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Volume 25 LEWISTON, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1901 Number 17 CUTTING ttDown The Senate Makes Mater ial Changes in the War Revenue Tax. REDUCTION ON TOBACCO Something Like $10,000,000 Cut From That Product Alone — More Careful About Beer. Washington, Jan. 20. —The senate finance committee was in session the greater part of the day making an effort to complete consideration of the war rev enue reduction bill in order to be able to present its report tomorrow. It did not succeed, hut the work was so nearly com pleted that it is said one or two more meetings will suffice for that purpose. There are still many items of the bill which have not been finally passed upon but all of them have been so completely canvassed that there will not be great dif ficulty in reaching a conclusion. The committee is still with holding official anouncement of its proceedings from the public, but some facts concerning its con elusions are known. It is not probable that there will be very much greater total reduction than was made by the bill as it passed the house but the reduction will be differ ently distributed. The most important conclusion reached is to reduce from 19 to 9 cents the tax on tobacco. There is also to be a reduction of the tax on ci gars and snuff. The house left all these articles untouched. The senate commit tee's decision as to these articles will re duce the revenue receipts about $10,000, 000. This will be nude np by declining to accept all the hcrase reductions. Conse quently all the articles from which the house took off all the tax will be given half the former rate by the senate com mittee. , It is probable that on properietary ar ticles, the formula of which is public the tax, will be entirely removed,. while upon those the formula of which is se cret, it «fill be retained entirely. The tax on steamship tickets will be reduced. The tax on steerage tickets will be removed entirely. The tax on stock transfers will probably be continued on the par value of the shares as at present, but this mat ter has not been definitely passed upon The members of the committee express the opinion that to place the tax upon the selling value of stocks would be an invitation to fraud. The beer tax has been discussed at con siderable length but no absolute decision has been reached. The present tendency is to leave the rate as fixed by the house. The tax on telegrams also remains un decided. Some of the members of the committee have made an effort to have the law amended so as to reduce the tax to a half cent per message, but to make the telegraph companies pay it. This proposition has not been accepted in its entirety but the reduction seems prob able. The form of the bill will be al tered materially. Old Guard Bali. New York, Jan. 24. —The annual Old Gnard ball occurs tonight on the polished floor of the Metropolitan opera house. Major S. Ellis Briggs, assisted by his staflf, will receive Governor Odell and his staff, the members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery of Boston, the City troop of Philadelphia, the Charleston (S. C.) Light infantry, the Governor's Poot Gnard of New Haven, nine govern ors of nearby states, and numerous other guests who accepted invitations to be present. Boxes have been secured by residents of Boston, New Haven, Albany, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and New York city, ex-Gov. Roosevelt and mauy army and navy officers will be present. The drill this year wiU be com posed of many distinguished generals and army and navy officers and national guardsmen. The music will be given by the famous Old Guard band of 200 pieces. The decorations will be of the highest I order. The Old ouard was organized in 1826. Among the decorations will be guns captured in the Spanish war. Reds Will Train in the South. Cincinnati, Jan. 24.—The Reds will train in the south as soon as the season opens. A training place has been en gaged at Norfolk and two weeks in April will be spent in getting the boys into shape. Pacific Mail's New Route. New Orleans, La., Jan. 24.—The Pa cific Mail Steamship company started its new line to the Pacific coast today. It reaches Central America, Mexican Pacific and California points by the Sou'hern Pacific route. .When extensive wharl facilities are completed at Guavamas pail of the business will be sent via lliat poit and the Sunset route. This is the result of the fight between the Pacific Mail Steamship company and the Panama Railroad company, the latter having made Pacific coast and Central America steamship connections in opposition to the Pacific Mail Steam-hip company. The fight is a lively one and may become so bitter as to result in war of rates. The New Apportionment. Washington, Jan. 24.—As the .-enate usually considers ttiat the house has a righ to establish the proportions of its own membership it entirely probable, if not indeed certain, that the Burleigh re apportionment hill will be adopted by the senatwand become the law. lu that event the electoral college will contain 476 members, of which number 239 would be nececsBry to a choice, instead of 224, as now. It would take then for the dem ocrats to carry the presidential election, counting the south as solid, with 169 electoral votes, the additional votes of New York and Indiana, with 54 votes and New Jersey 12 and Connecticut 7 . It is considered therefor, by well informed politicians that the democratic problem has been made more difficult despite the large gains made in Texas and Missouri In Tilden's time it only took 57 electorol votes beside the solid south to elect democrat, now it will take 71 more. Elect Senators by Direct Vote. BOISE, Jan. 21.—Governor Hunt today sent a message to the legislature urging that the legislature memorialize the United States senute to adopt the resolu tion submitting a constitutional amend ment providing for election of United States senators by direct vote of the people. He recites that be is in receipt of a communication from a joint commit tee of the Pennsylvania legislature, ap pointed to secure such action by the va rious state legislatures. The governor says in part: "The wishes of the states should be made known to that body. The wishes of the peoole of the United States are al ready kuown, having found expression for many years past in the conventions and legislatures of many states. "So also is the uositiou of Idaho well known and founded upon the fact that the whole people should bave the right to vote upon candidates for. the highest office within the gift of the state." German Newspapers Merged.. Pittsburg, Jan. 54 —An application was made today to the governor of the state of Pennsylvania for a charter for a corporation called the Neeb Hirsch Pub lishing company, which is to own and publish the new newspaper issued as the combined German paper*—the Volks blatt and Freiheits Freund. Among those interested in the new concern are Henry W. Oliver and other prominent -business men. The new German daily, which will also appear on Sundays and weekly, igll compare with the foremost of its English contemporaries. ~~ Wireless Telegraphy. • San Francisco, Jan. 24. — Advice« from Honolulu have been received of the putting in practical working operation of the «yateni of wireless telegraphy between ihe city of Honolulu and the varibu« 'ends of the Hawaii groups Stations have been established on alt the islands The teats showed good #orbing. The service includes all the islands except Kanai. By means of a cable, messages can be sent from Lanai to the island of Maui. By this means and by telephone all the group is in close communication. QUEEN'S DEATH England's Notable Sov ereign Striken With Paralysis. BELOVED OF ALL THE WORLD Her Death Will be Mourned by all the People—A Truly Great Char-* zeter. Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan. 19, mid night—The queen lies at death's door She was stricken with paralysis tonight. Beuter's Telegram understands that the Prince of Wales has received authority to act hi her majesty's stead and thus has been created a practical, though not constitutional regency. A local ruuinr, purveyed by Osborne house employes, declares that the queen can not live till Monday, but this receives no official confirmation, though it is ad mitted that it is scarcely even likely that the queen, if she recovers at all, will re gain the use of those vigorous faculties which have distinguished her among the women of all time. Gathered at her bedside are the Prince an 1 Princess of Wales, Princes Louise and other members of the royal family, while Mr. Ritchie, secretary of state for home affairs, officially represents the cabi net. Loid Salisbury is in constant tele phonic communication with Osborne House and it was rumored that he had ar rived at Osborne House, but this does u.ot appear to be true. The arrival of Emperor William and other members ot the royal family is anxiously awaited. I [ Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan, 23 — Queen Victoria is dead and Edward VII reigns. The greatest event in the memory of this generation, the most stupendous change in existing conditions that could possibly be imagined, has taken place quietly, almost gently, upon the anniver sary of the death of Queen Victoria's father, the duke of Kent. The queen is said to have bade fare well in feeble monosylables to the family at midday. She first recognized the prii ce of Wales, to whom she spoke a few word of great moment, then the Emperor William and others present filed past and, heard her whispered good bye. With the members of the royal family gathered at the bedside the bishop of Winchester read the prayers for those in extremis. The queen was unable to recognize those gathering around her. Thev came to the bedside but the physicians had warned them against attempts to speak to her. In scarcely audible words the-white haired bishop prayed beside her as he had ofien prayed with the sovereign, for he was her chaplaiu, at Windsor. Six o'clock passed. The bishop continued his inteic ssion. At exactly halt past six Sir James Reid held up his head and. the people then knew that England had lost her queen. The bishop pronounced the benediction. The queen had passed away quite peacefully. She suffered no pain. The body was embalmed and will prob ably be taken to Windsor Saturday. The coffin arrived last evening from London. Naturally the family, while recognizing the claim for public information, insists that detai a of the «veut* around the deathbed shall be sacred for the present, and imposed the strictest secrecy on the whole household. Short Sketch of the Queen. Kensington palace, London. May «4, 1819, were the place and date of ibe^ birth of Alexandrin! Victoria, afterward queen of Great Britain and Ireland and empress of India. She was the only child of Edward, duke of Kent, and Victoria Mary Louisa, daughter of Francis, duke of Saxe-Coboig Sallfied, and widow of Prince Charles Leiuingen. The duke of is Kent died eight months later. Her mother lived to see her ascend the j throne. On the death of her uncle, King William the Fourth, June 20, 1837, Vic- ' toria became queen. Her first public act was to dissolve parliament in person July i 17. She was crowned next year on June 2. February to, 1840, she married her ! I cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg. j Gotha. By him she had nine children j by him, four sons and five daughters, of whom seven still live. Her offspring are: Tlie Princess Royal Victoria, now em press dowager of Germany, born in 1841; Albert Edward, prince 1 f Wales, heir to the throne, born Nov. 9, 1*41, who mar ried on March 10, 1863, Princess. Alex andria of Denmarck ; Princess Alice, born Apiil 25, 1843. died Dec. 4, 1878; Prince Alfred, born in 1844; Princess Helena, born in 1846; Princess Louise, born in 1848; Prince Arthur, born in 1850; Prince Leopold, b rn in 1853, died in 1884; Pi incess Beatrice, born in 1857. Under Queen Victoria began the most marvelous period ol the British empire, [ and her deeds, told in sentences, would fill a large page. Among the notable fea tures of her reign art : Establishment of penny postage in 1840; war »gainst China, 1840 to 1850, by which England secured the island o. Hong Kong; famine of 1846 in Ireland, followed by a revision of the poor laws -Tor the whole empire. In 1851 the world's fair was opened by the queen in Hyde park, London; the first submarine telegraph cable was laid this year; ten years of peace followed. In 1854 occurred the Crimean war; in 1857 the firiglitful Indian mutiny burst fo-tli and the vast empire was transferred to Great Britain after a long and ejesper ate struggle. In 1861 '.he prince consort died; in 1866 telegraphic communication was estab lished between Europe and America; in 1876 parliament passed a royal title bill bv which Victoria was made the empress of Indja; then in succession occurred the Cessation of the island of Cyprus, wars with the Zulus and troubles in Ireland, the latter culminating in the assassina tion of Lord Cavendish and Mr Burke. In 1882 accurreil the occupation of lower Egypt bv the British troops at Khartoum In 1897 occurred the 'diamond jubilee, celebration. In 1898 the Soudan was conquered by Sirdar Herbeit Kitehner; in 1899 war with Souih Africa waslieguu and a year — of at of of later catue the war with China. G. A. R. Goes to Cleveland. St. Loui-'.Jau. 24—Delegations fl-oui D -nver. Cleveland and Pittsburg were heard today at the meeting of the 11a tioual council of administration of the G. A. R., held in the office of Judge Leo Rassieur, to decide on the place to hold the next annual encampment It was decided to hold the encampment at Cleveland. At a former meeting Denver was se lected for the encampment, but owing to the inability to secure low railroad rates the decision was rescinded. The vote today stood: Cleveland 5 Denver 2 and Pittsburg 1. Denver could not meet all the requirements, and Clew land was selected because satisfactory guarantees ol that city's ability to care for the encampment were furnished the committee. The date set for the encampment September 9. A Boer Colony in Florida. Jacksonville, Jan 24 —There is a fair prospect of securing a Boer colonv of 600 families in the Manatee section of the state, comprising the counties of De Soto, Manatee and Polk. The railroad interests own several thousand acres of land in those counties, and the plan is to Give each Roer 200 acres. A meeting will be held in February in furtherance of the enterprise'. ___ __ The Assembly Ball. New York, Jan. 24.—The fifty-first assembly ball will be given tonight, with the most noted society leader at the front. The debutante element will be eliminated. Many strangers from afar will be present. These assembly balls have been running eighteen years and have always been no tably brilliant events from every stand point. _ City Troop. New York, Jan. 54.—The famous City Troop of Philadelphia arrived here to day to attend the ball of the Old Guard, which takea place tonight at the Metro pclitan open house. The stylish com pany attrae'ed great attention and much admiration as it marched up Fifth avenne. AMERICA LEADS Industrial Supremacy of England at an End— Yankee Pluck Wins. GREAT BRITAIN OUTCLASSED The World's Markets to Be Con trolled by America—We Hold - Key to the Situation. LONDON. Jan S2.—Cassier's Magazine for the current month contains an article on the industrial supremacy of Great Britain in which the prediction is made that the first half of the Twentieth cen tury will see Britain compelled to relin quish tlie control of the world's markets by the onslaughts of American competi tion. The article is being widely dis cussed and has stalled a wordy contro versy among economists. The article says in part: "The century upon which we are now entering will witness such a contest for supremacy in trade as the world has never yet seen and under conditions of which the world has only begun to have experience. At the beginning of the Nineteenth century the United Stales as an industrial factor in the world's economics, were a negligible quantity. At the beginning of tlie Twentieth cen tury they seem to hold the key to the situation. There are doubtless many per sons who share Lord Rosebery's alarm for the future, founded upon Germany's industrial development and commercial expansion since the Franco-Prussian war. There are more, however, who, like Sir Charles Palmer, have little to fear of Britain being beaten by Ger many in the industrial race, but who have very serious fears of what the future may enfold for her in the indus trial development of America. In the western hemisphere there has been, dur ing the present generation, a new birth in the industrial world and the young giant has thriven so rapidly that the world is only now beginning to take count of him in the peaceful contest of nations. That he has came to stay, no one seriously doubts. Whether he is coming to dominate so largely on politi cal and social conditions, the issue of which no man can forsee, that we will not risk a prediction. What is certain, however, is that the most formibable fact with which industrial England is confronted at the opening of the twen tieth century is American competition. That comnetitionat the present time most largely affects and threatens the three staple British industries of iron, ship building and engineering. Never were these industries so active, prosoerous and expansive as in the two or three closing years of the century we heve just left be hind. . Never were these in lustries so seriously threatened by assaults from without as in this £rst year of the new century. CARVING OFFICIAL PIE. Lively Fight in Boise aver the Warden's Plata at the Penitentiary. The appointment of a warden of the penitentiary to succeed John Hatley, who bas held the position for the past two years, will probably be made daring the next week, says ihe Boise Statesman. Strong pressure has been brought to bear to secure the retention of Mr. Hailey, whose administration of the affairs of the prison has been very satisfactory. How ever, there seems to be a dearth of posi tions in which to instal aspirants that blo-somrd on the state ticket and were plucked in the interest of fusion, and that even some of the tried and trusted servants will have to step down and out to make way for those whose claims on their party carry such weight with the powers that be. Mr. Hailey will be among those sacrificed according to the best information possible. The States man some time ago forecasted the ap pointment of Charles Harvey of Hailey for the wardeuship and nothing has yet developed to change that belief, although it is known there are other vigorous can didates in the field. One of these is Charles Van Dorn of Owyhee county, a former warden, and it is said he has some powerful political in fluence at work in his behalf. A common enemy to the aspirations of both Mr. Harvey and Mr. Van Dorn lias developed in the populist party, which, it is said, is clamouring for the peniten tiary position. No populist candidate has couie to light as yet, but there seems to be no boubt one could be found if it should be decided to give the place to the pops. It is unofficially stated, how ever, there is no intention of fi ling the place that way. A demociat will be ap pointed, according to the very best in formation obtainable, and it will be Mr. Harvey. WILL OBSERVE MARSHALL DAY State Bar Association Will Hold a _ Meeting— Address by Hon. James E. Babb. Boise, Jan, 19. — The executive com mittee of the Stete Bar association held a meeting yesterday and arranged for suit able observance of the John Marshall an niversary February 4. A meeting of the state association will be held here in the afterncon, at which there will be a gen eral program, papers being r.-ad by emi nent men from various parts of the state In the evening a meeting will be held, at which Hon. James E. Babb of Lewis ton will deliver an address on "John Marshall and His Services." Mr. Babb is a man of great ability: he is a deep student, and his address on this occasion will be one of the events in the platform anualsof the state. The details of the program will be an nounced later. The public will be invited to all the sessions of the day. Swept Over Niagara. Niagara Falls, Jan. 20.—John Wiser and John Marsh, of this city, attempted to cross Niagara river above the falls to day. They lost control of their boat and were carried iuto the rapids. Wiser, who was unable to swim, was swept over the falls and drowned. Marsh, after a des perate struggle in the icy water, was res cued hy persons e.long the shore. The men were nearly half way across the river when their boat was caught in a field of ice. As the boat passed the power house both men got out onto the floating ice. The two men floated down 1 he river Marsh being 300 feet from shore and Wiser at least 20 feet further away. At Willow island several men formed a line and with the aid of a long p de succeeded in getting near enough to Marsh to rescue him. Wiser clung to the ice until he was tossed off into the water and drifted over the brink. on be South Carolina to Raise Tea. Charleston, S. C , Jan. 24.—An ex tensive venture is being made to raise tea in this state. A syndicate with un lim'ted capital has purchased 4000 acres of laud, and a tea farm has been started that is expected to produce 300,0000 pounds of tea annually after the lands have been gotten into proper shape. Baron von Braunig, of Washington, D. C., accompanied by Col. Taylor and Ma jor Trimble of New London, Conn., will have active management of the enter prise. Anniversary of Battle. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 24—This is the anniversary of the battle of Wood bury, Tenn., which occurred Jan. * 24, 1863, between the union and confederate forces. Union loss 2 killed, 1 wounded; confederates, 35 killed, 100 missing. _v m m ------ » New Head for Idaho Asylum. Boise, Jan. 21.—It is reported that Dr. W. J. Givens will soon be suspended as superintendent of the asylum for the in sane, Dr. William F. Smith, of Mountain Home, supplanting him. American-lrish Society. Boston, Jan. 24—The annual meeting and banquet of the American-Irish His torical society will be held tonight. Rev. A. P. Doyle, C. S. R., will deliver an his torical addaess. Amateur Billiardbts. Brooklyn; Jan. 24.—A tu rna me at for the American championship will be be gun tonight at the Hanover club by the National Association of Amateur Billiard Players.