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CURRENCY C. G. FOWLER OF NEW JERSEY EXPLAINS. BELIEVES UNITED STATES CAN EASILY SOLVE FIANCIAL PROBLEM. That permanent relief from the pres ent monetary stringency can only be had through a system of credit cur rency adequate to meet the require ments of trade and redeemable in gold coin was the opinion expressed recent ly by Representative Charles G. Fow ler of New Jersey, chairman of the currency committee, who will at the coming session of congress endeavor to have a law passed providing for cur rency issued by the national banks. Until such permanent relief is made possible by legislative enactment, Mr. Fowler asserts, the situation must be met by the issuance of clearing house certificates, cashiers' certificates am: due bills of business houses and manu facturers. "The underlying business condi tions," he said, "are essentially sound, as evidenced by the increased earnings of railroads and the fact that the value of our agricultural products this year is $500,000,000 more than last year (which was the largest year in our history), and are bringing to our peo ple about $7,000,000,000, but public confidence has been greatly shaken and credit seriously affected. There fore every patriotic citizen, from the president down, should do all in his power to restore that confidence which is essential to -national prosperity. "The cause of the currency strin gency is that there is scattered broad cast throughout the country, at the mints, in the wheat, corn and cotton fields, in the pockets of the people, or locked up, about $1,300,000,000 of the reserve money of the United States most of which, under a proper condition, would be In the banks serv ing as reserve. Temporary relief will be had through the forced use of cur rent credits in the form of clearing house certificates, cashiers' checks, checks and due bills of business houses and manufacturers during the 90 days. The permanent cure must come through a credit currency, ex panding and contracting with the ordi nary demands of the smaller trade, precisely as checks and drafts do in the broader field of commerce. "We have now proceeded far enough in the present financial crisis to get a pretty clear perspective of the real situation. "First, the condition is now general In every nook and corner of the coun try. "Second, If the gold certificates, the United States notes and silver certifi cates or the reserve money which the banks of the country have sent to agri cultural districts of all sections to set tle up the year business—l say, if these reserves now scattered broad cast over the land were in the banks where they properly belong, there would have been no money panic this fall. "The proof of this assertion is con clusive: During the past four months there has been sent from the banks Into the country districts approximate ly $300,000,000 of currency. Of thin amount $250,000,000, approximately, was reserve money, which, if it were now in the banks, would serve as a basis of more than $1,250,000,000 cre dits or loans, and the present crisis would have been averted. "This result could have been ac complished without increasing our bank reserves to the extent of a single dollar, without increasing the liabili ties of the banks of the country to the extent of 1 cent. MYSTERY IN DOUBLE MURDER. Body of Woman on Walk and Hus band's Corpse Nearby Passaic, N. Y., Nov. s.—Rafael Ruf fano and his wife, Antoinette, were murdered at Garfield, N. J., a neighbor found the woman's body on the walk in front of the grocery store which the couple owned. In the kitchen, back of the store Ruffano's body was found lying on the floor. Both had been shot in the head. Ruffano had' evidently been killed instantly, but a trail of blood showed where his wife had crawled through the store and to the walk. There is no clew to the murderer. Idaho Notes. By the collision of two freight trains at Hellgate, Mont., recently, F. A. Stevens, a butcher of Wallace, lost 54 head of cattle, all of which were killed. According to the leport received by Mr. Stevens uot even enough of them was left f .r sausage meat purposes. As far as can be learned none of the train crews were hurt. Through his father, Berjamin F. McClain, Benny MeCla'n, the jockey who was Injured by a fall during the recent meet In Lewistcn. has brought suit against John P. Vollmer of the fair hoard of directors for $40,000. Although banks In almost every town In the northweßt have limited rash pavment on checks, no such lim itation has been imposed by Lewiston banks - J;i Rev. D. R. Lucas, G. A. R., Dead. Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. 6.—The Rev. Daniel R. Lucas, formerly national chaplain of the G. A. R.. died suddenly of heart disease at his home here. •PORTING NOTES. William J. Bryan has received an annual pass from President Murpby of the National league. Mr. Bryan devoted a forcible editorial to fhe boosting of baseball a few weeks ago. "Your're a clever nigger," were the last words uttered by Jim Flynn, the Colorado fireman, in his scheduled 45- round contest with Jack Johnson, the colored heavyweight, at Colma Satur day afternoon. A straight right flush to the jaw cut off further speech and Flynn toppled to the floor, completely out. The finishing blow was delivered in the 11 round. Great Game at Spokane. That one successful goal from place ment, scored in the middle of the last half by Wallace De Witt of the Spo kane high school team, sent defeat home to Seattle, the first taste of it that proud aggregation has had in three seasons, and ended the three year dispute over the interscholastic championship of the Pacific northwest in favor of the husky, fighting lads of Spokane. It was by far the most spectacular, nerve racking game ever witnessed by the largest throng that ever gathered to see a football game in Spokane. So fine was the condition of the Spo kane players, that Coach Kennedy dir' not find it necessary to remove a single man from the game. He would have found It a difficult task had he tried to do so, no doubt, for every one's fighting blood was up. Time was taken out in only two or three cases. The Seattle players did not appear in such good shape. More time was taken out for their injured men. The one change in the lineup, however, was not on account of in jury, McDonald replacing O'Neill, who, with Henry, suffered a terrific battering from the Spokane backs and tackles. The lineup: Burke ..L. E. R Rouse Henry L. T. R Elliott O'Nell U O. R. Merrell Presley C Churchill Rogge R. G. L Mohr Pullen R. T. L Englehorn McKay R. E. L Wilson Coycle --Q B Rice J. Smith L. H. R Febiger Mackey R. H. B...Herrington Westover F. B De Wit Goal from placement—De Wit, from 20-yard line. Score —Spokane 4, Seat tle 0. Time of halves —30 minutes each. Referee —J. R. Middleton, coach University of Idaho. Umpire— Richard Huntoon, University of Wash ington. Field judge—T. G. Cook, Company H, N. G. W. Head lines man—Harvey Kelly, S. H. S. '07. As sistant linesmen—Ludwig Solberg, W. S. C.; Ben Palmer, Seattle. Timers— Frank Coyle, University of Washin ton; Professor Jewell, Spokane high. Substitutes—Ben Palmer R. Mc- Donald, R. Smith, Seattle; J. Kennedy, E. Klenholtz, Argo, Johnson. Mc- Donald replaced O'Nell In the last half. Harvard escaped a defeat at the hands of Brown university by a mar gin of one point In about five minutes. New York —Princeton pricked the bubble of the Carlisle Indian's football greatness on a wet field at the Polo grounds and the score, 16 to 0, is a fair Indication of the merits of the two teams. Coach Stagg's maroons of Chicago are champions of the west. They de feated Minnesota, 18 to 8, Saturday In the most bitterly fought of any of the contests ever waged between the two schools. Seattle, Wash.—The University of Washington football team was de feated here by the eleven from the U. S. S. Nebraska by a score of 19 to 6. Nashville, Tenn.—University of Michigan, 8; Vanderbilt university, 0, tells the story of a gallantly fought football contest. New Haven, Conn.—Washington and Jefferson university held the Yale team down to 11 points here on a mud dy field. Ithaca, N. Y. —Cornell defeated Western University of Pennsylvania, 18 to 5. Northwest Football Scores. Vancouver again went down to de feat before the Stanford university by a score of 5 to 3. At Salem —Oregon 11, Willamette 0. At Corvallis—O. A. C. 50, Pacific University 0. At Eugene—Hill Military 24, Eugene High 0. At Chehalis—Aberdeen 7, Che halis 0. At Weston—Waltsburg High 11, Weston Normal 0. At Goldendale—Goldendale 12, Hood River 0. At Portland—East Side High 12, Co lumbia university 0. Sunnyside and North Yakima high schools played to a tie, neither team scoring. The game was well played and fiercely contested throughout. HARRIMAN NOW SEEKS COVER Attempts to Get Railroads Out of Trouble. If E. H. Harriman hustles fast enough, and his associates are cer tainly losing no time, maybe he will get the Harriman transportation in terests in such shape that there will be nothing doing to prosecute by the time the justice department decides what to do with the interstate com merce commission's charges of violat ing the Sherman anti-trust law. But, It Is made clear, any readjustment by Harriman must be complete. Northwest Bankers to Plan. Bankers of the Pacific northwest held a conference at Seattle Sunday to discuss the financial outlook In this territory. The four cities of Oregon and Washington. Portland, Seattle. Ta coma and Spokane, were represented. ENGLAND'S BIG STRIKE RAILROAD MEN VOTE TO GO OUT ON DEMAND. IT IS SAID OVER 100,000 RAILROAD MEN GET LESS THAN $5 A WEEK. London, Nov. 4. —At a meeting of railroad men held tonight at Bert hall and attended by deputations from all parts of the United Kingdom, Richard Bell, M. P., general secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway serv ants, and leader of the strike move ment, announced the result of the bal lot taken among members of the soci ety on the question of a strike. Mr. Bell said the society had 97,643 mem bers at the end of September, and that many of the men who had joined re cently joined in the ballot. He announced that 88,134 papers had been returned, of which 7G.925 were In favor of striking, while 8773 were op posed to so doing. The remainder of the ballots were spoiled, but a ma jority of these were in favor of strik ing. Continuing Mr. Bell said that the executive committee of the society was well satisfied with this result, but it had resolved that no further reference should be made to the situ ation pending the interview between Lloyd George, president of the board of trade, and representatives of the society. He said he hoped the man date would not be put into operation, but he was satisfied that if it became necessary to take this step the men would stand by their colors. The meeting passed a resolution promising its support to any action the executive committee might deem necessary. In the aourse of his remarks Mr. Bell made the interesting statement that there are over 100,000 men employed on the railroads of the United King dom who receive less than $5 a week. SHE WILL NOT TALK OF THEFTS Ruse That Lover Had Betrayed Miss McLean Falls to Work. Chicago, Nov. 3.—Miss Ella Mc- Lean, the. confessed "thief," who stole copies of state letters from the office of United States Attorney Sims, collapsed in the county jail. Her con dition required medical attention. The cause of the breakdown was the in formation suddenly told her that Alex ander Gordee, her admirer and alleg ed accomplice, had betrayed her. The statement was a ruse to obtain a fur ther confession. It failed. Despite her nervous prostration, Miss McLean refused to make any disclosures. Gov ernment detectives have unearthed evidence which they declare will in volve some of Chicago's most promi nent citizens. The names of seven attorneys, sev eral of whom have national fame, have been connected with tho case. If Miss McLean continues to protect the powerful persons thought to be conspirators In the case, the govern ment will demand that the beautiful young woman be fined $10,000 and sent to the penitentiary for seven years. The .same penalty will be asked for Gordee. The December grand Jury will investigate the case. HALLELUJAHS AT 70 ODD. General Booth of Salvation Army Leads Four Meetings. New York, Nov. 4. —General William Booth, the head of the Salvation Army, Sunday conducted in this city what was considered to be the most Impor tant series of meetings of his present and probably farewell American tour The hall was crowded to thn doors with an audience that represented practically the cosmopolitan New York. General Bcot'n at the three «erv ves, morning, afto-n ■ and eve ning. fnd despite his licirly four-score >'• 'ais appeared stror.g. his voic.j usu ally carrying throughout tho audito rium. DIVED TO RESCUE GIRL. Youth Is Wildly Cheered by Specta tors as He Comes to Surface. Reba Haley, 15 years old, of No. 13 Decatur street, Manchester, Va„ jump ed from a bridge into the James river recently In an attempt to commit sui cide. She was rescued by Carl Black well, 19 years old, who dived 40 feet from the bridge and held her above the water until assistance could reach him. Benjamin F. Varnler, a teamster, an eyewitness to the affair, jumped into a boat and arrived Just In time to save the couple. Earthquake in Missouri. Cape Girardeau, Mo., Nov. 4.—Two distinct earthquake shocks were folt here Sunday night. The first shock, at 9:55 o'clock lasted from 6 to 10 sec onds, and the second quake from 2 to 3 seconds. Both passed from the south east to the northwest Marriage Rumor Annoys Duke. Turin, Nov. 6.—The duke of Abruzzl denies the report that he Is engaged to be married to Miss Katherlne Elk- Ins. daughter of Senator Stephen R. Elklns. He Is reported to be most an noyed at the prevalence of this rumor. This world Is enriched by the good more than by the clever. NONE COULD STOP THE FLEET "Fighting Bob" Intimates That Fight ing Machines Are Invincible. New York, Nov. 3. —Admiral Rob ley D. Evans, who is soon to depart in command of the battleship squadron for the Pacific, was the guest of honor at a notable dinner given Sat urday night at the Lotus club. A large number of distinguished guests participated in the greeting of the ad miral, and the speakers included be sides the guest of honor, Bishop Pot ter, Senator Chauncey Depew, ex- Secretary of the Treasury Shaw, Setb Low, Admiral Coughlin and . Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia university. In responding to a toast to his health Admiral Evans said: "This fleet of 16 battleships and ether vessels will sail from Hampton Roads on December 16. I do not think anybody will stop it. I do not think anybody will stop it, for I know the men and I know the ships. You won't be disappointed in the fleet, whether it proves to be a feast, a frolic or a fight. "It would please me very much to take the fleet to Yokohama. I know the Japanese and I know that we would get a welcome there. I know It would not be the welcome we would get frflm a certain gang In San Fran cisco. I do not fear the flower shows and the dog shows, but I do fear the hospitality of those western people. When I took charge of the fleet two and a half years ago we had some target practice out there which I thought was good, and it was good, but during our last target practice in Massachusetts bay we did better than was ever done in the world before." Montana items. As a result of the bojeott campaign which has been waged for several months by tho Montana Federation cf Labor against business houses and individuals patronizing the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone company, four of the strongest labor unions in Helena have withdrawn from the state organization. What appears to be an atrocious murder was disclosed Sunday, when workmen on the railroad repair track discovered the dead body of a man under a freight car in the east end of the Whiteflsh yards. The Gallatin valley, popularly known as the "granary of Montana," and the richest agricultural section of the state, will be intersected by an Interurban railroad from Bozeman to the vicinity of Salesville, a distance of 46 miles. The personal property at Fort As slnnlbolne. In northern Montana, the famous old stronghold against In dian warfare. Is to be sold at auction. The various articles, to each of which is connected a tale of strife and blood shed, are attracting many curio col lectors from every part of the coun try. The production of coke In Montana In 1906 amounted to 38,182 short tons, valued at $266,024, as compared with 31,482 short tons, worth $211,- 351, in 1905. . The average price per ton increased from $6.71 in 1905 to $6.97 In 1906. The percentage yield of coal In 1906 was 55.3 as compared with 45.8 In 1905. Acting Supervisor George H. Cecil of Little Belt national forest, Mon tana, Is authorized to expend $5390 in constructing telephones in his dis trict. This will provide for 79 miles of lines, of which $700 will be used in a line 25 miles long from Nelhart to Landahl ranch at Woolsey, and 25 miles from Silver Creek station to Nelhart, the Woolsey line to cost $1200. The remainder, $3000, will be used to extend the line from Nelhart to Judith River station via Dry Wolf Creek station, 33 miles. Cecil is also to cooperate with the county authori ties in repairing bridges. Ranchers and settlers assiting the forest serv ice in building these lines will be given free use of then), thus connect ing with Neihart, thence to all parts of the Pacific northwest at telephone points. Theodore Cantelonl has been con victed of manslaughter In the court at Butte for killing Mollle Quinn by stabbing her in the abdomen with a dirk knife, and he has been given a sentence of 10 years In the state pri son. Distribute Huge Dividends. New York, Nov. 4. —Banks and trust companies distributed Saturday $75,000,000, representing stock divi dends and interest on bonds. This is the largest distribution of Its kind in November in the history of the coun try. Of the $75,000,000 distributed $45,- 000,000 represented Interest on bonds and $30,000,000 dividends declared by Industrial, steam railroads and street railroad companies. Bryan'i Statement. It can be asserted upon unques tionable authority that William Jen nings Bryan's candidacy far the demo cratic nomination for president is now almost wholly contingent upon what President Roosevelt eventually will do about the third term movement. If the president yields to the Insistent demands to accept the republican nomination for another term Mr. Bryan will stop aside and permit the leadership of his party to be placed in other hands than his. BURRATT DIEB, AGED BIXTY-SIX. Mother Executed for Complicity In Lincoln Shooting. Baltimore, Md., Nov. 5. —Isaac Sur ratt, whose mother was executed for ccmu'lrlty In ;he assassination of President Lincoln, Is <!ral aged 66 ' • sr.'s. The bodv <vas burled In Wash ington beside tha: of his mother. NORTHWEST NEWS ITEMS PRESS CULLINGS FOR OUR BUSY READERS *BOUT PEOPLE IN MONTANA, IDAHO, WASHINGTON AND OREGON. WASHINGTON STATE NEWS. With a view to organizing the coun ty clerks of Washington, 17 officials met in Taconia and adopted a number of resolutions and discussed questions of importance. J. F. Llbby of Picrce county was elected president and Hugh C. Todd of Whitman county secretary. The next meeting will be held in Seattle July 20, 1908. The charge for physician's licenses was raised from 10 cents to $1. Saturday saw the hardest wind the Dayton section has witnessed since the time the warehouses were blown down. Senator Piles has arrived In Wash ington and will remain through the session before congress, working as a member of the joint committee to revise the federal laws of which Sen ator Heyburn of Idaho is chairman of the senate portion. Never were contractors on the Portland & Seattle rushing work with greater energy, and never have prospects seemed brighter for an early completion of the project than now. • Tacoma machinists have registered a strong protest against the plan of the United States government to bring machinists from the east to work in the Pacific coast navy yards, under contract. Slowly but surely the assessment and taxation officials of Washington are closing in on the big tax dodgers and smoking them out of their holes -of refuge behind political pull and of ficial favoritism. Properties valued at millions of dollars, heretofore in adequately assessed or escaping asses ment entirely, are beginning to be list ed for something like adequate values. The state of Washington has bor rowed from the permanent school fund the sum of $150,000 at 3% per cent interest. Heretofore the state has paid only 3% per cent interest, but under an act of the last legisla ture, the permanent school fund is re quired to earn not less than 3% per cent. A serious wreck in which two men were badly injured occurred in the yards of the Northern Pacific at Pull man recently, when a light engine crashed into a switch engine with two cars, wrecking one of the cars completely and seriously damaging both engines. The injured men are Sam Gill and Arthur Scott, both brakemen. Chief Engineer Jacobs of the recla mation service has received the notes of the survey for the extension of the Suunyslde canal In the vicinity of Prosser, and will at once prepare specifications for the work. The ex tension will add 5000 acres to tho dis trict now under water by the Sunny side ditch. Work probably will not begin before spring. Edward F. Hunter, 81 years old, su perior court judge in Lewis county for two terms, commencing in 1896, died of heart trouble at Seattle re cently. The drainage problem was discuss ed at a meeting of farmers and busi ness men of Sunnyside recently, as a result of which steps will be taken to improve the present system in the valley. All the shingle mills belonging to the Washington Shingle Mills bureau have shut down. Overproduction, tightness of money and uncertainty of railroad rates are assigned as the cause. J. S. Croswell, 28 years old, was killed at Roe's sawmill, 12 miles northeast of Davenport, recently by the accidental rolling of a log over him, breaking his neck. L. P. Turner has completed hauling his crop of 8000 sacks to Harrington and to Mohler 27,000 bags. Hauling is now about done. Grain companies are out of the market. A regular United States mail car is now included in the equipment of the Spokane International train between Spokane and Eastport. Mill workers and their sympathizers Saturday night made a demonstration against Hindus employed in the Ever ett mills, but the police, learned In advance of the affair, corraled 34 of them and placed them In the city jail for safekeeping. That these are prosperous days for the Washington farmer may be judg ed from the fact that over $600,000 has been left in this state by three grain steamers which have departed from Tacoma this week. Orchards, hay farms and truck gardens, the three great sources of wealth in the Sunnyside valley, have this year set their record above any previous year, with a total produc tion of more than half a million dol lars. IDAHO NEWS. The State Woman's Christian Tem perance Union convention will be held In Moscow this week. Mrs. St. John, national organizer and lecturer, will be present and address a public meeting Thursday night. About 75 delegates will be present. Rev. Theodore Hoagland aged 74, died at Moscow recently. Deceased was a pioneer Methodist Episcopal minister and for nearly 30 years a member of the Columbia conference. He was the first pastor of the M. E. church In Moscow, that being 29 years ago. D. C. Wrlghter, a civil engineer, Is In Kamlah, where he will take full charge of the construction of a seven mile flume for the Kamiah Lumber & Flume company. The company will construct the flume to tap one of the largest lumber districts north of Kam iah, and Intends to float the wood and lumber to the town by means of the flume. Tom Allison, an alleged bad man, attempted to kill Marshal Jqhn Will iams of Grangeville recently while re sisting arrest, and only his bad aim prevented his carrying out his inten tions. Judge Orrin N. Hilton, one of the best known criminal lawyers of Col orado, is in Boise for a few days In vestigating matters relative to the cases of Pettibone and Moyer, whom ho is to assist In defending for the Western Federation of Miners. Fire, which broke out at the town of Pine recently, destroyed half of the town and caused a loss of about $15,- 000, with $3000 insurance. The Panhandle smelter is still closed down, with no immediate pros pects of beginning operations in the near future. United States District Attorney Norman N. Ruick and his official stenographer are at Boise and will not return to Moscow during the pres ent term of the United States district court. Deputy United States District Attorney Miles S. Johnson of Lewis ton will conduct the government's case in the land fraud suit against William Dollar and Arthur F. Swisher, both of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. So heavy has become the express business on the Culdesac branch of the Northern Pacific, that it is neces sary to install messenger service on the evening train. Noah Bedel and Peter Platter, two Nez Perce Indians, were badly hurt recently by a wagon loaded with one and a half cords of wood upsetting with them; A dead man was found In the Kootenai river recently at Bonners Ferry. From all appearance the man has been in the water for three or four months at least. Work has been started on the state normal school as brick has arrived for the building. Senator W. Borah has gone to Washington to take up his duties when congress assembles next month. All the grain companies on Nez Perce prairie have quite buying grain at any price, and will make no state ment whatever as to when they ex pect to resume buying. MONTANA NOTES. M. S. Largey, president of the State Savings bank, which closed Its doors, states that F. Augustus Helnze will retire from the bank In a few days. Heinze owns one-half the stock. Mr. Largey says the bank will be reopen ed and reorganized in the near future. Mrs. Johnson, who conducts a board ing house at Deborgia, was robbed of $900 at that place recently. The money was withdrawn from the bank by the woman, who had saved it by years of work and who intended to purchase a home with It. Two men were connected with the crime. Governor Joseph K. Toole has re ceived a check for $20,655, which rep resents Montana's 10 per cent of the fees collected In that state by the forest reserve service from sales and glazing permits. The money will be distributed among the county school and road funds. OREGON SQUIBS Hoodlums, while playing Hallowe'en pranks at Portland fired several shots Into a shuck occupied by Hin dus, and one of the orientals was sev erely wounded. John Lockuan, whose son, John Jr., was reported murdered In a dispatch from Spokane, has received a letter from the boy, dated October 26, at Ravenna, Neb. The writer says he is all right and is on his way to New York. Governor George E. Chamberlain has Issued a proclamation designating Monday, November 4, a legal holiday In this state. Mr. Chamberlain says that he will declare each successive day a legal holiday until the present money famine Is over. Members of the Oregon and Wash ington Lumber Manufacturers' asso ciation at a meeting recently com pleted details for waging the battle against the proposed Increase of .freight rates by the railroads. BANDIT RAIDS FIVE HOTELS. Fotally Wounds a Guest—Evades Prescott Police. Prescott, Ariz., Nov. 4.—A lone highwayman, armed with a knife, en tered five hotels in this city, fatally wounded one of the guests who of fered resistance and made his escape after robbing a score of persons en countered during his single-handed raids. The man first made his ap pearance In the Schuermann hotel, where he was encountered by Robert Lutely. The latter resisted when the robber made demands for his valuables, and was almost cut to pieces by his as sailant. Ten minutes later the robber entered the Blnkmeyer hotel, where he secured considerable booty. In rapid succession he paid hasty visits to the Head, CHIT and Globe hotels. In each Instance terrorizing and rob bing the Inmates encountered. He then made his escape. When some men make a palpable mistake, how quickly they Invent a ridiculous excuse!