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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, . MONDAY, MARCH 19; 1D17. ers. Ocean Steamship Company, pier' 35, North Tlver, Jfew York." '. Tlie second Was as follows: ' "No news yet of Captain Borum,j City of Memphis. Shlp'j papers found today in a biscuit tin in the captain's boat, which was picked up 11a.m. 16th instant. "Boat showed signs of hasty aban donment. discarded overcoats, etc with bright silk handkerchief at the masthead as flag, showing boat waa not abandoned until after daylight. It is barely possible that all nine of boat (the captain, four other Amen cans and four foreigners of crew) were taken by German submarine. but moro probably by some friendly craft havlntr no wireless." Mr. Lansing refused to comment in any way on the situation, ana wun selor Frank L. Polk, on receiving the newspaper men at tho Mate Depart ment, dismissed all Inquiries saying. "Gentlemen, tho situation is too grave to discuss." " Agreed on Idea. Officials seem agreed, on the Idea that while the 1'resldent would have no authority himself to declare war and could not, without authority from Congress, call for volunteers or un dertake to send an military ex pedition to Europe, he can send any part or all of the American fleet out to sea to patrol the lanes of commerce used by American merchantmen snd convoy vessels through the danger zone. It is taken for granted. r course, tr&t any such action as this would lead te open hostilities and that prac tically, if not legally, the United States might well.be at war long be fore the fromal declaration, is served by Congress. 24 STILL MISSING City of Memphis Survivor Tells of Hardship on Cold, Rough Sea. LONDON, March 10. Shortly be fore noon today consular report to the American embassy here declared that the captain's boat of the tor pedoed American steamer City of Memphis was still unaccounted for. There were eight men in this boat. In ail, twenty-fourmembers of the crews ot two or ms-tnree American ships sunk -by German submarines were missing today. The three steamers were the. "Vigllancla, the City of Memphis and the Illinois. All the crew of Ule Illinois were" safely landed. , The Vigllancla was struck by a tor pedo without warning. Lookouts did not even see the periscope of the sub marine, nor did the U-boat emerge from the sea after the ship had been struckMier death blow. The City of Memphis was first struck by shellflre from the subma line and then sunk by a torpedo. The men reported missing re: City of Memphis Captain Borum, four. Americans and four ether citi zens of the crew still missing. ' Vigllancla Third mate, fourth en gineer and thirteen men still miss ing. Third Engineer Thompson, one, of the survivors, of the City of Memphis, said the German submarine cruised about among the lifeboats bearing .survivors of the American steamer, seeking the captain. The U-boat com mander talked briefly with Captain Borura ,and then departed, after re fusing; assistance. "There was a heavy swell on at that time," said Thompson, "and to this was added the discomfort of a biting cold wind. We all suffered severely djirlns; the night, and our boats were separated. Everybody lost all belongings." AEROPLANES SAVE SHIP -Attack Submarine With Rifle Fire and Force Its Withdrawal. NEW YORK, March 13.Two aero planes saved the steamer Eastgate from destruction by driving oft an attacking submarine near the French coast, according to the crew of the rescued steamer, which docked here today. The Eastgate was stopped by a shot across the bow shortly after leaving t j'sjuce, France. On orders from the commander of the submarine the - Kestgate's crew took to the boats. The submarine was about to launch a torpedo when the aeroplanes swooped Into action, attacking the boat with Tide fire and forcing it to withdraw. NAVY OFFICERS LEAVE Depart From Artnapolis Academy for Destinations Which Are Secret. ANNAPOLIS. Md., March 18. The work of the post-graduate school at 1be Naval Academy practically came to an end this morning, temporarily t least, on account of the detach ment of seventeen Junior grade lieu tenants who have been students there. This leaves only thie or four fctili in attendance, and their orders are expected shortly. The destination of the detached of ficers is a profound secret, but there is no doubt they will be used in the t-cherae devised by the Navy Depart lnent for tho protection of United States commerce. Many of tvs of. llcent left Annapolis during the" day. The carry graduation of the first class of midshipmen has become more probable. This can be ordered by the Secretary of the Navy at any time. .. F Ln EberIe- superintendent of the Academy, is in close touch with the department. H .i.i. A.i. ' J?nnl.Vi, moveme"n that direc tion had been made as yet. THE WEATHER REPORT. hif0 v0?"1 fr ''" "U'rlct of Colum bia Fair, continued cold tonight temperature about 2 degrees. Tues- . V: ' , '": Kentle to moderate cast wind. Kor Maryland fair, continued cold tonight; Tuesday fair, warmer Kor Virginia Fair tonight with reezlng temperature. Tuesday, fair, warmer, moderate north to east winds. , Temperatures. 8 a. m. ....A.." 7.... 25 9 a. m ..'.'.', Zo I" m " ! 30 " m 31 J- noon ai 1 P m .T5 - P- m 37 3 P- 38 Average temperature for this date r the last 33 year- 13. Tide Table. High tides.. 4:14 a.m., height 2.1 4:1S p.m., height 2.5 Low tides.. 10:5. m., height 0.3 11:3!! p.m., height 0.1 - Sun and Moon Table. Sun rose 6iM a. m. 8un sets ,.... 6:10 p.m. Moon rises 3:51 a.m. Moon sets..., 2:25 p.m. .Light automobile .lamps 6i4P p.m. MEMBERS EAGER , FOR EARLY SESSION; Senators and Congressmen Be lieve Wilson Should Prompt ly Issue Call. News or the sinking of three Amer ican ships in rapid succession by German submarines has profoundly disturbed Congress. Many members of the Senate and House are in the city, anu the effectf of tlrS news of the sinkings on them has been to drlye from their minds' nearly every vestlgn of hope that war with Germany can be averted. The recent sinking, of the Algon quin was widely looked, -on as symp tomatic that Germany Intended to drive ahead Ip- her submarine war with reckless disregard of conse quences and ruthless disregard of the property rights and lives of neutrals. Now, the trio of blows at American shipping has accentuated this fettling among mer-ocrs or congress mat me Berlin policy will not' be changed and that America might 8" well quit clinging to the hope of peace and strip for action. Would Hate Full Backing. t Strong talk" to the effect that Presi dent Wilson ought not to wait until April 1C, but ought to call Congress at onco in extra session, is heard. Although the President has called the extra session for April 10, there Is noth'lng to prevent him Issuing a new call for an earlier date. He can, if need be, call Congress together Im mediately, allowing only for time for members to hasten by train to Wash ington. This last requirements Im ply one of practicability and the con venience of members. In view of the developments, there Is little question but that the Presi dent would be backeup to the limit by a united Congress. The conviction fhat Congress would have little hesi tation, as things now stand, ln de claring War, was noticeable on every nana today. Railroad Settlement Is Relief. Sinking of American vessels, grave as it is, is viewed as of no greater Importance in Congress circles than- the settlement of the railroad contror versy. The feeling is evident onfall lianas mai u war must come it can be faced with comparative equanim ity if the transportation of the nation is safe and there is no tie-up of in dustries. Senator Borah of Idaho, one of the strongest Of the Republican leaders. declared that if the situation is as it appears. Congress ought to be call ed In extra session within a week. He said, nothing can b'e done until Congress assembles except to go for ward with the armlng'of shins. "If I were the President. I would at once summon Congress back to Washington, and ask it to declare war against Germany," said Senator Weeks of Massachusetts. "If the sinking of three American vessels is not an overt act I don't know what you would call it," MeCumber la Emphatic. Several Senators and House mem bers called attention to the fact two of the vessels sunk were not headed for Europe at all, but were coming toward America In ballast, nd that this aggravated the offense. "The sinking of these American vessels with their attendant loss of American lives Is an act of war." said Senator MeCumber efRorth Dakota. War has been thrust upon us" declared Senator Poindexter of Wash ington. TO REORGANIZE MD. GUARD Sweeping Changes, Affecting High Officers, Are Expected. Bf LT1MORE, March 10. "There will be important changes In the Mary land National Guard before many weeljs are over changes that will afTect some of ,the higher officers. There Is to be a complete reorgani zation of the guard In Marvlsnd. In. eluding the probable recruiting up 10 us war strength of 0,000 men, Mrig.-tien. Charles D. Galther, who nas been connected with the guard for many years and Is thoroughly fa miliar with conditions, has for some 'time contemplated numerous changes. There is no doubt that the general's laeas will Do put Into effect, soon. Some of those who will receive promotions are men who have, not been talked about much outside of their own regiments or battalions. but who, nevertheless, have splendid reputations for efficiency among those who have watched their work and know their ability. .Col. Benjamin W. Atkinson, chief of staff at the headquarters of the eighth divIsIonof the National Guard section of the Unlt.ed States army, which were established in Baltimore Saturday, is expected back soon. One of the first things Colonel Atkinson will dowill be o find out Just how the National Guard of Maryland stands fn the matter of equipment. . v SEES END OF WAR. YORK, Ta., March . 10. Lee J. Spangler, who has done much proph esying. Is out with his bulletin for 1917. Hn predicts that the United States will go to war. and with France will be the master of the world. He alleges that the Kaiser In a short time will be compelled to give up. Spangler predicts that this year will bo the most horrible year the world has ever seen, but it will be the last of wars. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUI NINE Tablets. Druggists refund money If it fails to cure. E. VV. GROVE'S signature is on each box. 25c. Advt. Exclusive Agent for CARHARTT'S Overalls Every Pair Guaranteed 908 7thStN.W. THE ILLINOIS INSURED BY U.S. FOR $250,000 Sinking of the steamer Illinois will cost the Government War Risk I nasi ranee Bureau $250,000. The Illinois was Insured by the bureau for this amount. A large amount of war risk in surance was also carried on the Vigllancla for her return voyage to tho United States, but it did not apply on her outbound voyage, on which she was sunk. ' The Illinois was sunk while1 homeward bound. T" NATION RDSHES ITS WAR PREPARATIONS Defense Work Being Put on 24- Hour-a-Oay Basis by Army and Navy. (Continued from First Page.) tlonal Defense, and with W. S. Gilford, director of the council, this afternoon. The committee Is composed of Mr. Vail, Newcomb Carlton, preslSent o( the Western Union Telegraph Com pany: Charles P. Hruch, vice presi dent of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company: F. B. McKlnnon. vice presi dent of tile United States Independent Telephone Association, and N. C Kingsbury, vice president of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. To "Open Bids Wednesday. Secretary Daniels will open bids Wednesday for several hundred. 110 foot motor boats to be ussd assub marine chasers. Secretary Daniels announced today he had sent specifications to 100 com panies with facilities for manufacture of these boats. Bach company Is ex pected to build several .boats, which will give the navy a mosquito fleet. manned by reserve officers, to patrol every foot of the American coast dur ing war time. Expense of purchasing these boats will be met from tlie U15.000.000 emergency appropriation authorized by Congress for speeding up naval construction. Daniels said today no Presidential proclamation Js neces sary to make this mLey Immediately available. Will 3fot Hesitate. Secretary Daniels said today he 'hoped commandeering of American ship yards or construct Ion. plants will not be necessary, but he sald-tf any plant equipped to do naval work re fuses he will not hesitate to take over the plant for the Government, President Wilson is said to be ready to proclaim a "national emerg ency" to comply with tha terms of the naval appropriation bill and thus legalize the commandeering of these piants. The Department's attitude Is this: The country has reached a stage where Industrial resources must be taxed to place it upon 'a defensive basis. Certain munition concerns which enjoy Government "encouragement" are known to have facilities Indis pensable to the Government's need. It is their patriotic as well as their "fair play" duty to come to the as sistance of the Government at this time. Aetien Authorised. A provision of the last navy bill authorizes the department to com mandeer private shipyards Ind mu nition plants in a national emergency to be proclaimed by the President. In connection with the criticism of certain firms, the deoartment tndav officially commended the "patriotism" of the Carnegie Steel Company as particularly worthy of mention. There are. however, the department said, many other American firms In fact, an overwhelming majority which have responded patriotically to me uovernmenr .appeal. Jn harmony with Us .policy of placing credit where credit belongs. the department Is expected shortly to pubUsh the names of private own ers of yachts and motor boats who have Placed their vessels at the call 6f the department. '"Art and act nnw" wit th tnnr of scores of appeals telegraphed to the White House to President Wilson today. Patriotic messages offering service and demanding the President take aggressive action "before the public conscience Is deadened" fea tured the Incoming telegrams. LAWSON TAXES OVERDUE Boston Collector Threatens to Sell Four Real Estate Parcels Affected. BOSTON. March 19. Unless Thomas W. 1-awson and the members of his family, as heirs of Mrs. Jeannlt A Lawson. wife of Mr. Lawson. make payment to the city of taxes overdue various Jtnrcels of property will be sold at auction by city Collector Curley. The property Includes real estate at 53S Beacon street. I Charlesa-ata Ka.t corner of Hay State road and Italeigh street, ana corner of Bay State road and Charlesgate West. Th. .mnimt due for taxes is about 400. Collector Curley has announced that he will sen tne properties at ouftlcn April 4 unless payment Is made before that time. I Will MakeTour Teeth Sound and Healthy I ai ico so small you will wonder how I can arrord to do it. I won t cause you any pain, as I have every appliance known to den tal science for removing pain from dental operations. 1 guarantee my work for ten years, and arrange easy payment terms to suit your convenience. FIIKK I2XA3II.VATIO.V AND ADVIUIS TO ALL. tI ,Jm" Sets of Teeth $5,00 up P k iSmiSB GoId Fll.1In8 '' 7Sc up J y9Jp9PFPV Silver Fillings 50c up UllojjiT T -T Gold Crowns $3, $4, $5 Reliable in ertrr Tray. We re. . . ... r J, Second National SS A SFT $11 B"nk- Kmu payment terms to V" 31- 1 PO those who cannot pay cask. DR. SMITH DENTISTS (Inc.), Cor. 7th and E Sts. N. W. Over People's Drug Store. Open Dally. 8 A. M. to H P. M. Sunday a o 3. , Deference. Second National Bank. Lady Attendant. ALLIES-MAKE GREAT GAINSIN THE WEST Score Greatest Success Since Germans' Early. Sweep To-' ward the Marne. (Continued from First Page.) the Germans were unable to take with them In Jhe flight cheered the victorious troops. , "East of iJic Olse Germanttsecond lino positions were carried. To the east of Nesle, at several points, French have reached the Nesle-Ham railroad. "North of Noyon the French have occupied Guiscard. Cavalry has reach Art th Sit nii.fln YtnHnn.l rnirf. "Around Verdun on Sunday evening a vtoJtnt German attack was sioppea short In French machine gun fire curtains. v "Between-Avaucourt andDead Man Hill. German losseswern heavy. In their attacks they reached only ad vanced positions between Hill 303 aSd the edge of Avocourt Wood, from which they were expelled after hand to hand encounter." TURKS IN RETREAT Retire Before Advancing Russians. Who Occupy Harunabad. PKTKOGRAD, March 19. The vance of Iluaslan force's, the official vance of Iluaslan forcts, the official statement regarding operations In the south today stated. Russian forces havo occupied Harunabad. The Grand Duke Nicholas, now com mander-in-chief of'Russla'a war forces at Tlflls, today ordered" the release of all political prisoners at Baku and ex horted his soldiers to continue to obey their lawful chiefs. He urged they "defend their country and support Russia's allies in this unprecedented struggle." - UNITE UNDER RED FLAG Troops and Populace Stand To- gether In Moscow. MOSCOW, March 10. Troops and the populace united under the. red flag that formerly stood for anarchy, and violence was the strange spec tacle here today. It followed yesterday's fraterniz ing of the two forces ln a great pa rade. Most of the soldiers wore bits of red ribbon on the breasts of their uniforms, while the civilian paraders bore the red flags aloft PETR0QRAD NOW QUIET. Petrograd Is quiet, and a similar condition appears to be apparent ln other parts of the Russian empire, ac cording to the first cablegram received from Ambassa'dor Francis since early last weeK to tne state Department UKEN RETREAT JO MARNE Only Machine Gun 8quad and Bi cycle Troops Left Behind. WITH THE FRENCH 'ARMIES ADVANCING FROM ROTE March IB. The German retreat over the thirteen-mile front from Chaulnes to the Olse Is precipitate. It is of an, en tirely different character from tha German retirement before the Eng lish north of the Somms. There the Teutons are fighting hard. Today tha French forces began comparing the German retreat before tnem with the retirement on the Marne. Only machine-gun squads and bicycle troops are being left behind by the enemy to cover the retreat Many of these are being taken prls- TWO ADMIT BANKRUPTCY Dry Goods Dealer and Restaurateur File Petitions In District Court. Petitions In voluntary bankruptcy were filed In the District Supreme Court today by George F. Harbin, ho con ducts a dry goods business at 313 Penn sylvania avenue southeast, and Andrew J. Rady, proprietor of "Rady'a Cafe." 60S Pennsylvania avenue northwest. Harbin places his debts at t2.411.Sl, and his assets at $18,917. Rady seu forth his debts at tlStU. and his assets at 11.050. PIMPLES? RASH? SEE HOW QUICKLY POSLAM HEALS You apply a little Poslam on some affected part at night. In the morn ing, when you look, your own eyes give evidence of this healing remedy's work. If It was a slight trouble an adolescent I'imple or Inflamed spot the chances are that It has dis appeared. If a virulent eruptlonal irmiM. It hmild be subdued, so much so that you will want I'oslam to keep right on. Sold everywhere, lor free sample writ t,i Kmereency, laboratories. ;u:i West -ITtli St. New ork City He careful of the soaps you use on your skin. I'oslam Soap Is safe, bene- nclal, qeiigimui. .auvu BOILERS AGAIN HOT" ITST. ELIZABETH'S All Buildings at Hospital Heat ed for First Time in Two Weeks. All buildings at St Elizabeth's Ho pltal were'beated today for the first time ln two weeksl Because of coal shortsge and the threatened railroad strike, all the heating boilers were closed down four days ago, -and patients,' attendants and members of the hospital staff have suffered much discomfort. There has been no sickness or suf fering at the institution for lack of heat, Superintendent White declared today. The hospital has an extensive pjjwer plant which supplies light, power, heat and water to all the buildings, and runs the laundry and repair machinery. For months the supply, of coal has been short, and It was possible to keep Just enough for operations. Two weeks ago, to conserve the coal, so as to insure the water sup ply and essential pow;r, and suffic ient coal for cooking, tho boilers heating the quarters of the nurses, attendants and hospital staff were shut down. Pour days ago, with the 'coal sup ply low and a railroad strike threat ened, heating boilers for the build ings for patients, and even the sick wards, were cut off. A fresh supply of coal wuriu-iln yesterday, sufficient for several days. and when the mercury fell below A.LISNER j. .stwBUsABRCHAL Fine Laces A wonderful opportunity and Just In time for prlng and summer dressmaking. Recent Paris Model qowns of Calloi and Jenny feature laces of similar type to these and fine laces promise to be decidedly- In vogue this season for trimmings, neck wear, -etc. Rare Real Hand-Made Laces And Exquisite Loom-made and Semi-Needle Made Laces AT HALF PRICE And Even Less Than Half Price This unusual collection goes on sale in most cases at a fraction of the Talue today. Many of these sets are broken, the edge or Insertion is gone, and we are unable to duplicate them and Veep up the stock. Therefore V Price end, Even Lest ThanIlf ss f nee ror lowest viearance. On Street Floor Tablet Lot 1 Were $12.98 to $25 yd. $& Real Clunywreal Point de Bayeaux, real Duchess and Rose PoWt, real Hose Point and real Point Vense Laces. Lot 2 Were $7.98 to $9.98 yd. $59g Real Rose.Polnt. real Princess, real Irish Point, g real Baby Irish and real Venlse Laces. Lot 3 Were $3.98 to $5.98 yj. $2.98 . Real Uerre, real Princess, real Irish Point, and real Baby Irish Laces. B V 5Q yar1 tor Black Silk and Various White &dOU Laces; originally S3.50 to St.50 yard. S1 5Q yrd for Black Silk and Various White; pj Oi.Ui7 originally 12.50 to $3.98 yard. ' Q1 fiQ yarl fr Various White Laces, to 10 Inches 01.00 wide; originally 11.10 to JJ.8 yard. ss Qff yard fr Black Silk Laces and various White ss U0 Laces; orhjlnally J1.50 to IJ.SS yard. KQt yard for 1 to 10 Inch Mercerized and other dpi. Laces; originally $1.00 to 11.00 yard. QQ yard for Novelty Band and Edge Laces; orlgl- OUl. nally BOo tp 7c yard. r Palais Royal Street Floo. f SsjnTs jTi x r AVw viu 3lv 1 9 II ON BASEMENT STORE TABLES 10c Muslin Tomorrow g- Oood unbleached muslin, ln lengths of 3 to SO yards about 1.000 yards In all, at 6c yard. Cretonnes PerYard 14C About 3,300 yards, includ ing values to 36c yard Desir able lengths, suitable for fur niture covering, draperies, etc. freezing last night Dr. White gave orders to fire up all the boilers. It will be possible to keep them all going, he said, since the raUroad strike has been called off. Dr. White stated that all those ln the hospital, patients and employes alike, had made the best of the situa tion, and there had been no com plaint, as the causo wa understood. "The worst any one has suffered," he said, "was the discomfort of cold rooms, Which was a real one." . No further 'shut-down Is antici pated, as Dr. White is confident be can get sufficient coal to keep going until warm weather. ADMITS AID TO ENTENTE But Germany Doubts Russian Revo lution Can Survive. s BERLIN March 10 (by wireless). Germany is not sure the Russian rev olution will.be able to survive, in the face of the Russian people's demand for bread.' . High circles today were frank in stating their opinion 'that the revolt waa distinctly an aid to England and the entente. The old government has been suspected of a desire to make a separate peace. But tha new for eign minister, Mllukoff. Is known lure as England's friend. He and, all other members or the cabinet are known to favor continuation bf the war. These German officials suggested today that 4n view df the fact ihat4truct,on ot tho "chasers," the depart- Ihe Russian Socialists favor an Imme diate peace there Is likely to be an other revolution against the revolu tionists started by the workmen. Doubt is expressed that the 'new regime will be able to give the people bread. It was precisely thfs pinch of hunger which, in, tire main, caused the first revolution. Berlin newspaper comment today expressed disbelief that a country rent with internal fights can success fully advance U Mll.. -- - asainst its foes. HOURS: 9 A. M. TO 6 P. M. Regular Value $25.00' to $30.00 L meres,, smooth Boys' Spring Suits Suits at $5, $6750, $7.50 to $12.50 designed and made by three of the best mak ers of boys' clothing. In all the .season's wanted styles and of splendid-fabrics. Every suit has two pairs of" full-lined knickerbock ers. Sizes for boys from 7 to 1 8 years of age. Special values Representative of America's best are Sam peck Clothes for boys for whieh we are sole agents in Washington. Sarapeek's New Spring Suits for boys from 7 to 18 years are here at $7.60 to $15. ' , - , Palais Royal Third Floor. - . Ending a Series $5 Dresses at The Basement Store creates-a "Bargain Tuesday" with this regrouping of late purchases which have created quick sales and "broken lots." Women's and Misses' Dresses at $5 J of Wool Crepe, Serge Dresses with normal waist line, sailor styles, with collars of repp, broadcloth, white or plaid ilks. Excellent school dresses for misses and juniors Included ln this collection rednced to only S3.00 for ehelee. Pre-shrunk Wash Dresses, $2.00 A dosen styles of these superlatively est Wash Dresses of rlng- ham, treated by a new cold water process, making non-shrinking and non-fading dresses a certainty. Add superior needlework and sizes for small, average, and big women. Different and better hoame. street or porch dres.ea t only t2M. I'alals Koyal liasement Store. Curtain Voiles 9C - Tomorrow Orainarily 23c to 29c Yard Distribution limited to 600 yards. Tuesday's early visitors will find Marquisette included. Choice of white and ecru, in widths 36 and 4o inches, at only 9c yard. I'alals Royal Basement Store. NAYY SEEKS 200 "CHASERS" OF SUBS Also Will Take Ovtf Private 4 Motorboats Already in Appeals to, mora than 100 boat building concerns to at one provide the Government with 200 or mere 110-foot motdrbos.ta for use as sub marine chajrs have been aent out by the War Department, It waa offi cially announced today. Bids In response td the appeal will be opened on Wednesday. The "chasers" will bo manned by naval militia and the enlisted men's volunteer reserve, consisting largely of fishermen and seafaring men along the Atlantic coast Large numbers . of these havo volunteered for Imme diate service on the "chasers" should their services ' be required. It was stated. The boats will be constructed out of the $115,000,000 emergency fund appropriated by Congress far use in a national emergency. They are to have from twenty.flVo' to thlrty-flve knots speed. Deliveries are expecUd to be begun within four' months. in addition to tne immeoiate- con- ment has nlans perfected for taking over all private motorboats of suf ficient sizo and speed to meet require ments, should the country- need them. Naval boards - in eevry coast StaJ have listed all available vessels and drawn tentative contracts for their transfer as naval auxiliaries. Tele graph orders from the department at Washington to close the contracts and take over the ships would be all that Is necessary, the "department stated. Boats as small as eighty-five feet. -and possibly smaller, will be subject to se lection. G STREET MEN'S ; New Spring Suits ! $J9.50: 19i7 Spring Suits for 'men and young men, in the very latest models of the season stfch as pinch backs, belted Backs form fitting styles and semiconservative and con servative styles for the young-qjd men. Every suit 'guaranteed strictly all-wool and hand-tailored, the product of-many of the leading tlothing- makers of the1 country. Materials are Scotch cheviot, tweeds, easai- and unfinished worsteds, in 'every newest color effect as well as plain Dine, green, gray and oxford flannels and vicunas. Style and workmanship the equal of suits sold for double the price. " Sires, regular, "stout," and "long." Palais Royal Street Floor. 1 of Special: Sale's Were to $10 and Panama Cloth hleh waist. nlxlr,1 .. ...i.ii. i I 1 I I I I 1 I 1 69c Aprons Tomorrow H f Patrons are waiting for this news of a new supply of better than usual Bungalow Aprons. 331 of them here to morrow morning. Petticoats- Best Gingham, with 14-lnch flnunne and trimmings of bias folds. Fait colors.