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NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1913. Copyright, 1013, bV the Bun Printing and PuWshing Association.
The Compensation Measure.
Amended, to Go Through
Senate To-day.
Direct Primary and .Massa
chusetts Ballot Oct
Most Attention.
Members Are Expected to Favor
All Five Reform Bills of
the Governor.
Ai.bant, Dec. 11. The Senate passed,
to-day all Of the reform hills desired by I
Iov. Olyim except the workmen's com
pensation bill, which will be passed to-
r,u 1 i
SpcaKcr smith or tne .xssemniv sam ,
he was cettain he would have the neoes-1
sary votes to pass all of the Uovernor's i
legislation by midnight to-morrow.
It was thought best by the Speaker;.
to wait until the hills had passed the ,
Senate before summoning the Assembly
men here in full force to ote on them.
The Governor's direct primary bill
passed the Senate by a unanimous vote.
There were seven obsente'ts. but two of
them. Senator Klon It. Hrown. the Repub
lican leader, and Senator Sage, who repre
sents the district of Chairman William
llamcs of the Republican State committee,
were III the Capitol but out of the Senate
chamber when the vote was taken.
Hoth Senators weie hi the chamber dur
ing the debate. Senator Hrown was ex
rtimfii ft rim vntlni; lit his own reouest.
possibly not desiring to vote against the.1" '' roaunu last evening, treat
bill and yet not feeling as though he ling the thousands of peisons who gath
should surrender his continued conviction I rri?d ,, th(. fllT,cn n answer to four
that the State romentlou should not he
abolished. Senator Sage was In a similar
piedlcament and merely strolled around
the Senate lobby whilu the vote was being
Dny Mule llnllnl lllll ltse.
The bill providing for the use of the
Mnisachum tts ballot on election day was
passed by a vote of SI to 13. Senator
Palmer, a Progressive) Republican, oted
with the Democrats for It The Itepub
licnna present vnlyel against the hilt, as
did Senntoi Wcnde, Democrat, of Eric,
who was an original Sulier Senator.
The bill wh.ii h would result III the hold
ing of a (.(institutional convention tn April,
l'jlfi. p.'iHfed the Sensti by a party voto
of 30 to 12.
There was no opposition to the bill pro
viding the machinery for the direct elec
tion by the people at the polls of United
Utatn Senators In this State. This bill
received forty-seven affirmative, votes.
1 Tho constitutional convention bill pro
vides for special election to be held on
tho first Tuesday In Apt 11 next, at which
will be submitted to the people the qui
tlon as to whether or not a convention
to revise the 8tate Constitution shall be
held. If It is determined in tho atllrmatlve
the delegates will be elected at the next
November election, at which time a, Gov
ernor of the State and all of the State
offlqers arn to be chosen.
The Republican Sonatora did not debate
either of these two bills, simply content
ing themselves with casting their negative
Theae four bills were disposed of by the
Senate after a debate of but four hours,
mainly on tho direct primary and Mas
eachuaettn ballot bills.
Senator Brown nearly irtole a march
on the Democrats when he offered an
amendment to the direct primary bill pro
viding for proportionate representation In
the State committee based on the oto
for Governor at the previous election.
The Democrats were Inclined to accept
this amondmcnt until It as learned that
Its adoption would mean that Tammany
would easily control the Democratic Stato
committee and that such a provision might
drive away a number of up-State Demo
cratic Scnatois from Its support.
Flnaly tho amendment was defeated by
a vote of 20 to 18. Senators Wende,
Diihamel and While. Democrats, voted
with the Republican! 'for It.
An amendment to provide proportionate
representation In county committees like
wise was defeated, and so were a number
of either amendments offered by Sena
tor Drown.
Ilrimii Trrlts the Democrats.
Speaking for the Republicans Senator
PJrown twilled the Democrats, asserting
that their attitude In passing a direct pri
mary and Massachusetts ballot bill now
was akin to locking the stable door after
tin! horse was stolen.
Senator Thomas, Republican, of Mudi
son, congratulated Gov. Glynn for point
lug out the way that many Republican
legislators had been trying to follow for
some time, and said that tho spectacle
of u Democratic Legislature being swept
otT Its feet by the voice of the people was
one of the most progressive signs of the
Senator Thompson, Republican, of
Niagara, Insisted that the Glynn bill pre
served the purty organization, while the
KuUer bill destroyed It. He said that the
Ulynu bill as a matter of fact merely
i catered the old convention nominating
system from top to bottom and then pro
vided for two Instead of one election lo
ratify ihe party convention nominations.
Senator Godfrey of Cattur.iugus county,
a past master of the State Grange, voted
for the bill, though In his opinion It wai
CiHiti fourth Pogg,
To RalM IHggest Vessels In Thlla
delnhla Amy Yard
Wasiiinoton, Dec. 11. Secretary Dan-
tela made the following statement to-day
In retard to hid plan for new construction
at the Philadelphia navy yard :
"The present estimated for the Phila
delphia navy yard contain the Item of
1200.000 for u building flip. Till In In
tended as the first appropriation In a plan
Involving the expenditure of $915,000 fur
the construction of two building Mips
suitable for tho construction of two battle-
ships of 4S.000 tons each, the largest size
that can pass through the Panama Canal
In view of the manifest advantage
possessed by Philadelphia as a ship'
building locality the Department Is do
slrous of developing the navy yaid In
that direction. The present appropriation j
will enable the construction of auxiliaries '
to he begun utmost Immediately. The
.Maumec or Kanawha could have been
built at Philadelphia this year had there
" ", " "-'"-""""'
numerous shipbuilding plants along the
Delaware Diver test ! cs to the advantage
, .. .. "t,"""m"1 "u,,uiHo had a smile for the world and every-
battleships there,
M. I. oil l rirlnKnc Itecorrf
Mali of N.ailt Mncba.
The biggest Christmas mull ever carried
on the Atlantic by one ship, S,2(J1 sacks,
Is coming to this port by the American
liner St. laiuls. which sailed yesterday
from Queenstown. previously departing
from Southampton and Cherbourg.
Th(, m.ori, Illa, comng WPat ilereto.
fore was landed here on December 21
hist year by the American liner Phlla-
delphla and consisted of 7,1' US sucks. The'
SI. Louis is ilue on Thursday.
$1HMI00 Fire on Broadway
Draws a Bijr Crowd of
The htgh wind fanned the flame in the
third and fourth stories of the building
alarms to an unusual spectacle. Itccause
of the wind and the start which the fire
had before the firemen arrived a stub
born tight was necessary to prevent the
flames from spreading to adjoining build
ings. The flames and the water did damage
estimated at between llno.eino and $300,
000, The stock nf the Adler gloe con
cern, which occupied the store on the
ground lleior of 713 and the basement of
the entire building, was damaged by
wnter. Rubin Hios manufacturers of
women's suits, occupied the fourth lloor;
Martin Trlvers & Hros., manufacturers of
clothing, who carried an insurance of
$200,000, had the third floor; Henry So
bel, manufacturer of cloak", the second,
anfl tho Ideal Lunch Room the ground
floor of 743,
Acting Chief Joe Martin arrived in time
to send In a fourth alarm. Chief Kerdon,
howevi", did not stay away. He was
dressing for n dinner party to a friend
who Is about to sail for Ireland. He
went around to tlte blaze and. seeing that
the- situation was serious, he quickly
traded his patent leather pumps for rub
ber boots, donned a helmet and took
charge of the fighting. Deputy Fire Chief
Olvanney next arrived In evening clothes.
Robert H. Malnzer, a banker, who lives
In the Hotel Ansonla, apr-cared next In
rplketalls. He left his dinner guests to
get a glimpse of tho flie.
The tire blocked the cars on Ilroadway
for more than an hour. The tender of
No. 1 engine was struck by nn Klghth
street car. The windows of tho car were
He-Ire of Daniel Meyer Will Kiid In
stitution Keinnded In 1M.-.1.
San- Francisco, Dec. 11. The bank of
Daniel Meyer, one of the oldest financial
institutions in San Kranclwo, will cease
active business at the end of tho year,
Daniel Sleyer died recently and his heirs
havo decided to wind up his bank.
Tho bank was founded In 18M In the
days when the principal medium of ex
change was gold dust. It became one of
the best known banking Institutions In the
In Its enlslenco It has been the de
pository for many of the men who made
fortunes In the gold mines of California
and Nevada.
Klght American (tailor in. I.unr Isl
and In Paclflr.
Washinuton. Dec. II. The Ilureau of
Navlgutlon, Department of Commerce,
has received a letter from Sanders &
Klrchmann, Inc., of San Francisco, Cal
owners of the schooner Kldorado, report
ing the abandonment of that vessel at sea
on Juno 13 lust uud uskiug If arrange
ments can bo mado for tho return tn civ
ilization of eight of tho crew who ure on
ICuHtcr Island, a Chilean possession In
tho South Puclllc, 2.S0O to 3,000 miles
west of Chile.
C.ipt, E, P, IK'iihou with his now nf
ten men left the Lldnrndo In tho shlp'H
boat on June 13 and proceeded to Hunter
Island several bundled miles noithwest,
where they arrived on June 24, Tlicrn Is
no communication between Kuster Island
and the civilized world, wlih the exception
of one aalllng ve-ssei a year, whtcli goes
from the Island tn the coast of Chile. The
captain and two men got to Tahiti, about
2,500 milcH dlbtant, In the lifeboat and
from there went to Han Francisco, where
they reported the plight of their comrade.
Kx-I'residcnt, Down to 271 and
"Hard as Nails," Gives Se
cret, to Humanity.
,,..,,, nvV t OP lV nit t rvl
1 lfcVAK& Uf VJL Al KS
TIlPll Get a Good Doctor Hlld
Follow the Hard Regimen
He Lays Down.
Prof. William Howard Taft of Yale,
until recently one of tho fattest men In
the United Stntea of which he was Presl-
.lent, was as happy yesterday as a boy on
n,r.tm!ls uve. . I!e ,,,, Morl amt
lllU(ht.d 10re hear,y tllan ,,,, ,iMetler.
body in It. Me walked like un athlete
with a spring from hts toes and he came
us near to capering as ou could reason
ably expert an cx-Prcsldcnt to do.
Why? Hecause when hf weighed him
self vcsterelay morning he had to slide
the balancer back ulong the scale beam .
rlear to the little white mark which meant
271 pounds S ounces, a little drop of
i'.!' pounds S ounces from the 241
, at which he tipped the beam when he left
the White House; because he Is back
to the weight of twenty-seven years ago,
when he went on the Federal bench; be
cause he has solved the problem that
creases the brows of fat men and fat
women ; because he Is more alert men
tally ami physically than when he was Mr.
He felt so good, In flue, that he wanted
J t give a Christmas present to all nations.
one wortli more than Jewels and flue gold
the art of successfully reducing flesh.
If there's any man on earth who bus
given more attention to that problem
Prof. Taft would like to know who he
is. Ills burden of llcsh compelled him to
lead a monk's life while other men were
Joying In eating and ilrinking. Kill he
has found happiness and relief.
He It events the Secret.
At tne nome or n.s nromer. iicnr, .
Tuft. 3 West Forty-eighth street, the c-1
President realed tin. secret nf success-1
fully and permanent:;' separating one's
self from adipose tissue, and offered to
others who have been as harassed as he
was the benefit of his experience.
"I would say to any man or woman
who Is too fat to do l.ir or :ier best, men
tally and ph.sically, and wtjo Is eager
you go aliout It. A gevd doctor, one
knows his patient's strength and weak
net-see. Is everything.
Fur !leavtn' sake keep away ffom
, , , ' , , , ' . ,
quacks, you burdened ones! Do no! be
, ., . ,
lured by attractive advertisements and
promises that your fat will be taken uff I
by some hokuspokui and without self-denial
and effort on your part.
"I am afraid that many persons don't
re-allze the danger they run in trlng to
reduce rapidly, taking off fifty or lty
pounds In a few we-ek. That can be done
and Is done by quacks, but frequently to
the peimanent injury of their patient.
No, my experience ha.-, proved that leduc
tlon should be made slowly, scientifically
and under the best medical advice obtain
able." "Tell n. Mi. Pics-ident, ' idld the re
porter for Tut; who observed how
loosely an old suit !l:tcd him, "tell xu
v.'iiat jour doeto." nude you do. lion illil
he bh'.J per.,il ymi! menus'."'
Pototoea a llenellj Mu.
"Well," bald Mr. Tafl. "-ie Interdicted
potatoes and all ttwiehy thliiKs. Potatoes
for mc have come to be a deadly sin. lie
cut from my bill of fare all fat meats,
absolutely forbidding potk and other
meats containing much fat.
"I am not allowed to cat fatty tlsh, finch
as salmon. I don't touch pastry if any
kind. I must be very careful about by
allowance of sugar. I am permitted to
eat lean ro.iat beuf and .can mutton. I
have a wide range of vegetables which
do not contain much starch or suRar. 1
am friendly wltli the salads provided
there Is but a little oil in the dressings.
"Tins !s only a bate outline of the
regimen. The point Is that a capable
doctor who undeittauds his patient knows
what should be eaten and what should be
avoided. Get a xood doctor, follow his
instruction with all your will and
strensth and you will be benefited. This
l.j the only ceeict of weight reduction."
"How about wine'.' Do they let jou
havo a little wlnuV"
"Oh, that part was all right," laughed
the ex-Prcsldcnt. "I haven't taken it
drink for six years. Just after I was
elceteel lo the Presidency, and I never
caied much for wine when I did dilnk.
A little champagne now and then was my
limit. When the doctor told me six years
ago that I had better give up champagne
It wasn't u deprivation ically."
"Do you feel a real benellt from loss of
weight'.'" he was asked.
"A positive benellt," he said, "I am
more alert mentally and physically than
ever before'. I can ilo no more. I take
more Interest In life. It is n greater Joy
to live. When I left tho Presidency I
was about on the vergo of nervous pros
tratlon. I wns Jumpy and I couldn't
sleep. I weighed 341 pounds. 1 wasn't
happy Hiid I couldn't have been a pleas
ant companion for anybody. Then 1 took
up my course of treatment, and hero is
tho result. I'm hard as nails. I can
walk all daV or play golf all day and I
love everybody,"
Kxrrrlse and Plenty of II,
KxerclBe has a definite part In Mr.
Tuft's system of reduction. He nover
misses his regular hours of gor and he
plavs hard. Ho takes long wai . Now
that he has gotten thn demon fa on Its
back he Intends, hn sayr, to keep , Hhere.
"I am in better condition now than I
ever was In my life'. I weighed 271 when
I went on the Federal bench twenty-
Isevcn years ago, In tho Philippine! I
was in tor two inouins ana loit much
weight, I don't know how much be-
CoHtinurd on Bixlh Page,
Time" - Interchange of Views
Ha Alrraa Camsneneees.
Spttfat Cnbl Dttpntch to Tan Scv.
I.6.ndo.v, Dec. 12. The Times gives
prominence this morning to a statement,
which it says la on the "highest author
ity," that practical effect was given within
the past 'two days to tho project of a
pilvate Interchange of views on the Irish
crisis between the leaders of the various
parties concerned, as laid down by
Premier Asqulth In his speech at Lady
bank. "It would be rash In the highest de
gree," the Times says, "to assume that
the meetings which hae taken place
this week arc certain, or even u,t present
likely, to lead to a settlement. The first
effect of a candid exchange of views
probably has been to reveal something
of the obstacles to any conceivable so
lution." The Times does not say who partici
pated In the meetings. Its doubts about
the result of the conferences nrc appar
ently shared by Uonar I.nv, the IVilonlst
leader, who In a speech at Carnarvon
yesterday said :
"It Is my belief that the chance of a
settlement Is smaller ' to-day than when
Mr. Asqulth spoke at I.adybank,"
Mother of Policeman in Death
House Does Not Know of
His Plight.
eisMMM!. N. V Dec. II, Woul has
been received at Sing Sing prison that the
aged mother of ex-Lleulenatit Charles
Decker, In the death house for the muriler
of Herman Rosenthal, is dying at the
home of a daughter In New York city.
It Is reported that she has onl a ery
short time to live, possibly a few hours,
and It Is Impossible to soften this time
or to comfort her became she cannot
unilei stand why her youngest sou does
not come to see her. She moans and
call" for him constantly and it requires
all the diplomacy of her other chldlren
... niiloi l.Me :,t tltnrK She ilnrs not know
, b . ,
. ' 1
Ikvkcr himself only know!" lh.it his
mothe.r Is ill mid do's not know that lie t
end Is-so near. Word of Mrs. Becker's
Itlnes came to the prison in the e.rrortv
of Becker's futility to find some wa b
which be might see his motliT. io that
her life may be prolonged. The incultcr.i
havo teen told that there Is no such way.
tlemiKd man to the custody of the wai-
den. oxprenly stipulates that such e
prisoner never be allowed to have the
.prison. Onlv om exception ha-e ever been
1 "" ' '
iniulc, and that w-ns with Albert T. Pat-
, ' . . . , .
rick, who us his own counsel, apptare-d
before the courts in Hrookl; n and Man
hattan. The situation Is all the nioie trln; to
numb-ts of the Becker family, according
to leports leceiv'ed here, bei'.uise the
mother does not know that her fon wa
ever aruited, ever trie el or condemned
She has bien bedridden for four .vo.irr
and that enabled her other chlldrui to
keep t lie newspapers fioni her and to sat
isfy her longing to see her son with on
exi use nff"r another. She has 1 en told
lie has beep away on police business, is in
the IW't, h li one plnc or another,
and the mother has been lontetit until
now . ,
loseph A. Sha. counsel for B- ckei, uu-iecte-iLto
talking about ihe care yester
day, "It Is now l.cfojr the Judges of tin
Court of Appeals for dual decision," lit
said. "It would not be proper for me to
talk of any phase of It I, with Decker,
can only await the decision."
Mr. Pliiy, pressed for questions, ad
mitted that Mrs. Decker Is seriously ill
"But It Is Impossible for them to think
of giving Becker an opportunity to s.e
his mother anil so I have told them. The
law Is plain and inexorable. Tli.u is all
I care to say."
Iluelinnil of Jnlln French, I'.lerleil,
Ilarreel li- '!- Charier.
Boston. Dec. 11. Happy Jack Ger
aghty, husband of Jullx French, Is no
longer happy. After running for Aldei
man nt large In Wolnim on Tuesday nnd
receiving the third highest total on the
list of eight winners lie Is confronted by
a provision of the Wobuni city charter,
which says plainly that no person shall
be eligible to election or appointment to
any city ofllco unless he has been n re-sl-dent
of the city for al least one year
preceding election.
That on the face of It cuts him out
entltely. for 11 wns early In 1013 that lie
removed from Brookllue to Wobuni. An
other fi-atuic. which the couits nia have
to decide, is how the place made vacant
by his ineligibility shall be fllhd.
Ill Cold In Head la Ae'e'nmpaaled
b a Nllcht Fever.
Washington, Dec. 11. President Wil
son's cold In the head, from which lie has
been suffering for more than a week, w'as
considerably aggravated this morning and
tho President's physician, Dr. Cary T.
Uruyson, otdcred him tn remain In' bed
for tho day. The President has a stliiht
fever, but this was described as the usual
accompnnlmcnt of Infliienzj.
The President's priysleian said that
there is no ground for thn sllht?st ap
prehension In regard to Mr, Wilson's con
dltlon. but thut he was remaining In bed
merely as a precautionary measure.
The President cancelled all engage
ments for the day and probably will keep
no more business engagements for the
week, Mr. Wilson's cold has affected his
nasal passages and throat and Is accom
panied by a troublesome, cough.
Except for the influenza the President
appcan to be In the best physical condi
tion, although he Is undoubtedly consider
ably worn by the long pull that he' ha
hud In Washington.
Resolutions Prepared hy Two
Senators Stopped at Request
of McRcjnolds.
Kffort Made to Discover Reason
for (irent Drop in Value
of Stock.
W.v.siiiNiiTo.N, Dec. 11, There Is stiong
likelihood of u Congressional Investiga
tion Into the affairs of the New York, New
Haven nnd Hartford llallroad. At least
two Kenntorn were on till point to-day of
Introducing resolutions calling for sjch
n II iuolllrv. but refrnlneil nt the. rpnliest
of the Department of Justice.
In making this request officials of the
department made it clear for the first
time that they ate ctiisldcrlng the possb
blllty of criminal proceedings, as the re-1
Mill of their investigation Into the affalis
or the New Haven sjstem.
It was said by one prominent nepubll-
can Mcnutor to-mgnt that unless criminal
proceedings were Instituted by the De-
partment of Justice in the near future
a resolution of Inquiry would be laid be-,
fort the Senate.
It is understood that Senator Norrls of
Nebtaska Is one of .the Senators who arc
Insistent thnt Congress shall probe the
affairs of the New Haven and lay bare
the exact causes for the great depreciation
In the value of the stock.
Thn I la'.ifl rtt.tnnt ..f timelf. la nnnm.l
to any Congressional agitation at this
time l.ecau'e It fears that the calling of
important wltn-se, ,,i,t icsult In tabs-
Ing the question of immunity in the event
that the Department should undertake later
to institute criminal proceedlnss.
Any resolution that Is Introduced In the
Senate will Ciill lor A complete disclosure
of th" purchijei nf the trolley and steam-
Mi.p Urn s and other pln-es of the tlnan-
elng f the .Vew ll.iven svsiem The old
management of the xCw Haven was se-
vcreh critic. -ed hv the litierstate Com.
especially In r-fcience
prices paid for certain
meice Commission.
... ...v . ,, , nii, i , v. j ,iiu iui nit. nil
if the tiollcv properties. The commission 1
Intimated that In some of the transactions
millions of d. ilia? b had disappeared and '
l.uit the;-could not tell where It had gone.
Immediately after this report by the
luininlssion tlnie was atitatlon in e'an-sii'-i
for a ConsiCbslon-il Inquiry, but oh
Jetton hy to' Department of Jusnicc til
-hit time h-aded It off. With tin passing
or tne diwu-mi vestcrday tne old reellm:
li.!" fl.ired p i -v ith Increased Intensity and
thcie Is a possibility that Mr. Mellejnolds
ill not bo able to hilt the present mive
!ih nt.
lock llrnp lo IIT Il-s- I inter Ileal,
lest s-etllnu In lllslor.T.
New Haven stuck had the heaviest tr.nl
Irg day in its history yesterday and
dropped to lis lowest point. The pas-dug
f i i dividend brought a ruli of llquld.i-
."i ii in .'suiieni ii'Miiing.s, e.oupieei
Ill bear pressure this yelling dime the
pi ne down points to ;sv The
'ilshtst lUure the stock ever leached was
Total sales of 1i:.3l3 li,ues In the day
.ere emly 3.3TT less than the entlic .-ales
luring 191i. The tnuling In this stock.
'. ii d'cndci conslditnl puiely an iuve'st-iii-nt
stock, was laiger than tho trading
in Sti'i 1, the most nitlvc on the list
The selling opened with a lot of 5.000
li.ues at prices from ii;i'3 to , a drop
jf t't points from the closing the day
o. lore. In the Urst hour iii.oSo shares
had hi en sold. HIocKs of 1,400, 1,300 and
other largo amounts, nn unhejerd of thing
In New Haven, were turned on the market.
The decline re-aclieil lis low point shortly
after the first hour and the stock recov
ered t i-j points before the close.
Olher Mtue'k AfTeele,!.
Tlte fall In New Haven affectud Ptun
eylvanla, which declined 1 points, clos
ing at lt)7' and making a new low level
for the year of 10ei. Pennsylvania Ih
one of the l.iruest single holders of New
Haven, owning t5,3l'.',roo par value of
the stock. Its dividend lust year
amounted to 13;ts,t37.
American Hxpress i.s a huge holder of
New Haven, Its Investment amounting to
between 3rt,i0o and 10,000 shares. On a
single transaction of loo shares American
Hmucss dropped ('., points to 10S.
Slocks widely held In New Kngland,
.such as American Telephone nnd Tele,
graph, also suffered, this stuck leaching
n new low record price for the year of
1 1.1 i. a diop of :'i, points on the day and
the lowest since liios. '
H inkers and financial, men generally
unproved the passing of the dividend. The
earnings of tho road, they agreed, are
unlit to stand the payment of any dlvl
dend for some time to conii'.
A large tockholder said that ho con
sidered the action wise and If a member
of tho board of directors he would have
voted for It, though with iclucunce.
"I consider my stock worth more to
day," he said, "liecause the illvldend was
passed than It would have beep f the
dividend had 1 n paid, We who know
the properly know Its wondeiful value,"
Iti'stltutloii Snlls Mooted,
Thure was a great deal of discussion In
thn financial district of restitution suits
being brought by stockholders against the
directors and former dlnnor.s of the .w
Haven to compel return of the excessive
cost of tho subsidiaries whlcli the New
Haven absorbed. The discussion was
Imreel on the similar suits against Frisco
directors tiled tills week In St. i,oUs by
W. W. Mies, a stockholder, and hv the
receivers of thn road. It Is believed In
Wall Street that New Haven stockholders
will act along these lines.
The probability of tho resumption of
dividend payments during 1914 Is scouted.
CoilffUMfel on rfWnl Pant.
Altrlhnteal to Heavy Kxparla (a
V. 8. Under xw Tariff.
Ottawa, Dec. 11. The Index number
for wholesale prices for November, Issued
last night by the Government, was 138.4,
compared with 138.8 In November last
The Increase, which was mainly In
grains, beef, cattle, sheep, dairy products
and fresh vegetables, Is attributed to the
heavy exports to the United States fol
lowing the enactment of the new tariff,
Dancing Master Fears Classical
Athens Set Will Npurn It.
Demetrius Tlrcglous, a Greek dancing
master who has been here several months
studying the turkey trot anil tango, sailed
for the Plneus by the Austro-American
steamship Martha Washington yesterday
to teach the Hellenes the barbailc dances
of the Manhnttunese. '
- Demetrius believes that the skirted sol
diery of the Greeks may like the dances, I
but lin fears they will lie too ultra for the
classical ret of Athens. j
"" PH"n ! It le too Vers(
old nnd Aot tlntlnhle. i
.liua Patton, a young American violin-'
1st who has been studying two vears in
j Berlin, arrived yesterday with her mothr'i
by the Hamburg-American liner Patricia
j and the customs men held up bet violin,
which she taught abroad,
Blie refused to permit the Instrument to
be uncovered on the wlndv p'er. as she
( feared that Its tone might be affected, so
It was takon to the appraiser's stres. '
' .She has no doubt that the examination
of the appraisers will shuw that the violin
i is a Guarnlcrl. therefore mom than 109
' years old and not dutiable.
' -". for Present Domicile
" llasl HTb Ml reel.
Mrs. Hradley Martin. Jr.. paid M.-.O..
m Jesterday for the house In which the
Hradley Martins live at Hast nighty-
seventh street. It Is u rhe and one-half
"ry minding Just east of Fifth avenue
wiln M n,le big ganlen on one side.
Tl,c 1'ouse itself occupies only half the
,'101' wl,,rl' uiinsuics TO.D feet on the I
Mr,'u- Tn'' I'I'ipps Instate formeily
"ed the pieq.erty. They j-old It to Jedm
I!' TM' for -,:i"',Jflci reconveyed It
I '
...ne. ..I.WIUI it.r i.ie same amount.
Tlte Hradley Martins have a summer
place at Westbury. I.. I.
Cnlein Pariar Klarhle Mania IV for
Mnll Contract.
(maim. Dei. 11. The war between the!
Fnloo Pac fl ' and yant.e IV rallriMils for
the tian-contlnental mail eontra 't reached
hn acute .stage to-dny wheh tin- I n!on
Pacific in iim-wer to the Santa Fes ,.ut,
wniiu went into eiieci i.it siiMnl.iy, an
i oiinccd a -chedule by which New York
null will te.ieh S.4ii 1-t.iMeiw,... ii, ii.i..
six limns, which Is eight hours ahe.nl of
I the Santa I'e's fast mall.
Previous to the speed war m.i.l w hieli
urui'i uir new se .lcnuie reiicuf u San I ran-
clu-o .it 1:30 P. M. did not at rive until j
10.10 tlu1 following morning.
It. A. Singer uf the I'nlon Pacific .en-
ronm-ed that bin uud would defi ud the!
e'ontr.ict nsalnst any and all loads.!
i e iwmriiri is iei u ine ,ew t orK t en-
j trnl and llurllnslnn from New Veirk toll'"'11 only lime niiles from the town and
' the Mlysouri and thence westward via tin w'"1 expniid to tnl'.e ah in live pari in
i mo .vnsaouri and thence westwavd via tin
i I'nlon P.iclllc. ,
President Smith nf mt Yorl. Cen
tral Vlalia Invalid Parent,
Clkvki.an'1), Cdiio. lice, ll Alfreel 11.
Smith, new President of the New York
Central Lines, rnnie to cievelaml this
morning to see ids Invalid mother, agesl
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.
11. Ilogers.
She was his first ttiought ami this n.is
his tlrst trip iimlertaken as president, lie
arrived at 7 oVlock, Without waiting to
remove his eivcrcoat he ran up stairs and
knelt at the side of Ills mother's heel.
Smith's mother was made un invalid a
e'iir ago by liijuilea sustained In a fall.
Ilecently complications, developed. A
tinined nurse Is with her continually. She
was better to-ehiy, her son's presence
serving as a stimulus.
Anion, I. ale Muppers, 4. Mns Mus
lin nil Whei l eiiildn'l .Supply Them,
Philip Deutsch opposed a motion yra
tereluy by ids wltV, .Mrs. Itose Deutsch,
to have the custody of their two chil
dren nwardtd to her by JtiMIre Seabury.
ami In his defence said:
"To Judge from the affidavits I have
been guilty of everything umler tlio sun,
I plead guilty to bu one crime, and that
piy my wiie wun nutos. ineatres, late sup
pers and eve rything in that line that goes,
te make a New York woman happy,
"I am only a humble public accountant,
Hemes for the future', which I hail when
I llrpt got mariie-il, havo long slne'e been
shattered, I'll the trial of tills action I
will show nets on the part of my wife
calculated to mako u man with the least
red blooel a raving maniac."
Iliplorer Minnw Peru Mummy to
Custom Men Here,
Thomas. S, Taj lor, a Canadian ex
plorer, who has been delving In the ruins
of Inca civilization In Peru, got hack
yesterday by the t'nltcd Fruit steamship
Almlrantc with a box about twelve Inche's
long. The customs men asked him what
was In the box, and he said a little boy,
The lid of the box was unscrewed uiul
taken off, revealing a Peruvian mummy
of a boy said lo have been about 12 i'iirn
of line when he died, The boy had thick
black hair and u huge head.
Mummies are not dutiable, co the boy
was udinltted with his custodian. .Mr,
Taylor believes tho little feilow dleel
maybe a thousand years ago,
Cut fruits, Jellies, water Ices made delicious
with AMIOHTl'KA IIITTKHx..tifi'.
Fighting, Stopped During
Night, Is Resunnjil nt
U. S. Consul Dpinands a
Steamer to Remove Amer
ican Refugees.
Rear Admiral Fletcher Prepares
to Act if Non-Coinl)iilni)s
Arc Hurt.
pentl Csile Pespotrli to Tnt: M.v.
city eif Tninplcet nun en pi tired to
night by the rebel.
VinA Cnvz. Dec. II Aieording to the
latest despatch ree'cived here from Hear
Admiral Fletcher, e-omtn.mdlng the Ameri
can warships at Tampico. no foreigner has
been injured 111 tile fighting between the
rebels and the Federal garrison. Although
the message Intimates that the battlo
I has been in progress all day there Is
" ,n,'llo "f " vic,n' -v fr cither Hide.
I and this is taken to Indic ate that tha
opposing force is arc Mill lighting.
('lat'nce A. Miller, the American Con.
., s't.Mmrl. , tllUe the American resident.
j of TlimlPil.(1 1Jllt , , ,.,,.,,. Z()111., ,
i xUo (i,.mlal) iim n,msh Consuls have
j ,!,,, wln ,,r nationals
The battle, which whs sus-pended hv
il.irknc.-s last night, wn.s iisumed nt i
o'clock this morning, whii two Mexican
gunboats in the river vcie tired on by
rebels from the bank oppn-lte the city.
I Hot lighting continued there thlougliout
tI)t. morning, the rebels concealed in tho
' l,rusli trying to pick off tile Federals on
the gunboats and the latter replying
; m, ,,otl, nllill arm- and quick flreis,
i which did much daumse.
Hen; I'luhllng Along HnllrMef.
Hut to-diiy's heaviest lighting whs
iitunc the line of an e tiibankmcnt of tin
ralHuy. the only me.ins ..f ingress bv
' '"ml " T.inipie... as Hie
town is
I ,lr' l5' s-uiiouiidcd by
! '"amp-
i AM '"' eMeiday th" rebels, who find
unvalued ilesplle a i iiintM lelliicK nt
llvted twente mllc finni the town b.v a
fulee s, nt nut by e fens lt.ib.igo and
Zarngeisa. fought disperntet) to win the
Jemh.uiUii.iht Two nttucl.s In force were
'".nle. one nt 11 A. M. ..ml the other at
13 P. M bill the F.ileiaW. inti'eticlied in
and about the rallwn) station, made good
their defi nee and in the nib rimon com
pletely rouleel the nle 1 Inf.mtiv
To-day when the lebils leneweil tliflr
Infantry attack they did so with con-
lldence, as their iirtilbty has leeched
I the struggle before nightfall. When thn
I ribel iirtllb rv. Mime of wlmse shells hav
Mb cady fall,,, ,,, t. town, rem lies the
I i i .1... .. 1...1. Ai.,.
I itiiiM'iiii; . ii ii" i i' i 1 1 ij. in.- "nun- n i.i:i
j force of I . ' el 1 1 !ii.n will be e ombincd in a
general aisiiull.
To oppiiie them the 1'iilel.il reserves,
now massed in the plan near the consu
lates, probably will be meiveil to the lail
road station and n light which will ile
termlne the success eir failure of tlte revo
lutlon in tills dl"lrlrt will be begun.
Aiiiiilcau Consul llimna nt Monterey,
In answer to n telegraphic Inquiry, sent a
elcspatch tu-dny .rtntlng that no itermaii".
eir Fieneh have been kllliil or injured in
the lighting around that town
I.illlilnil "Tliile'" Miijh Vlexlcnn I.elsl
i'rusl In lllui In i'en ln.
'penal fiidl, lf.;,.if A Tor M v
l.o.vpo.s', lire. 12 in his special mall
letter di'allng with the situation in Mex
ico tlic ivirrctponile'iit of the' unci at
Mexico iit, under elate of November 10,
l ei olds that a rapid i .ian::e m the opin
ion of the oitUcns tegirelliig licsielent
llucrta occuried at that time In the
"Ill tile sllillt sp.ll e of till ela.'S, llil
sav.s, "the public veered from the vle'iv
j that lie would maintain Ins position ami
eventually restore' p.w'e ami ender lei ,in
nllilmle nf dlstiost unit tile eonvietion
that he was elmiincel."
The ciirreHpnnili'itl. e einiim utiiis on such
bewilehting eluingcs in the l,.itin.Aui"r
van inlnel, says:
"If the I'nlteel Stales threatens him
further the pendulum of popularity la
likely to swing again tn hi" slele',"
Discussing tlic dlll!i'iiltU.s anil elangers
of tin' Hit un t lute, the coi respondent
remarks ;
"Wlnth an obstinate' trant on one ld
anil an obstinate moallst on tho other.
It Is not to be wondereel at that people
arc apprehensive. To the anxiety as to
what the l.'nited Stale's Is geilni; lo elo Is
lidded the- sinister tear of no nulbrca'.t
among the .sedellcis If tn y nie not paid." .".
lA'asbliiutou OlllcInU Tear ". Com
liliciilleio ill Tn in pi i'ii,
Wahiuni.toN, Dec, 11 TIM' lue'aSPM'l
taken by Admiral lieiihi'r for the p o
tccllon eif Ameiie'iius ami other forelee
ers at Tanipieo iluiluu the llgiitlng, rrhlcl
at last icpoits receheil bcic was mill
going on between .Mexican Fidunls unci
revolutionists, nic rcgaidcel by officials
as lessening giently the danger of com
plications at that point,
,So cfTcitlvo arc Admiral FlcUiiii'e .u-

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