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BWS TAX Bill
FAILS OF PASSAGE Lacks Four Votes, but Is Held for a Re? consideration. APPROPRIATION EXCEEDS LIMIT House Spends $135,000 More Than State Has, According to Officials?Institutions De? nounced for Creating De? ficits?S e n a t e Vitally Amends Primary Bill. Only four votes wore, lacking in the House or Delegates yesterdaj on thu final passage of the Byrd bill for <b? establishment of a State Tax CorohiU Blon. Ah the measure carried an ap? propriation for the salaries !''' **' pauses of the commissioners, ..sty-one affirmative votes were required, ami only forty-seven wjro secured. The bill received a rather unexpected strength, since there were only thirty Beven In the negative. On u motion to reconsider and to pits by, the matter went over ror fur? ther ui'tlon. and there Is a hire possi? bility that the four votes needed ma) >et he secured from among the absen? tees of yesterday or In the way >>f con? verts, lint there Is practically no hop.i of passage In tho Senate at this late day in any iorm which would be ac? ceptable to the House. Williams Woo riKb(. Ab voteil upun. the bill contains tho amendments Mif?red by J -l^e Mart's Williams, which require that the com mission uhsll he composed .?; '"? > farm? ers and the Slate Accountant, and Milch eliminate the feature permitting the. removal of the local commissioners of the revnuc from office i : the courts for failure to obey the orders of the commission. St luring hl? nehdmehts, Judge Williams showed hi- good faith by casting his vote for the bill. The final arguments, both f which vjre effective, were made i :? CM. Luna ford, of BoCetourt, against th< bill, and by John W. Chalkley, "f W|i . for It. Ii, ability, both of these addresses were pronounced dual to any < session. Hpjaker Byrd, in closing, r..tr ly .-.tade the statement that ho had 'one hi.-, best to secure a bctterrr.f. - ' admit? tedly Inequitable conditio! nrt that he was ready for a decisl' Urt'Hlcil Vote. Th 1 vote was as follows -Af'fi>?Dekcr, of Obrv->.. :>.ug& mln, Bell, Bowman, Brow, own. of I Danville; Hurt, Chalkley, Ci ;? man, of Norfolk; Coleman. of Spot;v vailla; Cox, Creamer, Daniel, Evans, (Zwing, Fltx hugh. Gllllam. Harwood, Houston, Jen? nings, Jordan. Kent. [And, Love, Meetzc, | Mllstead, Moncure. Mont:irjf, Moscley. Old. Oliver, rage. P-.ek Richardson, Bow, Ruthorfoord. Smith. Stebblns, Ste- | phonson. of James City; Terrell, Throckmorton. Tiffany. l"tz. Watts, While, of Albemarlc; Williams and Speaker Uvrd? 4| Koejj?Borden. Browning, Buck,] Clark.-. Barman, Flanagan Fulton, 1 Grant. Kemper. Klnsey. Lunsford. Mar-j tin. Mauste, Mooro. Mustard, Parker. Peyton. Rad ford. Rakes, Ri w. Roberts, of Mecklenburg; Roberts, of Washlng ton; Rolstoii, Spcssaxd, Etephortson, of Bath; Stratum. Kutphln. Tabb, Tatr. Taylor. Tcmplctoh. Walter.. Weaver, Webb. White, of Rpckbrldge; Wise and Wltisler? 37. I Mr Cox later changed from "iyc" to "no," In order to get In the m mon to re consider, making the rc-ordcj vote 40 to 3$. Appropriation rcxernl.? Limit. Consideration of the general appro? priation bill. i-sceptlng only a reconsid? eration of the vote on r--storing the old annuity to the Virginia Polytechnic! Institute, was completed-by tho House st yesterday afternoon's session. It ?will be taken up again r.: n o'clock this morning, and will probably pnss w'thln a few minutes. As It stands. the House bill tarries n total appropriation of $13.135,040.4? for the succeeding two years, exceed? ing by (125.000 tho extreme limit of safety as laid down explicit}' i.y the Governor, the Auditor rind (he Speaker of the House, on separate an.! official i occasions. This total Includes the amounts already appropriated in n separata hill for lighting the chestnut blight, and those likely to tie adopted for the establishment of a horn., for the feeble-minded. Thesr two Items however, total only $20.000 of the sum" It is prohablc that in -conference be? tween the Senate and the Hou.s. this excess of appropriation' will 1..- 'trivrn attention. " feI ' InstNations CrIMcl/.ed. Time and again on the floor of the ! HotlSO there were Indignant protests against the practice of Plat,- institu- 1 Hons in exceeding the amounts ?tven ' them by the Legislature by creating deficits and making improvements and betterments without authorization Speaking especially with reference, to William and Mary College wh'ch mealed a debt of $17.000 on a heating plnnt, for which It was gtven ?15. 000. but including many other such eases, Speaker nyrd said the General Assembly might as well pass no ap? propriation hill, If the institutions are permitted to go beyond it. . This feeling reached such n pitch that a section was Incorporated In the bill forbidding any such Practices in the future, and putting everybody on notice that the .State win nol be bound for any debts contracted by the ' officials. One member went so tar as to propose a penal section, Iniposinir a'i heavy fine on nny official who exceeds ?Iiis rights, but It was ruled to he. out of order. Hospitals for the Insnnc ?rc excepted from the section regard? ing deficits, since omergen.-l-i mleht occur In them. ? b j Cni SnnteoiiS Snlarr. The salary of the surgeon of the Ptale Penltcntiarv was reduced from 5i,Si00 to $1,200 for tho second fiscal year, the rsason given being that tho number of convicts In the prison will be reduced and his duties win not he so great. But an undercurrent indi? cated that the. voles of many mem-' Ibers were controlled by ;h-. recent happenings regarding the flection of tho present surgeon. It i, hei|CVed 1 ifhot the reduction will be eliminated In conference, because of doubts ns to legality of reducing the surgeon's .compensation during his ter n It ly Mso probable Gr.it cohfer iC tCoaUiiucU on Third ftegc.) 1 STRIKERS REFUSE OFFER Dtclln? B Per Cent. Incrraic Conceded by Mill Owner*. Lawrence, Mf?-. March 1.?All tho textile mills, both woolen and cotton, with two ?Xf' ptlons, offered their striking employ s an advance. In pay to-day or state.-l their intention to do so. The exceptions are the Everett M ils, where a lockout has been In ef fcit since tho strike started, and the Kinhuidl Mills, the agent of which sali) yesterday that an Increase at this tl no i;o\ild not bo considered. Iri moat caaef? the mills havo an noun-ed that the scale will be raised at least 5 pc cnt. In all depart? ments, to take effect Monday. The Oi|glnal demand of the strikers was for ; "> per cent. In the case of the American Woolen Company the ofi'er mnili- to-day means ar. average Increase of S per cent., ac? cording to the statement of an official of that company lo-nlght. The 5 per cent.. It Is explained, la the minimum aril In r.ome cases nearly 12 per cent. jT II bs added to tho pay of the opera Booh after th* concessions were PWted the strike committee of the In dUHtrlal Workers of the World mot arc) voted to refuse the offer. About l?''f'1 of the 18,000 still on strike are affiliated With this organization. To nl?ht the Central L,alc,r Cnlon, which represents many of the skilled crafts? man, met. Lot save out no statement of its attitude. During the day a committee of strikers conferred with President Wil? liam M. Wood and other officials of the American Woolen Company. Id Bos? ton, but at the close It was ?.-aid that no agreement had been reached. READJUSTMENT IN SIGHT Method* or Bxpress Compnnlcn Due to I ndrritu Chance. Washington! March 1.?When the' interstate Commerce Commission's tn v'-tlR:.tlor, of *x->rcf>s compatdes and tnelr Methods was adjourned to-day until March 25 a readjustment of not only tin methods and practices of the companies, but Uso of th'lr rater, was 'n sight: ' how the question will bo solv ';!. it at all. hr.s not been determined. ' During the reress committees named by Commissioner L^ine will conclude theli work and may lie tide to report. It i' ::<.t unlikely that the Inquiry will b< endi i shortly after It Is resumed on Miich 25. I <;'?> tlmony was submitted at the m ng by fi. .*. Wright, agent of the ' American Expr.-s* Company in London, | England; Otto Kuhubergcr, of Him? burg. Germany, and Paul Dradignoc i of Paris, concerning Ihe operations of express companies and parrels posts I In Great Britain, Germany and Franco. I In general the testimony showed that ; thi express service li, the three foreign I countries, while lower In cost, was not Comparable cither In speed or In other : ; respects with the express service- in the i United States ARGUMENTS CONCLUDED Antitrust Suit Xow In Hnud* of the judges, Columbus, O.. March 1.?Final ar guments In the government antitrust i te'.t against 'ix railroads and ihres c- il were ctnpletcd laic to-dny, and tfc< case given'for decision i! . ti,, ha '?f 'he three Judges of I the United SUtes Circuit Court of Ap I who been sitting as the t Ited State? District Court. The do -- ? ?vJIJ be announced : ?.. six months at D'uluth. f:!n.'!i.:.MI. o: Grand ltapids, the homes 61 the ludger Thr. last arKument In the case was male by Special Prosecutor Harrison, ill-, chief plea was on the alleged re? straint of competition by the railroads m ntionod in the suit and their mutual ownership of che Sunday Creek Com P ny, tho holding company for 5100. ;r< ; bf .:1 lands. In concluding i .-.- e.ed the court "not 'o grant an lei compelling these railroads to compete, but to grant an order that will force them to compete." THREE KILLED IN WRECK FmsenRcr Truln on Southern In Ditched at Oxford. Birmingham, Ala., March 1.?Three persons were killed and nineteen In? jured when westbound pasaengir train No. 25. on the Southern Railway, was wrecked at Oxford, sixty-one miles east of here, this morning. Mrs. Au? gustus Denny, of Anhiston, one of the victims, died at her home at Ann Is ton to-night, as the result of burns. Her baby daughter also received burns which caused death earlier it) the day. The wreck was.cnused by the pns scnger train splitting a switch and then side-swiping a switch engine on the s'dlng. The dead: Mrs. Augustus Denny and baby daugh? ter. Anniston, Ala., from burns. Cora Roseman, colored. A rell-?f train was sent to the scene from Anniston. and the Injured wcre transferrcd to th.it city, and placed 'n hospitals. The engine, mail car, bag page car, day coach and sleeper left the rails, and trr.fllo was delayed until 7 o'clock to-night. PROTEST IS EFFECTIVE Civil War Vctcrnnn Will Mnrrh In An? nual Parnde. Mncon, Ga., March 1.?Confederate veterans will have- their usual grand parade when they meet In reunion hen next May. This was decided upon to? day by the general reunion commit? tees, which adopted resolutions de? claring that General C. Irvine Walker. commandor-in-Chiof of the United Con? federate Voterans. acted without au? thority and without due regard for Macon's rights in ordering that this feature be abolished. This action was ? taken because hundreds of protests from veterans have been received. The old soldiers claim that one of the chief delights of the reunions i:; tin privi? lege of again inarching beside those with whom they fought In ihe late war. SENATE WANTS THE FACTS Colls for forrrspoudenee- on Acquisi? tion ill Cannl Zone. Washington, March 1,?The Senate to-day ndopted a resolution calling on President Taft to submit to it ill tin- correspondence with Colombia denl |ni with the acquisition of th? Panama Cnnnl Zone by tho United States. The resolution was offered by Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, who urged Its adoption In n speech in which he Charged former President Roosovolt with participation in conspiracy to fo? ment the revolution by which Panama wi - b>st to Colombia nnd the Canal Zone became the property of this coun? try. Thero was no division on the vote I of adoption. I PA LL BEAR ER~ARR EST E D Held ?V Murder of Man nl Wliouc Fu uerol He Was Asslntlug. Gainesville. Flfl.. March t.?As he wa* preparing to become one of the nnl'mearers at the funeral of Dr. H, C. Spencer here to-day, Harry G. Welch was arrested on a warrant charging him with the murder of Dr. Spencer. Welch Is a native of New Haven. Conn., hut has been living af the Spon? ger hohio for several pears. Ilia 1." the ifxth iirr.est made In the case growlrig (nit <>f the murder of Dr. Spencer near here last Monday. The coronpr'a jury la atlll in seaaluii., , Willing to Return to Mexico if He Hears It. STANDS READY TO FULFIL PROMISE Fugitive Ex-President Still Has Strong Following, and Organ? ization Is Sufficiently Active to Give Madcro Much Worry?Many Would Welcome Him. CSpcclal to The Tlmee-Dlspatch.} New York, March 1.?General Tor- ! llrio Diaz, ex-Presldsnt of Mexico, who Bailed into hia exile from Vera Cruz on May 31 of last year, aftsr the revo? lution of Francisco Madero had brought hlB many years of dictatorship ; to an end, is willing to come back to ' Mexico and lead the pc-ople out of their present difficulties If "a strong call' Is sent to him. Such Ir, the statement made by him In a letter of recjnt date which he sent to a former trusted lieutenant and olllclal under his gov? ernment, who Is now in New York. G.meral Diaz Is now living In retire? ment with his son. Colonel I'orlirlo Diaz, Jr., and Iiis son's family at Capo ' Dall, near Toulon, In the sou h >?f France. lie settled there after spend- | ing many months of his exile In Switzerland and Northern Spain. Willing to Return. The ex-President of M.-xlco expressed his willingness to return to the land ', over which he ruled as dictator for thirty-seven years, In these words, cop led from the original letter, with the translation made by the recipient of th* letter: "I said in my farewell that If the Mexican people needed me I would come again. Should the people in? volved in present difficulties tend ;i strong call to mo 1 would fulfil my promise." In his reference to his farewell, Genera! Diaz has evidently had in mind the words which his addressed to I the loyal remnant of his army which ^uanle.1 the house In which he lived In Vera Cruz for three days before his j departure on the steamship Yplrangsu On the morning of his departure the I I fugitive .?x-PresIdent expressed Pi wish . to say farewell to the soldiers and de? tachment of pallors from the revenue cutters San Juan de Ulloa and Zra goza, constituting Iiis guard, and they | were drawn up before "the steps of the house. Diaz then addressed them: "I will go from M-xico, but 1 give ! my word of honor that If at any time ! this republic he Involved In any great trouble. I will co:r.t back and under I the shadow of this flag, for which I I have fought much, and with the i:<-'.;> of this army, so loyal. 1 will know : how to conquer as I once conquered Ir. tho past." The army to which General Diaz referred at that time comprised less than 50o men. but they were for the ? most part Oazaca Indians fr^m Diaz's I own state and intensely loyal. They , had slaughtered a detachment of in- ; surrectos w'no attempted to hold up i the ex-President'i train when he was fleeing from Mexico City to the Gulf i port Three days aft?r his sailing from Vera Cruz General Diaz said to a re? porter who was em the steamship: "I will never return to Mexico un 1,-rs my country should be threatened by a foreign power. Such should have been the Interpretation of my fare? well address. I will not return be? cause of Internal danger." When the recipient of the recent let? ter from General Diaz was asked to dny If he believed the former Pres? ident had modified his determination not to return to Mexico to intervene In domestic troubles or If he tool: Dial's present declaration to indicate that he believed that Mexico was being threat? ened by a foreign power, and that he would fulfil the letter of his promise, that Individual said that the exist? ence of both conditions might he thought to have had on Influence upon General Diaz's mind. Still linn i.arge Following, Tic said very positively that there was st'll a large following of the former President in Mexico, particu? larly among the business men and financiers of the capital and the sim? ple people of the state of Oazaca and adjoining slates In the west. These I men. who were members ??!' the old I Clentlflco party, as the group in power on the latter years of Diaz's. presf dency was Vailed, had never accented the domination of President Madero, he said, and would he glad to see V a I old ruler, who had preserved order In I Mexico for more than a quarter of a century, return to power. Tho informant would not spocify how strong a call be thought would be necessary to bring General Diaz back to Mexico. He gave a strong intimation, however, that in the even: of continued disorder and the multi? plication ?f candidates for the presi? dency tho demand for the return of the old ruler, already strong enough to worry President Madero, would be? come almost unanimous. By Impli? cation lie allowed it to be understood that a Diaz organization was already In existence, und that the exiled ex Presldcnt had not taken the initiative in making the promise to return at the behest of "a strong rail." BIBLE CONFERENCE IS ON Attendance l<urgc*i in History of ,%? social Ion. Atlanta, On., March I.?Featured by the largest out-of-town at lemlanee in Its history, the fourteenth annual Bi? ble Conference opened at the Baptist Tabernacle here to-night and will con? tinue for ten days. The Rev. It. S. MucArthur, president of the World's Baptist Alliance, was the principal speaker of the evening. Other promi? nent religious workers here are Dr Charles inwood. of London. Bngland, representing tin- iCeswiok Bible Con? ference, und Dr. W. W. Bustard, of Cleveland. O. Dr. MacArthur to-night recounted his oxpcrlencc In Russin at the-. recent dedication of the Fetler Baptist Taber? nacle, tho tlrst Institution of its kind In that country, anil explained the re? strictions placed upon it by the Rus? sian government. ? lJolognlr* IfnlnMlrocieit, Florence; s. Co March l.'?Sixth Dis? trict delegates to the Rtvptrilleun x.it tionfci Convention clei led to-dny are: Joshua 13. Wilson and J. A. uttxfor, uninatructod. RAIN OF BROKEN GLASS IN LONDON Suffragettes Start City Wide Campaign of Window-Smashing. STONES THROWN FROM TAXICABS Women Well Organized, and Po? lice Arc Powerless Before At? tack?Seek to Force Govern? ment to Recognize Demand for Ballot?Point to Vic? tory of Strikers. Ixiridon, March 1.?Because tho coal miners hud been abl ; to gain govern? ment recognition of their grievances by threatening the business of tho country, the suffragettes late to-day also entered upon a policy of menace to trade. And they carried It out sud? denly and with an ardor that resulted in heavy financial losses, brought con? sternation to merchants ot the most prospeious shopping district of the city and paralyzed .justness. The po? lice were taken completely unawares, and before they were able to muster their forces and restrain tho women streets were covered with shattered platcglass from the show windows of stores. It was a window-breaking expedi? tion solely, and a thoroughly organized one. Hundreds of windows In many Of the most famous shops of the world and In Bevoral government offices and clubs were wrecked by the suffragettes. The dumagc will aggregate many thousands of pounds, hut Is largely covered by Insurance against break? age. iii).-. hundred and fifteen women were dragged to the police stations by po? lice or excited and Indignant mer? chants. Many others, however, es? caped. All those arrested were re? leased this afiernocw on ball, coupled with promise to refrain from further window-breaking. The trouble centred about Trafalgar Square, ranged along the Strand, cast ward and westward, and tip Regent Street. Piccadilly and Oxford Street, where are situated the fashionable Jewelry and dry goods houses. Mrs. Etnmeline Pankhurst, the vet? eran of many a sultragetto battle. Struck the first blow. In an auto? mobile accompanied by Mrs. Mar* shall and Mrs. Tukes. she drove up to the Premier's residence in Down Ing Strei ; at c, o'clock. Tho three women leaped fron, ijfl machine and drew out stones concealed In their muffs. Pour windows crashed In be? fore the police, who are constantly on guard, could reach the women. The women were arrested, but while being led to the station, managed to heave missiles through the windows of the Colonial Ortlce. Pandemonium broke out In the shop? ping district at the same time. The taxlcabs were the favorite vehicles of approach used by the suffragettes, and I a rare numbers of innocent looking wo? men were helped out of them by store porters. Without hesitation the women at once ;? Hacked the show windows with bricks or hammers. The sur? prise of the porters was so great that a majority of the miscreants were able to lose themselves in the crowds before ? he guardians of.the shops could col? lect their senses' and restrain them. The women who did not use taxlcabs merely walked along the streets, cracking or smashing windows with hammers. while crowds followed, cheering ?r hooting. The police were wholly unable to deal with such a wholesale and wide? spread outbreak, and nt least nine tenths of the window attacking array escaped. The air was filled with sounds of police whistles, yells, the slamming of blinds and shrieks of frightened shoppers punctuated now and then with cries of "voles for women." Whenever a window war shattered the. crowd there surged while the employes of tho shop rushed to the street to prevent the unprotected goods from ne Ing stolen. Xot even the establish? ments of undertakers were spared So systematically and quickly was the work accomplished that it was well over before police reserves could be called out. Hundreds of extra po? licemen were on duty to-night pro? tecting tlu- damaged buildings, while thousands of sightseers tramped the Streets to view the havoc wrought by the women. The suffragette leader? declare that It is their purpose to continue their campaign of window-breaking until, like the coal miners, they force the government to take up their claims for suffrage In order to protect busi? ness interests. Pollee Mntron Stade Detective. New York. March l.?Mrs. Isahelle Goodwin. :i police matron, to whose credit is placed tho capture of the thxlcob robbers who recently held up two bank messengers and procured 925,000; was advanced to-dos* to the lank of lirfll grade detective at .-. salary "f ?S.2B0, by police Commis? sioner Waldo in recognition of her services._ Dr. Cook's Press Agent Now Works for Colonel Third-Term Candidate fiel? Services of Publicity Mail V. ho Her? alded Pake Kxplnrer. I.Special to The Tlme.i-IHspnich.| ."Sew Vorli. SI ii r ell I.?Colonel Theodore ltiMM?rveH, who wants lo be Prc.siilcni of the United States again, got lianie mixed up to dn.v with Unit of Dr. Cook, tli(> ex? plorer, u.lto n:i lit be reached the Xnrth Pule, IhroiiRh the niipnlut iiieni of itoM'oe t'onkiio Mitchell liy Hie colonel nn publicity repre? sentative of IiIn campaign In this city. Sir. Slltcbell, who Is n iicwm pn]>er num. >\lll bnvc bis oilier In the Roosevelt headquarters In the lower of the .Metropolitan I,He Building. Sir. Slltcbell was publicity imcnt for Dr. Cook c. hen the explorer re? turned to' UM. country from Den? mark follow inn bis announcement of ?he Unding or the pole, and in Hint rnpnrlO' traveled nil over the country ?villi the doctor upon ihr IntterV lecture lour.. Sir. Slltcbell In n Democrat, mid comes from North I ii roll on. He I? n friend of Sruntor .lofepli SI. Dlxon. who ?III inn on i-c Hie colonel's I'm Ii I In Hie ?nation. FREE SUGAR CALLS FOR INCOME TAX _ _ i ? i Revenue Lost by One' Will Be Made Up by Other. MEANS SHIFTING OF TAX BURDENS; Bills Presented by Underwood and Ratified by Democratic j Caucus Aim to Reduce Cost i of Living, and Raise Neces? sary Revenue From Those Able to Pay. Washington. March t.?A bill to put! sugar on the free list, eliminating' $03,000,000 In annual customs revenue' and another to extend the. present ! corporation tax to Include individuals ! and copartnerships doing business of $5.000 a year or over, were ratified to? night by the Democratic caucus of the | I House. j The oxclse tax. so called by tho I ! Ways and Means Committee, is in' I effect an Income tax. Tho bill Is sol drawn that it Is expected to comply i ' with the Supreme Court's decision , against the constitutionality of an In? come tax. Its effect would be to tax , j every person who earns moro than $5, 1 000 a year on tho excess of $5.t>00 at i the rate of 1 per cent. Tho estimate Of Chairman Under- ; I wood and members of the Ways and I Means Committee Is that the proposed I excise tax would bring In a revenue of between $50,000,000 and $60,000.000 a; year. Placing sugar on the free list, the Democratic leaders estimate, will re? duce the price of sugar to the con-1 Burner about a oent and a half a pound. The secret that members of the Ways and Means Committee had been so closely guarding for several days was the provision to extend the cor? poration tax. In the caucus that bill vas not seriously opposed. me free sugar bill, however, was' biterly aseallcd by representatives from Louisiana, the cane sugar State, j and representatives from sugar beet growing State, who were absolved from the bond o? the caucus. Nu roll call on the ratification of the bills was demanded. Majority Leader Underwood an? nounced that tho bills would be re? ported to the House in a few days. Simply Rewrote Low. "We simply took the corporation tax law and rewrote It to include in? dividuals and copartnerships." said Mr. Underw?od to-night. "The bill, to Illustrate, simply means that I. whose business Is that of a member of Con? gress, will puy to tho government 1 per cent, of my salary Income over $5,000. The salary oi a Congressman Is $7,500. 1 would therefore pay an excise tax of $25 a year." The President of the United Slates, should the proposed bill become a law, would pay 1 per cent, on $70,000. or $700, his salary being $75.000. Chairman Underwood made a state? ment to the caucus that he had been directed by the Ways and Means Com? mittee to submit a bill to place, sugar on the free list and another bill ex? tending the present excise tax, now levied by law on corporations, to indi? viduals and copartn? rships having an annual Income of more than $5.000 a year. Lower Tost of Living. "The bill removing the taxes levied at the custom houses on sugar." sale' Mr. Underwood, "imported Into this country will have the effect of '.educ? ing the price of sugar to the consumer about li* cents a pound." The state? ment further says that In tho opinion of the Ways and Means Comnl:tce the largo profits made by manufacturers and refiners of sugar have been du.- to the customs tariff, and that placing sugar on Ihe free list would reduce the profit, would not destroy the Industry In the United States, but would result in a saving to the American people of H07.iiO0.O00. "The purpose of the excise bill pre? sented to the caucus,*? Mr. Underwood said, "is to extend the tax on cioing of business by Individuals and copartner j ships. Tile special tax will accomplish ; the same result as would have been accomplished by an Income tax. so far as raising revenue is concerned, hut at ihe sumo tine the bill ke->ps well within the principles laid down by the Supreme. Court In Its decision affirming the constitutionality of ihe j corporation tax law. I "The bill does not in any way alter. ; amend or repeal th? corporation tax l law as It now stands on the statute ; books, hut provides that every nernuli, firm or copartnership shall be subject to pay annually a special excise tax with respect to carrying on or doing business by such persons equivalent to 1 per centum of the entire net Income over and above ((1,00(1 received by such person fre>m all sources during each year, nml further provides that in com? puting the Income, e-f any person there shall not be included the amount re? ceived from any corporation. Jedii! stork company ur association or Insur? ance company, if th? special nxclse ta\ of I per centum now Imposed by law has been paid by sie h corporation or stock company or Insurance company or association, \<t Double Taxation. "In other words, the income derived from dividends of a corporation on which the lax is now levied by law will not he subject to n further or addi? tional tax. but Incomes derived from Other sources of business than those named in the corporation tax act will be subject to a tax of 1 per cent, where th# net Income exceeds $0,000 annu? ally." The statement further says. "That if these; hills become laws they win have repealed a burden of taxation now horno by the American people on a food product thai all'niutt consume of $107,000,000, and will have substituted In plnee thereof tax:s. that will probably aggregate between $.*>o. 000,000 anil $00,000,000, that will be coL (Continued on Second Pago? WHAT IS A PEDDLER? Supreme Court Will Ueclde Question | of Importance to Vlrgluln. [Special to The Times.i itapatcn.] Washington: March l. ?Tin Supreme Court of the United Sin. .-, during the next day or two. will hear arguments and deterntliia what, under tin- Vir? ginia stattltos, makes a man a "ped? dler." A short time ago a portrait com? pany! with headquarters In Chicago, sent out agents to sell pictures and frames throughout the country. Among other places visited was Charlottes- j vliie. whire It Is said h number >>f ; orders were booked: About that time I the authorities apprehehileil Benjamin . Vi llossell for peddling without a license, lie was helj to be doing busi? ness Jit violation of th.- Virginia tax bill, so-calbd (act of tin General As? sembly, as amended May 13, !'>";'.. sec? tion 50). This act is found in Pollard's Code of l'.ni I. page and it Is provided that any person convicted a viola- j lion shall I,.: lined not less than SluO : nor more than $500, '. Rossen claimed that (his was an I Interference with ititerst.it.- commerce; ! that he -v is not subject to taxation In the Slate, and. as to his operations, the Virginia st&tpu is un constitu? tional and void. The Supreme. Court of Appeals of Vir? ginia affirming the Judgment of con? viction entered by-the trial court, a writ of error was sued out and the ens; brought to the Supreme Court of the United State?. The principles involved are most Im? portant from a standpoint <?( taxation should the Statut - in question be de? clared null and void. Tho State of Virginia probably would lose thou? sands of dollars every year because such Peddlers' taxc* could no longer be collected. P. It. McO. QUIET AGAIN IN PEKING Mutineer* Who llemnln In City Are Detained In Burrocks. Peking. March ? Desultory shoot? ing by the mutineers continued throughout last night and at :i o'clock this morning occasional shots contin? ued to b< heard, most of th.-ui in the distance. The electric lights through? out \B.> city were extinguished during the night and the streets were de? serted. The old style troops and the police are guarding the city. They are not doing patrol duty but lie in wait at various points for'the looters. The mutineers who remained In Peking nf- ' tcr the first outbreak are being de? tained In barracks. General LI Yuen Hang, commander I of the republican troops at Nanking, i has telegraphed the republican dele-' gates in Peking not to insist on Yuan Shi Kai proceedings to Nanking. Yuan tShi Knl has tclcirraphod the officials I at Pap-Tlng-Ftl, situated seventy miles I southwest of t'okme. to arrest or kill all the mutineers who went there by train from Peking. Yuan Shi Ka] this evening issued a note addressed to tile foreign mission? aries, merchants and other residents of the capital, saying: "The disturbance in the capital was quite, unexpected by mo und has tilled me with sorrow. One of my clilet du tlos is to preserve order In the capi? tal, and In this I have been hitherto uniformly successful. T.'nto you. who | nie strangers In a strange land, l wish' particularly to convey my sincere rd-' Mr. Hahcoy contended that if the iirt of precaution ha.- bean taken new] to prevent a tveurronco." In the vicinity of the legations everything has been quiet to-night. WITNESSES ATTACKED j I.orlmer's Attorney (mir. Tbcm Cou- ; fessed Perjurers. Washington. March I.? An attack on the Senate's authority to act on the charge.- Bgnluat So.no.tor Lorlmor on the ground that the case was finally! disposed of Bt the last Congress and a declaration that putting Lorlnier on! trial again on the same issues was a violation of the i.plrlt of the Cottstl i tution. were mad.- in a brief tiled day by Mr. I.orlmer's counsel, ISIbrldgO I I-lanccy, with the Sonnte Committee on ISleetloiff. The brief characterized the four I principal witnesses. White. Beckmyer. 1 I.Ink and HolBtluw, as confessed per-] Jurors, who testified In the position ol "accomplices in crime with those| whom they accused." Tho principal! .witness, the brief :..-ivs. offered his t.-s-l I tlniouy for sal.-, und in no instance I did a Jury before whom they testl I tied in criminal prosecutions in Illinois] bollere th-ir evidence. Much of the evidence, according to Mr. Itanccy.I proves nothing, and is of no effect oth? er than to besmirch Mr. Lorlmor. Mr. Manacy contended that if the Kennt? decided against Mr. Lorlmor it would bo a great temptation to us.- the <as.- nil ii precedent for overruling for? mer decisions of the Sehnte, and that it would imp-ill tho safety of th< public. 1 FOUR MEN ARE KILLED j Meet heath W lien Boiler of Locomo? tive Blows I ii. Williamsport. IM.. March 1.?Four men were kijled at Mtntcy, fourteen miles south' of here, to-night when ti e boii. r of a locomotive attached to n \ freight train i.l.-w up. Th; dead are: William Pink, cntclneer. I llnrry lloblntfon, Urem??. Helton White. conductor. WIIMiuo Meyer?. Iirakeuian. i All the victims wore In th-- cab of, ! tin.- locomotive when the accident oc? curred nt a point about 1'?? yards north of tha Muncy station. One side of the wooden station was completely de I inolishcd, but no onn In or about it I was '.inn. The freight train was running at a : high rate of speed when the boiler blow u;-. Tin- men were blown cl;ur of Hi?? locomoti-vo, Fink being *ound some distance from the tracks. He lived twenty minutes. The other men wc-.e killed Instantly. SCHOONER GOES ASHORE : Jessie \. IIIhIioi?, Conl Laden, Will lie! Total Loss. .lacksonville. Pia., Much |.?-Tho ; ichooiier Jessie A. l1ls%top, Captain llavkelt, bound friim Norfolk to juck i-onvllle. coal laden. iiit.nllU hi thick ; .eciiiher, w.-nt aslio;-,: at N.tssui Inlet i uboul s o'clock this morning, ami will, j l>. a total loss. ? j Ai tin- time the schooner went on i the bench a stiff northcasior wtifi blowing. Ciipiolii Ilaskidl ??;,.< muk- ! tin; for St. John's Bar. Tu. Iiishop .vent high on th.- unach, and how He* | v.ith her hold full of water, -i.-r cargo! mined, and with no hopes of floating I her. The crow was brought lu Jack? sonville. ; R0JA3 MADE A PRISOMER j ' President uf Paraguay Captured b> | Rcvoluiliinury Party. Buenos Air's. Argentliiu. March 1.? , Llber?to ftoJas, President of the r?s- ' ' public of Paraguay, has bc.^n made a prisoner by members of the rcvoln- i Ilonary party In Ascunclon and com j pclled to resign his nflice, according . to a dispatch received here from thai ; city to-day. ! The Paraguayan Congress has ac . copied tils resignation and appoint id' I Pedro I'enn, former Paraguayan tnlu list.-r to llsru, to the olYle of procvl J tlonai President. LIQUOR BATTLE BS IN SENATE THIS AFTERNOON Roth Sides Finally Agree to Take Vote at 2 o'Clock. PUBLIC EXPECTS CERTAIN DEFEAT "Wets" Claim That Measure Will Be Beaten by Majority of Four. Tucker's Motion to Call Question To-Day Brings It Squarely to Front for Aye and No Vote. The curtain will fall on the prohibi? tion drama of 1312 at. 2 o'clock this afternoon. To tho surprise of a packed gallery and a hardly lass surprised ISl nate, opponents and advocates of tho ?lorda-n enabling bill reached a sudden agreement yesterday within half art hour after convening, tlxing that hour as the time for taking a vote on thi question which above all othets ha? chained the attention of the State. The advance came from the "drys" themselves, after the. opponents of tho bill had failed for the fourth time to muster the twenty-seven votes neces? sary for a suspension of tho rules to bring the measure upon the lloor for Immediate disposal. Immediately upon the announcement by the chair tliat tho latest attempt to secure a consideration of the Jordan bill had failed, the oppo? sition leaders d.dared unofficial y that they would now oppose any overtures on the part of the advocates for a con? sideration Of the. measure during tho present session. Tuckrr Snven tile Dny. A mlnut'3 of confusion intervened, and tile Jordan enabling act was saved from going to its grave, undobdtcd and unvoted, by Senator Tucker, who In? troduced a resolution directing that tho Senate assemble to-day at 10 o'clock! and that tho Jordan hill be set as a. special order for that hour. It pro? vided further that both sides agreo upon a division of time for debate, which shall end at 11:15, at which hour a vote on tho measure shall be taken. Objections were at once entered by half a dozen "dry leaders, tvho declared that the resolution did not provide chough time for debate. Senator Tucker held himself ready to accept any amendment agreed upon by both sales. A few minutes of hasty consul, intlon and both sides agreed to tlx - o'clock as the hour for taking tho vote. The time between 1 ?? o'clock and '_? will Ut) divided equally between the advocates and opponents of tho bill. -\ Driituatle .Moment. Predictions in the press yesterday morning that the matter v.'OUld bo settled durln? the day, brought a full attendance of tho Anil-Saloon League and other organisations, members of which watched the proceed.nys from the gallery with bated breath. A live? ly debate on the question of settling I the llmc-grlndlng bill for a special I e t iler bad Jusl been concluded, and ; the audience was beginning to onter i tain doubts, when tho big Issue wast dragged Into the arena without warn? ing. "I move that the rules be suspended, ami ihal the Senate proceed at once to the consideration of House bill No 21S," said Senator iSnrly, Tin; shadow of the coming event caused it tense si | lern e to descend upon the gallery. ; while leaders on both sides girded themselves for the fourth struggle of . Ihe kind in two days, and counted noses with alternate hope and fear. I'lendn lor Immediate Action. ! That it was not the same colorless manoeuvres to fore- a consideration [ of the Jordan bill by sheer weight of numbers was apparent at once from I the suppressed feeling which marked the speech of Senator ISarly in support of his motion lie ?lelv.ii into rccorei ed history for .-mother situation which, like this one, demanded Immediate ac? tion. "In the town of Lexington, early In the spring of IS01, were gathered," ho said, "a number of citizens of llock brldge county, '?<> decide upon the best course to take, in view of tho on? coming 11 Isis. Many men whose name* I lire tiow household word; spoke their opinion:: and gave their advice. Finally I Major Thomas .1. Jackson, then ti pro ! tensor in the Virginia Military Insti? tut., was culled upon to express his views. ' Iii- arose and in hlsi blunt and pos? itiv, way sin.1-e these words: 'Mr. Chairman. I am no speak, r. I am u man of net lor.. I believe the time for action has conic and my motto Is: 'IM.'-W tin- sword and throw away the scabbard.' ?The lime has come for the Senat" of Virginia t.. tie! u.-oti this quesllon," said Senator Kiirly. "The battle liny bus been drawn: let tb.- tiring begin. Tin motion I have offered meets the, resolution squarely. It Is up to the advocates <?( tills measure to vote." Mnpp Manoeuvres for 'lime. Apparently for the purpose, of stav? ing off the impending denouement, j Senator Mnpp Immediately after the conclus'on of Seitutor Harly's speech, countered with ?< motion Which he eif fered us a substitute; It called for a suspension of ihe rules for the pur? pose ol taking out of Hs order and ? iinsldi ring at iiitce the redistrlctlntf bill on tii.- calendar upon its second re.-.dlng. , , Senator Wendenburg rose to a point oi order. |i.-fore a motion can bo chterluiticd ixs a substitute- for anoth? er motion. Ii.- argued, It must bu ShoWII to be el. al ly germane to ttlH original motion, if It is not, then th* chair must put it as a new motion. II. submitted tint no claim of this kind could be set up by Senator Mapp for his motion, sin u there was no conceivable relation between a bill dealing with State-wide- prohibition aiei another providing tor a division of the State- Into congressional d's I trlcts. \\ eudcnliUrg Sustained by Cbntr. I.icutcnant-Governor EJUyson declar i cd the. point of tho Henrlco Senator 1 well taken, und rulerl out tho substi? tute moti.-n of . nator Mapp. Senator i Walhcr, ever resourceful and astute In 'piatters parliamentary, came to tha ? support Of hi; . oil, jgue> with an opln ? ion that, sir lolly speaking, Senator I'Mapp's motion vvaa germane, to th? I motion made by Senator Karly. Both, Iii. ,ii i were oilnmrlly to the effect lltat the rules -if ib.- Senate be sus? pended. The I'tuest'ou of which hill Shall be considered after Hie rules a,C?