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«-M. tax \°- *>% 377 To-dar and to-morrow, fair;
\ol\ o1 - jLjiIAJL- -;-.i> — O.O< I- northwest wiiiils.
tines Not Sufficient to Satisfy
the Department of
gays Federal Court at Pittshurg
Was Too Lenient with Glass
Trust — Reported
Cut in Wages.
Washington, Nov. l«._The Depart
ma of Justice issued a statement to- j
elf • criticising th*» action of the Fed- j
eral Court at I^ittsburt? in imposing- j
email fines on the -window glass trust
and its officers and directors. an-J inti
n:at:rx that in future the department
would in similar cases. in?i?t on jail |
eenter.ces. rather than fines.
The statement was used on a dispatch :
Jrorn Pittsburg sayin?r that the rpora
tioas combined in the trust had served \
sotice or. their employes that a reduc- j
xioa of 30 r^r cent .- wages was the l
only condition under which the factories
couid continue to work. The dispatch
added that the corporations attributed
this ultimatum directly to the success
ful prosecution of the combination and
the imposition of fine?. Attorney Geri
«xal Wiekersharn expressed indicnatio
at th* 1 statement itnd a strong: doubt of
its tmth.
The department • •
- ... .....
... .
■ . ■ • ■ mis
the .ri.
■• ■ .
i similai :.
" - • • Frem Department.
• : ' is ac
The evidence obtained by the aepartm^nt i
tiov.-.« That tne Jmi-t-iiil Window Gia^ j
Company vas organized in April. ISQ9. it !
yriaTwrfactared r.u glass, but wat- pureJv a J
eeJling acenry. _■■■•■• output of!
r.fty or more manuiacturera of window '
ttess ill wm« i»-n diilereiu staie.~. jn- j
££reen>exn between it ana tiie manufar-tur- i
ers from which it bought provided that no :
glass should be sold by the latter except i
to the Imperial Window '"ilas* Company: !
The Btock of the Imperial company was |
c:v:drci among m* manufacturers. It was ;
rot untii the company had brought iiuo i
camMnation witr. it :;nvr i=u>-h contract.?, i
nanafactorers of about J-T .... c^nt ...
entire hand blown wilidoW glar=< rr.ani;- ■
factured in the .-••■ it iva.? <
cetera: n<--d to r^sm business. It h<=gan !
basraesf in .1,-r.uary 1910. By Ociob-er 1. j
130. prices hj.l been advanced 70 jer c«nt I
over what tliey in April, 19iS. The!
crldence ?k<~>w~ci that in the first three
month* of its operation the Imperial < om
psay ne: profiu equal to it.- entire
capital .-to, k. Tne largest advance in
pnee£ »x : .^•Jb?eqU'ent to this initial pe
xsod. and the evidence show«i that during
tie ter. months of its bUi-Tnef-p th^ combtna- ;
tier cieaj^d about $I. •'<•'•.■"''<■<. or tOQ per cent I
cc to car-ital stocu. It leased fifteen fac- j
cries at high rental*- for the 50]* purpose j
cf kfy-piv.c th'm ctose^* £nd rem«vinsr their
pr.->d-j-T from the market. Its expenses
tu-.tr.i. the 1 *-:ioJ were $lSfc.'V)o tor one y»Hr !
lor lfd,-^.'- «nd watchmen "f th»po closed |
co^t. factori^F. Indictm*»nti- were found |
zxa::,?'. the *?tP"n dir^^Tor^ and officers of
the corr.p.-ipy. ej-:h one of whom wa.- oith*>r
president or a prominent olfi^eT of onf of
the cornrsni's vhn had ent^-r^ed into agreed
rzzTi'f- to f-* 1 !! .... ....
Ir"^*riai company. I'emurrer? to ih<» in-
Aifimeats »*ere o ve> x uled. and the case
■was set f, , r trial in Pittsburg «n Monday,
! • 14 A few day? previous to this ;
<Jat» Dvotures were raa-i<> to The Attorney j
G*T;fcra] on behalf of the d^f^ndar.t? Fug- i
p«::r.E that they would pl«ad noi^> ron- j
leafire— the substantial equivalent of a pl*»a I
cf ruiltv— provided th( •.---■ General ]
"""ouid szr^- to re~ r >mmen<l to the court j
that only fines b & in?M'"t <=f^. i
Plea for Clemency Refused.
Til? was refused, as the *.tt»rney 'Jen
tra^ DBn^MJerexl; and so stated to The <ie
ff-r.as-.r?' pouns*4j thai th*- combination was
C£«: of the moi=t fiacrnnt an-3 intentional
dotation* r 'i the acti-trust tew which had
i*er. broujrht :•-• The attention of the <ie
The Attorney General fio-ther informed
eoursel '.ha* he ha J given directions to
have th«- ■•&<*-? pressed for conviction, and
Xo (cr£e -jh^ Sicpctfiti'Hi of sentences of im-
ITi>or.rn< : 'r.t upon Ihe principal offenders ir.
ca_«* of conviction.
Tbe follonnp (Jay the defendants ap
!'•■■"•" in court in' rnt?bi;rg sr.J ir.Ter-
P<*efl plea* <<' nole contender*, and despite
the oppoatj • • • ihe. District Attorney an«l
Special A>^:.-:?r.; '";roFv<r-Dot- the court or.lv
£p*d each of the individual defendants
♦ ■•' '" ar.j ihe • r -""~<ra:ior! $2^oo and co*\s.
It was etat<*3 to tfc« court that the com
bination had b*>en dissolved, and this was
one of the considerations on which the
eoart let the defendants ?■"> on a fine
Estr^iy it -v«s also p*i!t-<5 that tb<=- .••om
cuxation flurtng i:- "xi-!*nf*' ha'i inTt-^fo
lie •■ i^-- : •;■.«. Klassblowers. anfi «f a
Bwrt*r of la--' the <i;r«r'orf' minutes di^
clof d the adoption of on^ resolution in
czezs'.r.z wages vr--, per cent. Whether thi>
■it carried out or not oi-j n ,-»T appe.ar. but
•t E:i eventsj *~ T"r>«> rnmbiriaxio.T} had e'lrn^*!
«.rwvjt ft) ;^> r r-^r.z jjroiSt on Sts stork
Curing the year of it= prfstenee. an in r r>-as«~
f. .-' ■ ;x--r pent :ti »aees= can tiaxdiv lv» v
paniea a? so entirely «<=-;. f-nd^r.t r, n the con
fcawd «tetenc» oftth* combination as to
justify a r^iirrinr. of JO p*r c^nt in v,a?fs
upon tb* aifcEolutlon ot th« combination.
If the n;:-;ir>r«w5 action sho-;!d prove to be
substantiated ly fact, it v.-ouid indicate a
QJPtaken Jenlency on the part of t!T»
;'■•■-*__ 1 injposlns s'T.!«n'-t. which It is
);-r';i v.*\:l> not be followed en any other
!- nilar occasion.
Has K 0 Control Over "Wa^es,
Sales Agent Says.

<.- '.' :tr ' r£: - N " v 16.— J. K. Johnston, Ren-
S£i<- f a?r<? n t O f tli<l Im;.^rial Window
r A ' f^c;anv. \vh*>n informed of Attorney
, raj V. ickersham's statement t«<-night.
* ::;:•:.!>• pome mifiun<JerstaiKl-
G^ c!" 0 "' th " matter - T - e Inr.;.~r:al Window
Company -Rap merely a .^-I'.ins
I".^ ' ar '^ *"' >!< l the product of various
J _riOow gi 3ss f ;;( - tO n,^. We did not em-
J^ 1 Bn y glass worker?. consequently we
hay- ,_. v .-i th;r otlr IlOwer to Vaise
lower t; ; ,-. r was**, iior have we the
t0 do that. The Imperial company.
rt,-"i ° "' " f business very soon, As to the
«,,""!! T:3l w "«" raised th«> pric* of plass
I'^vT tS "'*' "*" r r " r:t - J ran onl " say tnnt
ta^' S iav ** tJ * ralic n *> f th*- fa-ns in the
« «r,u .X!,. X! , eupport the rlalm Hdweirir.
£±5-^™^? *>•■'* epoken through its of
<,. .. at!d '''* a " obeying t!.c- decree of the
•A r/roM!nem window glai-s m-muia-tur^r
SSSw* Wllh th - Im!>eriai r " rnfiany
ta-> government officials n<-*-<l*-,i to
thJl Th^ vin<ir ''*' ehi¥s side explained to
,^Z iJ^^Wy by experts who could set
p, ' > < i - ht - a * many statements had beei
kr-T, * n&t ln^-'i«-«i * lark of intimate

fhe <■ orris™ , ' '
«a ■-.!,;, y lgsw * a statemenl to-day
v.:, ■ J- » 0»t it intend^ , o cut
tSS 2n " *' Jrkm « ] < saYs that an «n-
L- ",,: '" !rfr r * m "^ recently R rar.i.-d.
■ . .
T -!!titi,e -'LLTV^ 5 " '"lories are shut down
**»«. T'J . r.V ' n ." f Sl * co-operative f-on-
Til ai th* V/inr s v> inform«.-d th "ir m~n
•he^j iStf!LSj?" J» operated only under
-tfcai „ * _\" h •?'*«-■< at its present i-riee
lr * ~^Aai^" cllon ol r*r cent i,r im
-— by the ImperlaJ Glui Coin-
/i^wXi^jjpwi > yirxjp mTix*
Banker and Philanthropist Will
Lend to the Poor.
Seattle. X ov IG— Horace c. Hendry. a
millionaire banker and philanthropist,
obtained a city license to-day to do busi
ness as a pawnbroker. It is his purpose
to lend small sums of money at a ]„-.
rate of interest to needj persons, who
might otherwise fall into the clutches of
With Queen Mary- Ho May Go to
India for Coronation in 1912.
FBj ■■■■'. to The Tribune ]
London. Nov. IC— The King and
Queen hope to be crowned at Delhi as
Emperor and Empress of India on Jan
vary 1. 1012. The announcement of this
etoch making event has come as -.. great
surprise, as there is no precedent for
such a function.
Queen Victoria, who was proclaimed
Empress of lnrlia in is 77 mver at any
time ■■ plated holding a corona
tion durbar. Kins: Edward visited India
when ht- was Princ« of Wales, hut ad
hered strict !y to the rules of royal oti
qtiette laid down by his mother, and
never saw any of hi colonial dominions
after he came to the throne.
Kinc George is known to be an ardent
Imperialist, resolved upon strengthening
the bonds r,f emr!re, and he has thus
early in his carter shown that he is not
inclined to follow blindly in the steps of
his predecessors.
His message read at the opening of
Parliament in South Africa seemed to
forfshadow a visit to that country at
some future date, and there can he lit
tle doubt that th.- presence o f himself
and his Queen in India will help to de
stroy the germs of disaffection growing
arnonp: the teeming millions of Oriental
Proposed Spanish Law Would
Require Military Duty of Them.
Madrid. Nov. 16.— new project of
oblisratory military service now under
discussion in the Senate threatens fur
ther to complicate the relations between
the Spanish government and the Vati
can, as it does not exempt either the
secular or th^ monastic clergy.
The Bishop of Madrid, voicing the
clerical protest which characterizes the
bill as the most anti-clerical feature of
tho ministerial programme, declared to
day that it violated the canon'; law
a;:thorizin£r ecclesiastical immunity, and
•s] ially offenp : '.^ in that it would
■ ■■ ■ ■ nks of the clergy.
also arouse? a storm of
• , .-■ tion of th^ press on the
crnund that instead of abolishing the
;-. buses of the old regime under which
gtftut* could be purchased, which
was one of the causes of the rising in
Catalonia last year, it offers a system
whereby recruits may be discharged
after several months" service by the pay
■ .-• of an indemnity, thus continuing
the discrimination in favor of those pos
sessing money.
Four Men Hurt in Collision in
Central Park Cut.
•..-.■ ■ of a stalled eastbound
S6th street crosstdwn far beine rammed
by Fire Engine ."■•• in the transpark cut
near Fifth avenue last merit, four men
ptpndins on the rear platform of the car
were thrown to the pavement and
severely bruised and cut. while the rear
platform of the car was wrecked and all
the window* ■••■■ broken. The injured
men. vcho were thrown over the tail
board of th*» car. were David Mallon. of
No. 303 East 37th street; .Tames Walsh,
of No. 238 East 381 street, and William
Ziecler, of the same address, and Her
man Yesla. of No 44*^ West 47th street.
A score of the other passengers were
rut by broken slass. but all went to their
hnm^s without medical ttt «dance, al
though Dr. Samson, of the Presby erian
Hospital, was on th^ scene with an
ambulance to attend the injured.
"Terry." the -■•■._ horse of the three
attached to the pi gine. was shot by
Patrolman Ryan, his right hind leg hav
ing been brokers
HEIRESS TO $30 000
Brothers Death Enriches Miss
Lois Campbell.
IV.v Tci'-craph to Th« Tribune.]
.-■• Louis. Nov. 16.— 8y the death to
day of her brother, Willard Campbell,
thirty years old. the only son of .7 ■:• •• -
<~arr.rjr.en. of New York and St. Louis,
head of the North American Company,
I^.is Campbell a ■-•-.■•
becomes heiress to what is probably the
largest individual fortune in the West.
Mr. Campbell is worth at least $30.-
. . . . . mmer
■■■ ■ • •
Palth failed to Im

•. . . . -
-t h
To Quit Stage and Go to "Mammy";
Because Memory Is Shaken. He Says.
rTJy T.-I»rraph in Th.- Trihun.-.!
I^o-.veli. Mass., N'nv. 16.— "Jack" J"hn?"n,
champion heavyweight pugilist of the
world, ha? <yj:t. temporarily at least. He
is poinc home to his •mammy" in Chicago
to try and recover from the "punch" which
lvas shaken Ms memory.
He made th*- Mnnounrement to-nitfht here
ufffT the r*eJ"f<jrmnn< <• of ilip burle«que
company In which .he i j a boxing
.sketch. He thinks it is nervous prostration
and bo serious that h- has asked his wife
to hide hi<= revolver s<, that h« can't shoot
himself. H«^ saya be will quit the show
business on Saturday niKht and tak*> the
fcr-ct train f<ir Chicago
' The "punch" came last Saturday night
in Lawrence. Johnson -.av.s It was after
th*- show ana he v. a .- at his hotel, when
suddenly ■ ' ' - w .. Nt i,i an i<.
Chicago. Nov. 16.~The discovery of an
*-rror of l/WO in flouring the totals of votes
for O. '- Rankin. Democratic didate
| for i-robatt- ju<Ue, wni pro(iably rob the Re
j,uh\ira.n p^ rt y (li Its single victorious can
didate In the flection in Chicago and Cook
County. _^
t;i«» Wine ror_ tboee v ... Know Wine.
H. r. Dewey &■■ Sana . 0 lz^ Fulton . X.Y.
Driving Sir James. His Chestnut
Gelding. He Captures Leg
on Nala Cup.
Notable Outpouring- of Society
Finds Much to Thrill and
Entertain at Horse
Leading Winners
at the Horse Show
Ist. 2;]. 3d. Mon«*j\
.luri=>- ST. H. Moon 13 5 4 51. .-""
Alfred G. Vandert>i!t .1 7 2 100
r»,,l A >ore ::::::: »..;•¥« «
f \V Wwtmam »**
'■""-a" W»t«»n ■ ♦ 4 3 700
H»-nry Ho* 4 2 1 :,.'
" N Bqin 4 , n i a«
WHHnm I -.»t«T ■ * 0 \ ».3
Kfffinald Vanderbilt .3 2 - •*•>«
Alf red Gwynne Vanderbilt won his
first blue ribbon at the horse show Last
evening before the eyes of one of the
largest and most brilliant assemblages
that ever attended th<=> annual exhibition
Going into the ring himself, he drove his
little chestnut gelding Sir James to vic
tory in one of the choicest events of the
show. Competing apainst a strong field,
he captured a leg on the Nala Cup. of
fered by Joseph W. Harriman.
By this victory he divided the chief
honors of the day with Judsre William
H. Moore. The latter won a lep: on the
other prize cup. which was one of the
i.est of the show. Sitting behind Lady
Seaton, he. won the blue ribbon in the
contest for the English Hackney Ohal
1» ns fi Cup in the afternoon.
Phoenix Park, one of Uncle Sam's
horses, won a red ribbon in the class for
middle and lightweight military chargers
Colonel P. A.. Kenna. of England, on
Harmony, captured the blue ribbon, but
Pho?nii Park defeated Lieutenant H.
Jolibois. of the 4th French Dragoons, on
Argentine II and Lieutenant Geoffrey
Brooke, of th- Kith English Lancers, on
Harriet I.
The international jumping class, which
completed the programme for the even-
Ing. was one of th<- most thrilling of the
thow. It was a broad jump for military
chargers, the first trial beginning at fif
teen feet and widened one foot at a time
until the contest '.«.., decided Lieutei -
ant .GeofTry Brool - Hai riet II on
the blue ribbon, with a jump of twenty
two feel All other contestants had
been eliminated when the mare made the
jump, which was nothing short of won
derful- Lieutenant Brooke is an officer
in the 16 th Lancers, of England, and he
was michty proud of his good mare its
ho smUi n £ ly acknowledged the vigorous
-ri „ crowd which thronged the arena,
however, rivalled the horses as a spec
ular attraction. One .• ho knows said
that every one who ls ny one in New
York .<■''•'■ was present Many as well
who are not considered as being "any r
body' wer e conaplcuoua in the row of
boxes- .
Evening Crowd Largest of Show.
Tne shimmer of soft tinted veilings.
t!ie hard, cold glitter of diamonds and
(_ ntinuf«i on uiuth i-..^c- ■*
1 _
Say C. A= Belling. Vice-President
of Bronx National. Got
Loan en Bogus Paper.
Knickerbocker Trust Official
Charges Name on Stock
Certificates Given as
Security Was False.
Just as he had stepped into thp street
from the entrance of the Bronx National
Bank, at 140 th street and Bergen ave
nue, yesterday evening. Charles A. Bell
ing, vice-president of that Institution,
was placed under arr^t by r>et«otives
- hei Ing and Sullivan, of the Bronx d^
tecdve bureau. Th« arrested man
started and paled visibly when told that
, s pi prisoner, charged with grand
larceny and forgery, upon th^ complaint
of John Bamhey. manager of The Bronx
branch of the Knickerbocker Trust Cnm
pany, at 148 th street and Third av-nue.
Bambey told thr- noli'-e that Belling
had come to his office on November 14
and had asked for a loan of $3,000 for
one month. Belling, it is said, appeared
to be undergoing a great nervous strain.
but as Bambey knew him well as be
ing connected in an official capacity
with the Bronx National Bank, he did
not hesitate to lend him the money.
Gave Stock Certificate.
As security, according to Bambey.
Belling gave a certificate of twenty-five
- of stock in the Bronx National
Bank bearing the names of Of ore- N
Reinhardt, a former president, and
Harry Kolbe. the rashier. to the Knick
erbocker official
Th«- detectives charge that Belling
wag perfectly frank in admitting his
part in this transaction, but that he ve
hemently denied he had tampered with
any of the bank's funds.
It was not until yesterday that
Mr Bambey's suspicions first became
aroused He had subjected th^ signa
tures o n the certificate to a miscroseoplc
examination and had not been entirely
satisfied with what he discovered Each
share of stock in The Bronx National
Bank had a value of $200, and the cer
tificate offered Ba'tnbey by Belling was
supposed to be worth 55.000.
Bamhey Immediately went to Th*
Bronx National Bank offices, where he
was closeted with Cashier Kolbe for
more than an hour. While this secret
conference between Koine and Bambey
was taking place. Belling was less than
fifteen feet distant. Kolbe. after examin
ing the signatures on the certificate, an
nounced that the name of Reinhardt was
a genuine signature, but that his own
name was a forgery.
Armed with this evidence. Bambey
hastened to the Bronx Detective Bu
reau, where he placed the matter before
the detective* Bcheuing and Sullivan
were assigned to the case, and accom
panied Bambey to the bank. While the
latter waited on the curb to Identify
Belling when he should come, out the de
tectives sent in word to the vice-presi
dint that tie was wanted outside.
Belling, Mttle suspecting, apparently,
that he was under suspicion, put on his
<:uiitinu«-U on brconU yu^e
Methodist Elder Risked Life to
Preach Clay Sermon.
[By T^l"(trarh to Th» Tribunal
Atlanta. Nov. If..— Halted by a flaming
trestle, the Rev. B. F. Fraser. presiding
elder of the Augusta district of the
Methodist Church South, crawled over
the burnins: bridge, and on the other side
mounted a locon:otiv*>. took a seat in the
cab and was rushed onward to Marietta
to preach the funeral sermon of Senator
A. S. Clay, of Marietta, to-day. It was
the earnest wish of the dead statesman
that Dr. Fraser officiate at his funeral.
Dr. Fra?er was at a conference in
Athens this week, and was on his w«r
from Athens to Marietta when the burn
ing bridge delayed him.
Old Photographer Kill? Himself
Because of Business Worries.
Wedged between the top of a larew
tank and the ceiling, in his photographic
studio on the third floor of No. 28
Cooper Square "U'ept. the body of August
Obermuller, seventy y»»ars old. was
found last evening. His head and shoul
ders were -sunk in the water that filled
the tank, and he was wedged In the nar
row space so <Mop-1v that fireman had to
he called to get the body out.
The police believe he killed himself be
cause he was unable to complete work
because an employe told him that he
was about to leave him to work for i
Obermuller was last seen alive at 2
o'i lock yesterday afternoon at hif» home.
No. 330 Rth street He then told hi? wife
about the expected loss of his employe
and the worry h^ was in abo'it his work
He went away and at "J o'clock surprised
his wife by appearing at home again.
He said he came to leave some work for
his son. Kugene. of No. 128 Tha*.vn
street, Jersey City.
When he again left home his wife was
disturbed to find on his dresser his watch
and the keys to his office. When even
ing came and he did not return for sup
j.»-r she was overcome with fear and
asked a neighbor to go to his studio to
see what way the matter. The neighbor
found the police in charge of the studio.
Teacher Who Disappeared from
Utica 50 Years Ago Died in West.
Vtica, X V.. Nov. 16. — The announce
ment of the death, in I^ogansport. Ind.,
of John Henry Hohart Russ solved a
mystery which stirred Utica fifty years
ago Mr. Russ. who was an instructor
in th^ hieh school here in 1855, officiated
as Santa Claua at a Christmas enter
tainment that year, left the gathering
and disappeared. As he had gone to
California In 1849 during th^ gold fever,
it was believed that he had returned to
the West.
Nothing was heard from him after he
left the social gtthering. and his fam
ily, prominent people of this city, loner
ago gave him up for dead. He had been
teaching school in Logansport for half
a century- Surviving relatives in T'ticJ
believe that his pt r ange action was due
to a misunderstanding with a young
■i t,> whom he was engaged.
Car Driven by Woman Skids and
Plunges Into Crowd.
Raleigh. N. C, Nov. 16.— 1n a race be
tween an automobile and an aeroplane hero
to-day five women were injured. The auto
mobile broke through the racetrack rail
anil plunged Into the crowd on a turn.
The car was being driven by Mrs. H. D.
Wolcott, of this city. Her husband was an
occupant. It swerved on the turn and end
skid, crashing through the fence, and
down a five-font embankment. The condi
tion of two of the Injured women is critical.
Paris, N'" v It. The River Seine, wbicfa
h.i- overflowed Iti banks at many polnti
m considerable il.imane ha th.- lower
parti "f I!..- city, fell slightly to-day.
Who rod* In-lian TVommr, the winner In
Class 107.
Birthday Gift To Be Made to
Pittsburg Tech" Schools.
Pittsbure. Nov. 16. — Andrew Carnegie
will celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday
this week by making a gift of $3,500,000
to the Carnegie -Technology Schools in
Pittsburg. This was announced to-night
by William M. Frew, president of the
board of trustees of the school, following
an executive meeting of. the board to
day. Of the new gift. 51.500.000 will be
put at once into buildings and equip
ment and $2,000,000 will be forthcoming
as endowment.
Mr. Carnegie has previously . given
*2« UYiO.Ot* ), which went to found the in
stitute here. Includlne a library, museum
and concert hall and for the techno'.oery
schools. The plans for the latter, which
provided for the accommodation of over
three thousand students, will now be
carried to completion. On a recent visit
to Pittsburg Mr. Carnegie said that he
was perhaps prouder of his schools than
of any other of his philanthropic vent
Eighty-three Survivors of Ship
wreck Isolated Without Food.
Cordova. Alaska. N'->v 16 — Isolated by
terrific storms. <=>iphty-thrpe survivors
of thA steamer Portland,
marooned at Katalla. lost their final
means of communications with the oat
side world to-day when the last tele
phone lin^ went down.
Relief cannot reach them for at least
four day?. Gigantic seas make any at
■ • to r<=ach th<* sur% - ivor> by boats
foolhardy. It is known that the refugees
are practically without food.
Plans for rescue now include another
atfarnpr by the steamer Alameda to
land, probably Saturday.
Bullet Stops Flight of Alleged
Burglar on East Side.
Michael Herlihy and Edward rv^rr.-p
sey, laborers, were surprised by Patrol
man Ward, of \he East S'th street sta
tion, last night as they were in the act,
the police say. of breaking into a butcher
store, at No. 1634 Avenue A. near S6th
Ward chased them up the avenue and
was joined by Patrolman Mara, who.
fired one shot into th- air to scare the
men They continue. 1 to run. and as
they reached 87th street Mara flrvd
again. Herlihy got a bullet in his back
and dropped Ward cangbt Dempsey
after running another block
The wounded man was taken to the
Presbyterian Hospital a prisoner and
Dempsey was locked up In the East
68th street station
Wife Presented Him with a Daughter
Eleven Days Ago.
Chicago, Nov. I«.— It became known to
day that a daughter was born to Mr and
Mrs. James Watson Webb eleven days aero.
For several days there were rumors cur
rent In Chicago social circles that Mrs.
Webb was Buffering from pneumonia, and
the arrival of her mother and mother-in
law, Mrs. H. O. Havlemeyer. an.i Mrs. W.
Peward Webb, of New York, was re«*ard
♦»d as an indication that her illness was
alarminc Consequently th^re was surprise
and gratification expressed when to-day
the birth of a daughter was announced
and that Mrs. Webb was convalescing rap
Honolulu Body. However, Offers to Aid
in forming Separate Branch.
Honolulu. Nov. h — The application i>f
thu Japanese Vice-consul, Mr. Mori, for
membership in the Y. M. C a hi been
rejected by the board of directors, which
decided not to admit Japanese, on the
ground that th« social incompatahllity
would militate against the usefulness ft
the organization.
The directors, however, offered to assist
in til-- formation of a Japanese branch of.
the Young Men's Christian Association.
,i, City of \fn York, -ifTwy City «nd >l<ib*k««.
Secretary Wiiscn and Dr. Wiley
Call Reductions on Meats
Fictitious and Abnormal.
They Know No Reason Why
Great Interests Controlling
Markets Should Suddenly
Become Philanthropic.
[From The Tribune Bureau 1
Washington. Nov. 16.— Secretary Wil
son of the Department of Agriculture
thinks that the announced reduction in
the price of meat is abnormal. He said
to-day that while he doubted if. the re
duction would be permanent, he was of
the opinion that in the near future price*
of meat would find a lower level than
that prevailing last year. Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, chief of the Bureau of Chem
istry, agrees with the Secretary that the
reduction is abnormal, and says that it
Is a subtle scheme of market manipula
tion engineered by the great packers.
The statements of Secretary 'Wilson and.
Dr. Wiley, if correct, would account for
the wide discrepancies in reductions of
the prices of meat reported from vari
ous cities. In the West they were large,
ranging in some cases from 20 to 25 per
cent, while in New York they were com
paratively small, averaging not more
than two cents a pound.
"The prices were fictitious when they
reached the top notch, because they were
forced to that high level arbitrarily by
certain interests." Dr. Wiley said. "Th&
alleged reduction is also fictitious, be
cause it is not a reduction in fact, but
merely a market manipulation, deliber
ately planned to meet the selfish, ends of
the interests which have dominated the
markets for years.
"Even if there is an actual reduction
at this particular time it la far from
being permanent, because the interests
which controlled the market a year ago
and forced the price of meats up to an
abnormal level are still in control of the
market. It is impossible to believe that
they have suddenly become philan
thropic and decided to give the people a
square deal. Developments will show
that the interests are after some one.
There may be some independent move
ment they hope to drive from cover or
take into camp. The hands of the in
terests at our throats just simply got
tired from holding or. They have re
laxed their hold temporarily in order
that they may get a; better and fresher
Secretary Wilson explained that an
important factor in the reduction. is the
drouth in the so-called cattle states.
This, he said, has resulted in a material
Increase in the price of hay. and MM
farmers ar-- sending their cattle to mar
ket Instead of holding them. With a
great corn and train crop. Mr. Wilson
says that the range men will he able to
feed their cattle freely, and a lower level
of prices for meat will come unless there,
is an agreement somewhere between the
range men and the local market to keep
up the figures.
See Advantage in Combining for
Profit on Bottom Prices.
The "cost of living" is being rather
roughly handled back and Corth between
wholesaler and retailer, so far as He*l
York's food supply is concerned, accord
ing to th© testimony offered yesterday
by representatives of those two classes
of merchants. But averaging things all
alone the line, from porterhouse steak
through the substantial items of tha
city's menu, "Mr. Ultimata Consumer"
seemed to be> getting his meals at a.
slight reduction over tie cost of the saaa
meals two weeks ago.
"No. 1 grade of beef loins." aa th«
wholesale meat dealers terra It, vraa
quoted on October 31 at 14 cent?; yester
day It was 13 cents. By the time the re
tail butcher translated that into **prtn«
ribs of beer* it cost hint from IS to 20
cents two weeks ago. and yesterday 19
cost him from 16 to 17 cents.
Right through, the different cuts and
kinds of meat the two cents a pound de
duction, as compared with, two veekj
ago. held good yesterday.
In other foodstuffs, however, the price
seemed to be holding steady. Es^s at
40 cents a dozen, butter at 37 cents a
pound and cheese at 20 cents a pound
were on a par with the cost of. two weeka
ago. and turkeys, though they showed &
two-cent reduction In the last two weeks,
are expected to go up because vi tii»
prospective holiday demand.
No Low Priced Turkeys.
"Turkeys are at about 2S cents now,"
said one poultryman, "and it's true that
two weeks ago they were nearer 30
cents: but there's all the difference- in
the world in turkeys. Now. the turkey
that poes to the White House for Presi
dent Taft probably will cost for Its
bringing up over .V* cents a pound. • Last
year at this same time turkeys here were
running at just this same price. 25 cents,
but they went up a little on the holiday
demand. and they'll probably do it
Retail but. hers generally prophesied
that meat had gone down, and would
probably go down still more in the next
two weeks. They explained it by saying
that the high prices which had been
holding steady for months past had
brought out every bit of cold storags
meat in the country, and packers wer*
rushing through fresh killed beef and
pork to feet the demand.
A number of the largest retail butch
ers in the city, it is said, Are preparing
to pool their buying interests to take ad
vantage of what '•-••> believe, will b«
rock bottom prices on wholesale meat.
They expect to buy meat within the next
two weeks at a lower price than New
York's meat has touched since lf*VT. thej
say. and they intend to buy it on thJrty
sixty and ninety day contracts, whlcl
will carry them over the winter season
when meal has always been high.
The wholesale meal schedule, as a

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