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EL PASO, TEXAS,
January 9, 1913- 10 Pages
Increased cloudiness: warmer.
GET AID FO
Secretary of War and Sur
geon General Torney Fa
vor New Bill in Congress.
REDLIGHTS MAY BE
BANISHED AT COLON
McFIE FOR NEW
. MEXICO LAND JOB
Washington. D. C, Jan. 9.
- The nomination of former
judse John JL McFie as regis-
trar of the land office at
O- Santa Fe. N. M., was sent
& bj- president Taft to the sen
& ate today. Judge McFie was a
O former member of the territory-
rial supreme court
Washington. D. C Jan. 9. In favor
of the restorattoa C the army canteen,
secretary Stinuwn. surgeon ceneral
Torney and representative Bartholdt of
Missouri, appear: today before the
house military affairs committee, to
u-?c Mr. Bartboldf s bill for that pur-
PSecretary Stimson said that without
the canteen conditions were worse than
whn the sale of beer and light wines
ws allowed at army posts.
K. crotnrv Stimwon testified that the
Roverament wa anxious to clean out
i-' red light district in Colon before
the Panama canal opens for traffic. He
a d that on his recent visit to Panama
h." attempted to open negotiations for
h. government to buy 10 acres eom
I rising the district, but was unable to
do so despite his offer of a high price.
Sucn aooulsition would have to be by
trat with Panama.
Kcdnrc Tarlj Reduce Wnsres.
Th house -ways and means commlt
tw continued today to hear various
rtf.-ests or the revision of schedule
B if the tiriff.
Fo-mcr covernor W. A. Stone, of
1" rislvania, insisted that the National
n ndow Glass association depended :n
j" price-makine solely on supply and
.. i mind and that a reduction in. tariff
v. .uld be followed by a reduction of
w aires or susieasion of factories. He
sa d thre haa been no attempt among
window glass companies to regu
late crlasB prices. .
" P Altenbtig, of Cincinnati, com
..jt3 --orAc in the mtLmifacture of
fheT"os bottles here and abroad and j
said German manufacturers were aine :
tr sryure girls who stood over a MK
i-.t name tor j.i nouns auai ""
rPma ruintml nntnut.
J oseph S. Auerbacb, Democrat, speak -vi
rnr tb nisie rrlajes manufacturers.
ta.sseted that the tariffjwa.y should 4
r& a toil roaa, mi a. niKtirmj .iuoo
i (.htrovmen rlv thir trade.
fee charged that manufacturers 1
abroad were controled in output ana i
?stribution oy a aicxatormi inm "
-sred that the cemmisalon consider
iTTZiU w Tho tawap tu rMl cost L
"j -..fi, - fhatr -nmtalH I
run if you open the flood gates of a cut j
tion upon home manufacture.
Contest for Seats In Consrress.
Seats of two members ot the house,
those occupied by representatives John
M. Smith and Olin Young, of the third
and 12th congressional districts of
Michigan, respectively, are contested in
potions filed with the clerk of the
fcousc Both are Republicans.
f'laud S. Carney (Democrat) ques
tions the right of representative Smith
ti membership in the house. Carney
tlx ros that false, fraudulent and illegal
r turns were made ny several In
spectors in the third congressional dis-t-iot
in Michigan. Representative
Fiith, claimed the- election by a ma
oritv of 127 votes. The seat of repre
sentative Young is contested bv William
""' MacDonald (Progressive) who claims
4S8 votes were cast for Sheldon
V Uiam J. MacDonald.-' which name
- pripared on the ballots as the result of
a tvpocraphical error. With these 45S
votes MacDonald contends he would
have been elected.
Notice on contest against represen
tativp Kent, reelected from the firat
-aJifomia district on the Progressive
tit-Ket. was filed today by I. G. Zam
walt the Democratic candidate. The
ontestait aUeges that representa-
- Knt spent $66,000 to secure his
. '. ret ion in violation of the law limit-
,t expenditures of candidates and
failed to make a correct report of his
Proposes Emergency Currency.
Leslie M Shaw, former secretary of
tii treasury, proposed that the gov-
rnment authorize national banks to
sue unsecured currency to be guar
anteed bv the government, to the ex-
- nt of 25 percent of their capital stock.
- ! including surplus, in times of emer
en To force contraction after the
mergencv ceased to exist, he suggest
'd that a tax of 5 percent be imposed
pon all such supplementary currency
ur cancelled after a certain date.
Vmcrlcan System Breeds ranlcs.
Professor J. Laurence Laughlin of
h ago told the committee that the
-erIcan reserve system actually
rndd to breed panics. The chief fault
- th( banking system, he said, lav in
ini lack of organisation of credits ?n
t'mes of panics and the organization
of credit by discounting firms.
I believe tht in any legislation
v-taich mav be passed. 90 percent of the
' atures of the commission's plan must
-rcessarf'y be incorporated," said Prof.
Prnlii. "ShJnnlnir Trat.'
Agreements between the Lamport and
Holt the Prince and Hamburg-South
American Steamship lines to maintain
mtf and regulate sailing dates were
produced today before the house mer-
the 'shipping trusK 4JUjBiiDaii-
els. New Torl-eorEaWort af-
Holt He dcnu.l thev were In agr-
'hant marine committee investlgatin;
tu. nt to coin- ' trade, but said the
lines had "nn-'ning agreements."
All the thrr lines are defendants in
the government's pending suit against
tte -shipping trust" Tne agreement
T reduced was dated to expire Dec. 31.
Til" He delared there -were no such
agreements in forcx now and that spe-
lal rebates had been abandoned in
V'f'i on advice of attorneys that they
Other -witnesses have told the com
mittee that a combination of foreign
lines keens American ships out of the
Houth American trade and diverts com
merce to Europe.
Continue to Cooperate.
"Who told you the agreements were
abrogated?" asked representative i
"Our London officials."
' Your practice .is the same today as
it was before the agreement was abro
"We are told to cooperate. Tes. Its
the same, only there is no penalty' for
violating the agreement."
Mr. Daniels said that the deferred
rebates -were not granted on shipments
from the united States, but that "pub
lished discounted were allowed on
shipments from Brazil to the United
Discount Open to All.
"Tins discount is not what I undrr
startJ b a rebate because n is p,il -
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Morgan's Associate Tells of
Dividends of First Na
tional of New York.
OF BANKING ACT
Washington. D. C, Jan. 9. George
F. Baker, chairman of the board of
the First National Bank of New" York,
was a witness today before the house
money trust committee. Mr. Baker,
who with J. P. Morgan and James
Stillman, makes up, according to
Samuel Untermyer, counsel for the
committee, the most powerful sroup of
financiers in New York, was called to
testify as to the financial 'relations of
these three men, the institutions In
which they are factors and th funds
Dividends, G Percent.
Baker testified that .in IS?-!, the
capital of the First National bank was
$500,000. increased in 1901 to $10,000.
000 by a dividend of $9,500,000. A sur
plus of $11,641,000 was left after that
dividend. He went over the yearly
dividends since then, showing they
ranged from 20 to 126 percent. In
the last four years dividends of 226
percent have been paid. In 1908, be
sides a regular dividend of 32 per
cent, an extra dividend of 100 percent
was declared for organizing the First
I JSyjrS" bSrtn ss no t
SerftyoiDpaji to do business not
authorized by the national bank act.
He said the company did littlo busi
ness in stocks.
Owns Clinse Xadonal Bank.
Mr. Baker testified that in 190S he
owned individually more than c;ie
half of the stock of the Chase National
bank. None, he said was held by the
First National. He could not say when
that control was acqulrod, but thought
about five years ago. He said no as
sets of the First National had been
used for the purchase of the Chase
Mr. Baker testified that when the
securities company was organized the
Chase bank stock and other bank
stock held by individuals "in the in
terests of the First National" were
turned over to the company.
Object to Shovrlns Stock List.
Mr. Untermyer wanted a list of the
"I had ather not make that public',"
saj,j jjr Baker.
4 They are our pri-
. vate business.'
Mr. Untermyer. -with Mr. Baker and
his -wunsel, went over the list and
fin. iy placed in the record the fol
lowing list a-&tarir,3 held by -'the First
Minneapolis First National bank, 500
shares; Minneapolis Trust company.
SO; Bankers' Trust company. 2,500;
Brooklyn Trust company, 450; Astor
ttubc company, zuw; unase national i
ank, 28,263; Liberty National bank.
G98- Txr ftrlf Trust Mrnnanv f5(J: I
Trust company. 200; Chase National
928: New York Trust company. 250
National Bank of Commerce, 5,400. i
Met Government Objection.
Mr. Baker said that the railroad
stocks held by the First National bank
were turned over to the Securities
"The department at Washington,"
he said, "complained about our hold
ing railroad stock and the company
was organized to enable us to satisfy
"Don't you believe that the organi
zation of the Securities company is
an evasion of the banking act?" asked
"Oh, no," said Mr. Baker. He added
that the Securities company, had,
since its organization, paid dividends
of from 12 to 17 percent a year and
had accumulated a surplus of $4,000,
000. "The company doesn't do much busi
ness in the buying and selling of
stocks," he said.
Denies He Controls Dank.
"You control the management of
the First National bank, don't your'
"I would not like to be so con
ceited as to say that."
"Would you like to be so honest
as to say that?"
'Td like to be honest, but I could
not control the management if I do
anything the others did not want
Mr. Baker added that the manage
ment of the First National was a
"sort ot happy family."
m'ltne Cited For Contempt.
Because he refused to give to the
money trust committee the names of
24 national bank officers who profited
in a syndicate formed to market stock
of the California Petroleum company,
George Henry, of Solomon & com
pany. New York bankers, was certi
fied to the speaker of the house for
contempt The full banking and cur
rency committee voted unanimously
for that action.
Henry testified that national hank
and -bank officers participated in a
syndicate to the extent of SI. 085. 000
and without putting up anv money
or taking over any stock took profits
of about $50,000. He maintained that
his confidential relations with his cus
tomers would not allow him to furnish
names of the participants, and pre
sented a statement framed by former
senator John C. Spooner, as" counsel,
as counsel, justifying hs refusal to
Courts to Decide Question.
The question whether the house
committee may investigate the affairs
oi national oanKs was started on its
?. lJ culh, wh,en 5he.,sptak?r
SS.' - &VU to ho"S
facts to tne uniteu urates atloi
the d'strict of Columbia, with author!
lty to proceed with a criminal action
in voting fine or imprisonment The
case ultimately involves the right of
congress to compel testimony in con
nection with its legislative affairs.
FIND TWO BODIES
IN RUINS OF FIRE
San Francisco, Calif., Jan. 9. Two
unidentified bodies have been removed
from the ruins of two water front
lodging houses destroyed by fire early
today and there is a possibility that
other bodies may be found in the
a-shes. A score or more were Injured
in their dash for safety.'
The records of both lodging houses'
were destroyed and the police cannot
ascertain how many guests were cared
for last night.
KILLS WIFE BECAUSE
SHE WANTED DIVORCE
Salt Lake Citv. Utah. Jan 9 An-
gered because his wife had brought suit
ior divorce against nim ior non-support
"hri!t!an M Christenson went to
Ins home la;t n R-h: killed his wife anil
th' u "lo'tJli v iin'i-d VrT-pif Th'
tr H -p. i -rif-r- ed b the couples
'i.it.c it.j i caildren.
Legislature to Be Asked to
Redraft Revenue Laws
of the State.
Phoenix, Ariz Jan. 9. Recommend
ing that a re-draft of the Arizona,
revenue laws be adopted by the legis
lature; that they be given greater
power over county boards of equaliza
tion, a special tax on monies and cred
its, a tax limit law. and that true con
sideration be required in deeds, the
state tax commissioners have made
their first annual report to governor
The report covers 90 printed pages
and contains a vast amount of Infor
mation Its nrpnaration reouired a
prodigious amount of work on the part ',
of commissioners P. J. Miller, C. M.
Zander and Charles R. Howe and sec-
retary Jesse L. Boyce. '
In conclusion tne commissioners rec
ommended a redreft of the revenue
laws of the state: that it bo given
powers over local boards of equaliza
tion; powers to equalize between class
es of property; powers to assess ex
press, sleeping car and private car
companies without specific restrictions
of law or with a law similar to the
Minnesota law; and powers to asses
railroads, telephone and telegraph
lines; a small special tax on monies
and credits; a tax limit law and the
true consideration in deeds.
The findings of the commission are
given as follows:
First, it is unable at this time to sub
mit its conclusions on the questions of
mine taxation and taxation of standing
timber, but will do so in a special re
port Second, it is necessary to classify
farm lands and railroad and other grant
Third, that railroads and other prop
erties assessed ton a mileage basis are
not paying the same proportion of mu
nicipal taxation as other classes of
Fourth, that the income tax in Wis
consin is being thoroughly tested and
that Arizona -will do well to await the
outcome of the trial in that state before
Data on the assessment of property
in each of the 14 counties is given.
An idea of the great increase in as
sessed valuation of property after the
tax commissioners took office is given
in the following table for 1911 and
Apache.. ". ? L3K.470
Maricopa .... 21,418,734
Pima X. 117,25 J
Santa Cruz ... 2,438,942
,wo.77, i on
The increased valuation in 1912 over
1911 was 43 percent
Different Property Classes.
Among the classes of property the
assessment was divided in. 1912, as
Class of pet of Total
Property Value. Valuation.
improvements $ 18,173,333.11 12.7
property 45,145,084.49 31.7
City and town
lots and im
provements . . 25.S71. 075.55 18.2
All livestock 9,330.578.75 06.5
Railroads 2S.512.434.20 20.0
All other prop
erty 15,592,128.9 10.9
all property . .$142,624,635.0 J 100.0
Less exemptions 2,286,444.00
Total subject to
Additions to the Rolls.
To this total must be added $2,173
508.11, which represents additions to
the rolls after the abstracts were
made. These additions were brought
about mainly through the activity of
the tax commission. In regard to these !
increases the commissioners say
ssioners say in
'The above Increase of 43 percent
in the assessment of 1912 over that
of 1911 could have been materially In
creased If the commission could uave
been granted power by the legislature
over county boards of equalization.
This was not possible, however, under
the constitution, at the time the tax
commission was created."
Assess Full Valne.
In vigorous language the commis
sioners recommend that property be
assessed at its full value.
A history of the commission's fight
with the board of equalization of Yava- j
pai county ana me unuea verae cop
per company, to force an assessment
of the company's property on the basis
of its annual production, is given. That
fight was carried to the supreme
court, where the commission won a.
All the proceedings of the confer
ence of the commissioners with repre
sentatives of the producing mines of
the state, held at the capitol October
2S. are printed in full. A copy of the
mine taxation law submitted by the
companies is also included Owing to
lack of time tne commission has not
passed on that proposed statute.
Texas Court of Appeals Holds That
CI I'aso Mnu Must Have a
Austin, Texas, Jan. 9. The court of
criminal appeals today upheld the one
roard medical law in affirming the
.case of Ira W. Collins from El Paso.
Appellant was rined J200 and given
pne day in jail for practicing osteopa
thy without having obtained a license
to practice medicine from the board
or medical examiners. The appellant
showed that he had a diploma to prac
tice osteopathy, but the court held
1 ile treated patients and charged
tnerefor. and consequently be was re
qured to have a license from the board.
This case had been to the United
states supreme court to test the legal
ity or the state's right to pass he one
Dr TEP&iHSBfc AG.UX.
n--i-r j""s was iuuqu ruuij
moSt-l-I -i.r." a cnarge oi pracucinR
S.dlic,lne WItout a license. His
penalty Tvas. assessed at a $50 fine and
one day in the countv jail The com
plalning witness n the ca was Mrs.
,p Mimmack v ho testified that she
iwm ine doctor ; u. upirnts fur kMnj '
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Many Enjoy Winter Sport
For the First Time on the
HERE ON THURSDAY
It's warmer than it has been, but not
much. The slowly rising temperature
had its effect upon the atmosphere
Thursday, for the United States ther
mometer in he weatner office registered
eight above shortly
after 6 oclock Thurs
day morning. This is
six degrees more on
the credit side of the
ledger than the offi
cial record Book
r showed Wednesday
morning. The fore
cast continues to be
fair and warmer and
there is hope that the
winter will break
soon and another day
like last Saturday
will happen along
this way soon.
Out at the smelter
pond the winter scene
i ..un-suay evt-nng and Thursday was
'"the goods ' Two inches of ice covered
the pond and as many friends of the
smelter officials as could borrow, beg
or buy skates, were skimming over the
smooth surface just as if this city was
not jammed up against the southern
border of the United States. A number
of skating parties were given at the
smelter "Wednesday evening; and again
Thursday. Rev. Henry Caster forgot
his ecclesiastical dignity long enough
to slip on a pair of borrowed skates
and do a few fancy figures on the ice
Thermometers Vary Grcntly.
The amateur thermometers con
tinued to vary from the government
register. The Fort Bliss reading
Thursday mornings was four below.
which was only 12 degrees lower than
the weather office reckoning. It was
10 above at 6 a. m. in Morningside anfl
14 above at 7 a. m. in Alta Vista.
The surrounding country is enjoying
a slight increase in the standing of the
mercury stuff. Even Roswell, which
has been setting the pace in low tem
peratures during the recent unpleasant
ness, had only 10 degrees below to re
port Thursday morning. Phoenix has
increased Its batting average to 36
aliove zero, San Diego was 44 arid mile
high Denver was 2S above zero. The
lack of sun -rays Thursday morning
made the air nippier and the cold seem
Because ot rn.coM, as nono' of the
laborers could work in the big sheet-
iron mills. There, was no provision
made for heating the plant as severely I
cold weather was not anticipated by
the engineers. The mills stj,reH nrain
the engineers. The mills started again
Goldfish Are Frozen.
Frozen goldfish was what A. T.
Threadgijl jr., of Austin & Man's,
found when he awoke Thursday morn
ing. Threadgill lives at 2S65 Rio
Grande street next to Long Bill and
Little Bill Boyce, and he had a school
of pet goldfish which would eat out of
his hand and wiggle their thanks for
food with their shiny tails. Thursday,
when he looked in the aquarium fot
his pets, they were frozen solid In the
ice. He is now wondering If the fish
may be thawed out and restored to life.
M4ss Edith Crutcher, who lives on
Bliss street, got some pet goldfish for
Christmas, and they also froze uj, but
the globe did not freeze solid and the
fish remained alive in the water that
was still left liquid in the center. A
warm place beside the stove soon put
these fish in good shape again.
Skating- on the Rio Grande.
Skating on the Rio Grande was the
novel experience of a number of El
jfasoans unursuay morning. The party
was led by Rev. Henry Easter, of the
church of St Clement, who skated to
the Mexican bank and back again near
the smelter pumping plant Thursday
morning. The Ice is more than two
inches thick there and the going was
good, the athletic rector says.
The alligator swimming pool was
frozen over solid Thursday morning
uiiui me one legged careiaxer ot tne
alligators broke the ice for the 'gators
to. come to tne surface and get a breath
OI iresn air. ine alligators have been
sealed in since the storm broke.
Trouble In IJIjr Buildings.
The office building custodians have
been having their troubles keeping tho
buildings warm and the supply of hot
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'TAFT A BULL, BUT
WILSON IS A LEMON'
Doctor Who Has Mode a Study of
Things Thinks Wilson Belongs
to Kqnlne CInsi AIs.o. i
Washington, D. C-, Jan. 9. William
Windsor, LL. B., Ph. D.. teacher and
principal disciple of "Vitosophy," a new
doctrine that teaches that every man,
woman and child resembles in his or
her physical makeup some unit of the
animal or vegetable kingdom, is in
Washington. Vitosophy contains, ac- i i
norrllFir- rt T"It Winiliuii. iYla vnntnnn .. ! 1
-...0 w a'.. .....urn... ... i V.I1US X'
nappiness be it single or marital,
piness that is desiped ifojv- 'cess
properity. .---- -
rcsidiT'Taft is of the bovine genus '
Ii uu.uj.v a. uuilHio and le n
strawDerry. wniie presiaent-elect Wil
son is said to be of the equine class
and to savor of the acid fruits, probably
Smell Like- Yesetnblcs.
Vitosophy and Dr. Windson teach that
each person has the smell of some vege
"Any man or woman whe, with can
dor, judgment and discrimination, will
kiss a number of persons and note ef
fects, will discover the truth of this
principle, provided the persons are
clean and the flavor is not destroyed
by unnatural causes," he says.
Dr. Windsor admits that he has ar
rived at this conclusion only after a
long scries of personal experiments.
He says that he has had to analv:!i.
men principally by observation, but
that he has made a personal study oi j
Wilson in norse Clnss. j
The doctor analyzes a subject by ob- 1
ieration of the facial characteristics. '
i.ne.i asKia to what species tne presi-
dent-elect belongs Dr Windsor said
I hae mvir n.et him fare to face
and I heitati to judge from photo
graphs, but I would say that he falls
into the horse class from the animal
standpoint and into the acid from the
egetable. He is magrnetic metallic
in d?cid Pre idert Tift like insilf
i f t' i N'Mrn sren 11 pro! .hi
n i' f ii Un;t j ifi hi minds are bo
v n ini- f
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Talk at Santa Fe That He
May Be Elected to Elevate
E. C. DeBaca.
ARE BEHIND PLAN
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 9. Every day,
almost every hour, brings a new turn
to the senatorship talk, since Gov. W.
C. McDonald held, on advice of his
attorney, that senator A. B. Fall was
not legally elected for a new term
One of the strongest rumors is that
the governor himself is to resign and
qanf Alantlnn fl "oenntor. This hns
been positively denied by the gover
nor. The source of this rumor came
from talk of a political deal, whereby
it was said that the Spanish-American is on the crest of Lenox hill, the city's
members of the legislature might vote finest residence section, and was ac
for McDonald in order to advance Quired from the trustees of the Lenox
Lieut. Gov. B. C. de- Baca, one of their
number, to the oince ot governor.
It is known that many of the Spanish-American
politicians are anxious
to rid the state of McDonald as execu
tive for some reason or another and
equally as anxious to elevate one of
their own number to the position. It
te also known that Fall engendered the
ill will of some of the Spanish-Americans
last spring when he and his man
agers caused some arrests on bribery
charges in connection with the sena
Asujrnnts Not Inactive.
In the meantime those men who
.would wear the toga now possessed by
Fall are doing some energetic work in
the interests of themselves. While
former delegate to congress W. H.
Andrews, mentioned as a probable can
didate, refuses to commit himself, or
even to admit thai he would accept the
senatorship, a determined move Is on
foot among his friends to bring about
his election if that Is possible. An
drews, If his name was presented;
might be the choice of the proposed
Democratic "progressive" and disgrunt
led Republican coalition, now being
freely talked about, but this is hardly
possible. It is not improbable, in the
event Andrews does not enter the fight
that a Democratic candidate will be
agreed on, he to receive the support of
the three-connered coalition. There is
still a remote chance that a "Progres
sive" may be selected in the same way
and the candidate most prominently
mentioned among the aspirants in this
party is ex-governor Migual A. Otero.
The LeBinJati-re Session.
Attorney general F. W. Clancy, in
an official opinion, gives it as his con
struction of the state constitution that
the session .of the legislature which
convenes January 14 is not the first
regular session, but rather the second
hftlf ,of the first session.
The opinion is of interest because of
its bearing on the speakership race.
many contending that the house would
have to reorganize other hnlriine- that
R L SX speaker last siring
UXi ,T5' " p ?ei..S.t ??"?'
session will only" last 60 days many
do not want a reorganization, claim
ing that the election of a speaker, the
appointment of committees and getting
down to business would take several
May Help KalL
The opinion will undoubtedly also
have a vital part in determining the
question of a senatorial election, al
though this matter has not developed
enough as yet to forecast what will
happen. Senator A B. Fall's term will
expire March 4. 1913. Last spring he
was reelected at a session and at a
time which the governor claims were
illegal, the contention being- that he
would have to be elected at the ses
sion next before the expiration of his
term. However, the attorney general's
opinion that the coming session is but
a continuation of the other may help
senator Fall to retain his seat
' DID NOT LET UP
Not With Austin & Marr, For They Ad
vertised Right Through Holi
days anil Kept Bnsy.
Christmas holidays are generally con
sidered dull for real estate business; as
a result, most real estate men drop
their advertising for the holidays and.
of course, the business is just what
thoy expect it nothing. One Bl Paso
real estate firm decided to try this
year to keep business going and it kept
its advertising going.
This firm was Austin & Marr, and It
did the biggest holiday business during
the past season that the firm has ever
done during a similar period.
"We attribute our big holiday busi
ness to judicious advertising during the
holidays," said J. L. Marr Thursday
morning. "Our business during that
time amounted to $120,000, which is
good, when one considers that people
aro supposed to be paying attention
only to shopping. We advertised real
estate and we sold it. The best way to
sell anything is to advertise It That
was our judgment during th holiday
season and it proved sound Judgment
as you can see by the amount of busi
ness we did."
IS BEING FORMED
Chicago. 111., Jan 9 A secret meet
ing of wholesale millmns in session
icago, .lSjtJiflBiairtwrTry Xor
yrma tTilMuT TT ln,, ,mK,.... kTTT
T V o vF....,e nu
neauluarters here Tentative plans
ivprp AUTiinpn arxi a nmm4An -
Pintel to decide on capitalization, it
-- v -" - v su luiiuiiiiict caj-
was said. Fourteen cities outside of
t nlcago. extending from rittsburg to
San Francisco, and from Louisiiile to
St Paul, were represented. One hun
dred men -were present, representing
21 millinery manufacturing and job
According to the plans, it was said,
large I warehouses and branches in
each city outside of Chicago will sup
plant the present scattered method of
conducting the millinery business by
individual concerns. According to ru
mors, the new concern was to be capi
talized at $25,000,000. and the merger
put through by a New York financial
EVSTERN RMI.ROADS AGREE
TO MEDIATE AVAGE DISPUTE
Npw Yorlr M V .Tfln n Thm. n-A
men ot 50 eastern railroads agreell with
the railroad managers today to ask
Martin A Knapp, judge of the United
States court of commerce, and Chas. P.
Xei'!- United States commissioner of
lauor' to mediate unaer tne Erdman
act in fie i ecent controversy
iages and working conditions.
FIGHTS SECOND DUEL
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Will Cost Over $3,000,000
and Will Have Sunken
Gardens and Art Gallery.
LAND FOR THE SITE
COST IM $2,400,000
New York, N. Y.. Jan. 9. New York's
finest residence in the futtlre will be
tile new home of Henry Clay Frick.
His architects have produced plans,
now in hands of contractors for esti
mating, that plainly show that his
residence will be the most magnifi
cent if not the costliest private house
in the city.
is to build on Fifth avenue.
taking Jn the whole block from Seven
tieth to Seventy-first streets, where
the old Lenox library stood. The site
library in 1966, shortly after the con
solidation of the Astor, Lenox, and
Tilden Foundations into the present
One who has seen the working draw
ings described the house as a "beau
tiful low-lying, homelike structure,
quiet and simple in details; about the
farthest thing you can imagine from
some of the rococo productions, built
along Fifth avenue by the millionaires
without taste some 15 years ago.
"The Frick residence is in a srictly
'New York style.' Architects call this 1
style Italian, modified with French or
Colonial ideas. The Frick house will
be of stone."
As indicated, the dwelling will have
an exterior in the Italian Renaissance
style, and will be a low structure,
three stories and attic, above the
street level, which with the art gal
lery sections will extend over the
whole width of the block.
The house, itself will be set about 75
feet from the avenue, while at the
north end will be the gallery section,
extending to the street line on Fifth
avenue. The gallery, which will ulti
mately contain; the Frick art treasures,
said to be one of the largest and
most valuable collections in prlrate
hands, will be approximately one and
a half stories in height and cover an
area of 100 feet In length and 35 feet
In the large space of Fifth avenue
enclosed on the avenue by the stone
balustrade, the art gallery, and the
house, is a sunken garden, the central
feature of which will be a pool 60 feet
in length and some 15 feet in width.
At the southerly end of this pool will
be a large fountain.
The probable cost Is mem euess-
r wrki Howevac. from tha- phK f
the groHnd flow, which have met with
the approval of Mr. Frick. it wilf be
quite safe to day that $3,000,000; or
I P5111?5 more, will De the final cost
An evJdence that Frick intends to
I carry out a. nlan he has heen rrml
est house in the city." is eiven in thfi
use of valuable land for a pool. With
out considering the cost of construc
tion, the pool will represent an out
lay of approximately $86,000. This is
the value of the land, for the whole
plot. 200.10x125, was bought for $2,
400,000, or a trifle more than $95.50 a
square foot Using the same basis for
calculation the land to be covered by
the art gallery will cost $332,500.
FALL OF ADRIANOPLE
Bulgarian Pence Envoy Receives Ci
pher Message Saying Conditions
There Are Appalllnc.
London, Eng., Jan. 9. Dr. & Daneff,
the Bulgarian plenipotentiary, today
received cipher messages from' the Bul
garian capital which represented con
ditions in. Adrianople as appalling and
the fall of the city is imminent
The progress toward resumption of
the peace negotiations here is slow. It
may. nowever, De accelerated fater to
day's meeting at the foreign office of
the European ambassadors, who are
expected to agree on united action
which they hope may put an end to the
deadlock in the event that intervention
should be come necessary.
The delegates themselves in the
meantime are consulting in separate
groups, but neither side appears anx
ious to convene another meeting of
the conference until Turkey is ready
to make proposals which promise a
basis for fruitful discussion.
The Russian Black Sea fleet was
mobilized today in preparation for the
naval demonstration projected bv the
European powers in the event "of it
being found necessary to appear to
SUPPLY IS LIMITED
Belgrade. Servia, Jan. 9. Fugitives
from the fortress of Adrianople who
have reached the Servian camp in front
of that city report that the onlv tnoA
obtainable inside the walls is bread
The rations distributed to inhabitants '
mo Koiaiers nave now Deen reduced to
four ounces per head daily.
TURKS WANT TO REVICTUAL
Sofia. Bulgaria. Jan. .) SJiShafficlal
story or tne recant
Gen. Sa -off.
ef. and Naztm Paaha tb
commanderinchlef. made naMU t.-
says the Turks asked for 9ntku4Ju7.' I
to revictual the fortress at ii-iT I
f? 'Savof' replied that that matter :
tocol ac""u y "ie armisice pro-
The Turks are said also to have
raised the question the Tutu?e poa!
session of the fortress, but Gen Savoff
declared that the peace debates in
London would deal with that subject
WOMAN IS SHOT FOR
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nunishment "" as a i
metJ if,ntJ J,ium smoking was!
uinniAiiAL UDinil -law Q TS .l - i
meted out todav t o "'l,n?. s
druV Wdhespe,i f. t f tlS
isufd hv ?hl Pe strin-sent manifest
day nrohih.Hn Ve"tment on Cllrls"ns
z--- iuc naoit.
oy oraer of
the governor of the
nlace i.t W?s., taken to a Public
afternoon in tn by shoottllS this f
ancniooit in the presence of ! :
e presence of a iar :
crowd of spectators
A3XKO roVTIM ES piciit
New York N Y VnIT?DTVTES
ner W.mamsas re&TftSSJf.; I
a - i
sioner Williams has rmi..i -..
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This Is Suggestion of For
mer Minister to the Ar
AND BRAZIL'S HELP
New York, N. T., Jan. 9. Joint ac
tion with Argentine and Brazil would
be the propet course to be pursued by
the United States in the event of in
tervention In Mexico, in the opinion of
Charles H. Sherrill, formerly American,
minister to Argentina,
In an address here today Mr. Sherrill
said that he strongly approved the at
titude of noninterference maintained
at Washington and If Intervention ever
became unavoidable the two great re
publics of South America should be in
vited to participate.
"This policy," be said, "would re
move any idea among our South Ameri
can neighbors that our purpose was
land grabbing, and it would relieve
the Monroe doctrine of its unilateral
character' its one great defect"
Mr. Sherrill recommended that dl
countries concerned in the benefits and
responsibilities of the Monroe doctrine
shbuld be asked to participate when
ever this government found that its
obligation required armed intervention
in the affairs of any republic on this
THE NEGATIVE MR.
LASCURIAN IS HERE
Denies That He Will Treat With. Rebel,
That Smith Talked Harshly and Ev
erything: Else He 1h Asked About
In an interview here with Pedro
Lascurian it was brought out that the
Mexican minister of exterior relations
while in the east not only conferred,
with president Taft but with president
Senor Lascurian: declared that he.
believes not only the actual but the
the incoming administration would nat
alter the present relations with Mexico.
He said he talked a half hour with Mr.
Wilson at Princeton whille on the way
to see president Taft at Washington.
The Madero capinet officer said he
came to the United States on private
business and that his conferences with
Taft and Wilson were purely incidental
and informal. He denied that he would
confer with rebel representatives whale
in Eft Paso. He will proceed to Mex
ico City today or tomorrow.
In Private Car.
The Madero cabinet member arrived
on the delayed' night train from Saa
Antonio in a private Mexico North.
western car in company with T. K.
Ryan .traffic manager of the road, a
outer oinciais ox tae company. Fr
New Orleans, where he had a. storm
meeting with senator William Aldea
bmira, ne prpeeeoeu to son. Antonio
and, instead of entering' at Laredo,
came on to this port Mr. Ryan was
returning from a business trip to New
York and Chicago.
"I came by way of El Paso to see
my brotherinlaw, Mr. Hamilton." ex
plained senor Lascurian. James Ham
ilton, an English mining man of Par
ral. met his relative at the station. A
member of the party from the east was
Lloyd Griscom, former United States
ambassador to Italy and other European
countries. It was said he accompanied
in an informal capacity.
Hard Slam at Wilson.
"Perhaps the rumors about my com
ing to treat with the rebels were
caused by my coming by way of El
Paso," smiled the Mexican minister.
"Yes, I am pleased with my trip. But
I did not come to the states to see the
president and Mr. Knox. Courtesy
compelled me to call upon them, and
naturally the conditions in Mexico 'were
uiscussed. i believe taey feel that con
disnns are fast improving, and I fear
no change ia tne relations. I talked
with Mr. Wilson at Princeton and I can
say that be feels the same as Mr. Taft
The Usual Denial.
"The newspaper reports of my talk;
at New Orleans with senator Smith
were rather overdrawn. He said none
of the things to me that he was quoted
as saying. We had a very agreeable
Senor Lascurian said he had not been,
in Mexico for more than a month. He
believed there was no change of presi
dents planned by the administration,
power, as persistently reported here
"Francisco Madero will remain in of
fice during his entire term," he de
clared. After spending the night in the pri
vate car, minister Lascurian called on,
the local Mexican consul early Thurs
day morning and spent the day con
fering with him. He may leave tonight
on a special train over the Mexican
Mr. Griscom, who is president of the
Pan-American society, is acting as es-
cort of courtesy to the Latin-American
IS FORCED TO CLOSE
Unable to Obtain Fuel; Big Steel Plant
Also 31ay Be Closed Down; Sit-
nation Is Serious. V
Monterey, Mei.. Jan. 9. Smelter No.
3, of the American Smelting & Refm- V
mg company in tnis city has been
forced to close down on " account of
not being able to ship coal into Mon
terey. The strike of the mechanics on the
National Central lines was the direct
cause of the shut down of the D
smelter, and it is thought that tho
Monterey smelter No. 2 and the Mon-
.1 plant can last bat a dar
oy- tWn in
ithout a renewed sup-
niv of furl
y street car comp&nv
officials say that
ii tne striKe i
not sett'ed in a
days the .-
wui oecn naunng -w
'n oxcart ?
irwill uic ra'ica. r.1 lan.Tifa
Chico and from there to Monteey on
wixn tne suiting down of ht
smelter plant several hundred
are turned idle into the streets, n.1
inf th mitiiatlnn mn-A SA.A..-
So far thinfq hiv. Hao . .. XI
--- "" ". -..-.-.. nuici a. i
peaceiui nere xne passenger trair.
ir me most P'tri. nave Been runn.r, T
w.. i j- . .....-,
" nave i inae regular time. Mails
are late and the strikers v,v '
freight is beina; handled b ttie Na
tional lines However several laV '
shipments to big houses here haV
come through and also ahipmen's mi le
out of here Raich somehow or oth
have escaped the notice of the strik-
CoL J. A. Robertson has
Washington. D. C, whee he
haw. t.iv ,, -rc-.n
t a tiv with n.-.n.o... t.jT.
Bryan. En route the colonel will stoo
off in Austin, Texa to l3lt gover
-. -w -. -..-.. .. ..I. .i'u jtsnnin
nor coiquitt. it is rurr.Qred her thn
- R"ertson W b- apno ated :
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nui vuiuuui .a l aa i uii:urHii n.iib. w a.