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Shrubb and Longboat Drop Out —
Thirty Thousand Persons See
Stirring Struggle.
Kunninc with remarkable ppec-d and showing
-voncerful stamina and unquestioned courage.
H«:ri St. Yves, of France, proved himself the
rrrateFt lone distance runner of the day by
«taafog the Marathon Derby of IKMIOO. over
the full stance of 26 miles 385 yards, at the
Polo Grounds yesterday, in the fast time of 2
hours. 40 minutes. DO 3-5 seconds. "While thirty
thousand persons v. ho surrounded the impi-o
vised track of Bis laps to the mile, a veritable
nail of humanity, rose as one man to welcome a
rrw idol, and to cheer with hearty good will a
brilliant performance, 6t_ Yves, sprinting like a
cuarter-niiler, crossed the finish line four good
laps, or two-thirds of a mile, in front of Do
rando Wetrl. of Olympic Marathon fame. Two
laps v^h ; r,d Dorando came Johnny Hayes, the
winner of the Hympic Marathon, wnile Matt
Maloney. who has recently Joined the profes-
Fior.a' rankf . finished fourth, a lap behind
' Tom Ix>ngboat. the Indian, who was unbeaten
bj a Merathon race in tliis country up to yester
day, gave up the struggle after covering some
eighteen rciiles on account of trouble with hi?
feet, while Alfred Shrubb, the great English
runner, who has been practically invincible up
to fifteen miles, gave up in a Mate of almost
complete collapse early in the twenty-fifth mile.
His handlers had no excuse to offer for his de
fett. but the distance was too far.
With the exception of the time of 2:96:261-5
•msde by Meliwu J in the race from Rye to New
Tork last fall. St. Yves broke all records for the
Marathon distance, besides setting new inter
mediate marks for every distance above thirteen
miler. A grave doubt exists as to the eoom
being properiy measured in the Rye to New
Tork rar*. and for that reason the time yester
da;- will be accepted as a record by those Inter
eEted la the sport. It was the more remarkable.
1n view of the fact that the turf track, -while, in
f&Jr condition, was soggy and slow on account
of the recent rain. Over a fast tra/-k it i?
Itke.lv that the littl" Frenchman would have
established figures that niipht. stand for years
to come.
After St. Yves had won and walked away mir
rcunded by Uc friends, and Dorando had fin
lsheo with a burst of Epeed that showed his ex
enVest condition end Droved he was beaten on
fcis merit?, the crowd swarmed down from the
Etaad and fairly overran the track as Hayes
end Maloney ran the few remaining laps. The
t-ho runners suffered little or nothing, however,
froni Interference, and the action of the crowd
fcad. no bearing on the race.
St. Yves, vho arrived in this country some
'three -weeks ago with an unbeaten record, was
ene of the outsiders in the betting, but for some
. reason hars ke explain he oH'cii^- "ar»e4 tir
goni will of the crowd and did not lack for sym
pathizer* as the race progreFsed. He Eimply
lad Im njwed of his field, and set such a fa?t
• pace that his opponents could not live with him
Maw twenty miles, and even then •without vary
ing h:s stride, so far as could be judged, he
iept draw;r.g away until it was only a question
of his lasting the distance. It soon developed
that his friends had nothing to fear for this
reason, and he continued on to the end and fin
ished as fresh to all ■j%ieei'Wnr»ii as when the
reee began.
ajQhai St. Yves had covered fifteen mile? the
Eharps thsok their heads. They predicted that,
both he and Shrubb -would run themselves into
the ground, and marvelled that Al Copland and
fcis othT handlers allowed him to go alone so
fast. It turned <^ut. however, that they knew
their man. and that, trained to the minute, he
yrzs Bt and ready to run all day if necessary
vith his short, choppy 6tride. •which. % while rot
T*rticular!y graceful, whs wonderfully effective.
Longboat ran a rood race as far as he went.
ar.d Bhrabb a brilliant one for twenty miles.
IDcraado. who was a r'.ose se.cond choice to
Longboat, so far as the betting went, ran about
'a» his mark, while Hayes improved as the ra<
Progressed, indicating that with better Judg
•Mat he might have been closer up. As it was
he dropped so far out of the ra< -e in the ear^y
part that he found it impossible to make up the
lest BWBBd. Maloney ran a well judged race,
laying off the pace and running to «>r-hedu'e. but
be lacked the speed and the stamir.a to go up
wasa th* ptoca came, and finished a tired man.
Dorando rr!a<-k- the running for the best part
C the first In: >. which was covered in 5:14,
bnt from that point Bt. Yves went to the front
sj;<l led Sfarubb, Longboat and Dorando. who
"were close'.y bunched by distances varying from
twenty yards to one hundred. The Frenchman
■*"ou!d drop back In an effort to draw the others
*ut» but always had speed enough to show the
■*ay after worrying his opponents as a cat
w«mM a diou»*.
He passed the ten-mile mark in the fast time
»f 5i:161-. r and at last succeeded In drawing
out Shrubb. ho cannot brook restraint, to race
"»Ith him. The Englishman went to the front
•nd nad e the running for the next eight miles
.*lth St. Yvee at his shoulder dogging his every
Jootstep. T'p went the pace, and the two men
•oon lapped Dorando and Longboat and gained
•*veral laps on Maloney and Hayes, who were
lr * i ling. in the nineteenth mile Shrubb began to
■••1 th* strain, and then St. Yves, not content
*!& his pace, took up the work again, and.
•lowly but surely drawing away, lapped the
■tnshman In the twenty-first mile. After that
1 *M all over, co far as the epeedy Frenchman
■"■a* concerned, and he romped home the easiest
*&S of a winner.
( "Ktea Ehrubb retired. I>orando found himself
'= second place, an<s he had little difficulty in
folding his advantage to the end over Johnny
Hayea, who. as eaid before, settled down to rac
nc when all too late, and, regaining two laps
« lialoney. took third place a» the twenty
■•uith xniie.
! race was truly won and cleanly run. and
'•« Hunt, the referee, had no occasion to
■m the men for any foul or unfair tactic*.
P»«e fIO.OOO was divided as follows:
«■ Tree. $o,000; Dorando. $2,500; Hayes. $I SO0 '
«5J MaJoney, $1,000.
«rZ lkie " and leaden clouds were not enough
•W^STd T eDthußia * of the thousand.
»• Packed the stands. For a time before the
Continued on ninth »•*»,
_ To-daj-, cloudr.
To-morrow, cloudy aud wanner; fast wlntlv
Favor Changes in Schedules Ovly at
Trn Ysar Intervals. Made bff
Committee of Congress.
Lewis Nixon, the Nev- York member of the
platform oommittee at the last Democratic Na
tional Convention, is totally at variance with
his party on the issue of a protective tariff. He
wants a protective tariff that will guarantee a
continuance of the American standard of wages
and living for workingmen. and h^ suggests that
It be readjusted at intervals of ten years, im
mediately following the national census, by a
sp<w:al committee of Congress. He believes in
trade relations with Canada and Mexico that
will develop those countries and Insure to the
United States in those countries a market for
American machinery and agricultural imple
ments in return for hreadstuffs and mineral
' Mr/Nixon is a shipbuilder and engine builder,
and is familiar with trade relations in Asia and
otner countries. Incidentally, he is a personal
friend of Charles F. • Murphy, leader of Tam
many Hall, and a possible candidate for Mayor
on the Democratic ticket next fall. Tn dis
cussing the tariff yesterday he said:
"*So far a? the general principle of the maxi
mum and minimum idea is concerned. T am al
ready committed. In January. 1907. in a short
address before the national convention of boards
of trades and other commercial bodies at Wash
ington. I Spoke as follows:
This country bears a terrific load on its for
eign trade in the inflexible character of our
tariff laws. Those clamoring for reciprocity in
trade without being willing to reciprocate in
fade conditions must learn that at least a par
tial application of the Golden Bul« is necessary
if permanent and mutual trade good will is to
be obtained.
While favored nation clauses in treaties have
been overworked, it certainly seems opportuns
for the introduction of a measure of flexibility
in our tariff laws, so that those who administer
them may in some degree grade, favors given by
the valve of favors received.
"Of rnursf-. 1 urn strongly opposed to a provi
sion that makes such flexibility inflexible. The
application of the maximum and minimum pol
icy should bfl at the discretion of the Executive
and unqualified In its application either as to
universality or degree.
-A close study of the debates leading to the
framing of the Constitution has convinced me
that under the power to regulate commerce it.
vh« exp-""-d that Jußt such provisions would he
utilized. Every e X pr«=-i<Bion of opinion shows that
the power to regulate commerce contemplated
discrimination when and if necessary.
-Colonel Thomas H. Benton, in his T>ebate?
f-f <'r>ngregs." says:
In the Houw of Representatives in 1794 oc
curred one of the most lntereeting and elaborate
debates which our Congress has furnished. It
grow out of the clause in the Constitution con
ferring power to regulate commerce with foreign
nations, and gives the interpretation of its
authors, which is wholly different in it.« nature
and also distinct from the power to lay and
collect import duties. The latter was to raise
revenue, the former to make such discrimina
tions in trade and transportation as to protect
our merchants and ship owners from the adverse
regulations and devices of our rivals.
While the lack of power to regulate foreign
commerce waa a primary defect of the confeder
ated government, and the necetisity for its exer
cise so great as to form a chief cause for cre
ating the federal government it is singular that
Congress has always overlooked It, or confound
ed it with tha Impost or revenue power.
"While altruism may be considered the curve
which universal trade relations as the asymptote
may some time approach, at present the United
States is confronted by conditions that require
uf to legislate for ourselves and not for uni
versal mankind.
"Every tariff revision seriously affects trade
during the period of uncertainty before it Is en
acted and afterward while the country adjust?
it?>»-lf to the new schedules.
"Upon first glance every one felt encouraged
by the provisions of the Payne bill, but dis
coveries are constantly being made of hidden
provisions completely changing the meaning or
application of c tain parts. Whether justified
or not, a distinct loss of confidence and a feel
ing of impatience can be noted.
"While the people have declared in unmis
takable tones for the principle of protection to
uphold the American wage and standard of liv
ing, this principle has been abused in its appli
cation and the benefits most unfairly distrib
"We hear much of the menace of the clv^ap
labor of Europe. We must not forgot that the
Continued on wrcoad pace>
noirxs's home searched
Baltimore Clerk Had Fort?/ Suits of
Clothes and Empty Safe.
Baltimore, April 3. — Forty suits of clothes, ten
overcoats, thirty pairs of shoe 6. eight hats, large
quantities of cigars, wines and liquors, hundreds
of poker chips, many packs of playing cards anil
hundreds of uncashed race tickets showing
losses on races, were among: the things found
to-day in the home of William F. Downs, the
former stock clerk in the office of the City Reg
ister, who Is in jail awaiting trial on thirty-five
charges of larceny of city money, when search
was mad* by the police and detectives on behalf
of the Stato. Attorney's office. There was a!*->
a small safe, but it was qult« empty, save for
two railroad time tables.
The most important find, however, ll said to
consist of two bank deposit slips in a pocket of
one of the «uits of clothe*. It has been found
that most of the deposit slips counted upon as
evidence against Downs have b^en destroyed as
useless at the City Hall.
I' . i
Body Found Floating in Gr°at South Bay-
Coroner Investigating.
[By Teiestapfe to Ths Tribune. 1
Centre Moriches, N*. V.. April 3.— Tb« i rteriona
O>owning of Game "Warden J..hn Hry ._•. w hose body
wm found floating In the East Bay here to-day,
may prov<» to hay« l^een th« re«u!t of a struggle
with duck "fire lighter*'" when the Coroner reports
l,i« investigation. The shooting of wild fowl at
night with a lamp has been a <-ormnon practice In
The bay lately, despite the vigilance of tl>» game
■wardens, who hnve, attempted to cateb th* guilty
parties. Yesterday Bryce'* launch, which he used
to patrol the bay. was found with both doors np»n.
while the warden's hat and paper* were found
floating on the water.
Washington Club Members, of WeJl Known
Families, Will Pick Up Papers.
Washington, April 3.— Washington clubwomen a3
"white wing?" ■wiil make April 15 known in mu
nicipal history as "Cleaning Day."
The Twentieth Century Club, whnne membership
embraces many womea of Washington's best
known families, at a meeting attended by several
hundred members adopted resolutions decrying toe
littered condition of some of the streets and pledg
ing the co-operation of thrmselves, their friend]
and their neighbors in picking up the papers in
streets and parks near their homes on the day
mentioned, beginning p.t 9 o'clock in the morning.
Bach member of the club is to head a sob-cor
n of women en the block -where her home i«s
Only Twice in Twenty Years Has Price
Reached Present Figure.
Chiraeo. April 2.— Wheat for May fleltieij ex
ceeded the high point reached during the celebrated
Gates deal In li*>"«, when H sold on the Board of
Trade to-day at Ji 224 a bushel. < >nl> twice in the.
last twenty years has wheat sold at a higher flg-ure
on the local exchange.
In October. ISSS, the price reached Jl 231,4, and
again in May, 189*, during the. Lelfer campaign, a
mark of Jl 85 was established. The present high
level Is due largely to an exceedingly urgent de
mand for the cash grain.
Martin Thought Fancy Vintage Was Some
thing Served in Steins.
Washington. April 8. — It is not true that the
labor leaders in Washington dine daily on terrapin
and champagne. This was proved conclusively last
night. Harry Martin, secretary of the Anti-Trust
League, was one of a <ompany of five who dined
with a "little brother of the tariff" who is in th»
r-apital to see that the duty on hides Is not re
After the dinner tras ordered the host said non
chalantly: "Now, gentlemen, what are you going
to drink?"
One. of the men said: "Ijefs have a little Ru.
Mr. Martin looked at him a moment wuspicious
ly, then, wishinj to appear a good fellow, he said
to the waiter. "Oh, yea, bring us five Rulnarts."
[By Telegraph t , Dw Tribune ]
Baltimore. April 3. — Jtrvls Spencer. Jr.. well
known In local society and one of the best 'cross
country riders in Maryland, was severely bitten !«>
a supposedly mad dog to-day in Warrenton, Vn..
where be wan attending i>om« races. Mr. Spencer
returned to Baltimore to-night and will Imme'liat'
ly undergo the Pasteur treatment. He is well
known in New York and Philadelphia.
Mrs. Jennie Fagan. who lives on the ground floor
of No, 187 Bands street, Brooklyn, while searching
yesterday for a leak which was flooding her rooms
with gas, went to the second floor and discoverer!
tho bodies of Mrs. Margaret McDonough, a widow,
and her only son, Phtiip McDonough, thirteen years
old. Gas escaping from the open burner of ;i
small heater had asphyxiated them while they sl"pt.
They died Friday night after returning from Lea
trn services in St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church,
at Gold and Front »trwU.
$2,500,000 TEXAS FIRE
Caused by Careless Cigarette Smoker
One Killed— Mavu Homes
Fort Worth. Tex . April 3.— Starting in a barn.
presumably from h carelessly thrown cigarette.
fir« this afternoon destroyed property in the
southern portion of Fort Wr>rth to an extent
conservatively estimated at 12.&60.000, caused
the death "f one prrsnn. J J Newton, of Kruni
Tfx.. and rendered several thousand persons
The tir originated at Jennings nvenue and
Pe.tersmith >tr>^et. in the centre of a fashionable
residence district, and. fanned by a stiff wind,
was beyond control within fifteen minutes after
it was discovered. Spreading to the south, it
bitraed its way through thirty-two blocks and
continued until it had svept through the yards
*>f the Texas <t Pacific Railroad, destroying the
railroad buiiairlgs and a large amount of rolling
stock. . •
Three church buildings, the Broadway Bap
list, Presbyterian and the Swedish Chapel, wer
among the buildings destroyed, as was the Pres
byterian Sanatorium. The patients of the latter
institution weie all removed in safety.
Th« t< x!-« & Pacifir Railroad suffered the
largest Mvldual loss. Fourteen locomotives
trere reduced to twisted masses of steel and iron.
and several hundred box cars, besides the
roundhouse end other buildings of the road,
were d°stroyed.
The Texas .v Pacific officials fftimate the
lr,««!/»j r.f the road at JlfiO.non. v.hi!° the damage
to the church property is estimated at $200.00*5.
In answer to appeals for aid. special trains
hearing fire righting apparatus were dispatched
from Dallas and Veatherford. Tex. but aU ef
forts to check the proa reap of the flames ware
without result titil the yards <->f the Texas &
Pacific Raiiroad i\pr» crossed and the "res.=rva -
tion." a vacant lot of ground on the east, was
reached On the south the T<=xa.i A Pacific
depot, a stone and steel structure, proved a bul
wark which saved the wholesale district
Thr Rre swepl area to-night is being patrolled
by armed guards t<> prevent looting, while the
tir<^<l owners of the burned buildings are gather
in? \>hat th*y can of their household effects and
v-^king shelter fnr the night wherever it can be
Fanned by Heavy Wind, Flames Destroy Sev
eral Square Blocks of Houses.
[ Ry T>l*gTiiph to Th<» Tribune )
Dallas, Tex.. April 3.— Fire which broke out
tins aft.-moon in a large private sanatorium in
th<» southern edge of Oak Cliff, a puburb of
Dallas, raged five hours. Several square blocks
Of fram<> residences were reduced to ashes and
at least five hundred persons were made home
less. A ff-rty mile wind impeded th« work of
the firemen.
Among the houses destroyed were sntn" <>f the
mopt rostly in the suburb. The total kMS is
estimated at fSSMMMO. A large number of Bre
men and volunteers were overcome by heat, but
no fatalities are reported-
Federal Court Holds That Lands Classified
as Non-Mineral Contain Coal.
Helena, Mont., April 3 .- In the l'nite.l State*
<'<><irt t.>-«iay Judg.' Hunt derlarrc] null ami veU
tl.e title of the Northern Pacific Railway Com
pan] to UUB acres of coal lands In Carbon Coun
ty, valued at fc!,6ofl an acre.
The government Instituted a quit to recover inmis
hersiHß "f their mineral character, and the decision
h>>lcln that, although sia sallied as non-mineral, it
was well known tha.t they contained coal. The
railwity company will appeal.
■Why Should I Marry When I Am Perfectly
Happy as I Am?" She Asks.
[By Telegraph to The Tribute. )
Philadelphia, April 3. — Mary Garden denied posi
tively iliis afternoon that she would become the
wife of Prince Mavrocadatto. of Russia. The re
port was dismissed by Mis* Garden, who consented
to talk about It at the end of this afternoon's p«-r
formance at the Philadelphia Opera House.
■I marry?" she Queried. "Why. what would I
do that for? What wfctild I do -with a husband,
travelling about as I do? Why should I marry
anybody when I am perfectly happy as I am?"
I>.'tr.'it. April 3.— To-morrow will see the finish-
Ing toucta«a put on the most ambitious "dry" cam
l.uit'i the anti-saloon league has ever undertaken
111 Ml. hiK.ui Twenty-seven counties will vote on
the local option question on Momlaj. and both the
••wets" and "drys" are making confident «lalm»
oX victory.
F. Shilling in Mexican Prison
Eighteen Months Without Trial
TBy Tel°BT»r'h ta I*S Trillin* 1
Yera Cruz. Mexico. April 3. -Frank Shilling,
an American, formerly engaged in the retail to
bacco business at Ogdensburg. N. T., has been
released from prison here without trial, after
serving 1 eighteen months, and has started for
New York, accompanied by his sister. Mlaa
Josephine Shilling, "f New York City, through
JJlwiae efforts his liberty was brought about
Shilling came, to Mcxii o t>-> investigate the to
bacco industry, and soon after arriving here
waa arrested on the complaint of a Mexican.
Rudolfo Rodriquez. who charged that Shilling
was one of three men who had held him up in
the street and robbed him of $2.70 i. Shilling
dented the accusation. No proof was found by
the authorities, but he was thrown into prison.
Miss Shilling came here and worked for several
months'establishing his Innocence.
He and Mr. Sherman Beat Fonmr
Conquerors on Golf Links.
Washington. April 3.- After having a brief
conference in the Red Room of the White House
with Speaker Cannon and Chairman Payne of
the Committee on Ways and Means. President
Taft decided this afternoon to forget tariff for
a while, and went out to the Chevy Chase links
for the second game of golf since his inaugura
tion. The President and Vice- President Sher
man played against General Edwards, chief of
the insular bureau, and Captain Archibald Butt,
the Presidents aid, as they did on Saturday
last, when the army officers defeated their dis
tinguished opponents.
The President declared before driving from
the first te« that he and Mr. Sherman would get
even to-day, and the executive pair made good
the threat, defeating the array officers 2 up and
1 to play. The President displayed great skill
throughout the game, and led the quartet by
a goo<] margin on the Individual cards.
Throughout the afternoon's play the weather
was ideal.
Salesman Inhales Gas While Wife
Goes for Medicine.
Jacob Bennett, forty-six years old, a travelling
salesman, who with his wife and their eleven
year-old pon hu.J stayed while in this city at No.
S3 West USth street. committed suicide there yes
terday afternoon by inhaling illuminating gas.
When the news of the death of her husband was
cnrrled to Mrs. Bennett in a nearby drug store
She fell in a swoon.
The Bennetts came to New York from Phila
delphia on Friday night and went to the West
USth Itreel furnished room house, which is con
ducted by John Hamilton. During the nigh» Ben
nett was 18. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Bennett
went «'it on an errand, taking th boy with her.
ani saying t.> her husband that on the way back
she would stop at a drug store and get some
medicine for him. They had been none «nly a
short time hen another roomer detected the odor
of gas coming from the Bennetts' rooms. Bennett
was found unconscious on a lounge, one end of
a gas. tube.- attached to a chandelier Jet. between
h!« teeth.
Patrolman Schmidt, of the East 126 th -«trset sta
tion, summoned an ambulance from Harlem Hoe
pital. Bennett 'was alive when the physician
reached him. The doctor sent the patrolman to th»
drug store fr>r a supply of oxygen. Though a con
siderable quantity of tl.e restorative was pumpe 1
Into Bennett's lungs, he died in a few minutes.
Tramps from Virginia Northward in Search
of Work.
[By 7-l-K--*;^. v The Tribun* ]
Wilmington. " Pel.. April 3 —Pushing a cart, in
which were three children, all under four years,
and accompanied by his wife and a. fourteen-year
old son. William W. Bishop, a Civil War veteran,
arrived here last night, having covered the four
hundred miles from Winchester, Va.. on foot.
Bishop is a stonemason, out of a job. and look
ing fcr work. He formerly lived at W.aterville,
N. V.. and will try to reach his old hofae, if he
falls to find employment on the way.
Wisconsin Witness Sayp Former Governor
Personally Directed Game Wardens.
Madison, Wls.. April —That United States Sen
ator La Follette, while Governor »f Wisconsin, per
sonally directed game wardens to take a part In
politics was the gist of the testimony of Deputy
Game Warden W. C. Ha«lem. of Appleton, before
the Senate investigation committee to-day.
Haslem said he was called 10 Senator T.a Fol
lette's office and was toM ny the Senator that H. F.
Hagemeister. State Senator from Green Bay. must
b« defeated. Later. Haslem said, he was ordered
into Grant County to work for ,T. J Blame. as a
candidate for Piniirssi against J. W. Babcock. He
declared that he was told, on leaving Grant Coun
ty, after the Blaln« csucuses. that there were
f,->rtv-eii;'nt state employes on the train.
Remarkable Sentence for Mexican General
Who Killed Wronged Girl's Brother.
Mexico City, Mcxii •■>. April — Genera! Gustave
A. Maas, who has a record in the Mexican army
as an Indian fighter, has been sentenced to death
for killing a former, lieutenant, David Clivarez.
whose sister. It was charged, he had wronged. The
trial and sentence of General Maas created a sen
sation, as the prosecution brought out that ' be
had ones before kidnapped a girl at Tacubayo.
The verdict was a remarkable one. Not only was
the general sentenced' to be shot to d«ath. but h»
must also pay $60 a month to each of the two
children of the man he murdered for the next
twenty years, and must also pay the funeral ex
penses of his . victim. These sums will come out
.-vf General Maas's estate. General Maas Is wealthy
and has been prominent socially.
I,aporte. Ind.. April 3— Riy I.nmphere. convicted
of having set fire to the home of Mrs. Belle Gun
ness, in which fire the woman and her three chil
dren were burned to death, is dying from consump
tion, and effort will be made for,a parole that he
may pass his remaining days on his father's farm
near Laporte.
Mercer. Perm.. April 3. -It has been decided that
Mrs. .!. EL Boyle, charged with being implicated
In the kiiinappinsr of Willie Whitla. will have a
hearing at Sharon It is probable the hearing
will be held toward the end of nest week, at which
time the Whitla family is expected to return from
Atlantic City.
[By l>l«grapti t,. The Tribune.]
Little Bock, Ark., April 3. — The House to-dat
passed the Thompson bill amending the anti-bribery
statute so as to mak»- it a felony for any Con
gressman or other official to offer an appointment
to a legislator or a friend of a legislator In order
to influence a vote. The measure is Intended to
kill the power of "political pull" by placing the use
of such influence on the same footing as the tender
nf money.
Countervailing. Duties on Coffee and
Lumber Also Eliminated — More
than Forty Other Changes.
fFrom The TnNiri* Bureau. I
Washington. April 3.— Th* Ways and Means
'"ommittee. at its full meeting to-day, adopted
the amendments to the Payne tariff bill prepared
by th*» Republican- members in ilbsiiillwi s-s
sion. which were announced exclusively in thes*
dispatches to Friday's Tribune. Th# following
are tiie most important ehan?*3
The countervailing duty on cotfee is stricken
The duty on tea is removed.
The countervailing duty on lumber is abol
Rice from the Philippines is taken off th»
free list.
The section reiating to patents is eliminated.
The duty on collars and cuffs i» raised 5 ocr
cent ad valorem and 10 cents specific.
The cutlery schedule is materially reduced.
Forty ether slight amendments are made.
The meeting wa* free from bitterness, an<f
when It ended Mr. Payne announced that, al
though there would be another me**t!n» to
morrow, no important amendments would b*
made, and that the bill In its present form
would be presented to the House- To-morrow's
meeting will be held merely to make sure that
there are no clerical errors In the bill, and In
order to give the committee a final opportnnity.
to suggest amendments.
Among the motions which were defeated at
the meeting were the following:
By Representative Calderhead. of Kansas—
restore the duty on hides.
By Representative Clark, of Missouri— To pat
boots and shoes and all leather products on the
free list.
By Representative Underwood, of Alabama—
To remove the countervailing duty, on p*ti-o
By Representative Harrison, of New York—
To put on the free list wool, lumber, zinc ore.
iron and steel, and to restore the Dingley duties
on gloves and hosiery -
Mr. Harrison's motion received only his own
vote, notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Clark
and his Democratic colleagues have frequently
asserted that they favored the removal of the
duties on all the articles mentioned. Mr.
Underwood's motion, for free oil was defeated
by a party vote, while Mr. Calderhead had only
thre» supporters for his duty on hides. He said
afterward, however, that h» had assurances
that % separate vote would be allowed in the
Philippine rice was placed under the same r?
strictions as in the Dingley bill, on motion of
Representative Broussard- of Louisiana, who
pointed out that the rice industry tn his star*
would suffer irreparable damage If rice from
the Philippines were allowed t" <»nt«r free.
Th» lactic acid paragraph was changed so a»
; to charge a duty of three c?nts a pound when
the import conrains more than 40 per c nt by
■weight of the actual acid, and when Ism than
4ft per cent, two cents a pound: copperas, or
sulphate of iron, nas transferred from th» free
to the dutiable list at 15-100ths of a cent a
pound; briar root is charged 25 per cent ad
valorem: saccharine is reduced from 2S per cent
! ad valorem to 50 cents a pound: peas are r«
' duced from 30 to 25 cents a bushel; all bleached
cotton, whether medicated or not. is raised to 2«
per cent ad valorem: shirt collars and cuffs ar»
raised from 35 t.> 45 cents a dozen and from 15
to 15 per cent ad valorem; leather shoe laces ar
increased to 50 cents a gross pair 3 and 10 per
cent ad valorem; nut oil is placed on the free
The section which prescribes that no pack
ages of tobacco or cigarettes shall be permitted
to tore packed in. attached to or connected with
them any article other than the manufacturers"
wrappers and the labels, the internal revenue
stamp and the tobacco or cigarettes was amend
ed to conform with an amendment that was
made to the Dingley law. The object of this
section is to prevent the us*» of coupons or other
premiums, but it was said that the Payne bill
would prevent the use of union labela.
The patent section was stricken out far th*
reason that it was found to conflict with cer
tain treaties already entered Into by the United
States. Representative Currier, of Ne-v Hamp
shire, chairman of the House Committee on
Patents, is largely responsible for this change
in the bill. He said to-nijrht that his committee.
In connection with the State Department, had
been working for some time on a system which
would eventually insure to American citizens
the same, patent rights in all foreign countries
that are enjoyed by the citizens of those coun
tries, and that the drastic provision in the Payns
bill would have nullified all his effort?.
. A memorial signed by forty Representatives
will be presented to the Ways and Means Com
mittee to-morrow by Mr. Cushman. of "Wash
ington, asking that the countervailing; duty on
"bituminous coal be increased to 4,"> cents a ten
and a duty of 10 per cent be placed on hide*.
West Virginia, Ohio. North Carolina, Wyoming.
Kentucky. lowa. Michigan and Washington
were represented at a meeting this afternoon
when the memorial was drawn ur». it was de
cided by many of those present that they would
not vote against the rule even if their request
should be denied by the committee, but the
advocates of free hides announced that they
would insist on a separate vote. The text of
the memorial follows:
To the Republican members of the Ways and
Means Committee:
The undersigned request your committee to
present the following committee amendments tr»
tho Payne tariff bill:
An amendment providing foi a duty <->f i>
cents a .on of two thousand pounds on coal and
striking (Ml the provision f<>r r>
Fot a duty of 25 cents a ton on ir*>n "re
For a uuty of $3 a ton on pig ir»»n and scrap
For a duty of 19 per <-ent on hides.
The amendment to the lumber scheduU *
confined to the proviso.
A rul» wMrk wM provide for the ab<". I
receive c.ir support.
A number of the members present contended
that their >le*ire was merely m permit the offer
ing of amendments to the lumber, hides. Iron ore
and coal schedules, in order that there might be
a vote on them. It was decided that the best
way in which to bring about the changes de
sired was to have the rule to be brought in oo
Monday restrict amendments 'o those the Ways
and Means Committee will report, and have that
committee include the five amendments asked
for in the petition.
Besides the three members of the committee,
the following Republicans were prej^nt at th«
meeting: Representatives Hughes. W'X->dyard
and Sturgiss. of West Virginia; Keifer. Kennedy.
Johnson and Thomas, of Ohio: Ellis and Haw
ley, of Oregon; Loud and Young, of Michigan,

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