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THE SUN, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1910.
3 CARRANZA'S REPLY PUZZLES LANSING illows Van of .Mexican Hail road o "Frcirht' Supplies to Pershing. VILLA STOPS HIS FLIGHT TO HAMPER PURSUERS JCNSTOX TO SEND GOODS TTAsmviToK, March S!V The, State tjiartnitit received from Wpculul Agent Jtmliiers ;it Qtirrcturo ithlH afternoon tlie npy of (.'arnuwa to the lirRent rriiicatH ,( m 1 idled states for pcimlxidoii to st tli" Mexican Northwestern Ibillro.id U tr.iliT'Tl Mippllcs for (!cti. I'cridiing's ffriv fum in I'ano to Cumih Grande. n'htln In a measure satisfactory, the l.i r.tid to lie not as explicit or J.nnlt form ns olllcltils here would sinl f"r reason negotiations lttirfn tlin State Department mid the CirnnM Government are Kill! In pro;. r. 1 ifiri will be made In the meiiii rrretn Gen Kuii'tnn. under Instructions from "' W ',r learliiient, 1i send sup .;!,. )' ii. It on -the railroad an ordinary craimn il idilpments Irrespective of irv ai.' cement between tlio two Uov-er-rrf 'il i.itp i n'slit Secretary ll.iker lsued f, fukiv ns ftatrment : IV h ive d'rected Gen. runston to li lor for r-llruad shipment cargoes f ju. plii'J, cl:her directly to our nilll tnry men or to civilians In Mexico. TM. it"' n"t lnvoc nny tciuler of nrin'M' ' for such railroad trans rertA'l'1". nr dnen It Involve the w-e of Awili 'O military guiud:) on any Meslcan tr.i.iia. The fn'tn f the oriler to liiiu-tiu Is t-Mrjt'"l o repioent a doubt In tlio tr.lndj of t'llk lals of the War I'cp.irl pr.t ' to whether tlio shipments will t urtfjitPtl, although It la hoped they til K It Ih aasumcd that Funatcm wilt rcr.r.gn them to the American il rm tit Ca.vi.i Grande with which Pershing ha? t r"."tr.i t for buppllcs, Including giibu to. Jlay I'rosconte "l,llHpll., Plans for the prosecution of pro-lntcr-Tntli'n MKit.iloiH along the Mexican bor der te bihevcd to have been discussed it conference iw the War Department ith! slicrnoon between Secretary linker :1 Attorney-General ureKory. Although both offlclalH refused flatly t iUh-umi tlio conference, It lu under cool that Mr. Gregory with tho ap proval ef the President In HeckliiR to un nrtli tlio touree of iieislxtent reports Lvmi 1.1 I'.io and other border toins Will lia for their apparent object fc ftlrrliiK up of friction between the 'nl h-Uia and tho Curruuza Uu trsnaiit. In u reient Ftatenient iKstled fron the RM!e oue tho l'l evident charKed that :hre nb a "traffic In falsehood" aloni: !.e tiorder with this object In view and ' In limit ratiKol to liavn conferred with .itorne.;eneral eoncernlne the :okt (fleetlo ineana of bU)tne.nlnc the If'tatvis. T'i War Department In onienliat r-HMed as tn whether I ten, I'crshluK ,1 hi own Initiative has actually taken yicr it s ii 'iib the road t-'outh of t'asiia wr n 'flic only ltKbt shed on the fual ii ii tbl respect was In tho re Tt "f a lelesram to-day from Cten. Iirjhliii; forwarded by Kunston retwrt f th death of (ieorgo A. Hudnelt, n nii-r of Troop II, Tenth Cavalry. f-m P urles lecelved III a railroad "if a" and KtathiK that lludnelt was "irnl when nun of tho railroad cars s overturned by a broken rail. Ilrlnil Arc l.neLlnB. T- I)eiartuient pinifcsses not to know iih. r t!m in.m was part of a niu.ul . A merican soldiers operating or n.4iK i .road In tr.iniportiinr fuptilles, or ' Mn- he wa a utrapgler, who" had .riK-l the train In an effort to get villi Ms column. sVtrtary llaker retarded tho report i fire of .sufticlent importance to take ' lady to Secretary Lanalmr, but r would oonnuent. Huilnelt'ii wife h ut Tort lluaohuca, Ariz. A' "jier uuiualty reportel to tho Ue- .t was the death of pneumonia, "! L Allison of tho Thirteenth fav !"), w xi contracted tho dUease at Casaa iimt's .i id died In tho Army Hospital M o t U.isi, Tex. APho'ish S'cretarJ llaker refused to- c 1 1 Jii'lrm repor'.s that h had or rel runston to make an Investl- Htlcn (pif thu cli cunmt.inceH sin round ( tin; nn-ta raid on Coliiinliiit, N. -M . t Wd ituMioritutlvily learned that in :t'tiw the Dep.irtinent Intcndi to ob- :i!n in in i ol. Slooum, who commanileil J A Hi ri it forces at Columbus, lust .iow a' 1 why Villa was able to surprise 'J Anii't' an troops. 1' fi '', however, that there Is no tf'l t r hurry In connection with the ffe:ufij iiaiulry and tliut Col, rUoctini 13 n ! ordered back from Mexico to eip'abi matters. It was denied that 'ln. K nton had already 6ent to tho Prriiiirnt a detailed report on the 3ir riom coi. 8 ocurn. b:clal Acetit Itodgera Infonn.cd tho Put Ueartnieut to-day that Carranza extti.iied tor a month tho tcrlod "thin Miich mine owners In Mexico r PIUlre to pay ta.e nuiotintlmr to ltffn 11,000,000 and I2,0U0,00U. Most f'tr.e. nu.ie ownera are Americans and Wrfr f -nx.ifi.era. New force at Torrcon, Tt.i Department also was Informed t- i'' 'i li vino, romniand nc a Cai u:.u , ,r,-i, tua arrled at Tori eon uud 111 ti i 'uie a vlgoinus campalKii ft'ltl " iwiss bands" operating In the t-Hur.i di 'rat, which lien between the M't w lit.!, i Her ,ii p. sh iig"b' force is supposed ii d tlio border, in Duraugo state that ir in that city are being rt il i -on! Saltlllo tho Ue- i M il s inllar assurances ie- -'tun Americans there -' lie uur tho Navy Deiart riiuiiion of reports that : t American women and ii removed for Hafety ny a ptlvate yacht. The wem that conditions at f urn hanged. e of aeroplanes who arc i ie War Department In i tlio propo-cd purchase .if for flen. I'endilng havo " M.ihllHhnient of a tcHtlnu "t Mer, Virginia, and tho 'I'ing seriously considered. Piikir had not received up mr the offer of the Aeio 'ol wi'li iw'o high powered neroplanes l-r ,f ,.ai, order to get "vn ie i w which prolilblts the (Inv-"f- nviii f -mi nfceiitingeiiulpment gratis. t,"lli'H a few days the Department ""'Punlia.B tlfty.four additional motor K, '.wh' h Kle Oen, Pershing a ui of sib, smiicient, in tho opinion of J apartment, to enable him to keep tolroaii, movllC Irrespective of the Mdl-ig I'Ull IT I f "I ' , Urt. , , ih.Mii i I--1 '1 ,fmt o , MU,, Mill K ' t"f re i , " m-.re i :miitf , , If wiii I ,,i r 'ttt-U in , cn-i , i to a , . Hub f.f COL. BRIDGMAN ON DUTY. I ,,l ,!,.,.,. iKlien From He. 'red (it Aetlw Mat. Maior.iii.n ! . IfHift ' nyrtii nas resioreu 10 kJ. L n"r ''"I. Oliver llrldsman, for (...""'''''"'I'linR oiticer or Kquadron A. tif.-i.i KM,:i" lle,,n for twenty-six tti. ,h" N,lnal auurd, retlrlnc o it i IUK)Ut yer i Im -wL""1 K0n" ,0 Albany In conneo Kiietlvit ' """"Won W 'H- t'ondiiurd mm I'irat 'up'. aenil their men to tin; army base In Mexico to receive the supplies and there deliver thwn uj Urn Periling command. It Ih miido plain that the quarter nuistei.M of the iirmv will Iim hi.i in hlp suiiplles fiom heie to other iiuar- urmasiers with the Pershlne column. nut It is not believed by nllloera that tills tlltcrpictatloil Will be lillnned. This "oiihl in. i ho Is iicceMiiry to continue tho shipment of maiiv miiinlli!t unmli tmm ColuiubiiH by motor turck. and will merely uIIlao tins trucks of Ins lo on all tho work. All amilliltloti. It Is believed, will have to bo sent In truck-, Klnce 'much of this la In, ido at (loveriiioeiit arsenals uitrf Is not delivered by contractor. rctiilliiK Hi I ho siipiilles to IndlvtdUHl firms In fore delivering Iheni to the army will ni.iku them subject to duties In cases where .Mexican Import duties Ale t'oiit'ulliilp, niot foodsturfa now entering .Mexico aro admitted iluly free, however. All the ataidea are admitted free of duty. To Mnr (iooda at Once. Oen. Itell aald this afternoon that sup plies would move over the Mexican Northwestern to troops In Mexico within n few bonis after he receives official no tice that tho road has been made nailablo for that purpose, providing the railroad people uro able to furnish the rolling stock. It Is believed the United States will aecurc rolling etocli If the rallro.nl tiaa not enough for the put pose, giving n guarantee for Its return safe to the United .Stale. Carranza nttlclals assert that they have ample troopH to prop eily Kuanl tho railroad from bandits. There Is likelihood of u hitch between tho United States Onvernmcnt and men with contracts to supply tho army, un less tho. I' nlted States agrees to guar antco the shippers against loss between Tuarez and Casasi Grandee. One dealer said this afternoon that while ho had a contract to fiiinlsh groceries and hay to the American army and wished to fulfil It, Ida contract apeclfleel delivery at the depot quartermaster's In HI Paao nnd ho would not be responsible for the goods sent Into Mexico. "If the Coverunieiit will iruarnnlea me against loss of the goods between Juarez nnd the point wo aro to deliver thwn to the nrmy," he said, "1 will send a representative Into Mexico to receive and deliver them to tho quartermaster with the troops In the field, but I am not taking any chancea on tho train belli wrecked and looted before It teaches lis destination. The United Hiatus will havo to promise mo protection. "Jn other words, the Oovernmentniust continue to in cept my goods III I'A Paso. Technically, 1 will ship and deliver them through an agent to thn army In tho Meld, but I must get my pay on the bill of lading f. o. b. tho car In Kl Paso." T Load at Kl Paas, Mexican roads have alwava Dcrmltted the loading of cars In Kl Paso and It will therefore he permissible to load supplies In this city, then seal the car and "kick" It over to Juarez to the Northwestern road. It should go from Juarez to t'Asaa Orandea In twelve hours. The ordinary time Is about six or seven when tho road Is In good condi tion. Consul Onrda aald to-day: "It Is purely a business matter and should bo handled In that way. I notice that the permission granted makes no provision for nn army control, nor Is there any necessity for one." American officials fear the ability of the Carranza officials to keep the rail road open, as they havo not been able to do no tn the past. However, with the Vllllstas all driven south Into the mountains It Is thought that there should be llttlo difficulty along this lino now. PERSHING ON WAY TO NEW ARMY BASE ON FEDERAL MILITIA WARSHIPS THIS YEAR His Latest TTcfulqunrlcrs 120 Miles South of Colon ia Dnblan. MORE CAVALRY SENT IN WOULD NOT TRUST GOODS TO MEXICANS LEG IN BORDER BATTLE American Army Should Take Over Huilroiul, View at I'nn ston's Headquarters. San Antonio, Tex., March 2?. Army headquarters hero were not pleased with the report that Carratiza -would permit the transportation of army supplier to tho tioops In .Mexico via the Mexico and Northwestern as "coiiiinerci.il freight." rsueh an arrangement. It was admitted, may be rf some assistant c to tho qti.ir tcniidster'H department, but of no real value In solving the transportation prob lem The army plan, and the plan It has linked Washington to insist upon, l.i to permit the ann to operate, wholo trains over the Mexican rallnaja; trains manned by American crews and guarded by American soldiers and subject to or dem of the army olflccrs only. The use of these rallnavs to ship the same na any other hlpper with a. hundred more handicap than the commercial shipper, will avail the army little or nothing. It Is given out that tho American army would Hot dare trust a traluload nor even a carload of valuable supplies over tho Mexican railways unless ac companied by a heavy guard and with a tialn crew of Americans, it is tin- YILLISTA OF 1 2- LOST Little Jesus Pez, Shot hy V. S. Soldier, Wants a Tcff Leg and an Education. Demino, Jf. M., March J. Having re covered sufficiently to see visitors little Jesus Pcz (buen Muchenao) told visitors to-day that hn wanted an artificial leg and an American education so that he can fctay In the "nice United States" and be a good boy. Jesus Is tho twelve-year-old Mexican boy who was shoj, In the hip by an Ameri can soldier at Columbus m lieu Villa raided that town. Jesus was holdln; his father's horse while the elder Pez crept Into Columbus with the Villa bandits. Ills hip wu shattered by an American bullet and he was brought to Dtmlmr, where tha leg waa amputated at the hip and where little' Jesus Is being plven every cure by the American real dents of that town. "Villa never told us where we were going or when wo were acro.ss the bor der," little Jesus told hlti Uitervlewers to day. "The llrst I knew that wo were In tho United States .was when 1 heard one of Villa's men shout 'These damn griiiRoea shoot too straight. Let's get away from here or we will all be killed.' I begged them to take me. with them, di rstood if anything at all Is shipp. d un- for I had heard from Villa's men how iler tlci ".iriatigeiueiita ' roporleil to-1 the Americans hilled nil of the men they dav fiom Washington it will bo hay and . took prisoner?. All tlicy did whm to . i. I. ..ii !., ,n i,i ' .l.A.'n ... - KltllU illl'l MIVU nuin) nun, u n,j prov ision. liesardhss of the present arrange. meats, ottlcl.tl notto of which has not been received by lien. I'unston, or any other uiiaiigemetitH that may be made for ue "f tho main railways. It is prvpo.-ed to maintain the auto truck lino of communication between Colum bus and the Held liases. , Threo hundred trucks are needed to maintain this servo e on an adequate shovo mo to one side and ride or run away. I was afraid I would be killed, and when I saw ail American soldier coming I thought my time had come. Instead he picked mo up and he curled me Into his tent and took caro of my le., which hurt, oh so bad. I promised the doctor I would be a good boy and 1 always intend to be a goisl boy, be cause the Americans have been so good to me." A purs Is being rained to buy him an scale, ncoordlng to otliclal reports reach- artificial limb and nrrangemejits are be ing heie fiom the oiticers In charge of Ing made to havo him attend Hchool. the punitive expedition. The latest olllci.tl Information n to the wheie.ihouts of Villa, given by lieu. Perching about four days aKO. had the . bandit In the Santa Maria Valley mov- I In? toward Santa Catallna. The Mex icans In tho valley were repotted to be friendly to the VllllstHS. making the hunt for him decidedly more illlllcult. Columbus, N. M.. March 2. Qn. Pershing la on his way to-day to the new nrmy base, 120 mllea aouth ot Colonla Dublati, his first headquarters. He left last night for the front. Additional cavalry left here to-day for the front to reenforce the troops fol lowing Villa In hla retreat from the American border. Five sick soldiers from Casas Orandca were sent to the El Paao base hospital this afternoon, four suffer ing from Intestinal troubles as a re sult of the poor water In Vhn theatre of operations in Mexico, and on a negro soldier from tha Twenty-fourth Infantry, sulfering with pneumonia. A veterinary huijdtul haa been es tablished at the military base here, the first patlenta belns a ecore of mules which had failed to keep pace with the column In Chihuahua, Already the mule has supplanted the costly nmtor truck south of the Ca.saa Ornhdes country. A shipment of 179 of these niilmils was received to-day from St I.ouls and 909 more are due at the baso within the next fe.w days. The mules get n two weeks rest after they make the return trip to the border. That tho animals nto standing up well under the tax upon their energy and strength Is shown by the fact that of one batch of 1 OS which did strenuous work only seven died. In addition to Columbus being a ren dezvous for mules that uie being broken In there is hIso a colony of law rook ies that aro learning the ropes. Klghty seven of them are now being trained and In another wiek will bo ready to bo sent to in front. United States Senator Albert B. Kail arilvtd here this morning and went into conference with Deputy Custom Collec tor I.ce Hlggs, who was on duty at his olllco on the night of the raid and who has been securing statements from civil ians hero regardli.v what happened on thai night. After a conference with Itlggs Sena tor l'all went lo the headquarters of Major William Sample, the commandant here, mid then left In nn automobile for Uaclilta. N. M. Senator Knl: denied that he ts looking Into the military administration of the cav.iliy tioops on tbe night of the raid. "I am hero for information and I am alas, glad 1o get Information from whatever sourte," said the New Mexican Senator. Hefore leaving for llachlta Senator Kali returned to the customs otllce and had another conference with Hlggs, and when h left he tarried n bundle of papers alsl reports with him. He will go from llachlta to Demlng, nnd from there return to i:i Paso. BORAH BEGINS FIGHT I WOULD BDILD 8 BIG Artny Historically Inefficient, Says Chamberlain in TMea for Increase. NITRATE PLANT BOHS IT FIRST OFFICER VICTIM. I. lent. Allison Dies of Pneomonla Contracted In Mealro. Kl. Paso, Tev., March :.. Second l.teut. Joseph YV Ail'eon of the Thir teenth Cavalry died at the Fort UIlM Hospital to-ilay of pneinnon.s. which de eloped while lie was In Mexico with .ien. Persli.iigs column. I.leut. Allls.ui. who was the first officer of tho American army to succumb as the result of the punitive expedition In Mex ico, was a nstlve Texan, having been a resident ot Dallas at tho time he vvat, appo'.utcd to West Point by a Texas Congressman, lie was I'K tars old. l.teut. Allison Is survived by his father, who ts now on his way from Dalian; hi mother, who Ilv.-n In Homer, I.a.. and his wife, who has been living at her home in KHzaN'thtown, N. J., since her husband went on border duty. GEN. OBREGON WOULD EXPEL SOME ALIENS ffranklin Simon & Co. Fifth Avenue l'rrcs That- I'orei-rner.s Who Aided Foes Be Ousted Pesos Afrain Forced Up. tptctal t able Iitspt'cli ta T,is Sca. MKMCO CITT, March S9. Pesos cl.wd at 2 l-r. cents owing to a continuance of the liovernment competition with the banks in selling exchange. The ofllclals say that tho liovtriimeiit will buy cur rency to-morrow- at cents for pesos, giving Now York drafts us guaranty, lien. tJbregon has recommended to the new Foreign Minister, Agullar, to expel from tho country all foreigners who In any way served ('arranza's enemlen, dc cla'rlng such foreigner:! nro false, un dependable and dangerous. MAYOR PRAISES N. Y. GUARD, Declares It l.rada Mllltln In Pre paredness. Mayor Mltchcl reviewed the First llrlga'de of the Twenty-third Itegiment In Its armory, IScdford avenui, Hrooklyn, last night unJ then spoke on prepared ness. "If the National fluard throughout the country." he said, "were as efficient us tho New York National tluard there would be no need for no much talk of how to Improve It. Out of a full quota of 100,00(1 men there aro only 60,000 really prepared." The Mayor referred to the meeting In St. Ixiuls nil March 3 and 4 of commit tees from tlio seventy-live principal cities to consider means of Influencing Con gress to adopt preparedness mtusures. When lie had suggested universal mili tary training, he said, the representatives were unanimously in favor of It, utid M took this as the best Indlcutlon of the national sentiment. After the drill and the Mayor's nddress there was a dunoe. About 1,000 people attended. She says to her hubby, says she: "Let mc pnone jor a suwig to-day, dear." m Pferf& Shoe Shop 4 West 38th St. Store Floor Separate Shop,4a step from Fifth Avenue FOR TO-DAY Direct attention to their standard makes of Men's Shoes for Spring. ' Men's fN,K,!tIN Shoes Made expressly for Franklin Simon & Co. High or Low Shoes, made on newest lasts, selected leathers, in button and lace shoes. Mahogany or Tan Russia Calfskin, Dull Gun Metal Calfskin, Patent Coltskin, with tops of same or cloth ; also Tan Box Calfskin Golf Shoes. 5.00 Washington, March 2!. Opposition developed In the Senate to-day to the Chamberlain bill Increasing tho military establishment, Tim bill was called up and explained by Senator Chamberlain, who then asked that It go over to permit the printing of tcvcral tables showing compartnons with the Hay House bill, which will have some defenders In the Senate. Senator Flora It asked ii few questions as to the disposition to bo made of the National fiiiard under the measure, latter the Senator from Idaho Indicated that he would oppose federalization of the National Uuuril because he be lieves tho plan Impracticable. Senator llorali la In favor of a system of mili tary Instruction by army ottteerei that will fit the citizen for military service, but ho does nut favor a big nrmy. He thinks that the National Uuard cannot be successfully controlled hy the Federal (lovcrnmcnt because of politics and be cause State organizations as a rule do not come up to I-ederal requliementa. In his statement to the Senate con cerning the provisions of Uie bill Sena tor Chamberlain said : "Wo are trying to organize an army that would not havo to delay four or live days at a llttlo trouble on tho bor der. If this bill passes wo will have an army ic.-uly for any emergency. Tlio bill embodies every valuable Idea known tn military sclem o by which an army can ho enlarged and made rlllcut. livery expert who has examined It has approved It. Whllo our committee wan drafting the bill w hud hefore us the provisions of the I lay bill, but we de cided after careful deliberation that It was not adequate "Our ainiy has been historically In efficient, Kvon lien, Washltision had to write many letters to Congrest complain ing of conditions. The trouhln with uur military forco has always appeared to be that our soldiers hud more spirit than skill. At times It has seemed to mo that our patriotism has burned none too brightly." Attempts will be made to revise cer tain features of the incisure, but the pacifist spirit Is not likely to develop In tho Staatc fiom present Indications. Senator Kcnon, Senator Williams and others will contend that the effort to force tho abandonment of s.-veral army IKsts Is "political" rather than strategic. .V group of Southern Senators, led by Senator I'nderwood of Alabama, will try to have a plant authorised for making nitrogen. It Is planned to locate, tho plant at Mussel Shoal, Ala. Conser vationists are opposed lo this plan, hold ing that It conceals an attumpt to pro vide for a private monopoly. Their Idea Is that the plant will l,o leased to private owners or sulisldlzed. Tho Sell ate Committee on Agriculture voted to day to report the Smith bill, authoriz ing: an appropriation of $15,1)00,000 for a Government nitrate plant to be lo cate! In the South. MpanUh War Veterans tn nine. A dinner will be given to-night In the Hotel Hieshii bj the Knifed Spanish War veterans for their .National Commander in Chief, Kepresentatlve I.. C. Drr tif Missouri. A rally lor preparedness will follow to-morrow nUht In tho Ninth Iteclment Armory, lourteenth street near Sixth itvcuur. F. D. Roosevelt Telia Houso Committee It Would Have "Moral Effect." HEFUTES DANIELS'S PLAN Washi.votos, March 29. -For tti "moral eiTect It will have on tha country and flio International relations of the United States" Kranklln rtoosevelt. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, recom mended to the House Naval Affairs Com mittee to-day the laying down of eight capital ships on a building programme for the present year. Mr. Roosevelt agreed svllh the committee that the building programme as proposed by Uie Administration will bo Insufficient lo put the United Slutea In second place among naval Powers, the policy which haa hitherto prevailed, "The five year programme," he aald, "would enable us to catch up svlth Ger many to somo extent, but would not get ua quite even. It would put ua ahead of France, with which we aro novk and neck for thlid place." Mr. Itonsevelt also referred to reports that Japan haa a secret building; pro gramme, and said that according to pres ent strength, no far as known, the United States would bo on a par with the Orien tal Power If obliged to meet the Japan ese navy In Its own watera. In actual strength, he said, the naval power of thla country as compared with Hint of Japan Is about three lo two, tout that one-third of this strength would be lost If either nation wero to tight tn the waters of the other. Mr. Hoosevelt held out little hope to paclllst members of the committee that tho European war would so exhaust combatants that the tTnlfed States nould havo llttlo dltllculty lit inalntalnlrox sec ond nl ace. "Suppose It Is a draw," lie said. "The countries will bo weakened financially and In men, but they will have In their jsissesslon strong military estaDiisn inenls." In his recommendations Mr. Hoose velt piactlcally adopla the report of the general board of the navy, which was cut down liy order of Secretary Daniels. The latter will appear before the com mittee to-morrow to glvo the reasons for this policy. Mr. Hoosevelt did not express an opinion as to what proportion of the eight ships he vropioes should be battle ciulsers or dreudnoughts, but, admitting that the war had shown the necessity for vessels of the former tpe. he pinned his faith to tho dreadnought us the chief element of naval power. With dreadnoughts, he said, Kngland had won the greatest victory of the war without Urine a shot, and that with enough dreadnoughts the United States could likewise win "bloodless victories." He descrllied thn United States as being richer and weaker than ever be fore. If war should come, he believes, a nation with a fleet more powerful ould destroy th American fleet, take the Panama Canal and outlying pos sessloiw and bottle up the country, lay ing It open to Invasion. European nations will not abandon tho policy of arming after the war, Mr. Hoosevelt predicted In reply to a ques tion by Itepresentatlve Ilensley of Mis souri, one of the little navy members of the committee. "If a victory for either side results," h said, "It will have enormoua re sults. There is a possibility that we might Ihi mixed up with the victo rious side if there should ! one. To da.y wo are rich but weak. We have potential tesources, but nothing to with stand uti Immediate shock." JtankUn Simon & Co. Fifth Avenue TlenS Iurtyishin Shov 16 West 38th St. -Store Floor Separate. Simp, a step from Fifth Avrnvr Men's "Banister" Shoes High or Fahp Shoes Fifty Styles Of Mahogany, Dark Tan or Black Russia Calf skin; also Patent Kidskin, lace or button styles, tops of Dull Mat Kidskin, Cloth or Taupe Buckskin. 7.00 Men's "Thomas Cort" Shoes Band Sewed Bench Made High or Low Ready-to-Wear Shoes, made en tirely by hand on Special English lasts of the finest specially selected black or tan leathers. 10.00 FOR TO-DAY Men's Crepe de Chine Shirts White grounds with satin stripes in various color combinations. Special 4.50 Men's Silk Shirts Of Summer weight Tub Silk with novelty satin stripes on light grounds. Special 3.00 Men's )nstD(Sm Jackets For iiolf and General Sport Wear Knitted brushed wool Jackets, in brown, green, heather mixtures or plain Oxford; V-neck, two pockets. Special 6.00 CAR MO OR LONDON Regimental Silk Scarfs Representing thirty-fire different regiments Made of fine repp silk, imported expressly for Franklin Simon & Co. Special 1.00 Silk Grenadi ne Scarfs In rich practical colorings Made in London for Franklin Simon fit Co. of fine Charvet silk with grena dine stripes in plain and self colors. Special 1.50 ciksCvCnmamtij Bmadwav at 44iti Street A f1 ON SALE TODAY 800 Men's New Soft Hats at $1.75 Full of character and individuality I Nicely felted hats for Spring wear, in about eight new models and twelve colors. J Called "selected seconds" by the manu facturer, who specializes in hats of the better kind. J The colors are: Brown, green, grey, pearl, Oxford, brown mixture, Oxford mixtures, .steel, slate, Piccadilly, tan; and in black. J Each of these hats backed by the usual Saks guarantee. Main Floor. Jewelry consistent with our reputation for exclusiveness. Opposite St. Patrick's Cathedral LAW BAKS AEROPLANE GIFTS. I. X. Ulatole quoted to Kiplalii llotfrnmrnt'i tand. The story in yesterday's tivn which told how the War Iepnrtment refused tn accept an offer of the Aero t'luh to Iflve two $10,000 aeroplanes for service In Mexico free of charge, together with expert pilots to fly them, brought several queries jeslerday. J'eople wanted to know what law or "red tape" there nilKht lie that would prevent the Gov ernment from accepting such a gift In a time of need. The law which In the opinion of mili tary men forbids the acceptance of the offer made by the Aero Club la contained lu the following paragraph from the military lawn of thn fnlte.1 Ktatcnt "Kiracrapti 36 Nor shall any De partment or any oflleer of the t!oi em inent nm-ept voluntary tervh-e fur tii Government or employ personal i-eivK' In e.e..i of that nuthorucd by l.iw ex cept In cinca of Hidden cincrsi ney In volving the lots of human life or Uie destni-tloii of property. ,i t of IVbni ary 27. 1D0. CI4 rHat., 4?.)" Sen-Ice Includes not only labor but property d-i-lsiicd for (toxernuieni n-r-vice, slid the t.tw thus bdl'M both the machine and the pllnti whn-e ecrce. were volunteered. The provlMo for "sudden emergency Involving the fJf?s of human life" wmi roiisideied not to im ply, apparently, by the phmt-eologc of Secretary H.iker'c refun.il, which prnphi -sled that "the Mexlcjti trouble would only lact a short time." Tho ,eiu I'luh Iihji endeavored to get around the i-d tape by offering to t-ell the in.icliltio, fo il each, but no reply has been ni.ide tn the offer. franklin Simon a Co. Fifth Avenu TJerfs CloihinS Shop 8 West 38th St. Store Floor Separate Shop, a Step from Fifth Avenue FOR TO-DAY Mes Cutaway Coat and Vest For Men and Young Men 34 to 44 Chest Exact Duplicate, of Ourtom Tailor Modtl One button model, made of Oxford or black Vienna, expertly tailored and finished, braid bound, silk lined throughout including back of vest; new low cut vest. 30.00 Mes Spring Suits For Men and Young Men33 to 46 Chest Hand-tailored Ready-to-wear New two, three or four button models, equal to the best custom tailor's product; of Herringbones, Over plaids, combined with stripes, Oxford Vicuna, Tweed or Blue Serge. 22.00 Men Spring TopCoats For Men and Young Men 32 to 46 Chest CAR MOOR LONDON The fact that they are London made speaks volumes for their style, and because they are made expressly for Franklin Simon & Co. assures their exclusiveness; made of fine Irish Homespun or Tweed (xhour r-prnof) in gray, tan or olive, suitable for general wear. 24.00 Silk Uned TopCoats Semi-fittrd or Conservative Models For Men and Young Men 33 to 46 Ch en t Hand tailored semi-fitted or Chesterfield models, uilk lined yoke and sleeves or silk lined throughout, in Oxford or black Herringbone or Vicuna. 25.00 to 35.00