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SAYS LOAN CAME FROM FIRST
TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK CO.
X B. Hogarth, former auditor and
secretary of the City Railway Co.,
today told the council transportation
committee that the City Railway Co.
got its mysterious $1,170,000 loan
from the First Trust and Savings
Bank Co., October 21, 1906.
Hogarth also admitted that he had
no knowledge that this money ever
had been repaid by the traction com
pany. Hogarth said that his information
was that the notes for the loan were
in the name of Thomas E. Mitten,
president, special account No. 2.
Alderman Stanley H. Kunz recently
charged that the loan was made to
influence the adoption of the 1907
Leonard Busby, president of the
.City Railway Co., was before the
committee after Hogarth. He said
that if the loan was made prior to
February 1, 1907, then the city had
nothing to da with it, because up to
,that date the city was not the part
ner of the company.
"Will you throw open the books of
the company?" asked Aid. Block.
"I told you when the rebates were
up at the last meeting that we had
no objection to reputable account
ants examining the books. I repeat
"Yes," said Aid. Kunz, with deep
suspicion in his voice, "but howjnany
,sets of books do you keep and how
many will you show us?"
"Two," said Busby.
"Is that all the sets you have?"
"I've answered your question,"
"Supposing Tom Mitten paid this
loan back out of rebates?" asked
"Price, Waterhouse & Co. made a
complete record of all rebates, which
yvas'given out at the4lme,saJd-JBu6
1y gently ervasfve. " ----:
CALHOUN SAYS CHINA FACES
WORSE DANGER THAN OPIUM
William J. Calhoun, retiring minis
ter to China, returned to his home In
Calhoun declares that China is now
facing a worse danger than opium
Civilization and civilization's hab
its are being introduced into China,
and chief among them is whisky.
"The real statesmen of China are
trying to throw opium out of the
country," said Calhoun, "and I think
they are going to succeed.
"But there Is another danger com
ing, perhaps a worse one than opium,'
and that is whisky."
Springfield, 111. Negotiations over
proposed amendments to initiative
and referendum Jsill not likely to
make progress until next week.
Buffalo, N. Y. Erie elevator, one
of largest grain elevators at this port,
destroyed by fire. Loss will exceed
$1,000,000. Elevator contained 700,
000 bushels of grain.
Palm Beach, Fla. Henry M. Flag
ler, railroad magnate, sinking rap
idly. Springfield, III. Failing to get
action on original county option bill,
Senator Cleary introduced another
and had it referred to committee on
constitutional amendments, which
has a "dry" majority. After he left
the senate chamber, Senator Bailey,
Peoria, moved that bill be withdrawn
and referred to committee on license,
where original bill is buried. The
motion was carried.
Arthur Middleton Bamhart, 69,
president Bamhart Bros. & Spindler,
type founders, and old newspaper
man, dead at his home, 4455 Drexel .
North Yakima, "Wash. Egg-laying
.contest began. Team of five hens
laying most eggs during four months
wfll be declared champjon-of country