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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 25.
OMAHA, TIIUKSDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1009 TWELVE PAGES.
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Dr. Von Bethmann-Hollweg- Choice of
Von Buelow, Is New German
Plans for the
IS AGREED UPON
House Conferees Accept SenateV Pro
vision, Which Creates New
LARGE SALARIES FOR JUDGES
Committee Accepts Designs Submitted
by Boston Firm of
CONSERVATIVE AND NONPARTISAN
Cabinet Change Regarded -a to
ward Ministerial Respon ,
EMPEROR PERFORMS IN TC
Converses with Old and New c
Minister in Full View. S
VON BUELOW EXPLAINS PO. "
Elections, In Prnrnt Circumstances,
He HmTm, Would Have Inrrmard
Strength of Socialist Forces.
Ho Crltlclars Conserve Uvea.
BERLIN, July 14.-Prlnce Von Buelow,
chancellor of the empire retired from of
fice today, and was succeeded by Dr. Von
Bethmann-Hollweg. The latter was suc
ceeded by Herr Delbrueck as minister of
me interior and vies Chancellor Herr
Sydow, secretary of the Imperial treasury.
has been appointed to the Department of
commerce, while Herr Wermuth, under
secretary for the Interior Is the new sec
retary of the treasury, Herr Von Trott Zu
Zolx. president of the province of Bran
denburg, succeeded Ludwlg Holla, Prus
sian minister of publlo Instruction, who
has retired owing- to ill health.
Various other minor changes have re
sulted from the conferences which the
emperor had with his admlnlsterlal ad
visers. The emperor, departing from all court
traditions, transacted the business per
taining to the change of chancellors with
the broadest publicity. For three hours
his majesty received Prince Von Buelow
upon a small garden terrace between the
palace and an arm of the Spree, In view
of a great crowd of spectstors, who had
gathered on electors bridge, some fifty
or sixty yards away, and In Bergstrasse
on the other side of the narrow stream.
All Dune In Pnbllo.
ADcut 10 o clock In the morning the
emperor appeared on the terrace walking
alone. A servant soon announced Prince
Von Buelow. The emperor greeted the
prince warmly, and together they
promenaded the lawn. The emperor, who
wore an admiral's uniform, several times
took off his cap and waved It. After
twenty minutes his majesty, screened from
the publlo behind the thick shrubbery,
embraced the prince and waved his hand
affectionately as the latter withdrew.
Dr. . Von Bethmann-Hollweg then ap
peared. The emperor walked and talked
with him for half an hour, gesticulating
frequently and In an animated way. Later
his majesty received . in audience several
members' of ' the federal' council from the
kingdoms of Bavaria, Wurtemburg and
Saxony. Finally he received together Herr
Del Drueck of the Interior department,
Herr Syrtow, secretary of the Imperial
treasury, and Herr Wermuth and Herr
Vcn Trott Zols.
The emperor presented the retiring chan
cellor with the order of the Blsck Eagle,
set in diamonds, and with it a cordial
letter, which is published in the official
gazette, expressing his majesty's reluctance
at parting with his chancellor and sub
scribing himself, "Your grateful sovereign."
Political Aspect Important.
The political aspects of the change aro
Important. Frlnoe von Buelow Is the first
German chancellor who has been com
pelled to leave office because of an ad
verse parliamentary majority. Caprlvl fell,
It Is true, partly on account of conserva
tive opposition, but not through direct
. The change today Is regarded by the
liberals as a long step towsrds ministerial
responsibility to the relchstag. It wuj
brought about, oddly enough, by the con
servatives and clericals, parties opposed in
principle to an absolute parliamentary
system. They, In co-operation with eighteen
Polish members, whose policy Is opposition
to all governments, were able to defeat
Chancellor von Buelow's finance measure
by eight votes.
The chancellor could have remained In
office had he accepted the coalition's
finance bill, with the direct legacy duties
eliminated, but he chose rather to retire.
rir Chancellor Nonpartisan.
Dr. Von Hethmann-Holweg In his politi
cal principles is a mild conservative, but
hi Is most particular In the application
to hi traditional policy that the servants
of tho crown must be nonpartisan. While
le was district governor of Bromberg, the
cont-ervative interests sought to use his
Influence In a local election and to his
t.uest'.oner Dr. Von Bethmann-Hollweg
exclaimed Indignantly: "I am an adminis
trative official without an election agent."
The new chancellor's speeches on so
c.al questions since he has been minister
of the ttiterlor have been liberal In tone.
In a conversation today with a repre
sentative of a Hamburg newspaper. Prince
Von Buelow. commenting on the fact that
he had been reproached with want of eour-
ace In not dissolving the Reichstag, ex
plali.ed thai ho had not taken such a step
because elections In the present state of
public opinion would have resulted In In
creasing the forces of socialism and the
new house would not have passed the fi
nance bill. The conservatives had made
the mistake, from which they and the
country would suffer, of refusing the In
heritance tax. They had made that rea
sonable property tax the issue on which
the parly wsb to stand or fall. "I have
been able," Prince Von Buelow continued,
"to overcome the socialists and give them
a siriaJ-y.ng defeat at the elections with
out reporting to repressive police meas
ures." PIRATE SHIP IS DESTROYED
opposed to Have Captured
. American Bent to
WASHINOTON, July 14.-The annihila
tion of the pirate ship, together with lis
crew which was supposed to have cap
tured an VAmerlcan cttlsen In the watera
of British North Borneo, was reported to
the State department today by the British
.mhaaador. The destruction was the
u hi. meteaty'S ship Merlin. This
information reached the ambassador
through the government of British North
mention wS md of th
Ajusrloaa held by the pirates
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 14. (Special Telegram.)
Plans for the university medical school
and hospital to be erected In Omaha
drawn by Schipley, Rutan & Cool edge of
Boston were accepted by the special com
mittee appointed by the Board of Regents
of the university.
Architects of Nebraska and from all
parts of the country were invited to com
pete and did compete for the work, but
the plans accepted were thought by the
ommittee to be the best submitted.
The plans call for ten buildings to he
constructed at a cost of tl.DOO.OOO. The
buildings will cover four blocks at Forty
second and Dewey avenue. The buildings
will be erected in a quadrangle connected
by arcades and classic In design.
The entire construction will consist of a
central building with a dome and four
wings to be used as a general hospital,
the buildings on the corners to be angular
and used for the following purposes
Child Saving hospital. Orthopedic hospl.
tal, Women's hospital and laboratory. The
other four will be used for administrative
purposes and will be smaller In dimensions.
The power plant will be In a separate
building outside of the quadrangle.
The ground. Is now being graded and work
will begin Immediately on the Child Sav
ing hospital. The material out of which
the building will be constructed has not
yet been selected.
The firm which drew these plans also
drew the plans for the Harvard medical
college and hospital, said to be the finest
in the world, constructed at a cost of
12,000,000. The commltte which made the
selection Is composed of Dean Richards,
of the college of engineering of the uni
versity; Superintendent of Construction
C. H. Owlns, of the university; Thomas R.
Kimball, architect, Omaha, and Dr.
Palmer Flnlay of Omaha.
For three days the committee held a
session In Omaha and tonight came to
Lincoln and after a conference with
Chancellor Avery, adopted the plans of
the Boston firm. The committee had full
power to act.
Wyoming Man Is
Officer of Elks
J. Preston of Rawlins is Made
Leading Knight Harmony
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 14. The grand
lodge of Elks completed Its list of new
officers today by the election of D. J.
Preston of liawllns, Wyo., as grand loyal
Following the opening of the grand lodge
today August Herrmann of Cincinnati, O.,
defeated candidate for grand exalted ruler,
addressed the lodge and thanked those who
supported him. He cordially shook the
hand of James U. Sam mis of Lemars, Ia,
the successful candidate.
The matter of the disposition of the fund
of 100,000 now In the hands of the treasurer,
which was contributed by various lodges
for the benefit of the San Francisco earth
quake sufferers, was taken up. A reso
lution asking that the fund be put in the
hands of subordinate lodges was tabled.
and thus the money Is left In the hands
of the grand lodge to be used for an
Shot Trying to
Bride Seriously Injured While At
tempting to Keep Spouse from
NEW YORK, July 14. Shot In a struggle
to gain possession of the revolver with
which her husband was trying to commit
suicide. Edward J. Helmuth's young bride
lies seriously wounded In a hospital. Hel
muth died today from a self-lnfllcted
wound. Helmuth, who is 14 years old, was
def-pondent because he had been out of
work almost ever since his marriage four
months ago. When he seized a revolver
and declared he was going to "end It all"
his wife tried to wrest the weapon from
LIBERTY DAY IN FRANCE
General Picquart Falls from Horae
During- Celebration of Fall
PARIS, July 14-Oeneral Picquart,
French minister of war, was thrown from
his horse during the annual military re
view today at Long Champs, which was
one of the features of the celebration of
July 14, the national fete day In Paris.
General Picquart was not hurt and re
mounted his horse and the review contin
ued. During the maneuvers two dirigible
balloons, the Kepubllque and the Vllle De
Nancy, sailed over the field. The national
fete Is being celebrated throughout France
In the usual manner.
NEW ORLEANS, July 14 An extensive
celebration of the fall of the baatlle was
held today In New Orleans.
Carries Wife and Baby
Out of Burning Building
Awakened by the cries and choking of
his -year-old baby boy, Bert Peek, night
watchman at the factory of the Oniahn
Boiler Compound company, IMS Maple
street, found two stories of the building on
fire and his wife suffocating beside him.
Picking up the woman and their child in
his arms, he staggered to the stairway
and made his way to the street, calling the
Both Peek and his wife were only tem
porarily affected by the smoke that filled
the building, but tht llttli boy was mors
seriously affected. But he has recovered
Fully $X damage a as done to tha build
BIG ADVANCE IN
PRICE OF WHEAT
July Delivery Goes Up Seven Cents
On Chicago Board of Trade, Clos
ing at $1.27.
CROP REPORT RESPONSIBLE
Recent Rainfall In Kansas and Mis
souri Indicate Small Harvest.
PATTEN DEAL MAY BE REPEATED
"Shorts" Are Alarmed Over Situation
MUCH TURMOIL IN THE PIT
Floor Goes I'p Ten and Twenty Cents
Higher Aa Reaolt of Ralae In
'Wheat Wild Shoots Accom
CHICAGO, July 14 Wheat for July deliv
ery advanced 7 cents during a stormy ses
sion on the Board of Trade today, estab
lishing a new high record mark for the
season and giving promise of a repetition
of the recent deal headed by James A.
Patten and his colleagues In the May op
tion. The top mark reached by the July
delivery today was 11.27, compared with
11.20, the closing figures of the previous
The Immediate cause of the buying flurry
which resulted In the sensational advance
was the additional rainfall last night in
Kansas and Missouri, where the new crop
of wheat Is now being harvested or Is
awaiting the visit of the thresher, and dis
patches from other harvesting wheat ship
ping seotions of the country telling of dam
age to the new crop by excessive rains.
Moat Heporta Indicate Shortage.
Numerous reports were received fiom
points In Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky and
Tennessee, which claimed that the wheat
already harvested la sprouting in the
shocks owing to the unfavorable weather
conditions. The official forecast for tomor
row for the principal wheat growing states
In this country predicts additional thunder
storms over a wide area throughout the
central and western states.
A large "sleeping" short Interest has ex
lsted for some time In the July option and
the action of the market today Indicated
that many of these traders had awakened
to the serious aspect of the situation. Lead
ing warehouse men and professional
traders are said to be the principal shorts.
The elevator men weeks ago bought wheat
In the fields In Kansas, Oklahoma and
other winter wheat states and "hedged"
against their country purchases by selling
July In this market. Since that time wet
weather has interfered with threshing
operations and prevented quick delivery
of the new crop In Chicago and the
southeastern markets. ,
Patten Demands Wheat.
There Is practically no wheat suitable
for delivery on contracts In this city at
the present time and what little there Is
belongs to the Patten Interests. The leader
of this clique succeeded In merchandising
the grain delivered to him during the clos
ing days of the May corner and he now
demands the wheat sold to him for this
When shorts went to him early In the
day with offers of settlement. It is claimed,
they were told to buy the grain In the
pit. The attempt to carry out this line
of action was the cause of the 7-cent
Twice during the day the pit was thrown
Into a turmoil, first when 5 cents was
added to the price of the July delivery dur
ing the first half hour of trading and
again near the close when two more points
were added to the total. Demand was so
fierce at the start that the price between
sales jumped from "4 cent to 1 cent at a
leap. Wild shouts arose when the price
touched 11.26, and predictions were freely
made that SI. DO would be reached before
the end of the month.
The market closed at almost 'the top,
final quotations on July being recorded at
$1.264&1.20-. As a result of the sharp ad
vance In wheat prices flour was marked
up 10jf20 cents for the best descriptions
of old wheat variety while new wheat
flour was advanoed 10 cents per barrel.
Enormous Sum is
Asked of Trust
Retail Lumber Dealers' Association
of Louisiana and Mississippi
Sued for $14,184,000.
JACKSON. Miss., July l.-The Retail
Lumber Dealers' association of Mississippi
and Louisiana was sued today in the
chancery court of Holmes county at Lex
Ingtun. Miss., under the anti-trust statute
for the recovery of penalties aggregating
$14,184,000 The suit, which was filed by At
torney General J. B. Stirling, Is the largest
single Item of litigation ever brought In
Mississippi, although the amount sought to
be collected Is the minimum under the
statute. It Is alleged the offending agree
ment was entered Into on March 14, 1906.
ty tne seventy-two concerns which are
admitted members of the association. The
state seeks through the suit to recover
$197,000 from each of the concerns, alleging
they entered Into an agreement not to pur
chase lumber from several manufacturers
which sell also to the consumer.
ing, stock and other material In the struc
ture. And William H. Mallory. 212 North
Eighteenth street who Is president of the
manufacturing company, is keenly regret
ting a bit forgetfulnee that caused him to
overlook renewing his fire Insurance poll
cles when trey expired July . No Insur
ance was In force.
Firemen are puxxled by the nature and
cause of the fire. The cause has not yet been
discovered by the chief. Several horses
and wagons In a nearby barn narrowly as
raped destruction and had to be taken to
other quarters until tne fire was und;
"WELL, MOTHER, I SEE BY
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
CHINESE TO CONCEAL LEON
Government Said to Have Ordered
Protection by Oriental Societies.
CONSUL'S REPORT PAYORS HIM
Says Klale Slsrrl Went .to Chinaman's
Room and Killed Herself, Leon
Fleeing- Through. Fear
DENVETt, Colo., July 14.-That Elsie
Slgel took poison wtth suicidal intent in
Leon Ling's room In New York city is
the statement made In the official court
bulletin of Peking. China, a copy of which
has reached Denver. This statement is
made In a report to the Chinese govern
ment by the Chinese consul In New York
city, who was ordered te Investigate the
reported murder of Elsie Slgel by Leon
The bulletin was " translated by Lee
Wing, a leader of the Chinese colony In
Denver. According to Lee. when this re
port went to Peking, orders were Issued
by the head of the Chinese Masons, who
acted with the consent of the government.
that the fugitive Ling should be protected
by all Chinese all ove-rb world.
Chinese consuls In America were se
cretly communicated with, -and until ac
knowledgment Is made by the New York
police authorities that Leon Ling was not
responsible for the death of . Miss Slgel,
he will be protected.
A Chinese newspaper, having the Chinese
government's sanction, has reached Den
ver, In which the report of the Chinese
consul In New York Is printed lit full.
This report followed an Investigation made
at the direction of the Peking authorities
The report states that Elsie Slgel came to
Leon Ling's room and, In a moment of
desperation, took her own life by poison
Ling, the report states, was absent at the
time and found the dead body upon hi
return. Frightened by the discovery, he
called Chung Sin, and advised him that
should he (Ling) tell the truth to the
police regarding tho finding of the body
he would not be believed and probably
would be lynched. Frightened by this
view of the case, Ling adopted desperate
efforts to dispose of the body and conceal
his own wherabouts.
The report of the Chinese consul at New
York embodying these statements was sent
to Peking more than three weeks ago.
The report is evidently regarded by the
Chinese authorities as revealing the true
facts of the rase and the Chinese Masons
are given permission and encouraged to
conceal Leon Ling.
A member of the Chinese colony here
'Only God can find Leon Ling now. He
is under the protection of Masons and Is
being aided by them In his effort to
escape the police. Unless further facts
come to light proving his guilt, he will
never be delivered to the officers by his
The Chinese here intimate that any as
surance by the Chinese government that
the Chinese of this country will aid In the
search for the fugitive should be taken
with a grain of salt.
FORBIDS STRIKE IN KANSAS
President Lewis of Inlteii Mine
Workers Calls Off Walkout
PITTSBURG. July 14 In an official com
munication today, Thomas L. Lewis, na
tional president of the United Mine Work
ers of America, forbids a strike of lR.OOO
men employed at the Pittsburg Coal com
pany called by local officials for tomorrow
The pulling power
of a want ad de
pends as much on
the way it is writ
ten as the big dis
You must tell enough to the
reader bo he will want what
you have to offer whether it
is a home for 6ale or a posi
tion. Make it as attractive
as the facts warrant. Most
everyone reads the want ads
every day, so it depends
largely on what you say and
how you say it.
Have you read the want ads yet
THE PAPERS WE'VE SAVED
Home Guardians Ask Exclusion of
Five Iowa Companies Because It
Is Barred from That State.
PIERRE, 8. D.. July 14. (Special Tele
gram.) In the hearing before Insurance
Commissioner Basford today the Home
Guardians of Mitchell, a South Dakota
fraternal company, asked for the exclusion
of the Modern Brotherhood of America,
Mystic Tollers, Homesteaders and Yeomen,
all Iowa companies, from the state. It
appears the South Dakota company was
barred from Iowa on the ground that Its
rates were not up to those provided by
the fraternal congress as adequate. They
all agreed that the above-named Iowa com
panles were not requiring such rates and
asked for their exclusion from this state
In retaliation. After an all-day hearing
Insurance Commissioner Basford an
nounced that he would withhold his de
cision pending examination of law points
raised In the hearing, but would say that
he did not expect to give a decision which
would affect licenses already given to the
defendant companies, but could not say
what he would hold m regard to licenses
for future years.
Widow Kept Away
From the Funeral
Mrs. Sayler, Wife of the Murdered
Banker, Not Permitted by Sheriff
to Attend Ceremony.
WATSEKA, 111., July 14 Mrs. J. B. Say
ler, widow of the banker who was shot
and killed by Dr. Miller Sunday at Cres
rent City, was not allowed to attend
her husband's funeral today. The sheriff,
who has her n custody on the supposition
that she may have been an accomplice of
her husband's slayer, kept her away from
the funeral because her attendance would
probably subject her to Insult, and might
revive talk of lynching Dr. Miller.
The funeral of Mr. Sayler, which was
held at Crescent City, was largely at
tended. Many floral tributes were made
by friends of the dead man. Golda Sayler,
his daughter, was chief mourner.
Dr. Miller, who killed Sayler, has writ
ten a letter to his wife, who is now with
her people at Blalrsvllle, Pa., with her
parents, asking her to come to him. The
contents of the letter have not been made
BLAIRSVILLE. Pa., July 14. Mrs. Mil
ler, wife of the slayer of Banker Sayler
at Crescent City, III., Is here, and says
that If her husband asks her to go to him
she will comply with his request, and for
give his alleged infidelity to her.
Mrs. Miller says she has known for two
years of the relations between her hus
band and Mrs. Sayler. but, like Mr. Say
ler, that she kept silent on account of her
She says she made one appeal to Mrs.
Sayler to break off the relation with her
husband, and that Mrs. Sayler merely
laughed In her face.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITOL
Rural Mall Carriers Are Appointed In
Nebraska, Iowa, und South
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 14. (Special Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed: Ne
braska, Wellfleet, routes 1 and 2, Harry
Mooney, carrier; Edwin L. Mooney, sub
stitute. Iowa, Maquoketa, route 1, O. E.
Doran, carrier; Burt Shaw, substitute.
South Dakota, Glenham, routs 1, James N.
Kaln, carrier; Clara A. Kaln, substitute.
Fight Growing Fiercer in
Streets of Persian Capital
TEHERAN, July 14. The fight from the
streets of Teheran that has been going on
since the nationalist forces mads their
entry Into the capital yesterday morning,
became more serious at midnight last night
when the Persian Cossacks opened a heavy
artillery fire on the nationalists, who at
that hour attempted to rush the Cossacks'
position from the north and east. The
nationalists succeeding in occupying a
garden close to the house of Colonel Liak
off, the military commander of Teheran,
where they are now being snelled by the
Rifle and artillery fire has been practi
cally continuous since yesterday morning.
WALL STREET AGAIN."
MARVIN ARRIVES IN OMAHA
Suspected Leader In the Overland
Limited Holdup Is Here.
REFUSES TO SAY ONE WORD
Marvin Is Turned Over To I'nlted
States Marshal Warner Br Mar
shal Bremer and Deputy
Sherlf Dyer of Idaho.
O. W. Marvin, alias Bill Matthews, the
fifth suspect In the Overland Limited
mall robbery, arrived In Omaha at 5
o'clock Wednesday evening In charge of
Deputy United States Marshal E. W.
Beemer of Boise, Idaho, and Deputy Sher
iff, C. W. Dyer of Twin Falls county,
The party was met at the Union station
by United Slates Marshal Warner, Archie
Rossetter of the Ptnkerton detective
agency, and two Omaha police officers.
Marvin was heavily Ironed, having an
"Oregon boot" on his right leg and was
double handcuffed. He wore a brown suit
and brown derby hat. He Is a man of
medium slse, rather stocklly built, dark
hair and beard, the latter of about ten
day's growth. He was hurried to the
police patrol wagon that was In waiting.
and with the officers was driven to the
county Jail, and formally turned over to
United States Marshal Warner. His leg
Irons and handcuffs were removed In the
Jailer's office, and he was then given Into
the custody of Sheriff Bralley. Marvin
was very reticent and declined to sub
mit to any sort of an Interview. Shortly
after arriving at the county Jail, his attor
ney, Harry B. Fleharty, had a short con
ference with him.
"Bill Matthews Is not much given to
talking." said Marshal Beemer. "He had
very little to say all the trip down from
Boise. We had no trouble with htm what
ever. We left Boise at noon Monday, and
got away without any of his friends know.
Ing about It, as the Impression had gone
out that we had started with him Satur
day, and we didn't care to remove the
Officers Well Known.
Both Marshal Beemer, who, by the way.
Is a distant relative of the late Warden
Beemer of Nebraska, and Deputy Sheriff
Dyer of Twin Falls, are typical western
ers, and old time residents of Idaho. Each
of them is over six feet tall, and have
beep handling criminals in Idaho for
twenty or more years.
Deputy Sheriff Dyer had charge of Mat
thews at Buhl and Tain Falls. "Bill Is
a bad man with a bad record," said finer
Iff Dyer, "and he has a lot of friends In
Idaho who would not hesitate to assist In
his rescue, so we had to keep a pretty
good watch over him. We are glad he Is
here In Omaha."
Marshal Beemer has been a resident of
Boise for forty-one years, and ranks as
one of the most efficient officers In that
state aa well as In the northwest. He had
charge of Mover. Haywood and Pettlbone
at Boise during their Incarceration at
Boise, and during their trials. "Orchard
Is still In the penitentiary at Boise and Is
making a pretty good cooper," said Mar
After Matthews had been safely cared
for In the county Jail Marshal Beemer
Sheriff Dyer and Marshal Warner went up
to the United States marshal's office where
the formal receipts for the noted prisoner
were exchanged and an Inventory of his
effects taken.- Among the effects was a
murderous looking 44-caIlber revolver with
ammunition, ihe same that Marvin or
Matthews had lying on the table beside
him when he was arrested at Buhl, Idaho
several weeks ago. He had about $100
In money, Including a check for fi0 In his
valise. The letter that he had been writ
ing and tried to destroy when arrested Is
also among his effects. The letter was In
complete anl contained nothing of an
(Continued on Second Page.)
Soldiers of the Shah from Sultanabad have
approached to within three miles of the
city, and are now shelling Bakarlstan, the
quarter cf the city where the parliament
building Is situated. It Is reported this
morning that the Shah's troops are en
deavoring to enter the city by one of the
Slpahdar and Sadarassad. the nationalist
leaders, have Just transmitted the follow
ing message to the British and Russian
"In spite of the fact that the Russian
flag la flying over the house of Colonel
Llakoff, nationalist forces are being fired
on by Persian Cossacks under the root of
lb la how
Original Amount of $10,000 Annually
Fixed By Committee.
CONFEREES AT STICKING POINT
Maximum and Minimum Provisions
Objectionable to House.
LA F0LLETTE CONDEMNS BILL
Avernare Increase of Duties, He De
clarer, la R.BR Per Cent Declares
It to De President's Duty
to Veto It.
WASHINGTON, July 14.-Strenuous ob
Jectlons were raised by the house members
of the tariff conference today to the sen.ito
provision In the maximum and minimum
feature of the tariff bill which gives to the
president authority to employ such porsina
as he may desire to aid him In enforcing
the tariff laws and which will be useful
to congress In tariff legislation In the fu
ture. This opposition was all that prevented
the adoption of practically all the sections
dealing with administration.
Customs Court Approved.
The provision which provides for tho
establishment of a court of customs ap
peals was adopted. It Is Intended that this
court shall deal with all cases of appeal
from the board of general appraisers and
that Its Judgments shall be final. The
salaries of the five Judges were fixed al
$10,000. Instead of $7,000, as provided by a
senate amendment adopted after the court
feature had been reported from the senati
committee on finance.
The senate maximum and minimum pro
vision was discussed throughout the after
noon session. When adjournment was
taken at 6:30 o'clock this provision had
been agreed upon tentatively aa a sub
stitute for the house feature, with the
exception of :ho privilege of the employ
ment of tariff experts. The house con
ferees tool: the position that the ways and
means committee and the senate finance
committee have the Investigation of tariff
matters as their special province.
President Wanta Experts.
Several of the senate conferees made the
assertion that President Taft desired to
have the right to employ such experts for
the purpose of assisting him In tho dis
charge of duties Imposed upon him by the
maximum and minimum feature. They de
clared also that the president favors the
appointment of a tariff commission.
These arguments were not sufficient to
Induce the house conferees to abandon their
The senate administration act, which
was drawn for the purpose of preventing
undervaluation of Imported articles not In
common use In the country of manufac
ture, also was adopted. This feature pro
vides machinery for ascertaining values
when there Is no foreign market to be used
as a basis, customs omciais are author
ized to determine the value of such Im
ports In the country, and to make deduc
tions, covering transportation and Insur
ance and cost of making sales or com
missions, according to whether the goods
were bought outright or were consigned
to dealers In this country.
Argument Over Drawback.
The drawback provision is still tha sub
ject of dispute. Agreement that the pro
vision of the Dlngley law should be re
enacted in the place of the house provi
sion had almost been reached, when the
house conferees Insisted that a provision
should be added requiring exportaltons to
be made within three years In order to
gain the benefit of the drawback. This
feature was a part of the provision adopted
by the house, which Md also eliminated
the necessity for Identifying the imported
raw material In the manufactured product
offered for export.
The senate conferees insisted that the
removal of the identification clause opened
the door to fraud and that the three-year
provision narrowed the drawback In such
a manner that It would work a hardship
to manufacturers who availed themselves
of the drawback privilege. The conferee
representing the two branches of congress
'split up on this question, and It was laid
aside for consideration later.
The house provision allowing a draw
back to the amount of the Internal rev
enue tax paid on domestic! alcohol used
In articles such as perfumes and cos
metics manufactured for the foreign trade
was agreed to tentatively. It will be In
corporated In the drawback provision as
Increases In DHL
Through Senator La Follette tthe bureau
of statistics of the Department of Com
merce and Labor has presented to congress
an analysis of the Increases and decreases
of the Payne-Aldrlch bill:
Summarizing this analysis, Mr. La Toi
"According to the figures supplied f
the bureau, the bill as passed by the
senate on the basis of the Importations of
1907, leaves unchanged the duties on Im
ports of the value of f460.10S.OOS or 47.6S
per cent. Duties are Increased on imports
of the value of $149,716,619 or Z1.U per cent,
while the decreases affect Imports of the
value of $'J6.ao,619 or 1S.84 per cent. The
average Increase of the entire bill la 6.66
"As the Payne bill passed the house, ac
cording to the estimates of Chal.maa
Payne, the Increases on the basis of Im
portations of 1906 affected Imports vakted
at less than $46,000, OuO."
Senator I-a Follette declared "unless tr
rates of the bill are greatly reduced In
conference the bill should be vetoed, as
In Its present form It Is a violation f
the promise made to the people to gen
erally reduce existing rates."
President Mas Faith.
The president today demonstrated his
conviction that the tariff bill will be In Its
last stages by the end of next week by
the announcement that If the bill was not
ready for his action by that time he would
be obliged to cancel his engagement to at
tend the Confederate veterans' reunion at
Fisher's Hill, Va., on Saturday, July J4.
Mr. Taft several days ago promised tha
Virginia senators that he would attend the
Fisher Hill gathering If the date would be
arranged within the next tea days.
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