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Armv Plan, but m Slash Overhead Extensive Administrative Economies To Be Worked Out in New Appropriation feiils, Wadsworth Says Terminals To Be Leased Costly Cantonments, Plants and Storage Depots Will Be Utilized for Profit By Carter Field ' WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.- Xo chango In the army reorganization or strength, fcut sweeping economies in administra? tion of the War Department and ir. L'ti?zation of the big properties ac ?quired during the war is to b? the krogram of the Republicans at the ^Sssion of Congress opening Monday ' This was announced to-day b,y Sena !*r James W. Wadsworth jr., of New ./rrk, chairman of the Committee or ?Military Alfairs. The economies aro t? fee worked out in the army appropriatior foi.l and in riders which will be at' kached to other appropriation bills [These will direct the War Department ko do certain things, and in part wil transfer the control of certain d?finit? policies from the Administration end ol he government to the Congress. While no announcement was made a; ' i cooperation by Democratic member.' of the Military Committee or of Demo erats in Congress generally, it is know? hat before making the nnnouncemen tnator Wadsworth had a long an< .*riend!y conference with Senato: George ?. Chamberlain, of Oregon ranking Democratic member of th< Military Committee and chairman o: the committee during: the war. New York Terminal To Be Leased Among the important things whicl Congress will insist upon the War De ?a.-tment doing are the following: Leasing or sale of the huge por terminals now owned by the govern <-nt around Xew York, particularly 01 Brooklyn and Jersey waterfront: 3oston, .Norfolk, Philadelphia am . rleston, S. C. ;asing or sale of the huge storag *>ts scattered all over the country ,?. of the big ones being at Schenec tady, N". Y. Leasing or sale of the big powde ants in Pennsylvania and Tennessee .Leasing or sale of the large mum ti'ons plants now in idleness, whicl ?ere erected by the government durin; ihe war, generally on land not ownc. >>' the government. Leasing of the $90,000,000 powe ?lant constructed by the governmen .uring tne war at Muscie Shoals, Ala o extinct nitrogen from the air. Leasing or utilization of the camon rents not being used to more tha )n>-ter.th of their capacity. Reduction of the general adminif :rative expense of the War Depart nent, considered to be scandalousl ligh. "I am strongly opposed," said Ser ?tor Wadsworth, "to any changes a he piosent session of Congress in th ,rmy reorganization plan which we pu through at the last session. Most c iff in Congress who worked on tha ?k*n, and most of the army ? officer: link that it should have a trial befor . is tinkered with any further. Mor? ver, if any attempts are made to coi ?ct little things here and there the re Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue &? 37T-s Street Tableware of Silver and Gold Aged Father Yearns to See 4 Lost Daughters Before He Dies There used to be happiness in the : home of Thomas Thorndyke. He had friends and money and his four daugh ' ters?Florence, Ada, Amy and Pearly? j loved him. But when he married for ; the second time his daughters disap ' proved and left him. ?le hasn't seen them in nine years. Yesterday Mr. Thorndyke, who is now eighty years old, walked shakily into ; the offices of the Missing Persons Bu i reau at Police Headquarters. He re? cently suffered a paralytic stroke, and he feels that he has but a short time to live. He wants to see Florence and Ada and Amy and Pearly before he dies. Mr. Thorndyke is employed by the firm of Wilcox & Cibbs, Broadway and Bond Street. His money is gone and he is living ?it the Y. M. C. ?. Tears streaked down his cheeks as he hunched himself in a chair and told the police that he had to see his daughters just one more time. He believes that they are right here in New York. He was sure, he said, that if they knew of his I present condition they would welcome : a reconciliation. His second wife, he j said, died recently. Mr. Thorndyke told the police that before, he married the second time he lived a life of ease and comfort. He took trips abroad with his daughters and rinde elaborate plans for their education. But his .second marriage, he said, angered his daughters, and they have shunned hirn ever since. The eldest daughter, Florence, he said, married Paul Williams, who was in the employ of the Havemeyer Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn. The father has searched for Florence without success. Ada, he said, who was the second daughter, married Ceorge Williams, not related to Florence's husband. Will? iams worked in a glue factory in Brook? lyn at the time of his marriage, but nil trace of him has been lost. Amy, said Mr. Thorndyke, became the bride of Gustave Bennett, then em? ployed as an engineer on the Manhat? tan elevated system, being in charge of a locomotive before electricity was put into use. And Pearly Pearly, the fourth daughter?also married, but her father ,-w,v,t,- ),.irn,>il tVii? nnnip #if her hushand. suit might readily bo that we would : lose ground instead of gaining. Bureau! to Feel Knife "But the administrative expenses of \ the War Department eau be cut sharply i j and they will be beyond doubt in the : | appropriation bills. We can save a tremendous amount of money for the ! taxpayers on that without reducing the ; size or effectiveness of the army in the slightest degree. In the two years since the armistice Congress has lopped ? off exactly $1,000.000,000 from the ap propriations asked by the War Depart- I ment. But there is nothing further to ; be saved in that, direction withput cut- ' ting down the strength of the army to | . a point wo think too low. "On the administrative side, how? ever, the expenses are still very much too high, and they must be pruned. The cost of running the department and ad- ; ministering these big properties the de partment acquired during the war is absurdly high. "Then, too, these big properties, 1 many of them in idleness, represent an enormous capital investment by the government without one cent of return : and without any value to the country, : either for national defense or for any , ' other purpose." Daniels Is Mandamused Reserve Officers Appeal to Court in Retirement Fight WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.- The Su- : prerac Court of the District of Col um bia to-day directed a mandamus to is? sue against Secretary Daniels of the Navy Department to compel him to permit officers of the naval reserve who ? Siave been injured in the line of duty] to appear before the Naval Retirement Board in order that the right to re? tirement might be determined accord? ing to naval regulations. Albert Rathbone Named Finance Adviser to Cuba WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.?The Cuban Minister was authorized to-day by his government to make a definite arrange? ment with Albert Rathbone, of New York, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, to act as financial ad? visor to the Cuban government. Mr. j Rathbone's name was suggested by the State Department, which was asked by the Cuban government to nominate an American financier to supervise the ex? penditure of t'rie sums to be loaned to Cuba by a group of American bankers. Mr. Rathbone, who has law offices at 80 Broadway, said last night that ho already has consented to act in the capacity of financial adviser. During the war, as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, he represented the United i?tates at Paris in the negotiation of leans to the Allied governments. A Store of Individua! Shops FIFTH AVENUE?jyt/i and38th Streets Taris tMade LIVE TOYS The French Are So "Vivacious Sven Their Toys Qar?t "Be Still TOUCHED by the magic wand of French invention, toys awaken into life as the Sleeping Beauty awoke when the Prince kissed her?dollies walk, clowns in merry motley keep time to music, cats meow, bears "pour out a cup and drink it up," and Toyland casts an enchantment over grown-ups and children so they are forever un? willing to go home without taking it them. HUHh . . ? TOY SHOP?Fifth Floor Closed Shop Is Goal o? Labor, Says Atterbury Declares Union Leaders Aim at Nationalization of Railroads and Control of All Other Industrie Sees Country-Wide Drive Demands for Wape Boards Called First Step in a Carefully Planned Crusade Xpfrial r>ii?mtrh to Thr. Tribune PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30. In a statement to the National Industrial Conference, General Wr. W. Atterbury. vice-president in charge of operations of the Pennsylvania Railroad, declare? the nationalization of the road? an.l a nation-wide closed shop are the ulti? mate goal of the present labor lead? ers. The statement gives a comprehen? sive analysis of the relationship be tweon the road and it? employees. In speaking of labor organizations Mr. Atterbury declares the companv has not interfered with its men ir^thc ; matter of organizations into which they want to go. and has always recog nized the right of ;.uy man to labor i upon whatever terms he and his em- | ployer agree, whether or not he ' e- I longs to a labor organization. Sympa? thetic strikes have always been ip- ; posed by the road, he says, because they interfere with one of the com? pany's greatest responsibilities, the continuity of operation. All Industry Menaced On the question of the nation-wid? I closed shop Mr. Atterbury says: "The railroads of the United States are face to i'ac? with demands of leaders of the organizations of their employee;; cal-1 culated to fasten the closed shop not I only on the railroads but eventually i upon the industries of the whole conn- :. try "Congress has said that the roads and thfir men may establish boards of labor adjustment for the settlement of all controversies not involving wage rates. Labor leaders declare that such j boards must be national in scope. If this stood alone it would be serious enough, but as a first step in a seriea of carefully planned campaigns for labor union control and operation of the railroads and the other essential industries and utilities it becomes a | matter of paramount importance. "My personal attitude toward those who labor, as essentials in the equit- ! able relationship between employer and employee, is as follows: Steady em? ployment; good wages; time for recre? ation; opportunity to elevate one's self in one's employment; a voice in de? termining the rules and regulations un? der which one should work, and a fair division of any proiits after a reason? able wage has been earned ami a suf ficient amount paid to capital to at- j tract it to an expanding business. "Unfortunately, with large industrial combinations- so essential to modern business life if we are to meet the world competition?it In difficult to al? locate to one efficient man his individ? ual share in the proiits, although we know that on the efficiency, or lack of it, of the individuals taken collectively depends the success or failure of the ?business, This is particularly true of a larger system. "So that in dealing with railroad em ; ployees this feature of profit sharing i cannot be met in its exactitude, al j though I believe it can be accomplished ; in other ways. Fair Deal for Capital "Capital also must be given fair treatment. "The public, in turn, has the right to exact efficient and economical serv? ice, and is to-day, I believe, willing to. pay rates which will give capital a fair return and the employee a fair wage. It demands, however, and, I re? peat, has the right to demand, efficient operati'on. "The foundation of efficient opera? tion is discipline, and anything that un -mines discipline must", in justice to the publie, be eternally resisted by rail] ad officers. "Prior to Federal control approxi? mately 65 per cent of the railroad em? ployees were unorganized and 35 per cent organized. "All questions of wages, working conditions, discipline, etc., were han? dled by the individual railroads di? rectly with their own employ?es. "The organizations, in attempting to perpi tuate these 50 - called national agreements, and further to form na ti nal boards of adjustment for all railroads, are clearly endeavoring to bring about th ? natioi alization of rail? roads and the unificar; m of all proper? ties in so far as vva es. working con? dition 5, discipl .i.e. e: ., of 1 mployees are concerned, for ail railroads in tin1 United State;, regardli -- ? ?:' conditions ion the individual railroads and ignor-? ing the rates and working conditions of analogous employees of outside in , dustries at various local points." 500 Clothing Workers Apply the Golden Rule A:rree to Stay it?le a Month So Unemployed in Oilier Fac? tories May Get Work CINCINNATI, Nov. 30.- The five hun dred employees of the ?S'ash Clothing Manufacturing Company in this city, which is operated on the Golden Rule basis, to-day al a meeting decided to voluntarily surrender their jobs for a month, either January or February, in ord r to give work to the unemployed of other clothing factories. They took thai action after Arthur Nash, former minister, and presiden of the company, had state.', that cloth? ing manufactories were closing in all parts of the country, and that thou- - sands are being thrown out of employ- : nient. A co m mut.'..' of employees drew up the resolution in which they offer tc ! make the sacrifice foi ?>;he ;.-. They also agreed that if it was neces? sary to reduce wages in order to bring j down the price- of clothing and stimu? li te business, those earning more ihan $.r> a day would be the first to con- ? :-? ut to a reduction. Ex-Kaiserin is Unconscious DOORN, Holland. Nov. 30 1 By flu Associated Press). Ex-Empress Au? gusta Victoria of Germany, who is crit? ically ill as a result of a heart attack, was reported at noon to-day to be in a sinking condition. At that time 'she was unconscious. | j Bush ? erminal ) j Building i 130 West 42nd Street 1 ! CROSS & BROWN CO. : : IS E. 4?st St. Murray Hill 710(1 !| fcJp Saks S: Company 'Direct Particular Attention tu Thar Clothes for Evening I! car Tuxedos and Fun uress Presented on die FijtJi Floor Our tailormen have given to the various models a perfec? tion of line and detail that will at once impel the commenda? tion of the most critical. Prices are very moderate. Tuxedo Coat and Trousers . $65 to $98 Full Dress Coat and Trousers ? $68 S $98 ?>afc? & Company BROADWAY c?t 34/A STREET City Will Fight Jump in Electric Current Tariffs Corporation Counsel Says Increase of Edison and Other Companies Is About 15 Pet., Violating haw Corporation Counsel John P. 0'Bri*n said las: night he would resort t? im? mediate court action in ar. effort to show that the electric current rate in? creases that would be put into effect to? day by the New York Edison Company and other electric companies were in v: dation of the spirit and purpose of the Public Service Commission law. "This increase," raid Mr. O'Brien, "which is tu be forced upon the con? sumers, amounts to approximately 14 or 15 per cent. There have been no public meetings, no hearings, no notice to consumers of the intended increaje and no notice to the City of N'ew York. \V ile the Pub'.-c Service Commission may believe that it is within the law i:: permitting, without any effort to in? terfere, this new rate for electricity, 1 shall endeavor in proper proceeding? to show that neither the letter nor the spirit of the Public Service Commis? sion law has been followed in this in? stance," The Public Service Commission yes te day received a report from it.? elec? tric i ngin?ers upon the modification oi rat? tariffs of the iiew York Edisor Company and other companies engager in furnishing electric current f. i light, heat and power within the city Th?se modifications were filed with th? commission on November 1. in the si ipe of riders to the existing tariffs and become effective to-day. The rider: are known as "coal rid?rs" and then effect will be to increase the price o el ctiic current in proportion to the in crease in the cost of coal to the com? panies. The allowance for this purpose is 50-1000ths of a cent per kilowatt hour for each increase of 10 per cent above or below the average cost of coal in the year 1916, when the present rate schedules were fixed. At that time th: average cost of coal was $3 a ton. Within the last year the companies have paid from $7 to S13 a ton for coal. Virginia Mine Disorders Renewed Despite Troops Two Deputies; Shot When Thej Attempt to Make Arrest: Accused Flees to Hills WILLIAMSON. W. Va., Nov. 30. Re? newed violence at several points in the Mingo County coal strike :::>ne and at nearby places was reported late to-day to military authorities and to' th? offices of the coai operators' associatior here. The most serious occurred at Baran shee. on the Kentucky sid^> of the river across from Matewan, W. Va., when two deputy sheriffs were wounded, cm seriously, when they attempted to maki an arrest to-da; . Colonel Herman Hall, commandai the provisional division of troops ; the strike zone, said he hau receive word that two soldiers stationed a i Rose Siding, W. Va., were fired upo ? Sunday, the day the troo:-j arrive ? There were no casualties. L. ?. Armentroul, manager of Mil i No. 2, Borderland, W . Va., was in W. I liamsoii to-day to report that a moto j man in his mine was tired upon win he stopped his train to remove an o i struction or. the track between tl I m ne and the tipple. He was n | wounded. Both Colonel Hi*:! and M | Armentrout said, in describing th? ' respective incidents, that the shoe ins; came from the K mtucky side. U. S. Would Sell Packers" Stock Yards Properties Court Asked to Appoint Trus? tee!?. No Suitable Plan Hhv inir Been Submitted WASHINGTON. Nov. 30.?The gov? ernment to-J.-.v petitioned the District Supreme Court to appoint a trustee to take possession of and sell the stock? yard properties oi the "Big Five" packers. The petition* which accompanied the government's objection to the various p'? ns o? the packers for disposing of those properties, declared the packers had failed to present .< suitabb ;.. th ' court, .1 though nine months had elapsed since they undertook to formu? late such a p'.an. * \->?). ii ':? <?:! of a trustee or trustees with powei to take possession of all stocks, bends end other securities owned by the defendant pack?: s repre? senting th? ir interests in stockyards properties was asked, and the govern nient also asked that the trustee be directed to sell these properties in si.eh manner as the court may dir -et after due n. tice to the il "fendants. The petition is made returnahle on Decem? ber 14. ?4 m>._ V V ! CARKIN? DOS* \SkOK1N0 MiXTL'M I ; WEVER-filTESl all hrr* ' srs& DEALERS || 2 \ NfitKer do BARKING DOG CIGARETTES There Is No Substitut*? BROADWAY g^fog ^Cott?M?tU ^? Will Close Out Wednesday at Savings of $10 to $20 Formerly #39.50 to #49.50 ?, $9Q.50 Tailored frocks of wooi velour, beautifully embroidered ; lustrous satin charmeuse frocks for afternoon near, bead embroidered tricotine frocks for general wear. All sizes, but not in every model. Fourth Floor -H>afesi & Company Will Close Out Wednesday Women's Ultra-Smart Suits at Radically Reduced Prices ? the most wanted materials.* Tailleur and Pur Trimmed Styles Suits Formerly #125.00 to #150.00 . . Reduced to $98.50 Suits Formerly 75.00 to 95.00 . . Reduced to 69.50 Suits Formerly 59.50 to 75.00 . . Reduced to 49.50 -?>afeo $c Company Will Close Out Wednesday Misses9 Handsome Winter Suits at Greatly Reduced Prices Fur-trimmed and tailleur styles in the materials of the hour Suits Formerly #55.00 to #65.00 . , Reduced to $39.50 Suits Formerly 69.50 to 75.00 . . Reduced to 50.00 Suits Formerly 85.00 to 98.00 . . Reduced to 75.00 Suits Formerly 125.00 to 150.00 . . Reduced to 98.50 Suits Formerly 175.00 to 225.00 . . Reduced to 125.00 -H>afes Sc Company Will Close Out Wednesday Misses' Fashionable Frocks at Reduced Prices in Fine Tricotine, Serge, Velveteen, Velour, Wool Jersey, Satin Frocks Formerly #25.00. ./....... Reduced to $18.50 Frocks Formerly 29.50 and 35.00 . . Reduced to 25.00 Frocks Formerly 39/.50 to 49.50. . Reduced to 29.50 ALL SALES FINAL NONE C. O. D. OR ON APPROVAL