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board of directors are: Matt Ma
homer, Jr., of Mobile; W. H. Gulli
ver, Portland, Me.; Daniel J. Grif
fith, New York; John A. Bowler,
Sioux Falls, S. D. Quebec was se
lected Unanimously as the next meet
Washington dispatches say that
the president is thinking of calling
a special session of congress in 1910
to take up the money question.
It is announced that Senator Aid
rich will make three speeches next
fall in defense of the tariff bill. One
will be in Chicago, another in St.
Louis and another probably in Mil
waukee. He will sail for Europe
in September, returning in October,
when he will take up the money
question and prepare for settling
that question in some such way as
the tariff question was settled.
A Hartford, Conn., dispatch car
ried by the Associated Press says:
"Both houses of the Connecticut
legislature today passed a bill re
pealing the so-called "blue laws," re
lating to Sunday observance, which
forbid almost every form of recrea
tion and secular activity. The laws,
which have been seldom enforced,
are relics of enactments of the law
giving .body of 1772. One of the
laws specifically repealed is that
which provides for a fine of $4 on
each person who shall attend a con
cert or entertainment on the Lord's
day. The new Sunday bill is short.
It defines the Sunday and prohibits
all sports and secular activities 'ex
cept such as are deemed by neces
sity and mercy and such as are for
the general welfare of the commu
nity.' Under the words 'general wel
fare of the community,' Sunday base
ball will be, probably, permitted."
Pennsylvania democrats met in
state convention at Harrisburg. The
following ticket to be voted for in
November was nominated: Asso
ciate justice of the supreme court, C.
Larue Munson, of "Williamsport;
state treasurer, former Congressman
George W. Kipp, Towanda; auditor
general, J. Wood Clark, Indiana, Pa.
The convention adopted the platform
approving the income tax.
west throw off the shackles of the
east. I would preach no sectional
divisions and no sectional strifes,
but Minnesota and Washington and
the states between them, with those
to the south of us, should rise in
their might and claim for them
selves that fair share of influence
in the halls of congress and in the
administration of national affairs to
which they are entitled by every law
of common sense, as well as of po
litical economy. We, as an integral
part of the American people should
cast, our influence and our votes to
advance the material interests of our
own particular section, but wo should
be broad enough and big enough to
labor for the -ommon good of our
Two children of Pletro Viviano of
St. Louis were abducted and are be
ing held for $25,000 ransom.
"Bob" Burdette, the clergyman
and humorist, has found it necessary
to retire from his place as pastor of
the Temple Baptist church, Los Ange
les on account of illness.
The bill providing for state wide
prohibition passed the Alabama
house of representatives by a vote
of 75 to 19.
will bo issued beforo congress meets
again and has had an opportunity
to change the existing circulation
tax. Announcement to this effect
was mado in a statement issued by
Secretary of the Treasury MacVeagh.
The reasons for withholding the new
issue are set forth by Secretary Mac
Veagh as follows: 'Under the exist
ing law the tax on circulation se
cured by 3 per cent bonds Is 1 per
cent, while a half per cent is the
tax on circulation secured by 2 per
cent bonds. The circulation privi
leges of the new bonds would there
fore bo superior to those of the 2
per cent bonds and would produce a
discrimination against the latter.'
Tho secretary feels that it is a duty
of tho government to see that the 2
per cent bonds have tho protection
of a parity."
Mrs. John P. Altgeld, widow of
the former governor of Illinois, is
seriously ill at a Chicago hospital.
A Washington dispatch carried by
the Associated Press says: "Uncle
Sam's pocketbook suffered a big
shrinkage because of the prohibition
wave during the fiscal year ending
July 30, during which period there
was a decrease of $5,290,773 in
whisky tax receipts, as shown by the
preliminary report of the Internal
revenue bureau, just issued by Act
ing Commissioner Robert Williams,
Jr. Whisky tax collections last year
were $134,868,034, as against $140,
158,807 for the preceding year. The
receipts of beer and other fermented
liquors amounted to $57,456,411, a
decrease of $2,351,205 compared
with 1908. The nation's tobacco
bill, however, showed an increase.
The government tax on all sorts of
tobacco aggregated $51,887,178, an
increase of $2,204,423 over the pre
vious year. The oleomargarine tax
collections were $902,197, a falling
off of $52,107 compared with the
year before. Internal revenue re
ceipts from all sources were $246,
212,719. The government expended
approximately $4,976,000 in collect
ing internal revenue. Illinois lea
the country with ;43,441,771 inter
nal revenue paid into the treasury.
Other states in which the tax exceed
ed twenty millipn dollars were Ken
tucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania vand
The Catholic total abstinence union
of America, in session at Chicago,
elected as its president, ReV. Father
P. J. O'Callaghan, head of the Paul
ist order here and pastor of St.
Mary's church. Boston was selected
as the city for the next annual con
vention. The other officers elected
were: First vice president, Rev.
James G. Beane of Pittsburg, re
elected; second vice president, John
j. Corbett, New Haven, Conn., re
elected; third vice president, Miss
Katherine Kelly, Kansas City; treas
urer, Rev. J. B. Molyan, Scranton,
Pa.; general secretary, John T. Shay,
Boston, Mass. Resolutions urging
members of the organization to fight
vigorously for local option, enthu
siastically adopted, were followed by
an appeal to the Catholic laity and
clergy of the entire country to rally
around the white flag of temperance.
Indorsing the motion of J. Washing
ton Logue of Philadelphia, tho con
vention also set itself on record as
against the payment of employes by
checks, which, it was said, frequent
ly are cashed In the saloon. With
the election of officers the sessions
held at the Auditorium theater came
to a close.
President Taft has gone to his
summer homo at Beverly, Mass. On
September 15, accompanied by his
family; he will leave for the west.
His first stop will be at Chicago,
then he will go to Madison, Wis.,
Minneapolis, Des Moines, Omaha',
Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo,
Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City,
Pocatello, Idaho, Butte, Helena, Spo
kane, North Yakima, Seattle, Sacra
mento, San Francisco, Oakland, Los
Angeles, El Paso, Texas, San An
tonio, Corpus Christ!, Houston,
Dallas, St. Louis. From St. Louis
he will take a four days trip down
tho Mississippi, going to New Orleans,
and will then return to Washington,
going through Jackson, Miss., Colum
bus, Miss., Birmingham, Ala., Macon,
Ga., Savannah, Charleston, S. C,
Augusta, Ga., Columbuc, S. C, Wil
mington, N. C, Richmond, Va.
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Congress finally appropriated to
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President Sherman and Speaker Taft
each a $6,000 automobile.
Judge Joseph R. Clarkson, who
disappeared from his home at Keno
sha, Wis., has been located. He had
wandered away and was found work
ing in a pearl button factory at
Governor Johnson of Minnesota
was the orator of the day at the Se-
governor said: ' "It is time that the I congress at the session just closed
Lord Kitohener, in command of
the forces in India, has been appoint
ed to succeed the Duke of Connaught
as inspector general of the Mediter
ranean forces, which position the
duke recently resigned on the ground
of "the ineffective , nature of the
work and the useless expense to the
nation involved therein." Lord
Kitchener will take the rank of field
marshal and also becomes a member
of the committee of imperial defense.
The inspector general has command
of the garrisons at Malta and Gibral
tar and all the British troops in
Egypt, the Soudan and Cyprus.
An Associated Press dispatch from
Waflhincton says: "None of the
new Panama bonds authorized by
An Associated Press dispatch from
Muskogee, Okla., says: "Federal
Judge Ralph E. Campbell this after
noon sustained the demurrers of de
fendants in 30,000 Indian land alien
ation suits brought by the govern
ment. The action by the govern
ment was ordered dismissed. The
court held that the titles obtained
from the Indians before the act re
moving restrictions went into effect
are good. The alienation suits were
brought by the government in the
interest of the members of the five
civilized tribes. It is estimated that
about two million acres of land were
involved in the suits. The suits
have been pending for more than a
year against grantees in convey
ances involving restricted lands in
the old Indian territory section of
Oklahoma. The defendants in the
suits who claimed title to the land by
reason of purchase from the Indians,
are scattered throughout the United
States, and some reside In Scotland
and Mexico. United States Senator
Robert L. Owen was a defendant in
150 cases and Chief Justice Williams
of the supremo court of this state
was also a defendant. Judge Camp
bell in his decision, insisted that the
act of congress conferring statehood
on Oklahoma, including old Indian
Territory, conferred citizenship, both
state and national, upon all members
of the civilized tribes. The court
held that the contention of the gov
ernment that the Indians still occupy
the position of wards under the gov
ernment, and that the latter has the
right to sue for their protection, pre
sents an anomaly. According to the
decision the government relinquished
guardianship when congress passed
the act conferring statehood."
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