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Democrats and Insugents May 'Agree
on Income Tax Amendment.
[From Th» Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington. May 18— Seventeen disputed para
—gnhs in the tariff bill were adopted by the Senate
?J}ay, thus establishing a record for progress
2-ich exceeded the expectations of the most san
jlr* members of the Finance Committee. The five
ncjUls during the day disclosed the fact that the
cers were .- complete command of the situation.
hut Mr. A ■i'-i'-h. was disposed to make concessions.
He reported half a dozen amendments, most of
yen provided* for reductions. In some instances
*ht reflections were brought about by changes of
d&sslScatlon. and in other cases the lower rates
trrre ppeciflcally provided.
When adjournment was taken the metals schedule
almost finished. The Finance Committee re
jk.TTted material changes in the zinc paragraphs, and
<t is expected several hours -win be required to
morrow to thra»>h out the differences on this ques
tjos. When the zinc paragraphs are disposed of the
Seasie will not proceed to consideration of the
lumber schedule, but will return to those para
graphs !: schedules A, B and C which were passed
ever at the second reading of the bill.
An Interesting sidelight of the day's develop
ments vra.? a conference between pome of the Re
publican "ir.surgvnts" and leaders on the Demo
•ra-tic Bide with a view to reaching an agreement
ac an income ta« amendment. While no bargain
las been consummated, the negotiations have pro
ceeded to a point where an agreement Is in sight
between the friends of the Bailey and Cummins
plans. This agreement is on the basis of an
amendment which will provide for the levying of
a uniform tax of 2 per rent per annum on th*> ex
cess above $5,000 of incomes of Individuals an'l
corporation*. The Bailey bill Is to be the basis of
the proposed amendment, but whether it Will be
oJTered by the Texas Senator or by Senator Cura-
BjJnfi or .Senator Borah has Tint been milled.
The Republican leaders profess no alarm over the
proposed coalition. They pay that it will be lm
posfib'e to frame an amendment which will com-
Esnd the Wilted support of the Democrats -and the
Insurgents." The leaders will not consent to a
Tote ,- the incorrie tax question until the sched
ties of the tariff bill are completed and an agree
nent 5s reached on the maximum and minimum
Preceding the consideration of the tariff bill, the
Berate devoted two hours to debating the Gore
resolution for an investigation to determine whether
the jobbers end retailers, or the manufacturers.
are responsible for the hieh Traces pe.\i by the con
sumer. The debate was peppery on both sides.
trtth Senators Gore and Owen supporting the reso
lution and Senators Carter and Gallinger opposing
It Finally the resolution was referred to the
Finance Committee by a vote of 60 to 29. Senators
r ' ? --., and La Follette were the only Republicans
voting in the negative.
The fight begun yesterday by Senators Stone and
Rmmnr.s against the increased duties on razors was
continued to-day and' lasted for nearly three hours.
M» Stone's amendment to restore the Dingley
rates on razors was defeated, 43 to S6. The follow
srg Rer'jWic anf: voted for the amendment: Sena
tes Bereridg« Brlstow. Brown. Clapp. Cummins.
Crawford. DolUrer. Gamble. La Follette and Nel
Air-ong the important changes made to-day was
m amendment offered by Mr. Aldrich that the pro
vision in the cutlery paragraph requiring the name
of the maker or purchaser of knives or razors to
be die sunk on the blades shall not be effective until
October 1. 15*>tt The proviso in paragraph IB re
lating to knives, forks, etc.. was amended by re
atorbig the House rate of « per cert as the lowest
datv to be paid on any of the enumerated article^
This b a reduction of 5 per cent from the original
ant. bill. Mr. Aldrich withdrew the Fin^e
Ceamittee-s amendment to paragraph I=9 relating
to hcrsesho* calks, thus affecting a reduction in
_ £ .. , mmll by Mr P-.n. r-duc
i. !,.,.- tv> ra*es of the LMng
• razor*, iLwawre, etc.. belo-w the ra.e. ll
ley >„-. Marty all the Republicans who had voted
to reducing to th, leve, of the Dingle! rates voted
so. the amendment being rejected by a vote, of
2? to SL Senators O.app and La Toilette alone of
the Republicans voting with the Democrats.
On table and butcher?' knives, etc.. the commit
tee had reduced the rates of the 1 n»ley law
about 3f> per cent, ar.d Mr. Bacon BOQRht by amend
ment still further to reduce them, which secured
EO Fuppert from lew-tariff Republicans, being re
jected by ■ vote of 23 to SS.
When paragraph M relating to knitting, sewing.
latch st. other need!?? ■» "5 reached Mr. n.Mrteh
offered an amendment which amounted to a resto
ration of the duties carried ln the House bill. He
eaid he offered this amendment with hesitation, for
he. thought the duty it provided was too low. The
amendment was adopted after the Rhode Wand
Senator had explained that he hoped he would be
able to convince the Senate at a later time that a
higher duty should be imposed.
After the Senate had adapted the Finance Com-
Ciittee « amendment making antimony dutiable at
Hi cents a pound Mr. AMrich offered an amend
ment, which was adopted, making antimony oxide
dutiable at 1-j cents a round and 25 per cent ad
Without objection an amendment offered by Mr
Aldrich was adopted reducing from 12 to 10 cents
a pound the tariff on bronze powder, brocades,
flitters and metallic* valued at more than 30 cents
a pound. When paragraph 177, relating to tinsel
wire and Ma products was reached, the Rhode.
Island Senator offered thre«» amendments, which
were agreed to after a Short debate. The effect of
these amendments is to reduce from 10 to 5 cents
a pound the duties on the common grades used for
the decoration of Christmas trees and for similar
purposes. The third amendment increases from
'' to is cents the rates on tinsel wire products
which are used for ornaments on women's dresses,
and which, it was explained, could properly be
clawed a# ■ luxury.
At the suggestion of Senator Lodge, an amend
ment was adopted to the paragraph' covering
watch aMweasesHa by fixing the, duty on enamelled
diaie st three cents a dial and 40 per cent ad
valorem, lnrtead of 60 per cent ad valorem.
By 6trflclng out the last eighteen lines in para
graph IS6 a material reduction was made on belts,
buckles, clasps, girdles and other minor orna
nteats • -
la lieu of the flat rate of one cent a pound on
■tec. the Finance. Committee proposed a sliding
•tale. The lowest rate is one-quarter of a cent
•a ore containing less than 20 per cent zinc, and
the highest is one cent on ore containing more than
■ per cent. The committee reported also an amend
ment to Increase the duty on zinc in pigs or
Stocks from one. cent to 1-3 cents a pound; on
*>c in sheets from Hi cents to 1% cents a pound.
•S3 on sheets of line coated or plated with nickel
• other m«-tal or solutions, from Ihi cents to l*i
•Sfit* a pound.
▼hen the tariff bill was taken up at noon Mr.
Rene fpoke at some length In favor of his amend
■ants to reduce the duties prescribed by the bill
<a razors to the rates of the present Dingley law.
h>. Stone endeavored to show that the statements
tad'- by Mr. Smoot yesterday regarding the, razor
iaSßEtry were incorrect, and Mr. Smoot corrected
nls statements in some particulars. Mr. Stone de
clared that there was only one razor manufacturer
to this country when the lower rates of the Dingley
law became effective, and that there were five at
tie present time. Mr. Stone read several telegrams
exchanged between himself and a cutlery manu
facturer In St. Louis, which purported to show that
Imported razors costing 49 cents retail in this coun
**7 for tl Mr. Smoot then offered In evidence three
r *aors and an Invoice showing; that their cost was
*8 cents each to the importer, and said that they
*■* marked to sell at $3 each at retail.
**■• Simmons, while speaking in support of the
contentions made by Mr. Stone, said that the
were ready to vote on the tariff bill at
an y time, and that it »as the recalcitrant element
•* the Republican party which was delaying the
measure. "As soon as you can pet their consent to
***c a vote on this measure." he said, "you can
Set ours."
progress w&s made on the adoption* of
conisr^ttee amendments. An increase al 5 per cent
00 the House- duty on »teel plates and increases of
tbe tariff on wood screws of various *U«>s were
The upper half of the ground plan Is the addition Che .-. ace to the left of the Presidents room will
be used as a reception room, Instead of for telephones, passage, etc., as indicated by the dia
gram. The ••Congressional waiting room" Is now the President's room, and the space desig
nated for "extra clerks' is now the Cabinet room. The windows in the President's room
face the south, and the four columns on the left of the diagram Indicate the beginning of
the terrace leading to the White House.
(.Plan photographed by Harris A- E-wlng. Washington.)
adopted The adoption if committee amendments
without ayeand no votes being called for. proceed
ed rapidly until the section relating to umbrella
and parasol ribs and stretchers was reached, and
then Mr. Dolllver objected to any Increase of duty
over the Dtngley rates. The House had made the
duty 35 percent ad valorem and the Finance Com
mittee hsd Increased the rates to 50 per cent ad
valorem „ *-,
Opening a package of umbrella iramrf?. Mr Pen
rose stated that one of the classes of frames was
sold to th- trade for 4 cents and another , or 11
cents Mr. Fen rose said the Germans would drive
the domestic manufacturer out of he market 1.
greater protection were not given them. By a vote
Of 44 to X t^e committee rates were sustained.
Mr. Reynolds Instructs Them in
Mysteries of Tariff.
[From The Burnt Bureau '
Washington. May lv— Consumers. Senators, man
ufacturers and importers are not the only class of
persons in this country who are devoting great at
tention to the framing of a tariff Mil The afore
said are vitally Interested in the matter because it
will affect them intimately, but there are a num
ber of men in Washington who may not be In
America when th« provision? of the new bill are
enacted, yet to them th» study of the measure is
an uppermost consideration They are th« diplo
mate of foreign countries, who are expected to
keep their governments informed as to the prog
ress of the bill and its effect on trade relations
•with their own country.
Without sham* to the diplomats. It may be said
that many of them have never until recently given
the tariff *f the United States any deep thought.
BO matter how thoroughly they may be posted on
the duties levied by their home countries. For this
reason much study Is required of them, and no
matter how diligently they perform their duty
there are many questions which the closest atten
tion dies not enable them to master. When *uch
a situation arises they immediately appeal to the
Treasury Department fv>r information. The Bee
retary of the Treasury Is much too busy to settle
a doubt In the mind of every diplomat who ap
plies to him. and the questioning representative Is
usually shunted off on the amiable Assistant Sec
retary- of the Treasury. James B. Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds baa started what is rapidly becom
ing known as "a tariff school fir diplomats." As
he has direct supervision of that department of U a
Treasury which deals with the customs he la in
close touch with the tariff revision, and tew ques
tions are so knotty and few jokers so concealed that
he is unable to give a plausible explanation of thorn,
even though his elucidation might not appeal to
Eereno E. Payne or Senator La Follette. It is not
an tneommen fight to witness an accredited envoy
extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary waiting
in Mr. iteynolds'a office while that official explains
the. duty on Persian lamb to a secretary of legal lon
from a *le-
Ever since The Tribune spread the news that
Chinese queues were being imported Into the United
■States In large quantities, to be used as women's
rats marcels, etc.. the representatives of the
Chinese legation have been almost daily callers on
Secretary Reynolds.
State Department Lays Form of One for Arbi
tration Before Gonzales.
Washington. May U - Forestalling any further de
lay In laying the basis for a settlement of the Em
ery ' iairn. the State Department to-day laid before
Pedro oonzaiep. the mcaraguan special envoy, the
form nf p. protocol for its arbitration, with a pro
ylsion that it shall become effective unless within
a certain time, yet to be specified, the case is com
p-omised This has been telegraphed to President
Zeiaya for his consideration
Decides That It Is a Question for Congress to
Pass On.
Washington. May --The Cabinet to-day dis
cussed the proposition for more daylight In the
workday of the government departments, but It
was decided that no executive action would be
taken and that any progress the promoters of the
plena may make will have to be through Congress.
Washington. May IS.— ln executive session to
day the Senate confirmed the nomination of Will
lam M L«nnlng. of New Jersey, to be United
States Circuit Judge in the 3d Circuit, in place of
George M. Dallas, who resigned.
The nominations of district judges were con
firmed as fallows: William I. Grubb. Northern
District of Alabama; John Rellstab, for the Dis
trict of New Jersey; Charles A. Willard. for the
District of Minnesota, and George worth, for
the Western District of Washington.
The nomination of Edward E. Cushman. of
Washington, to be United States district judge for
the third division of the District Of Alaska, and
also the nominations of Edward M. Doe and Ernest
M Lewis to be associate justices of the Supreme
Court of Arizona, were confirmed, as was that
of Lieutenant Commander Hutch I. Cone to be
chief of the bureau of steam engineering in the
Navy Department.
Mysterious Murder of Negro Who May Have
Lived in Hoboken.
Detroit. May IS— The body of a negr«>, carrying a
chefs cap and uniform, with the head crushed,
waf found by customs officers at Windsor, Ont..
to-night when they opened a box car which arrived
In the Grand Trunk yards from Buffalo.
In the negro's pocket wat a copy of a Hoboken.
N J-. newspaper, dated May 11. It is thought the
man had been dead nearly a week. The Initials
"A. P." were on his chefs cap.
Bayou Sara, La.. May 18.— The battleship Missis
sippi to-day, in passing Port Hudson, off which
the first warship Mississippi sank in the Civil War.
fired a national salute of twenty-one guns and
dipped her colors, while the band played. "The
Star Spangled Banner Bayou Sara was reached
safely, although a heavy fog made navigation dan
White House Office Building To Be
[From The Trlbure Bureau ]
Washington. May I?.— The President has approved
the p<ana for the addition to the executive office
building;, which will he made as soon as he starts
for Beverly. The addition will double the sire of
the present building, as shom-rl by the ground plar.~
The additional space will be gained by building over
what Is now the tennis court, immediately to the
south of the present building The plans have boon
prepared by N. C Wyeth, a Washington architect.
under the Immediate supervision of Colonel Spencer
Crosby. I. 8. A.. Superintendent of Public Build-
Ings and Grounds.
The President's room will be In the centre of the
new addition, will face youth and will be of oval
shape, similar to the Blue Room* in the White
House, although not so large. The secretary's
office, which now occupies part of the space marked
in the plans "general waiting room and hall." will
bo moved to the southwest corner of the new
building, and the Cabinet room, which Is now situ
ated !n the northeast corner, will be transferred to
the southeast part of the building A general wait
ing room is a feature of the new arrangements. At
present all callers on the President, with the excep
tion of those who have made previous engagements.
are accommodated in the lobby, which at times has
proved entirely too small for th« large number of
White House callers. The added room will meet
this need. The room for Congressmen Is enlarged
to twice its former size and extra room for clerks
Is provided.
As soon as the appropriation made by the last
Congress Is available the building will be started.
This will be about July 1. and the President will
find greatly Improved accommodations on his re
turn to the car't.il in the fall.
Freight Traffic of Mississippi Valley
Materially Affected. .
Washington. May IS.— The freight traffic of the
M'FFis'lpr' Va'ley is materially affected by a d"
cls-lon of th» Interstate Commerce. Commission to
day In two cases Instituted by the Indianapolis
Freight Bureau against the Cleveland Cincinnati,
<"h!cago A St. Louis Railway and other carriers.
In the first complaint It was alleged that Indianap
olis was discriminated against In favor of Cincin
nati. Louisville and other places on shipments to
Texas. Arkansas. Ok'ahoma and Id listens The.
questions Involved are to be held in abeyance until
June 28 next to enable carriers to file rates in nc
cordanre with the views of the commission, which
In the man are favorable to the freight bureau
Unjust discrimination between white and negro
passenger- paying the same fare la not legally per
missible by a railway, according to a decision of
the commission announced to-day In the rase of
Winfield F. Coean against the Southern Railway.
11 was not shown by the tes»'mony that the com
plainant had been discriminated against or that he
had less adequate accommodations than white pas
sengers. The complaint, therefor-, was dismissed.
Report Shows Marked Educational Advance
ment in Last Few Years.
Washington. May 18.— The annual report if the
superintendent of Indian schools. Miss Esteile Reel,
recently submitted to the Commissioner of Indian
Affairs, shows marked educational advancement
during the last few years in the general field of Ind
ian education. The policy of giving Industrial train-
Ing foremost place in the school has obtained sat
isfactory results, and the encouragement of native
industries, rag weaving and basket making, la an
important feature of the school work. The elevat
ing Influence of the day schools on the older Indians
becomes more apparent each year, and special em
phasis Is laid on the need of more of these schools.
The urgent necessity for Increased effort to protect
the Indian against tuberculosis Is being Impressed
on in* agents and physicians.
Among the evidences of the good results of Ind
ian education are the reports of the care*** of re
turned students, which show that they are endeav
oring to overcome the environment of camp life
and prove themselves worthy of the education they
have received. A feature of the report Is the evi
dence that It gives that the Indian Is altering his
ways of living to meet the requirements of civili
zation through the educational Influence, of the
government schools.
Woman Had Lived in §ame House Near Mat
•teawan for Sixty Years.
■ ;-,. Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Fishklll Landing. K. V. May 18.— The death of
Mrs. Gertrude Bchouten to-day at her home on the
side, of Mount Beacon, near Matteawan. was
caused by old age. She had just passed her l'*ih
birthday. Mrs. Schouten was born In Putnam
County. N. v . and had resided in the same home,
at Matteawan for more than sixty years. She
sent four sons to the civil War. One of her sons
Is still alive at the ape of sixty-seven.
For more than fifty years Mrs. Schouten had
been a widow. Hi r only daughter, Ann, was buried
In the Flshkill Landing Methodist Cemetery
eighty-seven years ago. T"uee w-->ck - ago the old
woman successfully passed through an attack of
pneumonia. Saturday night she war- suddenly taken
in and never rallied. The Infirmities of her ad
vanced age t ->ld en her and she passed 'fully. /
Twenty- eight persons were killed last month on
the street and steam railroads in New York City,
.is compared with, M deaths in April <.f last year,
according to the figures of the Public Berylce Com
mission. The total number of accidents Was 4.1T0.
as against 4,710 a year ago. The total number of
Injured was 2.494. is against 2.846. Serious Injuries
reported were 177, a decrease of 14 from last year's
rHE remarkable cham
pagne vintage now
being imported by G.
is notable for its exquisite
bouquet, exceeding delicacy
and natural dryness.
| a of all the champagne im
-Vl ported for past nine years
'3 wa * G. H. Mumm & Co.'s
President Appoints Him Commis
sioner of Immigration Here.
[Frrmi The Tribune Bnrentj.l
Washington, May 18. The President to-day sent
the name of William Williams, of New York City.
to the Senate as Commissioner <>f Immigration at
Ellis Island, regarded as the most important post
l . minted Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis
in the Immlifffltlfn Fyftem of the country The
•"t was given oat at th» White
T.M« post has been recently held try Robert
Wgfhorn. whoso administration of the office
proved to be uns-aMsfactory to the Pr a sident and
t re errf .t°r>- of Commerce and Labor, although
there have been interested In his retention a num
ber of good people who did not understand the
facts fn respect to the condition of the office. Mr.
Warchorn's resignation was not requested, but he
was under Investigation by Mr. Nagel, the Secre
tary of Oomm»r<*«» and Labor, and his course in
office was the subject of Inquiry at the time he
t# n^Ar«ri and Insisted upon his resignation His
resignation wu accepted for the good of the ser
Mr WMlnms ha« hud a very long and thorough
experience iti the administration of this off! ■■ arul
resigned It voluntarily to resume the pri'-ti'-e of
law in New York Cltv. Th« President and the
p»rr»tnry wer«» anxious to have the, office adm'n
lMerM with a single, view to its efficiency In the
enforcement of the immigration laws and to a
proper protection of the immigrants coming -Into
this country. Mr. (Vtlliams'i record in his previ
ous administration Insures this result Mr. Will
lams Is a V Lie nun and a friend of the President's.
«nd w.is not a candidate for appointment.* but most
reluctantly yielded to the Insistence of the Presi
dent and trie Secretary that he take the office In
ordT to put It a«aln on ■ proper basis.
It his been reported that Mr. Watrhorn's resig
nation was due to political exigency This state
ment la utterly unfounded, and •:.•' appointment if
Mr Williams is th« most complete refutation of
th.*t statement that could be made The Secretary
of <V>mm (> rce rjnd I^bor and Mr. William! have
had "conferences about the administration of Ellis
Tfi.ind ,md are m complete accord as to how the
Island should be administered.
Mr. Williams, who was born In London forty-six
years apo. was appointed to succeed Thomas
Fitchi* as Commissioner of Immigration of this
port in April. Kg. He held the place until Jan
uary. 19f1f.. when he sent his resignation to Presi
dent Roosevelt, who. nfter expressing his regret
that Mr. Williams desired to resign, appointed
Robert Watchorn as his successor. Mr. Williams
was graduated from Yale University In UM and
from the Harvard Law School in UK, He spent
much of his early life at school In Germany. After
his admission to the bar he opened a law office In
this city, and In 1333 was one of the junior counsel
for the" government in the Bering Sea arbitration.
\t the time of the Spanish war he took the field
with Bonadron A in 1638. and was commissioned
as major in the quartermaster's department. Mr.
William* is a Republican, but ha? not taken any
active part in politics. For many years he has
made the University Club his home.
President Appoints W. E. Clark Suc
cessor to Mr. Hoggatt.
Washington. May IS.-Presl.lent Taft sent to the
Sennte to-day the nomination of Walter E. '-'irk.
a Washington newspaper man attached to "The
New York Sun 1 bureau, as Governor 'of Alaska, to
succeed Governor Hoggatt. resigned. Mr. Clark
also for years lias bf-en the Washington corre
spondent for "The Settle Post-Intelligencer.- and
is unusually well Informed on Alaskan affairs.
Regarding Mr. Clark's appointment as Governor
of Alaska, the statement was made at the White
House that "the action was taken on account of
the. importance of getting a special consideration
for „ka. with a view to bringing together con
flicting Interests and permitting the natural Indus
trial development of the country."
. v supplementary statement issued at the office of
the Secretary of the [nterW says that Mr Clark's
appointment "represents no faction in Alaska poli
tics, but that it was deemed desirable to give the
place t.» a man personally known to both the Presi
dent and the Secretary of the Interior. The state
ment follows:
•When the. President through Secretary Hal
ilßSer, offered the appointment as Governor of
Alaska to Walter E Clark, the offer was made
because the administration desired to have in that
office a man personally known to the President
and to the Secretary! and the appointment repre
sents no faction In Alaska politics, but is strictly
an administration measure."
President Taft announced the Domination of Will
iam S. Wasiiburn as Civil Service. Commissioner,
vice James T. Williams, resigned. The President
has decided to appoint Oscar L. Whitelaw As
sistant Treasurer of the United States at St. Louis,
to succeed T. J. Akins. recently appointed post
master at that place. »
Three Horn Brothers and Two Others Found
Guilty in $10,000,000 Two Queens Case.
Kansas City, Mo., May IS. A jury in the federal
com i to-day found E. S, Horn. Frank H. Horn.
John E. Horn, brothers, ami Raymond P. May and
F. H. Snider guilty of usiiiK the mails to defraud
in promoting: the Central Mtataa; and Development
company, owner of the Two Queens group of gold
mines in Arizona. E. S. Horn fainted In the court
room when the verdict was read.
T"n« Two Qneent cesnnany was organized in Oc
tober, UPC and capitalized at PO.MMN. Over JSP.
om was spent in advertising the mine. The gov
ernment alleged that the promoters grossly over
«..t«d the value of tiie property.
Special Wednesday and Thursday
May 19th and 20th.
Boys' Russian Suits
regulation trimmed with sailor collar,
emblem on sleeve and shield;
sizes 2 to 8 years
price $2.50
60-62 West 23d Street
National Association for Protection
— John Kirby, Jr., for President.
Labor and the tariff occupied much of the at
tention of the convention of the Xational Asso
ciation of Manufacturers at the Waldorf yester
day. James W. Van Cleave, the retiring president,
dwelt on the dangers of organized workers in his
address, and referred to the advantages of a tariff
commission or bureau over action solely by Con
The committee on tariff and ratilpioeWj made a
report in lin» with Mr. Van cleave* suggestions,
which was followed by a sharp fight to have the
committee discharged, led by E. H. D«an, who was
opposed to the convention considering the tariff
at all.
Out of the work of the second day of the con
vention came a report that John Kirby. Jr.. presi
dent of the Dayton Manufacturing Company, of
Dayton. Ohio, was the only nominee for president.
He will be elected to-day, unless unexpected op
position crop* out. The nominating committee was
unanimous for him. He Is as much opposed to
labor union methods as is Mr Van Cleave.
The tariff fight was unexpected. The committee
reported that the association's position of last
year had been reaffirmed. That was protection of
American interests, creation of a permanent tariff
board or commission to Investigate scientifically In
dustrial conditions so far as they are concerned
with the tariff, the finding to guide Congress and
the President in the application of the maximum
end minimum rates and future tariff legislation.
Then Mr Dean moved that the committee be dis
President Van Cleave looked puzzled, and then
asked Mr Dean whether he was serious. He said
he was. and added that It was unfortunate that
the subject of tariff revision had been forced on
the association. He said he was against the gen
eral lowering of duties, and that frequent recom
mendations of change would keep the country In
constant agitation. Others for and against the
committee's report spoke.
It »as denied by those supporting the report;
-hat the association favored a downward revision
of the tariff, an impression, it was said, thai was
general It was finally decided to appoint a special
committee to prepare resolutions pledging the as
sociation to protection. It will report to-day. Be
fore the subject was dropped the report of the
tariff committee was adopted.
President Van C'.eave in his address went over
the fight against the American FMer,uor, °
Labor: the efforts to get support from the great
parties In the lut national election, and earned
the association to scrutinize carefully all proposed
state legislation for Insidious attempts to -"«•*""
the labor interests. He laid, that organized labor
was endeavoring to control immigrants, and asked
what sort of treatment the American people would
have to give to the federation In 1910. Ml and 19*
If it was not curbed.
The committee on interstate commerce in Its re
port favored rational regulation in preference to
state control, and said that valuation of railroad
properties by the nation should be welcomed be
cause of the unfairness of the states 'Amendment
if the Sherman law was urged, and the recent ce
cl*lon on the 'commodities clause" was com
mended The construction if many battleships was
said to be -merely a mad excitement of military ;
spirit " The committee believed that the national ;
perplexities were more moral than economical.
The committee on merchant marine favored
fluent postal compensation for the establishment of
a swift and regular service in American steamships
to the principal countries of South Aiam* and to
the Far East, Including the Philippines. China and
ln j^ will be "morning and afternoon sessions to
, ;.. i and the convention will close with a dinner
to-nlgh' Mr Van Cleave received from his friends
last night a jewelled emblem of the association.
Brothers May Ascend on Oval South
of White House.
VTashlngton. May IS -One or two nights bythe
Wright brothers on the oval south of the White
House, Is a part of the tentative plans for .he ex
"c .cV incident to the presentation of the Aero
nub of America's gold medals to the two brothers
„ th* *™- House in June 10. A committee of
he Washington Aero Club is co-operating w«h the
yew York club In arranging the programmefw
the day The Wright, have expressed their wllline
exnected to number more than Club hundred, and.
expected to number more than one hundred and.
ccoHmg to the P^esen, Plan, «*"«?*£*
m(f , rtn on the morning 04 June M The> will b
«£rtamed al * luncheon le be tendered the
Si nTothers b^ the WaahlM*- organization.
and at 4 o'clock it is expected that the pr^ema-ion
of the medals in the East Room of the White
lL«e will take place, following which .there prob
ably will be an aeroplane flight from the white lot.
Diver Will Try to Decide if They Moved
Backward as Well as Forward.
rßvTelenrapn to The Tribune!
*outh Norwalk. Conn.. May 18.— Norwalk and a
, ar section of Connecticut are worked up over a
discussion as to whether a lobster move, backward
or forward. The argument so far has resulted hi
two black eyes and a threatened libel suit.
Piscatorial experts, naturalists, scientist, and lob
ster fishermen are involved in the discussion, and
S latest move has been to send *r Charles^ Smithy
the Bridgeport diver, to go to the bottom of Lonff
JSSSSffiS^ £/ 'S student of water
and fish, told Charles Stevens, a lobster man i of Bell
Island, that a lobster moved forward, and [that the
notion about his retrogression, was a fake. Mr.
Steven* contended that a lobster swam and en
tered a lobster pot backward. The argument waxed
hot. and it is said that Mr. Jenkins emerged from it
with both eyes blackened.
Says That New York City Spends $25,000,000
a Year Fighting Evils Caused by Rum.
Maxon Trowbridge. one of District Attorney Je
rome's asistants, spoke last night to a youthful
audience at Calvary Baptist Chapel. In West Sixty
seventh street, on "What the Liquor Traffic Costs
the State " He said he was glad to think that the
great conflict for the abolition of the liquor traffic
which President Lincoln foretold was now raging
throughout the country-
Mr. Trowbrljlge asserted that the city of New
York .-pent iK.onO.W»> a year fighting th« evils
caused by rum. and declared that If the saloons
were voted out of "existence in this state there would
be a reduction of at least a third in the number
of criminals, paupers and lunatics, and that conse
quently the. tax rate would be lowered.
Griinfeld's Linen Store*
2.C, 21, Leipziger Street, Berlin. W.
Own Mills: Landeshut, Silesia.
Aak for Illustrated Mc« Lisa.
Ao Agents Anywhere.
OUR DABUKQ Parlor Matches. 6c. for 1.000. Cll»
the words • l Ot'R DARLJNG" from each box. send 12
cutouts with thU advertisement, alvln? your cam« and
address, and I will s«?n<l you f :■<••« for five trolley ride*.
Tickets (rood ,-. v any trolley, nnbwiv or elevated la any
city JOHN T. HI'NER. .-»»n. L. I.
Goodrich May Never Act as Xavs
Yards Inspector.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. May IS.— Rear Admiral GoodrlclV
when he left the New York Navy Yard on Friday,
was In possession of an order which practically sus
pended for an indefinite period the functions con
ferred on him by Secretary Newberry in connectloa
with the navy yard work. Mr. M- res Isued, a- order
that nothing should be done In the direction Indi
cated by Mr. New/berry until final action had been
taken on the report which has since been submitted
by the special board on the navy regulations. It is
generally believed at the ivy Department that
there will be no occasion for Rear Admiral Good
rich's services as general Inspector of navy yards,
and the expectation is :hat the suspended order will
remain so suspended.
Secretary Meyer is inclined try proceed with; de
liberation in the organization of navy yards. an<l
favors no radical change which will upset the
system or the "trovers!-- which ha\-e thrived
with animation during the last thrse months. '
He realizes, too. that members of the House and*
Senate Naval committees have plans which they
purpose to incorporate In the naval appropriation act
next session, making improvements in the method of.
doing business in the Navy Department and at navy
yards. There are ■ number of these schemes of
varying extent and probably consideration win be
given to projects which Senator Hale and Represen
tatives Foss. Roberts. Louden3lager and.' Dawson
have n contemplation. It is evident that Congress
will take up the matter of Navy Department and
navy yard organization a' the next session, and.
Mr. Meyer believes that it would be advantageous
•i have full inf'-rmarrion <->n the subject for the guid
ance of -the naval committee. Of course, the op
ponents of the Newberry scheme hail with delight
the prospect that this step, so essential to Mr. Xe»
berry's plans, will be held in abeyance.
"Washington. May If.
ORDERS ISSUED.— The following orders hay»
been issued: ~ t
Colcr.el GEORGE S. ANDERSON. Genera! Staff, from
Hot Springs to proper station.
Captain THOMAS A PEARCE.^ SSth^lnfantry. detailed
Third ReeroircuiipiuK 'cwtato.THOatAS J POWERS;
13th infantry, ani First Lieutenant JOHN A. PEAR
SON. 7th Cava!ry. Fort Stocom; «t*i Recruit com
pany. Captain LEON L ROACH. IWOS IjJ^.try. «d
First Lieutenant CHARLES B. STONE. Jr . WtH
I-'anrrv Columbus Barracks, arvi iTth Recruit Ccia
p'any."captain CHARLES J. SYMMONDS. 12th CWF-
I'ry and Firs? U-atenant JOHN C. FAIRFAX. 213t
In^try. J-»?Ters->n Barracks, from present stations
to re-ruit d^rot. Fort McDowell, arriving as follows:
Third ani 17th Recruit companies, on June S: sta
Recruit Company, en June 6.
First Lieutenant WILLIAM S. BARRi Sth Cavalry.
from transport McClellan to his trocp.
Fir«t' Lieutenant HA BLOW C. MLEOD. medical reserve
corps, from Philippines to San Francisco
Second Lieutenant CARROLL B HODGES. !2th In
fantry, to Ft? Leaver.wor'h. examination for promo-
Leave of absence: Lieutenant Colonel FRANK L. Wr>r?T.
military- secr-tary. four months and ftv* cays, wita
permission to gn abroad.
<-artain E B. UNDERWOOD an-3 CeennaadA P. W
HOCRIGAX. to Naval War CottefS Jll^^J l l^^ la i and; to
Commander J W. OMAN, letached th* Rho.}* Island; to
Naval War ,Cbl!«s* J'in» t.
Lieutenant J dRADY. to chars:- r-cniit!r?< s-anon. Bos
ton May 25. view Lieutenant Commander J. L.
STICHT to Nava! U'ar College.
IHuisasni F. D BURNS, <i*ra:he.i U* Washington;
Ueater *Comm'and*r JB. vTALKETR. resigns- ac
cetjted to take effect May 31
*nm m naval
rasi^ Assistant Surgeon P. N- FI?KE. detaehM navy
«rd Wa«n"etAnf to bureau of roedi-tee and «urs«ry.
k, tiaJl^j£Saatl S. D. HART, to naval « * 1 -
Pav N pi7ect" L. C KERR. l-» ""- »* s^eraJ Inspector.
Fft " pay^orps Washington; to charge nary ray •** c *
CW efConMSfct^ W. U CAFFS, ssjsdawawsl «• act**
chief of the bur-ail of steam en«lne«rtr.sr cancel!*!
May 13-
movements "of vessels have been reported to th*
Naw Department:
%5 itS S2S& " A Ha r Sn 9 Roads: t*, ■*-*
Ma> , n< . at Detroit; the Pralri«. at Cbar!e»ton.
May 15- Th« Mayflower, frrm Colon for Havana. __
iTi;- i- The Montana, from Mersina for Alexaifclrstta.;
The Lebanon, from Fensacoi* for Guantanamo; Jn»
j tnTl m the Washington, and the California, from
San Francisco for Tacoma.
May m_The Frairle. from Charleston •" Hampton
The Rowan ordered In renerve. navy yard. Mar» Island..
ii° vicksburK commlsMnned at navy yard. Mar» Island.
I2£tal service squadron. oompo.ed_nf th« Maine. Mw
"Idaho, the Mt«-19-«irr! an* the New Hampshire .will
be disbanded on May 31 an.i vessels asalKiMd on Jun*
l to Atlantic feet.
i Water J
Stu&id Rem
edy for Dyspep
sia. Stomach
Troailcs tad
Not Genuine
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