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PRESIDENT WILLIAMS GETS MILLER. The California Magnate Pays 8,000 for Champion Riders Services. New York. September 18. Thomas II. Williams of California furnished the turf sensation of the year today by engaging Walter Miller, the champion jockey of America, for the entire year of 1008, paying 8,000 cash for his exclusive services for that period. Durng the coming winter months Miller will receive in addition ,200 per month for riding In California. The princely retainer offered by Mr. Williams forced the Nevcastlc Stable to reluctantly relinquish their first call on .Miller. On the best authority, the Pacific coast turf dictator plans to acquire one of the biggest and best racing stables in the country, and is prepared to spend 00,000 if necessary in the furtherance ot this project.