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Speakers at Chandler Dinner
Say Proposal for Fusion Is
NEW, YORK. Jan. 16. Walter M.
Chandler," Congressman-elect of the
nineteenth district, and the only Pro
gressive Congressman elected in the
East, was honored at a dinner last n!ght
by the. Hudson Progressive Club at the
Hotel Marseilles, Broadway and 103d
Prominent Progressives from all narts
of the city were at the speakers table,
and all of them discussed with Interest
the Munsey suggestion of amalgamation
of the Progressives and Republicans.
The complete list of speakers included
Dennis P. Carey, president of the Hud
son Progressive Club, who acted as
toastmaster; John J. O'Connell, David
W. Armstrong, Jr.; Timothy L. wood
ruff, Balnbridge Colby. Walter M.
Chandler. Francis W. Bird, Andrew F.
Murray, William Halpln, Hugh Gordon
filler. Hamilton Fish. William Wirt
Mills. William A. Prendergast, and
Philip R. Dillon.
Mr. Colby, In referring to the amal
gamation suggestion, said the Progres
sive party wishes the support of the
large number of good citizens who are
Still members of the other parties and
who have not disengaged themselves
from the bonds of a. blind and unrea
sonable, party alliance.
Progressives Simplicity.
"The only amalgamation to which the
Progressive party can lend itself Is that
natural and unforced amalgamation of
men who see the same truth and pur
sue the same Ideals, he said. "The
only-'Jjoldlng company possible Is the
great nation-wide company of pro
gresslves who hold fast to the truth
and who will thereby draw Increasing
ly wio tneir ranks men who are Im
pressed and convinced by the party's
sincerity of Its genuine attachment to
me laeais wnich It professes.
"Is the Progressive party to endure?
We know it is, but let us put ourselves
for the moment in the posture of our
rivals and our critics'; The question is
constantly heard and hotly debated.
The boss-tinctured and regular Republi
cans think they have only to retire- a
few offensive leaders ana the prodigals
will return. They already proclaim a
general amnesty, with some hints as to
probation which will not bear heavily
upon the penitent.
Democrats Weak.
"The. Democratic party confesses it
self unable to grasp the motives or
fathora'the reasoning of the conscience
Democrats, and they were many, who
voted the Progressive ticket and re
duced the popular vote for Wilson to
its surprisingly low total.
"To the casual observer the fact
that the Progressives, after a cam
paign of only ninety days, with an im
provised organization, without repre
sentation on the boards of election, and
'despite a? compactly hostile press,"nev
erthelesftqast a total xgle, In excess of
4,0up,0Q0. would seem'to answer the ques
tion impressively In tle 'affirmative.",
. Francis W. Bird, chairman of 'the
New York 'county committee of the
Progressive party, said that the amal
.gamation that Mr, Munsev had In
.mind of the Progressives and the now
small body of progressive Republicans
Is sound, "but," he added. "It is going
on In the only way that It can go on
by the progressive Republicans coming
Into our ranks."
'Government Begins Taking Testimony in New York in Effort to
Prove Film Business Is in Absolute Control
of a Combine in Violation of the Law.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. Before Edward
Hacker of Philadelphia, sitting as a
special examiner by appointment of the
United States district court, the tak
ing; of testimony has been commenced
here in the Government's suit against
the so-called Motion Picture trust. The
purpose of the suit is to dissolve the
combination on the ground that its exls
ence Is in violation of the Sherman
anti-trust law.
The case is regarded by the Govern
ment as one of its most important anti
trust suits because it brings squarely to
issue the relation of the patent laws
to the Sherman statute. Ten prominent
motion picture concerns are accused of
combining to monopolize the business
through the Motion Picture Patents
Company, a corporation organized -for
the purpose of holding patents, and the
uenerai Film company.
Growth Has Been Marvelous.
The marvelous growth of the motion
picture business In the past decade and
the fact that no village Is too small to
have a picture show brings the matter
close to the hearts of the people. It Is
estimated that U sum greatly In excess
of $100,000,000 represents1 the aggregate of
Investments In the different branches of
the business, divided among the manu
facturers of the cameras. Alms and ex
hibiting machines, the rental exchanges
and the theater owners.
"The Motion Picture trust" made Its
appearance in 190S, at which time there
were ten manufacturers or Importers,
about 100 rental exchanges and 6,000 ex
hibitors. The keenest competition exist
ed at .that time. As a result the manu
facturers undertook to combine under
I the new scheme of patent control. The
Government charges that in pursuance
of this plan the Motion Picture Patents
Company was Incorporated In New Jer
sey, and to it the manufacturers assign
ed their patents., upder .provisions
guaranteeing the companies certain
royalties. ,
Then Price Went Up. !
From the patents company the.manu- l
facturers took back licenses, binding
themselves so that only licensed
films could be used and then only In
licensed machines. Royalties of $2 per
week were to be collected and no more
films were to be sold, but only leased.
Horrors! Yale Shocked
At Real "Turkey Trot"
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Jan. 16. Yale's
world-famous Elm trees shivered today,
not with cold, but with the shocking
remembrances of the spectacles attend
ant upon the "prom" just passed. The
faculty .also Is shivering and preparing
to prevent a recurrence of the cause
of the shivers, which was the fr!ht'
fully modern way In which the new
Prom girls "turkey trotted" all night
and until soon and then paraded across
the campus In their ball gowns, their
feet still twitching to the steps of the
prohibited xag-t!roe dance.
The faculty had forbidden the "trot."
but after midnight, when mo3t of lhe
sterner chaperons had gone, the young
folk disregarded the rule and the "trot"
and Its kindred dances were the only
ones danced from them on.
"It was most shocking," said one pro
fessor's wife, "and the faculty will
take action to prevent a repetition."
Union Pacific Plans
To Lease Big Road
NEW YQRK. Jan. It The latest re
port from an .-uthoritative source ir
New York, is that the Union Pacific
Railroad Company plans to take ovc."
the Central Pacific Jtallroau Company
by lease from the Southern Company,
and In this way meet the requirements
Imposed by th Supreme Court In its
decree ordering the dissolution of th-3
Union and Southern Pacific Stock
ownership control had previously beon
It is supposed the tranhfer of lhe
lease, if consummated, will Involve ilie
transfer of some of the J126.OM.0M
Southern Pacific stock now owned I y
the Union Pacific
The nllegation is made that under the
new plan the prices were gradually In
creased until at the present time the ex
hibitor pays more for the rental of a
film than he formerly paid to buy It
AH rental exchanges were required to
enter Into license agreements, with the
result that many were driven out of
business. The exhibitors were divided
among the different exchanges and each
exhibitor was required to obtain his en
tire supply of films from one exchange.
In 1910 the trust started out to mono
polize the rental exchange business and
organized the General Film Company,
which proceeded to acquire the business
or cancel the license of every rental ex
change In the United States except one.
It bought out fifty-seven exchanges, for
which It paid upward of .000,000 in cash
and notes, and nearly $8,000,000 more in
preferred stock. At the' same time the
patents company canceled the licenses
and thus drove out of business about
fifty exchanges, with the result that of
all the exchanges doing business when
the trust was organized four years ago,
only one, the Greater New York Film
Company, survives.
Controls Every Branch.
The patents company absolutely con
trols every branch of the business ac
cording to the Government's allegations
and if an exhibitor's license Is canceled
be cannot obtain pictures In the United
States. That is claimed to be one of the
most iniquitous features of the com
bination In its deadly grip on the
motion picture theaters. Its power en
ables It to open or close a theater in
any part of the country at will. The
charge Is made that In many of the
large cities certain houses enjoy the
favoritism of the "trust," because the
officers and members of the combine
have financial or other Interests In
them, and that In order that the favored
houses may enjoy the limit of profitable
business other houses that might Inter
fere with that business have been sum
marily forced to close their doors.
The trial of the Government's suit
against the "trust" is expected to ex
tend well into presiaent. wiison s Ad
ministration. After taking testimony
here Examiner Hacker will conduct
similar hearings in Chicago, Fhiladel
puia and several other cities. The de
fense, it is understood, will be based
whollv uoon the claim that the defend
ant companies are merely exercising
tne lawrui monopolies or ineir patent
Ambassador Holds Up Note to
See What Porte Will Do in
Balkan War Situation.
Schools Near Saloon
Condemned in Report
District public schools near saloons
and questionable neighborhoods are
shown on a map prepared by the
Housekeepers' Alliance, and the state
ment is made that "Drunkenness and
other sights not fit for their young
eyes," are witnessed by pupils In recess
.'The' man tvas drawn by Miss Georgia
Rdbertson and shown at -the meeting
of the Alliance at the home of Mrs.
Harvey W. Wiley yesterday.
A law prohibiting all expectoration at
the Center Market was advocated by
Mrs. Alice E. Whltaker. and Mrs. Flora
McD. Thompson read a paper In sup
port of a report by the Department of
Commerce and Labor on all industries
in which women are engaged.
Five Men Examined
For Lieutenancies
Five enlisted men presented them
selves at Ft. Myer yesterday for ex
amination for the position of second
lieutenant in the Infantry, artillery and
Similar examinations were held at all
army posts to fill a total of about fifty
The men examined yesterday were
Sergeant John N. Johnson. Ernest
" I Sadlacek, Alfred E. Sawken. Frank B.
Jordan and itay w. Baker, toward u.
Halbert, coast artillery. Is also being
examined by a board at Ft. Washing
ton for commission as second lieutenant
in the coast artillery corps.
Scientists to Meet.
The 463th regular meeting of the An
thropological Society of Washington
will take place next Tuesday afternoon
In the new building . of the National
Museum at 4:30 o'clock. An address will
be made by Dr. T. A. Williams on
"The Dream In the Lire of the Mind."
A meetlnc of the directors will be held
at 4 o'clock.
Ashurst Is Speaker
At K. of C. Meeting
"To he a true Knight of Columbus
means to be a patriotic citizen," as
serted Senator Henry F. Ashurst, of
Arizona, at the celebration of the four
teenth anniversary of Carroll Council,
No. 377, Knights of Columbus, held at
the Knights of Columbus Hall. Sen
ator Ashurst told of the man 'for whom
the, council Is named, 'Bishop John Car
roll, the founder of Georgetown Uni
versity. Grand Knight William J. JlcGee,
who presided, read a letter of regret
at his Inability to attend from 'Senator
O'Gorman of New York. The musical
program included a number of sons
by the vested choir boys of the Shrine
of the Sacred Heart, under the direc
tion of the Rev. F. J. Kelly.
Following the addresses and a buffet
supper, dancing was enjoyed. Many
members of Congress and their fam
ilies were in attendance.
LONDON, Jan. 16. The official note
that the airbasasdprs of the six great
powers will present to the porte today
or tomorrow will lntlmato In a diplo
matic way that the powers cannot Pre
vent the complete overthrow of Turkey,
If the proposals of the allies are not accepted.
' It was learned today that the note
now Is practically ready for delivery,
out the ambassadors were holding off to
await the action of the proposed grand
council of the empire at Constantinople.
Envoys Hold Back.
The peace envoys of the Balkan States
today announced that they would take
no further action until the porte's reply
to the note of the powers Is received.
This was taken as a hopeful sign. Tho
envoys acted not on their own Initiative,
but on instructions from their govern
ments, who were warned by the powers
not to act too hastily. The allies pro
posal to declare the armistice ended
simultaneously with the presentation of
the powers' note to Turkey would have
completely nullified any effect that the
note could have produced.
The delegates of the allies today dis
continued the formal conferences that
they had been holding among 'them
selves at the urgent request of the am.
Fears For Peace.
The German ambassador told Dr.
Daneff. the Bulgarian, that these meet
ings of the delegates at their hotels
gave rise to erroneous newspaper stories
that hurt the cause of peace Immeasur
ably. The ambassador rererred par
ticularly to the story carried by news
papers of Tuesday last, which said that
the allies had broken off all negotiations
and ended the armistice.
The outlook for an agreement between
Roumanla and Bulgaria was promising,
according to M. Jonescu, Roumanian
"The reports that Roumanla Is
mobilizing an army and is preparing to
invaae Bulgaria are untrue," ne said.
"The negotiations between Dr. Daneff
and me are proceeding most favorably,
and I am confident of an adjustment,"
Dartmouth Men Here
Invited to Banquet
Washington graduates of Dartmouth
College have received Invitations to the
annual almunl banquet to be held Fri
day of next week at the new Copley,
Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass. The 1911
class 'Is. trying .to have at least. 100 of
Its members at the banquet, -maklnjr the
affair hoth an alumni function and a
class reunion.
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the question of value and quality '.'Withouta doubfe"
There are coats here, in a" yeryc6mplete?rang'e of
sizes; at the following prices:'
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Mothers who value their o'n coiifort sod
the welfare of their children, should never
be without a box of Mother Gray'. Sweet
Powden for Children, for uie throughout the
teiuon. They Break up Cold. Relieve Fev
eriihnen. Constipation, Teething Disorders,
Headache and Stordach Troubles. Used by
Mothers for 2 years. THESE POWDERS
NEVER FAIU Bold by all Drug; Stores. 3c
Don't accept any substitute. Sample mailed
FREE. Address. A. S. Olmsted. Le Roy.
Lobster Palace Fire
Doesn't Worry Diners
NEW YOItK. Jan. 16. "We should
worry. Go upstairs and put It out."
In these noble words the after theater
"merryfmakers at Louis Martin's Broad
way Lobster Emporium shooed away
an annoying company of firemen who
came dashing up early today to extin
guish a blaze that threatened the upper
stories of the building-,
The orchestra continued blithely to
rattle off the latest ragtime numbers,
waiters hustled back and forth with
chafing dishes and trays of glasscj,
cabaret performers sang their merry
ditties and the firemen went up stairs
and "put lt out"
Pastor Russell
ml " -the flavor of griddle cakes
rVTT nalslng- Buckwheat. They're
SelMUal different from cakes made of
n tL-i ordinary buckwheat. Order
BHCkWieat a package of Miller's today.
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Mrs. Belmont Hurt.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. Mrs. August
Belmont, who was Eleanor Robson. the
actress. Is recovering today from pain
ful Injuries received yesterday when
her automobile was struck and crushed
by -a Madison avenue car. The car
was -practically demolished and Mrs.
Belmont bad to be assisted from the
wreckage and carried into a department
store, where medical attendance was
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January 19
3 P.M.
Top!c-"Tfce Troth Shall Make
Ton Free"
This remarkable scriptural cita
tion on the front of the Union Sta
tion will be used by Pastor Russell
for his third lecture text Sunday
afternoon. .
All are invited.
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Every woman should have both a saving account and a checking account
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Our officers will cheerfully give the time necessary for a full explana
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On savings we pay 1 interest, compounded every six months; also a
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