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THE SUN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1D10.
4V 3 GUNS ON LINER HERE BRING QUICKINQUIRY Hfllnnt' Makes Koport to Wash ing"" About It 4i itl KIrers oil Uitiscnpo Vcrdl. AUSTRIA HAS THE WHIP HAND IN PERSIA CASE EITHER BIG NAVY OR FOREIGN BULLYING WILSON MUST BARE SECRETS OF MEXICO CANAL FORT PLANS STOLEN, HE SAYS CONGRESS ASKED TO AID N. Y. NAVY YARD DtE TO AXCONA'S FATE Tun lean rapid Hrn minn mounted on ttf nftenleelt of the Trannnllantlcn Hall (U,o jteanwhlp lllueeppe Verdi, swiftest liner In th" Italian netvlco, Inndred H. A. Down)' of Collector Mnlcine'ii neutrality iquad to make an InvestlKatlon of tho trniamont and rejwrt to tils superior. The tlluseppo Verdi, which arrived wftfnl.iy inornliiK from tienon, Naples nd Palermo, was armed, the mtetita of (be line say, purely for defensive pur poms, and they believe It will not bo ntctfKiry to take off the Kuns, which are jMiisttoinr. of "7 millimeter, or nlxMit three Inch, eallbre. They vvero used In the Mediterranean by two ex-naval win r who are membets of tho Verdi's crew In tartlet practice, the marks bclrot Uriels set adrirt aHtern. Tho marks Bnhlp of the Runner was Rood. The arming of tho Uluseppo Verdi was rronir!"' u' "le bi'lP of thv Italian itfannhlp Aticona. In which many pa rtnfter.. ete killed by shell tire from an Austrian Mibinnrlne and which inlcht tve saved herself, accordlnt? to the opinion of Italian stcanudilp men here. K ih had been equipped with rapid (re puns. H was said that If the Olusepiw Verdi had been attacked simi larly she nilKht have driven oft the sub marine, as nearly all her shots nt the barrels were, hits. t'nllrctur lone Ilxplalns. The lino denies that tho ex-naval pen ere shipped especially to work the run. It si' 'hey became members of the Verdi's crtw somo time ago. Col lector Malono bad this to say about the incident : The steamship Adriatic of the White, EUr Line arrived at this port on August J, IM4, having certain guns mounted for defensive purposes. Itefore grant ing her clearance a thorough Investiga tion was made and tho facts reported to the Treasury Department. Actlmr under Instructions from tho Department the venel wai permitted to clear on Septem ber 3, and on September 19 the Statu Department Issued Instructions In re gard to the s'.utus of armed merchant Vessels for the guidance of officer hav Irr charce of the maintenance of ncu trilitv and others conreriied, The niuseppe Verdi of tho Italian line arrived to-dayfrom Genoa, having two 3 Inch Armstrong guns mounted at the stem. Tho neutrality squad made a complete Investigation and turned Its report over to me. I have reported the fads to Secretary McAdno at Washing ton. I will await Instructions from him bfore permitting the Giuseppe Vcrdl to clear" The Collector gave out a copy of the Stale Department's Instructions referred to aboc In the case of the steamship Adriatic, which dismounted her guns be fore proceeding, although she might have retained them, out of courtesy to this Government. The Instructions permit tho carrjlng of guns not to exceed lx Inches In rallbte by merchantmen for defensive purposes only. liu us i:tvrn IVet l.onw. Th presence of mounted guns aboard a merchantman, the Instructions sny. creates a presumption that they are to te ued for offensive purposes, but this tr.ay be overcome by evidence. Among the thltiKs mentioned as Indicating the Intention of a met chant vessel to use Its armament for defensive purposes only ate the HgbttiesH nf the calibre of the funs, the fact thai she carries only a Uk, the smallnesn of the quantity of ammunition carried, the fact that the tssl Is manned by her usual crew, that ale I In the same trncio as neinro me . war ai,d plying between the same ports i tiat she Is not n very fast vessel, that none of the guns are mounted forward. that she carries the usual passengers. enemy ami that her cargo Is not suited for use In war. The Italian line believes that the Verdi has not iolated any of the Instructions outlined above. Capt. l.uigi ..innoiii cf the Wrdl said the guns had been put aboard by order of the Italian naval authorities merely to protect her and that he hail been Instructed to use them for defensive purpose only. They nre about eleven feet long. Ilai'h can tire bout twenty-four shell a minute. LIKELY TO ENDDI5PUTE. Waahlnutoii Awaits Ileport About (junk on Vcrdl. Washington, Jan. B. The arrival of the Italian liner Giuseppe Vcrdl in New York i.irrjlntj two 2 Inch naval guns tnountcd nt the stern will probably bring to a head the question of the future . por.cy of the United States toward the ' urminc or merchantmen. iiiih is tne queMlon that will be raised In the case Ct the Persia If the United States suc ceeds In fixing responsibility for the slnlt-Ir.a- of that chin, hut this Government's attitude Is likely now to be determined i in trie Cfire of the Verdi. Ttir Washington authorities up Jo a Lite hour to-night had not had their at tention called otllclally to the arrival of th Verd Until the matter In laid be fore them by Collector Matone no action will be taken. The Washington authori ses, however, are expecting that the factM will Is- In their possession to-morrow. The hflir.f expressed here to-day Is that the State Department wilt take up the question of the mounted guns with the lMPan Government, with u view m ravm; in,- pieces removed. The Impres sion ' growing In Washington that the Vtiiu.i Stuiet IntenrtH to take a stand eaiLst in, rehantmen carr Ing any guns, i T'li fnr .tefensive piirpo-es. PROF. PUPIN ELECTED. Sliiile II en it of cnil fin y of clfiices Prof Hit) liionil Honored, I' f Mirl.el Idvorhky Pupln of the i iigineerlnu nhuol of Colum bia I , . laity hus been fleeted prrsl I'tm ,f ..) Si'vr York Academy of Scl ' ' The Urst ptvsldent of this so-c-' vtds S.imii'l Latham Mitchell, vv.i,i Vis e . . il 1 1 1 imj,. MaMhw Haymond. a mining ' ti.m been appointed ptofcnor . f the Columbia I'nlveisltv I'l-l.i'. mi,, of milieu, to succeed IW , ,j s Mum or, who held the a ' ..fesfor of mining fiom ls'i Vi' ' Illlie W ,ii I he,, i, in 1'iof. It.ijinond'Hi l- given by Ihe Faculty Club future CLERGY CLUB BARS WHITE. Sim'IuIl, Uefosed Opportunity lu Vlnltr Address. lSou k h te, pastor of tl.e Church of the i He volution, "111 not be per-1 tni'ci to speak at the ilubrooms of the e' I ,.il, ;i, 'Ttll l.iril, tti'edttn httvl I'Jiid v Iiii.iuko. it is said, the members He nmm.,,1 t ,Ih plan for a strike of n.ni'i Oini worklngnien nil over the '""I j i priilnM .igauiHt war. t e i 'iiigiegatlonnl Mlnlsteis Club, 'I .'.llfi, II. ft It,,.- I.V..,.I. I lf.,tiu,.nt,i ,r ' ln Lewis Avenue Congrega st tiiorih, nt ,-,7 M.'uHmuu street, tlr.t H 'KiK I'OS'OI vesli'iilay notified the socialist lliev have decided to niis'Ule iiotUr b.ili hi that ho may speak lo Jjem no) withstanding tho disapproval of lbs CUrvy Club. This Country's Dragnet for Evidence Fails So Far to Show That the British Liner Was At tacked by a Submarine. Wakimnotov, Jan. 6, The 'dlfflcultlei In the way of safe handling of the j I'etsla case seem to bo Increasing. Dc velopmentB to-day niako It look as If the United States will be dependent chiefly tivon Austria for Information In regard to the sinking of the Ilrltlsh vessel which resulted In the death of American Con sul McNeely. If Austria disclaims all responsibility and denies that one of her submarines sank the Persia the United States will probably never be able to prove that the destruction of the ship was the work of an undersen boat or to fix the responsi bility for tho act. United States Consul Carrels at Alex andria reimrtcd to the State Department to-day that the affidavits which he had guthered from tho survivors of the Per sia contain no evidence that the liner was torpedoed beyond that Incorporated In his earlier despatches. I'vldencr Meagre So Par. This means that Consul Garrets has been unable to Mud any one who would make affidavit to having seen a sub marine tteur the Persia. So far as the Slate Department knows the only tangi ble evidence that has yet been obtained 1h from one of the Ilrltlsh officers of the I'etsla who has been quoted as saying that he was "under tho Impression" that ho saw' the water rippled by a submarine. Uveu In regard to the statcmont of this officer accounts have differed. One version Indicated that he wns under the Imprisslon that he had seen the wake of a torpedo: the other that he had seen a ripple on tho water such as Is made by a submarine periscope. It Is assumed at the State Depart ment that Consul Carrels has obtained tho statement of this officer and that It Is Include! In the batch which he described as furnishing no further evl dence than was contained In his earlier Persia was given out to-day, showing a despatches. total of 166 known saved ami 333 still Tho State, Department has Instruoted I missing. Of the survivors 65 are pas the consulate nt Alexandria and nt other I sengers and 101 crew, and of the missing points on the Mediterranean to get nff I-1 119 passenger and 214 crew. HUNT FOR GERMAN PLOTTERS TO GO ON Xew Grnnil Jury Selected to Continue Inquiry Into Wnr Conspiracies. The Federal Oovernment took steps yesterday for a continuation of Its In quiry Into the pro-Gennan plots In this country. A new Federal Grand Jury was empanelled before Judge Henry D. Clayton, who delivered a sharp speech on neutrality. The Judge said In sub stance that persons who loved another country better than America should not stay here, but should tgo to the country of their love and take up arms In her behalf. Ve are going to run tills country In the manner we think best," said the Judge. "1 have no objection to any man loving another country better that tills . ..... ....i..n n.i . tinni,i ' , f , C0Untry and take " ' L . ,,.alf arr " - manaMr 0f the Hotel , , ? , 'fT' f l , of the Dl; nal department, and Haymond H. Sar faty, who has been making a study for month of violations of neutrality. .More than 100 witnesses have been mihpimned to give testimony Itefore the Grand Jury, which will hoirln Its sittings next Monday. It Is expected that a new phase of the alleged Lamar-ltlntelen plot to create strikes will be tnken up and that there may be an Indictment ot f, l.ibor leader. It is regarded as likely Hint certain! .. .. T1....1 !.nn.tltr I.Aflll l.f th lt,mhiirt-.Amer'lcan Steamship Line's! . LT,:v h!lCl to ZVeof Fratu Ittuteleu, the German naval oflicer who was In this country for months super tntpndlns various efforts to prevent the ' export of arms nnd ammunition to the AlllM. 1'unirressman Frank Huclianan ap- t 1 npured at the Federal Building yesterday and furnished $.1,000 bond from the Na- tlonal Surety Company. SHEARN CRITICISES RECENT APPOINTMENTS Tells County Lawyers Judges Are Becoming Merely Heferees. The New York County Lawyers Asso ciation held a special meeting at the Hotel Astor last night to pass several amendments lo their constitution and also to entertain several newly elected justces of the Supreme and .Municipal courts and District Attorney lidward ftwann. i:.-Clilcf Judge Hdgar XI. Cullcn of the Court of Appeals presided, and Hinong the speakers were District Attor ney Swann. Justices-elect John Proctor Clarke, Samuel Oreenbauin. Francis II. Delehmity, Clarence J. Shwirn, John M. Tlemev and IMward W. Finch of the Supreme Court and Justices-elect Kdgar J. I.auer and John F. Cowan of the Municipal court. Justice Sheani criticised recent ap pointments to tho Appellate Term of the Supreme Court. "It Is n question," he said, "If we are not overloading tho Appellate end of the bench. There Is great waste of time In the priscnt numerous appeals to this bench and In the mcmou or tnrasning out ile .nvo mi oisiTciiuunry mailer, Trial Judges aro becoming merely ref- eiefs who certify to the record befoio the cases go to the Appellate Court. Should not we abolish these numerous lays of execution? Instead of stays by the' mere filing of a bond we should have the litigant go before a Judge and sat isfy him that there are grounds for an appeal. i. ,.i.... iMuiinl Finch criticised the Judges who leave the bench to enter' politics. icvonining. "I am opposed to any Judge leaving Miller got a big start through a blun tho bench to take a partisan otllce. Tho i der. Two weeks ago deputy sheriff highest ambition of a Judgo should be , tried to serve n paper on him In a to stay on the bench or to retire to prl-l civil suit. Miller left his ottlce with vale practice when his service Is ended." ! such hasto that he overlooked his coat. SomelHtdy reminded the Judge when i The police did not learn until yisiorday he hud llnlshrd that his remarks had a tluit ho hid In hla house all week, then certain application to District Attorney went to Mansfield, Mass., and from there twaim. who was on the platform, ami . travelled north A warrant has been the Judge t-ecined much embarrassed. A Issued on a minor einbizsleinenl and a little later Mr. Swann In his address countrywide search begun for the fugl smilingly icinarkedi live. Miller's wife and son aie heie, but "I am sorry to have Incurred the dls- olalin that they do not know his where pleasure of Judge Finch." Isvbotrts. davlta from the Urltlah officers of the '"sla. Most of tho survlvora of the 1:1 am wrre laiiueu iv aicahiiumk the Administration based Its strongest hopes upon the evidence which would be obtained from that quarter. Armament Problem. It became more evident to-day that the question of armament on tho Per sia wltl figure prominently In any dip lomatic exchanges which mny result from that case. It was teamed also that State Department officials are lean ing toward the view that merchantmen should not be permitted to carry arma ment. In seeking to determlno the question whether such merchantmen shall be Im mune from attack without warning the United States Is being guided partly by the possible effect which such a de cision may have upon tho future naval operations of this Oovcrnment. It was pointed out In an authorita tive quarter that the United States In the future will have to depend to a considerable extent upon tho operations of submarines In guarding Its coasts. It was asserted that with a merchantman carrying a gun It would be Impossible for a submarine to warn a vessel and observe tho rules of search and scliure for which this Government has con tended, . , . Ambassador I'enflold at Vienna cabled to-day that he had presented Informally to the Vienna Foreign Office the Ameri can Government's request for any In formation which the Vienna authorities had on the destruction of the ilrltlsh llncrVerala. At the time of tho filing of his despatch he had received no reply. PERSIA'S MISSING 333. ma Kaona ed, Says Official London Ileport. Sptclal Cable DttpattK to Tun Sfi. London, Jan. . A complete list of the unilvnm and missing of the ateamer BRITISH GRAIN NEED DISRUPTS COMMERCE Causes Order That 75 Per Cent, of All Cargoes Shall lie of Grain. Th.it Great Urltalti Is facing a seri ous shortage 01 wneai swtnn ,.. . rA,.rtit. m Mtrftnunus measures to In sure a normal supply ts shown by the recent Government order that all char tered vessels under Ilrltlsh registry leaving the United States for Kngllsh ports must carry grain amounting to at least 73 per cent, of all cargoes. The same order applies to vessels sailing from the Argentine to the United King dom unrt the promise has been made that Australian tonnage will be In creased. According- to local steamship men It will lie almost tinijsslble for Great Ilrltaln to enforce this order without a further anil more searching requisition of shliw In her merchant marine Hiid H Is assumed that before long vessels under Ilrltlsh reel-try plying between the Americas will be required for the additional service the Government has promiwed. The scarcity of ocean tonnage has become so acute that brokers here find It impossible to make freight engage ments. They pimply cannot get the ships. Several big export orders have remained unfilled In this market beeauoe of the Impossibility of making the necessary tonnage engagements. Another feature Is the delay to which shipments consigned to their destination In Oovernment controlled bottoms are mhject. One exporter had the experi ill tne experi-i wo weeks ago cut would go i ence of loading a vessel t believing that his shlpmcn ihroimh without de ay. lie lias re- ! c'entlv learned that the vessel in which1 his consignment was stowed Inetead of -ailing direct to . the United Kingdom went first to Halifax and wns held up for some time In that itort, from which It finally sailed with a detachment of soldiers. The freight rate on grain remain at their high level from 40 rents to SI cents to Liverpool. The Argentine rate on grain to Liverpool, at 8.1 cents. Is nearly as high as the price paid for the grain, while the rate on the same wheat to Mediterranean ports Is said to equal the price paid for the grain. It has been estimated here that Italy Is palng approximately f ".25 n bushel for wheat. Grain statisticians ray that theie Is grain enough for all of the rountrles of the world nnd placo the South Ameri can nnd Australian production nt from 1 110,000,000 to 200,000.000 bushels, while North America ha approximately the same amount for export. There Is no scarcity of grain, hut there Is an acute shortage of merchant bottoms to carry It to foreign countries. PROVIDENCE BROKER AND $500,000 GONE Claim Model Uusiness Man's Clients Were Induced to Sign Over Stock. PnovioENCB, Jan. 6, The total nf tho embezzlements ns u stock broker of Al bert P. Miller, Jr Is now placed at nearly half a million dollars. The trail of Miller Is marked with the nppatenty complete ruin of widows, the wrecking of orphans' estates and the serious embarrassment of many business men. That Miller could havo so easily fooled so man)' persons Is almost Incredible, but the olllcers of the Providence !:ls im. pany, tho Provktenco Telephone ComiMny and the Narrngunsett Klertrlc Lighting Company have been beseiged by a large number of his dupes tusking what they can do to recover securities Mlllor In duced thorn to sign over on his mero statement. Duly empowered. Miller sold tho shares In a local broker's ofllce, ostensibly to reinvest for his clients. So far u known he had no bad liablls and is thought to have played the market and lost .Toll n Sharp Williams Says Congress Must Choose Which Itond to Travel. FEARS A FOE AFTER WAR VOtsittvnTON, Jan. 6. Senator John Sharp Williams, a Democratic member of the Foreign Relations Committee, made a spirited speech In the Senate this afternoon In which he predicted trouble for the United States after the European war unless Immediate steps nre taken to enlarge the navy. Ho called on Congress to nuthorlie a navy that could compel obedlenoe to demands which the United Btates will have to make following the war. "You frequently hear men say that all nurope will be exhausted at the end of the wnr and that no country will be nggresslvc nnd none will be seeking trouble." Senator Williams satd. "Do you know when n nation must seek trouble absolutely must seek It In self defence? It Is when It has an autocratic government with millions of men un der arms, who tho moment they are disbanded must go back to civil life. "Do not talk about exhaustion. Here It a little Impecunious Halkan Stale Bulgaria. It went through two wars which tested every fibre of the Ilulgn rlans' courage and which tested every financial resource of which they were cnpable. Now Ilulgarla Is Joining In the third war with 500.000 well equipped men In tho field. The Kaiser himself has not furnished nny better soldiery as far us a soldier goes. Vlolor o He Dreaded. "What you havo got to dread Is ag gression from a victorious country with millions of men. The great Napoleon found that there was u period In his career when he could not stop. He had either to abdicate or go further, and every autocratic Government that gets Into that position Is going to find the same thing." Senator Borah Interrupted Mr. V Ill lams with an Inquiry : "Does the Sena tor really believe we are going to be attacked nt the close of this war by some Kuropean Oovernment out of a pure spirit of conquest?" "I do not," replied Mr. Williams. "Hut what Is the reason?" persisted Senator Hornh. "What reason now as signs Itself to the mind of the Fenntor that wo must anticipate attack from some Government of i:urope?" "I will tell the Senntor," said Mr. Williams with great deliberation. "1 am not anticipating an attack In the first pl.icp. 1 am anticipating bullying first and I am anticipating tht! fact that the American people wilt not consent 'o be bullied. Now I will tell the Sen ator whv I anticipate bullying" "Hut bullying would be for the pur pose of nttack," Interjected Senator llorah. Plentr to Quarrel About. "A great Power In Kurope to-day be lieves that we have virtually made our selves allies of the other belligerents. We have raised some very delicate ques tions with that Tower. They remain to be settled. We have gone far enough to demand apologies and satisfaction for the sudden, unwarranted, high sea as sassination of our women and children upon unarmed merchant vessels. There will be plenty to quarrel nooui "Just In tho Inverse proportion to the naval power that we have back of u will be the height of that foreign Power" conversation with us. Unless we are prepared either to control the sea and thereby spread a wave of caution In the mind" of naval nnd military bureau cracy or have at least a navy big enough to make them doubtful as to whether they can control tho lines nf ocem transportation, then will come the bully ing." The Senator said that the United States had been bullied by both sli'es In the Kuropean war nnd that the Presi dent had been patiently trying to sottlu the controversy. He declared It would he better If Congress had not met nt this time. "I think tho management of our dip lomatic affairs would have been more t,..,,1l.l If left to thn Innp. ileen u........ .. .... . .... ,- and tender vision of the President rather than made a game of battledore and " ' . . ...... . I S. nator Williams conciuiieo. wun me that the time would come when the submarine controversy would have to be settled, Ho said the losses of cotton nnd merchandise could wait on adjustment In money Indemnity, but Intimated that the assassination of women and children, If persisted In, would havo to be Fettled outside of the slow agencies of diplomacy. Ho con demned Great Ilrltaln as well as Ger many for disregard of international ob ligations. FINDS CHINA A GOOD FIELD FOR PHYSICIANS Dr. Wclfli of Johns Hopkins Says Much Work Is to I5e Done There. Hai.timork, Jan. 6. Dr. William II Welch, the noted pathologist of Johns Hopkins University, frequently referred to by members of his profession ns "the foremost ph)lclnn of the United States," returned to Haltlmore to-day after In vestigating medical education In China In connection with the work of organiz ing In agreement with Occidental med icine, which the China medical board of the ltockcfcllcr Foundation hns under taken. "Wherever the medical missionary has gone Occidental methods In medicine have been Introduced and the Chinese have adopted them." sild Dr. Welch. "The Chinese methods are not sclontltlo. They might be called empirical, They havo a great many diugs, Sumo of them are useful. "The Chinese are morn Interested In singery, though, than they are In medi cine. "Surgery In practically unknown In that country and It appeals to the C'h. nese morn than does Internal medicine. "It Ik moie dramatic. Hut the foundation of the Chinese religious he lief Is ancestor worship, and medicine meets a very great handicap In the op-. position to post-mortems and such ex-1 nnilnatlons The work of overcoming i that W a great one. The Held which the country offers to young men who are willing to go out there Is very rich." Sl'KCIAI, NOTICES. ASK FOR and GET HORLICK'S THE ORIGINAL MALTED MILK Cheap substitutes cost YOU hm price. Continued from Ftrtt rage. calls for Information as to whether there Is a Government In Mexico, ns to Its ability to maintain order and as to the guarantees which Wave ibecn given for the protection of American life and prop erty and for religious freedom. It also calls for all the correspondence that passed between tho State Depart ment nnd the nrnslltun Minister, who represented the United States In Mexico, for the reports ot all consular officers and for a complete history of the occu pation nnd evacuation of Vera Crut. MEXICAN MINES OPEN. American Companies Send Men Rack to Ite-npen Plants. Paso, Tex.. Jan. . Mining men are going back to Mexico rapidly. The American Smelting and !teflnlng Com pany Ih sending men down dally. Six foremen left to-day for Mnptml. The Chihuahua Mining Company opens to morrow. Tho Potosl Mining Company, In the Santa Kutalla district, will re open In a few days. A special train for Ihe Cusl Mining Company will go down to-morrow. The Penoles company, at Maplml, will dtnrt down with a special train In n day or two, ns will the Mines Company of America. Tho Joseph S. Qualey Company, with properties nt La Clenega and Yoqulvo, will also resume shortly. Typhus figures In Mexico city am! suburbs were wired to the Mexican con sulate In Kl Paso to-day as follows: 'OfTlclal records In the city of Mexico and suburbs show a total number of typhus cases In December of 3.241. Tola, deaths In the city proper were Sfl.1, With Ihe same ratio for the suburbs all esti mated total of about a00 deaths for both city and suburbs would result. "In November the touil number of cases wns 2,199, with 400 deaths. At prent there nre not over 2,600 cases. Tho death rate Is about S iter cent. In hospital, against 20 per cent. In private houses. There was great surprise here at the publication In American newpnpers of the statement of the State Department at Washington that there were over 23, 000 cases of typhi In Mexico city. This H absolutely without foundation." NEW STRIKES ALARM THE STEEL COMPANIES Labor Situation Is Critical in Shenango and Mahoning Valleys, Pa. PtTTSBt'RO, Jan. . Following the In-, auguratlon or strikes at tne itepuouc Iron and Steel Company. Youngstown ; the Standard Steel Car Company, New castle, and the United States Cast Iron Pipe nnd Foundry Company, Scottdale, J00 employees of the C.inonsburg Steel Company nt Canonsburg. Pa., and fi(0 employees of the Youngstown Sheet nnd Tube Company, Youngstown. quit work last night. In the Shenango nnd Mahoning valleys the laltor situation Is rapidly reaching a critical stage. Peports are coming from all Industrial sections of the two valleys that, fearful of the growing unrest, mills nnd furnaces are preparing to Increase wags. The Sharon Steel Hoop Company at Sharon announced an Increase to-day. A general strike 111 the steel and Iron Industry In the Shenango nnd Mahoning valleys would result 111 the Idleness of not le s than CO.OOO men. NO N. Y. POSTMASTER YET. Senator O'finrmnn Sn? Wilson Must Mnkr Nomination. Wasiiisoton, Jan. . Notwlth't ind Ing the confident assertion In oltlclal cir cles that a postmaster for the city of New York would be named early In I)e. cember there Is no evidence now of a nomination for that ofllce. When asked to-day altout the matter Senator O'Gonnan replied that he had suggested two or three names to the Postmaster-General any one of which would be satisfactory to him nnd that It was now up to the President to make the nomination. - Hu lai iUC ira tUH. I I UUUfl. It A Hit t a My llattltiK K-," 1 the Way Antls quote Hint. Puit.ADEi.PlHA, Jan. 8. A chart show. Ing the deadly effects of nlcohol was the centre of attraction to-day at the exhibit of the Society for Organizing Charities. On th's clinrt. after nume rous German. French, Kngllsh and American scientists had been quoted on the deadly effects of liquor, there a p. pears at tho very end the following, attributed to Ty Cobb of the Detroit American team: "No nip for me ; It affects my batting eye." Continuing today and tomorrow The semi-annual sale of Saks Suits for Men Reduced from $40, $38, $35, $30 and $28 Now $23 (A small charyc will lie mmh. for alterations.) Knowing what wc do about Saks Clothes fnr we make them knowing what individuality goes into the cut, what skill goes into the tailoring, what artistry goes into the finish, and what value goes into the regu lar prices and adding to those considerations the present remarkable recessions from former prices, wo frankly believe that these are the greatest values ever offered in a suit of clothes. Don't wait till 3 P. M. for something: which the other fellow may get at noon. Broadway Xcwcomb Carlton Asserts For eign Born "Non-Corn" Took Them Abroad. WOMEN'S AID IN DEFENCE That an olTicer In a foreign army re cently stole the plans of the fortifications of the Panama Canal nnd took them with hlin to hU own Onvermment w'ns the stntement made yesterday afternoon at the meeting of the National Special Aid Society by Ncwoomb Cnrlton, presi dent of the Western Union Telegraph Company. Mr. Carlton declared that the disclosure had been made to him by a high official of the United States. "One of the dangers to preparedness In this country Is that our army Is composed to a large extent of foreign born citizens who have become natural ized, but who are able to purchase their discharge If for any reason they wish to sever their enlistment," declared Mr. Carlton. The speaker then told the story of the officer In tho story, a man who had, he said, worked for three years In Panama on the fortlfirntlofts and on the plans. Some time after the outbreak of the Uuropoan war this non-commlssloned oltlcer. who was of foreign birth, bought his discharge and left to servo In his native country. He took with him a complete set of plana of the canal de fences. .Mr. Carlton nsserted thnt New York's leadership In the fight for preparedness Is a harmful factor because of the dls trust felt toward thli city In other parts of the country. "Down South and out West, where I have l en travelling," he said, "theys haven't much fnlth In this town. 'A defence ttoelety started In New York?' they say. "Oh, well, that's controlled by the bankers and munition makers.' The women have their work cut out for them In rousing the Wist nnd South to tho necessity of preparedness. The women must break down the Insular com placency of thoe States out there. I fear they cannot depend on the men for patriotism. Men aro too much atmorbed In business." Mr. Carlton also cited nnother Incident In support of his theory of the danger of the foreign born elttment for pre paredness. "At a certain school of this city." he aid. "I was told that the sentiment of the young men attending was absolutely against preparedness. Thewo young Im migrants wouldn't fight.' nald the teaxher. They came to this country to escape war, nnd they wouldn't stand for It here.' " SWANN TO RETURN $500. That Is If He Finds Aeeased Man tinv It for ranipalatn. District Attorney Swann, who Is said to have received a campaign contribu tion of fSOO from Frank T. Thomson, now held under 30,000 ball for a rerles of swindling faro bank games, an nounced yeterda that If It was shown that the defendant nw In the Tombs was the person who gave the money he would return It to him Immediately. He added that the charge against Thompson would be vigorously prose cuted. Thompson Is accused of having been the head of a doien men who made n business of luring to this and other cities men who lost much money nt faro, lie Is said to have fitted up luxu rious bouses on the upper West Side, where the players were taken to met men posing as Alor. Vanderltllt. "Intes and others who were said to be regular patrons. When arrested Thompson !s said to have declared that Judge Swann was his friend and that he h id contributed to his campaign fund. Thompson de nied yesterday that he had contributed to the fund The trial of Thompson and his three friends now under arrest will be start? 1 within two vvickM. GOV. McCALL INAUGURATED. Hp t'rues Convention lo Itrvlsc Ray Slate Constitution. Boston'. Jan Gov. Samuel W. McCall and Lieut -Gov. Calvin Coollilge, successful Henubllcan candidates at the j lt flection, were Inaugurated to-day Tlie ceremony miraeu me enu oi nvr vears of Democratic administration In this State Gov. McCall urged In his Inaugural address the need of a convention to revise the Massachusetts Constitution. It is doubtful, he alii, If any period In history' of equal length can be found more characterized by social and In dustrial change than the sixty-two ears that have elapsed since n con stitutional convention was held In Mas sachusetts. The new Kxecutlve recom mended that the members of the pr.i posed convention be chosen without party designation nnd th.it a liberal number be elected at large. at 34th Street. Daniels Urges Deepening of Buttermilk Channel and Hell Gate. BIG VESSELS CAN'T DOCK Washington, Jan. . That the low depth of water In the channel ap proaches to the New York Navy Yard might render that Institution utterly use less In lime of war and Is attended with embarrassments nt present, Is the sub stance of n stntement mnde In a com munication forwarded to Congress to day by Secretary Daniels. He recom mended thnt the approaches bo deepened so thnt battleships of the first class might under all conditions be docked there In lime of pence and the yard made capable of full use In the event of trouble. This serious condition nt the New York yard was emphasized before the House Committee on Naval Affairs yesterday by Hear Admiral Stanford, chief of tho Ilurenu of Yards nnd Docks. "I have the honor to invite your at tention to the serious condition existing at the ttrooklyn navy yard In so far as pertains to the depth of water In the ship rhnnnels lending thereto," wrote the Sec retary. "There Is not sufficient water In these channels to Insure the entering or leaving of the first class battleships at all times. "At present only ono battleship can be handled per day, and then only pro vided tho wnter conditions are normal. If the winds are such us to brow tho water out of Now York Hay, then the depth of water In the approach channel Is not sufficient safely to navigate n large ship. This condition Is a serious one nnd might cause grave complica tions. "I understand there nre two proposi tions before Congress, one providing n channel of .IS feet deep nnd 1,000 feet wide In Iliittertnlllt Channel and the other north of Governors Island up the Unst Itlver through Hell Gate. The sec ond would provide for ships passing from Ihe ynrd to lower New Yoik Hay or to the Sound, a rondltlnu hlchlv de. slrable from a strategic point of view. Ulther project will provide access to the navy yard. "The Increase In slie of ships has not reached Its limit. Through Injuries re ceived In battle, a ship could easily bo drawing more water than normally at a time when It was most necessary to dock her. "It Is therefore most urgent thnt an approach channel to tho Ilrooklyn nav yard be maintained of not less than 3fi feet depth at mean low water and 1.000 feet wide, and I cannot too strongly urge the serious attention of Congress to this matter." Continuing bis testimony to-dny be fore the House Naval Committee Pear Admiral Stanford called attention to Secretary Daniels's letter relative to conditions at the New York yard. He also spoke of plans for the construction of the two battleships authorized by Congress. He told the committee that owing to the lack of facilities It would be many months before work Is actually begun on these ships. He pointed out that the Secretary' of the Navy had directed that one of the ships be built nt New York and the other at Mare Island, San Francisco. He said that as there was only one building slip nt New York, which is now occu pied by the battleship California. It would probably be a year before the keel of the new ship could be laM. At Mare Island there is no equipment for battleship construction. lie asked for an appropriation of 1150.000 tn pro vide such equipment. I'ven If the ap propriation were granted at once. Hear Admiral Stanford told tho lommlttee, the heel nf the ship to be built there could not be laid before l'.17. Admiral Stanford will continue his testimony before the comml' e to-morrow. JranfeUu Simon & Co. Fifth Tlerts Cloihing Shop 8 West 38th St. Store Floor Separate Shop, a Step from Fifth Avenue Saturday at Reduced Prices Men's Custom Tailored Suits Xeicent Imported Fabrics 33 to 4R Client These Suits are made of Imported Fabrics, purchased from tho leading English mills, including stripes, tweeds, herringbone combined with stripes and the new Invisible Overplaids, also Blue Serge; workmanship equal to the finest merchant tailoring. 25.00 Heretofore $35.00 to $45.00 Men's Silk Lined Overcoats Fitted, Semi-fit ted. Chesterfield, also Slip-on Model Hand Tailored, Silk Lined Overcoats, of Oxford or Black Vi cuna, velvet collar; Slip-on model of gray, brown or olive Imported Fabrics in Overplaids, Tweeds and Heather Mixtures, including plain Oxford and Homespuns, yoke and sleeves silk lined, self collar. 33 to 46 chest. 25.00 Heretofore $30.00 and $35.00 Men's Fur Lined Overcoats Natural Muskrat Lining Hudson Seal or Persian Lamb Collar SIZES 36 TO 46 CHEST Hand Tailored shell of black English Coating, lined with Natural Muskrat Fur (including sleeves), Collar of genuine Hudson Seal or Persian Lamb. 45.00 Regular Value $60.00 WINGS FOR FORDS That Is putting It mildly. When a Ford engine- is fitted with that Bosch Magneto, chronic cases of hiccoughs for starts, and the regular hop, skip and jump firing of the cylinders cease to be ail mentsthey arc entirely elimi nated. More than 20,000 F ord owners, before the new year came, had better Fords because they had thrown away their troublesome, puzzlcsome Igni tion and put on the efficient and reliable Bosch Magneto. Ford owners should not fail to see the modernized Ford engine at Tht Btuh Exklhlt. Spacu C IS, C 16, 3d Floor, Grand Ctntiat Palace. BOSCH, 22), W. s6th St.. New York. REPUBLICAN SUMMONS OUT. Chairman lllllea Call National Committer .Innmirr SM. Charles D. Hllles Is sending out this morning a summons to the Republican National Committee's committee on ar rangements for the national convention in Chlctigo on June 7 to meet with him In that city on January 24. This Is the first of a serle of meetings which tl.o committee will hold from now until the opening of the convention. The most Important task of the committee will be the selection of a temporary chairman of the convention. The members of the cnmmltten on ar rangements vire Charles D. Hllles. chair man: James It. Heynolds. and George ft. Sheldon, who an secretary and treasurer respectively of the National CVtinmlttee ate ex-ofllclo members, and the following National Committeemen : James P. Goodrich of Indiana. John T. Adams of Iowa. Charles 11. Warren of .Michigan, T K. Neldrlr.ghaus of .Missouri, Fred W. Kstnbrook of New Hampshire. Frank lin Murphy of New Jersey, lfcitph B. Williams of Oregon and Alvah H. Martin of Virginia. WILSON ENTERS THE RACE. Indiana Primary Petitioners Get Word In tin Ahead. iNPf anapoms, Jan. 6. All doubt of President Wilson's willingness to accept renomlnatlon, notwithstanding the one term plank In the lnt Democratic plat form, was removed late this afternoon when authority came direct from the White House to place the President's name on the ballot In Indiana's pilmary election to be held next March. A peti tion elgned by more than .',00 Indiana voters nnd requesting that hl name go on the Presidential lallnt was filed with the Secretary of State to-day. To-morrow was the last day of graca for filing the petition. THE SEAGOERS. Siulin by the White Star liner Millie for I.ivrrpool: Chir1 W rinsk Mr and Mr T. I.. Conimin-ler VV II elon Covh Kr.-oiK V SpMiiser J Iir.-iner Onrje Trie Sievennon J. II Ncnve Vr. Mnwbriv t'nton Arrli.il by the French liner U Touralne from Iionle.'niT : Ml Mary K (ila.ln Mrs K. It fi.illlvan fiorlmm Phillips Me- Mr 0 W Warren ven II) the li.ili.in liner Oiui'iiie Verdi Iron Ihe Me.lilerr.nie in : llou.inl I'helps V 1,1,1 il CrnoU I.lrin Randolph S.m Mi Vera f!ilh tlnl ly,iiil Ziiiuni Count and Couni. Mr ami Mr IV- I.IIIZI VrsltO Cl-tel- "-telell lelto John M.iaol i Avenue