prices for this week. Handsome Gowns & Dresses For Street?Afternoon?Reception and Evening wear? formerly $125 to $225 At ?50??75 Rich Fur-trimmed Wraps For Afternoon and Evening wear?of rich chiffon velvet trimmed with mole, seal, nutria, kolinsky and other fashionable pelts? formerly $165 to $350 At *65?*125?*165 Street and Motor Coats Rich, soft materials developed in fashionable models luxuriously trimmed with such furs as mole, beaver, seal, wolf, fox, etc.? formerly $125 to $195 At $65?*95?*125 High-Quality Furs at Absurdly Low Prices $22,000 RUSSIAN SABLE WRAP.$15,000 $20,000 CHINCHILLA WRAP.$12,500 $3,500 DARK EASTERN MINK WRAP. $2,250 $2,500 MINK DOLMAN CAPE. $1,350 $2,000 BROADTAIL COAT, MINK TRIM. $1,250 $975 CARACUL DOLMAN CAPE. $700 $950 MOLE CAPE . '. $700 $950 BROADTAIL & HUDSON SEAL COAT. $700 $775 CARACUL COAT. $600 COATS?Of Hudson Seal?Caracul?Nutria?Mole and * Broadtail. Formerly $350?$450?$750 to $2,000. at $225?$350?$425 *> $1,250 ???-?-? will be of greatest use. The navy has manned and is now operating a large number of ships turned ever by '"no Shipping Board. Personnel Expands 300 Per Cent "Expansion of personnel since t ?c ; beginning of the war has been over '500 i per cent, and in round numbers there ! are in the navy service today 800.COO 'men. The training facilities have b "en ! increased from a capacity of G.O0O eh- j listed men a year tgo to a present ca- ;' p?clty of 113,000 men. The building programme of destroyers, submari'??. ; chasers and other small vessels has ? been tremendously increased. The ' American people have no reason to tee! ! nnything but proud of what the navy has done." Representative Hicks was one of the group of Congressmen who late last year visited the theatre of war. Com? menting on what be savr among Por* shing's men in France, he said: "I found the men bappy and con? tented. Many were not housed as th*-y should be. but they were not complain? ing. In many villages where the men v/ere stationed there was not enough lumber for building the various bar? racks and buildings needed. Hence, in some instances, the men were bauly overcrowded. "But, as far as food and general supplies go, I thought conditions wer? excellent." Dr. Talcott Williams, director of the School of Journalism at Columbia Uni? versity, and Dr. I. J. Lansing were other speakers. A FORTHCOMING ART EVENT OF EXTRAORDINARY IMPORTANCE Under the Management of the American Art As.sociation Madison Square South, New York The Noteworthy Art Collection Formed by the late George A. Hearn MERCHANT, ART PATRON AND BENEFACTOR, The Entire Collection To Be Sold AT UNRESTRICTED PUBLIC SALE AS DIRECTED BY THE TERMS OF THE WILL Clarkson Cowl, Herbert Spencer Greims and George E. Schanck, Executors ORDER OF SALE EVENING SESSIONS TO BE HELD In the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Beginning Each Evening Promptly at 8:15 o'Clock MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25th PAINTINGS BY AMERICAN ARTISTS, CATALOGUE NOS. 1 TO 84, INCLUSIVE. TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 26th THE MORE IMPORTANT PAINTINGS BY AMERICAN ARTISTS, CATALOGUE NOS. 85 TO 170, INCLUSIVE. WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 27th PAINTINGS BY FOREIGN ARTISTS OF THE MODERN SCHOOLS, CATALOGUE NOS. 171 TO 263, INCLUSIVE. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28th PAINTINGS BY EARLY ENGLISH PAINT? ERS, AND WORK BY THE OLD MASTERS, CATALOGUE NOS. 264 TO 360, INCLUSIVE FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 1st THE MORE IMPORTANT PAINTINGS BY EARLY ENGLISH ARTISTS AND NOTE? WORTHY OLD MASTERS, CATALOGUE NOS. 361 TO 452, INCLUSIVE. AFTERNOON SESSIONS TO BE HELD AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES Beginning Each Afternoon at 2:30 o'Clock MONDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 25th JADES, LACQUERS, ENAMELS AND MIS? CELLANEOUS CABINET OBJECTS, CATA? LOGUE NOS. 1 TO 242, INCLUSIVE. TUESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 26th ANTIQUE CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE AND DECORATED PORCELAINS, AND EUROPEAN AND ORIENTAL BRONZES, CATALOGUE NOS. 243 TO 430, INCLUSIVE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 27th ANTIQUE CHINESE SINGLE-COLOR POR? CELAINS, CATALOGUE NOS. 431 TO 634, INCLUSIVE THURSDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 28th REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF EURO? PEAN IVORY CARVINGS, CATALOGUE NOS. 635 TO 862, INCLUSIVE FRIDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 1st CONTINUATION OF THE REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF IVORY CARVINGS, CATALOGUE NOS. 863 TO 1104, IN? CLUSIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 2nd DECORATED ORIENTAL AND OTHER PORCELAINS, ART FURNITURE, TAPES? TRIES, ORIENTAL RUGS AND EMBROID? ERIES, CATALOGUE NOS. 1107 TO 1268, INCLUSIVE MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 4th CON? CLUDING SESSION. MINIATURES, SNUFF BOXES, EUROPEAN CERAMICS, GREEK AND ROMAN GLASS, HISPANO MORESQUE PLATES AND MISCELLANE? OUS OBJECTS, CATALOGUE NOS. 1269 TO 1510, INCLUSIVE THE ENTIRE EXTENSIVE COLLECTION WILL BE ON FREE VIEW AT THE AMERICAN ART GALLERIES Madison Square South, New York BEGINNING FEBRUARY 19TH and Continuing Until the Date of Sale, "WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY" included. SPECIAL VIEW ' SUNDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 24TH CATALOGUES A DE LUXE EDITION Illustrated by over Five Hundred Half Tone Illustrations will be Published in Two Quarto Volumes. The. Descrip? tions and Attributions of the Foreign Paintings by W. Roberts, of London, Art Cride and Authority. The American Paintings described by William A. Coffin, .V. A., Hie Antique. Ivory Carvings by Maurice W. Brockwell, Art Writer and Lecturer, and the Ceramics, Bronzes and other objects by Horace T?ronsend. 'J ?te Edition, which will b? limited to five hundred copies. \cill be .supplied at ten dollars for the two volumes, and in the order in which applications are received. THE ORDINARY EDITION OF CATALOGUE Without Illustrations, published in tw> parts (the Paintings described in Part I. and the /ron' Corvinos and other Olijerts of .irt described in Part II.) will be mailed to applicants un the receipt of One Dollar for each part. Additional Information will be furnished by AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION, Managers Madiftun Sq. South, Entra?o? 0 E. 2Sd Street, New lor?*.