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Albuquerque Citizen
No. I 9.00 p. m.
No. 4 6. 50 p. m.
No. 7 10. 55 p. m.
No. 87.35 P- m
No. 9 11.45 p. m.
Denver, Col., September 12
Fair tonight and Friday.
Felt of Brooklyn, a widow. 63 years
old. Beforo she was attacked by the
disease she weighed 140 pounds. She
now m-elghs 625 pounds and la gain
ing dally In size. Her skin Is thick,
hard and coarse, like an elephant's
The disease first manifested itself
seven years ago. Two years mo she
found she weighed 8R0 pounds, and
then In alarm he resorted to medi
cines and dieting, but these measures
were of no avnll. A week ago a phy
sician diagnosed her trouble as ele
Average Amount a Profes
sional Man Is Obliged to
Spend to Keep Up Per
sonal Appearance.
Cost of Food, Clothlngand Inci
dentals Runs Total Up Into
IThree Thousand Column
Which Is About His
Annual Income.
What does It cost the average pro
fessional man and his family to live?
At first thought It would seem that
such a family could live handsome
ly on a salary or an Income amount
ing to $2,500 a year, but when It
comes down to figuring up actual
oxnpnsps. a new light Is brought t3
boar on the subject. The struggles
of a young doctor or lawyer In work
ing un a nractice are familiar to all;
It often takes five or six years be
fore he can gain a practice which
will Insure him of a comfortable nv
Inir. and this only after he has un
dergone a big expense acquiring his
professional education. For the pur
pose of illustrating the cost of main
taining a doctors esiaDiisnnieni.,
eral local nhvslelans were Interview
ed by a Citizen reporter and the fol
lowing Is the report of one family,
which seemed to be the best average
of the several. A few doctors ot
this citv live cheaper than one herein
cited, but the majority by reason of
having large families, are compelled
to spend much more:
Dr. Blank has been practicing
medicine five years In this city ana
his average Income Is less than J.
000 a year: he is married, but has no
children; he does not own his own
home, nor has he any private Income
other than what he earns ,by the
practice of his profession. The fam
ily makes no attempt to move In so
ciety, but lives In a manner on a
par with the station of the average
professional man. The family lives
In a rented house In a good neigh
borhood, but they keep no servant,
the wife doing all her own house
work except washing and heavy
Ollice Kxiienses.
In the first place a first class
equipment for a doctor's ottice costs
from $1,000 upward, in the present
Instance, the doctor's equipment rep
resents a value of about $1,200. ihe
oneratlng table coat $110; a ndbu
lizer, $75; an electric cabinet. $60;
the Instrument case, $40; library,
$400: instruments. $1!50; o'tlce furnl
ture and other fixtures about $300.
There are physicians and surgeons In
this city whose Instruments and li
braries alone far exceed $1,200 in
Dr. Blank pays $23 a month for
office remt, $4 for Janitor service; $4
for office telephone: $1.50 for eleiy
trie light; $1 for gas; 95c lor insur
ance on fixtures; $2 a month for
medical Journals, and periodicals for
his reception room, and an average
of $12 a month for new medical
books. His office consists of two
rooms, a reception room and an op
erating room; his office fixtures and
furniture are not elaborate, but
neither are they cheap, the chair
being leather-covered and the other
pieces rather heavy. The total
monthly expense ot maintaining this
office Is $47.45.
Xecesnry Yclilclcs.
Dr. Blank keeps a horse and
buggy, but takes care of them him
self. He pays about $8 a month for
horse feed; $1.50 for shoeing; $2 for
barn rent and about $2 a month for
repairs on harness and buggy, a tital
of $13.50 for maintaining a horse
and buggy. For $18 a month the
horse and vehicle may be cared for
at a livery stable and brought to the
doctor's door at any time he may
wish it.
Several physicians In this city keep
automobiles and one of these Inform
ed the Citizen reporter that his ex
pense In maintaining his car Is about
$17 a month. This doctor s machine
cost him $650; he uses 25 gallons of
gasoline a month which amounts to
$6.50; two new tires a year which
cost $30 apiece: eight Inner tubes,
costing $4.50 apiece and It costs
about $30 a year for general repairs.
On the whole an automobile Is not
much more expensive than keeping a
horse and is vastly more convenient.
Dr. Blank belongs to two medical
societies, the Bernalillo County Medi
cal society and the American Medi
can association. All physicians and
surgeons of good standing in the
community and graduates of stand
ard medical colleges are eligible to
membership In the county society
and all members of the county medi
cal societies are eligible to the na
tional or American medical associa
tion. The membership fee In the lat
ter Is $5 a year and Includes a sub
scription to the American Medical
Journal. The membership fee in the
county society is $4 a year.
Household Kvpcll-'.
For a small cottage In a respec
table quarter of the city Dr. Blank
jjiys $17.50 a month rent; his month
ly grocery bill averages $21; meat
$4.."" This is a small amount to
spend for this article of food, but
ni itiu i 1 r. ion Mrs. Blank cure much
for meat; $6.50 a month goes for
milk and cream and the family uses
from six to a dozen eggs a day, but
as they keep chickens, this item Is
not charged up In their expense
list. Chicken feed, however, cost 80
(Continued oil Itige lour.)
Statement Is Issued by Board
of Directors to Pub
lic to That
Says Company Was Discriminated
Against by Court and Gives
Facts as He Declares They
Existed Asks Fair
New York, Sept. 12. The direc
tors of the Standard Oil company
have issued a statement concerning
the companys part in the big fine
case recently concluded by Judge
Dandls at Chicago, wmcn is as ioi
lows: A Word In Advance.
The directors of the Standard Oil
company desire to emphasize for the
half million of people airectiy inter
ested in its welfare the assurance of
the company's absolute innocence of
wrongdoing in any of the prosecu
tions lately instituted against It in
the federal courts. Particularly is
this so In the recent Chicago & Al
ton railroad case, made notorious by
the sensational fine of $29,240,000
imposed on the Standard X)il com
pany of Indiana.
"It should be known as widely as
possible that this is no case of rebate
or discrimination, but simply of the
legality of a freight rate. It should
be known that the verdict was ob
tained by the government upon the
most hair-splitting technicality, aid
ed by the rigorous exclusion of evi
dence that would have removed all
presumption of guilt.
50 Times Oil's Value.
"If, the Judgment in question be
allowed to stand the company will
be forced to pay $20,000 (that Is,
fifty times the value of the oil) for
every carload carried over the Alton
road during two years at an open 6
cent rate a rate used over three
competing railroads for from ten to
fourteen years! The trial Judge re
fused to allow iproof that the' 6 cent
rate had been filed by the Chicago
& Eastern Illinois, and was, there
fore, a 'legal rate.' He refused to
allow proof that linseed oil, for In
stance, was carried at 8 cents, and
other bulk commodities as low as 6
cents. He Insisted that 18 cents was
the only legal rate for oil when no
one had ever paid it, and when it
was authoritatively sworn that it did
not apply to oil.
"The case has been taken on ap
peal to the higher courts to which
we must look for that calm Judg
ment which will rescue the rights of
the citizen from the field of public
clamor and from the domain or vin
dictive politics.
War Against Company.
"So persistent and adroit has been
the warfare waged with all the over
powering authority of the federal ad
ministration against the Standard Oil
company, that it has been manlf'itly
difficult to get a fair hearing before
the public or in a large portion of
the press, the latter, to its great
harm, swayed alike by socialistic out
cry from below and political pres
sure from above.
"As proof of the latter It may be
noted that In the presidents men
sage of May 4, 1906. attack was made
on the Standard Oil company for the
purpose of forcing the passage of the
bill remitting the duty on denatured
alcohol a measure in which the
company was not interested. On
May 17, 1908, the issue of CommlS'
sloner Garfield's report on petroleum
transportation, a tissue of old mis
representations, was timed to intlu
ence the Hepburn rate bill then be
fore congress. On May 20, 1907,
while Judge I .a ml is had still under
consideration the Judgment in the
Chicago & Alton case Commissioner
Smith's illogical and partisan report
on pipe lines was made public. The
commissioner's second report on p"
troleum prices and profits a wholly
false deduction from " Incomplete
facts was gent in advance to the
press for publication on August 5 In
the knowledge that Judge I-andls
would pronounce Judgment on Aug
ust 3. Here surely is evidence of a
combination Influencing all sources
of public opinion, disturbing the or
derly dispensation of justice, sane
tionlng in advance and supporting
when made. the most sensatlon.il
opinions und Judgments hostile to the
com pany.
The Motive.
"What motive underlies ihe cam
paign of defamation need not here
bo discussed, but for all, friends and
foes, it is reiterated that the Stand
ard Oil company is carrying on a
widespread business of great moment
to the prosperity of the American
people in absolute obedience to the
soundest principles of business and
to the spirit and letter of the law.
Attacks upon It of the kind described
are aimed at the nation's Industrial
and mercantile life."
Mofletl's Statement.
James A. Moffett, president of the
Standard Oil company, of Indiana,
made the following statement n
connection with that of the direc
tors: "The court having pronounced its
Judgment in the case of the United
States vs. Standard OH company, of
Indiana, there can now be no Im
propriety in stating our position to
the American people.
"The facts in this case are simple
and easily understood. The Standard
Oil company, of Indiana, was con
victed of receiving what the govern
ment claimed was a concession from
(Continued ou Page Four.)
UP A TJMH II 1 "M Mfl iv ?f
Coerce Trainmen With Guns
and Dynamite Ex
press Car Sale.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 12. The
tlreat Northern "Oriental Limited"
train, No. 1, which left St. Paul Tues
day morning, was held up by two
masked men seven miles west of
Ilexford, Mont., early today. The
robbers crawled over the tender, and
at the point of their guns, command
ed the engineer to stop the train.
Then they ordered him to go back
with them to the express car and in
structed him to tell the express mes
senger, mail clerk and baggage man
to go back Into the coaches.
The clerks refused to leave their
cars but were finally forced out by
the robbers, and made to go Into
the day coaches, where one of the
men kept watch over them, while
the other worked in the express and
mail cars.
Took Mull and Valuables.
The robbers, after firing about fifty
shots to frighten the passengers,
dynamited the express car safe, cut
open live sacks of mail, and depart
ed carrying five sacks of registered
The Great Northern offers a re
ward of $5,000 for the capture of
each of them.
On the Trail.
The scene of the robbing was a
lonely place, far from the nearest
town and some time elapsed before
the alarm was given. Officers Imme
diately started on the trail, which
whs easily found, as the robbers
headed for the mountains, each rid
ing a horse and leading another.
Kstancia, N. M.. Sept. 12. (Se
clnl) As the result of a free-for-all
fight ill a saloon, which opened its
doors here last Saturday night, a
member of the mounted police, Ju
lius Myers, has arrested several men.
They have been released on bond
pending a hearing. Several of them
It is said have been in other mix-ups
one native was severely wounded
by a knife thrust, but he will prob
ably recover. The fight started In the
saloon where a number of men were
drinking. Several shots were fired,
knives were used freely and stones
were thrown. The language used by
some of the men was sulphuric.
It is said the saloon fight was the
result of a race feeling between a
number of settlers from Texas and
natives of this county. That no one
was killed Is a miracle. It Is feared
that further trouble will result when
the men under bond come up for
preliminary hearing. which will
probably be held at Maniano or
1'unta de Agua owing to local feeling
A mounted officer. It Is understood,
will be present at the hearing to pre
serve oiiler.
New York. Sept. 12. The death of
John H. Turner, writer, humorist,
actor and the author of trick band
playing, is reported today. He died
after an operation for appendicitis.
I'ite Kllli-d SluHdlng Craps."
New burg. V. Va Sept. 12. Five
negroes sitting on the Baltimore and
Ohio railroad tracks today, fhooting
craps, were run down and killed.
III t-jt?
' ' ill M'C'K 11
Pointed an "Unloaded'
Gun at Her and It
Denver, Colo.. Sept. 1?. William
U Alderson accidentally killed Miss
Edna Calloway at the home of J.
M. Kills, at 1431 Madison street, last
night in the presence of many
guests. lloth Alderson und the girl
he killed lived in Kansas City and
were visitors at the Kills home. Ac
cording to the story told by Kills he
and Alderson were down town until
11 o'clock. When they returned home
they found several young- women
friends had called and in fun had
hidden the pajamas belonging to the
two men. lie secured an automatic
gun and remarked to Alderson that
he would remove the magazine so
there would be no danger. A car
tridge, however, had slipped Into the
firing chamber ami when Aldersoji
playfully pointed the gun at his
sweetheart and demanded his pa
jamas, he pulled the trigger and sent
a bullet into her heart. She died in
stantly. Alderson is being held land
ing an examination.
Murderer, Age 10, (iullty.
Clarion, Pa., Sept. 12. McKlnley
Richmond, a negro, aged 10, was
found guilty today of murder in the
first degree. On account of the boy'
age, the court ordered him sent to
the Morganza reform Institution for
an Indefinite period. The lad shot
and killed a younger sister.
Sandusky, Ohio, Sept. 12. Walter
Scott Hale, of California, was yester
day elected commander-in-chief of
the Spanish War eVterans' associa
tion. Hoston was selected as the
next meeting place.
New York, Sept. 12. Physicians
at the King's county hospital, Urook
lyn, have there a most remarkable
case of that rare disease, elephan
tiasis. The patient is Mrs. Juliette
New York. Sept. 12. An epl-
demlc of Infantile paralysis In
this city is assuming alarming
proportions, according to the
reports of hospital physicians,
who have the disease under
observation In the hope of dis- t
4 covering the germ supposed to
4 be responsible for the infection,
There are now under treatment t
t In the hospitals nearly four
hundred children who have the
disease well developed, and It
moft of them will be hopeless
' cripples the rest of their lives.
Mulal Hang, tho recently proclaim.
Ml miltan of Morocco, Vho, by his
crafty political policy, may jet be
recognized Uf . European powers ana
be Installed In.tlie place occupied by
the present sultan, lie has a strong
following. Tho middle picture shows
a xhrll-ruincd street In Co-sa Dlanca
und Itclow is General Drwle, com
nuindcr of the French forces, who Is
seeing terrific fighting Just now.
Moors Are Driven From Camp
Leaving Many Dead
on Field.
Casa ltlanca, Morocco. Sept. 12
The allied Krench-iipaiiish army to
day made a sudden and successful
move on Tu,lbert where tha Moors
were sighted in force. The camp of
the latter was destroyed by the bom
bardment and the enemy put to
flight, leaving many dead on the field
The French lost one man killed and
six wounded.
.Sultan l.s Ualuuiir.
Mulal Halig, according to reports
from the camps of the Moors, Is gain
lng ground with the people every
day and there Is little doubt that
the pretender will force his recognl
tlon as sultan on the world. He Is
using every possible means to carry
out the wishes of the Moors for
holy war and is one of the principal
figures in their camps.
That a large number of Moors have
been killed in the continuous fight
ing of the past few weeks Is not gen
erally doubted by the French, who
receive their advices principally from
Je: who are able to visit the camps
a "Traders without molestation.
Rerlin. Sept. 12. An insane man
named Iolskl, arrested on suspicion
that he was the ripper who murder
ed several school girls recently, es
caped from the observation ward of
the prison hospital today, and it Is
feared that he will perpetrate fresh
New York. Sept. 12. Judging from
the latest wireless message received
from the steamer Lunltania. report
ing the vessel 150 miles east of 8able
Island at 11:20 last night. It looks as
If the big new Cunarder will notikull and internal injuries resulted.
reach Randv Hook until about 7 a.
m., Friday, it ane does thlt. How
ever, she will beat the records of the
Lucanla and Oeutschland, but not by
so much as was expected yesterday.
There seems to have been a marked
decrease In the speed of the steamer
yesterday, probably due to fog.
941 of Them Are Finally
Landed at Victoria by
Steamship Mont
Eagle Today.
White Laborers Must be Hired to
Replace Asiatics Within Thirty
Days or Strikes and
Lockouts Will
Ottawa, Canada, Sept, 12. Advices
from Vancouver state that the mayor
of Vancouver has warned the cap
tain of the steamer Mont Eagle,
which has on board 114 Japanese,
149 Chinese, and 941 Hindus, that
he would be unable to guarantee a
safe landing there, because the un
ionists have expressed a determina
tion to resist the immigration of any
more Asiatic laiborers. The vessel
turned back to Victoria where the
Asiatics were landed.
IiUiided at Victoria.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 12. A special
from Vancouver says thr; with a sub
scription started by M .yor Uethune,
it was planned yesterday to ship to
Ottawa on a chartered train the 941
Hindus who arrived on the steamer
Mont Eagle. The steamship com
pany, fearing trouble here turned the
steamer back to Victoria.
Whites W1U Drive Them Out.
The Japanese on the steamer were
landed there yesterday. Last night
an attempt was made to land the
Hindus. An Immense crowd gatner
eu and the ofllciajs, fearing to let
the Hindus face the crowd alone and
unprotected, held them on the vessel
all night, announcing that they
would be landed today.
The white labor unions yesterday
served thirty days' notice on the em
ployers of the orientals to repine
the foreigners with white labor. Ke
fusal is to be met with strikes and
Jnps are Scored.
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 12. The
only development this morning in lo
cal circles over the antl-Aslatlc sit
uation was the action of K. Morl-
kaw, Japanese consul here. In great
excitement. Mr. Mortkam went to
Mayor Kethune this morning and de
manded for the second time that he
have the militia called out to protect
his countrymen. Morlkaw said an at
tempt was being made to burn every
Japanese house in Vancouver, and
that cotton waste, saturated with oil.
had been found under the door of
the Japanese Methodist mission
church. The mayor tried to reas.
sure the consul, assuring him the au
thorities had the situation well In
hand. Finally, to appease the consul
the mayor agreed to telegraph Col
onel Holmes, commanding the militia
of this district, asking that the militia
be ordered to hold themselves In
IIiK'hl Says Japs leefve Trouble.
Toklo. Japan, Sept. 12. The
Itochl publishes the experience of a
high Japanese official who visited a
place near Vancouver where the
Japanese are engaged in salmon fish
lng. He went In company with the
Japanese consul and men Interested
there and states that the Japanese
laborers fairly Insulted the party.
saying: "You have no business here.
run away or receive our fists."
The paper quotes this Japanese of
flclal as saying that the Japanese
there were the roughest and rudest
he had ever seen. They were totally
Ignorant of common politeness and
he did not wonder that they became
an object of hatred.
Formerly Worked at Santa Fe
and Later Was News Ed
itor of Blsbee Miner.
Santa Fe, N. XI., Sept. 12. (Sv
i lul) Word w as received here today
of the death of Jess tloode, uge 24
year.-, forinily n newspaper man of
this city, winch took place Sept. a
at Ihe iuiine of tin parents In tlosh'
en. Ind
Mr. (loode was also news editor of
the liisbee Miner at Klsbee, Arizona
where he lived at the time of the
accident, which resulted in bis death
He lias a large number of friends
In New Mexico and Arizona, who will
learn with regret of his (eath.
Mr. tloode, last winter was riding
a wild horse near Ulsliee when tlie
unlnial fell with him. throwing him
against a rock. A fracture of the
He was sent to a hospital and was
thought to have recovered. loiter h
became dangerously ill and went to
his home In Indluna where he died,
He was an athlete at the time he
was In this city and one of tile bet
amateur boxers and fo ji ball players
In the southwest.
Freeze-Out Game Will End
In High Prices on Another
Generally Used
Buys Bananas at Twice Their
Worth to Head Off Independent '
Buyers and Sells at Usual
Price What It
New York, Sept. 12. In Its Inves
tigation I into the cost of living, the
bureau of statistics of the United
.States government has encountered
charges that the United Fruit com
pany not content with controlling the
great bulk of the banana business, Is
engaged in an open attempt to freese
out all its competitors and create a
complete monopoly which will allow
It to charge the American peoQle
higher prices.
The government officials have be
come Interested and an Investigation
along the line of the present inquiry
on high prices of food products wltl
The United Fruit company oper
ates under a New Jersey charter, out
Is owned principally In Boston. An
drew W. Preston Is president. The
company was chartered In 1899 to
grow and distribute tropical fruits
and products. It was organized by
the consolidation or 10 rrult and land
Compllnles and one steamship com
pany. The combine paid for all these
concerns $11,213,500 in cash.
Hlnce that time the company has
been steadily Increasing Its influence
until few independent companies re
main In the field.
In Its latest public statement the
company Bet forth that the capital
stock Issued amounted to $17,485,000
and the net earnings for the year
were $1,617,721. In Its surplus fund,
which might be railed Its war chest .
was IS, 622, 9(5.- The cash on hand
amounted to $2,461,677.
Hides llchhul Another Company.
Independents charge that In order
to hide its huge profits the combine
organized the Fruit Dispatch com
pany, which sells the products
brought here by the United Fruit
company. Five years ago the sales
of the Fruit Dispatch company In
the United states and Canada
amounted to $8,000,000. and It Is said
that that record has since been in
creased by many millions.
It is charged that the combine la
trying to corner bananas by paying
growers rrom two to rour times tne
value of the fruit. The payment of
this big bonus Is conditioned on tha
planter agreeing not to sell In the
future to Independent companies.
Pay .Muoli. Sell Cheap.
Independents say that 35 cents la
a fair price for a bunch of bananas.
where grown. About two weeks ago
planters who had not contracted to
sell to any particular company sud
denly received offers of iO cents a
bunch from the combine. Within a
week offers soared in bo me instances
to $1.25 a bunch.
There has been no Increase in the
selling price in this country. Ba
nanas bought at the gilt-edge prices
represented by some of these offers
can only be marketed at a loss.
"This means," say the independ
ents, "that the combine Is willing fj
stand a temporary loss If thereby it
can drive the Independent companies
out of the business. It has plenty of
money. If it can corner the supply,
the people will learn something more
in the line of Increased food prices.
"In this country bananas are sold
for from $1.50 to $2.25 a bunch. In
Rngland. where there Is no competi
tion, they are sold for $5 a bunch.
What do you reckon will happen here
If competition Is destroyed?"
Straight Figures Will be
Reigning Style This
Coming Winter.
New York, Sept. 13. Curves will
be unfashionable and hips impossible
in winter styles for women, accord
ing to Miss Kli.abeth A. I. White,
president of the Dressmakers' Protec
tive association of America, who Is
demonstrating new gowns at the an
nual meeting ill Masonic temple.
The stylish figure," Miss White
declared, "will be one without hips,
a straight line figure. It is all In
the corse'.."
Nor will there be any fleshy wo
men, at least none that Is well dress
ed. Miss White declares there Is no
need of any woman appearing fat,
unless she id lazy and wants to so
.Miss White told a man who sought
authoritative information, that well
dressed women on winter afternoons
this coming season will wear demi
tailored skirts of gray, lavender, red
dish purple and light blue; black
coats; waists of net embroidered in.
the color of the skirt; and partly
I mushroom hats trimmed with or-
chid, morning glories aud roses,

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