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d. J«l- V SK—SI® 111 to-night is rent by
|.d. d j. l]v _■■ of the army in Morocco by
-'-:- In Morocco ud
tion in the Mediterranean provinces in
•**«dL M the outskirts of Melilla the
Ssharms have suffered a serious check.
**; thousar-d soldiers have cither been slain
founded, and tl:e Moorish hordes are feht
' -— of the city
: 1, «as officially announced to-nlfht that th^
engaged M Hr.rcelona succeeded to-day
"^ring '":::■ St. Martin Square the principal
*j£ of revolutionist., against whom the ;':"; ' : "
taof craned fire. causing gr,at losses. The
'Krrivcrs Bnrrenaered.
j* oScial statement adds that it now re
.^jjjs only to master small groups of revolu-
OB&siB 0 * villages in the vicinity Bar-
Jv^, according to official advices, the insur
■ * m has-been checked, but at a great sacri
« of We. After fighting desperately and suc
cesrfal3T for a long time behind barricades the
jridpal mobs were gradually driven to St.
junta's Square, -where they found themselves
»^rped. Heavy detachments of artillery and
-jvjlry cam? up and surrounded them.
Tie artillery Immediately opened fire, mow
jag flown the rebels, who sought to escape, but
were net at every point with shot and shell.
Th« insurrection continues in the neighboring
itsssLWlaTJter the troops are proceeding. The
atm mders of the soldiers are under orders to :
(pvc-wone who attempts to resist.
Sties frmn Barcelona, the centre of the revo
|j»jnuy outbreaks, Is exceedingly meagre and
arthfrt — From Lisbon comes the report
get the revolutionists are using bombs, and
th* me hundred persons were killed and two
hatred wounded in the earlier stages of the
punier Maura's announcement that the situ
mm in Barcelona showed a little improvement
«d, serf from Melilla that the Moors were re
vmaf from Mount Guruga only slightly aj>
pused the general alarm. Th« Moorish forces.
Iwuu, have been strengthened by the arrival
< ifM additional tribesmen, and the official
; jrißWßt that 73,000 Spanish troops are needed
-^£«cc£is •': i ' tribesmen would indicate that
tbf - .'.it army of Spain Is in sore straits.
A Moorish army Is attacking Alhucemas. and
i wihSp has been hurriedly sent from Melilla
* da the garrison there.
Inrorrectionary outbreaks are reported from
rary points la Spain. At Granollers two con
| tents have been burned, while at Casa de la
Wra the dril guard was disarmed and impris
ced In the barracks. The revolutionists are
KSve at liansa and Figueras, whore the rall
tttat have been dynamited. Financial Institu
tes are sending their funds across the frontier.
■ The report that a provisional government has
established at Barcelona and that the civil
prenor has been assassinated Is unconfirmed.
tat nmon are persistent that Premier Maura
resign and that a military dictatorship will
* •*- •-? in Madrid.
Staler Maura announced to-night that he
W received more favorable reports from Bar
, •*«•. *here the situation, according to his
. tZ&I statement, is Fllghtly better. "The ar
r-J of reinforcements." said the Premier, •'will
'-^ly 1 tte 1 "** 3 0 11 of outbreaks."
f - ''raghoot the day. however, advices received
!? Quarters Indicated that the dis
■*•* to Catalonia were quite as serious as
"**•''• £ 'th'.UR;. the government has suc
j J***n getting troops through to certain of
; t*a2ected points. The lines of communl
- *■* which had b*en cut everywhere in Cata
> lave been partly repaired. .
1 fciikfc 31311 * 1 " 3 ' governor of Barcelona to-day
,^-ea ■ ' ;'; '- "■ ordering the Inhabitants of
3 W^ 10 mum to their homes. After twenty
•; our? any «*? f>und in the streets is liable
. . "shot •■ sight.
fc* * Laderva ' the Minister of the Interior.
I 5 lhe "Spanish Trepoff." announced
j ij^* 1 any newspaper printing rex«»rts dis
p^~* with oSlcsa! Information would be
k?"? M!l th * «"i'«ns suppressed.
I ff elt^ tB * nt as isFU "'i this morning by the
Hts*»? - f Finanr- designed to stop the fall of
! 'k»^;. S^ uritlts - It says that the Treasury
f tifV* of which $13.<y>0,000 is in
xt T aor<3im ' r >' taxe « are contemplated.
I tr * &Ma '• dpdaration of martial law through
iasv_ l*«*rday the censorship over news
, j^^a aore.Rewre.
•^b^ST lt1 " !ll " zati " 11 "f the Spanish
"rdTf-d. AH ofllcfrs on leave
r *Wn rt ' Callr ' <1 - Thfi r.sorws of all classes
W. jj, *^""ik d to the colors. The railroad
»• - c , CC ' Jl , 1h <ff Sl'3inS I' 3in are strictly guarded.
* ai!ovVfJ J t-> ent.-r Spain without the
'■'.Xtbt'&tj* th<> inilit »ry :i«th.»ritiej<.
-^tiW*" 08 at l!ur S r> s. l «rono. Vltoila and
V *t^rfir * * r " '""1— arms. The a nsor forbids
H fc «W immunisation with r.llliao.
'*^tl**«7 e<l that It. mi... Maura has ten
*%to*: L Mtrnau «n. but that Kins Alfonso has
» ar^pt it.
•"< th. to •n * * e ll as j n otl "* r eltlea through
r--.. lntrv . the r< - have been loud nnttter
' **%**'^* t . lm "- an<l 'he serious situation in
'^^ h^*B*i«*» th " or)portllnlt >' for the ris!nK of
Ll^L 1^ •^XJl^j, St * ln Catalonia In protest against
'"^rVj.,^ fuM1 "T troops to that country.
( *" :i " f -m has **rye.l t.. increase
-'^ AJt «« r 3r?i /' n " f tbo s LQisti | .-.1,!.- in (en-
J - C =SW. fl twenty v, ar , of aX,a X , must
— _Jj"» i- i .„, M ,, rd |m|tr
■ W«— ll IllKl
-- '•' --T. r. Il > r -.aa«J I^clm wanna Btation, IXo
To-dny, fair.
To-morrow, fair; moderate w^st irlnd«
Jerome Worries Him About Advice
to Delmas—Hartridge and Mrs.
Merrill lilt nesses.
"I am through with this wltnw # There may
be a Question or two I may wish to ask i!m
Bo spoke District Attorney Jerome in the
courtroom at White Plains late yesterday after
noon. Harry K. Thaw, who sat in the chair be
side Justice Mills. showed no elation over the
end of the ordeal. He waited deliberately in
the chair while Jerome and Morschauser. his
counsel, discussed arrangements to enable the
latter to as mine certain papers which had been
found In Thaw's cell ln the Tombs. Then he
strode briskly back to the Inclosure reserved for
the counsel and witnesses.
Thaw had been on the witness stand f'>r four
a much shorter period than that
Wednesday, but one that eras infinitely more
tryinp It told "n him, too, but he gave Mk re
pliefl with care, as Mr. Jerome launched at him
■ Ingly Innumerable assortment <- f
in Thaw's handwriting.
His worst spell came when Mr. Jerome asked
htm to explain various Incoherently worded
memoranda which be bad submitted to Delphln
M Delmaa, his counsel In !:is first trial, for the
l;ittrr's guidance in suniniliiK ui>. Borne of them
■ed the witness trouble, but li<- was
<l<ft in <-xi>!;i!i:itiK hi? pttTpose in writing this
ftuff t:::it !.:'! been submitted to the lunacy
-M"n as evidence of bis Insanity. Thin
task, together with his »-ffort to ilis
prove Dr. Allan McLane Hamilton's aiir-K.-iti.m
•;• . gave )Av\ f-\ iilf-ntl\' far more
concern than <!M tbe testimony of his former
rnunwfil. Clifford W. Uartri(ia<-. and Mr>;. Susan
A. sferrUL They were <^i\U-<] to pr<i\o the
woman's as it Thaw bad contributed
money to the support of young girls whom he
had beaten In ii. v rooms.
His wife was in the courtroom, smiling easily
during bis gruelling examination, but lie did not
look once in her direction.
Thaw took the stand shortly after the be
ginning of the afternoon session. Mr. Jerome
got down to work at once by asking Thaw for ;i
cleaner exposition of the witness's opinion of his
sanity at the time he killed White.
Q.— Were you crazy when you killed White
A.— Ko: not medically <t.-)z;-.
0.-How do you know? A.— Because alienists
have told me so.
q._\Vl;o? A.— Dr. Lamb. Dr. B;ik<-r did. too.
Q.— Don't you know that Dr. William A. Whit*
■mm in your presence that because of the de
rniifr^ment of your mind you were lr!capnbl*> of
knowing the nature of your act when you killed
White" A.— I think bo
Q.— Didn't Dr. Smith Ely Jelliffe swear to that
effect? A.— ! think he dlC
<j.— And Dr. Charles W. Pilgrim? A.— Yes. I
guess en.
g.-And Dr. Minas S. Gregory? A.— I think not.
He paid it was lecause of mental derangement I
dli not know th* nature and quality of my act.
Mr. Jerome read ■ portion of Dr. White's testi
mony bearing on Thaw's mental status at the
time of the shooting of the architect, and then
handed the volume to Thaw, who scanned the
passage with nervous eagerness.
Q.— You don't think tbe Jury would have ac
tiuitterl you unless they thought you Buffered from
a <je}>ct of r<-as>o!i? A.— You Will have to a?k til)
<j.— Didn't Dr. Graeme Hammond express the
tame opinion? A. — I think he did.
(j. \\ , ; it about Dr. Wagner? Didn't he think
SO, tOO? a.— '• believe so.
*i.— Anil don't you know that Dr. Hamilton was
of til, opinion that you were <-r;!z> when you
ki.i.-i White? A.— l tlilnk Mr. Gleaaon'a memory
is at leapt as good as Dr. Hamilton's.
Thaw bowed assent when Jerome; asked him
if be had heard various alienists testify that his
mental state at the time of the shooting was
not such as to permit hfm to realize the nature
of his act, Thaw looked a little bit more seri
ous and his manner was perhaps less easy than
when he was on the stand on Wednesday, but
he was alert to the queries of the District At
Mr. Jerome again sprang the name of Dr.
Hamilton, for whom Thaw has a special aver
■km. '
Cj.— Did .you 11..1 understand that it was Hamil
ton'a o|.,njon you were crazy? A.— N"
CJ-— Von mean Hamilton thought you were sane?
A.— I don't know what Hamilton thought.
Jerome ran over the long list of medical wit-
«,».— iJut ycu not know tiiut these men thought
iuu wtio insane? A.— They said i was deranged.
Q— Vnu understoud then were fourteen of them
v.iio swore you were Huftoriitf; from some mental
ailment ? .A — A d. i.-. i „r reason
Q.— Do you believe you had ■ defect of reason?
A.— I can** tell v.m positively: l think .•*■•.
Q.- 'i.: km.! of a defect? The alienists who
knew salt! it wan a bruin storm.
Q.—l)a you think It proceeded from a; diseased
mind? A.— Not v diseased mind. i did not fc;
Coolinued on rciooU po e.
Belief in Wall Street That Ifarriman
Has Been the Buffer.
It waji reported In well informed Wall Street
circles yesterday that much of the recent buying
of New York Central stock »■«» for the account
of the Union Pacific, and that the latter wan
strengthening Its Influence in Now York Central
affairs b% using the proceeds of its recent sale
of $10.po0.'ono AtchlHon preferred st >ck In ac
cumulating the Vonderbllt insue.
New York Central shares enjoyed a maximum
advance of 3 points In yesterday's market, the
movement being accompanied by a rumor on the
exchange that the road was planning for neceu
sary financing on a basis that would convey
i valuable rights to the stockholder".
Within the last month the Union Pacific has
■old two big blocks of practically fixed Interest
I bearing securities, ivcelvtng from the operation
; Upward of IWfcOOO.OOO rash, and It I* the gen
eral understanding ..■ certain Wall Street houses
that the company Is concentrating Its outside
investment capital on two chief connections with
the Eastern seaboard and the Gulf- namely, the
New York CentraJ and the Illinois Central.
Mr Harriman did got go Into the New York
Central directorate to be ■ figurehead, and the
Union Pacific did not a year of more ago main
an Investment of $1 l.(KN >.<"••<> in New York Cen
tral without an Idea of buying more of tlie stock
; eventually and thereby solidifying the vast
! transportation machinery between the Atlantic
! and the Pacific under the name of the Harri
j man system.
New Officials Mentioned — Velez
Likely to Retain Post.
Havana, July 29.— The Cabinet crisis, which
has been impending for some time, reached a
climax this afternoon, when all the ministers, as
well we the Presidential Secretary. Pcflor Cas
tellanos, signed their resignations, which will
be Btctatly presented to President Gomez on his
arrival here to-morrow from Cayo Crtsto.
The action of the Cabinet was tuken after a
conference with the avowed purpose of express
ing loyalty to the President and relieving him
from the embarrassment of making removals.
According to rumor, Luis Octavlo Divino, of
the Department of Justice, will be succeeded by
Ramiro Cabrera; Nicolas Alberdi, Secretary of
the Interior, by General Macbado, now lnspectbr
general of the army forces; Dr. Mathias Duque.
Secretary ~f Sanitation, by Beflor Alberdi, and
Postmaster General Nodarse by Morua Del-
ex-PresidefH of the Senate and leader of
the negro party.
The resignations of Benlto Dagueruela', Secre
tary of Public ■ Works, who recently was
severely criticised for the dismissal of James
Page, chief engineer of construction at the
Cienfuegos waterworks, and Senor Oastellanos,
who developed anti-American prejudices since
his appointment to office, probably will be ac
cepted. It is practically certain that Justo Gar
cia Velez will be retained as Secretary of State.
She and Girl Unconscious When Saved by
Two Companions.
After swltmlns; ve«tn<hiv to the assistance* of
her cramldaughter. Miss Bertha Delomer. seventeen
years old. of Harbor Terrace, Corona, Mrs. J. Car-
Its nearly lost her own life. The girl grasped her
About the neck. Hotli would undoubtedly have been
drowned had not two other glrl«. both good swlm
jners, promptly plunged Into the "water an.! •warn
to them.
Mrs. *'arlln. Miss Delomer, MISS A. Smith nml
Miss Ethel Wood, although unaccompanied by a
man. hurt ventured In swimming In Flushing Bay.
Miss Delomer swam rather far out and whs then
seized with cramps. She scream^ for help, and
her Rrandmother hastened to her assistance. The
girl, however. ■ rendered her help ineffective 'by
clinging bo closely to her neck .-is almost to 'choke
| Miss Wood and M!*:- Smith. although only young
girl?, swan out. and each managed to drag one of
the unconscious swimmers ■to the shore. It re
quired hnni work on the part of a ■ physician M
restore Miss Delomer to consciousness, fine opened
her eves only after three hours. Her grandmother
was quickly restored and is none the worse for her
experience _^__
■\IU purity ha* made it famous. — Ad\ t,
American Colony in Mexico City
Urge Him for Ambassadorship.
Mexico City. July 29— -A petition is being cir
rotated In this city among the members of the
American colony asking thai former President
Theodore Roosevelt he named as the successor
of David D. Thompson, who is expected shortly
to resign a» American Ambassador to this re
The document In addressed to President Taft.
ftnd will he mailed to the White House within a
few days. Many Americans are taking the mat
ter seriously. »nd the petition has received ■
great number of signatures.
.Nairobi, British Eai>t Africa. July 23— Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt attended a meeting of the East
African Turf Club bore 18-day. Kermit Roosevelt
had mounts In five of the races.
Denies Ohio Report of Future Home
in Ter as,
Chicago July 2 1 } William Jennings Bryan,
oa his .trriv.- t ! here from Beiiefontatee. Ohio, t
day, denied poaltlvoly a statement attributed te
him there that he Intended to make his boms In
•I have been annoyed by questions of this sort
ever since I bought a llttl- farm m Texas." said
Mr Bryan. "I wfll make ■ winter home there,
perhaps, but positively I have >o Intention ol
leaving I,lno>ln or Nebrnsk.i I think this state
ment should settle the matter lam a fixture In
Superintendent Uozvycr Opposes
Sale of Liquor to Naval Students.
(IK TVWraph to The Tribune. ]
Annapolis. July L^.-Captaln J. M. Bowyer,
superintendent of the Naval Academy, an
nounced In strong language this afternoon bis
determination to put a stop- to the practice of
Belling or supplying intoxicants to candidates
for the Naval Academy and midshipmen, which
practice, he said, was prevalent in Annapolis.
The statement was made to a delegation of
ministers who - -i.-lted him by appointment. He
asked the ministers to Bid him in his fight to
suppress the liquor traffic with the academy.
Unices there was a practical prohibition of the
practice, he said, he would recommend that can
didates prepare for entrance elsewhere than in
Annapolis. He said he was supported by the
bureau of navigation.
Pittsburg Loses Pressed Steel Addi
—Present Plant May Go.
[By TH'Rraph to Th* Tribune. J
Pittsburg. July 2ft.— The attitude of the Pitts
burg public an.l the ptttahurg newspapers tow
ard the Presj-ed Steel Car Company in the pres
ent strike has resulted in a change of plans for
a new $3.1*00.000 site for the making of passen
ger cars. -
The vicinity of Chicago Instead of Pittsburg
will get this new plant, and l.i addition it is
reported here to-night that the great $.\OOO,OOO
plants of the company at McKee's nocks will be
dismantled and moved to the Middle West, prob
ably to Hammond, Ind.
The statement as tr> the change, for the new
plant was authorized hero to-day by a repre
sentative of President Frank N. Hoffstott of
the Pressed Steel Car Company.
This tlm? the sr:i serpent appear* Off Cape Hat
teras. Six feet around the body, eighty feet long
and armed with fangs like sickles, he went t.l tsh
lng through the waves, hnr'l by the Norw< pi in
steamer Simon DumolP. which arrived here from
Ntpe. Cuba, yesterday, consigned to the Cuba
Planters Company Captain Sorenson says be
didn't get near enough to make actual measure
ments or to count the fangs, but he Is sure his
estimate is conservative.-
Belt Filled with Medallions Found
on One Italian Who Had
Just Landed.
Italian detectives of the Brooklyn bureau be
gan the work yesterday of rounding up a gang
of smugglers who. it is reported, have been rob
bing the government of between 9200.000 and
$300,000 yearly In duties. The gang makes a
specialty of coral in the natural state and in
the shape of medallions. The first arrest was
made last evening at the Manhattan end of the
Brooklyn Isridge. The man arrested gave his
name aa Clro Soorentlno, eighteen years old. of
No. 333 East 14Sth street. Manhattan. He said
that Vlncenzo Onerato, twenty-seven years old.
of the same address, had sent him to meet a
sailor, but the detectives learned that he had
Just landed at Jersey City from the steamer
Taonnina, running from Naples.
When the man was searched a large cotton
belt was found about his body under his clothes.
It had pockets in it like those in a cartridge belt.
In the pockets the detectives found a large num
ber of hand carved medallions, valued at $1,000.
The largest were three-quarters of an inch In
diameter and the smallest a quarter of an inch.
The medallions were of the kind used in
brooches, pins and rings.
The detectives also capture. i Oswtasn. They
found him at his home A search showed that
he had raw coral In bis possesstoa of Iks value
Of fl,tv9. He s;iid that be had sent fktOVUBtkM
to the shiji to ned fl sailor ;md g«t mas. sau>
•ages fr"m him. The del I •'* the two
...... to the Brooklyn headquarters and .ift»> - r
ward locked them up in the Adams .-tr^et poises
station. Both wn were well flrtascd and psus
perous appealing.
Onerato la said by the detectivee to a IsusV-
Ing member of th.- gangi The prisoners will be
turned over to th-- ftrtaial authorities to-day.
The R.ivernn-.ent has had the poUcs of the 9ea
ports Of the Atlantic coast on the outlook for
th»' Karsß for some time, and it is thought that
the Information now possessed by trie police will
lead to the breaking up of the band.
Banker Falls from Car, and Seizure
Ma// Prove Fatal.
Asbury Park. N. J.. July 29. —E. 8. C.illey. a
member of the banking firm Of X W. Oilley &
<'■•. of No l Nassau street Xf.v York, had a
stroke of paralysis while riding on a trolley car
in Eighth avenue here this evening, fell off and
was so Injured that at the Monmouth Memorial
Hospital at Long Branch; to which he was
taken, it Is said he canawt !i\ »•.
Mr. (ii!ley stayed al the curlew House, at
Allenhurst He belonged to the Beach Club
there. His brother. Franklin W Oil'.ey. who was
UeasiUW Of the Stock Exchange, died suddenly
i;i New York f..ur says ;igo E. S. Gilley at
tended the funeral and only returned to-day.
Swimming in the Hudson, He Got Far from
His Boat and Strength Failed.
Fiwili>< N. V., July 2).— George Dunn, who
had for four years been studying for the-priest
hoOd at the novitiate of St. An.lrew's-on-the-Hud
■on, about tlu>e miles north of this city, met death
by drewßiaa this aftermSon. -
Dunn, who 'was swimming in the Hudson River
with a number of companions, got too far from
I.is boat, and when he~*tried to return his strength
failed him. His body has not »een recovered.
Dunn was twenty-four years old. and lived in Bos
Attack Hudson Tunnel Workmen and Injure
Three— More Trouble Feared.
Plttsburg, July 29.— Three thousand strikers, mad
dened by seeing their food supply running low.
pursued workmen from the Pressed Steel plant at
K-e's Rocks to-night; and before state troopers
arrived three persons were Injured.
The men attacked were finishing cars for the
Hudson River tunnel, ami say they intend to go
to work twain to-morrow morning. Strikers, It Is
anld. asserted boldly to-day that even the Hudson
River men would not be allowed to work, and
trouble is expected.
.Information at 171. 1122, and ll»o B"way.—
Letter Refusing Absolutely to Ap
prove Unsatisfactory Measure
Leads to Capitulation.
[From The Tr!bun« riur#-»u.l
Washington, July 2t>.— The President has won
his fight for downward revision of the tariff.
The eonferrees on the. bill have reached a final
agreement and signed the report, which provides
for a duty >.f ¥1 2"» a thousand feet on lumber
and the Senate rates, which are the same as
those of the Dingley law. on gloves, these being
the only points of difference which remained to
be adjusted to-day.
It was not until the President communicated
with the conferrees, by means of a letter ad
dressed to Representative Payne, In which he
advised the chairman of the Ways and Means
Committee in unequivocal terms that he would
not approve any measure which imposed a rate
higher than .*1 9 on lumber or any increase
whatever over the Dingley rates on gloves, that
an agreement was reached. Even after Ike re
i ceipt of the letter the conferrees were loath to
take Mr. Taft at his word. A call at the White
House by Representatives Fordney and Calder
head during the noon recess served, however. to
convince the conferree3 that further efforts to
induce the President to recede from his position,
were useless and that they had come face to
face with a stone wall, a smiling stone wall. It
is true, but one not the less Invulnerable.
As a slight compensation to the Western Sen
ators who have been so indignant over the
agreement on free hides and the effort to es
tablish the $1 2."> rate on lumber the rate on pig;
lead, which the Conference Committee had
agreed to make 2 cents a hundred, was in
creased to 2% cents, the President having mada
no contest on that commodity.
The House conferrees will make their report
to the House to-morrow. Under the rule 3it
will have to ■lie over" until the next day, and it
is expected that a vote will be taken on the
legislative day of Saturday. Just how long the
legislative day of Saturday will last will depend
on the report which Representative D*lght. the
Republican whip, is able to make to the Speaker
on Saturday morning. If there are ample votes
to Insure the adoption of the rule limiting de
bate and indorsing the action of the conferrees
in reducing the rates on the products of leather
below those fixed by the House the debate will
be limited to eight hours. Should any difficulty
be experienced in procuring sufficient votes the
debate would be allowed to run on until enough,
votes are assured.
The President will lend his influence to ob
taining sufficient votes in both houses to tnsur*
the adoption of the conference report, and no
doubt is felt that the leaders, with the assist
ance of the President, will be able to carry the
tariff legislation to a successful issue. It is
further expected that the measure will be taken
up in the Senate on Monday and that final ad
journment will be taken not later than Satur
day. August I. and possibly before.
While making no demand regarding the
hosiery schedule, the President in his letter to
Representative Payne expressed the hope that
the conferrees would agree on a schedule ma
terially lower than the House rates. This was
done. The conferrees agreed upon a slight in
crease over the Dingley rate, about "JO per cent.
on th«» three grades of hosiery manufactured in
this country and valued at $1. $1 .V> and $1. re
spectively. this being considerably less than the
House rates. The duties on the other grades of
hosiery remain the same as in the Dingley law.
This is satisfactory to the President, because
there I.", in his opinion, a .-harp differentiation
between the hosiery and the glove Industries.
The manufacture of hosiery is an established in
dustry which has been suffering from foreign
competition, suffering to an extent which has
diminished the demand for labor and opera*
to decrease wages. Some Increase in the duties
was. therefore, in the view of the President.
wholly warranted.
In the case of the manufacture of women's
gloves, the industry is not established, and It
was planned to impose duties which would In
crease the prices to the consumers, at least dur
ing such period as the Industry remained In its
infancy, in order to establish it. It is further
true that the arguments by which it was sought
to induce the President to accede to the In
creases in the glove schedule operated seriously
to anttgonlze him. The bald statement was
presented to the President, and constantly re-
Iterated, that Speaker Cannon had promised ex-
Representative Uttauer the increases imposed;
by the House, and that m consideration of that
promise Mr. Littauer had exerted potent in
fluence to suppress the .House "Insurrection" at
the beginning of the session. ; While Mr. Taft
was unable to make it clear to spme others in
terested that such an argument -was an in.pro
priety, he felt It very strongly himself, and
never hesitated to say so in unequivocal terms.
The total inability of certain of the Congress
leaders to gauge the true characteristics of the
President was strikingly demonstrated to-day.
Early this morning, pursuant to last night's con
ference with Representatives Payne and ilc-
Call. who told the President that the conferrees
were loath to take him at his -word. Mr. Taft
sent his letter to Mr. Payne, expressing In simple ,
and straightforward terms his purpose not to
approve a tariff bill which imposed a duty of
more than $1 23 on lumber or which provided
for any Increase of the Dingley duties on gloves. -
Just before noon, and after the Payne letter
had been received and shown to the conferrees,
Messrs. Fordney and Calderhead telephoned to
the White House and requested an Interview
with the President. The answer they received
was that the President would be pleased to see
them and to have them take luncheon with him
if they did not come to haggle <fver glove and
lumber duties. The invitation was accepted on
these terms, but no sooner was the luncheon
over than Mr Fordney began to offer slight con
cessions on the lumber rate. The rate agreed
upon last night by the conferrees and rejected
by the President, as was told in The Tribune
this morning, was $1 40 a thousand. Mr. Fordnev*3
first offer was of % rate si $1 37 v It was
promptly rejected. Then he offered $1 35. Mr.
Taft remarked that he had said 51 25. Mr Ford
ney asked him to consider a rate of $1 32^. Mr.
Taft said "Jo." and the Michigan man offered]
$1 30 Then the President told him that he re-
garded his course as "puerile" and suggested
that some more congenial topic of conversation
be chosen. . , \
The fact that Mr. Taft expresses bis view»
without expletives or superlatives and that aa
.voices his conviction* with suca simplicity aaA

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