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Boson Drt Goods Smut So. Broadw«y 235-237-239 So. Hill St 234-244 Butterick Patterns and publications for February are here. Buy the new Fashion Book of advance Spring styles for 25c and you can have any pattern free. Subscriptions taken for the Delineator—sl a year. Misses' $20 to $35 Suits, Dresses and Coats $10 On Sale Tomorrow, Not Today One of our Broadway windows shows a few of the hundred or more suits, dresses and coats that are to be sold tomorrow at ten dollars — the final clean-up of winter garments, formerly priced $20, $25, $30 and $35. No "left-overs" in the collection—all correct in cut, cloth and color. Suits and one-piece dresses in 12 to 18-year sizes—from the shoe-top lengths for "Juniors" to the styles suitable for adult women who are not above the average stature. Also three-quarter and full-length coats of choice materials, richly lined and some of them fur trimmed. 12 to 18-year ( sizes. On sale tomorrow. (Main Floor, rear.) 50c Congress Playing Cards at 35c, or three packs for $1.00. STEEL COMBINE PAYS DIVIDENDS REGULAR AND EXTRA PROFITS ARE DISTRIBUTED 53,200,000 Taken from Reserve Fund for First Time in History of Trust to Cover Advanced Royalties [Associated Press] NEW YORK. Jan. 25.—1n accordance with popular expectation, directors of the ; United States Steel corporation announced today, after the close of the stock-market, that dividends on com mon shares of the corporation had re verted .to the original rate of 4 per cent annually. Directors today declared a "regular" dividend of 1 per cent and an extra dividend of three-quarters of 1 per cent. Dividends lor the previous quar ters have been: For the first quarter, one-half of 1 per cent; for the second, three-quarters of 1 per cent; for the third quarter, 1 per cent, and today's, 1% per cent. Although an extra dividend had long been rumored in the market the be havior of the common shares today, and more particularly toward the close, In no way bore out the facts. Outcome in Doubt According to the best information obtainable there was a division of opinion among the directors, and the outcome was probably in doubt up to the time of the meeting. Rumor credits the Morgan faction in the board with having favored an extra dividend, but Chairman Gary said ac tion had been unanimous. The regular quarterly dividend of 1% per cent was declared on the pre ferred shares. For the first time in reports of th© corporation there appeared an item of $3,200,000 to be taken from the reserve fund "to cover advanced mining roy alties." Total earnings for 1909 amounted to $131,479,975. The record year of the corporation was 1907, with earnings of $160,964,673. Since its organization in April, 1901, the corporation has earned $1,071,720, --945. LOTTA FAUST, POPULAR COMEDY ACTRESS, DIES Former Star of "The Girl Behind the Counter" Succumbs to Pneumonia (Special to The Herald.] NEW YORK, Jan. 25.—Lotta Faust, one of Broadway's favorite comedy actresses, died at Dr. Bull's sanitarium today of pneumonia, which she con tracted soon after undergoing an operation. \'t^s Faust began her stage career in 1897 and had advanced rapidly. Two years ago she starred in Lew Field's play, "Tho Girl Behind the Counter." Two we«ks ago she became ill and went to the fcaiiitarium for treatment. MRS. GOULD MUST PAY BILL NKW YORK, Jan. 25.—Mrs. Kath erino C'lenimons Qould will have to pay J3165 for the furs and millinery she purchased from one firm, although she claimed the purchases were marie be the separation and that Could should pay the bill. A jury today found a verdict against Mr«. Qould for tho entire amount claimed with interest. Mrs. Gould re i elves $30,000 alimony a year from How ard Uuuld. ORDERS ALASKAN LOBBYIST ROUTED DELEGATE TO CONGRESS DE NOUNCES OFFICER Army Major Causes Lawmaker Much Worry, and Latter Asks Dick. inson to Get Rid of Him [Associated Press] WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 25.— James Wiekorsham, Alaskan delegate to congress, has demanded of Secre tary Dirkinson of the war department that he order out of Washington buck to Alaska or to military duty MaJ. W. P. Richardson, chairman of tho Alaska road commission. Wickersham charges Richardson with exercising too much influence on con gressional committees. The demand bears the date of Jan uary 'JO, but it became public only to night. When the Alaskan legislative council bill was before tho senate committee on territories Delegate Wickersham charged that Major Richardson was In Washington claiming to be the adviser of the administration on all matters relating to Alaska; that ho was in fact lobbying In behalf of special Interests, mentioning among others tho Guggen heim interests. Delegato Wickersham also charged that Richardson was endeavoring to perpetuate himself as chairman of the road commission, and at the same time legislate himself into the office of com missioner of the interior, an office cre ated by the Alaska legislative council bill, at a salary of $7500 a year. Threatened Him In his letter to the secretary of war Mr. Wickersham says he was met by Major Richardson as he came from, the committee room and in an angry tone was threatened by the army of ficer for what he had said to the com mittee. Speaking of the encounter Mr. Wick ersham says: "He said that only his position as an officer in the army and my position as a delegate in congress protected ma, I shall perform my duty as delegate from Alaska without fear of assault from Major Richardßon, but I m*st earnestly protest against being threat ened in the capitol by an officer in tho army for daring to perform such duty. "It Is bad enough to have him lob bying around the corridors in an effort to impuse himself as a part of a mil itary legislature on a helpless and law abiding American community in tlmo of peace to increase his own salary and evade his duties in tho army, without having him threatening tho representa tive of those people for performing his congressional duties, and I protest against his violence anA his insolence." Mr. Wickersham charged that the passage of the legislative council bill would, in effect, create a military leg islature in Alaska, since no part of Its membership would be elected by tho people. He also charges that Major Richard son is lobbying in favor of other leg islation to which Mr. Wickersham says he is opposed as being Inimical to the people of Alaska. LIBEL SUIT BEGUN NEW YORK, Jan. 25.—Trial of the Panama libel suits brought by the government against the Press Pub lishing company, publishers of the New York World, was begun In earnest today in the United States circuit court. The jury was completed this afternoon. Expectation that some of the prominent parson* named in the suit would appear during the day served to attract a crowd to the court room. Don't ilmplj ullow It to <ll»—th«t plan ot jronri. Find r llttU capital through tiv.rtl*. Inf. LOS ANGELES HERALD: WEDNESDAY MORNING, JAM ARV 211. 1910. OFFERS ROYALTY TO GOVERNMENT fOR COAL LAND SENATE COMMITTEE GETS NOVEL PROPOSITION ALASKA MAGNATE HAS PLAN TO UPSET CALCULATIONS Political Bomb Hurled on Eve of Bal. linger.Pinchot Investigation. Scheme Indorsed by Officials [Associated rressj WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.-A new far tor appeared today to add Intensity to the already sufficiently exotted situa tion over the Alaska coal lands, on the eve of tho beginning of the Ballinger- Pinchot investigation. John E. Ballaine of Seattle, said in be the largest individual property owner in Alaska, made a proposition in writing to the senate committtee on territories, of which Senator Beveridge of Indiana Is chairman, offering to government a royalty of BO .'tuts a ton on coal mined for the lease of 5000 acre? of some of the choicest coal lands in Alaska, in the Katalla and Matanuska districts. Such a tonnage royalty would net to the government, Mr. Ballaine claims, as high as $2,000,000 per 100 acres. This proposal contemplates a radical departure from past practices in the government's disposal of the Alnska coal lands, and it comes avowedly to do battle with another proposition em bodied in a bill that has been pre pared, but not introduced, designed to permit the sale or lease of such lands at a rate of $10 per acre. Plan Indorsed It is said that general features of the plan have the approval of officials high in the administration and of In fluential members of both houses of congress, including sortie of the prom inent insurgents and Delegate Wicker sham of Alaska. Mr. Ballaine, in hi« letter to Senator Povevidge, offers to enter into a bond of $1,000,000 with the government for the performance of his part of the agreement he proposes, and ho makes the charge thut "other interests" have now at work in Washington a. lobby "headed by a former United States senator" in support of the bill referred to above, under whose provisions he declare* the government would extend unconditional guarantee to a railroad cr railroads which these interests pur pose to build in Alaska and would vir tually donate to them at $10 per aero one or more tracts of 5000 acres each to lie selected by them. Mr. Ballaine asks congress to author ize the head of a department.to bo des ignated in the legislation to rtiter into a lense with a coal company to be or ganized by him for 5000 acres of Ma tunuska coal land under all provisions for regulation and against monopolis tic control of prices as stipulated in the bill recently Introduced by Sen ator Nelson In conformity with rec ommendations of Secretary Ballnger's annual report. Ballinger's Opinion Tliis coal company would pay the United States and Alaska a royalty of 60 cents a ton for the coal us mined. Mr. Ballaine nays tiiat veins averag ing a total thickness of twenty feet would yield, according to standard measurements, more than 100,w0,000 tons from the 6000 acres, makinpr a royalty of $50,000,000 for this compara tively small area. He asks the government to provide as a condition on its part that no other coal land in Alaska shall be leated on payment of a smaller royalty, und also to agree that at least half the gov ernment supply of coal shall be ob tained from this company, or from a naval coaling reserve which the gov ernment may establish and operate in the Matanuska district, shipping; the product to Seward at rates to be iix>■■! by the interstate commerce commis sion, over a. railroad, plans for the construction of which he outlined. This railroad, approximately 1000 miles in all, is proposed to run from the Pacific coast at rieward, through the interior valleys to the more strat egic points on navigable rivers. Bo much as may be needed from the payment of the royalty on the 5000 acres, the Ballaine proposal stipulates, is to constitute a fund for the guar antee for the payment of interest on bonds of the railroad company, which Mr. Ballaine agrees shall be organ ized upon lines approved by the head of a department to be designated by congress. To Reimburse Fund Should any of the guarantee fund fro^n the royalty on coal be required in Its early stages to pay the interest on the bonds of the railroad the fund is to be reimbursed out of subsequent earnings of tho road. Mr. Baliaine alleges that Canadian interests which owned a majority of a partially completed railroad from Seward recently put it through a fore closure reorganization on a plan that wiped out all American investments in the road, while protecting all Canadian investments. He further charges that the lobby, Which he describes ns asking for an outright guarantee of interest on bondl and tho donation of iiOOO acres of coal land as a virtual gift, is working in the interest of these Canadians, but in conjunction with a group of American capitalists who are, he declares, at tempting by the same bill to get con trol of the Katalla coal in another part of Alaska.' Mr. Ballalne then quoted the United States geological survey, as stating in one of its recent reports that there are 16,000,000,000 tons of coul in sight in the known coal areas of Alaska, and prob ably at least as much again in regions yet unexplored, and he pointed out that the leasing of these areas on a royalty basis such as he was offering for an area of only 5000 acres would ultimately bring to the government a net revenue from that source exceed ing $8,000,000,000. CUNNINGHAM SAYS ROYALTY OFFERED WILL KILL PROFITS Clarence Cunningham, whose claims to largo tracts of Alaska coal lands have been largely responsible for the Balllngrer-Pinchot controversy, ex pressed the opinion last night that John K. Ballalno would not find It easy to make mining coal profitable In Alaska if he had to pay the govern ment 50 cents a ton royalty, as ho proposes, according to dispatches from Washington. Mr. Cunningham Is now at Ocean Park, a seaside .suburb, with his lam lly. Ha showed keen interest in the offer of Mr. Ballalne, who, he said, was the builder of the Alaska Central railroad and financially responsible. The coat lands sought by Mr, lial i lalne were the cream of the Alaskan coal Holds, ho said, but tho govern ment would have to finance a thousand miles of, railway to carry the coal to tide water before there would be any money In the proposition. Mr. Cunningham added that up to this time he had not been requested to give testimony in the BliUlng«r- Pinchut Investigation and -that unless he was summoned he would not ap pear in Washington. PASSES MINES BUREAU BILL WASHINGTOX. .Tin. 25.—The hoUM passed a bill today to create ■ limi-.'.hi of mines in the department of the in terior The measure will not so into effect before July, 1910. It directs tha secretary of the interior "to foster, promoto and develop Billing indus tries of the United States, and to in vestigate methods of ininins and pos sible improvements for carrying- on mining operations. 1' TAFT WILL NOT ATTACK TRUSTS DENIES HE PLANS CRUSADE ON INDUSTRIES James J. Hill Has Private Talk with Chief Executive and Reports "Everything O. K."—Presi 'dent Issues Statement [Associated Press] WASHINGTON, .Tun. 2.",.—rtvsldi lit Taft made public today the following statement as to the reports that the administration is planning a cm against unlawful combinations of cap ital: "No statement was issued either from the attorney general's office or the White House, Indicating that the -pur pose of the administration with refer ence to prosecutions under the anti trust law is other than as set forth in the message of the president of Jan uary 7, X9lO. "Sensational statements as if there was to be a new departure ami an in discriminate prosecution of Important industries have no foundation. The purpose of the administration ts ex actly as already stated Ifl the presi dent's message." This statement was Issued after tlift president had talked «Hh James J. Hill and had received Information that prices were crumbling in New York under the various reports printed yes terday and today. There was no State ment from the White House except the foregoing. Mr, Hill, on leaving the White House, said he did not pretend to represent or speak for the president in anything he said, bui that he was bum the presi dent would not attack corporations themselves, but only the sins of the nations. If the corporations Were violating the laws of the country he supposed they would be brought to book. What He Said In his special message on interstate commerce and anti-trust laws President Taft, in connection with a recommen dation for a federal corporation act, said: "It is the duty and purpose of the executive to direct an investigation by the department of justice through the grand Jury or otherwise, into the his tory, organization and purposes of all the industrial companies with respect to which there is any reasonable ground for suspicion that they have been or jr.inized for a purpose and are conduct ing business on a plan which is in vio lation of the anti-trust law. "The work is heavy, but it is not be yond the power of the department of I justice, if sufficient funds are fur nished, to carry on the investigations and then pay counsel engaged in the work. "But such nn Investigation and pos sible prosecution of corporations whose prosperity or destruction affects the comfort not only of stockholders but of millions of wage earners, employes and associated tradesmen must neces sarily tend to disturb the confidence of the business community, to dry up the now flowing sources of capital from its place Of hoarding and produce a halt In our present prosperity that will cause suffering and strained circum stances among the innocent many for the faults of the guilty few. "The question I wish in this message to bring clearly to the consideration and discussion "f congress is whether in order to avoid such a possible busi ness danger something connot be done by which the business combinations may be Offered a means, without great financial disturbance, of changing the character, organization and extent of their business into one within the lines of the law under federal control aml supervision, securing compliance witli the anti-trust statutes." GARFIELD OPPOSED TO BALLINGER'S BILL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF LANDS WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.—Former Secretary of the Interior Qarfleld ap peared before the senate committee on public lands today and opposed the biU submitted by Secretary Ballinger au thorizing the secretary to withdraw public lands from settlement pending recommendation to congress for legis lation in reference to them. He declared that as the president had authority to withdraw public lands believed to contain valuable tim ber on minerals or to bo valuable for the development of power, there VII no good reason for extending the right to the secretary of the Interior. No conclusions were reached ,and the bill will be taken up again to morrow. A brief, bearing directly upon ques tions Involved in the bill under con sideration, was presented to the com mittee by Chairman Nelson. The conclusions reached follow: "The power of the president to re serve public lands from sales and en tries rests | upon ' various statutes, upon numerous decisions of the courts and upon long-established and long recognized usage. "The pre-emption act of 1830 provided that the privilege of pre-emption should not extend to any land "which la reserved from sale by act of con gress, or by order of the president." This clearly gives the president the power, on his own motion, to make the reservation and leaves it in his dis cretion to exercise tho power, and the power may be exercised through an executive department/ A number of decisions -were cited by Mr. Nelson to show that courts are agreed upon the point he makes. TO REIMBURSE POSTMASTER WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—The house committee on claims has arranged a hearing for February 2 on the bill to, reimburse Postmaster Aiken of St. Louis for $61,000 stolen from the sub treasury at si. Louis while he was In charge of that institution, Mr. Aiken was a former Republican committee man. SCATHES PATTEN AS WICKED LIAR CONGRESSMAN DEFENDS IMMI GRATION BODY DECLARES MACON WAS MOUTH. PIECE OF ANANIAS Representatives from New York and Arkansas Indulge in Spirited Word Battle Involving In. tegrity of Informant t Associated Press] WASHINGTON, Jan. Declaring that James A. Patten, secretary of the Immigration Restriction league, had told a "wicked, cruel, deliberate and malicious lie," when he gave Represen tative Macon of Arkansas information upon which the latter based his speech of yesterday, Representative Bennett made a vigorous defense of the immi gration commission in the house today. "Statements of the gentleman from Arkansas require an instant, full and complete retraction," shouted Mr. Ben nett after ho had explained in detail the work of the commission, its trip abroad in 1307, which Mr. Macon had termed a "junket," and the results it had accomplished. Mr. Macon met Mr. Bennett's de mands with a sharp reply. "I am not going to accept what the gentleman from New York has said to this houso as gospel," exclaimed Mr. Macon. "it is a question of veracity, and one of these gentlemen has as much credence on the part of the house as the other, until one or the other shows himself to be a liar and the other shows himself to be a saintand the gentleman from New York is not a saint." Admits Patten Told Him Mr. Macon admitted Mr. Patten was his informant. Mr. Macon explained that Mr. Patten was a son-in-law of a deceased member of the commission, and was' in a position to know. "I am not hero to take back any part of my statement, that the trip abroad was. a junket, as I understand a Jun ket," exclaimed Mr. Macon. . . • Thus the incident was closed without Mr. Macon having receded from his position, but not until after Mr. Mann of Illinois had refused to consent to Mr. Macon's request for permission to revise his remarks in the Record. Mr. Macon explained that he merely wanted to correct "the bad English," but Mr. Mann retorted that it was un necessary to obtain consent for that, and that both parties to the contro versy would have to go on record for what they had said. $1, was thought for a time that Mann's statement Indicated that Mr. Macon might be called to account by the rules committee for using unpar liamentary language toward a fellow member of the house,' but it soon de veloped that there was no such inten tion. It was arrued that Mr. Macon had not called Mr. Bennett a liar, as some members had construed his re marks. \ Denies Charges Mr. Bennett made a general denial of charges voiced by Mr. Macon, and asserted that the member from Ar kansas had made them without taking the trouble to ascertain of they were true. He said the commission had spent oully $13,000 of the people's money on their trip of investigation abroad, but had gone down into their own pockets for more than that amount rather than charge to their expense accounts all that they had spent. In the four months the commission was in Europe, he said, he had little time to devote to sightseeing. 'I went through Rome without seeing St. Peter's or the Apian Way," de clared Mr. Bennett, and added that he had made only two flying trips to Paris, and in each Instance had left by the next train. When Mr. Bennett ascertained that William R. Wheeler had given up a. $1(U JO position to accept one for $7500 with the commission Mr. Macon in credulously interrupted to say that if he had done that he would regard him self as either a knave or a fool." "I have no objection to the gentle man's characterization of himself," was Mr. Bennett's retort courteous. Mr. Bennett said the immigration commission had accomplished much good since it was created. having broken up the "white slave traffic," taken steps to exclude alien' criminals, and greatly improved steerage condi tions on immigrant ships. WANT UNCLE SAM'S STAR GAZERS ON REAL BASIS WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—Broaden ing the work of the naval observatory s.i us to permit that Institution to furnish to the world discoveries "that a great astroimmer using such a plant would be likely to make," fs provided in a bill introduced today by Repre sentative Dawson of lowa. The bill, whirb embodies views ex presaed by President Taft in his message to congress, proposes to establish the observatory, which has grown up from scattered appropria tion! for the navy, and restricts the superintendence of the observatory to "an astronomer of high professional standing," to be appointed from civil life at a salary of $13000 a year. Superintendents have been naval officers. TO END JOY RIDING NEW YORK, Jan. 2!",.—With a view to ending municipal joy riding, the new administration in Brooklyn will have the coat of arms of Brooklyn painted on the front and rear of each city owned automobile, as well as the name of the department using the machine. DISHMAN MAY BE MADE ASSISTANT POSTMASTER, IS PERSISTENT RUMOR Rumors that former Chief of Police lJMimun, whose position was declared vacant by the police commission, was to receive the appointment of assistant postmaster of Los Angeles were, beard on all sides lust night. While they were not verified from authoritative Nources, friend-, of tile de|M)t»ed chief declined to either affirm or deny them. .Mr. IHhhimiu refused to bo inter viewed cm the subject, and William 11. Harrison, who Is to :be . postmaster, ■totes' he could make no announcement <>r Ml iiiipolntnirnt of an aanlslmil un -1)1 his own |ni-ltloii liatl lieen officially :*nMirt'il. AMUSEMENTS BT7T A<2O/*^ AT'TJ'I? ' Hela*tro-Ilin<'kn-oo«l Co.. Propri. and Mgrs. Ii«LfIOWU ltlr-flir-R ■ UATINESEB TOMORROW, Saturday. Sunday THIS IS THE LAST WEEK or THIS 810 SENSATIONAL SUCCESS. LEWIS S. STONE nnd the BeU»eo theater company present for the first time any whero PORTER EMERSON BROWN'S Immensely aureessful new play, ' THE SPENDTHRIFT Only nine more performances of this great play jrematn. DON'T watch find wait. T|ils is positively the last week and don't miss what In tho reigning success of the season. GET TOUR SEATS FOR "THE SrENDTIIIUFT" NOW. Regular Belasco prices. NEXT WEEK'S GREATEST ATTRACTION Commencing next Monday night LEWIS S. STONE and the Belasco theater company will glvo for the first time by a stock company anywhere George nroadhurst's great est play. » "THE MAN OF THE HOUR." Seats for "THE MAN OF THE HOUR" are now on sale at the regular Belasco prices. GT?AMT"> r»CE"T>A tIOTTCT? MATINEES Saturday and Sunday. KANL) OPERA HUUbK Phones—Main 1917; Home A 1967. SECOND -AND LAST CROWDEU WEEK OF THIS MUSICAL TRIUMPH. / rrrpxptpTQ anil his superb company present 1X)^«J1~«J tV »* a M Henry W. Savage's Original production Woodland HARTMAN of the famous musical forest fantasy, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Next Week—Ferris Hartman In "THE WIZARD OF THE NILE." Seats now on sale. ff\%A/*S*.t\%**V\. O Matinee Erery nay. \^jOf^JoB\!^jd^w|«^>sLr' Both l>ho«—l4M- The Orphcum Road Show ; Alice Lloyd • Ida O'Day & Co. Famous London Comedienne. __-^___^__ "A Bit of Old Chelsea." The nit *- ....... Matinee "™"°™- Horseback. The McNaUghtOnS Matin<«P The Singer on Horseback. English Eccentr.es. lyiatince Ni ht in a Monk Brothers Permane Today Music Hall • »N1,M1n,.1.. Making Love/- | lUUa>' | p^fd by Maud Roch«. Hyman Meyer \ Melville & Higgins The Man at the Piano. "Just a Little Fun." ORPIIEUM MOTION PICTURES. Nights— loc. 25c, 50c, :sc. Matinees Dally—loc, 25c, BOc. MOROSCQ'S BURBANK THEATER £™L**,??S£S!2: ALL WEEK—MATINEE SATURDAY. - Winston Churchill's superb war-time play, • THE CRISIS "BEST STOCK COMPANY AND BEST PLAYS IN AMERICA." REGULAR BURBANK PRICES— Mo. 85c, tOa. MATINEES, 25c. GALLERY, lOC. Next Week—"ALL ON ACCOUNT OF ELIZA." HAM3URGER'S MAJESTIC THEATER outer morosco, Broadway near Ninth. Phones: Main 7005; F1133. ALL WEEK—.MATINEE MATINEE SATURDAY. CHARLES B. HANFORD In a modern comedy by George H. Hroadhurst and C. T. Dazey. THE AMERICAN LORD PRICES—2Sc, 50c, 7r.c, 11. A few front rows »1.80- MATINEE TODAY, 250 to 7i>R Saturday matinee. :;c to }1. Next —"THE VIRGINIAN." THE AUDITORIUM ~^MKT f? E- BEm^!J: FIVE EVENTS—NIGHTS, FEB. 2, 3, 4, 5. MATINEE FEB. 5. mTTiS T< rT'DIV/rT?CC' INTRODUCING over THE KIRMESS sj"""^ Benefit of Assistance League and- Los Angeles Orphan*' Home SEASON SEAT SALE SINGLE SEAT BALI THURSDAY AT AT BARTLETT'S MUSIC CO. -' AUDITORIUM MASON OPERA HOUSE IZIKI^S . TONIGHT AND ALL MATTNBE SATURDAY—Direction of Mrs. Leslie Carter Co. (Inc.) MRS. LESLIE CARTER S?£lJ£F Vasta Hcrne MRS. LESLIE CARTER as VASTA HERNB. Her new play of morals and emotions, by Edward Peplo. author of "The Prince Chap," "The Play That's Different." l'rlccs 60<- to %S. SEATS NOW ON SALE. —William H. Crane In "FATHER AND THE HOYS," Seat Sale Tomorrow. T" D<s ANll wl« i f-. IrikATH'K SPRING .ST. MATINEE TODAY. LOS AlNiLji- r i fc.A i'H,R spring .ST. s MATINEE TODAY, v^o fliMur.^ca i naauiK mkau 4Tit. s shows nightly. X-J Bohemian Sextet. I I Malvern Troupe. „,, _. , r\ I PI I Cotton & Long. Nellie Hurt. . I ' PIITIOrP iV 100 Josephine Oassman ana her The Laugh-O-Scope. |«" CIIIIWI «. %X LCC | rlkanlnnleg . ~ POTULAB prices— lor. goc and aoc. OLYMPIC THEATER Opposite Bnrbank Theater. uimriv innfuoa Phones— Main 121. ALI'HIN-FAHGO musical OPT? TO PAT AT IMA COMEDY CO. present \JP C I\J 1/\LvllN/\ A real pleasure trip, by Charles Alphln. Ten big ringing and dancing numbers. 10c, 20c and 25c. Next Week—"A HAY IN VENICE." UNIONIST PARTY CONTINUES GAIN CONSERVATIVES AGAIN WIN AT ELECTIONS Status of Factions Gives Laborites and Nationalists Chance to Com. promise with Powers in Parliament [Associated Press] LONDON, Jan. 25.—Five hundred and sixty members of the new parlia ment have been elected. They are dis tributed as follows: Unionists Liberals 213, Laborito3 37, Nationalists 72. The announcement of Unionist sains continues with unbroken regularity. Out of thirty-three results declared today the Unionists had nine gains, of Which one was in Scotland, and one in Ireland. Against these the Liberals were able to get only two gains, In Scotland. Among the prominent members elected today were the Rt. Hon. Aus ten Chamberlain, who won for the Unionists in Worcestershire east, and Sir A. F. Acland-Hood, chief Union ist whip, who retained his seat for the west division of Somersetshire. Among the Losers Among those defeated were Sir C. D. Kose m tho eastern division of Cambridgeshire, and F. H. Newman, newspaper proprietor, who previously held the seat lor the northern or Bas »elaw division of Nottinghamshire for the Liberals. The elections will continue through out the week, but chances of the Unionists obtaining a majority or of the Liberals getting enough seats to render them independent of the Labor- Ites and Nationalists have disap peared, and it becomes 1 a most inter esting question as to how the Liberal government Is going to meet the dlf llcull. task before It. The air is full of suggestions of compromise, but nothing is likely to be decided until the prime minister calls a meeting of the cabinet next week for a preliminary discussion of the terms of the royal speech for the opening of the new parliament. Various measures are expected to be promised In the king's speech, In cluding Welsh disestablishment, unem ployment Insurance as recently de tailed by Winston Spencer Churchill and the veto of the house of lords. Tho veto question will bo tho first to bo taken up after the address in reply to tho king's speech is dis posed of. The king will open parliament with full state ceremony on February 15. Queen Alexandra will accompany him. Asquith's Idea According to a rumor from a re liable source, Premier Asqulth's pres ent idea is to propose that the house of lords be deprived of the power of vetoing finance bills, but it is prac tically certain that such a restricted measure will not natisfy the National ists, to sny nothing of tho .Radicals, and unless the government proposes to limit the lords' veto on all legisla tion It is exceedingly likely that there will be a split in the Liberal ranks. Chancellor Lloyd-George, speaking TAFT'S ATTITUDE CAUSE OF PANIC STOCK FXCHANGE JARRED BY VIOLENT BREAK Rush of Liquidation Due to Excessive Speculation Attributed by Wall Street to Anxiety as to President [Associated Press] NEW YORK, Jan. 25.—Stocks brok« from 3 to 7 points this afternoon in ■evefft] of tho most active Issues with a violence not often exceeded on the exchange except in periods of absolute demoralization. Early sales were in enormous volume and Hooded the market from every quarter. Some of tho severest losses were In Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Head ing, Amalgamated Copper, United States Steel and Consolidated Gas. The announcement of an extra divi dend on steel common was nnt made until after the close of the market and did not affect the behavior of steel for the day. This rush of liquidation was gener ally conceded to be speculative, and Wall street, in explanation, professed acute anxiety over the attitude of Pres ident Taft toward corporations in gen eral, both good and "bad." There was a momentary lull and -i following rally after the issuance of a statemont from the White House ex postulating against the sensational In tentions attributed to the government. But at least the weakness of the mar ket again became acuto and closing prices wero near the lowest. At the samo time the banks were ex ercising a rigid discrimination against some stocks, held as collateral for loans, wiiich have come under suspicion of manipulation. The criticism that purely fictitious prices liavo in some instances been established by market pouls and the un savory prominence of the Hocking Coal episode, following close upon the scan dal of Rock Island, have made bankers sensitive. Stocks thus discriminated against were severe sufferers. Prices of wheat, corn, cotton, oats and pork declined at the same time witu stocks. Total sales for the day reached the unusual figures of 1,617,821 shares, I v gainst 083,786 a year ago. at Stourbridge tonight, seemed to have some ?/iotlon of this kind in mind. Ha said that the election had been won by a bold, strong policy and if the Liberal leaders now listened to coun sels of timidity and faLut-heartertnesfi the democracy would be disgusted ami would abandon them. Sir Edward Orey, foreign secretary, nt Hexham said the Unionists ex pected the government's majority tt> bo depondent upon the Irish vote, but the situation was rather that the tariff reform party would be depen dent on the Irish vote for the ohanca of turning the government out. Free trade, he declared, was safe. Tho sit uation might offer opportunity for po litical wreckers. It called for states manship and the government would continue to steer tho ship of stata with a steady hand and on a wiaa course.