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e the 8111 S suits TO MEASURE" Bird sO Save 25c; Get The Herld Coupon to Se 6EffiHktjsr J& Jr National Monetary Commis- ' WJfJhs. j?ttP7 son aters Statistics of m6 i Wfilfe-K im ' How We Pay Our BiHs. MB MW Pm ahemmbSof ' M A iM(Ml ! f DANGER Iff IT 1W 'I VM ft V teH' WSBi K y&IIKl IWVk Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. The tre- 1 ; Vra Wl V: yIIc&J ' Vf iT ll 1XSNM1 111 V mendous extent to which checks and I ill iuw V: "A4g J I. r rflwk !S$ IPi V other "credit instruments" take the 1 I II II Vu 1 "tiS23 I y 'mmyR lG?e'' place of cash in the ordinary business of 1 If- MI 1 ''lUi A H 7 VwW wp I this country and tne financial questions 1 jl v lit v : ' i yjf.' M Y Jfs4a Xm&I kffl ffi and Problems growing out of the phe- I l - If ft W I ' $ jf&rtSil vKI I& y7 nomenon ar discussed interesting I l! it villllilll M 'SUl MWhml ffl m W SZ fashion in the latest of the monographs 1 l 'ljfi I' Jss' R MulMMmJi r iff lwl Jr y y . of tne national montary commission, to I I 1 vl If xS & ffi J ir U 1 'WfiiXiiKmlrsA i li II via? & sued in a da-y or vo- Tuis n- 1 I s llli!l a' 4 f 'Iu7 7' fpjBfffr' ' ?Ts graph was prepared for the commission I Vv l II Vft 'WWiu If flD kWIW by Dr. David Kinley, of the university of 1 I Sv ' 14 ''(lLw ' U&'- IrlUBSSnf !5$' ijf.'ff$ Illinois, and appears under the title. "The 1 JlJsapfM fJHf Jl ilfw ' WB4- t n vwH w WI Iilwl WL. I ff -x m m -m m m m uiiw ? it in -it i un mm tmi i . i mfw ara ivbb i -h i f 1 :f : Hi 1 It I ! I P 5 Irft & U of exchanges settled without the direct ilt m mr r sn m m -;i i: U, I HI I I a. ? - ' JjrsJ 1 I The Best Suit Value of i tffh 'M jF sT fy ffo S tf sf $ZD.UU DUttS lif.ifU I j IS i H Spring TTTiiey are spring suits correct in style. They come in all colors in plain shades, mannish mixtures and the new jU striped patterns.. , They are made of handsome, durable ma terials serges, English worsteds, panamas and every other light weight woolen you could name, and some that you couldn't. As to styles there are belted effects and plain tailored effects and everything that the new season has produced. OThis is, as you guessed, a special lot of suits. In the first place, they're unusually good values for $25.00. In the -U second place, we want to establish in El Paso a reputation for having the best suits at a nominal price just as we now hold the reputation of showing the handsomest suits to be seen in El Paso. jrrr Don't miss this suit opportunity. The lot is not particularly B large, though the size range is complete. Come Monday and JJ get a suit that will thoroughly satisfy you in fit, quality and style. - Suits That Axe Worth Every Cent of $25.00; Priced Beginning Monday $19.90 BIBH jM l Boil JMfflflBB MgMJtimgBaB?aL.tU--xaCiaMnj!sj & IPi W wWltfWWPiPK1 , . . . ; 7 : T. M. C. A. JfOTES. " Success is promised for the South westeAi Athletic bScsKetball meet March 18 and 19. The Socorro School of Mines end the A. and 3L college are recent additions to the federation, makiag a total of seven institutions represented- The A. and M. team has arrived for the contest with the "Y" team at th association tonight. The north and south dormitories will contes as a curtain raiser, and L-uis M. Rahaln, the Turk jit man, will demonstrate with the assistance of "William Gouch, a Y. 21. man, all as a special feature. The Y. 51- team has defeated the college boys, but since the school has beaten the high school, and since the high school has defeated the association it appears that Jhere is a snake in tht AND FBESH FIELD, GAElfeN AND FLOWER SEEDS CALL ON OR WRITE TO I O. 0. SEETOf & SON, THIRD AND CHIHUAHUA STREETS DEALERS IN HAY, GrBAIN, FLOIJB AND FEED grass somewhere. The entertainment is called for 8 oclock. The gymnasium tonight will have some new seats around the ground floor arranged in ''circus style. Seating ca pacity will be increased to a full 1000 . ! ! .. -. ! -. ? ? " : SHOOTS MAS WHO WEDDED ANOTHER "Winnipeg, 'Can., Feb. 19. Claiming that Fred Carroll had broken his promise to marry her, Miss Lottie McCuller shot and fatally wounded him last night at his home. Young Car roll is a son of a member of par liament for South Brandon. He had recently married Miss Shark, of Southern Manitoba. Miss McCuller is in jail and says she does not care if she Is hanged. Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. The tre mendous extent to which checks and other "credit instrumeats" take the place of cash in the ordinary business of this country, and the financial questions and problems growing out of the phe nomenon atA discussed Interesting fashion in the latest of the monographs of the national montary commission, to be issued in a day or two. This mono graph was prepared for the commission by Dr. David Kinley, of the university of Illinois, and appears under the title. "The use or credit instruments in payments in the United States." v'The fact that the use of checks against deposits renders unnecessary a large amount of money, or currency," says the author at the outset, "attracted attention early in the his:ory of deposit banking, and efforts have ueen made from time to time to determine the pro portion of money, or currency, replaced with checks and credit documents of similar character." He describes the pur pose of his inquiry as having been two fold: First, "to find a nasi3 for esti mating the proportion of business done by means of credit paper, or the volume of exchanges settled without the direct use of money or currency In other vords, the volume of money wnlch credit -struments enable the country to dis ease with, and, therefore, indirectly, the lume of money which the country needs;" and, second, "to shec light on il'e effect of credit exenanges on the value of money, or the price level." Dr. Kinley in sending out a series of interrogatories, extended -tne list of banks to which they were accressed to ! tate banks, loan and trust companies, private banks, and savmg3 oanks. The date on which these banks were request ed to report .their retail deposits was March 16, 1909. Replies were received from 12,166 institutions, of which 5551 were national banks, 46S0 stace banks, 759 private banks, 432 loan and trust companies, and 794 savings Danks. The aggregate retail deposits reported for all the institutions wnere tne blanks were made out properly were ?60,446,722. Of this amount, ?44,79,2Dr, or 73.2 per cent, were in credit documents, as aga"inst 67.4 percent in 1S96; 13,314.030, or 22 percent were in currency; ana ?2,852,7S0, or 4.8 percent were in specie, pretty even ly divided between gold und silver. The j largest volume of deposits was In the iciuriia ui xne national oanm, wnere tne percentage of checks wae 74.7, the high est shown by any class or banks. The aggregate amount deposited by retail dealers In national banks on the day in question was $28,6r3,lG3. Of this total, $28,846,102 or 74.7 percearc, was in checks;' $8,066,669, or 20.9 percent, in currency; and $1,710,39S, or . percent, In coin. The retail deposits of tne state banks aggregated 515,527,047 from -528S banks. The checks amounted to $lo.SSS,663,' or 70 perc-ent, as compared with 74.7 per cent of the national banks. The currency amounted to $3,67S,57$, or 23.8 percent; the specie to $959,806, or 6.2 percent, al most equally divided between gold and up the table of aggregate re tail deposits for all classes of banks, it appears that the average of 73.2 percent for checks deposited by retail dealers is not far from the average in most of the states. In a concise summary of results aod conclusions, Dr. Kinley says In part: "A large proportion of the business of the country, including the retail trade, I Is done by means of credit Instruments. "We are justified in concluding that 50 or 60 percent of the retail. trade of the country is settled In this way. Over 90 percent of the wholesale trade Is done with checks andother credit in struments. "The use of checks Is promoted in a measure by the payment pr wages in checks. Of weekly payrolls reported by the banks, aggregating 5134,800,000 for the weak ending March 13, 1909, 70 per cent was In checks. "The transaction of so large a volume of our business by checks in an element of danger in times of stringency and crisis. In such times the uncanceled balances of credit transactions creates a larger demand for money, but the habit of settling by checK has meantime kept ihe available amount of money at a minimum. "Consequently there ought to be some means of supplying additional currency when credit as a means of payment di minishes.. This currency ought to be as safe and as uniform as the ordlnary currency, and It should oe capable of being quickly emitted and recalled." TILLMAN IS UNCONSCIOUS South Carolina Senator Is Still in a Very Critical Condition. Washington, D. C, Feb. 19. Senator Ben Tillman, who is suffering from paralysjs. was reported this morning as having passed a fairly quiet night and to be much better than last evening. The senator has been unconscious for hours, however. Even should ho recov er, and there is a bare chance, he will have lost the power of speech. The friends of senator Tillman, who visited the sick room this morning, say they fear death may come hourly. He Is still unable to talk or recognize the members of his family. His pulse Is weaker. Several New York specialists have been sent for. k iBBBBSSpfeESBE!' SHBI HMHff Y1QS2M38&'SI SWK1 H DC Hk waHi WBmJUK tms year I llH WHJ ""KSflJ flSaBBjftSSMBBS iWMBMBBMMHHIMWEEWiMBMHWHg. . . rRDER your Easter Suit NOW and - 1 J T?. Z lAsU OTI- reaay, as master is iAii tm We Have the prettiest line of pring Suitings weve ever shown. Our (ktA FIT OR Motto NO SALE" . GAMBLED TO RECOVER FATHER'S DEFICIT, Body of "Wheat Speculator: Is Pound Floating in Eiver. . RUBBISH CAUSES BLAZE. Hre in an unoccupied, adobe house at the corner of Fourth street in the alley bebKeen El Paso anfl Oregon streets, called out the central department at 11:30 this mornim?. The blaze was ex tinguished by buckets of water. n' bish had been left in the house' by the last occupants and this caught fire, communicating to the ceiling, io dam age was done. 3 LKJgansport, Ind., Feb. 19. The 5 body of John F. Johnson, former 4" f president of the State National bank, of this city, was found float f ing In the Wabash river today. 4 Johnson served six years In prison $ following his confession that he had embezzled $550,000 of the bank's funds. Recently he had been engaged as 4 4 grain broker. It Is presumed he ! committed suicide. $ Two months ago Johnson lost heavily In wheat and sold some to pay his debts. Since then he had been despond ent. Johnson was always fascinated by the fluctuations of the wheat market. At the time of his trial on the charge of embezzlement he testified that If the bank examiner had given him one day more of grace, he could have made a great fortune in wheat. At that time Johnson held a large line' of wheat, which had been going down steadily. The day after the bank examiner dis covered the deficit wheat went soar ing, but it was too late, for Johnson. Johnson said that his father hal left a deficit of $200,000 when he retired from the bank and he had gambled in the hope of recovering this. v ; v ' ! EXTRIES FOR SUNDAY, JUAREZ JOCKEY CliTJH Sixty7flftk Day, Sunday, Feb. 20. First race, selling, five and a half furlongs Jim Brady 97; Cesarilass 99; Malitine 98; Alarmed 99? Charles Fox 101; Siscus 101; Sara "Webb 101; Ina Johnson 102; Alve B. 103; Delf 103; Dan Norton 104; C. A. Leiman 1Q4. Second race, selling, six furlongs Valley Stream 105; Myrtle IMxon 105; Virginia Lilndsey 105; Almena 105; Pel ham 107; Uncle "Walter 107; Don Ham ilton 107; Prince of Castile 107; Dick Vestal 107; Galves 107; Dick Rose 107; C. J. Cox 107. Third race, handicap, one mile Sen sible 87; Glen Helen 90; The "Wolf 92; Ocean Queen 96; Meadow 118. Fourth race, selling, The Mexican Stakes, twoy&arolds, four furlongs (Rue 97, Sterlin 10S; "W. McLemore); Frank Mullens 10S; The Royal Prince 110; (Elzie 90, Flying "Wolf. 113; I. E. Clark). Fifth race, selling, five and a half furlongs Anne McGee 92; Shirley Rossmoro 97; Barney Oldfield 98; Clint Tucker 103; Silver Stocking 103; Busy Man 103; Congo 107. Sixth race, selling, one mile Hardly son 92; Lady Garven 95; Howard Pearson 97; Tom Franks 100; Buna 101; McNally 106; Gerrymander 106; Dene 109. The Skillful Mending of Jewelry You have often heard it said that really right repairing was a lost a that the average mending done nowadays was a bungle. Those who bring their jewelry here to be repaired will find unusual facilities and unsurpassed skill. IsTor is that all. "When the work is finished we " subject it to a rigid inspection to make sure that it is right. Your- search for faults will be fruitless. Prices as low-as-the work is good. W. T, HIXSON CO. "The Gift House of the Southwest ' -Send for Catalog BIG- FIGHT FOE CALIFORNIA SURE Tex. Rickard Finally Ad mits That It May Be Held There. San Francisco, Cal. Feb. 19. -It is quite likely the big fight between Jef fries and Johnson will come to Califor nia," said Tex Rickard, the promoter on arriving in this city early today from Ely, iN'ev. "I will not make a positive statement," he continued, "but it looks favorable." He said he would have a conference to day with Gleaaon, Jeftnes and Berger, and that possibly an announcement yould be made tomorrow. Rickard declared he had not been cor rectly quoted as being opposed to San Francisco as the place for the fight. T. J. Stafford; sports and pastimes, C. H. Leavell, Garnotfc King, Francis Moore: entertainment, H- S. Potter, E. E. K"eff, Claiborne Adams, Will Eraser, W. K- ilarr: finance, E. W. Kayser, W. E Arnold, A. E. Loizeau; membership. Dr. H. H- Start, V. R. Stiles and Dr. J. M. Ridley. The new officers of the club are: J. E. WilKams, president C. H. Leavell, vice president; J. F. Primm, treasurer j J- E. Eachtel, secretary, Mrs. John Rich of Minneapolis, Min'J., who has been seriously ill here, left Fri dav for her home accompanied by Dr. C. T. Starker. PILES CURED IX" 6 TO 14 DATS. PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to cure any case of Itching. Blind. Bleed ing or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days or money refunded. 50c THE WEATHER Forecasts. For El Paso and vicinity: Tonight and Sunday unsettled weather; warmer tonight. For New Mexico: Tonight partly cloudy and warmer. Sunday fair south; snow nnt- colder north pprtlon. For West Texas: Tonight unsettled weather, warmer. Sunday unsettled weather; colder in the Panhandle. FEDERAL BUTLDIIfG NOTES. A. F. Slatter, formerly assistant see retar3' of the treasury and now a su pervisor of the same department, is hero I today on an inspection trip of the treas- ui ucpui-Lniuiii sci t'icu. xuii neauquar sters are in Washington and he wx ac companied hy Mrs. Slatter. Mar Woey was before commissioner Oliver Friday afternoo'n. found guilty of being -unlawfully in the country and ordered deported. Examinations for the position of cen sus enumerators are still being held in the federal court room. PRESIDENT WILLIAMS NAMES COUNTRY CLUB COMMITTEES Robert Krakauer 3s Ugain Chairman of House Committee Officers and Committee Membership. The Country club standing commit tees for the year have been announced the club who was elected at the annual meeting a week ago. Robert Krakauer , wm neaa uue nuiise ixMuuiiiri.ee ga"i raio year; P. J. Edwards "vvas selected as chairman of the greens committee; C. H.( Lavell of the sports and pastimes committee; H. S. Potter the entertain ment committee, and Dr. H. H. Stark and E- W. Kayser the membership and finance committees. The complete list of committees are: House committee, Robert Krakauer, W. M. Lindsey, F. B. Gallagher; green com mittee, P." J. Edwards, J. C. Wilmarth, Never I QtrlUrtffiaa IssSohmer ano is a wonderful instrument and has taken the lead throughout the musical' world. The principal qualities, which" nave so excited the admiration of mus ical people are the strength, richness and fullness or tone, possessing a liht ac tion, delightfully flexible to the" touch, suitable for either the concert room or ialor Wlth -the3e combined qualities, it has become the most popular instru ment m the world. r , .A fine assortment of these splendid pianos always in stock at Jenkins Piano i x:e invjte tbe Pubc to call and look them over. Jenkins Piano Company C11 San Antonio St. THE BIG PIANO HOUSE One Block East of Courthouse. Phone 2958. Were the shelves and of this store more pletely stocked than cases I Books In all sizes and styles of ruling. Filing In all dimensions and sup plies for same. Hundreds of little things to make the office handy and the coat is small. Let us show them to vou. El Paso, Texas CURRAN'S BOOK STORE 108 Mesa Ave. '