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FRIGE TWO CENTS.
Carnegie and Rockefeller Are
ITS EFFECT WORLD WIDE
The Two Practically Control the
SOME DISCREDIT THE REPORTS
They See In the Rumors Nothing
but a Move for Stock
Maw York Sun SnoclafSorvlca.
New .York, Jan. 24.— opening guns
of what threatens to be a battle -whose
effects will be felt around the globe, have
been fired by two men who practically
control the iron industries of the world.
The steel war between Andrew Car
negie, with.s3oo,ooo,ooo behind him, and
John D. Rockefeller, wielding the awful
influence of $1,000,000,000, 7is apparently
on. It will be a battle of financial giants
such as 1 the world has never before seen.
The indirect cause of.the war cropped
out a year ago, when Andrew Carnegie
pocketed $1,000,000, which Henry C. Frick
had put up as a forfeit on an option on the
Carnegie properties. This option was'al
leged to be for John D. Rockefeller and
his associates. When the deal fell
through, Carnegie threatened to build a
$12,000,000 plant at Connaut on Lake Erie,
in opposition to Rockefeller's National
Rockefeller threatened to invade the
Carnegie territory, and so for months the
two great giants of finance growled at
each other, without striking.
But on Monday Rockefeller made a
strategic movement by purchasing 75,000
acres of coking coal lands in Pennsyl
vania, for which he paid $15,000,000. To
this movement Carnegie has not yet re
The effect of such a steel war as this
threatens to be may realize when it Is
understood that foreign manufacturers
cannot, fill orders without the aid of. the
The -income from Carnegie's iron com
pany is $40,000,000 a year. Out of this
amount he could pay the yearly income of
the King of England, the Emperor of Ger
many, the Emperor of Austria, the King of
Italy and the Czar, of Russia and still have
the comfortable sum of $20,000 left. The
man who is fighting him has an estsimated
income :. of $40,000,000... ; V '. • -
. There are wise, men in Wall street who
say that there is no war between these
two financial colossi, and that all -the
stories published have been set afloat for
the purpose of "rigging" the market.
F. SCHIFFMAN'S FEES
Rukard Hurd Begins the House
Fight to Substitute a Salary.
THE OPPOSITION FORMIDABLE
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It -: Include!- the Reese-Schlffnian-
Warner Combine and Other
Undaunted by the opposition already
marshaling Itself to defeat his bill to place
the offlce of the state oil inspector upon a
salary basis," Representative Rukard Hurd
of St. Paul has assumed the aggressive.
In the house this morning. he introduced
the following resolution:
. Resolved, That the state oil inspector is
hereby directed to report to the house of
representatives, at a date not later than
Feb. 4, 1901, the amount of all fees collected
by that offlce during the last four years, the
number of ' employes in the service of the
state oil inspector, the amount of salary or
fees paid to each and by whom.
There was no hesitancy on , the part of
the.house in adopting Mr. Hurd's resolu
tion. The adversaries Mr. Hurd will be
compelled to meet are too skilled in par
liamentary warfare to deliver an attack
in force so early in the game. It is a
safe prediction that, they will make no
show whatever until the bill appears in
the senate, and that then every ramifica
tion of a highly organized political ma
chine will suddenly awake to life.
.The Trio's Ascendancy. •
The ascendancy of the Reese-Schlffman-
Warner faction is occasioning general com
ment. 7 These gentlemen were not only
prominent In the campaign, but, whether
deservedly ' or not, have since claimed a
great portion of the credit for the election
of Senator Clapp. In more senses than
one Senator Clapp was , the caucus nom
inee because of a contingency no one was
prepared -to t meet. At ■ the same time,
Messrs. Reese et al,' are accepting all
bouquets and blandly smiling at each mes
sage of congratulation upon their superior
foresight and masterly strategy. 7, y .
;, Mr. Hurd's 'Opposition^'.-.--"
Mr. 7 Schiffman's succep In landing the
position of state oil inspector ?s too re
cent to require notice. -If-this:'same "co
terie 'succeeds, in i naming the adjutant gen
eral (and Major Libbey, is by no means
the last; candidate In the race at this time)
and \ further, is successful in placing A. C.
Clausen as secretary of the state railroad
and - warehouse commission, Mr. Hurd will
be attempting the seemingly impossible in
the legislature..- Perhaps it is part be
cause the character of this opposition is so
unmistakable . that " many members have
personally expressed to Mr. Hurd their. ap
proval of the reform he hopes to see ' ac
complished. , .7 ';.'■
BACK TO OSBORNE
Flags Are Lowered Until King Ed
■ ward ' Has . Landed.' *
Cowes, Jan. 24.As the royal yacht Al
berta, with King Edward, on board, turned
the point,- all the flags hitherto half-masted
were - hauled down, *■ marking; the suspen
sion of mourning till the king had landed.
'.' He drove to Osborne house, where Em
peror Will Jam met him at the gates. :
- - His 7 majesty was somewhat careworn,
but otherwise appeared to ,be In excellent
health. " During the crossing he was en
gaged with state dispatches and. telegrams
of'sympathy.' .-..-'-. : V^a3S_EpMßnitftijtt
Emperor William will attend the funeral,
but perhaps he will ! first return to i Ger
The Imperial j yacht Hohenzollern with
.; the'crown prince'? of . Germany Frederick
-William, on board, will -7arrive"- here- to
xaorrow. y ■ ■: . . ■;.■■. :. y : : .y. :
KING EDWARD '
Quaint 'Ceremonies To-day in
KING IS NOT PRESENT
Laws iy * Medieval Times Are Fol
OFFICIALS IN STRa^VV7^:UMES
Ceremony at tbe City's Gate* Where
the Procession la Admitted—
The Proclamation.-' '.'
London, Jan. 24.London to-day had a
glimpse of medieval times. The quaint
ceremonies with which King Edward VII.
was proclaimed followed ancient pre
The officials arranged the function an
hour ahead of the-published announce
ment, . and the inhabitants, when they
awoke, were surprised to find the entire
way between Si. James Palace and the
i city lined with troops. - About' 10,000 sol
diers, life guards, horse guards, y foot
guards and other cavalry and infantry
regiments had been brought from Alder
shot and London barracks after midnight.
All the officers.had crepe ;on their arms
and the drums and brass instruments
were shrouded with crepe.
The ceremony began at St. James Pal
ace, where, at 9 o'clock Edward VII. was
proclaimed king of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of
The proclamation, which was read by
William Henry Weldon, king-at-arms
since 1894, and formerly Windsor, herald,
was as follows: 7 ,
: Whereas, It has pleased Al- : *
: mighty God to call to His mercy :
: our late sovereign lady Queen :
: Victoria, of 'blessed and glorious : >
: memory, by whose decease the :
: Imperial crown of the United ':
: Kingdom of Great Britain and :
: Ireland is solely and rightfully :
: ' come to the high - and mighty :
: .Prince Albert Edward, we, :
: therefore, the Lord's spiritual :
: and temporal of this realm, :
: being here assisted with those :
: of her late majesty's privy :
:. council with numbers of other . :
: principal gentlemen of quality, :
: , the lord mayor, aldermen and :
: citizens of London, do hereby :
: with one voice, consent of : '
_:, tongue and heart,. to; publish :
- : and proclaim that the high and :-
: mighty Prince Albert Edward :
: is now, by. the death of our late :,..
iJi- :-~ sovereign of happy- memory,
"': come our only lawful and right-, :
: ful liege lord Edward VII. by the :
: grace of. God, king or the United : .
: Kingdom of Great Britain and :
: Ireland," defender of the faith, :
: Emperor of India, to whom we :
: acknowledge all faith and con- :
: stant obelience" with all hearty :
: and humble affection,' beseech- :
: ing God, by whom all kings and :
: queens do . reign, to bless the :
: , royal Prince Edward VII. with . : ,
: long and happy years to reign :
: over us. fi_B___ :
King* Not Present.
- The king was not present.. There was a
large assemblage of officials and college
heralds. There was a great concourse of
The proclamation was greeted by, a fan
fare of trumpets. At the conclusion of the
ceremony the band belonging to the.foot
j guards In the Friary count played "God
, Save the King."
At 9 o'clock a brilliant cavalcade passed
down the Mall and entered the court. It
consisted of headquarters staff, headed by
General Roberts in full uniform and car
rying a marshal's baton. Sir Evelyn Wood
: and nine court dignitaries headed by the
; duke of-Norfolk appeared on the balcony.
, Then the heralds blew.a fanfare and the
I klng-at-arms, raising his three-cornered
hat, cried, loudly, "Long live the King."
, The crowd took up the cheers.
The officials then marched in procession
: from the balcony through. the palace to
I the ambassadors' court, where a number
of royal carriages had been placed by the
direction of the king at the disposal of
the earl marshal. These took the offi
cials, who read the proclamation to the
city, escorted by a detachment of Horse
Guards. . "• *~
The contingent from the college of arms
was composed of three klngs-at-arms,
four heralds and eight pursuivants. The
heralds and "■ pursuivants wore tabards, a
garment resembling the costume of kings
as depicted on playing cards. The tabards
were beautifully and heavily embroidered
with silk lions, • the . royal coat of arms,
and flowers. :7mBEBBtt&
• At the City's Gates.
The chief Interest of the morning cen
tered In the entrance of the heralds' pro
cession Into the city at Temple Bar, there
to merge with the lord mayor's entourage,
composed of the lord mayor, sheriffs, al
dermen, and mace-bearers, ; in scarlet, fur
tritHmed ; robes, cocked; hats, ruffled shirts,
silk knee breeches and'low-buckled shoes!
Overhead, ■in .'. the midst of -the pageant,
the great griffin marked the city boun
dary. '■'• • 7 «,
| ':.: In the olden days -a- veritable bar, or
! gate, separated the city from without.
j To-day ten strong policemen stretched a
j red silk rope across the thoroughfare.
•The officer in command of the troops
cried 7Y'^Attention '• Two gold-laced
trumpeter* 'appeared at the griffin's side.
The lord mayor and sheriffs, 'mace-bear-
ers, chaplain, remembrancer and * the
whlte-wlgged judges 'fof the city courts
left their* carriages and grouped them
selves between the lines of troops. Then
the city' marshal, who was on horseback,
wearing a i uniform, of scarlet,, gold-laced]
rode up to the barrier, and the king of
arms. in green and: gold ; tabard," appeared
j at 7 the imaginary bar.:,'.His>"* trumpeter
blew a blast, which > the lord mayor's
trumpeter ; answered, and then the city
marshal:- rode up to the barrier. and de
manded "Who goes . there?" The king of
arms replied that it was the king's herald,
come, to read ; a proclamation. ,; -■*, ; # \, ■'■
> "Enter, herald," said j the marshal, and
the 7 herald 1 was r conducted to the lord
mayor and aldermen: " •'.• , j.;
'-' The herald ; then read , the proclamation,
to which the -mayor and aldermen re
■• plied: HBWffiSBBHOKHHtt|
"We, with one , voice, r consent, tongue
and fe; heart,. pledge ; allegiance -. to King
EdwardvVll.YY 77 "V.-.'. fe ,' :.'; .Yr
The' trumpeters blew: a blast and a mlli-
THURSDAY EVENING.. JANUARY 24, 1901.
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Tarns, the Indian Man—Gee whilikins, I wonder if that gang isn't from the Third District!
t*ry band ln the procession struck up
"God Save the King." The crowd took
the words feebly, with - "God " Save the
King" on the tongue, but with "God Save
the Queen" in mind.
A few streets farther on the proclama
tion was read again, and the procession
advanced, by way of Ludgate Hill, to the
Royal Exchange. The final proclamation
was made in front of the Royal Exchange.
Mournful Enthusiasm. ' V
When the lord mayor finished reading
the warrant with the words, "His majesty,
King Edward V 11.," the crowd for the first
time cheered feebly, but without unison,
seeming to feel that too great a display of
enthusiasm for the. king may appear to
partake of disloyalty to the memory of the
departed queen. - t :■
7 It was only when the* herald shouted
'God save the king." that the populace
responded heartily with cheers, many
people echoing the shout of "God save the
king," and waving their hats. V
. The lord mayor, in the meantime, pro
ceeding to the Mansion House, stepped out
on the upper balcony and said: •
"Join in singing, from the bottom of
your hearts, 'God Save the King.'."
The response was uncertain, for the
people present feared to. undertake the
unfamiliar words, until the common ser
geant (legal adviser of the corporation)
led off, whereupon hundreds joined In.
This was repeated three times, each time
hundreds more taking up the singing, un
til it became a mighty roar. Then came
more cheers for the king and for the
queen consort, hearty but solemn. There
was an undertone of mourning.
Then the life guards and officials from
the West End moved away, the crowd
broke up, the city officials gathered aboQt
a table in the Mansion House and raised
their glasses, drinking the health of King j
Edward, who' had been proclaimed accord
ing to the ancient ritual.
Gazette Makes the Official Announce
ment of Queen's Death.
London, Jan 24. —An extraordinary Issue
of the Gazette this morning, which ap
pears with black borders, announces the
death of Queen Victoria, adding:
'The event has caused one universal
feeling of regret and sorrow to her late
majesty's faithful subjects, to whom she
was endeared •by the deep Interest in
their welfare which she invariably mani
fested, as well as by many signal virtues
which marked and adorned her character."
The following is the full text of his
-Your Royal Highnesses, My Lords and Gen
| tlemen—This is the most painful occasion' on
which I shall ever be called upon to address
you. My first and melancholy duty is to an
nounce to you the death of my beloved
mother, the queen; and I know how deeply
you and the whole nation, and, I think I may
say, the whole world, sympathize with'me
in the Irreparable loss we have all sustained.
. I need hardly say that my constant en
deavor will be always to walk In her foot
steps. . _S_s_B^fflESg
In undertaking the heavy load which now
I devolves upon me, I am fully determined to
be a constitutional sovereign in the strictest
sense of the word, and, so long as there is
breath in my body, to work for the good and
amelioration of my - people.
I have resolved to be known by the name '
of Edward, which has been borne by six of
!my ancestors. In doing so I do net under- I
value the name of Albert, which I inherit
: from my ever-to-be-lamented, great and wise i
I father, who by universal consent is, I think, !
; deservedly known by the name of Albert the
| Good, and I desire that his name should stand
j alone. RK_3B9B|
In conclusion, I trust to parliament' and
I the nation to ' support me in the arduous
| duties which now devolve upon me by inheri
[ tance and to which I am determined to de
| vote my whole strength during the remainder
:of my life. - - .
'. The Gazette announces that the king
I subscribed the oath relating to the secu
. rity of the Church of Scotland. "
.The Gazette orders the court to go into
I mourning until- July 24, and Into half
1 mourning until Jan. 24, 1902. Lord Rob
i crts has ordered , the army to adopt
! mourning until March 5.
Memorial services will: be held in- St.
Paul's cathedral morning and evening
daily until the interment. At the first
of these, held after, the regular evening
! service yesterday, some 5,000 persons were
present. Bishop Bury read the service,
and the " "Queen's . Dead r March in . Saul"
and the funeral music* were rendered.
EDWARD VI. OP SCOTLAND
There Han Been X© ward VI. In
I _V»«> Tork Sun Sp«o%al Servie.
London, Jan. 24.— interesting point
has arisen as to the title of the king
There was no Edward VI. of Scotland,,and'
therefore, * for * that country, - there fe can be
no ■ Edward VII. Possibly the -new king
will be - Edward VII.; of ' England and Ed-;
ward VI. of Scotland. :<■«■ ■ - .. .
Salisbury's Resignation Is
He Remained in the Cabinet Only
at the Queen's Request.
BALFOUR TO BE HIS SUCCESSOR
Chamberlain His i-llnml Man—
Premier's Relations With
. the Kins. .
mow' York Sun Spaclal Sarvtcm
London. Jan. 24.—Lord Salisbury's resig
nation as the prime minister of England
may take place soon as one of the results
of the queen's death. His lordship is old
and weary, and after the recent general
election be wished to retire, being per
suaded to remain only through the per
sonal appeal of the queen that he should
not desert her in a great crisis-
Lord Salisbury Informed her majesty
that If he remained he wished to hold both
the premiership and the foreign secretary
ship, but here again the sovereign's
pleasure prevailed. She Induced the old
statesman to relinquish the foreign port
folio and to retain the leadership of the
It Is now reported la-the best Informed
circle that Lord Salisbury Intends to re
sign soon after parliament meets in Feb
ruary. There is the possibility, however,
that King Edward may succeed, as did
bis mother, in prevailing upon the prime
minister to continue at his post In any
event, those that ought to know declare
that Lord Salisbury's public career is
nearly closed. f t_pr__HßifFffl
When he resigns, according to the pres
ent, understanding. Arthur Balfour will
succeed him; and Mr. Balfour's right hand
man when he becomes premier will be
Prime Minister Salisbury's absence from
Osborne House during the* queen's last
moments causes widespread speculation,'
especially In court and : political , circles.
According to reliable information. Lord
Salisbury remained away owing to . the
strained personal relations between him
and the king. EMlftHßtt-BIHUi
It is said that recently the . Marquis. of
Salisbury, on behalf of the queen; read the'
Prince of Wales a severe lecture, which
accounts for their now reported unfriendly
The serious aspect of this matter is that
under such < a condition Lord Salisbury's
tenure of the premiership cannot endure
long, and then tbe unionist government
will go to pieces. «S__£_B_E2S&_G99_S
Troop* Ordered Ont.
Omaha. Jan. - 24.—General . Fitzhugh Lee
sent orders to Lieutenant Dixon, com
manding Troop A of;the!Eighth; cavalry
at Fort-Reno; to proceed at once to the
scene of Indian trouble at Muskogee, I.' T.
Elect a 9mm Governor.
South McAJester, I. T.. Jan. 21.—About 200
full-blood Choctaw Indians, camped north of
here, passed resolutions deposing Governor
Dukes and elected a full-blood Indian named
Daniel Bell governor.
It is also said that the full-blood Cherokees
are preparing to rise up against the whites
and Indians who are favorable toward open-"
ing up the country to white settlement.
Tossed the J. P. Into the Street
Special to The Journal. - - . -.'
Bowdle.S. D.. Jan. i Charlie Pryne and Tom Bosko had a fight and Bosko
promptly bad Pryne arrested. Justices of the Peace John Keen acted Just as prompt
ly, passing Judgment without hearing Pryne's side or giving him a chance to* vindi
cate himself, and sentencing him to fifteen days in Jail.
This rapid action did" not suit * the friends of -Pryne, who called a meeting, but
could get no satisfaction from the worthy 'justice.
_ Alt arguments failing, Pryne's supporters, In CT true western f style, gathered the
obstinate Justice up bodily and threw him out of the courtroom into the street. - :
Some Interesting developments are expected, . ,7 ,; *- • .'_•7 j
A HAIR-PULLING MOB
Mrs. Nation's Crusade Results in a
Women's Street Fight.
ATTACKED BY MRS. SCHILLING
Her Husband's Saloon Was Wrecked
So She Gathers Her
Enterprise, Kan., Jan. 24.—A" street
fight occurred'here to-day between wom
en, led on one side by Mrs. Carrie Nation,
the saloon wrecker, and on the other by-
Mrs. John Schilling, wife of the manager
of the saloon wrecked yesterday. Mrs.
Schilling was backed by a dozen female
Mrs. Nation swore out warrants against
Mrs. Schilling' and her husband and Mrs.
William Blttner, charging them with as
sault, and Mayor. Hoffman swore out a
warrant against Mrs. Nation, charging her
with disturbing the peace. All were ar
rested and. released on bond.
Mrs. Nation, Mrs. Hoffman and other
members of the W. C. T. U. entered a
store near William Shook's saloon. Mrs.
Nation sent.for Shook, apparently to warn
him that she would attack bis place.
While talking to him Mrs. Nation was
assaulted by a crowd of women. During
the general fight a woman heavilyl veiled
rained blow after blow upon Mrs. Nation
with a horsewhip. Male spectators offered
no aid on either side. Mrs. Nation was
SNAKE BAND GROWS
Over 1,000 Armed Indians Likely
to Meet the Soldiers.
CAVALRY TROOP ON THE WAY
They Will Make an Overland Charffe
Into the Creek Nation-
Muskogee, I. T., Jan. 24.—Chief Brown
of the Seminoles to-day appealed to the
authorities here for aid, stating that a
number of his tribe threatened to. Join the
anti-allotment Creeks who have been ter
rorizing the peaceable Indians for several
days. B^dHSQBHHB^^^ ;
It Is expected that within twenty-four
hours the band of marauders will -number
over 1,000 armed Indians, sworn to stand
against the soldiers.
Marshall Bennett and Indian Agent
Shoenfelt to-day mustered their forces of
deputies and Indian * police and ordered
them to Brush bill, ten miles west of Che
cotah. where the Indians are in council,
and demand their surrender."
7 Troop A of the Eighth cavalry, ordered
from Fort Reno, will leave the cars at
Holdenvllle and make an overland charge
into the nation.
Eufaula, I. T., Jan. 24.— Ex-Chief Roley
Mcintosh of the peaceable or treaty party,
and about twenty followers have taken ref
uge ln Eufaula. \ John Cruk, a leader of
one of the insurrectionary Creek Indian
bands and some of his men, plan to cap
ture Mcintosh and his police.
10 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
EXTRA SESSION IF
SUBSIDY BILL FAILS
It Will Be Called Ostensibly to Pass on the
New Constitution for the Cuban
Prominent Republican Senator Predicts That
|he Shipping Bill Will Pass-Petti
Washington, Jan. 24.—1n connection ' with , the Pettigrew filibuster . story, -wired y
The Journal yesterday, there has been revived talk of an extra session, to begin
about April 15. Y_*f_lMßl__Bj
Half a dozen republican-senators met informally yesterday afternoon in a promi
nent senate committee room to consider the subsidy.bill. They discussed the Pet- ~
tigrew program at length and were unable to make up their minds whether Pettigrew .
would have the strength to make his threats good. On the assumption that he would
have, it was freely predicted that an extra session would be called. •
"Will It be called expressly to pass a subsidy bill?" I asked the gentleman who
was telling me about It. E_ffl__B-tt_B
"No," was the reply. "The extra session, if called at all, will ostensibly be.fop
the purpose of helping along the work of providing a stable government for Cuba.
"It is well understood that the Cuban constitutional convention, now sitting, will
not conclude its labors by March 4 when congress must . adjourn. It may, however,
conclude them by the middle of April, and I think it will.
"Immediately upon the completion of the work, a full report will be sent to tha
president of the United States, and the Cubans will be very anxious to have the offi
cial approval of their, work by congress and' the president at the earliest possible 7
moment, so that they may speedily begin the task of forming a government. '.'.'.
"Now, should the subsidy bill fail to-pass. by March 4, it is my guess that an
extra session of congress will be called, ostensibly- to help the people of Cuba in 7-'•'•;
their efforts to set up at the -earliest; possible moment a stable government, but
really in order that the shipping bill may become a law as far as possible ahead of
the elections of 1902." '• * ..
"Should th» subsidy bill pass at this session," I asked, "will there be an extra 1- 4
session.?" 7. _7 '■ Y»
"In my Judgment there will not be." was the reply. 7The Cuban question I have 7*
just referred to will not be "raised and the island - will wait until next winter for
the 'O. X.' of congress on its. new constitution."
, -My Informant, who is a republican of national reputation, and in the confidence
of the administration forces in congress, thinks that the subsidy bill will pass. He ;
credits Pettigrew with honesty in x his ; threats of defeating the bill, but he thinks
Pettigrew will grow tired of his job. | 7; v 7IY V •-
"Senator Teller," said my- Informant, "in declining -to go into the filibuster
scheme with Pettigrew, beyond any question reflected ; the prevailing sentiment 7
among democratic senators, who,j while preparing to talk against the subsidy bill,
will not filibuster or offer any factious opposition. Teller knows this, and since he
will be a member of the senate for some years longer, he naturally prefers to follow
the lead of such men as Chairman Jones t rather than.that of Pettigrew, who Is soon ...
to go out of office.
"Pettigrew will probably do all he can against the subsidy, bill, but he will finally
make up his mind that he can do nothing alone, and will consent, through necessity,
to be pulled off. Then the bill will pass."... 777Y 7i. fe
It may Interest the northwest to know that the amendments ..which Pettigrew has
demanded for the shipping bill before he will support it embrace the subsidy Ideas
advanced by James J. Hill in interviews in New York, Chicago and ; the twin cities
and in public addressses. Pettigrew wants the subsidy based on cargoes rather than
on speed or carrying capacity, and he wants the maximum subsidy paid vessels 1 of
fifteen knots, all vessels of higher speed .than this to get only the fifteen-knot rate.
Such a proposition entirely knocks out the International Navigation company : and.
all the fast freight lines of the Atlantic Coast, and will never be accepted by the men V
who are pushing the bill in the senate.7 ; -7 . , .-• .
•Vv \ Pettigrew was asked recently if he would meet, with certain republicans who are;
lukewarm in their 'support "of the subsidy bill to the end that effort might be made to
amend the*bill and make it generally acceptable. He replied that while he had nb7'7
objections to a meeting as requested, he could never support a republican subsidy fe r
bill, and then' proceeded Ito tell what sort of ; a bill he.would support. r It • was the.--•*"
James J. Hill Idea, as stated, and it is absurd to think for a moment that such an
ld*a could prevail before congress at this time. Pettigrew knows this and so do all '7
the other senators. On this slender thread was-hung-the story that Pettigrew had-7
withdrawn his opposition to the bill and had effected a compromise*- under which it 7
was permitted to go through the senate unopposed. ' •.-*>.--'*
GOT DOWN THE
TAX ON BEER
Senate Committee Makes It
$1.50 a Barrel.
TAX ON BUCKET SHOPS
legitimate Sales of Grain Will Es
..'. cape Taxation.
BANK CHECK STAMPS WILL STAY
Tax on Proprietary Remedies "Will
Be Chan-fed and -Perhaps
J-'mm Th. Journal Bureau, Boom AS, P0.%
Washington, Jan. 24.—The senate
finance committee has considered- several
matters In connection with the war reve
nue reduction bill, which will interest the
In the first place, It may be stated au
thoritatively . that * the • tax on beer will
be reduced to $1.50 per : barrel. This has
been the rumor for weeks, but the matter
has finally been disposed of by the com
mittee. The committee will also try to
take the tax off all' legitimate sales of
wheat and other " grains. For instance,
when a farmer sells his wheat to an ele
vator company, which in turn sends It to
market, the committee believes no tax
should be levied. The committee, how
ever wants to put a high tax on all sales
of "wind" and will tax bucket shops di
The trouble ln the way of drafting a
section covering these points is the pro
vision in the constitution -, prohibiting
class legislation. It Is difficult to draft
a section permitting legitimate sales: of
grain and at the same time taxing*sales
of "wind" such as are made In most
chambers of commerce. Half a dozen
senators have undertaken so far to phrase
a section along the line mentioned, but
without success. It is believed, however,
that the matter can be reached in the way
desired by the committee.
Another important matter considered in
committee Is that of a tax on stock ex
change operations. The committee is di
vided on the question of how to tax shares
of stock, some favoring a tax on the par
value of the shares, which ls -fIOO, and
others favoring a tax on the average mar
ket value of the shares, which is between
$50 and $60. Vls believed the . latter
sentiment is the prevailing one thus far.
The tax on bank checks will remain, on
the theory that It does not impose bard-
—W. W. Jermane.
ship on the poorer people. People who :
can afford bank accounts are as a rule'
quite able to pay the 2-cent * tax. Poor
people, if they have bank accounts at all..
check against them very seldom, and la
the main have them In savings banks,'*
which are not subject to check.
For several days this week the com
mittee has been considering the tax on
proprietary remedies. A proposition*-is"
pending to remove the tax on every patent
medicine whose formula is printed on the
bottle and to retain it.' on all medicine*
where formulas are not so printed. It la
safe to say that the tax will be radically
reduced If not entirely '•' wiped out on
everything of , this kind. •
Among the members of the finance com
mittee who are laboring earnestly in thi*
. matter, is Senator \ Hansbrough of' North
Dakota, who says that inasmuch as tbe
retail druggists have to pay • this pro
prietary tax, be sees no reason for main
taining it. It has been found out of tha
question to charge it . against either tha
manufacturer of the consumer.
A dispatch from St. Paul this morning
says Senator-Elect Clapp will. arrive in ■
Washington Monday and take his . seat at V
once, thus shutting * out ■. Senator Towne, 7
who has been Intending k m that day *to *■;
make his promised address, which ha*
been s under preparation now for a*.number'
of days. • The theory advanced here as ex
plaining this alleged" Intention on Clapp'a
part to shut out Towne's speech IsithatY
Towne's speech.will.be a part of the, gen
eral filibuster against the subsidy bill, and
that Clapp, as a good republican, will con
tribute fe his mite towards rendering tha
filibuster-ineffectual. .' Senator Towne bad
read the special dispatch before I M«r
him to-day. :He said: . •
I wired Mr., Clapp yesterday,; telling i bin* l"-
I was preparing to deliver . my ■ speech ! Mon- ■"■.
day, or Tuesday,: and asking if ibe • could. Ob- j
ject to dove-tailing his ; . plans Into 7 that pro- V
gram. . I have had no reply, but expect one :,
I shall not. believe Mr. Clapp, who for years , ,
has been my personal friend,- and whom I
know to be a ' high-toned and honorable gen
tleman, has been correctly reported until be y
himself .tells me so. 2.1 do not believe that he
will place any obstacle in the way of my
speech. . . "
Mr. Towne's speech is not a part of the *-
subsidy bill filibuster. This statement I
make on the highest authority. He has ■'
had bis speech under advisement for
weeks, and has been at work for a week
i preparing it. ■
His plan is to offer a resolution in the
Senate to-morrow or Saturday and ask
that it go over until Monday, when ha
will state "It, is his intention to call it
;up and address himself to It. The resolu
tion , will deal with the Philippine sit
uation and favor giving the islands an in
dependent government, the United States
reserving such coaling :stations and-other
privileges there as may - be deemed 'neces
7 Mr. Towne has been pressed to make the
speech by leading men on both. sides of
I. asked Mr. Towne to-day regarding
his plans for the future. "*He. will rem ~
in Washington and ;New- York for _