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THE SUN, MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1916.
3 500 AMERICANS VOICE HOPE OF ALLIED VICTORY 42 States Bepresentcd in List of Signers of State ment Attacking Teutons. 6AY "HKLGIAN CRIME' CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED BonvN. Apill 1. An "Address to trie rtople cf t ho Allied Nation," bearing spuiturm of RrtO Americana, represent IK forty-two Btnten of the Union, ! mite miMIc In tlie United States and Europe !tlniuttnnenul to-dny. The communication la a strong Indorse. . i of the allied ratim nd exDrenta the hope ttiat the Untente Powera wilt revtctorloiiH In the prenent war. 11 con ei'nn bitter nttnokn on the Teutonic tr.tt!-o! nf warfare, mils the Invasion of Ftl?lm " crime which can never be .'ftvd. a Mot on the hUtury of Europe" nd nates that the Atncrlran judgment tmrtrnlnit the rlRtitM and wrongs In trie .r ! rlollhcrntelj- funned and la baaed L.v larKfly on ft ntudy of German ilocu- n-trt' and of Herman statements as to , '.fre rn'nts iit lieje." J The f Itntrs of the addrcas assert mat Itty confMer It their duty "at last to Ik clrnr our aolldarlty of aentlmenl tlth tlice who are ntrugRllns' to preserve it litcrtiis of the world and the highest Idm1n of civilization." The aiidrcei fiilluwn: To the IVovIe of tho Allied Natlotm: "Wo, the unili-mlKiHil cltliciiH of the Criteil States of America, send to you. tr people of th.j tuitions of the Triple ftmtf and vmir allies, this message: Our Juclutm-nl Hupi'oils your cause, ! our tyntiutliloK and our hope! are mth you In this stniKcle. 'n aaylng tij e tire confident that we are ex-l-tfini! the conviction and feelings of . e..nv,ielinltiK majority of Amerl- : ' f tlie irKinulnir of the present tr- trtO i nnllli't there have not tf - l.i hie in Anieilca Individual cx frf n nf aril.Mit i-yiuiulliy 1th the riix nf Hi at Uriliiln. Frailer and rr ul and horror and detestation o' i . ti.rt miN i inployed by the Teuton '(i.ra-e In the rnndlli't f the war. IV- .lie Miierie.ine, hovvr.vcr, whllo In- . iilu I 'i puhllf and In private ex ,rl"S lli.'lr McwH -whlch have also mind ).' .ilitindiititly In the dally t . m ail part- of the country have h'V 'n In dilated tn unite III any more 'hi, ( '.i'.ini'iit. at tlrst because they ,i i., the i iv crtiiueiit npeuk and ler ' r f ar nf einlairriisMnis the V"ov-.- .eat ti the itllllitilt ncRotlatlons 5- n ic v of liciinan nffrnccti imd , dnlt.iviir t" iiuilutatii that otll- a: icu' alliy which It has felt Ini- 'ti to hi Hold In the hope that through u'rtlit t . ouhl best Miilrt the c , la of International law I .1 i- imtvIiik tn use the Presl .' tin' f.iuudatioiiK upon k c can be rebuilt.' "iillilnrll nf 'iitlniriil." "Tin i lie I .time, however. If In ImI i,i. not lone since iassed, when i ,i ii- .up ,t to themselves to ex c s hum publul ami more formally it ipiine. iiihI their judgment. r,. lie haw alaf. held our.-flve a ..i f i. to tApress. openly our . i id .-"l'l"- stiiiKUllue for fin i. i now e bave the duty f isi n .ikiiit; i b ar our solidarity of r if hi u Hi i lose ibo aie stnK'ctlni? i . n I. In . iie of tin; world and lib a s of civilization ' t 'i ! tl e treat moral questions .1 . i .iit solution of which Is i i Or wiuib' future course of olvlll r' ii iii nu i jean conscience cannot ii an hi It cannot run the rink ( n.i ii i . be neutial minded wltb fii .jji ii t own InteRrlty and lt '(.if.p i. I or tbls reason It seeian fr sc , i ii.iilful hut Anu rlcan public p .ii id ilil ircelvu some more collcc- l V r- 'II "The in n facta In the controversy ttr I'll".' b'en before us. Thq case of ll Tenmiiii al'les. especially, hu not l-Krt fulness of statement. The ablest li' mar pul.M sis and professors have tr..f ted 'he Vutrn-t5crman conten "ins 'ii'h cieat ebullience. Numerous O.rnnn dm umenw have been widely 'Irml if i and an active, and some . r ii, his fjfrnian propaganda haa ten fMin-ibely cained on In the United f!ais, Joilument lli'lllieriilely I'ol-mrd. V r r an judgment has been VHAT FISKE SAID OF THE GRAPE JUICE ORDER Admiral's Letter to Daniels Calls Such a Regulation Unnecessary, Unwise and Affecting the Good Name of the Naval Officers. Wabhinuton, Apt II t. Another chapter haa been added to the con troversy between the Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels, and kl former chief aid and adviser. Hear Admiral llradley A. Flske. It Is a letter written by Admiral Flske and mad; public to-night on the sub ject of Kccretary Daniels's "wine mes" order. A photographic copy of the com munication Is to be Included In the hear ing of the House Naval Affairs Com mittee at the nuthor'o tcquest as a reply to what he alleges to bo Secretary Daniels's misrepresentation of his atti tude on the much dlsctatsad question of Intemperance among naval officers. Secretary Daniels on tha final day of the hearings before the House commit tee gave as on reason for hi disagree ment with Admiral I'lske on the question of naval policy the latter's resentment against the "wine mess" order. Ad miral Flake, he said, not only objected to the order, but predicted that naval officers "If deprived of their cocktails would take to cocaine." Admiral Klske ncnted the Implica tion that he held naval ofllcers In so low esteem and Immediately wrote to Chairman Padgett of the House com mittee asking for an opportunity to ror rect the Impression Secretary Daniels had made by his testimony. Documentary Kvldrnrc, This opportunity was denied to him on the wrnund that no public Interest was to be subserved tlieieby. Permis sion was given to Admiral Klske. how ever, to submit documentary evidence to be Included In the record of tlve hear ings. Among these documents Is tha letter now made public. The letter was written by the Rear Admiral under date of May 14, 191 . when the prohibition order was under consideration. Admiral Klske nays: "I know that I do not apeak for myself alone, but that 1 voice the belief of more than 95 per cent, of the officers of the navy. Including many ofllcers who are total ahstalnerw and not excluding chap plains nf experience. "I nm sure that my opinion Is shared by officers of the army : and so far as I can Judge from what la said to me anrt written to me by civilians, both In pub lic life and private life, my opinions are those of n very large majority of the Influential people of the country. The evil effects of I he abolition of the can teen In the army are too well known to I.eed more than a mention." Admiral Klke goes on to say that the abolition of wine and beer on board ships would be a very serious mistake becau-e "It would not Increase the temperatencss of officers ; because It Is unnecessary: because It will Increase the difficulties of maintaining discipline and because It will Impair Jhe military efficiency. nf the service." Whr he Order la fnnecessarr. In support of his contention that the order would be unnecessary Admiral Flske says: "That while there are many causes which prevent the efficiency of the navy from reaching the mark naval offleers ml nsplre to Intemperance Is not one or them. Officers of the navy arc the only body nf men who study Its welfare pro roundly, not superficially. "Most of them recognize that the nav Ih a profession as clear cut as that ..f medicine, so that Its officers are the only ones who can know what Is best prac tically for the peculiar conditions In the """In ali of the discussion of the Naval Institute and the War College and In other meeting' of naval officers I can not recall a single Instance In which In temperance wna mentioned as a factor existing In such degree an to Injure the efficiency of the navy." Admiral Flske then takes the Surgeon tleiieral of the navy to task for the as sari Ion that numerous courts-martial of officers for drunkenness wete detrimental to the good naliii; of the service. Of this Admiral Flske kiiih; "I think I am not wrong In saying that there went Into the mind of every person who read this statement, man, woman or child, an Impression that officers of the navy drank more than they should and that the Surgeon-llen-eral of the navy found It necessary to call the attention of the Secretary to the fact. The reputation of the navy suffered In the minds of every finite person who cead the statement. Calls the Statement l'tr. "livery single officer In the navy was Injured by that statement. The only possible Justification for the statement and for Its publication throughout the world would be thai the statement was true. If (he statement whm true I would have nothing to say, and the ofllcers of the navy and their friends and families would feel no sense of In dignation, but the statement Is not true," Admiral Klske .nidi that drunkenness Is much greater among enlisted men than among officers ntul th.it the fact that the former aie not permitted to have on" bottle of beer for dinner will not alter the situation, because they will get just as drunk on shore. Ite asserts that he haa never known a case of drunk enness aboard ship due to the wine mess. Another elTcct of the order. Admiral Klske says, "would be the Increased temptation to olllcetx lo secrete wine in their rooms and to drink whiskey (u most ilamterous thing) Instead of wine or beer. Another effect would be an In crease of temptation to use cocaine and other drugs. This danger Is real, not Imaginary .Many pei-ple crave stlm ulants of some sort, and If they ciuinot get wh-it they prefer will take anything they can get. Cocaine takes up little pace and is very convenient Its use among enlisted men has Increased since they were prohibited the dally bottls of beer." Admiral Klske then refers to the fins spirit illsiilafd by the navy In Mexl cmji liters, and adds "Without this indrlt no amount of regulations can avail. To hold our of llcers up to the country a a body of men lacking In the self-control neces sary for the performance of their duty, which would be done by making an or der of the kind fiiegcstcd, would be to strike directly at their dignity as men and lower their pride In themselves and their railing," As a minor consideration Admiral Klske callw attention to the fact that in intercourse with foreign diplomatic, jntlltary and naval officials embarrass ing situations might arise, because, "whether tight or niong, the world cus tom Is to use wines In the exchange of official courteeiew." It is contended for Admiral Flske that his letter discloses the fact that he did not have the low ovlnlon of naval officer that Secretary Daniels , Implied In his testimony. However convincing iih oojecnons io me wine mess older might have been, they did not have that effect on the Secretary of the Niivj who testified before the House committee that hi" only regret was that be bad not issued the order on Match .", the day after he assumed POPE MAKES PLEA FOR POLISH JEWS TOO BIG FOR CHARITY i NEARLY READY FOR 0. S Writes American of Instruc tions to Clorpy'to Fiffht Persecutions. 'ALL MKX ARK BRKTHREN' office. "TV in-n , Urf ,,:i .1 pir Tin. i. f niiinir il ' Ii , iiiti ,er (i 'ISH. Mi . 'HI; "Til. meil, and It Is based very sludv of (iennati docil liirnian statements .is to i.-Mle, i ot tins document are not the great contributions ' lias in the past made to icriiii .. nr:iHiiie ol modern rlvilUn- i' i.' iii'ktnm Icilgn our debt to e.ii" ol in have had tho ad ' ''mum iiliicatioii: anino of '" mi ii, blond. I tut the wcl- ib limn for which f!er- .o niiiiii, the highest In ii. i" herself, demand that ' lie! many and Austria an. i Vi. I'onllileully nnd . mi w mil lo that result. f llelglum we regard Ah". eatl never be jtlstl i I 'eniaiii a blot upon tho ' 1 i oin The coiisolenco of iiii.iii' iTles out and pro s inn ii4 upon civilization i nil1 i n ii-. and against i of uarfain that break "it laws nf nations and '' 'if humanity Itlglils ol s, Nil Inns. of Heath" ihi- rights Ho iuetn as lo i' s' li.i 11 ilimiln.itc livil ' iivolwil lu 1 1 final dc- lo"s not restore Hc. H. lu in veople. and lo " nelll vv II It'll does Hot ' iiemnii) as n ill al- 'in' ij. i'isliile, lo re- a- eil i IIIim ami vll- 1 ' again tlnir ruined "' a w hi'il does lint ,'hi'. ni tin' smaller na i ope. i peace which does ' gii.iiaul) that such a pie "id iv a r bliall not uliliii iloeti pot insure n i lin a disaster nnil not lie b.'hee Ihal the Hi i:. mi. Kranii', Italy ' in in i he ittdorntlnti s,.vin. imd the sup i n i li, I mm .illicitly (summation In that i ne fiitiue nf chillmi el ' liiiiude, nntnug nthns, .Milmtt, editor of the I'ii I'i'.se 1,1 1 man Outlook: I'rof Ceorge Hurton Adairw "f ' . .. ii vticcll. nresblent I'rof. .1. Mark Baldwin. John kendrl K Hangs. James M. Keen. .i";" , i.l..l,' Hiram Hltighnm. t.ut- "M"V:f.., " , V A. ltrackett. cm- 7.011 iiorhoi - . ,. Coventor of .Mnssa.imsettsi the Kev CvriisTownsend Hrarty. nisnop im....... H. HrcwMcr m on, ' ""; , .. Hrown. dean or )"''' '';""': .tames Crosby Hrown. I'rof. l raticis M. imrVk of Columbia diversity. John Burroughs. John Cadwalader of hlla ii ei..,mi,i.Tiiv nr. Winston nmrchill.". the Ilev. Henry nvcrtson v ....... . .. Moore Colby. Krederlc II. Coudert, Ilalph Adams Cram, (ieorge Creel. Other signers are: The Rev, Samuel McChord Crothcrs. Presiding Judge Charles M. Curtis of the Suprem- l ourl of Delaware. I'rof Dewey of Columbia University. Howard Elliott, president of the New Haven road: Charles I. Falr ehlld. ex-Secretary of the Treasury. Charles M. Floyd. ex-Governor of New Hampshire: Daniel C. French. RI" sentatlve A. P. Gardner, James It. Gar field. ex-Secretary of the Interior: Ham lin Garland. Prof. Christian Gauss of r... .ti, irof. Krnnklln II. Glddlngs of Columbia. Ijiiwrence Gorl, kin, Henn- Sydnor iiarriso,,. urihc Harvey, Chllde llassam. President John Grier Hlbben of Princeton. Judge Howard C. Hollister of Cincinnati. Will tan, Dean Howells, Prof. Dr. C. I.me wav, Tudor Jenks, Hobert rnicrvond Johnson, Charles Dean Kimball. e- .. ,.. , . II l. L'rph. governor or iinoue iswnu . , blel, Prof. George Trumbull Land of Yet other signers are: Prof. Samuel McCune Lindsay, president of the Acad emy of Political Science: Thnma L. Llvermore of Roston, Guy Lowell. Ham ilton Wright Miible, Isaac F Marcos- i son, llrander .viaunews, nnirge ... .u- i . ... -. -.II...- -.f .I.a .li..i. I lull, ram l'.. aii.urc, ei.iiu. .i i " i" . Dave II Morris, Cnuverneur Morris, Itobert Treat Payne 2d, the Itev. Charles II. Parkhurst, L. Stviart Patterson i.r Philadelphia. Illlss Perry, ClfTord Pin chut, George Haven Putnam, Samuel Ilea, Clinton Scollard. Otis Skinner, H. H. Suthern, Henry L. Stlmson, for mer Secretary of War; Moortletd Storey of Boston, Booth Tarklngtnn, Wiljhim Itnscoe Th.oer. Charles F. Thwlng, pres ident of Western Ilesetve University: Daniel S. Tullle. Illshuii of Missouri : Henry Watterson. editor of the Iritis. vllln 'c'oiiiier-Jouriidl; lllcliiird Welling. Prof. Marrett vveiioeii, i-.verici i". Wheeler. Stewart KMward White, George W. Wickershani. Dr. Talcott Williams, Owen Wlster, Prof. George 1-:. Wood berry nnd Theodore S. Wooleey, LONDON LAUDS ADDHKSS. Press Cnminenta Ki press (irstltnile of Allies, ,V;irn t able Hftptteh to Tils St v , Lonpiin, April 17 I Monday). Willi'! Ilin niornliiK papers give a conspicuous place to tho address nut all print com ineulH. Tho illt yiieyiMih says: "It Is difficult to Imagine a nunc dc Inched attitude of mind than Is nilectcd In the address, but either this or some thing ttimner Is the attitude of fimr llflhs of AmerlcatiH and with Unit fact Germany will have finally to mako Its lei'konlii-,' " The )ll' .Venn says: "II Itlm ad'ltessl In extremely digni fied and li'imu'i-iile Its Importance Is bcjoiid iliesllon." The lltillu Krpreag "ays: "The allied peopleH will read It with pilde and gratitude. W are slad to know thai Iho people of the United States realize that we are fighting tor all they hold dear." DOUBT OVER ARMY BILL. I. ni'rrtsjlntr, lltUta Itensrdlns; Its Form Wlien .senate Passes It. WasiiinotoS. April I'l. The Senate will end the long debate on the army hill Tuesday. Tile measure will be paesed In .. unl.Dlai.il a ... i Licit.. ... !.. . . i -.- . ii.ri-iiiiiii ,...jv..i,. in JU.-.I nnai tnrm It will gn throng!, Is a matter of iiiiiiui i ue mil is neiix loaned ilown with many iiint'iidments inostl designed ... .ii. . rr- i- ,ll"f l l.l Hi.- tl 111. .Ilt- t'nnal Cuaiil of the t'nltetl states, .i,- . urn' . n. - i'.iii.ii . i-- iiiaj vuiiiri seme of thitte matters ami make the bill s ii nnau.v eumee it. jne mo nouses ror anu, iiii.ii in mi- iiiini oi it euiiiereuce re port conform nmre neaily to the original bill repotted by the Senate committee. The House leans very strongly toward the mllltl.i Idea. This Influence In tho House may be exerted on the conference, the leaders say, and there Is Just a bit of disappointment shown In the Senate over the outlook. The most Important amendment added to the bill In the Senate other than the militia amendments Is the authorization for a Government nitrate plant to cost 111,000,000. Ror nf R Resoned In River. Thomas Naughton. t. of 4 IK Hist Fifty-second street, fell from tb string piece at Fifty-first street Into the IQaxt Blver yesterday aftcrmon. Caught by the swift tide, he was carried far nut anil would have drowned had not Noel Watklnson. "I. of t.11 Hast Fifty-first street, Jumped after him. Watklnsnt, put the boy on hit back and fought back ,'ccalnst the tide to the pier. In answer to representations made by the American Jewish Committee that un speakable cruelties have been perpe trated upon Jews In the war tones, par ticularly In Poland, the Pope, through Cardinal Oasparrl, has written that v1i'!e he la unable to express himself con cerning the special fact submitted he arrees firmly with the principle that all men are brethren and that the principles of natural right should be observed In relation to Jews as to all men, The American Jewish Committee an nounces that the Pope's letter has been foltowed by directions from him to the Roman Catholic clergy In Poland ad monishing them to use their best en deavors to put an end to the per.icutlon of the Jews. The signers or the letter to the Pope were Louis Marshall, rtialrman. nnd the executive committee of the committee, Jacob II. Schlff, 0car S. Straus. Mayer Pulrherger. Cyrus Adler. J. I.. Magnes, Julian W Mark, Julius rtoscnwald. Uasc W. nernhelm, Harry Cutler. Jacob H. Hollander. Samuel Dorf. Cyrus L. Sulzberger. A, Leo Well and Tsedo' Sobel. The Pope's, letter Is as follows: "The Supreme Pontiff has with Inter est taken notice of the letter bearing date December 30. 1915. which you have been pteased to address to him In the name of the 3.000,000 Jewish citizens of the United States of America In order to communicate, to him generally the treat ment to whlrfh your coreligionists com plain that they have ben exposed In various regions and at the same time you have recjuestsd him to interpose the weight of his supreme moral and spiritual power In order that these suf ferings may he terminated by an act of that humanity to which the Holy Father Is so passionately devoted, "The Supreme Pontiff la unable to ex press himself concerning the special farts referred to In the memorandum submitted with your letter, but In prin ciple, as the heaid of the Catholic Church, wiiloh. faithful to Its divine doctrine and to Its most glorious traditions, considers all men as brethren and teaches them to love one another, he will not cease to In irulcate the observance among Individuals as among nations of ths principles of natural tight and to reprove every vio lation of them. This right should bs Ob served and respected In relation to the Children of Israel as It should lv as to all men, for It would not conform to Jus tice and to religion Itfelf to derogate therefrom solely because of a dlffersncs of religious faith. "Moreover. In his paternal heart, pained by the spectacle of ths existing horrible war, the Supreme Pontiff feels In this moment more deeply than ever the necessity that all men shall recollect that they are brothers and that their salvation Ilea In the return to the law of love, whloh Is the law of the gospels, lie a ln desires to Interest to this noble end all who, eseWaly by reason of the sicred attributes of their pastoral min istrations, are able to bring efficient aid to this Important result. "In the meantime his Holiness re Jolcws In the unity whioh In olvll matters exists In the United States of America among the memliers of different faiths ami which contributes so power fully to the peaceful prosperity of your great country. He prays to God that vmco may at length appear for the hap piness of that humanity nf wlilali you truly say the Holy Father Is 'the guardian. "Accept, gentlemen, the assurances of my moet distinguished and devoted sentiments. "P. Cant.vAi, C.Asrvsm." THINKS WAR TASKS SIX BIG SUBMARINES OLD SALOON FOE OF ROCKEFELLER DEAD Bnk.r W.l.l Suva Onr,n-! TI"'V Ar" 'lj.n l,il i ''"I"' I"' . .''!" " ized Government Must Save Stricken Poles. SEES STRIFE FOR YEAR Cnrry Four Torpedo Tillies. ThAMi ! i.f nil Mm. Tilt Forced Out. WOOD TALKS TOG. A. R. MEN ON PREPAREDNESS Not in Fnvor of U. S. Owned Munition I'lnnts, Ho Says in Flushing Church. Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, missionary physician of Labrador, who has been with the Harvard unit of ths American Ambulnnce In France, returned yester day by the American liner New Torlt confident from his long ebservatlon of conditions on the western front that there was "no chance for the Germans to break through the French and F.ngllsh lines." The rjngllsh had established semi-permanent hospitals close to the rear lines, which Indicated that they felt sure that they could not be dislodged. The medical corps had done much to advance ths science ot surgery and methods of transporting the wounded. Drj Grenfell Is accompanied by tils wife. They will o bach to their home fit Labrador. Prof. John Duxhury. elocutionlat and lecturer, who has talked to fifty-nine camps on the western front, said Eng land would undertake a big offensive In July She has about 2,000.000 men on all fields and 1,000,000 In England. By June she will have another million ready for the tiring line. r C Wolcoll of William P. Botirlght A Co., bankers, of 14 Wall street, was In Frsnce on financial business when he was made a member of the Hoekefellcr Foundation Belief Commission and went to Poland, He said the suffering In that stricken country was almost past belief. The civil papulation underwent more hardships than the fighting forces. Poland, he thought, could not be mved by till the charity In the world. The co operation of organized government was necessary, he said, as money must be loaned to the people In vast sums or they would perish. The war. Mr. Wolcott a-lded, might last a year or fourteen months longer and no one could foresee what the afflicted people could do for sustenance The outlook, seemed almost hopeless Other passengers by the New York were J. 1. Matthews of the Bethlehem Steel Compiny. nine Japanese army and navy officers, who have been observing the 'war with the French and Kngllsh forces and are returning lo duty In Japan : Samuel Kaplan and Aaron Fein stein, diamond dealers, who were pas sersgers on th steamship Mecklenburg when she sank after striking a mine. These two drtfteil hours after the up. fitting of a lifeboat they were In and were finally picked up hv the Holland America steamship Westerdyk. FRIZES FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT. Tatal ef Offered for Mints tare Machines. The Aero Club of America believes the future of aviation lies In the Interest In stilled Into It among the ouner geners tton and that practical experimentation 1s the best way to Improve present theories In aerodynamics. The executive bosrd haa therefore catered prises amounting to X9S for flying competitions of small model aeroplanes driven by rubber bands or miniature gasolene and compressed air - . - v. m.Mi.ibi fur hv th virions muimn. t" ."i " ""ii" ' club throughout the tutted States this summer The National .Model Aeroplane Com. petition was Institution last year by the club and a trophy cup was donated by Henry S. Villard, xvblch was won by tho Illinois Model Aeroplane Club. This cup becomes the property of anv club that wins It three years in succession, The conests are to be, held on any dav during the lat half of each month, be ginning this month. Slid are to be Judged by representatives, of the aero tiuhs of the vicinity or by the Aero Ouh of i n..,.1l ..luh l .illnu'AH alv ,mrrii-a. i. .m..,. . - -- ........nlallf,. Utld mIy StlllStllllf eS. RDl prizes will be clven for distance and duration IlKnts tor inonri armi'iane. nf Ing noats ann nynroaeropianrs. Wasiiinotov, April l. Six new sub marines similar to the I.-l typ, the big eert In the tTnlted Slates navy, will be readv for service within the next three months They are now being rapidly completed for the Government by the F.lertrle Boat Company at the works of the Fore nicer Shipbuilding Corporation at Qtilncy, Mass. These vesSels, which will be 160 feet over all, will differ In appearance from the usual tpe In tliat the bow Is ship shape and not rounded. This, naval of ficers explained, will add materially to their speed. The vessels carry four tor pedo tubes In the bmr and are propelled by Diesel oil burning engines. The first vessel of this type, the L-l, has been placed In commission at the Boston navy yard Because of minor engine and hatter.v troubles It took a year before the Government's require ments were niet But the other six boats will now be rapidly turned over to the Government Two will be ready for service this month. It Is said, and the others mil h ready In May and June Although these I, boats are larger than any others now In the I'mied States navy the are of the coast tvpe rather than the breer seaKolinr kind, which Secretary of the Navv lun!es hHS authorized fur e.vpei Inieiital pur poses. There will , three nf these soo ton vessels, and If thev prove successful the Navy Department win heelu ,oii st met Ion on a fleet of these craft Tap.p.tto wk. N T. April Hi. John ' Jacob Melln, who for years rejoiced ' that his saloon opposite the entrance oft John D. Hockefeller'a Pocanllco Hills' estate was a thorn In Mr. Hoekefeller's side and refused to sell out to him, died to-day a pauper In the almshouse. He was to years old, I The same Swedish stubbornness that made him refuse liberal offers from Mr. Hoekefeller for his ramshackle one story saloon drove Melln to the almshouse, j for finally Mr. Rockefeller virtually' strangled his business. The oil mag nate bought all tha property around thai place, which Included most of Urlggs-1 villi, put his own tenants on It, and fnrhadn their patronlr.lng Melln. Melln hsd conducted the Anchor, as , his place was called, long Issfore Mr. Hoekefeller moved to Tocantlco. Mr. j Rockefeller tried the courts to get rid of the saloon, but to no purpose. Then ) the local W C T f started a crusade, i but could not prove ths Anchor was other than Mil orderly place Finally, however, he was forced out of business, and eight years ago he had 1 to sell the Anchor at auction It went for l.'.,i0'i, and a little titer he sold his antique furniture inn Then Mr llncke feller got lb. salnon he had wanted ro lung, after all Melln's rtirht to prevent It .Melln tried to git work, hut was too' old His inonev dwindled, and a year, ago gave out entirely and he hud to go to the almshouse. There were many i old customers at the funeral to-day In, a local undertaker's rooms , Major-Gen. Wood spoke lu tho Co.i. greg.itlnnal Churvli of Flushing yester day afternoon on preparedness, federal ization of the Natloii.il Guard ntul Gov ernment owned munition plants. Ho Is lu favor of tha first two, but against the last. The front pews of the church were filled with tnembeis of tho (1. A, It. "Vou men of the civil war know," ho said, "what would have happened If the men of Ml nnd '6- had been confronted by tho men of '64 and '6f, No wolf Is frightened by the size, of n flock of sheep, although he may be puzzled to pick nut Hi" fattest sheep. A well organlieil nrmy of men with a fixed put pose and definite plan would not ho alarnvd by the slue of n mass nf men loaded with money and fat Your gold Ii worthies-! unless hardened by Iro.i ntul character and preparation." He raid the National Guard had ?ood ofllcers and men and did all It could for them under a defective system, but that Ir. case of war whst was needed was a weapon of defence, s unit, and not a law suit Olseusslng Government ownership of munition works he ssld thit In time of peace the Government would have a great armv of ofllcers and skilled me chanics on Its payrolls who would have lUlle to do except to wait for u war lie Mild the men In charge of Federal plant would not keep pace with private enterprise, nnd that he would not b' concerned with th coit of product to, II" made n plea to his women bearc "It will be your husbands and soiik wh. will have in fleht If war comes," he fald "Yoti wnnt to give them a chsnce for their lives." WOOD PREDICTS WAR. NEW DEFENCE FLAW IS SEEN. Mans Industries Are lledelenl. . eciirllt l.rsanr. The Industries f the cnuntrv are as , deficient In th" way of iialhuial pre. paredtiess as at" the arniv and navy, aocnidlnc to a statement nf the National, Securltv League Issued yesterday Vice. Chairman Hurley of the Federal Trades Commission teciitly made a canvas 1 of :"i0,00 mercantile manufacturers. It I Is said, and found that more than one-! third were lu a generally unsatisfac tory condition The Sitrgeon-Getieial nf the Mi Mi) has reported that lu case of necvssly It would be Impossible fur him to mobilize within th country tnedl cal supplies for l.onti.OOn men All the-e matters and other related to theni will lie discussed at the Na tlonol Cotiservatl'iii Congress In Wa-h ingtnn next mouth REVOLUTIONARY DTO SOLD. MiiaHcy Property st Csrmel Taken Over h? fiininsn. C.viiMl.l.. N. Y. Apill K.-.The Smalley Inn. the lintel where Gen. Israel IMtisum, for whom Putnam county was named, had bis mllltiuy lieaduuaiters during the lievnlutiiinary wui, ban Jut been o)d to the Carmti Cnniauv Tlie new compaii) . of which State Senator Charles: F Mutpliy of Brooltljn In president, was ot;anl.ei to enlarge and iterate the hotel, which was pur chased from the heirs nf ths late John I" I'omlsh. Kugene H Cnler Is the treasurer of the new organization A 'irge portrait of Gen, Putnam Is hung In the Inn to commemorate the man tlavs lie nietit theie. The old management ol ttie hotel will remain In rhntge fni the I resent Trnnhle With First Class Power Tint Improbable. Mnjor-Gen 1yonsrd Wood, speaking a I the rimreh of the Ascension forum last nlctit. said thnt this country may look I forward to a war with soniD tlrst class Power "Never In the history of the United I States since It became a leader In world events." said Gen Wood, "have we been ' engaged in wai with n Power of the first order That ts smiieihlnn ahead of us." He urged the Importance of military training and appealed eijiectallv to the women n the audience not to oppose tialnlng ramps snd military preparedness foi their husbands snd sons To send an armv of untrained men to war would be s useless sacrifice, he ssld, atid mentioned cast's in the preeent wat when i;ncllshm'n had lo so t" lb" front before they were readv to undergo the t itdsliVw. nf a campalm Tenacious Tires are made of this Goodrich "Barefoot-RubW ccncDAJ MOTOR TRUCK "The truck of proven value" 1J,-ton ... $1850 2 -ton 2150 3 1, -ton 2875' IMMEDIATE DELIVERIES WK do not have to apolo gize for our prices. They art' just to you and fair to us. Federal motor trucks speak for themselves. F.vcry Fed eral truck ever built is still in M.TVICC. MortonW.Smith 146 West 52nd Street rhone Circle til. Neter Closed. !iL Co., Inc. J4-liotir Service Easter in A Saks Cutaway Coat and Vest will cost a man $25, $28 or $38 and be well worth it! J A cutaway should be a star performer. flit is in its nature radically different from the average sack model, and there fore any fault in its lines or its fit is more susceptible to criticism. J The newest Saks Cutaway this Easter is a one-button proposition. J Hardly gets thru rolling at the lapels before it dips gracefully over the hips. Snug in the blades, tight in the waist, fits everywhere, girts nowhere. q Black, or Oxford, braided at three prices, and silk lined at $28 and .$38. Fine Striped Trousers $7 to $14 The higher-priced varieties are im ported London three-quarter trouser ings. But whether domestic or imported, beauty of design is common to them all. They are the richest, choicest weaves ever shown for cutaway wear. aks&(!!nmumuj Broadway at 34th Stmt NOTtCF. "Vn Concern in ,Wr)fn mle', er nM, during it ltt h! f, heitlv ,o mny MotorCar Tire. a Hid The B. F. I'oodrich ' o "Our pohlivlifd I liallfii, mil aniniwertd, rrovc, tkii." 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That's the Mission of th new Goodrich "Bart foot Rubber." How well ft does this work,-how much more Resilience, Comfort-in-riding, and Mileage, it gives, (without a farthing more cost to you) may be known and realized byputting on your Car even one pair of BLACK-TREAD Goodrich Tires, for test. "BarefootRubber"can bo had in Goodrich FABRIC Tires, Goodrich " Silvertown " Tires,- Goodrich Inner Tubes, Goodrich Motor-Cycle Tires, Goodrich Bicycle Tires, -Goodrich Truck Tires, Goodrich Rubber Boots, Overshoes, Soles and Heels, and in no other muka but Goodrich. ' GET a sample of this wonderful "Barefoot Rubber" at tho nearest Goodrich Branch or Dealers today. Stretch it till you are tired,' but tear its fibres you can't Willi all this, observe that the best Fabric Tires in America made of this TENACIOUS "Barefoot" Rubber. cost you no more, and usually less, than or dinary Tires made by other responsible manufacturers. This, comparison of Goodrich ."Fair-List" prices with others will prove. There are no "larger-sized" Tires (taken Size for Size and Type for Type), made in America than Goodrich Black-Tread Tires. Why, then, should any Business Man pay tnors than the Goodrich "Fair-List" Price, for any Tire, until he has at least tested one pair of these new black tread Goodrich Safety-Tires ? THE B. F. GOODRICH CO. Akron, Ohio. Broadway. Telephone Columbui 8700. GOODRICH AREFOOT T: ires ..;; .,!-Ui.. ,i