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r wratiimriimuAmimo A EE MHT NAVY INQUIRY (Would llofuso Funds to l'ro-tfld- o Counsel for Decorations Investigators. (RESOLUTION HArS SIMS 11 Ilgh Officers Testify to Over riding of TlicirSRcconuncn-flation- s l)y Daniels. SptcM DtMtch.to Tim Be. WA8HINOTON, Jun. 21. Tho rchoes et tlto s' feud Bounded for tho nrst tlmo y In tho Scnato chamber, and tho reverberation Mho'Tjcirlnnlnirs of a controversy cbmparablo to tho historic laundcrlnss Of maritime linen that followed tno Upanlsh-Amcrlca- n war.' Rmnotlitnir llkn n llnnun of tho SctiatO as between Slm and DonlclM was brought In slcht y with tho pnrty nlslo as tho lino of demarcation. Tho Issue was whether the of Naval Affair, which la Investigating nwards of dccoratloriB, Bhall bo fluUior-Jze- d to employ counsel. Senator Hitchcock Web.)'. Democratic leader, promptly objected; partisans supported him and In a nhort, while a d filibuster was afoot, rialnly tho Democrats wcro determined that tho Halo Bhall not get the facilities ncceasary for conducting a thorough Inquiry. Renato' Hitchcock declared ho would not consent to filnds wherewith committees dominated by tho llcpublleans should conduct Investigations with political purposes. Incidentally tho lines of the Demo- cratic defense against tho Sims attack on navy management wore roughly ehown. Tho Admiral ought not to have tqld tho coinmlttco of his Instructions \not to let the British pult tho wool over your eyes.\ It was an egregious violation of tho servleo proprieties. So tleclarcd Senator Walsh (Mont.), who Introduced a rceolutlon that In tho senso of tho Senate these disclosures merit \universal and unqualified reproba- tion.\ In Introducing tho resolution Senator Walsh Bald such a violation of tho pro- prieties of tho navul service as seemed to have been committed by Admiral Blms In giving publicity to his eccrot Instructions Justified tho most serious consideration. Senator McCormlck (III.) on behalf of tho Naval asked that 'the resolution go over for consideration. Lodge Defend Sim. \It Is qulto unheard of.\ said Senator I.pdKe, \that Admlr.il Slma should be cdndemned In this fashion by the Seuato Without evon being heard.\ , \Admiral Sims did not volunteer to read to tho committee tho letter which ho presented to us,\ explained Senator Hale (Me.). \There had been references In tho press to the existence of such a letter and I asked the Admiral to read It. I think It was very proper for him to do so.\ Senator Walsh (Mont) read at length from the committee's record on this point, pointing out that Admiral Sims had said that the letter, wnllo not being concerned particularly with the matter of awards, boro on naval morale and that therefore ho regarded it as ger- mane to tho lnx'Rstlgation. \If there Is any uncertainty about the responsibility for making that letter public,\ Interjected Senator Hale, \I will asaumo It myself,\ \I doubt,\ said Senator Borah (Idaho), \whether Admiral Sims was in position to refuse to rond'iho letter when It was called for by the committee. It seems to me we aro making a mountain out of a molehill. It seems to mo that he who criticises Secretary Daniels for warning Admiral Sims at that time dis- claims ull Itnowledgo of tho hlFtory and the genius of tho English people. I am Impressed that Secretary Daniels was entitled to credit for giving thoso In- structions.\ \Admiral Sims brought tho letter with him at any rate,\ said Senator Tram- mell' (Fla.), \and Senator Hale appar- ently knew he had It with him and asked that It be read. Inasmuch as it took the investigation outBide of the scope of the authority it mado It necessary for tho to get more power from the Senate.\ \I knew that such a letter existed, but I did not know what was in It,\ replied Senator Hale. DIicloiciI Secert Order. Senator Walsh insisted that ttie roal Cjueation was whether Admiral Sims (should properly have disclosed his secret instructions, and Senator Thomas (Colo.) said It waa an unfortunate time for tho discussion of such a controversy, \For myself,\ he Bald. \I havo less regard for the violator of a confidence, whether he Is an Admiral or a footpad, than for almost anybody else I can think of, I am disposed to hope that tho committee will glvo Admiral Sims rope enough to hang himself. Certainly lie should be required to discloss) who gavo lilm the Instructions about being wary of the English.\ \It seemr,\ said Senator Hale, \that It Is high tlmo we should know whether, a week Ueforo this country declared war, our Navy Department was still In tho state of mind Indicated by the declara- tion that 'Wo would as noon fight he llrltlsh as tho Germans.' \ Senator Phelan (Cal) protested that It Involved extreme Impropriety to re- veal such confidences and wanted to Imow whether tho committee woutU pass on the question of whether Admiral Sims ought to be censured. Senator Hale urged that the amend- ment by Senator I'helan which would have prevented the committee from em- ploying counsel but permitted It to em- ploy clerical asslstanco should be de- feated. Senator Krcllnghuysen (N. J.) recalled the experience of the Commit- tee on Military Affairs whose Investiga- tion of the War Department two ears ago absorbed for many weeks substan- tially all the tlmo of members of tho committee. \It Is lmposslblo for n committee to perform a great task of this sort,\ he eald, \without being provided with legal assistance.\ \And there Is no excuse for provid- ing a committee with counsel and then forbidding lhat counsel to take part of tho actual conduct of Die investigation,\ retorted Senator Thomas. \As I un- derstand it the subcommittee has agreed that If it Is granted the privilege of employing counsel, tho counsel will not be permitted to conduct the actual In- -, terrogatlon.\ That Is true,\ said Senator Hale. \Senators Trammell and Plttman In- -' stated on that understanding and for tho ake of harmony the committee agreed to It.\ , I.oiltre Itcrlew Con(roTery. I Venator Lodge recounted briefly the beginnings of tho controversy and sup- ported the Hala resolution. .Senator Hitchcock said this Congress ittready has started sixty-on- e Invest- igations, largely In the Senate, against Wrty-on- e In the last Congros. He 3$lrged that tho Republican majority was providing lucrative positions for Kepubllcan lawyer-polltlcli- as coun-fi,f- ur the Investigatlons-.ir- Intimated Strongly that the naval investigation ? Bookkeeping a Nuisance? The bookkeeplnrj ot nn estate is often quite a complicated matter. An Individual trustee i tempted to regard this book- keeping as something ot a nui- sance and neglect It accordingly, This corporate Institution, under the control ot the State Danklng Department, Keeps books showing In detail every transaction In the management ot an estate Information In- stantly available whenever need- ed. TVTlE GUARANTrP S TRUST? Capital $5,000,000 Surplus $11,000,000 l76r.lw.y,.)?W.i5ihai..J70C HllhJt. 175 Rfmlt n Strait. Draoklvn S50ftllnSl.j4mile67JckonA.LlCltt' 1 SO By Street. St.Cf eric SMltit tiUnd wns, In his opinion, nothing but poli- tics. Ho recalled also that in tho last Congress the Military Committee con- ducted Its great Investigation of the Wnr Department without employing any counsel. Senator Trammell declared he had been from the beginning opposed to em- ploying counsel at all, but finally had agreed not to oppofo It In consideration of the understanding that counsel should not conduct tho Interrogation of wit- nesses. Thereupon Senator Halo said tho o felt it was Important to havo ablo counsel and that ho had had in mind for that position former Senator Sutherland of Utah. Then ho added: \In view of tho statement by Senator Trammell I want to glvo notice that If the commlttco is authorized to cm-plo- y counsel the understanding hereto- fore reached that counsel will not be permitted to conduit the interrogation of witnesses will not bo adhered to. On the other hand the committee will give tho counsel tho fullest authority to pro- ceed with and organise the Investigation In such manner ns will produce tha fullest understanding ot tho matters we aro Investigating.\ \For myself,\ retorted Senator Hitch- cock, \I think tho Republican Senators should themselves manage these investi- gation?, initiated for political purposes. I am opposed to giving authority to hire Important Republican politicians to mako political capital.\ Were Overriden by Dnnlel. Major-Ge- NJeorgo Darnctt, nt of the Marino Corps, and al Albert W. Grant, who com- manded battleship fleet No. 1 of the At- lantic fleet during tho war, testified be-fo- ro the Halo Both admitted that tho Navy Depart- ment had overridden their recommenda- tions to a marked degree. Gen. Barnett made a parsonal protest to Secretary Daniels, but he told the committee that the Department was entirely within Its rights In revising the list of recommendations without con- sulting commanding officers who sent them In. Admiral Grant was somewhat more outspoken than Gen. Barnett and de- clared that although he recommendAd Distinguished Servico Medals for each of his battleship commanders the only ono who was so rewarded was Capt. Chase, who commanded the battleship Minnesota when it was hit by a mine. Tho others were given the Navy Cross, ho said. Thomas A. Edison, who received a Distinguished Servico SWlal for his work on submarine detecting devices, \had nothing to do with them\ so far as those actually adopted wcro concerned, Admiral Grant said. The tw officers who did most of tho work. Commander C. S. McDowell and Lieutenant-Co- mander Miles S. Llbbcy, were recom- mended for the Navy Cross. Disagreeing with Admiral Sims, Gen. Harnett said he saw no need ot tho Navy Department formulating In ad- vance a definite policy regarding awaras of 'decorations, as the law Itself was clear enough. \I made my recommenda- tions so that any one who got a medal would feel that it was worth having,\ Gen. Barnett said. \When I first saw the report of tho Knight board and found so few of jthe officers I had rec- ommended on that list I went to seo tho Secretary and spoko to him frankly about It. He said he was sorry so few names appeared on the list and wished that medals could be given to all. I showed him an unsigned letter I had prepared restating my recommenda- tions. This letter the Secretary said was quite proper, and he urged mo to sign It, assuring me It would receive every consideration.\ Only One Got Decoration. Gen. Barnett said he recommended all four of tho Brigadier-General- s serving as bureau heads under him during tho wnr for Distinguished Service medals, yet but one received a decoration, a Navy Cross only. \You wera not consulted as to the names that should bo cut out by the board?\ asked Senator Hale. \Certainly not I took that to be a matter to bo decided entirely by the board,\ Raid Gen. Barnett. Of tho original recommendations mado regarding men who served hero only two of three 'appeared In tho \final list. Gen. Barnett said. Grant was the next wit- ness. \When I camo to making up my list I found there were no Instructions ns to the Department's policy, and on inquiry of my superior officers I found no unanimity of opinion,\ ho said. \We were left to Interpret tho order as we chose. I mado up my list as best I could and sent it in. Tint Is the last I havo heard of It except to read the lists published. A reading of that list led mo to believo that no single award was mado because I' mado tho recom- mendation, hut because of some other servico performed.\ ' He recited the case of Capt, Chaso of tho U. S. S. Minnesota, whose ship was struck by a mine, \I recommended Chaso for a D. & M. because he carefully carried out orders, and at the samo tlmo I mado recom- mendations for oach battleship com- mander undtr me,\ ho said. \The fact that ho was given a D. S. Mr whllo the others wore awarded Navy Crosses led mo to believe that tho action had been taken in connection with other ships that had been torpedoed or mined.\ Admiral Grant made no direct refer-rnc- o to the Bagley case, although Sena- tors supposed he had this In mind. Members of the Knight board, which revised rccommetvdatlons for awards, will testify Friday, Chairman Hale said Prance Asked Aliont Soldier Dead. Washington, Jan. 21. A noto regard- ing tho return of the bodies of American soldiers killed in tho war has been sent to France, Representative Porter (Pa.), chairman of tho House Foreign Affairs Committee, was advised to-d- by Sec- retary Lansing. No announcement of tho contents ot tho note will be made, Mr. Lansing said, until Ambassador Wallace has presented It to the French Government. (iet l'orto Hlco Commission. Wasiu.voton, Jan. 21. raul G. Miller ot Porto Hlco was nominated y to be Commissioner of Education for Porto Illco. OPPOSES PERSHING IN PERMANENT POST Secretary of War Ucliovcs tho Chief of Staff Should'Havo Limited Tenure. , T) .wrcRTf nv Mvvnnnxav Also Objects to as Hoard for Selection of Of- ficer's for Promotion. Special Deipatck to Til Sox. Washington, Jan. 21. -- Secretary ot Wnr Baker nppcared beforo 'ho Scnato Military Affairs Committee y to urgo that It ehnll not adopt a provision Into the Jaw making Gen. Pershing Chief of Staff for the period of his active ser- vice In the army. To determine by Jaw the position and duties of n military officer for so long a porlod in advance, tho Secretary In- sisted, amounted to nn Infringement on tho powers of tho President ns Comma- nder-in-Chief. It would havo the ef- fect of taking the power from the Presi- dent and placing il in tho statutory Chief of Staff. \Wo cannot afford to create- a mili- tary autocracy,, oven for so laudable a purposo as to provldo n properly dig- nified place for so eminent un officer as Gen. Pershing,\ he eald. Secretary Baker, admitting the em- barrassments of his position, explained that his affection und admiration for Gen. Pershing were so well known that there hardly could bo assumption that personal motives directed his course. Tho commlttco members wonted to know what was to bo dono with Gen. Pershing, and that started some cheer- ful exchanges. In tho course, of which Senator Thomas (Col.) suggested that ho had heard a good deal of discussion about possibly making Mm the next President. Secretary Baker thought Gen. Pershing wns performing a most useful task now In making n detailed study of all the military establishments of the country. Under tho new law ho might well bo occupied In supervising all this part of the military organization, and tho title of head of the Joint Army and Navy Defence Board, created by tho new legis- lation, properly might bo conferred on him. Tho Secretary of War then took up tha personnel of tho Eligibility Board, which, under the proposed law, Is to mako up tho list of officers from which promotions will be made. The bill pro- vides that it shall be composed of the Goneral of tho Army, tho Commander of tho General Staff College and the Commander of the General Staff School. Theso three, it happens, would be Gens. Pershing. McAndrew and Mulr. All three' served overseas during tho war and tho Secretary feared that such a provision would Inspire thpfear In tho army that promotions were going to favor tho overseas men. For himsolf. he explained, he had been very careful to avoid any preferenco for tho men who were fortunate enough to get overseas. So ho thought tho. board ought to be made to Include the General of the Army and two other officers to 1 designated by the Secretary of War. 21 Omjononts of universal' military training In the House Military Commltteo now engaueu !... .n nrmi reorganization bill ur.iiiuiB v gained strength to-d- when Represen tative llarreia tuisia.; uo v.vv. All tho committee vacancy caused by the rnslsmatlon of. Representative La Guardla of New York. . tj Mr Harreld announced tnai no wm elected on a platform opposing cornpul- - . tnt tji mav decide whether tho commltteo will Include pro vision for such training in army reorganisation bill. TREATY CONFEREES SPLIT ON ARTICLE X. Factions Are Unyielding as to Character of Keservatton. Special BfipotcA fo Tns Sox. Washington, Jan. 21. Once more the vt nnr.r.nrA on Dcaco treaty ratification failed to-d- to produce any tanglblo progress townru agreeing\. The conferees sat nt 'the office of the Foreign Relations Commlttco all after- noon, and iwhen they adjourned It wob said that they got to Article X. and ,,of imVmuiintoK- - \there were things doing.\ Beyond that details were not venture But the fact lias Deen recuu-nlxc- d for weeks that agreement on this artfelo substantially was Impossible. The Republicans aro determined that they will not yield an lota of their n.i.inn. .vhiio hn Administration Dem ocrats are just as Insistent that there must bo substantial compromise ui una point. Tho conferences will continue SENATE BILL HITS JAPANESE. I'helan' of Cnllfornla \Would Deny Them Cltlsenshtp. wi.iitv. .inn 21. a constitu tional amendment denyln-- j citizenship to all Japanese born on American sou was proposed In a resolution introduced to-.i- hi- - nntnr phol.m fCftllfornla) and referred to tho Judiciary Committee. Undor tho proposed amendment oniy persons \whose parents are white, Afrl-r-an- m Atnurlmn Indians, or their de scendants, and all persons naturalized In the United States nnu suojeci 10 ino Jurisdiction thereof\ would bo eligible for citizenship. \In a short time,\ snld Senator Phelan, \tho Japanese will own nil the i,nf innriu in fnllfnrnl.T. unless re strained. It is necessary, therefore, to deny citizenship to Japanese Dorn on nnr soil and discourage their presence, nMwnnHnv .... .nnfllpta find tha saving of tho whlta population from de terioration.\ SENATE SUPPORTS GREECE. Approves It Claims to Surrendered Thruclan I.nnds. Washington, Jan. 21. A resolution BiioDortlnc tho claims of Groeco to Thraclan territory was reported y by tho Senate Foreign Relations Com- mittee as a substltuto tor a similar reso- lution by Senator King (Utah). Tho committee resolution proposes declaration by tho Senate that nil Thraclan territory surrendered to the Allies by Turkey and Bulgaria, be awarded to Greece, provided on outlet on the jEgean Sea- - Is Given Bulgaria. Tho resolution later was adopted oy the Senate on a rising vote. A few Sen- ators rose in opposition, and Senator Borah, Republican (Idaho), said ho be- lieved It was \none of our business,\ while Senator King said the resolution was a. step In the right direction. Cordon &Dilworth Real ObangeMaemaiade THE SUN, THURSDAY, JANUARY ' WAVE OF ECONOMY Houso Commltteo Decides Against Public Buildings Measure This Session. DIPLOMATIC BILL CUT Appropriation to Americanizo Foreign Elements Is ed to ,$0,500,000. Washington, Jan. 21. Congress hold Its \thrift week\ celebration a wave of economy sweeping both tho Senate and House. The not result was: Decision by tho Houso Publlo Buildings Commlttco not to recom- mend passago at this Bcsslon of a public buildings bill. Reduction by tho Houso Foreign Affairs Commltteo of tho annual diplomatic and consular service bill to $8,843,038, which Is J3.085.125 less than tho State De- partment requested und $1,032,074 less than was appropriated for tho present fiscal year. niimlnatlon by tho Scnato of nn appropriation of $12,500,000 from tho Americanization bill and substltut!6n therefor of an appropriation of 56,500,000 restricted to use until tho end of tho 1921 fiscal year In- stead of an cxpcndlturo over four years as tho largo appropriation contemplated. Democruts and Republicans for tho most part Joined forces in tho slashing away at appropriations, tho vote to eli- minate customary \porky\ publlo build- ing bill i being unanimous. Tho reduc- tion In the Americanization bills appro- priation was advocated Jointly by Sena- tors McCumbor (N. C), and Dial (S. C). Prospective Deficit. Tho North Dakota Senator told his colleagues that, according to careful es- timates, the Government would start tho fiscal year beginning July 1, with a de- ficit of three billion dollars. Should ex- penditures for 1921 be kept within the conservative- estimates of six billion dol- lars tha Senator thought they\ might bo provided for, but there would be noth- ing left to take care of the left over deficit. \We havo gone mad on tho question of conceiving new questions that will reach Into tho Federal treasury,\ said Senator McCumber, referring to the Americanization bill which Is designed to educato Illiterates and Americanizo foreign born citizens. \The only thing that will stop It will be when we get tohe end of tho rope and havo to bond the country to meet expenses.\ SenatorDial said tho taxpayers of the United States were \getting tired of being overburdened.\ In cutting down appropriations In the diplomatic and consular service bill the House Commlttc denied Secretary Lansing's request for increases In tho salaries of Ambassadors and Ministers. The only lncreaao granted over present expenditures wcro n flat $1,000 ndvanco in salary iu seuulailut) uf rinbaioles and legations and an additional Item ot $650,000 for passport control, bringing tho total for that purposo up to $140,431. Cat In Illvcr and Hnrlior Bill. Tho drastic rut in appropriations for river und harbor Improvements, or- dered by tho Houso Rivers and Harbors committee In palrng down the annual appropriation bill for-th- purpose from $42,900,000 to $12,400,000, continued to arouse members of tho House and mi- nority members of the commltteo which for you y began to-d- -- tho drafting; of a nW bill appropriating $25,000,000, Tho now bill, which will bo offorcd ns a substitute for tho majority's measure, will specify Improvements1 to bo mado Instoad of leaving expenditure to tho War Dopartmont, as provided In that reported to tho House, The wnr omotgency having passed thoro Is no Immediate need for nn esti- mated expenditure of twenty million dollars for tho dredging of n chnnnol and tho construction ot a largo drydock at Charleston, S, C the Sonato Naval which recently Inspected tho navy ynrd there, reported to tho full committee, Tho commltteo recommended that tho yard' continue to bo UBod oh n repair station for small craft. SAYS CARRANZA PAY GOES TO AMERICANS ireiirv Torres Tells Sonato V Committee How Propaganda Is Circulated in U. S. San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 21. Amer- icans In tho direct or Indirect pay of Carranzn aro responsible for reports of Improved conditions in Mexico, Henry Forres told tho Senato Investigating tho Mexican situation v. GcorKO Weeks, editor of n weekly newspaper, was specifically Indicated as ono of those prominent In tho dlssemlna Hon of carranza propaganda. \Tho fact Is,\ said Forres, who re- - i ...1 ..Ae a..1. frnm ....... Mnviro cltV. IUI111U where ho unsuccessfully, tried to havo Mexicans stopptu irom unning on property ho had leased rnd regis- tered In June, 1919, \conditions uro growing steadily worso. uirraiisa con- trols tho larger towns, but not the coun- try, nnd when he recently visited Cua-tr- o Clenega ho had collected In that dis- trict 7,000 troopB. Tho train on which he mado tho trip was escorted by an- other mndo up of armored cars filled with soldiers, I was there nnd saw It.\ Incident to tho examination of Forres, Senator Smith (Ariz.), acting us chair- man, Intimated tho committee would wutch carefully tho operation of tho Mexican Foreign Office's Instructions to consuls not to vise passports of those who had testified beforo the committee. Ho placed In the record the number of witness's passport and requested him to report to tho commlttco after ho had mado application for return to Mexico. Additional background for a consider- ation of the attempt to carry out tho \plan of San Diego,\ u plan to begin a revolution In tho United States, was fixed by the testimony of two Amerlcnn farmers who were living- - in tho lllo Crando Valley itt1915. They testified ,i.a.a intn fhh lTn1tr.(l Ki.itra were halted only when some 60,000 Amerlcnn troops were brought Into tno district. Washington, Jan, 21. Tho Mexican supposed to havo killed the Americans, P. J. Roney nnd Earl Howies, njar Port Lobos In the Tampico district, has been captured, the State Department was In- formed to-d- In a despatch from Mexico city. The Mexican Foreign Of- fice, tho despatch Bays, notified the American Embassy on January 17 that the supposed murderer and two vrob-nbl- c accomplices had been captured nnd that tho investigation In the matter was being continued. f Jenkins Cnae 'Settled.\ Mexico Cur, Jan. 21. KxceUtor quotes HUarlo Medina, of Foreign Affairs, ns rayln.?that the case of William O. Jenkins, American Con- sular Agent at Puelila, has been settled satisfactorily. No details of tho alleged settlement aro available here. vlL B n a 1127 CANADIAN SHIP TO TOW POWHATAN IN Transport Adrift 700 Miles From Hero, Fails to Trans- fer, Her 271 Passongors. HiaiJ? SEAS HINDER WOBfc' i Wireless Messages Toll of Hard Luck Mot by Vessels Extending Aid. Tho dlsablod transport Powhatan, adrift ab6ut 70$ miles cast off Sandy Hook, had more hard luck stories to send by wireless yesterday. After, tho big White Star freighter nddrlc's port propeller was put out of business by a steel hawser that fouled it and sho gavo up tho effort to tow tho Powhatan, tho gallant American freighter Western Comet took up tho Job. The towing hawser parted under a rising sea and wind and tho freighter was unablo to get another lino aboard, but stood by In tho Increasing tumult to pheer the transport's 271 pnssengcrs, who had not been taken Off by tho destroyers Sharkey and. Lear', Tho Western Comot had dragged tho Powhatan forty-eig- miles nearer Halifax. Capt. llandall seemed con- fident that he could mako port under tow after tho seas had subsided. He was anxious to get Ills passengers transferred,, but bad weather prevented him, nnd they wcro stilt aboard late yesterday afternoon when a wireless from Halifax nnnounced that the Ca nadlan Government Fisheries steamship Lady Laurler was preparing to tow tho Powhatan, Tho Lady Laurlcr's sklpppr, Capt. C. A, Travis, a veteran In resuro work, folt fairly sure thnt ho could get tho transport further on her way toward Halifax. The transports Northern Pacific nnd tho Martha Washington, bringing home tho last contingents of tho A. a. I. from Brest, had been diverted from their coursa to nsslst tho Powhatan. Tho Northern Pacific reached her orlppled sister ycfitcrday afternoon, and as there were- soverol other vessels standing by It wns deemed ndvlsablo to send the Martha Washington on her way, so she may get here beforo tha Northern Pa- cific and be greeted first by the patriots of tho nocky Mountain Club, who have planned a big time for tho soldiers. Tho White Star liner Cedrlc, which stood by the Powhatan more than twen hours, arrived yesterday, Her commander, Capt. Carter, had made preparations to receive tho passengers of the Powhatan If tho weather had mod- erated enough to tnko them off. He said that lie left only when Capt Randall told him he would not bo needed, as de- stroyers were going to attend to the transfeV of passengers. When tho Ced- rlc resumed her course tho seas had gono down slightly, but wero atlll too high for lifeboats. RED CROSS LEAVING SIBERIA. Xiirsr Are Withdrawing; on the Amerlcnn Troops Move. Washington, Jan. 21. Withdrawal of American P.sd Cross personnel in Siberia is being carried out successfully, American lied Cross hendquaters was Informed to-d- in a cablegram from Vladivostok. With tho exception 'of seventeen nurses attached to the Twenty-sevent- h United States Infantry at Irkutsk, and six of tho male personnel, the cablegram stated, nil members of the commission to Siberia have startod on their way to Vladivostok, from which port they will embark simultaneously with the de parture of the American troops. Generating Station West Mist Street and Harlem River District Offices and ' Show Rooms B9th Street and Broadway 146 til Street and Broadway 1,250,000 Horse-Powe- r tv horse-pow- er hours is the daily average of electrical energy distributed throughout Manhattan by the generating plant of The United Electric Light and Power Co. In factories and shops, large or small; in offices and homes anywhere and every- where it is necessary or desirable to save human energy this electrical power les- sens labor. It lifts and hauls, it works ceaselessly to make possible a minimum expenditure of human effort. It contributes to your tre- mendous productionsit assures your safety, your welfare and your domestic happiness. No matter what the nature of your power problems may be, our engineers are always ready to assist you in solving them. Their service entails neither cost nor obligation. Power Co. i jo Easl irythSi. Set New I.ambcr Cutting Record. Sr, John, N. p., Jan. 21, The lumber cut In tho Provlnco of New Brunswick (this season Is expocted to constitute a recora, uepons recoivoa to-u- irom forty-tw- o forest rangers estimate the total will reach 325,0.00,000 feet .From November IS to December IS\ more' than 100,000,000 feet of lumber was cut pn Crown lands alono. This Is tho heaviest cut ever recorded for one monUi, DREICER&C0 (Drienial Q?earl& of (keenest uslre and Qualiix Firm AVENUE at FORTY-SECT- R Browning King & Company Announce that the SPECIAL SALE OF OVERCOATS Will be continued today, tomorrow and Satur- day. Every overcoat in regular stock is reduced as follows: , $30.00 Overcoats for $22.50 40.00 45.00 50.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 27.50 32.50 37.50 42.50 47.50 52.50 Sale at Cooper Square Store only At our regular prices the coats were from $5 to I SIS under the market at the reduced prices they are wonderful bargains. We are also offering very attrac- tive sales of Men's Underwear and Shirts. ' Browning King & Company 16-2- 6 Cooper Square at 5th Street Fourth Avenue Cars Stop at the Door Tfie New President of France i The Rotogravure Picture Section of The New York Times next Sunday will include beautifully reproduced photographs of Deschanel, the new President of France, and Clemenceau, now in his 79th year, who was defeated in the recent elec- tion. Other Photographs Next Sunday in In? fork $mw . Admiral W. S. Sims giving his testimony be- fore the Senate Sub-Committ- ee on Naval Af- fairs, in which he charged failure of the Navy Department to support him. Secretary of State Lansing exhibiting the' original Constitution of the United States, shown for the first time in eighteen years. Pope Benedict XV., taken in the beautiful halls of the Vatican during the public consistory attending the bestowal of the red hat on the new cardinals. Professor Eamonn de Valera, \President of the Irish Republic,\ on the steps of the City Hall after having conferred on him by Mayor Hylan the freedom of the City of New York. Statue of Christopher Columbus, made by Amaldo Zocchi in Italy for the Argentine Re- public. The statue, which weighs 200 tons, will be taken to Buenos Ayres aboard an Italian war ship. Special Articles Next Sunday fjf Jfe m fork afttttpa Samuel Gompers in Fight Against Nationalization The impending struggle between Samuel Gompers and the men who would have the American Federation of Labor stand for a uni- versal Plumb plan policy is too serious a ques- tion to be ignored. The author describes the plan of certain radicals to make the 'Federation a champion of nationalization of industries. Political Complexion in California Charles A. Selden, former Paris correspon- dent of the New York Times, discusses the press- ing problems of 'California. Hiram Johnson's objections to the League of Nations meet with little sympathy in his own State; Hoover is more popular for the Presidency than Johnson; the attitude toward prohibition; Chinese exclusion bill and the Japanese matter will all be described in this article. Sty $m oxk Siwejsi NEXT SUNDAY Order from Your Newsdealer at Once. i

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