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THE' MORNING OREGOXIAX. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1909.
! ALDRICH REPEATS
I PLANS WITH ZEST
Senate Says His One Ambition
: Is to Change Currency
HE SPEAKS AT ST. LOUIS
Bankers and Commercial Club near
His Appeal for Reform Speak
er Hint European Method
Mar Be Adopted.
ST. IOTJIS, Nov. S. With emphasis
even stronger than In his Chicago speech.
Senator Aldrich made it evident to the
business men of St. Louis today and to
night that it is his purpose to devote
himself to the one work of reforming the
currencr system of the T. nited lates.
1 He spoke briefly today before a limited
: gathering of bankers at the Noonday
Club and more extendedly tonight before
the Commercial Club. Senator Aldrich
spoke Informally tonight.
"I do not come to you -with any plan
of monetary reform." he said. Indeed.
If I should be delegated today individ
ually and personally to prepare a scheme
for a new system of finance for the coun
try. I should be at a loss to know how
to proceed. I should find it necessary to
enter upon a careful investigation and
would not undertake to formulate any
thing without much more study than I
have been able to give to tnis subject.
Even in that event I should want your
advice and co-operation and should ask
your aid. Just as I am asking it now for
Currency Reform Needed.
"I realize the absolute necessity' of re
forming the currency upon the broadcast
National lines. The work to be done can
not be done by any one man nor by any
set of men: it cannot be done by any one
party, nor in the interest of any one sec
tion. It cannot be done by a commission
or by Congress without the aid of the
country at large.
"Our plan must be one that will take
Into consideration the wants of the town
and the country as well as those of the
city. We cannot afford and shall not
attempt to legislate alone for New York.
New Orleans or San Francisco, but we
must also legislate for St. Louis, Chi
cago. Denver. Louisville. Atlanta for
Springfield, Peoria and Little Rock.
"Our system must be one that will
satisfy the manufacturers of New Eng
land, the agriculturists of the Mississippi
Valley, the miners of the Rocky Moun
tains and the Pacific Coast, and the mer
chants of all sections. Surely the task be
fore us is one of gigantic proportions:
and the result of our efforts, good or
bad, must depend not alone upon our own
wisdom, but upon assembled good Judg
ment of the leading banking and commer
cial men of the entire Nation.
Their Aid Is Asked.
"It Is because I have come to realize
the great magnitude of this work, and
Its limitless possibilities, beneficent or
otherwise, that I come to you at this
early stage In our proceedings to tell you,
not only for myself, but the commission,
insofar as I can. Just what we have
done, and to ask your co-operation in our
"A portion of the commission has vIsiN
ed the principal capitals of Europe and
some of our members have traveled
through the I'ntted States during their
Investigations. Moreover, we have had
published a number of monographs deal
ing with many phases of the banking
question. These have been written by
men who have the confidence of the com
mission but who are not members of it.
They have been Instructed, however, to
guard these pamphlets from all prejudi
cial views: and they are Intended not to
shape the thought of the country but
simply to supply Information upon which
views may be based.
Views to Be Sought.
"From this time forward the commis
sion will give attention largely to condi
tions In the United States and we shall
begin soon to call upon men in whose
Judgment we have confidence to present
their views , for our benefit.. We espe
cially desire suggestions from men of
practical experience. We have enough
already by way of contribution from
cranks and demagogues.
"The work upon which we are entering
Is one of the most serious ever under
taken and It must be the result of prac
tical suggestions rather than of theoret
The nearest approach Aldrich made to
any Indication of a plan was his discus
sion of bank issues. He again said that
European countries were quite agreed on
that subject and again referred to the
circumstances that most of those coun
tries maintained central banking Instruc
tions for the issuance of bank paper. He
stated, however, that it could not be ex
pected that any European banking sys
tem could be transplanted In Its entirety
to this country and he again pointed out
the great necessity of finding a plan that J
would not disturb banks nor interfere j
with the progress of business. Whatever
1 system should be adopted, he said, must
be one looking to gradual changes and
must have due regard for Invested In
He assured his hearers again of his de
sire to hold the subject entirely above
political bias and lie went into some de
tail to convince his audience that a sys
tem accomplishing this desirable result
could be adopted. Again, also, Mr.
Aldrich dwelt xipon the necessity of de
veloping a system of credit that would
protect the country against disastrous
He expressed the opinion that, with
proper safeguards, the country need not
train submit to such a general crash as
two years ago. He said he was con
fident that with a sufficiently elastic and
a sufficiently effective credit system, such
conditions as arose previous to that dis
aster could be entirely averted or so re
stricted as to affect only a few plungers
and their immediate associates.
lng shortly after rising from his bed,
where he had been confined three days
with an acute attack of grippe. The
direct cause of his death was pulmonary
Mr. Cameron had been a resident of
the Taklma Valley for 24 years and had
been engaged with his brother in stock
raising. In 1907 he was elected to the
State Legislature and later was elected to
the State Senate, representing both
Takima and Benton counties. He was
born In Ross-shire, Bcotland, October 4.
1863. and came to America when still
young. For some time he was engaged
In slieepraising in Eastern Oregon. In
1S92 he married Miss Zona Howlett, of
this city. To them were born two daugh
ters and a son. Aside from his Imme
diate family he is survived by four
brothers and a sister. .'
The funeral will be held here Wednes
day afternoon, under the auspices of the
Klks. and many state legislators will at
tend. His death caused widespread sor
row here. In the Legislature he sue-
BACK UP GGMPERS
Contempt Cases, It Is Expect
ed, Will Be Appealed to
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ceeded the late Senator Walter Reed. It
is doubtful if a special election will be
held to fill his place as there is an elec
tion next year.
WHITES FEAR ATTACK
6KTTLEKS PREPARE FOR COM
ING OF HOSTILE REDSKINS.
Report Reaches Vancouver That 60
More Indians Have Been Ar
rested After Battle.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 8. Fearing
that an organized attempt may be made
by the Indians of Kispiox and other
nearby tribes to rescue eight of their
number who were taken prisoners on
Friday night, the police authorities at
Hazelton have erected barricades and
other temporary fortifications to assist
In the defense of the place. Several
trenches will be dug today, in which
guards will be posted.
Recently a missionary of the Church of
England was so hounded by the In
dians that he was forced to make
preparations to move out. Before he
could move, his house was set on fire,
and what was not burned was stolen
by the natives.
The Indians object to the coming of
white settlers, who occupy land over
which they have roamed and huniea.
Dispatches stating that there has
been shooting today and that 60 more
Indians have been put in Jail were
sent out from Victoria today, but Haz
elton says they are untrue.
rPRISIXG IS NOT FEARED
Canadian Police Amply Able to Cope
VICTORIA. B. C. Nov. 8. Although
Ispatchcs to certain newspapers pre
i an iinrlBlnv nf Indians In the
Skeena River Country, Northern Brit
ish Columbia, there is no likelihood ot
trouble, the latest message received
n- Superintendent Hussey. of the Pro.
,-incial Police, from Hazelton saying:
'The "situation Is satisfactory."
Owing to the rapid influx of settlers
ihere has been friction between the
Indians and whites, and last Saturday
lx Indians were arrested at Kispiox
rillage for stealing railroad stores,
i'here is bad feeling between the In
iians and the new settlers, but the
Counted Police are able to maintain
SMUGGLED SILK CAPTURED
Customs Officials Seize Wagon on
SEATTLE. Nov. S. Customs officers
yesterday seized a wagon that was
conveying from the waterfront silks
and other Oriental goods valued at
J3500 which had been taken from the
steamer Tacoma Maru without the
payment of duty.
It has been found Impossible to fix
responsibility for the smuggling.
SENATOR CAMERON DEAD
Member or Washington Legislature
Dies at North Yakima.
NORTH TAKIMA. Wash., Nov. 8. (Spe
cial.) Ststa Senator Samuel J. Cameron
died at hia home here early this morn-
SINGER SECURES DIVORCE
Irace Van Studdiford Tires of Man
Who Doesn't Support Her.
s-r T.OT-1R Nov. 8 Grace Van Studdi
ford, comic opera star, was granted a di-
orce here today from cnaries v an eiua-
diford, a member of an old St. Louis
fan,;.. Th 'mna hn been under advifie-
ment for 10 days. Mrs. Van Studdiford
alleged non-support and desertion. Her
husband old not contest.
Grace Van Studdiford is a statuesque
prima donna who has enjoyed a wide
vogue in comic opera for a number of
years. She succeeded the ' late Jessie
Bartiett Davis as leading soprano with
the erstwhile famous Bostonians, in
which capacity she Appeared at the old
Marquam some eight or nine years ago.
Latex she sang the title role in "Red
Feather." her iart being that of a dash
ing highwayman. It was In this part
that she achieved her greatest fame.
She Is one of the few stage stars who
uses her real name on the three-sheets
and has never before figured in the sen
sational news of the day. She is a great
favorite in Portland and the news of her
divorce will be of interest to many play
goers. BUCKEYE GIVES COMMAND
Sew Captain of 93d Company Ex
pected to Improve Efficiency.
FORT STEVENS, Or.. Nov. 1 (Spe
cial.) Captain Buckeye, who has been in
charge of the fire-control electrical con
struction at Fort Stevens, has been
placed In command of the 93d Company,
C. A. C, and will remain as such until
the construction work, temporarily aban
doned, has been renewed.
It is thought that Captain Buckeye's
Intimate knowledge of mortars and their
operation will bring the 93d Company
to the highest standard of efficiency. It
has ever attained. Captain Buckeye's
manual of mortars Is a standard Army
publication. His many other publications
entitle him to a high place among the
technical experts of the Coast Artillery
Corps. In this respect It is Interesting
to note that Captain Buckeye Is the only
direct descendant of General George
Washington now In the United States
Toronto Convention Takes Decisive
Stand on Attitude of Electrical
Workers' Strife Gompers Op
poses Revolutionary Talk.
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 8. That the
American Federation of Labor will stand
by President Samuel Gompers, Vice-President
John Mitchell and Secretary Frank
Morrison In their fight to escape Jail sen
tences imposed in the District of Colum
bia for contempt of court was Indicated
today by the attitude of delegates in at
tendance at the annual convention.
It is apparent that the committee on
the president's report will recommend that
the case be carried to the Supreme Court
of the United States. At least this is
the expressad opinion of many degeates.
Delegates vigorously applauded salient
points in uompers' report, summarizing
the Buck Stove & Range Company in
junction case and the contempt that fol
lowed. Ranks of Labor Strengthen.
Reports of Secretary Morrison and
Treasurer Lennon showed that organized
labor had made substantial gains in the
last year, and that the Federation's treas
ury balance was $166,303.
The convention's attitude toward the
factional strife among members of the
International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers , was shown today when the cre
dentials committee reported in favor of
the faction headed by J. McNulty and
declined to seat James J. Reid. of the
Erie. Pa., Central Labor Union, president
of the "insurgents" and other delegates
from organizations in Ohio, Iowa, Ala
bama and Michigan, whose charters have
Gompers' Ruling Firm.
Thomas L. Lewis, president of the
United Mineworkers of America, objected
to the adoption of the committee report as
a whole, and when President Gompers
ruled that only organizations in good
standing were entitled to representation,
it did not take the delegates long to vote
against seating those from organizations
whose cnarters had been revoked for ad
mitting members of the seceding elec
James P. Egan, of Toledo, one of the
rejected delegates, tried to address the
convention, when Chairman Gompers'
gavel came down with a bang as he de
clared: "Mr. Egan has no seat in this
It is predicted that the dissatisfied elec
trical workersventually will air their
grievances on the floor. They contend
that their charters were revoked before
they had an opportunity to appeal to the
President Gompers said these appeals
would form a part of the report of the
executive council tomorrow, and that ap
peals would be heeded by committees.
The greater part of tomorrow's session
probably will be devoted to the report of
the executive council and various commit
Gompers Opposes Revolution Talk.
"We are not going to be drawn Into
a revolution," said President Gompers,
responding to the welcome extended him
today at the annual convention of the
American Federation of Labor. "The
American labor movement is a rational
movement, 'and we are going to- hold together.
"We realize the wrongs of the past and
present. We do not underestimate the
power of our opponents, but we propose
to work out our emancipation In our own
way, not by a revolution, but by evolu
tion, and If there be a wrong done by any
class of society, the men of organiz-ed
labor will be found defending themselves,
not the aggressors, whoever may be
wrong. The labor movement must al
ways be right."
Mr. Gompers in his annual report dis
cussed at length the recent decision of
tne Court of Appeals of the District of
Columbia under which, unless reversed
by the Supreme Court of the United
States. Vice-President Mitchell, Secretary
Frank Morrison and himself must serve
Jail sentences for contempt of court in
the Buck's Stoe & Range Company boy
cott case. Mr. Gompers contended the
case Involved the constitutional right of
"free speech and a free press, and de
clared that the whole people were aroused
to the seriousness of the situation.
"I repeat and emphasize this fact," he
said, "that the doctrine that the citizen
must yield obedience to every order of
the court, notwithstanding that order
transcends inherent, natural human
rights, guaranteed by the constitution of
our country, is vicious and repugnant to
liberty and human freedom, and that it
is the duty, the imperative doty, to protest."
JUSTICE MILLS GIVES WIFE
Documents in Case Secret $10,-
000,000 Said to Be Colonel's
Settlement on Frau.
JCBW YORK. Nov. 8. Mrs. John Jacob
Astor was today granted an interlocutory
decree of divorce by Justice Mills, sitring
in the Supreme Court at New Clty.'N. Y.
AH papers In the cose were sealed and the
proceedings were carefully guarded.
Henry W. Taft appeared for Mrs. As
tor, while Colonel Astor was represented
by Lewis C. Ledyard. Mr. Taft said:
"I have a motion with which you are
familiar, and would like to have the
Judgment signed and an interlocutory
Justice Mills replied: "I have read
carefully the report of the referee in this
matter, and am of the opinion that the
evidence presented Justifies the findings
of the referee. I shall therefore sign the
Judgment, and grant an interlocutory
decree, if there are no objections."
Mr. Ledyard said there were no objec
tions, and Justice Mills signed the
Mr. Taft made a second motion, asking
that all papers in the case be sealed. The
motion was granted.
It is understood counsel made a pre
liminary arrangement as to the disposi
tion of the two Astor children, and the
question of alimony. It has been gen
erally reported that Colonel Astor made
a settlement of 810.000,000.
Mrs. Astor was a Miss Ava Willing, of
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TABLE DAMASK, by the yard,
all pure flax, regular $1.00 0 0 p
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The $1.25 grade, special
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The $1.75 grade, special 01 0
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LINEN NAPKINS Eegular price $4.25 dozen, 'special. . .$3.50
RICHARDSON'S WASHED HUCK TOWELS, hand-hemstitched
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$2.00 values for $1.6J $2.50 values for $2.19
$2.25 values for. . $1.94 $3.00 values for $2.64
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and $15.00, and the Napkins at $7.50, $9.50,
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Regular $7.50 values, the dozen. $5.75
"D,-,1ot tinon -rolnps tlift driven. . . . $7.50
Dainty China in This Sale
What would your Thanksgiving dinner be without dainty dishes to serve it on?
Take advantage of this special sale and secure high-class dinner ware at re
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i 1 tfi -,n ,-oinOC ot tVm rpmflvkablv low price or, tne set. . UuitU
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60-piece sets, reg. $8.25 val., sp'l $S.55
100-pc. set, reg. $13.00 val., sp'l J-U.o
Semi-porcelain sets, 50 pieces dainty
border decoration, small Dresden roses,
full gold line; regular value CP QC
$7.85 the set, special at wUiU J
60-pc. set, reg. val. $10.50, sp'l. . .$3.45
-inn-, set. rear. $15.50 val., sp'l $12.40
60 pieces, regular $11.75 values -f-40
100-piece set, regular $18.25 value. . . . . .$14.4a
Austrian decorated china dinner sets, 50 pieces,
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60-piece setr regular $20.00 values at. . . -Jlg-
100-piece set, regular $29.00 value, .... -.$23.00
Austrian china dinner sets, 50 pieces, very
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60-pc. sets. $10.25 values, special $-9J
100-piece sets, $16 values, sp'l $12.50
plain dinner sets, 50 pieces,
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60-piece sets, regular $31. i 5 values, at
100-piece sets, regular $47.50 values,
Special bargains in Haviland china dinner sets.
Regular prices running from $29.50 to .$296.00.
Haviland china dinner set, reg. $29.50. .$23.50
Haviland china dinner set, reg. $40.35 . . $32.25
Haviland .china dinner set, reg. $63.00. .$38.00
Haviland china dinner set, reg. $80.50. .$59.00
Havihand china dinner sets, reg. $219. .$131.40
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Philadelphia, and was marrTed to Colonel
Astor In 1891-
BIG MILL CHANGES HANDS
San Francisco Capital Buys Hart
Wbod Holdings at Aberdeen.'
HOQL'IAM, Wash., Nov. 8. (Special.)
San Francisco capitalists, headed by T. E.
j e -vr Haimtman. have closed
a deal for the purchase of the mill prop
erty of the Hart-wooo. umuer v-umw
in West Aberdeen, for a price said to be
in excess of $250,000. The consideration is
a matter of conjecture for, althougn the
sale is admitted, the price Is not made
'"Th'e deal 'Include the mill plant and 60
acres of valuable waterfront. The Hart
Wood Company retains Its extensive tim
ber interests on Grays Harbor, its San
Francisco yards and its line of steam and
The plant will be operated in the future
under the name of the Federal Mill Com
pany, with ' headquarters In San Fran
cisco. F. A. Hart, of the Hart-Wood Com
pany, will continue for a time as local
manager of the plant, but has made no
arrangements for the future. The mill is
one of the largest and best equipped
plants north of San Francisco. The new
owners will take possession immediately.
Divorced People Remarry.
OREGON CITT, Or., Nov. 8. (Special.)
Berry Bucker and Mrs. Abigail Bucker,
of Beaver Creek, were married here to
day by Justice of the Peace Samson for
a second time. The pair lived together
many years and were divorced April 23
Spanish Veterans Organize.
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Oregon Regiment, and who was killed In
this city two years ago by being crushed
under a log on the N. P. Railway. Thus
far the members of the company are:
H. C. Andreson, O. C. Wilson, Joseph
Prentice. C. K. Pierson, C. R. Tannihill
and P. H. Leadford.
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