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THE SUN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1015.
DANIELS HIDES NAVY EXPERTS' REAL REPORT J.-dleal Plfffrrnf From If In Srhrnio Shown In Flint Linn Building. FEWER BATTLESHIPS IN SECRETARY'S PLAN COMPARATIVE TABLE OF . NAVAL PROGRAMMES A comparison between Han fry Dun lr Inn building programme and that of the General Board mrtUned In Ita made to order report follow: Oenerai ZXini'U. Board. Dreadnought 1 Battle cruisers 2 I Scout cru liters S 4 Destroyers 16 10 Submarines 10 23 Gun boats 2 I Washington. Deo. Jl. Another nail was driven Into the coffin of "pitiless publicity" to-night when Secretary Dan iels declined to make public the original report of the Oenerai Board of the navy containing recommendations with re aped to a navy building programme. Instead, the Secretary made public a report which the board subsequently sub mitted under express directions from the Secretary The original one was In accordance with the annual custom of the board. It set forth what the naval experts believed to be the neces sary goal of any naval building policy, founded on a consideration of the policies of other nations of the world, and laid down a detailed building programme for HIT. The subsequent report was mads In response to a written order from the Secretary calling for recommendations within the limits of a total expenditure. In Ave years time, of f 50ft.OOA.oflO at an approximate rate of 100,000,000 a year. The first repart of the board was made In July ; the second In October. The first has never seen the light of day. Secretary Daniels refuses now to make It public. He Is understood to havs filed It away under lock and key. yr a Ifavy- to Kqaal Britain's. It was quite different from the one given out to-night It waj based On the proposition that by 1025 ths navy of the United States should be the equal of any In the world, not excepting Treat Britain's To that end. It Is under stood, the board proposed the construc tion between 1917 and 1026 of thirty, six first line dreadnoughts at a rate, beginning In 1017. of four dreadnoughts a year. For HIT the amount of money which this original report proposed should be spent Is understood to hare been ap proximately 1200,000.000. as sgalnst the 1100,000.000 recommended to be spent daring the same year under the limita tions fixed by the Secretary. In his own annual report Secretary Daniels emphasises the fact that whereas he proposed the expenditure of 1102,412.214 In five yesrs time ths Oen erai Board's report called for 14s, T0.000. This apparently was cited by the Secretary by way of making It ap pear that he has taken a moat advanced stand on the naval programme. What Secretary Daniels failed to ex plain la the fact, now disclosed, that ths board's report to which lie refers It not the original report, but one submitted In response to an order from him limit ing the expenditures to 1500,000,000 In firs years. Heretofore Secretary Dantels has al ways published ths regular report of the General Board along with his own. In quiry st the Navy Department developed the fact that the board regards Its July report as Ita regular one, not the re port eubmltted under orders from Sec retary Daniels In October. Except for the statement that he does not believe there is any necessity for publishing the original document. Sec retary Daniels has not volunteered any for the secrecy. Hate of Kipradttkre. Despite the fact that the second ro ot the board approximates the total fixed by Mr. Danlejs, It differ materially from Secretary Daniels's proposals re garding the rate of expenditure. Where as Secretary Daniels In the plan adopted by President Wilson as the Administra tion's programme proposes to make the HIT expenditures considerably below those for the succeeding years, the Oen erai Board le of the opinion that because of the backwardness of the American navy In the present critical times the larger sums should be expended at tho outset and that there should be scaling down ss the various units are added to the fleet Moreover, whereas the total of $4, 171.000 which the Oenerai Board would spend In Ave years time would go ex clusively to new ships, f 48.500.000 of Mr. Danlelb's total of f60j.000.000 would be used for the completion of ships already authorized. Under Secretary Daniels's plan there would be expended $67,000,000 In 1917 oa new ships, aviation and ammunition reserve, It being generally understood that the Secretary drew his programme with one eye on the depleted condition of the Federal Treasury. The Oenerai Board under the limitations Imposed by the Secretary proponed an expenditure for the same purpose In 1917 of 97,- VVU.OOQ. With regard to the differences be tween his plan und the restricted pro gramme of the Oenerai Hoard the orig inal report of the board not being men tioned Mr. Daniels In his annual report said: "My recommendation of a five year programme embraces the same number aa proposed by the Qenerul Hoard In the distribution It made in the rive year pro; ram mo of dreadnoughts, battle cruisers, scouts and destroyers. I recommend fifteen fleet submarines where the Oenerai Hoard recommends nine, and 1 recommend eighty-live coast sub serines us against fifty-eight recom mended by the Oenerai Hoard. "For additional reserve ammunition, my recommenda tion is 120,000 000, whereas the Oenerai Hoard recommends 111, 000, not). They recommend something more for other craft. My total for the five vara In $5011,4112.214. The Oenerai Board's lota) Is 49.S70,U00. a very slight dlfforcncii for the live years, though the lioard's recommendation for the first year Is much larger than the Department's estimate." The fjgnaral Hoard mukes plain In the report Its reason for laying stress on ths early building of the dreadnought class rsinei man tne submarines. It says: "The deeds of the submarines havs been so rpectaeulur that in default of engagements between the main fleets un due weight has been attached to them. Submarine nomination. To hastily formed public opinion It seemed that submarines were accom plishing; great military results because Utile rise of Importance occurred In the nmriWin warfare to attract Dublic at- :3bTS'. I"1 'he present time when USmiU, have .learned Krf:, tpaeure fcowto nrntrvt their commerce, nta leai , , , 1... , ,, , A VETERAN IN tect their navy from the submarine menace. It Is apparent that the sub marine la not an Instrument fitted to dominate naval warfare. "It appears from British returns thst the first eight months of this submarine warfare against British commerce re sulted In the loss of 183 merchant ves sels and 1T.' trawlers. The total British merchant tonnage loss was not greatly In excess of r.oo.noo ; the total loss under all flags was about 6 50.000 tona "In the asms time the total arrivals and departures In British ports averaged from 1,150 to 1.400 per week, or nearly 60,004 In all. Allied commerce Is con tinuing Sunder a loss In no wsy vital. The submarine Is a most useful auxiliary, whose Importance will no doubt Increase, but at present there Is no evidence that U will become supreme. "As to type of shins the conclusion to be drawn so far from the history of the current war Is that the bittleshlp Is stilt the principal reliance of navies, as It has been In the past." What the Programmes Mean. The Oenerai Board entertains an Idea very different from Mr. Daniels's aa to what will be ths status of the fleet under the live year programme proposed. Ex plaining! that the number of capital ships which the board recommenda is necessarily limited by the bounds fixed by Secretary Daniels In his orders to the board, the October report of the ex perts estimates that by tttl there will be thirteen pre-dreadnoug4rts fit for the second line of battle, nine superannuated pre dreadnoughts lit for the third Una and three battleships, the Oregon, In diana and Massachusetts, authortsad twanty-flve years ago, tit only for har bor defence work. Secretary Daniels In his report and President Wilson In his moss go to Con gress grouped all these ships togsthsr and stated that In 1922 there would be twenty-five battleships fit for the second line of battle. In the same way, whereas Secretary Daniels and President Wilson state that under the Ave year programme of the Administration there would be built or building twenty-seven dreadnoughts of the first line, the Oenerai Hoard declares that because of the necessary retirement In the meantime to the second and third lines of obsolete vessels there would be by 1121 only seventeen dreadnoughts lit for the first line formation. Under the Oenerai Hoard's contempla tion of the minimum requirements of the navy there should be added 14,000 sea men and 2,400 marines to the personnel In HIT. Secretary Daniels, for the same number of big ships but a greater number of submarines and smaller craft, proposes an Increase of only 10,000 sea men and 1,500 marines The Lesson ml the War. That it Is all Important for the Amer ican navy to rely first of all on the dreadnoughts as the backbone of the fleet and on swift battle cruisers and scout cruisers as the eyes of the navy Is the lesson which the board- draws In the fol lowing comment from the results In the European war: "With Its two extensive coast lines the United States offers great opportuni ties to an enemy to descend by surprise upon Its shores. To meet such attack the tendency of the country Is to place too much reliance upon localized de fences, such as fortifications, mines and submarines. "To forestall the attack of the enemy, our main fighting force must bo concen trated at a strategic centre, ready to move and defeat the hostile main body before It lias entered aji area where Its presence Is seriously dangerous to this country's interests. "An efficient scouting force, composed of battle cruisers snd scouts, must he thrown far beyond tho main body to assure this indispensable service of In formation which cannot otherwise be secured. In default of Information the main fleet can only act blindly. "In 1m k teral I'eveluprr. -p. .f our naval strength the time haa now come ! to provide for battle cruisers and scouts. The main duty of both types Is to get Information. "Such haa been the principal employ ment of battle cruisers In the present war. They have been In contact with the enemy and their performances huve attracted much public attention, but as yet the main forces of battleships havs not been engagsd and the control of the sea remains In the hands of the Towers having the superior battle fleet. "As In the case of submarines, so In ths case of battle cruisers, the particu lar course of the present war does not Justify the prevalent exaggerated Idea of their Importance." The Oenerai Board Is made up of Ad miral Dewey, president; Hear Admirals Knight and Badger, Major-Qen. Barnctt of the United States Marine Corps, Vlce Admlral Benson, and Cspts. Knapp, Itodgers. Oliver, Wood, Chandler and Hughes. WILL ARREST K. R. ENGINEERS. New right to End soft Caal N moke la Passaic. Passaic, N. J . Deo. 21. Unless ths Kile llallrosd sbatss the soft coal nui sance to-morrow Health Commissioner John Kennell says he will arrest every engineer and fireman on tho trains of that road which pass through this city burning soft coal. The Unlit against the soft coal Is an old one here. For more than eight years the city officials have tried to end It and there has been much correspondence between them and the oftieWls of the road, but the englnsa irdtsue to. belch forth black volumes of mi nike as they go through the main purt itC 'his town. THE SENATE A.ra.OJWWtfTej, BECK URGES NAVY BIG ENOUGH FOR ANY FOE 'Wanton MnrnVr" for U. 8. to Meet Great Powers Now, He Says. Philapclphia, Dec. 51. James M. Beck. ex-Assistant Attorney. General. In an address at the National Security League's mass meeting declared that unless the t'nlted States wishes to rely upon the mercy of a conquering nation It must be prepared to meet any one of the mighty Towers with an equal armament. The speaker was cheered by the thousands who packed the Academy of Music. "Without attempting tn discuss In any detail the purely technical aspects of the problem," said Mr. Beck, "we must start with the bsslc fact that our navy cannot Itself relieve us of ths necessity of military preparation. "What then as to our land defences? Fourteen years ago or thereabout the then Secretary of War appointed a Oen erai Htaff of our army. This Ueneral Staff, composed of experts, formulated u report in the year 191! "This report showed among other things thst It was possible for st least two of the great nations of the world within ten to thirty dsys to put an army ranging from 100.000 to 100,000 men upon the shores of our country, and In that they were confirmed by the ablest military authorities of the world, namely the German Oenerai Htaff. "Our Oenerai Staff then considered what we had to oppose such i.n In vasion. They found after eliminating about 38,000 men, who Inadequately guard our colonial possessions snd use lees srmy posts, the mobile army, which would almost alone oppose an Invasion, does not exceed 8.1.000 men. "In this appalling condition three al ternatives present themselves. "The first Is to make no preparation at all, the second Is to make an In adequate preparation und the third Is to make adequate preparation. "Our policy throughout our history has consistently been the second, of In adequate preparation. "If. with our Inadequate defence to day, we should be suddenly plunged into war and all modern wars come with marvellous suddenness then, for us to confront any one or two of the great est military Powers with an Inferior navy or an Inadequate army would clesrly be. In thes times when war Is a matter of chemistry, mechanics and organization, wanton murder." MISS KELLER'S WAR NEWS IN BLIND TYPE UneeiiNored Papers in Short hand Krai lie. Her Source, She Savs. Helen Keller retorted yesterday to ths critics of her speech on preparedness, n subject or which It was said that she could know very Utile, by announcing that she had means of communication from Europe likely to be much more ac curate than the usunl means of com munication the polm system news papers for the blind, which cannot be read by the censors. "I have sources of Information Just now which 1 believe very few, If any. editors can possibly have access to," she said. "I get newspapers regularly from I London, I'arls, Berlin and Vienna printed ! In shorthand Braille, a point type used ; for tile hllnd Tl.. n.uj.i.u ra a p. nnt I censorial because the censors cannot read with their (Ingera "These uncensored scoounts of condi tions in ths warring countries tell me the truo sentiment among the working peo ple und the Intolerable conditions that now surround them, and their hearts are almost at the breaking point. "Do certain editors now understand how 1 can tell the people some things about the Kuropean war?" Miss Keller's talk on prepared noes was before the Eubor Forum of the Washington Irving High School and she was Indignant at the suggestion that some people seemed to think that the schools should not be used for such a purpose. "If we are to have free speech, where should Its voice he strongest If not In tho public school buildings?" she asked. Tree speech certainly does not Injure the building. The schools are for alt ths people or any portion that Is live enough to use them. The schools are democracy's sacred places." 2,500 FOR MILITIA AERO FUFD, Massarbasrtts dels Money to Train timer rs i V Y. to Keeelve Same. Huston. Dec. 21. (kv. Walsh lies received 11,1100 from Alan It. llawley, president of the Aero flub of America, to Mart an aeroplane fund for the mllltla of Massachusetts. The money Is half of an anonymous gift of r,ii0t to the national aeruplsns fund for the purpos of training officers of the mllltla of Massachusetts and New York. ROOSEVELT STOLE DEFENCE THUNDER, ' Secretary AmciIa Ex-President's Stand Is a Play for Popularity, Adding That He Reduced the Army's Strength 11,560 Men in 1902. WasiimoToN. Dee. "i. Secretary ef War Harrison Issued to-night a state ment charging Col. Booerveli with at tempting to "steal thunder" on the ques tion Of preparedness Declaring that the lasts for preparedness which the Colonel w has Is an "acquired'' one, the Secre tary submits in proof an order Issued In 1101 by the then Secretary of War Hoot. acting on instructions from President Roosevelt, ordering a reduction of 11.50 man In the enlisted strength of ths srmy. Mr. Harrison s statement. Inspired by a recent artlcls of ths Colonel's In s magaslne. Is ss follows: "I observe that Mr. Roosevelt cele brates ths Christmas season by present ing himself with all the good things In sight He says In effect : 'AH policies (which are now popular) are mine.' He resembles ths eager boy who comes In from playing to find s table full of 'goodies' prepared by his elders, and touching all the most toothsome ssys, That's mine, and that's mine, and so'a that '.' "Preparedness was with him sn acquired taste. Others brought It forward and urged It upon the attention ORGANIZE TO FIGHT BIG DEFENCE PLAN Anti - Militarists. Including Several From New York, Outline Campaign. EXPECT AID IX COXGHESS Wssmimoton, Dec. II. By the form ing here to-day of the "Antl-Mllitarlam Committee" there was begun what Is an nounced as a nationwide fight against ths hugs wsr budget and the "cult of preparedness" which Is sweeping the country. Ths committee has opened headquarters In the Munsey Building and Is said to be In close conference With the anti-preparedness minority In both the Senate and the House. The members of the committee are Miss Lillian D Wald of the Nurses Set tlement, New Tork city ; Paul U. Kel logg, editor of the gareeg ; the Key John Hsynes Holmes and Habbl Stephen S. Wise of New York. Mrs. Florence Kelley of the National Consumers last 111, Prof. Oeorge E. Kirch wey of Columbia University, Mrs Crystal Eastman Bene dict, L. Holllngiworth Wood, Ixmle P. Lochner, Miss Alice I-ewlsohn. Max Eastman and Allan Benson. Mr. Wood, with offices at 41 Cedur street. New York, is treasurer of the committee ; Mrs. Benedict Is executive secretary In rhsrg? of the organliatlnn work, and Charles T. Halllnan of t'hi eago Is announced as edltorlaj director. The committee's Conirresston.il pro gramme Is -announced as follows : Our Immediate purpose is to pre vent If possible ar.y unusual expendi ture for srmement during the present session of Congress. Before any Increased defence ap propriates are made we demand pub llo Investigation of our present huge war budget, eo that every dollar now spent for the army and navy may brli.g 100 p r cent, of efficiency. We stand for a Congressional In vestigation of the sources of the ile msnd for a large Increase in the srmy and navy appropriations. We stand for taking private profit out of arnMinent manufacture. We hold thst the rxp rise of na tional defence should be met by Income and Inheritance taxes and not by taxes which place the burden on the poor. We hold, with the President, that the time has come to develop the Monroe Doctrine, with Its Inherent dangers and difficulties, into a real pan-Arrarlcan union, and. therefore, urge that s fifth Pan-American con ference be called early In 1!U6, and that our delegates to that conference be Instructed to recommend, a true democratic federation Of the twenty one American republics in the Interests of peace and republican Ideals. We hold that the questions at Issue between America anil the Orient are . Important and complex, and there- fore urge, its a rational upproach to . their solution, the appointment of an I expert commission, representing Ainer lea, Japan and China, to study theso questions and make ivcommendutlnng i to the various countries Involved, after I considering all interests concerned , local, national and international. The committee wants to raise a budget which will permit It to put speakers Into the Held to meet the propagandas of the various "preparedness" organizations. It dsslres specifically to state that Henry Ford Is not financing It. JOBS FOR SWASEY AND DEV0Y. Sheriff snd t onnty Clerk to He Provided For liy Pounds. Sheriff Lewis M. Swosey und County Clerk Charles S. Devoy. two of the most prominent Republlesn leaders In Flrook lyn, who are to quit ofllce at the dose, of the year, have each a 15,000 a yeur Job awaiting, according to an announce ment made by their friends yesterday. Both. It Ih said, are to servo on the staff of Borough President Pounds, Swssey as Deputy Commissioner of Pub lic Works, an office vacant for a con siderable time, and Devoy as Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, In place of Howard I.. Woody, who Is on leave of absence, and whose resignation Is soon expected. Share your Christmas cheer witli the children of the poor. The CHILDREN'S AID SOCIliTY asks for contributions to make a happy Christmas for tlie great nuniber of homeless children In its inciters and the poor children in its Industrial Schools. Wm Church Oaliorn. Kdwln .. Men-ill. barles l..&srr. Secretary U Kast nnefbtivet. Nes V I I WWII. I IBS! Ill III 10A York sw SAYS GARRISON I of the people snd It was only after he foutsl that It suited their taste that lie became vo.nl In Its behalf. "Standing In awe, as I do, of Mr. I Roosevelt snd being fearful' of his wrath, 1 It Is with hesitation that I point out to I him that this administration haa not only refrained from following ons of his policies, but has on the contrary repudiated It. One of the policies was to reduce the enlisted strength of the army of the United States. "Mr. Roosevelt became President on the 14th dsy of September, 101 On the list day of May. 1101, the Secretary of War (Mr. Root), by direction of the President (Mr. Roosevelt) Issued an or der reducing the enlisted strength of the cavalry from 1 11,140 tn 14,040; of the artillery from 11,111 to 17.742. and of the Infantry from 11,510 to 31.110 ; or a total reduction In the enlisted strtngth of the 1'nlted State, army of 11. St 0. "Mr. Roosevelt Is welcomed as a con vert upon the Issus of preparedness, but the front pew was already filled before his conversion and he must now rely on tho strength of his voice for recog nition." TARIFF, NOT TAX, GARY DINNER PLAN ftpafWeMSfl from Firot Pagt. gates for Col. Roosevelt In 1112 and made the fight for them before the Re publican National Committee, said yes terday thst he tnrltevcd Col. Roosevelt to be an ester, active candidate for the 'residential nomination on the Repub lican tloket. He pointed out that ths Colonel had merit lotted as possibilities Justice Hugghea. Philander C. Knox and Oov. Hadiey. an analysis of any one of whom shows his unavailability. Ths conclusion to be drawn from this, ac cording to Mr. McHarg, Is that Mr. Roosevelt Is willing to become the can didate. Col. Roosevelt is saying nothing. Ac cordingly the speech which he will de liver at a Progressive rally In Phlladel ! .-a on January Si la looked forward to as an event of Interest The Colonel Is to make another speech on February 12 at a Lincoln Day celebration In Chi-, cago. Two daye later he expects to leave for the Weet Indies, where he will spend from two weeks to a month. It Is said that he does not expect to attend the meeting of the National Pro gressive. Committee In Chicago on Jan uary 11 CALLS FOR T. R.S NOMINATION. Kansas OttP Paper Says Both Big Parties Copy His Ideas. Kansas Citt, Dec. It, The Kansas City Iter cams out to-day for Theodore ROOSSVSlI as the next Republican nomi nee for President. The paper says that for fifteen years the ex-President has been the foremost figure In Ann-rlcan life. th.. most potent single factor in the political affairs of the nation within that long period. "America is witnessing to-day the spectacle of Congress engaged in car rying out. so far as fearful politicians can grasp the meaning of It, the ROOM v-lt preparedness programme, ' accord ing to the jiaprr "Both purttce are ad justing themselves to the situation of adopting the Roosevelt proirramme, not only as the work for Congress, but tho Barnpaum issue of lsis." it goes on. "All this has been brought about by a man who is without a (treat political party, without a political office and Without a political ambition to become a candidate," tha Mr says, asserting that the condition resulted because the people have faith In Iloosevelt "as the biggest American of them all." PENROSE WATCHFULLY WATTS. Hopeful That the Colonel Won't Forget Ills sme. PRIbADgbPKIA, Dec. II Senator Pen. rose is to confer In New Yoik to-morrow with Republtcun National Chairman Hlltea, and It Is believed that they will consider Col Rnosevelt's suggestions with tespect to Presidential candidates. Mr. Penrose's Indorsement of ex-Secretary of State Knox for United States Senator, together with the suggestions attributed to Roosevelt that Knox woukl lie a suitable candidate for President, gives the leaders cause for hope. Mr. Penrose It Is relieved will be amenable to the Colonel's suggestions, and It Is remarked that he now Is silent when the Colonel's views ore mentioned, whereas he formcly was prompt to voice ci ItlclBm. VOTES FOR PREPAREDNESS. Miilrt of Colonial Wars tomes Ont for nrfenee. The Society of OolOntol Wars has come out for preparedness. At Its twenty fourth general court, held at Delmonlco's on Monday evening, the society adopted a resolution advocating sufficient mili tary nnd naval preparedness to "assure the safety and freedom of the country and preserve the principles for which our forefathers struggled." The resolution will be transmitted to President Wilson and to Corujffeas, The i t solution calls adequate preparedness "a fundamental patriotic duty." and says It should not be a political party ques tion. The regular ticket wus elected, with Henry (!. Sanford as governor. Ralph D, PatlM delivered an address on Colonial ships and sailors. BIG DOCTORS' SOCIETY HIT. tioer I can Me, I lest Association May Have t Hroraaalsr. CaiOASOi r)1'. 21. Iteorgainlattion of the American Medical Association, a na tional body having 40,000 members. Is fnfgnaM by a decision or the state Supreme Court In the suit of Dr. U. Frank l.ydston to oust the present di rectorate, which he charged was Ille gally elected, Und to foroa the associa tion to take out a national charter. Because the association was chartered under the laws of Illinois the court de creed that Its annual meetings should l ave heen held In Illinois. The orlglrtal suit wna filed more than Ave years ago. One or the charges mads was that the aflalrs of the association were controlled by an oligarchy. WIFE CAN'T AID MANCHESTER. Zimmerman Kslale Cieeutor Won't I'art With a Penny. Cincinnati. Deo. 21. Attorney John R, Hruce. one of the two executors or the estate of Kugene Zimmerman, said to night that ir any attempt to get money fiont the eatate with which to pay off the I Hike of Manchester's credi tors Is made by the Duchess It will bo resisted to the last word. "I could not and would not contribute .a cent toward this flajg," Its added. JANUARY DIVIDENDS 5 GUARANTEED MORTGAGES at tMmtf St. S T. IM UNDERWOOD DENIES HE IS AFTER PRESIDENCY Say- He Will Support Wilson, Who Will Be Renominated Next Year. Wshinoto'n, Dee. It, Senator Oscar Underwood Is not a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President. He has not had a conference with Speaker Clark to assure Mm that he was ready to support Mr. Clsrk if he would become a candidate. Senator Underwood found It necessary to Issue formal denials to-day tn coun teract a report sent out from Washing ton that ths Senator had conferred with tha Speaker and that he was ready to become a candidate himself If necessary to defeat the ranomlnatlon of President Wilson. Mr. Underwood declared that Presi dent Wilson would be renominated, that he (Mr Underwood) would support Mm and that he had no conference with Speaker Clark. Speaker Clark was asked to-day about the statement that Senator Underwood had pledged his support In case Mr. Clark decided to oppose the President. 'There Is sbsoluteiy no truth In ths report," said Mr. Clark. "Senator Un derwood never made any such state ment to me." Asked If he had been advised that some Democratic members were organ ising with a view tn putting him for ward as a candidate, Mr. Clark re plied: "I cannot say as to that If such an organisation baa !ecn pi rfci-tcd or Is being formed I hsve not been con sulted." Back of the reports that a movement has been started to enter the Speaker as a candidate next ..ear Is doubt on the part of some Democrats whether President Wilson will he a candidate for another term. There Is no douht among the President's closest advisers that he Intends to run again and they are now making their campaign plans on that assumption. ROAR OF PACIFIC HEARD HERE. ttulll C'lnh Kliiers Talk Across the Continent. Two hundred snd fifty men at dinner In the Hotel Manhattan last night rose when "The Stnr Kpangle'l Rtnner" w.w played in Sun Krnnrlsoo Also, they shivered when they heard the roar of the Pacific beating against UlS Seal Rocks. The occasion was the annual Imnuuet of Ins tjuill flub, enlivened by a transcontinental telephone demonstra tion aiwnged by II. VV. fabler of the New York Telephone Company. Dr. David Starr Jordan, in Palo Alto, fal., made a brief addiese In which he deplored the present prepared nasi move ment, fonnectlon was made with I.os Angeles und Dr. t'harle U Qoodall, president of the club. II d with Itobert Waiclurn. form, j i ommtssloner of liunilgnati-jn In New York, now vlce prejldent of the Standard nil Company of California. Trof. John Willis Uaer, president of Occidental College, sent Christmas greetings from 1.".- Angele llrslnns to Re Workhouse Warden. Klisabeth. N lH Dec. II. After a service of fifteen years at the New Jer ssy reformatory at Itahaay Capt. ltlchard K rroes has resigned as deputy superintendent to accept the oilice ,.f warden of the Delaware State Work house at Oreenbank. Del. ujmwjwotTsast oo. KNABE PIANOS Just Received From The Factory pa &. ii v piiifuiiii. ws Christmas. i hesc Pianos will make perfect gifts. Knabe Flexotone Elec trelle $750 Knabe Player Upright Knabe-Ampico Repro duction Piano ftnabe Mignonette Player Grand $1250 All in exquisite mahogany casings. Instruments touch t this week delivered in tim 3 for Ckristmas. Exceptionally r.nall initial and monthly payments allowed Open Evenings WARE 3th Avenue IQPER MONTH ON PLEDGE xo0F PERSON ALPRQPERTY THE PROVIDENT LOAN SOCIETY OF NEW YORK MANHATTAN. RBRK I F(ml(n Avenue, eor. 25th Street. CourtUudAve eor. IJM Btrees. Ktdrtage Street eor. Hlvlsgtoa It, HKOOsU.vKf. s mtli Itt bet. 4Sth sod 40th tst Smith St. enr. MvlagstoD . Pe? are,, wv. gesgl ssa sees Orghsru Avenue, eor Dgbev.Sgg S', Uxwgtoo Ave., eor. 134th street l-itkln Avenue, cue. Itocggwgr T Orsod Street, cor. Olluton Si rest. nltU Viri'kijl odiLAm I l.72d St.. taU. tlu,tou 4 ad A.e. 1 F-.?jMHffiJffl ! t-aMUoustoa si., m, gssag Bk J, twu vvitKiia vuum bXtI I MOVIE MEN FOILED BY THE PRESIDENT Only Two Remain ut Springs Mrs. Wilson Appears Twice jHirlnjr la.v. If RIWITWUM LOOK OX Hot aminos. Va.. Dee. Si President Wilson snd his brlds gratified the sojourners and residents hers by two appesrsnres to-day, mil the movie men were again frustrated and all except two loft the resort later tn the day. In tha morning Mr. and Mrs. Wilson took a long walk over the golf course with two secrst service men trailing them und did not return until nearly luncheon time. Six other honeymooning couples watched the President snd his brlds from the veranda. Mrs. Wilson wore a blue walking suit with a small blue toque The couple In going snd returning used the ground floor entrance to the hotel wing on the side toward the tennis courts. There was a rumor In the early nfter .mn.i ih.i ih u-ouM rilnv coif, a game which the President ha been teaching his bride ever since im-ir ,nii"i'. but golfers WHO delayed going out on ths course for .in hour to see the Prel dent make his appearance only oaught a glimpse or hint helping Mrs. Wilson into u motor car. which whirled them away for another long ride. They re turned at dusk. Tho President's reply to the petition sent him yesterday hy the moving pic ture men ana pnmgrssssni i-s-"" . that he would recede from bis determina tion that no pictures be taken or Him self or Mrs. Wilson during their stay here ws that under no circumstances 1,1 Via i.Ii... hla mind One photogrupher Is ronnlvlng how he ( may use his new $1,500 telescope camera, Wbjotl tskes pictures a block away, with- 1 out rlskltw; lbs destruction by the secret , service men who are ordered to break I every camera they see pointed at the President or Mrs. Wlhsm. The President Is not known to have ; transacted any business of an official I nature over the telegraph wires between i here and Washington since his arrival. ii.. ui.ont r.nr ..! tm niorninr rnceivina and nmoverlng congratulatory mes sages. REPUBLICAN NEGROES ASSAIL PARTY CHIEFS Nationwide Protest Against Southern Cntdown Started by a Rhode islander. Washington. Dec H, The colored brethren of the South and Nprth are up In arms against the action of the Ite pUbllOan National Committer In reduc- I ing the representation or the southern States in the Republican national con- j ventlor. When the committee was In ee.xsion here several negro Itepublleans from the Soutli Journeyed to Washing- i ton and prutestiii. Now Joseph W. Henderson, a negro editor of llhode Island and organizer of the DoUglaS Republican Association, has. started a nationwide movement among j negroes to tight the so-.-alled reform, j Henderson has written a letter to I'halr- man Hllles of the ItepitblhMii National I C ommltiee In Which be contends he will j which he Is starring In hll letter to Hllles he says: "It is vengeance on the part of the Roosevelt people and Ingratitude of you Taft people to tliUK punish the colored Republican delegates, who stood as loy ally by Taft In till n. did tboie who stood with the famous 'log' by CI rant thirty-five years ago. "You heard the suffragettes and anti euffnifriels. but refuse to hear us. T ask you gentlemen to assist our efforts to right this wrong at the convention and we will thus he able to help you to put PtOf, Wilson out of the White House.'' iuou uiucntg in time tor magnificent PI layer $800 $1200 during the holidays. Until Christmas. ROOMS at 30th Street 4 l-gsBjgHgfflJ m Porhora EVERYMAN'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA AN Dm WarlT hearts Knawkeayg in a Twelve-Irs-h Shed A Parfact Christmas Prest nl THIS SET ONLY $6.00 NET ITrtfe for cimtlart and fun ftrtln Three ether styles ef MMtflgl At sny Bookstore. E. P. DUTTON & CO.. 681 Fifth A., New York. Clwrcl, Dteratirc Pros CHRISTMAS SUGGESTIONS Selected Christm;is Cards and Calendars: 50 Personal Greeting Cards u,ith envelopes, flV); Children's Prayer Rugs, fi Bibles. 11.00 to $65.00; Alt.ir Sets for memorials or gift to Churches. 18.00 to 140.00; Prayer Bonks and H. 15.00 to 910.00 per set; Single. Prayer Books, .. "5 up. PIIWAY TO ASTOIl PI V K TWO mm.r. not nr. NtW toiti, 'Opposite WaaasMarr'H f OME IN AN') LEARN UHY SHOPPING IS EASY MALKAN'S N K w YOKK's LAAOKfJT BOOKnTORI 41 RKOAIIWAT S.1 M HI ., V . NEW YORK'S PRIVATE SCHOOLS tot.M. fts. AMI mu ll AMU ION iNsiiltii i nit noli cam West End Ave. Tel. '-'.' hiv (II I KI.K PKKPAHATIOM. Sstb Year Iteelns Sept. .mm IKVINt. M IIIMII I., tl. 1UI a W. Mtb . Tel. 4san Heburlw Hoys from S to 20. All Department he beine study lor bors under lv RtKKlllll M Until Kill IKlt Kiehion. West ''2t St. Doja tun-. insln all dsy. ineiudlna Mat r. ttiuriv Tennis ( ourn Ath. Field. Kind's to Cli n Mr.raitrs.NTr.it ao55SZ Sal hois ' IO-S1J Wast Knd Ave. Tel. Col Is . Tbe lftth year beslns October 4. In I Outdoor exercises 1 30 to 4 all winter RivmnAi.r. hiimbv m i i 14 seres near Van t'ortlandt 'V - Day A Hoarding Hoys. K flacker Head roaster. Intimate teaching by HehoUrl v Mel Till'. HHIttt st IIIMII nl II li hum MM West 7-th atreei tMBce 241 W. Tilb Ml T. 1 I nl Two years in one. Abtioltltel) Indl roit t.ini.s ash rovNti mm HAMILTON INHTIH TK. PON filHI B, MOtbMt. A Hlverslde Drlre. Tel Hp ollese Cert I firs tee. Dotiit. - , Kegulsr -peclsl ourssi I arte ..nctv'n 111- L4M KI M IttHH I tlit i.i , . west l.nd Ave. X attth s. r 1 In terssrten. I-lemenia--. - , and Collree Prep. 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