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Islam Deaf to Compromise
"Victory or Defeat in Fight"
People of Constantinople Spurn Idea of the
Powers to Attempt to Make Peace
this quarter were almost annihilated,
and it is to this disastrous episode that
H considerable part of the awful losses
the Turks suffered may be attributed.
"The direct consequences of the over- j
throw of the Turks' right center was I
the immediate retirement of the whole
southern Turkish battle front, which
intrenched in a strong posi
tion.
"This began in the forenoon
fif November 5, The army proceeded!
generally ninng the railway line in the j
direction - Sinekli. while the extreme
left wire retired by way nf Kanta. In
a relentless-manner the Bulgarian army.
lally the southern flanking col- j
pressed after the enemy and soon ,
transformed the retirement of the j
Turks from an orderly movement to a
disorderly flight.
"Xazlm Pasha's attempt to arrest the
irian pursuit by taking a rear
jfruard position at Siementi ended on
the evening of the sth in a complete
rout. The last Turkish reserves who
had been moved up to this point were
unable to stand their ground, and the
Turks fled in masses toward Tchatalja,
- Ith the greatest insistence by
the Bulgarians."
The second great result of the de
cisive attack of the third army upon
Tenekeui. says the correspondent, was
that the Turkish rlffht wing was com
pletely severed from the mala force. It
was driven from the heights east erf j
Jstrandia into the forest region by Lake
Perkos and cut off from the center,
which likewise had been beaten by the
Bulgarian columns, advancing south of I
Jslandia valley.
While vigorously continuing the pnr
puit, the third army Is now massed for
a direct attack upon the northern wins
of the Tchatalja positions. One column
was sent through Ormanii against
] »erkos.
pUBLICSCORNS
* PEACE OFFERS
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 7.—Public
Opinion in Constantinople is strongly
opposed to the idea of seeking media
tion or peace.
Nazim Pasha, the Turkish com
mander in chief, has reported to the
government that the army is deter
nnnod to fight until victorious _or abso
lutely defeated. He regards "the re
verses sustained as unfortunate, but
•Fays the brave Ottoman army is con
fident of ultimate success and that the
•whole corps of officers is unanimous in j
favor of continuing the war.
The principal officers in Constanti
nople have handed the grand vizier a
signed declaration in the same spirit
and the party of union and progress
promises to support the government in
prosecuting the war With energy.
These considerations are having
weight with the government.
Reconnaissances by the eastern army
today before Tchorlu failed to show
the presence of any Bulgarians, but
Jsazim Pasha reports that a Bulgarian
reconnoitering party was repulsed four
miles from Rodo'sto.
So far as ran be learned here, t)»f»re
has been little chang* in the military
situation in the last 24 hours. A sort
f-imposed aiinistice obtains on
the Thracean plains. Both sides ap
•■> require time to rest and reor
ganize after their exhaustive efforts.
Further rains have transformed the j
plains into a morass. The roads are I
difficult for transport and it is believed j
by Turkish officials that probably a I
ufck will elapse before hostilities are
resumed along the Tchatalja lines.
This battle is expected to decide the
campaign. •
rumor that Saloniki has been j
occupied has not been confirmed, but j
known that the town Is hard
Mussulman refugees continue to ar
rive at the outskirts of the capital
from practically the whole country j
south of the Bulgarian advance. The j
scene outside the city walls at the
Adrianople gate is one of direful dis
tress.
Men, women and children, carts and j
cattle are huddled together. The au- j
thorities are trying to supply the im- I
mediate wants of the refugees, and
have decided to send them to Asia
Minor. Thousands have tramped the
country the last ten days and have un
dergone intense suffering. They say
they feared the invaders would burn
the villages.
The ambassadors of the five powers
held a meeting this morning at the
porte and there met the grand vizier
rtnr] the foreign minister. It is under
stood they discussed measures of pub
lic safety and the question of media
tion, but nothing is known of the de
' isions reached. The powers have I
no move with reference to mcdi- i
FjOVE OF PEACE
V MOVES SLOWLY
LONDON, Nov. 7. —The last 24 hours
have brought little news of importance
.from the seat of war. The report that
ski has been evacuated is prema
and a similar report concerning
stir is unconfirmed. There is n.o
iitic news of the alleged defeat of
lea before Tchtalja.
On the contrary, a Constantinople
« h sets forth the Turkish claim
that there are no Bulgarians before
TVhtalja and that both armies are
resting.
The Turkish reports regarding the
progress of the war have been so con
sistently misleading as to have little
value.
The present lull in news may mean
that some important action is proceed
ing. In the meantime diplomatic efforts
i" •■•nd the war are making no progress,
and the European press is busy dis
cussing all the aspects of the settle
ment of difficult questions.
Everything tends to show that almost
nciliable antagonisms will arise
;he allocation of Turkish territory.
Servfa claims as her share a large part
of Albania, including the Adriatic ports
;raz3o, Alessio and San Giovanni
• Mudua,
rding to the Servian premier's
statement to the Paris Temps, the al
lies desire the partition of European
Turkey, leaving the fate of Constanti
nople to the decision of the powers.
"rding to reports current in Ber-
Jin, the intention of the allies is to
divide Albania between Servia and
ra , but an agreement already ex
ists between Austria and Italy, which
would be supported by Germany, guar
the integrity and indepen-
Albania.
triple alliance is determined to
rtt Servia at all costs from reach
ing the Adriatic. It is even asserted
Hiat the triple alliance has agreed to
make Albania independent with the
duke of Abruanrf as king.
• her important meeting occurred
at Bucharest today between tlie Rou
in premier and the Russian and
-4-ustrian ministers. It is reported that
the powers tomorrow will communal- i
cate to the Balkan states Turkey's re
quest for mediation.
"We will sing a te deum of thanks
giving in the mosque of St. Sophia
next Sunday," boasted leaders of the
conquering army of Bulgaria today be
fore the last Turkish battle line be
tween them and the city of Constanti
nople.
Of the great European empire con- j
nuered by the Mohammedan invaders
centuries ago, there remained today
only five small districts. Even these —
Constantinople, Adrianople. Salonikf,
Monastir and Scutari—are threatened.
It is reported that the great strong
hold of Salnniki has been evacuated
and that the Turkish army stationed
in the city has bpen withdrawn, but no
confirmation of this yet has been re
ceived. Which direction the retreating
army is supposed to have taken was
not mentioned in the report, but if It is
true that the Turks have, abandoned
the city, they must sooner or later come
into contact with one of the armies in
vesting the fortress whichever way
they take.
Monastic aJ*q. where Fethi Pasha
had a large Turkish army, is said to
tutre been occupied by the allied Bal
kan troops.
Between tho Bulgarian army and
Constantinople now stand only the
Tchatalja forts, held by an army tiiat
has suffered a series of crushing de
feats and that has been rendered, it is
believed in military circles, incapable
of making any sustained defense
against a vigorous assault.
Some villages in the vicinity of this
last line of defense are "reported
already in the hands of the Bulgarians.
The Turkish fortress of Scutari, near
the Montenegrin frontier, and that of
Arlrianople, in the eastern sphere of
operations, are still making a Stubborn
resistance. Military critics who know ]
the country well utter the warning not I
to expect the early fall of Adrianople
promised by the optimistic Bulgarians.
The critics point out that the invaders
have not yet reached the principal line I
of forts around that city.
The defenders of Scutari, too. have
repeatedly and suecesfully assumed the I
offensive, and have managed to keep
the line open by which they can sup
ply Tarakosch, the other Turkish
fortress on Lake Scutari, w!th pro
visions and ammunition. The antag
onism of the Malissori tribesmen to
the Montenegrins is said to have
checked Crown Prince Danllos army,
which has made several attacks on
Tarakosch.
Confirmation of the occupation of the
Turkish town of Alessio and the port
of San GHbvaani cli Medua In the Ad
riatic sea has been .received.
Preparations are being made for the
protection of the menaced population
of Constantinople. At the request of
the foreign ambassadors, intrench
ments have been thrown up at San
Stefano and at Kiatkan, so that if the
rout that occurred after previous bat
tles should be repeated, the mob of
fleeing soldiers can be checked.
Should matters become more threat
ening the fleets of the powers may
land a force in the Dardanelles, in
which case there would be 6,000 men
available for landing, with possible
reinforcements from the Russian fleet
in the Black sea.
The powers have made no further
move toward mediation. They first
have to agree whether they shall offi
cially apprise the Balkan nations of
Turkey's request and as all of them
are anxious to avoid taking any action
that may have th<=> appearance of a
breach of neutrality, they are treading
warily. Balkan allies, as is well known,
insist on Turkey dealing direct with
them and it is thought in diplomatic
circles they would like to see their
once formidable foe, which only a few
weeks ago sneered at their ultimatum,
come to them on its knees.
A rather serious view is taken here
of the Servians' declared intention of
invading Albania and crossing thence
io the sea and of Austria's warning.
There is a tendency to bring diplomatic
influence to bear In this connection.
The American high school for girls
at Scutari, on the Asia Minor side of
the Bosporus, has sent Its scholars ot
Bulgarian nationality on board one of
the cruisers now at Constantinople, ow
ing to fears for their safety, accord
ing to a news agency dispatch from
the Turkish capital.
TURKS SEEKING
1 MORE WAR DOGS
VALPARAISO, Chile, Nov. 7.— The
Turkish government has made a pro
posal to Chile to purchase the battle
ship and torpedo boat destroyers now
being built in England for this coun
try. The Chilean government, it is
reported, will decline to sell the war
ships.
TURKISH LOSS
1 EXCEEDS 40,000
SOFIA. Nov. 7. —The Bulgarians oc
cupied the town of Drama November
5. The Turkish troops in that region
have been scattered in all directions.
Most of them surrendered their arms
and are returning to their homes.
Other remnants are so demoralized
that the peasants terrorize them and
compel them to disarm and flee.
Throughout the district the inhabitants
have warmly welcomed the Bulgarians
and the Bulgarian administration has
been established.
In the five days' fighting along the
line between the Lule-Burgas and Bu
narhissar. the Bulgarians, It was of
ficially announced today, lost 15,000
men killed or wounded. The Turkish
casualties exceeded 40,000.
It is officially announced that the
port of Rhodesto, on the sea of Mar
mora, and the city of Vesa, southeast
of were occupied by the
Bulgarian troops, November 5.
C REEKS OCCUPY
v* MAIN ROADWAY
ATHENS, Nov. 7.—After a fierce en
gagement in which the Turks lost
more than 100 killed, the Greeks have
occupied Pentepigadla, which com
mands the road to Janina. Reporte
that the Turks have evacuated Salonlkl
are said to be unfounded.
A LLIES READY
! rt WITH DEMAND
PAR|B, Nov. 7.—The Balkan allies
will ask for partition of European Tur
key, leaving the fate of Constantinople
to the decision of the European powers,
according to Premier Pachitch of Serv.la
in an interview today with the corre
spondent of the Temps in Belgrade.
The Servian statesman continued:
'»rvia wants the ports of Ht. Gio
vanni di Mi-linn, Alessto and Dnrazzo
on the Adrialie sea, which the Serviau
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1912.
Servian Cavalry With
Machine Guns Routed
ro\STA>TIXOPLE, Xor. 7.—
The commander of the western
Ottoman army telegraph* tbat
Kerovioh, which la on the south
ernmost loop of the $alonlkt~
Mouastir railway, ha* been cap
tured from the Greeks. He also
reports that a Servian cavalry
detachment, with machine ffuns,
has been routed at Perlepe.
empire possessed In the middle ages,
and by which she was territorially re- '
lated to the rest of Europe."
Servia, M. Pachltch said, had not re
ceived any proposal from Austria, but,
assuming that Austria has no terri
torial designs, Servia is quite willing- to
favor economic and commercial expan
sion for Austria.
The premier concluded by saying that
the Balkan allies desired Turkey to
treat directly with them concerning
peace and not through the powers.
Turkey has decided to give the powers
complete liberty of action in arranging!
conditions of peace, according to a dis- '
patch from Constantinople to the Jour
nal dcs Debate.
DEACE APPEALS
TO UNCLE SAM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7.—Peace socie
ties and individuals are appealing to
the president and the state department
to take steps for Intervention in the
Balkan war through the offer of good
offices. These communications all will
be acknowledged properly, where an
answer is invited, with an expression
of regret that conditions do not appear
to justify any action by the United
States at this time.
CERVIANS MEET
COSTLY SETBACK
BELGRADE, Nov. 7.—Official reports
describe the two days' heavy fighting
which preceded the. surrender of Prllip,
!20 miles northeast of Monastir.
The Servians outnumbered the Turks,
I but because of the nature of the ground
were unable to use their artillery. They
rnuld bring only one mountain battery
■ into action against the vigorous fire of
I the Turkish artillery.
The Servians were not able to form
up in fighting line and were obliged to |
make big sacrifices, taking one position
after another at the point of the !
bayonet.
The Turks held such strong positions
that they should have been able to an
nihilate the storming parties. Only at
the end of the second day did the Ser
j vian infantry succeed In driving the
enemy from their strongholds and put j
ting them to flight in the direction of
Monastir. The Servian wounded num- '
bered many more than the Turks.
TURKS BATTLE
1 WITHOUT SHOT J
VIENNA, Nov. 7.-—The Turkish staff {
made no provision for mobilization, ac--|
cording to a Constantinople dispatch j
to the Reichspost. Uniforms and
weapons were ready for 200,000 men
but not for the great masses of troops'
vv hole battalions were forced to enter I
action near Istrandia without ammuni
tion.
Die! SUMRAISED
v BY BUTTON DAY
Hundreds of dollars were raised yes
terday by the sale of buttons for the
benefit of the widows and orphans of
Greek soldiers killed in the Balkan
war. The event was conducted under
the San Francisco Ladies' Hellenic Re
lief society.
All day long prettily costumed chil
dren appealed to the generosity of San
Franciscans over the city, and the ap
peal was not in vain. Although the
buttons were sold for 10 cents many
of them were purchased at a much
higher price.
Children garbed in the native dress
of Greece -were stationed in the en
trance of the Glaus Spreckels building
the Palace and St. Francis hotels at
the Ferry building and in many other
large buildings and stores. These lit
tle ones were not only active in solicit
ing men and women, but they were
successful in winning the sympathy
their cause merits.
Many a chubby tot was tossed high
in the air by red blooded men and
women, and especially were the little
girls treated kindly. Several gold
coins were paid In return for the little
Greek sympathizer buttons in the
Palace and St. Francis hotels, although
larger suras of money were taken in
by the women and children at the ferry
and at the entrance to the Claus
Spreckels building.
Despite the threatening weather none
was too hurried to stop long enough
to place a coin in some small hand.
One child, Honeyman Pappas, stationed
In the lobby of the Claus Spreckels
building, proved to be a most success
ful winner of friends to his cause
Men and women alike seemed to be at
tracted to the child and he was kept
busy smiling and uttering baby words
of thanks for the coins presented to
him.
The money raised by the sale of the
buttons will be forwarded to Greece
and will do a great deal toward lessen
ing the burdens of ftose left behind
by the victims of the battle fields in
the struggle against the Turks. Sun
day evening at the Savoy theater, Max
Dill will raffle off the first button
made. It was fashioned by Walter N.
Brunt, and has a gold rim. This but
ton is expected to bring a large sum.
The committee in charge of yester
day's tag day consists of Mrs. A. C.
Clark, Mrs. T. R. Webb and Miss Car
rie Gobel West.
War Widows' Benefit
A ball will be given by the Servian-
Montenegrin L. and B. society for the
benefit of the widows and orphans of
the fallen patriots in the Balkan war
Saturday evening, November 9, at Ma
jestic hall, Fillmore and Geary streets.
The society has a membership of 500,
who are working hard to raise funds,
the Servian-Montenegrin L. and B. so
ciety having donated $5,000.
The officers are Milan G. Standisich,
president; Milan E. Chuckovich, vice
president; Lazar L. Dropo, secretary;
Dusan L. Pavich, financial secretary;
Simo Kurtovich, treasurer; Ljubo
Radinovich, 'conductor; Krst M. Sa
mardzich, Inside guard. Trustees are
Dusan Vukovich, Peter Mandich, Milan
Js T ajerica and George Ivelich.
The arrangement committee consists
of Lazar L. Dropo, chairman; Obren EL
Chuckovlch, Dusan A. Vukovich, Peter
Mandich, *Tohn I. Mitrovich and Peter
L. Chorovich. The floor committee are
Elia T. Balich, floor manager; Alex
ander Gojun, assistant floor manager;
T. Popovich, M. Chuckovlch, S. Stijcp
cich and V, Radinovi<*h.
The reception committee consists of
8, Ivankovich, J. Lepetich, A. Milino
vich. L.. Radinovich, M. Dostinich and
P. Chorovieh.
Football
Going to the big game? Then re
member that she'll want a souvenir
box of randy decoratPd with her favor
itf college coiort*. Geo. Haaa & Sons'
four candy stores.—Advt.
CORONER TO VIEW
BODY ONCE MORE
Dead Man's Wound Said to* Be
in Impossible Place for an
Accidental One
Continued From Page 1
that the expected verdict of death by
accidental shooting was withheld.
18. H. Hinkland of 43 Homestead
street, San Francisco, an intimate friend
of the dead man, told the story as a
witness, prefacing- it with the state
ment t.hat Aubry had discussed his fears
with him only a few days before last
Sunday, when the young butcher set
out on his tragic hunting trip. After
hearing Hinkland to the end. the jury
refuser] to take the responsibility" of
deciding on- the. manner of Aubr.vs
death, and brought in a verdict of death
from "a gunshot wound Inflicted in
some unknown manner."
About three weeks ago, according to
the testimony of Hinkland, Aubry told
him that a mysterious attempt had been
made to kill him by stealth. Waking
suddenly one night, Aubry had a feel
ing that some one was in his room. Hβ
sprang out of bed and in the same in
stant noticed the heavy odor of escap
ing gas. He went to the door and found
it had been unlocked from the outside.
The gas jets were open.
Aubry said at that time, according to
Hinkland, that he knew who had been
in the room and that he intended to
catch his enemy in the act. A week
later Aubry told of a. second attempt,
exactly similar, which occurred three
days af\r the first attempt. This time,
Hinkland said, Aubry heard the door
bring closed, but when he reached the
hall everything was quiet. Hinkland
was not told whom the young butcher
suspected. hut he was genuinely
alarmed for his friend's life and urged
him to take every precaution. After
that meeting Hinkiand neve,r again saw
Aubry alive
The report of Dr. V. Holmes Smith of
San Bruno, who performed the autopsy,
also tended to throw doubt upon the
possibility of an acctrtent. Doctor
SVnith said the charge from the shotgun
entered between the back of the head
and the shoulder, slightly to the right
of the spine. Ho testifid that it was
not likely that Aubry had shot himself,
either by accident or with suicidal
intent.
On this showing Sheriff J. H. Mans
field and Coroner Harry G, Plymlre
decided to make a further investigation
and they will go to San Francisco to
morrow morning , to open the casket
containing Aubry's body and examine
the wound aealn.
Alfred Delvex, Tfinr, Laguna street,
San Francisco, with whom Aubry
lived, and who accompanied the young
butcher on the hunting excursion, told
how the two separated at Tanforan
and how he had returned alone to San
Francisco after waiting several hours
for Aubry to arrive at their appointed
rendezvous in San Bruno. Delvex re
turned Monday and found the body of
his friend.
Sheriff Mansfield received a letter to
day from Mrs. Ada Aubrey of Clover
dale, asking for a description of the
dead man, as she thought It was her
husband, also a butcher, who disap
peared from Roseville three months
ago. Friends of Aubry said he could
not possibly have been the woman's
husband, as he had lived continuously
in San Francisco for several years.
WIDOWHOOD BRINGS AID
TO A DESERTED WIFE
Death of Mare Island Worker
Lends Assistance to Family
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
MARE ISLAND, Nov. 7.—When
Louis Jacobsen was # dying at the
Mare Island hospital last Septem
ber as a result of injuries received, j
when the roof of one of the magazine \
buildings caved in on him, he remem
bered his wife and two children, whom
he had forsaken in Chicago years
before and he gave the attending
physician their address in the Windy
city before he passed away.
As a result the widow will receive
J6OO, a year's pay for a laborer, as well
as the money which was due him for
his week's work at the magazine pre
vious to hie death.
Jacobsen died at the yard Monday,
September 30, and the yard officials
did their utmost to locate the widow
last month, but she was not at the ad
dress given by her husband, and it
was not until after a diligent search
had been made by the Chicago police
that she was located in a tenement
house.
The woman writes to the yard of
ficials today that she has been in des
titute circumstances since her hus
band left her, she having been com
pelled to work for herself and her
two children, and that the money she
will now receive will be a Godsend.
Jacobsen is said to have had about
$100 in the postal savings bank In
Vallejo also. This will also go to the
widow.
CITIZENS INSPECT
PROPOSED NEW PORT
San Jose Harbor Boosters Make
Inspection Tour
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
SAN JOSE. Nov. 7.—Like Palmer Cox'
brownies, Santa Clara county's Port San
Jose boosters went a-yachting on the
South 4Ban Francisco bay today. Sev
eral hundred strong, they swarmed on
tho three small craft placed at their
disposal by the South Bay Yacht club
and inspected the northern end of the
shoestring which San Jose proposes to
annex, in an election to be held No- I
vember 27, and where they propose to
construct docks, wharves aud ware
houses.
The site was recently Inspected by
Congressman E. A. He yes and army en
•gineers, and the water is of sufficient
depth to afford excellent harbor facili
ties without dredging.
San Jose proposes to construct a
magnificent boulevard to deep water
and to handle all of the crops of the
valley by way of the Panama canal.
FORMER SENATOR
JONES SERIOUSLY ILL
Special Dispatch io The Call]
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7.—John P.
Jones, former United States senator,
who recently leased the Hancock Ban
ning home in West Adams Btreet at
Figueroa, is seriously ill today with
acute kidney trouble. Members of the
family declare, however, that he will
be out of danger within a few days.
Jones is S3 years old, and has been in
California politics since 1567, and until
recently has made hi? home at Santa
Monica. Dr. Henry F. Howard is at
ten'i'ner him.
SARAH BERNHARDT IS
ATTACKED BY A BEAR
LONDON. Nov. 7,— Sarah Bernhardt
was attacked by a bear in Cross mentag
eriß in Liverpool today and narrowly
escaped injury. The aiiimal seized her
and torn her fur garments before it
;waa beaten uf£ by employes. |
Expert Calls San Francisco
"Leading Financial Center"
Herewith, heading and all, Iβ an article by Holland, the rrell known
Xew York financial expert, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal
©f November 2:
HOLLAND'S LETTER
SAX FRANCISCO NOW RATED AS ONE OF THE LEADING
FINANCIAL CENTERS OF THE UNITED
STATES
The Three Pacific Coast States Very Prosperous and Actively Engaged in
the Development of Gftat Natural Resources — Rapid Growth of
California, Oregon and Washington in Wealth — The Big
Money Centers in the Section Between Netv
York and the Mississippi
Although various reports have reached this city purporting to forecast, the
result of the presidential election in the states upon the Pacfic slope and west
Jof the Rocky mountains, yet much more valuable reports, because of their
j accuracy, were received here early this week. Apparently the people in that
i part of the United States are almost completely absorbed in the material
progress which now prevails there. This is in part due to the stimulus caused |
by the practical certainty that the Panama canal will be opened to navigation
within a year. Yet this activity is not wholly due to any impulses created by
j the connection of the isthmian canal. In California. Washington and Oregon
J business is so active and the promise of greater business so good that the peo-
J pie are chiefly occupied in preparing plans for new activities, greater devel
opment of natural resources, increase of transportation facilities and the ex
pansion and improvement of railway systems and their terminals.
San Francisco has already become one of the leading financial centers
of the United States. The business prosperity of that city is proved by reports
I which show that its bank clearings from January 1 to October 1 of this year
were almost exactly $2,000,000,000 or $200,000,000 more than in the first nine
months of the previous year. In building operations alone there was an
increase in 1912 over the first nine months of 1911 of nearly $4,000,000. How
rapidly California is growing is disclosed by the latest official valuation of
property in the state which fixes the total at nearly $3,000,000,000 or $300,000,
--000 higher than the valuation of last year.
A GREAT FINANCIAL CENTER
These statistics are only a few among many recently received here, but
they are sufficient to show of what importance, from the financial point of
view, our Pacific slope has become with respect to the whole nation. In three
years' time—from September 1, 1909. to September 4, 1912, the re
sources of the national banks of this now great financial center of the
country increased about $250,000,000. The increase in national bank resources
for the entire United States between September 1, 1909, and September 4, 1912,
only a little under 50 per cent.
NEW FINANCIAL CENTERS
As Interesting and really as important as any of the amazing phenomena
which have characterized our national growth in the last 10 years has been
the development of new and very influential financial centers. Fifteen or
twenty years ago Pittsburg made it clear to the world that it had become to
some extent an independent financial center. There was plenty of money
capital an/1 of banking credit in the Pittsburg district. This made it possible
for the Carnegie Steel company to finance with local capital its own under
takings. Thereby independence of Wall street was created.
Of course. Chicago and St. Louis, and, to a lesser extent Cincinnati, have
been the leading financial centers of what used to be called the midwest, a
section now described as the central financial district of the country. But
j within a comparatively recent time Minneapolis and St. Paul have rapidly
I gained financial prestige, and influence and the Twin City district has now
I become the acknowledged financial center of the great northwest. Kansas City
I is now recognized as the influential financial center of the Missouri valley and
a considerable portion of the southwest, while San Francisco has gained world
wide recognition as the financial center of all that wonderful section which
lies west of the Rocky mountains. •
This concentration into several districts of great financial influence and
authority is regarded by experienced bankers here as one of the best safe
guards against the realization of a danger of which much has been heard, the
very alleged danger which has led to the creation of the so called Pujo investi
gating committee of the lower house of congress. Furthermore, experienced
bankers say that with this concentration into various sections of the United
States of independent financial strength and influence and the establishment
in these sections of great centers of financial authority it is practically im
possible that there be created a nation wide monopolistic control of banking
funds and credit.
These different sections of the union are creating new wealth each year,
and some of these increases have assumed amazing proportions, like the one
reported from California. Much of this new wealth will be utilized sooner or
later in the further development of these erections. The activity characteristic
of their citizens and the great productivity, both industrial and agricultural,
which is a feature of the active life of these sections, will serve sooner or i
later to create financial conditions similar to those which mad* Pittsburg so
independent of the Wall street district that Andrew Carnegie and his
j associates were able to snap their fingers in derision at the intimation that
! eastern capitalists might be able to bring Pittsburg men of industry to
j terms. —Holland. (
BOSTON SUICIDE
TIES UP 3 FIRMS
Receivers for Stores With
$1,500,000 Debts After
W. E. Butler Ends Life
BOSTON, Nov. 7. —Receivers were ap
pointed today for the stores controlled
by William S. Butler & Co.. the Gil
christ company and Everybody's Store
company. It is estimated that the lia
bilities of the concerns amount to
$1,500,000. William E. Butler, treasurer
of the three companies, committed sui
cide by shooting last night.
All the shares in the Butler and
Everybody's campanies are owned by
the Butler companies, a voluntary hold
ing association. The majority of the
Btock of the Gllchrist company is held
by the holding concern.
On petition of a fixtures firm, which
has a claim of $25,000 against William
SPECIAL
Less than you paid before, and
made to your measure.
It must fit.
STIEGELERS
732 MARKET STREET
Opp. Stieareler Bros.
S. Butler & Co.. the United States dis
trict court appointed receivers.
By request of Frederick H. N'nsh,
representing Everybody's and the Gil
christ company, the receivership was
extended to those concerns. Xash said
that after the death of Butler the ac
counts were found to be so mixed it
was impossible to straighten out the
affairs of the stores without resorting
to the court. Hβ said the Gilchrlst
company and Everybody's stores were
solvent and possibly Butler & Co. also.
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REBELS MENACING
CITY OF CHIHUAHUA
Governor Gonzales Defending
Constitutional Government
With Difficulty
EL, PASO, Tex., Nov. 7. —Reports from
the city of Chihuahua tell of a critical
condition internally as well as about
the state capital, which !s threatened as
the next objective point of the rebels.
Governor Abram Gonzales, in the midst
of a combat wtth the state senate, was
said to be having- difficulty defending ,
the Interests of the constitutional gov
ernment in Chihuahua.
.Tacobl Macharraz, former mayor, to
gether with members of the rity coun
cil of his regime, has he«»n summoned
in court, charged with sympathy with
the revolution. Adolfo Plantos. a news
paper publisher, was arrested and
charged with "lese majeste" against
**ladero.
A jail delivery recently fn»f»d three
persons held in the state penitentiary
for political offenses. A searching In
vestigation of the affairs is under way.
which is expected to implicate some
high officials opposing the government
and the state.
Heavy Loss in Fight
MEXICO CITY. Nov. 7.—Fighting be
tween the federals under General Blan
quet and Zapatistas led by Gener&'i *
Ge.nevevo de la O, was renewed
jat o o'clock last night to the south of
I'uprnavaca, after the rebels had been
sisrnally in the La Trtnchera
hills, to the north of the city, earlier
in the day. When darkness stopped
the combat, bullets from rebel guns
were falling almost in the outskirts of
Cuernavaca. The losses in the battle
are said to be heavy on both sides.
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