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VOL. 47
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Militant Organization to Fight i It Receives Only One Half Suit Under Sherman Anti-
NewTMexico Notified
Fraternal Insurance
Two Young Italians Go to
Their Death in Clinton
Prison, N. Y.
Three Sacks of Registered
Mail Disappear on Way
to Oakland
Daring Hold-up of Ho t e 1
Clerk and Early Morning
Street Car
Reduction of Protective
It Should De
Trust Law to Dissolve
the Combination
Under Lav
Territorial Board of Equalization
Meets in Santa Fe
Governor Mills left this morning
for Las Vega3 to take an active part
in the statehood campaign.
Insurance Matters.
The Territorial Insurance depart
ment has received an application
from the Sam Houston Life Insur
ance Company of Dallas, Texas, to
enter the territory to do business.
The department has also received
an interesting memorandum from the
insurance department of the state of
New York in the matter of the appli
cation of T. Barber for the cancella
tion of the license to do business in
New York, fourth class, of the Insur
ance Department of the supreme
Lodge of Knights of Pythias. Bar
ber's complaint was that his insur
ance dues were raised from $3.20 to
$24.70 per month, and he declares
that in the fourth class mortuary
fund of this society there was on De
cember 31, 1909 but SSO0.S7G where
as the reserve to meet outstanding
certificates in such class should have
been about SS.OiW.OOU. The applicant
now is 75 years of age.
The application was denied how
ever, with the remark that the appli
cant had been "getting bis insur
ance too cheap as had his dead breth
ren." The department adds however,
"lie may with propriety complain
that the state has not protected him
as it should have done. Adequate
laws regulative of fraternal insur
ance have for years been urged by
the National Convention of Insurance
Commissioners, but not until this
year have the representatives of the
fraternal societies conceded with suf
ficient unanimity that such laws are
Without the co-operation of such
societies, the passage of such laws
has been found to he indeed prob
ably is impossible. The member
therefor who complains because the
state has not interefered in his be
half will find the reasons for such
want of interference -within the soci
eties themselves.
The department further adds: "No
citizens should be more anxious for
such a regulative law than the mem
bers of such societies themselves,
who like the present applicant are of
advanced ages uninsurable else
where, and brought face to face with
the basic folly of fraternal insurance
as it was, the abandonment of which
and thus the lifting of the system it
self to a higher plane of safety, will
be the certain result of the legisla
tion now suggested in New York
Bulletin No. 7.
There is a big demand for bulletin
No. 7 issued by the New Mexico In
surance department, the demand
coming from Arizona and Colorado.
( To Build Road.
Territorial Engineer Charles D.
Miller has returned from Las Vegas
where he made arrangements for the
establishment of a convict amp of
fifty convicts to be located in the
small canon 'between Sapello and Ce
bolla River where work will soon
commence on the Las Vegas-Mora
road. This road i3 thirty miles long
and the work is quite rough.
January 13 and 14.
Through an error it was stated in
the New Mexican that the examina
tion of teachers seeking certificates
will he held January 6 and 7. The
dates are Just a week later, January
13 and 14, thus giving ample time.
Consent to Dissolution.
The Portales Concrete Building
Block and Cement company, with of
fice at Portales, Roosevelt count,
has applied to the territorial secre
tary for permission to dfs solve incor
poration. W. E. Lindsey is the pres
ident, Fred Crosby the secretary ;:nd
the board of directors is compose! of
Fred Crosby, Armita Crosby, Deane
H. Lindsey and W. E. Lindsey. Act
ing Secertary Edwin P. Coard issued
a certificate of assent.
The territorial secretary has been
notified that a certificate of dissolu
tion has been issued to the C. H.
Sharp Constructing Company of Kan
sas, which was qualified to do busi
ness in New Mexico.
Sending Out Constitutions.
The territorial secretary's office
force is still .busy sending out copies
of the constitution, for while all the
voters have been -supplied, packages
of 100 cpies each are sent to the
hundred members of the constitu
tional convention. The work of
reading the proof on the, journal of
the convention, which will soon be is
sued In pamphlet form, continues.
Miss Virginia Bean has been appoint
ed to assist in the proof-reading
which is a strenuous task.
Board Meets Monday.
The territorial board of Equaliza
tion will meet here Monday, January
9. Traveler Auditor Charles V. Saf-
Continue on Page Eight.
Other Maintaind His Innocenc
Had Murdered Rent
Danneraora, N. Y., Jan. C Donii
nick Ferrera and Vincente Leonardo,
young Italians from, Albany, who
murdered a rent collector at the be
hest of the Black Hand, went to the
electric chair in Clinton prison this
morning. Just before he was
strapped in his chair, Leonardo con
fessed. Ferrera maintained his in
nocence to the last.
Major Fritz Muller Who Loves a Joke
Could See No Joke About
This However.
Major Fred Muler. receiver of the
Santa Fe land office received a lelter
yesterday morning that literally and
suddenly made him "sit up and take
notice." Some say that it made him
rush over to a physician to get vac
cinated but that report is likely an
Major Muller loves a joke. He
gives remarkable cigars to his friends
but always to but one friend so that
others may remain to have the ex
plosion. He opened his mail as usual yester
day morning and received a long let
ter from a homesteader on land mat
ters. The letter was legibly written
in pencil and it was right, to the point
without a chemical trace of verbosity.
Towards the end of the epistle,
however, the writer said that the rea
son he had not been to call at the
land office to prove up or go through
certain formalities was that, he was
kept indoors with Small Pox.
And now the question arises, should
one fumigate letters before reading
or should not some precautions be
taken to-keep small pox patients from
the use of the mails until they are
thoroughly well?
Denver, Colorado, January 6.
"Esther Schafner, in care of E. ,A.
Ransom, state capitol, Denver. From
J. L. Krenz, Luraberton, N. M., to
Mrs. Mamie Barnett, Billings, Mont."
Bearing a tag with this inscription
on a string around her neck, Esther
Schafner, an 11-year-old girl, arrived
at the union depot this morning. Hu
mane Officer Ransom was notified
promptly and took charge of the
child. The girl explained that she
was on her way from Lumberton to
Billings. She had been visiting Mrs.
Krenz for the past nine months and
was now en route to join Mrs. Bar
nett, her mother.
Ransom placed her under the care
of the police matron and this evening
will put her aboard a train bound for
Austro-Hungarian Concerns Fail to
Crowd It Out of That
Washington, Jan. 6 Standard Oil
company has won a long and hard
fought victory in Austro-Hungary.
The state department today was noti
fied that satisfactory agreement had
been reached between the Vacuum
Oil Company, a standard oil auxili
ary, and the Austro-Hungarian minis
ter of finance in controversy between
that company and the oil concerns
controlled by Austro-Hungarian cap
ital. The agreement provides for the
removal within eight days of all re
pressive measures affecting, the
American company. The dispute was
Initiated, it is said by the local Austrian-Hungarian
refiners who employ
antiquated methods and machinery.
A similar controversy is threatened
in Roumania.
Probate Clerk Has Figures Showing
Births Exceeded Deaths for Past
Three Years.
" There is no race suicide in Santa
Fe county, nor has there been a sign
of it for the past three years, ac
cording to records obtained by Pro
bate Clerk George V. Armijo. Mr.
Armijo has not yet arranged the birth
and death register totals for each year
but from April 8, 1907, to January 1,
1911, there have been just 750 deaths
compared with 923 births.
This would leave the comfortable
margin of 173 births more than deaths
or 57 and two-thirds each year.
Archbishop of Lyons, France, Issues
Decree Forbidding it and De
claring it Sin.
Lyon, France, Jan. 6. Archbishop
of. Lyons today issued a diocesan de
cree forbidding Catholics from read
ing the four Republican newspapers
published ia the diocese and declar
ing the reading of the papers a sin.
Also Money Orders and Currency
to Close Year's Ac
counts. octu nauuKu, -jau. u. mice uurs
of registered mail with contents val -
ued at $50,000 have been stolen the
last few days in San Francisco or on
the way across the harbor to Oak
land, according to the Call. The pa
per says that the stolen sacks con
tained late Christmas shipments and
money orders, drafts, checks ami cur
rency forwarded by local banks to
close the year's accounts in the East
and Northwest
All Three Have Served Terms in the
Territorial Penitentiary at
Santa Fe.
The two ex-convicts, who according
to his confession, are implicated with
ex-Convict Dennis Hart, in the rob
bery of the John Becker store at
Belen, recently, have been arrested
at Ogden, Utah, and brought to Albu
querque. The three men have all served
terms in the Santa Fe penitentiary
Grimes was sent up for seven years
for robbing a safe at Magdalena, pre
viously having robbed the safe at
the Santa Fe station iu Waldo, though
he never was tried for the latter
crime. During his term at the peni
tentiary Grimes made his escape by
concealing himself in a carload of
brick. After enjoying several months
of liberty he was captured in Kansas
by Mounted Policeman Captain Forn
olf, brought back and served the re
mainder of his sentence. He was re
leased last. June.
Miller was a highway robber. He
was caught in Raton, convicted ana
served a three year sentence at Santa
Fe, being released several months ago.
Hart, the third man of the trio,
was convicted of burglarizing a store
at Las Vegas. He was sentenced to
three years, which he served, being
released last summer. Hart was cap
tured at Las Vegas several days after
the Belon -robbery.- - He 'had a large
bundle of money which he could not
account for, though he strenuously
insisted that he became possessed of
it honestly. But later he confessed
and gave a detailed account of the
Taft Denies Commutation to South
ern Lumber King Gaynor and
Greene Soon Released.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 6. By good be
havior in the federal penitentiary
here, Benjamin D. Greene and John
F. Gaynor, convicted in the noted
Savannah harbor government contract , plying nourishment to the babies of
frauds for which Captain Oberlin Car- strikers will be exhausted tomorrow
ter served a term in the penitentiary, j and the ct mmittee of which Mrs. Jo
have cut down their sentence to three j seph T. Bowen is chairman, is at loss
years and one month, under the good j for ways and means of continuing the
behavior rule. They have only one!suppiy widen, has saved the lives of
month longer to serve. , j hundreds f infants during the labor
No Pardon for Harlan. . struggles. Only $41.25 was received
Washington, Jan. 6. President j trom the public as the result of the
Taft today denied the application for lagt appe:il or funds tor the babies.
commutation of sentence of W. S. I
Harlan, manager of the Great lumber I YOAKUM WILL TRY "
and turpentine company, doing busi-j GROWING OF ORANGES.
ness in Florida and Alabama, who was
convicted on a charge of peonage in
Florida. Harlan must serve a term j
of eighteen months imprisonment and
pay a $ne of $5,000. i
Topers in Dry Counties of Texas
Have Found a Substitute for
Customary Booze.
San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 6. At a
banquet in this city by a vinegar
manufacturing concern, it was main
tained by the attorney for the com
pany that local option now in force
in many counties in Texas had large -
ly increased the sale of vinegar and
ha'rd cider. The attorney declared
that those of bibulous habits, having
been deprived of drinks containing
more alcohol, have taken to vinegar
and hard cider to quench their thirst.
The increased sales of those products
Is what .is known as "dry" territory
form the basis for the statement. The
additional fact was also brought out
that San Antonio is the largest vine
gar and cider market south of Louis
ville, Ky.
The places of registration
will be open all day. In Pre
cinct No. 17, Delgado's Meat
Market on San Francisco
street is the. place of registra
tion, and in Precinct No. .18,
the home of R. L. Baca on East
Palace avenue. In Precinct 3
at the home of Luis Moya on
Canon Road, and Precinct 4
at the office of Justice of the
Peace Ricardo Alarid on De
Vargas street.
Posses and Private Citizens
Automobiles on the
Man Hunt.
Dunlin, .iiuiii., jiin. o. i'u anneu i
j lundits entered a Suporior-Duluth
street ear near the interstate- bridge
in Duluth early this moriii:
-nty j
held up passengers and en w. Police
man Chesmore, on his way to work,
boarded the car, not knowing that
the handits were at work,
shot, and instantly killed,
bers escaped.
Mere Boys.
Duluth. Jan. fi. William
and Algo Johnson, bell toy
porter of the Hotel -McKay
years old, early today held
and night
, each 10
up, rob-
bed and shot at the night clerk and
escaped with fifty dollars belonging
to the hotel. They were arrested and
placed on a street car after a sharp
chase, and. while being taken ,back
to the city asked that, they might bo
allowed to go inside the car. The re
quest was granted and one of the
youthful bandits pulled a revolver that
had escaped the attention of Police
man Chesmore who made the arrest,
opened Ore on the officer and killed
him. The robbers then hold up the
pass ngers and crew of the si rest car
and escaped over the North- rn Pacif
ic railroad bridge. A number of
possts in automobiles and a largo
crowd of ci'.izcus are engaged in the
man hunt.
El Paso Hotel Robbed.
Fl Paso, Tex., Jan. C Two masked
ba mii's entered the ofa(- of the
Angelas hotel at 4 o'clock yesterday
morning and robbed the sale of about
$.",i'H"i in cash and Jewelry. The clerk
and porter were forced into ihe base
ment, at the point of revolvers. Thir
teen safety deposit, boxes were ex
tracted and carried away.
IVlilk Fund for Supplying
Nourishment Is Almost
Public Is Slow to Respond to
Appeals for Funds to Save
Chicago, Jan. 6. Five thousand
"strike babies,'' children of striking
garment workers, are in danger of
starvation. The milk fund for sup-
Experiment to Be Made in His Kings
ville Orchard, Southern
Texas, Jan. 0. Col. B. F.
chairman of the board of
of the Frisco system of
who has spent some time
in the Kingsville section investigat
ing orange growing, has decided that
the profits and promises of the indus
try are constantly growing. He was so
favorably inpressed with Texas hav
ing the climate and soil conditions
that n ake the cultivation of this fruit
1 profit, ole, that he placed an order
j for several hundred orange trees to
I be added to his already large orchard
I in the Kingsville country. He dis
played a fine collection of orang3S
he was taking from his orchards to
his h ime. These included satsumas,
navels and tangerines.
I He Covered Fifty-Five Miles in Three
Days During Recent regula
tion Test.
Washington, Jan. 6. The official re
port of Captain Robert Peary's recent
walking test as prescribed by naval
regulations, just made public, is in
the opinion of his friends in the navy
the strongest possible refutation of
the arguments of critics who have
questioned the time the explorer cap
tain made over the ice on his return
from the north pole. Captain Peary
took the test on December 18, 19 and
20. The first day he walked twenty-
five miles in 6 hours, 45 minutes, the
second day twenty-five miles in 7
hours, 26 minutes, the third day flvej
miles in 1 hour 28 minutes.
It Is
Advocated in Address De
livered by Secretary
rortiana, 'ire., ,i;in. t,. todays
ta.sk before the Wool Growers"
tlonal association is to formulate a
basis of agreement between the man-
ufacturers and wool growers with a i
view of combating a revision of the t
tariff. The delegates to the conven
tion almost to a unit.
declare that a I
reduction of the tariff would ruin the
shecp industry in the United States, j " ' ctpiai looting anu at tne same i soive tne ?o-cai..-d "Tobacco trust"
President Gooding and others declare I ,ime beneficial to wool growers, j was instituted in l."i; in the circuit
that the best result of the convention jTnis f'mnge and its accruing bene- I court of the Vuit.; States for the
will be the incorporation of the Wool ' fi,s- Mr- Blume believes, could be I southern district of N.-w York. The
Growers' association into a militant j brought about by assessing liie tariff i proceeding was brought, by the de
defensive body. on clean wool instead of on wool in I pai'tmciit of justice ag..ii,si more than
Protection vs. Pinchot. the grease, and by placing class ll!six,v corporations and a number of
Portland, Ore.. Jan. (',. In his ad
dress before the association hist night
Peter G. Johnson of Blackfuot. Idaho,
said in his judgment the sheep indus
try and the western country in gen
eral would have been millions of dol
lars lietter off if the Payne-Aldrich
tariff law had been destroyed by the
President's veto. 'We were getting
along pretty wen in lore its enactment
and needless to say we had a mighty t
herd timji sincp The iiii-rc:iel
of production is such that we are
titled to protection. Mr. Johnson saysi
th:' cost, of production had inert ased !
to eleven cents a pound the last ten
years. Ho asked that the tariff com
mission, in its investigations: "Inves
tigate this business and literally
camp on the grounds, sleep and eat in
sheep wagons and thus ascertain the
cost of production today, and. 1 have
not the slightest fear of 'he wool
grower's case, if an honest report of
actual conditions is to bo the basis
of tariff revision." He strongly advo
cated a powerful organization as it
means the cure and defense against
the "Pinchot rule and regulation
plague." ,
Deep Significance in Cablegram That
States Forty-Five Died Rather
Ttin .Inntaipn Tnti It Awnrrlinir fn i
today's Journal Comraercio, Joan
Candido, the leader in the recent re
volt in the navy and forty-four other
mutineers have met rather sudden
deaths. Candido succumbed to gan
grene while in prison, twenty-six of
his associates died from sunstroke
while engaged in repairing the
fortress on Cobras Island, and eigh
teen others were suffocated in their
ceils in the prison on the Villegainon
Retain Same Civil Officials But Tear
Up Old and Issue New
Kl Paso, Jan. (J. According to a
self possession and determination of
Guaymas, Sonora, the insurrectos
have appeared in the Sahuaripa and
Mayor Ttiver districts of that state,
but have not interfered with mining
or other industries. They have cap
tured Yocera and Trinidad and a few
smaller towns, but have retained the
same civil officials merely tearing up
the old commissions from Diaz and
issuing new ones from Madero.
Home of Billy Todd in Wyoming De
troyed by Fire During His
Cheyenne, Jan. 6. Ths ranch
home of "Billy" Todd, eight miles
south of here at Pinedale, was burn
ed to the ground last night. Two
ranch hands, Charles Neeton and
John McCune, were cremated in the
ruins. The origin of the fire is un
known. The men were in charge of
the ranch during the absence of
-An explosion
tho Mt idP
Minneapolis, Jan. 6.
early today wrecked
power plant of the Minneapolis Gen -
eral Electric Company. Two men
were seriously injured. The city was
left temporarily without electric cur
A mass meeting, without X
reference to party affiliation,
' is hereby called for every one
X to listen to the discussing of X
X the subject of the adoption of X
X the constitution. Everybody
from all parts of the county X
is requested to attend at the X
court house in Santa Fe, on X
Monday, January 9th, at 7:30 X
X P. m.
It 111 Behooves Any Wool Grower
to Oppose High
cortlantl. Ore.. Jan fi State im.
Na-jat01. prptl H i;illme of Wvominsr in
.n address before the National Wool
Growers' Asociation today,
advoea -
of tax-
t' 1 a :ll'iKe in the method
ation on wool which, if
efte(;t. would place the worsted manu-
facturers and carded woolen men on
wool on the same looting as wool of i
the first class. Mr. illume charged j
that the growers of wool under the j
present tariff arrangements, receive
only about, half of the amount of pro-;
tection which they arc promised un- i
dor the law. Mr. Blume said in part:
"The sheep industry is on
greatest in the United States, and it i .
las therefore, b.en
r... -(),..iblv in nent-lv
looked upon
tariff le;;is!a-
tion. I have thought that
sheepmen it appeared as an
to all I
enmen- j
j tary proposition, that the iiotm
duct is protected to th.' extent that
the law levies a tariff upon imported
v. ool. Put I find to my surprise
that some doubt the truth of this,
ami many seem to be under the iin- i
prossion that the tariff benefits them :
nothing. i
"The I'nited States produces an-
nutilly close to 110 million pounds of'
scoured wool. The wool growers
receive, on this protection of ap- :
proximately (i cents per pound; j
making a total protection annually
of close toj28 million dollars. Out i
of this amount are paid the wages of!
thousands of men; the grower of:
hay and of alfalfa finds a market; ,
thousands of acres, otherwise worth-!
less, are. by reason of it turned to !
some benefit; and indirectly the bene-
fit is distributed to a large extent to
the community at large. it ill be-
hco- ec a:.y.-vrol -.rower, under tner.e ;
circumstances, to turn away from the J
principles of protection
"It is apparent that a substantial
liensfit accrues to the American wool
grower frbm the tariff, and it be- hi rhe American Tobacco
hooves them, jn view of the agitation j Company, the Continental Tobacco
for revision of schedule K, which is j company and the Consolidated Tobac
bound to come, to stand united andjeo Company were merged into the
use all possible efforts in order to j present American Tobacco Company,
retain the protection to which they It. is alleged that in addition to this
are entitled. 'organization the American companies
"The sheep business east of the
Mississippi River seems, even under
present protection, to be suffering
from decrepitude. The number of
sheep from .1S!K! to 1908 decreased
from nineteen and one-half million10 "''rar "ntam, except that: the lat-
,.,.1.1 V . - t . 1 T - .,
to eleven million, a decline of 43 per!1" "u '' 'acco in tne inn-
The frightful losses of last
winter tell too plainly the hazardous
nature of the business. The number
of sheep in the United States, fit for
. , .... ,,,..
SUvarillg, Nas ii jtiiuiMij in iwi,
;'.5 millions in 1S9"; 42 millions in
lfio::, and about 40 millions in 190S.
These figures tell more plainly than
any other facts that, while tinder the
present tariff, the sheep industry as
a whole, has about kept its own, it
has not been overburdened with any
unnecessary special benefits.
"Protection to the industry is
absolutely essential. Put wool upon
the free list and the growers of far-
off Queensland can land their wool
cheaper in Boston than you can from
the West. The result would be, as
actually happened in the free wool
period, that you could not compete
with Australia.
"So much then, for the necessity
of protection. 1 now take a step for
ward. I may tread on delicate
ground. Xo man, in public life in the
West so far as I know, has ventured
far into the field of criticism of j
Schedule K. But the time has come j
i when plain speaking is necessary.
j l lie agnation in me r.aoi. m
ence to that scneuuie, nas ueeu u
vphement and persistent that it is
absolutely essential for the wool
growers , for their own protection, w
' analyze tne ,ake " P8 "
against all discrimination, and take
!;l sla,lu .wmuu
aule justice to an. wn....w.,
course, overlook the interests of the
manufacturer. These people must
be nrotected. because they have to
compete with 50 cents a day labor in
Germany, and 75 cents a day labor
in England. In this protection the
wool grower is vitally interested
The chief difficulty in the woolen
..o.ii.io iio in the fact that it is
DVIIU'.lv ...
based upon an incongruity. Nature
has put an insuperable obstacle in
the way of a just operation of the
present law. Some wool shrinks
80 per cent of each pound: leaving
only two-tenths of a clean pound;
some wool shrinks only 20 per cent,
leaving eight tenths of a clean
pound. No person buys wool for the
Continue on Page Eight.
Government's Contentions Had
j Been Negatived by Lower
1 Wa.-hipgton, Jan. G The final con-
test o' er :',e dissolution of the Amer
ican Tobacco corporations began to-
! liav befor,
i 1'uited Si;
'he supreme court, of the
Story of the Case.
i Washington, Jan. 6 The suit un
der the Sherman anti-trust law to rtis-
individual defendants headed by
James H. fluke.
The process of orgariz"t'o:; of (he
combination alleged to be unlawful
spread over many years, ft be;ati in
January, 1 x:xi. Then the fir.-f A-uer
lean Tobacco Compi.-jiy, was incur-
of the1", , . ..... .in,
oi tailing over tno Dusm ts o! five
iudop.-nd.-nt cig.-ron plants.
In 1 SfiVt. the Continental Tobacco
Cotn-iany was incorporated 'or the al-
I legcil iitii iKKf ot t.iKine ov. , -he nbtir
,,-,,,..,. , , ,, ,. , ... m.
.-".." ".n i. w, un- ,- int'iican io-
baeeo Company ami the l- 'sim ss of
five other Plug tobacco concerns.
In ttinu, the Anjerb -an uuflf Com
pany w; s incorporated f.r the illoired
purpose of faking over the snuff busi
ness of the American Tobacco Com
pany and of two or three independ
ent smt-f manufacturers. '
In tii.- American Cigar Com
pany was iiMorporatc-d for the al
leged purpose of taking over the
ck'ar business oi the American To
bacco Company ami an independent
manufacturer of cinars.
In the same year, the Consolidated
Tobacco Company was incorporated
for the alleged purpose of taking ov
er as a holding company in exchange
for its bonds substantial nil of the
stock of the American Tobacco Com
puny and the Continental Tobacco
In 100:1. the American Stogie Com
pany was incorporated for the alleged
t'. j.'pt i ot .. . 2.Y.. :r
business of the American Cigar Com
pany, the American Tobacco Com
pany, and the Continental Tobacco
; Company
in lfii2 entered into a contract with
a liritish company, the Imperial To
bacco Company, whereby the Ameri
can companies were limited in their
business to America and the Pritish
" l"'s- " wils aiiogea mar tne
j as """zed to take over the export
f s",Pfs f both hR ' and the
American companies.
Testimony was presented to prove
that the defendants produced 70 per
cent of the smoking tobacco made in
this country': per cent of the cigar
ettes: SI per cent of the plug and
twist tobacco; SI per cent of the fine
cut tobacco: S9 per cent of the little
cigars: 96 per cent of the snuff; 95
per cent of the licorice paste; 75 per
cent of the tin foil and most of the
i tobacco extracts, boxes and contain
Three of the four judges on the
circuit bench united in a decree. This
decree dismissed the petition as to
the Imperial Company and the British-American
Company, and the Unit
ed Cigar Stores Company, which was
claimed to be the retail branch of the
organization. This action formed one
of the grounds for appeal by the gov
ernment to the Supreme Court.
The decree adjudged the other de
fendants to be parties to an unlaw
ful combination, bur said nothing
about the monopolizing charges. This
failure furnished another ground for
by the government. The
American Tobacco Trust Company,
the American Snuff Company, the
Ani(.rj(..ln citjar company. P. Lor'illard
, company. R. J. Reynolds Tobacco
: r,m'lany, Blackwell's Durham Tobac-
( ,,0 company and the Conley Foil
i vU...,.rtu.v e,e aujuugeu , OIU
( suaies in a numoer oi specinea to-
j bacco corporations and enjoined them
: from acquiring the plants or business
j or voting the shares of and from ex-
ercising control over these subsidiary
companies. The government was dis
satisfied because the holding compa
nies were not enjoined from collect-
I ing dividends from the subsidiary1
companies. The defendants appealed
to the supreme court because the pe
tition of the government was not dis
missed in toto.
Fairbanks, Alaska, Jan. .6. The
Washington-Alaska bank, which has
$1,000,000 on deposit, suspended pay
ment last night, and V. W. Hawkins
was appointed receiver by the federal
court today.

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