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in Senate Will Get In Between the Two Extremes of Wood Pulp 1l Whole Domestic Supply. COMMITTEE Will RECOMMEND JSC MSJKTcS 1INGIEK BUTE! OK HIDES Leather Manufacturers Are Opposed to Any Duty and Charge the Beef Trust With Having Gathered in the Washington, April 26.—The impor tant work of picking up loose ends in making the tariff bill was begun to day by the senate committee on finance. Wood pulp and print paper, which have been subjects of much dis pute, were considered. It was agreed that an amendmeut should be drafted by a Bub-committee in the nature of a compromise between manufacturers of print paper and those who are de manding free pulp and reduced duties on paper. The question of the duty on coal was not considered, but the com mittefe has decided to recommend the continuance of the present rate of fifteen per cent ad valorem on hides. Steel men have insisted, ever since the reporting of the Payne bill from the house committee on ways and means, that the rate of $3.92 a ton on rails is too low to give American man ufacturers adequate protection. It had been expected that an increase to 94.25 would be made on railB. Al though no decision has been, reached, it is regarded as practically retried that the rate adopted by the house will stand. No action was talceu on the crude petroleum schedule, but it is admitted that some protection will be provided by the senate committee, or on the floor of the senate, giving protection for independent producers. It is not likely, however, that the fifty per cent ad valorem rate desired by the independents will be allowed. There is some sentiment in favor of continuing the present rate of twen ty-five per «ent ad valorem. The house placed petroleum, on the.Iree list. Senators Root and Curtis were ad mitted to a meeting of the Republicm members of the committee today to aid in the preparation of administrative features of the bill. These senators, although not members of the commit tee .have devoted much time to the study of the maximum and minimum provision, which has been suggested by Senator Aldrich as a substitute for the system proposed in the Payne bill. This feature has been completed and will be submitted to the Democratic members of the committee late this week. Senator Aldrich expects at that time to iBBue a statement explaining in de tail the operation of this feature. Because of the criticism in the sen ate that the senate bill does not pro vide for a revision of the tariff down ward, the committee has prepared to issue a tabulated statement showing just what articles have been increased and what articles have been decreased and the amounts of the changes in every instance. It is expected that a statement of thiB character will have the effect of giving the senate a bet ter understanding of the bill and will result in a great saving of time in passing it. Threats by Holland to assess a heavy duty upon American flour in retaliation for alleged discrimination by the United States against Holland on rare flower bulbs may induce the kenate to place specific rates on bulbs Instead of the twenty-five per cent ad valorem rate in the present law. Bulbs from Holland are valued much higher than those imported from Frame and the ad valorem rate has been declared by Holland to be a discrimination. The bulb industry is important to Hol land, and a large amount of the trade Is with the United States. Growers in Holland declare, however, that it is difficult to compete with France. If the specific rates are adopted they Will give Holland an advantage over ftther countries for the reason that purchasers will take the Holland bulbs in preference to the French bulbs if the rate of import duty is the same. Senator McCumber investi gated the subject on behalf of the finance committee and has introduced (ulbs amendment fixing specific rates on of all kinds. Revenues from Importations of orchid and other rare bulbs in 1907 amounted to $373,382. Manufacturers Protest. Chicago. April 26.—Resolutions pro testing against a duty on hides and leather were adopted at a mass meet ing of representatives of hide and leather manufacturers of the middle fcrest here today. Copies of the pro test were ordered sent direct to Pres ident Taft, Speaker Joseph Cannon Mid Senators Cullom and Aldrich. A committee was selected to go to Washington to impress upon the pres ident and members of congress the langera to be encountered in placing duty on hides. Of the committee are Harry Selz, T. F. Pratt, N. J. Mac 'arland. Milton S. Florsheim and (Yank DeMutli. lit the resolution adopted by. the feather men was the following: •There are two reasons for a tariff— nc is to raise revenue, the other is lo afford protection to an infant in- duBtry. The bide tax evidently was not intended to produce revenue and the slightest investigation will demon strate that the Infant it protects has grown to be a luBty giant. "For some years the packers have been gradually working the business of buying and selling country hideB so that in time they may control the entire supply as they now control the supply of packer hides. With the packers In complete domination of all domestic raw material for making leather and a tariff to keep out foreign hides, there can be no hope for ex pansion of our export trade in shoes, harness, etc., which is the only salva tion of our business from the evils of over production." The leather men also endorsed a let ter written by a representative of a St. Louis shoe firm to Senator Dolli ff: intended to correct an alleged im- "have been wo^aiig hard in conjunc tion with eastern manufacturers of boots and shoeB for the abolition of the fifteen per cent duty on hides." THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL Hi It Will Prosecute All Suits Against Violators of Anti Trust Laws Washington, April 26.—The depart ment of justice is pursuing with vigor its policy of urging to a final deter mination all cases civil and criminal, involving violations of the Sherman anti-trust law, the interstate com merce act. and the act prohibiting the granting and receiving of rebates. On October 1, laBt, eighty-eight cases under theBe several acts were pending in the courts, but this num ber has been reduced by at least twen ty or twenty-five, removing some of great importance from the list. The American naval stores case is now on trial in Savannah. The Maine mercantile case, an alleged trust among sardine packers, is in progress. In the last few weeks the government has intervened in two employers' lia bility cases on the ground that private suits involved the constitutionality of the act. One of these cases was brought in Connecticut and the other in Illinois. The "commoities clause" case, involv ing the constitutionality of the law, which in effect prohibits railroads from owning and operating coal mines, has passed through its several stages tor ttte supreme court, whence a de cision is expected soon. The civil suit ag&inst the American Tobacco com pany and others is now before the su preme court of the United States on a cross appeal, the government appeal ing from the decision of the lower court dismissing the bill of complaint against the Imperial Tobacco company and others, and the tobacco company appealing from the decision of the court in favor of the government as to the parent company. These cases will come up for hearing before the supreme court on October 13. The case of the government against the New York, New Haven and Hart ford Railroad company, involving the question of the violation of the Sher man anti-trust act by combining vari ous railroad and electric railway sys tems, in NEW England, is now receiv ing consideration by the department of justice. CaBes against the Standard Oil company are on the dockets of several courts, and are being pushed forward as rapidly as possible. Some are thought to involve one or more questions at issue in the recent $29, 000,000 fine case. The Du Pont pow der case, in which it is alleged that a combination is being maintained in restraint of trade in the manufacture and sale of gun powder and other high explosives, is nearing completion. In the case of the United States against the Union Pacific Railroad company and others, charging combination and conspiracy in violation of the Sher man act, testimony is now being taken. In the terminal railroad association case at St. Lotus involving an alleged combination between that association, the bridge companies and railroads and ferry crossings on the Mississippi river, at that point, to operate the Eads bridge and the Merchants' bridge is a common agency of interstate com merce and to suppress competition, is nearing final determination. Suits against the Reading company and others, to dissolve an alleged com bination among anthracite coal carry roads in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law are pending. Testimony is now being taken. Testimony also is being taken in the case against the Union Pacific Railroad company, charging a combination and conspiracy in violation of the Sherman act. A large number of criminal cases for violations of the Elkin's act, pro hibiting granting and receiving re bates, are now pending in Beverai states. Among these are cases against the Great Northern, the Suffolk and Carolina, the New York Centr'l and Hudson River, the Delaware and Hud son, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, the New York, Ontario and Western, and other railroads, as well .is against the Pacific Mail Steamship company. Cases under the Elkins' act also aro being prosecuted against the Chicago, Indianapolis and liouisville, and tlio Missouri Pacific railroads Records of the department, of justi.-e show that there are several cases pending against corporations and individuals of thMe or in'- years stan-M i. TWO ASPHYXIATED. New York, April 26.—Two little children are dead and a third child and two adults are in a critical con dition from the effects of inhaling coal gas in a tenement house on avenue "A" today. IE THH Constitutionalists Are Now in Complete Control of the Government EARNEST EFFORTS 10 RESTORE ORDER HUOMSTMIIINOPIE Thousands of Reactionaries and Re ligions Students Are Being Arrest ed—So One Allowed to Carry Arms in the Capital Constantinople, April 26—Tewfik Pasha, grand vizer, this morning transmitted to the sultan the resigna tion of the entire cabinet and com municated this fact to the parliament. Constantinople, April 26.—The city is quiet this morning and is gradually resuming its normal aspect. The dec laration of martial law and the fact that the constitutionals are in full control promise for the maintenance oJ order. The question of what is to be done with the Sultan, in all probability will be determined by the parliament. Schefket Pasha, commander of the constitutional army, is the man of the hour. The leading civilian members of the committee of union and progress desire him to be grand vizier in succession to Tewfik Pasha, and he has been assured that a ma jority of the parliament would gladly support a ministry under his leader ship, in succession to the Tewfik ministery which resigned today. On reply to these proposals, Schefket Pasha said that the premiership af forded such splendid opportunity to assist in the political development of the country that he would have re joiced to accept the honor, had it come to him under any other circum stances, but that he could not accept it while still the leader of the army. To do so would not accord with his ideas of civil and political liberty of action. Schefket Pasha is an Arab and came from Bagdad. He has lived tor eleven years in Europe and re ceived his military training in Ger many. The court "martial today sentenced five men to death and they will' be shot this evening at sunset. Constantinople experienced last night the effects of the heat of the siege declared yesterday. No one was allowed on the streets after 8 o'clock in the evening and the carrving of arms by civilians as well as the pub lication of news likely to create dis quietude were strictly prohibited. The committee of union and progress has issued a statement denying the al legation attributing the recent occur rences to the controversies between political parties and saying that the march of the constitutionalists on the capital was undertaken under the in fluence of the committee. The state ment sets forth that the tragic events of the past fortnight were provoked by "the wretches and vile personages who were injured by the proclamation of the constitution. Soldiers were cor rupted with money and incited to com mit acts of savagery. The holy mis sion of the army is above personali ties." The committee wishes to work for the general interests and serve the fatherland. The arrest of reactionaries and re ligious students continues and it is estimated that up to last night 4,000 such persons had been apprehended. Constitutionalists Control. A dispatch from the American em bassy at Constantinople dated 1 o'clock yesterday states that after severe fighting the city is in complete con trol of the constitutional forces. The dispatch says the dragomin or interpreter of the American embassy named Garguila. a Turk, has been slightly wounded in the arm. and that Mr. Moore, a newspaper correspond ent, is resting easily. No other Ameri cans have been injured. The department has been assured by the embassy of the safely of two American women named Webb about whom some injury had been made. Trouble is likely to continue in the provinces, it is said, until quiet is re stored in Constantinople. Recent in formation is far from reassuring from the provinces. At Antioch, Hadjin and Deurtyol a serious state of affairs is reported to have developed, particular ly at Deurtyol. Assurances are given that the ambassadors are leaving noth ing undone in order to get relief to the distressed cities. The national assembly, sitting at San Stefano, has declined to recognize th legal existence of the present cabi net. Members of the cabinet are scat tered and no new cabinet has been formed, according to recent advices. now. THE EVENING TIMES GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA$?MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1909. Under these conditions for the moment, the central government is rather help less. Vice Consul Debbas at Mersina, has advised the department that Mersina is quiet but that thecondltlons at Lata kia and Eassal are^ uneasy. The situ ation at Hadjin is' reported as worse. Consul Nathan .at Petras, Greece, was cabled orders by the department yesterday to go immediately to Mer sina to take charge of the consulate because of his knowledge of Arabic and modern Greek, which may be of great assistance to Americans there. The Yildiz garrison surrendered yes terday to the constitutionalist forces. Commanders of these battalions began sending in their submission to Mah moud Schesket Pasha last night, and the whole of the troops protecting the palace gave their formal and uncon ditional surrender shortly after dawn. Niaci Bey, called the hero of the July revolution, is now in command of the garrison. Sultan Abdul Hamid has been per mitted to remain within the walls of the Yildiz kiosk, where yesterday, in company with his ministers, he waited for the outcome of the struggle be tween his loyal troops and the con stitutionalists. Sultan Must Dig. Berlin, April 26.—The Constantino ple correspondent of Lokal Anzeiger telegraphs that he learns the sultan will be allowed to remain upon the throne but on the condition that he give guarantees against, a relapse to absolutism. Among the conditions are that the sultan, whose property is largely invested abroad, must make a gift to the nation of $250,000,000. Thirty Thous'iini Killed. Berirut. Asiatic Turkey, April 26.— A conservative estimate now places the number killed in the Armenian massacres in Adana vilayet at from 20,000 to 30,000. At the town of Adana more than 100 girls are missing. It is known that twenty-one native pastors have been killed. Fears are entertain ed that other American missionaries than those whose deaths have been re ported have been murdered. There are 15,000 refugees in Adana and Tarsus and 5,000 at MerBina. Marash and Aintav are quiet, but con ditions at Hadjin are becoming criti cal. A messenger dispatched for relief by Miss Lambert, an* American mis sionary, who two days ago sent an ap peal to Constantinople, was killed in the streets. A second messenger, a soldier, was shot ai The vali has given assurances of the safety of Americans. Conditions at Alexandretta are un changed. Beilan and Dortoyle are holding out. An appeal for help has been issued from Latakia, as the mob is nearing that city, and American property is threatened. Antioch is quiet, there being no Armenians left in that town. Prospects Are Good for a Suc cessful Hunt Because of Rains Nairobi, British East Africa, April 26.—Theodore Roosevelt, left Kapita plains yesterday and went to the ranch of Sir Alfred Pease on the Athi river. Major Mearns, Edmund Heller and J. Alden Loring. members of the Roosevelt party, went over to Sir Alfred's this morning. George McMillan and F. C. Selotis are going to Machakos via the Pease ranch on Wednesday. Lions aro reported numerous on McMillans .Tu Jr. ranch and there is a herd of 150 buffaloes on Heatley's ranch where: Roosevelt will hunt. The weather here and at the Peaso ranch today is cloudy and heavy. Rain fell last night. The prospects of sport on the plains are exceptionally good, owing to the rain fall. There have been no more cases of smallpox in the Roosevelt caravan. Colonel Roosevelt, spent part of yesterday afternoon sorting his kit, while Kermit and several men went to try their luck with the rifles. An old settler, who seemed to take a liking to Kermit, offered to show him a likely place for good sport. They succeeded in bringing down one buclt. Colonel Roosevelt's first hunt, fa vored by fine weather, was enjoyed immensely. He bagged two wilde beests and a Thompson's gazelle. In one respect, Mr. Roosevelt was some what disappointed, as he had been anxious to secure a Grant's gazelle, whose massive horns are much sought, after for trophies. The hunt lasted several hours and ail mem bers of the party were well tired out when they returned to cam]). I Smallpox is prevalent at Nairobi and two cases have developed anions porters at Tahiti. These have beer quarantined, and the strictest pre cautions are beinfc observed. Tha danger is onsidered slight. The po lice still maintain their measures for the protection of the Americans frr-m annoyance. They will not permit any except those designated by Col. Roosevelt, to go with the expedition. Five More Days Only five more days and that promised sub scription payment will be useless to her—Do it POLICE NUDE 11 EGREGIOUS Arrested Husband of Murdered Woman Without Slightest Reason for Doing So MEANTIME TRE REAL MURDERER MADE HIS ESCAPE FROM GUY Details of the Horrible Crime Which Has Been the Sensation iu Winnipeg for Three Days—Police Overlook Many Things in Search Winnipeg, April 26.—Though three days have elapsed since the occur rence of the tragedy on Dominion street which startled Winnipeg Fri day morning, the mystery seems no nearer solution. At the post-mortem held yesterday by Dr. Gordon Bell and Coroner Inglis, it was found that the death of Mrs. James was due to a frac ture of the Bkull extending from a cut diagonally across the forehead above the left eye to a point three inches back. Internal hemorrhage had re sulted, sufficient to cause death. In addition, there were at least two dis tinct bruises on the back of the head, a short distance above the base of the brain, which may have caused com plete or partial unconsciousness. On the right side of the throat the skin was broken in three places, portions of it being torn off, and on the left side was another similar wound, all of which appeared as if they had been caused by the fingers of a strong man. The arms, above the elbows, were bruised and discolored, and on the right elbow there were abrasions. These lead to the belief that there was a struggle prior to the delivery of the death blow. Sensational stories of tramps hav ing visited the premises have been published, but these are not borne out by the facts. On Thursday morning, a stranger was seen in close proximity to the James door at the time when Mr. James was at the Banning street house, but he does not. tally with the description of the tramp. He has not been accounted for or located by the police. Many attendant circumstances are coming to light, some of which may or may not have significance in con nection with the tragedy. The miss ing jewelry and money point to a definite motive for the crime, though the fact of its having been stolen was not discovered by the police till a friend of Mr. James went to the house to inquire about it. A milk boy, whom it is alleged was discharged by a lo cal milk company, and who is suppos ed to have been in trouble because of his shortcomings is also being looked up. The club with which the murder was committed has been found and bears evidence of the trag edy in the hair and blood clinging to its surface. It is a piece of round poplar, sixteen inches long and two inches in diameter. The possibility of James having been implicated is en tirely disposed of by the evidence he has been able to bring forward as to his movements during the whole of Thursday afternoon. Hasty Action by Police. The story of the arrest of Mr. James does not make pleasant reading. Im mediately upon the arrival of the pol ice at the house he was interrogated briefly by them and was then placed under arrest, handcuffs being placed upon him. The constable said "1 charge you with murder." The con stable and his prisoner remained at the house till the arrival of the cor oner. who, after a few inquiries, or dered that the handcuffs be removed. Mr. James was later taken down to the police station where he repeated his account of his movements during the afternoon, and when witnesses ap peared in corroboration lie was al lowed to leave in company with E. C. Davis. Several times yesterday Mr. Davis attempted to secure permission from the police to get a suit of clothes for Mr. James, who was dressed in his working siyt. Inspector Robertson put him off several times with an ex cuse. and finally at the house refused to permit him to take the clothes away without an.order from the coroner. As it was then late in the afternoon, the permission could not. bo secured and Mr. James was forced to receive relatives of his deceased wife as he was. Failed to Discover Robbery. At the time when Mr. Davis called at the James house yesterday. Inspect or Robertson and two detectives were on the spot. They were making a thorough search of the premises, but had failed to see a couple of articles of jewelry which were in boxes in the bedroom. Mr. Davis asked if they had found a gold watch and chain and a purse containing $1.10 in money, which Mr. James had asked him to look after. This was the first intima tion the police had that any jewelry was missing. They stated that they had found a diamond ring and a lock et, but had not inquired if there was anything else. Mr. Davis himself found the bracelet which was in the empty watch box. He states that all of the premises had been turned topsy turvy by the constables. The watch which is missing had been on top of the dresser, laid in a fur toque, while the money was in a purse in a chat elaine bag which was kept in a drawer. Mr. James is positive that he saw these things in the room be fore he left the house at noon, and his wife did not have an opportunity of spending the money in the interval between them and her death. The jewelry found by the police had been in a japanned box on the dreBser, the bracelet being in the watch case which was partially concealed by an ostrich plume. The diamond ring had been given to Mrs. James by her husband when they became engaged. Story About Milk Boy. Another feature of the case which is worth investigation is a story about a boy engaged with a local milk com pany, who delivered milk to the JameB house. This boy presented a bill to Mrs. James several days ago, but she did not" pay him because she had no money in the house. The following morning he again called in company with the route foreman, but Mrs. James was again forced to put him off. The next morning she handed the boy a $5 bill which he was unable to change, and told him to bring the change. $1. on his next trip. He has not been seen since for a new boy ac companied the foreman on the route. The second day she asked the new boy about the change and was told that the one to whom she had given the money had been discharged be cause of some irregularity. Saw Man at Shack. At the time of the tragedy, R. Ger main and a man in his employ were working on a house which Mr. Ger main is building on Greenwood Place, about 150 yards from the cottage where the murder was committed. Mr. Germain states that be was at the building practically all day, and about 9 o'clock in the morning he saw a man. who was unknown to him, leave the back door of the James' shack and hurry away to Portage ave nue. "When I got to work Saturday morning ," Germain said. "I found that I was without a tool that I needed and went to my home on Lipton street to get it. I came back behind Happyland, along the river bank and as I came from the river toward the building I saw a man come away from the back door of the shack. I believe he came out of the back door, which looks toward Greenwood Place, but I cannot be sure of that. I can swear, however, that he came from near the back door. The Bidewalk does not go all the way to the river, and I was nearer to the end of it than he was, when I first saw him. but he was walk ing very fast and reached the sidewalk first. "He was a young man, between 23 and 28. I should say and certainly not over 30 years of age, rather below the medium height, and heavily built. I walked behind him. as far as my build ing. and I noticed particularly that he had a very short jacket, with no over coat, and had particularly broad, heavy hips. I don't remember ever seeing him before, but I should know him again if I saw him walk. He was clean shaven, and had a full round face. I should say he weighed 175 pounds. He wore dark clothes, whith were soiled, but not ragged, and a cap. He appeared to be a working man. When I got to my new house I went in there and was working all day. In the afternoon, it being rather cold, I was in the worshop behind the house. There are windows looking out on Portage avenue. Greenwood Place and Dominion street and I saw a number of people pass during the afternoon, but did not notice this man again." QUAKE RESULTS Many Tillages in Portugal Are Com pletely Wiped Out of i'xistancr. Lisbon, April 26.—Seismic disturb ances have ceased throughout Portu gal. Everyone is greatly impressed with the courage and energy of King Manuel, who, after directing firemen when the first and most violent shock occurred on Friday, set out with phy sicians and supplies for districts where the destruction was the great est. A number of villages have been wiped out. Salvaterra and San Stef ano were badly damaged. Thirty-nine bodies have been taken from the ruins, and one hundred and twenty persons are missing. Hundreds were injured. It is reported that two large fishing boats foundered, and their crews, num bering thirty-eight, perished. Parlia ment has voted $100,000 for relief. ABANDON EXPOSITION Copenhagen Will Co-o|»erate in Mai- nto Fair and Sweden is Pleased. Copenhagen, Denmark, April 26.— The international exhibition planned for Copenhagen in 1913 has been giv en up in favor of the great Baltic ex hibition in Maimo. across the sound, which could not be a striking success without Denmark's support. This courtesy on the part of the Danes has made a strong impresson in Sweden, where the papers express high appreciation of the act, which, they say, deserves a grateful return. They declare that, the ill-feeling which has prevailed since the dissolu tion between Norway and Sweden has disappeared and that a new Danish Swedish friendship has been estab lished.! THE WEATHKIt. orth Dakota—Generally fair io night and Tuesday. Much voider j* tonight with temperature far be low freezing. Cold wave in north east portion. TEN PAGES—PRICE FIVE CENTS LONG KISSING S Body of John F. Mortimer Was Taken From River Near Emerson Yesterday DISAPPEARED LAST DECEMBER ON HISJAT TO PEMBINA Was a Prominent Resident of Mani toba and at 0«e Time Was a Mem ber of the Provisional Cabinet- Fell Through Air Hole. Pembina, N". D.. April 26—The body of John F. Mortimer of St. Vincent, Minn., who was drowned in the Red river near Pembina about five monthB ago, was found Sunday afternoon at a point about two miles north of Em erson, Man. Though in the water tor a long time, the remains were in fairly good state of preservation. Mortimer's sudden disappearance last December was one of the most mysterious with which the officials of this section have had to deal. He left his home at St, Vincent to go to Win nipeg, expecting to board the train in Pembina. It was necessary for him to cross the Red river in order to reach Pembina and as it -mas dark, re failed to see the many bad places in the ice and went through. Several daysi later when his wife failed to hear from her husband, an Investigation was started. The river was dragged as thoroughly as possible but no trace was secured of the missing m«n The body •when found, was lodged in the underbrush along the river bank where it had been carried by the water. John Mortimer was formerly very prominent in Manitoba politics. He was at one time a member of the official family of the province and was heavily interested in various busi ness enterprises. RAILROAD CHANGES Men Who Secure Promotion From the Grand Trunk Changes Chicago, April 26.—Important or ganization changes and promotions of interest to railroad men through out the United States and Canada have just been announced by the Grand Trunk railway system, to pro vide for the great growth of the mil road through the addition of the Grand Trunk Pacific lines, th» sew transcontinental extension, in which the Dominion government is interest ed. W. E. Davis continues as passen ger traffic manager of both the Grand Trunk railway system and Grand Trunk Pacific railway. George T. Bell, the present general pasemger and ticket agent, becomes assistant pasenger traffic manager of both rail ways. The title of general passenger and ticket agent is abolished. George W. Vaux, now principal assistant gen eral passenger and ticket agent at Chicago becomes general passenger agent, Grand Trunk Railway system at Montreal. W. P. Hinton, now as sistant general passenger agent at Montreal becomes general passenger agent. Grand Trunk Paoifie railway at Winnipeg. In addition to the above changes H. G. Elliott, now assistant general passenger and ticket agent has been promoted to be first assistant general passenger agent of the Grand Trunk system at Montreal. H. R. Charlton, advertising agent, has been appoint ed general advertising agent of the Grand Trunk system and the Grand Trunk Pacific at Montreal, and W. S. Cookson. now chief clerk in Mr. Vaux's office, Chicago, becomes as sistant general passenger agent, Grand Trunk system, Chicago. Following Is the official explana tion of the reorganization, issued by the railroad in oonjunction with the list of changes: "To provide for the proper organ ization of every branch of the pas senger service of the Grand Trunk Pacific which will shortly have in op eration west of Lake Superior about I.200 miles of track equal to a little more than a duplication of the Grand Trunk's main line, Portland, Maine, to Chicago, Illinois, important changes in the official staff will be made on May 1. While the general policy of the Grand Trunk Pacific in all de partments will naturally be directed from the headquarters of the presi dent at Montreal, the vigorous exe cution of that policy demands that large freedom of action be vested in general offices located in Winnipeg who are thus in close touch with the people of western Canada and ready to co-operate freely and promptly with them in everything of mutual advantage." WANTS SPEED Washington, April 26.—Frequent ut terances by President Taft expressive of the hope that congress will hasten the passage of the tariff bill that busi ness may be restored to its normal condition at the earliest possible day, may postpone the real test of strength over the income tax proposition. At the present time sentiment of the senate is pretty evenly divided but there are many differences of opinion among those favoriug the idea as to details of the legislation. Some sena tors believe that it is impractical to tax incomes of less than $5,000, while othei's believe it will be necessary to go as low as $2,000. A