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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY. SEPTE3IBER 6, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL.. L,II-"0. 16,157.
BIG ORGAN REVIVES
RESPITE ON YACHT
BISHOP'S GIFTS TO
GUI OF DEATHS
MEMORIES OF WAR
WILL SHOWS ONLY $1000 IS
VETERANS JOIX 'CHORrS
MELODY PEELS FORTH.
TAFT GOES TO MAYFLOWER BY
WHEEL CHAIR AXD AUTO.
LEFT AT DEATH.
CANAL QUESTION ON
VICTIMS IN CHICAGO
ON COLUMBIA SPAN
Cost of Bridge.
LAND PRICE $503,000 MORE
Plans for Financing Project to
Be Made at Once.
FEDERAL AID TO BE SOUGHT
After Portland-VancouTer Commit
tee Adopts Report Meeting Is
Arranged to Be Held in -Seattle,
When a report was submitted yes
terday by Engineer Kalph Modjeskl to
the Pacific highway bridge committee
of the Portland and Vancouver, Wash.,
Commercial Clubs, showing that the
probable cost of the proposed bridge
over the Columbia River from Portland
to Vancouver would be less than estl
mated originally, the committee adopted
the report and made plans for an im
mediate campaign to devise ways and
means of raising the money to build
The committee, with a number of
business men and others of Portland
and Vancouver, met yesterday at the
Portland Commercial Club, received the
report of Mr. Mo'djeski and discussed
formally the plans for the future.
Financial Details to He Studied.
The question of finances is the first
to be discussed, as it is the plan of the
committee to ascertain, as soon as pos
sible. Just where influence must be
brought to bear to obtain appropria
tions. The first investigation along this line
is to be centered on the Federal Gov
ernment. The committee arranged for
a meeting In Seattle, Monday, October
7, which the Congressional delegates
from Oregon and Washington and all
the candidates for Congress wiU-.be
invited to attend and explain heir
1 stand on the question, and also to re
port on the possibilities and probabili
ties of the Federal Government's build
ing or helping to build the structure.
A committee will be appointed to ar
range this meeting and to request the
Senators, Representatives and candi
dates to be on hand.
In the meantime an effort will be
made to ascertain the standing of can
didates for the State Legislatures of
the two states on the question of state
aid. Steps also will be made to clear
the way for campaigns for county and
city aid. as it is the Intention of the
committee to have Portland, Vancouver,
Multnomah County, Oregon, and Clark
County, Washington, consider bond Is
sues. Medicaid's Estimate Lower.
The report of Mr. Modjeskl shows
that the cost of the proposed bridge
will be 1.SS7,200. including 1180.600 for
engineering and contingencies, and
$500,000 for the purchase of property
and the building of a roadway for the
approach to the bridge on the Oregon
side. This is considerably under the
estimates made when the bridge proj
ect was first considered. The estimate
is for a 36-foot roadway, which is the
slse adopted by the committee.
The report shows that a 24-foot road
way could be built for considerably
less. The estimates were made after
carefift surveys, borings and soundings
condutced by Mr. ModJeskU
Following the reading of Mr. Mod
ieskl'a report there was considerable
discussion in which the need for the
bridge was brought out. A. M. Blaker,
of Vancouver, said that he believed the
Government would aid In the building
of the bridge because of the proposed
brigade post at Vancouver.
Officer Favars Bridge.
"I talked with General Maus a day
or two ago," he said, "and he Informed
me that he and others are working
hard to have the brigade post estab
lished. The Secretary of War Is on his
way here now, and I believe that after
his Investigation he will recommend
Vancouver as the proper place for the
post. This will make the bridge a ne
cessity, and I believe the Government
will be willing to take a hand."
Tom Richardson said that he believed
the bridge campaign should be based
on the proposition that It will help the
entire state, and not Just Portland and
Vancouver alone. He said the com
mittees should co-operate with Eastern
Oregon residents as much as possible.
F. A. Swan of Vancouver, maintained
that the bridge is a necessity. "The
ferry which plies across the Columbia,"
he said, "is overloaded much of the
time when it Is needed most. I think
the bridge Is needed as much by the
two states as the first bridge In Port
land was needed by the two sides of
Toll Bridge Opposed.
The question of making the bridge
subject to toll rates for pedestrians and
vehicles was considered, and It was the
opinion of most of those present that
the toll feature should be eliminated.
It was estimated that a revenue of from
$60,000 to 1100,000 a year could be de
rived from the bridge at the present
time. If It were built and were subject
to toll similar to that now charged on
the ferry. Engineer Modjeskl argued
against a toll bridge.
The report of Engineer Modjeskl, as
ic'oscludcd on Fact AS.)
Commander Trimble, of Grand
Army, Leads Impromptu Singing
in Salt Lake Tabernacle.
SALT LAKE, Sept. 6. A spontaneous
and touching tribute to me power i
the- great Tabernacle organ and the
organist. Professor J. J. McClellan,
was paid today by Commander H. M.
Trimble, of the Grand Army of the
R.nuhit,. mi hi. nsrtv. As euests at
nuiai nrrin recital in their honor,
the commander and personal stafl sat In
the body of the Mormon Tabernacle here.
Six hundred other veterans, with their
families, who were traveling witn mm.
occupied .the encircling gallery.
- r uii.rtinnii was: "March
ing Through Georgia." As the earlier
strains rolled through the building
Commander Trimble oecame reu..
and when the vox humana stop, with
its haunting, suggestion of the well
known words, was aaaea to tne cuw u
he sprang to his feet and with out
eirotohori arms beat time to the musli
and began to sing. The hundreds In
th. era 11 Mr v took ud the refrain.
"While we were marching through
Georgia," throbbed against the dome
of the vast building, and a thousana
eyes were wet as the strains died
. hrif stan In Salt Lake the
special Grand Army train took up Its
Journey to Los Angeies tor me
STATE PAMPHLET AMUSES
Astorlan Acknowledges Receipt of
"Ornery Piece of Fiction."
SALEM. Or, Sept 5. (Special.)-
"I have received a publication issued
by you entitled "A pamphlet etc.". for
which I wish to thank you," writes a
prominent Astorlan to Secretary Olcott
in acknowledging receipt of an initia
tive and referend.... "Glancing over
It I see very little humor but much fic
tion. It Is certainly very filling for
the price and you can undoubtedly lav
claim to the largest circulation In Ore
gon. "I do not think, however, you will
maintain your present circulation un
less you pay more attention to Its ap
pearance. The cover design Is the most
ornery' that I have seen and how you
can compete with the 10 and 15 com
petitors that come out with new covers
each month I cannot understand.
"However, the contents may be so
much better than the looks that It will
attain great popularity. "X can Imagine
the tired workingman. after supper,
lighting his plp and sitting down for
a solid hour of enjoyment over that
story of a bill to create the County of
Cascade, or something like that."
RAIN HURTS GRAIN IN POLK
Hop Crop Is Good but Pickers Are
Hard to Obtain.
DALLAS. Or., Sept 5. (Special.)
The rains continue in this county and
discouraging reports concerning crop
conditions are received. An Investiga
tion shows that nearly one-half of the
grain In the county is unthreshed. Much
of It is beginning to sprout. It Is
doubtful If there Is any of this grain
in the county that will not be seriously
damaged, and In many cases ruined.
However, some of It was stacked be
fore the rains and covered and h
will not be damaged.
The hop conditions remain unciiai.ged.
There is a little mould in many of the
yards, but the mould Is not feared
much by the growers. Lice are In all
the yards. The greatest difficulty with
hopgrowers Is the scarcity" of pickers.
Every grower is calling for more aid.
The quality of the hops Is excellent
and the yield Is large. If the weather
should clear and remain cool now very
little damage would result
1. F. Yokum. one of the leading hop
growers in this section of the state,
said today: "Hops In this county are
better this year than ever before. The
yield is better and the quality is bet
ter. We should realize a good price
for them." -
JOHNSON IS REAPPOINTED
Appraiser of Customs at Portland
Continues Through Recess.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Sept 5. The Treasury Depart
ment announced today that a recess
appointment has been given to C V.
Johnson, of Corvallis, as ap'pralser of
customs at Portland, this being neces
sary to continue him in office until
March 4. Collector of Customs Mal
colm does not require a recess appoint
ment .but continues under his original
commission, as does United States At
All three of these appointees railed
of confirmation last session because of
objections raised by Senator Bourne,
but Malcolm and McCourt having Been
confirmed at the time of their original
appointments, continue in office until
their successors are appointea.
A recess appointment also was given
B. W. Coyner. of Tacoma, as United
States Attorney for Western Washing
ton. His confirmation was prevented
tav Senator Poindexter. coyner s new
commission is also good until March 4.
LUMBER RATE ADVANCING
Lake Vessels, With Plentjr of Grain,
Have Busy Season.
DCLUTH. Minn.. Sept 5. The lum
ber rate on vessels advanced 15 per
cent here today. Up until this time
lumber has Been carriea rrom uuiuin
to Lake Erie ports for 2.60. Owners
today demanded J2.75 and to all ap
pearances got it.
The advance In the lumber rate,
which has been coming for some time,
is In line with the Jumps taken by
the grain rates. The present has been
the busiest season in lumber in years.
New York Attorney's
3 CLIENTS DIE STRANGELY
Affidavit Concerning Will Is
THREE NATIONS INVOLVED
Lawyer Gibson Asked to Explain His
Statement That Mother of Mrs.
Rose Szabo, Drowned While
Boating With Him, Lives.
NEW YORK, Sept. 5. (Special.) In
vestigation into the will left by Mrs.
Rose ' Menschlk Szabo, who was
drowned in Greenwood Lake, Orange
County, when boating with her attor
ney, Burton W. Gibson, brought forth
startling developments today. Mrs.
Szabo made Mr. Gibson the executor of
her will, disposing of her estate, worth
$13,000, and made her son beneficiary.
Her mother, Mrs. Petronella Menschlk,
according to a dispatch from the Chief
of Police of Vienna, Austria, died two
Everly M. Davis, an attorney, cilled
upon Frits Flscherauer, Vice-Consul for
Austria-Hungary, with the information
that he Is looking up several cases of
persons who had dealings of a legal
nature with Mr. Gibson. Mr. Flsch
erauer referred Mr. Davis to Arpad A.
Kremer, attorney for the consulate.
Former Dealing Recited.
Mr. Davis gave to Mr. Kremer facts
concerning the trial of lawsuits in
which Mr. Gibson figured. One was
brought against Mr. Gibson by the late
Mrs. Louise Malcolm Stanton, whose
daughter. Mva. Alice C. D.' Kinnan, was
murdered in July, 190$. In this suit
Mrs. Stanton tried to recover property
worth J100.000 from Mr. Gibson, on the
ground that she had been Induced to
make the transfer by fraudulent pur
poses."- ' --- '
The publication or the cable message
from the Vienna chief of police, re
garding the death of Mrs. Menschlk had
immediate results. District Attorney
Rogers, of Orange County, who, as
sisted by Pinkerton detectives em
ployed by the Austrian consulate is
inquiring Into the manner of Mrs.
Szabo's death, said at MUldletown, N.
Y. tonight, that as soon as he re-
celved Mrs. Menschlk's death certificate
proving conclusively that Mrs. Men
schlk's death antedated that of Mrs.
Szabo, he would lay the case before the
October term of the Orange County
grand Jury at Goshen, N. Y. The
Austrian Consulate cabled to Vienna
for the certificate and another cable
message will be sent tomorrow request-ins-
that one of Mrs. Szabo's eight
brothers and sisters come to America.
The "evidence regarding Mrs. Men-
(Concluded on Page 3.)
Injured Ankle' Still Bothersome.
Long Political Conference to Be
Kcld Aboard Ship.
NEW YORK, Sept. 5. Still nursing
his right ankle, but determined to keep
his engagement with the Atlantic Deep
Waterways Association at New "London.
Conn, tomorrow. President Taft left
New York late today on the yacht May
flower for a sail up Long Island 8ound.
C. P. Taft, the President's brother;
Charles D. Hilles, chairman of the
Republican National committee, and
George R. Sheldon, its treasurer, ac
companied him. Tonight and tomorrow
before he arrives in New London the
President expects to hold a long po
litical conference with these three men.
Mr. Taft plainly showed the pain he
felt from his injured' ankle. - At the
Pennsylvania station here he was taken
by wheel chair and elevator directly to
a waiting automobile and had but few
steps to make.
At the yard, however, he had to walk
the Mayflower's gangplank, and he did
it gingerly and with care. Major
Thomas L. Rhoades. the President's
personal aide and physician, who ac
companied him on the trip, declared
today the ankle was so much better
that Mr. Taft would be out enjoying
his vacation, next week.
The President's engagement in New
London will keep him only a few hours
and he expects to board the Mayflower
tomorrow afternoon and steam up to
Beverly. It was said today that Mr.
Hilles and C. P. Taft will go on to
Beverly with the President. Mr. Shel
don may accompany them as well. The
Mayflower Is due in Beverly early Sat
urday and the President has no engage
ments that will take him away from
there again for several weeks.
17 "VENIREWOMEN" BALK
Criminal Docket Awes Wenatchee
Fair Sex, Who Refuse "Honor."
KPnKANE. Wash.. Sent. 5. CSd-
fin.1 "l. Awed bv a lone criminal dock
et facing them If they should become
jurors at the coming session or tne
Superior Court, 17 women havejrefused
to exercise their privilege at
Wenatchee, and so Deputy Sheriff
Charles Kenyon will tomorrow empanel
a new list.
"Thntierh we are very thankful to
the men of this state for enfranchising
us, we can't possibly bear to sit there
In the courtroom ana Bear tnose tales
of crime and vice," said one of the
Among the names found in the new
venire Is that of Dora Cameron, an
outspoken suffrage worker of Chelan
GAYN0R RAPS ALDERMEN
Sale of Jfewstand Licenses Called
Bad Example for Policemen.
NEW YORK, Sept. 5. Mayor Gaynor
took a fling at the Board of Aldermen
today in a characteristic letter to one
of their number.
"I don't see how I can expect police
men to be honest," says the letter,
"when they know that many, if not
most, of the members of the Board of
Aldermen are selling licenses for news
stands and the like, throughout the
city, at prices from $2500 to 25."
Service to Britain Is
COMPLETE ANSWER IS READY
Expert Will Show No Discrim
ination Is Effected.
LOSS WILL BE CONSTANT
Coastwise Traffic Will Be Little
More Than One-Tenth of Total.
Proportion Will Continue to
Exist for. Years.
wisnivfiTnv Kpnt. S. The letter
si- tircv the British Foreign
Secretary, to the Gateshead Chamber of
Commerce regarding the rmsn am
tnvaniR tha Panama Canal act i
regarded here as an Indication that the
n..nii,tini hetwpan the two countries
- hovs a financial basis, the For
eign Secretary's argument being mat
nritiQh shinnlner is to be burdened with
an undue proportion of the charges for
the maintenance of the canal tnruus"
complete exemption from tolls ot Amer
t.o n pnaslwlsn ahinnlnsr.
In view of this. Importance attacks
on Inmiirv nnw nelne conauciea
the isthmus by Professor Emory R.
Johnson. special commissioner on ram
, infiif and tolls. Professor John
son already has compiled statistics
h.,rit,0 imnn character and probable
amount of traffic that will pass through
the Panama Canal. He now is engage"
in a. studv of the financial aspect of
the result so that the tolls may be ad
justed to the needs of the canal on a
-..(...I oManiiflr haais. and he is ex
pected in Washington soon with this
Coast Traffic One-Tenth.
Tn vlAW of Sir Edward Grey's state
ment that British ships will have to
pay fnrjthe. American exemption. It is
said that in the data aireaay prepareu
k Pmfa.anr .Tohnson it appears that
according to the best estimate, the
whole of the American coastwise tramc
.v.-. i- ltvniv tn nass throueh the
Panama Canal immediately alter n is
bpened, will be about l,ou,u tons, or
a little more than 10 per cent of the
total tonnage that will pass tnrougn
the canal in the years ana ui
In the course of five years It is esti
mated that this American coastwise
tonnage will rise to 1,414,000 tons, but
as the foreign commerce will Increase
In Ilk proportion, the same relation
hafvaan tho twn will axlflt
On the face of the figures, this would
indicate that the British and other rpr
.in nmmAi.nA wnnid have to bear an
G'E' " -
additional burden of 10 per cent in tolls
over and above what it would pay were
American coastwise snipping noi ex
(Concluded oil P ce2. )
Right Rev. C. C. Grafton Expends
-Virtually All ot Big Fortune
for Xew Churches.
FOND DU LAC. Wis.. Sept. 5. The
late Bishop Charles Chapman Grafton
of the Episcopal diocese of Fond du
Lac, gave during his episcopate $700.
000 toward the erection of churches
and Improvements In the diocese, It
was said today when his will was filed
for probate, and listed his personal
property at only $1000.
Bishop Grafton's theological library,
one of the finest tn the United States,
goes to the Sisterhood of the Holy Na
tivity, and his testaments to Bishop
Weller and the Cathedral chapter. .
SIDEWHISKERS TO RETURN
George Ade, Back From Europe,
Predicts Revival of Fashion.
NEW YORK. Sept. 5. (Special.)
George Ade, the humorist, returned
from Europe in a disgusted frame of
mind today. He said it rained all the
time he was in England and that farm
ers there were trolling for hay and
seining for oats.
Not only are there changes In wea
ther, but English dandles are reviving
side whiskers and frilled shirts. Mr.
Ade, predicts the. rage of trailing ar
butus whiskers, frilled shirts and spats
In this country, for English fashion
makers have revived all of them beyond
hope of relapse. .
Mr. Ade said Venice could show noth
ing In the way of water on England
this season. Stilts and boots were regu
larly employed In many cities and towns
because of constant floods. Crops have
been seriously damaged and in some
POLK PLANS COUNTY FAIR
Dallas Will Stage Xew Feature Re
placing Harvest Festival.
DALLAS, Or., Sept. 5. (Special.)
The Polk County Harvest Festival and
School Children's Fair Is not to be
held, but instead, on October 3, 4 and
5. the dates set for this fair, Dallas
Is to hold the first annual county fair.
The Dallas Commercial Club originated
the Harvest Festival last year, intend
ing to make a county fair out of it.
During the progress of the fair a
county fair association is to be organ
ised. The County Court will be asked
to provide permanent grounds and Im
provements. At a meeting of the
Commercial Club last night, the com
mittee In charge of the fair arrange
ments was authorized to use all the
money necessary to make the fair a
The County Court has authorized the
expenditure of about $1000 of the
county's money for prizes, and it is
believed that the other expenses will
amount to approximately $1500.
GIRL'S CRUSADE WINNING
Her Activity Results in Arrest ol
. Woman on Murder Charge.
nomiirt cAnt R With IH murders
univrtw, ucjm .... - - --
In one year checked up against the
little town of West Hammond. 111., as
the result of a crusade and investiga
tion started there by Miss Virginia
Brooks, a gin scarcely oui oi ner Let;iio,
r.KnnAB VnrA u- u i arrastad todav.
Charged with being an accessory be
fore the fact in the death of John Mess
maker, one of the victims. She has
signed a long ainaavn tuiitenniiB
circumstances surrounding Messmaker's
Much of the evidence the police now
i .. M.n.l.A-aH Ihrnllirh (tin ntri of
nuve o B.. - -
Miss Brooks, a property owner, who
started her inquisition when an al
leged "ring," which she later helped
GIRL'S . KIDNAPER CAUGHT
Motorcyclist Shot by Would-Be Ab
ductor Who Admits Plot.
. . . t i . C . E H" I V. a o-trl
perched on the rear of his motorcycle.
Koy w mKieman, 1 ' jwi" " . 1 11 '
on a spin through the West Side Parks
1 lie; i" t. u w v i.i - " r, .......
time when three men. stepping from
behind a thicket commanded Wlnkle-
- .nn Ua nttAmtitarl tn anaed
man kw ow. . i- . - -
away when one of the trio shot him in
the back. He fell to the pavement
probably fatally wounded. His com
panion. Miss Nellie Burnett, escaped
Injury by Jumping.
Th men were captured by Park Po
licemen after a chase. They con-
iesaea mtn. .cjr uau ....... . . -
nap the girL not to rob Winkleman.
UNIVERSITY OUTLOOK GOOD
Registration of Students at Eugene
Will Exceed 1911.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Sept 5. (Special.) Registration at the
TTniv.paitv nf Drpernn for the semester
rhlr.ti stnonn ftpntamher 17. Will -Sur
pass. In all probability, that of last
year, according to A. ft. uinany, m
registrar, who is already receiving the
credentials of students who would en
ter the university this year. Between
260 and S00 freshmen will enroll within
the first week of the school year, and
practically every section of the state
will be represented.
President Campbell returned last
i -. frnm Manford. where he had
attended a banquet given by the alumni
the University 01 uregon rtaiums
the southern part of the state. At
. t.hi. wr a number of prospective
students for the university, and they
expressed a lively interest in me mnu-
Soldiers Still Guard Prison.
TrTrs:nv Mlrh.. Sent. 5. All of the
... Vtia Mir-hlean State Prison.
lUlUO-lo v ...v a -
except those alleged to have led in
Tuesday's revolt, were put to work
today. The soldiers probably will re
main at the prison all week.
Middle West in Throes
of Oppressive Heat.
26 BlUEN BY RABID DOGS
Death Roll of Children in Tene
ment District Grows. .
HORSES FALL IN STREETS
Jolict. 111., Without City Water and
Ice Plant Is Wrecked Atlantic
. Coast Feels Bffect Corn
Alone Is Benefited.
CHICAGO, . Sept. 8. (Special.)
While general, frosts were ; reported
from Nevada, Utah and Idaho, and a
cold wave Is blanketing all of Alberta.
Chicago and practically all of the Mid
dle West are staggering under an op
pressive heat wave. Government fore
casters say there is no relief In sight,
despite the cold waves in the North
west as the hot winds continue from
Two deaths from sunstroke were re
corded today and there were numerous
prostrations. Twenty-six persons were
bitten by rabid dogs and there were
many cases of horses falling dead in
the streets. The temperature, accord
ing to the official register In the tower
of the Federal building, went above
94 degrees, but in the streets it was
Hot Wind Adds to Misery.
There was a stiff breeze, but it wa
hot and stifling and added to the gen
eral misery. Of the 108 deaths reported,
a majority were those of children in
the congested districts and were due
to the heat, which has continued so
long that the vitality of the victims
had been exhausted.
Jollet. 111., with a population of 37,
000, Is in deplorable condition. One of
the municipal wells has failed, the ma-"
chlnery at the other two Is out of com
mission, the municipal Ice plant Is
wrecked and car famine prevents the
bringing In of ice supplies. The water
supply is being taken from a creek well .
In a swampy district and is considered
dangerous. In addition, a strike of
electricians has shut off the use of the
Small Towns Are Suffering;.
Dispatches from the East tonight
say the effect of the western heat wave
Is being felt along the Atlantic coast.
New York Is 10 degrees hotter than It
was yesterday, but no deaths or pros
trations are recorded.
All of the Middle West is baking.
Dispatches tonight from points with
in a radius of 100 miles of Chicago tell
of much suffering In the smaller cities
and towns, where the Ice supply Is ex
hausted and wells are going dry under
the long strain.
Farmers, however, especially in the
great corn belt, still welcome the hot
dry weather, as it Is rapidly forcing
the crop away from the frost line.
Country roads are said to be almost
knee deep in finely powdered dust and
vegetation is also heavily weighted
down from clouds of dust.
Northwest Promises No Relief.
Chicago's maximum was slightly
above 94, the same as recorded in St.
Louis, and four degrees hotter than
Cincinnati and only four degrees cooler
than New Orleans and other Southern
As showing there Is not much relief
In sight from the Northwest, the tem
perature at Milwaukee is i. at Green
Bay, Wis., 88; at Grand Rapids, Mich.,
93. and at Detroit, S6. Shifting winds
would not bring much lower tempera
ture from those districts.
West of the Rocky Mountains there is
an average of 2 maximum and a min
imum of 60. All Canadian points re
port cool weather,
BERLIN BOOM COLLAPSES
Realty Concern Falls With Liabili
ties Exceeding 50,000,000 Marks.
BERLIN, Sept 5. One of the largest
realty building concerns "here, with
liabilities of more than 60,000,000
marks, 1 2,500.000, is reported to be
in difficulties owing to over-speculation
on the growth of Berlin. The
Tageblatt today says that the appoint
ment of receivers has been applied for,
but confirmation has been hitherto un
obtainable. Should the report prove true, this
would be the most extensive collapse
in a long series which have-recently-occurred
on the real estate market.
The concern was formerly backed by
several big banks, but these have late
ly withdrawn their support
TAFT'S COUSIN REINSTATED
Young Man, Silent as to Relation
ship, to Get $810 a Year.
CHICAGO, Sept. 6. Henry D. Taft
a cousin of President Taft, who was
prevented from contlnuiung as an em
ploye In the United States customs
service because of civil service regu
lations which barred him from a per
manent position, was reinstated In the
mailing department of the postoffic
today at a salary of $840 a year.
The young man did not tell the of
ficials be was related to the President