ARMY & NAVY: For the Treaty Navy

For the Treaty Navy

Navy officers of high, resplendent rank last week congregated in Secretary Charles Francis Adams' office for a formal ceremony. Their centre of interest: the old, white-mustachioed face of Admiral Charles Frederick Hughes, Chief of Operations, No. i naval officer in the U. S. service. He, not due to retire until Oct. 14, but ill (having recently suffered a paralytic stroke) and disappointed (by the U. S. Senate when it ratified the Disarmament Treaty), had written the President: "I hereby submit my resignation ....

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