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wseinst it BSJMsa be desired the conference
committee to know that all the chances made in
IS* Senate were not Faxisiactory to all mem
•■' •% of the Republican party. "Am I not a
■atl loyal Tcrrsbex cf my party?" lie asked. H«
5.-urpor*d to exercise his Judgment and follow
bis conviction is voting on the bill.
Senator Clspp epobe along the same lines. "I
•tni neither * tuns, silenced nor entombed by the
■words of the Senator from Rhode Islard." he
"It -will tak* raore than the Senator from
•Rhode Island to read the State of Minnesota
out of the Republican parts"." said Mr. Nelson,
aao!« apx.-Ja.uiM-> which called down tha gavel of
tie Yicr-PresWroU with an announcement that
ruch ssvresswsjb -were not permitted.
BasT a dozen Senators demanded the aye* and
noes when the mt* was about to be taken, and
•nearly *r"*TT bMnd was raised a* a second to
this demand. "When the vote was announced
Mr. Aldrich was surrounded by his Republican
fljiscxJates. who marssly congratulated him on
bis successful handling of the bill. The sjaßerfeo
•were crowded throughout the evening ses=i«n.
und a hundred or n.ore Repretmtatlveß were at
tentive listener* on the floor.
It waß the belief of the leaders that a vote
. BbM V* taken before 6 o'clock, but it became
apparent early in the afternoon that the Senate
crater* ri*d a reserve supply of talk which they
desired to unload. Accordingly, one of th- first.
things Mr. AMrich did was to abrogate the
aEr<e*mertt for an adjournment at 7 o'clock.
"When th* vot* on trm tobacco schedule had
lveen taken the bill -was open to general amend
ment, snd it y-en-i-d as if nearly every Senator
3ia.d one or more amendments on which he as*
sired a record vote. Repeatedly Mr. AJdrich
looked at the clock and admonished Senators
Mi to talk, but to permit their amendments to
b« voted OB without debate. Whenever he
Hmwbil t it apparent that debate was likely to
"be ptolonged. h«* scripted amendments or cut
off debate by interposing a motion to lay on
the tab!-.
Probably fifty stnendnMsnts were voted down
m tabled, the meat important among them
being the following:
p., Mr. Stone— Placing hides, leather, harness,
baste and shoes and other leather products on
the free list.
V- Mr. Two / omrndmcnts author-
Irins: in - President Is make sn«nml reductions
in all dutiable articles except those embraced
in the spirits and tobacco Fchedules; also a sim
ilar amendment by Mr. Given.
Rv Mr. Burton— Placing crude asphaltum on
the 'free list. This was tabled— oT to -5* — M-ssr?.
Bailey Bad McEnery being the only Democrats
voting in the affirmative. Nine Republicans
voted hi the negative.
By Mi I Adding as an amendment to
ihe corporation tax th* House provision for an
inheritance lax. slightly modified. Mr. Dixon
tried In vain to have a rollcail ordered on Mr.
AWrich's motion to table his amendment.
By >!:. Bcveridge— To except tin from the
drawback clause. Mr. Beveridge insisted that
practically the only beneficiary of the tin draw
back Is the Standard Oil Company. Mr. Aldrich
replied. thai the elimination of tin from the
drawback allowance would be of benefit to no
body except the United States Fteel Corpora
tion. This led Mr. Bailey to observe that *This
seems to be a tight between two of the world's
greatest trusts." ,
By Mr. Bristol— To eliminate from the sugar
»<bedule the I>atc»> standard test.
Fy Mr. Bacon— To place cotton ties on the free
By Mr. Heyburn— Providing for the payment
of a bounty of 10 cents a pound on tea.
Dy Mr. Oliver— To increase the duties on plate
glass. ;
F.y Mr. Overman— Providing for the imposition
of a b«cd tax of $10 on immigrants. This was
refrrrcafto the Committee on Immigration.
Or Mr. Overman— Placing all trust made goods
on the frr-e Mst.
By Mr."l* rbHette— for a perma
nent tariff commission.
Mr. Mr. La Follette— Reclamfying and ma
terially reducing nearly all the duties in the
• w«*l schedule. On these amendments the vote
was 45 t<> S3. Nine Republicans— Senators
' Beveridge. Brietow. Brown; Burkett, Cummins.
CUtpp. Dolliver. La Follette and Nelson— voted
■ tor them, and Mr. McEnery, Democrat. against
' tfcfm.
By Mr. Gore— Placing on the free list barb
•wire and cotton thread. '
• Among the. most important amendments
adopted were the folio-wing:
By Mr. —Exempting from the tax of
»x cent? a hundred pounds on tobacco all leaf
irt}>««N-.-i ao.d by growers.
By Mr. Increasing the duties on to
bacco, snuff, cigarettes, etc., approved by the
I Finance Committee.
! By Mr. Curtis— Providing for a countervail
ing tatr on crad« petroleum. Before th- vote
wa* taken Mr. Curtis accepted an amendment
by Mr. Gore excepting crude petroleum from
the provisions of the drawback clause. The
<fI»U- on the Curtis amendment was 44 to 31.
By Mr. Incxeasias: th* duty on sali
cylic .acid from 6 to SO «nts a pound.
By Mr. Jones— lncreasing th* duty on lime
ma 5 to 10 cents a hundred pounds.
By m Jbaes — Providing for * duty of l«4
rents a pound on the arsenic contents of ore.
Sharp Contests Precede Final Vote
on Tariff Bill
••*' ""* ~y\ •fly The Associated Pr«> I
-" TT*«iiagt9n. July — As soon as the Per"*** met
to-&ay, with the experience nf last night's session
in tninC Mr. Aldrich ibovml to amend th* order of
.. pr«*core "by striking out the provirion for an auto
rrtiilc adiourQiaeot at ' o'clock. There was bo
' ■van. and It "a-ai agreed to.
t m c&rp«ra.!l©fl tax provision •«•* the first &üb
■—•• et consli«ra.tloa. &a 4 Senator X>anl«l resumed
the spwwch he began ysterday In defence of his
«jxseadiß«nt levyls* ■• **x cf one-quarter of 1 rer
ceet ea the gross receipts of corporations having a
capital «* tner* '-*■ «W»JSI IMi end other
-.:a&}Ga4rs*2ts '■ -r« letd *m th» tabl-
Th* corporation tax airkeateieot. as perfected by
§-b« commute*, wu tb«n agreed to. end Mr. Aldrieb
■ SliSWJiriiH that, with tbo exception of the tobacco
tax, tb» fcill was perfected •■> far as committee
«nj«sfic;ent« w»re concerned.
. Tfee toieeoo tax amendment iras lalfi before the
: %esit«. and .Mr. Martin protested cg-atast it ••
■carrying a .terse increase of taxation on th« in
. •asla
Thit." *aid Mr Siraracaa. «i North Carolina, "is
•• direct tax upon the labortnc ela;s. who actually
Him » St per c»nt of all chewing tobacco and
'~'\. ? Protesting splan th* propr>9*4 advance In the
Vtax on tobacco Snd snssT. Senator Bailey said : "You
W*sm!illfTne think you can do anything, because
you are convinced that the country is afraid to
tract th* Democratic party. "Well. I guess the.
- country !s afraid of us. It It were not, it -would
!)*•»<» nraed yea out lonic ago," said the Senator.
v ( T<BC Ms hand toward tbe Republican side. "But
~* . you aaay go on.** continued Mr. Bailey, "multiplying
-burdens until the people, in their righteous wrath.
-j derive you oat. The tiro* will come when the people
.Ts-Ui ear (bat it Is better to be govern** by fools
thzn rascals. Ton will tempt fate too far. You fall
la l&y »ny tax on the income* of the rich, and
.'-exact tribute from the poor by taxing their to
i&Lrca "
Mr. Balky yield**! toe floor to Mr. Daniel, who
•poke at length asminst the tob&eeo aroesSment.
'\ ;H«j4w notice that he would move to amend th»
'i Finance Comtsftt«c's proposition by striking out
*fc« proposed eight cents on tobacco and snuff and
r {retain the existing six cent tax.
T "Tb«»* tables demonstrate that the tax on to
bacco he« sever effected the price of leaf tobacco."
raid Mr B*vert6ge. prosentlng an elaborate stsXe
m*st vr*P«>e<! »> the Department of Commerce
•ipd LAbor in repsy to Senator Daniel and others
■ vr.o had *s**;r:»l tiMt th« imposition of an in
cjc**cl t*i. ihmj-*.l a burden on the producers of
vo6«^c. Tr.« pretests bj' the Amenew Tobacco
Os*x«v. at' ait. showofl fcww th* trust rttned
the effect of the lax. The trust, he declared. Will
have to pay the increased tax. It would, he added,
transfer from the trust's treasury to the treasury
of the United States # .?.St«V>oo annually. It wouW
r.ot, he believed, pay less to labor, because it no-w
paid as little as bbssJdlb!
Mr. Daniel's amendment to reduce the tax to 6
cents a pound was rejected. 2-4 to M.
The. committee lax amendment we* then sgre-fl
to. 52 to 25.
Senator Aldrich accepted Senator Bradley amend
ment to remove the 6-eent tsx on leaf tobacco. *n<l
it was «greed to. This Is practically the fam« pro
vision as that which passed the Hous?. It re
moves what is supposed to be the cause of the
JClzht Rider attacks in Kenturky and Tennessee.
The tobacco t&i schedule »s a whole was then
adopted. !
A deluge of propos»<l amendments cam- from
Republicans and Democrats, while with automatic
regularity Mr. Aldrich caused th«m to be laid on
the tabl«>. It appeared tfcat Senators were prac
tically flphting ov»r all the Ifsues that bad been
contested Phil's the bill was in committee of th
F.fforts of Beaatets were sacceassful in ebtalntnp
bwveases of duty on salicylic acid from 5 to l n
cents a round: on steel sheets, from 2-10 to 3-1 1 )
c«nt a pound: en railway nsh plates, from Mi to
3-l<> cent a pound, and a duty of 65 p"r cent ad
valorem on nickel sheet Ftrlßs^and •wire. Arsenic
was taken from the free list and •- duty of 2 cents
a. round was placed on it.
"I>*st we forget!" was the prelude el Senator
Bristol, as he renewed his attack on the Dutch
standard in f-upsr reflninr. Hlb amendment to
eliminate th- color standaid was laid on th*
table. • i
. A duty, of "14 cents a pound ws* placed on licor
lea, en orange ©11 a rate of £« per eaot ad valorem,
and en lim*> th« present rale of 5 cents en one hun
dred pounds was doubl"d.
""When the Senator wants something dowe it if
for the workman, and when he i.« oppose^ to some
thins: It is for tim mßn'ifa'"twrer." hotly retorted
Senator Aldrich in reply to Senator Bcveridgn's
Ftaternerit that the Senator from Rhode Island was
hotter informed on th- st*«l mills, but h» (Mr. Pey«
erld^^ i va? "better Informed on the conditions and
<J»sires of the •norkiTTS people." and that what he
iras advocating would make more full work days
for tli«> workman.
"And the Senator from ntion> Island i.« filways
for the manufacturer and never for the employes,"
■was Mr. -ridge's rejoinder.
"The Senator is presuming a. jcrcat deal when lie
makes that statement."* paid Mr. Aldrich. "The
Senator told me that he had been obliged. in lew
of politica.l exigencies"-— —
fore Mr. Aldrich cou'.-I procefd further the
Indiana Senator was on bis fert.
"The Senator must correct that," he said hot.lv.
"That is What I understood." said Mr. Aldrich.
"The Senator is going: very far to repeat private
conversation. I did not say political exigencies."
That ended the incident, which had its beginning
when the Indiana Senator, in urging his provision
to exempt tin plate from the drawback clause, of the
tariff, said, in contradiction of his own previous
statement, he had just been informed that there
were tin plate mills in Ohio. Pennsylvania and
Weal Virgina and elsewhere which were not in the
Steel Trust.
Predicting that the tariff would not be really re
formed until Congress should be compelled by pub
lic clamor to lower It, Mr. La Follette addressed the.
Senate at considerable length. He offered various
amendments to the administrative features of the
bill, which were laid on the table.
Before the vote was taken Mr. Aldrich raid lie
had no doubt that the appropriations necessary for
he tariff commission would be made.
Mr. Beveridge expressed great pleasure at this
statement and Mr. La PoOette added that he in
tended to rivet down that assurance, as well as to
strengthen the tariff commission provision gener
Mr. La Follette's tariff commission amendment
was rejected by a viva yore vote. Asking that they
be considered as a single amendment. Mr. La Fol
lette offered a number of changes in the woollen
schedule, substituting ad valorem for, specific du
'.ie«. They were vote.l down.
Mr. Gore delivered a final attack on the system
of protection as exemplified In the MIL He com
pared Mr. Aldrich to the shepherd of a hungry flock.
savin? that Ills lambs had all been tamed until they
would *a.t out of his hand. Some had even taken
to strong **rink. taking as "th-lr*n " crude and re
fined petrol-Jura.
"'Mary had one* lamb." be said, "and it followed
bar to school one day ; the chairman of the Finance.
Committee has fifty lambs, and they follow him
every day."
" Suggesting that the President should promptly
veto the bill in accordance with his campaign
pledges. Mr. Gore added: "Then it may not be. so
far-stretching a prophecy to say that the next
President of the United States may bean 'Afri
can.* " \
Thi» adroit reference to Mr. Roosevelt x>-as re
ceived with laughter.
rtiiC an amendment placing on the free Hot
articles In the production of which there is no
competition in the United States, Mr. Cummins
declared that this plan conformed to the principle*
of protection. The amendment was rejected.
Senator Beverid5 ft announced in a speech at 10:45
p. m. that the "Insurgent" Republican Senator*
would vote, acalnrt the bill.
Th- final vote was taken at 11:11 and th« Senate
adjourned at 11*18-
Senate's Action E.rpccted to Stop
Night Rider Outrages.
Washington. July The removal of the reFtrlc
tioni on the free sale of tobacco in the hand, as
provided in the amendment of Senator Bradley,
which was adopted to-day, aroused much interest
and is the resUt of many years of agitation and
of much active recent campaigning. It is a live
question in the tobacco growing states. a^d has
been the subject of many representation* to Con
Th« feature of the present law, preventing free
dom in trade in tobacco in the primitive state. Is
said to have been responsible for the outrages of
Night Riders in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Th- present law permits the tobacco grower to
dispose of his product, but does not allow hif ven
der to transfer it without paying a tax or 6 cents
■ pound.
The Bradley an«ndtn*nt authorizes the grower.
any person to whom he may make tranafer*. or
any one else, to sell tobacco in the hand without
paying a tax. but requires that when the tale ex
ceeds ten pounds a record shall be k«>pt for the
benefit of th- Internal revenue service.
As the tariff bill pissed the House It carried %
similar pro v n - and th»re Is little doubt that
when the bill shall become a law it will contain a
practical repeal of. the present law on "hand"
Th« oth-r provisions of »he tobacco prh-duH
were retained. These impose, a tax of X seats a
pound "n chewing and smoking tobacco and snuff,
of $3 on cigars weighing more than three pounds
a thousand, with Increases for high grade cigars
running up to *©'a thousand :, of "5 cents on clears
weighing thre« pounds cr less; $3*i>> on cigarettes
weighing more than thT-« pounds a thousand. and
US on cigarettes of not more than three pounds
a thousand.
Says "Safety, Even Existence," of' England
t Depends Upon It. -
London. July While laying th- foundation
stone of th« n-w buildings of the Imperial Col
lege of Science and Technology, at South Kensing
ton, to-Oay. Kirn: Edward spoke a word in favor
of higher scientific education. After emphasizing
th- "supreme importance" of the highest Special
ized Instruction In science, especially In Its appll-
CJi'Jon to industry, his majesty continued:
"I feel more and more convinced. as time goes
on. that prosperity, and even the very safety of tho
existence of our country, depend on the quality
of scientific technical training of those who ore
to guide and control our Industries. With the pres
ent rapid growth of knowledge specialism of a high
order is necessary to success."
London, July B.— By • vote of tZi to 21 th- Church
Council, which was attended by the leading bish
ops, clergy end laymen of the Chnrch of England,
to-day declared that marriage to & deceased wife's
sister, recently legalized in this country, was con
trary to the moral rules of the Church and to the
principles of the Scriptures.
Furthermore, the use of the prayerbook in the
service solemnizing such marriages v/aa reprobated
in Uw i UQcgefit, l«xmi,
About 500 of Former to 100 of
Latter — Prospect of Concessions
in Conference.
(Frera Tk».TrlbuE» Bureau]
VTathlnston, July s—The5 — The experts **• have
followed the progress of th- tariff bill through
the Senate roughly estimate that the- measure
contains about five hundred reductions from
end about. on* hundred increases over the Ding
ley law. Tn many Instances the Senate rate 1*
a compromise between the Dingley figure and
that fixed by the Payne bill. This Is notably
the case with print paper. The- Dlngley rate is
%r. a ton, the House, rate $2 « ton, and the Sen
ate rat» $4 a ten. i
Iron ok furnishep another example . Th
Dingl^v rate Is 40 cents a ton; th* Houp* mad*
it free, and th» Senate? compromised on 25 cent?
a ton. So. too. in the case of lumber. Th»
Dlngley rat» is $2 a thousand feet. Th» Hove**
rut that to M, and the Penate compromised on
$1 50. The Senate h-»? cut most of th* rates in
th*> stool schedule, although it has slightly In
creased some of these rates us fixed by th«
House. In a number of instanced the Senate
cut the rates in the steel schedule even below
the point fixed by the House, as in th" case of
anvils, axles, holts, malleable castings, cut nstfls
and spikes, bar iron, charcoal iron, stfel wool,
swords, etc. On th« other hand, there arc many
manufactures of steel on which the Senate in
creased th*» rates. as», notably, on nuts and
washers, horseshoes, wire nails, etc., although
the. increases do not. constitute any increase
over the Dtagtey rate?, and in most instance? are
a reduction.
The Senate has raised the duties above, the
House rates, and in a f<?w instances above th*-
Plugley rates, on a. number of luxuries, such
a<; champagne and wines, yachts, diamonds, etc.;
on most agricultural products, such as wheat,
barley, etc.— all of which increases were insisted
on by the "insurgent" element in the Republican
party Rnd often by a considerable number of
Democrats — ami In the wooDen and cotton sched
ules. In the latter* case the (Senate lcsders main
tain that they have merely so reworded th* law
as to restore the rates which the framcrs of the
Dingley law intended should be assessed, but
which were lowered through unforeseen inter
pretation?. In the case of the woollen schedule,
while th»» Senate conferrees will doubtless make
a determined effort to maintain their increases
in conference, there are many members of the
Senate, including organization Republicans, who
would be glad to see their conferrees compelled
to accept the lower provisions of the House Mil
Probably the greatest improvement made by
the Senate in the bill is the. provision for b
tariff commission. The leaders were unwilling
to provide for such a commission as many
deemed important. Nevertheless, they have
given the President ample authority to employ
all such experts as bo may consider necessary
and to fix their compensation, so that there
seems to be abundant reason to expect that
whenever another revision of the tariff is under
taken there will be definite data on whfoa to
work, instead of what Senator Root has called
"conjecture and guesswork."
An important change mad* by the Senate con
sists of the altered maximum and minimum pro
vision, which makes the maximum rates the
normal, and authorizes the President to grant
the minimum as a concession. The House pro
vision made the minimum rates th« normal an!
made the imposition of the maximum rate* a
retaliatory act. Opinion differs as to the merits
of the two provisions, but President Tuft. Be« -
retary- Knox and Senator Root, whose experience
as Secretary- of State lends weight to his diplo
matic opinion, regard the Senate provision as a
great improvement.
The Senate, has also substituted the tax on tb<s
net earnings of corporations for th« inheritance
tax imposed by the House, a step which has met
with extensive criticism, although the President
and his advisers regard it as a most desirable
measure, for the reason that in addition to fore
stalling any possible deficiency, they believe It
insures a federal supervision over the affairs of
all corporations which Mr. Tsft considers all
important and a first step in a well denned pol
icy of federal supervision ever corporations.
The Senate leaders consider that their work
on th- schedules has been too severely j'id*-cl.
in view of the difficulties with which they hare
had to contend, notably the constant readiness
of the "Insurgent" Republicans to combine with
the Democrat* to force up rate? en all agri
cultural and other products at their own states.
The restoration of th* Dingley duty on hides,
the increase by 12S per cent of th* duty on
pineapples and the r-imposition of the- Dingle."
rates on cereal* constitute notable- results of
this situation. Again, they point to th« fact
that in reporting the daily progress of the Sen
ate on the tariff bill the press has constantly
mad* comparisons with Urn House bill instead
of with the maat'T law. They believe this has
seriously misled many persons who have, per
haps naturally, assumed .that changes chronicled
as "Increases" were increases over the Dingley
law, instead of being, as in the majority of in
stances they wen, decreases from the existing
law. despite the fart that they were increases
over the House bill.
The leaders believe* aleo, that the public and
th», press should refrain from passing judgment
on th* work of the Senate until the conference
committ** has completed its labors. They ad
mit that as passed by the Senate the bill con
tains many rates which are certain to be re
jected in conference. Some of these were de
liberately inserted in the bill "for trading pur
poses." A far larger number were, accepted <»>
prevent extended debate and with th* mental
reservation that they would certainly be elimi
nated In conference.
It is submitted that the Senate conferred? will
be subjected to double pressure when they meet
the representatives 'of the Hous*, for the reason
that the President is strongly predisposed to the
lower duties, and will unquestionably strongly
advise the Senate conferrees to recede in almost
every instance where "such recession would make
for lower rates. In such instances as the para
graphs relating to gloves and stockings, where
the Senate has replaced the exceptionally high
rates imposed by th* House -with those of th«
Dlngley law, th« influence of the President will,
of course, be on the side of the Senate. Finally,
it is asserted that, judging by experience, con
sideration of those paragraphs where the man
agers on th« part of both houses begin with a
determination to maintain the rates fixed by
their respective bodies will ultimately result in
compromises, generally reached by "'splitting
the difference" between the Senate and House
The opinion has been somewhat generally ad
vanced that the President has diminished his
influence to procure lower rates by exerting so
much of it to obtain the adoption of Mb corpora
tion tax proposition. The Senate leaders take
a different view. They point out that by in
ducing the Senate to substitute this provision
for the inheritance tax the President has put
,iii« Ss&ate conferrecs in. a potltlca wher* jthex
wilt have to accept the yielding of the House
en this provision as a concession by that body
and make proportionate concessions to the
House. To a limited extent the same Is true
of the maximum and minimum provision and ot
the tariff commission and the customs court.
With th«» House conferrees yielding to the Ssfl
st« on all three of these* provisions they will
bo in a. position to demand material coneesdons
from the Senate conferrees on the rates.
Senate leaders also take issue with the criti
cism repressed in some quarters that the tariff
bill, apart from the corporation tax. will not
yield' as much revenue as might be expected. A
member of the Finance Committee read to the
Tribune correspondent to-day an editorial end
ing with these words:
In the absence of the complete ettirrmtes which
the Treasury and committee clerks should no**
ba able to furnish, It does not seem clear that
th« measure will yield In its present form as
much revenue as it should, and it is obviously
the duty of the conference committee, if that
mistake exists, to repair it so far as possible.
"ThPt view," said the Senator, "was main
tained very generally twelve years ago In the
best informed circles. The editorial from which
I have read is taken from The Tribune of July £.
1597. the day after the Senate passed the Ding
ley bill. As a matter of fact, the Dingley bill
has yielded revenue beyond our moat sanguine
expectations, and I believe this sill will do the
Th- leader* In both ho— M of Congress are
hopeful that the conference on the tariff bill
will not be as protracted as was that on the
Dingley bill. "With that Mil the conferrees
reached an agreement on most of th* differences
promptly, and only the temporary deadlock on
the sugar schedule prevented a much earlier re
port. The Dingley bill was in conference from
July 8 to ]!>. practically eleven day*. The Fen
ate leaders estimate th- time needed for the
conference on this bill at five days, and the
House leaders expect a report In a week. None
of the leaders believes there is any provision in
the bill which is likely to result in a Ferious
deadlock, although, as in the case of the Ding
ley bill, the schedules relating to hides, wool and
lumber will probably cans- some trouble.
Corporations Expected to Fight Tax
Officials Believe It Constitutional.
[By The A**octate4 rre?.« 1
Washington. July >.— Confirmation of the expec
tation in many quarters that the large corporations
of the country will seek to hold tip the collection
of taxes was given her* to-day by a prominent of
ficial of tlie Treasury Department, who ha« Ju*t
returned from New York, but who refuses to be
quoted by name.
The possibility of suspension of i; « expected
large source of revenue and the possible necessity
in that event of a bond leave by the government to
meet the !"it'!«t!on In the Treasury have caused
concern no: alon« to the Treasury officials, but to
political leader*, who point to the political conse
quences attributed to the bond Issues of the Cleve
land administration.
It would be within the province of a court. St !«
conceded, to permit the taxes to be collected, sub
ject to a refund, but such course is unusual,
anil It is well known that money once paid into
th* Treasury is exceedingly hard to get back.
Secretary MacVcagh Is out of the city, but an
official of the Department of Justice declared to
day that he believed the corporation tax as now
framed l.« clearly constitutional, and that any ac
tion looking to a test of it would not prevent the
Secretary of th« Treasury from proceeding to col
lect th« tax in th« usual way.
This Department of Justice official not only be-
Ibn ■ that the measure if enacted Bill be found
constitutional, but that pending ■ determination of
the ease i.i th* courts. If saeb action ti> taken, the
coll'ictlon of the tax Will cot be Interrupted. Should
the tax bill be declared unconstitutional, persons
pa; ng It, In his opinion, would have ample recourse
to ■pel Ita return, but even should the courts
decide to grant « temporary injunction restraining
t!i© Secretary from col ting the. tax. it is pointed
out thai the Treasury bat ample MSSBSOSS at hand
witii which to west all obligations and fully sustain
Hie government credit. Receipts are now increas
ins at a gratifying rate, but should necessity re
qulie the Secretary may at any time. In his discre
tion, i*sue Panama Canal .' per cent bonds up to
$4O.W».o<t>. and In addition be la able, under existing
law. to l#au« up to JloO,ofO.iy>o 3 per cent Treasury
certificates of Indebtedness. Thus it is Mid tha*. In
any e\eni. and whatever action the courts might
»'?•» fit to take with raopocl to the collection el the
tax. the Treasury is In no danger of hems short of
Officials eatd that the corporation tax measure
had been framed by some of the ablest lawyers In
the. country, and in the views of Treasury authori
ties It would be unlikely that thoir combined efforts
would result in a measure at variance with trie
provisions of the Constitution.
Seven members, at the New York Republican
delegation to-day joined in a request to Representa
tive Sereno E. Payne, that he call a meeting of the
entire delegation from thai state to form » definite
programme. Five of tnom are opposed to th« cor
poration tax. It is expected that Mr. Payne will
grant the request and that a caucus will be held
to-morrow night.
Leaders Predict Prompt Passage of
Tariff BUI.
[From Th«» Trlbur* Bureau. 1
Washington. July 8.- -For tbe first time since the
tariff bill was passed by the House there was a
large attendance of member* to-day, all c!i*ftng
under th- delay In transacting business and com
plaining at being brought back to Washington In
hot weather.
Speaker Cannon hi confident that the tariff bill
■will be passed as soon as the conferrees agree. He
realizes that there must be rome debate, and la In
clined to believe that at least four days will be
necessary before final action is taken. The Speaker
and Mr. Payne agree that it Is too much to ask the
Roose to adopt the corporation tax without some
ifsion. and it Is probable that almost every one
who deelree will obtain a fair ouot* of time.
Tee threatened Insurrection teems to have gone
up In smoke. Nobody is leading It, nor does a vol
unteer appear to be forth-tomlng. The sentiment
ain^ng th« "insurgents" is that it Is risky to trifle
wit* a tariff bill, »nd that th- organization will b«
bold respon^iM- to the country. If It proves a good
measure the "Insurgents'* want to be in a position
to .taim a share in it. but if it does not turn eat
well they •*l*h to condemn It loudly. The "Insur
gents." in th» language of Representative D-rlght.
are "taking no chances."
Member of Douma Believes She Han Not For
gotten Germany Attitude in Balkans.
Pads, July -Count Vladimir Bobrinsky, one of
th- members of the Russian Douma now visiting
Paris, to-day revealed the precise nature of Ger
many's intervention in the Balkan crisis.
No ultimatum was delivered. Count Bobrinsky
says, but Germany Notified Russia that, unless she
yielded. Austrian troops would enter Servla. Aa
Russian sentiment th«n would force Russia into
war, and as the army was not prepared. Russia
had no other alternative except to surrender.
Count Bobrinsky says that resentment against
Germany In Russia is profound.
Italian Girl. Confessed Slayer, Acquitted—
Father and Former Lover Convicted.
[By Telegraph to. The Tribune. ]
Bbnrreeort, La., July 8. -Ida Fuleoi«, the sixteen
year-old Italian girl who, admits that she killed
Wlmbreck Boney. a wealthy young planter, at
Vancevin* last fM. after he refused to marry
her, was acquitted i<t the crime by a. jury to-day.
Her father, John Fuleos. and her discarded Italian
lover, Sam Perrico, who. It was said, held Boney
while she used the knife, were each found guilty
of murder m the first degree, but without capital
punishment. Judge Drew refused to charge the
Jury on the unwritten law. /
Th« jury was composed of twelve men, each of
whom had a living daughter more than twelve
years old. . - .-!"*.•
Semi-Annual Shirt Offering
4800 white or fancy, plain or plaited Qfff.
Shirts that were $1.50 and $2, now «7tfV
Men's Summer Suits
Crash, homespun and light fancy worsted of de
lightful coolness and attractive appearance ; in
our popular coat-and-trousers styles, $14 to $32.
Straw Hats that were $3 and $4, now $1.85 ; those formerly
$2 and $2.50, now $1.45.
H&ckett. Cafhaft 6 (k
265 1 341
Broadway near Chambers St. ] Broadway at J3th St.
More Sentiment than Food at Big
Brighton Beach Feast.
Thai great bon voyage dinner 01 the Brooklyn
Democratic Club In honor of Controller Metz. who
will sail for Europe on Tuesday, has come and
gone. In fact, a good part of it was gone b-for*
it came laet night, and before it was half finished
many hungry guests of the fourteen hundred who
attended at the Brighton Beach Hotel meandered
from the dining ball and patronized the frankfurter
stands on the boardwalk. But then, that Is onl>
the material side of th- story, and the food was
really not the thing; it was the sentiment that was
all Important and uppermost. Even the singing of
•Down Where the Wurzburger Flows' failed to
•poll the wßthetlc character of the function.
fiom* people teemed to think th-r- was some
thing political about the dinner. If It was really.
as whispered, tfce birth of Mr. Metz« official boom
for "the -Mayoralty nomination Ibis fall, then Its
godfathers will probably preserve it from the. dan-
C er« that beset political Infants in tl>- warm Bum
ro-r months, for surely the boom war. born under
auspicious rtreumsmneoßi
There were several Indications that It was a
boom, although lbs Controller raid bo ems not
looking for it. Perhaps there Is Feme *lgninc*nc*
£ bit remark that If h* can no anything to he
Us party be Is "on the job." And "Barkis MeU
* "If the city wants me It is my duty to answer
the call." ,
CoßtreOa Mrtz got an indorsement on the sssc.
Senator MeCarron, who was on the list to "peak,
yielded to importunities and said a >«' words.
One thing be said was that Controller Metz was
••just the mar" for any job he was nominated for.
Taking up a remark on criticism of the Controller.
Senator MeCarren said that Mr. Metz was young
and must stand for criticism.
"I remember." be said, amid great laughter,
••that when I was young and bow in the public
service. I used to come in fcr considerable criti
cism." .
Justice Rtspieton referred to Mr. Met* as the
hero of militant Democracy in (be city of New
York and as "a Democrat not ashamed of lbs
man who elevated him to ofiice." whereat there
were great cheers.
Th- large dining hall of the hotel waa not only
nJ!-d but crowded and overcrowded with Demo
crats, who cheered and yelled at every mention of
the name Mctz. And when the speaker said some
thing particularly flattering about their favorite
the frantic enthusiasm of the diners made the tu
multuous beating of the waves against the sea wall
gour.d like a splash from a siphon.
Of course, the Brooklyn Democracy was fully
represented. Edward m Bbepard, however, who
was to ■aha oaa of the principal speeches, sent a
letter Buying It w.ouM D* "impracticable" for him
to be nrasenf, but he Joined ht " "brethren" in a
toast to the guest of honor. *'. Senator MeCarren
was there, and near him at the. speakers' table was
Justice L.uke D. Sta.pleton. Police Commissioner
Baker was absent.
The Tammany leaders were also conspicuusiy
absent, although nearly every city department on
this tide Of -the river was liberally represented.
John Fox. president of the National Democratic
Club, sent a felicitous letter of regret, in which be
raid that there was "no honor too great that can
be paid to Mr. MeU."
The thorough democracy Of the affair was car
ried out. even to the question of dross, for the
Invitations read: "Outing ahtrta and a good time
will be In order." Be Mr. Metz appeared in a
gray business suit and a neglige fhlrt. lie re
ceived a rousing -welcome when he arose to /peak,
Re said:
I have done th" best t know bow. In doing so
1 bad the valuable l.elo of my subordinates, and I
want to thank John McCooey and TaylorPhlUlp-f.
the controllers. It ha? been a good »..-rap.
but I want you to understand that politics never
bothers me. a!thou«ti I am > politician. if you wil .
T am <u> orgs nization man. and 1 am going to sack
by the party until the last. If there is ever a
break, it will be ti •>• party that breaks first.
Ex-J'i*tieo Herrleb said that th- gat hi ring seemed
to indicate that many people would M pleased to
pay the expenses of Mr. Weni In Europe If hi
premised never to return. The diners laughed Whoa
somebody shouted '-Color." Mr. Herrick said there
were many honest people hi politic?, and that he
admired th- Controller because he possessed "*
fighting honesty."
Alonzo G. Mclaughlin. presMent of th- Brook
lyn Democratic Club, who presided, raid that per
soaany he was In favor of ttie Fourth avenue sub
way, but felt that It could be obtained only at the
loss of tba city s financial prestige.
C«rt>tlnue«l from flr« ps««.
ing than the welfare of General Blngham »nd
the Police Department." saM h-. He. too.
wanted delay
Adolph Block, a member of the United Real
Estate Owners' Association, of which Ettinger
and Korn also were members, tooK th- other
"The city of New "Fork should rise in Its
might immediately against this foul outrage."
said he. "The Mayor ought to know that no
self-respecting man would take the Commie
elonership under these circumstances."
Magistrate Hylan, of Brooklyn, said Inspector
Russell's plalnolothes men had to "get evi
dence" and had to make a given number of ar
rests In a given ,ttme or be 'broke" He ended
by saying that the best thing the Mayor ever
did was to remove "that arbitrary czar Blng
Half a doz*n more tried to speak, but ther*
was a demand for the previous question. Ettln
per'.-; amendment that the resolutions bo re
ferred to the local organisations was defeated
by ■ viva voe« vote, ami the resolutions were
adopted by a vote of about 2 to 1. Thereupon
the meeting adjourned, amid a tremendous wag
ging of tongues.
"While this meeting was on there was being
held at No. 11l Broadway a meeting of the
: executive committee of the Congress of Tax
payers. Joseph S. Schwab, who ran for the
state Senate on the Tammany ticket, seems to
be the leading spirit In this organization. He
referred contemptuously to the taxpayers* con
ference as "that bunch of Republicans and re
formers." Ettinger and D*. Korn are members
of the executive committee.
At this latter meeting William Temple Emmet,
president of the organization, made a speech,
setting forth that the Congress of Taxpayers
was not one of the ordinary political blackmail
ing- bodies which sprang up in a municipal cam
ps.ign only to grab patronage. -He ended with a
eulogy of the McClellan administration and de
cried those who. he en id, unnecessarily reflected
discredit on "our city."
Paris. July R-— The Senate to-day adopted the
Franco- Anarican extradition ©oaveattoa. .
Appeal to Him Obtains for Supra,
gettes Hearing by Secretary.
London, July *■ — Following a direct appeal neat
to the King by Mrs. D-spard acd a deputation «•
suffragettes, the Home Secretary, the Right Hen*
H. J. Gladstone, accorded * very courteous aTa<U«jc»
this evening to eight of the women's reprtaentatiTei.
After bearing arguments and reading their peti
tion, the Horn- . Secretary made a irrmpslbm
speech, expressing regret, at th« present Inroi-H
situation and tho belief that the matt?- wonH
finally be settled and m a way satisfactory t»
Mr. Gladstone explained that he -miM *> aUtaJae
to commit the government. He admitted that the
petition was an argument for an audience, wad
promised to forward It to the King.
Mr?. Despard and the contingent ef snffragst?;^
ho hare been investing the House sf Camraons tor
the last week In the hop* of catching Premier Hj
quith. appealed in the afternoon directly to Cm
Ktr.g. who Informed them that the Horse Becretair
was th- constitutional ehann-l of onunmtioßttaa.
and his majesty apparently followed this op wita «
hint that Mr. Gladstone would be advised to rsceivs
the women*? deputation.
In the face of Premier AsC'iiths persistent re
fusal Is meet » deputation of suffragettes, it 53
hardly conceivable that his lieutenant would eea
aent to thia course, as /Sid, without strong pres
The latest herelne of the «tjfTrag-rr# ca>js» h
Miss Wallace Dunlop, wh*» recently was s-nt»n«d
to a month's imprisonment In She Halloway jail far
posting notices on the wall" of 'he houses of Par
liament. Miss Dunlop organized a liun«-r gtrtlw fa
th- prison, and th» authorities disch&rsed her this
aft-rnoon after she had refused food for nln*tv-ot»
bears. Miss Dunlop had only bees si prit« fv»
Damage Reported Not Great, but
Area Affected Large.
Simla. India. July s.— a sever* earth shock oc
curred at S o'clock this morning, and was felt from
Rawalpindi, the capital of the Rawalpindi division,
to Chltral, the capital of tee state of CMsjat S«r
eral houses were thrown down. Th* shock was
a!;o felt at Iskardo, the capital of Bultistan,
St. Petersburg:. July B,— Telegram* received in
this city to-dar from Kerekl and Kattl-Knrsan, m
Turkestan, and Khokar.. In Asiatic Russia, report
that an earthquake damaged several houses ia
those towns at 2 o'clock this morning.
Shocks also occurred at Yekaterinburg, S»ot»et-ff
and Xovaya Bukara. lasting several minutes. The
eeismographic records locate the earthquake in
the districts of East Bokhara. Pamir or Hindu-
Kush. in Central A*!a.
Four Cruisers Designated to Take
Part in Hudson-Fulton Pageant.
London. July S.— Ambassador Reid has been in
formed that the Fifth Cruiser Squadron of the Brit
ish navy has been designated to attend tSe Hud
son-Fulton celebration, to be held at New York ca
September 2'> to October 9 next.
The squadron consists of four ships, th* T>rak».
the Argyll, the Duke of Edinburgh and the BlacTc
Prince. They will be under the consand of Rear
Admiral Frederick T. Hamilton, who w.li Ni th*
official representative of his majesty's governra«s
at the American celebration.
All of the ships are of the armored cruiser claw.
and three of them, the Black Prince, the r>uke ot
Edinburgh and the Argyll, were put Into conns*
slon only three years ago. ao taat they represent
some of the. latest types of British naval architect
ure. The Drake has a dtsoUcemeat of If. 10) toss.
with a *p««l of upward of twenty-four knots. Tin
Black Prince and th- Duke of Edinburgh are sist«*
ships, each having a displacement of Rs?o tons, tilt
former with record of 23.*» knots, and the tttt»r
8«4 knots. Th- Argyll baa a displacement oS
l«\vO tona. with a spe*d of HM knots.
Rear Admiral Hamilton, who is designated as ti*
ofll< ial representative; of th* British n»rj-. has ha-i
a Ion? and distinguished naval career. Hi tnarritl
a daughter of the late admiral of the fleet, the
Hon. Sir Henry Keppel.
Mr. Reid H-nt a c.ible dispatch to Herman RiMer.
of New York, informing him of th- action of fft«
government In designating the Fifth Squadron tit
the American celebration.
Ear-Deputy Assailed M. Caillaux,
Who Did Not Retaliate.
Part", July ».-A» he «-a» leaving the ■SBSM b>
day M Caillaux. the Minister of Finance. •*•**
struck in the face by Charles Bos. a former £*?
uty. who claims that the Finance Minister slan
dered him in the Chamber by ehasajsj | hira. t«ith
lobbying In parliament against the bill to ren*^
the subsidy agreement with the M»»rasertes Mari
time Company. - 0
According to the SB Psfat>. M. Csflbwn r»«isl
his cane but he did not strike back. saying as *»
drove off. "A blow by you does not count."
M- Caillaux later rent his seconds to Bei l f - SJ '
understood that th* clerk of th* Senate will ft***
proceedings against Bos in the Correctional C«erl
for insulting * magistrate. in the exercise. of &*
duties, in the precincts of the official premise's-
Participation of United States Baak«r» is
Chinese Loan Not Agreed Upon-
London, July B.— The meetings of the tnternattoasl
bankers so far as London Is concerned hare be-*
concluded without arrangements being agreed «••■
for the participation of Americans In the Haab*"-
Bze-cnuen railroad loan of $27.500.<w\
The negotiations, however, are still going on. •*»
further meetings will be held in Paris, and probss^
in Berlin. It is understood that the meetings •-
the foreign bankers were adjourned to allow «
reprscnUtives of the Continental powers to eoaia^
with thel»- government?.
Havana. July —President Gomes baa sffSß^
ed as director of the newly constituted bureau _»
information Leon J. Canova. an Anwricaa s^
paper man. who has lived in Cuba eleven years »
has a wide acquaintance with the island. Th *- -
lect of the bureau, which is known as tn« «v
ity and information bureau of the Pfparasssi^
Agriculture. Commerce and Labor, is to Wj-»
data concerning Cuba, her resource*. *****£'
portunitics. agricultural and industrial advj our
or any other information relative to the M"* l
i all inquirers. >..
Budapest. July 1-Tbe official ''J°™f°."£. - j
published an. Imperial decree rosssUMi * •
Alexander WeJcerle Premier of "Huns-try. , : i
other members of his Cabinet are rcaypote" 0 . ,
their respective offices, .

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