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VOL. XXXIX XO. 37.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 2D, lflOO TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Rate Decision to
State. of Missouri Will Have Two
Cent Fare and Freight Rate
OF S0JJND MIND
Slayer of Stanford White Makes Fine
Impression on Witness
TARIFF AT END
Advocates of Lower Duties Lose as to
Bates on Gloves and
SLIGHT B EDUCTIONS ABE MADE
RIOTS IN SPAIN
Alfonto'i Government ii racing
StrioM Criiii in Affair
MARTIAL LAW IS DECLARED
King and Hii Advisers Determine to
COUNTBY UNDE BAYONET RULE
Masses of & '(? - People Oppose
Conflie.V '. Morocco.
FIERCE FEEL1 AINST WAR
Xovfntili ot 4 ' Character
Rapidly Taking v.V luUnary
Aspect Span! in
Battle I .
MADRID, July .-The situation In Cata
lonia has reached a serious stage.
Ther U much bloodshed and artillery
has been employed In the streets of Bar
celona to quell the outbreaks. The city
Is terror-stricken. The revolutionists are
reported to b fighting desperately behind
barrlcaW.' Th troops Include mounted
artillery, and the defense of tha rebels
have bten raked with shot.
King Alfonso hastened back to Madrid
from Pan Sebastian today, and at once
Issued a decree proclaiming martial law
and tha suspension of constitutional guar
antees throughout "pain. Orders have
been given to tha governors of the prov
ince to crush the revolution at any cost,
without hesitation and without pity.
Today marks a black chapter In Spain's
history, for . there waa tragedyy both at
home and abroad.
Blond r Battle with Moore.
The king reached here In time to learn
that part of his army at Mellllla had had
a bloody, battle with the Moors, which,
though the final victory was won by the
Spaniards, cost the lives of twenty-one
officers and a, total of 200 Spaniards killed
An exact estimate of the dead and
wounded In tha clashes between the troops
and rebels in Catalonia Is Impossible, owing
to the rigid censorship, which prevents
the sending of private dispatches, and the
government has not fixed a total.
The government admits, however, that
rioters have been killed and wounded In
several cities and towns. Including Barce
lona. Alcoy and Cahorra.
Details of tha latest disturbance at other
points are either meaner or lacking alto
gether. It lot In a la Many Cities.
There has been rioting at Sarra,rossa.
VcndrllU Rioja, Port Bou and Llanson,
and a generalatr Ike was declared today
at Biscay. At these places there has
been much destruction of property.
The ijle -tC.ABe .lefiellion . Is Barce
lona.' lb h1n 'plac? the government Is
'"rushing extra troops. oA dispatch this
morning M that the Barcelona revolu
tionists had been defeated as a result of
desprrate charges by the troops, but a
dispatch at noon was that fighting had
begun again, the artillery using heavy
Minn to demolish the barricades. The
peaceful section Of the population fled
In fright to their homes and locked and
barred themselves In. A military procla
mation has been Issued at that city that
no life Is safe and warning peaceful cit
izens to remain under cover.
The greatest Inquietude reigns In Madrid.
King Alfonso waa closeted until a late hour
with Premier Maurs, arid an official note
waa Issued, saying that the situation Is
exceedingly grave and that the rebellion
must be repressed with an Iron hand as tho
fatalontan were struggling to engulf all
Spain In a revolution.
umniary of Disturbances.
The minister of the Interior tonight Issued
an official note, giving a summary of the
latest events In Catalonia. At Reus near
Tarragona, serious disorders have occurred.
At Alcoy there has been much rioting In
the at rets, the gendarme using their
carrlnes and killing or wounding many of
the mgnlfeStants. Order waa quickly
established at that place.
At Calahorra. a place of 10,000 Inhabitants,
the populace Invaded the railroad station,
destroyed the twitches and did other
material damage, which resulted In the
blocking of the trains transporting the
troops. Soldiers opened fire on the rioters
of whom some were killed. The troops suc
ceeded In re-establlshtng train communica
tions. , Clrnlllor Incidents occurred at other
localities. At Vdndrell, a railroad was torn
up to prevent the passage of trains convey
ing soldiers from Valencia to Barcelona.
The note says:
"The ' government has acquired proof
that the egltators Seek at all cost to
produce ft seditious movement throughout
Spain of ft character clearly revolutionary,
lth the object bf preventing the move
ment of troops and to block the action o
the government especially so far as It con
cerns th campaign at Melilla."
Advices received this morning from
Barcelona, after tha re-establlshment of the
telegraph state that fighting still coninv.es
In the streets and because of this fact and
the spread of tha movement the govern
ment has ordered the governors of the
provlnues concerned to employ the moat
stringent measure, and to maintain order
. -at any coat, t . .
reap! Ae-aaut War.
The hostility of the people against the
Moroccan campaign! which haa been fol
lowed by widespread disturbances. Is based
on resentment that tha nation has been
plunged In a foreign war and that the
nations sons Br being sacrificed inertly
because of opposition to a private mining
undertaking. The poorer classes from
which the reglmenU are chiefly drawn,
art especially bitter, complaining that the
man who can pay two Is exempt from mil
gUrf service. It la the poor therefore who
f re forced to go to Africa to mee death.
The greatest antagonism haa been
aroused by the mobilisation of the re
serve Many ot the men In the reserve
force hay lata families, without means
to suppor other that what they themselves
caa earn. Touching acenea occurred when
the poor Workmen Were called to the col
ors. They waadered distractedly about the
streets, leading their children, whom fin
ally they war forced to abandon. At the
last moment, however, tha government de
cided to aaep too reserves Id the hoiae
garrisons, and charitable people came for-
aVJoaUutt4 ea Second faga-i
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. July An appeal
to the United States supreme court from
the decision of Judge Smith McPherson In
the Missouri railroad rate casea was filed
by Sanford B. Ladd, representing the state.
In the United States district court here
today. In his decision Judire McPherson
declared that the Missouri railroad passen
ger and freight rate law was conflscatoiy
Mr. Ladd said an effort would be made
to put the case ahead for an early decision
in the supreme court.
The case selected for the appeal was that
of the Burlington railroad. Thla road has
a trunk line across the state and Is re
garded as the best paying road In Missouri.
Together with the appeal Attorney Ladd
presented a check for $4,700, covering the
cost of transcribing the evidence.
Amount Taken by Assistant Cashier
at Tipton at Least Hundred
and Ten Thousand.
TIPTON, Ind., July 23. An examination
of the affairs of the First National bank
of this city was begun today by Miller
Weir, examiner at large for the treasury
department, to determine the exact amount
of the losses Incurred in the Institution
of which N'oah R. Marker waa the assis
tant cashier. Marker disappeared last Sat
urday. $40,000 In cash waa missing after
It has been known In the last few days
that the books of the bank were In had
condition and that thousands of dollars
had been taken from the bank's funds
through a period of eighteen months. The
total of this shortage, It was said today,
would reach $50,000. Added to the loss of
$0,000 In cash, the whole shortage In the
bank's funds Is $110,000.
Until Mr. Weir makes his report It will
not be known whether the bank will be
re-opened or shall be placed In the hands
of a receiver.
Secret agents of the treasury department
are Investigating Noah Marker's life here
In the hope of discovering some clew Uiat
may lead to his apprehension. I
Hitchcock of Nebraska Member of
WASHINGTON. July 2S.-The democratic
congressional committee will soon begin
Its campaign work. Its effort will be to
win a majority In the next congressional
The committee has Just been announced
by Chairman Lloyd as follows:
Ralney of Illinois; Flnley of South Caro
lina; Johnson of Kentucky; Hitchcock of
Nebraska and Palmer of Pennsylvania.
WEALTHY NEWYORKER ELOPES
Bride Is Dsaghter of Former
Miss Waarstaff of Paola,
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. July 28. Frank C.
Jones, Jr., son of a wealthy New York
manufacturer, and Miss Oladys Kemp,
were married here last night at the par
sonage ot St. Joseph's church. The affair
Is spoken of as an elopement.
Miss Kemp is the daughter of Mrs.
George Kemp, who was Miss Lily Torrey
Wagstaff of Paola, Kan., prior to her mar
riage In Kansaa City, Kan., In 1S85.
AMERICAN WOMAN IN JAIL
Mrs. Thomas Applet on of Seattle
Arrested In Swttserlaad for
GENEVA, Switzerland, July 2S.-Mrs.
Thomas Apple.ton of Seattle, Wash., hns
been arrested on the complaint of the pro
prietor of a hotel here where she had been
Mopping since May last, for failure to pay
a bill of $300. An American pastor here has
assumed charge of Mrs. Appleton's 19-year-old
son and 17-year-old daughter, pending
their mother's release.
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Raral Mall Carriers Are Appointed
for Routes la Iowa sad
WASHINGTON, July . Special Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed: Iowa:
Everly, route 2, Clarence A. Cranston, car
rier; Foster A. Cranston, substitute; West
Side, route L Otto II. Brown, carrier; no
substitute. South Dakota, White Lake,
route, 2; Ernest M. Hoffman, carrier; Ida
B. Hoffman, substitute.
Omaha Joke Gives Tom
Allen a Bad Half Hour
Seme commotion was caused In demo
cratic circles at Lincoln Tuesday when
Chairman Tommy Allen exhibited among
delegate to the slat convention a tele
gram signed "Norman Mack" stating that
the sender of the message was enroute to
the convention In an automobile.
Tha telegram was sent to Tom Flynn, the
Douglas county democratic boss. In care
of Chairman Alien, but Allen Inadvertently
opened the yellow envelop and immediately
became greatly excited. He had no thought
that Norman Mack of Buffalo, national
chairman of the democratic party, would
attend tha Nebraska convention, but when
he saw tha telegram h proceeded to get
busy. 6tep were taken to prepare a ban
quet tor tha distinguished guests and plans
were making for a grand reception, when
Tom Flynn gave the snap away.
Vince McDonough. on of the health In
spectors, la facetiously known by his
friends as Norman Mack. Thla la because
he at on tiro handled the money raised
for a Jlinocratlo pow wow, Norman Mack
at tlua lim waa Ui dajnecraUo national
PROVES MATCH FOR JEROME
Answers All Questions Propounded
Readily and Intelligently.
SAYS CRIME, WAS WICKED ACT
Shows Disposition to Protect Repu
tation of His Wife.
BELIEVES IN HIS OWN SANITY
Thinks He Was Legally Insane, How
ever, Wkra He Fired Fatal
Shot To Have Another
WHITE PLAINS, N. T., July 2S. Harry
K. Thaw's fate lay In his own hands to
day. For six hours he occupied the wit
ness stand while District Attorney Jerome,
the man who twice tried to send him to
prison and who once has thwarted an ef
fort to release him from a criminal lnsana
asylum, delved Into his life history.
Thaw emerged creditably from the ordeal.
Whatever Jerome and his alienists may
make of the examination, to the eye and
ear of the layman Stanford White's slayer
showed no signs of Insanity on the stand
Tonitcht Thaw, the memoers of his fam
ily and his retinue of attorneys and ex
perts were unanimous In their opinion that
he has proved his fitness to be at large.
But Thaw's ordeal Is not over. He will
remain on the stand tomorrow and perhaps
a day longer. The state's alienists believe
that if he Is insane he will be more likely
to betray himself toward the end when
wearied by Jerome's continued hammer
ing. Both Are Good-Matured.
Neither Thaw nor the New York district
attorney displayed anything but the utmost
good nature today. Frequently the dialogue
resembled the chat of friends at an after
noon tea. Sometimes Thaw thought he had
scored a point and smiled with the keenest
enjoyment. The smile was always re
flected on the face of hla white-haired
mother, who eat In the court during the
day with other members of the Thaw fam
ily. Before he took the stand Thaw kissed
her on the cheek and frequently at critical
points during the examination he shot a re
assuring glance in her direction.
Jerome today strove to establish Thaw's
Insanity mainly on Thaw's alleged
hallucinations regarding Standford White's
treatment of young girls. Time and time
again he asked the witness own opinion
of his mental state. Thaw's replies, In sub
"I have always been sane, medically.
When I killed Whlta I may have been le
gally Insane for a few minutes. I am sane
Sara Alienists Were Misled.
Thaw explained the evidence of hla alien
ists at the trial by saying that In declar
ing htm insane they had been misled.
"They were told," he said, "that tho
charges made against White were un
true and they Inferred that the charges
must be delusions."
At times the witness scored on the dis
trict attorney so palpably that the whole
court room Joined In his smile of triumph.
One charactertic episode occurred when
Jerome asked Thaw to explain his hostility
to Dr. Allen McLane Hamilton, one of the
state's former allentstb. Thaw said he did
not know exactly why he disliked Hamil
ton. "It was the case of Dr. Fell," he added.
"Who Is Fell?" Inquired Jerome In
nocently. "Why don't you know?" exclaimed the
witness In real or feigned surprise. Then
he quoted the first two lines of the non
"I do not like you, Dr. Fell,
"The reason why, I cannot tell."
Hla Wife In Court.
Thaw's mood was not always Jovial.
Questions that made the witness knit his
brows had to do with his relations with
Evelyn Nesblt before their marriage. Al
though It has been alleged that Thaw has
broken with his wife and that she Is aid
ing the opposition, he showed a strong
desire today to shield her name.
The young woman herself arrived In
court during this part of the proceedings,
and rewarded her husband's evident con
sideration of her feelings with several
radiant smiles. At the same time Thaw
showed strong reluctance to having his
wife take the stand and had his attorney
Invoke the privilege of confidential rela
tions to bar her.
Susan Merrill, who was tha chief witness
at Tuesday's session, was on hand today,
but did not take the stand. Thaw swore
that her most damaging statements against
him were not true. She will probably take
the stand again. The state expects to put
on Its three alienists to tell their Im
pressions regarding Thaw's mental condl-
(Continued on Second Page.)
treasurer and McDonough was nicknamed
"Norman Mack" on account of his treas
ure! ahlp ot the local Jim fund. Tha name
has stuck to him sine and few Jims now
address the health Inspector by his right
McDonough waa elected as a delegate to
the state, convention, but mlased the Tues
day morning train by about two minutes.
He feared that his presence might be
needed in tha convention In the event the
prohibition force mad any move and
therefore hired an automobile to take him
to the convention city. But automobiles
sometime break down and fearing that an
accident .might befall and detain him on
the way the belated delegal wired Boss
"Missed the train. Am coming In an au
tomobile Hold th convention until I ar
rive. NORMAN MACK."
As soon a Flynn saw th telegram he
knew It was from Vine McDonough, but
Tommy Allen did not know this and for
an hour or more was In a fluster la ex
pecting th national chairman,
vl WW m,f&
T Vi JSTT aff, 0TMOl KIC I N! SfV iM IMtl
From the Minneapolis Journal.
WALL STREET IS LOOKING UP
Senator Guggenheim of Colorado Says
the Tone is Improving.
EAST WATTS ON THE WEST
West Haa the Crops Which Are
Coins; to A Rain Pot Rverythlnff
In the Bret Foaalble
Senator Simon Guggenheim of Colorado
passed through Omaha In his private car
attached to Union Pacific train No. t yes
terday afternoon en route to Denver from
Elberton, N. J., where he and his family
were enjoying an outing. Mrs. Guggenheim
has been there since May 1 and part of
that time Senator Guggenheim spent In
Washington making tariff legislation. He
yesterday was accompanied by Mrs. Gug
genheim and their three daughters.
Asked about th financial temperament
of the east and the money conditions In
New York, Senator Guggenheim said:
v "I visited New York and Wall street
daily for the last few weeks and I found
the financial conditions Improving. They
are now the best they have been since the
so-called panic of 1907.
"There Is In New York now what I
term a merchandise famine, which can be
satisfied by the farmers of the west this
year with big crops. New York and Wall
street this summer are more dependent
upon the farmers than at any time for
"With big crops out here this summer
the eastern financial conditions will be
come the best In many years. As I under
stand the western prospects it appears
that the east will be satisfied, for there Is
sure to be a bumper crop season in this
section of the country,
"There is no danger whatever of another
panlo In this country. As I said before,
I was in the financial center of the coun
try every day for several weeks and I
can stat to you that the Untied States
never was in so little danger of a money
stringency or any other contingency that
might lead to a panic like that of 1907, or
anything worse. The east, with th excep
tion of the merchandise famine, never has
seen a better summer for Wall street and
the business interests.
Crops Will Fix It All.
"The west, I feel sure, will give the east
the crops to wipe out the famine and then
the country will enjoy Its greatest year of
prosperity in the history of the United
Senator Guggenheim was asked regard
ing the tariff and said he was satisfied
the country would com to realize that
Senator Aldrlch and the other senators
are making the right kind of protection
for the beat interests of all the people. He
said the conferees would be sure to fix
up any places that were not right when
the bill left the senate. He thought Sen
ator Aldrlch had made the brat kind of a
During the next month Senator Guggen
heim and his family will be In Colorado
and Idaho, where they will continue their
vacation trip. They were at Elberton
on what Senator Guggenheim termed a
"vacation Jaunt," and will continue it for
another month in the west.
Call Douglas 238,
Ask for the Want-ad Depart
ment and your ad will be tak
en carefully and will appear
in the next edition.
Probably you have gomothlng you
should advertise a room or bouse
for rent need help aomethtng to
aell something you want to buy.
Do it now while you have it
in mind. Telephone it.
Shortage in the Northwestern
John H. Stuart, Witness Against
Eqtiitable Insurance Magnate,
EVERETT, Wash., July 2S.-John H.
Stuart, confidential secretary of James
Hasen Hyde, when the latter was presi
dent, of . the Equitable Life - Assurance
society of New York, committed suicide
yesterday a short distance from his cabin
at Mukllteo by shooting himself In the
body and head. Stuart was a witness
against Hyde in the Investigation that re
sulted In the latter losing control of the
Insurance company. Despondency over
' finances Is given as the cause of the suicide.
Makes New Record
Common Stock Goes Above Two Hun
dred Mark on New Tork
NEW YORK. July 2S. Th feature of
the stock market at the opening today
was the advance of Union Pacific common
to a new Tilgh record above the 200 mark.
On sales of 6,000 shares at the opening th
stock sold from 1997 to 3O0M as against
199 at yesterday's close.
United States Steel common's response to
the increased dividend was an advance of
point on sales of 1.100 shares. The rest
of the list was active and strong.
LAHM WILL RETURN TO OMAHA
Lieutenant Who Accompanied Orvllle
Wright Tuesday Knows In
Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm who accom
panied one of the Wright Brothers In the
successful flight In their areoplane at
Fort Myer, Va., Tuesday, Is the same who
made the first flight with the Baldwin
dirigible balloon at Fort Omaha several
weeks ago. Lieutenant Lahm will re
turn to Fort Omaha shortly to assist In
getting the dirigible Into proper shape
again for the experimental flights at the
Des Moines military tournament. He will
conduct other balloon experiments at Fort
Omaha during the fall. The new spher
ical balloon that was to replace the one
destroyed during the flight by Captain
Chandler and Lieutenant Ware several
months ago has not yet arrived at Fort
Omaha, but It is patiently looked for. In
the meanwhile nothing Is doing In the
balloon business at Fort Omaha.
SOLON PINCHED BY DRY LAW
Member ot Mississippi Legislature
Charred with Violating Pro
WESSON .Miss, July S8. W. W. Robert
son of Wesson, a membet of th stat leg
islature, must face th courts on a charge
of violating the state prohibition law. An
affidavit filed against him lata yesterday
charged him with retailing Intoxicating
Russian City in Panic
Owing to Cholera Ravages
BT. PETERSBURG, July .-Dlspatchas
received here this morning from Polsk in
th government of Vltbeak, the only city
In Russia aside from St. Petersburg where
th cholera has mad much headway, say
th city is in full panic owing to th In
efficiency of th sanitary administration
and th shortage of physicians. Forty
casus of cholera ate reported dally and
PULLIAM SHOOTS HIMSELF
President of National League Tries to
End His Life.
HIS BEC0VESY IS DOUBTFUL
Sight of Roth Eyes Is Destroyed by
Bullet Which Pierces Coating ot
Brain No Explanation
NEW TORK. July 28.-Harry C. Pull
lam, president of th National League of
Base Ball Clubs attempted suicide tonight
In his rooms on the third floof the New
York Athletic club.
Standing in the middle of the room,
Mr. Pulliam held a revolver to his right
temple. He fired only one shot. It went
In at rliht temple and came out seven
Inches away on the left side. The bullet
destroyed the right eye and passed through
the upper part of the left. It Is not be
lieved he can recover, although he con
tinued conscious for some time after the
The sound of the pistol shot was not
heard at any other part of the club house,
but Mr. Pulliam In falling to the floor ap
parently dislodged the receiver of a tele
phone which was standing on a table
nearby. The operator on the ground floor,
answering the signal, got on reply, and
sent a bellboy to Mr. Pulllam's room to
find out what was the matter. The door
was unlocked and the boy, falllngto get
any response to his knocks, opened It and
Lnable to Explain Act.
Lying on the floor half clad, lay the
base ball magnate. The boy rushed down
stairs and gave the alarm. Dr. Hlgglns,
the olub physician, was hastily summoned
and after making a hurried examination
directed that the coroner be notified. Mr.
Pulliam, although still conscious and able
to speak, appeared to be too confused to
answer tha physician's questions coher
ently. The wounds were carefully dressed, but
th physician had little hope of saving Mr.
Pulllam's life. ,
Coroner's Physician Shrady, who arrived
about half an hour after the shooting,
assisted Dr. Higgtns In attending to the
wounded man's needs. Both of them at
tempted to get some explanation of the
base ball president's attempt to kill him
self, but he could not give Intelligible an
swers. The coroner's physician, leaning
close to Mr. Pulllam's ear, asked slowly:
"Why did you shoot yourself?"
There was no reply. He repeated the
question. Mr. Pulliam roused himself con
fusedly and asked In a daxed manner:
"Why, who's shot?"
Again the question was asked, and this
time all that the stricken president could
answer was a muttered "What shot?"
The physicians decided that any further
questioning was likely to endanger Pul
llam's slim chances of recovery. AssiHted
by club employes, they placed him In
bed and did everything In their power to
relieve his pain.
Both Eye Destroyed.
The sight of both eyes was destroyed
by the bullet, the physicians said. Al
though the course of the bullet was not
traced. It appeared It had entered at least
the covering of the brain and it seemed
(Continued from First Page.)
to cop with this situation there are only
five doctors, who are so overwhelmed with
work that they are obliged to refuse their
service at night. Heart-breaking scenes
are witnessed at tha physician's offices
where relatives of the stricken fairly fight
to secure attention. Many stores have been
closed and all well-to-do pursona ar flea
lug from tb city.
Coal Duty is Beduced and Hides Go
on Free List.
PRINT PAPEB BATE CUT DOWN
Probably Not Enough to Satisfy Some
HABD FIGHT ON COAL DUTY
Krnatnra Who Paver High Protection
Make Last Vain Plea Rill Will
Probably Hrarh House Sat
urday of This Week.
WASHINGTON. V. C. July 2. After
working for nearly three weeks at what
proved to be one of the longest and mont
arduous tasks ever experienced In tariff
building, the reptibllcun members of the
conference committee on the Payne-AIl-rlch
bill brouKht their deliberations to a
sudden close at 6 o'clock tonight.
Without a moment's delay, the senate
and house leaders, whose names are car
ried by the bill, started away by automo
bile for Tort Myer with the Intention of
laying their report before President Taft.
who had gone to see what hod been In
tended to be the last official flight of the
Wright brothers' aeroplane.
All day the conferees had struggled with
the question of bringing down the house
rates on gloves and the Benat rates on
lumber to figures they felt would meet
with executive approval.
In this effort the conferees failed.
Lumber Iteduced But Little.
Lumber v. an made dutiable at rates only
a little below those named by the senate
bill, and there was a slight shading from
the house rates on gloves of good qual
ity. Although It was not admitted by the
conferees, the general Impression drawn
from the hurried trip to Fort Myer was
that Messrs. Aldrlch and Payne had been
authorized by their colleagues to Incor
porate In the conference report such fig
ures as could be agreed upon wlththe
president. Insofar as they came within
range of what the leaders believe will be
acceptable In the house and senate.
Returning from the conference at Fort
Myer, Messrs. Aldrlch and Payne seemed
to be entirely satisfied with the outcome
of their mission, although neither would
discuss tho conclusions reached. It was
announced that the democratic members
of the conference committee will be called
Into session at 10 o'clock tomorrow. It
Is stated also that the conference report
will be presented to the house probably
at noon Friday.
Lumber Rate as Fixed.
It required a roll call to fix th rates
on lumber, which are aa follows:
Lumber, rough, $1.) per 1.000 feet. The
house rate was 31 and the senate rate
$1.M. The ningloy rate Is $2.
The senate differentials were adopted,
making lumber planed on ono side dutiable
at $1.90; two sides, $2.15; three sides, $2.52V4,
and four sides, $2.90.
The senate rates on lath and shingles,
which were higher than the houso rates,
were also adopted.
Votes were taken on rough lumber at
$1.26 and at $1.50, but no agreement could
be reached, except at the $1.40 rate for
rough, with the senate differentials on
Increase on Gloves.
Gloves were made dutiable at rates con
siderably in advance of the duties fixed
by the senate bill, which for tho most
part were the same as the Dlngley rates.
The conference rates are as follows:
Women's and children's gloves valued at
not more than $4 a Cozen, $2.60 a dozen;
valued at more than $4, but not more than
$12a dozen, $4 a dozen; valued at more than
$12 a dozen, 25 per cent ad valorem. The
Schmav.hen glove ot sheep origin, which
Is the cheapest skin glove manuafactured,
was made dutiable at $1 a dozen. This la
a heavy reduction from the house rates,
which made all gloves dutiable at $4 a
dozen, and Is even less than th senate
rate at $1.25 and the Dlngley rat ot $1.75
The conferee adopted an amendment
which cuts In half the cumulative duties to
40 cents a dozen pairs provided by the Ding
ley law for gloves of certain stitching, or
when lined, or when finished In a manner
adding to the ordinary value.
In connection with the adjustment of tho
glove rates, fcrmer Representative Lit
tauer of New York, the largest glove manu
facturer In this country waa admitted to
the conference chamber where he made an
earnest appeal for tha retention of th rates
named by the house. Kenneth Barnhart,
manager for Marshal Field and company,
Chicago, the largest Importers of gloves In
this country, was also admitted. They are
on opposite sides ot the question and were
admitted, one after th other to give their
Lower Duty on Coal.
Senator Elklns and Bcott of West Vir
ginia and Clark ot Wyoming endeavored
to get th conferences to make the rat
of 46 cents a ton on coal apply to tha
short ton, which it Is said, would make
a difference ot about five cents a ton
and operate to advance the rate to tha
equivalent ot 60 cents.
In support ot the suggested change. It
was argued that Canada's duty on coal
applies to the short ton. The senators in
terested in- getting all the protection pos
sible for coal were not successful in their
Just before the close of the session to
day the print paper schedule was re
opened and the rate fixed at $3.75 a ton.
This Is only 25 cents leas than the senate
rate, and $1.75 more than the house rate.
It Is expected this rate will raise tha
Ire of the members of the special com
mittee of th house which Investigated
the wood pulp and paper question espec
ially as the chuirman. Representative
Mann, (III.), has announced that he would
not vole for the conference report unless
the Vi rate was retained. The conference
rate Is $2.25 a ton less than the existing
Hides on Free 1. 1st.
Hides were left on the free list, con
tingent upon the adoption of the rule in
the house making the action of the con
ferees In going below the noua rates la
fixing Ui rates on lal u
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