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UNSHAKEN BY WAR
Strong Economic Conditions
and Fiscal Security Piloted
at End of Conflict.
COST SET AT $90,000,000
Minister of Finance Gives Figure
to Show Nation's Business Not
Hurt by J 2 Months' Fighting
With Turkish Empire.
ROME, Nov. It. (Special.) Not
many days have elapsed since the con
elusion of peace between Italy and
Turkey, and although naturally at the
present stage it cannot be stated with
certainty that further war expenditure
will he avoided by the victorious Ital
lans. apart from the expense of re'
patrlatlon of the bulk of their army
from Tripoli, the cost of the complete
pacification of the new North 'African
colonies can at the worst represent
only an insignificant addition to the
known outlay upon the 12 months
The ease with which Italy has been
able to bear the additional burden of
the war has caused no little surprise
at all leading monetary centers, and
has confounded not a few prophets who
had ventured to predict that quite a
brief campaign would expose weak
spots In the financial armor of the
country. It is therefore intelligible
that Italian official circles should claim
credit at this early moment for the
fulfilment of their sanguine prognosti
cations, and at the same time call at
tention to the strong fiscal and general
economic situation at the conclusion
of a struggle which partook not by any
means merely of the character of a
Finance MlaUter Telia Outlay,
Some advance particulars are avail
able from an interview - with Signor
Tedesco. Italian Minister of Finance,
and it appears from his statement that
the amounts placed at the disposal of
the Italian War Office and Admirallty
Mrlng the 12 months' campaign
Cached 458.000,000 lire f 91.250,000) of
fThlch Z86.00O.O0O were lor the array,
72.000.000 for the navy. It is, however,
necessary to bear in mind that a con
Iderable portion of these sums
namely, upwards of 100,000.000 was not
required for the actual war require
ments, but for the replenishment of
stores and for repairs in dockyards.
Moreover, the knowledge that the two
Lybian ports of Derna and Bengazl
Mre frequently inaccessible in the
Autumn, led to the accumulation of
much larger quantities of war material
and provisions than were required prior
to the cessation of hostilities. A total
of about 100,000.000 lire may therefore
be deducted from the extraordinary
credits of 458,000,000 set aside by the
treasury for the prosecution of the
war, which leaves a net expenditure
up to the conclusion of peace, of about
360,000.000 during a period of almost
exactly 12 months, or. say. 1.000,000
lire (Just under 1100,000) per day.
During the same period the total re
ceipts of the Italian Exchequer amont-
ed to 3,141.000,000 and the total disburse
ments to 2,926.000.000 lire, showing in
creases respectively of 207.000,000 and
107,000,000 over the preceding 12
months. The official particulars of the
funds at the dispose.! of the treasury
on September 20 last are given as 101
lows: 1 60,000,000 Government money
deposited with the Bank of Italy;
89.000,000, the unissued portion of Ex
chequer bonds authorized up to a total
of 300,000,000; 8 Italian Government
balances for 82,000,000 deposited with
foreign banking institutions; and 4
an amout of 144,000,000 which the three
Italian note-Issuing banks have to place
at the disposal of the Exchequer. The
latter had. therefore, on the eve of the
conclusion of peace an available bal
ance of 386.000,000, of which three-
fourths, could be drawn upon at any
Country Shows Improvement
The interview contains no reference
to the stipulated annual payment of at
least 2,000,000 lire, representing the
loss to the Ottoman Treasury of the
revenue from Tripoli, to which Turkey
is entitled under Article X of the Trea
ty of Lausanne. Semi-official state
ments have already appeared Intimat
ing that. ii view of the present fi
nancial requirements of the Porte, the
latter will avail itself of its right to
the capitalization on a 4 per cent basis
of this annual contribution, converting
it into a single payment, of. aay, 60,
000,000 lire. Allowing for this proba
ble outlay, and also for the expenses
of the reparation and dlsbandment of
the major portion of the Italian army
now in Lybla, the total cost of the war
of annexation will scarcely fall short
materially of about 450,000,000 lire, or
The floating debt of Italy at the end
of September exceeded 500,000,000 lire.
Most of this debt is held in Italy it
self. The Minister dwells at consider
able length on the striking increases
in the yield of taxation; the improve
ment during the 12 months covering
the war was actually greater than the
average advance during the preceding
VISITORS' TAX t PROPOSED
Seaside Towns In France Have New
, Scheme to Raise Revenue.
PARIS. Nov. 16. (Special. Fifty
mayors of seaside places on the At
lantic coast of France including Sa
bles d'Olonne, Biarrltt. Arcachon, Roy
an, and other popular resorts met at
the town hall of La Rochelle and
passed unanimously a motion in favor
of taxing all visitors.
The tax will be Imposed In the same
way as the "kur-taxe" 'in many towns
In Germany. On arrival every visitor
will be asked to sign a declaration as
to the probable length of his stay and
will be handed a ticket, for which he
will be charged in his hotel bill.
The Paris newspapers are raising an
outcry against the proposed impost,
which they criticise as a tax on fresh
air and sea water.
It is not improbable that the scheme
will fall through.
Spanish Coopers Strike.
OPORTO, Nov. 16. (Special.) The
coopers at all the port wine houses
hare declared a general strike, and 6000
men have come out. They demand a 75
per cent Increase in pay and shorter
hours. At a general meeting of British
firms a lockout was unanimously voted
for one week, beginning on Monday, If
the men have not returned on that day,
and continuing each successive week
until all return. This would involve
the shutting out of all workmen and
means that 10.000 would be Idle. Port
wine shipments will cease.
Slayer Acquitted as Insane.
INDEPENDENCE. Kan., Nov. 16. A.
A. Truskett was acquitted tonight of
the charge of murdering J. D. S. Neely,
a Lima, O., oil promoter, and was held
by the jury to have been insanejtt the
time he shot and killed .Neely,
FOUR GUNMEN "WHO ARE ON TRIAL FOR ROSENTHAL MURDER, AND JURY WHICH HOLDS THEIR
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TAFT FOR ONE TERM
Taft Would Admit Cabinet to
Debates in Congress.
PEACE FAILURE DEPLORED
Belief Expressed Treaties of Arbi
tration Will Yet Succeed Job
of Executive Declared Not
for Sensitive Man.. '
(Contlnned From Drat Page.)
Abve. Jury on Way to Lunch In Auto
mobile Middle Ron, Left to Rlgkt,
Frank Orotic!, Allan "Dago Frank";
Harry Horowitn, Allan . "Gyp the
Blood" Frank Muller. Alias Wbltey
Iwls" Below, Louis Roaenwey, Allns
always considerate press, as well as by
the kindly suggestions that not mrre
quently come from that hall of Con
gress in which impeachments are initi
ated, and that smaller chamber in
which they are tried.
Slnsle Slx-Year-Tarm Sna;seated.
In these days of progress, reform.
uplift and Improvement, a man does
nnt ahnw himself abreast of the age
unless he has some changes to suggest.
It Is the recommended action tnat
marks his being up-to-date. It may be
chanare only for the sake of condition.
but It is responsive to a public demand.
and. therefore, let's propose It. It is
contrary to my own love for the dear
old Constitution to suggest any altera
tion in Its terms, lest it be regaraea
as a reflection upon, or a criticism 01,
that which has been put to the sacred
use for 125 yean of maintaining the
iiitartv rpc-ulated bv law. and the guar
antees of the rights of the minority
and the individual under the rule of
the majority. But yielding to the mod
ern habit, and Just to show that
though I am a conservative, I am not
reactionary. I venture the suggestion
that It would aid the efficiency of the
executive and center his energy and
attention and that of his subordinates
and the greater part of hla adminis
tration upon what is purely disinter
ested public service, if he were made
ineligible after serving one term of six
years either to a succeeding or a non-
Fonr Tears' Term Too Short.
1 am a little specific in this matter.
because it seems necessary to be so in
order to be understood. I don't care
how unambitious or modest a President
is; I don't care how determined he is
that he himself will not secure his re
nomination (and there are very few.
Indeed, who go to that extent), still,
his subordinates, equally interested
with him in his re-election, will, when
ever they have the opportunity, exert
their influence and divide their time
between the public service and the ef
fort to secure their chiefs renomlna
tlon and re-election.
Four years is rather a short time in
hlch to work out great governmental
oolicles. Six years is better.
Another suggestion l wouia mate is
that legislative steps be taken, for
there is nothing in the Constitution to
forbid it. bringing more closely to
gether the operation ot tne executive
and legislative brancnes. rne stuaiea
effort to maintain these branches rigid
ly separate, is, I think, a mistake. I
would not add any more actual power
to the Executive in legislative matters,
nor would I give the Legislature any
more actual executive power. The veto
on the one hand and the confirmation
of appointments and the ratification
of treaties on the .other I would not
Cabinet Would Exercise Check.
The rules of the two houses, as I
am advised, forbid the use of abusive
language by one member against an
other and by the member of one house
against the other house or its members.
somewhat close examination of rules.
however, in both houses does not show
that there is any limitation on the par
liamentary character of the language
which may be directed against the
President. As to him, the members
pursue their own sweet will and that
sometimes leads them Into language
and epithetical description of the Chief
Executive that could hardly be complimentary.
If members of the Cabinet were al-
lowed the floor their very presence
would suggest, in the possibility of re
ply, moderation in discussing the Ad
ministration which does not now at
times prevail. The strongest reason at
present for advocating this change is
that the Influence that the executive
shall have in shaping legislation may
be more In harmony with the respon
sibility that the people bold him to in
respect to it. He is head of the party
that elected him, and as such, if Con
gress is controlled by the same politi
cal party, as it generally is, he is
looked to to shape the Congressional
policy and to secure the passage of
the statutes which the party platform
Place Not for Sensitive Man.
"One of the results of my observa
tion in the Presidency is that the po
sition is not a place to be enjoyed by a
"The experience in the Presidency
toughens the hide of the occupant so
as to enable him to resist the stings of
criticism directed against him from the
time he takes office until he lays it
down. A query arises . in 'respect to
criticisms and attacks that are made
without the slightest reference to facts
and merely for the purpose of Invoking
popular opposition and distrust and
with the hope that by constant misrep
resentation they can escape any possi
ble refutation, I don't know that this evil
has been any greater in this adminis
tration than in any previous adminis
tration. All I know is that it was my
first experience and it seemed to me
as if I had been more greatly tried
than most Presidents by such methods.
"The result In some respects is un
fortunate, in that after one or two ef
forts to meet the unfounded accusa
tion, despair In the matter leads to in
difference and perhaps to an. indiffer
ence toward both Just and unjust crit
icisms. This condition helps to comfort
the patient, but I doubt if it 'makes
him a better President.
"I think the period for successful
muckraking is gradually drawing to a
close. I hope so. We must consider
that the ebullition in muckraking lit
erature is only one of the temporary
excuses of the times, which is curing
itself by tiring those whose patron
age formed the motive for its begin
ning and rise. i
, Official Tinsel Is Ephemeral. .
"Of course tna only lasting satisfac
tion that one can have in the adminis
tration of the great office of President
is the thought that one has done some
thing permanently useful to his fellow
countrymen. The mere enjoyment of
the tinsel of office is ephemeral,-' and
unless one can fix one's aim on real
progress made through the exercise of
Presidential power, there is little real
pleasure in the contemplation of the
holding of It..
"I beg J-ou to believe that In spite
of the very emphatic verdict by which
I leave the office, I cherish only the
deepest gratitude to the American peo
ple for having given me the honor of
having held office, and I sincerely hope
in looking' back over what has been
done, that there is enough of progress
made to warrant me in the belief that
real good has been accomplished, even
though I regret that it has not been
Ml GETS MEDAL
MHS. E. A. FISH IN LIGHTHOUSE
SERVICE 20 TEAKS.
Star Conferred for. Efficiency in
Work Also Accompanied by
SAN JOSE. CaL, Nov. 16. (Special.)
After 20 years in the service of the
United States, Mrs. E. A. Fish, of Pa
cific Grove, has received the efficiency
medal of the United States Lighthouse
Service. She is said to be the only wom
an lighthousekeepqr in the United
Point Pinos. which Mrs. Fish has
guarded since the death of her husband.
the late Dr. M. w. Fisn, pnysician ana
educator, of Oakland, in 1882, was es
tablished in 1852, and is one of the few
of the early "lighthouses still in serv
ice and good repair on this coast.
It is said that other women are
lighthouse employes, but that no other
has full charge of seacoast beacon
light. The star of efficiency just re
ceived from Lighthouse Inspector H. B.
Rhodes was accompanied by an official
letter, which compliments Mrs. Fish
most highly on her conduct or tne
Dr. Fish was one of the original fac
ulty at the University of California
and came to the state with Mrs. Fish
following the Civil War.
Ex-Football Star Goes Insane.
TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 16. Harry
A Specialty Store for Misses and iVomens ArVear
For afternoon wear and
street wear; m navy,'
taupe, brown and black.
Many very pretty mo
dels witb brigbt sasbes
and Robespierre collars.
Draped skirts and mod
ified pannier effects
$28 to $55
ScMoss Br essin
Thanksgiving falls on
November 28th. Now
new apparel? Why,
certainly it does, and
if you are a prudent
buyer it brings to mind
this store with the
splendid line of the
"Clothes Beautiful" in
exclusive Fall models
designed and made by
Schloss Bros. & Co.,
the famous master
tailors of Baltimore.
You need us and we need
you, so why put it off until
the last minute? Everything
is ready the Hats, Underwear, Shirts, Ties every
thing to make the man.
Suits and Overcoats $15 to $40
Drop in Tomorrow
thing in a fr:.
uiiiiia , 1
$1 to $5 FourthMndUd,r Streets ClOlhWgCO r-' I V to $5
. 1 .. h.lfKanV nt Ml fnnt-
ball team of the University of Minne
sota eight years ago, wua raaimm
today to the asylum at Fort Steila-
ooom. His mental trouble is attriD-
ited to an injury to his neaa receiver
. nn.A nrhn. TilaVlTir In B.
football game against Chicago Univer
Confederate Daugnters Elect.
txt a cutvtav "Ktw 18. The United
Daughters of the Confederacy in con
vention here tooay, eieciea as
dent-general. Mrs. Alexander B. White,
of Paris, Tenn.; recording secretary-
general, Mrs. Boy Weaks Mciunney,
j u irr ' roe,! stmr-srAneral. Mrs.
Orlando Hall Burton, Little Rock, Ark.
Contestant Wins Mine Action.'
LEWISTON, Idaho. Nov. 16. (Spe-
OF REAL LIVING
VERY ADAPTABLE AND
For Young Men
With or Without
Board or Meals
Main 1077 A 6585
cial.) The United States Land Office
today decided in favor of the contestant
in the case of W. J. Harris, a well
known Spokane mining man, s. Miss
Hattie Palmer, of Lewlston, on some
valuable property located In Idaho. Mr.
Harris" allegations were that the claim
to which Miss Palmer made entry some
years ago is more valuable for Its min
eral deposits than for agricultural pur
poses. The land is located in a mining
district known as Quartz Creek.
SURE AND EASY 1Y 10 CURE A COLD
Simple Remedy Stops Your Cold
in Sneezing Stage and
A cold generally attacks the weakest
part, affecting the eyes and ears in
some and producing nasal catarrh and
throat troubles in others. A cold is
due to an inflammation of the mem
branes lining the air passage, and may
be promptly cured with a little Ely s
Cream Balm, which immediately re
lieves the inflammation and all the dis
tressing symptoms, such as sneexing.
coughing, running at the nose and
eyes, hoarseness, sore throat, fever and
headache. One reason why this pure.
antiseptic Balm acts so quickly Is be
cause It is applied directly to the ten
der, sore surfaces.
Even In severe, chronic eases of ca
tarrh, Ely's Cream Balm never falls to
Quickly and effectually check the poi
sonous discharge which clogs the head
and throat, causing the disgusting
hawking, spitting and blowing of the
nose. This remedy not only drives out"
the disease, but heals and strengthens
the weakened membranes, thus ending
r,....k i - fmhv rtlHO-uRtinar dis
ease. Don't put up with it another day.
Get a 50-cent bottle of Ely's Cream
Balm from -your druggist and see how
quickly you will be relieved. It Is
perfectly harmless. Agenu. vw si u
OUR GRANDMOTHERS USED
TO BEAUTIFY AND DARKEN
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Gives
the Hair Strength, Color and
Beauty and Makes
' It Grow.
Our new, modern portable bun
galow chicken-house is just the
thing for the city. Requires little
space, makes chicken-raising easy
and gets results. Phone Woodlawn
2163 for information or write to
879 N. Union Avenue.
Second and Yamhill.
CnnvATilnntlv Inrntflif mnilAlll In BVerT T-
mflcL Hot And Anlrl runnini water In each
room, telephones, elevator, etc. European
plan. Rates, outside rooms, $3 per week
and up. Reasonable rates for permanent
Kuets. Special rates by the month.
It Is easier to preserve the color of
the hair than to restore It, although it
is possible to do both. Our grand
mothers understood the secret. They
made a "sage tea,'' and their dark,
glossy hair long after middle life was
due to this fact. Our mothers have
gray hairs before 'they are fifty, but
they are beginning to appreciate the
wisdom of our grandmothers In using
"sage tea" for their hair and are fast
following suit. I
The present generation has the ad
vantage of the past In that it can get a
ready-to-use preparation called Wyeth
Sage and Sulphur Hair Remedy. As a
scalp tonlo and color restorer this
preparation is vastly superior to the
ordinary "sage tea" made by our
The growth and beauty of the hair
depends on a healthy condition of the
scalp. Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Hair
Remedy quickly kills the dandruff
germs which rob the hair of its life.
color ana juwo, i.'"-o --
and healthy, gives the hair strength,
color ana neauty. kub c
Get a &,-cent bottle from your drug
gist today. He will give you your
money back if you are not satisfied
after a fair trial. Agents, Owl Drug Co.
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