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THE MOUNIXG OliEGOXIAN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1906.
Committee Report Recom
mends a System of
EVERYBODY EAGER TO TALK
lialrnians Decision Reversed and
Then Vphold Subject Referred
lt New Committee Elec
tion of New Officers.
. ST. LOUI3, Oct. 15. The American
Bankers Asportation adjourned today.
The convention adopted a- resolution to
r'fer tfie consideration and formulation of
a currency-reform plan to a committee to
be appointed by the executive council,
which shall confer with the New York
Chamber - of Commerce committee and
submit a plan for enactment Into law by
Con Kress. .
The assembly listened to the report of
the bank legislative committee read by
Vhairman Arthur . Reynolds, president of
the Des Moines National Bank, introducing-
the currency subject and setting forth
the plan-formulated by -the committee for
a, creditor currency clearance. The plan
comprised ten sections, and Mr. Reynolds
-slated that it was prepared with consid
eration of the condition of the country,
Jts necessity, the temperament of the peo
ple and the best interests of the citizens as
a whole, -aiming- to protect the Interests
of the humblest citizens as well as those
of the wealthy. .
Vproar Greets Report.
The moment the reading of the com
mittee's report was concluded, the con
veqtioH- .was. -in. - an- uproar.- Resolutions
were offered to adopt the report as a
whole, another to refer it back to the leg
islative council without recommendation,
another to consider the sections ad seri
atim, and all the while delegates wildly
clamoring to discuss the subject and give
expression to individually formulated
An Imnr'ii iltcMifiuInn xi-o e - firm 1 1 r a vrnoH
. upi&n; and-4he. discussion was. wUliout dctt-.
Dire cnnrhision. At the expiration of the
time limit, a resolution to refer the re
port of the legislative council to a spe-'
rial rommitee was adopted, and this end
ed the matter. Officers were installed,
and the convention adjourned.
Plan of Klustic Currency.
The plan for a credit or clearance cur
rency proposed by the bank legislative
committee is as follows:
"First, that a Currency Commission of
KPVMi members be appointed by the Pres
ident and confirmed by the Senate, this
Commission to he non-partisan, the Con
troller of the Currency to be a member
of the Commission, and the first six mem
bers to be appointed, two for four years
and two for eight years, and two for
11! years, a. id for 1- years thereafter, said
members not eligible, for reappointment.
"Second, that credit Or clearance current
ly may be issued by any National bank
or a majority- of the National banks of,
any city upon application to the Commis
sion, in. any airumnt not to exceed 50 per
-ent of the bond-sec'ured circulation out----tandi:is-
"Third, that the necessity for a credit or
clearance currency and the maximum
time that it may remain outstanding shall
be determined by the Commission and the
laws now applicable to the redemption of
1omi-scured notes shall apply to these
notes in a like manner, except as to the
amount that may be redeemed in any cal
Tax to Compel Redemption.
"Fourth, that the banks issuing credit
er clearing currency must pay a tax dur
ing the time fixed by the Commission for
its redemption of. not less than 3 per cent
per annum. In case of the failure of the
bank to deposit with the treasurer or de
positories designated b the Commission
the amount neecssary to retire within the
required lime, the tax on credit or clear
ance circulation outstanding shall be in
creased at the rate of 1 per cent- per an-'
rum for each additional week that the
bank fulls to make the necessary deposits
for its redemption, no fraction of a. week
to he. considered in computation.
"Fifth, the tax on fhe clearance circula
tion, after deducting the expenses 'of the
commission and the management of this
department, shall be deposited with the
Treasury of the United States as a fund
known as 'bank credit note circulation
fund.' until this fund equals" 5 per cent
of the bond-secured National bank cir
culation outstanding. All profits In ex
cess of this amount, after maintaining
this fund, shall be invested by the Secre
tary of the Treasury in gold at the end
of a fiscal year to be held n the treas-i-ry
ns the basis for an issue of gold cer
tificates which shall be used In the re
tirement of the uncovered treasury notes.
Fund in Make Good Failures.
"The bank credit note circulation fund
shall be used for the immediate redemp
tion of credit or clearance currency notes
outstanding of any failed bank, pending
realization on the securities deposited and
to cover nay losses that might occur in
realizing on such securities.
"Sixth, before any bank can issue credit
or clearance currency it must deposit
with the Treasury Department or depos
itories to be designated . hy the commis
sion approved securities of the bank, as
passed upon by the Controller of Cur
rency's department, to an amount of at
least 10 per cent !n excess of circulation
to be issued.
"Seventh, the credit or clearance cur
rency shall be retired gradually at such
times and in such a manner as shall be
directed by the commission by depositing
funds with the Treasury Department or
at such depositories as t tie commission
may direct. . .
Notes Good ns Other Money.
"Kighth, the credit or clearance cur
rency notes to be printed and an amount
to be kept ready- for emergency distribu
tion by the Covernment. equal in amount
1 n ,yT urn i-dnr r.f t)i.k li.,ii,L.-fl,,.-.i l.
circulation outstanding. Said notes to be
acceptable in the payment of ail obliga
tions the same as bond-secured bank cir
culation and redeemable at any sub-treasury
or designated, depository..
"Ninth, these notes shall be lssue,l in de
nominations of $.". $10.. S20, ?o0 and $100, as
desired, the expense of printing and en
graving to be paid" by the banks taking
"Tenth there shall be nothing on the
notes designating the name or the -number
of the bank issuing them, but they'
shall be numbered and registered with
the Treasury Department and the com
mission, so that they may be able to
know at all times the amount of such
notes any bank has outstanding."
Turns Down Chairman and Relents.
At the conclusion of the n-adir.g of the
report, a resolution was offered by Will
iam Judge, of Aurora, lit., . that it be
adopted as a whole, reserving the. right to
leave the subject ojen io general diwus
idou. instantly delegates were on their
feet protecting, and C. B. Hart, of Wheel
ing, W. Va., made a motion to take up
the report and discuss the ten sections of
the flexible currency plan presented ad
seriatim. President Hamilton declared
the motion out of order, and that the res
olution of Mr. Judge was before the con
vention. The chair's ruling was protested
and on a viva voce vote it was not sus
tained. Then Mr. Hart again made his
motion to consider the proposed currency
plan section by section, and It was car
ried, immediately another motion was
carried to reconsider the vote, and this
The plan was. then placed before the
convention for general discussion, Mr.
Hamilton remarking that he felt that the
delegates knew very little about parlia
mentary taclcs, and were solely actuated
by a desire to talk on the currency ques
tion. All Kent to Committee.
A resolution was adopted finally provid
ing that the report be referred to a com
mittee of 15, which shall be appointed by
the executive council, five members of
which shall be the present legislative
committee and the other ten members to
be selected with due reference to the Na
tional and state banks and the trust com
panies, and said committee shall confer
with the committee of the Chamber of
Commerce of New York, and, after care
ful investigation and study of plans sub
mitted, shall co-operate with the proper
Congressional committees, with the end
in view of the enactment of a bill cover
ing this subject.
Kdmund G. Vaughan, president of the
National Bank of Cuba, at Havana, ad
dressed the convention on "Banking in
Officers for New Year.
The report of the nominating committee
was. then submitted and adopted unani
mously. The following officers were
elected: President, G. 3. Whitson, vice
president of the National City Bank. New
York; -first vice-president, J. C Powers,
vice-president Citizens' State Bank, Mld
dlesboro, Ky. Among the other vice-presidents
are the following: California,
George W. Peltier, SacramentoT Montana,
John B. Arnold, Billings: Oregon, John C.
Alnsworth. Portland; Washington, E. W.
Andrew?. Seattle; Nevada, T. P. Rickey,
GOMPERS TIKXS ATTENTION TO
Will Speak in Chicago, but Leave
Danville Alone Lest He Help
CHICAGO. Oct. 3D. (Special.) Labor's
first formal campaign to " elert trade
unionists to public- office wilF begin in
earnest tomorrow. Fresident Sampel
Gompers, of the American Federation of
Iabor, will arrive in Chicago in the morn
ing and by Monday will have delivered
six political speeches.
It was announced definitely today that
Campers would not go into "Uncle Joe"
Cannon's district and make speeches
against the Speaker in an effort to retire
him from public life. It is understood
that .none of the regular hired organizers
and officials of the Federation will be
seen in or around Danville.
Two reasons for this are known. There
is no doubt that Gompers is bitter in his
opposition to Cannon, but lie said enough
when in Chicago a few weeks ago to
show that he has no hopes of defeating
The other reason is that the State Fed
eration -has indorsed the Socialist candi
date for Congress- in the Danville district.
He Is a uiiion miner, but being a Social
ist "puts him to the bad'with Gompers,"
according to local leaders.
Even if the Socialist candidate should
accomplish the apparently impossible and
defeat "l.'ncle Joe." Gompers will not be
Pleased, for between a Republican or
Democratic enemy and a Socialist friend
he can find no choice.
WORSE OUTRAGES FEARED
Coming; Congress of "Black Hun
dred' Alarms All Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 20. (Special.)
Russian is in terror lest worse reaction
ary outrages than the country has yet
ktiown follow the congress of "Black
Hundred" organization at Keiff. The
congress has already demanded the estab
lishment of a military dictatorship, Count
Witte's indictment and the 'exclusion of
the Jews from the electoral franchise.
Many of the members make no conceal
ment of the fact that they have been
prominent in urging Jewish massacres
and In spite of the law prohibiting of
fice holders from affiliation with any poli
tical party the assembly is made up al
most wholly of office holders.
The organization sends messages to and
receives replies from the Czar, cabinet
members and governors. One such mes
sage received from the minister of edu
cation denies that the latter has admitted
more than a certain percentage of Jews
to the schools and promises they will be
wholly excluded in the future.
WOULD STARVE OUT THE JEWS
Union of True Russian Men Advo
cates Radical Measures.
ODESSA. Oct. 19. The "Union of True
Russian Men." operating in conjunction
with the "Black Hundred." has issued a
proclamation to the people of Odessa de
claring that no mercy will be shown to
"rebel Intellectuals" and calling on the
people to maintain a rigorous general
boycott on all Jews. In trade and com
mercial as well as In social relations.
The proclamation insists that Jews
must not be supplied with the necessaries
of life, and that, their living thus be
ing made impossible, they will be com
pelled to leave the city in large num
bers. The authorities did not interfere with
the posting of these proclamations.
SUSPENDS PAYING TELLER
A I kens Acts on Shortage in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 19. United States Sub
Treasurer Aikens today suspended from
duty Marshall B. Ferguson, paying teller,
pending the result of the Investigation
being conducted by Government experts
into the alleged shortage of 161.200 in the
funds of the Sub-Treasury.
Mr. Ferguson tonight made the follow
ing statement: "It was upon my personal
request that I was relieved from the
Mraln of my exacting duties, pending the
solution of the present tangle. I have
been connected with the sub-treasury for
IT years. I most emphatically affirm my
innocence of and deny even the remotest
connection with any real or suspected ir
regularity or discrepancy."
Raised $850,000 for Missions.
MINNEAPOLIS. Oct. 19. At today's
session of the Episcopal conference
Bishop Tuttle read a list of figures on
the contributions by the 2i missionary
districts and the 63 dioceses in the United
States. He said that the sum of feoO.OQO
was raised last year for the missionary
Cause. A committee was appointed to
consider the matter of holding a confer
ence next year.
BANK RATES RAISED
English Institution's Unexpect
SIX PER CENT THE FIGURE
Financial Markets of Whole World
Startled by the Advance Done
to Stop the Drain on
Its Reserve Fund.
LONDON. Oct. 19. The Bank of Eng
land raised its discount rate to 6 per cent
this morning. Changes in the discount
rate of the bank on any day except
Thursday have been few and far between,
and not since November 7, 1S9G, just be
fore the Baring failure, has the rate been
put up to 6 per cenf.
The relapse in American exchange. In
dicating a renewal of the demands for
gold, and the probability of large with
drawals of . the metal for Egypt seem
to have contributed to the action taken
by the Bank of England. The sum of
$5,000,000 in gold leaving the bank today
Is believed to be destined for Egypt, while
financial circles anticipate very large pur
chases In behalf of the United States, ir
respective of whether the rate of ex
change does or does not render the trans
Russia and Argentina Want Gold.
Reports are also' current that the Im
perial .Bank of Germany Is conduct
ing a large bullion movement for
Russian account, while Argentina is in
the market as a purchaser of gold. The
multiplicity of the demands for the metal,
it Is pointed out. emphasized the necessity
of protecting the- already depleted re
serves of the Bank of England. Consols
for money declined 7-16 to 85i after the
announcement of the increase in the bank
American securities were depressed.
Union Pacific lost ' and the rest of the
list 4 to t compared with yesterday's
closing. The increase in the discount rate
was a complete surprise to the members
of the Stock Exchange. Prices gave way
sharply and at 2 o'clock consols showed a
further loss of . befrg quoted at 8o at
that hour. Other gilf-edged securities de
clined in-sympathy. The American sec
tion continued to. feel the depression and
late losses ranged from. to 1.
As the directors of the bank separated
yesterday without changing the rate of
discount, it Is assumed that they have
since received information of unexpected
impending gold withdrawals from the
bank's reserve, which has' steadily de
clined during the last two months.
Decline in Gold Reserve.
" The bank's report yesterday showed that
the outflow had been slightly abated, the
reserve standing at J94.301f.StK). or a gain of
J2..")C0,000 for the past. week. However,
this was not considered a safe working
margin.' -as the reserve lost ab'out $45,000,
000 during the past six weeks.
The Board of Trade returns show the
extent to which the United States ab
sorbed this gold, the report setting forth
that the American shipments were nearly
$0.000,fl00 for the first nine months of the
present year, against less than $r,000,000
for each of the preceding ycfirs. It is this
steady outflow wh ich the increased bank
rata seeks to check. .
NEW YORK MARKET WEAKENS
All Speculative Stocks Beaten Down
by London News.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19. The New York
stock market opened weak and lower.
The first quotation was in Atchison, and
showed a decline of 1V. Other early de
clines, were Anaconda. b. Canadian Pa
cific 2,. B. & O. IV.. St. Paul and Smelt
ing 1, Amalgamated Copper Pennsyl
vania 1, Steel preferred , and Union
The opening of the market was con
fused and almost demoralized, t The
opening pressure to sell seemed to come
chiefly from arbitrage firms, which
seemed to wish to dispose of stocks at
any quotations above the London prices.
The first to suffer were the stocks in
which speculation has been active recent
ly. Union Pacific. Amalgamated Copper
and Reading. Rumors were circulated
here that the Bank of England's advance
had been caused by threatened financial
trouble in London, but there was no con
firmation whatever of these reports.
After the first selling movement there
was a rally, but the better tone did not
hold, and toward 11 o'clock prices began
to fall again. Reading," which closed at
Ifdi yesterday, sold below 148. Northern
Pacific lost 4. and others sold down sharp
ly. Call money was quoted at 6 per
cent on the Stock Exchange at 11:15 A. M.
On the floor of the Stock Exchange the
scenes throughout the first hour were un
usually exciting. Traders who had felt
inclined io take the bull side of "the mar
ket because of the increased copper divi
dends immediately sold the active .list.
The bulk of the early trading was in
Union Pacific. Reading. Copper and the
Steel stocks Commission houses sold
heavily. largely for out-of-town account.
Much of the selling was without notice to
customers. There were hurried calls to
meet impaired margins. The business of
the first hour, was within a couple of hun
dred of yesterday's Total operations. Just
before noon call money was quoted at
6Vj. and some small loans were made
at 7 Der cent.
A vice-president of one of the large
banks said: "The increase in the Lon
don bank rate is easily accounted for.
The reserve of the bank had been depleted
uTUll yesterday it reached 18,000,000.
Today there was a draft for S00,
000 to go to Egypt. With the rate of ex
change as It stood it was within the pos
sibilities to draw gold from London. While
yesterday we notified them that we should
not do so they evidently felt that so long
as it was possible to withdraw gold for
this country at a profitable rate, they had
better protect themselves, and for this
reason the rate was increased. We see
no occasion whatever for alarm in this
Paris SuTfers Depression.
PARIS. Oct. 1ft. Prices on the Bourse
were heavy owing to free selling, owing
to the unexpected increase of the Bank of
England's rate from 5 to 6 per cent. Rus
sian imperial fours of 1904 closed at 72.05
and the Russian bonds of 1904 at I4.S3.
Slight Effect In Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 19. Although
opening quotations were slightly lower,
the Philadelphia stock market suffered
but little frotn the depression in New
Gold to Be Shipped to Canada.
.NEW YORK, Oct. 19. The sum of
$1,000,000 In gold coin was withdeawn from
the United States Subtreasury today, pre
sumably for shipment to Canada.
Stocks Decline in Boston.
BOSTON. Oct. 19. The weakness of the
New York stock "market. following
tii raise of the rate of discount to 6 per
cent by the Bank of England, resulted in
a sympathetic depression in the Boston
market in the early trading. Later the
market recovered and steadied, but the
rally did not hold and some of the stocks
receded to the opening prices. Anacondkt,
which opened off six points from yester
days closing, rallied to 279, but fell again
SLAPS AT P0LICE FORCE
San Francisco Grand Jury Makes Its
Report to Court.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 19. The grand
jury In Its report filed with Judge Gra
ham, finds that the police department- of
this city has been lacking in discipline,
believes that the enforced vacation of a
third of the force has been a factor in
the series of crimes recently, and recom
mends that a new chief of police be ap
pointed for the purpose of preserving and
maintaining discipline In the department
for the better protection of the city's in
terests. Other recommendations made by
the grand Jury are:
The erection of a building suitable for
quartering all the. departments of the city
government binder one roof; that the next
legislature pass better insurance laws;
that adequate school facilities be pro
vided as quickly as possible: the abolish
ment of the refugee camps; that the
health of the city be better preserved.
The telegraph companies were de
nounced for receiving money for tele
grams during the disaster of April and
offering inadequate service.
SVES OX AN OLD OPTIOX.
Idaho Irrigation Companies Go to
Law Over Valuable Lands.
LEWISTON. Idaho, October 19. (Spe
cial.) W. E. Fenton, of Portland, and
United States Senator W. B. Heyburn. of
Wallace, this state, appeared as opposing
counsel In the District Court today in a
suit involving possession of a tract of
4K0 acres of land valued at $200 an acre.
The suit is brought by G. W. Thompson,
of this city. His claim ie that he had an
agreement two years ago with Walter
Burns, of the Balfour-Guthrie Company,
of Portland, for the purchase of the land
at $100 per acre, or $48,000. The land was
afterward sold to the Lewlston Sweetwa
ter Irrigation Company for $50,000.
Mr. Thompson now contends that his
option was operative at the time the sale
was made, and in the suit asks for $50,000
damages or the specific performance of
the contract. Decision in the suit will
determine whether this valuable tract
shall be acquired by the Waha Irrigation
Company or the Sweetwater Irrigation
SHIPPING LIVELY AT HOQUIAM
Nine Lumber Vessels Are Taking on
Cargo at That Place.
HOQI'IAM, Wash., Oct. 19. (Spe
cial.) There h: a large amount of
shipping in this city this week, load
ing cargoes of lumber for foreign and
coastwise trade. At the Hoquiam
Lumber and Shingle Company mill the
schooner Ludlaw is loading 900,000
feet, the Commerce 1950.000 feet, and
the Robert Hinds T00.00J feet of lum
ber for San Francisco. At the K. K.
Wood mill the schooner Alert, with
carrying capacity of 700,010; the A. F.
Ooates, 700,000; the John D. Spreckels.
350,000, are loading for San Pedro and
the Resolute, 800,000 . feet, for Guay
The steamer Acme will load 350,000
and the schooner Salina 1,090,000 feet
at the National Lumber and Box Com
pany for San Francisco, .while the De
fiance is taking 750.000 and the bark
entine Gardiner City 650,000 from the
Gray's Harbor Lumber- Company for
MtTEHART IN TOILS AGAIN
Ilarry Tracy's Pal Arrested for Steul
Ing Livery Klg at Ellensburg.
KLLBNSBURG. Wash.. Oct. 19. tSpe
clal) Deputy Sheriff Crowley returned last
night from Conconully with H. C. Wright,
who stole a livery buggy and team from
an Ellensburg stable. Wright was absent
for about a week before captured. He
had traded off one horse. He said he had
a sweetheart at Conconully whom he de
sired to visit. Not having railway fare,
he- decided to travel overland, and stole
Under the name of H. Mutehart Wright
was sentenced to the Walla Walla penl
tentary once before from Kittitas County
for a similar crime. He also served a
term in the Oregon penitentiary and was
once tried on a charge of smuggling guns
into prison for Harry Tracy and Dave
Merrill, prior to their bloody break for
liberty at Salem, Or.. In the Summer of
TWO STEAMERS PURCHASED
Vessels Secured for Service on Puget
Sound Next Year.
SEATTLE. Oct. 19. Charles E. Pea
body, president of the Alasa Steam
ship Company, now In the East, has
purchased the fast steamships Iroquois
ind Chippewa, for service on Puget
Sound. The vessels have a speed of
22 miles an hour and are among the
finest excursion steamers of theGreat
Lakes and the St. Lawrence River. Ar
riving here next Spring, they will be
converted Into oil burners.
Schooner Blekum Missing.
SEATTLE. Oct. 19. (Special.) Schooner
Harold Blekum. which left Seattle for
San Francisco 15 days ago with a cargo
of lumber, has not been reported, and
fears for her safety are entertained. The
schooner Ruth E. Godfrey sailed the same
day and has been in port for a week. A
schooner floating bottom up off the Far
allones was reported a week ago.
New Lifeboats Received.
ASTORIA, Or.. Oct. 19. (Special.) Two
.of the latest Improved self-baling life
boats have arrived from the East for the
Point Adams and Cape Disappointment
lifeaving crews, and were turned over to
Them todv. The boats are 35 feet in
length, with 7 feet beam, and are believed
lo oe as csate and dusable as can be made.
CASHIER FOILS BANDITS
Thugs Attack Bank Employe at
Miles City, but Are Repulsed.
BUTTE, Mont.. Oct. 39. A special to
the Miner from Miles City says: "A tele
gram to the Miles City police from Terry
states that the cashier of the Terry Bank
was sandbagged about 9 P. M. by two
men who were after the keys to the bank.
The blow was not hard enough to stun
the cashier, and he put the robbers to
flight, though he was considerably
One man was arrested at Miles City
on suspicion, being taken off a freight
trairij but cleared himself of suspicion.
Earthquake in Idaho.
MONTPELIER. Idaho, Oct. 19. A sharp
earthquake shock which occurred here at
6:30 o'clock yesterday evening, was felt
over a wide area, points 50 miles north In
Idaho and 50 miles east in Wyoming re
porting the disturbance. No damage is re
ported. TO CURE A COLD 1 OXE DAY
Take LAXATIVE EROMO Quinine Tablets.
Druypiet. refund money If It falls to cure.
K. V. GROVE S signature la on each box. I3e
RAISE LOBBY FUND
Will Agitate for National Min
MINING CONGRESS ACTS
Committee AVants $50,000 to Carry
on Work Richards Re-elected
President Measures Taken
Against Mining Frauds.
DENVER, Oct. 19. The ninth annual
session of the American Mining Con
gress came to an end this afternoon
with tin announcement by the board
of directors of the election of the old
officers as follows: J. H. Richards, of
Boise, president; Thomas Ewing, of
San Francisco, first vice-president; E.
R. Buckley, of Rolla, Mo., second vice
president; E. A. Collburn, of Colorado
Springs, third vice-president; j. F.
Callbreath, Jr., of Denver, secretary.
President Richards stated that the
board of directors had met and organ
ized and had appointed the following
committee to raise $50,003 to bring be
fore the Congress of the United States
the matter of establishing a National
department of mines and mining: John
Dern, of Utah; Thomas Ewing, of Cali
fornia; E. A. Collburn. of Colorado; J.
W. E. Dorsey, of Nebraska, and Dr.
E. R. Buckley, of Missouri.
Gone to See Cripple Creek.
- Tonight a large number of the mem
berb Of the congress left for Cripple
Creek, where tomorrow will be spent
in examining' the mines of that dis
trict. The new board complete is as follows:
J. H. Richards, Boise, Idaho; Thomas
Ewing, San FrancLsco; E. R. Buckley,
Rolla, Mo.; E. A. Col burn, Denver, Colo.;
George V. EL Dorsey, Fremont, Neb.; C.
M. Shannon, Clifton, Ariz..; John Dern,
Suit Lake City. Utah; James W. Mal
colmson. El Paso. Tex.; W. F. R. Mills,
The congress voted to meet next year
at Joplin. Mo.
Additional resolutions relative to min
ing frauds were adopted today, as fol
lows: How to Expose Mining Frauds.
. "Resolved." That the officers of the
American Mining Congress respectfully
suggest to Governors of states and ter
ritories that when In any state which has
adopted the law, known as the Pardee
resolution, charges of its viola tioh are
made, the Governor of the state in which
alleged mining properties are claimed to
exist, may, at his discretion, upon request,
authorize the Commissioner of Mines or
other state official to examine such al
leged mining properties sufficiently to
determine and report on their approxi
mate reality, and the state may charge
a reasonable fe to cover the cost of such
examination, this fee to be paid by the
parties requesting such examination.
"Resolved, That the American Mining
Congress commends every effort of the
Government in preventing frauds in . the
Miking up of mining claims, or in the cor
rection and punishment of frauds already
committed, and the president and board
of directors are hereby authorized to re
ceive and transmit to the legal depart
ment of the Government requests and
data bearing on such frauds or alleged
frauds as may be. submitted to them by
the members of this Congress." ... .
Seattle Fair Commended.
Another resolution provides that the
President appoint a committee of five to
consider the relations between the pro
ducers and the smelter interests and re
port to the Congress at its next session.
Resolutions were also adopted asking
members of the Congress to support the
movement for better highways and com
mending the proposed international expo
sition at Seattle. Wash.. for making
known to the world the mineral and other
resources of the Alaska and Yukon terri
tories in the United States and Canada
and the Pacific West.
Veteran Circus-Rider .Murdered.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 19. William Dut
ton, an- old-time circus rider and known
all over the civilized world, was the
victim of an assault at Ninth and Syca
more streets last night, and may die of
the wound he recieved.
Dutton began as a bareback rider
40 years ago, but during the last few
years he has served as ringmaster and
trainmaster with various shows. In his
time he appeared before many of the
notables of Europe, and was one of the
first American riders to exhibit before
the Khedive of Eprypt and tne Czar of
Russia. Dutton was a high Mason and
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