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$ Wayne County Organ
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REPL r CAN PARTY;
HONE SD ALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1909.
President Favors Postal
WILL URGE IDEA IN MESSAGE,
He Believes Wage Earners and
Others Would Place Hundreds
of Millions of Dollars In
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 2(J. Pnddetil
Taft announces that In his message to
congress next December he will strong
ly urge the early establishment of a
postals savings bank system. The
president realizes that there is strong
opposition to such legislation at this
time, and while he does not propose
to rush congress on too many matters
ut once he wilt usk that the platform
declaration of the ltepubllcau party in
favor of postal banks bo fulfilled as
speedily as possible.
Influential members of lmth the sen
ate and house are urging that the mat
ter be left over until the monetary
-commission has made Its report and
ensuing llnauclal legislation haw been
dlsjmsed of. It has even been suld
that the relation bctwoen the subjects
to be dealt with by the monetary com
mission and the postal banks Is so
-close that the two should bo handled
1 'resident Taft believes that several
Hundred of millions would he placed
at the disposal of the government by
wage earners and others through
postal savings banks. It Is suggested
that this money might well be em
ployed in taking up the !flKX,000,0O0 or
$700,000,000 of government 2 per cent
bonds which are outstanding and
which have given much concern to the
treasury department olllclals. Already
the 2 per cent bonds are selling be
low par, and there Is fear of further
depreciation In view of I! per cent Is
sues which have been authorized and
which soon may be placed on the mar
The money which postal banks
would draw, the president believes
Is that which Is sent abroad each year
by foreigners who Insist that the gov-
eninient's guarantee shall be back of
any bank In which they place their
bard earned savings and that which Is
secreted In stockings and mattresses
and not sent to any bank at all.
The president believes that the postal
Imnks would appeal only to those tim
id persons who nre afraid to trust the
ordinary banks and who would rather
get the 2 per cent or less Interest
which the government would give than
to place the money In the regular sav
ings banks, where It would draw from
3 to -4 per cent Interest each year.
Hy placing the Interest to be allowed
by the postal banks at less than 2 per
cent Mr. Taft is convinced that no
harm would be done to the ordinary
banks of commerce, for discriminating
persons who now place their moneys
in these banks and are appreciative of
what these banks nre doing for the
community would not withdraw mon
ey drawing a high rate and place It
under government care at half the In
tnriHf nfrereil n- the ni-mnnt-v snv nia
, " "
The money obtained through postal
banks, the president nnd several of his
clo-ost advisers believe, would offer a
most hnppy solution of the 2 per cent
bond problem. Secretary Meyer of the
navy and former postmaster general Is
strongly In tavor or, postal Ikiiius. lie i
has given much thought and study to
the subject and is convinced of its im
portance to the government. Idle
funds would be placed at the disposal
of the government at an exceedingly
low rate of Interest, The government's
guarantee. It Is believed, would dam
the steady How of gold across the At
lantic to foreign banks under govern
President Taft expressed himself as
unalterably opposed to a guarantee of
bank deposits. Me said he did not be
lieve In making one set of bankers
Mtand responsible for another set, and
lie does not think that the national
government or the states should under
take to extend a guarantee to Institu
tions which are not under direct gov
ernment control and direction.
As to the charge of paternalism re
flected lu the postal bank Idea. Presi
dent Taft, In stating his position, de
clared that he thought It rather far
fetched. Me cited the Instance of the
postolllce department Itself and said
that the extension of the postolllce
fi.vstcm to Include a field of bunking
which Is not now covered by private
Institutions could not be regarded as a
too paternalistic step. Mr. Taft Is :i
great believer In the go d nnso and
judgement of the American people,
and lie has sail that they know full
well where to rnw the line.
Tim president hud a conference to
day with Senator Aldrlch, chairman of
' tin state fluance committee, and Sec
I rotary MaeVcagh of the treasury. The I
I poslul hanks had u share In the ills"
The president hnd n number of sub- i
Jeets to take up with Mr. Aldrlch.
First of mi he wanted to know when
tlm monctuvy commission expects to i
have its report ready for congress and
Just what will be the scope of its In-
qulilos and recommendations. ,
Mr. Taft also wanted the advice of 1
Senator Aldrlch In connection with ad-1
mlulstrativc foatnres of the Payne !
which nre now concerning the
GENERAL KILLS EDITOR.
Panama Revolutionist Resents Pub
tithed Article About Sitter-in-law.
Panama. Aug. 2tl. General Herbert
O. Jeffries, who figured prominently In
the Panama revolution, killed William
Nichols Chandler, editor of the Pan-
ama Press, here by beating him cm the
ihihi wun tim mm or a revolver nuti
kicking him savagely lu the abdomen.
The cause, of tlie fracas that resulted
In Clmudler'H duoth was an article sup-
posed to reflect on Mrs. Claude E.
Ciiyant. wife of the United Stated dep-j
uty consul general here, with whom ,
(Juyiint eloped In June, and slator-ln-'
law of Jeffries. I
Carrying in one hand a copy of the
Press containing an article which ho1
lH.l ev.Hl reflected on the honor of his
slster-ln-hiw and very evidently in an
angry frame of mind. JoHrles stalked !
Into the olllce of the Press and de-1
..landed to see Chandler.
., . ., , .... ,.... , '
. '"'V th, lt i,
shouted at Chandler, iHilntlng to an:
article ln the paper he carried
"It means exactly what It says," ro-'
(leneral Jeffries then drew a revolv
er, and when the nowspajier muii saw
the weapon hi made a leap for his ad
versary. Jeffries stepped back and
struck Chandler on the head with the
butt of the revolver.
In a minute a torrltlc fight was ln
progress. Chandler, although dazed by
the lirst blow, (tfideavorod to get pos
session of the revolver. Jeffries, re
treating round the room, rained blow
after blow on the editor's head until
the latter sank to the floor.
The editor died an hour later, and
Jeffries was arrested.
HACKETT SUIT DROPPED.
Mary Mannering No Longer Wants DI
vorce From Actor.
New York. Aug.
(!. The suit for ,
divorce begun by Mary Mannering ,
against her husband. James K. Hack- t(1 pass upon the question,
ett. was discontinued by order of Jus-. ny wMt ,.1;lt )lo ,iu,v ho. in fact,
tlce Anionil of the snpreme court The p.s upon the question exorcise their
court's order was bused uiioii the con-' part? Where do they get it V
sent of the actress. "Then- has been iii old days the sug-
No statement wiw made ln court con- stlon that there was a divine right
cernlng any change In attitude by , f (s,.if ,1Iui S0lm, . essayed to rule
Mrs. nackett toward her husband, j u,er fellowmen bivause of that alleged
That Ilackett has striven desperately j ,uvlne right. When it was calleil In
to bring about a reconciliation was j ,,u..stioii the argument was made, have
made no secret of by htm soon after ,lc,t nations been well ruled in this
the suit was brought. Ills beautiful ; wllyV Have there not been good
wife, however, timiinl a deaf ear to I Sn(M; nave m,, I1()t had good minls
his entreaties and commanded her law- 1 ,.., Ilnt .,ti,iiis .levelnmMl im.i
.vers to press the suit.
When Mrs. Hackett left her hus
band's home she took her little daugh
ter Elsie with her. The child ls live
years old, and her father was passion
ately fond of her. For the sake of the
child he begged Mrs,
Mackett to re-
lent. Me sent many emissaries to her,
but she would not hoed their plead
ings. Ilackett never despaired, however,
and week hv week and month by
.,1 .1 1 ..i.....un.. .
'"""i cuumiiH-ii inn i.ii-mmm. nc-ii
1,0 was allowed to see his little girl he
did his best to make the child his ad
vocate, and in this, it is said, he was
at last successful.
I M00RE DEFEATS BRANNIGAN.
Philadelphia Bantamweight Has the
Best of Ten Round Fight.
New York, Aug. lili. Pal Moore of
Philadelphia had revenge for his last
defeat at the hands of Patsy Hrauiil
gan of Pittsburg when both bantams
went ten rounds at the Sharkey Ath
letic club here and Moore's punishing
left had Ilraniilgan badly cut and puz
zled. In the ninth and tenth rounds Patsy
found the way to Moore's body and
was coming I'.iM at the Until bell, but
Moore's lead was too long to overcome.
RUSSIA'S FIRST AEROPLANE.
Covered Four Miles at Height of Ten
Feet, but Descent Disastrous,
Odessa. Aug. lit I. -The lust flight of
nn aeroplane lu Russia was made here
by an Italian iiauicd Cntaul.
It covered four miles at a height of
ten feel, but the descent was disas
trous. The fore part of the machine
i was wrecked, and Catani was picked
up unconscious and badly cut.
Mile Auto Record Beaten.
Flndlay. O., Aug. L'U.--Bariiey Old
Held broke his own record for a mile
In in. atitouioblln on a half mile track
here when hi net the marl; at 1 minute
"fli fccoiuIh. oidlleld's former record
was 1 minute 11 U-5 sccdnds.
ininnrn r ri n-tri inn
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iievv TorK oovernor ngniing
Ffir HiVart PrimariOC
1 LMI 1 n"ai
GETS AM OVATION AT SYR Af)l IV
"L ' " ' " rt vli rt I O I HttUUvM.
He Says No True Republican or True
Democrat Denies That Voters
Are Competent to Rule
Their Own Affairs.
Syracuse, N. Y.. Aug. 2i!. Despite the
Intense heat. 1,51X1 jieoplu assembled
,1(,,.u ,lml St,UH tl, (jOVernor Charles
H. Hughes lu 11 speech hi defense of
direct primary nomlnnthuis.
(Jrwit applause greeted tlw governor
as he rose, ami he watt frequently
cheered dining the course of his ad
dress, which lasted an hour. In part
I thoroughly believe In the execu-
tlv 1rtn,t.thiK to people the policies
, Ui ki11WS an(, tjMj ds ,
. M. . , , ,,
"TIu ""vo '..list stand or fall
1 '. tH th m.mendntions
"U " according to lu, met-
It which they ni-e liolioved to have by
the people, and while he remains within
,. . , . , . . ,,,,,,, , f,
1141 III H 11 MIM1.U IIU llllllli til 111V
exeivLse of his constitutional authority
there Is no liarm, but rather 11 lionetit,
to the people In free discussion of ex-
ivtttlve proposals and in free- recom
mendation of policies by the men who
have been chosen to represent an en
1 "What we are renlly seeking to ac
! I'ninollsh Is to ili'nrlv t-irtnlii nfimoiia
not of power which iwoperly lelongs
to them, but of usurped www. by rea
son of a ready control of itolltlcal ma
chinery. "I'.y direct winilnatlons I meon that
system by which party candidates for
public olllces are cliosni by the direct
vote of the enrolled party voter. I
believe in that system lx-cuuso It seems
to me that it conserves best a funda
"The party voters are entitled to say
who their representatives shall be.
They the nuily voters constitute the
njirtv. Occasionally we hear tlie sue.
mutlni! iimt the vr,t,.r i ii.w,iiwit,.nt
i prospered and won distinction
prosperity through royal aid?
, "l'.ut we decided in this country that
the power should te exorcised by the
, i-iti.ens who under the law were given
', the rluht of stiff rami, because no man
or s,,i ,,f ,,,,, i rli?iit- to ruin
! them without their consent.
! "Now, what is true of the people of
this state at larire with regard to their
, lltYairs Is true of the parties In the
,,,,,1 ti, .,,.no in n,
(state with regard to its affairs.
"Xo man Is a true American who
would assert that the people, given the
right of suffrage In this country, tire
Incompetent to rule their affairs. No
man Is a true Republican or a true
Democrat who asserts that the mem
bers of his party are incompetent to
rule their affairs.
"By whal right do those who, In
fact, rule most of the time exercise
their power? Io they not claim to
place It upon the wish of the members
of the party? If they are right hi that
claim lei mo memners or me party
peak, and they will not suffer from
the result. If they are wrong In that
claim then they are exercising pow
ers to which they are not entitled and
which the voting strength of the party
would mil give Ihein." (Cries of "You
are lltrlit :"i
! Dig Cigars.
I When u Filipino woman smokes
! and the women of those lslauds are
j rather addicted to the habit she
, smokes a fat cigar sixteen Inches long
nnd live Inches In circumference.
Even the most inveterate smokers do
not finish one of these cigars at a sit
ting. One will last a woman five or
Over a nill'.lou cat skins nre used
every year ln the fur trade.
A Prized Prayer Book.
Ill the Munich Iloyal library there ls
a prayer i f the sixteenth century
v. lib 'a ls ii!iuil at f.'ti.utio. It ls deco
valid v'.h dixiut- of pi lures In colors
if t'.e fnvi r'te . i 1' n Uowers of that
WINDSOR TRUST INQUIRY.
Committee Appointed to Inveeti&rto
Loan on Hoinze Stock.
New York, Aug. 2(1. Theodore P.
Shouts and August llockscher, direct
ors of the Windsor Trust company,
have been appointed a coimnltteo to
investigate the circumstances sur
rounding the recent $.10,000 Joyce loan
and report back to the board of direct
ors what action It is best to take in the
Mr. Slionts and Mr. Heckacher were
appointed at a meeting of the directors I
of the Windsor Trust company, which I
was largely tmcuueo.
The appointing of a special commit
tee to Investigate fhc transactions
which resulted In the revwnt Copper
stock theft sea nihil ls looked upon as
n sererv criticism of Presulimt John 1
Alvln Young and Jordan J. Rollins, di-1
rector and counsel of the Windsor. Itholin. Trance. Aug. 2(1. Another
The loan in question wan made to WiiNiitloinil exploit was added to the
,nn,oyct,.Vf ifta8aU T0! nmrv,'lM of vlnm week when Paul-
$110,000 worth of Copper stocks lie- ,, . ... , . . . . . .
longing to the F. August Heln in- h'H . tlw plucky Irene, nvlatiir, In a
forests. Later Mr. Joyce found tliat ' V(,lsl" "'l''"'1. broke the world's ree
his stocks put up us collateral were I orrt ln wonderful flight of 2 hours r.3
being sold on tho opon market. Ihi n minutes 24 seconds. During twenty
pealed to tlie WlndBor Trust company minutes of the time Paulhau bud n
and was told that It had simply acted! heavy rain and wind storm to contend
as a clearing house and the stocks had j against.
been turned over to the real lender. A Th.. nn.vi.m tiw.ii ro..,,i fr.r im,
complaint to the district attorney re
sulted In the Indictment for grand
larceny irf three men who figured ln
the transaction mid the discharge and
subsequent arrest of Sterling Hlrmlng
ham. the Windsor's bond clerk, who
represented the trust company In the
PARDONED BY PRESIDENT.
Prisoner Had Been Convicted of Coun
terfeiting While on Parole.
Columbus. O.. Aug. 2(1. Charles R
Kline, a federal prisotier serving his
fifth term in the iHHiltentlary for coun
terfeiting, has been released through
the clemency of President Taft. A tel-
egram was received from Acting At-
toniey (encral Wade Ellis, reading:
"Release Kline immediately on com-1
mutation by the president." Upon con-
Urination Kline was set free.
Kline's prison record ls queer. In
1H1V the habitual prisoners in the prls-
on made Ills application for pardon a
test case and furnished the funds for
lis prosecution. lie wns paroled, but
was soon returned for violation. Gov
ernor Merrick then commuted his sen
tence to twenty-live years. Me was
again released on parole ln 11KI." and
was again returned for violation sis
During his tenijiornry freedom he chanting picture as the aeroplane lloat-1
was convicted of counterfeiting and ed ln the limpid blue beneath a beaut i
sentenced to five years, which he com- ful r.ilnlKiw, while the approaching
menccd upon the completing of his dirigible Colonel Rennrd was sllhouet-twenty-llve
year term on June 21, 1007. ted against the black clouds banked up
on the horizon. As I'aulhan in turn
WHEAT Contiact srade,
CORN No. 2. yellow, for local trade,
OATS Old No. 2. white, natural, 50Va
53c; new No. 2, white, natural, 444a45c.
BUTTER Steady; receipts, 10,370 pack
ages; creamery, specials, 29a29Hc : extras,
2S!sC: thirds to tlrsts, 23a2Sc; stato dairy,
common to finest, 21a2Sc; process, tlrsts
to specials. 23a25Vc.; western, factory,
seconds to firsts, 20a22c.; Imitation cream
CHEESE Steady; receipts, 4,737 boxes;
stato, new, full cream, special, 15alUc;
small, colored, fancy, llic; large, col
ored, fancy, 14c.; small, white, fancy,
llc. : common to Rood, llaHc.; skims,
full to specials. 4al2Vic
EGGS Irregular; receipts, 13.7J7 cases;
Da.in.vlvniil(i nnil nnnrhv hftnnflpv
white, 30ii33c; gathered, white, 26aSOc:
hennery, hrown and mixed, fancy, 2Sa31c;
gathered, brown, fair to prime, 24a2Sc;
western, extra firsts, 21a25c; firsts, 22a
23c.; seconds. 20a21c.
POTATOES Steady; good to fancy, per
bbl. or hag, Jl.75a2.2G; common, $1.25al.50;
sweets, per bbl., $2.2."a3.50: per basket.
LIVE POULTRY Firm: chickens, broll
ers, per lb 17al!k;.; fowld, 17c. j roostor3,
lie.; turkeys, 14c; ducks, 13al4c; geese,
DRESSED POULTRY Firm on fowls-;
broilers, nearby, fancy, squabs, per pair,
40ali0c; 3 lbs. to pulr, per lb., lGa20c. ;
western, diy picked, l.'nlSc; scalded, 14a
i 19c; fowls, ban els, 17lLul3V2 ; old roost
ers, l-'.zc; Hp! lug ducks, nearby, 17al8c. ;
squabs, whlto, per iloz., $1.73a3.7fi; frozen
I broilers, milk fed, fancy, Sue.; corn fed,
1 (nncy. IGalTc. ; runt-ting chickens, milk fed,
17a J:!r-; corn (ed, lSiiioc. ; yeese, No. 1,
, MAY AND STRAW-Firm; timothy, per
hundred, old, Micnjl.05; new, 75at)2V.e.;
i 3hlpiln. 73c; clover, mixed, ti3ns3c; clo
' vev, i:o:i,iic; loan iyu straw, Mu.UKJo. ; oat
unil wheat. U'liiluc: Mnall bales, 5c, Inn
ATLANTIC CITY STAYS WET.
New Jersey Prosecutor Says He Can't
cmorco ounaay uaws.
Trenton, N. J., Aug. 1!I. Attorney
Ceiicral WlNon says that he has ex
hausted tho resources of his depart
ment In the matter of enforcing the
law in Atlantic City.
The only stop remaining, he added,
was for the Law and Order people of
Atlantic City to procure the Indictment
ot Mayor Stoy for misdemeanor In
having failed to enforce the law.
Mrs. Gould Loses $5,000 In Gems.
Rheims, Frn nee. Aug. UH. Mm.
(ii-orgo (iotild, wife of the New York
millionaire, has reported to the police
here tint she left her handbag, o n
i.ilning jewels to the value of Sfl.000,
lu the grand stand at the aviation Held
and that 11 had been stolen
Pauihan Remains In the-Air
2 Hours 53 Minutes:
GOES 83 MILES IN HIS BIPLANE
Frenchman Battles With Rain and
High Wind For Ten Minutes
During His Remarkable
Flight at Rheims.
in tlie ulr was made by Wilbur Wright
at a Mans Dec. ."11. 2 hours 20 min
utes Zi 1-5 seconds. The unofliclal rec
ord was 2 hours 27 minutes 15 sec
cauls, made by Sominer nt Marmelons.
l'aulhan's new record for distance
was aimut i:(4 kilometers, or 83 miles.
He made thirteen circuits of the
course, and the wind stpiull passed as
he was coming down the homestretch
for tlie last time. Simultaneously the
dirigible Colonel Itenard appeared to
the westward, plowing Its way luajes
llcall.v through the smoke of the city
I'aiiltiau battled In tlie teeth of rain
and high wind for ten minutes up one
length of the course, and the thrilled
spectators watched the struggle against
the elements In spellbound admiration,
When he succeeded in rounding the
'turn the excitement unci enthusiasm
broke Into n frenzied roar.
(Jolng down on the wings of the
wind Paulhau made up for the time
lost In lighting against It. As the time
approached when It wns evident that
he would beat the Wright record the
exiilenient was Intense, and the crowds'
rushed out of the tribunes each time I
he passed, cheering and shouting words
of encouragement. 1
At one moment there was an en-1
broke the time and distance records
the Jubilation of the siiectatora was
beyond description. The Americans
joined the French and other foreigners
in paying tribute to the courage of the
Exhibition tllghts meanwhile were
given by Summer, Lo Blanc, Latham,
Rougler, Tissandler. Blerlot, fJobron
and Bunau-Varllla, and. although they
offered a wonderfully Impressive sight
as they heeled and circled nbout ln the
gathering dusk, tliey were almost for
ifotton In the Intensity of interest as to
how far Pnulhun would go.
A great cheer arose as Pauihan fin-
and descended gracefully ln
front of the tribunes. The fence wns
torn down In the rush to reach him,
und he was borne on the shoulders of
' Rome of the most enthusiastic among
the spectators, the crowd escorting
htm to the box of the Marquis de
j Pollgnac, president of the committee
Ion aviation, to receive congratulations.
In the midst of the mad enthusiasm
, Paulhan's eye rested on a face in the
'crowd below, instantly-he stretched
i out his arms nnd, turning, broke his
' wav through the throng In the tribune,
a moment later throwing himself Into
the arms of his wife. Mis mother and
fathtr also were there to embrace him
nnd weep and llnally to carry him off
Experts are greatly impressed with
the exhibition of stability and regular
ity b.v Paullian s machine. They an
now divided Into two camps on the
iitiestlon of the smicrlorlty of tin
Wright model. The cellular typo has
given an Impressive display of Its abil
ity to lly In a wind, and many are In
clined to attribute this to the rcvoiv-
' m, 11(,,s ,s KV,.0S(.lPp(,
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call was 2 per cent; time
monev and mercantile paper unchanged
in r.iiiM fi.isliu? ni-ices of stocks wero:
Amnl. (-upper... sr. Norf. & West... 9IH I
H. & o JliVi
Brooklyn R. T. . 7:'h
Clu-s. ,Vi Ohio.... M-S
('..C..C.K St. L.. 71
D. ,t II I!'-1!
Peun. R. R
Rock Island 3!li
S-uilh. Ry. pf..
I ni,.n IMclllc,
t H S'crl
V S Steel pf..
(ion. Electric. ..I'""
1. nils, .v Nnsli
Mix ha'uin. . .
Missouri 1'iic .
N. Y Central
Games Played In National, American
and Eastern Leagues.
At New York New York, 3; Pittsburg,
2. Batteries Mathcwoii and Meyers;
MaJilox, IMiilllnpI and Gibson.
At brooklyn Cincinnati, 2; Brooklyn, 0.
Batteries Fromme and Both; Mclntyre
At I'Mladelphla-Phlladelphla, 4; Chica
go, 2. Batteries Sparks and Dooln;
Brown and Archer.
At Boston Boston, 8: St. Louts, 8. Bat
teries Rlehlo and Graham; Sallee and
STANDING OP THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. W. L. P.C.
Plttsbura. SI) TJ .7M Ph!!a'phla,50 61 .451
Chlcnpo... 75 3i .C70 St. Louis. 45 68 .
New York (8 41 JJM Brooklyn . 41 70 .370
Cincinnati Jo So .500 Boston.... 30 83 .Sii
At St. Louls-SL Louis, 1; New York. 0
(10 InnlnKH). noUerlo-Povell and Ste
phens: Broelfott ami Sweeney,
At Chlcaso Chicago, 4; Boston, 4 (same
culled by darkness). Batteries Bcott and
Owtmit; KurKor und CurrlKun.
At Detroit-Detroit, 4: Philadelphia. 1
Batteries Donoviui aod Stanago; Plank
At Cleveland Washington, 6; Cleve
land, 5 (10 lunlnits). Battorlos Johnson
and Slattery; Rhuadea and Clarko.
STANDING OF TUB CLUBS.
w. v. p.c. w. l. p. a
Detroit... 72 41 .620 ChtaiRO... 65 58 .487
Phllii'phlA71 41 .CIS New York 62 62 .451
Boston.... 71 46 .607 St. Louis. 47 GG .421
Cleveland. 68 51) .456 Wnsh'ton. 33 82 .287
At Toronto Toronto, 10; Jersey Ctty, 0.
Second Kanie Jersey City, 7; Toronto, 1.
At Rochester Rochester, 5; Newark, 2.
At Buffalo Baltimore, 8; Buffalo, 4.
At Montreal Montreal, 3; Providence. 2.
Second Kama Providence, 3; Montreal, 3
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. w. U
Rochester. Ui 01 .564 Buffalo.... 53 G2
Newark. .. 02 51 .513 Jersey C'y 55 6J
Provrencefi.1 52 .548 Montreal.. 52 65
Toronto... 60 63 .603 Baltimore. 51 Gii
PEONAGE NOT PROVED.
Strikers' Charges Against Pressed
Steel Car Company Fail.
Pittsburg, Aug. 26. The government
investigation into the charges of peon
age sworn to by Pressed Steel Car
company strikers nt Schocnvllle was
No evidence of employees being held
in the plant ngnlnst their will during
the strike of the 3,500 employees of
the plant was produced, tlie govern
ment olllclals falling to elicit any as
sertions from the men employed inside
the car plant that they had been sub
jected to violence when they asked
Permission to quit their work or had
Im'oii held on their jobs after they had
asked for discharges.
Special Agent Moagland, represent
ing the federal government, refused to
make public the result of the Investi
gation, but it ls confidently stated that
a peonage suit will never bo brought
against President Moffstot of the
Pressed Steel Car company or any of
The strikers at tho plant of the
Pressed Steel Car company received a
severe blow when Judge James R.
MacFarlane handed down a decision
refusing them the right to arbitrate
their differences with the company, a
they had claimed under a law passed
by the state legislature ln 18!)3.
The statute provides for compulsory
arbitration of labor disputes nfter &
certain time. The court holds that the
law Is unconstitutional.
EARTHQUAKE IN TUSCANY.
Many Houses Are Destroyed and
Scores of Persons Injured.
Siena, Italy, Aug. I'll. A heavy earth
quake was felt throughout the prov
ince of Siena. Virtually all the houses
in San Lorenzo were destroyed or bad
ly damaged. Scores of persons were in
jured. Tlie quake was felt most severely
within a radius of twenty miles from
Siena. Considerable damage was done
at Buonconvento. Several houses col
lapsed, and one person wns killed.
Several were Injured at Monteronl. A
number of houses were damaged there,
and masonry fell Into tlie streets.
TAFT CALLS FOR REPORT.
Wants Facts From Interior Depart
ment as to Alaska Coal Lands.
Washington. Aug. "A-President Taft
i has called upon the Interior depart
uicnt lor a lull report regarding the
Cunningham cai-es linohlng coal land
. claims in and about the Chugaoh for
est reserve, In Alaska.
The order was ncelved here by Act
ing Secretary Pierce of the depart
1 nient, and Secretary lialliuger, who Is
now In the west, bus also been re
1 quested to make a statement on the
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