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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 308.
OMAIIA, THURSDAY MORNING,
UNE 10, 1909 TWELVE TAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BLACK HAND IS
Operations of Gang in Many Large
Cities to Be Laid Bare by
by His Colleague
Opponents of Prof. Foster Predict His
Expulsion from Conference
ARE ACCUSED OP
CRISIS IN FIGHT
. GIGANTIC FRAUD
ON INCOME TAX
Alleged Smugglers of Chinese .Placed
Aldrich Indicates Willingness to
on Trial Before Jury in(
Report Corporation Tax as
PETBOSLNI SUSPECT IS CAUGHT
TWO CELESTIALS JUMP BAIL
CANVASS IS MADE OF SENATE
Headquarters Beliered to Have Been
in Marion Store.
MANY LETTERS ABE
Hundreds Forced to Pay
to Italian Crook. ; e.
MORE ARRESTS ABE TO F6
istern and Wnlin Cities Are B
Scoared for Member of Dnprl
Secret Society Victim Los
CINCINNATI. O f June 8 Revelations In
the extortion, plotting and murder by the
Black Hand ai uncovered today by post
offtce Inspectors from the Cincinnati office
how conclusively that the sane; In Colum
bus.. Marion, Dennlson and Bellefontalne
and other Ohio town were organised along
the same lines a the old Mafia, but. If
anything with a much better system for
concealing their movements.
It is now known that the Ohio Black
Hand or the teoclety of the Banana, as Its
members style themselves, had a branch
In Pittsburg, Pa., on In Chlrago and a line
that extnded,'to South Dakota. Regular
meetings were held "hd the money ob
tained by extortion was distributed to
various division In this country and sent
to relatives in Italy for safe keeping.
Is UrfulMl Society.
"We have found what I believe to be
certain proof . that the Black Hand out
rages, at least In the middle west, were
committed by a well organised society with
grips and. passwords, and that they are
not simply sporadic cases of individual ex
tortion," said Chief Foetoftlo Inspector
Holmes. , , .
"We have letters anf hand writings, and
on the same watered paper with Black
Hand emblems, mad with the same chiror
graphlc style that wers sent to vlctjms in
Cincinnati and Columbus from the Black
Hand members In Pittsburg, Chicago and
Cleveland. ' "
"For instance lfy victim were selected
In Cincinnati, ha jtfpuld perhaps receive
. (he first threatening letter demanding
money on paia of death by dynamite bomb
from Marion, O. ' The second letter would
be written by' the same person, but for
warded' to the Black Hand In Pittsburg
who would, In turn, then mall it to the
victim. If there were no response in the
nay of money then a tfilrd letter would
eon.e to the victim from the Chicago Black
JUr.tl. In this way the organisation con
cealed Us movements. ; It has taken In
, rntwio'i-. HJiWtclA, nwt four-"other men under
yrt tlx months to run down the -leader.-'
"We have no evidence, so far, that the
Arr.trtcsn Black Hand In the west Is ion-
nrct.'d -with the foreign organisation that
killed Pctroslno In 8lclly. The thousands
nt dollars sent by the Black Hand members
to 'Jtaly wa simply their division of the
upon made at regular meetings, sent
ubi end to 'thclf ifnocent relatives for safe
kcipliift " ' '
Mne Arrests Are Blade.
Nine arrests have1 been made so far in
Columbus, ( Marlon, Dennlson and Belle
fimialnc, all In Ohio, and the government
officers in Chicago and-Cincinnati are to
night looking for Antonio Lima, brother
of Balvutor Lima, who was arrested in
Marlon. , Antonio Lima. . who eluded the
officers at Sandusky yesterday. Is fo'n-
sltiered one of the chief ringleaders by
the government officers. Another Import-
i ant arrest Is expected in Cleveland, but
the name la withheld by the Inspectors. '
An effort will be made to have the prison-
Iers indicted by a federal grand Jury at
Cleveland on the charge of conspiracy to
commit extortion. 1
Merldep the .Sicilians arrested in. Marlon,
Columbus and Dennlson Tuesday, Joe Bo
tella and Bam Rlzao were taken Into cus
tody in Marlon Tuesday night Those ar
rested earlier In the day. were Sam Lima,
said to be the ringleader of the gang In
the United States, and Joe Rlxao, In
Marion; Antonio Marslsl. in Dennlson, and
Tony Blcherlo In Columbus. These arrests
were made following letters sent to John
Amlcon, a wealthy fruit dealer of Colum
bus. O. The Inspectors say they have evi
dence1 that room In the rear of a little
fruit store In Marlon, conducted by the
Kino, was the headquarters of the society
in this country, and they found In a safe
inters which will throw light on many suc
cessful attempU to extort money from
' wealthy Italians in Ohio, New Tork, Penn
ylvanla and other states.
Mew York Police at Fanlt.
The New York police officials who are
rairying.on the detective work started by
Joseph I'ttrosinl, who was killed in Sicily,
have been working on the theory that
there Is no extensive Black hand organ!
satlon. but that the operations have been
conducted by Individuals lu different cities,
who have no connection with each other,
But the work of the Cincinnati officers,
tenda to show that the t:w York ex
pei ts have been wrong in their theory, an-1
. that not only has the Black band a na
tional organisation In the United tttates,
but that It Is directly allied with a similar
organisation in Sicily, and is working in
connection with the Mafia, or order of the
Banana, as it has more recently ' been
known in this country.
The coup sprung by the government of
f lepra, was engineered by Innpeclor J. T.
Oldfteld, under the direction of Inspector
A. R. Hulmes, in charge of the Cincinnati
The conspirators are alleged to have sent
13,000 monthly to Italy. '
Letters 1st Lima Store.
MARION, O., June S.-United State Se
cret Service Agent J. F. Oldfleld.
who arrested Sam Lima, a Marlon fruit
merchant, here yesterday as a leader of
an Italian Black Hand society, has gone to
Columbus, taking with him a trunk full
of lucriminatlng letters found In Lima's
store. Some of the letters, 'all written In
Italian, were decorated with skull and
Tum bones. Others were prepared wltn
teatly drawn bleeding hearts, pierced by
Saggers. More, of the letters contained
differing designs of threatening Insignia of
black Hand mystery, all intended to terrify
jvaUAii4 ocond Page.)
CHICAGO, June S. Rev. Johnstone
Myers, the Chicago pastor, who last Mon
day Insisted on the expulsion from the
Baptist conference of Prof. Oeorge Burnam
Foster of the University of Chicago, author
of "The Function of Religion" and other
works, today stated that eighteen ministers
had agreed to vote for the ousting of Prof.
Foster when the matter comes up next
Monday. The charges, among others, ac
cuse Prof. Foster of being an atheist and
an Infidel, and mill. It Is said, be presented
l substance as fallows:
Irst Author of "The Function of Reli
ti In Man's Struggle for Existence,
-h Dhows Its writer an anthelst.
jond Author of ' The Finality of the
..nrlstlan Religion," which brands its
author as an Infidel.
Third Expelled from the faculty of the
University of Chlrago Divinity school, fol
lowing the publication of "The Finality of
Christian Religion." This chsrge may not
be brought as Prof. Foster denies It atat
lng that his withdrawal was voluntary.
Fourth Excerpt from his latest book
tending to show that -tie Is an enemy of
the Baptist ministry: "Modern science
makes the claim for divinity sn absurdity;
God is man's own creation; the man of
today who can believe In mircles Is a
naive. The so-called cTiurct, of Jesus
Christ is made up of blubbers."
Fifth Views expressed In his books are
a violation of the fundamental law of the
Baptist Ministers' union.
Sixth Admits he Is a Unitarian.
Seventh Acts as pastor of a Unitarian
Prof. Foster is quoted as saying he and
his friends will put tip a determined fight
against the proposed action.
Two Hundred Arc
Killed by Quake
in Sumatra Town
Village is Totally Destroyed and
Tidal Ware Sweeps Away
PA DA NO, Sumatra June S. The town
of Korlnchl, 185 miles to the southeast of
Pad an g, was destroyed by an earthquake
on the night of June S-4. Two hundred
people were killed and many others in
jured. The shock was accompanied by a
tidal wave which swept away the native
Veterans Reject '
Declare that Sculptor's Design is Not
, Typical of Womanhood of
...South.. " ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 9.-After one of
the hottest nights In years, the sun rose
upon the second day of -the United Con
federate Veterans reunion today shining as
fiercely and beating down as mercilessly
as It did yesterday. All night long thou
sands walked the streets' or rode on the
cars seeking in vain a cooling breese.
Thousands more, unable to obtain accom
modations, slept in the parks.
The morning session today was devoted
to reports. The design for the monument
to the women of the confederacy was re
jected because the soulptor had created
tniittant woman, armed, belted and wavln
flag. It was unanimously agreed lita
this was in no sense a fitting memorial to
the women of the south.
After re-electing General Clement A.
Evans, commander-in-chief over his pro
test, and selecting Mobile, Ala., as the next
place of reunion, the United Confederate
Veterans adjourned their business meeting
tonight. The parade will be held tomor
row and will close the reunion.
The only other candidate, for commander-
in-chief placed In nomination was General
William M. Cabell, commander of the
Leader Redmond Serves Notice of
Intention to Vote Against
y Entire Budget
LONDON, June 9. John F. Redmond, the
nationalist leader, hoisted a signal of re
volt In the debate in the house of commons
this afternoon on th,e second reading of
the finance bill. He notified the govern
ment bluntly that the nationalist party
would vote against the budget on the
ground that it was grossly unfair to Ireland
and constituted a breach of the act of
union. Mr. Redmond's objection was to the
proposed increase in the taxes on whisky,
which he characterised as a crushing Im
post on one of Ireland's few remaining In
Aeroplane Inventors Will
WASHINGTON. June 9. -Tomorrow Wil-
bur and Orvllle Wright of Dayton, O., the
aeroplane Inventors, wtll be showered with
unusual honors in the nstlon's capital.
They will be presented with the gold
medals awarded them by the Aero Club of
America, the presentation to take place in
the east room of the White House at 1:30
p. m. President Taft.wlll make a short
address and Representative Herbert Par
sons of New York will Briefly review the
achievements of the two brothers. The
Wrights will arrive here at 8.40 o'clock
tomorrow morning and will be entertained
at- lunch Mn by the Aero club of Washing
ton. Prominent statesmen, diplomats,
scientists, aeronauts and army and nary
officers have been Invited to fleet the
Wrights at the luncheon.
Miss Catherine Wright wtll accompany
her brother and the entire party will re
turn to Dayton late In the day. The
Wrights will consult Colonel James Allen,
the chief signal officer, regarding the offi
cial trials of their aeroplane, which are
scheduled to he completed by June 3S. They
Colorado Man Admits Guilt and Will
GANG WORKS FB0M EL PASO
Government Says $500 Per Head Was
Paid for Contrabands.
TELLS STORY OF THE CAPTURE
District Attorney Relates How In
spectors Robbed Two Mexicans
on the Border Last
THTPAfio. June 9 Defendants in one of
the greatest conspiracies to smuggle Chi
nese Into this country with which the gov
ernment ever hss dealt were placed on
trial here today before United States Dls
trlct Judse Land'.s. Eight men were In
dicted as the result of the activity of gov
ernment a (tents. Three recently pleaded
guilty, sentence being deferred; one Is a
fugitive; the bonds of another were de
clared forfeited today, and the remaining
three entered pleas of not guilty.
. Robert W. Stephenson, said to be the aon
of a Cripple Creek (Colo.) Judge; W. H.
Clark and John Heltsell, all brakemen, re
cently admitted their part In the allege)
conspiracy and agreed to give testimony for
the government. They assisted in bringing
the Chinamen from El Paso to Chicago.
Bam Wah, a wealthy Chicago Chinaman
and alleged to have been one of the local
agents T-ho cared for the consignments of
Ineligible aliens, disappeared some time
ago, and his bonds were declared forfeited
to the government. Chin Ten Quia, another
Chicagoan, and said to have been the chief
conspirator, was to have been brought to
trial today, but he could not be found, and
his bonds likewise were forfeited.
Those actually brought before the bar
were Bob Leung, a well-to-do Chinese mer
chant of El Paso, and Jose Parra and
Carlos Sevedra, Mexicans. John M. Yanner,
a dining car cook, who assisted In trans
porting the aliens, will be a witness' for the
Art Paid fOOO Per Head.
Assistant United States District Attorney
Seward S. Shlrer In outlining the govern
ment's case following the selection of I
Jury, declared that the alleged conspiracy
had embraced many men besides those in.
dieted, and that they had brought hundreds
of Chinese into this country across the
Mexican border. For each celestial smug
gled In the conspirators received $400, he
"The largest consignment about which
evidence will be introduced," said Mr.
Shlrer, "took place on October 10, 1908.
Arrangements were carefully made and
five Chinamen were sent to Chicago with
the help of Tanner and the dining car
crew. The five men were concealed In the
tee box of the dining car. Even the blank'
eta given them could not keep them warm,
and they took turns In visiting the linen
closet, which was smaller than the Ice box.
to get thawed out.
Arriving at Chicago, the Chinamen were
taken In charge by Clark, Stephenson and
Heltsel, who later delivered them to Chin
Yen Quia, Moy Jong and Sam Wah. Bob
Leung looked after the El Paso end of
the scheme as that was his home.
Chin Yen Qua! was In charge at Chicago.'
Captnre of the Mexicans.
Attorney Shlrer then proceeded to tell
the capture last November of the two
Mcxioana, Sevedra and Parra.
"Two customs Inspector working on the
case and mounted on horses were slowly
patrolling along the Rto Grande in the
vicinity of Stanton street, El Paso," said
the attorney. "They heard voice and then
aaw Sevedra and Parra with two Chinamen
start to walk across th dry bed of the
river. The inspectors concealed them
selves and when the quartet reached the
American side made the ' arrests at the
point of their revolvers. The Chinamen
were submissive enough, but the Mexicans
offered fight. The other arrests followed.
Dead in Lake
Charles Ettinger, Founder of Col
lege, Drowned Near Chicago
Associate of W. R, Harper.
CHICAGO, June . The body of Charles
Ettinger, a socialist agitator, said in
former years to have been one of the
founders of the Spencerlan college of Mil
waukee and to have been an associate of
the late President W. R. Harper of the
University of Chicago, was recovered from
the lake here today. Mr. Ettinger, who
was 60 years of age, disappeared from his
home In this city two' weeks ago. Whether
death was accidental or suicidal, the police
were unable to determine.
will make no flight tomorrow, as their ma
chine has not yet been shipped to Wash
Autograph letter written by governors
ot states and scientific bodies, which will
be presented to the Wright v brothers In
book form, were made public today.
Governor Harmon of Ohio, the home of
the Wrights, assert that th people of Ohio
take a special pride In Wllber and Orvlile
Wright because they have shown that Ohio
can win distinction in other ways than th
furnishing of distinguished men for public
life In the state and nation.
"I Conors.' uut th Wright brother and
me aero ciuo on the splendid progress
which has been made in aeronaut Ion,'
the sentiment expressed by Governor
Stubbs of Kansas. "In their recent sojourn
In Europe these enterprising young men
have reflected their country."
Dr. Ira Rents a. president of th National
Academy of Science, on behalf of that
body, congratulates th Wright on their
wonderful success, in which he pay trtwuU
to their personal quaUfJcaUona,
1 IvviuX A'.1' r,r. .yZf, ,jJh .isV v(i ii ijislisffeis i t '" . y ikiVQ jy ri
From th Philadelphia Inquirer.
ACRID DEBATE IN SENifTE
La Follette and Warren Exchange
' Some Sarcastio Remarks.
MUCH TALK ON WOOL TARIFF
Wisconsin Senator Intimate that
Borne of HI Colleasnea Are
Not Actuated by Good
WASHINGTON. June 9.-The woolen
schedule was still under consideration in
the senate when at 6:& o'clock th usual
recess for dinner was taken. Several votes
were obtained during the day and a num
ber of paragraph . were , passed upon.
Among these were the paragraphs on top
waste, etc., which the committee amend
ment Increased the house Tate on wool top
waste and other waste from 30 cents per
pound to 3 cents "pf pound, which.. oa
division of the senarj, was adopted y k
vote of 10 to 30.
This was a -finance oommtttee change.
and the committee scored Its usual ma
jority on this as well as all other votes of
the day. Senators Oamble and Crawford
deserted the progressives, but with these
exceptions the ranks of that contingent re
mained unbroken. A vote was also ob
tained on ' the committee amendment, in
creasing the duty on shoddy from 20 oents
per pound to 25 cents, and that on tops
from 18 to 20 cents, the committee prevail
ing on both cases.
Speeches were made during the day by
Senator Warren and LaFollette, the
former advocating, a on yesterday, a gen
erally Increased duty, while the latter con
tended, as on previous occasions, for a gen
era! reduction. . The two senators engaged
In a sharp controversy.
At the beginning of the day's session a
letter was read from former Governor
Durbln of Indiana advising prompt action
on the tariff bill.
Debate Is Animated.
An Interesting discussion took placet over
an amendment Increasing the house rates
on woolen rags, mungo and flocks from
t cents to 10 cents a pound. Messrs. War
ren and Smoot Insisted that the lower rate
would displace pure wools with shoddy In
the making of American woolen cloth for
Mr. Dolllver. speaking for the lower rate.
said he wanted the duty high enough to
keep rags out, but not high enough to per
mit the organisation of a "rag trust."
Without a division the amendments were
agreed to. A substitute by Mr. Dolllver
levying a duty on wool advanced from the
scoured state and known as tops at 30
cents a pound, when valued at not more
than 40 cents a pound and 36 cents when
valued at more than 40 cents, together with
an additional ad valorem duty of 20 per
cent In place of a duty equal to that Im
posed on manufactures of wool, was de
feated by a vote of 42 to 29.
Mr. Dolllver also offered a substitute for
section 372, which he said s framed to
compensate manufacturer of yarns for
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READY FOR HIS ANNUAL GAMBOL.
Street is Made
by the Shriners
Next Imperial Council Will Be Held
in New Orleans Officers ,
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June .-Oeorg L.
Street of Richmond, Vs., was today ad
vanced from deputy Imperial potentate to
Imperial potentate at the business meeting
of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He
succeeds Edwin I. Alderman of Cedar
. The next imperial council of the Nobtos
of the Mystic Shrine will be 'held In New
Other officers were elected as follows:
Imperial Deputy Potentate Frederick K.
Hlnes of Los Angeles.
Imperial Chief Raban-rJ. Frank 2reat
of Fargo. N, D. . ..
Imperial Assistant Rabaiw-W. J. Cun
ningham of Baltimore.
Imperial High Priest and Prophet Wil
liam W. Irwin of Wheeling.
Imperial Oriental. Guide Jacob T. Bar
ron of Columbus, S. C.
Imperial Treasurer William S. Brown of
. Imperial Recorder Benjamin W. R
of Boston (re-elected). -
Imperial First Ceremonial Master Fred'
erlck R. Smith of Rochester, N. T.
Imperial Second Imperial Master J. H,
Stevens of Portland, Me.
Imperial Marshal Henry W. Neldrlng
haus of St- Louis.
Imperial Captain of the Guard Charles
E. Overshlne of Minneapolis.
Crop Growth Lower
Than Year Ago
However, Agricultural . Department
Figures Show Better Growth
Than Two Tears Ag-o.
WASHINGTON, June 9.-The general
average condition of crop growth In the
United State on Juna I based on all ths
crops reported to the Department of Agrl
culture, .was announced today as approxl
mately 4 per cent below the conditions of
June 1 of last year, but about 8 per cent
better than two years ago.
The preliminary estimates of acreage
planted (his year, as given In full in the
supplemental report Issued today, are:
Winter - wheat, 91.8 per cent; spring
wheat, 106.9; oats, 100.2; barley, 103 6; clover,
for hay, 88; sugar cane, 108.9: cotton, 96.6.
Th summary of crop conditions on June
1, as estimated today, includes the follow
Clover for hay, 84.8 per cent; alfalfa, Sfl.l
spring pasture, RB.S; apples, 61.4; peaches
54.1; pears, 81.8; cabbage, 89.2;, onions, 90.9;
lima beans, 88; asparagus, 89 2; blackber
ries, 90; raspberries, 88.4; watermelons, 81.8
cantaloupes, 81.8; hemp. So. 9; sugar cane,
90.8; sugar beets, 89. .
Steamer Crashes Into Lock,
Releasing Torrent of Water
SAULT 8TE MARIE, Mich.. June 9.
Wlth all the weight of Lake Superior be
hind It, an ungoverned torrent of water
rushes tonight through th 84.000,000 Canad
ian canal, built to carry vessels around the
Impassable rapids of the St. Mary's river.
The entire fall of approximately twenty
feet Is concentrated In the lock, which was
wrecked today when the steamer Perry G.
Walker of the Gllcttrlst fleet rammed Its
bow through the lower gate. The canal
encased within Its walls this evening a
tremendeou spectacle. Including two
waterfalls and a giant whirlpool.
The ore-laden steamer Crescent City of
the Pittsburg 8lamshlp company, which
was Just entering the lock from Lax
Superior when th aocldant occurred, was
swept down stream Ilk a feather. It
ever took the A set ni bo la and struck th
latter two glancing blow after having a
great bole torn in Its aid a It swept past
th broken lower gat.' Tug caught it and
tewed ft to th American aid, where It
settled to the Bottom.
Tbo lata l tit Cn4ii f orenuaaat will
niLL DEFIES GRAND JURY
Great Northern President Refuses to
Produce Company's Books.
ANOTHER CHAPTER IN SCANDAL
Records Wanted to Prove Oordon'a
Collt Will Not Be Shipped to
Spokane by Mt. Pan I
. Officials. ,
ST. PAUL, June 9.-L. W. Hill, president
of the Oreat Northern, this afternoon gave
the Associated Press the first authentic
statement of the position of the Great
Northern Railway company relative to de
mands recently mad upon It by the grand
Jury of Spokane county, Washington, to
furnish certain documents In connection
with indictments against Its former attor
ney, M. J. Gordon. Th statement says:
"The interview crertlteo to James J. Hill
at Spokane Is stated not to be authentic,
a Mr. H fir refused to discuss anything
connected with the grand Jury Investiga
tion after leaving the grand Jury room.
However, he did agree to lay the ques
tion of furnishing these documents before
the board. This was done today, and the
secretary, by order of the board, has sent
the following communication to the fore-
Lman of the grand jury:
11 .. .npy.. hnn rii hmm CArpfllltv rnnsiitnrMl the
request marfe of its ctialrman by the grand
Jury of Spokane county, Washington, to
send to it from the company's flies and
recoixls In St. Paul certain papers and doc
uments. Some of .the documents requested
have not existed, and as to the others the
board, after full Investigation and report
by counsel, is of the opinion that there are
no records In the possession of the com
pany which would serve to give the grand
Jury any Information in addition to that
already in Its possession and on which it
" 'Therefore, after taking the advice of
Its own and outside counsel concerning lis
duty In the premises, the board hun reached
the conclusion that It will not In this case
depart from its rule, established many
years ago and almost invariably adhered
to, that the company's records shall not
be permitted to leave the state of Minne
sota. For the foregoing reasons the board
declines to surrender the records to the
keeping of the grand Jury of Spokane
GUN BOUGHT AT EVANSVILLE
Light Thrown on Death of Dr. H in li
ter by Detectives Strengthens
CHICAGO, June 9. Detactlves -O'Mara
and Bcrlvner returned to Chicago today
from Bvansville, Ind., reiterated their
statement that th revolver found near
the body of Dr. John T. Blnkley, sr., who
v as slain or committed suicide in th
Wellington hotel here last wek, was pur
ehssed from an Bvansville firm of pawn
brokers. The detectives declare the weapon
was purchased last February by a person
whose description tallies closely with Dr.
No trace of ths dead physician's watch
has been found, nor of his wallet, nor has
any motive for. suicide been discovered.
probably reach $150,000 and the damage to
the Crescent City Is estimated at 1100,000.
The damage to the steamers Walker and
Aaslnlbola was comparatively light
Captain Mosher of the steamer Walker
declares that the accident was caused by
his engineer making a mistake and throw
lng his lever to full speed ahead on the
captain's signal to "back up."
A power launch loaded with people just
about to enter the lock when th disaster
occurred, narrowly escaped being caught In
the current and whirled to destruction.
CHICAGO, June 8. The Canadian carml
Is on and one-eight mile long, 100 feet
wide and twenty-two feet deep, with a lock
900 feet long and sixty feet wide. It was
built on the north side of the St. Mary'
river in 1888-96.
The first lock in thi river was built on
th Canadian aide by th Hudson Bay Fur
company in 1798. It , was but thirty-eight
feet long and had a lift of only nine feet.
Thi look was destroyed by United ftates
troop from Maoklnao island in 1811
It ooat 14,000,009 to eonnruct th canal
with It present lock and approach ss.
New Plan Result of Conference with
HIS ATTITUDE IS IN DOUBT
Progressives Are Solicitous for His
OPPOSITION MAY ASk' DELAY
Effort on Foot to t'nlre All Krpnb
llcan Paction In "mat In Oppo-
WASHINGTON, Jun 9 -Th senate we
canvassed toddy to determine what would
be the fate of a proposition to place a tax
upon dividends of corporations as a sub
stitute for an Income tax, and It wa de
veloped that there was an overwhelming
sentiment In opposition to suolt a plan.
Practically all of those who opposed the
Income tax Idea are against the corporation
tax. and the supporter of the Income tax
refuse absolutely to be sidetracked from
the principle for which they are contend
ing. , After a conference at the White Hous
yesterday between President Taft and Sen
ator Aldrich, It was stated that the finance
committee would consent to placing a I
por cent tax upon th net arnlngs of cor
porations If th supporters of the Income
tax amendments would accept it and with
draw their proposition. This suggestion,
It Is declared, came from President Taft
and was designed to prevent a split in the
republican party over th Income tax
Mr. Aldrich communioatrd th plan to
Senators Cummins and Borah, who are the
leaders of the progressive republicans, who
have favored the. Cummins Income tax
amendment. These senator consulted with
their colleagues and as a result the plan
was repudiated by them. Mr. Aldrich non
suited also with republican leaders, wiio
are opposed to the Income tax Idea and
he had no belter success with that faction
than with the progressives.
Income Tax Vote Today.
By an order of the senate the income tax
proposition will come up tomorrow for a
vot, but. In view of the unsettled condi
tion, a motion will be made, to postpone
action, and the Indications aro that prac
tically all of the republican will support
tho postponement. It is expected that
Renator Bailey will protea. vigorously
against this delay and that some general
debate on the income tax amendment will
result. " i.
It I not expected that Bona tor 'Aldrloh
will move to refer th lrteom tax amend
ment to the Judiciary oommtttee, but that
he will leave It before the snat so that ,
further . conference may be had between
the two factions of the republican mem
bers of the senate. ' ,
The canvass of the senate In relation to
the corporation tax plan developed also
that there Is decided opposition to the In- f
heritance tax feature, which wa adopted
by the house at the behest of. President
Taft and was stricken out of the bill by the
senate committee on finance. Th Incomo
tax advocates are encouraged by this show-
ng and It was said today that If President
Taft desires to gain their Support he must
lend his Influence to aid them In obtain-
ng some agreement by which th Income
tax feature shall be brought to a vote.
In view of the short time that remains
before the date popularly fixed in the pub
lic mind for adjournment of ' th present
session, some of the Income tax advocate
re not Inclined to Insist upon a vote at
the present session if there oan be coupled
with the motion to refer th proposition
to the Judiciary committee, Instructions
that the committee shall report to th
senate early in the next regular session.
They will make an effort to Incorporate
instruction of that character If any mo
tion Is made to reTer the amendments
to committee. "x
Trying to Ret Tog-ether.
In the next few day a number f con
ferences will be held between th two re
publican factions In the senate, between
senate and house leaders, and between
supporters and opponents of the income
tax amendment and President Taft The
position taken by the democrat in the
senate on the subject of the Income tax
ha convinced republican leaders that some
party policy must be worked out of th
conglomeration of Idea on thi question.
Bo far as the pending tariff bill I con- .
cerned some republican leader fear that
any plan to tax the net earning of cor
porations might be hailed as a deraooratto
Idea, for the reason that Senator Daniel
hss pending an amendment to do that vary
thing. His amendment wa adopted aoon
after the bill wa reported from committee.
During the afternoon some doubt wa ex
pressed In formal discussion of the cor
poration taxation proposition to whether
President Taft favored a tax on dividends
or a tax on the net earning of corpora
tions over $100,000. Both plan war dis
Whichever idea is offered at the Whit
House It is added that no support could
be found among the senators who advo
cate the adoption it an amendment pro
viding for a tax on Income.
Attitude of Democrats.
Mr. Culberson, the minority leader, In
statement issued tonight called attention
to the democratic attitude In relation to an
Income tax. He said:
"At the beginning of the discussion of
the tariff at this session the democrats
met twice in conference and the tariff gen
erally, as well as an Income tax, was fully
discussed. There was comparatively a full
attendance, and the decision was unani
mous upon the subject. While no formal
resolution was adopted or agreement en
tered Into, It was formally agreed to sup
port the income amendment which had
been prepared by Senator Bailey and was
to b introduced by him. So tar a I
know or believe there has been no change
in sentiment and I have no doubt, there
fore, that all democrats will support th
amendment and will Insist upon a prompt
disposition of It tomorrow."
At the night aetmlon republican leaden
were engaged In trying to harmonise the
differences concerning an Income tax or
a corporation tax law. It wa anggeeted
by some of the laadar wfco ar opposed t
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