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Concentration of Wealth Might
Become Real Peril.
mbination of Brain PoWer, If
Harmful, Should be Restrained
By Government Control
Washington, D. C—ln a hypotheti
, question to George W Perkins,
•' nU( ,i Untermyer, counsel for the
• trust" committee, outlined
c records of the committee a
•vtcentration of money and cred-
, C- S asked whether Mr. Perkins
,-i.lereil it "a menace and peril to
S prosperity of the country." The
Son generally was accepted as
IV Untermyer's conception of the
' uive so-called money trust of which
E h e?committee is in search
Mr Perkins, after declaring the
, u erv reminded him of the conun
m "Why is a mouse when it
&Z" asserted that he could not say
whether concentration as outlined in
the question was a peril.
gr Untermyer's hypothetical
.•money trust" question was put after
to Perkins had recommended publi
city as a cure for financial evils, the
incorporation of the New York Stock
Exchange under a Federal charter, a
closer responsibility among bank di
rectors and the according of represen
tation on the directorate to minority
Hr, Perkins delivered a long talk on
economics, the gist of which was :
-Everyone will agree that at a cer
tain point concentration would be a
peril, but whether at the point you
say it has reached it would be a peril,
I cannot say. I have been out of
touch with these affairs for two years,
and I would want to study these ques
tions very carefully. I'm opposed to
the concentration of money power,
brain power, or energy where the con
centration is likely to result in harm."
Mr. Perkins, as a director of the
Steel corporation and the Internation
al Harvester company, is a defendant
in the government's suit for dissolu
tion of those concerns.
"We never knew of the corpora
tion's buying its own stock to protect
it in the market and know of no pools
to manipulate the market in steel
stocks," he said.
"Do you believe that directors
should be allowed to trade in the stock
of their own corporations, on advance
information secured by them through
their connection with the corpora
tion?" asked Mr. Untermyer.
"I do not," said Mr. Perkins.
"The Steel corporation was the first
big corporation to give entire publi
city to its affairs, was it not?" asked
"Yes, so far as I know."
Mr. Perkins said he believed all cor
porations should give publicity to all
"What would you do about manipu
lation of prices to produce false val
ues?" asked Mr. Untermyer.
"Well, that is a difficult question,"
said Mr. Perkins. "That form of
gambling is indulged in even down to
the farmer who sells his wheat this
winter for delivery next spring."
CASTRO DENIED ENTRANCE
INTO UNITED STATES
New York—General Don Cipriano
<-astro, formerly president of Vene
zuela, detained at Elils Island by the
emigration officials more than two
*ks, was denied admission to the
United States by a special board of
Inquiry on the ground that in his ex
amination he had admitted the "com
mission of a crime and felony involv
>ng moral turpitude.' " Immediately
f the announcement that he would
"°t be permitted to enter this country,
•o declared he would appeal to
ie secretary of commerce and labor.
Dynamite Destroys Ship. ■■
Nanaimo, B. C.-Leaving the har
bor here with a cargo comprising 2000
2V f d >*namite, the steamer Oscar
wokhreand getting beyond control
wr ached on Protection island. A
«mhc explosion followed, resulting in
dl thousand dollars' worth of
faoi ge V Every late lass window
««pli waterfr was broken and
mem? Pf Sons seriPusly cut. ;■ Every
S eiOfthe crew escaped'before
d*4e to ?! occurred- The eXtent °
y et .g to the vessel is . not known
g^o Killed in Opium Battle:
and nghai~Two persons were killed
r tched battle over attempts to of a
jojed battle over attempte to sup
the Shant °piUm traffic: ~ Officials of
were J g ,V? and neighboring districts
to enfnt ? With amilita^ escort
against «? , Order of Prohibition
they il cultlvati°n of-opium-.when
Porter a? It up?n -b y 1000 armed s\ip-
J u-T? m traffic ' A fi^ht
eral vo]i ev^ both side fired"' sev-
Ba Slide Buries Two Cars. .|1
an nounced y;wTJust as "* was to be
turned *hai train service would be
C gio °n he Pacific .Railway &
blocklde "f °Ompany '8 V line ' after a
sli( am S °V, er two weeks from
30 feet °, ther Shde 50 feet; and
mile Post 4n c°vered the . tracks at
Car Thisfi * buried two v outfit
tra«c for L teSt landslide will delay
o:^ 6 days longer, as
can be built around it
RESUME WAR WITHIN WEEK
Balkan Allies Will No Longer Tol
erate Delays of Turks.
London—Unless unforeseen events
should change the current of affairs,
war in the Near East will be resumed
within a week.
The allies, convinced that the Turks
merely are drifting, without a fixed
policy, have determined to end the
seemingly fruitless debates and wire
pulling by resuming military opera
tions where they were left off more
than a month ago.
The Balkan kingdoms, moreover,
are anxious to obtain relief from the
heavy burden of maintaining armies
on a war footing indefinitely. Wish
ing, however, to observe all diplo
matic courtesies, they have given the
powers a reasonable time to agree on
the note regarding Adrianople, frame
it and present it to Turkey. If Tur
key, as seems probable, fails to yield
to the note, the Balkan kingdoms have
agreed that they will call another sit
ting of the conference through Sir Ed
ward Grey or Rechad Pasha, who, ac
cording to the rotation followed,
would be the next presiding officer,
and announce definitely their decision
to break off negotiations.
Immediately afterward the Servian,
Bulgarian and Montenegrin command
ers will notify Turkish headquarters
that hostilities will be resumed within
The allies have no faith in the effi
ciency of the note the powers will
present to Constantinople. The Otto
man government has failed to convene
the grand council, and apparently has
no intention of meeting the allies' ul
timatum on Adrianople. The allies
feel that the note of the powers is
couched in too mild terms to be effec
tive, and that Turkey will know that
it means nothing, because the powers
will be unable to agree on coercive
WOMAN INTRODUCES FIRST
BILL IN LEGISLATURE
Olympia, Wash. — The first bill
ever introduced in a Washington legis
lature by a woman was house bill No.
1, introduced by Mrs. N. Jolin Croake,
of Tacoma, providing a minimum
wage scale for girls and women in
Mrs. Croake had her measure all
prepared and the instant it was in or
der to introduce bills she presented
hers, which received the first place in
a shower of 17 bills of all descriptions
and from all parts of the state. Mrs.
Croake's bill provides a minimum
wage for women and girls in any line
at $1.25 a day, or 16 cents an hour
where engaged in piecework.
FISHER FAVORS RECEPTION
Secretary Would Have Affair in Ro
tunda Displace Inaugural Ball.
Washington, D. C.—President-elect
Wilson's inauguration, according to
Secretary of the Interior Fisher,
should be celebrated by a "p pular re
ception in the rotunda of the capitol,
with no charge for admission," rather
than by an inaugural ball in the pen
sion building. Mr. Fisher expressed
his views in a letter to Senator
Sutherland and Representative Shep
pard, chairmen, respectively, of the
senate and house committees on public
buildings and grounds. Mr. Fisher
suggested that congress take charge
of the inauguration celebration and
make the necessary appropriations
An appropriation of $100,000 would
involve far less loss to the taxpayer,
he said, "than is incurred directly and
indirectly in tho existing practice."
To meet the expenses of inaugural
balls a charge^of $5 has been made for
tickets, with an additional charge for
the subsequent concerts, supper, seats
in the grandstand and so on. Presi
dent Taft's inaugural ball made mon
ey. A guarantee fund of $86,720 was
raised, and the receipts were $95,823.
Borah Bill Is Favored.
Washington, D. C.—The senate ir
rigation committee has ordered a fa
vorable report on Senator Borah's bill
authorizing an additional loan of $30,
--000,000 to the reclamation fund from
the Federal treasury, conditioned upon
securing the consent of Senator New^
lands, of Nevada. Senator Borah no-'
tified the committee that *in the next
congress he will advocate a change in
th€f reclamation law to provide that
settlers shall be relieved of repaying
to the government the cost of building
the irrigation projects.
Freight Rates Increased.
Washington, D. C. —Cancellation of
a through route on class and commod
ity freight, including lumber and
fruit, from points west of Huntington,
Or., by way of the Oregon-Washington
Railroad & Navigation company to
destinations in the East was suspended
by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion until April 30. The effect would
be to increase the transcontinental
rates or to force shippers to send their
freight by a more circuitous route.
Misquoting May Be Made Illegal.
Columbia, S. C. —Enactment of a
law making it a misdemeanor for a
newspaper reporter to misquote a pub
lic speaker was urged by Governor
Blease in his message to the South
Carolina legislature. The governor
recommended the passage of a 2-cent
railway fare bill.
Splendid French Cloak
The splendid and gorgeous fabrics
brought out this season can only be
worn to best advantage when they
are made up into ample draperies that
fall about and enshroud the figure.
They have proven an inspiration to
designers. Fabrics have for years
Indeed outdistanced styles. When we
look at these marvels from the loom
we realize that they are fit for god
desses to wear.
Perhaps, for this very reason, cloaks
are long but full. Materials are so
supple that they incline to fall to the
figure and to aid them they are provid-
HAVE WIDE CHOICE IN COATS
Not for Many Years Has There Been
Such a Large and Excellent Variety
from Which to Select.
Certain short draped coats of sup
ple fur rounding away in the front are
launched by extremists, who are push-
Ing the pegtop silhouette, but they are
by no means graceful even for the
slender woman, and are not likely to
be taken seriously by the women in
Some Russian coats of half length
or longer button up the left front,
close on the left shoulder, and have
high, close collars finished at the top
by a narrow band of contrasting fur.
A. model of this type usually is loosely
belted or girdled across the back, if
not all around, and the model, while
good-looking if well worn, is becoming
only to the exceptional woman.
Many of the new fur coats are made
without collars for greater convenience
In the wearing of separate neck furs.
Linings are often of the handsome
brocades, and in some of the most
luxurious garments these linings are
bo rich in themselves that they add
greatly to the cost of the coat.
Most appropriate for this season of
the year, becoming dark colors have
precedence in millinery. In the ve
lours, browns and, similar fabrics
which are so much used, the darker
colors are always most beautiful.
These are frequently accentuated and
relieved from too extreme som&erness
by a touch of white. Thp hat in the
drawing has a charmingly rolled brim
of unexaggerated lines, but with the
modis& extension of brim of the side.
This hat is of black velvet, with high
square crown, against which a beau
tiful breast and wings of white stands
out in bold relief. Two supplementary
wings increase the length of the sides.
Novel Cord Bag.
A cord bag can be made quickly at
small expense. Make it so as to eas
ily hold an ordinary ball of twine.
Gather at the bottom and sew around
a brass ring, so that cord can pass
through. Put a drawstring In top of
bag and arrange a loop to hang the
bag up by. Trim top with bow of
Ed with little weights where needed.
A superb coat of satin and a gold
brocaded fabric is shown here. It is
worn with muff and hat of chinchilla
and an ostrich neck ruff.
The dress under the coat is of satin
and chiffon. It appears to be some
thing between a pannier and redin
gote style. Again the lightness and
suppleness of the fabrics make pos
sible the mixed design. It is not so
beautiful as the coat but has many
interesting features, like the queei
shaped sleeves and pointed collar and
the long lines of button ornaments.
JULIA BOTTOM LEY.
NEW VOGUE IN CANDLESTICKS
Those of Glass or Delicate Chinaware
Have Replaced the More Elaborate
The newest candlesticks are of Iri
descent glass, and their effect is
charmingly festive, though they are
not so dignified as the handsome, well
care d-for silver ones of tradition.
Sometimes these glass candlesticks
have shades of deeper tinted glass
also. Dresden candlesticks that have
long been treasured for their dainty
beauty alone are also being brought
out into action by some smart hos
tesses. Now that we no longer crowd
our tables with flowers these precious
things have a chance of being seen to
advantage. They are most effective
when no large tablecloth, but only
lace and linen mats are used on a
beautifully polished table. White
candles, unshaded or with white or
pale pink shades, should be used with
The fortunate chatelaine who pos
sesses Canton china is now searching
for candlesticks of the same ware
and shades painted in water color
with designs to match the china.
The prospective bride, instead of
having set after set of silver candle
sticks, will be delighted to receive
carved ivory ones instead. This hint,
of course, is only for wealthy friends,
for ivory candlesticks are not cheap.
Shades should be made for them of
thin Oriental silk.
To Properly Apply Powder.
To produce the best effect in the
use of powder for the face it is nec
essary to first place a foundation ol
some good cream. Apply it gently
massaging it into the skin, rub off
the remaining portions with a soft
linen cloth and then dust the powder
over the face and neck, taking care
that the spaces beneath the chin and
about the ears are well covered. Next
rub thfei powder well into the skin
with a soft piece of velvet until ,tt
is evenly blended. With a damp brush
remove all traces of powder from the
brows, lashes or the edge of the
A lovely hair ornament for evening
I is made by braiding loosely silk cord
of three different shades %he neces
sary length to crown the heati, says a
writer.in the Woman's Home Compan
ion. Make two rosebuds of silk tc
match the cord, and sew-these to one
end of the cord. This' ornament Is
fastened together by a hook and; eye
A pretty color scheme is to have the
cor.ds ©f pink, green and gold; the
rosebuds of pink-and-gold shaded rib
bon, with green velvet leaves as a
background for the roses. .
When the lining next to the col
lar of your wrap begins to show signs
of wear, get a few inches of wide silfc
military braid, matching the color, and
sew it neatly over the worn part. Bj
pulling a thread at the edge, the
braid will be perfectly smooth and the
garment will not look patched.—Good
FINDS SECRETS OF SPHINX
Harvard Savant Finds Great Image
Tomb of King.
Boston—That he has discovered the
secrets of the Sphinx has been made
known to the authorities of the Har
vard Scientific Museum and the Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, by Professor G.
A. Reisner, the Harvard Egyptologist.
Inside the Sphinx he found a temple
dedicated to the sun. It is older than
any of the pyramids, and its date is
somewhere, around 6000 B. C, the
most ancient in Egyptian history. The
tomb of Mena, the king, who posed as
a god and who fashioned the Sphinx,
is also within it. There are tunnels
leading off into caverns which have
not yet been penetrated, for the work
has been going on only six months.
The Sphinx is carved out of natural
rock, but within are caves and build
ings of a city of gold, which was per
haps once open to the air.
At present the excavations are con
fined to a chamber. The head of this
chamber is 60 feet long by 14 wide.
It is connected by tunnels with the
temple of the sun, which rests within
the paws of the Sphinx.
Such relics as the "Crux Anastea"
(looped cross), symbol of the sun, are
found by the hundreds. Inside the
Sphinx are also tiny pyramids, al
though the Sphinx was built long be
fore the real pyramids.
According to Professor Reisner, the
Egypt of today covers one vast city,
the edge of which has been scratched,
and the interior of which probably
never will be disclosed.
WATCH TARIFF IS IN LINE
Aluminum Declared to Be in Hands
Washington, D. C. — Democratic
members of the house committee on
ways and means are planning to exam
ine closely the affairs of the Alumi
num Company of America and the
Waltham Watch company, when their
representatives testify in an adjourned
hearing on the metal tariff schedule.
Each company has been charged with
being a trust.
One day will be devoted to the tariff
schedule covering wood and its manu
factures, and silks and silk goods.
Neither of these schedules was affect
ed by Democratic revision attempted
in the last session of congress.
John P. Barlew, of New York, rep
resenting clients interested in the
aluminum duty, has filed with the com
mittee a brief alleging that the alum
inum industry practically is in the
hands of the one concern, the Alumi
num Company of America, controlling
substantially all the sources of alumi-
num in the country.
Arthur V. Davis, of Pittsburg, rep
resenting the Aluminum company,
has been urged by the committee to
appear at the hearing.
E. C. Fitch, of Waltham, is expect
ed to represent the watch concern.
The American watch manufacturers
want a specific duty basis instead of
the Democratic plan of 30 per cent ad
valorem on watch movements.
RADIO WILL SERVE ALASKA
Secretary Meyer Approves Regula-
tions for Commercial Use.
Washington, D. C.—Six naval radio
stations in Alaska will be opened for
commercial business before February
1. Secretary Meyer has approved
regulations for rates, methods of
handling messages and other questions
relating to the new service. The sta
tions are at St. Paul, Dutch Harbor,
Unalaga, Kodiak, Cordova and Sitka.
Messages from St. Paul, Dutch Habor,
Uhalaga and Kodiak to all points in
the United States except California,
via the North Head, Wash., radio sta
tion, will cost 25 cents a word, plus the
commercial rate to destination. From
St. Paul, Dutch Harbor, Unalaga and
Kodiak to points in California, via the
Eureka radio station, messages will be
sent at the rate of 30 cents a word,
plus the commercial rate to destina
Fully prepaid messages addressed to
ships in Alaskan waters or to Alaskan
points will be accepted at North Head
and Eureka from the public or by land
wire for transmission by radio.
Seek Peace With Yaqui Indians.
Washington, D. C. — John Hays
liammond, the mining expert who wag
President Tait's special ambassador at
tjie coronation of, King George of Eng-
I land, has ' requested * permission ; from
I die Mexican^ government, through Am
bassador ,C,alero, now in, Mexico City,,
to go ipto the stronghold of the Yaqui
Indiana in Sonera, .to try to pacify
them. t ,. Mr. , Hammond *is 'A desirous i of,
establishing peace among the ; Yaquis, j
to carry dtffr ~-faxs extensive l irrigation |
project. gfoOfe thef Ya/sui ri?er it r the
t^rriter^/btteupiea by the Indians. ,; v<
v| * Edmonton Has Bad Fire.. *> l
| Edmonton, Al|a.-^Fire, which starts
ed in #cd's Bazaar, foraft.tjme tkreat
ened^l^>ejn||rei jblock> ip 3*he centra*
business.district-? hece ..early. Sunday.
Owing to a brok en water ~ main*, y the
firemen Were unijble to get a stream
on the fire and a n numbeT of ssmall
buildings : torn down sbeforp the
progress- of the V;flames\*j could ;be
checked. ':. The ; loss was :. $100,000.
The thermometer registered 30 * de
grees below zero. ; , :
Effort to Save Pet Dog Fatal.
Los Angeles—While trying to save
the life of Minx, her pet Mexican
hairless dog, which had run in front
of a fast electric car, Miss Mary
Curry, 24 years old, was instantly
killed near Los Angeles. ;
Angry Utes Refuse to Surren
der Leader for Murder.
Fortified in Mountains, With Rifles
and Ammunition, Are Big
Rabbit and Friends.
Cortez, Colo. —Determined not to
deliver Big Rabbit, one of their tribes
men, to the county authorities to an
swer a charge of assault, the 50 Ute
Indians who are entrenched in the
mountains 18 miles from here, defied a
sheriff's posse of 100 men.
The Indians fortified their position
after they left the Ute reservation in
Southern Colorado, and declare they
will fight the white men to death
rather than give up Big Rabbit.
Indian Agent Spear has been appeal
ed to by the county authorities, in the
hope that he might be able to induce
the Indians to return to the reserva
tion and surrender Big Rabbit.
Spear's advances, however, were re
buffed, and he has telegraphed the In
terior department in Washington for
instructions. Spear said he would
take no further action until he had
heard from Washington.
As soon as the Utes learned that
Big Rabbit was wanted by the sheriff,
who would place him under arrest to
face the charge of having shot Joseph
Vichel, a Mexican sheepherder, the
Indian's friends departed with him in
to the mountains.
All are armed with repeating rifles
and are said to be amply supplied with
ammunition. Sheriff Gawith learned
Sunday of the revolt. With a few
deputies he hastened to the Indians'
stronghold, but was met by threaten
ing rifles. A messenger friendly to
the Indians was sent to talk with the
leaders of the band. They refused to
enter into any agreement which meant
the surrender of their companion.
The sheriff retreated to Cortez and
swore in 100 deputies, thinking he
could awe the Indians into submission
by a show of greater strength. When
the posse arrived at the pass where
the Indians were fortified it was found
that the spirit of defiance of the In
dians had greatly increased. The
sheriff retreated, seeking the aid of
Indian Agent Spear.
MODISTES ARE MUCH INJURED
Wilson's Decision to Forego Inaug-
Ural Ball Causes Loss.
New York—ln all parts of the coun
try the decision of President-elect
Wilson to have no inaugural ball has
dismayed modistes and milliners. It
is estimated that the omission of the
traditional Washington festival will
mean a loss of $1,500,000 to them,
this amount being usually spent for
gowns, hats, wraps and clothes spe
cially designed for the event. Some
orders given in a tentative way had
already been received here for gowns
to be worn at the bajl, and those who
had set the machinery in motion to
get them expressed keen disappoint
ment. The styles which would have
been appropriate for the ball would
not have been actually ready until
early next month, as this is now be
tween seasons and the dressmaking es
tablishments are working with re
There would have been many orders
for gowns in some establishments.
One large house which was about to
establish a branch temporarily in a
Washington hotel to look after the
supplying of inauguration costumes,
decided not to do so. Another estab
lishment is in receipt of several orders
for gowns suitable for the function
and is uncertain whether to proceed
with the making of the garments.
Wilson Gets Guidebook.
Princeton, N. J. — President-elect
Wilson has disclosed the fact that he
has obtained a guidebook of Washing
ton and is reading it assiduously in
spare moments Mr. Wilson will be
virtually a stranger in Washington
when he takes office. He has visited
there little since his youth; and never
has seen some of the government
buildings^ erected within the last 15
years. , When he steps into the White
House on iMarch, 4 it will be the first
time he will have sqen the interior >of
the executive mansion. '■ ...... .'•'.
Cfcttk and Crops Lost.
Golc'onda, 111.—the rise of the Ohio
Hyet <is causing great danj&ge to live
stock "and* crops. Thousands of bush-
Bis of corn have BeeTT destroyed and
many hogs aiftd cattle have been
drowned, i '. ,
Thousands of acres of farming .land
Wtfte vidnity of. Cairo were flooded
when'the Ohio' river went to 45.5
feet, half a foot over the danger
mark. Indications are the river will
rise another six inches.
Eater of Molassea Dies.
Wakefield, Mass.— WHliam Boone
Eldred, who believed that by eating a
gallon of molasses a week he had pro
longed his life many years, died here
Sunday, aged 87 years. He ate mo
lasses on all his food. When 70 years
old, Eldred began riding a bicycle lor
exercise, and according to his own fig
ures covered 20,000 miles in the Ust
17" years. He was a descendant of