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VOlV 01 - LXIX N° 22,872.
OVER mO WOMEN JAILED
DISGRACEFUL SCENES IX
Jjcmdov. Suffragettes Make Another
Attempt to Rush House
London. June 29 — The thirteenth vain attempt
of the militant women suffragists to • Main ac
cess to Premier Asquith by deputation resulted
Is an e-sciting scene in Parliament Square to
night and the arrest of more than one hundred
n-nir.p The plan of campaign followed the
i!n<?s previously employed by the suffragettes.
The man's Parliament" assembled in Caxton
Hall at c o'clock this evening and sent a depu
tation, headed by Mrs. Pankhurst. to endeavor
-- ree the Prime Minister, who had previously
decided not to receive the deputation
Enomous crowd? assembled in the vicinity of
parliament nours before the time set for the
raid upon the House, around which bod of
police numbering several thousand had taken
ftrat'erie positions. The first noteworthy inci
ler.r 2? ' '"• arrest, after a great deal of trouble.
of 3 buxom equestrian suffracette. who tried to
penetrate the police cordon to take a message to
the premier Next appeared the deputation
arsder command of Mrs. Pankhursf It was re
ceived by the crowd wnh wild cheers. Escorted
by the police, the deputation arrived at St.
Stephen's entrance to Parliament. where it was
met by Chief Inspector Bcantlebury. who handed
ts> Mrs. Pankhurst a letter from the Premier re
gretting his inability to receive the deputation.
Angrily throwing the letter on the ground Mrs.
Packhurst aimed. "I stand on my rights as
the Kings subject to enter the House of Com
sssnsT** and she endeavored to force in en
ASSAULT OX INSPECTOR.
The police tried to induce the women to dis
perse quietly, and then began to take the mem
ben of the deputation by the anna to lead
them away. To the surprise of the spectators.
who were massed around the entrance. Mrs.
Pankhurst slapped Inspector Jarvis in the face,
knocking his cap in the mud. There were cries
of -Shame'"' and several of the spectators told
tee- suffragette leader that she had no provoca
tion to do MEn ■. thine r
A moment later another member of the depu
tation. Mrs. Saul Solomon, knocked off the in
spector's cap a second time, while others made
determined attempts to rush the cordon of po
lice. Eventually the entire deputation was
placed under arrest.
By this time, a second deputation had left
Caxton Hall, accompanied by some hundreds
of suffragettes ana others, and an attempt was
made to reach the House of Commons through
the underground passage leading from West
minster Bridge. This, too. was unsuccessful, but
for two hours the whole district was in a state
of uproar, the police dispersing the crowds and
arresting women right and left. The -windows
of many of the government buildings were
smashed with stones wrapped in paper.
Altogether, 112 -women were arrested, Includ
♦fcjr'vSlrsr Fankhursl, Mi.-. -Sc.lwi.on, *h> Hon.
Mrs. HaverSeld. daughter of Lord Abinger;
Miss Margrefsor.. Mips Maud Joachim. niece of
the violinist, and many other prominent women.
London is becoming accustomed to suffragette
raids on Parliament, but the idea that a more
determined attempt than ever was to be made
to-night to force Premier Asquith's hand at
tracted probably fifty thousand persons to West
minster. The authorities had made ample prep
arations to deal with the situation. All avenues
cf approach were cordoned by police and am
bulances -were provided to deal with cases of
accident Within the cordon was a large num
ber of members of both houses of Parliament
■watching the scene, and scores of ladies In din
ner wraps and men in evening- clothes. Among
them were Lord and Lady Granard. Lord Mor
ley. Lord "vTolverhampton and Lord Althorp.
Just before S o'clock the Prime Minister him
«<r!f drove away from the house unobserved by
In Caxton Hall were Viscountess Harherton,
Mrs. Israel Zangwill, Miss Beatrice Forbes-
Robertson. Miss Elizabeth Robhins and Miss
Beatrice. Harraden. besides all the well known
Great excitement was caused among the
crowd by the movements of the equestrian suf
fragette. Miss Vera Howe, who, in riding habit
and bowler hat, rode backward and forward,
carrying messages between the different depu
tations. She was finally arrested.
MANY PEP-SOX IN" HOSPITALS.
Throughout the demonstrations the police
behaved with great forbearance, but the suffra
gettes in many cases forced them to use rough
tactics. There was much screaming, and in
Borne cases fainting, and many women had to
be taken to the hospitals in a state of collapse.
The great crowds indulged in considerable
horseplay, but generally no active sympathy
was extended to the suffragettes. At 9 o'clock
me police had orders to clear the whole vicinity
cf Parliament, and they gradually pressed the
trowd back- On? policeman's horse was
■sawed by a man in the crowd and a constable
*as badly injured.
The Brat deputation comprised Mrs. Pank
buirt. Mrs Solomon. 111 esson. Mrs.
Haverfleld. Miss Joachim. Mrs. Mansell wife
cf Colonel Mansell and granddaughter of the
late Lord Wimborne: Mrs. Frank Corned sis
.ter-In-law cf the late member of the Hous<%
and Miss Xeligan. who is seventy-nine years
old. These were all arrested. Another woman
t>lat.ed under arrest was Mrs. Rose Massey. wife
cf Colonel Massej 1 .
According to one paper. Inspector Jarvis will
bring a charge of assault against Mrs. Pank
bum. When the latttr resolutely declined to
bu«!gis from the entrance of the House of Com-
Bons, the inspector pressed forward his amis
*ad pushed the woma.i away. Mrs. Pankhurst
struck him in the face, according to some wit
nesses, more than once. knocking off his hcl
aaet. The inspector quietly picked up his he.l
net and continued pressing the deputation
«*ck. Mrs. Solomon then 6truek him.
I>r. Clifford, one of the supporters of the suf
fragette movement, and several of the members
of the House, who witnessed the scene, cried,
"Bham*"- Dr. Clifford, in an Interview sfn-r
*ard. said that he greatly regretted Mrs Pank
nur6t> action. Such things, he said, helped to
lick the lips of the advocates of woman*! rights.
"I have supported woman's suffrage for many
years." be added, "but when I see such scenes
*• this, how can I say anything?"
BOMB KILLS SIX IN SPAIN.
P*Ji«. June 3.— A dispatch frora Lisbon says that
•1* persons were killed and four «lespera?e!y in
twe<J by a bomb «.-h!ch was thrown through a
»la<sow la the home of a rich land owr.^r near
*-oT£3dor. at Navia. Spain, while a large parry
yas »* dinner. The room »at wrecked It is be
■•»•> that the act war one of poliTj<-ai r*v<>p.»«\
NIAGARA FALLS OVER JULY 4TH.
**<*> ROUND TRIP VIA WEST SHOHE.
♦I« 25 via Kew York Cea'ral. Oo'.nr Juiy 2<i. 2<t
JJ «Uj: returning to July fth. See acfents for time
" --atas.— Advt
To-dar. fair and cooler.
To-morrow, fair; variable utnds.
TROLLEY CRASH HURTS 7.
Cars Come Together Head-on Xear
Bridal Way at Palisade.
fßv Trliai mil to Thp Tribune ]
Hackensack. N. ,T.. June 29 — In hi? desire to
rea< h the Fort Lee ferry on time, William
a Btotorman on the Hudson River trolley
line, went past a signal at <"> o'clock this even*
• a switch in the Palisades Woods?, and as
v consequence there was a head-on collision near
the Bridal Way. :it I'alisade. Both oars were
crowded, and there w.-is much excitement when
the crash came.
The following were injured: John Kay, motor
man, of No. 1721 Bathpate avenue. Brooklyn.
suffering from contusions of the skull. Internal
injuries and wrenched hip. taken to F^nglewood
Hospital; Frank Gertfa proprietor of Gerth's
Hotel. Fort Le£ lacerations of right elbow: Mrs.
B A Johnson, of Fort Leo. bruises and shock;
an Italian employe on the trolley road, fractured
r;b: Mrs. A Hartmnn. of No. 163 Himrod street,
Brooklyn, in.iury to bark and shock: Frank
Fedd, employe broken bone in right foot, and
John Allstadt, Fort Ive. cuts and bruises on
Fuchs, the motorman. Jumped from his car
just before the crash and escaped injury. A
number of women of Palisade saw the crash
and hurried to the scene with bandages and
stirmilants for the Injured persons.
Dr. R. Burton Opitz. recorder of Palisades,
who is a professor of physiology in Columbia,
placed the two trolley crews under arres? and
then paroled them.
ITALIANS SHOOT WOMAX.
Pedestrian Victim of Fight Between
While walking quietly through East 12th street
last night with her three-year-old grandson Mrs.
Mary Oomraerato, forty-eight years old. of No.
437 East 12th street, was shot through the ab
domen by one of a crowd of men who ran
through that street firing at each other from op
posite sides of the street. After the shooting:
the men in the fight got away without their
identity being learned, and the woman was taken
to Bellevue Hospital, where it was said her con
dition was serious.
The shooting seemed to result from a moetincr
of ha - gs Of Italians. The words "Black
- were <>n every tongue after the affair.
but the police were unable to learn that the
shooting: was a result of Black Hand trouble of
From witnesses the police learned that half a
dozen Italians in one party and a like number
in another met at Avenue A and 12th street and
began shooting at each other immediately At
lea^t a dr.ztn shots were fired Policemen ran
toward the corner from all directions at the
first shot, and the two bands started east through
BRITISH MINING STRIKE.
Threat to Call Out All Men in
London. June 29 — The country is threatened
with another serious coal crisis. The new mines
-hour act. which goes Into force In Wales
en July l, has Jed to a dispute between the
rain* owners and the men. which is expected to
result in a lockout cf all Welsh miners.
A conference of the Miners' Federation of
Great Britain was held in London to-night and
a resolution was adopted promising support to
the Welsh miners, and, if no settlement of the
dispute is reached to call a national strike of
all the miners in the kingdom.
MISSING GIRL IX NEWARK.
Food Demonstrator Writes Sister
That She Ran Away from Suitors.
Miss Ethlyn Elder, eighteen years old. a
patent breakfast food demonstrator, who disap
peared from her home, at No. '.*'.','-> Jackson ave
nue. The Bronx, a wnk ago. was found in
Newark last evening through a letter she sent
to her sister, Mi^s Sadie Elder. Miss Ethlyn
Elder wrote that the exasperating attentions of
'ertain young men in the neighborhood of her
home drove her to make the change. Sh» had
•■ a milliner in Newark, according t.. Miss
& die Elder.
a general alarm was sent out by the police
for the missing girl on Tuesday of last w» ■ k.
Bbc had been travelling through the smaller
ite just before her disappearance,
making demonstrations for a breakfast food,
company, but the police could not find her.
Her two brothers and two sisters, who live at
the Ja<k son avenue address, were greatly re
lieved vher. they received the Mu-r lrom their
Terms of Sugar Company Suit Set
tlement Unsatisfactory to Them.
Bondholders of the Pennsylvania Sugar Re
finding Company will oppose the terms of the
settlement of the suit against the American
Sugar Refining Company, it was learned yester
day. This settlement must be approved by the
Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia, which
appointed George H. Earle, Jr.. receiver of the
Pennsylvania company. Mr. Earle began the
While counsel fur the plaintiff and defendant
in this action were ptodged to secrecy regarding
rms of the agreement to settle the action,
it was said there was to be a cash payment by
the American company of $750,000, surrender of
taw seciiriti--? for the loan to Adolph Segal of
11^90.000 and the cancellation of the loan.
The papers submitting the settlement to the
court prepared by J. De F. Junkin, counsel for
Mr. Earle, were completed in Philadelphia
la.y. and will be filed probably this week;
A little less than one-third of the value of the
bonds of the Pennsylvania company is repre
sented by those who will contest the settlement.
The contention will be that the cash payment
was not large enough in view of the years the
plant was closed and the consequent deteriora
tion in th« value of the bonds. It was said
yesterday that if the court should disapprove of
the K-rms of settlement it might mean a re
sumption of litigation.
CZAR MAY NOT GO TO POLTAVA.
Report of Virulent Outbreak of Typhoid in
St. Petersburg. June '■£ —The "Re<-h" prints a
rumor that the Emperor will not take part in the
Poltava celebration, owing to a virulent typhoid
epidemic in the Poltava. Kharkoff and Ekatertno
slav districts. The Emperor fears that the conta
gion may spread among the troops.
SHOCKS CHANGE RIVER'S COURSE.
Rettzan. Algeria Juno 29.— sharp earth
.••hocks here to-day caused the collapse of the etfsji
overhanging the River Mina. There :. were no
casualties, but the course of the river was diverged
NEW-YORK. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1909. -TWELVE PAGES.
TEST OF WRIGHT AEROPLAXE AT FORT MYER YESTERDAY.
THE AEROPLANE BBDSQ KOLLED OX IT.^ TEMPORARY WHEELS TO THE STARTING POINT
AUTOS DOUBLE PERIL.
Head-on Collision Avoided by
Smashing Into Pole— One May Die.
Flavins Miller, thirty-five years old. of SGth
street and Seventh avenue, Manhattan, was
seriously injured yesterday., whoa an automo
bile in which h* was ridinc- ran headlong Into
a telegraph pole, throwing him out on his head
In the roadway. He was rushed to Flushing
Hospital, where it was said last night that hft
probably would dl« The accident took place on
the long narrow causeway between College
Point and Flushing.
It was said I
buyer of the car, and that In the machii •
him were Prank Bchippers, of Ka Sll2 £
avenue, Flatbush, and William Watson, of No.
3is East S3d street. Manhattan. Schl ipers
was driving the car, it is stated. As they
were proceeding at a fast pace on the cause
way, another machine, containing two women,
came along In the opposite direction.
To avoid an accident i:i the narrow road.
Bchippers swung hi.-; car out sharply. In so
doing he ran into a steel electric pole. The blow
was ?'• powerful thai the pole was snap
two, hurling all thr^e men to the road.
Miller landed fully thirty feet from the ma
chine, and received b t; ■ tured skull, ir
Injuries, fracture of both legs and an ;.rm.
Schippers received a lacerated hand and pos
sible Internal injuri-s. while Watson • • aped
Directly after the smash. Fred B-^lz. ol Col
lege Point, came by in an automobile H*»
placed Miller in his machine and took h m to
Flushing Hospital Schippers board--'! a trolley
car for Manhattan, but was placed under ar
rest by Patrolman O'Malky. of the <
Point station, charged with criminal negl
and taken to Flushing Hospital. Watson had
FATAL EXD TO JOKE.
Insurance Man Killed in Atlanta
[By Telegraph to Th* Tribune.]
Atlanta. June 29. — the result of a practical
Joke, C. B. Williams, forty years old, an in
surance agent, was shot and killed In his office
here to-day by Don M. Bain, one of the leading
insurance men of Atlanta- J. B. Beardsley, who
was in the room when the tragedy occurred.
was accidentally shot In the shoulder.
Some one put a placard on Williams' s desk
Baying that h<? had been sent to the State Luna
tic Asylum at Milledgevllle. Williams taxed
Bain with being responsible for the placard. A
quarrel followed, and, It is said. Williams
slapped Bain's face.
"I am too old a man to be treated that way,"
Bain is quoted as Baying. Drawing a pistol, it is
alleged, he shot Williams four times, three of
the shots resulting in wounds any one of which
would have been fatal. Bain surrendered I
police. He is about sixty-eight years ojd vi:»
wife and -laughter are in New York.
DR. BUSTARD WELL PI*AY GOLF.
With Mr. Rockefeller/if He Is Invited, Other
wise with Some One Else.
(By T l-*rar>h to The Tribune 1
Cleveland. Juri 29— The arrival of John D Rocke
feller, exp3ct«d hers to-morrow, is being anxiously
awaited by the Rev. Dr. W. W. Bustard, new pastor
of the Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. Rocke
feller's place of worship. Dr. Bustard wants to
play golf with Mr- Rockefeller.
"'I have) 'never met Mr. Rockefeller," said Dr.
Bustard this afternoon. "I would like to play golf
with him. for I like the game. If he asks me I
shall play with him. If he doesn't ask. I will play
with, some one else"
Dr. Bustard is independent. To-day he declared
h,« was for right whether people liked it or rot.
"I believe the young man to-day wants straight
fospe! He doesn't want a trimmer, a dodger or a
tlrc*» server. Straight doctrine may not be com
fortable, but I believe the young men respect the
■man who hits hard when he hits."
The Day Line Str -Albany" will run to the In-"
tefcollepiate Boat Races at pokeepsie, July!, return
ing immediately after races. See cxc. advs.— Advt.
THE AIRSHIP IN l-'^iHT.
OPERA FOR THE MASS
HAMMERSTEIX TO MAKE
PRICES LOW IN FALL.
Back from Europe Enthusiastic Over
New Scheme and His
'"'scar Hanunerstein. who returned yesterday
on [n North German Lloyd steamer Kronprinz
Wilhelm. settled birk in a capacious chair in
his private office at his Victoria Theatre last
night and announced that the preliminary sea
son at the Manhattan, including September and
October, would be devoted to popular opera.
This did not mean thai the repertory would be
light, he S3 id. but the prices would be so
low that every lover of high grade music, no
matter what his means, would be able to get a
scat. "Elcktra." "Thais." "Salome." "Louise."
all in French, and in German "Tannhauser,"
"Lohengrin" and the "Meistersinger" would be
in the repertory. .- .
Mr. Hummer.«tein was too fatigued to give
out his complete plans, including the results of
his trip abroad, but he was not too tired to
wax enthusiastic about his scheme for the. first
two months of his open season. The prices
will be $2 for the seats in the first four rows
in the orchestra. The remainder in that part
of the house •.•.ill be $1 vi The cheapest seats
will be 35 cents. In the first few weeks, the
impresario said, he would know whether his
plan would b* a success, .and if it should be
popular. then he would continue the perform
But the great artists win not sing at the popu
lar performances. That does not mean. Mr.
Hammers tein said, that the singers will not be
of great merit. He had many, very many,
singers, he declared, and none was mediocre.
Over $100,000 he had advanced on contracts.
Awaiting him at his office wen peven cable
messages relating to contracts, which he closed
forthwith. As for mail, he ruffled his hair in
despair when he saw the big stack of letters.
The Impresario engaged while abroad seven
barytones, six sopranos and four tenors. He
had "ransacked Europe." as he expressed it.
and then he went into raptures about his new
Spanish tenor, SeQor Federico de Carasa, "the
equal of Caruso," he said. Seflor de Carasa is
twenty-two years old. He carries an eight
year contract as the result of his interviews
with Mr. Hammerstein. That Is the longest
contract, it was said, that any singer has suc
ceeded in making.
"I will have th° same company, practically,
and many additions," Mr. Hammerstein said.
"Miss Lina Cavaneri will make her debut in "La
R<Hle H^lene.' and" But the impresario
trailed off into his plans for the popular experi
ment* The full orchestra will not play at these,
he said, but thero will be sixty-five pieces. He
believed, h" declared, that there was a great
clas-s which would patronize opera if the prices
were popular. They were genuine music lovers,
those who wanted the "meat" of the musical
composition* and not the "candy." he said.
Much of his reflective tim« abroad was occu
pied in considering the feasibility of the popular
price plan, and when Mr. Hammerstein had de
cided that the time was ripe for an experiment
he delved more deeply than he otherwise would
have done Into the search for more singers. He
had surprises, he said, and non»- would be morn
pleasing than Senor Carasa.
When the Impresario is r^ste*!, has answered
his mail and purchased a hat to take the place
of the one macerated in Paris, he wilt get down
to the preparation of an announcement of his
Vomplete plans for his 1909-10 season at the
GABRILOWITSCH OPERATED UPON
Pianist Hastily Removed to Hospital Suffering
Oeslp Gabrilowitsch. the pianist. \»-as hastily re-
Bjoved from his apartments in the Prince George
Hm"l yesterday to the Manhattan E^<? and Ear
Hospital, hs East 64th street, to bf> operated on
f.tr expansive mastoiditis. It was feared at first
that the virtuoso would be forced to cancel all con
cert engagements, but the operation, which was
performed by Dr. James F McKernon, n->w renders
Among those who called at the hospital to in
quire into the condition of the pianist wars Mark
Twain and his daughter. Miss Clemens
Dr McKernon declared last night that the opera
tion bad been entirely successful, and that unless
unforeseen ''omplicatfons arose his patient would
be fully restored In less than a month.
OVER THE FOURTH AT ATLANTIC CITY.
Pennsylvania Railroad through train* leave New
york 955 A, M ■: M P. M. week days; 12) P M
Saturdays only: T55 A. M Sundays. Special train
returning, will leave Atlantic City. Monday, July
i, dt i:l3 P- IL— Advu
MAKES SHORT FLIGHT
WRIGHT AEROPLAXE ACTS
BADLY AT FORT MYER.
Onille Encircles Field, However,
After Three False Starts—
Ignition Causes Trouble.
[From The Tribune Bureau)
Washington. June. 29. — After four trials, ex
periencing more trouble than has ever been seen
in public with a Wright aeroplane. Orville
Wright got the machine being built under con
tract for the government into the air at Fort
slyer this afternoon, and made a short circuit
of the field. It was an exciting afternoon. more
exciting probably for the spectators than for
the Wrights themselves. They knew what a
balky aeroplane meant, and the spectators had
never seen one before. All sorts of suggestions
were hazarded as to the cause of the trouble —
Orville had "lost his nerve." the machine had
been built wrong, it could not fly, and the
brothers could not carry out their contract with
th*» government unless with months of extended
Then, just as 11 was getting dark, the machine
went off into the air. and Orville made a short
circuit of the field, just to show what he could
do, and the machine was brought to earth and
housed Just as it became entirely dark. The
trouble, after all. was just defective ignition.
and was remedied by driving a plug a littl«
tighter in the sparking apparatus, but for a time
it looked to th« spectators as if the brother
"conquerors of the air" had met temporary de.
There was slmost as bis a crowd as on Mon
day, the day of disappointment for the Senators
and Representatives. There, was a much smaller
official crowd, but the fie'd was ringed around
wl'h carriages, automobiles and spectators on
foot. It was after 5 o'clock when the wind dfed
down sufficiently to warrant bringing out the
machine When it was put on the starting rail
there was still a noticeable wind down the track,
and a little time was spent in making the final
adjustments and waiting for the wind to die
PROPELLERS WORK SLOWLY.
Wilbur and the mechanic stepped to the back
of the machine and gave a twist to the big pro
pellers. They caught the spark of the s'artir;^
battery almost instantly, slackened their hum
a trifle as the magneto was cut in and then
picked up again. But in spite of the great size
of the propellers, it was noticeable that they
were running very slow!v, and It seemed almost
impossible that they could force the big machine
into the air.
Wilbur stood at the tip of the wing and bal
anoed the machine on the rail, and as Orville
tripped the trigger that released the weights.
Just a' 5. "7. the big white bird darted down
the track. It seemed, however, to lack the life
and energy noticeable with the old machine last
year, and it went into the air sluggish!-.
th<» end of the rail. Orville threw the front
rudders up rather sharpl-. and the machine
seemed to start on the rise. Then, to the sur
prise of every one. when the bottom Of the
frame was about ten feet from the ground and
less than fifty yards had been covered, the
aeroplane swerved to the right and one wirg
tipped, dragging the ground. It made a half
circle. like a wounded bird, and brought up in
a cloud of dust about one hundred yards fr'>m
the end of the rail.
The engine was still running, but the operator
cut thr.t off. and showed that he was not injured
by slipping from his seat to the ground. The
crowd surged forward, but was held in check
by the mounted pickets, and several officers
came up to see what was the trouble. That
was Just the difficulty. Nobody could tell what
the trouble was. and the only explanation vent
ured by Mr. Wright himself was that there \v;i3
too much wind at his back and that he could
not get start enough.
It was found that except for a rip In toe canvas
the machine was unhurt The rip was speedily
repaired, and the machine was put on Its trucks
again and started back for the monorail. This
brought forth the demonstration of the day-
There was a general clapping of hands, and the
horns of about one hundred and fifty aut >mo
biles "honked" encouragement to the aviator.
SECOND EFFORT AN IMPROVEMENT.
The pulleys were all gone over and oiled
afresh. The machine was started again at 6:40
o'clock without adding to the fourteen hundred
pounds of iron weights that gave it impetus.
This time it flew a trifle further and landed in a
direct line with the rail, but the efTort was
scarcely more successful than the first
The next effort was worse than the first two,
as the machine failed to leave the ground, but
slid along for fifty yards and stopped. It was
a most mysterious performance, and the fourth
trial was made v.ith little hope among the spec
tators that it would be more successful than
the others. However, "he ignition had been
advanced, and the engine, when it started,
hummed a different tune from that heard be
Off the airship went, down the 'r, k. ->nd this
time she did not light The macHne flew law.
but she ftVw and there was a soft -heer from
the thinning ring «f watcher* abou-: 'he field.
It was not much of a demonstration, rather a
general sigh of relief that the stubborn bronco
of the air had found a master.
Even at tts greatest dip of the ground the
machine was not more than fifteen feet in the
Contibued on secoad pare.
BRETTON WOODS HOTELS. WHITE MTS., N. H.
Representatives at 1180 E'way. Tel. 474» Mad.—
PRICE THREE CENTS.
NO! BEFORE SENATE
MADE REGULAR BUSINESS
BY TECHNICAL MOVE.
Will Pass. Smgs Aldrirh. but Will
Be Repealed or Modified
in 7Vo Years.
fFrom The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. June 29. — The so-called "Taft
amendment" for a tax of 2 per cent on the net
earnings of corporations is now the unfinished
business before the Senate. It is expected that
a vote on its adoption will be taken within tea
days, and unless there is a marked change la
sentiment before the close of that time. th»
amendment, as drawn by Attorney General
Wickersham. President Taft and Senator Root.;
will be adopted. The leaders are hopeful but."
not certain that a vote on the amendment can I
be taken before the close of this week.
Senator Aldrich is so confident that no com
bination can be made to defeat the amendments
that he will leave Washington to-morrow for
a few days of rest- Senator Flint will be in I
charge of the amendment for the Finance Com
mittee and Senator Boot will be on hand to
reply to such criticisms as miy be made against
the constitutionality of the Treasure. It is not
the purpose of the leaden to make exhaustive
speeches in support • I the amendment. In fact,
they are willing that a *a»te shall be tiken at
once, and will content themselves with brief
replies to criticism? of Senators Cummins.
Borah. Bailey. Rayner and others who hay»»
given notice of their purpose to attack the*
An important tactical advantage in the par-*!
liamentary status of the amendment was}
achieved by the Finance Committee to-dar. pur
suant to its purpose to accept no amendments.-
The advocates of an income tax fully expected 1
that they would be able to bring about a direct
vote on the Bailey-Cummins amendment be'or*
the corporation tax amendment was voted on.
and failing that, to offer a mm of amend
ments to th^ Taft proposition. "When the*
schedules and free list were finished in th«
committee of the tvfcole to-day, the Ealiey-
Cummins amendment was laid before the Sen
at»* as the pending business. Immediately Mr.
Lodge offered as a substitute for this amend
ment that portion of the Payne bill which pro
vides that whenever any country pays a bounty
on a dutiable article imported into the United
States there shall b«? levied an additional duty
equal to the net amount of such bounty. Mr.
Aldrich then offered the corporation tax meas
ure as an amendment to the Lodge substitutes.
This precludes the offering of any amendment
to the corporation tax measure, it being itself;
an amendment* and not amendable under th«
rules. This mear.3 that the Bailey- Cunsmin*
amendment cannot be considered until th« Sen
ate has adopted or rejected the corporation tax
amendment. With the corporation tax amend
ment adopted the leaders have no doubt thaS
there will be a decisive majority against any
additional legislation for special taxes.
SITUATION PLEASES LEADER*
The leaders were elated over their success la
bringing about this situation, which was care
fully planned in committee more than a week:
ago. It means, they say. that the corporation
tax amendment will have a decisive majority
when the vote is taken in committee of th«
whole. Many Democratic Senators have de
clared that while the corporation tax measura
does mo* go as far as they wish, they will ba
compelled to vote for it. It is possible, the lead
ers assert, that the entire Democratic side will
swing into line for the corporation tax measure,
and that on the first roilcall in committee of the
whole not to exceed tight votes will be cast
Several times in the couse of th» debate to
day Mr. Aldrich let it be known that while he
would vote for the corporation tax he had not
changed his mint! as to the power of the new
; tariff bill to raise all revenue necessary to meet
' the expenses of the government. He would sup
port the* measure as a means of defeating
: the income tax. Replying t«> questions of
Mr. Bailey, the Rhode Island Senator said
he expected to see the law- repealed at the
■ end of two years, or at least to MS the rata
greatly reduced, while some of the best features
of the law were retained. Mr. Bailey wanted
I Mr. Aldrich to admit that the President had
i suggested the corporation tax measure as *
means of defeating the enactment of an in
tome tax law. He wanted to know whether the
! President had suggested the corporation tax
i amendment to the President or the President
: had suggested it to Mr. '•..'.. The Rhode
Island Senator replied that the President had
suggested- such a tax to the Republican mem
bers of the Ways and Means Committee long
before the tariff bill reached the Senate.
Later in the day. when Mr. Cummins was dis
cussing the government's fiscal affairs. Mr. Al
drich said he was convinced that if the sched
ules of the tariff bill as framed by the Senate
in committee of the whole were approved by the
Conference Committee the customs duties would
be $15,000,000 more than under the Dingley law.
He said this was $7,000,000 more than the esti
mate made by him when he reported the bill to
the Senate. He was willing to risk his reputa
tion as a prophet on the statement that the
pending bill would yield more than $3oO.O»N>.000
annually in customs receipts.
MR. FLIXT EXPLAINS PROVISION'S.
As soon as the corporation tax amendment
was introduced Mr. Flint made a short explana
tion of its provisions. He said the Finance
Committee had given careful consideration to
the question of special taxation. The decision
Of the Supreme Court in the Pollock case was
regarded as conclusive against any recommen
dation for an income tax. while an Inheritance
tax. he said, did not seem desirable because
many of the states already taxed Inheritances.
Some members of the committee. Mr Flint said,
were opposed to any special taxation because
they believed the tariff bill would provide ampl*
revenue. A majority of the committee was not
satisfied that the customs duties -would yield
sufficient funds to maintain the government and
had accepted the President's recommendation
for a tax on the net earnings of corporations.
Replying to questions. Mr. Flint said that the
inquisitorial provisions of the amendment had
been carefully drawn- He said that revesrao
agents would not make examinations merely to
punish somebody or to satisfy an idle curiosity,
and the government's agents could examine only
such books as were necessary to satisfy them
that a proper return had been made. .. .
Mr. Burkett wanted to know tf It was th*
purpose of the Finance Committee to require
fraternal benefit associations to pay the tax. Ha
had received inquiries from organizations lika
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