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N. Y. Bankers
Join in Protest
Ajjainst Hearst
Prominent Financiers Say
Returning Troops Deserve
" Better Consideration "
Petition Sent to Hvlan
Members of Stork Exchange
Cite Opposition From
Publisher to War Work
Financiers of Xew Vork. all of them
leaders in the commercial life of the
community nnd equally active in all
movementa having to do with civic
bettcrmant and pubiic bencfactions,
yesterdav added their voices to the
thousands which already have been
raised in protest to Mayor Hylan
against the appointment of William
Kandolph Hearst as a member of the
committee to weleome homecoming
Three hundred and twenty-live bank?
ers and broker:;, most of them mem?
bers of tho Xew York Stock Exchange,
forwarded a petition to Mayor Hylan,
bearing their signatures, in which they
express'd the belief that the soldiers
were entitled to "better considration"
thnn the executive had given them.
A greal number of those who signed
the doc.iment have sons who liave
served under the flag in France. Some
aro soldiers themselves.
Say Kegret Is Widespread
Tiie petition reads:
"We, the undersigned, having sons,
relatives or friends in thc army and
navy of the I'nited States, do hereby
most earrieatly protest against tbe
apointment of William Randolph
Hearst on the committee to receive
our returning troops.
"Every citizen who believes in the
righteousness of the cause for which
our boya have so gloriously fought
resents with all that is in him the
appointment on this committee of a
man who, through the pubiic press,
did all that he could to prevent
America from doing its part in the
world war. and who objected to
sending our boys across the Atlantic.
"We believe that men who have
nnssed through tiie baptism of fire
for our sakes are entitled to better
consideration upon their return
Names on the Petition
The1 petition bears the following
17 Tl. RlcliartU.
i' M. Curtls.
Georgo U Anclrews.
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Kdwin M. Krtedlander.
'7 B Wataou, jr.
I. II Aniy.
v, M iCartney.
W. 11. Webster.
S. W. Shar;,.
V. W. A
.1. M. Martin.
Tow :-? wl Laurence.
Douglaa Kect.
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WlUlam B. Nash.
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Arthur I-'. 11,-iiiiTlnglon.
Huntington Norton.
Krank Ktmblcy.
A Hayman McAlpln.
, Ifford (Iwyi_.
V\ B. lit llaven.
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Adam C. sniuner.
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II G Williams.
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Louis Heir.cman.
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George A. Netaon,
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John Q, Bates.
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Troops Dump Hearst
Papers Into River \
X\T HEN tlio cruiser Hunting-,!
*'' ton docked at the army
piers in Hoboken yesterday with
about 2,000 fighting men from
France cigarettes, chocolates and
newspapers were thrown aboard
from the decks of the police boat
Patrol, the official boat of the
Mayor's committee of welcome to
11 omecoming- soldiers.
Two bundles of Hearst papers
"The American" and "The
Journal"?were thrown up to the
deck of the cruiser with the
others. When the soldiers learned
what thc bundles contained there
was an outburst of jeers and boos.
Then the bundles wei'e seized and
hurled into thc river. As they
splashed in tlie water there was
a mighty roar of approval from
tlie men.
and on;1 of tho most prominent finan-i
oiers in Ameriea. E. V. D. Cox, the
tirst man to aftix his signaturo to the
protest, is a governor of the exchange,
as aro Blair Williams. E. W. II. Sim- j
nions and Robert Gibson, all of whom l
were among the tirst. to respond.
Three men who left the financial dis-!
trict to take np the fight for their:
j country also are on the list. They but
reeently were mustered out of the serv?
ice, after honorably serving as ofiicers.
They are: Townsend Laurence, for?
merly a first lieutenant; Colgate Iloyt,
Jr., a captain, and Willard Wadsworth,
who was a major.
The petition was forwarded to Mayor j
\ Hylan last evening.
Col. Reed "Glad
To Go on Record"
Against Hearst
Vigorous protest against the selec- ;
tion of William Randolph Hearst as a
member of the Mayor's committee for I
the welcoming of homecoming troops
was made yesterday by one of thc coun
try's foremost soldiers.
Lieutenant Colonel Lathan R. Reed,
formerly with the "Fighting Sixty
ninth," now the li^r.th Infantry of the
Rainbow Division, and later a member
cf the General Staff of the Army, in a
letter accepting a place on the Inde- '
pendent Citizens' Committee of Wel
come, said:
"It gives me jrrot pleasure to tell
you that your attitude regarding: Will?
iam Randolph Hearst and his member?
ship on the .Mayor's Committee of Wel?
come must meet with the approval of
every officer and man who has served
his country during the emergeney just,
Glad to Go on Record
"Xo soldier who has offered his life
in defence of his country cares to be
welcomed home by any man who has
shown himself to be opposed to the
best interests of the United States and
of the Allies.
"As a former Lieutenant Colonel of
the 69th X. Y. Infantry, 105th Infantry
of the Rainbow Division, and later on
the General Staff of the I'nited States
Army, 1 am glad to go on record in
this connection."
The executive committee, the mem
I bership committee and the committee
on arrangements of the citizens' organ
j ization met last night to perfeet plans
| for the big mass meeting Friday night
i and issued a statement calling upon
[ loyal citizens to join in the welcome
' to the returning soldiers.
Hundreds of letters have been re
ceived from new members indorsing
j the Independent committee.
Wilcox Refuses to Serve
Another prominent citizen has de?
clined to serve on the Mayor's commit?
tee of welcome with Mr. Hearst. He is
Edwin W. Wilcox. His letter to the
Mayor follows:
''1 heir to acknowledge receipt of your
i letter of December 31, advising me that
my name has been sugjrosted for ap
! pointment on the Committee of Wel
! come of Home-Coming Troops, of which
Mr. Rodman Wanamaker will be chair
1 man.
"In view of the fact that I had the
, honor of being appointed to and have
| eontinuousiy served during the war on
one of the boards of the City of New
Vork in relation to selecting the men
who went into this great war. and, as
you stated in your letter, 'whose valor
and dauntless courage have helped as
' sure for us the prospects of an early
: and victorious peace,' I should have
I felt further honored to be a member
I of this committee of welcome to assist
in honoring the city's retiirninjr sol?
diers, sailors and marines, but 1 have
been informed that William Randolph
Hearst is to be a member of this same
committee, having been appointed by
ihe Mayor as chairman of a sub-com
mittee on military affairs; therefore, in
view af Mr. Hearst's appointment to
this committee and his long and well
recognized unpatriotic and un-American
attitude toward this country and its
government, and especially his posi?
tion in opposing sending men overseas
to France, I am compelled to decline
this appointment.''
Others Join Independents
The Xational Assoeiation for Univer?
sal Military Training has become iden?
tified with tho efforts of th" Indepe'nd
ent Citizens' Committee and has named
a committee which will represent it on
the executive board of the independent,
Robert W. Kelley, of r._7 Fifth Ave
: no, will be tlie chairman of thc com
| mittee representing the association, and
tlie other membor.s will be George S.
; Hrewster, r,1 Wall Street; 0. G. Jen
' ninps, f,1 Wall Street; William Welles
I Bosworth, 527 Fifth Avenue, and John !
Henry Hanimond. 59 Wall Street.
Aldermen Are Asked
To "Deplore" Attaeks
Upon Hylan s Greeter
Resolutions dcploring attaeks "upon
; an individual member" of the Mayor's
! cornmitto'e for the welcome of soldiers
and sailors, and calling upon "all jrood
? citizens" U> hupport this committee j
i were introduced yesterday in the
! Board of Aldermen by Alderman Col- j
lins, a Tammany man.
Alderman Scjuiers, of Brooklyn, Re- |
publican leader of the board, imme-l
I diatcly announced his objection to the;
: resolution as au atternpl. to "do seme
j whitewashing" and called ihe board's
attention '>> the fact that another ros
' olution repudiating "ev< ry truckler
j with our tounlry'* enemies. who strives
or haH striven to extenuato or excuse
i such cri mon against humanity as the
j Tape of Belgium and the sinking of
j the l Uhitania," had been introduced !
on December IH and referred to the
Committee on General Welfare.
Alderman Collins's resolution, after
pledging thc Board of Alderman to Ihe
support of tbe nation, and eallintj upon
citizens lo support tho Mayor's com?
mittee, say?*.
"We sincorely dcplorc any situation!
that would tflve rUe to an Imputation
thal there is any division among the
good people of mr city in the atrength '
Of th?ir patriotic fervor or that politi?
cs] or other prejudice or narrowmind
edn< n or frenzy of party politics
_ wouid cause an organized, perslsten:
j and ftttldiod effort in an attack upon nn
Individual mernber of tho committee to
the extent of embarrassing the official
i eprescntat ives of tjjur ^city/ttfl*! inter
ferir-.g with a whabi-s.ou.led ar?d united
w,?',<?< me to pur bjavc boys ai)d tend
to the degrafjrjng oi" the nbbility oi' our
spirit of patriotism in this, Amevica's
hour of .victory; and
"Be it further resolved, that the
Board of Aldcrmentjf'ledjge to the Mayor
of our city and to the official commit?
tee appointed by him, our unswerving
support in becomingly lelebrating the
return of our boys from the front."
Washington Square
Association Declines
To Act With Hearst
The name of tho Washington Square
Association was added yesterday to the
list of organizations which have re?
fused a place on Mayor Hylan's com?
mittee to weleome returned soldiers be?
cause oi' the presence on thc committee
of William Randolph Hearst.
Announcement. of the situation was
made at thc annual meeting of the
association at 7 West Eleventh Street
by its president, Albert R. Shattuck.
"This association," said Mr. Shat?
tuck, "was asked to take part i'1 the
welcoming home of American soldiers.
A very unfortunate thing has happened
in the appointment of the official wel?
coming committee, and as a result they
have not been given thc proper sorl of
a reception. On the part of this esso
ciation the invitation was deeiined."
Later Mr. Shattuck went into ex
planat ions.
"1 did not answer thc Mayor's invi?
tation," he said. "While I. am nol at
liberty to speak for the club as a
whoie, my personal reason for not ac
cepting the invitation was thc promi
nence on the welcoming committee of
William R. Hearst."
ilcncv lo Drvuige
Deepesl S e c r e t s
Of Packers To-day
Revelation of Contenls of
Famous Veede'r Vault Ex?
pected to Bring ln Names
of Prominent PoHticians
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, There is
intense interest in Congressional cir?
cles here to-night over a threatened
boinbshell to bo dropped into national
politics by the mention of names of
prominent politicians alleged to have
been connected with the activitics of
thi! meat packers.
The names are expected to come
from Francis J. Heney, former investi
gator of the Federal Trade Commis?
sion. when he resumes his testimony
before the Senate Committee on Agri?
culture to-morrow in the investigation
of the packing industry.
Despite an injunction by the Federal
Court at Chicago, Mr. Hertey expects
to disclose the contents of the famous
Veecler vault. Veeder is Henry Veeder,
attorftey for the packers, and "the vault
contained papers which, it is charged,
divulge alleged illegal business meth?
ods of the big five companies. It is
these papers which are reported to con
nect the names of certain men promi?
nent in politics with the activities of
the packers. I
When the Federal Trade Commission
was conduating its investigation'at Chi?
cago several months ago, the packers
obtained an injunction restraining it
from making pubiic the papers found
in the Veeder vault. Mr. Heney has
terminated his connection with the
commission. and the commission has
given its consent for him to tell what
is in the papers, provided the Senate
committee puts him under oath and
asks for the information.
lt was saiil to-night that members of
the Agriculture I ommittee who are
anxjous to throvy all the light possiblo
on the packers would endeavor to-mor?
row to extract this information fro'm
Jlr. Henry.
Mr. Heney testified before the Sen?
ate Agriculture Committee to-day that
the packers had interfered with the
inquiry ir, various ways, had attefnpted
to influence elections, and had sought
to prevent the pasi age of thc ileuse
resolution that precipitatcd the com
mission's activities.
ihe Senate committee is conducting
hearings on the Kendrick bill for Fed?
eral licensing of packing plants and
control oi cars and other facilities of
the industry.
Mr. Heney said "Mike" Gorders, one
ol the packers' attorneys, bribed with
1'icuior and cigars a man named Mark
ham in -v-he employ of the commission
while he was guarding the vault in the
cffice of Henry Veedors.
Regulation of the packers by Joseph
17 ( otton, head of the meat division of
thc food administration, Mr. Heney de?
clared a "joke." He said Cotton had
on two occasions told him that the
packers' "profits in 1017 were scandal
Discussing the coritirol of the Chicago
stockyards, the witness said: "This is
one of the most perfect swindling
schemes I ever came in contact with, by
which Prince and Armour put millions
in their poekets and cot control of
the Chicagjo yards."
Paper Deals
Are Described
Got Conlrol of Two Colorado
Pub-ications to Assure
"Square Deal for Kaiser"
GfTiiiaii-AmtTicaiis Airiwl
Circulation Manager Tells
of Policy to Discredit
Wilson and Roosevelt
Netv York Tribune
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. A direct,
lirst hand account of a deal by Ambas?
sador von Bernstorff for thc control ol
American newspapers was given to-d y
before thc Overman propaganda in?
vestigation con mittee by thc man who
..dmitted that he handled thp deal. The
papers involved were "The Pueblo
Chicftain" and "The Grand Junction
Xew--." both of Colorado, nnd the wit?
ness was Austin J. Smith, formerly cir?
culation and advertising manager of
the two papers.
Bernstorff's control of the papers, he
testified, extended from November,
1915, to the breaking off of diplomatic
relations. Through it papers were. cir
culated through four Rocky Mountain
states and pro-German policies were
backed continuously 'by the papers.
These included, besidcs defence of all
i German action?, opposition to both
i Roosevelt and Wilson.
The witness supported his statements
with minute details, giving the com?
mittee tho first description of just how
such deals were conducted. lie men
tioncd the siims paid. the orders from
von Bernstorff and Baron Zweideneck,
Cne Austrian Charge d'Affaires, the
? cooperation of local German-Ameri
?????? ? and presented letters and tele
. grams to bear out a part of his state?
Dickinson To Be Heard
j Mr. Smith was the only witness be?
fore the committee, .Major ,J. J. L)ick
inson, who was to have been called. was
asked to wait till Friday because of a
request from Abram Grill, formerly an
; ate of Viereck's, to be present
when tMajor Dickinson testified. A. j.
Arnold and Mrs. Darden, involved in an
inquiry in Texas, asked delay until
to-morrow so former Senator Bailey,
of Texas, their counsel, could be pres?
ent. At an executive session the com?
mittee decided to incease the number
of copies of the report of the hearings
which wiil he printed from 1,000 to at
least 10,000, because of the intense
interest the hearings are arousing and
the many demands, for copies which
have reached them. At this session
also Major Uumes withdrew the motion
he made Saturday for the expunging
from the record of the affidavits re?
garding the relations Detween William
R. Hearst, von Bernstorff and Bolo
Pacha, which were submitted by Alfred
L. Becker, and the cross-examination
by Senator Reed based 0n these affi?
davits. Fhe wh.de Hearst case there
lore will remain in the record.
"The Pueb\o Chicftain." Mr. Smith
testified, was owned by Colonel I. M
Steyens, hut was leased hy him in 1910
lo Alva A. Swain, editor of "Tlie Grand
Junction News." "The News," he said,
I ad suspended publication, but "The
Chieftain" was sti!! appearing under
the same management. The deals with
the Germans began in tlie spring of
L915, when he was ordered to start a
circulation campaign, in which he got
7i-: aid from a local German language
paper, then Crom Godfrey Schirmer
president of the German-American
i ; '? '?'<? ' >mp ??- ;, ?? Denver and ?' m<UC
I roi i Mr. Kurt Zeigler and Herr von
Fischer, German and Austrian consuls.
"Square Deal" for Kaiser
The object was to boom "The Chief
tain" as the "only paper in the Rockies
thal was giving the Kaiser a square
deal" and to gel it into the homes
ot' German-Americans and as many
"straight" Americans as possible. An
editorial hy Dr. Charles F. Aked was
one of the means used, he said.
"The matter of submitting lhe circu?
lation proposition to the ambassadors
al Washington was put off until the
latter part of the summer of 1915,"
Mr. Smith went on, "as Mr. Swain
remarked that it was too risky a prop?
osition to handle at that time, hut
Dr. Zeigler kept on insisting that no
one would he the wiser, that. he would
furnish ihe list and arrange every?
thing in such a manner that it would
never he detected.
"About th- very latter part of Srp- I
tember, 1915. I r. Stevens and Mr.
Swain called me on the carpet and
criticised the success \\ c were having
with the Germans and that the matter'
oi' personal solicitation must bc
dropped, and that I musl get the |
prominent Germans of the city to-I
gcthcr and tell them that Mr. St'evcns
desired all ol- them to make up a $5,1)0(1
poi, and that if I could not turn thc :
? trick that ho would hire somebody
who would. After confcrring with the
Germans he mentioned I reported back
that they were all in favor of Zeig
, ter s proposition, and Mr. Swain and
' Mr. Stevens informed me then to go
ahead with the German consul's plan,
j but that they were not to bc known
, in the transaction at all.
Meets Ambassador Dumba
"On or about the Ith day of Octo?
ber, 1915, Dr. Zeigler and Mr. von
> Fischer handed me letters in German
l to Ambassador von Bernstorff, Ambas?
sador Dumba and Zwoidoneck, and th"
German consul ,-,'. Chicago. 1 arrived
! a! Pittsfield, Mass.. and went lo the
? summer embassy. After a b ngth; ci
ference with the baron, 7,. decided
' tha! he desire,| to have 'Thc < hief
tain'carry a column of news printed in
'Italian type, in our weekly or thi d
land desi cd to have the price . u
to Mr. von Fischer as soon as possible.
i The baron also desircd to have a con
: siderablc number of copies ot' 'Thc
, Chieftain' sent out by mail. After the
conference 1 went back to New York,
where I waited until October 7! for
my conference with the arabs
(Bernstorff i.
"The ambassador informed me that
he was very glad to meet the repre?
sentative of a paper who was very
friendly to the cause and that he would
bc very glad to render- ? hatever as?
sistance was possible, as he felt very
kindly. toward 'Thc Chieftain.' He
seemed to bc pretty well informed on
Dr. Zeigler's plans regarding'The (Uhief
tain,' and after going over a map on
his table informed me that he would
like to have 'Tho Chieftain' scattered
' over the states of Colorado, New Mex?
ico, Utah and Arizona, to start with,
but that the paper must be sent to
the most prominent men in the four
states and that I must see that the
names were carefully selected so that
the most remote hamlet would bc cov
ei'-il and that at all times l should fi I
low Dr. Zeigler's dircctions, as it vvas
I very important thal the matter be
handled so as to not create suspicion
as to who was paying Cor the circula
? tion, and that no r< icipt . should bc
given by either side for the money
givi i or received, as it would cause
Considerable embarrassment to thc pa
I pcr and to Dr. Zeigler.
"He agreed 7, give ns $20,000, to he
payable in monthly installments, and
? after that expired io renew same, with
i the proviso that we follow all sugges
tions that Dr. Zeigler would nn.l;,, so
i as to help tbe people of the four states
to obtain Germany's si,le of the war.
After the conference I returned to Den
' ver and reported to my superiors, who
were very well pleased with what was
| accompl ished.
"On the 23d dav of November I re?
ceived a wire signed by the aml,;. a
'lov informing me to confer with Dr.
Zeigler, and upon rcaching Dr. Zeigler's
office he informed me that he had a
draft for the first payment of $1,080.
I cashed the draft at the German
I American Trust Company, after Mr.
Schirmer had endorsed '7 and return?
ing to the oflice ef 'The Chieftain 'gave
' the same to Mr. Stevens and Mr. Swain,
j who informed me that they were very
' w ell satisfied."
Editorial Opposed Roosevelt
"In April the ambassador advised me
that Zeigler was going to give me some
instructions regarding an editorial that
he desircd to have printed regarding
Colonel Roosevelt and that he wanted
I extra coi,ies sent out. Zeigler gave
me- thc general idea of what he wanted
published, and 1 turned same over to
Mr. Swain, and the editorial appeared'
I later as to why Colonel Roosevelt
should not. be nominated at thc Chi
cago Republican convention. Thc con
! f.ul and the ambassador conveyed their
| ? nai thanks on the editorial, and
Zeigler mailed oui several hundred
copies from his own offices around the
eastern part of the I'nited States.
"After the Chicago convention. Dr.
' Zeigler called me to his ollice aud in
? formed me that they had a special
1 proposition tO put over, as the other
matter was not working out as well
! as they had planned, and that he was
going to increase the amount of papers
: being mailed out to either five or ten
thousand copies daily, and that a few
: editorials now and then why Mr. Wil?
son should not be reelected would bc
mosl advisable. Zeigler lequested me
I to wire to the ambassador and make
? the suggestion.
Wanted to See the Money
"My letter to the ambassador was
answered with the invitation to come
on, and later I was informed that the
entire balance that was standing out,
about SIT,ODO, would be paid in lump
form just as soon as we started the
new system. the paper refusing to go
any further until I had received the
balance or part ol' thc cash, but upon
assurances from Bernstorff and Zeigler
that tiie matter would be fixed up in a
l.urry, the lists were all made up
out of telephone books from several
states, and i waite,! for instructions."
Professor Ellery C. Stowell, formerly
of Columbia, who has twice before ap?
peared before the committee to estab
Iish his Americanism, asked for an?
other hearing on the ground thal cer?
tain newspaper reports on his previous.
testimony, especialiy in The Tribune.
had been misleading, though he did
not specify in what particular.
He read a statement showing his
anti-Germah writings ar.d activities,
and declared that the committee must
share with the newspapers the respon?
sibility for the alleged misleading
statements. This last remavk ncttled
the committee, and Senators Overman
Sterling nnd Nelson all asked ques?
tions bringing out again certain noints
ni his previous testimony.
nly the other d
a customer told us that the counsel lie had received
from the Bankers Trust Company in regard to his
business had been most helpful and had kept him
from making some costly mistakes.
Under existing circumstances making his financial
plans is one of the most difficult tasks confronting
the business man. If he has established banking re?
lations with a strong service-giving institution like
the Bankers Trust Company, and may draw on its
accumulated business knowledge and experience in
every phase of finance, he is especially fortunate.
A personal interview or correspondence
is invited regarding the serviees we offer.
Bankers Trust Company
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Downtown Office: A.f-... x * r\*f
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an to Testifv ar
Trial of Socialist
Accused of Sedition
Stenographer, First Zuekerj
Case Witness, Says De
fendant Called U.S. Worse
Than Kussia Under Czar
The trial of Morris Zucki r, So
speaker, who was indieted on a charge
of violation of tlu espionage act for
his alleged seditious utterances in the
Brownsville Labor Lyceum, was started
yesterday before Federal Judge Garvin
in Brooklyn. Zucker was indieted on
four counts.
Leonard A. Arnold, stenographer for
tho Military Intelli-er.ce Bureau, who
reported the speech, was the first wit
;?' ss. He read the speech, in which
Zycker ^;i>y]:
"Ameriea is becoming to-day what
Russia used to be in the old, old days
Here in Ameriea they mav tcar the
}'? d i a_ from our hands but they ?-nt\
implant ?,: more firmlv in our hearts "
The trial will continue to d
Mayor Hylan and Police Commissioner
Ln right are expected to be called \>~
the defence to testify concerning
police orders following the rii I i
and soldiers at Madison Square Garden
on November ~:,.
To encourage the continuance of knitting for our
boys in the Coast Defence, Camps, Ships and Con
valescent Hospitals.
All our best wools for one week only from Jan. 13 to 21
At 70c and 75c a Hank
We are in urgent need of mufflers, helmets, wristlcts, glovcs and
inittens, also articles for Comfort Kits and Comfort Bags, and would
ask you to contribute to meet this dnmand.
Contributions for our free wool fund and Comfort Bags are
405 Madison Ave., New York
Mrs. Herbert L. Sat/erlec, Chairman, Miss Cora P. Van Wyck, Vice-Chairman,
Miss Caroiine L. Morsran, Secretary, Miss May Burrough, Assistant Secretary
Mrs. Benjamin B. Lawrence, Treafurvr
"Lnxiiry Tax"" Gbjeeted To t:',;" on m.cn'a '" '? now
-: rress.
Dealers in the retail furnishingtrade
from all parts of Cv city and state are
< sepected to attend a meeting a- Del
monico'. ih>>- afternoon >>t 7 o'cl
draft a protest against the "luxury
Samuel Fechi Kaskel &
B l, of Brill Hroth
ers, and Mr. 11 of Weber &
Heilbroner, head various committees
which ar- directing the movement.
Monroe Clothes gloriously main?
tain our undisputed VALUE
We have YOUR overcoat here
ready for you to wear away?
and at a price much less than
you expected to pay for the
Monroe coat you'll select?
And there's no Iimit to your
selecting, either. We are
now (eaturing the storm
ulsters and ulsterettes?the
real cold weather repellers?
but should you desire a
Chesterfield or Raglan or any
of a dozen other smart, stylish
models we show?we have a
great plenty for you to choose
from?at prices ($17 to $35)
that are considerably below
to-day's wholesale prices.
Come up to-day?to any Monroe
Upstairs Shop?see for your?
self how our method of selling
?direct to you
?in low-rent Upstairs Shops
?in the greatest volume in
provides real savings on real
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l25eJu ?? cor. 7th. ave
. i w'cas Z a rges?
J?eta// Cfot/ifers
c :: '? '?'? qu il ty fabrics in
Suits and Overcoats at a
tremendo us saving.
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