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YEAR. NO. 238. TO THB UNEMPLOYED rHBB FOR THB UNEMPLOYED— Recognising the fact that work on the Park boulevard is drawing to. a close, and desiring to ASSIST WORTHY MEN » obtain ether employment, The Herald lakes the following offer; DURING THIS WEEK And continuing until next Sunday morn ing, we will publish for any man bring ing credentials from the relief commit tee, showing that he Is working or has worked faithfully on the boulevard, X WANT ADVERTISEMENT FREE OF CHARGE FREE OF CHARGE FREE OF CHARGE Each advertisement is limited to tour lines, and tt may be published for the entire time or any part of the period named. i I !»« Advertisements and credentials should be brought to The Herald business office, 223 W. Third st. SPECIAL NOTICES HOTICE—THE LOS ANGELES CITY Water Co. will strictly enforce the fol lowing rules: The hours for sprinkling are between the hours of 6 and 8 oclock a.m. and 6 and 8 oclock p.m. For a vio lation of the above regulations the water will be shut off and a fine of $2 will be charged before the water will be turned - on again. tf THE DAILI YJJOURNAL, PUBLISHING county official records, real estate trans fers, mortgages, Hens, building news; one dollar monthly. 205 New High st. 2 GOOD QUALITY WALL PAPER TO COV er 12-foot room. $1; Ingrain, $3, border in cluded. WALTER, 218 W. Sixth St. 8-12 DR. JOHN C. M'COY. DENTIST, LATE of Orange, now No. 19(9 S. Grand aye. 27 TO EXTON'S FOR NEW MUSIC, 327 S. Spring st. 6-7 ■ — HELP WANTED—MALB HUMMEL BROS. A CO. EMPLOYMENT AGENTS. California Bank Building, 800-302 W. Second street, ln basement. Telephone 609. MEN'S DEPARTMENT Irrigator, ranch, $25, etc.; general ranch hands, $20, etc.: all-round butcher. $40, etc.; Swiss milker. $30, etc.; man, hay ranch. $20, etc.; man. orchard, $20, etc.; 4-horse teamster, $25; man and wife, hostler and housework, $40, etc.: German or Swede man and wife, orchard and housework. $40, etc.: ranch, hands, $15, etc.; orchard foreman, references. $35, etc.; carpenter. $1.50; camp blacksmith, $40. etc ; 10 head of mules in harvest; English coachman, $25, etc.; butcher, $20 to $25. etc. MEN'S HOTEL DEPARTMENT Third cook, wash pots. $20; waiter, do porter work. $20; laundry washer. $1.50 per day; all-round cook, country. $10 per week: second cook, do pastry, $12, etc.; yardman. $30, etc. HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT Colored house girl, $20; cook, family, beach, $25. employer here today: house girl, family of 2, $25; house girl. Catallna, $15; first-class cook, city and Pasadena, $30 each: house girl, Washington st.. Grand aye.,' Adams, East Los Angeies, San Riverside, Ventura county and Santa Monica, $15, $20 and $25, see employers ln office today; woman, sec ond work, $12; 3 girls, light housework, city, $8 and $10; chambermaid and laun dress, $20: Protestant house girl. $20. WOMEN'S HOTEL DEPARTMENT ' Two waitresses. Arizona. $23, etc.; ex perienced pantry girl. $5 per week; cook, Arizona, $25, employer here; laundress, hotel. $20 and $23; waitress, restaurant, $6 per week. HUMMEL BROS. & CO. WANTED—AGENTS FOlt INDUSTRIAL Insurance; experience not necessary New and desirable contract. Apply room 9, German-American bank building, tf WANTED—MAN FOR LIGHT OUT door work. Apply 254 S. Broadway, room 34. 27 HELP WANTED— FEMALE WANTED—S COOKS, 4 SECOND GIRLS, 9 general houseworkers, 2 housekeepers. 523 W. Washington st. Telephone West 91. tf WANTED—A YOUNG LADY EXPERl enced In hosiery and gloves. Apply N. STRAUSS & CO., 425 and 427 S. Sprlrie st. - 26 WANTED—EGAN'S RESTAURANT, 126 -128 E. Second St.. serves the best 10c meal in the city; try It and be convinced. S-ll WANTED—GIRL TO HELP CARE FOR one child; small wages. Inquire at 2400 S. Flower st. . 25 SITUATIONS WANTED-MALB WANTED—BY EXPERIENCED SALES man, steady position ln store at very moderate wages; experienced in cutlery, silverware and sporting goods: best of references. Address Box 42, Station 3, city. SI WANTED—DAY OR NIGHT WATCH man, gardens, lawns, poultry, house work lodging-house, care of horses, any thing; good work for cheap pay; refer ences the best. H., box 8, Herald. 29 WANTED—YOUNG GERMAN WANTS work to tend horses or driver or general work; is a good worker; best references: willing to work for small wages. 309 Wilmington st. 30 WANTED—SITUATION BY MAN COM petent as law clerk, stenographer, typist, abstractor, real estate clerk or assistant bookkeeper; Al references. Addres M., box 8, Herald, $0 WANTED—SOME KIND OF EMPLOY ment; have had several years' experi ence in grocery business; anything. J. W. GURRETT, 506 Mosart St., city. $1 SITUATIONS WANTED—MALB WANTEI>—SITUATION BY EXPE rlenced nurse; references; will work at anything. WM. M'ORATH. 910 Hem lock St., tel. main 1044, city. 30 WANTED—SITUATION' BY MAN TO DO any kind of work ln city or country or Job work; very handy. Address E., box 6, Herald. 30 WANTED—EMPLOYMENT BY Ex perienced gardener; SI a day; city refer ences. Address 8.. box 8, Herald. 30 SITUATIONS WANTED — FEMALE WANTED - ORDERS FOR HOUSE girls, ORLIN THURSTON, Employ ment, 219% W. First st. 8-16 WANTBD-PARTNERS WANTED—PARTNER WITH 310.000 TO take half Interest In and work developed mine: ten-stamp mill on property; fullest Investigation Invited; principals only; references given and required. Address GOOD MINE, box 56, San Diego, Cal. 6-6 WANTED—SIOO PARTNER; ESTAB llshed business; references given and re quired; thorough Investigation given. Address X., box 9, Herald. 26 WANTED—SIOOO ON GILT-EDGE CITY property. E. 1 BRYANT, 204% S. Broad way, room 213. 30 WANTED—AGENTS WANTED-AGENTS; QUICK MEN TO visit stores, sell machine for printing signs in ten colors on fences, bridges, rocks, any rough surface. ARC CO.. 32 Arc St., Racine, Wis. 14 15 19 22 26 29 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SALE-OWING TO SICKNESS I am compelled to dispose of my business; anyone desiring to engage In a profitable light manufacturing business, with no competition, cannot do better than to Investigate this; will sell for $600; worth double. Address F., box 8, Herald. FOR SALE—36 BUSINESS, 75 HOUSES, rooms, furnished, unfurnished, for rent; collections: wanted, help free and work. EDW. NITTINGER, 236% S. Springs'., tf FOR SALE—THE BEST BUSINESS IN vestment ever made on Broadway for quick turn and large profit. WIESEN DANGER CO.. 431 S. Broadway. 29 I SELL OUT ALL KINDS OF BUSINESS fer cash. I. D. BARNARD, 111 North Broadway, opposite Times building, tf FOR SALE—RESTAURANT. ONLY $250: location good; bargain this day; must sell. BEN WHITE, 235 W. First St. 28 FOR SALE—SALOONS AT VERY REA sonable terms. Apply at 440 Allso st. tf FOR SALE—REAL ESTATE Houses and Lots FOR SALE— $300 each—2 lots, 52 xl7o, 15 minutes' walk from courthouse; close to car line. $1050—One of those fine lots on Westlakd aye.; "Nob Hill"; 50x155 to alley. Other good bargains ln lots. See 30 S. K. LINDLEY. 106 S. Broadway. FOR SALE-CHEAP; A NICE COTTAGE of 6 rooms and bath; good-slsed lot, all fenced In; near electric power house. 308 W. Twelfth st. 29 FOR SALE—RIGHT IN TOWN, 11-ROOM house at a bargain: $2300, $500 cash, bal ance same as rent. Address J., box 9, Herald. 27 City Lots FOR SALE-C. A. SMITH WILL SELL lots in his Third addition on easy install ments and build new houses to suit, pay able same way. Office, 213 W. First st. tf FOR SALE—LOT 120X165, CLOSE IN TO Broadway and Fourth; $14,000. Call at room 310, Bradbury blk. 26 FOR SALE—WE SELL THE EARTH. BASSETT & SMITH, Pomona. Cal. 6-26tf FOR RENT—HOUSES FOR RENT—II-ROOM HOUSE, SUITA bIe for one or two families; Flower, be tween First nnd Second. SILENT & CO., 212 W. Second st. 30 FOR RENT—COMFORTABLY FUR nished G-room cottage; bath and gas; fruit trees and lawn. J. B. MILLARD, Sprlng-st. school. 27 FOR RENT—7-ROOM HOUSE, AT 1347~5. Hill st.; rent $1S per month. Inquire of LOHMAN BROS., plumbers, 111 E. Sec ond St. 27 FOR RENT—FIRST STORY FLAT. 6 large sunny rooms; furnished; close ln. Apply 115 S. Olive St. 27 FOR RENT—ROOMS FOR RENT — FURNISHED ROOMS, from $1.50 up per week; single rooms 25c and 50c per night; baths free. Russ House, cor. First ;ind Los Angeles sts. 7-21 FOR RENT—ROOMS, $1 A WEEK; ALSO housekeeping suite, $1.50. 127 E. Third St. 23 FOR RENT—BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED room at the WOODLAWN, 241 S. Matn.6-11 FOR RENT—FURNISHED ROOMS FOR housekeeping. 321% W. Seventh st. tf FOR RENT-HOUSEKEEPING fine location. 827% S. Spring st. 6-12 FOR RENT—MISCELLANEOUS FOR RENT—ELEGANTLY FURNISH ed hall, banquet, paraphernalia and. ante rooms; for lodges and religious societies. Inquire Foresters' temple, 129% W. First st. from 9a. m. to 12 m. and 2tosp. m. 30 MIISINQ AND ASSAYING MORGAN A CO., ASSAYERS AND RE flners and ore testers; bullion purchased; consulting metallurgists; mines examined and dealt in. Office, 261 Wilson block, Los Angeles, Cal. 25-tf THE BIMETALLIC ASSAY OFFICE and Chemical Laboratory, 124 S. Main st. R. A. PEREZ, E. M.. manager. 12-4tf PERSONAL PERSONAL—ONE HAND READ FREE; life, read from cradle to grave; advice on business matters, family affairs. 111% W Third st. ■ t.u (For additional classified "see Page Two.) THE HERALD DEBATE ON THE TARIFF Is Formally Begun in the Senate ALDRICH STARTS OFF With a Long Explanation of the Measure THE HOUSE BILL DIDN'T SUIT BECAUSE THE SCHEDULES WERE TOO LOW The Senate Bill Nicely Calculated to Foster Every American Indus try and Is Guaranteed to Harm Nobody Associated Press Special Wire. WASHINGTON, May 25.—The debate on the tariff bill began in. the senate today with crowded galleries and a large attendance of senators and tariff leaders of the house. Minor business claimed attention up to 2 p. m., when senator Aldrich of Rhode Island, ln charge of the bill, had the measure laid before the senate and took the floor for the opening speech. At that time every available seat in the galleries was occupied. The Republican side of the floor 1 showed an almost solid representation, there being but three or four vacant seats. The Democrats also presented full ranks, and the scat tered seats of the Populist 3 were occu pied with but one exception. Mr. Dingley, chairman of the ways and means qommittee and author of the house bill, took a seat immediately behind Aldrich, and listened attentive ly. Other Republican members of the ways and means committee and Repre sentative Simpson of the Populist con tingent occupied the rear lounges. Speaker Reed was not present. Mr. Aldrich spoke for almost an hour and a quarter, adopting an easy, con versational style. His speech was the official utterance of the finance com mitter, and, in a sense, of the Republi can side of the chamber. Without mak ing invidious distinctions between the two bills, Mr. Aldrich clearly stated it as the belief of the finance committee that the house hill,would not yield rev enue adequate for the needs of the gov- I eminent. Vest of issourl, Democratic member of the finance committee, followed with a statement in opposition to the bill. He ?poke of the futility' of piling up taxes on an overburdened people, when there was a balance of $120,000,000 In the treas ury. He criticised the schedules in de tail, declaring that some of them were designed to be prohibitive. He severely attacked the increase in the lead duty, declaring that It was for the benefits of the "cormorants" of monopoly, and against he people. Cannon of Utah, Silver Republican, closed the debate for the day by urging that the protection should be so dis tributed as to aid the farmers. Early in the day Mr. Mallory, the new senator from Florida, was sworn in and took his seat. Debate begins WASHINGTON, May 25.—The tariff bill was taken up by the Senate at 2 o'clock. Senator Vest gave notice that when the paragraphs were read he would move to strike out the provisions relating to beer, manufactured tobacco, snuff and cigarettes. Aldrich then open ed the debate for the Republicans. In his opening speech Senator Aldrich said: "The business of the entire coun try is in a etate of suspension awaiting the action of the Senate upon the bill under consideration. I believe the anxiety to secure action upon this im portant measure at the.earliest possible day is shared by every member of the Senate. It is my purpose to keep the bill continuously before the Senate to th? exclusion of all other legislative business until it is finally disposed of, and in this I shall expect the hearty co-operation of Senators on both Bides of the cham ber. In the discussion by members the majority of the committee will content themselves with such brief explanations as may be found necessary to the var ious paragraphs as they are reached." It seems desirable that at the begin ning of this discussion the majority of the finance committee should present to the senate in detail their estimates of the effect which the bill would, have upon I the revenue, ar.d that they should ex plain in a general way the character of I the amendments they'have eugetted. The majority of the committee believe that if a thorough revision of our reve nue tariff laws, such as ls> contemplated by the house bill, is necessary it should be carried out in a conservative spirit, and that such a moderate and rearonable measure should be adopted as will In sure a much greater degree of perma nency to our tariff legislation, believing frequent revisions of the tariff are pro ductive of the long periods of uncertain ty and arrested development. The radi cal change In policy In 1894 proved dis astrous to tho business Interests of the country. It was, I believe, thoroughly under stood throughout the country In the last campaign that if the Republican party should be again entrusted with power no extreme tariff legislation would fol low. _ „ It was believed that in the changed conditions of the country a return to th<; duties Imposed by the act of llf9o would be necessary, even from a protective standpoint. It was with these facts constantly in view that tho majority of the finance ; committee prepared the amendments LOS ANGELES, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1897 which they have submitted for your consideration. Nothing could be more conducive to the return and mainte nance of real prosperity in this country than the well grounded belief that there were to be no violent changes in our revenue policy for some years to come. The true friends of a protective policy do not insist upon extreme rates, nor are they necessary to an equalization. While it is true that rates above this line are often inoperative, it must be admitted that they furnish needies-s op portunities for destructive attacks. The committee believes tiat the re ductions they have suggested from the rates imposed in the house bill have not gone in any instance below the pro tective point, and if the bill should be come a law In the form presented by them, every American industry would be enabled to meet foreign competition on equal terms—that is, so far as this equality can be secured by tariff leg islation. The rates suggested by the commit tee's amendments are considerably be low those imposed by the house bill, and in most instances below those contained in the act of 1890. In suggesting these amendments the members of title majority committee reaffirm and emphasize their position as friends of a protective policy. The ul timate purpose of this policy is to se cure as far as is possible by wise and conservative legislation the steady growth and development of all interests —agricultural, manufacturing and com mercial. The provisions of a tariff law affect all these Interests in number less ways, and unless there can be sta bility on tariff policy there can be r.o certainty of prosperity for Industrial conditions in this country with very few exceptions do not demand a return to tb.6 rates imposed by the act of 1880. The bitter contest which is going on among the leading nations of the world for industrial supremacy has brought abcut improvements in methods and economies in production to an extent which was not thought possible a few years ago. These new conditions must be taken into account in considering the rates to be imposed. Without relinquishing one particle of our devotion to the cause of protection, we feel that we have a right to ask that the cause shall not be burdened by the imposition eif duties which are unneces sary and excessive. In the adjustment of rates the committee has tried in every instance to make them sufficiently pro tective to domestic interests without be ing prohibitive. The framers of the house bill estimate a total revenue from the bill of $269,105, --710 ln normal years. This would be the largest revenue received from customs duties, and an increase of $113,479,793 over the customs revenue of 1896, and of $70,732,254 over that of 1893. The report of the ways and means committee of the house recognizes the fact that the anticipatory Importations will largely reduce the expected reve nues of the first fiscal year under the new tariff, but after making allowance of the Importations the report estimates an increased income of $76,000,000 for the year 1898, provided the law should be passed by May 1. If its enactment were delayed until July 1, the report added that $15,000,000 additional would easily be lost to the public treasury. After giving in detail the house esti mates of revenue Senator Aldrich went on to quote facts and figures to show that the estimates were based upon er roneous conclusions. He held that the Immense Importations of wool in antici pation of the new law had made it im possible that the wool schedule would produce revenue for a year at least. In this connection he held that unless a duty was levied upon tea and the pro posed Increase of Internal taxes was made there would be a deficit instead of a surplus for the next fiscal year. Continuing, he said: "The adoption of a revenue bill which should fall ln It© purpose, and which would create an ad ditional deficiency in the Immediate fu ture, and which would require a fur ther issue of bonds to meet current ex penditures, would certainly be fatal to the hopes of future success of any po litical party responsible for such legis lation, ln selecting the sources for ad ditional revenue the committee de cided to Increase temporarily the tax on articles of voluntary use rather than to assess additional duties, which might prove inoperative, upon articles of ne cessity, or upon those which enter Into our manufactured products, assuming that the necesisty for additional reve nue exists, and of this we believe there can be no question, there Is no economic reason, and certainly none that affecte the public interests, why beer and to bacco should not bear their share of ad ditional taxation. The committee be lieves that the duty proposed on tea will not prove a serious •burden upon the consumers of that article. "Nothing in the theory of protection Interferes with the imposition of further internal revenue taxes by protectionists whenever such a course is found desir able for revenue purposes. In the fu WILL IT STICK? ture, It is almost certain that we shall be obliged to depend more and more upon taxes of this nature for necessary revenue. "In the years to come we must expect a decrease, rather than an increase, ln the customs revenue to be derived under the principal schedules of the tariff. "With duties adequately protective upon manufactures of cotton, wool and flax, we may receive a constantly de creasing revenue from Importations of these products. If the rates imposed by this bill on sugar should be found to lead to the rapid development of the beet sugar industry in the United States we may expect large reductions year by year from the contemplated revenue from sugar. Some of the most sanguine advocates of the policy of en couraging beet sugar production in this country believe that we shall within ten years produce all our sugar. The legiti mate result of a protective policy is- to give the American market to American producers. When this becomes an ac cepted fact the revenue growing out of protective duties will disappear. It must look for other sources of revenue. Whether it should be along the line of an increase of internal revenue taxes, such as we have suggested, or whether some other sources of revenue should be sought, it is not necesary now to deter mine. "It is safe to assume that numerous objectors will always be found to any plan for increased taxation. In this par ticular case the committee is only strenuous that a wise public policy re quires that our revenues should at all times be equal to our expenditures, and that the people of the United States will not be satisfied with any revenue meas ure that does not provide adequate In come for this purpose." In the sugar schedule E., we have suggested a change in rates and in the manner of assessing the duties. Senator. Aldrich proceeded to present in detail the estimated effect the bill would have upon the revenue and ex plained In a general way the character of the amendments suggested, conclud ing as follows: "In considering the Important ques tion whether the differential proposed by either the House or the Senate bill Is greater than It should be, we are bound In fairness to take into consideration existing obligations and the changes which have taken place since the enact ment of the act of 1894. When that act was under discussion in the Senate the difference of German granulated and raw beet sugar, 88 percent analysis, was 57-100 of a cent per pound. In March the difference was 33-100 of a cent per pound. The Importations of refined sugars Into the United States amounted in 1891 to 4,000,000, and in 1892 to 14,000,000 pounds. The importations ln 1596 amounted to 187,000,000, while the importations in the single month of April, 1897, amounted to nearly 32,000,000 pounds. German refin er* have driven the sugar refining indus try of Great Britain almost entirely out of existence. They are. as I have already stated, invading every sugar market of the world with their product. Most of the German granulated imported is the result of a continuous process of refin ing. For months raw beet sugar and German granulated have sold on abso lute parity of value, taking into account only the percentages of pure sugar con tained in it. If we assume the cost of re fining sugar in the United States to be approximately one-half a cent per pound, and if German refined can be sold without lose on the same basis with German raws, it must be evident that the differentials suggested in the Sen ate proposition are not only not exces sive, but they are quite likely in the near future to prove inadequate to secure the continuance of the business of sugar re fining In the United States. If the im portations of German granulated should Increase at the same ratio that they Increased Since the act of 1894 was adopted, the Germans, will certainly se cure at an early day a large part of the American market. The prote-ction af forded by the differentials proposed by the Senate committee is, I believe, not only less by percentage, but less with reference to the actual requirements of the industry than that afforded by rates Imposad upon any other important pro duct by the terms of the bill." The senator took up the Hawaiian treaty and said: "The committee will also prepare and present an amendment to the house provision in regard to the Hawaiian treaty. The existing commer cial treaty between the United States and. the government of these Islands provides for the free admission of raw sugars, the product cf the Islands, into the United States. If this treaty should remain in force it would result in giving a bounty to the Hawaiian sugar pro ducers amounting to more than $8,000,000 per annum. It was not contemplated, when the original treaty was made, or when it was extended, that any possible advantage of this kind could ever re sult from its terms to the people of th-- Sandwich islands. "The effect of this bounty would un doubtedly be to stimulate enormously the production ot sugar In the Hawaii; INDEX TO TELEGRAPH NEWS Durrant's attorneys find another legal straw to cling to. The Presbyterian general assembly decides not to sell the New York build ing. Much damage done in New Mexico and Texas by the floods along the Rio Orande. Train Wrecker Worden under sen tence of death attempts suicide with a piece of glass. Sugar Magnate Havemeyer on trial n Washington for refusing to answer questions asked at the senatorial su gar investigation. | Auditor Creary of the A. & P. and iS. C. roads will have headquarters at ! Los Angeles; improved tourist service between Chicago and coast points. - Governor Budd resents the state tents made that the state printing of ; ace is hampered by a lack of funds; if j the office is closed there will soon be a now state printer. Rumors that Consul Leo was to dis tribute money to destitute Ameri cans in Cuba brings a crowd of appli cants for aid, necessitating police in terference; insurgents under Oarcia dynamite a Spanish military train. Debate on the tariff formally opened by Senator Aldrich of Bhode Island, in charge of the bill. Elaborate expla nation is given, of reasons for changes made since the bill came from the house, and the new bill guaranteed to put every American industry on its feet. The Democratic objections are voiced by Vest of Missouri, and bills are introduced fixing a bounty on cereal exports to offset the protection > to manufacturers. an Islands. While we cannot fairly ab rogate a treaty of this kind with a friend ly country without notice, we believe that negotiations should be at once en tered Into looking to such a modifica tion as will reduce the bounty to be paid Hawaiian sugar producers to a rea sonable sum, and the committee will present an amendment looking In that direction at an early day. "There should be no difficulty in se curing through the treaty-making pow er such modification, of the treaty as will be satsifactory to both countries without injury to either. It certainly cannot be expected that the United States will continue for any length of time to pay a bonus of seven or eight millions of dollars per annum as an in ducement to any foreign country to trade with us. I assume there will be no dif ficulty in obtaining proper modifications of the treaty, so that it will not be nec essary for the government of the United States to give one year's notice of the abrogation of the treaty, as provided for by its terms. "Important changes have been made in schedule X, both ln the rates on wool and on manufactured woolens. "In dealing with the wool schedule, the committee have suggested more lib eral rates to domestic wool growers than it has recommended for the producer of any manufactured article in the sched ules. It has also suggested for him a more effective protection than it has ever received under any tariff law of the United States at the time of its enact ment. The wool growers are given the benefit of a specific duty on all classes of wool. Under the operation of this fixed specific duty the amount of pro tection afforded will Increase with each new decline in the foreign value of their raw material. "The committee has aimed to give the wool growers a rate of duty which will average from 10 per cent o 20 per cent higher than the rates of earlier tariffs. "In doing this it is giving a higher pro tection upon the raw material than upon the manufactured product in every case. "Very careful consideration has beer: given to the compensatory duty on woolen goods, with tbe result of reduc ing the compensatory rates on low-grade goods, into whose manufacture, more or less of other materials than wools enter. On the high-grade goods the com pensatory duties are fixed on the same basis that has> obtained in all previous tariffs. "The house bill rate of 32 per cent on carpet wools costing less than 13 cents per pound has created more agitation and opposition than any other feature of the wool schedule. It is alleged by the wool growers that this low rate on carpet wools destroys the effectiveness of the protection afforded upon their grades of wool by reason of the tempta tion it affords to import these low wools to be usied in cheviots, golf suitings and other popular fabrics which do not re quire fine wools. "Without undertaking to affirm the correctness of these allegations regard ing the extensive use of these carpet wools for clothing purposes, the com mittee recognized the fact that there Is some such use made of them. To re move all possible ground for complaint on this score they have fixed the duties oh class three wools at 4 cents a pound under 10 cents in value and at 7 cents a pound over that valuation. Under these duties the ad valorem equivalents will range on the various clips from 35 per cent and in some in stances 70 per cent, and they are higher than ln any previous law. It is certair, that under this duty foreign carpet wools cannot be imported to take the place of domestic wools In the cloth manufacture. Taking this feature of the wool sched ule Into account, it is a fact demonstrat ed by the market reports that the pro tection given the American wool grow er under the senate bill is greater and more effective than he has ever before received in an American tariff. Under this schedule wool growing should become in time one of the most profitable branches of American agri culture. Many changes are made ln schedule N. The one which will attract most attention is the placing of a duty upon hides of cattle. Representatives of the western states ln which cattle are raised have been for many years insisting that a duty on hides should And a place in a (Continued on Page Three.) Ten Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS. DESTITUTE AMERICANS Fail to Receive Expected Relief GREAT CROWDS GATHERED ONLY TO BE DISPERSED BY THB POLICE Insurgents Under Garcia Dynamite a Train—Spaniards in Europe Ex pect to Lose Cuba Associated Press Special Wire. HAVANA, May 25—A rumor was cir culated in Guanabacoa, near this city, yesterday, that General Fitzhugh Lee, the United States consul general, was going to distribute money to the peo ple. In consequence about 600 persons gathered in anticipation of receiving re lief. They were advised by the police that there was no truth in the rumors and were ordered to disperse. Th? crowds, however, refused to disperse and the police were compelled to dispersa them by force. A TRAIN DYNAMITED HAVANA, May 25.—1t is reported from Santiago de Cuba that a Spanish, military train from El Cristo io Songo was attacked by 600 insurgents. The train was carrying troops to reinforce the garrison at Songo. At the first shots of the insurgents the train stopped and Lieutenant Latuente, who was In command of the Spanish troops, ordered his men to Are upon their assailants, but at that moment several dynamite bombs, which had been pre viously placed on the track by the Cu bans, exploded, killing Lieutenant La fuente and twelve Spanish privates and wounding thirty-two others. The loco motive and one car were destroyed by the explosion. The Spainards surrendered and the Cubans, after plundering the train and securing a large supply of provisions and munitions of war, burned the remaining cars. Sixty Spanish soldiers and twenty other persons, employes of the railroad and officers of the Spanish government, were made prisoners. Two hours later they were set free by order of Genera". Calixto Garcia. The Spanish military commander of Songo was afraid to go to the aid of the troops, but waited until they were re leased and the insurgents were far away. Then he sallied forth and near the town killed two countrymen, one of them a non-combatant arid the other a Cuban of his own forces. He then returned to town,, reporting a victory over the in surgents. NATHAN PAGE'S REPORT NEW YORK, May 25—Nathan Page of Washington, the lawyer who con ducted the Mora claim against Spain, has just returned from a visit to Eng land, France and Holland. He was asked about the consensus of opinion in Paris and London concerning the war in Cuba. He said: "In Paris I met many highly educated Spaniards and they do not see how Spain can retain Cuba. They and others in Europe think it is only a question of time when Cuba will go to the United States. They do not see any other solu tion of the problem, and they do not seem to grieve over the situation." SPANISH POLITICS NHW YORK, May 25—A dispatch to the Herald from Madrid says: The conflict between the Liberals and Conservatives, due to the Tetuan-Comas incident and Senor Sagasta's speech, is momentarily, increasing the popular be lief that the Duke of Tetuan's continu ance in the Ministry means the certain downfall of his party. At last night'sspecial meeting the gov ernment resolved to take no further ac tion in the Tetuan affair, but Premier Canovas will offer an explanation of tho recent Parliamentary scandal in both Chambers'. It Is stated on the highest authority that Premier Canovas Is employing the Tetuan incident as a pretext and will endeavor to secure the withdrawal from active politics of those Liberals who pro test against his behavior in not dismiss ing the Duke of Tetuan from the Cab inet. His party will then make some con venient resolutions and make them lawe by a bill of indemnity—namely, by a declaration that they are laws by the majority in the Cortes. This majority will naturally be Conservative, for the Silvelisafits? and the Liberals will not af fect the validity of the laws, which will be forthwith carried to the Queen Regent for her ratification. The Queen Regent's course is anxiously awaited. It is popu larly believed that she will lack the courage to refuse to sign the Conserva tive party's measures. A CUBAN FUND NEW YORK, May Press will tomorrow publish the following: Of ficers of the Cuban league have decided to attempt the raising of a fund of $1, --000,000 in the United States, believing that this will enable the Cubans to es tablish their independence. The fund Is to be raised in two ways—by donations and by the sale of gold bonds at 6 per cent, "payable ten years after the evacuation of Cuba by the Spar _h troops." Yellow Jack on Board SAN FRANCISCO, May 25.—The Pa cific mall steamer Colon arrived today from Panama and way ports flying the yellow flag and was immediately or dered into quarantine. After theeteamer left Panama several cases of malignant fever broke out in the steerage, and three passengers died. As yellow fever was rife upon the isthmus when the Colon left Panama it was at first feared that the dread disease had broken out on board, but this fear proved to be un founded. After being fumigated her passengers were allowed to land.