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THE SUN, MONDAY, FEUKUAKY 7, 19l(i,
4 '3 SHONTSWAIVER OF IMMUNITY TO BE DEBATED TlmniMii In Sec hosceu toi Itcl'itrc Ti.insil, Head Tcslilics To-day. PLANS COXTKST OX XAMIX.J OK IIKHVKY rf Mint Theodore I. Stionts of ihe ,,tflb.iiMiEli Hnpl'l Transit iVnipiitiy . under Millr iM 1" appear before tho T,,ir .!i lesl.tallv.. committee, thin n rnln- and Ken.itur Thompson baM !.,.( input l'"t I iKrlrt Attorney Swnnn ' ,. ,i knl to send an nsslMitnt ti tlie ' ' "I e i not laKe "" testimony from ).,,,., Mi' t-hotits mull o liavo llrst con ,ulir.l tli" inrht Attnrnej's reptcsen t,uve a to whether should 'k lilm t , . .i waiver of liuinuiilty." tfenator n- ,ni - nlUinUltied. s, na'or TlicmpMiii Mill the cxotitit of .I,, fi some f which liave i,ennte public, have broadened llif soopo of In- lii'iulrj until t wliulu l':iy UUct ,.t. I" M'Ht '!': f"r ,P.llliiMt llu pl.'ii to .lilvo ill only ,,t i.iil into Hi" proposed lettlmt of tne $;'U"1".""" subway eontliu't to .lohn y m,..ii., wlilch plan wan subso nic. tl nli indoned . the bonuses awarded in M shunts, tlio contract for thltd tMOUia,' Hie elevated niilro.nl. l't to T A tlilrspi ('' 1,111 ,nl" "", ,nHrn ? tielwceii tin- clt atitl tlio In trriiorouKli for tlio new subwas. 1 hrce ".lilfls "T Ai-iMiuiilniil. IVrlfj Morse, tlio export accountant lin has been cvamlnltiK tlio Intcrb.ir cuit'i book, has had 'threo shifts of v uii.tin'i at work under his dlree tli.n The have worked steadily slnee , .., to tlio ImokH granted last neck. iii.il nci'ber Mr. Morso nor Sen Mir Tmiiiipsoii would say how far back tli.lr search for matters worthy of fur ther InveMhiatlon has carried them. EMrrnl hundred thousand vouchers have I .th mamMiil 'Have ou found traces of any other tr. biiiti.-es awarded to -Mr. Shouts?" ,- it r Thump-on was iibkvd yesicr- 'V ii ,isi larso as tlS.,uOA, the aniuuut mttuhd bin for getting the subway ( in ! iliHiUKh." ho Mid. "Hut I am i, prcwnl to ue .my details of what i nave found." lb- rfiiM-J lo say whether he had r 'tii. I i '..it nn larKit bonuses wens nn.inl. 1 t- any one etc, R.iylliK it would ,i i ti.iii out this week tlurtuK the hear ln:i. II P I .t .. of the Murcm linn l i.ut 'I' r Mibpii na. allhouKh he has tlun'ii red to tell the Thompson eom-nitti-e i I In' know about the JliO.OUO, (di i t.s lonlraet. 1 le Mum has obtained under nub nni 'I' pipers timl books of the late An. r,w M I'liiihii.in. but no announce- i mailt eti tila about whether t n: of xall'e to the liivthlltculloii la.l.f rutin i It wa.. Mr. I'reedman l. tne lnterborouch illmtors to ot' I'r lilent Shunts I.iiku bonuses for o'ii t ' k the Mihwa contracts with the cjj- ill lors oted him $1"5,000 n wai. h was lej-s than Mr. 1 l,nl for the lnterboiough's Pliie- Pluhl on llerej. S.i ii i H-.in said lasl til'-'m Ihat di. v (U ' i coitilrm.illon of fliarlcs 1 ll rM i ipiniitiiuiit as Public Ser t i ivnn -..in' As Senator Thotni" is ,uii,til!i .mtiounced that h In I, tii (.' the conlliniatloii of Xc . II i t io . the other nominee, i. n jur as Inltrestlui; times ,r i - in' Will have hole. t P i . . nly try to have all of b is re i id laid hue beforo the K nice Cntiimlltee before sue tip- P . ....i.i riiii.1 ' 1..11.1 i r.e eii T in ino-t important reason I i"" i in Hi..-. ..i-. - h.e fT tills stand is b tx-J on Infor- uli.1i c.iine to me to-day. I m h t M tii't ti'.t i.i nine to xerify it, hut Her i s miil'l not be appointed 1 i xpl.fliinl awjy, If ho can, in i riu.ilion, "T' 's rrnrmatloii U that liefore the ill! 1 t, it iiititrutH went slRned C "pi' ilier Prendersai-t made a wrlt t - t nisi, that he would oppose the it z if men' contracts the nlzht I ' in i e contractf came .up be I. i lln.trd of Estimate for it vol". T tirt il.tv Pienilen:iiKt voted .iiraiti"' IN. i is. which were beaten. Tit!" ii ii I ily. li'll r ten mouths later the contract! rn"i up aifaln, and preiiderstiet voted f - I Wli- ' Tlirt cmitraits hf -nj ' r wete prictlcally th" same as l' ' i tt ids no nan much aK.iinn. V v i) t ii.. cti fi his nte? i ' time of the llrst vote it didn't Ii " difircllce how hn Noted , th." o t-.i. s were beaten atiNW'O. Itilt ' t i nnartK came up tlie second t i" , tc wa nccesi-ary and he 1 f r tin .Mp.iutiinn l!nroui;h I'1 I. l...ttirtt'0 Oresser id 'Juecnt tii i. r tiiui n from olllce. (!reser i."Mnl lie loi.tracls; hn was sue- '"I In Maurice K. Connolly, whj fi re I le contract. May Widen lniiilry. riirrnai mi), if true, widens tha tci -.e , ' Hi' el ii nir t m it a r Was tiiesser re- .tun' lie liad oted a Millht tl" l i, ohlraits?" . ' Hi .mi sua said that Law ''' i - ei, ilin ex-liorotieh Pics' a I i ailed him up tetter ti m appointment with lilm ' - in At that limn Jlr. (jiew.cc j I ' , II.. y I I i , "iiiii lo Kive Imiiuttiint In i hip Setiator. in In- railier and Ills family ' " ' l en lib to iindeistatiil whv '' Wis lellliM'd fiuin olllce," r 'I 'h tnpson "He mtl the - iti'ic II mm' and that Im had ' " I I Minio treat force was 1,1 - I ''net s ieninv-.il. IIr thinks - . . , - r 'i -1 d the lelatlou of tills ., Iliivcy Is that llervei h ' ' ' ' "iiplrnller Pi'i'iidercasl's "" r ' ' oi. bun ,il the mini III" ' ' - mil. ills wern slKiied and r f I I Irr tii . , 1 i I hi . i I' ' it iml in. .i ' "I in- u.ih in.nk! a deputy 'la. I', ,e tlice is mil h for ' ipi.ini. mill certair.ly i 'ie inlMs.iiiii. io ii.ivi) llcre, 1,1 '' f't e I'liiniu'ssloiier, In " w ii' i-e lie mlt'lit li.ivu lo lii ie fie iln.ii siiliwav conlrai'ts iiml i -Hi : i n.s funnel' lio-s, who . I. I II ,S. 1' n "i many ijnod Join." a' r Mild be will urk the. ' n an tn, to lineMluate. bvrijic II" ej iiitillruieil, refirirth that lleiey "" 'id eiioii,Kn tnonev fiom chll ' ' " ii - n. the fall of 1!U3 fur ! P'eiiilerK.iM t- I'liii.palirn tunl that 'lirnimn ' - tll.irth 17.1 was inlsed and luinii . . to the Prenilrt;.ist cam Pk'Sii f'l.ni. lie nud tliirn were other l" " iclniinti u, city prluiliiK and ' 4 i nt isihtuu; whlcli should ho rx ' '" I. Imt Ihn Senalni- IiihI nn hud 1 " ' look lulu them en Un tiiian n tnun yoiorday. i"l lie hid luinwii Mr. Hervey will lirteei, ,lt )n ,,,s In, "'luis l.-rey has any blotit on Ins utonl. The liovcrinir said ihat If Htr- "THH mysterious Gcrmnn raider which Rink seven Uritish fthlps and captured the Appam, photo Kraphcd throng n porthole of the Appam about the ey hut hoy should be. laid bare, but that he doubts It ery much. Tho (lov ernor, who will return to Albany this afternoon, will send the nominations of Mr. Hervey and Mr. Whitney to the Senatu in-nlght. (rrmii'r'Ri lteiminl. I-awieiico Dresser was removed by t!ov. Dlx on Seidember "Oi. I?ll, after the llrst vote on the subway, contracts and beforo the secoiul. but tho dates or tho tlinriit's nppHientl refute Senator Tlioiniwon'H theory that his removal was caused by his opposition lo tint subway contracts. I'harKes were filed with (!ov. IIukIics aK.ilnrt Cresser on July 1910, more charKes were tiled the next month and In September lov. IliiKhes appointed Samuel 11. Ordway to take testimony. Mr. (MiliMiy tiled hl repmt on June 16. before the llrst vote on the dual subway contracts was taken, and on September "6 liuv. lilx icinoicd liresM-r. ilov. Ids said he removed (Iresi.er for Inelllciency and incompe tency and nettled of duly. He said IHillllcal contributions were helm? rett ularly asked In Dresser's olllce, that em ploces were removed for pulltlcal rea sons, that the construction of seweis had been delayed, that the hlKhwaH had been neglected or Improperly irp.il red, Hint frauds had been committed in the construction or culverts, that pu rolls had been padded and that apparently a Iaisc propoitlon of the subordinates of dresser wete corrupt and Inelllcietit. Pre mlcrmiM limit)- to Toll All IIr K nous of Coiilriicta. nmiptrollrr Trendercast. when In formed of Senator Thompson's state ment, said: "Tho complete answer to Senator Thcimpoti Is Mint Mr Hervey had noth Inc to do with my work In connection Willi the dual subway contracts. He had no more to do with It than Senator Thompson. If the continuation of Mr. Heney Is to be opvoci on the ground that while the ncKotlutlous with the transit companies were In prnRrcsi he w;m an employeo of the IVpartment of Finance It will raise an Issue which I think Mr. Heney ran well uirord to leave to the Intelligence of the public. "I am ready at any time I am ca'.led upon to appear beforo the Thompson committee and help to educate It re pardlnu tho dual subway contrac'"." $100,000 LACES TO BE ON VIEW AT BENEFIT DaiiMint at Kit.-Ciii'lton 'I'll i -Afternoon to Aid llelinu War Sufferers. An exhibition of laces valued at unite than Jllill.nOO and made by Pelitlan peasants will be on view tills afternoon at the MU-CaTltoti, where the (ireater Si vr York t'ommittie of the Commission for Heller In ISelKiuin Is to rio a til d.iiis.tnt for tho reller or war sufferets. The ronsiKiiinent artlved recently on the Niordum and Is composed of speci mens of the finest work of the sort. One of the most remarkable of tho pieces Is valued at MO.'Kio. accordlriK lo Chair man Samuel V. Kairchi'il. The tlansant Is to ralso money with which to send t-hoes mid clothlni; to the Helm Hill. Several ai lists have vo. unleereil to nss-sl. Mile. Dllsoa, the Pel Kian ivia s.ar, will sIiik and Mls-s Helen f. Molhir. i lassie ilancer, will Kive uveial lutripietatlons. AtnonR ihe patrons and patronesses are Mr. nd Mrs. i:. P. Darrell. Mrs, I. , it. Peck. Mr. and Mr. H. P. t'ochran. Mr. and -Mrs. Colenian du Pout, Mr. and Mis. .1. P. Motiell, Mr. and Mrs. John It. Lunger, Mr. and Mrs. W, It. Kltkland, Mr. and Mts. William Alden Pratl. Ml. unil Mrs. Charlis II. Sherrlll, .Mr. and Ml-'. II. P. iJuvisou, Mr. and Mis, Mnr K.in Cowperthwiiile, Mr. and .Mrs. I!. Kiilton Cutting. Mr. anil Mis. Nlrholas Murray ltutl'T, Mts. I."vl fondee W'eir, Hunter W'yketi, Mr. and Mrs. Hlbcrt II. (iary. 1'ianklln A. (Mummer, Mrs. W". I I. N. Piilne. T. ("nink Mauvllle, Mrs. A. .1. Hemphill, .lames O, llioss, tlales W. Mctiarnih, Mr. and Mis. Ceoitte T. WIlMin. Prank A. .Munsij. John Tliont son, Mrs. .1. W. Cllsworth, Mrs. Will Ia n Harbour, Mr. and Mrs, William S. (ii.iy. Mts. Charles A. Hryan, Mrs. A. C. llodenpvle, Mr. and Mrs. 1. N. ScIIk man. William Allen Huth-. .1. H. Kmeiy, Austin 11. rieicnet. ir. .inn .vtrs. Hiiuttlas Mathewson, Mr. and Mis. Frank S. Wlthcrbcc, Mr. and Mrs. Selli Low. Mr. and Mrs. lleorK" P. Heiijainlii, Walter H. Merntll. W. C. (ijied. Henry W Hull, Mr. and .Mrs. Harmon II. Van dfhuef. Mr. and Mrs, otto H. ICalm, Mis. Henry (1. Hyde, Mr. and Mrs. C. Tiffany Itichardson. Mr and Mr. (iciiiKM H-irr Hakcr. Mr. and .Mrs. Wl'.l laiu C. DcuioiL'S!. the (lev. Or. Samuel Sohiilnian. Mr. and Mrs. Kdivartl L. Yrniiis, Mr tunl Mis Frank Prolite. tlcoiso T. Wimiii of the dilutable Life Asttnance Society Is cll.ill lli.'lll of the tlauco coiiimlltie. "HOT AIR" DEFENCE DECRIED. Sennlor Hreil I rm'i PrennredneM ill Hie lllpiiiiilroinc. "We are bi'Klnnlnir to timl out that Hi Inch shells can't hn Mopped with rlllct atal hoi air. Lct'H think no morn of peace at any prlco and havti liberty at any cot. To contend that preparedness Is an Invitation to war Is as bad as stiy hit; that when a farmer load'i a sliotsun and stands bebjnd his tloor ho Invites burglary " So said Senator James A. Heed of Mis souri in an addrest on prei.ireilness .be. I'oio an audience that applauded en thusiastically and occasionally waved American Halts hist nlKlit nt tho lllppu drome, Tim Senator said this country needs equipment iiioiu III. in uieie nieii and IIkIiIIiii; machinery iiuro than couraKe. "A cowanl can kill tin) bravest man on e.irth If his Kim FhooU niilo or so further," he said. . . 2 - v ; ' . FREE PHILIPPINES? NO! CRIES MILLER I. S. Would I'sinsr Tmis TiTiily ns "Scnip of Siiys Conrrrcssinnn. TO LKAD IfOrSK I'KMIT Washington'. Feb. . That tho fnlted States cannot In honor retire from the Philippine Islands as ptoposed in the Administration bill passed last week by the Senate Is th" substance of a declara tion made to-day by Hepresentatlve Clarence H. Miller of liiiluth. a Itcpub. Ilcan member of the House Committee on PoicIkii Affairs. Mr. Miller, who h.-ui travelled evtcn slely in the Philippines and who Is familiar with conditions tbete, takes the position that if the Fulled States Krauts Independence to the Philippines it will merely be pllliiK up trouble for this t iiivernment. lie declares that this tlovernnieut t;uarantee,d tho Integrity of ptnperty rlKlita In the Philippine, and that If It ptoves recreant to the olilltrations Im posed on It by the Treaty or Pari" It may well be chartjisl with iei;ardlnK that Instrument as "a mere scrap or paper." Mr. Miller wll! lead the llcht Tor the Hepulillcatis iiKalust the Philippine In dependence when that ineasme comes up for consideration In the House. Ilefori House I'ommlltrr. The hill, which provides that the Pres ident may ttrniit Imlcpetiileneo to (he F'bpiniis In two or four jears. Is now berore the House Committee, on Iustii.ir Affalrs. It will receive coiisldctution at a meetlnir of that committee to be held on Wednesday. That It will be report! d and an earnest attempt mail,, by the Administration forces in force "in ur reni e In the action taken b the Senate seems In be assured. Hvi'i) I 'emix ratlc Senator who was present voled for Hie bill when It was put tliroiiKli that bml.v, and so far as is known the measure, will have the pr.ii tli nll.i unanimous support or House I ii'inociats unless there should be a ihatiKe of sentiment on the iiiestlon. " Vmetic.ins generally durliit; the ust few months have rxpresmil thuiikehes frei'l.v over the tcatment of sacred tieaty nlilltriitlniiH an 'scraps of paper,'" i..iil Mr. .Miller. "In nbsiidonlnR ihe Philip, pine Islands we will b.t doIttK ex.'utlv the same' thlm; for whUh wo criticise other natititifi. "The treaty of Paris, which was for mulated at the cloe of the war Willi Sti tin. e-iM'ciaiiy ptovi.ieii tor certain obliK.i lion" to be tmileriakell liv the Fluted States. One of thrj-o was tint w should KU.irimlee for all time the freedom of rellRltui to the Inhabitants of the Islands. Thr Propcrtj lllulil. "Anoilnr obligation which we under took was to Ktianinlee the propertv tltthls of all Sptnlsh and other forelKti sutijeiis Tliese obllKatlons ate expressly Matiil They leave no loophole wlileli we can In honor avoid. We assumed the i.lili- K.ithinH with our eye.s open. We knew what w'as In this treaty when we ratilled It. "Wo went to war with Spain with no desire for added territory, no spirit of conquest, nor any other selfish motive. We watted that war for the hake of humanltv, and point with pride to that Itreal altruistic nchievcmeul Now we propose to scuttle from the islands, and not only uive the lie to our previous protiMatlons ax to the motives which actuated us but we deliberately dccrilie Hie obligations Into which we entered as 'a mere seiap of paper." "Surely tne ono will say now that the Filipino are capable of Euarauteelm; the rlcht wo undertook to suarantee No one knows what would happen when our sovereignty Is withdrawn, No one knows what foreign Power would Kiab the 11 mils the minute our own Mat; Is lowered. Yet here are our solemn treat r obligations entered Into with Spun when sh" was forced to withdraw her mv eteiunly from oversea pon.rvssiins and to sacr.tke that which registered her retention of plan1 among the trieat world I'.ici-s We holemnly pledged Spiln when we mado this Ire.uy that we would do oeitaln thltw-s, and wo now propice to forget all our promise. "Can It b that the American people In criticising tho foreign nntlmiN for their scant treatment of their treaty pledge-, while seeing ideally Ihe mote In nur liliitliel's eje lefnie to see the beam In out own" If we si) regard our own treaty obligations, how can wo ever llnd the coinage In critlelse any other nation which thrown lis treaty obligations into the discard (iiilllpoll Position Shelled. tpmal CuMe Dtupatclt In Tl s Sis. Constantino!''.!:, via London, Feb. ii. - Minor naval ittlaeks on tho Turlilsh nosltloiis on !allli'ill Peninsula weie ie- I ported t'V tho War Olllce a fullowa: , on Friday nil allied torpedo boat . and cruiser llred several bomlis against our Hipsltlons on Takti Iluniu and Seilil-el-Hahr. They wlthiliew. SPECIAL NOTICKH. j ASK FOR and GET HORLICK'S THE ORIGINAL j MALTED MILK jCbeap substitute coat YOU Mine price. time that Lieut. Ucrjr boarded tho Hritlsh vessel which ho afterward took to Norfolk, where ho and his crew now hold her. GEORGIA IS TOUCHY ON WATSON CASE Ach'oii 1y Atinnipy-rJctirriil in Anollior Slato Would Af fect Dcmoprnlic Vote. STATK I'MIIK INVOIiVKI) THNTV. Oa.. Feb. fi, There is In tieorgla now much serious discussion In political circles as to the probable effect In this State uisin the coming I'tisiilentlal campaign should Attorney. Cieneral tlregory decide to seek Indict ments, against Thomas I. Watson out side of this State. The Watson Incident has aroused tremendous Interest and not a little feeling tu Heorrfia. The suRgfstloti that the Attornej-tlilieral may bring an In dictment against a dtlen of the State of (leorgia In some other State Instead of bringing it In Mils State when it Is entirely )nsble for lilm to do so and basing such possible, action iikhi the ground that It would be impossible to obtain a fair trial berore a tieorgla Jury Is an Idea tltat man) persons III lleorgla will undoubtedly deeply resent. Should this contemplated action be taken by an official of the national Democratic Administration and over the protest of the twelve t.eorgia urpresen- tatlvt at Washington there is small room ror doubt Mil mat It win nave its reflex In the Presidential election In C.eorgla. Hie very Met that sucii an that such action would lie taken over the protest or the Ceotsia tnemls'rs of Congress would be sufficient to Insure that It would become a factor In the campaign In each of the Congress districts of this State. In addition to that the recent pub- flliity given the Watson matter is gen. 1 erat tig a sentiment In tills State wit b 'Will be strongly opposed to the temov.il I fiom thr S a'e of am .ntnm iigaln-t i Watson on Hie grounds mentioned. The cr stallijiatlon of tins sentiment i cimtmt be Interpreted to mean that Tom I Watson Is gathering imv appreciable I n mount of additional pol.tlcal s'r,.njth ( In ISciirgla, or that the present situa tion is netting ror 1 5 1 :n am largo num. 1 her of new peisotial friend. ' The.e ate many people In tieorgla who most coiilially dislike Watson, and In taking it position itgaltiM the con templated action nf tho Attorney. (!cn eral thev freely admit that their love for Watson Is tu no whit Increased. The stand ls one against a reflection upon the Integrity of the courts of tieorgla nnd not tltat of a people rising In de fence of Tom Watson or anytli ng Ihat i he tur.v have done I Should It so happen that the ttor- ney-fleneral should take this action and I as a result of It the Democratic xote lln this Slate should suffer In the na Itlonal election II would still bo ihniht i ful whether Watson could poll a ma I terlally Increased vole over what lie would now have should he offer himself , for some office requiring a vote of the 111 Ire Stair i It Is admitted, however, that the I Washington situation Is ftauglit with I important political ramification In thl State. Not that there Is any dati'-'er (if fleorgla falling lo go Democratic, 'for that It will unitietioiulil do The ! only danger Is that the resentment I aroused might ma'erlally reduce the Democratic majority In Ihe State Continuing today and ending tomorrow Sale of Saks-Made Suits for Men Were $30, $28, $25 and $23 Now $18 (Small Charge for altcrutions) All good things come to an end, and this is the end of this one. But there is a redeeming feature about it, at that. We refer to the selections. Big to begin with, the assort ments still offer a golden opportunity for your belated choice. Thinned out but still representative in models and fabrics, red.iced in numbers but still intact in sizes. And every suit in the outfit the work o" the Saks or ganization, with a Saks label in the collar, and no let-up in style from label to heel. Broadway at FAYORITE SONS CLOUD G. 0. P. RACE Xiifionnl Convention Kxpeeted to Hn "HosspiI'' as Heforo J'rinmry Systein. FAfHHAXKS LKADN OVP WAsiiiMimv. Feb. fi, Within u mouth the first primary election will ho hold to choose delegates for, the Tte publlcan national convention, This wPI Im In Indiana. Interest In It Is passive, hecnue the Slato has a favorite son, Charloi W. Fairbanks, who will have the support of his Slate without opposition from other candidate.". Immediately follow lllg tho Indiana ivrlmarles will cumn the New Hampshire and Minnesota events. New Hampshire Is expecled l" elect dele gales who wilt support Senator Weeks and Minnesota, will ihooe delegates Instructed for Senator Cummins of Iowa. The North Dakota primaries will also hn held curly nnd It Is the belief here thai s.nce Senator Cummins hint given awav to La Fotlett" there the Senator rrom Wisconsin will carry that Slato as be curled It four jears ago over both Tuft and llooseveit. Thus the curly March primaries will put four candi dates for the Hi-publican nomination In tho Held practically without opposi tion. In Minnesota Henry I). Kslabrook will bo voled for, but It Is generally conceded that Cummins wll'. carry the State. A llnr.y Outlook. Nmer beforo In tho history of polities, s.ty Hie old line politicians, Ims m little deiliiile Infot mation b"cti oblMlnabl" as to Ihe trend id politics within live months or a convention. everybody In tho Hepuhllcan ramp seenu. satisfied and hopi ful. A lot or lillllclans wink knowingly and say tho outlook Is Just what Is desired. Tills Is true or Hie progtesslvo Hepubllcans as well as the regulars, anij tho frlcndit of the several candlilatcs ate apparently M i lit ci fill as hiine.v imsiners. It Is vi ry certain that there will ho no Hi publican cholco before tho conven tion meets. 'Hie Presidential primary, which was expected to result ill the people making a choice in advance of uli convention and In tho delegates ntectln, simply to record the jsipular will, has I'perated Just tho other way. Favorlto was aro obtaining the In dorsement of their respective Statin without a struggle. Tho delegate after tl'ty have discharged their duty to the "homo talent" will be fne to accept the advice of Hie leaders or "Ihisscs," as they have been re fern d to 111 the past, an element which was supposed to be elimi nated by the primary system. National politicians ate lookuui to New York. That Stale convuitloii may set a pace. i:-Senator Hoot will pre side and make a fpcech that will aroue much Intirest. The speech Is expected lo have a very direct bearing on Mr. Knot's chance of getting the nomination, Ilele the word has lieett quietly passed out that Mr. Hoot will make a speech that will set th" Hepulilbans of the U - ouutrv talking almut him Tor the Pnsi- ,.,. ,.V(,r talkul berore, ,t )(1 rx,.ct,.,i to result In his gettliu ,,, -Sviv Vork drlccttluii. I ,.. W.-cks's irlein Is were busy last 1 week denying that th" .senator was con sbbrlng a withdrawal from tho race These reports originatn for tho larger pirt In Hoslon. Weeks's friends say that they were the work of his enemies and that another seven da.vs will show very c.arl that the Senator K to b ct much In t lis, running. It was rNnuteil here to-dav that Mi Senator will have tieaihiu irtei s open within a few dais and Cat they will lie In charge of i. i;, W'eller, nepubllcan candidate for tiovernor of M.iri land In the late ile, Hon and one time associate of Senator Weeks in business and a c!asmite at Annapolis. Weeks' I'rleoil Predict. Sttia'. ir Week s friends claim he will leaj on the first ballot at Chicago Sen ator Cummitis's friends lielleve their fav- mite will be in tlie lead or very near It. Tlie Iowa Smator will have the voles of' most of the progressive States west of tin- M'isslt.slppl. from present Indications, whether tlio delegates are lnttueted or I not. I Senator Hurton's campaign managets are very hopeful Thev appear to lie , content to allow favonte sons In other Stales to lie complimented nnd claim that tiny at" on good working terms with nil other candidates and tho logi cal heirs of second choice stliqiort. Sen ator Hiirlon has been speaking almost steidllv for several weeks. Last week lie was in I'.ie Southwtsl nnd had a ver.v favorable reception tine of Hie most intercspng rumors oi me wcei, is in. ii c-.-sen nor isiiox in Pennsylvania win ie in inn race soon an-1 will be strongly backed. Ills can. iltdacy for the Senate w'l in nowise Interfere with the plan to make lilm a Presidential candidate. It was said. There Is unusual Interest being taken In the Slate convention to meet In North Cirolliia This convention of Hepub llcans Is very llkelv to declare for House. 34th Strert ONLY 24 HOUSE VOTES PLEDGED TO ARMY PLAN Coif fin tint from -'irtil fopr. tni gleat pressure as the result of the Plesldenl'H speeches. Thl week will sen several attacks on the President by the pacifists and others who are opposing his programme. It Is appaleiit that tho President by his speeches has stirred up resentment among some members of Congress who hereto fore were only fighting his preparedness plan on general principles. Some of these members intend now though to become personal and to accuse the President nf having attempted to "scare," Mm country on his recent trip. These members nf Congress insist that both tljo President and Stale Department oillclals attempted to frighten tho coun try Into supporting the national defenro Issue. Furthermore, members of Congress am preparing to attack tho President on tho score that ho failed to give tho country a single concrete fact on his recent trip In regard to thoso sources from which the revenues were "to he raised for na tional def e nre. Tho resident's op ponents will Insist that the question of revenue will figure as Importantly as the defence programme Itself In tho Con gress debute and that tho President will ho obliged to take that lip beforo the people, I'nder present conditions the Annapo lis Naval Academy can accointnodalo UTfi midshipmen. Hy a rearrangement of quartern It can be matin to quarter 1,800 midshipmen, tho maximum number that would qualify for entry under the. bill to bo voted on In the House to-morrow. Need 1,111 1 Oltlrrrn. It is estimated by oillclals of the Navy Department that them will Im required on July 1, JJ2I, with tho navy on it war rooting, otllcers to tho number or 4,401, At the bresenl rate or appointment there would bo ",9,"i0 olllcers In the navy on July I. miM, Just l.ino less than the number that would be required to officer Mm vessels that It Is expected will ho In romtnlsslnu on that date. Thero aro now approximately L'.onO olllcers In Hie servite. Hy July I, l!'l4, there will bo iieedrd Tar more Mian 2,5U0. veil, according to North Cjrollnan poll, tlclalis. The growth of the Hoosevelt Miitlmcnt Is pronounced, Tho number of old line lb publicans who see in the Colonel a possible loader In the campaign this year and wjto siy tiny would support lilm Is growing dally, It Is ono of Hie mtdif)lng eonilijlotis of the national political situation, width was complicated enough before Hie Colo nel's name came lo be seriously con Ifi'lered. Strangely tho nomination of Louis D. Mrandols for tho Supreme bench has, 1 1 the minds of many Hepulillcatis in Con gress, made Ihe nomination of Justice Hughes less likely. Many sa.v that It has eliminated lilm from further con. "'deration. This theory Is based on Ml.! bi'hef that Republic. ins, who will con trol Ihe next Congress, will not place in tlm hands of President Wilson th" nomination of an additional Supreme Court Justice. C0CKRAN FOR ADEQUATE ARMY. niEcl 'Ihn l Notion Ile AsUed U hnl They're I'lulHlnK For. .N'l.w HocilKIJ.K, N. V , Feb. fi. During Ids address before th.. New Hoclielle Forum this afternoon n "Pri paredness," W H.niike Co.'kran sugg.hted that Presi dent W lls.ui should Insist on tho belli iieretvt Powers telling what they are lighting for, how long tlu-y pioks to keep on destroying the human race and what they will accept iu. terms of peace. I "If tlie PowerH are close tojettn r on I let ins," said Mr. Cockran, "tin u public opinion coal, '.nre tliein to lav down t ic.r arm- it. .birtv il.ivs. The Piesnleiit J slio'ild jitcss his question for an answer. ' If the question Is dclaved the conqueror I will snap his linger. at public opinion land the trims. Of peace will be ibctlted j b.v fii'-y and after tnifiths or contentions j which will never hi ins a permanent I pi .i.e. ( "Now i- the golden moment for the , Pi.siiletit of the Fnited Statfs to act. .No foioign Power would dare to make demands which would shock tlie con t ii nee of its own people. The I'tilti! Stabs can play the greatest role that ever fell to tlie lot of any nation since the dawn or civilization " Mr. Cockran approved of President Wilson's stand that If we nre to arm at all we should do It adequately. LATEST THING IN STOCKINGS. I out erHllon lln.c fur I'nliii Mciich Itnmcn Tell .Much. I'.vt.M Hkvi'ii. Fla., Fib. ti. Conversa tion stockings illiilaved jicstcrd ty by the Hotel shops and seen last night tit tho bail are the latest In hosiery Some are of hand made lace and cost up to MOO a pair. ore ha a moue at the skirt line, while its mate s.ivs "Watch your Hep." Another sas "liellghted," while Its com panion "hows a clock face wll ii the hands at I'J and Hie words "tlood night." BEGINNING TODAY-ANNUAL SPRING DISPLAY Showing 'hat Can Be Done in Pure Silk Neckwear for Men, at 49c TACH YEAR, in planning for this event, we set out with a determination to break all previous records for beauty of design, style, and quality of material embodied in pure silk scarfs at 49c. Thin year we have outdone all precious efforts. Such exquisite colorings, originality of design, and quality of silk at this price will mark an epoch in the sale of neckwear. Tho Weaves: ('re( meteor, crepe failles, pu.-.ty wil low crepe, mogadon's, repps, poplins, grenadines, armors, ibrocaded crepes ami weaves, faille silks and very effective Oriental weaves. BLUES: Oxford anil navy, admiral, (lien ItitlKt', cadet, marine, national, corn flower, phlox, rivt'rii, I'Hfiflc, cheru bim nnd indigo, OfThinls say thai unless the supply of otllcers It Increased hy additions to the midshipman corps at Annapolis ther will be an itcille need Tor more olllcers In two years and thai unless something Is done to remedy Ihe situation a good many of the ships building, aiitboiir."d and those that will he atilhorucd this year Htid In subsequent .vears, cannot he put Into commission either on a pence or war footing. It Is regarded as highly Important hy naval otllcers as well as hy the advo cates, of preparedness of Congress that Ihn work of defence shall ho begun by providing more olllcers for Hie navy, and It Is tho understanding that another hill will ho shortly introduced taking the Fame precautions as to tho anny. Could Have Large l lass. The enactment of the hill Into law at this tlmo would enable tho Depart, meiit to linvii a largo class appointed to enter Annapolis at the beginning of the next nrademle year. Chairman Padgett's motion lo have the academy bill considered to-morrow doubtless wilt be tha signal for a hot debate ott preparedness. Four members of th" Naval Committee voted against reporting the bill. To'tnorrow's debate Im awaited with great Interest by tlin) opponents and proponents of national defence. It will bring up the question of preputodncss In concrete form ror tho tlret tlmo since President Wilson submitted hit ilefenrc plan lo Cougless, tunl will come at a moment when Micro Is lively discussion n to the effect of the President's speeches on sentiment In the middle Went. It W allogitber likely that the debate will bu marked by an address by Speaker Clark. ICarly In the session the Speaker offered a bill Jirovldlng for the appoint, inent nf additional iiildshlp.mc n at An napolls. To this extent he bus declared for defence. lie has llkowin Issued statements In which lie has made the announcement that he favored "reason. able preparedness," Hejon.l this Mr. Clark has not disclosed his views on the big Issue that now agitates menihirs of alt parties In Congtres, ARKANSAS TOWNS ENGULFED IN FLOOD Sixteen Lives l.ot in Last Few Irays. anil (ireat Diiiiniire Done. I.itti.i: Hni'K, Ark., Fib. ". Tile Hood. catl"eil bj bleaks 111 the levees of the Arkansas inter, engulfed many towns and villages In southeastern Alkalis!" to-night and made several thoiHatid Ji"i -nillM homcli's Sixteen lives Ii.ivi Im mi lost In the l.irt few day, and damage m hundreds uf thotis.inds of dollars 'ia been done Still stealer d. image . is feared if tin .Mississippi iiititiiiuis tu us,.. .Ml ihi) tlie Tun men who remain iu Arkansas City lulled III an effort to strengthen the levees against tlie fat rising waters Tho narrow strip of lofee is the only land in sight there. On one side is III" t iVer, swnlleii until Its surface Im tlft.cn feet abme th" level of tlio town. On the oilier ide of the levee i-i the great tlniiil lake, neat ! I forty miles long and twenty tulles wide I Fiom It only the upper stotlie nf i buildings in Arkansas City protrude. j At tlie letee are three steamboats,! one of will. Ii i ic.iily to carry the wnik rs to safdy should they oe tlnlrl battle with Hi., flood Tlie.v are living I In the st.siud stun, s .,f t ,..ir homes, and in box ars on t' e j.-v. Tu-tl.iy the rivet rose to ."... 7 feet at Atkans'.is Cltj. .mil lo still r.ing slowlj.i EMBROIDERY STRIKE TO-DAY. to re Than I, mm Worker In -'." I I'lnni i iilled inn. ' H.twien l.ooii and r..iinn emiiiMiilcry workers, of whom ."!, ue girb, h..ve been ordeied b.v heads nf tlie Ladies' liaimeut Wurkcis I'nion to go on strike In :'.'i'i plants in the northern pan of Hudson county, N .1, at 10 o'clock this morning. Iiitnands have been made for a 10 per cent liictiase In wages, a n ne hnurda.v and no night work The manu faclurets lefus.d to deal with I'tcs ile' I Scldesiimer of t.e union, who presented tlie ileniaiuls. .hi t.ie gionnd that lie was a New Voiker and didn't repifsent North Hud'on einploees. At a iiitifciiine held In Tnion Hill eslerda.v under tlie auspice of tlio North Hudson Chamber of Commerce, whlcli was iittendeil by the Mavnrs of the various towns. It committee on ar bitration was unpointed consisting of City Commissioner Ueorge F. Hrcnslu ger of Jersey Ci), Judge Francis II McC.tuley. Joseph SHU. Henry Hlschoff and I.ouis Menegatis The rmliroldery workers will meet at in:;ni o'clock this morning at Ncplvoda's Hall, West lloboken, and at Mavcr'u Hall. West New Vork. n i t na. c A Broadway at 34th Street COLONS: liishop purple, lielio, pninelle, plum, urapc, drop pansy, mauve, amethyM, eataiibe, violet, emerald, reseda, cinnamon, unmet, wine, ruby, cardinal, steel, pearl, also in whit-. Miioke ami black. $50,000 RAISED FOR JEWISH SUFFERERS I Or Oront Enthusiasm Sliown nt liiiMiklvn Meefiuu: to Aid Victims of War. WOMKX DONATK .1 KW KI,S Fifty thousand dollars In cash, checks and Jewelry were collected nt Ihe muss, meeting held In Ihe Academy of XltiHlr Iu llrooklyn last night for Jewish war stiffereis. Five, thousand persons packed the big auditorium, otheiH Iilled the music hall nt mi over Mow meeting, and thousands nf nlheis pressed about His ctiti.uiccH In a vain cfToit to get In and add tliulr mlto to tho inlhuslasm. With the JJti.nno which -vas t.iheU on tho Hticeis of tlie city u few da)s ago and Ihe amount which the HiiKikl.vn Jewish Volunteer Helief Committee ,,.h promised to give to the fund, last niglifs collictlou will raise Ihe .imouiil. I' In expected, to Mii.iiiiii. The tlHellng was held lllnlit tin; auspices of tlie KriMikl,vn Jewish Helief Commliti'c for Wur Siif ferns In conjunction with tlie voluiilter coiulnitlee. Jacob II. Sclillf, who was a speaker, will also one of ihe leading coulrlbiilora, giving Ki.oiiO. I.oul Mill-shall, Hn; Hut speaker Introdiinsl b) tlm chiiirm Nathan S, Jona.", picldlhg In lue ab sence of Henjamlii Namm. told Ihe ex cited gathering that "there's a lime when muiiey talks, and I hope tu heir lit elmiuenl ring thl evening." An soon as the baskets wire passed up inul down Hie aisles ihn tinging of coin and Jewell. v became evident Women stripped nlf Iiio'ichm and rings nd tossed them Into file basket, and others, lacking tlm cash, put In piniulssory notes;. A baby's diamond ring sent up to Ihn stage held to stir still further His emotions of the com rlhu torn ti tlm bis kets wern goltsg allium!, for the ilng was auctioned on, beginning with a hnl or $."ii and ending with one of J'i'Ml by Felix M. Warburg. I Ulier hit ge cntitrlhiitois were .Mr and .Mrs S. F lliitlisrhllil, :i,nun. Mr, and .Mis. H, C Hlnm. $2,inin ; A. I Nninm ft Son, Jl.iifiO; Cetah Tlkvah. JI...UO; l-iw-renec Abraham, ft.uno; .I.iiii'm II. I'ost, $l.0ii; .1. Kurt. .V Sons. Jl.niui. .Ma.vor Mltcliel was greetnl elitliiisl astlcnlly wl'en lie enteted the atiditorluin at II o'clock. His address began Willi mi'titlou of the generosity America baa shown to war sufferers, but his talk soon took a national defence trend and ended Willi a plea for preparedness, Other speaker were K.ihhl J. 1,. Miik Ues, the Hev S 1'ail.is Ciidin.ili. Dr. S. luvar.va Let in, the Hev Joseph Hoen id.i't and Ie wis II I'ou. .ii", linruugh I'le.s.di'tit of Hrookl ii. $5,000 FOR MILITIA FLIERS. Will liiinlile Ten tiiuirilsi i in Ilea i'iiiiii. tlnliir. ci,ntribuliii.s of t,-,.finu p, tit.- national aeroplane fund of tin Aero Club nf America tvdl enable ti , members uf the. National Hu.trd of New y..it, (o prac tise Hying a mllltaty .o rni nt least once or twice a wc k i 'f th - .imoitnt l.ooii was contrihuieil l,j n person whose name has been withheld It will provide means for tlie training of nine lllits. The balance. M.onn, donated by T. JelTerson Coolblge, will eii.ible th tentli man. an olllur, together with an otllcer of the Massachusetts National iliiaril, to receive training In piloting a military acioplane It ha-v Just been learned tliat Mr Conlldge wa- the mnn wlin ationv iiioii I) gave tii.nnii (l th fund la-i Miiuiner. la uise tlie N.iiional tin, ml of New Yolk d not su d in obi. lining a sutlii ictit number of aeroihitii s to permit all the aviators to My throughout the .vear. It has been provided In the tl.ftOO gift that tlie course of training shall In clude one or two nights each week for four months in a Curtis-n m liuity type aeroplane. To train tlie nine giianhniin. as piovldcd Ii) the g.fi, the Ctlltlss Aero plane Compaii) of HufT.iln will establish a si hool at ShcepslirMii t.t y Speedway, which s to bei.iine an avlailnu centra by tlie end of April. The Riiardsineii will bo trained, under the supervision of Lieut Ha.vnal c Hull ing, comm.inilltig olllcer of tho aviation detachment of the National tiuai'd, LINER IN WITH GUNS MOUNTED. Mnuipiilln I iii rle Tttii lnlck l'lrer mi After Deck. The Italian steamship Slamp.iIU of the Velocii Line, in yesterday from lite .Mediterranean, cutties on her after de u, mounted ami ready for business, two iptlck firing Armstrong guns for u,H Iu case of submarlno attack Nc.nlv all the other passenger carriers of th several Italian llnis w bo similarly equipped within a month or so. So far none of tlio armed Itall.in ships has encountered submarines. Tho Statnpalla saw none in the Mediterra nean or the Atlantic. 4 The Designs: Xeat figures, geometrical and flower designs, brocaded figures, .pot.s in all sizes on all weaves, stripes. IVr.ians. and printed warps taken from Oriental fabrics.