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New !*' ; ,i''i t .aretleiu
thalr of eefi l odnimmece of the
Ytlted &tstee Is, ialed whroug1 the
61t 4 ei Tortik Is the attaiinlan
taion ottaffalk rsvealed by the
omoplhlon o tLturens jsrt made pub
ie by the Ial chamber dl commerce
or tt last flecal year. Out of a
4ost foreign commerce for the It
i,.ontha in queslon, amounting to $8.
8=,,80.00, 'New York aecounted for
1,T74,877. or more than 46 per cent.
Tha is ar Increase of $17,774,000 over
th# precedl.g year, a comiparatvely
'mal almolnt when put against the
increase of 201,000,000 shown in 1910
over 1909. "ukniports and exports were
very evenly divided, according to the.
1eport, the former amounting to $917,
121,000 and the latterto $807,000,000.
.ixports showed a decrease of more
.than $85,800,000, while Imports showed
a notable, ncrease Of mnon than $$2,
@00,00,. Of the country's total im
ports for the year 391l, New York's
share amounted to nearly. 66 er cent,
a Soerease of 8 per cent from 1610.
Of the exports New York's share for
11911 was, 8 per cent or a decrease of
about $ pet cent fromn 1910. Of the
great staplep of trade Imported this
city's', coo t showing was made In
eotton, only' 10 per cent of the total
coming through, this port. On the
other hand more than 98 per cent of all
tubber imported came into this coua
try herb. In connection with these
figures it Is Interesting to note that the
.dutiee colleoted here during the year
amounted to about 3200,000,000 or to
give the exact figure of Mr. Loeb's
estimate, $1906,871,850. This is a de
crease of over $16,000,000 as compared
with 1910. Altofether the figures in
icate that the rest of the country is
slowly but steadily capturing New
York's foreign trade.
One of the most curious develop
ments of the increased cost of livingI
Is now making itself felt here in the
loud 'cry of protest twhloh has been
raised by patrons of quick lunch
counters oyer the abolishment of the
tree catsup bottle. It is even report
,pd that free catsup may become a
political slogan through the organiza
tion of New York's army of hasty
eaters who have come to look upon
the condiment as one of their Inalien
able rights of which the trusts are
now aetused of depriving them. For
many years the free catsup bottle has
been an important feature of the
lunch counters at Which an army of
nearly half a million workers are ac
customed to snatch their noonday re
post at a cost of from five to fifteen'
cents, and the amount which has daily
been consumed without charge would
be sufficient to flout a good-sized ship.
Now, however, the edictt has , *pl,
forth that because of the increased
cost of food there will be no more free
catsup served with low-priced meals.
Persons consuming only a five-cent
lunch will, if they want catsup, be
compelled to pay ijve cents for it.
Consumers of meals costing 1o or 15
cents will 'receives free a half por
tion-that is, one , snall dal)-while
the gourmand of the quick lunch coun
ter who consumes a 25-cent meal will
receive free of charge a full portion
so-called-consisting of two dabs.
Probably no other curtallment of the
mid-day enals, and there have been
many of them during the last year,
has met with such general denuncla
tion, and alreadly talk has been heard
here of the establishment of a po
I Wins Peace Prize
AIlfr:4 N. Fried who is one of the winners of the Nobul p~ase prises.
He Is 47 years old, has writtin many books on peoe, and among' other
things founded the Peao* Lesgue of Gormany, ... ,n
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sidered the Nlster mdid an~ dolUe of rh trust. He was attorney for the
peeking kings for two genefatione, _
fltical body pledged to give its vote
only, to such candidates as shall 'work
for the restoration of the fre catsupt
bottle as the first step toward the re
duction of the price of food.
As the publishing center of the coun
try Now York is both interested and
pussled by recent opinions of the post
office department concerning the trans
portation of periodical publUdations.
Accordifl to the postmnliter general,
one of the latgest local dailles points
out the right of publishers to send
matter by mail is not a right at all,
but a privilege, and should be re
sitrlcted to' publlcations carrying as
I much reading matter as advertising, for.,
which privilege he would have them
pay twice the present rate-a proposal
I whlch Is meeting with very little sym
pathy here. The situation is still sur
ther complicated by the pleas of the
railroads for a compensation for the
transportatlph of the mails which will,
at least enhlie them to earn a fair r
return for this branch of serrvlce, on
'which at present they claim an anllntal
loss of. .20,000,.,Ia as conmpared to other
classes of service wh'ch are regulated
by the government. Ltoth the rail
roads and the publishers are inclined to
I rvslst any further assumption of auto- I
cratic power over their business on theI
part of the head of the postoffice de
partment. The proposal to double the
postage rate on periodiceJas devoting
more thar. 60 per cent of their total
space to advertising Is particularly oh.
I nithflu to' newepapdr and magpnfint
pri 1itors. ' "Uni'et 'this qrt'kltgei
med'," says the World, editori.ily, "nri
Ip;lihher can ever know until he 'has
gone to prrss where he stands in rela
, tion to the postal charge. He may he
tlen on advertisements one day and
igain the two-cent rate ras a special
privilege. There may tte a rusk*of ad
vertlsing the next day and the priviltge
vanishes. The whole scheme is pre
'posterous-costly to the goverrment.
unjust to publishers, cotifpsing to all."
-Altogether the solution of mail charges
and mail pay promises to produc' someo
Ivery complicated problems.
That the horse-drawn vehicle. so far
Sas commercial users are conoerned, will
i have practically disappeared from the
- treats of this city by 1917 is the predlc
tion made by traffic experts who have,
Just completed an analysis of the ex
tent and rapldilt with which motor
trucks and delivery wagons are di.
placing the older form of vehicle. Al
ready the days of Dobbln's commercial
usefulness are nutnbered, and It sl only
a question of a short time when, so tM'
as the conduct of its business is con
coerned, New York will become the
world's first horselesm city. Accord
Ing to conservative estimates no less
than 22,000 trade automobiles are in
use in this city, with a total 'horse
power of more than one-third of a mil
lion. Out of the 8,000 motor vehicles
registered in the state, 6.000 are owned
or used in Greater New York, accord
ing to the opinion of experts. This
figure does not include, however, the
motor trucks and delivery wagons
kept in nearby cities which are used
j here or in the transportation of freight
between outside points and this city.
Neither does it take into account the
numerous small motor vehicles us'd for
light delivery work. Considering all
these classes many experts credit New
York with 30,000 commercial vehicles,
but even the more conservative esti
mate of 22,000 furnishes an Interesting
Icommentary on the rate at which the
horse is disappearang here.
That the week from Christmas to
New Year's brought a golden harvest to
Ihotul employes in this city in the shape
of tips and presents is indicated by the
records of the garnered spoills which
lare now more or less complete. So
far the record for bell boys is held by
an uptown hotel where the average
amount collected during six days by,
each of the uniformed youngsters is
reported as being $48. While lower fig
ures prevailed at other hotels it is sate
to assume that $25 would not be far
from the bell hey average for the first
class hotels. Nobody iS willing to ven
ture an estimate on the extent to whlch
Christmas enrle'hod the all powerful
clan of 'head waiters althouigh it is
known to b. very large. - Generally,
speaking the room clerks Ifared-- el
tremely well. An actual list of the
Igifts received by a popular 'clerk in a
popular hotel included shixsuits silk un
derwear, eight boxes of cigars, 200
cigarettes, three fine necktles, $40 in
cash, one sCarf -pin. five pounds candy,
two pocketbooks, six pairs silk sooks.
one hat, one tie clasp, one pair cuff
links, one jar preserved figs. But al
though this Christmas wes a good one
for hotel employes, it is of no modern
growth. Twenty years ago, according
to a manager who was then an ele
vator boy on the only car at the old
Windsor hotel, his average gifts in
cash approximated $200. During a
iperiod of four years the smallett holt
day contributions he received amounted
to $146, while the banner week set a
'high water mark of $296.
GUARDED BY, SOLDIERS
(Continued From Page One.)
the understanding that no power shill
advance troops without consultin( the
others. Hence 4t awaits word frdM
'Demands have be~p made upon ~Pr,
Wu Ting Fang by Yqan Shi ~Cal to
know the purposes of the establish
ment of the Nanking government and
the consequent taking of an oath by
President Sun Tat Ben, in which he
pledged himself to dethrone the Man
Chus according to adv4ces to the state
department. These state th t Yuan,
in his telegram to Dr. Wu cesetioned
the republican minister of justice as
tqo whether or not (he republican gov
etCment would be abolished should
the nation decide upon a monarchy.
,At the same time the premier ex
pressed the belief that the action of
the revolutionaries has contravened
,tle arrangements made ,Wherebly a na
tiopal convention is to decide the
'future form of gqvernment.
ODr. Wiu Ting Fang, according to the
dispatches in a note to each of the
sig consulu general at sha.sgha who
presented the identical note, sa4y the
hope of peace expressed in that coam
munit!atlon was nullified by the
Manchu government. ,
May Extend, Armstla,
Shanthal, Jan. 6,-.Thre is reason to
believe that the' armistice will be' ex
tended for 15 days. Yuan Iht hCaL has
requested the extension and Preslident
Bun Yet Sen is willing to agree to it
Sconditionally. Terms now 're being
The republi0eal| assum1e4 0ontrol ot
Rale Store. MiMsoult' Popular Trading Center
Rousing Values Monday in the
Two elements must enter into every sale to' make it a rousing success-desirable
goods of a dependable quality, and prices decisively less than regular, so as to convince
you that it is to your advantage to purchase. And these elements are particularly
prominent in this sale. Do you wonder, then, that the shrewd of this city come here?
The ready-to-wear department was busy Saturday with eager buyers, picking up the
many, many big bargains to be found. There are still others, so come Monday.
All'Women's, Misses' and Juvenile Suits Half- Price
Just 75 suits altogether, and every one a bargain. This season's styles and popular
cloths; they come in plain and trimmed models. Your size is in the 75, so do not miss
HALF-PRICE on all 'women's and misses' fancy mixed and Polo coats.
Women's and Misses' Silk and Wool Dresses One-Fourth Off
Our entire stock of handsome wool and silk dresses at One-lr' urtd h off our already low prices makes them a
doubly good bargain. These dresses are thills eason's styles and fabrie.. ONE.FOURTH OFF.
Broadcloth and Kersey Coats Children's Winter Coats at Half
All black and navy blue broadcloth and kersey BARGAINS-Bargains in plenty. Consists of
coats. Warm and serviceable; plush and caracul cloth, bearskin, opossum and plush, in colors of brown,
coats and fur coats, at One-Third Off. navy, red, checks, black and mixed effects.
Choice of Any Hat at Half Price One-Fourth Off On All Tailored Waists
About two dozen in all to choose from. Choice Silk and Lingerie Waists
Gage patterns and street hats; all plumes and feathers, Odd and Broken Lots
-Half.Price. Here you will find some of our best waists at a frac
Big Values in Dress Skirts tion of their former price. We want to clean up on
Women's drels skirts from $7.00 to $8.50 for ... .......... ....... $395 these, as the lots are broken.
Wrom"'r dress skirts from $10 to $16 for ........ .95 Long and Short Silk Kimonos
Colored Taffeta Skirts, Values to $12.50, for $3.95 At Half-Price, all long and short silk kimonos; also
Twel, skirts in all;: fine-,uality aIlk, In colors of green, navy. wine, a few women's heavy velour bathrobes.
C'ops.hag.n. light blue and pink. All Women's Sweaters at One-Third Off
Six ot ilMak skirts, vatlue t12.,0 to 1.cnn. for. .crkTt e Choice of any woman's, misses' or child's sweater
All fldel -llned and velour kimonos, In long and slhurt;: fleeced wrap
per a1 house dresses ................... ........ ONE-THIRD OF at One-Third Off.
LET US SHOW. YOU
There's only one way, after all, in which we can make you fully realize the worth and comparative value of
Coen-Fisher Co. clothes-that is to let you see the suits and overcoats themselves. The quality of the materials,
the cat'eful finish and the perfect tailoring will convince you that if you are not already a wearer of our clothes
that youm'ust let us show you how to be one. As a special -inducement to you, we will, during this sale, sell suits
$12.50 and $15.00 Values at .............................................$7.95 •
Boys' suits and overcoats at..... .,......ONE-FOURTH OFF
Men's heavy fleeced-lined underwear, mostly large sizes,
at,37'1/z a garment; suit, at... ............................75........ .........
Men's wool underwear, broken sizes, $1.25 values,
for ........................................ ........ ......................... ...... .. . 9 540
Men's union suits, $1.50 values, for ................. .... 1.10
Men's union suits, $2.00 values, for ...................... ................. 1.50
M en's union suits, $3.00 values, for ...................................... 2.35
Men's union suits, $4.00 values, for ......... ..... ...... .00
Men's union suits, $5.00 values, for ................................. ...... .95
* Men's caps, 75c to $1.00 values ..... ...... 450
o Men's cotton hose, 2 for 25c values ................ ......................
Men's cotton gloves, plain wrist .........................
M en's cotton gloves, knit wrist ....................................2 for 151.
Men's cotton gloves, leather faced .............................3 for 500
Boys' sweaters ...........50 and 95#
,Boys' sweaters ................................................. ...6..9....... and 95#
"20.00 and $25.00 Values at ...........$............................1 4.95
the Tien Tj)DJP ukew railway tody.
They notiTiMe offfclal. representing
British and German bondholders that
the headquar ,s of the road have been
removed fronR Peking to Nanking. For.
eliners are bepI re-employed.
By order .-the "president, a prouhl
tent contra .b.*u shot this evening
for exturtin tiy4a n Sun Yet Ben's
GbnerPI fl ef iaA the American
pfficer who p. aled .Dr. Sun Yet
Sen to Chli a.NaIi. 1id, for the pur
pose of ta~lc~'j responsible position
with the reV taon.as miliitar ad
viser, has rd.ilved fflciIp notification
that there i.$a piity ofa death at
tached to tiO 0patIeipation by an
American it; intstenfrtetion in China.
rGeneral Len Jsom time me go declined
td act as chfef'of staff.
* My YVuan.
London, Jm;. ,O.-Biplamiatic circles
see little hI0pS of the deplorable situ
Atlon in 'hinu& being ended without a
decisive battle, arthlouh the British
minister at lh)i, u,. Sir. John Jordan,
the consuls'.' .d4 representatives of
other powoer enD.lvorinz to effect
a settlement, Tala,'Ehl ,Kai, in the
opinion of itose best' able to Judge,
has mailntat.e4' him yputation as a
keen dlplo .4 forYltoiIng the dif
Srences w Ai;t is reported have
loken,oUt t', t Ie publl an lead
ers and by p My44jtyipg the peace
negotlationl: )B ,'ntuluie and other
means untll G resio.. appeare4.
BUTTE MAN. LEARNS
OF WIFE'S DEATH.
TRAVELER HURIRYING HOME
PROM SEATTLE HEARS SAD
Picking up last evening's Inter
Mountain at Missoula, F. J. FraTer
read the news of the death of hip wife.
It was his first knowledge that he 'lhad
lost in 'his race with death, Mas,
Fraser having died in Butte yesterday
Mr. Fraser had been apprised of biis
wife's illness and was hurrying to
Butte from Seattle. His train missed
the Butte conneotion at Missoula nOd
to while away the waiting hours .ie
bought the Inter Mountain, which had
Just arrived In Missoula. He saw
with horror that his wife Iwas dead.
He was almost proetisted with grtit.
He rushed to a long-dltance telephone
and got on the Butte wire. He spoke
with Butte and fron the hotel clerk
Iast -ltht at 10 o'clock the story ot
Mrs. Fraser's death was verified.
Mr. Fraser is expected In Butte this
eveailn on a delayed 'train from Mi.'
Soula. No Instructions have sa yet'
boon given for the funeral, but the
nlaterment will take place in Kanaas
where Mrs. Fraser was born and
MIERIE WILL UMPIRE.
Ban Francisco, Jun. 6.-Sam Mertes,
st etld.time National league player,
hap been named as one of the oum
pires who will officiate in the Pa
itflo Coast league during the season
.,l1918, according to an announcement
trPdb tonight by Al Baum, president
nofthe league. Mortes became famous
an a Jeftflelder of the New York I0
eat.p In the sentson of 1904-06. In the
season of 1908 be played leftfleld for
Foley Kidney Pills
Always give satisfaction because they
always do the work. J. T. Shelnut,
Bremen, Ga., says: "I have used
Foley lidney Pills with great satisfac
tion and found more relief from their
use than from any other kidney msedl
cine, and I've tried almost all kinds.
I can cheerfully recommend them to
all sufferers for kidney and bladder
trouble." Smith Drug Store.
New York, Jan. 6.--Becapue of
charges of professlonallm lodged
against McCort, who has represented
Pittsburgh in thte National Three
Cushion blliard league matches, the
registration committee of the National
Association of Amateur Billiard Play
ers today announced his suspension. He
may be reinstated upon disproving the
AMI|IGAN -G0 WINS.
Paris, Jan. 8.-The American
fighter, Mike (lover, of Boston, de
feated the Engsllhman, "Youngl
Johnson, on points In 10 rounds at the
Clrque do Paris tonight. Prank Bren.
stein, a Frenchman, defeated Jaclk
O'Donnell of `rooklyn, on points 1in
Pittsburgh, Jan. 6.-Tqn IRoao of
Newcastle, Pa., and GeOrge G. Cotton
of this city, heavyweights, fought six
rounds here tonight. Cotton, a ne
gro, seemed to land at will toyard the
end of the bout, and apparently had
the best of the Italian,
Charles Durham, Lovington, Ill., hus
* succeeded in finding a positive cure
for bed wetting. "My little boy wet
the bed every night clear thie' on the
floor. I tried several kinds of kidntaP
medicine and I was in the drugl st
looking for sothethipg diffesent to xlWI5
him when I kear. of lptey .514r,
Pills. Alter 6 bta tad k p7 ll.· W
days we o91`ld see a eha#l1
R4 had taken two-thirda of .tt .
Was cured. ,That is bt 'ateI w
ago and he has not iw.Yd.Ig 9) !i..
Imhlth Drug store, ,
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