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OMAIIA, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 11, 1909 FIVE- SECTIONS TIILRTY ' PAGES.
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FLOOD RAGING. .
AT SIOUX CITY
PcrrT Creek. Raised hr Can
Goi oil Rampage and Inun
date! tha Town.
AT LEAST TWO ABE DROWNED
L:o Ecthschider of Dodge, Neb., Loei
Life in Water.
LC MiY 'REACH . MILLION
Leaser Populated District ii Sur
rounded by Orerflow.
rOTIU PLANT IS CRIPPLED
K . Hrc "Wi Running In Entire
iJn?-n nmrHif PPCTIVI le JirRTf
--.- So i rp,.r . Farnrri Give Alarm
'tMy People la Vain. '
iOfX CITT. la., July 10-Tonight tha
j,. i tie rrrr creek, which suddenly over
flowed IU banks? early this morning,
-eunslng a Ions estimated at fsom SflOO.OOO to
Ji.oca.009. had nearly returned to Its chan
rel. ;. . .
Many ' of the 500 families which were
driven from their homes will not be able
to return to them for several days.
In the wide area comprising the flooded
district many houses have been washed
from their foundations by the waters In
the residence district, but the heaviest
Ions Is In the business and wholesale dis
Because 'of the ' flooding of the power
plant of the Sioux City Service company,
the, electric car service of the city Is com-
toleteiv tiel nn Minv factories which, de
pend on the company for power, olosed
down: The west side of the city Is without
gas, caused by breaking of the mains, and
thousands who use gas- for light and fuel
will be greatly Inconvenienced' for sev
The Main street pumping' station was
forced out of commission, the pumping
pit being filled with water.. .The water
supply Is being furnished from the", Ie
bella( street, statjon. The situation would
be .extremely dangeroua in caaa at A. serl
ou tlt.:i i-JfnAffbTfMtMtf srfouAy
Impaired. .'v'r f
linvnc! ron!iri'iot' Jll" jlfe,'thlg afternqon
v lille assisting In removing obstructions
at the West Third street brldg. .
t.co Kethschlder, aged 21, an employe of
the Hi kins Vsn company, was thrown Into
F'rrry creek this morning by the bank giv
ing way, and lost his life, being tine.ble to
. rwlm irt the raging torrent His home was
at Iicdce, Neb.
It Is estimated that 500 homes In- the
lTsely populated district along the creek
n surrounded by water.
V lion farmers up the Perry creek tele
p oie. the flood news to this city at mld
Vh. nil the whistled were blownand the
iv!lijjnx taelthreaWijeedliitrlota were
i nil ec by police and f remtn. but the flood
r-i-nn ei rupldly that many ,ad close calls.
' Missouri ntvera Rise Again..
TiANSAS PITT, Mo., July 10. Renewed
heavy rains In northwestern Missouri and
I i Karsns last night again sent up the
Missouri and Kansas rivers and their trib
utaries, but no serious result will follow
according to the local weather observer.
At Kansas City during the night the
Missouri liver came up three-tenths of a
foot. 'he gauge this morning marking 13.1
A further rise of on foot at this point Is
predicted before the Missouri again be
Chicago trains, which had been held here
all day, following the Inundation of the
Chicago 4 Alton tracks near Glasgow, Mo.,
left here at o'clock this evening, being
routed through BL Louis. The Santa Fe,
which has no St. Louis oonnectlons, will
run Its tralna to tha latter city over the
Missouri Pacific tracks, . and from St.
Louta to Jollet, 111., will use the Chicago
& Alton tracks.
For several days Chicago tralna on vart
ous roads have been run over the Chicago
tt Alton's tracks, but a rise In the Missouri
river 100 miles east of here today severed
the last direct route between tha two cities.
Floods In Kastsi,
in miRWK, AHIi., muwufu
Pes Cygnes has fallen six feet, from its
recent high point, the residents are appre
hensive tonight, reports from further up
the atream telling of heavy rainfalls and
Emporia, Kan., reports the Neosho and
Cottonwood rivers almost out of their
banks and while the lowland residents are
forewarned large property losses are Inevl
table If thes,e streams continue their rapid
The Missouri river at Kansas City has
remained at a stage of 26.4 all day, but
wtather officials say it will probably be
M by daylight, and, If such Is the case.
v of the west bottom streets will be
At Jefferson City.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. July 10,-The
II'.scsouil liver continued to rise here to
nlb'ht, the rise being thirty Inches In
twenty-four hours The water was over
the banks and backing Into the residences
at 9 o'clock. Cedar City, a town of M0.
across the river from here, Is Inundated
and the residents have moved to this city,
The Missouri. Kansas A Texas railroad
Is detourlng its trains from Sedalla over
the Missouri Pacific
Governor Hadley tonight telegraphed the
mayors of the cltlea and towns affected by
the floods, asking If military protection for
property or assistant e in shelter, elotbtng
or provisions were needed. He announced
he would send the militia and undertake
to' distribute clothing or food through the
National guards. If money is needed Gov
ernor liadley will ask for contributions
from the people of the state with which to
purchase supplies. . v
Marlon Still I'ader Water.
WICHITA, Kan., July 10. Water was
running three feet deop in the center
of Marion, Kan., this afternoon, due to a
four-inch rain above the town en the
Cottonwood river last night and early
today. The water Is still rising slowly,
but the minimum height has about beea
reached. In aoiue eleres the water is
five Inches deep. It cama up alowly and
goods were elevated, making the damage
LOGAN, la., July UL-8peclnl. The
Poyer rivef. which runa tha entire length
from aorth ta south through Harrison
county. Is out of its banks and submerging
the lower parts of the Bojrer valley, dam
aging the farmers by deposit of sediment
la pastures and la fields of corn and wheat.
The extent of the damage la not Wnowii or
aalliualed at UM preoeul tin
Nebraska's . .
' for Liricoln
Decorated Prow of Battleship May Be
'''Lodged at State House
in Future. '
(from a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 10. (Special Tel
egram.) Home weeks ago. the secretary
of the navy decided that the figurehead
tm a man of-war Is a superfluous adorn
ment and should be done, away with. An
order, was made to, this effect and the
battleships are now having their artistic
prows removed. When . Congressman
Klnkald ' heard frf this ' he . wrote to. the
secretary ef the-navy requesting that the
figurehead which la now being taken
from- tha battleship -Nebraska at the
Brooklyn navy .yards be" '"loaned" or
given to the-state of ' Nebraska to be
placed In the state house' at Lincoln or
in tha museum of the university. Though
Judge Klnkald ,has not yet received - a
formal reply to his request, he . seems
to feel 'confident' that 'it will be granted.
Fred H. Arttottpf Aurora, Neb., re
cently appointed1 assistant 'commissioner
of Indian affairs, arrived in Washington
this morning. Mr. Abbott, accompanied
by Senator Brown's secretary proceeded
to the Indian bureau, arriving there Just
before the close of business for the day.
He waa introduced to Indian Commis
sioner Valentine and afterward took the
formal oath of office and practically im
mediately took off his coat and got on
tha Job. He was introduced, to . the
clerks of the bureau over which tie. will
preside and will actually buckle down to
work Monday morning. .-
Representative Norrls this morning
escorted H. C. Clapp of McCook to the
White ' House ' and lptroduced him to
J. H. Qulgley of Valentine. Neb., is in
Washington on business before the In
terior department. He was taken to the
department this morning by Representa
tive Klnkald. Mr. Qulgley Is desirous of
securing certain leases of Indian lands
in the Rosebud country for grazing pur
Hon. Church Howe, consul general at
Manchester, England, arrived in Wash
ington today. Mr. Howe has returned
to the United '.States upon a leave' of
absence, and after transacting soma
bUslness in connection with ; his of flee
Will start for Nebraska to spend : the re
mainder- of 'his leave-st home.', .' s
Auburn Man is
Fatally Hurt by
P. D. Ailor Refuses to Hold Up His
Hands and is Shot Five
AUBURN, Nebi- July 1. (Special Tele
gram.) P. D. Allor, a prominent real estate
dealer and ' Insurance agent Of this city,
was shut and fatally injured ty "holdups
near the fair grounds about 10:4E tonight.
He was walking along under some trees
and was confronted by two young men,
who ordered him to throw up his hands.
He refused and started to fight and waa
shot five times, twice through the lungs,
twice in the leg and once through the
stomach. The robbers then fled. He could
not glv. any description of the robbers
except tha they were young men and
smooth shaven. Mr. Allor will probably die.
CHURCH CONTAINS BATHS
AND A SWIMMING POOL
President Taft to Aid In Laying the
Cornerstone of Unlajae In
stltntlon. WASHINGTON, July . President Taft
tomorrow will officiate at the laying of
corner stone of the new Ingram Memorial
Unique In many respects, this church
promises to be an attractive place for Its
members. It will be equipped with a swim
ming pool and shower baths. O. H. In
gram of Eti Claire, Wis., who Is founding the
church as a memorial to his son, Charles
H. Ingram, wanted these unusual feature!
installed. It Is said, because of his belief
in the declaration that "Cleanliness Is next
to Godliness." A gymnasium and bowling'
alley, club rooms for boys and girls and a
graded school from kindergarten to grad
uate department also will enter into the
church equipment .
Senator La Follette and Representative
Esch of Wisconsin, will participate In the
MRS. R00SVELT AT NAPLES
rarty Will Go at One to Villa of
NAPLES, July 10. Mrs. Theodore Roose
velt and her three children, Ethel, Archie
and Quentln, arrived here today on the
White Star steamer, Cretlo. The Roosevelt
party will go to the villa of Miss Carow,
Mrs. Roosevelt's sister, near Rome.
Don't Ask Hotel Clerks
to Pay for Your C. O. D.
If you are stopping at any Omaha hotel
do not buy a hat or any other article In
the city and have it sent C. O. P.. to the
hotek If you do, and the package is
taken to the office while you are out. It
will not be paid for by anyone at the
desk and you will at once become the
Object of suspicion.
Two of the local hostelrles have been
"worked" for board bills during the last
two weeks by strangers who bought straw
hats that were sent to hotel offices with
the C. O. D. bill. Now the hotels are
leary of all strangers who ask ths same
favors that were accorded those two un
The first case occurred at the Mer
,k. ,it hntel. in which a man who revio.
Niered from the east tried to gat the clerk
to pay for a C. O. D. package. The clerk
did not do this, however, but the stranger
beat the house out of his board and room
bill by leaving suddenly without ' set
At the Rome last week the second deal
took plaoe and tha Rome management
la now looking for one F. R. Baxter of
New Tork City, He disappeared from the
city last week, owing a bill of til at that
Kcaldes beating the hotel piouer out of
DEED WAS JUST
Indian Student, ' Guilty of Double
Political Murder, Makes Plea
of Justification.- ,
STRUCK BLOW FOR THE
Tla Vinlit TV
Impose Death." 1,0 '
HE RAVES ABOUT OPPRESSION
Accuses English People of Robbing
and Killing Countrymen.
DULY COMMITTED FOR TRIAL
His Examination Lasts All Day la
London Polle-e Court Wnnta Byaa
' path? from "Frlende In
Germany ss4 Amrlc.,
LONDON, July 10. Madarlal Dslnagrl.
tha Indian student ' wno r on juiy i
and killed Lieutenant Colonel Sir William
Hutt Cui-xon Wyflle and Dr. Cawas Lai-
caca, was today committed for trial at the
Old Bailey for murder.' The ponce court
proceedings lasted the whole day.
The prosecution placed before the court
documents containing the prisoner's hand
writing, which seemed to show conclusively
that the crime was long premeditated, and
was in revenge for alleged wrongs.
Justifies His Dee.
The prisoner in a brief statement said:
"I do not wish to say anything In de
fense of myself, but simply to prove the
Justice of my deed. As for myself I do
not think an English law court has any
authority to arrest and detain me in prison.
or to pass on me a sentence of death.
That is the reason why I have not em
ployed counsel. I' maintain that If It Is
patriotic for Englishmen to fight against
the Germans, If they occupy this country,
then It Is much more Justifiable and more
patriotic) in '-my 1 case to fight against the
English. i " ' ' -..'. ."
-I 'hold thati the'' .ftnAtfcrtv people are
responsible for 'hi . murHerV of 80,000,000 -of
my cotintryrndn dtitlfi (ieaMftyyarI.
and that -they 'are :aW- responstble-f chvith
(-taking from India of fl00.000.000 every' year.
"I also hold that ' they . are ' responsible
for the hanging and deportatlbn of my pa
triotic countrymen who do' Just what the
English here are advising :. their country
men to do. If the Germans have no right
to occupy this country, then the English
have no right to occupy India, and it is
perfectly Justifiable on our part to kill
any Englishman who Is polluting our sa
Call British Hypocrites.
After expressing surprise ' at the hypoc
risy with which the English are posing as
ohamplons of the oppressed In the Congo
and in Russia," Madarlal continued:
"In case this country la occupied by the
Germans and . if an Englishman, angered
al 'seeing Germans walking about with the
Insolence of conquerors In the streets of
London, kills one or two Germans, and ia
upheld, then certainly I am a patriot, too,
In working for tha emancipation of my
"I make this statement not for the pur
pose of pleading for meroy. I wish the Eng
lish would sentence me to death, for, in
that case, the vengeance of my country
men will be all the keener. I put forward
this statement to show the Justice of my
cause to the outside world, especially to
our sympathizers in America and Ger
many." SUICIDE STOPS PROSECUTION
Woman Charged with . ' Sending
Threatening Letters to Husband
, Kills Herself.
ST. LOUIS, July 10. Rather than face
United States postofflce inspectors,, who
charged her with sending threatening anon
ymous letters to her husband and neigh
bors, Mrs. Carrie Schewe, wife of William
Schewe, kissed her children farewell and
hanged herself in her home today.
The Inspectors yesterday told Schewe his
wife had been sending him the letters of
which he complained. She confessed to
her husband that she had a mania for
writing them and was 'unable to aocount
for it. Schewe promised her he would try
to-have the prosecution dropped. ,
NEW ARREST IN BOMB CASE
Joseph Altman, Brother of First
Suspect, Charged with Old
CHICAGO, July 10. Joseph Altman. a
barber, waa arrested here today charged
with a bomb outrage which wrecked a
building at (821 Center street a year
ago. The prisoner la a brother of Vin
cent A. Altman, who was formally
charged yesterday with having thrown
a bomb which did heavy damage in the
vicinity of 100 'Washington street a
a bill ha left Clerk Cox In the lurch for
$3.80 which that genial and obliging fel
low paid out for a straw hat for Baxter.
Clerk Cox tells the following story of
Baxter's doings at tha Rome:
"He arrived here last Tuesday and regis
tered from New Tork. . I assigned him to'
a good room and he was here for three
days without attracting any undue atten
tion. But Friday he became much in evi
dence around the office and talked a
great deal with the clerks.
"Along toward evening he went to bis
room and shortly after a boy from a
store came over with a straw hat for
him. I 'phoned Baxter at his room and
asked htm what to do with the hat. He
wanted roe to pay the $3 60 due on it and
charge to hla account. This I did and no
more did we see ef Baxter. .
"Of course, nobody thought anything
about him Friday night, hut Saturday
morning I tried to locate him In his room
and found that ho had gone. Investiga
tion proved that ha went out of the hotel
during the night without being seen by
the night clerk or bell boys.
."By paying for his hat I lost 13 SO. for
I did that on my personal responsibility.
The hotel lost tit which he owes for his
room aud cafe bll'
OUR SLOSAW- -
. . Gl RlS,
Increases on Beer, ' Tobacco, Brandy,
and Higher Import Duties.
IS PASSED BY THE REICHSTAG
Resolution Is Adopted Providing; for
Taxntlon of "Unearned lucre- .
'meat Is Land Values" by
April 1, 1911.
BERLIN, July 10.-The Reichstag fin
ished the finance reform legislation this
evening.' It Is eight months since the meas
ure wore- first introduced, buT, tha varf?
ous bills have been so remodeled and so
many substitutes have teen made that the
completed legislation resembles but little
the government's original proposals.
The scheme finally adopted consists of
higher taxes on beer, tobacco and brandy;
higher duties on coffee, effervescent wines,
cordials and tea. The duty on tea has been
quadrupled. The house also adopted a
stamp tax on check stubs, for the renewal
of dividends and coupon sheets, as well as
a higher stamp tax for issues of new stocks
and bonds, which will affect foreign securi
ties. A tax on transfers of real estate was
also adopted, with a resolution requiring
that a bill be Introduced by April 1, 191L for
taxing the unearned Inorement in land
The national liberals, radicals fend social
ists voted against all the bills.
Dr. von Bethmann-Hollwegi secretary of
the Imperial Home office and vice chancel
lor, speaking In the Reichstag today In be
half of the federal council, said the fed
erated government had accepted the finan
cial bill as amended, but that the majority
of the modifications were accepted only be
cause In the amount are funds necessary for
putting the finances of the empire' in or
der so that national business could be car
ried on out of the revenues rather than by
promises on the future. The vice chancel
lor's declaration was applauded by the ma
jority, which Is composed of clericals, con
servatives and Poles.
Dr. von Neydebrand, the leader of the
conservatives, denied his party Intended to
overthrow Trlnce von Buelow. On the con
trary, it regretted the chancellor's with
drawal. Referring to the Inheritance tax, Dr. von
Neydebrand said the conservatives voted
against It because they were unwilling to
commit the property interests of the coun
try to a Reichstag elected by universal
suffrage, and he declared that Prince von
Buelow's policy in excluding the clericals
was a political mistake which the con
servatives regretted In the Interests of
, JHore Light on Von Buelow.
MUNICH, Bavaria, July 10. The Bued
deutsche Relchschorresponds today prints
an inspired Berlin dispatch giving Prince
von Buelow' reasons for resigning as im
perial chancellor. It waa not only the re
jection of the inheritance tax by the con
servatives, the dispatch says, but the new
grouping of parties In the Reichstag which
made It Impossible for him to remain in
office. It was impossible for the prince
to rule with a majority in which the
clericals predominated and his political
convictions and honor prevented him from
yielding to such compulsions. Ths con
servatives knew their votes against the
inheritance tax would cause hla resigna
tion because he positively Informed them
to that effect, the dispatch concludes.
Any fish can swim
down stream, but it
takes a live one ,to
There are plenty of buiinesa men
who float along, but tha live ones
push ahead by using advertising.
Under tha bead of "Announce
ments" on the want ad page, you
will discover a lot of live ones who
want your business. 4
It is much more satisfactory
to deal with a live firm, that
wants your trade, than an in
different, dead one.
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GERMAN TAXES ARE RAISED
to help iyssm
M akes New Charge
Against the Service
Witness Bischof in Sworn' Statement
Goes Inspector Harms One or
' Two Better.
EAST ST, LOUIS, July 10 -Julius
Bischof, one of the government meat in
spectors who was discharged after he had
sustained the allegations of James F.
Haripa against tha meat Inspection system
ftn the packing bouses here, tanned sworn
statement today which ' he said contained
the gist of his testimony before the com
mittee sent here by Secretary of Agricul
ture Wilson. i
Mr. Blschofs charges are more serious
than Harms', and more specific. He re
cites his three years' experience In the
packing houses and calls attention to nu
Western States and Cities Try
Induce Him to Extend
WASHINGTON,- July lO.-Slnce the an
nouncement of President Taft's Itinerary
for his western trip, the White House has
been fairly flooded with telegrams and
letters requesting that the tour be ex
tended to Include various states and cities
that did not have a place on the presi
dent's list Senators and representatives
from various sections also went up to the
White House today to ask the president
to include their states In his long trip.
The president's travel appropriation has
not yet been Tnade by congress..
PUEBLO DRY, SALOON WAR pN
Liquor Stores Closed by Trouble
Growing Out of Limit to
PUEBLO, Colo., July 10. Because the
aldermen cannot agree upon the list of
favored ones . who are . to receive saloon
liquor licenses for the coming year. Pueblo
today was "dry" for the first time In Its
history.' Every saloon was ordered closed
at midnight last night and today drawn
blinds and closed doors greeted the thirsty
Under the new city ordinance not more
than 100 saloon licenses can be Issued, i The
counclimen have been unable to agree on
the persons who are . to have licenses in
their respective wards, and since July 1
all saloons haveeen running without a
license. A special, meeting of the council
will be called to deal with the situation.
Replica of Fulton's First
Boat Launched on Hudson
NEW TORK, July 10. Eliding down the
ways aa gracefully aa any big modern
ocean liner ever took the water, the
strange little craft which is a replica of
Robert Fulton's Hudson river steamboat,
the Clermont, waa launched today under
the auspices of the Hudson-Fulton Cele
bration commission, at the Mariners' har
bor yards of the Staten Island Shipbuild
ing company. Next fall, during the Hudson-Fulton
celebration, the Clermont re
plica will be the central figure ia a great
flotilla of warships of all nations, which
wlll accompany it over the same course oa
the Hudson, from New Tork to Albany,
which Fulton took in the. original on Au
gust 17, U07, amid the derlaon of the multi
tudes who lined the shores and waggishly
called the inventor' expedition "Fulton's
Tha ceremonies today war witnessed by
CUDAHY BUILDS ON DOUGLAS
Packer Will Erect Ten-Story Office
Structure on Grossman Corner.
COST ' WILL BE HALF A MILLION
Mrs. M. O. Maul Will Put Up Two
Store Buildings on West, Keep
ing Up Douglas Street Im
E. A. Cudahy haa announced that work
wUl bo begun at once on, the construction
of a ten-story bulldlag on the Grossman
comer at Seventeenth and Pouglaa streets,
at a cost of 1600.000.
The deal for the property was closed
after several weeks of negotiating at a
price between $90,000 and SSO.OOO.
The closing of the deal necessitated a
trip to the east by 8. P. Bostwtck, Harry
Tuksy acting at this end. The property
has been recognized tor years as a most
desirable site and numerous attempts have
been made to buy it, but tailed, owing to
disagreement between Mra. Grossman
Fink and her husband, Robert Fink.
The announcement of the new building
which will contain stores on tha ground
floor and offices above, marks another
milestone in the history of Douglaa street,
which of recent years haa been advancing
rapidly as a business center. With the
Brandels store as the first big improve
ment, there have followed In succession the
beginning of the Brandels theater and an
nex, the new John L. Kennedy building on
Nineteenth and the Grossman corner im
It is also announced that airs. M. O. Maul
will build two stores west of the Cudahy
Mr. Cudahy aome time ago bought oh the
north side of the street between Eighteenth
and Nineteenth and there Is a considerable
likelihood of a new building going up west
of the present Nebraska Telephone com
pany's home. A new Masonic building Is
also proposed on Twentieth. Besides all
these Improvement there Is a large addi
tion to be made to the Omaha club.
It Is asserted that the new orosstown
cars will run down Douglas street for a
way, bringing trafflo from North Twenty
fourth and South Omaha. It true it will
ba of immense help to Douglas street.
PRETTY GIRL TAKES POISON
Stranger at Yankton Kills Her
self and Case la a
YANKTON, S. D., July lfl. Special Tele
gram.) Edith Townsend, a pretty girl
about SO years old, who said she wss from
Sioux City, arrived hare last night from
the east and took corrosive sublimate this
morning at the Merchants hotel. She died
at 1 o'clock. She admitted to the doctors
she had poisoned herself,, but would ssy
r.othlng more. The county coroner Is now
In charge of the case.
about 5,000 persons, including the majority
of the lineal living descendants of Robert
Fulton and Chancellor Livingston. Gen
eral Stewart L. Woodford, president of
the Hudson-Fulton commission, presided.
Mrs. Alice Crary Sutcliffe. a great-granddaughter
of Fulton christened the "first
steamboat" as it slid Into the water. Mrs.
Sutcliffe broke on the bow of the replica
a beautiful silver filigree glass vase, filled
with water from the well on the old Liv
ingstone place at Clermont on the Hud
son, where Fulton made his first stop on
the maiden trip of the Clermont. As the
vase broke she said:
"I name thee Clermont, auspiciously
again proclaiming to the American people
Fulton's own sentiment in his essay to
the friends of mankind, industry will give
abundance to the virtuous world and cll
mankind to one unbounded frast of har
mony and fiisndahlj
Cotton, Wool, Hosiery and GloTes Are
Main Points of. Tariff
WILL BE STUBBORNLY FOUGHT
House Favors Reduction of Some,
Senate of Others.
HIGH DUTIES NOT LIKELY
Such Concession, it is Said, Would
Raise Considerable Storm.
CANTO FAVORS MIDDLE WEST
i . ' -
Surb M Explanation of Personnel ml
Httst Conference Committee -,
No Effort to Determine
Character of Bill.
WASHINOTON. July 1 0 Cheaper cot
ton and woolen goods 'and cheap hosiery
and women's gloves the former de
manded by the house and the latter by
the senate promise to be among tha
most stubbornly fought questions In the
congressional conference on the tariff
bill. At leaat that la the way things
appeared at tha close of tha first day'
There waa a great deal of speculation
today among leaders In congress who
are not parties to the conference aa to
what will be done with these items.
Many members expressed tha opinion
that the house would yield on cotton and
wool and the senate on gloves and
hosiery In compliance with th pro
tectionists' idea of atandpatlam.
If thla should be the outcome It ia
predicted that vigorous protest would
be hearft In both the senate and the
house , from advocates of downward
revision. Soma went so far aa to say
that an effort would be made to reject
the conference reporta In the event of
such a glaring Instance of upward re
vision. The effect of amendments to the cot
ton and' woolen schedules In the house
was a very, material reduction of the
existing duties. The senate restored
these by J decisive vote. On the other
hand, the house advanced the rates on
hosiery and women'a gloves a'hove the
duties fixed by the pingley law and the
senate declined to accept the Increases.
Women Not Forgotten.
The formidable invasions of the capltol
by women wearers and women makera
of hosiery during the consideration of
tha glove and hosiery schedule la not
forgotten. The former protested against
the higher duties on the ground that
they would result In lnoreased - coat to
Women employes of hosiery factories
in Penneaylvanta and several ' southern
states urged that the manufacturers
should be given' additional protection to
prevent tha business' from being de
stroyed in this country. Both delega
tions presented arguments of a force
ful character. The employes were suc
cessful in the house and the wearers
in the senate.
Two sessions of the conferees were held
today. The first began at 10 a. m. and
continued until 1:15 p. m. A recess waa
taken for luncheon, lasting until 1:30
o'plock, when the afternoon session began.
It was agreed that these hours shall con
tinue through the conference.
The afternoon session lasted until nearly
6 o'clock, when an adjournment was taken
until 10 a. m. Monday. No hour has been
fixed for the adjournment of the after-,
noon sessions, nor has the question of
evening sessions been determined.
All of the conferees were present today,
except Senator Cullom, who Is not in the
city. It Is expected that his place in the
conference will be filled much of the
time by Senator Bmoot.
Amendments were . considered today If
their numerical order. When tha session
closed for the day the conferees had passed
through the chemical and earthenwar
schedules and more than half way through,
the metal schedule. All of the amend
ments In these schedules, however, were
not settled. Nevertheless, the conferees
representing both branches of congress ex
pressed satisfaction with the prog rest
Task Might Be Worse.
The adjustment of tha differences be
tween the house and tha senate will nol
prove so serious a task aa la indicated by
the large number of amendments. Mora
than 200 of the amendments consist of
changing the phrase, "as provided by sec
tion 1 and S of this act," to read "as
provided by this section." 'These changes
were made necessary by the action of
the senate in consolidating - tha dutiable
and free lists and making tha maximum
provision of the second seotlon of the bill.
Nearly 300 other amendments relate to
phraseology, over which there will be no
dispute whatever. Eliminating these, it is
pointed out that there are less than 400
amendments that represent opposing views.
Few members of tha conferenoa com
mittees are willing to place tha time neces
sary for the completion of tha bill in con
ference at less than ten days, notwith
standing the large number of purely ver
bal amendments. Some of the conferees
place the probable length of the confer
ence at a fortnight or more.
Senate'a Big List.
In support of their view they point to
the fact that the senate put in the bill an
entirely new maximum and minimum pro
vision, the corporation tax amendment,
provision for the establishment of a cus
toms court and a new administrative
act, covering a multitude of questions not
raised In the house. Li addition to all these
new features the senate struck out the
house amendment for the Imposition of a
federal Inheritance tax, and its new draw
"Questions of so much importance can
not be disposed of in a day or a week,"
said one of the conferees tonight. Then,
there are a host of changes In Import
taxes that will take time. I guess we will
be locked up In this building for two
weeks at least.
Mf Hednre Earnings Tax.
The corporation tax amendment has not
been considered by the conferees In any
way. Nevertheless It was predicted In
congressional circles tonight that the pro
posed tax on the net earnings of corpora
tions would be. i educed in conference from
I per cent to 1 per cent.
"That has been suggested," said Senator
Aldrlch, when asked concerning the report
that a reduction would be made in the
tax. He could not say what would be
It was reported also that tha corpora
lion tax provision may ba eliminated ai4
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