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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
VALENTINE , NEB.
t. M. RICE. - - - - Publisher.
; BASSOM PLAN FAILS
ATTEMPT TO PAY $10,000 FOR THE
WHITLA BOY FUTILE.
Ablitabula , O. , Police Learn of Scheme
In and Shadow Park \Verc Money Was
Placed , Winch Is Thought to Have
Frightened the Kidnapers Away.
The full story of the frustrated at
tempt to pay over $10,000 in ransom
for the return of WiT'e Whitla , the
8-year-old boy who was kidnaped
from his school in Sharon , Pa. , last
Thursday , became known Sunday. J.
P. Whitla. the father , was instructed
In a letter from the kidnapers to
leave the money in Flatiron park Sat
urday night. If no detectives were
about the kidnapers promised they
would secure the money and deliver
the boy safely to the father in a hotel
at Ashtabula at 3 o'clock Sunday
morning. AVhitla deposited the money
as requested , but the Ashtabula police
learned of the plan to pay the ransom
and went to the park. The kidnapers
are supposed to have seen them , for
at G o'clock the money was intact and
not a man had approached the spot
at which it had been left.
AVhitla had a score of detectives
and twenty-three members of the
Pennsylvania state constabulary in
readiness to start a search for the kid
napers as soon as he had safely se
cured the boy. The detectives left for
Sharon Sunday night. A conferon-p
was held at Sharon and plans laid . .
attempt to capture the kidnapers with
the boy in their possession.
AVhitla believes that the failure to
effect a settlement with him Sunday
night will frighten the kidnapers and
they will not communicate with him
again , but the police of Ashtabula are
unwilling to believe that the kidnapers
have left that section of the country.
1-TVE DEAD : TWKXTY INJURED.
Gas E.\.lodes . in Mine Shafts at Evansville -
ville , Indiana.
Five people were killed and a score
or more injured and many were over
come by an explosion of gas in the
Simnyside mines at Evansville , Ind. ,
Saturday afternoon. The dead are Wil
liam Schnute , Samuel Coomer , Nelson
"Willingham . Sr. , colored ; Joseph
Schenrk ; Nelson. Wilingham Jr.1 , co.'oi- '
ed. The explosion was caused by a
windy shot due to an overcharge of
powder said to have been placed by
John Petit. Petit was burned over
his entire body and will die. The di
were all killed by sulphuric fumes
Avrjich followed the shot. The mine
was swept as if by a whirlwind.
Twenty-nine men were in the mine
at the time. The dead men were
found in the west shaft of the mine
as were all the injured.
FIGHT EXDS IX DEATH.
Three New Mexico People Engage in
a Mortal Combat.
Three persons are dead as the re-
eult of a fight Saturday night between
two cousins , Antonio Dujulio , a coke
-worker , and a man named Bartole.
at Raton , X. M. Dijulio shot Bartole.
who took refuge in the home of his
/brother / , Francisco Bartole whereupon
Dijulio fired into the house and killed
31 rs. Francisco Bartole. Francisco
Uratole then plunged a knife into Di-
julio's body , kiling him instantly.
Francisco's brother died later in a
TWO KILLED OX TRAIX.
.Supposed Tliat Men Were Attacked
for Purpose of Robbery.
"Two are dead as a icsult of a shoot
ing affray aboard a fast moving Foil
Worth and Denver freight train near
'Clarendon , Tex. . Saturday. According
to Fred Garret , of Foil Worth , a rela
tive of Floyd Autrey , one of the men
killed , the two were attacked by a
third man , presumably for the purpose
'of robbery. The body of the other
participant , which has not been identi
fied , was found in Red river , where it
lhad been thrown or had fallen.
Muurctania Breaks Record.
Arriving at Liverpool at noon Fri-
.day the Cunard liner. Mauretania , set
'up a new record of G09 knots for a
day's run eastward.
Noted Russian Prince Is Dead.
Prince Micheal Hilkoff , a member of
the empire and formerly minister ot
communications , died suddenly in SL
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Saturday's quotations on the Sioux
City live stock market were as follow :
Top hogs , Jfi.CO : top beeves $5.70.
Jap Labor Troubles Threatened.
Serious labor trouble is threatened
In the beet fields near Oakland. Cal. .
over the attempt to collect county poll
taxes from 450 Japanese employed in
Old Indian Chief Dead.
AVoIf Face , one of the most noted
war chiefs of the Cheyennes. died at
liis home near Colony. Okla. , Saturday.
He was nearly 100 years old
SEARCH FOR KIDNAPED BOY.
Wealthy Uncle of Whitla Lad Assumes
A man said to answer the descrip
tion of one of the kidnapers of AVillie
Whitla , of Sharon , Pa. , was arrested
at Cleveland , O. , at 10 o'clock Friday
night. It is reported that he has di
vulged the whereabouts of the boy , and
detectives in an automobile have gone
to the place designated.
At 11 o'clock the officers returned
and reported that they had been un
able to find the boy at the address
given. According to the police the
man who furnished them with the in
formation is Henry Ball , a porter in a
local restaurant. Ball told the officers
that a friend who lived at the Hotel
Benway , in Ontario street , met him in
the street Thursday night. The friend
had the boy with him , saying he was
the son of a Mrs. Satchell , and asked
Ball to take the child to a business
lace near the Erie depot , where the
boy's father would meet him. Ball re
ceived $2 as a remuneration , he says.
He failed to find the father and then
proceeded to visit all the hotels in the
hope of locating him. Not locating
him , Ball took the child back to the
Hotel Benway and left him. It waste
to this hotel that the police went Fri
Frank H. Buhle , the millionaire un
cle of AVillieVhitla , .arrived in Cleve
land Friday night from Sharon and
immediately assumed charge of the
hunt for his nephew. Accompanied
by a detective and Clerk 'Dougherty ,
they departed in an automobile in a
continuance of the search.
When a search had been made for
the lad at that address and he had
not been located , Mr. Buhle insisted
that all of the family hotels in the
city bevisited. For two hours his au
tomobile whirled about the city. At
midnight , thorughly worn out by the
long ride , he returned to the Hotel
Ruclid. He was unwilling to admit
either that the boy seen here was or
was not his nephew.
"I have hope , " he said , "that the
lad may be found. Every clew will be
traced down at my expense , and , I be
lieve , we will locate him tomorrow.
Then we will be able to settle to a cer
tainty whether the lad we are now
trailing is my nephew.
"I am prepared now to pay the
$10,000 for the return of the child.
, There need be no questions asked
about who stole him or how he was
TWO BIG WATER TANKS BURST.
Many Homes Are Wrecked in Parkcr-
burg , W. Ya.
Two persons were killed , three oth
ers probably fatally injured , many
more slightly hurl , ten or more houses
completely wrecked and forty more
badly damaged when two large water
tanks which supplied the city of Parkersburg -
kersburg , AV. Ara. , with water burst at
r.:30 o'clock Friday morning.
When the tanks burst an immense
stream of water rushed down Prospect
hill , sweeping everything before it.
Houses were swept into the streets and
residents knocked from the beds , One
whole family , while asleep in an up
stairs room , were carried down the
street seventy-five yards , their house
being split almost into ribbons , yet all
escaped , except one girl , who had a
collar bone broken.
The two tanks contained the entire
city supply of water and a famine now
is imminent. The damage will amount
to between $200,000 and $250,000. St.
John's Lutheran church was almost
completely demolished , but through its
sacrifice many lives were spared and
much damage prevented , as it was en
tirely in the path of the water.
The breaking of the tanks is believed
to have been caused by some miscre
ant , who dynamited them , as there
were two explosions heard.
QUIET LYNCHING BY MOB.
Alan Who Shot Chief of Police Taken
from Jail and Hanged.
Joseph Brown , said to have been
an ex-convict , who Thursday night
shot and seriously wounded Chief of
Police AVhite , at AVhitney , near El-
kins , W. Va. , was taken from jail by
a crowd of men at 1:30 o'clock Friday
morning and lynched. Brown was
hanged to a telephone pole. There
was little demonstration.
AVhite remonstrated with Brown for
using offensive language. Brown drew
a revolver and shot AVhite and then
took to the mountains. He was fol
lowed by a posse of citizens , captured
and placed in jail. It is expected that
White may recover.
Two Big Piers on Fire.
Two piers of the Lehigh Valley rail
road in Jersey City , N. J. are on fire.
It is reported the steamer Eastwood
also is in flames.
Bishop Gillespio Dead.
Bishop George D. Gillespie , of the
Protestant Episcopal diocese of west-
n Michigan , died Friday at Grand
Rapids , Mich. , after a long illness.
Great Strike Keeps Spreading.
There was no material change Fri
day morning in the strike of the tele
graphers' situation , excepting the fact
that the number of strikers has been
largely increased over night.
Shoots tlio Wrong Man.
Policeman Alexander Scott , of the
Twenty-second street station , Chicago ,
shot and killed Joseph Finn , a laborer ,
whom he mistook for "Pickles" Gilroy ,
a man being sought by the police.
$10,000 RAXSOM DEMANDED.
Son of Lawyer Whitla ; of Sharon , Pa
Ten thousand dollars' ransom is de
manded for the return of AVillie AVhit
la , Attorney James P. AVhitla's 8-
year-old son , who was spirited away
from school at Sharon , Pa. , Thursday
morning by an unknown man and fur
nished a mystery which the detectives
of the country are being asked to solve.
Accompanying the demand for ransom
is a covert threat that the boy will be
killed unless the money is produced.
Thursday night Chief of Police Grain
received word vhat the rig in which
the lad was taken away was recovered
at Warren , O. , with the child's hat on
the buggy seat.
Attorney and Mrs. AVhitla are
among the town'.s leading residents.
The former is a brother-in-law of
Frank H. Buhl , the multimillionaire
steel man. At 9:30 o'clock Thursday
morning a stranger drove up to the
East ward school house , in which
young Whitla is a pupil , and told the
janitor the lad was wanted at once at
his father's office. Janitor Sloss con
veyed the message to Mrs. Anna Lew
is , the boy's teacher , who dismissed
AVhen Sloss appeared with the boy
the stranger smiled and helped him up
to the seat beside him. He then drove
off. in the direction of the law office.
Several persons say a confederetae
joined the kidnaper before he left the
Little was thought of the incident ,
and there was no belief that a crime
had been committed until the lad fail
ed-to appear at his noonday meal.
At 1 o'clock a letter directed to the
mother was delivered at the house by
a mail carrier. Mrs. Whitla at once
recognized the handwriting on the en
velope as that of her son. Opening it
she found a communication written in
a strange hand and demanding $10,000
for the boy's release.
A man said to answer the description
of the one wanted at Sharon , Pa. , on a
charge of kidnaping the Whitla child
CIRCUS STOPS WAR DOGS.
Conflict Postponed When the Show Ar
rives in Town.
The steamship Acapulco brings news
to San Francisco , Cal. , that war be
tween Salvador and Nicaragua was
postponed for one day in order that
the citizens of Acajutla might enjoy
the circus which was billed to play in
that town while the Acapulco was an
chored in the harbor. AVhen the ves
sel first arrived martial law had been
declared , and no one was permitted to
land. But the circus came to town
and in less than an hour martial law
was declared off so that the passengers
might swell the attendance at the
show. The passengers on board the
Acapulco scount the idea that there
will be any serious trouble in Central
BLOWN UP BY ASSASSIN ?
Powder Plant Near Wallace. Idaho , is
That an assassin deliberately blew
up the Coeur d'Alene powder works ,
near AA'allace , Idaho , AVednesday after
noon , killing three men and injuring
another , is the belief of the managers
of the Coeur d'Alene Concentrating
company , which owned the plant. All
the buildings of the plant were de
stroyed except the nitro-glycerin house.
Coeur d'Alene has been the scene of
several serious labor disturbances.
Secret service operatives returned to
Chicago Thursday with a complete
counterfeiting outfit , which was seized ,
it is alleged at the home of Fred Pre-
dom , in the woods , seven miles from
Gary , Ind. Predom and his son ,
Gaines , were arrested AVednesday af
ternoon , failing , according to the po
lice , to pass counterfeit money.
Harriman Not to Retire.
E. II. Plarriman Thursday at Los
Angeles , Cal. , stated there was abso
lutely no foundation for the assertion
that he intended to retire from active
business. He says his health is better
now than for years past.
Loss of Life by a Typhoon.
Much loss of life and several disas
ters to Japanese sailing craft as a-re
sult of a typhoon near Shimonoseki are
reported by the steamer lye , arriving
at Victoria , B. C. , Thursday.
Cuban Insurgents Surrender.
Sergeant Cortes , the leader of the
Cuban insurrectionists , and his whole
band surrendered Thursday night to
the civil authorities of Remedies in
Santa Clara province.
Count Not Assasinated.
There is absolutely no truth in the
report that Count Forgach , Austro-
Hungarian minister in Servia , has been
Naval Engineer Main Dead.
Chief Engineer Herschel Main , of
the navy , retired , died Thursday at
AVashington , D. C. He was a native of
Sterling , III.
Former Court Clerk Arrested.
Louis Merriwether , former clerk of
the circuit court of Chamberlain coun
ty , 111. , was arrested at Terra Haute ,
Ind. , accused of embezzlement of
Missouri After Gun Toters.
The Missouri senate passed a dras
tic measure against gun toting. There
was only one "no" vote. Another bill
was passed to prevent exhibits of guns
in store windows.
I From Day to Day Condenssd
STATE NEWS 1 FQR OUR BtfSY READEflS
MRS. BANNER NOT GUII/TY.
Unwritten Irfiw Plays a Part in Omaha
Mrs. Atta Banner , on trial for the
murder of her brotherinla\r , who had
boasted that he had ruined her daugh
ter , Marjorie King , was given a ver
dict of not guilty. The outcome of
the trial was a victory for the un
written law , which \yas invoked in be
half of the distracted woman , whom
experts declared to have been suf
fering from hysterical insanity at the
time she fired the fatal shot.
Pleading for a verdict "which will
be a tribute to mother love , " Matthew
Gering , for the defense , delivered one
of the most remarkable appeals e ver
heard in a criminal court. Fred B'aii-
ner , the dead man , was characterized
by the attorney as "this reptile who
robs this young girl of everything
which made her beautiful in the eyes
of her devoted mother. "
Ho spoke of the bullet "speeding on
its mission of love , " and declared "it
is the law of God and man which
prompted this woman to launch Fred
Llanner on the road to hell. "
In his reply on behalf of the state
County Attorney English asserted that
Gering had devoted one hour and a
half to the unwritten law and fifteen
minutes to the ostensible defense of
ilOAl ) SURVEYORS START TALK.
New JLine Projected from Hastings to
It is believed in Hastings that work
will be started early in the summer
from Hastings to Kearney or to some-
point on the Union Pacific a short dis
tance east of that place. Announce
ment of the plans for building the
road as a short connection for north
and south traffic over the ITarriman
system , joining the west end of the
Union Pacific with the .St. Joseph and
Grand Island railroad and eliminating
some twenty miles of travel necessary
-.vith the connection at Grand Island ,
has come to Hastings from sources
which are regarded as thoroughly re
The route for th'e projected line \vns
completely surveyed over a year ago
and Friday a group of surveyors be-
sran going over the line about where
it will join the St. Joseph and Grand
Island road , in the eastern part of
Hastings. The latter road has recent-
y purchased sufficient property along
its right of way in the northeast part
of that town to accommodate the new
'ine ' of track.
NO SALOONS AT POLIT CROOK.
Ciov. Slialcuber ! or Vetoes Gate.- ? Bill
Passed by Assembly.
The county optionists in Lincoln
won a decided victory Saturday when
Gov. Shallenberger vetoed the Gates
bill allowing saloons at Fort Crook.
The Gates bill was the only piece of
anti-saloon legislation which emerged
from the legislative mill during the
present session. The margin was nar
row in each house , and the bill was
lought with extreme bitterness. When
the governor's veto was transmitted
to the house , an attempt was made to
pass the measure despite the execu
tive's disapproval but this failed.
The bank guaranty bill has been
printed and the house members are
furious. The radicals declare that
they will never concur in the senate
amendments. The emergency clause
was stricken out by the senate and the
guarantee deposit cut from one-half
to one-fourth of one per cent.
The senate killed the Seattle ex
DILLON'S SLAYERS CONFESS.
3iere Boys Murder Wealthy Farmer
for .His Money.
Trailed by bloodhounds , George
Critzer and Ben Hattendorf , aged 16
and IS , respectively , were arrested Sat
urday evening and have confessed that
they murdered William Dillon , a farm-
r near Alma , who was found dead at
his supper table Friday evening. Dil
lon leaves an estate worth $20,000.
The boys secured only a watch and
ibout $20 in cash.
An Old Settler Dies.
James A. Hood , one of the old set
tlers in the hills near St. Paul , died
Tuesday after a lingering illness of
nearly a year's duration. He was born
> n Culpepper county , Virginia , seventy
ty- eight years ago , and came to this
.state in 1SSG and had been engaged
MI farming ever since.
Jlorj-e Sale Was Successful.
Some record-breaking prices for
horseflesh were reached at the James
Sayers-Walter Church sale held at
Leigh. One span of black horses
readily brought $490 , while one other
horses went for $230.
Dollar Gas for Lincoln.
A three years' fight for $1 gas
been Avon at Lincoln. Judge William
II. Munger has handed down a deci
sion sustaining as legal the ordinance
passed by the city council reducing
the price per 1,000 from $1.20 to ? 1.
Special Election at Walthill.
A special election has been called at
Walthill for April 12 to submit the
the question of issuing bonds for the
erection of a water and lighting plant
to cost $17,000.
Aged Man Killed by Train.
Michael Kueckel , an aged resident
jf West Point , was instantly killed Fri
day at the railroad crossing at the
north end of the Chicago and Xorth-
western passt-ngod depot grounds , by
he Black Hills passenger train.
Fined for Gambling : .
Charles Engle , of Beatrice , in whose
room , five gamblers were arrested last
week , has been arrested on the charge
of operating a gambling room. He
pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $25
CHALLENGE TO BARBERS.
An Osmond Man Makes a Very Novel
E. H. Loney , a well known Osmond
barber , has issued the following chal
"Some time ago I had published In
one of the dailies a record of barber
work that I had done , and submitted
affidavits to show that I am the fastest
man in the state. Some of this work
was done here and some other places.
Several challenges to me have appear
ed in the various papers , and I hereby
answer all. I will deposit $50 in the
bank at Osmond , and all may compete
for it. However , they must beat my
time. They must cut the same head
of hair that I did in 4 ] , > minutes , not
blindfolded , and shave the same man ,
blindfolded , that I did in a' minutes ,
and must cut the same head of hair
that I did , blindfolded , in 20 minutes.
In order to get this money they must
beat this time , as the men I did this
work for I had never practiced on be
fore. This is giving all an even chance.
Papers must be drawn up and sworn
to , and must be accompanied by photo
graphs of the hair cut blindfolded , and
the hair cut while not blindfolded , the
shaving- while blindfolded , and all be
attested by a notary , as well as Iff wit
nesses. The $50 is waiting ; so let's
have a little sport.
E. II. Loney. "
FAH3IERS * ELEVATOR MEETING.
Merrick County Farmers are Very En
Enthusiastic over the idea of having
a line of elevators all their own , and
determined to investigate the workings
of farmers' co-operative plants else
where , with the intention that if their
investigation should confirm their faith
in such projects , they would subscribe
stock and build a line in Merrick coun
ty , the Merrick County Stock Buyers'
association met at the city hall in Cen
tral ! City Saturday afternoon. The
project to be discussed was the build
ing of a line of five-or six elevators in
the county , with a large central clean
ing elevator at Central City. It was
decided that the best thing to do now
was to appoint committees to investi
gate the workings of similar enter
prises elsewhere , and so a committee
was appointed to go up to Buffalo
county and investigate the workings ol
the farmers' co-operative plan there.
SHOOTS HIMSELF WITH RIFLE
Son of Farmer ? ear Alma Almost In-
The 13-year-old son of Frank Baker
who resides near Woodruff , Kan. , shot
himself accidentally. The boy was
herding cattle near the road when a
young man driving along the road
heard a gunshot , and looking in the
field saw the boy lying on his face. Up
on investigation he found the boy was
alive , and went to the house nearby
to notify the parents , but upon return
ing to the scene of the accident life
was extinct. The ball from a 22-cali-
ber rifle entered the head back of the
right ear. The only witness to the
tragedy says the boy was carrying the
gun with his hand on the trigger
guard , with the barrel pointing up.
COVERS LAID FOR 100.
Wayne Y. M. C. A. Pulls OiT a Success
The banquet given by the Y. M. C. A.
in the Odd Fellows hall Wednesday
night at Wayne was one of the pleas-
antest affairs of the winter. Covers
were laid for about 100 , and supper
was served by the ladies interested in
the kindergarten. After the supper ,
with Prof. E. P. Wilson , of the high
school as toastmaster , a number of
speeches were made. Among others
Levi Kimball. of Wakefield , spoke.
The principal address was made by Mr.
Whittemore , of the Sioux City Y. M. C.
A. The local organization is making a
very favorable start.
Two Horse Thieves Captured.
Sheriff Rossoter , of Valentine , has
arrived with the two horse thieves who
attempted to make a big steal last
Sunday night from ranches near Mer-
riman. They were caught about sixty
miles south of Cody , and when caught
hud nineteen head of horses with
them. Their names are George Loomis -
is and Howard Crame. Most of the
horses were stolen from Mrs. Mon-
Jury Puts Blame on Railroad.
A memorandum book indicates the
name of the man found cut to pieces in
Antelope county was Tobias Jasek. of
Price county , Wis. The coroner's jury
places blame on the railroad for his
death , but many people still believe he
was the victim of a heinous murder.
Robbery is suggested as a clue , as ho
had no money.
Crook Trails Settlers.
Indications from cases coming tc
light at Norfolk are that confidence
men are systematically trailing pros
pective homesteaders who won Tripp
county farms in South Dakota. Many
of the homesteaders carry heavy sums
of cash or large drafts.
Prof. Walton has been re-elected
superintendent of the Wahoo city
schools and his salary increased to
Seven Cars Derailed.
A northbound freight train on the
Missouri Pacific railway , running be
tween Auburn and Omaha , was derail
ed two miles north of Manley and sev
en loaded cars smashed to splinters.
The cars were loaded with lumber. Xo
one was hurt.
Sues Town for Damages.
Oils McAdams , a prominent citizen of
this place , has sued the town for $15-
000 damages on account of an injury
received several months ago , caused
by a fall on a defective sidewalk.
E * * > * ,
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SHU / '
Revision Downward Is Main Fea
ture of Measure Given to
FOR A TAX ON INHERITANCES
This Item Expected to Raise $20-
000,000 and Total Revenues Are
Estimated at $300,000,000.
Downward revision , maximum and
minimum provisions which impose an
average maximum duty 20 per cent in
excess of the present tariff , anil pro
visions l y which it is estimated that
the revenue to the government will be
iiK-reased froir$40.000,000 to $50,000-
000 are the salient features of the new
tariff bill introduced in the House by
Representative Screno E. Payne , chair
man of the vyays and means commit
tee.The recommendations by President
Taft that an inheritance tax he enact
ed and that n limited amount of to
bacco and .sugar bo admitted free from ,
the Philippines are followed in the
bill. It provides also for the issuance
of Panama Canal bonds to the amount
of $40,000,000 to reimburse the treas
ury for the original purchase of the
canal , and contains a provision for the
issuance of treasury certificates , the
amount being increased from $100-
000,000 to $250,000,000.
] Vo Tux on Coffee.
Although there is no suggestion ol
a duty on coffee , tea is taxed S cents
when imported from the country
where it is produced and 9 cents when
from any other than the producing
country. The internal revcuue tax on
cigarettes is increased materially ,
while the tax on beer and whisky ia
not changed. A cut of 50 per cent ia
made in the steel and lumber sched
ules. Iron ore , hides , tallow , cotton
seed oil and works of art more than
twenty years old are placed on the
The tariff on boots and shoes is re
duced 40 per cent , and that on other
leather manufacturers in proportion
The pottery schedule remains about
the same , but the duties on window
and plate glass of the smaller sixes
are increased , while those on the larg
er sizes are reduced.
The tariff in wool of the first and
second classes , used principally in
clothing , is not disturbed , but that on
the third class , known as carpet wool ,
is reduced for the cheaper grades. A
5-cent cut is made on shoddy and
waste , while wool tops are assessed 0
cents a pound more than scoured wool ,
which is not changed. Recommenda
tions for placing wool pulp on the free
list and reducing the duties on print
paper , with certain restrictions , made
by the 'Mann committee of the House ,
Duty on Refined Sugar Cut.
The duty on refined sugar is reduced
.05 of a cent a pound and that on dex
trin half a cent a pound. A reduction
of half a cent a pound is made also
in the duty on starch , with the excep
tion of potato starch. Zinc in ore is as
sessed 1 cent a pound for the zinc con
tained. The tariff on pig iron is re
duced from $4 to $2.50 a ton. The
principal increases are made in the
duties on lemons , cocoa and substi
tutes for coffee , coal tar dyes , gloves ,
coated papers and lithographic prints.
The inheritance tax paragraph
places a tax of 5 per cent on all in
heritances over $500 that are collater
al inheritances or in which strangers
are the legatees. In cases of direct
inheritance the taxes prescribed are :
On $10.000 t. $100.000 , 1 per cent ; on
$100,000 to $500,000. 2 per cent , and
on more than $500,000 , 3 per cent. It
is estimated that $20.000,000 annually
will be derived from this tax.
Philippine Importation. * .
The bill provides for reciprocal fret
trade with the Philippine Islands on
all articles , but limiting the sugar to
be imported free of duty to 300.000
tons ; wrapper tobacco to 300,000
pounds and 3.000,000 pounds of filler
tobacco and 150.000,000 cigars in any
one fiscal year. The excess of sugar ,
tobacco and cigars are to pay full tar
iff rates. This exemption from duty
is confined to the growth or products
of the islands , however , and does not
admit articles imported into the Phil
ippine Islands from a foreign country
without payment of full rates of duty
on such importations.
The are reciprocity provisions in the
paragraphs assessing duties on bitu
minous coal and coke and agricultural
implements , by which these articles are
iriven entry free of duty when import-
Jd from countries which permit the
free importation of these articles from
The maximum and minimum provi
sion avoids the necessity of continu
ing foreign trade agreements. The
Payne bill applies the same rule to
patents taken out in this country by \
iiliens that- applies to Americans in
the country of the aliens. Drawback
privileges are extended and the meth-
Dd of valuation of articles upon which
; he tariff imposes an ad valorem duty
s broadened to prevent undervalua
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