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EVENTS JFTHE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from All
Parts ol the World.
PREPARED FOR THE BUST READER
Lets Important but Not Less Inter
esting Happenings from Points
Outside the State.
British authorities say sea fatalities
are decreasing.
An Ohio schoolboy has had his skull
broken through hazing.
Los Angeles girls are to buy an air
ship and enter contests.
The Omaha street car system is com
pletely tied up by a strike.
Now Zealand is to build one Dread
naught and one cruiser for England.
An immense graft in county affairs
has, been unearthed at Wilkesbarre, Pa.
The bank clerks wanted in Victoria,
B. ('., for passing bad checks, have been
caught in JJcw York.
The Wright brothers promise more
flights, in which they will make new
records with their machine.
The German government is likely to
reject Count Zeppelin's airship, because
it is so bulky as to be raulty.
Ex-Supervisor Galligher, of San
Francisco, is to retire on his stolen
wealth. He is now safe from prosecu
tion on account of the statute of limi
tation.
Governor Johnson, of Minnesota, has
suffered a relapse and lies at death's
door.
The national convention of bankers
has declared against postal savings
banks.
The high court of St. Petersburg is
passing out wholesale sentences on the
mere word of spies.
Y. Uchida, now Japanese ambassa
dor to Austria, will be transferred to
the United States.
Western Canada" trades unions are
making a fight against using Oriental
. labor on the railroads.
In a speech at Winona, Minn., Pres
ident Taft declared the present tariff
law the best the country ever had.
The steamer Nicholas, en route from
Havana to Cienfuegos, went ashore on
the Isle of Pines and 29 lives were lost
The Great Northern and St Paul
promise a 56-hour schedule from Chi'
cago to Seattle in the fight for mail
contracts.
Dr. Cook says he has records which
will prowe he was at the Pole and will
convince the skeptics as soon as he
reaches the United States.
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion will investigate the reasons for
the Santa Fe withdrawing its offer to
put on a fast mail train to the Pacific
coast.
A temperance wave is sweeping over
Germany.
London's new non-tip hotel is mak-
ing a great hit.
The forest fires in Southern Califor
nia continue to grow.
Governor Johnson's physicians an
nounce that he will recover.
Mexicans attacked and stoned the
Austrian consulate at Montereyx.
The damage to the Portland Flour
ing mills plant is placed at $300,000.
Peary says he will be glad to refer
the Pole controversy to an arbitration
court.
A new pretender to the Persian
throne Las appeared and troops have
been sent to suppress him.
The Russian cabinet has decided that
the czar is supreme in all matters re
lating to the army and navy.
Walter E. Clark, the new governor
of Alaska, says there must be peace
between the rival political parties.
Two Los Angeles men, both over 80.
fought over a woman who is 75. One
of the combatants is in the hospital,
Robbers attempted to hold up a Rio
Grande train in Colorado, but did not
succeed in getting into the express car.
The widow of Claus Spreckles has
been awarded $3,000,000 of her bus-
band a estate.
It now seems as though the Chicago
streetcar men will win their fight with
the company.
Williiam R. Wallace has been chosen
for the Democratic candidate for may
or of Salt Lake.
James J. Hill says too many people
are going to the cities instead of stay
ing on the farm.
Thousands of acres of pasture and
wood land has been burned over in So
noma county, Cal., by forest fires.
Peary reiterates that he is the only
white man who ever saw the Pole and
promises to disprove Cook's claim.
David E. Thompson, United States
ambassador to Mexico, has secured
control of the Pan-American railroad,
line 244 miles long.
JURY TAMPERING FOUND.
' The port of Mulege, on the east
coast of Lower California, was over
whelmed by a tidal wave September 4.
Considerable property was destroyed.
Dewey says the United States needs
a larger navy.
It is said the Harriman estate will
not be divided.
Chicago Investigations Promise Huge
Scandal in County Affair.
Chicago, Sept 20. A gigantic con
spiracy for the "fixing" of grand
juries of Cook eounty, extending back
over a year and culminating in the
fraudulent certification of names for
the October grand jury, was revealed
today, when State's Attorney Wayman
secured bench warrants -for John J.
Holland, secretary of the Cook eounty
jury commission; Jury Commissioner
Willis J. Rayburn, and Nicholas A. Mar
tin, Alderman Michael Henna's secre
tary, on a charge of tampering with
jurymen.
The warrants were issued todny by
Judge Jesse A. Baldwin, of the circuit
court.
The charge against the three is that
they conspired to draw names of grand
jurors in a manner other than that re
quired by law.
Coming at the height of the trial of
Inspector Mct'ann for alleged grafting
tne news or tne action based on allege
tampering with the jury lists caused
great excitement in legal and politica
circles. The complaints on which thr
warrants were issued were drawn u
by a special agent of the state's attor
ney, who has been investigating the
jury-drawing methods for weeks.
Under the state law the names of
prospective grand jurors are selected
at random from a sealed box contain
ing the names of loOO citizens who
have been examined for jury service
by the jury commissioners and then
fitness certified. A similar method is
prescribed for petit jury lists.
NEW DUTIES HURT.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
OPENING AT LAKEVIEW.
French Lace Manufacturers Hard H
by American Tariff.
Paris, Sept. 20. What France think?
of America's new tariff schedule is be
ing evidenced in no uncertain fashion
these days, and the attitude of French
manufacturers generally is correctly ex
preaed by lace and tullemakers of
Calais, which has thrived for genera
tions on its filmy products, with the
women of the United States its be
customers.
As a direct result of the 70 per cent
tariff on laces and tulles, which the re
cently adopted tariff law of the United
States 'has marked up on this class of
manufactures, Calais is threatened with
the loss of many inhabitants.
Former great prosperity of this city
has dwindled -almost to the vanishing
point. Conditions liave finally become
so aggravated that long-established bus
iness men are abandoning their estab
lishments and moving away from the
city. Feeling runs high m Calais--
against employers.
AMERICAN SURGEONS LEAD.
Doctor Says Foolish to Go Abroar
for Treatment.
Now York, Sept. 20. Dr. Lewis Liv
ingston Seaman, one of the delegates
to the recent international medical con
gress at Budapest, arrived on the
steamer Campania from Liverpool, and
spoke encouragingly on the showing
made by America and the success of
the congress.
"The Americans are far ahead of
other nations in many branches of sur
gery and medicine," said Dr. Seaman
"as shown by the testimony and the
exhibits at the congress. This is par
ticularly true in the case of appendi
citis, where we excel both in the treat
ment of the disease and the technique
of the operation."
Speaking generally, Dr. Seaman said
it was the height of insanity for Amen
cans to go abroad for treatment by
toreign specialists wlien there are phy
sicians at home who could "walk all
around" the European medical men.
Japanese May Soon Fly,
SHANGHAI, Sept. 20. The interest
ing announcement is made that n so
ciety for aeronautic research has been
formed in Japan, under the title of the
lemporary Military Balloon Investiga
tion Society. It is to consist of 20
members, selected from oflieers on the
active list of the army and navy, and
from men of science in general. The
selection of the president and members
will be made by the minister of war,
with tne approval of the cabinet. Noth
ing is definitely stated as to the pro
vision of funds, but apparently the duty
of financing the enterprise will devolve
upon the departments of war and navy.
Grasshoppers in California.
San Bernardino, Cal., Sept. 20. This
city was overrun last night by million?
of grasshoppers that took possession
of the streets and disappeared myste
riously this morning. Last evening
myriads of the insects made their ap
pearance, literally covering the streets
and sidewalks in the business and resi
dence sections of the city. They dis
appeared with the approach of daylight.
According to reports from Highland and
other points in the valley, the pest is
confined to this city. No damage to
crops has . been reported.
Steamer Ohio to Junk.
Seattle, Sept. 20. The safe of tho
wrecked steamship Ohio was brought
down from Victoria on the Iroquois. It
bad previously been taken to Victoria
by the Canadian salvage vessel Salvor,
and it now rests at the Co 1 man dock
here. The sate and its contents were
ntact, and there was a large sum of
money in it when opened. The figures
given are $167,000. The wreck of the
Ohio itself will probably bo broken up
for junk.
Mexican Floods Raging.
Mexico City, Sept. 20. A special dis
patch from the town of Taxapan, near
the port of Tampico, says: The river
suddenly rose last night, and the west
ern part of the city is inundated. The
water is rising hourly. Reports from
outlying ranches are most alarming.
Water six feet deep is reported from
some sections. Losses to stock and
crops will be great.
Every Participant Sure of Securing
Land or Lot.
Lakeview The distribution of the
lands of the Oregon Valley Land com
pany, owners of the old Oregon mili
tary road grant, and the Heryford Cat
tle company's lands, not only is the
largest private land opening in histo
ry, but it differs in many ways from
land allotments made by the United
States government. In the Lakeview
opening every participant gets a tract
of land and a town lot. There are no
blanks.
Three hundred thousand acres of land
are being distributed practically with
out expense to the public. The lands
were cut into 11,992 tracts, varying in
size from lOjusres to 1,000 acres, and
that number of contracts were sold for
$200 each, every contract being good
for a tract of land and a Lakeview lot.
The purchasers live in every state in
the Union, but the bulk of the con
tracts were sold in the Middle West.
About 3,000 contracts were sold in Ne
braska, 2,000 in Kansas, and smaller
allotments in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois,
Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma
and other states. Nearly 1,000 con
tracts were bought by Oregon and Cal
ifornia people.
FOREST FUND IS $33,120 47.
Oregon School Fund Is Increased by
Reserve Receipts.
Salem Congressman Hawley has re
ceived a letter from the acting secre
tary of the interior to the effect that
under the terms of the agricultural ap
propriation act, for 1909, approved
May 23, 1908, $33,120.47, realized
from forest reserves in this state dur
ing the year ending June 30, 1909, will
be turned over to the state to be placed
in the common school fund of the state,
The law provides that 25 per cent
of the money received from each forest
reserve shall be paid at the end of the
year to the state treasurer wherein the
reserves are located, to be expended as
the legislature may direct for the pub
lic schools and public roads of the
county or counties in which the forest
reserve is located.
The total amount realized from the
forest reserves of Oregon during the
year ending June 30 was 132,481.88.
Mr. Hawley was instrumental in se
curing the enactment of the clause un-
ler which the public schools receive
forest reserve revenues.
Grand Ronde's Greatest Crop.
La Grande Heavy rainB throughout
Union county have greatly delayed
threshing, but it is estimated that
most of the work will be finished with
in the next two weeks, although there
ill be a small amount that will not
be finished in the next 30 days. The
yield in Union county is estimated to
run over the 1,000,000 bushel mark
This will be the largest amount of
wheat ever grown in the Grand Ronde
valley. The farmers are not so inclined
as they were at first to hold onto their
wheat until it reaches the dollar mark
and are letting the wheat go in small
amounts every day. The price ranges
around 80 cents for bluestem, 79 for
10-fold and 77 for club.
30 Cars Prunes Shipped.
The Dalles The prune crop of this
county, with the exception of a few
orchards on extremely high ground,
has been harvested and the crop has
Teen marketed. There was a total of
30 cars shipped in carload lots, besides
pernaps four cars shipped in small
auantities bv exnress. The nrnnon
have netted the growers a little better
than $22.50 a ton, f. o. b. The Dalles.
The bulk of the crop has been bought
and shipped by The Dalles Fruit com
pany, though a few carloads have been
snipped by growers.
Coos Port Plans Dredge.
Marshfield The commissioners of
the Port of Coos Bav have ordered nlann
and specifications for a suction drerice
a little larger than the dredge used on
tne Coos bay harbor, and also for a
bucket dredge for the rivers. It is es
timated that the cost will be about
$90,000. Colonel J. B. Lock wood,
former engineer for the Port of
Portland, advised the commission re.
garding the harbor work it contem
plated. . ' -
Hop Crop 60,000 Bales. '
Salem Hoppicking in the Krebs
yards is finished. Mr. Krebs estimates
the yield of the Krebs yards at 1.800
bales, about 1,200 less than the output
of a normal season. Krebs declares
that, while the bops are lighter, they
are of an unusually fine quality, with a
very slight amount of mold, consider
ing the unfavorable conditions. He
estimates the Oregon crop at not to ex
ceed 60,000 bales.
Drill for Oil Near Nehalem.
Nebalem The Hydrocarbon Oil com.
oanv is buildincr a lanre drilling nmn
near here, a barge load of heavy ma
chinery having already been received.
Actual arming win commence very
soon.
Pear Crop Short.
La Grande The first carload of pears
that will be shipped out of La Grande
this year is being packed now. The
supply will not bea s abundant as that
of last year.
Seven Pound Potato.
Pendleton George Dodge, gardener
for the J. E. Smith Livestock com
pany, has a potato that weighs 7
pounds. The seed was planted in
March.
UMATILLA WHEAT CROP.
Flood of Gold Follows the Harvest In
Prosperous Grain Center.
Pendleton, The lure of $3,000,000
in bright gold pieces, without Mint or
reserve, sends a thrill through the peo
ple of Umatilla county, at this season
of the year that cannot be appreciated
by any one who as not felt the charm
of the grain fields when each golden
head nods to the thrifty farmer its
readiness to be converted into gold for
his purse as reward for his efforts dur
ing the 12 months closing with the
antherinc in of the sheaves. The call
of the grain fields has been heard, the
tremendous task or saving tne narvesi
has been performed, the marketing of
the grain is the duty which calls forth
the best judgment and tact or tne iarm
er, in this county, where to raise grain
successfully rand largely is the ambi
tion of every owner of land.
Umatilla county farmers have just
finished harvesting a crop of grain that
will place fully $3,00o.000 in their
purses. The crop will net about as
much money as any produced in the
county, inasmuch as the price to be re
ceived will be much higher than was
taken for the "bumper" crop of 1907,
when Umatilla county produced more
than 1 per cent of all the wheat grown
in the United States. Umatilla coun
ty is easily the grain center of Oregon,
producing practically one third of all
the state. There was a time when
Umatilla county "took off its hat,"
metaphorically speaking, to the Wil
lamette valley in the growing of grain,
but that day has long since passed into
history.
Hay Prices High.
Klamath Falls Despite the fact that
the hay crop is fully up to the average
and the acreage is larger than hereto
fore, stockmen complain about exces
sive prices. Alfalfa is held at $8 and
$10 in the stack. Last year the crop
was not quite up to the average and
the price ranged from $7 to $8.60. It
is contended by stockmen that unless
the producers sell for less money there
will be a shortage in the regular num
ber of cattle to be wintered in the Kla
math basin.
TAFT SMILE WINS.
Alfalfa Brings High Prices.
Freewater The alaflfa crop in the
Hudson Bay country is almost entirely
in stack. This section received its
name from the fact that the Hudson
Bay company in the early days of Ore
gon wintered their stock in this valley.
The climate is milder than that of the
surrounding country. Large bands for
Spokane and Seattle markets are win
tered here. The crop will be about
20,000 tons and ranchers are getting
$9 and $10 a ton at the stack.
Pheasants Sent to Idaho.
Corvallis The largest consignment
of Chinese pheasants ever shipped out
of the state left Corvallis a few days
ago for Boise. The state of Idaho is
the buyer. The game birds were rais
ed and sold by Gene M. Simpson, whose
Corvallis pheasant farm is the second
largest in the United States. The
birds, 1,000 in number, filled the spe
cial car mat was Drought for the pur
pose by B. T. Livingston, deputy game
wurueii lor me state oi Idaho.
PORTLAND MARKETS.
Wheat Bluestem, 97c; club, 87ej
i rii auwiixn. n n un . 1 1 i .. . l r
--- -- Taney, owe; nIe
87c; Turkey red, 87c; 40-fold. 89 c.
. J o.ou; Drew ing.
Vi.uv per tun.
Hmv Timnth,. T171M n.
j, iiiBiueiiu vaiiey,
$13(fr)15 net ton- Root
... . V cover,
f"; cheat, $1314.50; grain hay,
Butter CAtv
j ViVMlllvljrf QAiras, OOC;
Fonon Aula .... nn - . '
vuboiuoureauiery, 33((g3DC: Store
21(0) 22c ner nnnnH Putt,. '
a- r wi.vt xat prices
average lc per pound under regular
hilt tar nviAaa
Etrtrs Oreiron rnnoh Anriu m
Poultrv TTpnn IKlie
springs, 15K16c; roosters. 910c-
HllpL-O irsilinn 111.. '
in ' B' Kee8. young,
10c; turkeys, 20c; squabs, $1.752
Pork Fancy, 10c per pound.
Veal Extra. 1 nii n v. j
rruits Annlea 1r.o oc .
rr.vu, ntr DOT
per crate; cantaloupes. 60c(H)l.Kn-
ii T T uo: watermelons,
per basket; casabas, $1.752 per
vi.ov per dox.
jruwes $i per sack; sweet pota
toes, 22Kc per pound.
unions xi 9K ..i.
pC4 DOVE.
VecretahleH Rmng awc
cabbage. 11 uZ "X1 P ?
i or -uiuiower, 75c(S)
pers, 510c; pumpkins, 1!
squash, 5c ; tomatoes, 35(??40c per box
Hods 1909 Fnffnio. on.. fr.BO'
Wool Eastern rWo i
Bound : vallV
choice oWtL" mohair,
Cattle-Steers, top, $4.25; fair to
good, $4; common, $3.503.75; cows
top, $3.253.50; fair to goodT
3.25; common to medium,
calves, top,$55.50; heavy $3 mAa'.
bulls, $22.25; stag's, im'
Hogs Best, $8; fair to good th 7K
S""': SS.55
Sheep Top wethers, $4; fair in
good $3.503.75 ; yearlings best t
fair to good. $3.503.75; ewes Lc
less o all grades; spring iamo
President Beams His Way Into Favor
With Chicagoans.
Chicago, SepL 17. President Taft
smiled his way intw the hearts of 600,
000 Chicagoans yesterday. Geniality
and "Bill" Taft for that's what the
multitudes called him ruled the city
for 16 hours. From the moment he ar
rived until he entered his private car
to leave, through all the automobiling
and speechifying and handshaking and
excitement, there was one thing which
shone as brightly as the sun of a per
fect day. It was the famous smile.
That smile was commented upon every
where. It was cheered and it made
those who saw it feel more pleased
with the world and with themselves.
Good humor, jollity, happiness these
followed Mr. Taft like attendant guard
ians wherever he went
And in response to that smile Mr.
Taft got the smiles and laughter of the
throngs, as well as their shouts and ap
plause. All the way through the 16
miles of streets which he traveled dur
ing the day in a motor, at the West
Side ball park, at the Orchestra Hall
meeting, at the bankers' ball, Mr. Taft
saw thousands upon thousands of faces
which smiled at him and which cheered
him.
"It's grand," said the chief execu
tive before he bad been in the city five
minutes. "I'm really vastly glad to
be here."
As his automobile swept down Mich
igan avenue in the midst of 150,000
school children, he turned to his aide
de camp, Captain Archibald W. Butt,
U. S. A., and his voice was just an
atom husky.
"This is wonderful, Butt," he said.
"The cheering of the children is most
pleasant to me, and yet affecting, for
we know that the cheering of the child
ren is sincere."
At the great bankers' ball there
were silks and white shoulders and
jewels; there was rythm of waltz mu
sic and glow of pendant lights; there
was dancing by blushing debutantes
and epigramatic foreign consuls ; there
was promenading by prominent bank
ers and dowagers and beauties and pol
iticians. And the chief individual fig
ure of the scene was the big man in
evening dress who smiled and smiled
and smiled.
Unqualifiedly President Taft is in
favor of union labor. This was the
subject of his main speech today, and
in plain terras he upheld organization,
but demanded that the rights of non
union labor be protected. Next to this
in national importance was his de
nouncing the present court system. He
deplored delays in the administration
of justice and announced an intention
to urge congress to make a change.
MONEY FOR WIDOW.
FOR POSTAL
BIS
Mrs. Harriman Is Made Only Benefi
clary in Will.
New York, Sept. 17. A hundred
brief words, weighted each with ap
proximately $1,000,000 and rnntiinln.
in their entirety the last testament of
c. n. Harriman, given out yesterday,
make his widow. Marv Avpriii
man, one of the wealthiest women in
tne world.
It perhaps is the briefnat will on
cord for the disposal of an estate of
such magnitude.. All his property is
left to Mrs. Harriman. Wall street
estimates that Mrs. Harriman will in
herit m realty and personal property
between $75,000,000 and $100,000,000.
Mr. Harriman's nrivatn fnrtnn. .-o
posed to have been greater than this
by many millions, but there is reason
w- ueneve mat his unmarried daugh
ters, Mary and Carol; his married
daughter, Mrs. Robert Livingstone
tiuerry; and his two sons, William
nverm ana Koiand, a boy of 14, to
gether with hifl Bllrvivino- oia... ftr
o: , 7 oiowji, mia.
OlmonB. and nthar ulot,'.. I
. -an co, nave ail
been substantially provided for with
snuj um oi nana.
. The will is dated June 8, 1903, and
is witnessed hv ru.u a n.L j
president of the Mutual r.tf t
. , -- insurance
;'7a"yM. V?"811- 8nd C Tege-
..I. eauuay was Mr. Harri-
.uaii a ciose personal friend.
Mr. Harriman. hu .
, j laiwiiif no De
quests tO Children o. ..!:.. . . 7 ,
v. i . 1 cianveu, Hvoiaea
the large share of the enormous inher-
"r. v wn'-n. under the laws of the
?r"T; w IorK- w"ld otherwise be
Fires Desiroy Homes.
fWnnrri Pnl C . -
f fi" :'Kri7 "ei'u.1 A for-
--. . ux,K ronignt m the hills.
Telephone messages from Semis at 6
bnrnTn i c , ?r beans were
SETS, .fe h-Un.dred 'ought
task ;rt taftT nr
ranchers' hom;. tk" . the
Monno : uegan early
7"J uiurinng, anq have burner! in
varying directions ever since divastat"
mg a solid stretch of so mffi TSJ?
U1IIB.
Sheriff Asks for Soldiers.
SSSlTfaSr f the Amfrican
Twttl'" PmPy nd import-
i, wnicn a striker waa
Perhaps fatally shot, Sheriff Wridfat
ton tonieht aakri Z. ""aamg-
Kuard thet in plate plant TlmST
informed t '"..P'an.V . T.be 8he"ff
. guTcrmn- tnat the nifim
Sto".?" J that ouSde S
Canada Helps Travelers.
llttAtBn ft... C
order commanding all railroadsln Vo
Bengers in Canada by United StJ
migration official- y Unltea States in
Presldent Talt Declares Pam h
n ...... j l . J
POINTS TO SUCCESS B mm
President Says Government Ht,N
Reached Stage Where It MUlt
Be MorelThan Police fore..
Milwaukee, Wis.. Sent. n. .
dent .Taft devoted his principal
ln State fe,
grounds, yesterday, to the subject
postal savings banks, which he .L, !
ly endorsed before a large and 2 I
astic gathering that overflowed Z
grandstand. The president said 2 I
the postal savings bank plank fa ft,
Republican platform bound evmbd,
who called himself a Republican.
"If they do not like apUnkj,,
platform," said Mr. Taft. "or if fa
don't like the platform itself, S
cease to be Republicans or they ,
Republicans with an exception, m
that indicates a free and enlightened
and discriminating people. But I u,
here to uphold the doctrine of poeui
savings banks because I believe tin
will fill a long-felt want in this com.
try. In the first place it is said tb,
poBtal savings bank is a very pateml
institution; that it has a leaning t
ward Socialism state Socialism-md
that it purposes to take the bankin,
business out of the hands of privit
persons and put it into those of the
government. No, I am not a SociiM
and I am net a paternalist., and I w
not in favor of having the government
do anything that private citizens cm
do as well or better; but there are con
ditions. We have passed beyond the
time of what they called the 'Laiun
Faire' school, which believed that the
government ought to do nothing but
run the police force, and we do not rec
ognize the necessity for the interfer
ence of the government because it hai
great power and great resourcea be
hind it, and because sometimes it cin
stand the lack of an immediate retani
on capital to help out We did it in
our Pacific railroads. We have done
it in a great many different ways, and
in this particular postal savings bank
business the government is especially
fitted to do what any system of private
bankers can do.
"The great usefulness of the postal
savings banks lies in the great encour
agement to thrift, on the part of those
who are just wavering in the balance
whether they shall save the money or
use it bpcause they don't jknow where
they can put it Bafely.
"Canada has the postal savings bank,
and what is the result along the border
in the Northwest You find Americini
going up to the border and making de
posits in those savings banks. Why!
Because they have thejguarantee of tie
Canadian government."
President Taft said the government
had issued upward of $700,000,000 i
par cent bonds of the United States
and floated them at par, at 2 per cent
or a little more.
"We did it by getting the banks into
a corner so they had to have, under the
law, some government security, and
they were obliged to buy those 2 per
cent bonds," he said. In closing, Pres
ident Taft said :
"We are looking forward, I hope
with confidence, to a readjustment of
our whole financial system. Certainly
it needs it, and it has been suggested
fhfif rkn aoiMni.B knnlr mlnkf wall ftVllt
wuhh k..J DUI 1 1 1 MBiia 111 J 11 U "
that. I am bound to say that I don't
see the necafuiitv for involvincr them.
It seems to me that one system can
stand by itself, and if we adopt the
savings banks they will easily be work-
aA 1 . -I kanlrinff.
because the savings banks will furnish
us nve or six hundred millions oi w
lars, and that is a very tidy pile to bin
gitimately in order to carry on saj
! .. a.
nnanciai operations.
Old Kindness Rewarded.
Methuen. Mass.. Sept 18. One of
those strange legacies bobbed npu
Methuen frvtnv whan it hpenme knOWQ
that Mrs. George Bramer had received
from attorneys in the Scilly islands the
information that G. Ribstoek, a mw
whom Shu and her mother befriended
in Bermuda, hart willed her about V
000.000 in rnilrnnd stocks and bonds.
When Mrs. Bramer met RibstocJcw
Bermuda aha than wu unmarried, SJ
with her mother did many little kind
nesses for him in bis old age. He wf
80 years old at the time.
Germans On Water Wagon.
Berlin. Sent. 18. A temperance
campaign which . promises to bsve
marked effect on the consumption w
alcohol in Germany, has been bei?on!'J
a rnmilt nf a raanlntinn adnnted St tbe
Socialist convention at Leipsic. T1
resolution requires that members
the party organization, which numbers
600,000, shall abstain from brandy sw
other hich nlenhnlic beverages
shall try to diminish the consumption
by their companions.
New York, Sept. 18. According
- m .. . ... . . lilt Man DS
a wan street publication,
stated on the highest authority" J U"
Mr. Harriman's property amounted "
between $76,000,000 and $100,000,QOV,

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